Tennis 2008 Finals Day – Sat 30th Aug

27 08 2008

Dumfries Tennis Club’s Senior and Junior Championship Finals take place at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm this Saturday, 30th August starting at 11 a.m. sharp. Play will continue for most of the day and everyone is looking forward to some exciting matches in both the open and handicap events.

All tennis members past or present, sports club members and spectators can come along and enjoy the day.

Competitors are asked to attend at 10.45 a.m. Please would all competitors bring food as usual for lunch.

Now, some of last year’s trophies have not yet been returned. The club asks that anyone who still has one returns it by 30th August to Lister McKiddie or Colin Dunbar or leaves the trophy behind the bar at the Sports Club (no names will be taken!)


Annandale and APD Dumfries victorious

26 08 2008

At the weekend APD Dumfries won their final National League Division 2 fixture at Renfrew in comfortable fashion to consolidate fourth spot in the league, one place above Renfrew. JMS Nunholm guaranteed themselves Western Union Second Division cricket next season with a home victory over Bothwell and Midweek side Annandale Insurance Select won the Sulwath Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

APD Dumfries rain on Edinburgh’s parade

20 08 2008

APD Dumfries sank bottom placed Edinburgh on Saturday in their National League Division 2 encounter at Nunholm by seven wickets. The wet August meant a wicket that was dry in places but also wet where the inescapable rain had flowed under the covers. It also meant advantage Dumfries when they won the toss and bowled first. Read the rest of this entry »

Lister represents South of Scotland

18 08 2008

The South of Scotland over 35’s Tennis Team has been selected to travel to Eastbourne over the weekend of 22nd and 24th August with the team almost exclusively coming from Dumfries & Galloway which is an excellent achievement. South of Scotland in this instance comprises Ayrshire, D&G and Borders. The team comprises Geoff Legg of Castle Douglas Tennis Club, Fraser Patterson and Brian Litster of Dalbeattie Tennis Club, Lister McKiddie of Dumfries Tennis Club and Gordon McGuigan of Western Tennis Club.

All Counties in Great Britain converge any sport to play on the hallowed grass courts and this year South of Scotland takes on Cumbria, Isle of Man and Somerset and the team will hopefully have a successful event.

Cricket Camp a big hit

8 08 2008
The Cricket Camp takes a break for a team photo.

The Cricket Camp takes a break for a team photo.

The Cricket Scotland Cricket Camp held this week at Nunholm had an excellent turnout with thirty youngsters from around the region attending the three days of coaching and games. The camp was led by first class cricketer New Zealander Grant Robinson who plays for Northern Districts and is the professional at the West of Scotland club. The camp was arranged through and supported by the Council’s Leisure and Sport Department and organised by Cricket Scotland and the D&G Cricket Youth Development Group.

Unfortunately after good weather on day one the coaches had to wrestle with rain on days two and three and the camp had to evacuate to the Keswick Centre in the afternoons. However the facilities at the Sports Club were also able to provide an escape from the rain.

APD Dumfries go down to leaders Stoneywood-Dyce

5 08 2008
West Academy prospect Tommy McBride takes charge

West Academy prospect Tommy McBride takes charge

APD Dumfries lost their National league encounter with leaders Stoneywood-Dyce at Nunholm on Saturday. They lost by four wickets but the result remained in doubt until a decisive 7th wicket partnership eased the Aberdonians home.

Dumfries lost the toss and totalled 192 for 7. A bigger total had looked possible after the openers survived some testing initial overs for a fifty partnership. Read the rest of this entry »

Cricket Scotland camp starts tomorrow

4 08 2008

First class cricketer, New Zealander Grant Robinson from Northern Districts will lead the Cricket Scotland Cricket Camp taking place tomorrow (Tue 5th Aug) at Dumfries Cricket Club at Nunholm.

The 3-day camp runs from Tuesday to Thursday, 10-3:30 and is for boys and girls aged from 8-15, (Cost £30).

Information and bookings can be obtained through the David Keswick Centre on 01387-269432. Read the rest of this entry »