Capital Crunch Game for APD Dumfries

24 06 2008

Last Saturday’s Guid Nychbur day match for APD Dumfries against Renfrew was not immune to the weather in the rest of Dumfries and was abandoned without a ball being bowled and with several paddling pools accumulating on the ground.

It was the same around Scotland and only one game in the SNCL Division 2 was completed. Unfortunately for Dumfries this resulted in a win for Stoneywood which meant them jumping to the top of the division.

The league is now at the stage of half the games having been played. On Saturday the top four sides play each other. Dumfries play RH Corstorphine in Edinburgh and Stoneywood play Dunfermline.

So this weekend may well determine if the local side can maintain a presence amongst the top places at the end of the season. There is one guaranteed promotion spot and second place earns a play-off against a Division 1 team.

With ten points for a win and an absolute points system regardless of games played the sides above need to trip up or equally be affected by the weather in the second half of the season.

As for Saturday Dumfries will want to inflict the first defeat on Corstophine. They will need take care of Corstorphine’s South Africans, overseas amateur Preston Mommsen who the leading run scoring in the division, professional Ryan Reeves who is their leading wicket taker, and the Scotland representative players McClaren and More .

Dumfries welcome back J Geary who has been on a brief UK cricket tour with fellow antipodeans and look to the in-form double act of Alexander and Maskrey to continue taking wickets with the new ball.

Scoreboard: Match abandoned. APD Dumfries 2 points, Renfrew 2points, match ball sponsored by Garrison Paintball, ADIT.

Unsurprisingly JMS Nunholm’s game at Bothwell on Sunday was also cancelled. This Saturday they are at Glasgow Accies playing Anniesland, a side with an identical record, won 3 , lost 2, drawn 1. They are amongst a pack of five teams mid-table within five percentage points. A win could see the Nunholm side leap several places.

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