Cricket: APD Dumfries lose out in initial Cup match

25 04 2013

20140420 733 Ferguslie x640On Saturday APD Dumfries lost their opening Scottish Cup group game by 38 runs against Ferguslie at Nunholm.

The visitors set a difficult total of 239 for 9 thanks to two fine innings from their Scotland U19 batsman Michael English, with an unbeaten century, and 71 from their Zimbabyan professional Kevin Dabengwa.

Amongst the Dumfries bowlers Alan Davidson finished with 3 wickets, Beveridge two, and Chris McCutcheon produced a valuable spell for just one wicket.

Lojszczyk bowling to English

Lojszczyk bowling to English

In reply Dumfries were always behind the run rate as the Ferguslie openers bowled tightly. Chris Bellwood batted well for 30 to get the side past the hundred but the side then lost wickets, ultimately losing five to young spinner Tahir.

Scott Beveridge, the John Walker and Son Dumfries Man of the Match, added some late innings hitting with 56 runs, along with Peter Lojszczyk. However he was caught attempting one more six with Dumfries all out and short of their target on 201 with just over two overs left.

With five more group games APD Dumfries play their next Scottish Cup match against Falkland at Nunholm on Saturday. The Nunholm 2nd XI play away at Galloway in the Western Cup.

During last week Tom McBride registered two scores in the thirties for Scottish Students in their three match tour against English Universities and Kirsty Strachan and Rosy Ryan turned out for a Scotland Womens XI in their win against Scottish Students in Edinburgh.

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