Ards Cricket Club 3rd XI v Templepatrick on Sun 27 Jul 2008 at
Ards Cricket Club Won Ards III 149-7 beat Templepatrick IV 99 all out

Match report Ards III hosted Templepatrick IV on a warm but breezy Sunday afternoon at Londonderry Park. The Ards players wearing their black armbands stood with the Templepatrick players before the start of the match at each side of the wicket for a minutes silence for their friend and team mate Rodney Beverland who sadly passed away the previous week. The Ards captain Phil Ferguson having won the toss decided to bat first as the conditions were expected to worsen in the late afternoon. The Ards opening pairing of Jonny Keenan and Nathan Burns got off to a steady start putting on 47 for the first wicket before Nathan (22) was out, caught behind. Jonny Keenan continued to bat steadily until he was adjudged out for 24, lbw. This brought the wicketkeeper Michael Foster to the crease who batted superbly for the remainder of the overs for 43 not out, hitting some great shots which included 5 fours. With overs running out the remaining Ards batsmen came to the crease with the sole purpose of adding runs quickly. Boundaries were struck by Daren Patterson, Andrew Savage and Peter Devlin who scored a rapid 20 which included 10 in two balls. Ards ended their innings on 149-7 off the allotted overs.
The Templepatrick opening batsmen chasing 150 to win at 5 an over started well and were ahead of the run rate before Andrew Savage was brought into the attack. The young fast bowler who had the wind behind him was too quick for the Templepatrick batsmen and in a spell of four overs removed the top three batsmen for only 6 runs. The Ards captain then brought Andrew Wright into the attack from the same wind assisted end and it was to prove an inspired decision. Wright took a wicket with his fourth ball and had a wicket in each of his four overs which included two in his final over to finish with figures of 4-0-17-5. With the Templepatrick batsmen reeling, it was left to Brian Burgess and Peter Maxwell to wrap up the win for Ards taking a wicket each to leave Templepatrick 99 all out.
Ards III are now clear at the top of the league, having won all their matches, and play the second placed team CIYMS on the last day of the season.

Ards Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Jonathan Keenan Lbw  24
Nathan Burns Caught  22
Peter Maxwell Bowled  2
Michael Foster Not Out  43
Daren Patterson Caught  5
Peter Devlin Bowled  20
Andrew Savage Bowled  16
Teddy Sloan Bowled  1
Andrew Wright Not Out  1
Brian Burgess  
Philip Ferguson  

Templepatrick Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Templepatrick Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
99 (0.0 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Peter Devlin4.012300.005.75
Brian Burgess6.0129129.004.83
Andrew Savage4.01632.001.50
Nathan Burns4.001500.003.75
Andrew Wright4.001753.404.25
Peter Maxwell1.20414.003.00