Notice of the Club Annual General Meeting

18 11 2016

DUMFRIES SPORTS CLUB (NUNHOLM) A G M

MONDAY 12 DECEMBER 2016 at 18:30 HOURS

To be held in the Sports Club

The AGM is an important constitutional gathering for the members of Dumfries Sports Club to hear about the progress of the Club, recent and ongoing development of facilities and the many achievements of the various sections and their members during the past year. The meeting also provides a forum for members to put forward their ideas for the future of the Club.

A minimum of 15 voting members are required to conduct the AGM. Please note, Junior and temporary members are not eligible to vote.

Voting members may make written resolutions and suggestions for consideration at the AGM but these must be received by the Club Secretary at the Club address before Monday, 5th December 2016.





Women Only Charity Fun Sports Day – Sunday Sep 4th

23 08 2016

Dumfries Sports Club at Nunholm is holding a women only sports day in aid of the local charity Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport. It takes place on Sunday, the 4th of Sep starting at 11am.

Amanda and Rosy ready for some fun at the Women’s Charity Sports Day

Amanda and Rosy ready for some fun at the Women’s Charity Sports Day

Individuals and teams of 5 people upwards are invited to join in. Amanda Creedon-Bass from the Sports Club said “The emphasis is on a fun few hours of activities which will give an opportunity to have a go at a variety of sports; netball, football, tennis, cricket, and hockey plus an obstacle course with prizes for the winning team and as importantly the best-dressed team. No experience is necessary, just bring your trainers and your friends.”

Sandra Proudfoot, Head of Delegation for the Special Olympics Team, said on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport that “it is great that the club are supporting us as a charity. We hope that the inspiration of the Rio Olympics and Team GB will inspire a few people to have a go and try some new activities. Appropriately the inspiration of the Paralympics for those we help will be starting in Rio the following Wednesday”.

Entries to the “Trainers On” event can be made by emailing dumfriessrc@gmail.com and sending in an entry fee of £30 per team, with proceeds destined for D&G Disability Sport.

An entry form can be downloaded here
2016 4th Sep – Heels Off Trainers On Entry Form

More information can be found online at www.dumfriessrc.club .

2016 Sep Womens Sports Day poster - web





Cricket: Dumfries lose out in Scottish Twenty20 Semi

1 08 2016

Dumfries played Aberdeenshire in the Murgitroyd Scottish T20 Semi-final in Glasgow on Sunday.

Robert McBride top scored for Dumfries in the Scottish T20 Semi-final ©Cricket Europe

Robert McBride top scored for Dumfries in the Scottish T20 Semi-final ©Cricket Europe

The Dumfries side were put in to bat and contributions round the team from Scott Beveridge, Robert McBride and lower down the order from Davidson, Alexander, Jones and McCutcheon took Dumfries to a total of 102 in the twenty overs.

Two early wickets then fell to Goodin and the Walker and Sharpe Dumfries Man of the Match Beveridge but a top score of 39 from Tomlinson helped Aberdeenshire reach the winning total in the penultimate over for the loss of five wickets. Aberdeenshire in turn lost out to the tournament winners, Edinburgh side Grange, in the subsequent final.

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Scotland u15s bowling v Derbyshire u15s at Nunholm

Also on Sunday, Dumfries Cricket Club hosted Scotland U15s in their ECB County Cup match against the match victors Derbyshire u15s who reached their cup competition semi-final.

On Saturday in the Western Premier League, Stafforce Dumfries were beaten in their home fixture against East Kilbride. East Kilbride recovered from 57 for 4 thanks to a score of 79 from number six bat Ross Lyons to reach 218 for 9. Scott Beveridge took four wickets for Dumfries and the Andrew Dawson Horticultural Services Man of the Match award. Dumfries were well placed on 82 for 2 in reply but Lyons had a further impact with three wickets and fellow spinner Moneeb Iqbal took four as Dumfries slumped to 109 all out.

In the Western Premier Reserve League, Nunholm had an eight wicket win at Torrance House. Nunholm dismissed the home side for 115 with Jerry Goodin taking three wickets, and Trevor Newport and Drew Dawson two each. Then Goodin and Dawson had an unbeaten ninety run third wicket partnership with the Solway Insulation Dumfries Man of the Match Dawson finishing on 56 not out.

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The Dumfries Women’s side at Stirling

In the Scottish Cup, Dumfries Women lost at Stirling after reaching a total of 54 with Sue Strachan top scoring with 22. Then the home side readily chased down the target as opener and Scotland bat Lorna Jack found the boundary.

This Saturday, Stafforce Dumfries play Stenhousemuir at home in the Western Premier League and Dumfries 2nds, Nunholm, travel to play Stenhousemuir 2nds in the Premier Reserve League.

A Summer Holiday Junior Cricket Camp takes place at Dumfries Sports Club at Nunholm on Thursday the 11th Aug (9-12:30). Suitable for boys and girls (P4-S2) the cost is £3 (for club members), or £5 a session, with beginners very welcome to come and try a different sport here or at a weekly Monday evening junior session.

The Club can be contacted about these sessions and about Senior, Women’s, and Junior cricket via dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com, or 07799 856094. See www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk, or find the Club on social media, facebook.com/dumfriescricketclub, or twitter/dumfriescricket.





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.





Cricket: Stafforce Dumfries win in last over thriller

20 07 2016

In the Western Premier League on Saturday, Stafforce Dumfries won their home match against Prestwick in an exciting last over finish.

Chris McCutcheon took four wickets for Dumfries

Chris McCutcheon took four wickets for Dumfries

Prestwick set a first innings score of 172 all out with the Dumfries bowlers doing well to restrict the total after the visitors were 100 for 2.

Chris McCutcheon took four important mid-innings wickets whilst Scott Beveridge had two top order dismissals and Josh Geary also took two to finish the innings. Fraser MacDonald top scored for Prestwick with 47.

Dumfries were in similar position in the second innings at 100 for 3 but both Robert McBride for 28 and Josh Geary for 47 were out soon afterwards.

Thereafter it was a necessary 48 run seventh wicket partnership between Alan Davidson, with 28, and Connor Jones that kept the target in sight.

The spectators on Ladies Day

The spectators on Ladies Day

However two wickets in the penultimate over left six to win off the last and now with just two wickets left.

Nevertheless Ronan Dunbar hit his one delivery for a winning four, with three balls left, to cheers from the Nunholm Ladies Day spectators.

The Annandale Insurance Dumfries Man of the Match, Connor Jones, finished on 25 not out after successfully judging the run chase.

In the Western Premier Reserve League a one hundred and seventy run opening partnership for St Ninians, and a Carlyle century, set them up for their win against Nunholm. The Silver Fern Horticultural Nunholm Person of the Match, Trevor Newport, took two wickets in their total of 268 for 6. Then after a good Nunholm start first change bowler Stafford proceeded to take seven wickets in just eight overs as the visitors were all out for sixty eight.

Dumfries team that won the Borders T20 Final against Kelso.

Dumfries team that won the Borders T20 Final against Kelso.

On Sunday in the Murgitroyd Borders T20 Final, Dumfries beat Kelso by 22 runs at St Boswells. Dumfries scored eighty nine for five batting first with runs shared amongst the batsmen.

A good bowling and fielding effort then reduced Kelso to 28 for 6 and they were all out for 67 in the penultimate over. Davie Davidson and Trevor Newport each took three wickets; Scott Beveridge took two plus a diving run-out which was assisted by keeper Adam Elliot who also claimed two good stumpings.

That win earned Dumfries a place in the Scottish Murgitroyd T20 Semi-final scheduled for the end of the month.

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

Summer Holiday Cricket Camps are taking place at Dumfries Sports Club at Nunholm on Thursday mornings (9-12:30) throughout 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 the 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.com/dumfriescricketclub), or twitter.com/dumfriescricket).





Cricket: Dumfries choose cricket and win

11 07 2016

Last week Cricket Scotland hosted the winners from their `Love Cricket #choosecricket` Video Competition at the Scotland v Afghanistan ODI at the Grange in Edinburgh.

Ian Sandbrook of Cricket Scotland presents to Brogan and Amanda

Ian Sandbrook of Cricket Scotland presents to Brogan and Amanda

One of the five winners was Dumfries Cricket Club and for their involvement in the Dumfries entry on social media Amanda Creedon-Bass and Brogan Dean were presented with a certificate on the outfield after the first innings along with the Cricket Factory equipment prize won for the Club. Amanda said “It was an enjoyable day. Cricket Scotland looked after us and it was a bonus to come back with coaching equipment for the Club to use in schools and at Nunholm”.

The competition was held to celebrate the ICC Best Overall Development Programme Award that Cricket Scotland received last month with Cricket Scotland deciding to reinvest the award into equipment for schools and clubs to win as part of this competition.

 





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).





Summer Holiday Camps at Nunholm

26 06 2016

There are plenty of junior activities on at Nunholm over the holidays with tennis, cricket and multi-sport summer camps. Get in touch. Details can be found below.

2016 summer brochure extract

 





Summer Cricket Camps

25 06 2016

Summer junior cricket camps are on Thursday mornings during the summer holidays. Have some Fun at Nunholm. Get in touch.

Thursday Mornings 9:00-12:30
7, 14, 21, 28 July, 4, 11 Aug
For boys and girls. Ages P4-S2

Kwik Cricket

Have some fun with a new team sport. Come and have a go, develop different skills. Play games and fun activities. Equipment provided. Beginners very welcome.

At Dumfries Cricket Club,
Dumfries Sports Club,
50 Nunholm Road,
Dumfries DG1 1JW

£3/session (** for Dumfries Sports Club members)
£5/session (for non club members)
(** Dumfries Sports Club junior membership is £20)

For more details, or to reserve a place on a session, contact 07799 856094,
email dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com,
or get in touch via facebook.com/dumfriescricketclub

Sessions will be led by Coach James, an ECB qualified coach.

No equipment required. Just bring clothing suitable for the weather (e.g a cap, sunscreen for the sun!), and trainers, plus something to drink, and perhaps a small snack for break-time.

Plus Monday evening junior coaching continues as usual during the holidays from 6:15 to 8pm.





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 dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com, or 07799 856094. See www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk, or find the Club on social media, Facebook(/dumfriescricketclub), or Twitter(@dumfriescricket).





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).





Cricket: Runs for Beveridge in a mixed weekend for Dumfries

7 06 2016

In the Western Premier League on Saturday, Stafforce Dumfries lost their away match at Stenhousemuir thanks to a stand-out batting partnership for the home side.

Nunholm Man of the Match Drew Dawson looking for another wicket

Nunholm Man of the Match Drew Dawson looking for another wicket

Dumfries batted first and reached a respectable 228 for 8 after a fine innings of 75 from Scott Beveridge with contributions throughout the batting line-up including 31 by skipper Robert McBride and twenties from Alan Davidson, Marcus Richardson and Niall Alexander. Stenhousemuir Captain Iain McDonald was the main wicket taker and finished with 6 for 49 from his nine overs.

Stenhousemuir had a way to go at 46 for 2 after 14 overs but overseas players Davidar and Jappie then produced a match winning undefeated partnership of 183. Davidar reached his century, 102 not out, and Jappie scored 69 not out whilst Dumfries strove for a further wicket. The final runs were scored in the second last over for an 8 wicket win for Stenhousemuir. For Dumfries, Scott Beveridge was the Cumberland Building Society Man of the Match for his top score.

In the Western Premier Reserve League, Nunholm won their home match against Stenhousemuir seconds by 7 wickets and it was the Nunholm opening bowlers that set the course of match. The Bryce Walker Man of the Match Drew Dawson took 5 wickets, and Gurupal Singh took 2, as the visitors were bowled out for just 50. Nunholm Vice-Captain Adam Elliott then scored 28 not out as the winning total was swiftly reached for the loss of three wickets.

The following day the Dumfries Sunday XI managed an exciting win with just one ball remaining at West of Scotland. West of Scotland hit 229 for 7 in their forty overs batting first, with the wickets shared between youngster Callum Reynolds-Lewis, Mark Irwin and the spin of Josh Geary. Then Todd Rafferty fell one short of his fifty in the second innings but an undefeated partnership between DuPont Teijin Films Man of the Match Geary and Gurupal Singh took Dumfries over the line for a four wicket win.

This Saturday, in the Western Premier League, Stafforce Dumfries take on Drumpellier at home at the Galloway Industrial Nunholm ground. Dumfries seconds play away at Langloan in the Premier Reserve League.

On Sunday, Nunholm and the Dumfries Sports Club host a Women Only Fun Sports Day, open to teams for 5 a-side sports activities, with the proceeds going to Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport.

Junior Cricket: Dumfries juniors enjoyed their recent game at Galloway which had the added bonus of a win after good performances on both sides. The return encounter takes place this Friday evening at Nunholm. 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.

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 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).