Cricket: Big win for Dumfries in first Western Premier league match

3 05 2016

Stafforce Dumfries started their league season with a resounding win at Uddingston in the Western Premier League on Saturday.

Chris hit 94 for Stafforce Dumfries

Chris hit 94 for Stafforce Dumfries

Batting first the Dumfries side posted a big score of 277 for 4. Scott Beveridge and Chris Bellwood set up the total with a match defining 163 run second wicket partnership. Both fell just short of a century with Beveridge scoring 98 and Bellwood 94 when chasing late innings runs, and Stuart Corbett-Byers contributed 35 not out.

Alan Davidson then demolished the Uddingston batting line-up when he came on to bowl. He took 6 wickets for 16 in an ‘unplayable’ spell of seam bowling. Josh Geary and Scott Beveridge each also took two wickets as Uddingston ended on 127 all out for a convincing 150 run Dumfries win.

Alan took 6 wickets for 16 runs

Alan took 6 wickets for 16 runs

In a match of notable performances, Scott Beveridge edged the Carlisle Refrigeration Man of the Match award but the Dumfries Tool Room Champagne Moment was Alan Davidson’s sixth and final wicket, caught one handed by Beveridge, to cap a good bowling and fielding performance.

In the Western Premier Reserve League, Dumfries 2nds, Nunholm, lost to Bothwell at home. The visitors scored 217 all out with Connor Jones taking four of the wickets to fall. Then, despite the Farries,Kirk & McVean Man of the Match, Jones, being the last man out for 56, Nunholm fell short with 150 in reply with James Cox also scoring 25.

Sixteen year-old Chris McBride made his debut appearance at the Durham County ground, Emirates Durham, when playing for Durham Academy on Saturday. For the second week he top scored for the side, this time opening with 28, in an unsuccessful run chase after having taken a wicket in the first innings.

The Club’s outdoor junior cricket sessions, for boy and girls of P4-S1 ages, take place on Mondays at 6:15-8pm at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm Road, with new starters welcome to attend a free taster session. The Club can be contacted about Senior, Women’s, and Junior cricket on dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com, or 07799 856094. See www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk, or find the Club on social media, Facebook(/dumfriescricketclub), or Twitter(@dumfriescricket).

This Saturday Dumfries play last year’s league winners Clydesdale in a tough match at home in the Western Premier, starting at 12, and Nunholm play at Titwood. On Sunday at Nunholm Road, Dumfries play Stenhousemuir in a rescheduled Western Union Cup match.

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