Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Victoria on Tue 17 Jul 2007 at
Ards Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report A summer of monotonous rainfall was interrupted for long enough last week for Ards to record a first league victory in four starts and also to enable the club to win its first senior trophy in over a decade. A comfortable victory over Victoria in Section Four preceded victory in the inaugural Twenty20 Shield Finals Day. Predictably though, the matches were frustratingly impacted by the weather.

At the third time of asking the local side attempted to fulfil the home fixture against Victoria on Tuesday and Wednesday night. However, a solid all-round performance ensured that only one night was required to collect the four points. On winning the toss Ards captain Richard McFeeters had no hesitation in bowling first. Having survived the opening 8 overs the visitors lost their first wicket when Gareth Rodgers trapped veteran Terry Follis lbw for 8. When Ryan Patterson bowled Victoria’s best batsman Bunting for a duck only a few balls later it started a procession of wickets with Brian Maxwell (4-16) and Ian McLean (2-9) the pick of the home attack. Victoria were all out for 70 in the 28th over.

The home side wasted little time in knocking off the required runs in an attempt to finish the match in one night as the light at Londonderry Park faded. Stephen Scott was bowled early for a duck but Darren Hetherington anchored the innings to finish unbeaten on 30, supported by cameos from McLean (11) and McFeeters (16). The total was surpassed for the loss of 3 wickets in 13 overs.

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Stephen Scott Bowled  0 2
Darren Hetherington Not Out  30
Ian McLean Bowled  11
Richard McFeeters Bowled  16
John Pierre Schroeder Not Out  0 1
Paul Mawhinney  
Ryan Patterson  
Paul Cox  
Peter Ritchie  
Brian Maxwell  
Gareth Rodgers  

Victoria Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Victoria Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
70 (0.0 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ryan Patterson6.0112112.002.00
Gareth Rodgers8.0216116.002.00
Stephen Scott6.0117117.002.83
Brian Maxwell5.311644.002.91
Ian McLean2.00924.504.50