WDCU Second Division – end of season review

Like all the other leagues in the WDCU, Division 2 saw its game time curtailed by the Scotish summertime. Helensburgh were crowned as champions, although the tussle with Kilmarnock, which saw both sides leap frog each other at points throughout the season, went down to the wire before the weather intervened again, to cancel out a winner takes all match on the final Saturday.

In the batting stats both Helensburgh and Kilmarnock dominated with four out of the top five players coming from the two clubs. Jonathan Campbell (Helensburgh) top scored with 522 runs; followed by Paul Flanagan (Kilmarnock) 360, Munir Ahmed (Kilmarnock) 348, Fraser Conn (Galloway) 233 and Marc Christensen (Helensburgh) 209.  Two centuries were scored, both by Kilmarnock players Munir Ahmed 101 and Paul Flanagan 100 and Umar Hameed (Hillhead) fell agonisingly 1 runs short when he finished with 99* against Motherwell.

On the bowling front Helensburgh saw two players in the top five wicket takers, with Galloway showing well with two as well. Jonathan Campbell (Helensburgh) with 24 wickets topped the list, then came Patrick Druce (Galloway) 18, Tommy McGrath (Galloway) 17, Duncan Stephens (Helensburgh) 15, and Wawas Ahmad (Victoria) 14.