Ards Cricket Club Under 13 XI and Banogue Cup v Waringstown on Wed 23 May 2012 at 6.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 16 runs

Match report The Under 13's began their 2012 campaign with a daunting Banoge Cup fixture at home to mighty Waringstown Cricket Club. Under blue skies and bright sunshine, a stark contrast to the weather in recent weeks, Waringstown were first to bat with current NCU U13 squad members Morgan Topping and Jack Carson opening the batting. Both batsmen quickly showed their ability playing quality shots all round the wicket and the Waringstown innings had reached the 18th over and was over 100 when both retired with Topping on 40 no (including 7 fours) and Carson on 46 (including 7 fours). Nos 3 and 4 Froggatt (7 n.o) and particularly Waite (21 n.o) played aggressively in the last 2 overs as the Waringstown innings closed on 133 after the 20 overs. Sean Francis was the most economical of the Ards bowlers conceding 15 off his allotted 4 overs.

Ards started their innings knowing that much rested on the shoulders of opening batsman, Warren Martin, and he performed superbly hitting a brilliant 70 not out (including 4 sixes and 8 fours) in the Ards reply of 117 for the loss of 4 wickets. He was given useful support by fellow opener Aaron McCutcheon (1), Sean Francis (1), Ethan Davies (0) and especially by Jack Smith (17 not out), who picked up some late boundaries of Waringstown's first string bowlers. This was a really good effort by the Ards boys who can take a lot of credit from this performance but in particular this was a top class effort by Warren Martin, who was also part of the NCU U13 winter training squad over the winter but narrowly missed on the final squad selection - it goes without saying there must be some very good batsmen/all rounders elsewhere in the NCU!! Despite this early exit from the Banoge Cup, this was a encouraging start for the Ards boys and with plenty of hard work and effort in training and hopefully more contributions by the team as a whole, they'll be able to at least maintain and improve upon this level of performance over the season which should bring some success against opposition, who are unlikely to be quite as strong as Waringstown.

Waringstown Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1w 6b  
for 0 wickets
133 (2.0 overs)
M Topping   retired
J Carson   retired
P Froggatt   not out
J Waite   not out

Ards Cricket Club Under 13 XI and Banogue Cup Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sean Francis4.001600.004.00
Adam Lawther4.001500.003.75
Warren Martin4.002600.006.50
Jack Smith4.003000.007.50
Aaron McCutcheon2.001900.009.50
Jack Strain1.001400.0014.00
Ethan Davies1.00700.007.00

Ards Cricket Club Under 13 XI and Banogue Cup Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 14w 6b 1lb 
for 4 wickets

(2.0 overs)
Warren Martin not out  not out 70
Aaron McCutcheon b  Abraham 1
Sean Francis b  Froggatt 1
Ethan Davies b  Carson 0
Jack Smith b  Froggatt 17
Adam Lawther  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Waringstown Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
H Thompson2.00800.004.00
J Humphries2.001100.005.50
P Froggatt4.001427.003.50
J Abraham4.0022122.005.50
J Carson4.0016116.004.00
M Topping4.003200.008.00