PSNI v Ards Cricket Club 1st XI on Wed 30 May 2012 at 6.00
Ards Cricket Club Won

Match report Ards travelled to new forge to play PSNI in the twenty20 shield on 29/5/2012. PSNI won the toss and elected to bat first. With a poor start from ards opening bowler (accuracy), Savage still managed to remove PSNI opening batsmen ( D Mcausland) caught behind by P Mawhinney. At the other end we saw some excellent control from J calvin, who finished wicketless for 11 runs of his 4 overs. Into the attack came S Ingham, again showing some good line and lengths, took the other opening bat (flanigan) with a reasonably easy catch by J Calvin, continuing on Ingham soon removed (Mcphillips) with again another catch this time by O Roberts. Score now on 48, there came a little fight back from PSNI middle order, PJ Whyte(10) getting done LBW by Singh, then the removal of J Fleming (30) caught behind of the returning savage, by mawhinney. Soon came the removal of S Price with an excellent caught & bowl by Singh. Ards were now looking to keep the score below 100, into the attack came Rodgers, again proving how important consistent line & length is, got 2 wickets that of C Storey (11), and then D Hussain caught behind by Mawhinney. Savage back into the attack to the tail, removed the last wicket with a catch by Ingham this time. Ards bowled PSNI out for 105.

After the interval Ards opening batsmen took to the crease chasing down a below par 106 to win. Ards lost their 1st wicket with the loss of G Stewart with a high catch of the bowling of Storey in the 2nd over. Ards kept within the run rate right the way through, with the wickets falling at regular intervals, however with the return to the team of S Ingham(46NO) opened the batting out came J Calvin (23) to join him, both batsmen now looked like getting Ards home with some excellent stoke play and excellent running between the stumps, Calvin eventually fell caught from the bowling of Mcphillips, Ingham joined now by P Mawhinney, continued to stroke the ball all over the park, backed up by mawhinney who ran exceptionally well for Ingham. Mawhinney again couldn't keep going, loosing his wicket to a skier of a catch, off the bowling of Mcausland. PSNI were sniffing of a chance but out to the crease came the experienced R Balfour who hit the winning runs and ended up not out.

ARds win by 5 wickets!

PSNI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 18w 7b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
72 (19.3 overs)
D Mcausland ct  Mawhinney 0
T Flanagan ct  Calvin 11
L Mcphillips ct  Roberts 9
PJ Whyte Lbw  10
C Storey ct  Savage 11
J Fleming ct  Mawhinney 30
S Price ct  singh 0
S Mcrum ct  Mawhinney 0
D Hussain ct  Mawhinney 2
N Rankin Not Out  1
M Singh ct  Ingham 2

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andrew Savage3.302638.677.43
Jonny Calvin4.011100.002.75
Sam Ingham4.0027213.506.75
Gareth Rodgers4.001326.503.25

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
6w 1lb 
for 5 wickets

(16.2 overs)
Garry Stewart ct  Storey 6 1
Sam Ingham Not Out  46 7 1
Andrew Savage ct  Flannagan 8 1 1
kulijit singh ct  Mcphillips 9 2 1
Jonny Calvin ct  Mcphillips 23 3 1
Paul Mawhinney ct  Mcausland 5 4
Ronnie Balfour Not Out  3
Owen Roberts   1
Graham Cairns  
Conor Balfour  
Gareth Rodgers  

PSNI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T flannigan4.0017117.004.25
C Storey4.0014114.003.50
L Mcphillips4.0024212.006.00
S Price0.20200.006.00