Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team v Templepatrick on Thu 12 Jun 2014 at 6.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 10 wkts.

Match report The Under 15's faced Templepatrick in this home league fixture looking to bounce back from the Bangor result. On a warm muggy evening Templepatrick won the toss and put Ards in to bat. Ards got off to a flier reaching 14 after 2 overs but lost their first wicket when captain, Jack Smith (4), was caught behind off Hutchinson in the 3rd over. Worse was to come in Hutchinson's 3rd over as he dismissed Harry Jackson (6) caught behind, Sean Francis (0) and Calum McDaid (0) in a very good spell of pace bowling, which the Ards batsmen found too difficult to handle. This left the Ards innings in tatters at 21 for 4 after 7 overs. Owen Baillie and Aaron Grimshaw tried to rebuild the innings and took the score to 35 when the latter was dismissed by Warke for 1 slightly unfortunate to be caught at fine leg off having made a good connection with a legside delivery. Conrad Parkinson (1) followed shortly after bowled by spinner, Stewart, who also bowled Ards the in-form and top scoring batsman, Owen Baillie (13), had Aaron McCutcheon (0) stumped and Ben McKee (0) caught. With Adam Lawther (0) running himself out, Ards were dismissed for a very modest score of 56 having only batted 14.1 overs of the 20 overs permitted.

Templepatrick openers, Warke an NCU U13's selection, and Styles batted patiently accumulating runs around the wicket as the Ards bowlers tried in vain to make a breakthrough. The Ards boys battled hard and bowled fairly economically until the end making Templepatrick use up 15 odd overs to reach the required score and secure a very comfortable victory.

Unfortunately the boys failed to play up to their potential on the batting front in this game and didn't make enough runs to give the bowlers enough runs to defend. But alot of credit must go to Templepatrick opening bowler, Hutchinson, who bowled with pace and purpose destroying the Ards top order. However, the plus points were that the boys kept battling and made Templepatrick work for their runs and conceded fewer extras (14) than in previous matches.

Next up is an away match against Academy at Mallusk.

Templepatrick Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
7w 1b 1lb 
for 0 wickets
57 (15.2 overs)
H Warke Not Out  37
C Styles Not Out  12

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jack Smith4.01700.001.75
Callum McDaid2.00900.004.50
Aaron Grimshaw4.001500.003.75
Sean Francis4.001400.003.50
Ben Mckee1.201100.008.25

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(14.1 overs)
Jack Smith ct  Hutchinson 4
Harry Jackson ct  Hutchinson 6
Owen Baillie b  Stewart 13
Sean Francis ct  Hutchinson 0
Callum McDaid b  Hutchinson 0
Aaron Grimshaw ct  Warke 1
Conrad Parkinson b  Stewart 1
Robbie Sinclair Not Out  16
Adam Lawther Run out  0
Aaron McCutcheon st  Stewart 0
Ben Mckee ct  Stewart 1

Templepatrick Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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