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

 





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).





Cricket: Stafforce Dumfries in last over thriller

31 05 2016
Bevo hit 98 in the Cup on Sunday

Bevo hit 98 in the Cup on Sunday

In the Western Premier League, Stafforce Dumfries were on the wrong end of a last over thriller at East Kilbride on Saturday.

Dumfries batted first and an eighty nine run third wicket partnership between Chris Bellwood, with 35, and Josh Geary ushered the side past the hundred. Then well into the last ten overs the Galloway Industrial Dumfries Man of the Match, Geary, was bowled by Coetzee for top score of 78, one of four wickets for the opening bowler. Davie Davidson provided a run a ball 24 not out to push Dumfries on to a final total of 191 for 8.

Dumfries were well placed when they had East Kilbride at 60 for 5 but aggressive batting by Lyons with 50, supported by Kampman with 30, brought the home side back into the game. Finally nine runs were needed off the last over with just one wicket left but two boundaries by Coetzee took his East Kilbride side to a one wicket win. For Dumfries, Geary took three wickets and Chris McCutcheon and Alan Davidson each took two.

Chamilla took 3 wkts for Nunholm

Chamilla took 3 wkts for Nunholm

In the Western Premier Reserve League at home, Nunholm bowled out Torrance House for 123 with three wickets each to the John Walker & Sons Dumfries Man of the Match, Stuart Alexander, and to left armer Chamilla Nagodavatithna. After a good start, and despite the day’s top score of 36 by opener Adam Elliott, former Dumfries player Mahmood, with five wickets, helped the visitors to a 17 run win in another close finish.

On Sunday, in the 40 over Western Union Cup, Dumfries set a big total of 262 for 4 for Glasgow Accies at Nunholm Road. Scott Beveridge hit 98 and Josh Geary scored 73 not out, with 51 from Captain Robert McBride. In reply Accies reached 158 all out. Gurupal Singh claimed five wickets and Connor Jones took three in a 104 run Dumfries win which earned a place in the quarter finals. Beveridge took the GM Thomson & Co. Man of the Match award for his hard-hitting innings.

Junior Cricket: Dumfries’s Chris McBride was with Durham U17s for their matches against Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire during the week in the ECB County Cup.

Dumfries juniors at Galloway

Dumfries juniors at Galloway

Dumfries Juniors travelled to sunny Gatehouse for their first match of the season with a team of experienced youngsters and inexperienced older ones. The combination proved too strong for Galloway’s youngsters. Accurate bowling and some power-hitting were the difference.

Junior cricket coaching, for boy and girls of P4-S1 ages, takes place on Mondays at 6:15-8pm at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm Road, with new starters welcome to attend a free taster session. Just come along. The Club can be contacted 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: One Dumfries win, one loss against Prestwick

17 05 2016

On Saturday, Stafforce Dumfries lost their away Western Premier League fixture at Prestwick by five wickets. Dumfries posted a below par total of 125 after a difficult start for the side resulted in early wickets. A valiant partnership between Niall Alexander and Davie Davidson and then with Chris McCutcheon took the score past the hundred. The Building Tec Dumfries Man of the Match Davidson scored 39 and Alexander 34 not out.

However an adventurous innings of 73 not out by Prestwick opener Rafiq then wrested the game away from Dumfries. That was despite a spirited effort by Chris McCutcheon which brought him three wickets in a disciplined bowling spell.

Nunholm skipper Cammie Telfer led the way with a rapid fifty.

Nunholm skipper Cammie Telfer led the way with a rapid fifty.

At home at the Galloway Industrial Nunholm ground, Dumfries seconds, Nunholm, won their home fixture against Prestwick seconds by 139 runs In the Western Premier Reserve League. Nunholm reached 200 thanks to scores of exactly fifty from Connor Jones and skipper Cammie Telfer, and 34 by opener Adam Elliott.

Opening bowlers Stuart Alexander and Jones, the Solway Insulation Man of the Match, then inflicted early damage with two wickets each. Spinner Jerry Goodin followed that with three wickets for not very many, and Telfer added a direct hit run out, as the visitors were finally dismissed for a total of 61 for a home side victory.

On Sunday, at home in the Scottish Cup, the Dumfries batting woes lingered as a six wicket Man of the Match performance by Glenrothes opening quick bowler Akbar skittled the side for just fifty. From there it was a straightforward victory for the visitors from the Eastern Premiership.

Junior Cricket: Junior cricket coaching, for boy and girls of P4-S1 ages, takes place on Mondays at 6:15-8pm at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm Road, with new starters welcome to attend a free taster session. Just come along. The Club can be contacted 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).

This Saturday, Dumfries play Kelburne at home in the Western Premier League, and Nunholm play away at Whitehaugh in the Reserve League.





Cricket: Stafforce Dumfries fightback shocks champions Clydesdale

10 05 2016

In the Western Premier league, Stafforce Dumfries beat last year’s champion side, Clydesdale, by 8 runs in a thrilling finish at the Galloway Industrial Nunholm ground on Saturday.

Chris was Man of the Match for Dumfries

Chris was Man of the Match for Dumfries

Dumfries set a total of 178 thanks to another excellent fifty from the Walker & Sharpe Dumfries Man of the Match, Chris Bellwood, batting at three. He was aided by a bustling innings of 22 from Stuart Corbett-Byers. However reaching a possible total to defend required a ninth wicket partnership of nearly forty from Marcus Richardson and Niall Alexander after spinner Con De Lange tied Dumfries down with three wickets.

In reply Clydesdale were favourites at 113 for 2 and then 141 for 3. However a great catch by Alexander removed Scotland bat Berrington for 32 and then a Dumfries team effort in the field saw the visitors dramatically slump to 170 all out.

The mainstay of the innings, fellow Scotland player De Lange, was the last man out caught at mid-off by Davidson off Josh Geary after a classy innings of 89. Alan Davidson for the second week took a five wicket haul and Chris McCutcheon was instrumental in getting Dumfries back into the game with a tight spell and two further wickets.

Dumfries 2nds, Nunholm, had a tough day in the field in a defeat at last year’s title winners Titwood in the Reserve League. A journey breakdown reduced the side to nine and Titwood took advantage with a huge score of 345 all out. However after a starting blitz the Nunholm bowlers still did well in the second half to take all ten wickets with four to the RS Byers Engineering Nunholm Man of the Match, Trevor Newport. Then Nunholm fell short of the hundred in a lost cause with Ronan Dunbar top scoring with 22.

On Sunday there was another good finish at Nunholm as Dumfries beat Stenhousemuir by 16 runs in the Western Union 40 Over Cup. Dumfries posted a total of 189 for 8 with sixteen year-old Chris McBride, back from playing for the Durham Academy side, easing to a score of 82 for the ETP Electrical Man of the Match award. Brother Tom McBride popped up to race to 28.

Stenhousemuir looked in the hunt with Amir Shazhad batting well but run pressure started to tell and the number three was bowled for 62 by Josh Geary. There were visions of a possible IPL finish but the visitors fell short by 16 runs and eight down. McCutcheon and Geary each took three wickets.

This Saturday, Dumfries play at Prestwick in the Western Premier, and Nunholm play Prestwick 2nds at home. On Sunday, at home, Dumfries play Glenrothes in the Scottish Cup.

Junior Cricket: Junior cricket coaching, for boy and girls of P4-S1 ages, take place on Mondays at 6:15-8pm at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm Road, with new starters welcome to attend a free taster session. The Club can be contacted 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).