Cricket: Scottish 20/20 Cup comes to Nunholm

13 05 2009

APD Dumfries finally get to play a home fixture in the Murgitroyd Scottish Twenty/20 Cup on Sunday. This competition was introduced last season when Dumfries were successful in winning the Borders section and playing, but losing, in the semi-final to eventual winners Carlton.

 

Chris Bellwood in 20/20 mode in last year's Scottish semi-final (Courtesy of CricketEurope)

Chris Bellwood in 20/20 mode in last year's Scottish semi-final (Courtesy of CricketEurope)

In the first round this time they play St Boswells who they beat in the Borders final last year. For the quickest form of the game, Dumfries have opted for youth with an average team age of 23. Skipper Scott Beveridge and vice-captain Stuart Corbett-Byers are in to provide the cricketing wisdom and Scotland U19 and U17 picks, Chris Bellwood and Tommy McBride, are present to lead their contemporaries.

The game starts at 2pm, finishes by 4:30, and Sports Club members, juniors, supporters and spectators are very welcome at Nunholm to view some 20/20 cricket from the comfort of the bar. See www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk for information. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »