Stenhousemuir take on Stirling in double header

Despite what was reported last week, Stenhousemuir’s season did not end there, as two more fixtures were arranged with Stirling County at New Williamfield last Saturday.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 3:34 pm
Nicky Rodgers

Stirling were too strong for a hastily organised ‘Muir side on Saturday but the tables were turned by the Sunday Development XI the following day with several players , including skipper Nicky Rodgers missing, Stenhousemuir lost by 133 runs on Saturday.

Stirling County made 209 for six, with Callum Grant taking three wickets and Husnain Atif and Tippu Sultan one each.

Grant’s three wickets took his total for the club to 92 and added to his 500 runs is a great effort for the Scottish Under 19 player.

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The Stenhousemuir innings fell well short with only Peter Quinn with 26 and Callum Grant with 12 making any contribution.

Things were much better on Sunday as Stenhousemuir Sunday XI made 207 for eight in 35 overs and restricted Stirling to 135 for 9 to win by 72 runs. For Stenhousemuir Callum Grant made 68 and Tippu Sultan 66 not out.

In the Stirling innings, Callum Grant took three wickets, Joe Chalmers two and Campbell McKay, Husnain Atif and Jackari Greenman one each.

It took a lot of effort to organise a series of fixtures at short notice in these difficult circumstances.

Nicky Rodgers in his first season as captain took on the responsibility of arranging fixtures and having teams on the field, assisted by Chris Dyer and Peter Quinn with the 2nd XI.

Peter also did a tremendous job organising training for the juniors.

David Grant took over the scoring duties, as Joe Chalmers took to the field and there would have been nothing at the Tryst but for Rab Mitchell’s work in preparing wickets.

Most important was the work of Covid Officer, club secretary Steven McLaren and his team in making it all possible.

Once again Stenhousemuir were indebted to Lochire for their generous sponsorship.

The games were made much better thanks to all the work Bill Whyte had done on the sightscreens and he is still working on them to make sure they withstand the winter.

Stirling County 209 for 6 ( C.Grant 3 for 31) - Lochire Stenhousemuir 76 ( P. Quinn 26 ).

Lochire Stenhousemuir XI 207 for 8 ( C. Grant 68; T. Sultan 66 not out - Stirling County XI 135 for 9 ( C.Crant 3 for 29; J.Chalmers 2 for 30).