Captain Corbett-Byers put SMRH in to bat and Alan Maskrey reinforced the decision with a fine spell of swing bowling. His opening partner Robert McBride took the first wicket by bowling one opener with the score on 35. Maskrey then took a brilliant caught and bowled to get rid of number three. He rapidly followed that up with the wicket of opposition skipper Bissett for 24 when he was out caught. Meanwhile Josh Geary had snuck on at the other end to bowl number four and when Maskrey took another wicket, bowled, SMRH were in disarray at 49 for 5.
Thereafter the innings relied on a 44 not out from Brock to post a total. Jim Patterson came on to claim two more wickets to make it seven down for 89 and it then took 22 from Coltherd in partnership with Brock for the total to grind to 148 for 8 after the 50 overs.
The Dumfries win was set up by the opening partnership from Tom McBride and Andy Parkinson. They reached seventy when McBride was bowled round his legs sweeping. The side lost another wicket on ninety but the Aussie pairing of Geary and Parkinson took the side to the win in the thirty third over without further mishap and without the side leaving second gear. Geary finished on twenty not out and Parkinson fifty one not out to make it six wins out of six for the Nunholm side.
With the Scotland England one day match taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday the National League fixtures have been moved to Sunday with APD Dumfries playing Weirs at Nunholm. JMS Nunholm play away at Langloan in Western Union Division 2 on Saturday.
Match Scoreboard: National League Division 2, away fixture, match sponsored by Homer Burgess
APD Dumfries beat SMRH by 8 wickets
SMRH 146 for 8 (50 overs)
A Brock 44no, A Maskrey 10 overs 3 for 22,
J Geary 6 overs 2 for 18, J Patterson 8 overs 2 for 23,
APD Dumfries 149 for 2 (33.4 overs)
A Parkinson 51 no, T McBride 35, J Geary 20 no
A Brock 10 overs 1 for 28
Drum Farming Company Man of the Match: Alan Maskrey
Nunholm go down to St Michaels
St Michaels registered a comfortable five wicket win over JMS Nunholm on Saturday at Nunholm. Once the Nunholm side had been put into bat, and reached a total of just one hundred and eleven, the outcome of the match had been largely decided. That was after a fine all-round St Michaels’ bowling performance with opener Mark Smith taking four wickets and Chris Brockwell spinning his way to five.
Nunholm lost their first wicket on twenty nine when Smith claimed his first wicket, lbw. His second followed just one run later. Then the only substantial partnership of the innings took place between Davidson and Cross. They had eased the score onto seventy seven when Cross attempted, unwisely, to loft Brockwell over the top and was bowled. He then claimed another wicket, caught, two runs later.
The crucial wicket of Davidson fell to Rankine when he failed to keep the ball down and hit a low catch to Whalen at midwicket. He went for forty and Nunholm were struggling on 96 for 5.
Smith returned to the attack and that paid dividends with three wickets falling around the hundred mark. He bowled two and Brockwell bowled the other. Then it was a matter of how many runs could be eked out for Nunholm but Brockwell again capped his display of controlled left arm spin by removing the last two wickets to finish the innings on 111 all out after just under 40 overs.
In contrast to the disappointing performance with the bat Nunholm at least produced something in the field. Niall Alexander dismissed Brockwell caught in the slips with his third ball and Chris McCutcheon made it twenty five for two with a catch behind. Kishore was finding the boundary as he and Friend put together a thirty five run partnership but both were out caught off Stuart Alexander with the score on sixty.
That was the high point of the innings for Nunholm. Smith and Whalen then ushered the Kingholm side through to a five wicket win with Whalen hitting straight and Smith demonstrating his strength square of the wicket. However Whale was out to the spin of Douglas Brotherston just short of the winning total for 20. Smith finished on 27 not out to take his side to victory.
Match Scoreboard: Western Union Division 2 at Nunholm, match sponsored by Thomson & Jardine
JMS Nunholm lost to DMPS St Michaels by 5 wickets
JMS Nunholm 111 all out (39.5 overs)
D Davidson 40, C Brockwell 11.5 overs 5 for 15, M Smith 11 overs 4 for 33
DMPS 112 for 5 (29.1 overs)
M Smith 27no, A Kishore 23, H Whalen 20, S Alexander 5 overs 2 for 26
Nunholm Man of the Match: D Davidson