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Senior Weekend Roundup - 28 & 29 May

A simply unbelievable all round individual performance from Manas Sahare on Saturday ensured that the 1st XI saw off the challenge of Langside and record their third win in four matches.

Sahare, originally from India but currently undertaking a Master’s course at Stirling university, scored an unbelievable 171* (from a mere 126 balls) to help the home side pose a formidable 267 for 5 from their 50 overs! And, as if that magnificent innings wasn’t enough, Manas produced a fantastic performance with the ball to take 5 for 39 and help dismiss Langside for 200.

Coming to the crease with his side in a bit of trouble, Manas was circumspect at first before unleashing a dazzling array of strokes and massive sixes to produce what was undoubtedly one of the finest innings ever witnessed at New Williamfield. He was ably supported in this most remarkable of innings by Mikey Hay Smith (28) and Anthony Dunford (27).

In reply Langside got of to a lightning start and were soon rollicking along at 8 an over. However, when his team needed someone to step up it was Manas who again rose to the challenge. Bowling with skill and intelligence, his off spin bowling stopped the visitor’s chase in its tracks and ensured that Stirling ended up 67-run winners.

The win moves the 1st XI up to fourth in the league with three victories out of the first four games.

Over at a dusty Bellahouston Park, Stirling County 2nd XI’s fine start to the season came to an end with a loosing draw against the ‘Bees’ (Clydesdale 4th XI).

On a challenging wicket the ‘home’ side managed to post a more than respectable total of 182 from their 40 overs. The undisputed star of Stirling’s bowling performance was Alasdair Banks who took 5 for 30. Zeeshan Sami also contributed with an impressive 2 for 30 while Jonathan Bowes was at his miserly best, going for just 9 runs in his 5 overs and taking one wicket.

In response the visitors were never really in with a chance of chasing down what was a challenging total on a decidedly tricky wicket. The Stirling batsmen did show real grit and determination to secure a loosing draw, thanks largely to a battling 48 from Jonathan Bowes.

Despite this set-back, Stirling’s 2nd XI are still handily placed in 2nd place, just 4 points behind the ‘Bees’.

On Sunday the club’s Sunday XI travelled to local rivals St Modan’s. Fielding a young and inexperienced side, Stirling acquitted themselves well on the always tricky St Modan’s wicket, posting a respectable 162 from 40 overs. The stand-out batsmen were Rukman Hewage and Aaron Gairns (both scoring 47), while evergreen Stephen Hopper scored 34.

Unfortunately the Stirling total proved to be not enough and the home side strolled to victory by 6 wickets.

1st XI vs Langside – Scorecard and Highlights

Bees vs Williamfield - Scorecard

Senior Weekend Round-up - 14th and 15th May

It was a difficult weekend for our 1st XI as they fell to disappointing defeats on both Saturday (vs West of Scotland in the league) and Sunday (vs Ayr in the Scottish Cup).

In both matches Stirling bowled first and made fantastic starts, reducing West to 114 for 7 and Ayr to 99 for 7. However, on both occasions the opposition rallied to post a challenging (but still chaseable) target. Unfortunately, in both chases Stirling lost regular wickets and, despite impressive individual scores by M Tweedie vs West (55) and B McMullen vs Ayr (94), fell agonisingly short of their targets.

On Saturday the 2nd XI continued their winning start to the season with a commanding 100-run win over Galloway 2nd XI at New Williamfield.

Stirling batted first and scored an ultimately unassailable 248 for 9 from their 40 overs. This impressive total was achieved largely thanks to the efforts of veteran Gavin Anderson (90) who shared a 100-run partnership with Lee Bowie (35).

Wickets were shared between Stirling’s bowlers as the home side dismissed Galloway for 148 to win bey 100 runs. Top wicket takers were Lee Bowie (3-32) and Andrew Baxter (3-10). Zach Coffee and Alasdair Banks both took 2 wickets a piece.

The 1st XI will next play on 21st May against Kelburne at New Williamfield and the team will be posted on Spond on Tuesday. The 2nd XI, meanwhile, have a bye week next Saturday and will next play on 28th May.

The Sunday XI are playing at home against Alloa on 22nd May and we ask that all those interested in playing in that match indicate their availability on Spond.

1st XI vs West of Scotland Scorecard and Highlights

1st XI vs Ayr Scorecard and Highlights

2022 Spring General Meeting

This year’s Spring General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th April at 7.30 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom.

We hope members (and parents/guardians of junior members) will take this opportunity to hear the latest developments and the prospects for the season and to offer their insights and opinions on club matters.

The agenda is below. We hope to see you on April 27th!

Details of the Zoom meeting and how to join have been sent out via e-mail (we would ask that the Zoom details are not circulated via social media to avoid unwanted participants). Please try to join at least 5 minutes before the start so that we can begin on schedule. If you are yet to receive the details of the Zoom meeting, please contact the club at contactus@stirlingcountycc.co.uk.

1. Apologies
2. Minutes of previous meeting (2021 AGM)
3. Matters arising
4. Chair’s report 
5. Outlook for 2022 season
* Senior cricket
* Junior cricket
6. Treasurer’s report and budget
7. AOB

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