Millpark v Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sun 28 Jul 2013 at 12.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 7 runs

Match report Ards suffered an agonisingly close defeat to Millpark at Bamford Green.
On a previously used and difficult pitch, which had inconsistent bounce and pace right from the first over, Ards bowled well to contain the home side to 123 for 8 in their 35 overs. Captain, wicket-keeper and opener, Hubert batted patiently for a top score of 22, particularly fond of the short balls which he pulled to the fine or square leg boundary. The experienced Breen added 21 in the middle order at the latter half of the innings and similarly, Maxwell made 18. However it was a pitch for bowlers and Ross Martin produced the figures of the day with 3 for 14 in his 7 overs, bowled in 2 spells. Gareth Rodgers claimed 2 wickets and Graeme Martin, Andrew Savage and Owen Roberts 1 each for respectable rates.
In reply Ards lost Andrew Savage in the first over, but the long batting line-up enabled the visitors to take the match right to the penultimate over, when 8 runs were still needed for victory. Conn Crawford batted patiently for 27, the top score in the natch, and Paul Nihell was unlucky to have the ball bounce onto his stumps just after he had hit 2 fine boundaries. However in trying to score as many as possible in the 34th over, as the opening bowler would bowl the last one, Roy Keenan fell to a good catch at mid on and the game was over.
Promotion push hopefully suffers only a setback.

Millpark Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 18w 4b 2lb 
for 8 wickets
123 (35.0 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Martin7.011434.672.00
Graeme Martin7.0020120.002.86
Andrew Savage7.0128128.004.00
Gareth Rodgers7.0029214.504.14
Roy Keenan4.001400.003.50
Owen Roberts3.0015115.005.00

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 21w 2b 3lb 
for 10 wickets

(34.3 overs)
Ross Martin Bowled  16
Andrew Savage Caught  0
Conn Crawford Caught  27
Paul Nihell Bowled  10 2
Owen Roberts Caught  4 1
Matt Hulbert Lbw  9
Russell Hughes Caught  2
Graeme Martin Run out  6
Gareth Rodgers Bowled  7
Roy Keenan Caught  7
Robbie Ingham Not Out  1

Millpark Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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