Freuchie Cricketers Bowled Over by Video Streaming

29 Aug

From LiveSport/Camvista Press Release

The Scottish cricket season draws to a close this weekend but not before Freuchie take on local rivals Glenrothes in a historical Fife derby.  Whilst Saturday's CSL Division 1 match will see the return of former Freuchie players Robbie Wright, Kenny Crichton and Shane Munro to take on their old club in Glenrothes colours; the match gains historical importance in that it will be the first ever live televised match to be broadcast from the famous cricketing village.  Freuchie Cricket Club turned the cricketing world on its head when they defeated a Surrey club side to scoop the National Village Championship at Lords in 1985, more than 3000 fans travelled from Scotland to London to watch. 

In partnership with Kirkcaldy based webcam specialists Camvista, the visitors from Glenrothes have achieved what they believe is a world first for cricket clubs by offering free live video streaming over the internet from many of their home matches.  Camvista are now taking their innovative streaming technology a few miles further along the A92 to Freuchie and this Saturday from 12pm there will be live video streaming complete with audio commentary by club officials and players. 

Glenrothes Club Captain Greig Hopcroft commented; "It's been a really good season for us and despite doing a bit of demolition job on Freuchie in our home fixture back in June we're under no illusions that a tough challenge awaits our players at one of Scotland's most famous grounds.  You only have to look at the pictures in the Freuchie pavilion where such luminaries of the game such as Ian Botham and David Gower feature. There's also pride of place a picture of former Scotland and Rangers keeper Andy Goram who played cricket for Freuchie." 

"Having introduced their cricket streaming technology at our own home matches we're delighted that Camvista have decided to get involved in this local derby and open the live streaming up to a worldwide audience."

The match can be watched free on the website of Cricket Scotland official partners www.LiveSport.co.uk

Further to the article in the Daily Record by Kevan Christie at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/reunited-after-25-years-the-scots-1068745

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