Galloway Juniors turn out in force

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GALLOWAY Cricket club Juniors had their first match of the season last Friday night against the Dumfries side.

It was forecast rain but still they turned up in force with 13 players. Unfortunately the Dumfries side could only muster five players, so being the true sportsmen they are, Galloway offered up their spare team members and also helped bat and field for the Dumfries side in order to give them a game.

There was some fantastic bowling and batting throughout and Galloway’s newest member Murphy Maxwell took two wickets for five from his two overs.

Galloway captain Robert Ramsay (sponsored by king Street Dental) bowled well as always and led the team with great encouragement.

Lochlan Hughes and Mathew Robinson (both sponsored by Enigma) are the two most senior members of the team and Mathew batted well scoring seven runs along with Harry Cambell also scoring seven. Glen Montgomery (sponsored by Cam engineering) was asked to play for the Dumfries and Galloway side this year due to his efforts during the game and also last season. Dumfries’s Craig Penrice scored a whopping 15 runs and was well supported by Adam Gilliland and Grant Pethwick-Reetz.

Due to Galloway’s sportsmanship, providing players for Dumfries, the game was pretty evenly matched and the final result was a draw.

The two sides will meet again in a friendly today (Friday) at the Nunholm ground, so here’s hoping the weather stays on our side.

If any one is interested in Joining the ever growing, friendly and welcoming Galloway Cricket Club and want to play cricket, just for fun or indeed more seriously please get in touch with Howard Bradley on 07950545993 (club coach);

Pat Druce on 07881585431 (club coach) or Mary Hughes on 07809226992 (coaching co-ordinator).

Galloway Cricket Club is always looking for new members and anyone is welcome. Even if it is only to watch the Saturday games and have a cup of tea and a cake!

Go along to hardball coaching at the Gatehouse ground on Monday evenings from 5.30pm to 7pm for adults and juniors or Wednesday evenings from 6- 7.30pm for Juniors or Thursday evenings from 6-8pm at Dalbeattie sports centre for juniors or indeed any ladies who fancy joining in with our new ladies section.