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After 80 Years Away, Callander Return To League Action


On 27th April, Callander Cricket Club played their first game of league cricket in more than 80 years, making their debut in Strathmore and Perthshire Division Two South against Glenrothes 5th XI.

The club, profiled on Cricket World before the season began, were unable to make a winning return but are taking as many positives as they can as they start their new cricketing journey.

Fielding six players who had never played competitive cricket, they were unfortunately handed a nine-wicket defeat by a much more experienced Glenrothes side.

After losing the toss in bowler-friendly conditions, Callender were bowled out for 55 and it took Glenrothes 6.3 overs to chase down their modest target.

But, as the match report on their official website says, they were far from downhearted by the heavy defeat.

"With suffering such a heavy defeat you wouldn't blame the dressing room for being a bit depressed but the players were all eager to talk about the few positives to be taken and keen to put things right in our next games."

They had been due to make their league debut against Clackmannan one week earlier but that game was cancelled.

They are due to play that game this weekend (4th May) and their return to league cricket for the first time since the days of Sir Jack Hobbs, Sir Donald Bradman and Hedley Verity is a story that we will be watching closely.

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