Cricket: D&G Coach position

1 04 2009

A Community Cricket Coach is being sought for the Dumfries and Galloway region.

The post, which is with Cricket Scotland and in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has the objective of building on the cricket already played in the region. The focus is on developing junior cricket and involving more youngsters in the sport by linking more schools with clubs.

Last year in Scotland, 18000 children were introduced to the sport by primary school teachers, a 10% rise on the previous year. A number of these were in Dumfries and Galloway but the aim is to increase that involvement in sport. With new Regional Cricket Academies in place across Scotland the route is also there to achieve regional and national selection. Partly as a result of these initiatives Cricket Scotland recently was awarded the International Cricket Council (Europe) award for best overall cricket development programme.

This part-time position with Cricket Scotland is located at the Sports Development Team at DG One. It has been made possible through the efforts of the DG Cricket Development Group, local clubs, and with the support of local community funding. More details on the role can be found at

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 »

Dumfries notch up two league wins

9 06 2008

Both Dumfries CC sides claimed valuable league wins on Saturday. The firsts, APD Dumfries gained a comfortable 8 wicket win at home against Fife side Falkland in National League Division 2. The seconds, JMS Nunholm, registered three wins in a row with a very narrow one run victory at Shawholm in Western Union Division 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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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APD Dumfries draw Heriots in the Cup

7 02 2008

The cricket 1st XI, APD Dumfries, are away to Heriots in the first round of the Lloyds TSB Scotland Scottish Cup which was drawn today. The Scottish Cup is restricted to the top 30 sides in Scotland. The Dumfries side play the Premier League team at the Goldenacre ground in Edinburgh on Sunday June 1st.

New West club cricket development officer

18 01 2008

Iain Stewart has been appointed as the new Club Development officer in the West of Scotland. He takes over from Tony Judd who took the Cricket Scotland 3-day junior workshop at Nunholm last season. His job is to help clubs (i.e us) in the development of their junior cricket.

Iain is due to attend the next D&G junior cricket development meeting in February. So he may well be visiting the clubhouse in the near future where we will be asking him to support another 3-day workshop in the summer.

Cricket sponsorship news for 2008

16 01 2008

APD (Amber Programmable Design) are to continue to sponsor Dumfries Cricket Club in 2008. So the firsts will remain under the guise of APD Dumfries in their Scottish National League games.

The club also has a new ground sponsor, JMS Cricket. They are the suppliers of the artificial wicket, sightscreens, covers and the new 3-lane nets at the ground. So the club are playing at JMS Nunholm this summer!

Further news on the cricket club website here .

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