Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Woodvale II on Sun 22 May 2011 at 1.00pm
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report Ards 1st XI began their season with a rearranged Junior Cup match at home to Woodvale II. This was always going to be a tough challenge for an Ards team missing a number of regulars and with Woodvale able to call upon several players with Senior League experience.

Woodvale captain Gareth Dempster won the toss and had no hesitation in choosing to field first in blustery conditions. The Ards openers got off to a solid start and at 24-0 after 6 overs forced Woodvale into an early bowling change. The introduction of Fleming reaped rewards collecting the wickets of Boobyer, P.McCullough and Calvin. A number of Ards batsmen got ‘starts’ with Ryan Patterson top scoring with 21. Ards finished at 145 all out after 43 overs with Fleming the pick of the bowlers with 4-28.

Following a very good tea provided by Woodvale, the visitors set about chasing down the Ards total with Fleming going after the bowling from the outset. Peter Devlin picked up the early wicket of A.Robinson after a good catch by Nathan Murray at point. Paul Cox and Ryan Patterson bowled good spells with Patterson dismissing 1st XI regulars Mark and Michael Iwrin. Ards fought well in the field but ultimately Woodvale reached their total for the loss of 5 wickets.

Despite this defeat Ards can take a lot of encouragement from this performance with the league campaign due to start on June 4th v Victoria (H).

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Jonathan Keenan b b McBride 9
Jason Boobyer ct Gibson b Fleming 13
Phil McCullough b b Fleming 4
Jonny Calvin ct b Fleming 6
Paul Cox b b Warke 17
Peter Ritchie ct b Fleming 1
Ryan Patterson lbw b Storey 21
Nathan Murray b b Storey 7 1
Peter Devlin ct Gibson b Warke 16 1
Gareth Rodgers ct Gibson b McBride 9
Stewart Poole Not Out  4 1

Woodvale II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R McBride7.111829.002.51
T Hill6.01900.001.50
S Fleming10.022847.002.80
M Warke10.0045222.504.50
C Storey10.0040220.004.00

Woodvale II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
146 (0.0 overs)
S Fleming b b Cox 58
A Robinson ct Murray b Devlin 0
Mi Irwin ct Devlin b Patterson 9
Ma Irwin lbw b Patterson 8
J Gibson ct Poole b Murray 17
D O'Neill Not Out  18
G Dempster Not Out  2
T Hill  
R McBride  
C Storey  
M Warke  

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Peter Devlin7.4039139.005.09
Gareth Rodgers5.012400.004.80
Ryan Patterson7.0027213.503.86
Paul Cox7.0124124.003.43
Jonny Calvin2.001200.006.00
Nathan Murray3.0011111.003.67