Cricket: Stafforce Dumfries in last over win at Kelburne

26 07 2016

In the Western Premier League on Saturday, Stafforce Dumfries were involved in another exciting last over finish in their five wicket win at Kelburne. In the first innings Kelburne kept going from a position of 84 for 6 wickets to reach a final total of 161 all out. Opening bowler Niall Alexander took four wickets with three from Josh Geary and two to spinner Jerry Goodin.

Top scorer Josh Geary hits out in the Dumfries Cup win over GHK

Top scorer Josh Geary hits out in the Dumfries Cup win over GHK

In reply Dumfries had two important partnerships between Josh Geary and Alan Davidson and then Connor Jones. After contributions from skipper Robert McBride and Marcus Richardson, Geary and Davidson shared a sixty run partnership from 63 for 3 before Davidson fell for 27. Then Jones joined Geary in a sixth wicket partnership and they took Dumfries to needing two runs off the final over. Jones hit the winning runs with two balls left to finish on 20 not out and the Cairndale Dumfries Man of the Match, Josh Geary, was unbeaten with a match winning score of 60 not out.

In the Western Premier Reserve League, Dumfries 2nds, Nunholm, faced a big total at home as Whitehaugh scored 313 for 8 wickets, of which Dave Strachan took three wickets and Andy Reed two. Then the ETP Electrical Nunholm Man of Match Cammie Telfer batted well for a top score of 74 as Nunholm reached a final total of 172 all out for a win to the visitors.

In the Western Union Cup on Sunday, Dumfries beat GHK at home at Nunholm in a rain reduced match to reach the semi-final. Dumfries scored 182 for 3 off 30 overs with a classy innings of 55 from the D&G Fire Protection Dumfries Man of the Match, Chris McBride and 69 not out by Josh Geary. GHK finished short in a revised run chase in reaching 121 for 5 chasing 140 in 20 overs.  Chris McCutcheon and Connor Jones each took two wickets.

Chris McBride was also in action during the week contributing runs for Durham U17s in their drawn 3-day match against Lancashire and in the Durham Academy win on Saturday in the North-East Premier league.

This Saturday, in the Western Premier League, Stafforce Dumfries are at home at the Galloway Industrial Nunholm ground against East Kilbride and Dumfries seconds, Nunholm are away at Torrance House in the Western Premier Reserve League.
On Sunday afternoon Dumfries play Aberdeenshire in the Scottish Murgitroyd T20 semi-final at Shawholm in Glasgow. Dumfries Women play Stirling in the Scottish Cup this weekend and Nunholm is the venue for Scotland U15s in their ECB County Cup match against Derbyshire.

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