The big cricket match of the weekend took place on Sunday afternoon, after the cricket section played some Twenty20 Cup fixture.
It was then that the might of Dumfries Tennis Club took to the field to see if Dumfries Squash Club could cope with playing outside.
Unfortunately for them they emerged blinking from the clubhouse in the dazzling sunlight and could still see the ball.
After the hope of the side, Creedon, even after all his decades of experience, and kitted out in his ‘blues’, contrived to hit his own wicket the squash players then got the ball warmed up.
Fourteen year-old Dean Brotherston (the ringer) scored 46 retired and Jim Scriven was punishing on anything on the leg side hitting 30. Michael Goldie opened the bowling attack to good effect taking two wickets in his two overs.
A challenging total of 142 for 8 in 20 overs required a tennis player to play the equivalent of a five set big innings. However top scorer was D Strachan with 17 who then lost the bragging right at home, by being bowled off stump by F Strachan.
It was the Squash XI that nicked a victory, winning by 28 runs after the Tennis XI fell short ending up on 114 for 6.
Thanks to Bevo for organising the game and the post match barbecue. It was good to see the Sports Club so busy on the Sunday afternoon. Revenge for the Tennis in a possible re-match later in the summer was being plotted in the bar afterwards.