Donacloney v Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team on Wed 01 Jul 2015 at 6.30
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 95 runs

Match report Looking to recover after the defeat in their previous game against Saintfield, the Under 15's made the journey cross country to Donacloney knowing they faced a crucial game against the other remaining unbeaten side, who would likely be vying with them for a place in the league play-offs come the end of the league campaign.

Ards put Donacloney into bat which looked a good decision when skipper Smith dismissed Joy, Donacloney's free scoring batsman, for 5. But Lyttle began the rebuilding work with Yousaf (6), who was next to fall bowled by Chris Murray with the score on 48, and he'd reached 32 when he was bowled by a super delivery by Cain Thompson to leave 'Cloney 53 for 3 at the halfway stage. But Kilpatrick (18) and Woods (15) added useful runs before the latter was bowled by Adam McGrath in the 17th over and Dean Parke struck twice with the penultimate and last balls of the 20th over dismissing Kilpatrick and Alison (7) as the Donacloney innings closed on 107 for 6.

With a short boundary on one side of the ground and a fast outfield, Ards felt the target was achievable but also knew they would have to bat well. Unfortunately a combination of full, straight and accurate bowling by Donacloney and some poor shot selection by the majority of the Ards batsmen resulted in a massive collapse with Dean Parke top scoring with 4 as the 10 man Ards team were bowled out for only 12 handing Donancloney a thumping 95 run victory.

So definitely a very bad day at the office and a very disappointing result for the Ards boys, who now face an uphill task trying to qualify for the league play-offs with slip ups from either Saintfield or Donacloney needed to help their cause as well as victories in all of their remaining games.

Donacloney Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
7nb 15w 1b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
107 (20.0 overs)
Jobin Joy lbw  J Smith 5
M Lyttle b  C Thompson 32
R Usaf b  C Murray 6
D Kilpatrick b  D Parke 18
C Woods b  A McGrath 15
L Allison b  D Parke 7
P Campbell Not Out  0
B Wilson  
B Allison  
R Armstrong  
A Fisher  

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jack Smith4.0017117.004.25
Robbie Sinclair4.002500.006.25
Chris Murray4.0011111.002.75
Cain Thompson4.0026126.006.50
Adam McGrath2.0012112.006.00
Dean Parke2.001628.008.00

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(7.3 overs)
Jack Smith b  C Woods 0
Harry Jackson b  R Usaf 2
Robbie Sinclair b  R Usaf 1
Chris Murray b  R Usaf 2
Cain Thompson Run out  0
Dean Parke b  C Woods 4
Campbell Brown b  L Allison 1
Dylan Baillie Not Out  0
Ben Thompson b  L Allison 0
Adam McGrath b  L Allison 0
A.N. Other  

Donacloney Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Woods4.00000.000.00
R Usaf3.00000.000.00
L Allison0.30030.000.00