Cricket: Scottish 20/20 Cup comes to Nunholm

13 05 2009

APD Dumfries finally get to play a home fixture in the Murgitroyd Scottish Twenty/20 Cup on Sunday. This competition was introduced last season when Dumfries were successful in winning the Borders section and playing, but losing, in the semi-final to eventual winners Carlton.

 

Chris Bellwood in 20/20 mode in last year's Scottish semi-final (Courtesy of CricketEurope)

Chris Bellwood in 20/20 mode in last year's Scottish semi-final (Courtesy of CricketEurope)

In the first round this time they play St Boswells who they beat in the Borders final last year. For the quickest form of the game, Dumfries have opted for youth with an average team age of 23. Skipper Scott Beveridge and vice-captain Stuart Corbett-Byers are in to provide the cricketing wisdom and Scotland U19 and U17 picks, Chris Bellwood and Tommy McBride, are present to lead their contemporaries.

The game starts at 2pm, finishes by 4:30, and Sports Club members, juniors, supporters and spectators are very welcome at Nunholm to view some 20/20 cricket from the comfort of the bar. See www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk for information.

On Saturday APD Dumfries are also at home against Renfrew for their third SNCL league fixture at 1pm after they travelled in vain to Edinburgh last week and managed to bat only three overs against SMRH before the weather intervened. They will be looking to the 2 G’s, Geary and Goodin, to continue their recent form with runs and wickets respectively.

Similarly the JMS Nunholm match against Whitehaugh fell victim to a midday downpour last Saturday. They travel to Titwood this Saturday with an improved all-round performance in mind after a disappointing loss in their first Western Union match.

Meanwhile the DG U13 league kicked off at Nunholm last Sunday morning with Dumfries East beating Dumfries West by 6 wickets. Details on how to play junior cricket in Dumfries and Galloway can be found on www.dgcricket.org.uk .

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