The cricket season for 2018 has drawn to a close and it’s time to reflect on the past season for the Kippen team.
The summer was the wished- for warm, dry summer, but that in itself did not mean we were able to avoid having to call off and rearrange matches.
As luck would have it, the annual Kippen vs Gargunnock fixture was not played for a second year running, as the few wet days that did happen this summer coincided with proposed match dates. We will try again in 2019.
In all Kippen played 7 Wednesday games andour fortunes were mixed. We won 2 matches, one against Stirling County and one against the old T of Milngavie but lost the other 5 matches.
The Callendar team end ed up as winners of this local Wednesday league and well done to them.
Kippen again played in the Leven Six a Side Tournament in early September and, although winning 2 of our 3 matches, the draw meant we left the tournament without a trophy this year.
The fine weather had the unintended effect of limiting our help to The Gargunnock Sunday team, as many players were taking advantage of predictable dry weather to plan family trips and other pursuits on Sundays.
All in all, another enjoyable season for the players, and the highlight match would be the win over Stirling County where, in a close fought game, we achieved the winning runs on the second last ball of the innings.