Jul 23 2010 Dumfries Standard Friday
Site Electrical Dumfries took the field once more on Sunday in the Strathclyde League as they made the best of the better weather in Paisley.
Having left a damp Dumfries, they had their day in the sun at Whitehaugh. An all-round performance from a team of players with a wide range of cricketing experience was good enough to comfortably defeat Kelburne
They took first use of the wicket and 11-year-old Chris McBride took his chance opening the batting and top-scoring with an impressive 27.
The rest of the team supported him with James Cox putting some icing on the cake with a couple of maximums in the final over to post a total of 177 – a challenging target considering the massive boundaries and longish outfield.
All the Dumfries bowlers were tidy with Cox threatening to take the early wickets but it was 16-year-old Douglas Brotherston who did the damage – finishing his spell with a double-wicket maiden. Chris McBride reminded us that he could also bowl and 12-year-old Dean Brotherston had his longest bowl in a match – sneaking in a ninth over – for the cost of only 23 runs.
Match scoreboard: Strathclyde Sunday League Division 2, match sponsored by J&E Shepherd.
Site Electrical Dumfries 177 for 7 (40 overs)
C McBride 27, A Parkinson 25, J Cox 22 not out, Douglas Brotherston 21
Kelburne 110 for 6 (40 overs)
W Allan 32, Douglas Brotherston 8 overs 4 for 21.