Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI v BISC 2s on Sun 30 Jul 2017 at 12.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost

Match report After a prolonged period without a match, Ards 2nd XI returned to the field on Sunday as they hosted BISC 2nds in a junior league match. Fielding a predominantly youthful and inexperienced team Ards put up a strong showing but ultimately fell to the more experienced BISC team as they continued their own push for promotion.
With the clouds gathering and thunder storms promised, the match was reduced to 25 overs aside. BISC made first use of the artificial wicket at Londonderry park and despite early breakthroughs made by the Ards bowlers to have BISC at 63 for 3 after 10 overs 102 for 5 after 15 overs a late order onslaught led by the BISC captain Manish Khan effectively took the match away from Ards as the visitors eventually made 202 for 7 in their 25 overs. Khan remained 56 not out and was well supported by Prassana with 43. Ards captain Owen Roberts shared out the bowling duties with Ethan Davies returning good figures of 2 for 24 from five overs and Roberts taking 2 for 35. Mention also of a useful spell from under 13 player Dominic Allen who with 1 for 22 took his first wicket at senior level for the club. Glen Warwick and Joel Ferguson also claimed a wicket apiece.
In response to this sizeable total, Ards never really got going, not helped by the fact they had to start over a number of times due to rain delays. The early powerhouse players of Shamu, Nihell and Davies were all early dismissals with only Shamu making double figures and when two further wickets fell cheaply, Ards were five down for under 50 runs. Recovery came through the bat of Roberts with 15, some powerful strokes by Joel Ferguson with a top score of 36 not out and a debut knock of 9 not out by under 13 player, Alex Millar who gave good steady support to Ferguson.
With Ards on 95 for 6 in 20 overs the heavens opened again and as play could not be resumed, the match was awarded to BISC with Ards well down on the run rate. Despite the loss, it was good to get Seconds out on the pitch playing cricket, which for a variety of reasons hasn't been the case this season.Especially good to see our younger under 15s and under 13s having the opportunity to play senior cricket as well as youth cricket all good experience. Certainly lifted the fielding with Ethan Davies taking a couple of excellent catches and under 13s Dominic Allen, Alex Millar and a particularly energetic Curtis Ewing, covering the ground well. Also mention must be made to sub-fielders Rowen and Myah Nihell who patrolled the third man and fine leg boundaries with considerable energy and purpose and it was noted how accurately they threw the ball back to their Dad (Paul) behind the stumps. Thinking of his knees and back, no doubt!

BISC 2s Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
202 (25.0 overs)
  Not Out  56
  Not Out  16

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Shamu Khan5.003300.006.60
Ethan Davies5.0024212.004.80
Joel Ferguson3.0037137.0012.33
Owen Roberts5.0035217.507.00
Glen Warwick5.0038138.007.60
Dominic l Allen2.0022122.0011.00

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Shamu Khan Caught  11
Paul Nihell Bowled  8
Ethan Davies Bowled  0
Owen Roberts Bowled  15
Jonathan Alexander Caught  2
Glen Warwick Bowled  2
Joel Ferguson Not Out  36
Alex Millar Not Out  9
Dominic l Allen  
Curtis Ewing  
A.N. Other  

BISC 2s Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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