Cricket: Beveridge 5-for takes Dumfries to RHC win

26 04 2016

In their final pre-league friendly on Saturday, Stafforce Dumfries convincingly beat Edinburgh side Royal High Corstorphine at home at Nunholm Road.

Bevo took five wickets for Stafforce Dumfries

Bevo took five wickets for Stafforce Dumfries

Dumfries set a total of 217 for 9 thanks to exactly 50 from Josh Geary and 32 by Stuart Corbett-Byers. It also required a rapid 47 by Drew Dawson to push the score past 200 in the closing overs.

An early direct hit run-out by Dawson set RHC back in their innings and then they were unable to cope with the spin of the Park Gate Dumfries Man of the Match, Scott Beveridge, who went on to take five wickets for just eleven runs.

Chris McCutcheon also took three as the away side slumped to 79 all out. The JKC Engineering Champagne Moment for Dumfries was an excellent nonchalant catch by Geary at midwicket to a full bloodied pull shot by an incredulous batsman.

However the RHC weekend tour continued on the Sunday with a win over Nunholm, Dumfries 2nds. This time RHC hit 199 for 9 in 40 overs with two wickets each to Aidan Collingwood and Jerry Goodin, who also took the Hole in the Wa’ Champagne Moment for his first ball wicket.

Nunholm lost wickets early and were adrift of the run rate as the Jardine`s Funeral Directors Dumfries Man of the Match, Andy Reed, scored 37 and Campbell Potts hit 24 to reach a final total of 126 all out.

Elsewhere Dumfries sixteen year old Chris McBride started well for the Durham County Academy in the North East Premier league hitting their top score of 62 albeit in a defeat for a young Academy side. On Saturday the Academy play at the county ground, Emirates Durham.

This Saturday Dumfries are away at Uddingston in their first Western Premier league match and Nunholm are at home against Bothwell in the Reserve league. On Sunday, at Nunholm Road, Dumfries play Stenhousemuir in the Western Union Cup.




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