More than 700 runs from South African pro Rushdie Jappie has helped Stenhousemuir cricket club to the league championship.
The West Division One trophy is now housed in the Trsytclubhouse trophy cabinet after a great season’s performance saw the club drop just one match all summer
To go through the season with only one defeat in the league has been a great performance. With Prestwick breathing down their necks with a superior net run rate, one slip towards the end could have been costly and the last six games were all won to ensure the title
As well as Jappie’s terrific run-scoring in all competitions and Amir Shahzad followed close behind with more than 600 of his own .
Ash Davidar, nephew of President, Pete Moses, arrived midway through the season and gave the side a great boost scoring nearly 400 runs.
In addition to Arfat, Rushdie Jappie, Amir Shahzad and Iain McDonald all took more than 30 wickets and Chris Halcrow had 22 victims behind the stumps
There was always more strength in depth and the main credit must go to skipper Iain McDonald who built up a great team spirit. He showed great awareness in his handling of the bowlers and of course made vital contributions with bat and ball when they were most needed.
It’s been a successful season as the 2nd XI showed gradual improvement throughout winning their last game against 2nd Poloc.