Murgitroyd Rowan Cup Final – Clydesdale v Prestwick

The romance of the cup was never more evident than at Langloan on Thursday evening when First Division Prestwick, including Wildcat Samantha Haggo, turned up and deposed the Rowan Cup holders in the Semi Final.

Only 14 clubs have ever won the Rowan Cup in its 90 year history as the oldest T20 competition in the World, but it's likely no woman has ever appeared in the 180 semi-finals to have taken place over that time, until now.

Sam Haggo is a seasoned Scottish Woman's internationalist and a mainstay of the successful Wildcats being a regular top order bat and swing bowler and made history as Prestwick continued their bid to win their first Rowan Cup and their recent renaissance at all levels.

Drumpellier have had a sticky spell recently but were still proving imperious in the T20 game until Prestwick won the toss and set a demanding target of 129 under darkening skies.  Shazhad Rafiq led the way with 39 but all the batters contributed in posting 128 for 4.

The home side never recovered from a slow start and crumbled to be all out in the last over, 32 runs short of the target.

Standing, imposingly, in the path of Prestwick and more history are Clydesdale who defeated eternal rivals Uddingston at Bothwell Castle Policies in a busy night for Lanarkshire cricket.

Clydesdale have made no secret of their intention to once again establish themselves as the premier club in Scottish cricket and one of their big guns, Richie Berrington was the architect-in-chief of a confident victory over Uddingston.

Sammy Zia made 61 for the home side against accurate and skilled Clydesdale bowling but Harry Sher's bombardment in making 42 set the chase up for the Titwood side.

Berrington anchored the chase and was 62* as Clydesdale strolled home with 22 balls to spare.

The 2015 Murgitroyd Rowan Cup Final is scheduled to take place on Thursday 26th June at Shawholm, entry is free for the 6:15 start and all are welcome to come along and watch both sides attempt at making history.

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