Cricket: APD Dumfries winning run over

26 05 2009

Jim Patterson

Jim Patterson

APD Dumfries failed to register their third win when they were outbatted at West Lothian in National League Division 2.

After five wickets were down in the fifties it needed a fighting fifty partnership from Jim Patterson with 29 and Jerry Goodin with 23 to rescue the side from a perilous 99 for 7. Only opener Alan Davidson got past twenty with 27 and the side needed to bowl and field well to defend the all out total of 160.

The spin of Scott Beveridge was needed to get rid of the two openers and a fine opening spell from Jim Patterson removed numbers 4 and 5. However their South African professional, Van Wyk (47no), found a partner in Fleming (41no) and 81 for 4 was the best it got for Dumfries as they went down by 6 wickets. 

APD Dumfries remain in third place and are away at Edinburgh next week. Their opponents are undefeated with three wins out of three and Dumfries need to shake up the top of the table with a win.

Meanwhile JMS Nunholm struggled to a losing draw at home against St Michaels in Western Union Division 2. Centuries from Aussie Pat Sullivan and a hard-hitting Duncan Muir produced a huge total of 314 for 8. Nunholm held on to avoid the loss with 167 for 8 but were a distant second on the day.

Nunholm XI enjoying a day's cricket at Gatehouse

Nunholm XI enjoying a day's cricket at Gatehouse


At Gatehouse on Sunday the remarkable figures of four wickets for no runs from Chris Bellwood were still not enough for a win as the Nunholm XI lost to Galloway by 51 runs when chasing 151. For Galloway, Chandhury (56) and Druce (35) were the two batsman who dominated a game still greatly enjoyed by the visitors.

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