Cricket: APD Dumfries beat St Boswells in Borders Twenty20 Cup

19 06 2012

APD Dumfries celebrate a wicket

APD Dumfries beat St Boswells in the Twenty20 Borders Murgitroyd Cup on Sunday. This was the only weekend outing with Saturday’s league matches victims of the rain.

The game at Benfield Park Nunholm went ahead in good conditions and Dumfries were immediately in trouble losing two wickets in eight balls for zero runs. However Chris McCutcheon and Scott Beveridge recovered with eighty runs over the next ten overs. McCutcheon took the opportunity to improvise until he was caught for 43. Chris Bellwood was Beveridge’s next partner as the latter reached his fifty with a couple of sixes despite being hampered by injury. Both were out looking for runs in the last couple of overs, Beveridge for 55 and Bellwood for 34.

St Boswells had a difficult start chasing the Dumfries total of 157 for 6 when Alan Davison snared two wickets in his second over and McCutcheon bowled another. St Lucian Mathurin was the mainstay of the St Boswells innings with 30 when a skier was caught off Goodin with the Borders side at 46 for 4 off ten overs. Young batted well for 46 not out as wickets fell at the other end but the opposition finished 37 runs short losing eight wickets for 121. Dumfries play at Gala next in the Borders semi-final. This Saturday, in the league, they play at top placed West of Scotland.

Club sponsors Elliot Graham, Jim Main and John Strong of APD try their Dumfries Cup shirts.

Dumfries tried coloured kit for the first time in a competitive match at Nunholm and appropriately Newbie sponsors APD Ltd had been at the club to receive their shirts and to mark the seventh year of their Club sponsorship. Elliott Graham from APD said “we are pleased to support a local community club like Dumfries CC and to see the firsts, APD Dumfries, challenging at the top of the Western Premier League”.

Meanwhile Tom McBride has been named in the provisional Scotland U19 squad for the U19 World Cup in Australia in August and Kirsty Strachan, and Rachel Howard, for Scotland Women’s U17s for their away matches in the ECB Championship next week. The Nunholm club’s junior coaching sessions continue on Mondays and over the summer from 6:15 to 8 at Dumfries Sports Club, contact Trefor Williams (01387 256455).

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