Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team v Holywood on Wed 02 May 2012 at 5.45
Ards Cricket Club Won by 9 wickets

Match report Ards Under 15’s opened their 2012 season with a 1st round Graham Cup game vs Holywood in a repeat of the 2011 fixture, which Holywood had won comfortably. Thomas Anderson, Holywood’s captain, won the toss and chose to bat but with the total on 6 he lost fellow opener, Braniff (1), who was bowled by Conor Balfour. Holywood recovered well and had reached 41 when Eadie (11) pulled Joel Ferguson to mid wicket where Joshua Dougan took a fine diving catch. With Anderson, a member of last year’s NCU Under 13’s squad, batting very well, the score had moved on to 70 when Balfour picked up his second wicket with Dougan taking another excellent catch in the deep to dismiss Hunter (5). Opening bowler, Ross Martin, then picked up his first wicket bowling Cunningham (1) and his brother, Warren, followed this up taking the important wicket of Anderson for a fine 52 well caught by Russell Hughes on the boundary. With Holywood looking to boost their total, Ross Martin with a fine final over picked up the wickets of Ferguson and McColomson as the Holywood innings closed on 95 for 7 off their allotted 20 overs. After what had been a decent bowling and very good fielding performance, Ards needed to make a good start to boost their chances of a victory. Fortunately for Ards the Holywood bowlers were struggling for accuracy and Ross and Warren Martin were able to defend the good balls, score off the loose deliveries and rely on plenty of extras to keep well ahead of the run rate. With Ross Martin, in particular, batting very postively, the total had reached 88 in the 15th over when Ards lost their first wicket when Ross Martin was caught going for another attacking shot for an excellent 35, which included a 6 and five 4’s. Warren Martin, who played very solidly for 7 not out, and Russell Hughes (11 not out), who finished the game with a 6 over mid wicket, secured an excellent victory for the Ards boys, who will play the winners of Armagh or Ballymena in the 2nd round.

Holywood Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 14w 3lb 
for 7 wickets
95 (2.0 overs)
T Anderson ct  W Martin 52
N Braniff b  C Balfour 1
L Eadie ct  J Ferguson 11
B Hunter ct  C Balfour 5
D Cunningham b  R Martin 1
J Betts Not Out  2
J Ferguson ct  R Martin 0
S McColomson st  R Martin 4
S Johnston  
A Alexander  
J Lawrence  

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Martin4.002036.675.00
Conor Balfour4.0020210.005.00
Joel Ferguson4.0012112.003.00
Russell Hughes4.001600.004.00
Warren Martin4.0025125.006.25

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 30w 8b 3lb 
for 1 wickets

(1.8 overs)
Ross Martin ct  B Hunter 35 5 1
Warren Martin Not Out  9
Russell Hughes Not Out  11
Conn Crawford  
Joel Ferguson  
Conor Balfour  
Marc Lyons  
Kane Stewart  
Micah Crenshaw  
Joshua Dougan  
Luke Agnew  

Holywood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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