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On Saturday August 27th, St. Michael’s Cricket Club were at home at Kingholm Park against nearest rivals Gamblesby, and skipper Reece McNay’s decision to put their opponents into bat was vindicated with excellent bowling by opening pair Kieran Moore and Tom Holmes reducing the away team to 46 all out after 17 overs, with nine of them being bowled.
Gamblesby’s openers started confidently with 21 runs being on the board after 7 overs, but a magic piece of fielding by Niamh Muir running out key batsman Darren Coleman, with only one stump to aim at changed the momentum of the match.
Holmes and Moore then took centre stage, Moore bowling with pace and Holmes a fuller length, but doing plenty with the ball. The away side couldn’t cope with the varying styles, Holmes finishing with six wickets, and Moore three.
The two bowlers were backed up in the field with wicket keeper Duncan Muir not conceding any byes.
In reply Saints wrapped up the match in 7 overs by 9 wickets, with Rory Macleod being the only wicket to fall, for 6, being run out by a sharp throw by J.Forrester. Holmes finished 37n.o. his partner F.Naqvi 4n.o.
Saints just need one point from their last two matches, one of which is at home, to be champions, that is assuming that Gamblesby win their last two matches.
The Nithsdale Farm Vets performance of the day was shared between Tom Holmes and Kieran Moore for their match winning opening bowling display.
Gamblesby 46 all out (J.Forrester 14)
St.Michael’s 50 for 1 (T.Holmes 37n.o.)
Kieran Moore 9 overs 3-30
Tom Holmes 8 overs 6-16
The softball game between the juniors and the parents proved a great success, with everyone enjoying themselves, and it was great to see so many staying on to watch the 1st Xl match and enjoying the BBQ run by Vanessa and Kenny Bowie.
The Cricket Club’s free cricket coaching for 5-16 year olds continues at their ground at Kingholm Park, Dumfries every Friday from 4.30 pm to 6pm and will now be continuing until the last Friday in September, and moving indoors after that. There is no need to book, just turn up. All abilities are welcome. Any questions/queries feel free to contact the club’s facebook page.
Saints are always looking for new members. The club is open to anyone who wants to take up the game for the first time. Practice evenings are Tuesdays and Fridays 6-8pm at Kingholm Park. Further information is on the club’s facebook page or from club chairman email@example.com or club captain Reece McNay on firstname.lastname@example.org
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