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Date for AGM announced
Meeting to occur on Sunday November 17th at 3pm
The club can announce that, in a bid to encourage a greater attendance than in previous years, this year's SCCC AGM will take place on a Sunday.
The club is currently at a crucial juncture and, as a result, this year's AGM, occurring at 3pm on November 17th, will involve many discussions and decisions that deal with the fundamentals of the club: our approach to cricket, how the club is run and the direction in which the club is going. And because these decisions and discussions are so important, it is essential that we get as many of you as possible to attend and participate in the decision-making process that will ultimately decide the future course taken by the club. As such, we strongly urge all members who are able to attend to do so.
Date: 17th November
Start time: 3pm
Venue: New Williamfield
County Awards Pictures
Here are a couple of pics from last week's awards night at the Dog Pound. More details of the night and a full list of all the award winners to follow...
WILLIE LITTLE TROPHY WINNER COLIN FINLAY
AWARD WINNERS 2013
Forth Valley Development Winter Training
Forth Valley Development will soon be running it's Winter Training Courses for under 16s and under 12s. The two six-week courses, taking place at Dollar Sports Hall, will start on October 20th and 13th respectively. For more details, prices and instructions on how to sign-up, please click here.
Preparing for the 2014 Season
The AGM is a very important part of any club's life. It's the opportunity for members to express their opinions and vote on important matters. It's a democracy but only works if it gets a decent level of support by its membership.
I would ask that every Club member has a good hard think about their approach to playing cricket and what they would like to see the Club doing next season and beyond. To continue reading click here.
Member News - Senior awards night on Sat 5th October
This year's senior awards night is scheduled to take place at the club on Saturday October 5th. The evening will begin with the buffet (price: £5 per head) at 7.30pm, with Piran Reitze taking us through the awards presentation from about 8pm onwards.
Venue: New Williamfield
Date: Saturday 5th October, 2013
Time: 7.30pm start (we suggest arriving at 7.15pm)
Buffet Price: £5 per head
West bowlers push Stirling back to bottom of the pile
2nd and 3rd XIs also lose
A week after their stunning 7-wicket victory over Drumpellier, the 1st XI came back down to earth with a bump this Saturday thanks to a comfortable 8-wicket defeat to West of Scotland. In the weekend’s other games, another Saturday without a victory for Stirling was completed with defeats for the 2nd and 4th XIs. To continue reading, click here.
Stirling’s Farrar shines for Scotland
Stirling County all-rounder Nick Farrar has been playing a starring role in Scotland U19’s ongoing European Championship campaign. Usually regarded as a batsmen, it has been with the ball that Nick has made the biggest impact during the tournament, currently taking place in Holland. To continue reading click here.
1st XI break league duck after rolling Drumps for 48
2nd and 3rd XIs struggle at home
Stirling County 1st XI finally recorded their first league victory of the season when they comprehensively beat a high-flying Drumpellier side at Langloan this weekend. And the Doggies weekend got even better when news of Ayr and Renfrew defeats reached New Williamfield, results that further boosted Stirling’s survival prospects. Unfortunately, neither the 2nd or 3rd XI sides could produce similar performances, losing by 7 and 6 wickets respectively. To continue reading click here.
Farrar's hat-trick heroics not enough to rescue 1st XI
2s provide only win as 3rd XI also suffer defeat
Time is beginning to run out for Stirling County 1st XI in their bid to avoid relegation and remain in Scottish Cricket’s top flight. This Saturday’s 4-wicket defeat against Dumfries sees them slip even further behind fellow strugglers Ayr and, with only five games remaining, Stirling must surely find some winning form if they are to stand any chance of avoiding the drop. In the weekend’s other games, a severely under strength 3rd XI struggled to compete against a much stronger Edinburgh University Staff team, eventually losing by 100 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis calculation, while the 2nd XI delivered the club’s only win of the weekend with a comfortable win at home against Nunholm. To continue reading click here.
1st XI claim first victory of 2013 season
3s lose while 4th XI take opening victory as well
The 1st XI were finally able to get their first victory of the season in the longer form of the game this past weekend. Despite two T20 triumphs so far this season, the 1s had failed to win in any of their Scottish Cup, league or CSL40 Cup games but have now managed to notch up a win following a remarkable turn around against Forfarshire at New Williamfield.
The 4th XI were also able to claim their first win of the season as they battle to avoid relegation from East League Division 8, and this will have done the confidence of the young players in the side the world of good.
The 3s lost in a home clash against Falkland 2s, while the 2s were extremely unfortuante to have their game called off on the hottest weekend of summer so far with their opponents not having a ground! To continue reading click here.
2nd XI take winning form into Western Cup as they beat a poor Kelburne side
3s also win but 1st and 4th XI suffer another dismal weekend
Stirling County 2nd XI put in another thoroughly dominant display to beat an overmatched Kelburne side by a huge 160 runs. The win, which sees the side continue the fine form that they’ve enjoyed over recent weeks, moved the 2s to the top of the Western Cup Group B table and gives them an excellent of progressing to the knock-out stages of the competition.
The 3rd XI put in a similarly impressive display against Watsonians 3rd XI to win comfortably by nine wickets, the same margin by which they beat the same last week. Finally, as was the case the previous week, both the 1st and 4th XIs failed to match the performances of their counterparts in the 2s and 3s, losing as they both did, by 43 and 47 runs respectively. To continue reading click here.
2nd XI continue fine form with win to close in on top 3
3s also win and move further from relegation spots
Stirling County 2nd XI put in a convincing performance to beat Cambusdoon this weekend at New Williamfield. The match, which was the only Western Premier Reserve League game played this weekend, saw the 2nd XI bowlers put in a fine performance while defending a relatively low total of 180 to win by 44 runs.
In Edinburgh, the 3rd XI continued their up-down season with an easy 9-wicket victory over lowly Wastonians 3rd XI. The win, which is their third of a season which has also featured five defeats, extends the gap between them and ninth place, making the prospect of relegation seem even more unlikely.
Meanwhile,the 1st and 4th XIs both put in dismal performances, each losing their matches by a handy margin. Both teams now find themselves firmly rooted to the bottom of their respective league tables and each will need a complete reversal of fortunes in the second half of the season if they are to avoid the drop. To continue reading click here.
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.