PSNI v Ards Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 06 Aug 2011 at 12.00pm
Match was Abandoned

Match report Ards travelled to Newforge confident of adding to their 6 wins so far this season against PSNI who had just one victory. Ards won the toss and chose to bowl first with Paul Cox and Gareth Rodgers proving economical and PSNI reaching 22-1 after 12 overs and the experienced PJ Whyte dismissed, caught by Ronnie Balfour off Rodgers’ bowling. Ryan Patterson and Davy McCullough kept up the pressure on the PSNI batsmen with 2 further wickets falling by the first rain interruption with the score at 51-3 from 24 overs. Following this delay and the match reduced to 42 overs per side, S Shah began to increase the run rate and targeted the short boundary but was then caught off the bowling of Tim Carson for 24. The last 7 wickets fell for 29 runs with the middle and lower order struggling to build any partnerships against the bowling of Carson, Patterson and Cox. Another excellent display from the Ards bowling unit ensured that PSNI were bowled out for 114. A total of 8 wickets fell to catches with the fielders showing the benefits of recent practice.

With rain threatening, Ards had a target of 115 from 42 overs but realistically if they could stay ahead of the run rate after 20 overs (55) this would be enough to secure victory given that the Duckworth-Lewis rule does not apply in Section 3. PSNI opening bowlers Flanagan and Singh bowled a tidy line and length and were rewarded with 2 early wickets but the rain arrived with the score at 9-2. Ards were still confident of reaching the winning total but it was not possible to resume play with the square at Newforge flooded which means a T20 rematch later in August.

PSNI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
114 (0.0 overs)
PJ Whyte ct  Balfour b Rodgers 1
D McCausland ct  Balfour b Carson 17
S Ghosh ct  Carson b D McCullough 10
S K Singh ct  Poole b D McCullough 15
S Shah ct  J Keenan b Carson 24
T Flanagan b  b Patterson 1
A Hussain ct  Calvin b Cox 9
K Khan ct  J Keenan b Rodgers 7
N Rankin ct  Cox b Carson 4
S McCrum st  Poole b D McCullough 3
A Singal Not Out  1

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Cox8.0219119.002.37
Gareth Rodgers8.011427.001.75
Ryan Patterson9.0021121.002.33
David McCullough8.0128214.003.50
Tim Carson7.502947.253.70

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 2 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Jonathan Keenan b  b Flanagan 2 2
Ronnie Balfour Not Out  0 2
Phil McCullough ct  and b Flanagan 0
Jonny Calvin Not Out  0 1
Paul Cox   1
Tim Carson   1
Ryan Patterson  
Nathan Murray  
Gareth Rodgers  
Stewart Poole   1 1
David McCullough  

PSNI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T Flanagan3.00924.503.00
S Singh2.02000.000.00