May 24 2012 by Katy Gordon, Blairgowrie Adv
BOBBY Edington’s new look and improving side was denied the chance to play at the scenic setting of Kinross House on Saturday.
The ground was deemed unplayable on Friday evening and there is probably no truth in the rumour that the Kinross side has some Hearts and Hibs supporters in their ranks, writes cricket correspondent Gordon Croll.
Coupar players will practice tonight for the eagerly awaited trip and game at Dalnacraig on Saturday, when Michael Ancell will be in for a torrid time.
Mike played a few games for Coupar last season, when the Dundee side were in Division Two, but he had a tough decision to make regarding which side he played for this season.
After much soul searching the fast bowler elected to play for Coupar and alongside Roland Thorne, Alan Neave, and Mike Nelson, giving Bobby Edington a sharp attack, with others to back up.
Coupar is still a bit light in the batting, but there are players who can all contribute, even if they don’t have a batsman of the calibre of Warren Sutherland to rely on.
If everyone scored at least 10 runs, and the bowlers do their bit, Coupar will win more games than they lose: simple!
Bobby will look for his strongest side to take to the tough tussle against Ancell’s former side.
Coupar will be away for a third week on June 2 as the park has been claimed for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
The Breadalbane game will now go ahead at Aberfeldy. Coupar’s next home game is against Norwood on June 9.
MEANWHILE the young players continue to receive coaching on Tuesday evenings at Larghan Park from 6.30pm to 8pm for P3-P7.
There are games of kwik cricket with a soft ball and practice bowling, fielding, and batting.
It is free to all children who would like to try it.
Trainers should be worn.
High school pupils can join in with the adult practices at the park on Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm.