Cricket: McCutcheon rescues top of the table Dumfries

11 08 2010

Chris McCutcheon was Dumfries Man of the Match against Corstorphine

In National League Division 2 APD Dumfries are one win away from the league title with three games left after a close two wicket win over RH Corstorphine at Nunholm. The story of the match was an unbeaten 44 run partnership between Josh Geary and Chris McCutcheon that rescued Dumfries from 116 for 8 to pass Corstorphine’s total of 159 all out with just five balls remaining. Geary finished not out on 46, and McCutcheon on 30.

Bowling well Dumfries restricted their opponents to 159 all out. Maskrey bowled a tight opening spell for one wicket, Davidson took two and McCutcheon claimed three wickets at the end.

However Corstorphine also bowled well and Dumfries struggled, moving from 2 for 2, to 5 for 69, and then 8 for 116. That was when McCutcheon came out to join Geary and in a tense finish dominate the scoring to get a vital win for Dumfries.

Robert McBride scored his first century for Dumfries with 100no against Kelburne

In another dramatic encounter JMS Nunholm travelled to play GHK in Western Union Division 2. Exploiting the conditions GHK bowled Nunholm out for only 75. Nunholm managed to respond by having GHK five down for 16 and 36 for 8. However the final wicket eluded the side and they lost by just one wicket. Youngsters Temlett and Telfer caused the drama with four and three wickets respectively.

Site Electrical Dumfries lost a well contested match to Kelburne in the Strathclyde Sunday League by 4 wickets. Despite a maiden unbeaten century by Robert McBride and fifty one by Douglas Brotherston, Kelburne chased down the home side’s total of 218 for 4.

On Saturday in National League Division 2 APD Dumfries travel to play Weirs looking for one more win to claim the league title. JMS Nunholm are at Kingholm to play DMPS St Michaels in Western Union Division 2. On Sunday, Site Electrical Dumfries play at Ferguslie in Strathclyde Division 2.

On Friday Nunholm is the home ground for the club’s sponsors, Newbie company APD Ltd, in what promised to be a ‘keenly contested’ social match against Chapelcross.

Next week, on Tuesday, a Dumfries XI play the RCP, the Refugee Cricket Project, a team based in London and composed predominantly of young Afghan refugees and supported by the cricket charity, Cricket for Change (www.cricketforchange.org.uk). They are on a tour of Scotland which includes watching Afghanistan play Scotland at Ayr where the two sides compete in a four day match and two one day internationals. Dumfries have been added to their first year of fixtures which have included games against the MCC, Surrey club sides and Eton.

And good luck to Niall Alexander and Chris McBride who are in Edinburgh this week playing for the Western Junior Academy in the U14 festival of matches against the other regional Academy sides.

The current National League table for Division 2 is shown below.

SNCL Second Division 2010

Standings: 
 

Team Played Won Tied Lost BPL PP Pts % AGE NRR
APD Dumfries 13 12 0 1 0 0 120 92.31 17.57
MacTaggart & Mickel Renfrew 13 9 0 4 4 3 91 70.00 2.65
Ferguslie 14 9 0 5 2 2 90 64.29 9.51
West Lothian 13 8 0 5 2 0 82 63.08 14.58
S.M.R.H. 14 8 0 6 2 0 82 58.57 0.04
Freuchie 13 5 0 8 10 0 60 46.15 -4.46
RH Corstorphine 14 5 0 9 10 0 60 42.86 1.13
Weirs 13 4 0 9 2 2 40 30.77 -16.01
Imans Edinburgh 14 4 0 10 2 3 39 27.86 -11.25
Kelburne 13 3 0 10 2 2 30 23.08 -13.85
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