Cricket: APD Dumfries demolish Penicuik

8 05 2012

Five wickets for Bevo

APD Dumfries had a comprehensive victory at Penicuik in the Scottish Cup on Saturday winning by nine wickets. Dumfries’s Scott Beveridge spun his way to five wickets to dismiss Penicuik for just 78.

Pat Druce and Alan Davidson each set the ball rolling with a wicket in their first over. Then from 44 for 2 Beveridge ran through the middle order to earn his Lakeland Fluid Power Man of the Match award taking 5 for 25. Goodin and Geary each took a wicket with the latter conceding just seven runs in his eight overs.

Dumfries skipper Stuart Corbett-Byers made short work of the target hitting 38 off 24 balls before he was the only wicket to fall stumped. The winning boundary was hit by Bellwood in just the twelfth over. The side sit second to Watsonians with two wins out of three with the three remaining Cup group games played in July.

APD Dumfries start their campaign in a new look league structure on Saturday away at Greenock in an eight team Western Premier Division where Clydesdale and Uddingston who featured in last season’s top ten Scottsh sides, will start as favourites.

Meanwhile CWE Nunholm beat Galloway in the Western Cup by 127 runs at home. Nunholm totalled 209 for 4 in their forty overs with Farries top scoring with 87 not out and Chris McCutcheon hitting a rapid 47 not out to push the score past two hundred. Niall Alexander and Allan Maskrey each took three wickets, and James Cox two, to bowl Galloway out for 82. CWE Nunholm play Glenpark at home in the West Premier Reserve league on Saturday.

The Nunholm club’s junior coaching sessions run on Monday evenings from 6:15 to 8 at the Dumfries Sports Club. These are also open to non-members, boys and girls. For more details on these and senior, junior and women’s cricket contact Trefor Williams (01387 256455), email dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com, or visit www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk.

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