Aug 31 2011 By Colin Paterson
DRUMPELLIER Cricket Club’s future is uncertain after they were relegated from the Premiership on Sunday.
The Langloan men could be spared the drop if a complaint against Dunfermline Knights over the payment of players is upheld.
But Drumps could be operating in a different division anyway with talk of another round of restructuring.
"Everything is still up in the air," McLaren told Advertiser Sport. "But we haven’t done ourselves justice.
"As things stand at the moment, we’re relegated. We haven’t batted well, bowled well and our fielding has been poor.
"In terms of the whole season we probably got what we deserved. We have lessons to learn for next season, regardless of where we end up."
McLaren hit 79 not out with overseas professional Jeevantha Kulatunga striking 50 in Drumps’ score of 199-8 against Ayr.
But New Zealand international Michael Papps (93 not out) and Andi McElnea (91) made light work of the winning target as they put on 199 for the first wicket.
Abdul Sabri provided some late cheer when he took two wickets but Ayr got the final run they needed for a big eight-wicket win.
Drumps went into bat first the following day at Greenock but were only able to post 184 all- out.
Kulatunga was again in form and scored 58 with McLaren (37) and Ally Rawlinson (35) also chipping in. Luke Butterworth took four wickets for 29.
In reply, Greenock cruised to a nine-wicket success thanks to Butterworth (81 not out) and Chris Bellwood (70 not out).