Cricket: Dumfries dominate local derby

26 04 2015

Local rivals Stafforce Dumfries and St Michaels engaged in pre-season battle for the first time in many years on Saturday. Stafforce Dumfries took advantage of the winning the toss and put themselves into bat for the 50 over match.

Youngster Chris McBride and stalwart Stuart Corbett-Byers opened the innings strongly putting on 67 runs, before McBride was bowled for 39 by Chris Brockwell. Corbett-Byers was joined at the wicket by Chris Bellwood and together they put on an additional 60 runs which saw Corbett-Byers reach 50 before he was also bowled by Brockwell.

Josh hit his maiden century for Dumfries. Images Courtesy of SVZPHOTOGRAPHYUK.COM

Josh hit his maiden century for Dumfries. Images Courtesy of SVZPHOTOGRAPHYUK.COM

The partnerships continued with Australian amateur Josh Forsyth coming to the crease and batting through the rest of the innings. He finished with 104 not from just 65 balls leaving St Michaels with a challenging chase and the final total of 337 for 6 wickets.

The second innings was also challenging for St Michaels with the first 6 wickets falling for 32 runs with 4 wickets to Alan Davidson and 2 to Patrick Druce. St Michaels newcomer Australian Adam Cooper then arrived at the crease and dug in with an impressive 46 runs as wickets fell around him.

St Michaels were eventually bowled out for 105 after 30 overs. There was plenty of local support with the Dumfries Second XI Nunholm Team in attendance as match day sponsors and a great night was had by all.

Next week sees the start of the Western District Premiership Division with Stafforce Dumfries at home to Tunnocks Uddingston and Nunholm away to Bothwell.

There’s a great vibe within the club with plenty of returning and new players to the game.

If you are passionate about cricket and keen to get involved with one of Scotland’s premier teams and play on a beautiful ground with excellent training facilities we have all standards available from junior and midweek teams to Saturday and Sunday XI’s.

We are also on the lookout for a crucial member to our team and have a paid position available for team scorer. Contact us via Facebook (Dumfries Cricket Club) or call fixtures manager Mark Irwin on 07868772953.

Match Scorecard: Friendly
Stafforce Dumfries beat St Michaels by 232 runs. Home at Nunholm
Stafforce Dumfries 337/6 (50 overs)
J Forsyth 104no, S Corbett-Byers 50, C McBride 39
St Michaels 105 all out (30 overs)
A Davidson 4 wickets, P Druce 2 wickets, S Corbett-Byers 2 wickets
Dumfries Man of the Match: J Forsyth

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