Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Saintfield on Fri 24 May 2013 at 6.00
Ards Cricket Club Won by 12 runs

Match report Ards won by 12 runs.

Ards got off to a winning start in their 2020 campaign this year with a hard fought 12 run victory over Saintfield last Friday night.

Ards skipper Garry Stewart lost the toss and was asked to bat on what looked a decent track at Londonderry Park, on a glorious early summer evening. The start to the Ards innings was far from glorious however as Stewart was bowled for a duck in the second over after aiming for the canal. This fall of wicket brought the hard-hitting Paul Nihell to the crease, and some quality strokes brought deserved boundaries before he was eventually bowled for 20. Paul Cox added a further 20 runs to the cause with some equally lusty blows including a couple of maximums. The demise of Jonny Keenan, Jonny Calvin, Sean Singh, Kamran Sabrie and Owen Roberts for single figure scores had left Ards reeling a bit with only a score of 75 at the 15 over mark. Step forward new recruit Moshin Taj, who despatched the ball to all parts of the ground to score a welcome 41no, including 5 sixes, one of which was over backward point! He was ably assisted at the end by Peter Devlin, who in his first game back for the 1st XI after injury, allegedly hit 2 sixes of his own off the young slow bowler Telford who's last over went for a staggering 20 runs.

At the halfway point Ards thought that their total of 127/8 was decent, and put them in with a shout.

Ards got off to a great start with anothe rof their new recruits Kamran Sabrie taking the wicket of the Sainfield opener McCavery in the second over. in the next over Devlion followed this up by taking the wicket of Saintfield skipper Harrison for a duck with a beautiful yorker. This brought together at the crease Woodruff with the opener Sims and in the following 10 overs they put on a stand of 58 before Sims was well caught for 32 by Paul Cox of the bowling of Jonny Calvin. The depature of Sims saw Woodruff start to open his shoulders and some excellent strokeplay brought him to a half century. In what could have been the turning point in the match, he finally succumbed for 63 to a quite brilliant catch by Paul Cox at short mid-wicket off the bowling of Devlin. The required run rate of 30 runs from the last 2 overs proved too much for the men from Saintfield, and the Ards team left the field with a well earned 12 run victory.

All club members should note that Subscriptions for 2013 are now due, and should be given to team captain/organiser, or any member of the Executive Committee. The 1st XI continue their Junior Cup campaign next Saturday, and have a rearranged fixture away to PSNI at Newforge on Sunday - another 20 over game. Lets hope that our winning ways continue!!

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 7w  
for 8 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Jonathan Keenan b Woodruff 9 1
Garry Stewart b McCavera 0
Paul Nihell b Murray 20 4
Paul Cox b Telford 20 1 2 2
kulijit singh ct Telford 9 1
Jonny Calvin ct Telford 3 1
Moshin Tag Not Out  41 5
Kamran Sabrie b Telford 1
Owen Roberts ct Sofley 1
Peter Devlin Not Out  14 2
Paul O'Brien  

Saintfield Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Sofley4.0011111.002.75
T McCavera3.0111111.003.67
P Murray3.0117117.005.67
B Woodruff4.0034134.008.50
P Telford4.0042410.5010.50
G Harrison2.001100.005.50

Saintfield Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
9w 1b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
115 (20.0 overs)
C Sims ct Calvin 32 2 2
R McCavery b Sabrie 1
G Harrison b Devlin 0
B Woodruff ct Devlin 63 9 1
C Patterson ct Cox 2
A Sofley Run out  2
T McCavera Not Out  2
M Hamill Not Out  0
R McConnell  
P Murray  
P Telford  

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Peter Devlin4.0024212.006.00
Kamran Sabrie4.0018118.004.50
kulijit singh4.002600.006.50
Jonny Calvin4.0025125.006.25
Paul Cox4.0019119.004.75