On Sunday, Brammer Dumfries, completed a dramatic win in the league over Hillhead that went to a last ball finish.
Dumfries batted first and after losing a couple of wickets early a seventy run partnership between Adam Lawrie and thirteen year old Chris McBride restored fortunes. McBride was out caught for a fine senior fifty with eight overs left. Dave Strachan and Davie Davidson then provided the necessary acceleration in the remaining overs scoring at eight an over to reach 163 for 5 off 35 overs. Dodd&Co Man of the Match Davidson finished on 42 not out, including one smashing six that disappeared into the clubhouse through a non open window.
Hillhead looked set to pass that with ease as their openers Fergus and Frohlich, with several sixes, cruised past sixty in the first ten overs. However Davidson made another breakthrough having Frohlich caught for 45 in his first over. When Kyle also dismissed Fergus for 35 that run chase was in doubt. Hillhead responded and eleven runs were needed off the final over, then four off the last ball, but they finished three short on 161 for 7.
For juniors, a Cricket Summer Camp for boys and girls takes place next week at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm (19th/20th) and coaching sessions continue over the summer holidays, Mondays from 6:15 to 8. Any beginners are very welcome. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or Trefor Williams on 01387 256455.
Both Saturday Cup matches for the Dumfries sides were victims of the weather. With one group match remaining APD Dumfries, in second place, play leaders Watsonians away on Saturday for a place in the Scottish Cup quarter final. CWE Nunholm play Shawholm at home in the Western Cup and, on Sunday, Scotland U15s play Lincolnshire at Benfield Park Nunholm in the ECB U15 Competition.
Scotland call-ups: The widespread heavy rain, disappointingly for the club’s Kirsty Strachan and Rachel Howard, resulted in the cancellation of the Scotland Women’s U17s matches in the south of England during the week without the side even leaving Scotland. Niall Alexander will be hoping for a different outcome having been selected for Scotland U17s who also travel next week to play 2-day games against Suffolk and Cambridgeshire in the ECB U17 County competition.