Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI v Muckamore 5s on Sat 03 Jun 2017 at 1.30
Ards Cricket Club Won Ards won by 8 wickets

Match report Ards fielded first and Arafat Khan and 14 year old Eddie Hawkins took the new ball and both bowled tidy first spells without taking a wicket but they kept the muckamore run rate in check, the change bowlers of the experienced Gareth Rodgers and Owen Roberts playing his first game of the season on his return from university continued to bowl well with Rodgers picking up the first wicket clean bowling the muckamore opener for 15 at this point Ards were well in control. The lack of a fifth regular bowler proved decisive as the muckamore number three Dempster began to play more aggressively with captain ferguson rotating the bowling without success and it wasn't until the main bowlers entered the attack again that Ards got some control back in the field with Paul Nihell taking an impressive catch on the long on boundary to give Owen Roberts the wicket of the impressive Dempster for 73 and Gareth Rodgers picking up a second wicket to finish with impressive figures of 2-13 from his five overs muckamore finished the 25 overs on an impressive 154/3.
Paul Nihell and Harry Jackson opened the innings for Ards and started well with young Harry Jackson playing well and outscoring his partner before he had his off stump removed by the impressive Dempster who looked a threat with the ball as well as the bat, next man in was Arafat Khan and he played a supporting role as Paul Nihell played his customary innings of fours and sixes, Ards were racing along as Paul was hitting the bowling to all parts taking advantage of the short boundary on offer Arafat was playing nicely before he top edged a catch Ards lost no more wickets as Ards cruised to victory with five overs to spare with Owen Roberts playing well for 18 not out but the day belonged to Nihell who ended the match with two sixes and finished on 97 not out

Muckamore 5s Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 14w 6b  
for 3 wickets
154 (2.5 overs)
A OUDEVIL Not Out  41
J Hood Bowled  15
S Dempster Caught  73
P skillen Bowled  2
J holmes Not Out  0
T Kennedy  
K falls  
A woods  
S gudali  
J Kirkpatrick  
D steen  

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Eddie Hawkins5.003400.006.80
Gareth Rodgers5.011326.502.60
Owen Roberts5.0033133.006.60
Adam Lawther2.002200.0011.00
Paul Craig1.001300.0013.00
Harry Jackson2.001800.009.00
Afrat Khan5.011100.002.20

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 11w 2b  
for 2 wickets

(1.9 overs)
Philip Ferguson  
Harry Jackson Bowled  14
Paul Nihell Not Out  97
Owen Roberts Not Out  18
Eddie Hawkins  
Jonathan Alexander  
Gareth Rodgers  
Adam Lawther  
Paul Craig  
Afrat Khan Caught  13
A.N. Other  

Muckamore 5s Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S dempster 0.00000.000.00
D steen 0.00000.000.00
S gudali 0.00000.000.00
J holmes 0.00000.000.00
A OUDEVIL 0.00000.000.00