Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Clogher on Sun 26 Jun 2011 at 1.00pm
Ards Cricket Club Won by 6 wickets

Match report Ards hosted league leaders Clogher in a fixture postponed due to the Ireland v Pakistan international played in May.

Ards won the toss and invited Clogher to bat first in bowler friendly conditions following the recent rain. Opening bowlers Tom Donnan and Peter Devlin bowled in good areas with Devlin awarded with 2 early wickets. Clogher’s main batsmen Kenny Maxwell and Tilley batted very cautiously before Maxwell fell to a stunning, one-handed diving catch by Ryan Patterson at point off the bowling of Paul Cox. Patterson also did the damage with the ball, blowing away the Clogher middle order and almost getting a hat-trick on the way to a spell of 5-21. Gareth Tilley began to play some characteristic attacking shots whilst wickets tumbled at the other end but was stranded on 25* after running out of partners. This excellent display by the Ards bowlers meant that Clogher finished on 69 all out.

Despite the pitch having dried out considerably, the Ards batsmen also proceeded to struggle against the new ball and with the score at 19-3, Clogher might have felt they were back in the game. A good partnership by Donnan and Cox ensured a comfortable victory with Donnan following up a good spell of bowling by top scoring with 34 not out. This victory means that Ards now sit top of Section 3 with a game in hand over Cregagh and Clogher.

Clogher Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
69 (0.0 overs)
K Maxwell ct  Patterson b Cox 3
R Scott lbw  b Devlin 0
I Hill-Nicholl lbw  b Devlin 6
G Tilley Not Out  25
R Purvis b  b Patterson 1
A Service lbw  b Patterson 3
S Lynch b  b Patterson 0
J Griffiths lbw  b Patterson 4
M Turner b  b Patterson 0
J Singh run out  (Savage) 0
M Stephenson b  b Savage 0

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Donnan6.011000.001.67
Peter Devlin5.011226.002.40
Paul Cox7.0115115.002.14
Ryan Patterson9.022154.202.33
Gareth Rodgers2.01400.002.00
Andrew Savage0.30313.006.00

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 4 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Tom Donnan Not Out  34
Andrew Savage lbw  b Service 2 1
Sam Ingham b  b Service 0
Jonathan Keenan b  b Service 1
Paul Cox b  b Tilley 21
Jonny Calvin Not Out  0
Ryan Patterson   1
Nathan Murray  
Stewart Poole  
Peter Devlin  
Gareth Rodgers  

Clogher Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Singh4.001300.003.25
A Service5.002939.675.80
G Tilley2.0020120.0010.00
I Hill-Nicholl0.30800.0016.00