Donaghadee v Ards Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 24 Jun 2006 at
Ards Cricket Club Won 8 wickets

Match report Excellent all-round performance by the team. 2 wickets from Bird in the first over got us off to a perfect start. From then on bowling was tight and any time a Dee partnership threatened to develop a wicket fell. Gareth took the key wickets of Fraser and Williamson, May and Razza bowled 20 overs almost in tandem for only 38 runs, and Johnny and Blakey finished off the tail despite some late resistance from the Dee tail. Once more all catches and even half-chances were taken.
148 was never going to be enough and Ards were rarely troubled in pursuit. Blakey hit some blistering drives and cuts before unluckily creaming one to cover. Garry was unfortunately lbw for 12 but Monty and Dazza closed the show with some fine shots. Both were dropped behind but that aside were in control and knocked off the runs with 11 overs to spare.
The sides lock horns again next Sunday in what is now a crucial match where the same level of performance will have to be produced in order to take the points. In this game Jonathan Osborne took what was arguably the best catch of the season and perhaps many a season. Not to be outdone Ryan Adair took a brilliant caught and bowled followed by a super overhead catch at mid on.The performance in the field demonstrated clearly the albility of the number of young Lions turning out for Ards. Lets hope that Ards can turn out this team on a regular basis and make a bid for Section 3 cricket at Newtownards. Lets have a show of commitment from the whole Club supporting the 1st XI in their bid for promotion.

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 2 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Richard White Caught  41
Jonathan Montgomery Not Out  58
Garry Stewart Lbw  12
Darren Hetherington Not Out  26
Ryan Adair   2
Jonathan Osborne   1
Stewart Poole   1
Jonathan Osborne  
Richard McFeeters  
Stewart Poole  
David McCullough  

Donaghadee Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Donaghadee Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
148 (0.0 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
David McCullough10.041728.501.70
Richard White7.4132216.004.17
Gareth Rodgers4.011728.504.25
Richard McFeeters10.041200.001.20
Ryan Adair10.0326126.002.60
Jonathan Osborne5.0137312.337.40