Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team v Templepatrick on Fri 08 May 2015 at 6.30
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 50 runs

Match report The Under 15's faced Templepatrick in the opening round of the Graham Cup. The match was played at Comber Road on a dry, sunny but chilly evening. Ards won the toss and put Templepatrick in to bat. Openers Warke and Clarke started looked solid and stylish punishing any loose deliveries although Jack Smith in particular was bowling well. Templepatrick had reached 20 when Robbie Sinclair in hios opening over made the breakthrough having Warke (4) caught and bowled. Unfortunately there wasn't to be much more joy for the young Ards bowlers, most of whom struggled to hit a good line and length when bowling to the left handed combo of Clarke and Cowan. Clarke in partcular batted impressively despatching poor deliveries for boundaries on both on and off sides. Ards had to wait until the 20th over when Cowan (26) was run out to make their second breakthrough. The Templepatrick innings closed on 138 for off the allotted 20 overs with Clarke hitting an outstanding knock of 81 no.

The Ards players knew they were up against it when replying but Jack Smith and Harry Jackson made a good start reaching 25 after 5 overs. But in the 6th over Jackson (5) was caught at cover off Warke. Howver, Robbie Sinclair and Smith put together Ards' best partnership taking the score into the 60's when Smith who hit a beliggerent 24, with 3 4's and a 6, was bowled by Clarke. Unfortunately Aaron Grimshaw (2) quickly followed him back to the changing rooms and the wickets of Thompson (2), Parke (0), Quinn (0), Thompson (1) and Baillie (0) fell in fairly quick succession as the Ards innings closed on 88 for 9 with the injured Ben McKee unable to bat. Top scoring for Ards was Robbie Sinclair who made an excellent 26 with 5 boundaries.

So the Ards boys exit the Cup at the first hurdle losing by 50 runs but there were some positives to take from the performance and plenty of areas where improvements can be made for the upcoming League campaign which begins with a home game against Armagh.

Templepatrick Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 15w 4b 6lb 
for 2 wickets
138 (20.0 overs)
H Warke ct  Sinclair 4
A Clarke Not Out  81
J Cowan Run out  25
R Wallace Not Out  0
R Dorman  
M McClean  
C Munro  
R Dorman  
A Surgenor  

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jack Smith4.001500.003.75
Aaron Grimshaw4.003200.008.00
Robbie Sinclair4.0035135.008.75
Ben Mckee2.001100.005.50
Dean Parke3.002100.007.00
Cain Thompson3.002000.006.67

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 17w 9b  
for 9 wickets

(19.2 overs)
Jack Smith ct  Clarke 24
Harry Jackson ct  Warke 5
Robbie Sinclair ct  Munro 26
Aaron Grimshaw ct  Clarke 2
Cain Thompson b  Munro 2
Dean Parke b  Munro 0
Cameron Quinn ct  McClean 0
Ben Thompson Run out  1
Campbell Brown Not Out  1
Dylan Baillie ct  McClean 0
Ben Mckee  

Templepatrick Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy