Stenhousemuir’s cricket club juniors section had several reasons to be cheerful at the end of a successful season.
The club has brought the first junior titles back to the Tryst clubhouse - and at the double.
The under-13s won their league with an unblemished record.
Then the under-11s won their league closing the season out with 11 straight wins in a row.
The final game of the season was a top of the table clash between Stenny and Kelburne from Paisley with the winner taking top spot - and Stenhousemuir did enough to win the match, and the title.
Both accomplishments are the first junior titles for the club.
Dr Michael Bang, is the junior convenor at the Tryst who organises the ‘Muir junior sides and he explained: “All the players take part in what people would recognise as “proper” cricket with pads, helmets, wooden bats and hardballs.
“The club plays in the Western District Cricket Union - we field two junior teams.
“We do also play Kwik Cricket for the little kids which is plastic bats and balls.
“Both accomplishments are the first junior titles for the club.”
The successful squads have players who switch between both age-categories and all the vital components were: Freddie Bang, Harry Bang, Elliot Bullough, Craig Differ, Scott Differ, Taylor Douglas, David Drysdale, Michael Drysdale, Callum Grant, Lucas Laing, Jack Leadbitter, Rowan Maxwell, Connon McLaren Lewis Ollier, Kai Reed, Jude Riddoch, Taylor Savoury, Joseph Scobbie James Sharma and Connor Sliman.
Stenhousemuir cricket club welcomes kids of any age, ability, disability, creed, colour or sex to come and be part of the future success of the club. Various types of cricket are available - Kwik Cricket for little kids (4-10) and “proper” cricket for those over 10. All training is done by qualified coaches. Winter training is on Friday evenings at Larbert High School, contact Junior Convenor Michael Bang on firstname.lastname@example.org.
He added: “Please come along and get involved. Cricket is a great game to get some exercise, learn new skills, make new friends, build confidence and - most importantly - have some fun!”