Cricket: Durham debut for youngster McBride

21 06 2016

Dumfries player Chris McBride made his debut during the week for Durham 2nd XI in their three day 2xd XI Championship match against Derbyshire.

Chris McBride (back left) pictured with Durham Academy ©Durham CCC

Chris McBride (back left) pictured with Durham Academy ©Durham CCC

The Durham side sealed a five wicket victory on the final morning with sixteen year-old McBride, batting comfortably at four, sharing in the morning partnerships to take the game away from Derbyshire. His was the last wicket to fall having helped to add some seventy runs with those partnerships to take his side to the brink of victory.

Chris, who has also made appearances for Durham U17s this season, is one of the young players this season invited into the county’s Durham Academy, used by Durham to develop their young cricketers and to help them make their mark in the county set up.

In the Western Premier League on Saturday, a crucial century third-wicket partnership involving the top scorers for league leaders Ferguslie, overseas bat Hannes Venter who hit 94 and Michael English with 47, took the game away from Dumfries at Nunholm.

The Dumfries bowlers stuck to their task, with Josh Geary taking three wickets, but were faced with a challenging final total of 244 for 7. After early wickets to Carruthers and late wickets to Ramsaroop, Dumfries could only reach 130 in reply despite a not out half-century from the Lever Photography Dumfries Man of the Match, Alan Davidson, supported by runs from Drew Dawson and Chris McCutcheon.

In the Western Premiership Reserve League, Nunholm faced a difficult target of 270 set by Ferguslie 2nds at Meikleriggs, with former Dumfries player David Sturgeon hitting a century for the home side. In the second innings Nunholm batted overs but were finally all out for sixty one for a convincing home side win. Mark Irwin with an all-round effort was the R. Barbour & Sons Man of the Match for Nunholm.

This Saturday, in the Western Premier League, Stafforce Dumfries are away at Ayr and Dumfries seconds, Nunholm, play at home at the Galloway Industrial Nunholm ground against Cambusdoon in the Western Premier Reserve League.

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Dumfries U12s at Langholm on Friday

Junior Cricket: Dumfries U12s had an enjoyable match at Langholm with wickets to Luke McBurnie and Sean Thornely-Kyle, and accurate opening bowling from Katy Anderson and Aiden Goodin helping to keep the Langholm score down to 77, for whom Brady Wilson hit the top score. Good batting from Max Corbett-Byers, James Little, and Tom Currie then saw Dumfries home in a competitive match after a good team effort.

Summer Holiday Cricket Camps are taking place at Dumfries Sports Club on Thursday mornings (9-12:30) during the holidays. These are suitable for boys and girls (P4-S2). Costs are £3 (for club members), or £5 a session, with beginners very welcome to come and have some fun with a new sport.

The Club can be contacted about these, and weekly Monday evening junior sessions, and about Senior, Women’s, and Junior cricket on, or 07799 856094. See, or find the Club on social media, Facebook(/dumfriescricketclub), or Twitter(@dumfriescricket).



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