Dundrum v Ards Cricket Club 1st XI on Wed 15 Jun 2011 at 6.30pm
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 57 runs

Match report Ards travelled to Dundrum in the Twenty20 shield second round, a competition which provides the opportunity of playing against a team accustomed to Section 1 cricket. Nevertheless, with a strong team available, former winners Ards were confident of causing an upset.

Dundrum won the toss and had no hesitation in batting with Rodney Hassard and professional Kakhade looking comfortable against the Ards opening bowlers and seeking to take advantage of the fielding restrictions in the first 6 overs. The introduction of Cox to the bowling attack produced the first wicket with Hassard caught behind in the pursuit of boundaries. The Ards bowlers found it difficult to keep the run rate down and wickets at a premium. Kakhade batted through the innings to reach a well made century with some glorious shots. Ryan Patterson bowled well without reward and Shamu, in a rare appearance for the 1sts was unlucky not to take a wicket. With the aid of some dropped catches, Dundrum finished on 185-2.

Ards, with a strong batting line up began solidly against the Dundrum opening bowlers Baptiste and Connor who bowled a tidy line and length. J Keenan and Savage put on 49 for the first wicket before Savage was caught after hitting a huge straight six. Following a couple more wickets and with the run rate climbing, Dundrum took the opportunity to use their part time bowlers and take the pace off the ball. Paul Cox, in a return to form with the bat, punished the loose bowling and cleared the ropes a number of times finishing not out on 43. Ards finished 57 runs short but showed good commitment throughout and gained good experience which should serve them well when they return to Section 3 cricket at home vs PSNI.

Dundrum Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
185 (0.0 overs)
R Hassard ct  Mawhinney b Cox 20
R Kakhade Not Out  116
D Watson Run out  25
G McNerlin Not Out  2
A Symington  
K Baptiste  
P Calvert  
Pat Calvert  
J Calvert  
G Lowey  
L Connor  

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gareth Rodgers2.001500.007.50
Shamu Khan4.004600.0011.50
Ryan Patterson4.002100.005.25
Paul Cox4.0039139.009.75
Andrew Savage3.004100.0013.67
Jonny Calvin3.002000.006.67

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Jonathan Keenan Run out  31
Andrew Savage ct  Baptiste b P Calvert 20
Shamu Khan ct  and bowled b Pat Calvert 1
Garry Stewart ct  b Lowey 1
Phil McCullough ct  b Lowey 10
Jonny Calvin st  G.McNerlin b Pat Calvert 6
Paul Cox Not Out  43
Paul Mawhinney Not Out  5
Ronnie Balfour  
Ryan Patterson  
Gareth Rodgers  

Dundrum Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
K Baptiste2.01600.003.00
L Connor2.00500.002.50
P Calvert4.0029129.007.25
A Symington4.001800.004.50
G Lowey2.01723.503.50
Pat Calvert3.001829.006.00
R Hassard1.001100.0011.00
D Watson1.00800.008.00
J Calvert1.001500.0015.00