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2s win but 3s lose as New Williamfield avoids Saturday’s rain.
With the rain seemingly pouring everywhere but New Williamfield, both the 2nd and 3rd XI somehow managed to (mostly) dodge the rain to complete their matches this Saturday. While the 3rd XI would go on to lose their match to a strong Grange side, the 2s, battling through the rain for most of the second innings, managed to reel in a fast Renfrew start to record a victory that sees them further cement their position at number four in the CSL Western Premier Reserve League. In the day’s other two scheduled matches, the 1st XI had their match cancelled early on Saturday morning while the 4s were forced to concede their tie due to a lack of players. To continue reading click here.
County disappoint again with 3rd XI win providing weekend’s only highlight
Stirling County Cricket Club endured another dismal weekend, with the County sides suffering defeats in four of the five games played over this weekend. As the sun shone for the third week in-a-row, all four Stirling teams were hopeful of bouncing back from last week’s poor results and return to winning ways. But such a reversal of fortunes was not to be, with only the 3rd XI managing to record a victory. To continue reading click here.
County Struggle During Weekend of Defeats
Stirling County suffered a dismal Saturday this weekend, with all four teams failing to win. The only bright points of an otherwise dismal week were the midweek victories for the 1st and Wednesday XI and a win for the Sunday XI at Hillhead.
Playing at West of Scotland, Stirling batted first on a soft and grassy wicket that seemed tailor-made for West’s premier paceman John Blain. To continue reading click here.
Primary School Pupils Enjoy Cricket in the Sun
If you had found yourself in the vicinity of New Williamfield, home of Stirling County Cricket club, last Wednesday (May 22nd), you would have witnessed an event that would have warmed the heart of even the most jaded and cynical Scottish cricket fan. For not only would you have found well over 200 primary school pupils playing cricket on the ground, but you would have witnessed these children actually enjoying the various drills that had them bowling, fielding and hitting the orange balls used in ‘Kwik Kricket’. Everywhere one looked kids were running around, laughing and clearly enjoying playing a sport that is all too often associated with boredom and stuffiness. To continue reading click here.
County Teams Fail to Shine in the Sun
The terrible early season weather may have finally relented this weekend, allowing Scottish cricketers an opportunity to enjoy the sun's rays, but the Stirling players failed to make hay with all three teams falling to defeats. Alarm bells should not be ringing out around New Williamfield, however, as the defeats endured by the 2nd and 3rd XIs were, in reality, more to do with being temporarily under-strength (across all four teams over 20 players were unavailable this week) than a true reflection of each team's respective chances this season. And the 1st XI, a young team that is in somewhat of a transitional year this season, narrowly failed to win for the second game in succession, suggesting that a first victory can't be too far away. To continue reading click here.
U15 Fixtures Confirmed
The U15 fixtures have finally been confirmed by the West Cricket Union and can now be viewed by visiting the Junior Fixtures page.
Parents are asked to confirm contact details (phone numbers and e-mail addresses) by e-mailing
All County Games Cancelled as Poor Summer Weather Continues
The dismal weather struck again this weekend, helping to ensure that all county games were abandoned this weekend.
This latest batch of cancellations meant that the 1st and 4th XIs were left with no cricket for the 3rd week in a row, with the 1s yet to play a game in the league, while the 2nd and 3rd XIs were denied the opportunity to build on last week's victories. All four teams will be hoping that this week's promising forecast will prove to be accurate, allowing the county players to get back to playing some actual cricket!
Unbeaten U13s Top Table to Reach Final
This week's complete washout of games has ensured that Stirling County U13s remained unbeaten for the season and qualify for the final, finishing top of their group. To continue reading click here.
2nd and 3rd XIs Both Record Victories
No Cricket for 1sts and 4ths for Second Successive Week
Stirling County 2nd XI responded to last week's loss by defeating Bothwell in an entertaining and competitive match at New Williamfield this Saturday. In the day's other game, the 3rd XI put in a dominant performance to beat Largo 2nd XI, achieving their first victory of the season by doing so... To continue reading click here.
New Williamfield Hosts Japanese Cricket Teams
On Thursday, May 2nd Stirling County had the honour of hosting the Japanese men and woman's cricket teams during their 150th anniversary tour of the UK. The Japanese teams' visit to New Williamfield (part of their first ever tour of Scotland) saw them take on both a male and female President's XI, with many notable figures also in attendance... To continue reading click here.
2nds and 3rds Beat the Weather but Fail to Win
Both Games at New Williamfield Abandoned Without Play
On a Saturday when the heavy rain affected many matches throughout Scotland (including those at New Williamfield, where heavy rain on Friday ensured that no play was possible), Stirling County 2nds and 3rds managed to beat the odds and complete their games. Both teams, however, likely wish that, on this occasion, the rain gods hadn't been so merciful. The 3rds in particular have cause to berate the heavens, falling to a staggering 318 run defeat as they did. The 2nd XI weren't quite so humbled, but still slipped to their first defeat of the season; a defeat that puts a serious dent in their attempt to progress to the knock-out stages of the Western Cup... To continue reading click here.
1st XI Lose by 2 Wickets in Forthill Thriller
2nd XI only team to win as 3s and 4s also suffer defeats
The 1st XI suffered a heart-breaking defeat to Forfarshire in an exciting game in Dundee. Having set the hosts the modest target of 169, the game looked all but lost when Forfarshire quickly progressed 126 for the loss of just two wickets. However, a flurry of wickets from the Stirling bowlers left the Forthill boys reeling. In the end, Forfarshire inched over the line with just two wickets in hand. The defeat was Stirling's second of this Scottish Cup campaign and leaves them with a herculean task if they are to progress to the next stages. The stand out performance with the bat was R. Gelderbloem who made a fast 50 before being bowled. The best bowling returns were from R. Hewage and R. Carswell, both of whom collected 3 wickets.
The 2nd XI produced a thoroughly accomplished display when they chased down a competative total of 191 for the loss of just 3 wickets at New Williamfield... To continue reading click here.