Ards Cricket Club 1st XI v Monaghan on Sat 26 Aug 2017 at 12.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost By 58 runs

Match report Ards finished the season with a 20/20 rearranged game against Monaghan who needed victory to gain promotion. Monaghan elected to bat first on winning the toss and Ards got off to a reasonable start taking three early wickets one to Balfour and two to Cathcart however the Monaghan opener took the game away from Ards in partnership with the number five as he hit an excellent 103 targeting the short boundary with great success, Ards kept going despite the onslaught and fielded with great effort with young Ethan Davies once again showing what a great fielder he is taking a great catch off huge skier. The Monaghan innings finished on 181/5 with the successful wicket takers being Balfour 1-36 Cathcart 2-36 and Savage 2-7.
The Ards innings started well with Benji Cathcart and Andrew Savage opening with Savage playing an aggressive knock they put on 40 for the first wicket before Cathcart was bowled for 16, Shamu Khan followed quickly for a duck but with big hitting Paul Nihell joining Savage at the crease and looking like finding his form from the start of the season Ards remained hopeful of a shock result however with the run rate at 9 an over from the start Ards were always taking risks and when Savage was stumped for 38 and Nihell followed caught for 19 the game was effectively over of the remaining batsmen Jonny Harris and Ethan Davies made 11 and 14 respectively but Ards finished well short on 123 all out some 58 runs behind.

Monaghan Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 17w 1b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
181 (20.0 overs)
  b  C Balfour 15
  ct  A Savage 103
  lbw  B Cathcart 2
  st  B Cathcart 1
  ct  A Savage 35
  Not Out  2
  Not Out  2

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Conor Balfour4.0036136.009.00
Arafat Khan4.003700.009.25
Jonny Harris3.002000.006.67
Benjamin Cathcart4.0036218.009.00
Shamu Khan4.004300.0010.75
Andrew Savage1.00723.507.00

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 9w 1b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(19.2 overs)
Benjamin Cathcart Bowled  16
Andrew Savage Stumped  38
Shamu Khan Lbw  0
Paul Nihell Caught  19
Ethan Davies Bowled  14
Jonny Harris Bowled  11
Harry Jackson Run out  4
Matt Hulbert Run out  0
Arafat Khan Caught  4
Jonathan Alexander Not Out  0
Conor Balfour Bowled  2

Monaghan Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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