Ards Cricket Club Under 13 XI and Banogue Cup v North Down on Fri 25 Jun 2010 at
Ards Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report Despite the absence of some regulars due to holiday commitments etc, Ards U13's took the prized scalp of local rivals North Down in a well contested game played on a sunny but breezy evening at Londonderry Park. North Down batting first lost early wickets, including recent 3 times centurion Craig Irvine for 2, after a very good opening bowling spell from Stewart McCaughan (3-15) and Ross Martin (4-6). Despite a good knock of 20 from Bailey Quinn and 10 from Crooks, North Down posted a modest total of 66 after 20 overs with Ross Martin taking 3 wickets in his last over. Warren Martin (2-17), Graham Cairns (1-6) and Taylor Nutt (0-6) provided good support although the young Ards bowlers will be disappointed at bowling 20 wides in the 24 extras conceded but some good catching and outfielding contributed to a generally very good performance in the field from Ards.

Ards openers Robbie Ingham and Ross Martin made a solid start to the innings before Martin (4) was bowled by Quinn with the score on 12. Ingham batted very sensibly before falling for 10 to Quinn who was the best of the North Down bowlers with 28 on the board. However with the game delicately poised, Warren Martin (18)and Stuart McCaughan (15) with the best partnership of the game and combining solid defence with good attacking shots took Ards to a match winning total of 67 after just 17 overs. This was a very pleasing result for Ards but more importantly the boys' performance showed that the hard work in practice is beginning to pay off.

Ards will be hoping to maintain this form for the next league fixtures against Downpatrick and Holywood.

North Down Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
66 (0.0 overs)
A McIvor b  McCaughan 0
C Irvine b  Ross Martin 2
C Adams b  McCaughan 2
B Quinn ct  Cairns 20
J Halliday b  McCaughan 0
B Davidson ct  Warren Martin 1
M Crooks ct  Warren Martin 10
J McMullan b  Ross Martin 6
M McAuley b  Ross Martin 0
A Marshall b  Ross Martin 0
S Graham   Not Out

Ards Cricket Club Under 13 XI and Banogue Cup Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Stewart McCaughan4.001535.003.75
Ross Martin4.01641.501.50
Conor Balfour3.001400.004.67
Warren Martin4.001728.504.25
Taylor Nutt3.00600.002.00
A.N. Other1.00616.006.00

Ards Cricket Club Under 13 XI and Banogue Cup Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 2 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Robbie Ingham ct  Quinn 10
Ross Martin b  Quinn 4
Warren Martin Not Out  18
Stewart McCaughan Not Out  15
Taylor Nutt  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  
Conor Balfour  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

North Down Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A McIvor3.00900.003.00
C Irvine4.001500.003.75
B Quinn4.001326.503.25
C Adams4.001600.004.00
J Halliday2.00800.004.00