Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Victoria on Sat 22 Jul 2017 at 12.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost By 42 runs

Match report Ards won the toss and fielded first with Conor Balfour and Arafat Khan taking the new ball, Balfour struck the first blow taking the first wicket in the third over caught behind after an excellent delivery Arafat and Balfour bowled excellent opening spells with Arafat picking up a deserved wicket clean bowling the opposing skipper to leave the visitors at 34/2 after 10 overs. The experienced victoria batsmen played well surviving a couple of close calls taking the score along to 75/2 at the drinks interval. The next wicket didn't fall till the 27th over when Cathcart deceived the batter in flight and pace at this stage Ards were fielding well and Shamu Khan was bowling an excellent spell of bowling with a number of play and misses he was unlucky to go wicketless, Ards reduced the visitors 140/6 thanks to skipper Stewart picking up a wicket and an excellent run out and Arafat bowling the visitors main batsman for 62 Ards were sensing blood however a mixture of good fortune for the batsmen and poor bowling and sloppy fielding in wet conditions Victoria managed to score 50 runs in the final 7 overs taking the total to 190/7 from 40 overs
Ards reply started well with Shamu Khan and Andrew Savage putting on a decent opening partnership of over 40 before Shamu was first man out to a well taken catch at square leg, Savage and the new batsman Sam Ingham continued to look good before Ingham was adjudged lbw for 17 with a long batting line up on paper Ards were still confident of victory however wickets continued to fall and when the well set Savage was lbw for 37 Ards needed someone to play a significant innings however the middle order didn't live up to the expectations a number of guys got double figure scores without going on as victoria picked up wickets regularly to bowl Ards out 42 runs short of victory in the 37th over.

Victoria Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 20w 1b 5lb 
for 7 wickets
190 (40.0 overs)
  ct  Balfour 3
  b  Cathcart 46
  b  Arafat Khan 9
  b  Arafat Khan 62
  run out  Stewart 3
  b  Stewart 1
  Not Out  31
  b  Stewart 6
  Not Out  1

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Conor Balfour8.0046146.005.75
Arafat Khan8.0120210.002.50
Sam Ingham2.001800.009.00
Shamu Khan8.002400.003.00
Benjamin Cathcart8.0043143.005.37
Garry Stewart8.0033216.504.13

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
20w 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(37.0 overs)
Shamu Khan Caught  15
Andrew Savage Lbw  37
Sam Ingham Lbw  17
Arafat Khan Bowled  0
Benjamin Cathcart Bowled  13
Paul Nihell Bowled  0
Garry Stewart Lbw  6
Owen Roberts Not Out  13
Matt Hulbert Bowled  10
Robbie Ingham Run out  12
Conor Balfour Caught  1

Victoria Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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