Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Laurelvale on Sat 30 May 2015 at 1.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 10 wickets

Match report After receiving a bye in the 1st round Ards were drawn at home to Section 2 side Laurelvale in the 2nd round of the Junior Cup. Laurelvale won the toss and not surprising put Ards into bat on a damp and drying pitch that was expected to favour the bowlers. All of the Laurelvale attack bowled with great discipline consistently finding good line and length and offering the Ards batsmen very few easy scoring opportunities. This was best summed up by M Burns’ remarkable figures of 8-7-2-1. Despite using up 41 of their allotted 50 overs, Ards could only muster 67 runs with Garry Stewart (10) the only batsman reaching double figures, which was well below par even allowing for the tricky batting conditions.

With the pitch now drying out and playing much truer, the Ards bowlers faced a near impossible task and so it proved as openers, Henry (54no) and Edgar (11no) comfortably knocked the runs off in 12 overs securing an easy 10 wicket victory for Laurelvale, who now face an away fixture at Millpark in the quarter finals.

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
9w 7b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Ronnie Balfour ct J Haire 7
Owen Roberts b D Henry 0
Garry Stewart b D Henry 10
Conor Sims ct L Edgar 7
Conn Crawford ct J Haire 4
Jack Smith ct L Edgar 0
Peter Devlin b L Edgar 4
David Boyd b J Haire 4
Matt Hulbert b M Burns 2
Conor Balfour ct M Burns 9
Sean Francis Not Out  0

Laurelvale Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R Wilson8.0110110.001.25
D Henry8.04924.501.13
M Burns8.07212.000.25
L Edgar 10.041735.671.70
J Haire7.001735.672.43

Laurelvale Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 0 wickets
72 (1.0 overs)
D Henry Not Out  54
L Edgar Not Out  11
G Murphy  
M Burns  
R Wilson  
J Haire  
D Sinton  

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Peter Devlin5.002600.005.20
Conor Balfour3.002200.007.33
Sean Francis3.001900.006.33
Garry Stewart1.00500.005.00