Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team v Cregagh on Mon 27 Jun 2016 at 6.00
Ards Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report Ards faced Cregagh at home in this return fixture hopeful of completing the 'double' over their opponents having secured an away victory in their opening league game. Ards won the toss and again inserted their opponents opting to know what total they had to chase. With the total on 11 after 2 overs things began to unravel for Cregagh with Keenan (3) and McGrath (7) running themselves out in quick succession and Calum McDaid, in an excellent opening spell, bowling Francey (0) and Toor (0) to leave Cregagh on 21 for 4 after 5 overs. After a little bit of a recovery Glen Warwick, who also bowled a very good spell, then dismissed Taylor (6), thanks to a sharp stumping by Harry Jackson, and Vincent (4), well caught by Calum McDaid, to leave Cregagh on 55 for 6. When Eddie Hawkins bowled Andrew Nelson, who top scored with 19, Ards were in the ascendancy, but a late rally by Cregagh's lower order with Harvey (15no) and Jannssen (9), before he was bowled by Dominic Allen, who also picked up the wicket of Ervine (0), again stumped by Jackson, took Cregagh's total to 83 after the allotted 20 overs. Best of the bowlers for Ards on this occasion were Calum McDaid (2-10) and Glenn Warwick (2-10) with Hawkins and Allen the other wicket takers.

Ards began the run chase knowing a good start was essential and Ethan Davies began in typical belligerent fashion as Ards reached 35 for no loss after 4 overs. The loss of Harry Jackson (2), bowled by Nelson, in the 5th over proved to be a temporary setback as Davies continued his assault on Cregagh's beleaguered bowling attack. Calum McDaid (15) offered good support until he was also bowled by Nelson with the score on 67 but after Davies had to retire not out after hitting his 2nd successive 50 against Cregagh (with 1 maximum and six 4's), Glen Warwick (9no) and Eddie Hawkins (0no) took Ards past the target of 83 off the 1st ball of the 14th over to complete what turned out to be a very comfortable victory.

So a second league victory for the Ards boys with Ethan Davies again playing the pivotal innings with good support from Calum McDaid and Glen Warwick.

Cregagh Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 10w 3b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
83 (20.0 overs)
A Nelson b  E Hawkins 19
J Keenan Run out  3
A Francey b  C McDaid 0
A McGrath Run out  7
Z Toor b  C McDaid 0
M Taylor st  G Warwick 6
M Vincent ct  G Warwick 4
J Harvey Not Out  15
C Ervine st  D Allen 0
R Janssen b  D Allen 9
S Mackey Not Out  0

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Callum McDaid4.001025.002.50
Ethan Davies4.011900.004.75
Eddie Hawkins3.0015115.005.00
Glen Warwick4.001025.002.50
Dominic l Allen3.001628.005.33
Craig Boobyer2.00600.003.00

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 5w 2b 1lb 
for 2 wickets

(13.1 overs)
Harry Jackson b  A Nelson 2
Ethan Davies Retired Not Out  50
Callum McDaid b  A Nelson 15
Glen Warwick Not Out  7
Eddie Hawkins Not Out  0
Craig Boobyer  
Frankie Davis  
Miller Alex  
Dominic l Allen  
Dharesh McCarthy  
Ewan Burrowes  

Cregagh Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Nelson4.0020210.005.00
M Vincent3.002200.007.33
Z Toor3.001800.006.00
J Keenan2.001100.005.50
J McGrath1.101100.009.43