Cricket: Scotland call-up for Alexander

15 06 2011

Niall's bowling earns call up to Scotland U15s

On Saturday at Nunholm the Scottish Championship match between APD Dumfries and Stenhousemuir was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain. That was not the only game to suffer as only twelve overs were bowled across the whole of Scotland in the National leagues.

On Sunday Dumfries’s Niall Alexander successfully came through a Scotland trial match played at Ferguslie to be one of twelve picked for Scotland U15s. Also figuring in representative cricket was Tom McBride who played for the Western Warriors in two Twenty/20 games against the North and was also invited to turn out for the Durham Academy side against the Lancashire Academy this week.

In the West SNCL Reserve League, Site Electrical Nunholm lost a low scoring encounter at Glenpark by seven wickets on Saturday. In bowler friendly conditions Glenpark’s McIntosh took four wickets to dismiss Nunholm for just fifty eight. An opening burst from Niall Alexander reduced then to nine for two but there there were not enough runs and Glenpark finished comfortable winners.

Davidson top scored with 83 against Galloway

On Sunday, Brammer Dumfries ended up the victors in a friendly at Galloway thanks largely to a century opening stand between Robert McBride and Davie Davidson. McBride retired on fifty and Davidson scored 83 ably assisted by youngster Todd Rafferty who scored 29 not out to reach 192 for five. Despite 35 from Druce and 36 by Hulatt Galloway finished their chase on 102 for 9 with two wickets each to Dave Strachan, Matt Williams and Rafferty.

This Saturday both Dumfries sides are away. APD Dumfries play at West Lothian in the Scottish Championship and Site Electrical Dumfries, the 2nd XI, are at Renfrew. However there is a match at Nunholm on Saturday with Hillhead playing Galloway in the West Premiership. The Hillhead ground is being redeveloped this season and they are playing their ‘home’ fixtures at neutral venues.

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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