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.

Renfrew were put in to bat in damp conditions and wickets were shared with Maskrey having an early impact to make it 3 down for 33. Professional Said then rescued his side with a sixty run partnership.

However a stumping off Beveridge caused wickets to fall regularly. Davie Davison got Said just twelve runs later and Jim Paterson claimed two wickets. Renfrew finished on 145 with Said’s 62 the sole score to get past twenty.

Dumfries were coasting when openers Alan Davidson and Jim Patterson had gone past seventy. However both went rapidly for 41 and 30 respectively and a batting slump saw five wickets fall for just 30 runs.

It required Corbett-Byers (20) and Beveridge (34 not out) to see the side home and Beveridge hit a six to end the league season and ensure fourth spot for the second season in a row.

This Sunday APD Dumfries will hopefully play their Scottish 20/20 semi-final at the third attempt. They play Carlton in Glasgow. Carlton finished third in the top league and Scotland players are expected in the opposition so Dumfries are cup underdogs.

On Saturday JMS Nunholm guaranteed themselves Western Union Second Division cricket next season with home victory over Bothwell. Win number five ensured that the season’s goal was achieved with the side currently in sixth place.

Batting first Russell Johnston powered to 122 with good support in establishing the innings and with aggressive batting late on to post a substantial 248 for 5.

With rain looming Nunholm needed 30 overs completed for a result and at that point they were seemingly in charge with Bothwell on 104 for 7. However batsmen five and nine hit out for fifties. It took steady bowling to keep them at bay and ultimately secure a 26 run victory with one ball left.

Annandale Insurance Select and Shipwrecks met in a closely contested Sulwath Cup Final at Nunholm last Sunday. The final of the Midweek 20/20 Cup saw Annandale score 130 and Shipwrecks come up short by 40 runs in their run chase.

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