Cricket: Trophy Final weekend for Dumfries

16 08 2011

Robert McBride in batting action for Dumfries

After a free league Saturday APD Dumfries have two big games this weekend.

On Sunday they play the final of the SCU Trophy at Stirling against East League Division 1 winners, Fauldhouse.

On Saturday they play the first of three Championship play-off matches against the other sides in the top four when they take on Poloc in Glasgow.

The final two games, against Renfrew and then West Lothian, take place next Saturday and Sunday and will decide the title winners and promotion to the Premiership.

Meanwhile Brammer Dumfries lost their West Sunday League match at Benfield Park Nunholm against Hillhead. A young Dumfries side batted first and despite an early wicket the pairing of Robert McBride and Chris Bellwood put together a fifty partnership.

They were batting productively and the score had reached 74 for 1 when the spin of Hillhead pro Sachin Chaudhary was introduced. He induced a false shot from Bellwood in his first over, out caught for 38, and a couple of overs later further dented the Dumfries innings having McBride caught behind for 35.

Thereafter it took the experienced Davie Davidson to marshal the lower order. He hit 38 before he was left stranded in a run out in the final over and Dumfries finished on 155 for 8.

Cameron Telfer claimed a wicket early on thanks to the first of two good catches standing up by keeper Lee Dunlop. However Hart was hitting the loose delivery and went on to be out just short of his fifty.

Niall Alexander bowled well as did the series of bowlers who were tried but Chaudhary was well settled and he in partnership with Bond took the Hillhead run chase past the Dumfries total in the 35th over for the loss of four wickets. Robert McBride took the home side award for Monaghan’s Jewellers Man of the Match.

West Sunday League Division 2: Sponsored by Carlisle Refrigeration Ltd
Brammer Dumfries 155 for 8 (40 overs) Hillhead 156 for 4 (35 overs)

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