Larne II v Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sun 22 Jul 2012 at 12.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost

Match report Ards for the second day running fielded first and once again got off to a great start with the opening bowlers Roy Keenan and Ross Martin carrying on from the previous day bowling an immaculate line and length keeping the run rate below 3 an over this pressure also resulted in early wickets with Keenan picking up 2 wickets and Martin picking up 1. The change bowlers of Nathan Murray and Curtis Mccartney also showed the consistency of the opening pair also bowling tightly and each picking up 2 wickets apiece, with the home side struggling and Ards on top Larne counter attacked and took the attack to the 5th and 6th bowlers young Warren Martin and skipper Matt Hulbert and this proved costly in the outcome of the match as the pairs combined 7 overs cost 56 runs allowing Larne to finish on a respectable 146/7 from 35 overs.
Ards still felt at the break they had a good shot at victory on a decent if a bit slow batting surface and got off to the perfect start with the openers Ian Farley and Warren Martin putting on over 30 for the first wicket however after the first wicket fell the wickets followed quickly after and the key wicket of Farley who had played well for 30 proved to be vital as the inexperienced middle order fell away leaving two u15s to rescue some pride for Ards as Michael Crooks and Robbie Ingham combined well to take the total past 100 with Crooks finishing on 25 not out despite the defeat the Ards can take encouragement from having 6 teenagers in the team 5 of which were u15 so if they continue to improve the future could be bright!!!

Larne II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
7w 6b  
for 7 wickets
146 (35.0 overs)
E.Burke ct  R.Martin 7
R.Hood lbw  N.Murray 19
K.Mckinley ct  R.Keenan 2
T.Dempsey ct  R.Keenan 6
D.Hodge ct  N.Murray 20
D.Hayes Not Out  46
N.Campbell ct  C.Mccartney 5
Z.Weatherhead ct  C.Mccartney 5
M.Lyle Not Out  24

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Roy Keenan7.031527.502.14
Ross Martin7.0022122.003.14
Nathan Murray7.0026213.003.71
Curtis McCartney7.0023211.503.29
Warren Martin4.002900.007.25
Matt Hulbert3.002700.009.00

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 6w 10b  
for 9 wickets

(35.0 overs)
Ian Farley ct  Mckinley 30 1
Warren Martin ct  Mckinley 9
Matt Hulbert ct  Kyriakos 1
Ross Martin b  Hodge 10 1
Curtis McCartney ct  Lyle 3
Conn Crawford st  Lyle 5
Michael Crooks Not Out  25 1
Nathan Murray b  Lyle 0
Robbie Ingham b  Lyle 11
Roy Keenan b  Hood 5
A.N. Other  

Larne II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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