Cricket: Patterson punishes Prestwick

24 06 2009
Jim Patterson, courtesy of CricketEurope

Jim Patterson, courtesy of CricketEurope

APD Dumfries notched up a convincing win after Prestwick were reduced to 107 all out in their National League Division 2 encounter at Nunholm on Saturday. Chief destroyer was Jim Patterson who in his new role as opening bowler took three wickets.

Dumfries’s Stuart Alexander hit the stumps with the first ball of the match and four wickets fell for just nine runs in the fifties as the heart was ripped out of the Prestwick innings to leave them on 56 for 6.

Prestwick then managed their highest partnership but Jerry Goodin took two wickets and Chris Bellwood also took two to finish the innings off as Prestwick struggled to 107 all out after 37 overs.

Dumfries took just under 18 overs to seal the win. Opener Drew Dawson got 42 and Stuart Corbett-Byers showed that the stand-in captaincy agreed with him as he extended his runs in-office to nearly 250 in three games with 41 not out.

The win means that the Dumfries side stays in second spot but Falkland remain unbeaten in top spot. This Saturday the team are away at third placed RH Corstorphine for whom a win leapfrogs them into second place.

However Prestwick gained revenge at home in the Scottish Cup when they won by 54 runs on Sunday. Alan Davidson struck with three wickets but missed chances took their toll with D Pitt scoring 92 not out in the Prestwick total of 224 all out.

In reply young Thomas McBride batted well for his 67 but when Stuart Corbett-Byers was out for 31 the impetus went from the run chase and Dumfries were all out for 170, the last 5 wickets falling for only four runs with nearly ten overs left.

In Western Union Division 2, JMS Nunholm were eyeing a win at 118 for 2 chasing Anniesland’s 189 but four wickets fell for just nine runs and it needed Jack Barnes with 17 not out to see his side through to a draw at 164 for 9. Graeme Cross scored his fourth successive league fifty and Chris McCutcheon took three wickets and Robert McBride and Jack Barnes two each as the home side scored thirty runs too many on the day.

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