IT’S top versus bottom in the Cricket Scotland League Western First Division later today as pace-setters Ferguslie travel to take on Stenhousemuir.
The ’Lie have yet to taste defeat in the league so far and they will have no desire to do so this afternoon at The Tryst.
But Ferguslie Cricket convener David Sturgeon knows the ’Lie will have to be at their best when they take on the basement boys.
David said: “This weekend Stenhousemuir will be determined to end their 100 per cent losing record and, in doing so, also end our 100 per cent winning record as we visit The Tryst.”
For the match, Ferguslie will be without their overseas professional Malcolm Waller, who has returned to Zimbabwe following his selection to the Zimbabwe squad for the forthcoming T20 Tri Series against Bangladesh and South Africa.
Also out is youngster Alistair Preston-Jones, who is preparing to participate in the World Challenge, an event that will see him travel to India to undertake a climb in the Himalayas and complete a local community project.
David said: “This provides an opportunity for overseas amateur Michael Homewood to bat in the top order, and for Dean Kennedy and Josh Rutnagur – players on the fringes of the first 11 – to play and show what they can bring to the team.”
Second-placed Renfrew take on Poloc away from home and they will be looking to build on last week’s nine-wicket victory over Prestwick.
And for Kelburne, they play host to Prestwick this afternoon at Whitehaugh.
Last week, they moved off the bottom of the table, thanks to their 28-run win over Stenhousemuir
They’ll no doubt aim to keep moving up.
Today’s matches all start at noon.