Bangor 3 v Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sun 24 Aug 2014 at 12.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 2 wickets

Match report The 2nds faced league leaders Bangor 3rds at Ward Park looking to follow up the previous day's victory against Lisburn. Bangor won the toss and put Ards in to bat on a slow and low pitch which favoured the bowlers. Ards made a below par 100 all out in 26.2 overs with Sam Ingham again top scoring with 43 with the only other contributions of note from Adam Balfour (11), Paul Nihell (10) and Andy Wright (12).

Despite a battling performance from a young and inexperienced side, Ards narrowly lost out by 2 wickets with Bangor reaching the winning total of 101 in the 25th over. Best of the bowlers were Conor Balfour 3 for 17, Jack Smith 2 for 22 and Andy Wright 2 for 25 with Sam Ingham 1 for 33 the other successful bowler. In a game which was such a close call the Ards bowlers will also feel slightly aggrieved that some very confident lbw appeals were turned down.

This was a game which Ards will feel was one that got away. The failure to bat out the allotted 35 overs and accumulate another 20/30 runs in the end proved to be costly with Bangor just managing to sneak over the line. Once again the team was indebted to Sam Ingham whose innings of 43 was probably worth much more due to the condition of the pitch. The bowlers also put in a very good shift and almost did enough to achieve an unlikely victory.

The 2nds now have one match to play away to already relegated Millpark 2's which is probably a must win to stay up unless other results go their way way.

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5w 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(27.2 overs)
Adam Balfour ct A Beech 11
Sam Ingham ct D Robinson 43
Conn Crawford lbw D Robinson 4
Owen Roberts ct N Khan 3
Paul Nihell ct N Khan 10 1 2
Jack Smith ct O Aiken 7
Andrew Wright ct Rooshez 12
Conor Balfour st Aiken 3
Robbie Ingham ct Rooshez 0
Harry Jackson b Rooshez 0
Sean Francis Not Out  0

Bangor 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Bangor 3 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
14w 3b  
for 8 wickets
101 (25.0 overs)
M Hatch ct A Wright 0
M Kwelu ct C Balfour 22
N Khan ct C Balfour 10
J McKenzie ct C Balfour 17
J Griffin ct J Smith 1
Z Kerr lbw J Smith 1
A Beech ct S Ingham 14
D Kumar Not Out  6
D Robinson ct A Wright 0
J Rooshez Not Out  11
O Aiken  

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andrew Wright7.0125212.503.57
Sam Ingham7.0033133.004.71
Conor Balfour6.011735.672.83
Jack Smith5.0022211.004.40