Cricket: Dumfries Lose Out in Scottish Semi


Dumfries played Aberdeenshire in the Murgitroyd Scottish T20 Semi-final in Glasgow on Sunday. 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.

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.

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 [email protected], or 07799 856094. See www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk, or find the Club on social media, Facebook(/dumfriescricketclub), or Twitter(@dumfriescricket).

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