In the Western Cup on Saturday, CWE Nunholm beat Shawholm by 84 runs at home to top their group and progress to the quarter-final stages and a home tie against Glasgow Accies.
Nunholm batted first and had a stuttering start losing an early wicket and then a second with the score on 31. Russell Johnston, batting at three, was the mainstay of the early part of the innings. Shawholm were not giving runs away and leg-spinner Mahmood bowled well on his way to four wickets. He got a wicket in his first over as a short delivery was hit straight to midwicket and then Johnston, after batting well, was another wicket lbw for 29.
The youngest McBride was unlucky to be run out after hitting the stumps at the bowler’s end and when Mahood bowled another, the side were at 88 for 6 with just over half the overs gone.
However a mini revival took the score to 116 for 8 but Stuart Corbett-Byers (31) and Pat Druce with 24 not out delivered with forty runs at over five an over for a final score of 163 for 9 after the allotted forty overs on an awkward day for batting.
Two chances were put down before Nunholm made a breakthrough in the Shawholm innings with Chris McCutcheon dismissing both openers lbw to make it 29 for 2. Then four wickets went in the forties with the RF Angus Man of the Match McCutcheon taking five of the first six to fall, including a sharp first slip parry that was caught at second, to demonstrate the merits of bowling at the stumps.
When the sides went off for the persistent, ubiquitous, summer rain, Shawholm were 50 for 7. Upon the resumption Richardson swooped for a run out and Davie Davidson followed up his two wickets with two more. Some lively batting from Stout produced the top score of 20 not out but the visitors were all out for 79 in the 27th over.
Saturday’s Scottish Cup group game against Watsonians suffered from the Edinburgh deluges which meant that APD Dumfries finished second to Watsonians and are now in the Cricket Scotland Trophy and play Grange away in the quarter final on Sunday.
After the completion of the Cup group matches the league fixtures resume this Saturday. APD Dumfries play Greenock at Benfield Park Nunholm in the Western Premier League and CWE Nunholm are at Glenpark in the Western Premier Reserve.
Scotland: At Nunholm on Sunday, Scotland U15s won their match against Lincolnshire U15s by 4 wickets in the ECB U15 County Championship. Lincolnshire scored 125 for 9 but Scotland recovered from 72 for 6 to chase down a rain revised target of 105. For Scotland U19s, Dumfries’s Tom McBride scored 24 in a total of 167 in their win over the MCC at Arbroath on Monday in one of their last matches before leaving for Australia and the U19 World Cup next week. Niall Alexander has been with Scotland U17s for their ECB County two-day matches away at Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. After rain on Monday the Suffolk game was reduced to a one day match on Tuesday with Scotland losing by 3 runs in the last over chasing 234/8 after recovering from 70 for six wickets.
Junior Cricket: There was a good contribution from Fraser Strachan and Aiden Collingwood on Sunday who played for DG U14s in their defeat to Ayrshire at Prestwick. Fraser took two caught and bowled wickets in his seven overs and hit a rapid 14 and Aiden top scored with 20 not out and took one wicket opening the bowling in tandem with Fraser.
The Nunholm club’s junior coaching sessions continue over the holidays on Monday evenings from 6:15 to 8 at Dumfries Sports Club. These are also open to non-members, boys and girls and any beginners are very welcome. For more details on these and senior, junior and women’s cricket contact Trefor Williams (01387 256455), email email@example.com, or visit http://www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk.
Match scoreboard: Western Cup.
CWE Nunholm v Shawholm. Home at Benfield Park Nunholm
Match ball sponsored by Thomson & Jardine (Joiners)
CWE Nunholm beat Shawholm by 84 runs
CWE Nunholm 163 for 9 (40 overs)
S Corbett-Byers 31, R Johnston 29, P Druce 24no, H Mahmood 10 overs 4 for 35
Shawholm 79 all out (27 overs)
C Stout 20no, C McCutcheon 10 overs 5 for 22, D Davidson 8 overs 4 for 14
R F Angus Ltd Dumfries Man of the Match: C McCutcheon