Dumfries Cricket Club Weekly Roundup – August Week One 2020

Dumfries Cricket Club – Dragons snuffed out by Knights in tight tussle

In another close game the Nunholm Knights prevailed again over Dumfries Dragons in Round Table Game 2 of the Dumfries Cricket Club series. Scott Beveridge charged to the rescue for the Knights to claim the McBurnies Removals Player of the Match accolade for a match winning top score plus two outstanding catches.

The Dumfries Dragons batted first, as they did last Saturday, and after an unplayable yorker bowled by James Hobman removed one opener, the other opener Fergus Bainbridge and Andy Reed commenced a useful second wicket partnership against the bowling of Orla Montgomery and Callum Reynolds-Lewis.

Hyder Hussain came on to remove Bainbridge, out “nicked off” in the scorebook to keeper Williams, for 19. Katy Anderson started a good spell and a brilliant one handed catch at short cover by Beveridge dismissed an unlucky Niamh Muir.

Alan Davidson then joined Reed in the Dragons den and they built the biggest partnership of the innings against some controlled bowling from James Little and Vaughn Staples. Andrew Reed played a Captain’s innings to retire for a not out 40.

Another brilliant one handed caught and bowled catch from Beveridge prevented another retiral from Davidson, out for 32. Spin from Staples slowed the run rate and trapped James Cox lbw when in the teens.

Sean Thornely and Matthew McBurnie contributed runs in the closing overs but any Dragons’ pyrotechnics were doused by Aiden Goodin who took a ‘Nunholm hat-trick’ with 3 wickets in 4 balls. The Knights had a total of 148 all out to chase in their 36 overs.

The Knights openers of James Little and Mat Williams proved combative again and started brightly despite the removal attempts by the McBurnie brothers’ bowling attack.

They reached another fifty opening partnership but the bowling of Sean Thornely and Trevor Newport put the brakes on and Little fell caught at cover off Thornely attempting to force the pace for an impressive 22.

At half way the chase was half way there. Williams retired with another well compiled innings of 40 not out and Callum Reynolds-Lewis batted sensibly with a big six over long on in the process.

However Rosy Ryan was into a good seven over bowling spell and she removed Callum for 24, well caught at midwicket, briskly followed by two more wickets, both bowled Ryan, for her to be the top Dragons’ wicket taker.

However Scott Beveridge was in the middle and still in the lists. He took on the bowling of Alan Davidson in a critical over smashing two fours and the second big six of the innings pulled high over square leg. Calculated batting saw him retire for the games’ top score of 43 and with one hand on the McBurnies Removals Player of the Match award.

Then the younger players had the task of six runs to get with three overs to get them in and batter number nine waiting nervously. Orla Montgomery proved equal to the task and the Dragons’ skipper saw his delivery to her dismissed to the midwicket boundary for the winning four.

It was another good game back and another game that went into the closing overs with both sides batting for exactly the same number of deliveries. Batting was harder this week and the bowling better in this game two of the Your Move Round Table series. Thanks go to the Match Ball Sponsors, McBurnies Removals.

Your Move Round Table Series – Round 2
Nunholm Knights beat Dumfries Dragons by four wickets.
McBurnies Removals Player of the Match: Scott Beveridge

Dumfries Dragons 148 all out (34.3 overs)
Andy Reed 40rtd, Alan Davidson 32, Fergus Bainbridge 19, James Cox 12;
Aiden Goodin 4.3 overs 4 for 11, Vaughn Staples 7 overs 2 for 22,
James Hobman 5 overs 1 for 19, Hyder Hussain 3 overs 1 for 34, Katy Anderson 4 overs 1 for 20

Nunholm Knights 149 for 6 (34.3 overs)
Scott Beveridge 43rtd, Mat Williams 40rtd, James Little 22, Callum Reynolds-Lewis 24;
Rosy Ryan 7 overs 3 for 27, Sean Thornely 7 overs 1 for 15


Dumfries Junior Dragons make it two out of two

At Dumfries Cricket Club on Sunday the Junior Dragons won once more against the Junior Knights by fifteen runs, and once more they levelled the Your Move Round Table series, 2-2, after the senior Dragons came up short on Saturday.

The Junior Dragons set up a winning total with a useful opening partnership which only came to an end when Vaughn Staples was bowled by Orla Montgomery. Fergus Bainbridge continued his run scoring from the previous week with 30 retired not out. Aiden Goodin then pushed his side toward the hundred mark in hitting nineteen. James Hobman contributed until, in two balls from Matthew McBurnie, he was caught in the outfield as was Goodin. Sean Thornely and Fergus Cubbon pushed on up to a final total of 105 for 3 in the twenty overs.

Similarly the Junior Knights had an opening partnership led by James Little who finished with 30 retired. Max Corbett-Byers and Luke McBurnie both added runs but both fell victim to the spin of Vaughn Staples and Cory Dawson picked up a wicket, well caught by Niamh Muir in the deep. However by now the required run rate had ramped up. Orla Montgomery successfully put bat to ball to finish with 25 not out and Callum Reynolds-Lewis added fifteen but the Dragons’s bowlers prevailed for a 15 run win. Player of the Match was James Little for top scoring for the Knights.

Your Move Junior Round Table Series – Round 2
Dumfries Junior Dragons beat the Junior Knights by 15 runs.

Dumfries Junior Dragons 105 for 3 (20 overs)
Fergus Bainbridge 30rtd, Vaughn Staples 13, Aiden Goodin 19
Matthew McBurnie 2 for 15, Orla Montgomery 1 for 27
Nunholm Junior Knights 91 for 3 (20 overs)
James Little 30rtd, Orla Montgomery 25 not out, Callum Reynolds-Lewis 15
Vaughn Staples 2 for 18, Cory Dawson 1 for 2


Dumfries Dynamos power up with a Saturday Smash

The Dumfries under-11s got on the pitch at last with their first game on Saturday at Nunholm. The internal match-up got everyone involved with a a game of soft-ball pairs cricket. The Monday evening training sessions had polished up some rusty skills and they were on show as fours and some sixes followed.

Nairn Cubbon and Sarah Cox bowled accurately. There were good all round performances by Hannah Goodin and Cory Dawson. Billy Morgan had a direct hit run-out. Lachlan Osmond bowled some lovely in-swing and Munro Cubbon hit his first ever 6.  The coach’s highlight was the excellent slip catch by Jacob Holden, “which is quite rare to see in junior cricket”.  Thanks go to the parents for their assistance. The return match is this Saturday morning at Nunholm.


Evening Cricket Sessions
Training sessions during the week have resumed at Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm, subject to permitted guidelines. These include junior age-group sessions (U11/U13/U15), a resumption of the club Monday 5-6pm All Stars sessions for 5 to 8 year olds, and senior and womens & girls sessions. Contact the Club at [email protected] or via www.dumfriescricketclub.com .



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