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Dumfries CC
West of Scotland CC
Chris Bellwood 46, Patrick Druce 38
Batting
E Clarke 19, Jonathan Newell 16
JAR Blain 6/49, DS McNulty 1/26
Bowling
Patrick Druce 5/35, Alan Davidson 3/9
Sat 31 May 12:00 - League Start time 12:00

WEST LOSE AT DUMFRIES

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West struggle with bat after Dumfries post 201.

West made the journey South to Dumfries on a fabulous sunny day for cricket looking to bounce back from last weeks loss at home to Uddingston.

Captain John Blain won the toss and asked Dumfries to bat on a slow but excellent cricket wicket.

West and Gavin Smith struck early trapping Alan Davidson LBW with the score on 6. Dumfries were laboured in their scoring rate mainly due to some disciplined bowling from David McNulty, Smith, Blain and Gurjit Sandhu reaching the drinks break at 17 overs with only 48 runs on the scoreboard.
Blain's entry into the attack saw him trap Dawson for 17 breaking the 2nd wicket 65 run partnership of Dawson and the Dumfries veteran all rounder Pete Druce. Druce himself was removed shortly after also by Blain, bowled for a determined and stubborn 38 runs from 82 balls. West bowlers were beginning to tighten their grip on proceedings with the introduction of spin and Jon Newell into the attack. The pressure told and Blain removed Reivers Captain Scott Beveridge second ball for 0 reducing Dumfries to 90/4.
However a brief a period of counter attacking batting during the 5th and 6th wicket partnerships, both totalling 40 runs swayed momentum back towards the Nunmholm men and took the score to a respective 171/6 to prove the real makings of the Dumfries innings. Stuart Corbett - Byers (26), Chris Bellwood (46) and McBride (16) all doing the damage.
West bowlers stuck to their task well backed up by some excellent fielding in the latter stages of the Dumfries innings. Captain Blain rotated his bowlers but some sensible batting by the tail notably Lojscszyk (16) ensured Dumfries posted a respectable 201ao in the 50th over. The pick of the West bowlers John Blain with 6/49 from his 13overs.

West's reply suffered an immediate blow losing Jatinder Singh bowled second ball to the bowling of young Reivers seamer Niall Alexander. This brought Jon Newell to the crease to join Ed Clarke and both put on an excellent second wicket partnership of 40 inside 9 overs showing some fine strike play namely off the front foot before Newell was caught sharply at slip for 16 attempting to pull the Veteran seamer Pete Druce. The partnership was broken by Druce and it wasn't long before he removed the well set Clarke adjudged LBW for an elegant 19. This seemed to propel Druce into a fine spell of bowling removing Stewart Leggatt (0) Miro Ralston (2) and David McNulty (5). A brief 14 from Blain took the score to 67/6 but both Druce and young seamer Alan Davidson showed little sympathy bowling out 10 man West for 70 in 23 overs. Druce capped an all round man of the match performance returning figures of 5/35 from his 11 overs.

John A.R. Blain

Scorecard

Dumfries CC won the toss and decided to bat.

Dumfries CC batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Andrew Dawson
lb. J Blain
17
63
1
0
27.0
Alan Davidson
lb. G Smith
5
9
1
0
55.6
Patrick Druce
b. J Blain
38
82
3
0
46.3
Chris Bellwood
ct. M Ralston, b. J Blain
46
49
4
2
93.9
Scott Beveridge
ct. J Singh, b. J Blain
0
2
0
0
0.0
Stuart Corbett-Byers
b. J Newell
26
26
3
1
100.0
Robert McBride
ro. J Newell
16
20
0
1
80.0
Christopher Brockwell
ct. J Singh, b. D McNulty
5
7
0
0
71.4
Peter Lojszczyk
Not Out
14
11
2
0
127.3
Christopher McCutcheon
b. J Blain
3
5
0
0
60.0
Niall Alexander
ct. J Singh, b. J Blain
6
7
0
0
85.7
Extras
12w, 7b, 4lb, 2nb
25
Total
for 10 wickets 49.2 overs
201

West of Scotland CC bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
DS McNulty
10
1
26
1
2.6
G Smith
9
1
41
1
4.6
JAR Blain
13.2
1
49
6
3.7
GS Sandhu
4
0
17
0
4.3
Jonathan Newell
11
2
35
1
3.2
C Brown
2
0
22
0
11.0

West of Scotland CC batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jatinder Singh
b. N Alexander
0
2
0
0
0.0
E Clarke
lb. P Druce
19
28
2
0
67.9
Jonathan Newell
ct. C Bellwood, b. P Druce
16
29
0
0
55.2
JAR Blain
ct. C Brockwell, b. A Davidson
15
24
1
0
62.5
Stewart Leggat
lb. P Druce
0
3
0
0
0.0
DS McNulty
ct. S Corbett-Byers, b. P Druce
5
13
1
0
38.5
Miro Ralston
ct. S Corbett-Byers, b. P Druce
2
3
0
0
66.7
G Smith
Not Out
0
8
0
0
0.0
GS Sandhu
lb. A Davidson
1
3
0
0
33.3
C Brown
b. A Dawson
0
4
0
0
0.0
Extras
10w, 2lb
12
Total
for 9 wickets 23 overs
70

Dumfries CC bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Niall Alexander
7
1
24
1
3.4
Patrick Druce
11
2
35
5
3.2
Alan Davidson
5
3
9
3
1.8

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