First Outing First Win For Dumfries – Cricket News

The Dumfries Sunday XI produced an excellent effort with a win away at Langholm in the Eden Valley Sunday League in a match sponsored by Anderson Kilts.

In the first league fixture of the season for Dumfries Cricket Club, on what would prove to be a tricky slow early season wicket, Dumfries won the toss and elected to bat first.

Dumfries managed to get to 117 for 7 off the 36 overs. Top scorers were Jeremy Goodin with 22, Max Corbett-Byers 16, and Fergus Bainbridge also scored 16. James Cox and Sam Thornely chipped in with runs at the end. Corey Park had the best bowling figures for the home side with 2 for 16.

Defending 117 Dumfries knew they needed to keep it tight and restrict Langholm and, with an excellent team bowling performance, everyone contributed. James Hobman took the last wicket with Langholm on 73 and leaving Aiden Goodin on a hat-trick for his next game.

It was an great team effort from the development side and the younger players were all prominent in bowling well with two wickets also for Hyder Hussain and a tight spell from Sean Thornely, and the spinners came on to remove the middle and late orders with three wickets for Vaughn Staples for the Anderson Kilts Player of the Match Award, plus those two wickets in two balls for Aiden Goodin.

Eden Valley Sunday League
Dumfries Sunday XI beat Langholm by 43 runs
Dumfries 117 for 7 (36 overs)
J Goodin 22, M Corbett-Byers 16, F Bainbridge 16
Langholm 72 all out (28.3 overs)
G Park 14. J Hobman 1 for 5, H Hussain 2 for 23
Sam Thornely 2 for 22, Sean Thornely 0 for 6
V Staples 3 for 14, A Goodin 2 for 9

Photo: Vaughn Staples was the top wicket taker for Dumfries

Women’s Cricket
The Monday weather put paid to the Scotland Women A side’s match against Lancashire and for another appearance for Orla Montgomery. However her club team-mates did play in two T20 wins for the Western Warriors Girls U18s in the regional series against Cally Highlanders at Strathmore on Sunday.

Katy Anderson and Niamh Muir led the way with the ball for the Warriors in game one, returning figures of 2 wickets for 9 and 2 for 15 respectively with another wicket for Niamh in game two.

Emma Fordyce also made her representative debut for the Warriors side and got on to both bowl and bat and shared in an unbeaten forty run fifth wicket partnership with Niamh for the  win in the first game with three balls left.

If you are interested in trying some cricket at Nunholm this summer, for women, juniors or seniors, the club are looking for new participants and you can get in touch with Dumfries CC via [email protected] .


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