Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team v CIYMS on Fri 07 Jun 2013 at 6.30
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 27 runs

Match report Ards Under 15's faced Section A league favourites and Graham Cup semi-finalists CIYMS in their second league fixture of the season following on from their opening victory against Templepatrick. A warm sunny evening provided perfect conditions for the match played at Comber Road. CIYMS won the toss and chose to bat first. Openers Scott and Robinson got off to a brisk start against opening bowlers, Sean Francis and Nathan Grimshaw as Ards varied their tactics for this game. Warren and Ross Martin then came on first change and it was Warren who made the breakthrough having C Robinson (18) brilliantly caught by Jack Smith at deep square leg. This brought Ireland Under 15 player, John Matchett, to the crease to join M Scott (28) who was playing well but next to fall, bowled by Ifaz Khan in his first bowl in competitive u15's matches. With Matchett playing some nice shots but also fortunate to survive after playing and missing and edging through the slips on a few occasions, he was next to be dismissed run out for 23 having backed up too far with Nathan Grimshaw staying calm and throwing accurately to the bowler's end. Khan then picked up his second wicket bowling R Watts (4) but D Robinson (15no)and J Milligan (5no) hit 14 runs off the last over to take the CIYMS score to 111 off the allotted 20 overs, but overall it was a decent performance from the Ards boys who stuck well to their task.

The Ards reply started steadily reaching double figures but in the 4th over Ross Martin (9) was unfortunate to be dismissed hitting a full toss directly to a CI fielder at mid on. More trouble was to follow as Warren Martin(3) was also soon following his brother back to the changing rooms run out after backing up too far. Marc Lyons (0) was bowled by a good swinging delivery from Jeffrey and Khan (0) and Crenshaw (1) fell soon after failing to cope with short deliveries as the Ards struggled against the accurate CI attack. Agnew (0) was then bowled by D Robinson who picked up 3 wickets in his spell and Nathan Grimshaw made 4 before he was bowled by Booker. It was left to Conor Balfour was batted well for 16 before being well caught at mid wicket, Jack Smith who batted positively making 11, including 2 boundaries, young Aaron Grimshaw who showed his potential with 7 and Sean Francis with 9 not out to bring an air of respectability to the Ards total as they were dismissed in the 17th over for 84, which included 24 extras.

Although defeated in this game the Ards boys battled well against a much stronger and experienced team. Hopefully they will have learnt some valuable lessons from the game and there were some promising performances from youngers players such as Ifaz Khan, Aaron Grimshaw, Jack Smith and Sean Francis. Warren Martin also bowled with good rhythm and deserved better figures as was the case with Ross Martin and Conor Balfour against whom the CI batsmen played and missed on a number of occasions. Balfour also got some useful runs which he hopefully can build upon during the rest of the league campaign.

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 19w 2b 2lb 
for 1 wickets

(17.4 overs)
Ross Martin ct C Jeffrey 9
Warren Martin Run out  3
Conor Balfour ct C Cloke 16
Marc Lyons b C Jeffrey 0
Micah Crenshaw ct R Watts 1
Ifaz Khan ct D Robinson 0
Luke Agnew b D Robinson 0
Nathan Grimshaw b W Booker 4
Jack Smith b C Cloke 11
Aaron Grimshaw b D Robinson 7
Sean Francis Not Out  9

CIYMS Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Robinson4.001500.003.75
C Jeffrey3.001025.003.33
D Robinson3.02130.330.33
R Watts3.00717.002.33
M Scott2.00900.004.50
C Cloke3.001728.505.67
W Booker1.00800.008.00

CIYMS Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 10w 3b 2lb 
for 4 wickets
111 (20.0 overs)
M Scott b I Khan 28
C Robinson ct W Martin 18
J Matchett Run out  23
R Watts b I Khan 4
D Robinson Not Out  15
J Milligan Not Out  5
C Jeffrey  
C Cloke  
W Booker  

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sean Francis2.001400.007.00
Nathan Grimshaw2.001100.005.50
Warren Martin4.0020120.005.00
Ross Martin4.011200.003.00
Ifaz Khan4.0026213.006.50
Conor Balfour4.002300.005.75