Warm Welcome Before Defeat For Galloway Cricket Club At Titwood

Galloway Cricket Clubs firsts travelled to south Glasgow on Sunday April 30th to take on Titwood, the seconds of Clydesdale Cricket Club, where they received a warm welcome to their famous old grounds.


Invited to bat first Titwoods batsmen all contributed against a rather ring-rusty and wayward GCC attack. Led by U17 Scotland player Faisal who batted well to contribute 80 to the home teams final tally of 220.

An under-strength GCC team showed total commitment and effort in the field but shelled too many chances and the wayward bowling needs to improve as the wides alone contributed 44 extra runs and seven extra overs – improvement needed indeed!


It has to be said the wicket was a dream – fast and true even at this stage of the season with very few deliveries misbehaving.

However have GCC have never played in a match with quite so many plays-and-misses???


Druce, Lamb and Sudhi being the picks of the bowling attack.


Following wonderful teas in the rather splendid pavilion the GCC response began.

Being reduced to 24-3 – Ajhit can consider himself unfortunate to be stumped with the ball bouncing back off the ‘keepers pads. – some re-building work was needed.

GCC found the right builders in Druce and Akhil who both carried on their impressive form from last weekends friendly versus Dumfries Cricket Club

Posting a wonderful partnership of 130 runs, with both men serenely passing their fifties – great great batting.

Meaning a long, nervous wait for next-man in McMenemy (P).

Akhil was caught at the wicket bringing Druce and McMenemy together – they moved the score along well before Druce finally fell to the leggie Kumar leg before wicket.

Despite valliant efforts from the tail no-one could stay with McMenemy who ended up on 31no, the last five wickets being lost cheaply – meaning the visitors finished thirty runs behind the hosts total.

Next weekend the Firsts are on the road again to travelling to old friends at Hillhead Cricket Club.

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