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.

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