Victoria v Ards Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 13 May 2017 at 1.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost By 4 wickets

Match report Ards lost the toss and the victoria skipper elected to bowl first, for the second week running Paul Nihell got off to a flyer scoring a very quick 21 before playing one big shot too many and the opening bowler got his revenge. This meant Sam Ingham came to the crease and he immediately looked at home and despite the loss of Adam Balfour, Ards raced past 50 for the loss of only 2 wickets. The third wicket fell in the 12th over with the score on 75 as Benji Cathcart was out for 12. Next batsman in was Andrew Savage. He quickly departed as the Victoria change bowlers were asserting some control. The well-set Sam Ingham quickly followed for 37 and the score had gone from 75/2 to 85/5.
Ards consolidated for a few overs as they were in danger of being bowled out inside the 40 overs and when Conn Crawford and Matt Hulbert fell in consecutive overs, quickly followed by young Ethan Davies, the score was 125/8 with 13 overs still to bat. What followed was an outstanding partnership between Robbie Ingham, who smashed 48 runs, and teenager Glen Warwick who showed composure in batting for ten overs and adding valuable support to the Ingham onslaught. Ards' innings eventually finished with Ingham last man out in the 39th over agonisingly close to a maiden half century.
For the second week running Ards were reasonably confident at the halfway stage and when Conor Balfour had the opening batsman caught behind Ards had the perfect start. And when in the 11th over Andrew Savage removed the home skipper Ards sensed a victory,. However with some wayward bowling and an excellent innings from Dempster, the momentum swung in the home side's favour and despite young Glen Warwick picking up two wickets on debut with his leg spin and Conor Balfour picking up another wicket, the home side were always in control and crossed the line in the 36th over to win by four wickets, with Dempster finishing on 63 not out.

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
23w 1b  
for 10 wickets

(38.5 overs)
Adam Balfour ct T Greenway 2
Paul Nihell b A Gray 21 2 2
Sam Ingham lbw D Glover 37 4
Benjamin Cathcart ct D Glover 12 2
Andrew Savage b D Glover 0
Matt Hulbert ct D Glover 14 2
Conn Crawford b J Bunting 6
Ethan Davies b D Gilpin 7 1
Robbie Ingham ct A Gray 48 6 1
Glen Warwick ct G Thompson 6
Conor Balfour Not Out  1

Victoria Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Victoria Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 42w 5lb 
for 6 wickets
179 (36.0 overs)
M.Parks ct G.Warwick 11
R.Black ct C.Balfour 4
A.Gray ct A.Savage 20
K.Dempster Not Out  63
D.Glover ct G.Warwick 4
A.Mcclelland ct C.Balfour 11
G.Thompson Run out  17
J..Bunting Not Out  1

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Ingham8.042500.003.12
Conor Balfour8.0037218.504.62
Andrew Savage6.0031131.005.17
Matt Hulbert4.002400.006.00
Glen Warwick3.0024212.008.00
Benjamin Cathcart7.003500.005.00