Jul 29 2011 Dumfries Standard Friday
APD Dumfries won by a convincing nine wickets at RH Corstorphine in the Scottish Championship on Saturday.
The win strengthened the side's fourth place in the league as Chris McCutcheon took three wickets and Jim Patterson two in a Corstorphine total of just 92 all out.
Opener Drew Dawson took the Dumfries side to the winning total with the game's top score of 61 not out.
Dumfries decided to put Corstorphine in and that decision promptly proved merited as Maskrey and then McBride each took a wicket in their second over.
Biddulph, batting at number three, and Lawrie put together the only significant stand of the innings but the introduction of McCutcheon brought two wickets with his first two deliveries.
Then Scott Beveridge had Biddulph caught for 31 in the next over to make it five down for 55.
The pair applied the pressure as they bowled 14 overs in tandem for just 20 runs.
McCutcheon bowled his third victim and Beveridge took his second to have Corstorphine seven down.
Then Niall Alexander with one and Jim Patterson with two wickets finished off the innings at 92 all out.
The good performance in the field owed much to a series of outstanding catches from Dawson, Patterson, Breetzke and Corbett-Byers. However, an effort to take a diving catch at cover off the second ball of the match had disastrous consequences for Tom McBride.
The following day he was diagnosed with a broken finger which ruled him out of travelling that day with Scotland to the U19 World Cup qualifiers. He will be out of action for three to four weeks.
However, he played the rest of the match and opened with Drew Dawson and it was the latter that consolidated the performance in the field with 61 not out to make sure of the Dumfries win.
The pair had an opening partnership of 68 but an out of sorts McBride was the minor partner before he was out caught.
Jim Patterson then supported Dawson to make it a steady nine wicket win reached in the 35th over.
At the top of the championship, West Lothian lost top spot, after a loss, to be replaced by Poloc with Weirs in second place. Each has one loss and West Lothian play Poloc next.
So Dumfries need a win at home against Kelburne on Saturday to continue to apply pressure on the sides above them.
Scottish Championship: Match sponsored by Access Mechanical Handling Ltd.
APD Dumfries beat RH Corstorphine by nine wickets, away.
RH Corstorphine 92 all out (39 overs).
J Biddulph 31, C McCutcheon 3 for 12, J Patterson 2 for 3, S Beveridge 2 for 14.
APD Dumfries 93-1 (33.5 overs) A Dawson 61no.
Bryce Walker Dumfries Man of the Match: Drew Dawson.