Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Victoria on Sat 04 Jun 2011 at 1.00pm
Ards Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report Ards began their league campaign with a home match against a near full-strength Victoria XI. Victoria elected to bat first but lost the early wicket of Black, bowled by Gareth Rodgers in the second over. Peter Devlin picked up the important wicket of J Bunting, trapped lbw for 5. D Vennard batted aggressively but ended as the only Victoria batsman to reach double figures with 43. He was eventually bowled by Paul Cox after multiple narrow escapes due to dropped catches and appeals turned down. Cox bowled an excellent spell finishing with 5 wickets and conceded a miserly 8 runs from his 6 overs. Victoria collapsed from 75-2 to 94 all out with Ryan Patterson collecting a deserved 3-42, including the dangerous McClune for a duck and just missed out on a hat-trick.

The Ards innings also began with early wickets with a mix up leading to Balfour getting run out. Paul Cox, promoted to No.3 following his bowling display played on without scoring leaving Ards at 3-2. However, Andrew Savage began to score freely at the other end and built a good partnership with Garry Stewart. Savage continued to dominate the Victoria attack until he was dismissed with Ards needing just 12 to win. It was left to Paul Mawhinney to score the winning runs and secure a 5 wicket victory.

This was another very encouraging bowling display by Ards but more disciplined batting will be needed next week at home against league favourites Dungannon.

Victoria Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
94 (0.0 overs)
R Black b  b Rodgers 0
D Vennard b  b Cox 43
J Bunting lbw  b Devlin 5
A McClelland ct  Mawhinney b Cox 2
G McClune b  b Patterson 0
M Parks b  b Cox 0
J Irwin b  b Patterson 9
J McVey lbw  b Patterson 0
C Marshall b  b Cox 4
I McDowell b  b Cox 0
N Radford Not Out  0

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Peter Devlin7.0021121.003.00
Gareth Rodgers4.0216116.004.00
Ryan Patterson8.3042314.004.94
Paul Cox6.02851.601.33

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Ronnie Balfour Run out  0
Andrew Savage b  b Radford 52
Paul Cox b  b Radford 0
Garry Stewart ct  Black b Irwin 14
Jonathan Keenan Not Out  4
Jonny Calvin b  b Vennard 7
Paul Mawhinney Not Out  3 1
Sam Ingham  
Ryan Patterson  
Peter Devlin  
Gareth Rodgers  

Victoria Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
N Radford9.0220210.002.22
J Bunting4.011600.004.00
D Vennard10.0429129.002.90
J Irwin2.0014114.007.00
C Marshall3.001600.005.33