Cricket: APD Dumfries win through to Division 1 play-off

1 09 2009
Bellwood hits out in his man of the match innings of 93 not out

Bellwood hits out in his man of the match innings of 93 not out

Despite the wettest August on record APD Dumfries did play their league showdown against second placed RH Corstorphine in National League Division 2 at Nunholm. The prize for the winner was the place in the promotion play-off match for Division 1.

Dumfries won convincingly by 87 runs, thanks to a match winning 93 not out from Chris Bellwood. He joined Davie Davidson after an early wicket to put together a partnership of just under a century which ended when Davidson was out for 29. Two more wickets fell rapidly and, at 115 for 4, three wickets had gone for twelve runs with 35 overs already bowled.

Dawson holds on to the winning catch

Dawson holds on to the winning catch

The squeeze was being applied by the spinners Holstein and Mommsen. Already a rain interruption had reduced the match to 48 overs a side and when another came after 40 overs Dumfries were just on 132.

Tea was taken during the rain break and eight overs still remained. Stuart Corbett-Byers hit a crucial run-a-ball 37 including two sixes to produce a more testing total of 190 for 5. Bellwood finished on 93 not out having picked off runs all round the wicket in another classy innings. Read the rest of this entry »





APD Dumfries 2008 Review

10 09 2008
APD Dumfries at the Scottish 20/20 Finals

APD Dumfries at the Scottish 20/20 Finals

Final hurdle the problem for APD Dumfries: APD Dumfries finished season 2008 in a respectable fourth place in National League Division 2. In the process they lost twice to the league winners, Stoneywood-Dyce, once to the side that came second, Dunfermline, once to the side above them in third, Corstophine, and a damaging loss to SMRH who finished eighth. There was the exciting one wicket win over Dunfermline in May but that was the only win over the eventual top three. Read the rest of this entry »





Dumfries Downed in Scottish Cup Semi

3 09 2008
Stuart Corbett-Byers square cuts in the semi-final run chase

Stuart Corbett-Byers square cuts in the semi-final run chase

APD Dumfries travelled to Glasgow on Sunday for their third attempt to play the semi-final of the Scottish Murgitroyd 20/20 Cup. However the side fell short in their attempt to get the better of Premier League side Carlton.

Bowling first they encountered a step up in batting nous as Scotland opener Watts and ex-Saltire English showed their experience. They found the singles, turned ones into hard runs twos, and if there was a loose ball they made sure it disappeared to the boundary. Read the rest of this entry »





Annandale and APD Dumfries victorious

26 08 2008

At the weekend APD Dumfries won their final National League Division 2 fixture at Renfrew in comfortable fashion to consolidate fourth spot in the league, one place above Renfrew. JMS Nunholm guaranteed themselves Western Union Second Division cricket next season with a home victory over Bothwell and Midweek side Annandale Insurance Select won the Sulwath Cup. Read the rest of this entry »





APD Dumfries rain on Edinburgh’s parade

20 08 2008

APD Dumfries sank bottom placed Edinburgh on Saturday in their National League Division 2 encounter at Nunholm by seven wickets. The wet August meant a wicket that was dry in places but also wet where the inescapable rain had flowed under the covers. It also meant advantage Dumfries when they won the toss and bowled first. Read the rest of this entry »





APD Dumfries go down to leaders Stoneywood-Dyce

5 08 2008
West Academy prospect Tommy McBride takes charge

West Academy prospect Tommy McBride takes charge

APD Dumfries lost their National league encounter with leaders Stoneywood-Dyce at Nunholm on Saturday. They lost by four wickets but the result remained in doubt until a decisive 7th wicket partnership eased the Aberdonians home.

Dumfries lost the toss and totalled 192 for 7. A bigger total had looked possible after the openers survived some testing initial overs for a fifty partnership. Read the rest of this entry »





Testing away league trips for Dumfries

28 04 2008

The home SNCL match against RH Corstorphine on Saturday was called off due to the rain. Two matches were completed in the league with wins for Dunfermline Knights and Edinburgh over Stoneywood-Dyce and Weirs respectively so Dumfries are playing catch-up already.

This coming Saturday the firsts, APD Dumfries, play away at Preswick and the seconds, JMS Nunholm, start their Western Union league campaign away at Ayr 2nds. The Sunday side, Garrison Nunholm, play in the Western Union Sunday league for the first time at home against Queens Park. Read the rest of this entry »





Clean sweep on first cricket weekend

21 04 2008

The club played a series of friendlies over the first cricket weekend at Nunholm and won all three.  The firsts beat Premier League side Ferguslie by 6 wickets. Stuart Corbett-Byers smashed a 50 in 23 balls! On Sunday they played Hillhead and won by 8 wickets with 50s for Chris Bellwood and Davie Davidson. Meanwhile the seconds were playing at St Michaels and won by 8 wickets (Trefor Williams 48).

The National league fixtures start, at home, on Saturday with a 1pm start against RH Corstorphine followed by a BBQ and Band. The Sunday XI also play at home with a friendly against Langholm, 1:30 start.





Super Byo Goes Ballistic

20 04 2008

Four, then six, then 4On Saturday, APD Dumfries played a 40 over friendly against Premier League side Ferguslie at JMS Nunholm. The opposition was a mix of first and second XI players and wasn’t strong enough for an efficient Dumfries team. Read the rest of this entry »





Premiership opposition for Dumfries CC

15 04 2008

After last week’s cancellation at Carlisle, the first cricket of the season for APD Dumfries, and the first home game at JMS Nunholm, is a tough friendly against Premier League side Ferguslie.

Ferguslie narrowly missed out on winning the Scottish Premier League last season and finished as runners-up. The corresponding fixture last year produced some big hitting from two of their Scotland players, World Cup all-rounder Majid Haq and middle-order batsman Omer Hussain and runs from their South African professional Con De Lange. Read the rest of this entry »





Queen’s semi delays cricket season

11 04 2008

APD Dumfries play their first game of the new cricket season on Sunday in a friendly fixture away against Carlisle. This was due to be played on Saturday but Queen’s Scottish Cup semi-final means that half the team are on a bus to Hampden instead.

Amongst these will be the club’s young Australian player this season, J Geary, who lands on Friday and finds himself on the football terraces on Saturday. After this abrupt introduction to Scotland, and probably its weather, he has to contend with jet-lag and some foreign cricket conditions the day after. Read the rest of this entry »





APD Dumfries set their sights on a new season

29 02 2008

Dumfries Cricket Club start their outdoor practices at JMS Nunholm with a training session for the first team squad this Saturday, the 1st of March, at 1pm.

New Skipper Scott Beveridge warms upLast season the side, APD Dumfries, had a late season run to take them to the edge of the promotion places in Division 2 of the Lloyds TSB Scotland National League and finish in a good fourth place position.

This season, new skipper, Aussie Scott Beveridge is out to bring his country’s winning ways to the campaign and for the club to remain as contenders for promotion as they have managed over their first two years at national level.
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