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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Stirling County Cricket Club are excited to announce the introduction of a new initiative that will offer discounts on the membership fee for the club's junior coaches. Under the scheme, those who assist with the coaching of any of the clubs junior age groups can expect to receive a discount on their membership fees of up to 50%!
The level of discount varies depending on how much time a coach can commit to, with two levels of discount available within the scheme:
- 25% discount on membership fees for those who commit to coaching at least 10 sessions
- 50% discount on membership fees for those who provide coaching for a full season
The future of any club lies with its juniors and, to ensure that the section flourishes and we are able to continue to produce the club’s future stars, dedicated and enthusiastic coaches are essential. It is for this reason that we are introducing this fantastic offer and would encourage anyone who is interested helping with junior coaching and who would like to find out more about how they could help to contact Junior Convener Brian Hambly by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.