Cricket: APD Dumfries victory over Edinburgh extends lead

28 07 2010

League and 20/20 Cup runs for Dumfries's Andrew Batty © Cricket Scotland

In National League Division 2 APD Dumfries extended their lead with a win over Edinburgh at Nunholm by 6 wickets as nearest rivals Renfrew lost. Edinburgh totalled 202 all out in their first innings with McCutcheon, McBride, Patterson, and Davidson each claiming two wickets. It took an unbeaten fifth wicket century partnership between skipper Stuart Corbett-Byers, with 57 not out, and league debutant Andrew Batty, 44 not out, to see the Dumfries side home.

Forfarshire proved too strong for Dumfries in the Murgitroyd Scottish Twenty20 semi-final played at Poloc on Sunday. The Dundee side demonstrated Premier League quality as they racked up 160 for 6 wickets. Chris McCutcheon claimed a run-out and two wickets, including Scotland opener Watson. The required good start for Dumfries didn’t happen with the top four batsmen departing for single figures as Scotland all-rounder Parker, took two early wickets. Only Andrew Batty with 27 was in the runs as Dumfries yielded to the run pressure and subsided to 55 all out.

In Western Union Division 2 JMS Nunholm lost away when Cambusdoon passed the Nunholm total of 178 for the loss of seven wickets with two overs left. The Nunholm top five each scored runs in a good team batting performance with Williams top scoring with 39. With Cambusdoon at 64 for 4 after 26 overs rain made bowling difficult and a fine 59 by Ayr youngster Elliott Spiers made the difference. Peter Johnstone took three wickets in a fifteen over spell and young Chris McBride took two.

On Saturday leaders APD Dumfries resume their league campaign away at Kelburne in National League Division 2. In Western Union Division 2 JMS Nunholm are at home against Kilmarnock. On Sunday Site Electrical Dumfries are at home against Hillhead in the Strathclyde Sunday League.


Squash: August Coaching Sessions

21 07 2010

Squash coaching sessions have been arranged for the following dates. If interested please enter your name on the list on the squash noticeboard. It’s first-come first-served and limited to 2 participants per session, ideally of a similar standard, to ensure maximum benefit.

Thursday 29th July – 7.15pm
Tuesday 3rd Aug – 7.15pm
Wednesday 4th Aug – 6.45pm
Thursday 12th Aug – 7.15pm
Tuesday 17th Aug – 7.15pm
Wednesday 18th Aug – 6.45pm
Thursday 26th Aug – 7.15pm

Participants will each be responsible for payment of a court fee (£1.60) and this should be paid to one of the bar staff prior to the coaching session. Future dates for coaching sessions will be announced as arranged with the coaches.

Cricket: Another McBride Century sets up Dumfries win

21 07 2010

Dumfries's Tom McBride on his way to another century. © Cricket Scotland

In National League Division 2 on Saturday leaders APD Dumfries beat Freuchie very convincingly in their away fixture.

Dumfries set an imposing target of 301 for 4 with eighteen year old Tom McBride top scoring with 111, his second century against Freuchie this season.

Scott Beveridge also powered to 81 in a match winning 176 run partnership.

Dumfries then dismissed Freuchie for just 122 to win comfortably with Chris McCutcheon taking three wickets. Read the rest of this entry »

Squash: Dumfries Squash Club Newsletter – July 2010

21 07 2010

Issue 7 of the Squash Newletter has arrived. See below.

Dear Squash Players,

Welcome to the latest issue of the e-newsletter focussing on news and events in the squash section of Dumfries Sports Club. Inside this issue:

Summer Club Nights
Squash Coaching
Scottish Squash AGM
South of Scotland Masters
Squash Court Repairs
Doubles Tournament

Summer Club Night is on a Monday night from 6pm to 9pm and has been proving popular. Club Nights are for players of all standards and ages. All you need to do is turn up, sign in and wait your turn on court. Format is one game PAR to 15 and you’ll play 2 games before waiting your next turn on court. Cost is £1.50 per night; juniors – £0.75 per night. Read the rest of this entry »

Hundred Club July Draw

19 07 2010

The second draw was made for the Sports Club Hundred Club last Friday. The £50 prize for July was won by Peter Johnstone.

To join the Sports Club Hundred Club you can collect an entry form from behind the bar. With monthly draws it runs from June 2010 to May 2010 for £24 a year (£2 per month). Surplus funds raised are to be donated to Dumfries Sports Club funds.

Cricket: Twenty20 Success for APD Dumfries

14 07 2010

Skipper Stuart Corbett-Byers had a successful day with the bat and behind the stumps.

With both Dumfries league fixtures cancelled on Saturday the focus was on the double header of 20/20 matches at Selkirk on Sunday.

First was the Murgitroyd Borders 20/20 semi-final against Gala. Dumfries put Gala in to bat and Davie Davidson, Robert McBride and Josh Geary took early wickets to put Gala on the back foot at 22 for 3.

Then four wickets fell in the thirties with Jerry Goodin taking two wickets in his first over. The Gala innings was finally closed out for 62 with Davidson taking three wickets.

Dumfries lost two early wickets but Drew Dawson (33no) and Stuart Corbett-Byers (25no) produced a match-winning partnership and hit the winning runs in the fifteenth over.

Dumfries then took on Selkirk in the Borders final.

Campbell Potts hit 31 for Dumfries in the final.

Davidson with 33 provided the backbone of the Dumfries innings. From 73 for 4, Campbell Potts and Josh Geary took the score to 118 and Potts was finally bowled for 31 in the last over for Dumfries to reach 130 for 6.

Selkirk had reached 27 after just four overs when McBride dismissed Fenton thanks to an in-form Corbett-Byers behind the stumps. That put Selkirk on the slide as Chris McCutcheon took more two wickets.

Dumfries applied the pressure taking still more wickets and spinners Goodin and Brotherston took the last two to end the final with Selkirk on 56 all out.

As Borders winners Dumfries go through to the Scottish Twenty20 semi-final in Glasgow on the 25th.

On Saturday, APD Dumfries travel to Freuchie in National League Division 2. JMS Nunholm are at home against GU Staff in Western Union Division 2.

On Sunday Site Electrical Dumfries play Kelburne away in the Strathclyde League.

Also on Sunday Nunholm hosts the Scotland U17s in their match against Cumbria.

Hundred Club June Draw

12 07 2010

The first draw was made for the Sports Club Hundred Club last month. The introductory prize of £50 for June was won by Michael Burgess [Nbr 16].

To join the Sports Club Hundred Club you can collect an entry form from behind the bar. With monthly draws it runs from June 2010 to May 2010 for £24 a year (£2 per month). Surplus funds raised are to be donated to Dumfries Sports Club funds.