Dumfries Cricket Club: Tense Tussle At Poloc

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Your Move Dumfries faced a tense tussle at Poloc in the Western Premier league on Saturday. The Glasgow side opted to bat first but the Doonhamers had an early success as Alan Davidson removed one opener for nought before a run was on the board. Ali and Sajjid recovered the score to forty when Andy Reed stumped the latter off skipper McCutcheon.

Youngster James Hobman came on and he dismissed Ali LBW as the first of his four wickets of  the day. However Ramzan at number four was to prove the main run scorer of the innings. Sean Thornely bowled one batsman as did Chris Brockwell to have Poloc on 93 for 5.

Then a fifty run partnership followed with the majority of those runs scored by Ramzan.  Tommy McGrath managed to break that partnership by also hitting the stumps and James Hobman took the remainder of his three wickets, including Ramzan for 75, to complete a Walker and Sharpe Player of the Match spell. He took an excellent 4 for 34 as Poloc were bowled out for a final tally of 196.

In reply, Dumfries could quite not match that significant individual score of the first innings. Reynolds-Lewis opened brightly taking the score to 39 and Dawson and McBride took the total on to 74 for 1. However a fall of wickets had Dumfries mimicking Poloc in the first innings at 97 for 5. Meanwhile Tommy McGrath was making the top score of 30 until caught behind by the keeper. That left hopes with Brockwell and Davidson but with seventy to get and four wickets left. Both scored around the twenty mark but Davidson was the second last wicket to fall as Dumfries fell thirty runs adrift on 166 all out.

Dumfries had more success against Carlisle under-15s at Nunholm on Monday as very early wickets decided the outcome of the match. The spin of Vaughn Staples took three of those four early wickets and the remaining bowlers then combined with two wickets each by Cory Dawson, and by Harith Hassan, and a wicket for Munro Cubbon, plus an excellent run-out by Jacob Holden, kept the visitors to just 31 all out. Aiden Goodin and Niamh Muir then delivered a rapid response with the bat for a nine wicket win.

Emma Fordyce experienced her first Scotland tour this week joining Niamh Muir for Scotland-U15s Girls in a tournament in Malvern and Orla Montgomery played for the Scotland Performance Academy against the Lancashire equivalent side. James Hobman gets his representative recognition by being added to the Scotland U17s training squad who will play at Nunholm on Wednesday and Thursday.

Dumfries Cricket Club welcome all new participants, and of all ages, for junior, women’s, disability and senior cricket with weekday sessions throughout the week and can be contacted on dumfriescricketclub@gmail.com or on social media @dumfriescricket.

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