Kampman pleads to the Gods
David Kelso (CricketMedia Scotland)
EAST Kilbride stalwart Brian Kampman last night begged the rain gods to deal out some belated mercy in the direction of Torrance House this weekend.
The ground has been particularly badly hit by the summer downpours, however the club president was quietly optimistic that today's Western First Division tussle with Stenhousemuir will go ahead.
Then tomorrow EK are due to play one of the biggest matches in their history, against Heriot's in the Scottish Cup quarter finals.
Kampman said: "Fingers crossed; the wicket is in great condition, but the outfield is still a little soft.
"If we have no more rain then we should be OK."
Should the showdown with Heriot's be called off again, the teams face the prospect of a tension-packed bowl out.
Elsewhere in the West zone, Renfrew, Kelburne and Prestwick entertain Ferguslie, Weirs and Poloc respectively.
In the Eastern Division, Penicuik will be fancied to build on their triumph over Corstorphine by getting the better of Edinburgh Accies on home turf.
Struggling Corstorphine will be under pressure again when Fauldhouse travel to the capital.
And perhaps the game of the day will be at Scroggie Park, where Falkland lock horns with West Lothian.
Finally, home advantage should count in favour of SMRH when they welcome Freuchie.