Cricket: Dumfries through to Trophy Final

3 08 2011

Beveridge took ten weekend wickets for Dumfries

APD Dumfries remain in contention in three competitions after registering a win over Kelburne in the Scottish Championship to go second and beating Prestwick to reach the SCU Trophy final last weekend.

This Sunday the side play in the Scottish Twenty20 Finals day against Carlton in the semi-finals after winning the Borders final.

However skipper Stuart-Corbett-Byers is focussed on the league match at Freuchie on Saturday, “our main focus is definitely the league, but it’s pretty exciting to have two pieces of cup silverware still in our sights too.”

On Saturday APD Dumfries fought back against Kelburne for a 49 run win in a low scoring encounter at Benfield Park Nunholm. After losing four wickets early, Dumfries only totalled 117 thanks to a fighting fifty from Thomson and Jardine Man of the Match, Robert McBride. Kelburne then collapsed from forty for two to be all out out for 88. Left arm spinner Scott Beveridge did the damage taking six wickets for just 22 for his best bowling figures for Dumfries.

Dumfries celebrate taking the winning Kelburne wicket

On Sunday the side convincingly won their SCU Trophy semi-final against Prestwick also at Nunholm. Prestwick were dismissed for 93 with Scott Beveridge again in the wickets taking 4 for 9, and Jim Patterson and Chris McCutcheon each taking three wickets. Beveridge also scored 44 not out in the reply as Dumfries won by 8 wickets in the 20th over to deservedly share the Star Refrigeration Man of the Match award with Jim Patterson in a productive weekend for the left hander.

This Saturday Site Electrical Nunholm are away at Langloan on Saturday in the West SNCL Reserve League and the Sunday side, Brammer Dumfries, are at home against GU Staff. The club at Nunholm is always keen to welcome players; senior, junior, women and girls. For details contact Trefor Williams on 01387 256455 or see http://www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk.

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