Cricket: APD Dumfries fall short in Championship opener

4 05 2011

APD Dumfries team at Falkland

APD Dumfries lost out in an exciting finish in their opening Scottish Championship match away at Falkland on Saturday.

Jerry Goodin took four wickets to restrict Falkland to 184 all out with Sri Lankan Cooray hitting 85 but despite 36 from Davie Davidson Dumfries fell short by thirteen runs and with two overs still left.

Goodin took 4 wickets

The performance with the ball and in the field was what was required but the batting after the initial overs made heavy weather of chasing a gettable target.

This Saturday APD Dumfries are at home to Ferguslie in the league and are also at Nunholm on Sunday for a Scottish Cup match against fellow Championship side Renfrew.

Dumfries 2nd XI, Site Electrical Nunholm, were beaten by Whitehaugh in the West SNCL Reserve League on Saturday losing by 62 runs.

Thompson top scored for Nunholm

Youngsters Douglas Brotherston and Owen Thompson took 4 wickets and scored 30 respectively but their efforts couldn’t prevent the consequences of a batting collapse after a good bowling performance kept Whitehaugh down to 128 all out.

On Sunday it was a rearguard action that produced a win for Brammer Dumfries against Glasgow Accies in West Sunday League Division 2. It was a victory which was unlikely when Dumfries were 135 for 6 and 180 for 8 chasing 218 but a match winning ninth wicket partnership between Niall Alexander and Adam Lawrie took the side to victory.

Dumfries juniors started their matches at the weekend with a Friday friendly against Midweek side, Shipwrecks and an U13 Scottish Cup match against Gala. Both resulted in losses but notable individual performances including those from McBride and Strachan meant the players got the feel of bat on ball for the new season.

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 .

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