Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team v N. Down on Mon 07 Aug 2017 at 6.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report After a late afternoon downpour Ards U15's home game against neighbours North Down was moved to the Comber venue which fortunately had escaped much of the rainfall. North Down won the toss and put Ards into bat. Openers Ethan Davies and Glen Warwick started cautiously against some accurate N Down bowling with some variable bounce adding further difficulty. Davies, who had batted with good composure, was very unfortunate when bowled by a delivery which kept low and Ards had a further setback when Alex Miller (0) was out lbw to Macrory which left Ards on 21 for 2 after 7 overs. Noah Greenauld (8) hit some typically lusty blows before he was bowled by Maccrory but Glen Warwick and new recruit Lachlan Hart put together Ards' best partnership before Warwick, after a very good knock of 22, was stumped off Titterington. Curtis Ewing (0) was bowled and Euan Burrows (5) was run out but Hart with 12 not out and Jonah Ditty (0no) saw out the remaining deliveries as Ards' innings closed on 78 for 6 after the 20 overs.

While this seemed a relatively low total the difficult playing conditions meant it might prove to be a fairly competitive score if the Ards boys bowled accurately. Ards made the early breakthrough when Hart had Gibson (4) lbw in his 1st over and Davies followed this up in the next over having Titterington very well caught low down by Noah Greenauld as North Down struggled. Hart picked up his second wicket in a very good spell of swing bowling dismissing McBride (1) as Ards edged on top. But Macrory and Matchett 'steadied the ship' and took N Down in sight of victory before Alex Miller struck twice having Matchett (9) lbw and bowling Gibson (0) to give Ards some renewed hope. A close finish was on the cards as Rory McVeigh had O'Brien (4) caught by Ethan Davies but Maccrory with an excellent match winning knock of 33no and Arnold saw North Down home in the 19th over to take the victory by 4 wickets.

So a narrow loss but still a very good performance by the very young Ards side comprising only 3 U15's but a most enjoyable and competitive game played in good spirit by both teams in difficult conditions.

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 6w 5b 3lb 
for 6 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Ethan Davies b K McBride 11
Glen Warwick st M Titterington 22
Miller Alex lbw A Macrory 0
Noah Greenauld b A Macrory 8
Lachlan Hart Not Out  12
Curtis Ewing b M Titterington 0
Ewan Burrowes Run out  5
Jonah Ditty Not Out  0
Joel Craig  
Rory McVeigh  
Louis Miller  

N. Down Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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N. Down Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 12w 5b  
for 6 wickets
79 (19.2 overs)
B Gibson b L Hart 4
M Titterington ct E Davies 2
A Matchett lbw A Miller 9
K McBride b L Hart 1
A Macrory Not Out  35
M Gibson b A Miller 0
R O'Brien ct R McVeigh 4
R Arnold Not Out  2
D McKibbin  
D Corbett  

Ards Cricket Club Under 15 XI and Graham Cup team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ethan Davies3.2012112.003.60
Lachlan Hart4.01623.001.50
Glen Warwick4.001800.004.50
Miller Alex4.0020210.005.00
Noah Greenauld2.001200.006.00
Rory McVeigh1.00313.003.00