2011 D&G U13s v Ayrshire

Dumfries & Galloway in their second match of the season again came second to their area opponents and again by 3 wickets in a close match following a similar pattern.

Batting first the Solway boys posted a total which proved to be competitive despite some good bowling by the Ayrshire opening bowlers. They then made inroads to get within touching distance of victory only to be denied by some positive batting at number five. Eleven-year-old Craig Penrice was the batting hero with 22 runs and Chris McBride was almost the bowling match-winner with his 5 overs of leg-breaks.

2011 West U13 inter-area Championship
D&G U13s lost to Ayrshire by 3 wickets at Nunholm
D&G U13s – 84 all out (C Penrice 22, S Khan 2-12, A Gordon 2-12)
Ayrshire U13s – 88 for 7 (S Khan 24*, C McBride 2-7, G Montgomery 2-9)

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2011 D&G U13s v Glasgow North

The opening match for Dumfries & Galloway under 13s took place on Sunday at Nunholm against Glasgow North. The match was dominated by a couple of batting displays – Chris McBride for the home team and R McCallum for the visitors.

Opening the batting, McBride looked like carrying his bat until he got a good delivery from Ghaffar – who bowled at a good pace and was the best bowler on show. Once Chris was out the innings subsided to 118 all out.

At one stage in the second innings D&G were favourites. At 41 for 5 and even 93 for 7 the Glasgow outfit were struggling but McCallum survived one appeal and a couple of chances to see his side home with 2 wickets to spare.

Dumfries & Galloway lost to Glasgow North by 2 wickets
Dumfries & Galloway U13s 118 all out (C McBride 61, A Ghaffar 6 overs 3 for 15, A Ewing 5 overs 2 for 22)
Glasgow North U13s 120 for 8 (R McCallum 43 no, C McBride 6 overs 4 for 24)

D&G Colts League – Friday 6th May

D&G Colts League – Friday 6th May

Dumfries U12s tied with Galloway U12s at Gatehouse
Dumfries U12s 73 for 6
C Penrice 15, M Maxwell 2 for 5
Galloway U12s 73 for 5
H Campbell 7, M Robinson 7

2011 Langholm Indoor Cricket League

The Langholm Indoor Junior Cricket League, supported by Langholm CC and the D&G Community Cricket Coach, resumes this month at the Eskdale Sports Centre.

2011 Winter Training for D&G U13s/U15s

The  winter training sessions for the D&G U13 and U15 squads are as follows.

Dumfries and Galloway U13 squad training

Date Venue Time
22/1/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 1 – 3pm
02/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 7 – 8pm
05/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 1 – 3pm
16/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 7 – 8pm
19/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 1 – 3pm
02/3/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 7 – 8pm

Dumfries and Galloway U15 squad training

Date Venue Time
26/1/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 7 – 8pm
29/1/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 1 – 3pm
09/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 7 – 8pm
12/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 1 – 3pm
23/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre 7 – 8pm
26/2/11 Dalbeattie Sports Centre   1 – 3pm

There is a charge of £1 per session. Contact Chris Stewart, the DG Community Cricket Coach for any further details on Chris.Stewart@dumgal.gov.uk or call 07891 370618.

DG U17s lose to Glasgow

The Dumfries and Galloway U17s team lost their West Cup semi-final against Glasgow last Thursday at Nunholm by 39 runs. The Glasgow side batted first and despite a tight opening spell by Steele and Edgar it took a run out by Douglas Brotherston from the boundary to claim the first wicket. That was followed by Edgar taking the first wicket off the bat caught in the covers to make it 29 for 2.

It was then spin in operation as Penrose and Bell and then Brotherston sought to make inroads, and leg-spinner Bell succeeded with two wickets bowled behind the batsman’s legs. However the Glasgow middle order were putting away the loose delivery and Mahmood and Ullah each with 31 kept the Glasgow total moving.

Brotherston came on to take an excellent caught and bowled and complemented that with a direct hit for a run out. Skipper Fraser Conn then took two wickets to help dismiss Glasgow for 168.

After the loss of two early wickets lbw to Parzada the local hopes rested on Richardson and Conn. Those hopes seemed justified as the pair put together a partnership of over sixty until a misunderstanding resulted in the crucial loss of Richardson run out for 32.

From a challenging position of 73 for 2 in the 22nd over the side lost another couple of wickets to the spin of Selby to change the complexion of the match at 98 for 5. Then ten runs later when Conn was out caught trying to force through the covers for a well compiled 41 Glasgow were definitely on top. Despite efforts by Carson to get the score within striking distance the D&G side finished all out forty runs short with seven overs still left.

West Under 17 Inter-Area Semi-Final –

D&G U17s lost to Glasgow U17s by 39 runs at Nunholm, Thu 22nd July

Glasgow U17s 168 all out (36.5 overs)
H Mahmood 31, A Ullah 31, A Johnson 20, R Barbour 18
C Steele 6 overs 0 for 9, C Edgar 6 overs 1 for 26, A Forsyth 3 overs 0 for 27,
D Penrose 7 overs 1 for 44, A Bell 6 overs 2 for 34, D Brotherston 5.5 overs 2 for 21,
F Conn 3 overs 2 for 3

D&G U17s 129 all out (33.5 overs)
F Conn 41, M Richardson 32, R Carson 12,
B Parzada 6 overs 2 for 7, H Chaudhry 5 overs 0 for 13, H Mahmood 6 overs 0 for 23,
K Kanabal 5 overs 1 for 28, S Siddiqui 6 overs 1 for 21, R Selby 5.5 overs 4 for 32

Clyde beat DG U13s

Dumfries & Galloway under 13s came second to their Clyde counterparts on Sunday and ultimately by quite a margin. However there was not a huge difference between the cricket played by the teams.

The D&G opening bowlers were accurate and swung the ball. Colin Little in particular was miserly – conceding only 5 runs in his opening spell of 4 overs. The change bowlers also did their bit – keeping the talented Clyde batters in check. In reply to Clyde ’s 144 for 4, the home team’s batters also showed their abilities – Chris Lumb, Chris McBride and Todd Rafferty looking dangerous and keeping their side up with the required rate.

The main difference between the sides was the start they got to their innings. Flack, ably backed-up by Khan – the Clyde opening batters – were patient in the face of Colin Little and Todd Rafferty’s opening spells and were excellent in their shot selection throughout.

In the second innings Ahmad – bowling his team’s second over – was on a hat-trick with his third ball! Thereafter the D&G innings was characterised by a steady fall of wickets. The later batters did as much as they could with Danny Heron, last out, looking solid but the damage had already been done.

Match details:
Clyde 144 for 4 (N Flack 70, H Khan 23, R Armstrong 20; C Little 1/14 from 7, T Rafferty 2/25 from 7)
Dumfries & Galloway 93 all out (C McBride 20, C Lumb 15, D Heron 13; T Ahmad 2/17 from 4, O Shah 1/6 from 4, H Briggs 1/11 from 4)