Squash: Entries for the South of Scotland Masters Open Championships

22 09 2009

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From Friday 20th November to Sunday 22nd November

Entry details for the inaugural South of Scotland Masters Open Championships which are being held at the club can be found on this site, here.

Completed entries should be in Friday 13th November.


Cricket: Dumfries Scottish 20/20 semi on YouTube

18 09 2009

APD Dumfries’s Murgitroyd Scottish Twenty20 Semi-Final against Greenock has arrived on YouTube courtesy of Cricket Scotland TV.

You can see if the club’s media training has been successful whilst cheering the first innings and watching the second through your fingers!

Hockey: Player shortage hits Dumfries

18 09 2009

Dumfries Hockey Club’s men’s team welcomed newly promoted side Monklands to the King George V Park last Saturday for their first fixture of the new season.

Unfortunately holiday and work commitments, compounded by recent departures to university, resulted in the Dumfries side initially fielding ten players and this reduced to nine for the second half due to work commitments but at least the sun was shining.

Monklands took advantage of their numerical advantage and quickly took the game to Dumfries, pressing the home side into a defensive mode. Read the rest of this entry »

Cricket: A Long Final Weekend for Dumfries

15 09 2009

Scottish 20/20 Semi-Final: Chris Bellwood stunned Greenock by taking 6 wickets fro 14, copyreight Cricket Scotland

Scottish 20/20 Semi-Final: Chris Bellwood stunned Greenock by taking 6 wickets for 14, © Cricket Scotland

APD Dumfries failed to do themselves justice in their promotion play-off match against Penicuik on Saturday at Stirling. They lost to the Division one side by seven wickets to miss out on promotion from National League Division 2 and what would have been their highest ever league position.

Dumfries may have found themselves on the wrong side of the conditions batting first on a soft wicket but they had an indifferent start and struggled to 54 for 4 at the half way point. It needed Stuart Corbett-Byers with 36 and Alan Davidson with 26 to put together a fifth wicket fifty partnership and the innings closed on a more hopeful 152 for 7.

Dumfries really needed to bowl and field well and apply early pressure. Unfortunately extras formed much of Penicuik’s initial reply in the absence of regulars Alexander and Patterson. The openers, the pro Ramzan and Scotland U19 player Coleman, survived and with them punishing the loose ball for four on a faster outfield they were not under pressure to look for runs.

Skipper Beveridge trapped Coleman LBW for 30 after an opening stand of 63 and Dumfries needed wickets to stem the run rate. Although Davie Davidson did get Aslam LBW for 39 Penicuik were in the home straight and they concluded a comfortable win by 7 wickets with overs to spare.

On Sunday Chris Bellwood produced the bowling performance of the day at the Murgitroyd Scottish Twenty20 Finals Day in Glasgow taking a remarkable 6 for 14 off 3.4 overs. Underdogs APD Dumfries played Premier League side Greenock in the second semi-final but despite his efforts they still contrived to finish second to the eventual cup winners in the 18 overs a side contest. Read the rest of this entry »

Squash: Junior nights re-start – Sun 20th Sep

11 09 2009

Junior Squash Nights are re-starting on Sunday 20th Sep, 7-9pm.

Eye protection and refreshments are provided.

All Sports Club junior members are welcome.

For further information contact Raymond Currie on 07515 994172 or 01387 257036. Parent consent forms will need to be completed by new members.

Cricket: Big weekend ahead for APD Dumfries

9 09 2009
Skipper Scott Beveridge will be looking for more big hits this weekend

Skipper Scott Beveridge will be looking for more big hits this weekend

APD Dumfries are back on the road this weekend for their final scheduled cricket of their season and the biggest two matches.

After last week’s postponement the play-off match for promotion to National Division 1 starts in Stirling at high noon on Saturday against Division 1 side Penicuik.

On Sunday they are in Glasgow, at Shawholm, for the rescheduled Murgitroyd Scottish Twenty20 Cup semi-finals and finals. There they compete as Border Champions with the winners from the West, North and the East; respectively Greenock, Dunfermline and a Corstorphine side out for revenge for their absence in Saturday’s play-off. The winner’s cheque is for one thousand pounds making this richest prize in Scottish cricket. APD Dumfries play their semi-final against Greenock at 1pm.

Youth and experience defy the Nunholm weather

The 2009 season is drawing to a close and the first and second elevens are awaiting the outcomes of play-offs to decide their destinations for 2010 – the APD team with their fate within their own control but the JMS XI awaiting what happens elsewhere.

Meanwhile cricket at a less rarefied level took place at Nunholm at the week-end with mixed teams of the proverbial youth and experience taking on Longtown and Hillhead.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cricket: Scotland Performance Academy for Tommy

9 09 2009

Tommy batting against Netherlands U17s, courtesy of ICC/CricketEurope

Tommy batting against Netherlands U17s, courtesy of ICC/CricketEurope

The club’s Thomas McBride has been awarded a place by Cricket Scotland on the Cricket Performance Course at Telford College in Edinburgh. The programme offers some of Scotland’s best young players the opportunity to train full-time while remaining in further education.

He joined the other five other full time and two part-time attendees when the course started last week. They include recent Scotland internationals Matthew Parker and Marc Petrie, who kept wicket against Australia two weeks ago. He also joins some of Scotland’s aspiring skiers and rugby players as they attend the corresponding performance courses for their respective sports.

McBride, who played for Scotland U17s and Scotland U19s this year, will receive skills and fitness training and course work in sports science together with a cricketing placement overseas. Last January the group spent three months training and playing in Australia. The likely destination this year is India or Australia.

The former Lockerbie Academy pupil, who was first introduced to the sport thanks to one of the junior cricket taster sessions run by the Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Sports and Leisure Department, has an exciting ‘off-season’ in prospect.