Helensburgh Cricket Club’s 1st XI followed up a convincing win at Vale of Leven on July 1 with an impressive home win against Hillhead last Saturday.

Winning the toss, captain Ian Chambers put Hillhead in to bat on a soft wicket.

The Hillhead openers rode their luck early on as Aidan Keogh continued his fine form with the ball, bowling his first seven overs for just 20 runs.

Despite this, the visitors managed to reach 73 before the first two wickets fell to Jono Campbell in the 21st over.

From there the wickets fell steadily as Chambers brought his slower bowlers fully into the game, and there was a steady procession of wickets to Campbell (2-37), Marc Christiansen (2-20), Calum Thornton (2-38) and Chunki Arora (3-35).

Hillhead finally managed to reach 173-9 off their 50 overs - a tricky target on a pitch that was offering something for the bowlers.

Helensburgh got off to a sticky start, reaching 28-2 after 10 overs after losing openers Thornton and Rajitha Waruna.

But a partnership of 77 between Campbell and Christiansen took Helensburgh past the 100 mark after 22 overs, before Christiansen was superbly caught and bowled for 35.

Arora came in and scored a brisk 22 before being run out with the score 156-4.

Duncan Stephens joined Campbell and when Campbell was finally out for 81 Helensburgh were almost home.

Stephens hit the winning runs in the 33rd over to seal a comfortable five wicket victory.

With results elsewhere going in their favour, this win put Helensburgh back on top of the WDCU Second Division with six wins from seven matches.

Next up for Helensburgh is a fixture against Galloway at Ardencaple this Saturday, July 15.

Spectators are very welcome and refreshments are available at the club.