Cricket: Dumfries fixtures against Ayr rain affected

28 06 2016

In the Western Premier League at Ayr, Stafforce Dumfries put in a good performance in the field as Ayr reached 212 for 7 in the first innings.

Nunholm top scorer Andy Reed hits for four

Nunholm top scorer Andy Reed hits for four

That total was reliant on an impressive innings by New Zealand international and professional Michael Papps who opened the batting and was run out on the final ball for a score of 137 out of the hundred and ninety runs scored off the bat.

The Solway Print Dumfries Man of the Day was Scott Beveridge who was the top wicket taker with four wickets. However Dumfries did not get the chance to test that score with Saturday’s localised downpours causing the second innings to be abandoned in only the fourth over.

Elsewhere, young Dumfries bat Chris McBride top scored for Durham Academy hitting 60 in their North East Premier League match on Saturday at Stockton.

In the Western Premier Reserve League at Nunholm, Dumfries 2nds totalled 159 for nine off 36 overs in a rain interrupted innings.

The Dee Slipstream Dumfries Man of the Match Andy Reed top scored with 43 for the home side, with scores in the thirties from opener Adam Elliott and from Danny Armstrong. Chamilla Nagodavithana and Gurupal Singh then took two very early wickets.

However the experienced batting pair of McCrossan and Johnstone kept Cambusdoon ahead of the required score and when more heavy rain did finally end the game they had successfully steered Cambusdoon to 122 for 2 for an eight wicket win chasing an altered target score.

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

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Dumfries played Langholm U12s on Friday evening

Junior Cricket: Langholm U12s gained revenge against Dumfries U12s on Friday with an accomplished bowling and fielding display getting the better of the home side for a seven wicket win.

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 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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