Cricket: One win one loss for Dumfries

20 07 2015

In the Western Premier League on Saturday, Stafforce Recruitment Dumfries were well beaten in their away match at Ayr. Ayr totalled 257 for 5 with their South African professional Lenert Van Wyk dominating the innings with a score of 125 after Ayr were 2 wickets down for 12 runs. Opening bowler Niall Alexander took two of those five wickets, Pat Druce and Chris Bellwood took one each, and Ronan Dunbar contributed another run out.

In reply Dumfries could only muster 85 all out after early wickets fell, with Van Wyk and fellow South African Heynrych Nel each taking three wickets for the home side. The Cairndale Hotel Dumfries Man of the Match, Josh Forsyth, was the top scorer with twenty seven.

Fraser took three middle order wickets for Nunholm

Fraser took three middle order wickets for Nunholm

In the corresponding Western Premier Reserve League match, Nunholm had an equally convincing home win over Ayr 2nds, Cambusdoon. The visitors were dismissed for 80 thanks to four wickets from Chris McCutcheon and three each for Stuart Alexander and Fraser Strachan.

The Star Refrigeration Nunholm Man of the Match, James Cox, then top scored with 37. Davie Davidson was 33 not out when Cammie Telfer hit the winning boundary for an eight wicket win in the twentieth over.

Meanwhile Dumfries’s Chris McBride was the second top scorer with 87 opening the batting in Cumbria U17’s innings against their visitors, Scotland u17s, in an ECB Championship two day match which was dominated by the Cumbria side.

Holiday Junior Cricket: Dumfries Cricket Club’s Junior Coaching takes place at Dumfries Sports Club on Mondays over the holidays, 6:15-8, for boys and girls, P4 to S1. Beginners are welcome. For details contact Trefor Williams (01387 256455), or the club on dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com, 07799 856094, or see www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk, Facebook(dumfriescricketclub) or Twitter(dumfriescricket).

A Summer Holiday Cricket Camp, for boys and girls aged 7 to 12, takes place at Nunholm on 5/6th August (Wed/Thu) again with beginners welcome. For details please use the above contacts.

This Saturday in the Western Premier League, Dumfries play at home against Renfrew and Nunholm are away against Deanpark in the Reserve league.

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