Cricket: Dumfries Women competitive at Peebles

27 11 2012

Holders Dumfries Women took third place at the Cricket Scotland Womens indoor 6-a-side tournament at Peebles on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Edinburgh University in their play-off match.

The side  won both their group games with Ally McCubbin hitting a crucial six in a close one wicket win over St Boswells and Kirsty Strachan top scoring with a not out fifty, including a remarkable five sixes in one over, to defeat Edinburgh Ladies.

In the semi-final the side lost with two balls and two wickets left as eventual tournament winners Galloway successfully passed a challenging total of 56. The team then produced their best performance with a five wicket win against Edinburgh University chasing down a target of 41 in just two overs.

Kirsty Strachan was Dumfries’s top scorer with over a hundred runs for one dismissal and she and Rachel Howard and Rosy Ryan bowled well handling the opening overs. Captain Sue Strachan chipped in with three wickets, including being on a hat-trick, and debutant youngster Kelsey Patterson starred taking two wickets, both bowled.

The Parkdale Garage Dumfries Player of the Tournament was Rosy Ryan as top wicket taker with a wicket in each of her four overs plus hitting 72 runs opening the batting with Strachan. However, each of the players showed their improvement in an enjoyable tournament which was played at an increasingly higher standard.

The Nunholm club’s Womens and Girls sessions resume indoors this Sunday with soft-ball cricket at Max High Sports Hall from 11:30 to 13:00 with newcomers to the sport encouraged to come along. Contact dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com for details, or see www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk.

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