Nunwick v Langholm Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 15 May 2021 at 14:00
Langholm Cricket Club Won by 7 runs

Match report Langholm secured one of their most dramatic wins in recent years by bowling out Nunwick for 80, 7 runs short of Langholm's total of 87. Ryan Johnstone was the hero of the day taking 5 for 16, ably supported by uncle Steven Johnstone who took 3 for 19. The last 8 Nunwick wickets fell for 14 runs as they collapsed from 66 for 2 to 80 all out.

The Langholm skipper Graham Park won the toss and elected to bat, he opened with himself and Stuart Duggan. Unfortunately Park was the first to go with the score on 6 when he edged Dave Booker with the keeper taking a good catch. This brought Tony Steele into join Duggan, runs were hard to find on the slow pitch but the pair managed to take the score up to 26 before Duggan was caught of Carrick for 12. Nunwick had spin on from both ends now and the Langholm batsman struggled to find the boundary. Steele was the next man to fall caught at point of Tweedie's bowling for 16, leaving Langholm 37 for 3. Gregor Park now joined Nicky P, but Nicky soon fell caught in the deep for 8 of James's bowling. Chris Stewart now joined Park and they looked to consolidate the innings, the pair added 23 before Chris fell for 8 with the score on 66 for 6. Disaster also struck as Gregor as he pulled his hamstring going for a quick single. Langholm then lost Stevie Johnstone who was run out for 0. Langholm then lost three quick wickets for 3 runs as first Aidan Wilson was bowled by Tweedie for 0, soon followed by Jay Gordon LBW to Tweedie then Ryan Johnstone stumped of James's bowling for 0 leaving Langholm 69 for 9. This brought 15 year old Jake Park into join his Dad, the pair with some stout defense from Jake and some selected if painful hitting from the hamstrung Gregor added 18 for the final wicket before Gregor was LBW to Carrick. This left Langholm all out for 87, not good but it could have been worse if not for the last wicket pair.

Nunwick began their innings cautiously against some tight bowling Stevie Johnstone and Tony Steele, Tweedie and Dent took the score up to 27, when a change of bowling saw Dent bowled of his pads by Graham Park for 14, next over Gate played on to Ryan Johnstone to leave Nunwick 27 for 2. Carrick now joined his skipper Tweedie and this pair frustrated the Langholm bowlers taking the score all the way to 66 for 2. The breakthrough came when Ryan had Tweedie stumped by Duggan for 31, two balls latter the same bowler had Hather LBW for 0 to leave Nunwick 66 for 4. Langholm now scented blood but the score trickled up to 76 before Steele clean bowled Carrick for 28. Then Ryan clean bowled Vietch and James to leave Nunwick 80 for 7, thus claiming his first 5 for for Langholm. It was soon all over as Stevie Johnstone mopped up the tail taking three wickets in one over, bowling Booker, having Jackson caught in the gulley by Aidan Wilson then finally clean bowling Cubby as Nunwick were bowled out for 80 seven runs short.

A great effort by Langholm in the field especially since they only had ten men, with Gregor Park sidelined. Tremendous bowling from Ryan Johnstone with 5 for 18, ably supported by Stevie Johnstone with 3 for 19, the other wicket takers were Tony Steele 1 for 14 and Graham Park 1 for 14. Special mention to all the young Langholm fielders who all made some great stops.

Langholm Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3w 3b  
for 10 wickets

(35.3 overs)
Graham Park ct Dent b Booker 3
Stuart Duggan ct Tweedie b Carrick 12 1
Tony Steele ct Gate b Tweedie 16
Nicky Piszczykiewicz ct Veitch b James 8
Gregor Park lbw  b Carrick 33
Chris Stewart ct Veitch b James 8
Steven Johnstone Run out  0
Aidan Wilson b Tweedie 0 1
Jay Gordon lbw b Tweedie 0
Ryan Johnstone st Dent b James 0
Jake Park Not Out  1

Nunwick Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Nunwick Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 1w 1b  
for 10 wickets
80 (33.5 overs)
J.Tweedie st Duggan b R.Johnstone 31
J.Dent b G.Park 14
L.Gate b R.Johnstone 0
M.Carrick b T.Steele 28
S.Hather lbw b R.Johnstone 0
R.Veitch b R.Johnstone 3
D.Booker b S.Johnstone 1
M.James b R.Johnstone 0
J.Jackson ct Wilson b S.Johnstone 0
J.Waite Not Out  0
F.Cubby b S>johnstone 0

Langholm Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steven Johnstone9.531936.331.93
Tony Steele10.0514114.001.40
Graham Park4.0014114.003.50
Ryan Johnstone8.021653.202.00