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Dumfries Cricket Club: Dumfries succumb to West’s Skipper

Your Move Dumfries travelled to play West of Scotland in the Western Premier League on Saturday and were on the wrong end of a Captain’s performance from the West’s skipper.

The home side chose to bat first and the young Dumfries opening attack of James Hobman and Callum Reynolds-Lewis were not able to shift openers Hislop and Cole. It required the nous of first change bowler Alan Davidson to remove both but only after a fifty opening partnership.

Chris Brockwell was bowling in tandem with Davidson and he removed the number three without troubling the scorers. However despite Dumfries keeping the middle overs scoring in check double figure contributions were coming from the home side’s middle order.

Captain Chris McCutcheon took another wicket lbw and Tommy McGrath provided a run out but the West’s Captain Fennah was progressing to the top score of the day. He was assisted by Spensley who was caught by keeper Williams off McGrath for 27 and the latter contributed in the field again taking a catch off Brockwell to remove Fennah for 43.

However the scoring rate had accelerated in the closing overs as McNulty hit 21 not out and West of Scotland finished on a useful 223 for 7 after the fifty overs.

In reply it was opener Scott Beveridge that was standing firm after opening bowlers McNulty and Smith took two early wickets. That was further compounded by first change Fennah who also made inroads.

Cox managed a third wicket partnership with Beveridge and Alan Davidson added sixteen before adding to Fennah’s five innings victims being caught and bowled. Fennah also had Beveridge caught for the top score of 36 as the Dumfries response succumbed.

Youngster James Hobman took confidence from a not out score in the teens as Dutia took the final three wickets to fall as Dumfries could only reach 117 all out in the 36th over for a straight forward win for a strong West of Scotland side.

Dumfries play Greenock at home on Saturday in their next Western Premier League match. The Solway Print Dumfries Player of the Match was Alan Davidson for an impactful and economical spell of bowling.

West of Scotland 223 for 7 (50 overs)
J Fennah 43, A Hislop 37, A Davidson 2 for 21, C Brockwell 2 for 34
Your Move Dumfries 117 all out (36 overs)
S Beveridge 36, J Fennah 5 for 23, C Dutia 3 for 20
West of Scotland won by 106 runs

The Performance of the Week however was from Dumfries player Chris McBride, now playing with Newcastle Cricket Club, who hit a century in the Scotland Pro Series on Sunday against the Caledonian Highlanders. He scored 120 for the Cricket Scotland Performance Academy side, which included 11 boundaries, to make him the third top run scorer so far in Scotland’s  top level of domestic cricket.

Dumfries Cricket Club: Nunholm tussle with Partick

Nunholm, Dumfries 2nd XI, played Partick at home in the Premier Reserve League on Saturday in a match sponsored by Solway Print when a useful batting effort was successfully chased by the visitors from the West of Scotland club.

Nunholm lost an early wicket, one of four victims to the bowling of Ross Wilson, and thereafter the innings progressed in useful but not substantial enough partnerships. Firstly with Andy Reed and Cameron Telfer before Reed was caught for 21. Jerry Goodin came in batting at four and continued his good form. Telfer became the first of four batters who were out in the teens, as did Max Corbett-Byers. When Goodin fell caught and bowled for another score, 36, the Nunholm side had reached six wickets down and with the innings beyond three figures but in danger of wilting.

Ronan Dunbar and Orla Montgomery thought attack was the best option. Montgomery was caught in the teens and John Woodhouse continued in the same vein but Dunbar was on a roll smiting several boundaries.  He was then cunningly stumped for a vibrant 29 and Woodhouse was stranded, run out, also in the teens. The final Nunholm total was a useful 182 but with eight overs left.

The Partick skipper and opener was then rapidly removed by Stuart Alexander, lbw. After progressing well to 31, Malik was also dismissed lbw for Woodhouse’s first wicket for the Nunholm side. Hyder Hussain got Jacobson to play on for three down but Farr was in at four and was to produce the innings that  settled the match as he punished anything short and exploited the shorter boundary. He took the score swiftly on, partnered by Farndale, until he tried to hit Telfer high over square leg only to be very well caught by Dunbar with remarkable insouciance on the boundary for the top score of 67.

Thereafter the die was cast and Farndale and the hirsute Etheridge took their side on to a comfortable six wicket win. Nevertheless it was a solid collective performance from the Nunholm side with seven players into double figures, but without the big innings to challenge an experienced Partick batting line-up, and a single figure number of wides demonstrated the bowlers were on the right line and made Partick work for their runs.

Although without a stand-out performance the Solway Print Dumfries Player of the Match went to Ronan Dunbar for ensuring a reasonable total, and for demonstrating his potential with his boundary hitting, and for his nonchalant boundary catch and general fielding display. Nunholm next play away at Kelburne in the league on Saturday.

Nunholm 182 all out (41.4 overs)
J Goodin 36, R Dunbar 29, A Reed 21; R Wilson 4 for 35
Partick 183 for 4 (30.5 overs)
M Farr 67; J Malik 31, L Farndale 30no;
S Alexander 1 for 23, H Hussain 1 for 24, C Telfer 1 for 27, J Woodhouse 1 for 36
Partick won by 6 wickets

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