Wednesday the 9th of June saw DCC welcoming the McGlynn Brothers to Dollar, and the two sides squared off in a T20 match. Conditions were far from ideal, the clouds were thick, the light was poor, and a constant threat of rain (although this only materialised to a bit of light mizzle) added to the challenge. Captain Sandy Cunningham won the toss and decided to have a bat – a sensible decision given the aforementioned glorious June weather.
Cunningham himself, in tow with Calum Weir, opened the batting and the pair started in true 20/20 fashion. The openers batted with intent and within a blink of an eye 50 runs were on the board. Cunningham would ultimately fall one run prior to the agreed retiring point of 25, and Weir soon joined him in the pavillion after reaching 25.
The next two men in, Craig Smith and Jack Smart continued to make light work of the heavy conditions, with a barrage of boundaries moving them both past the 25 run mark in a matter of overs. Rob Passe, who smashed the first competitive 6 of the season was unfortunately caught for 21, and his partner for much of his knock, Cameron Glasgow displayed some classy batting in his journey to the retirement mark. By this stage conditions had only gotten worse, and DCC would add another 7 runs from the final couple of overs through former captain Marcus Tindsley and Charlie Dunn.
After the 20 overs DCC had reached a total of 179/2, a spectacular display of batting from the team in spite of the challenges posed by the weather.
Top Scorers: Smart 27, Smith 26, Glasgow 26, Weir 25
Defending a big total, and with even tougher batting conditions the Brothers had a monumental task. A task that was made harder after Tim Dillion struck with the final ball of his opening over. Despite some nice bowling from Breasley, Fensom and Dunn, one of the McGlynn brothers, and Al Stewart had the scorers pens moving, with both men going beyond 25. DCC would take back control after Tindsley clean bowled the 4th McGlynn batsman. The tight bowling continued through Weir, Smith (one wicket), and the skipper who ended the innings of 2 batsmen.
Despite the lack of light by this stage, the McGlynn side kept plugging away and reached a final total of 115, well short of the required total, but a cracking effort given the typical Scottish June evening.
Best figures: Cunningham (16 of 3 for 2), Dillion (5 of 2 for 1), Tindsley (14 of 3 for 1)
We give thanks to our newest competitors and now firm friends The McGlynn Brothers and eagerly await the return leg in Edinburgh in August.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Sandy Cunningham.
RESULT: DCC VICTORY BY 64 RUNS.
Played 3. Won. 2. Lost 1.