Cricket: Beveridge top score not enough for Reivers

3 06 2014
Martin West of Good Man Home Improvements presented the Man of the Match award to Michael Leask ©Donald MacLeod

Martin West of Good Man Home Improvements presented the Man of the Match award to Michael Leask ©Donald MacLeod

On Tuesday, the Reivers and the Highlanders played each other in a second match at Nunholm this time in the North Sea Pro Series 50 over competition.

The Reivers were asked to bat first and with English and De Lange had achieved a solid start as they neared 90 for 1. However wickets fell to the Highlanders spinners, Watt and Leask to help reduce them to 115 for 6.

That brought Scotland player Haq out to join Dumfries’s Scott Beveridge. Together they mounted a recovery for the Reivers. In particular Beveridge batted well for his fifty and to end on 62 not out along with a very rapid 32 not out from Smith.

However the final total of 239 for 7 seemed not enough to challenge the Highlanders batting line-up and so it proved. Munsey got 44 opening and Parker finished on 57 not out. Leask again got runs and the Reivers were left to regret dropping an early change from him on the boundary. His performances with two wickets and a score of 64 won him the Good Man Home Improvements Man of the Match which was presented by the company’s Martin West.

Niall Alexander bowling for the Reivers ©Donald MacLeod

Niall Alexander bowling for the Reivers ©Donald MacLeod

Eighteen year old Dumfries player Niall Alexander bowled well for his one wicket and Beveridge dismissed the Scotland Captain Mommsen for 35 and had Leask caught but lost out to him for the Man of the Match award.

North Sea Pro 50 Over Series
Reivers 239/7 (50 overs)
S Beveridge 62no, C De Lange 45, M English 37;
M Leask 2/27, M Watt 2/32
Highlanders 240/5 (37.2 overs)
M Leask 64, M Parker 57no, H Munsey 44;
S Beveridge 2/49, M Haq 1/5, N Alexander 1/36, I Wardlaw 1/46
Good Man Home Improvements Man of the Match: M Leask

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Cricket: Highlanders win T20 title at Nunholm

2 06 2014

The Scotland Highlanders won the North Sea Pro Series Twenty20 trophy with a 119 run win over the Scotland Reivers at Nunholm on Monday.

Highlanders - North Sea Pro T20 Trophy winners ©Donald MacLeod

Highlanders – North Sea Pro T20 Trophy winners ©Donald MacLeod

The win meant they were unbeaten in their five games played so far.

The Highlanders hit a record beating total of 283 for 7 in twenty overs with Scotland player, Michael Leask smashed his way to an astonishing score of 132 off just 58 balls to win the Atack Plumbing Man of the Match award. In the process he hit seven fours and twelve sixes in a boundary onslaught.

Fellow Scotland player Gordon Goudie was overshadowed when he hit 47 not out off just eleven balls as the Highlanders kept accelerating.

Atack Plumbing Man of the Match  ©Donald MacLeod

Atack Plumbing Man of the Match ©Donald MacLeod

In reply the run pressure was too much for the Reivers. They lost four wickets in the first four overs including Dumfries player Scott Beveridge, who after launching one massive six, was caught hitting out at long off.

However another impressive innings of 81 not out from De Lange meant they reached a still respectable 164 for 7 in reply but that mammoth total had left them trailing in the Highlanders wake. Both Cricket Scotland sides had provided one of the best displays ever seen at Nunholm of clean hitting and top class fielding and catching.

The sides play again tomorrow (Tuesday) in the 50 over competition. The match starts at Dumfries Cricket Club, Nunholm, at 10:30am.

North Seas Pro Series T20
Highlanders beat Reivers by 119 runs
Highlanders 283/7 (20 overs)
M Leask 132 (58 balls), G Goudie 47no (11 balls), H Munsey 34; I Wardlaw 4 overs 2 for 34
Reivers 164/7 (20 overs)
C de Lange 81no (53 balls), R Haq 22no; A Evans 4 overs 3/35





Cricket: Reivers take on Highlanders

27 05 2014

North Sea Pro SeriesScotland Reivers take on the Scotland Highlanders in two games next Monday and Tuesday (2/3 June) at Dumfries Cricket Club at Nunholm in the North Sea Pro Series.

The sides play a Twenty20 match on the Monday from 3:30 to 7pm (approx.) and a one day 50 over game on the Tuesday from 10:30 to 6pm (approx).

North Sea Pro Series at Nunholm

North Sea Pro Series at Nunholm

The North Sea Pro Series is Europe’s new professional cricket competition and features four teams, two from Scotland and two from the Netherlands.

The competition involves the best cricketers in Scotland and with Dumfries players, Scott Beveridge and eighteen year old Niall Alexander, playing for the Reivers over the last two weekends, local players could be vying for the Good Man Home Improvements Man of the Match and the Atack Plumbing T20 Man of the Match awards in these two games.

For the Highlanders, Michael Leask, who was Man of the Match in the recent Scotland v England match hitting 42 in just 16 balls, can be expected to feature in the Highlanders line-up.

The Highlanders squad also includes the Scotland Captain Preston Mommsen with Scotland players scattered across the two sides. Durham players, Calum MacLeod, and recent Durham debutant Gavin Main are in the Reivers camp as is Scotland’s record one-day wicket taker, spinner Majid Haq.

Reivers and Highlanders teams

Reivers and Highlanders teams

The matches, and the series, can be followed at www.twitter.com/NorthSeaPS .