Your Move Dumfries Cricket Club started three wins out of three for the Dumfries senior sides at the weekend with a comprehensive nine wicket defeat of Stirling in the Western Premier League and Chris Brockwell was the James Frew Player of the Match with a match-winning 6 wickets for 25 runs.
Skipper Chris McCutcheon put the visitors in to bat at Nunholm and lead the way with a sharp, juggling, caught and bowled and an early introduction of spinner Brockwell as first change also brought an lbw in his second over.
Mulik and the league’s second top run scorer McMullen accumulated runs but Brockwell and Scott Beveridge combined to make inroads into the Stirling batting with Mulik out lbw for 25 and McMullen caught behind for 22. They then proceeded to exploit those breakthroughs. Beveridge ended with three wickets and Brockwell six wickets, including a fine stumping by Fergus Bainbridge, to dismiss Stirling for just 84.
Stirling took a wicket in the first over to raise hopes but they were squashed by a resolute 21 not out by Beveridge and a dominant score of 48 not out by Adam Malik as the pair hit eleven boundaries to achieve a rapid nine wicket win in the fourteenth over.
The second team, Nunholm, had an equally decisive victory with a 10 wicket win at Langloan. Opening bowlers James Cox and Sean Thornely removed both openers and Cox together with the spin of Aiden Goodin regularly picked up wickets and both finished with 3 wickets each. Thornely returned to bowl the problematic Hamilton for 45 and he and Callum Reynolds-Lewis finished the Langloan innings off at 124 all out. Then the Nunholm openers Mat Williams, 37 not out, and Sam Thornely, 44 not out, earned the win as Langloan unsuccessfully tried nine bowlers to get a breakthrough.
The Sunday side made it three out of three with a forty run win at Keswick. Adam Malik with 50 retired, and Max Corbett-Byers and Fergus Bainbridge each with scores of 35 set a total of 180 all out. Opening bowlers James Hobman and Sean Thornely took two wickets apiece and the spin of Aiden Goodin, with two wickets, and Mat Williams, with four, kept Keswick to 140.
On Sunday, Nunholm hosted the Women’s Scottish Cup Finals Day with four teams playing semi-finals and final and with several Scotland international players on show. The eventual winners were Carlton Women who defeated West of Scotland by five wickets in a competitive final.
Photo: The James Frew Player of the Match was Chris Brockwell with 6 wickets for Dumfries
Photo: The Dumfries 1st XI team against Stirling
Photo: The Women’s Scottish Cup Finalists receive their trophies at Nunholm