Skating at Nunholm

6 01 2010

Dancing on Ice arrives at Nunholm

Another sport has been added to the Sports Club portfolio with the arrival of skating at Nunholm.

The winter weather has resulted in some not insubstantial ‘rinks’ of ice which were taken advantage this week.

Yes, the cricket ground curator was in attendance and no, there was no skating on the square!

Cricket: National Award for Nunholm

11 11 2009
09 play-off Byers square cuts

Stuart Corbett-Byers up for National award

The Dumfries Cricket Club ground at Nunholm has been voted the tops amongst the National League Division Two clubs. The 2009 award for “Groundsman of the Year” goes to curator Davie Davidson and groundsman Raymond Murray for their efforts throughout the year.

In the other National divisions the 2009 winners are Uddingston for the Premier Division and Arbroath for the First Division. The presentation from the Institute of Groundmanship takes place on Thursday at the Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston, Edinburgh along with the football awards to the Scottish Premiership and the other 3 Divisions of the Scottish Football League.

Also in line for a Cricket Scotland award is APD Dumfries’s wicketkeeper batsman Stuart Corbett-Byers. He has been nominated for SNCL batsman of the year and all-rounder of the year in National Division 2. He hit two vital centuries during the season and finished with an average of over 40. He was also ranked as the top wicketkeeper claiming 20 victims behind the stumps. The winners will be presented at Cricket Scotland’s annual awards evening in December. His sponsors, the Sunday Nunholm Card School, can now bask in the reflected glory.

The club’s AGM takes place this Friday, the 13th Nov, at 7pm at the Dumfries Sports Club at Nunholm. Members are invited to attend to select the club officials for the 2010 season and to vote on the club awards for the 2009 season. More information on Dumfries Cricket Club can be found at

In at the Deep End

4 02 2008

The mysterious message said “9 o’clock. Saturday morning. Outside the swimming pool”.

This was intriguing. Were the club following the lead of Ana Ivanovic, the Serbian world number 2 tennis player who learnt her game in an out-of-use swimming pool? Were we now going to have the first net of 2008, in the pool?

It was a motley crew that presented themselves at nine o’clock. Some looked like refugees from the Friday night before, some just looked bemused to find that Saturday morning existed, while others had not grasped that Scotland is cold if the puddles are frozen and were standing there ‘metaphorically’ in their t-shirts.
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