Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team v CSNI 'B' on Thu 05 Jul 2012 at 6.00pm
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report The Under 15's eventually got this year's league campaign off the (soggy) ground with a fixture against CSNI B. CSNI won the toss and put Ards in to bat. The Martin brothers opened as usual and played cautiously against reasonably accurate CSNI bowling. The score had reached 22 when the dreaded run-out curse struck again when Warren Martin (10) failed to complete a second run and was run out. Russell Hughes (2) followed soon after also run out after trying a suicidical quick single. Graham Cairns (2) was next to fall caught in the covers off Cammey as the Ards innings faltered. As Conn Crawford, who was batting aggressively and hit a 6 and 3 4's in his innings, and Ross Martin were just starting to get things back on track, Martin (12) fell caught at square leg. Conor Balfour then joined Crawford and they took the score to 64 when Crawford was a little unlucky to be bowled by one that kept a bit low for a very good knock of 24. Robbie Ingham (1) fell soon after caught in the covers and Balfour (12 no) and Kane Stewart (4 no) took the score to 79 off the allotted 20 overs to give Ards at least something to bowl at.

Ards needed an early breakthrough but despite a couple of good opening overs from Ross Martin, A Martin and Gouk looked solid and were able to capitalise from some inconsistent Ards bowling. The score had reached 60 when Ards made their first breakthrough when Gouk was caught by Ross Martin off his brother Warren's bowling for a patient 14. Warren Martin picked up his second wicket having A Martin who top scored with 42 well caught by Dougan. Ards were given a faint glimmer of hope when Ross Martin returning for his last 2 overs bowled Johnston (0) and had Hamilton (0) caught but C Ross and G Lammey saw CSNI over the finishing line by 6 wickets in the 18th over.

So a disappointing defeat for the Ards in this opening league fixture. Another 15 or 20 runs were probably needed to be very competitive but credit to CSNI B and in particular A Martin, whose match winning innings took the game away from Ards. The boys have a chance to bounce back quickly as they play Cliftonville tomorrow evening in another rearranged league match.

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
10w 2b  
for 6 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Ross Martin ct Power 12
Warren Martin Run out  10
Russell Hughes Run out  2
Graham Cairns ct Cammey 2
Conn Crawford b Johnston 24
Conor Balfour Not Out  12
Robbie Ingham ct Johnston 1
Kane Stewart Not Out  4
Micah Crenshaw  
Joshua Dougan  
Jack Smith  

CSNI 'B' Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Vincent3.00700.002.33
E Hamilton3.001100.003.67
C Power3.0110110.003.33
A Martin2.01100.000.50
G Cammey3.0012112.004.00
D Gouk3.001800.006.00
N McMinn2.001100.005.50
A Johnston1.00723.507.00

CSNI 'B' Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 6w 2b  
for 4 wickets
80 (17.2 overs)
A Martin ct W Martin 42
D Gouk ct W Martin 14
G Cammey Run out  11
A Johnston b R Martin 0
C Ross Not Out  4
E Hamilton ct R Martin 0
N McMinn  
M Vincent  
C Power  
D Isaac  

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Martin4.001025.002.50
Conor Balfour2.201100.004.71
Russell Hughes4.002200.005.50
Graham Cairns3.001800.006.00
Warren Martin4.001728.504.25