Cricket: Byers’ century secures win

10 06 2009
Byo's cover drive in action, coutesy of CricketEurope

Byo's cover drive in action, coutesy of CricketEurope

APD Dumfries recorded an important win in National League Division 2 on Saturday by beating Freuchie at Nunholm by a convincing 8 wickets. Stuart Corbett-Byers starred by hitting an excellent unbeaten century as the side successfully chased 198.

This was after Stuart Alexander struck early with two wickets and Chris Bellwood made an impact in the Dumfries bowling attack by taking four wickets for thirty four as Freuchie finished on 198 for 8.

In reply Corbett-Byers (sponsored by the Nunholm Card School) came in with the score on 1 and together with Josh Geary, who finished on 63 not out, finished on exactly 100 not out and saw his side through to a win with 15 overs to spare. This was the club’s first century of the season and the first in the National League since 2006.

The win strengthens the side’s hold on second place. The game this Saturday looks like a crunch encounter when they are away at the leaders Falkland who are currently unbeaten with five wins out of five.

JMS Nunholm lost their game against an in-form Glasgow University Staff by 5 wickets in Western Union Division 2. Graeme Cross scored a successive fifty as he was top scorer in Nunholm’s 173 for 5. However good bowling by youngsters Temlett, with 2 wickets, and Alexander, with three, couldn’t stem the opposition’s run scoring.

On Sunday a mainly teenage team beat Peebles with Marcus Richardson leading the way with fifty as the Dumfries side successfully chased 180 to win by 6 wickets.

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