Cricket: One Dumfries win, one loss against Prestwick

17 05 2016

On Saturday, Stafforce Dumfries lost their away Western Premier League fixture at Prestwick by five wickets. Dumfries posted a below par total of 125 after a difficult start for the side resulted in early wickets. A valiant partnership between Niall Alexander and Davie Davidson and then with Chris McCutcheon took the score past the hundred. The Building Tec Dumfries Man of the Match Davidson scored 39 and Alexander 34 not out.

However an adventurous innings of 73 not out by Prestwick opener Rafiq then wrested the game away from Dumfries. That was despite a spirited effort by Chris McCutcheon which brought him three wickets in a disciplined bowling spell.

Nunholm skipper Cammie Telfer led the way with a rapid fifty.

Nunholm skipper Cammie Telfer led the way with a rapid fifty.

At home at the Galloway Industrial Nunholm ground, Dumfries seconds, Nunholm, won their home fixture against Prestwick seconds by 139 runs In the Western Premier Reserve League. Nunholm reached 200 thanks to scores of exactly fifty from Connor Jones and skipper Cammie Telfer, and 34 by opener Adam Elliott.

Opening bowlers Stuart Alexander and Jones, the Solway Insulation Man of the Match, then inflicted early damage with two wickets each. Spinner Jerry Goodin followed that with three wickets for not very many, and Telfer added a direct hit run out, as the visitors were finally dismissed for a total of 61 for a home side victory.

On Sunday, at home in the Scottish Cup, the Dumfries batting woes lingered as a six wicket Man of the Match performance by Glenrothes opening quick bowler Akbar skittled the side for just fifty. From there it was a straightforward victory for the visitors from the Eastern Premiership.

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

This Saturday, Dumfries play Kelburne at home in the Western Premier League, and Nunholm play away at Whitehaugh in the Reserve League.



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