The Gents 2nd XI are back in action this weekend as they look to consolidate their position at the top of the Central League. They face Stewarts Melville at Bellahouston with an 11.30 push back
The 2's have been in ominous form and a 14-0 victory over Stirling University last time out added to their impressive scoring of late.
Skipper Fraser Scott has benefited from the early end of the first team fixtures as he has been able able to call on the services of youngsters Michael Bremner and Josh Cairns. Both have responded with fine displays, with Cairns in particular providing a reliable weapon with his drag flick at the set piece.
The inclusion of these two as well as good form from Martin Shaw, Ewan Carmichael and veteran Gordon Menzies has enabled the 2nd team to take a firm grip of the league.
On Sunday weather permitting the 2's make the journey to St Andrews for their rearranged cup tie against Madras. Due to the late rescheduling of this game 'burne have several players unavailable and Captain Scott has called up Andrew Bremner and David Magoo from the third team to boost the squad. Nothing less than two wins will constitute a successful weekend's work. Scott added
"We have put in a lot of hard work to get into the position we are in, but we must continue until the winter shutdown or these efforts will be wasted"
Burne 4th XI will be looking to begin rebuilding their season starting with a local derby against Anchor tomorrow. Recent results have not gone in their favour, but despite last weeks disappointing reverse at Clydesdale skipper Alan Malcolmson can take many positi ves from the game.
Malcolmson will look to Andy Kinnear, Greg Van Hooijdonk and cricket legend Scott Hamilton to continue their fine form from last week, he will also be hoping that the striking trio of Gillies, Fulton and Jonno Ferguson, re find their scoring streak, which seemed to desert them last week.
The 5th team are also in action and will be looking to continue their steady progress under the watchful eye of Steve Bain and Steve Foster. They face Lanarkshire tomorrow and will be looking to Jack McAllister and JG Shephard to continue the form they showed at the Under 16 Inter District Tournament.
Tomorrow should bring a welcome win for the Ladies 1st XI as they make the long trip north to face Highland. Burne have shown signs of improvement in the last few weeks, following a period of inconsistency. Coach Susan Ahrens has a full squad to chose from for the trip and a win would be a welcome boost as they head indoors for the winter.
The ladies 2's and 3's are also in action as the 2's face Grove at Bellahouston and the 3's face a trip to Ardrossan and are boosted by the return of skipper Jennifer Owen.
Sunday sees the juniors in action with the under 14 team in action indoors at the Lagoon and the Girls U18 team kick
off their Scottish Cup campaign in a round robin tournament at Bellahouston.
The boys U18 also kick off their quest for Scottish Cup glory as they head to Peffermill for a round robin first round stage. Burne will be taking a strong squad and will be able to call upon the talents of 1st team players Alan Forsyth, Michael Bremner and Josh Cairns as well as a host of players with district experience.
Strong showings are expected from all teams this weekend.