Awards herald new cricket season

31 03 2008

The Annual Dumfries Cricket Club Awards were held at the Dumfries Sports Club at Nunholm last weekend. A big turnout, including major sponsors APD and JMS, saw the four main club awards presented.

2008 Cricket AwardsThe winner of the First Eleven Player of the Year award went to Davie Davidson for a season which saw him the club’s top run scorer in the Scottish National League with 424 runs at an average of just over 30, backed up with 19 wickets with the side’s best bowling strike rate and average. 

The Second Eleven Player of the Year was won by Russell Johnston who was comfortably the club’s top run scorer in the Western Union, with 490 runs, at a very healthy average of over 44, which was instrumental in ensuring the team’s promotion to Division 2.

The Junior Player of the Year was awarded to Thomas McBride who played for both the first and second elevens. This was, in part, for a purple patch of five games in six days during the summer where his batting came to fruition. He scored 247 runs for the D&G U15s at an average of over 60 and topped this off with his maiden senior 50 for the seconds on the Saturday.

The Jimmy Steele Bowling Award was won by Chris McCutcheon for figures of 7 for 27 in the Western Union match against Hughenden. A devasting spell late in their run chase saw a possible loss turn into a crucial win to maintain the successful promotion challenge.

Players of any age who are interested in playing this summer, and perhaps getting onto the ‘honours board’ themselves, are very welcome to come down and make themselves known at the Nunholm ground. Further club details can be found at http://www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk or by contacting Trefor Williams on 01387 256455.

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