Cricket: Dumfries in 1 run win at Penrith

12 04 2015

Stafforce Dumfries began the season with a confident performance against a highly regarded Penrith side defeating them by 1 run on Saturday. Chris Bellwood shone with the bat in the 40 over match finishing on 99 not out and was supported by a solid performance from Alan Davidson with 47.

Chris on his way to 99 not out at Penrith

Chris on his way to 99 not out at Penrith

After finishing with 213, Penrith were put into bat and were tied down for the first 12 overs by Niall Alexander and Alan Davidson who each took a wicket to leave Penrith at 2 for 28 after 10.

The remaining Penrith wickets were shared between Chris McBride,Scott Beveridge and Aussie Josh Forsyth. Penrith battled through but lost wickets at regular intervals and were all out after scoring 22 from the final over to fall short of the target by just 1 run.

Dumfries nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory but overall a deserved win for the Nunholm outfit.

Match Scoreboard: Friendly
Stafforce Dumfries 213 for 6 (40 overs) C Bellwood 99no, A Davidson 47
Penrith 212 all out (40 overs)
Dumfries Man of the Match : C Bellwood

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