Cricket: APD Dumfries win National League Opener

4 05 2009
Davie Davidson scores the 1st league 50 of the season

Davie Davidson scores the 1st league 50 of the season

Playing Weirs on Saturday at Nunholm, APD Dumfries won their first league match of the season by a healthy 84 runs in National League Division 2.

The Dumfries side put up 217 batting first with the first league fifty being scored by opener Davie Davidson. His 58 and 41 from Geary at number 4 were the backbone of the innings and when Davidson was caught at 142, 12 overs and seven wickets were left.

Wickets then fell as the scoring rate rose with Dawson adding a useful 21. Those final overs contributed about six an over for the Doonhamers to reach 217 for 9 after 50 overs.

Despite losing Alexander to injury after bowling only three overs, Jim Patterson and then Geary put pressure on the Weirs batting. Each took a wicket to restrict the total to 19 off ten. Two more catches off Geary and one in left-armer Beveridge’s first over meant five wickets down for below fifty.

Spinners Beveridge and Goodin then gradually mopped up the innings. Skipper Beveridge finished with two wickets and Goodin four as the run chase ended well short on 133. Next Saturday Dumfries play away at SMRH.

JMS Nunholm fared less well against Weirs 2nd XI losing their West Division 2 match by 46 runs. Robert McBride bowled well for his 4 wickets but a total of 186 was too much despite 48 from Farries.

On Sunday the Nunholm XI were beaten by Ayr in the Strathclyde League. Geary and Tommy McBride scored 60 and 59 respectively but the total of 166 was successfully chased by Ayr for the loss of 7 wickets.

The Dumfries u13’s were second best in the Scottish Cup against Prestwick but junior cricket continues on Monday evenings at Nunholm from 6:15 and the local U13 league starts this weekend ( see http://www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk).

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