Carruthers confident Ferguslie destined for top flight
David Kelso (cricketMedia Scotland)
FERGUSLIE bowling hero Jamey Carruthers has stressed his confidence that the Paisley club are heading back to the top flight.
Only a handful of seasons ago, the Meikleriggs men were challenging for the SNCL Premier crown - but since then they have plunged down the pecking order.
But thanks to youngsters such as Carruthers, it seems the only way is up.
He played an instrumental part in Saturday's home success against East Kilbride, though by his own admission they made heavy weather of completing the win.
Carruthers said: "We are playing pretty well just now. It was good to get the benefit of the result, however we made it harder than it should have been.
"The spirit in the club has improved over the past couple of years and we just need to keep it up."
Carruthers took three cheap wickets to help curb East Kilbride to 150 for nine in 46 overs.
That left Feegie with an amended target of 146, which they managed to overhaul in the 42nd over, but with only two men to spare.
David Stafford (38) and Michael English (35) proved the main men with the bat.
Elsewhere in the First Division West zone, old campaigner Imran Adrees produced a devastating spell of seven for 17 to propel Renfrew to victory over Prestwick at King George V Park.
Kelburne shrugged off the challenge of Stenhousemuir, while the Weirs v Poloc tussle was abandoned by rain.
In the East section, the woes of Edinburgh Accies deepened as they were brushed aside by Falkland at Newfield.
And West Lothian continued to climb the table thanks to their eight-wicket win against Freuchie at Boghall.
Penicuik v Fauldhouse was another victim of the rain.