Cricket: Dunbar fifty sets up Nunholm win

14 06 2016

In the Western Premier Reserve League, Nunholm, Dumfries seconds, fought hard for a well earned win against Drumpellier seconds at Langloan.

Ronan Dunbar hit his maiden fifty for Nunholm

Ronan Dunbar hit his maiden fifty for Nunholm

Young batsman Ronan Dunbar transformed the match for Nunholm with his maiden fifty and a near seventy run last wicket partnership with Stuart Alexander to take the Dumfries side to 146 all out. Jerry Goodin earlier in the innings had also added 25 and Alexander finished with 19 not out.

Then with fortunes swinging between the two sides during the second innings, Jerry Goodin was instrumental in Nunholm securing an exciting 20 run win with his leg-spin taking 6 wickets for just 14 runs. Despite that bowling performance the Keg Shed Dumfries Man of the Match award went to Ronan Dunbar for his decisive score of 56 which made the win possible.

In the Western Premier League, Stafforce Dumfries lost their home fixture against Drumpellier as they fell twenty five runs short batting second. The Lakeland Fluid Power Dumfries Man of the Match, Chris McCutcheon, bowled a good tight spell which included two wickets. All the Dumfries bowlers took wickets to bring the visitors to 89 for 8 but some important boundary hitting by Sajjad pushed the score past the hundred to a final 114 all out.

In reply Dumfries were looking comfortable at thirty for no loss but a series of edges which were well held put the side in trouble as Jordan Pryde took four wickets for Drumpellier. The innings then never recovered with the home side finishing on 89 all out for the Drumpellier win.

Dumfries’s opening bowler, Niall Alexander, also featured for the Western Warriors in their six wicket win over the Highlanders in the Cricket Scotland T20 Blitz regional competition in Dundee last week.

This Saturday, in the Western Premier League, Stafforce Dumfries take on league leaders Ferguslie at home at the Galloway Industrial Nunholm ground. Dumfries seconds, Nunholm, play away at Meikleriggs in the Western Premier Reserve League.

Dumfries played Galloway u12s on Friday

Dumfries played Galloway u12s on Friday

Junior Cricket: Dumfries U12s won, just, an exciting last ball thriller against Galloway U12s at Nunholm on Friday and the U10s lost out in their enjoyable Kwik Cricket encounter at Langholm on Sunday. Junior cricket coaching for boys and girls of P4-S1 ages, takes place on Mondays at 6:15-8pm at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm Road, with a free taster session provided.

After School Primary Cricket also takes place at the club on Thursday afternoons (4-5pm). New starters are encouraged to come along. The Club can be contacted about these, and other, sessions and 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).

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