Dumfries 2nd XI managed a remarkable comeback to beat Albert Park on Saturday. With the Langside 2nd team needing 42 runs the Nunholm side took 7 wickets in 9 overs to win by 14 runs.
Earlier the home side had set a big run target. An opening partnership set Nunholm up with Barbours Player of the Match Stuart Corbett-Byers hitting 75 and Andrew Reed 52. When both were out Nunholm were 153 for 2. Two more wickets fell and Wahid Jabarkhil with an explosive stay at the wicket then dominated. Scott Muir and Nairn Cubbon added valuable partnerships and when Jabarkhil was last out he had hit 78 off 60 balls to reach a total of 288.
In the Albert Park innings it was opener Arfeen that dominated. However, in the nineties Nunholm took three rapid wickets for 95 for 3. James Cox took the first two, and Trefor Newport one, However, a big 150 run partnership then made the batting side big favourites.
Drama ensued when Katy Anderson came back on after her economical early spell. Arfeen reached a century but was then caught in her first over for 102, 247 for 4. Nunholm applied pressure. Hyder Hussain had Choudary caught behind for 66. There was a team hat-trick with a run-out and two wickets to Stuart Corbett-Byers. Cox returned with the result in the balance with 16 runs needed or two wickets to fall. Another run-out and then a catch by Jabarkhil off Cox took the final wicket for a 14-run win after a good Nunholm team performance.
In Western Premiership One, Your Move Dumfries struggled after being put in at Clydesdale. With both openers gone Scott Beveridge and Adam Malik restored the score to the high point of 52 for 2. However, an attempted third run resulted in a direct hit run out by Scotland Captain Berrington to remove Beveridge for 19. Alan Davidson added 22 but was out caught hitting, with just two wickets left, to leave Dumfries 107 all out.
The low total was unlikely to be defended but Dumfries had a go. James Hobman took a wicket third ball and Alan Davidson took one in the fourth over. Hobman got another thanks to a full length diving catch by Beveridge, 23 for 3. Chris McBride bowled the dangerous Berrington but number five Dhami with 39 not out took Clydesdale on to a 4 wicket win despite further wickets by McBride, for 65 for 5, and by Davidson.
Trophies were also presented at the weekend by Scotland Cap Chris McBride to a selection of Club Award winners for 2022. The 2nd XI and Young Player of the Year was awarded to Max Corbett-Byers; the top Sunday XI wicket taker was Harith Hassan; and Nairn Cubbon was the U13’s top run scorer and wicket taker, shared with Cory Dawson.
Newcomers are welcome to join in with junior, women’s, senior cricket by contacting [email protected]. On Saturday, Your Move Dumfries play away at Ayr in Western Premiership One.