McBride com­mits to Dum­fries and eyes top-flight pro­mo­tion

The Scotsman - - Sfl In Focus - daVId KELSO

tEENAGE bats­man tom McBride is set to com­mit him­self to Dum­fries in the hope of help­ing them climb to the top flight of Scot­tish cricket.

the tal­ented age-group in­ter­na­tion­al­ist has al­ready played a ma­jor part in the club’s surge to the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion ti­tle. And in the build-up to their fi­nal match against SMRH at Nun­holm, McBride un­der­lined his com­mit­ment.

He said: “the new for­mat for the SNCL is very ex­cit­ing and we want to keep on pro­gress­ing.

“I be­lieve we have a great op­por­tu­nity to earn pro­mo­tion again a year from now and it would be great to be part of that.” McBride has hit a se­ries of big scores dur­ing the sea­son – two in the league for Dum­fries, one for Scot­land and one as a guest for MCC.

He added: “It has been a tremen­dous few months for my­self at the club and as far as this week­end is concerned, we want to keep up the mo­men­tum to the end and a win on home turf would be the ideal way to round things off.”

Else­where, it is a tense sit­u­a­tion at the base­ment af­ter Kel­burne leapfrogged over Weirs into sec­ond bot­tom slot. It means a win for the for­mer over lo­cal ri­vals Ren­frew at White­haugh would en­sure their sur­vival.

Weirs have to ne­go­ti­ate a tricky trip to the cap­i­tal to take on Imans Ed­in­burgh while Fer­gus­lie will ce­ment the run­ners-up place by beat­ing Freuchie at Meik­leriggs and Corstor­phine round off an in­con­sis­tent cam­paign at home to West Loth­ian.


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