Cricket: Geary ton keeps APD Dumfries top

6 06 2012

APD Dumfries maintained their top of the table position in the Western Premier league with their fourth victory on Saturday at Ayr when they won by six wickets thanks to an outstanding innings of one hundred and thirty not out from Josh Geary.

In the Ayr innings there was another century with opener Neil Smith scoring 105 not out. Spinner Scott Beveridge took three of the five wickets to fall including Ayr professional Thyssen who was stumped for 61 when Ayr were well positioned at 151 for 1.

Dumfries faced a total of 234 for 5 and had a bad start losing both openers inside four overs. However Tom McBride and Josh Geary then recovered the situation with a match winning 150 run partnership. McBride was caught for 51 and Joe Clarke (30no) then helped Complete Engineering Man of the Match Geary guide his side home in the second last over.

Dumfries remain the only undefeated side in the league after West of Scotland lost to Stirling and next face Uddingston at home at Benfield Park Nunholm on Saturday.

Nunholm sponsor, Colin Wallace of CWE Solutions receives his Dumfries shirt from Davie Davidson and skipper Stuart Alexander.

Meanwhile CWE Solutions Nunholm had a decisive ten wicket win against Cambusdoon, Ayr seconds at home. Davie Davidson and the Stevenson McConnel Man of the Match, Chris McCutcheon, each took three wickets in a Cambusdoon total of 93 all out. The Nunholm side took just 13 overs to finish the game with youngster Niall Alexander hitting 51no and Farries 42no.

Ayr were also the visitors in the Sunday league and it was Marcus Richardson who claimed the Web Engineering Man of the match award with the second century of the weekend ending on exactly 100 not out for an eight wicket win for Brammer Dumfries chasing an Ayr total of 181 for 9. Ben Walker and Jack Barnes took three wickets and Todd Rafferty partnered Richardson to his century with 37 not out.

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

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