Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Cregagh on Thu 28 May 2015 at 6.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 73 runs

Match report Ards, who lost a number of regular players during the off-season, were drawn at home to Section 2 opponents Cregagh in the opening round of the shorter form game. Cregagh won the loss and chose to bat on a pitch that was slow and sticky after the recent spell of poor weather. Ards made an early breakthrough with Conor Balfour (1-15) dismissing opener, Moore, for a duck but positive batting and good running between the wickets by Simpson (24), Baker (23) and especially Johnston (44) put Cregagh in a strong position before skipper Devlin (3-23) took 3 late wickets to limit Cregagh to 125 off their allotted 20 overs. The other wicket takers were Garry Stewart (1-29), Sean Francis (1-27) and Jack Smith (1-27). This looked to be an above par score on a difficult pitch and so it proved as Ards struggled to build any momentum in their innings losing regular wickets with 3 of the top 5 batsmen failing to trouble the scorers. Opener Ronnie Balfour (16), who was unfortunate to be dismissed run out following a deflection by the bowler, Conor Simms (6) and Paul Nihell (8) were the only scores of note as the Ards innings ended on 52 in the 16th over, a very disappointing effort.

Cregagh Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 7w 2b 2lb 
for 8 wickets
125 (20.0 overs)
R Moore ct  C Balfour 0
M Simpson ct  G Stewart 24
A Baker ct  J Smith 23
M Johnston ct  P Devlin 44
L Moore ct  S Francis 7
D McCormick ct  P Devlin 6
D Hand Run out  3
G Hassard ct  P Devlin 3
A McCormick  
M Fleetham  

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Peter Devlin4.002337.675.75
Conor Balfour4.0015115.003.75
Jack Smith4.0027127.006.75
Sean Francis4.0027127.006.75
Garry Stewart4.0029129.007.25

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
7w 4b  
for 10 wickets

(15.3 overs)
Ronnie Balfour Run out  16
Owen Roberts b  A McCormick 0
Garry Stewart b  A McCormick 0
Conor Sims ct  C Rea 6
Conn Crawford st  G Hassard 0
Paul Nihell b  C Rea 8
Jack Smith ct  Hassard 0
Peter Devlin ct  M Fleetham 2
Conor Balfour lbw  A McCormick 3
Sean Francis Not Out  0
Paul O'Brien b  M Fleetham 4

Cregagh Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
L Moore3.00900.003.00
A McCormick4.001535.003.75
C Rea4.001025.002.50
G Hassard3.001226.004.00
M Fleetham1.40221.001.20