Cricket: APD Dumfries lose to Uddingston

13 06 2012

In the Western Premier League on Saturday APD Dumfries lost their unbeaten record to Uddingston at Benfield Park Nunholm when they were unable to chase a revised target of 182 to win off 40 overs.

Dumfries had a good start taking three Uddingston wickets for just five runs with Chris McCutcheon dismissing both openers in his first over and Drew Dawson taking a brilliant diving catch at cover. However the Uddingston Sri Lankan professional Priyadashrana set a target with his fine innings of 80 and Uddingston finished on 189 for 9.

Dumfries then lost their top order cheaply with Scotland player Calum McLeod taking four wickets and it required 51 not out by Davie Davidson for Dumfries to reach 157 for 7 some twenty five runs short. Dumfries now lie second to West of Scotland with each having four wins but with the Glasgow side ahead with extra bonus points. Davidson took the Roger Lever Photography Dumfries Man of the Match award for his fighting innings.

In the CWE Nunholm fixture away against Uddingston 2nds, Bothwell, Nunholm won by 83 runs after a fine team batting effort reached 244 for 8 with Kingmoor Training Man of the Match Farries top scoring with 60. Bothwell were all out for 161 in reply. Niall Alexander and Allan Maskrey were unlucky not to claim more early wickets and young Chris McBride took four wickets with his leg spin. The Nunholm side also sit second due to bonus points in the Western Premier Reserve League.

Mat was Man of the Match v GU Staff

In the Sunday league at Nunholm, Brammer Dumfries came a distinct second to Glasgow University Staff. It took a partnership from Dave Strachan (39) and Glasgow Uni (Crichton) Man of the Match Mat Williams (41) to recover from 70 for 6 to 161 all out.

Jack Barnes took two wickets to dent the opposition progression to a seven wicket win reached in the closing overs.

Junior cricket: The Nunholm club’s Monday junior coaching sessions run 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 www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk.

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