Cricket: Dumfries win 2011 SCU Trophy

23 08 2011

APD Dumfries won the SCU Trophy for the first time at Stirling on Sunday when they had a convincing 74 run victory in the cup final against Fauldhouse.

Dumfries were put in and were in the strong position of 105 for 1 at the half way stage thanks to stands between Tom McBride and Drew Dawson (29) and Scott Beveridge (22). Dumfries then accelerated aided by a rapid 27 from skipper Stuart Corbett-Byers and an assured 50 not out by Chad Breetzke. The Nunholm side finished on a challenging 243 for 7 with opener Tom McBride the side’s top scorer with 78.

APD Dumfries - SCU Trophy Winners 2011

In response Fauldhouse were in difficulties at 77 for 5 as first Breetzke then McCutcheon, Paterson and Robert McBride each took key wickets. They mounted a recovery with an onslaught of seven sixes but McBride had Sandu caught by Davidson for 39 to stem the tide and they were all out after 40 overs for a total of 169. Robert McBride finished with three wickets and Scott Beveridge and Breetzke each took two.

APD Dumfries also won their play-off Championship match at third placed Poloc on Saturday by six wickets to maintain their challenge for the league title. Batting first Poloc were reduced to 29 for 4 with Chad Breetzke taking all four wickets. However the innings recovered into the 130s and it was Alan Davidson with 4 wickets and Breetzke with his fifth that kept the final total to 188.

In reply a century stand for the fourth wicket between the Molpant Man of the Match, Breetzke, who scored 57 not out, and skipper Stuart Corbett-Byers with 54 took the Dumfries side to victory and stay in second place with two matches left. The side are away to fourth placed Renfrew on Saturday and at home against leaders West Lothian on Sunday in a possible title decider.

Also on Sunday Brammer Dumfries came out on top against Clydesdale by 81 runs at home in West Sunday League Division 2. The youthful Dumfries numbers 3 to 5 of Todd Rafferty (44), Owen Thomson (46) and Adam Elliott (50) set up a total of 207 for 6 in the 40 overs. It took second change Mat Williams, who took three of the top four wickets, to settle the course of the reply which finally ended well short on 126 for 8.

SCU Trophy Final: APD Dumfries beat Fauldhouse by 74 runs at Stirling
APD Dumfries 243 for 7 (50 overs)
T McBride 78, C Breetzke 50no
Fauldhouse 169 all out (40 overs)
R Sandhu 39, R McBride 3-42, C Breetkze 2-16, S Beveridge 2-30

[Final Photos] [Final Scorecard]

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