Cricket: Season opening win for APD Dumfries

16 04 2013

Peter opens the bowling for Dumfries

Peter opens the bowling for Dumfries

In the season’s opening game on Saturday APD Dumfries had a close win in their friendly against Ferguslie at Benfield Park Nunholm.

Ferguslie reached 167 with two wickets apiece for Druce, Lojszczyk and Brockwell. Dumfries passed that for eight wickets with fifty from Chris Bellwood and sixty not out by skipper Scott Beveridge.

Ferguslie passed fifty for one down but Beveridge then executed an outstanding run-out and Niall Alexander removed English for 31.

Stafford proved the top scorer (53) and became the ninth wicket to fall. Beveridge removed the Zimbabwean professional Dabengwa and at 134 for 5 with ten overs left, Chris Brockwell bowled well in the power play taking two wickets. Newly arrived from Australian, opening bowler Peter Lojszczyk completed a good outing in unfamiliar conditions to take two wickets as Ferguslie ended 167 all out.

Bevo hits out for his 60no

Bevo hits out for his 60no

Chris Bellwood dominated the scoring in the Dumfries innings, at one point hitting six boundaries in not many more balls. However when he was stumped for 50 it was 105 for 5 and it required Beveridge to see the side home with 60 not out as three more wickets fell.

Skipper Beveridge commented “we were a bit rusty with catches dropped and wickets given away but everyone bowled well and we should be ready to take Ferguslie on again in the Scottish Cup at Nunholm this Saturday”. The Carlisle Refrigeration Dumfries Man of the Match on the day was Chris Bellwood for his all-round contribution. Also on Saturday the Nunholm seconds are at Meikleriggs in the Western Cup.

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