Cricket: New Club Coach at Dumfries

20 04 2011

New Dumfries CC Coach, Marc Brown, shows how.

In a first for Dumfries Cricket Club a Club Coach has been appointed at Nunholm. He is Marc Brown an experienced cricket coach from Cumbria and he will be a regular visitor to Nunholm over the coming months in between his coaching work for the Cumbria Cricket Board.

A batsman for Cumberland in the ECB Minor Counties competition he has spent the winter working as a coach in Victoria, Australia and playing grade cricket in Melbourne. Club Captain Stuart Corbett-Byers said “he has been down at Nunholm already taking sessions and his input is a definite asset for the club”.

His remit extends from training the senior teams through to delivering sessions for the club’s age group junior sides and also to help to develop girls and womens’ cricket at the club. In addition he is delivering a series of sessions at Dumfries High School to support and develop the school team which reformed last year. This is in parallel to visits by coaches from the club to local primary schools.

The Dumfries Club Coach position is supported by Cricket Scotland and Club Chairman, Rory Fergusson noted “we are grateful for the support from Cricket Scotland and we were pleased that our application met with their criteria for whole club development “.

The club welcomes new senior and junior players. Senior training takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays and junior coaching is on Monday evenings. For details contact Trefor Williams on 01387 256455 or see www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk .

First Matches of 2011

Andrew Batty hits out in the winning partnership

On Saturday APD Dumfries started the new cricket season off with a win in their friendly at Nunholm.

Davie Davidson acknowledges his fifty

Chasing a Ferguslie total of 171 for 5 off 40 overs they eased past that with the loss of three wickets thanks to a not out 50 from Brammer Man of the Match Davie Davidson, 40 from Tom McBride and 26 from Andrew Batty.

It was a contrasting tale of the top fours on Sunday when APD Dumfries travelled to play Premier League side Uddingston in another friendly.

Alexander took 4 wkts at Uddingston

The top four of Uddingston scored a hundred and eighty between them as they reached 231 for 9. The Dumfries top order had a difficult day and after being 14 for 4 the side only reached 114 with Robert McBride top scoring with 35.

The bright note for the Nunholm side was the four wickets taken by 15 year old Niall Alexander who was the side’s Southwest Insulation Man of the Match.

Both he and Dumfries CC’s Chris McBride have been selected for the West Development team at Clydesdale this weekend.

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