Little Runs Secure Dumfries Win – Cricket News

The Dumfries Sunday XI constructed a victory in their first home match of the season, against Lanercost Colts, in a match sponsored by Ashleigh Building, to make it two wins out of two.

Dumfries chose to bat first at Nunholm and a hundred run second wicket partnership between James Little, the Ashleigh Player of the Match, and Mat Williams set up the innings up for some spectacular batting pyrotechics from their skipper later.

Williams was retired, mistakenly, first for 46, four runs short of his fifty amidst some  communication failures. Little also retired but upon reaching the threshold fifty and with both having hit pleasing early season batting form.

That brought skipper James Cox in to bat having hurried back from his duties away with the under-11s. He continued in a hurry and teed off to hit 44 in 22 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes and, if asked, a scoring rate of 200%. That meant the side rushed to a finishing total of 163 for 2 in a reduced 28 overs.

That late flurry changed the complexion of the run chase and the Dumfries bowlers also kept the scoring in check in the field and with wickets.

James Hobman opened the bowling with energy and was unlucky not to claim a wicket. Trevor Newport took the first wicket and Sean Thornely followed with the first of his two dismissals. Number four Coombes kept the bowlers on their mettle in going on to score 43 not out whilst spinner Vaughn Staples found himself on a hat-trick.

Aiden Goodin and Sam Thornely kept pressing for wickets, and Sam claimed a bowled, and James Little got a run-out as the visitors finished on 112 for 7 for a fifty run victory for Dumfries.

Dumfries Sunday Develpment XI 163 for 2 (28 overs)
J Little 52rtd, M Williams 46rtd, J Cox 44no
Lanercost Colts 112 for 7 (28 overes)
T Coomes 43no; Sean Thornely 2 for 13, V Staples 2 for 24,
T Newport 1 for 17, Sam Thornely 1 for 14
Dumfries Sunday XI beat Lanercost Colts by 50 runs

Photo: Dumfries Player of the Match James Little hitting a boundary

Dumfries Junior Cricket
The Dumfries under-11s played their first league game with a narrow 6 run defeat at Appleby-Eden that went to the final over. Dumfries bowled first and Angus Pickstock, one of four debutants in a young side, opened the bowling with Sarah Cox provided a great start conceding just eight runs from the opening four overs.  Macey Corbett Byers followed up with only two runs off her two overs and was rewarded with getting a wicket. Some good hitting from Appleby’s last pair then got them to a competitive score.

Thomas Cook batted with intent and twins Jonty and Oliver Clark-Maxwell, also on debut, batted well in the middle overs hitting the ball into gaps and running hard. A good finish by pairing Jasmine McCulloch and Cory Dawson got their side agonisingly close but they fell only 6 runs short. Player of the Day was Macey with her outstanding all-round efforts with both bat and ball.

Appleby-Eden U11s 247 Dumfries U11s 241

Dumfries under-13s had a successful training game on Friday in place of their cancelled fixture and the older junior side had a convincing win on a blustery Monday evening at home against Caldbeck under-15s. Runs were contributed by Max Corbett-Byers, Fergus Bainbridge, Niamh Muir and Orla Montgomery and wickets were shared by Nairn Cubbon, with two, and Harith Hassan, Aiden Goodin, Orla Montgomery.

Dumfries U15s 157/4 Caldbeck U15s 64/6

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