Cricket: APD Dumfries beat old rivals Penicuik

8 06 2011

Wickets for Niall on Saturday and runs on Sunday

APD Dumfries played their first league fixture at Penicuik for sixteen years on Saturday and won by five wickets in the Scottish Championship to move into third place in the league. Penicuik were put in and were bowled out for 178. Jim Patterson took three wickets and Beveridge, Niall Alexander and Maskrey took two each. Dumfries got the runs with overs to spare and five wickets down thanks to forties from Drew Dawson and Carson & Trotter Man of the Match Scott Beveridge.

Also on Saturday Site Electrical Nunholm, the Dumfries 2nd XI, beat Shawholm in a close match at Nunholm in the West SNCL Reserve League. Trefor Williams scored sixty in the Dumfries team’s total of 178 and Cameron Telfer took three wickets as the side from Poloc fell seven runs short in a dramatic finish.

Brammer Dumfries, the Sunday XI, travelled to Prestwick and eventually ‘breezed’ to a victory in the West Sunday league thanks mainly to overseas’ player Chad Breetzke. Chasing a stiff target of 204 in 40 overs, the South African, batting at three, took the game away from the opposition with a sparkling century by hitting the bad ball extremely hard. He received excellent support from fifteen-year-old Niall Alexander who hit 67 not out, his first senior fifty, to ensure the win.

That hundred did not prove to be the top score of the day by a player from Nunholm. That was achieved by eleven year old junior Chris McBride who scored his first century playing in a regional fixture between West U12s and Tayside & Fife. He scored 115 opening the batting in a 35 over match. He went one better than his brother Tom McBride who scored a fifty for Scotland U19s in their one wicket win over Scottish Universities last week.

This Saturday Dumfries are at home to Stenhousemuir and the seconds are away at Glenpark. 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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