Ferguslie get boost from arrival of new professional
Champions Ferguslie welcome new professional Nkosana Mpofu as they bid to bounce back from last week’s defeat by Uddingston against Drumpellier at Meikleriggs.
The Paisley side lost a low- scoring thriller a week ago but will be boosted by the debut of the Zimbabwean all- rounder and the return of Taimoor Ahmad.
Skipper Riyaad Henry said: “It’s great to have the pro here and, with Taimoor back, t he pair of them will boost our batting and bowling.”
Drumpellier also have new blood in the form of Sri Lankan pro Gayan Maneeshan, who will add strength to the top order as well as keeping wicket.
Skipper Gordon Shaw said: “It’s a boost to have someone of Gayan’s pedigree. I know Ferguslie have lost a couple of players but they are still very strong.”
Clydesdale and Poloc meet in a southside derby at Titwood following contrasting fortunes a week ago. While Dale proved too strong for Stirling, Poloc went down to Prestwick.
The home team hand a home de but to Umar Razaq. Poloc are buoyed by the arrival of South African professional Lesiba Ngoepe but Ahmad Chaudhry and Abdullah Malik are out.
Early pacesetters Uddingston will aim to make it three consecutive victories when they entertain Stirling at Bothwell Castle. The leaders have former Scotland star Ross Lyons back while Stirling are on familiar lines as they bid to recover from their defeat by Clydesdale.
Having opened their account with victory at East Kilbride, West of Scotland make three changes for their game with Greenock at Hamilton Crescent. Michael Miller, Graeme Etheridge and Duncan Player are drafted in. The Glenpark side, smarting from the loss of their last nine wickets for just nine run sat Drumpellier, also make three changes, bringing in Sean Fi sc her-Keogh, Rod Mountford and Ewan Stewart. Prestwick have home advantage as they take on East Kilbride.