Cricket: Byers blitzes Boswells

20 05 2009
Byo keeping his sponsors, the Nunholm Card School, entertained.

Byo keeping his sponsors, the Nunholm Card School, entertained.

Stuart Corbett-Byers provided a run feast in APD Dumfries’s ten wicket win over St Boswells in the Scottish 20/20 Cup on Sunday.

Chasing a total of 93 he amassed a score of 78 not out in just 12 overs. The die was cast for St Boswells when he hit the first over for 18. 

Thereafter they failed to subdue him as he sent spectators diving for covers with a spate of sizes and fours.

However St Boswells could claim the sixes of the day with two being launched out of the ground, over the Nunholm road and disturbing the Sunday diners at the Casa Mia.

Despite that Dumfries contained their innings to below five an over on a good wicket with both Robert McBride and Jerry Goodin taking two wickets apiece.

This followed on from nearly another ten wicket win at Nunholm over Renfrew in National League Division 2.

Man of the Match, opener Alan Davidson was out for 48 just before the finish as APD Dumfries successfully chased the Renfrew score of 124 all out. Davie Davidson carried his bat for two fifties in two league games.

In the Renfrew innings Alan Davidson got two top order wickets, Scott Beveridge swooped for two run-outs, and he and fellow spinner Jerry Goodin ran through the lower order with 3 and 2 wickets respectively. At this very early stage Dumfries sit equal top with Falkland and Edinburgh and take on West Lothian away on Saturday.

JMS Nunholm were involved in a final overs thriller at Titwood in Western Union Division 2. Titwood managed to reach the Nunholm total of 185 but only with one over to go and 8 wickets down.

The Glasgow side’s innings seemed on course for the win but a spirited bowling effort from skipper Johnston, McBride and Newport reduced them to 131 for 7. However the Dumfries side couldn’t press home the advantage. Campbell Potts dominated the Nunholm batting but missed out on a deserved century with 88. JMS Nunholm play DMPS St Michaels in a Dumfries derby on Saturday.

DG U13 League: Dumfries East and West teams

DG U13 League: Dumfries East and West teams

Meanwhile on Sunday morning at Nunholm in the DG U13 league, Dumfries West gained revenge over Dumfries East with a 5 wicket win. 

Player of the match was Douglas Hubbert for the West who hit an aggressive 45 which included some excellent shots. The East’s batting was dominated early on by Chris Lumb and then Todd Rafferty and Freddie Graham-Campbell looked imposing in the later overs.

Hubbert claimed 3 wickets for the West and Chris McBride 3 for the East side.

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