Penicuik Rugby v Penicuik Cricket

Penicuik Rugby v Penicuik Cricket

Bob Bain Memorial Trophy

Yesterday seen a thrilling showdown of contrasting sporting backgrounds, Kirkhill became the battleground for an epic clash between the cricket and rugby club.

On one side, we had the seasoned and skillful cricket club, comprising a team of dedicated players who had honed their cricketing prowess over the years.

On the other side, we had the formidable rugby club, a group of athletic warriors with limited cricket experience but an unyielding spirit.

As the sun rose and the ground filled with eager spectators, anticipation hung in the air. The cricket club, accustomed to the intricacies and nuances of the game, were eager to showcase their finesse, precision, and strategic gameplay.

Their batsmen, known for their textbook shots and elegant stroke play, were ready to dominate the pitch. The bowlers, armed with their arsenal of spin, pace, and accuracy, were poised to unleash their deadly deliveries

However, standing tall against this cricketing expertise was the rugby club, a team known for their raw power, resilience, and never-say-die attitude.

While their cricket skills were limited, their athletic prowess, physicality, and determination made them a force to be reckoned with. Their sheer strength and aggressive approach added an exciting twist to the game, as they relied on their instinctive reactions and brute force to challenge the cricket club’s dominance.

As the match got underway, The rugby club, refused to back down, the opening batsmen of Bagan and Malone relied on their sheer athleticism to make up for their lack of technical expertise.

With every swing of the bat and every stride on the pitch, they unleash their power, surprising the cricket club with their unconventional approach

the cricket club showcased their textbook cricketing skills, effortlessly maneuvering the ball around the field, executing precise shots, and accumulating runs with finesse.

The match became a captivating battle of adaptation and resilience. The cricket club’s precision and strategy were tested by the rugby club’s relentless aggression and brute force.

Spectators were treated to a spectacle of thrilling moments, as the rugby players defied expectations and delivered an unexpected performance.

Click for the opening Penicuik Wicket –

Penicuik Wicket!

The cricket club, on the other hand, employed their experience and composure to counter the rugby club’s onslaught, relying on their technical brilliance to maintain their dominance.

In the end, it was a clash that epitomizes the spirit of sportsmanship and the beauty of diversity in sports.

The cricket club’s expertise and cricketing finesse prevailed, but the rugby club’s valiant efforts and determination left a lasting impression.

Both teams walked away with newfound respect for each other’s sporting disciplines, and the spectators  left in awe of the contrasting skills and the exhilarating battle that unfolded on the cricket field

The clash of the cricket club and rugby club will forever be etched in the annals of sporting history, reminding us that true sportsmanship transcends boundaries and that every game has the power to unite and inspire.

Thanks to Penicuik Cricket Club for an amazing job of hosting the event and accommodating us.  Enjoy the Bob Bain Memorial Trophy resting in your trophy cabinet after a 29yr absence and hopefully we get a chance to win it back next summer.

Full gallery of events will be available shortly thanks to the epic photography skills of Bob Keith


You’ll have noticed we posted massive thank you to all our sponsors for season 2023/24 the past couple of weeks.  Please where possible can you share these posts onto your own media timelines to increase exposure for our sponsors.

Our sponsors play a vital part in allowing us to provide rugby facilities to Penicuik and its local area, if you are looking for a tradesman, car repairs or need a piper etc, please contact one of our sponsors in the first instance to give them your business!!

Join the Penicuik Rugby family as we celebrate our 100th season of rugby.

We offer a range of advertising deals for your business. Being based in the heart of Penicuik has allowed us to form close partnerships with local businesses.

With so many different ways to get your business name out there, from advertising hoarding to leaflets and player sponsorships, we can tailor a bespoke advertising package around your requirements.

Advertising is just one way to get your business out there. We also offer a wide variety of fully customisable sponsorship packages, ideal for businesses of all sizes.

Contact Gavin Holmes at sponsorship@penicuikrugby.org

Wanna Play Rugby??

Pre-Season starts Tuesday 9th July 7pm for our 100th season of rugby in Penicuik.

If you want to play rugby, return to rugby, or fancy a club change please get in touch or pop down to see us.

Full Details click here – https://penicuikrugby.org/portfolio-items/preseason-rugby-2024-25/?portfolioCats=10

1xv play in East Region League Division 2

2xv play in East Region Reserve league Division 2

We also have :

Micro Rugby (pre-school nursery ages 3-5) – Sun (11-12)

Mini Rugby (P1-P7) – Wed (6:15-7:15pm), Sun (11-12)

Midi Rugby (S1-S6) – Mon (7pm-8pm), Wed (7:30-8:30pm)


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