CIYMS 4s v Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sun 21 May 2017 at 1.30
Ards Cricket Club Won By 3 runs

Match report Ards second eleven enjoyed a welcome league victory over near neighbours CIYMS IVs at the Belmont in a rearranged 20 overs a side fixture. It proved to be a very tight and well contested match with Ards eventually running out narrow victors by 3 runs. Both innings were remarkably similar in how they played out over each 20 over period. Ards were asked to bat first on a soft but well prepared Belmont wicket and it was the opening pair of Owen Roberts and Harry Jackson who spent the bulk of Ards innings at the crease. They enjoyed a well paced 93 run partnership in 15 overs to set the basis of a competitive total for the visiting Ards team. Both set out to accumulate runs playing each ball on its merit rather than looking to play unnecessary big hits against the accurate CIYMS bowling. One main feature of the partnership was the was the excellent running between the wickets with quick singles and hard run twos ensuring the scoreboard continued to tick over. Of the two Owen Roberts adopted the more aggressive role as he looked to hit anything short to the square leg and deep midwicket areas picking up four boundaries on his ways to a well deserved 50. Young Harry meanwhile played a lovely controlled innings with some excellent well timed shots particularly through the cover region he also weighed in with three boundaries including a gloriously timed straight six !
Then as is often the case both fell in quick succession as they sought to increase the tempo in the last five overs with first Roberts departing then Jackson for 43. A further couple of wickets fell as the incoming Ards batsman attempted to score quickly with Arafat Khan scoring 10 not out as Ards finished on 118/4 in 20 overs.
The CIYMS response followed an almost identical pattern to the Ards innings with the opening pair occupying the crease for 15 overs before Eddie Hawkins clean bowled Maskerry for 44 with the score on 86 Eddies wicket was richly deserved and came at the end of his second spell in which he only conceded 7 runs to tie down and frustrate the opening batsmen. Indeed all of the Ards bowlers showed real competitive spirit with Ethan Davies Arafat and Gareth Rodgers all bowling accurate probing spells to never let the batsmen take control of the match from the Ards team. The bowlers were well supported in the field with Ards showing great enthusiasm and effort with the highlight being the run out engineered by Jonathan Alexander who shot a hard accurate throw to wicket keeper Jackson to remove the hard hitting Mcalpine for 33. Owen Roberts then returned to complete and excellent match by picking up two further CIYMS wickets to put the home side on the back foot leading into the final over with captain Rodgers to bowl the outcome was never in doubt as Ards ran out winners by 3 runs

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
6w 2b 1lb 
for 4 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Owen Roberts Caught  50
Harry Jackson Bowled  43
Ethan Davies Run out  5
Arafat Khan Not Out  10
Jonathan Alexander Stumped  0
Conn Crawford Not Out  1
Eddie Hawkins  
Adam Lawther  
Jamie Williamson  
Jim Jackson  
Gareth Rodgers  

CIYMS 4s Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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CIYMS 4s Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 7w 1b 2lb 
for 4 wickets
115 (20.0 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gareth Rodgers4.003100.007.75
Eddie Hawkins4.0019119.004.75
Ethan Davies4.002500.006.25
Arafat Khan4.002000.005.00
Owen Roberts4.001728.504.25