Dumfries Youngsters In The Runs At Gatehouse

The September summer continued for the weekend and for a final friendly match, at Galloway on Saturday, for a Dumfries Cricket Club Select. This was another close encounter with a win by three wickets to the hosts. The Your Move Dumfries Player of the Match was earned by young batter Max Corbett-Byers for his not out innings of 37.

The Dumfries Select batted first and run machine Adam Malik did the necessary again. Firstly in partnership with Mark Irwin, who scored twelve before being bowled by Alex McMenemy, and then in the substantial partnership of the innings of 60 runs with Max Corbett-Byers. Malik rotated the strike with boundaries at a premium and reached his score of 40 with the total on 87 in the 22nd over. The Your Move Man of the Match Max was also retired early on 37 with a few overs left to get everyone into the game and Dumfries finished on 126 for 7 at the completion of the 30 overs. Ross Lamb picked up two wickets for Galloway in the closing overs.

Dumfries started well with Trevor Newport’s off-spin bowling the top scorer of the previous weekend, Ross Lamb, with his second ball and James Hobman bowled another in the next over in a good opening spell of pace bowling. However Howard Bradley and Andy Naylor then provided the second big partnership for the day by adding 70 runs together. Hyder Hussain was the successful partnership breaker, with Naylor caught by Chris McCutcheon for 38. However, despite two run outs as Dumfries took three more wickets, Bradley was proving the stumbling block for the visitors. Although with 5 overs left the home side still needed 28 runs to win, but Bradley then found the boundary with three valuable fours to be retired on 54. Once more the young Dumfries side could not put the lid on the scoring and Galloway edged the game and the win in the penultimate over.

Max Corbett-Byers was the Your Move Dumfries Player of the Match for his encouraging and match aware not out score of 37. Thanks go to Galloway for providing the last match of Dumfries Cricket Club’s truncated summer season and to Alan Lamb who was a super-sub for the Select and took a wicket in the closing overs.

The club are also grateful for the efforts of the club’s volunteers in keeping the club operating in a difficult summer for all sports clubs.

Chairperson Andy Reed added “Dumfries Cricket Club is planning it’s autumn and winter programmes, to commence after the October Half-Term, so keep an eye on our website www.dumfriescricketclub.com for further information, or follow us on social media @DumfriesCricket”.

Dumfries Select 126 for 7 (30 overs)
A Malik 40 retd, M Corbett-Byers 37 retd; R Lamb 2 for 20
Galloway 127 for 7 (28.2 overs)
H Bradley 54 retd, A Naylor 38;
J Hobman 1 for 20, T Newport 1 for 16, H Hussain 1 for 36, A Lamb 1 for 15
Galloway beat Dumfries Select by 3 wickets at Gatehouse

Your Move Dumfries Player of the Match: Max Corbett-Byers

Photo: The Your Move Player of the Match Max Corbett-Byers in batting action for Dumfries

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