Cricket: Dumfries fixtures hit by weather

25 05 2011

Chad receives his Dumfries cap from the skipper

ADP Dumfries experienced their third “no result” in a row on Saturday when their Championship match against Edinburgh Accies at Nunholm was abandoned due to rain with Dumfries in a strong position of 208 for 1 after 35 overs. Davie Davidson was stranded twelve short of a century, on 88 not out, with Scott Beveridge close behind on 70 not out.

That left the Dumfries side’s young overseas player, Chad Breetzke, waiting as next man in for over twenty overs. May’s poor cricketing weather, unlike in April, have left him doubtful if it ever stops raining in Scotland since after arriving early in May he has yet to bat for the firsts or complete a senior game.

He comes fresh from a South African summer where he played first grade cricket and where he has represented Eastern Provinces as a batsman and keeper at each age group up to and including U19s. He worked as a cricket coach over their season and his knowledge as a South African Level 2 coach is proving an asset to the club’s development programme for juniors and seniors.

Another match abandoned, without a ball being bowled, was the Site Electrical Nunholm fixture at Partick in the West SNCL Reserve League, as was the Sunday fixture at Ayr.

This weekend APD Dumfries have two home matches, a Championship league match against SMRH on Saturday, a Scottish Cup match against Renfrew on Sunday and, weather permitting, a Murgitroyd Twenty/20 game at Selkirk on Friday evening. The seconds, Site Electrical Nunholm, travel on Saturday to play Shawholm in the West SNCL Reserve League.

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

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