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2nd XI news and match reports


(Please note that no offence is intended to any third party in the undernoted match reports that are produced with the primary intention of [hopefully] entertaining club members.)


Shawholm open their 2018 account with a win [posted 05/05/18]

Skipper Usman Zakir finally managed to lead his troops onto the battlefield today, as Shawholm's 2018 season finally got underway at Henry Thow Oval.  St. Ninian's were the opposition, and hosts.  After guessing wrong at the toss, Dr. Uzzi was invited to bowl first.  Rob' and Habib took the new ball, with the experienced Lawler opening for St. Ninian's, alongwith Bartsch.  And it would be Rob' that made the early breakthrough, dismissing Bartsch for 0.  10 for 1.  In fact both new ball bowlers did their jobs, returning a combined 14.4-4-31, with Rob' arguably the standout, taking 2 for 15 in 9.4 overs, including finishing off the home side's innings by getting rid of Morrison.  In between there was also a good spell from Murtaza (3 for 37), as well as a wicket-a-piece for Hassan, Mohammed, Hasan and Aman.  In fact only Akshay wouldn't get a mention in the bowling despatches.  [Ed: Akshay's time to shine would come later though!] 166 all out then, with the St. Ninian's innings closing in the 45th over. 


After tea, the Shawholm run-chase was spear-headed by Nomy and Irfan.  Nomy (5) would be dismissed early, but his demise didn't start any sort of collapse as Irfan, and new partner Akshay, steadied any nerves and built a tremendous second-wicket partnership of 110 that all-but secured their side the win.  As it was, both batters would depart, Irfan for 50, and Akshay for 52.  This left the stage clear for Dr. Uzzi (3*) and Murtaza (16*) to guide Shawholm across the finish line, the winning runs scored in the 36th over. 


So a seven-wicket win against a side that very often proves to be a tricky opponent for Shawholm.  Next up is Titwood at home, next Saturday. 


Saturday league fixtures, 2018 [posted 06/01/18]

The WDCU has published the Saturday league fixtures for season 2018.  These see the 'Loc start the season with home and away matches against north side rivals West of Scotland.  The Poloc side will be over at Hamilton Crescent, the Shawholm side entertaining Partick at Shawholm.  You can see the 'Loc's two side's fixture lists online (here and below), and the full fixture lists on the WDCU's website.



Archived match reports 

You can read earlier, and prior season, match reports online in our archive too.



2nd XI league and cup fixtures 2018


The 2nd XI compete in the Western Union, as well as the Western Cup.







Senior practice


Senior coaching and net practice takes place, at Shawholm, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings starting at 6.30pm, structured practice being on Tuesdays, and open net sessions being Mondays and Fridays.  Sessions can, but do not necessarily always, involve net practice, but, even if underfoot conditions are not conducive to having "nets", fielding and catching practice is often undertaken.


The club has a large grass practice square with two mobile net cages as well as all-weather astro-turf net bays.


Indoor net sessions are also organised during the off-season.


Outdoor practice sessions start in April and run throughout the season - new members (of whatever standard) are always welcome.


Directions to Shawholm can be found on the Find us section of the website.