Cricket: Dumfries take the wickets but lack the runs

20 05 2014
Scott Beveridge took three wickets bowling for the Reivers

Scott Beveridge took 3 wickets bowling for the Reivers

Dumfries players Scott Beveridge and Niall Alexander were in the Netherlands on Sunday and Monday with the Scottish Reivers.

There the side lost out to the Dutch Seafarers in the North Sea Pro Series.

The pair played together in the 50 over game with Captain Beveridge taking three quick wickets to stem the Seafarers start and he also hit a rapid 26 in the Twenty20 encounter.

The Reivers are in Dumfries at Nunholm in just over a week’s time (Mon 2/Tue 3 June) for two matches at Nunholm against the Scottish Highlanders.

On Saturday Stafforce Dumfries lost their league encounter at East Kilbride in the Western Premier league by seven runs in a match affected by weather interruptions. In the first innings East Kilbride were bowled out for 148 with APD Dumfries Man of the Match Niall Alexander taking four wickets. When Dumfries batted a rain interruption reduced the innings to twenty overs and a revised target of 96 which meant 75 runs were needed in the last ten overs when they restarted. Scott Beveridge was crucially run out for 43 and Dumfries finished short on 88 for 8.

Eco-Genics Nunholm won their home match against East Kilbride seconds by 146 runs in the Western Reserve league. Campbell Potts hit 50 for Nunholm in their substantial total of 259 for 6. Walker and Sharpe Man of the Match Jerry Goodin took three wickets as the East Kilbride side were then dismissed for 113 in reply.

Chris hit 34 on Saturday, and a century on Sunday

Chris hit 34 on Saturday, and a century on Sunday

Chris McBride scored 34 batting at three for Nunholm on Saturday and hit a century on Sunday for Cumbria U15s against Yorkshire U15b reaching his century when he hit the winning runs.

Ball dominated bat in the Scottish Cup tie at Poloc on Sunday. Opening bowlers Peter Lojszczyk, with three wickets, and GS Plumbing Man of the Match Alan Davidson, with six wickets, restricted Poloc to 77 all out. However the same fate befell Dumfries. Five wickets fell rapidly and only Chris Brockwell kept Dumfries in the game until he was run out for 25 for the side to slump to 55 all out.

Junior coaching sessions are in progress at Dumfries Cricket Club for the summer on Mondays, 6:15-8, for boys and girls, suitable for ages 8 to S2. For details contact Trefor Williams on 01387 256455, or the club on dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com or 07799 856094, see www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk , or come along to Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm on the night.

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