Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI v Cregagh 3s on Sun 27 May 2018 at 1.00
Ards Cricket Club Won by 6 wickets

Match report Ards 2nds ease to comfortable win over Cregagh!

After a narrow defeat the previous week, a strong Ards 2nds team strolled to a comfortable 6 wicket win over Cregagh 3rds at the weekend to record their opening victory of the 2018 season.

Cregagh batted first but never really managed to get on top of the accurate Ards bowling attack at any stage of their innings. Early wickets from Eddie Hawkins, Arafat Khan, William Mayne and Harry Jackson left Cregagh on 51 for 5 in 16 overs before the visitors eventually reached a final total of 101 for 7 in 25 overs.

All of the Ards bowlers played their part, led impressively by William Mayne (2 for 8) and Eddie Hawkins (2 for 22) with Khan, once again, showing his worth at the start of the innings as he managed to restrict and frustrate the batsmen with his probing deliveries. Dominic Allen also, again, bowled well as he picked up where Khan had left off later in the innings. The Cregagh innings managed to recover a little in their final 10 overs, with Shannon (26) who was brilliantly run out by a combination of Hawkins’ throw and wicket-keeper Nihell’s agility over the stumps and Catterson (23) seeing the visitors into 3 figures.

This was a good team performance by Ards in the field with the bowlers being well supported by some keen fielding where Joel Ferguson was particularly active.

A total of 101 was always going to be a below par score to defend and the Ards openers of Jackson and Khan set about their task with some gusto as they helped themselves to some quick runs with 26 and 22 respectively before both falling in quick succession. Although both fell in the space of a couple of overs, the damage had been done with Ards sitting on 61 for 2 in only 8 overs.

With the team well placed, the following batsmen, particularly Nihell, who hit 2 sixes in a quick fire 14, didn’t hang about as good contributions from Ethan Davies (9 not out) and Joel Ferguson (11 not out) saw Ards reach their target in 13 overs. An excellent and deserved win for Ards.

Cregagh 101 for 7 (M Shannon 26; S Catterson 23)

Ards Bowling: E Hawkins 2 for 22; A Khan 1 for 15; W Mayne 2 for 8; H Jackson 1 for 19

Ards 104 for 4 (H Jackson 26; A Khan 22)

Ards won by Six wickets

Cregagh 3s Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
101 (25.0 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Eddie Hawkins5.0022211.004.40
Arafat Khan5.0115115.003.00
William Mayne5.00824.001.60
Dominic l Allen4.001700.004.25
Harry Jackson3.0019119.006.33
Rory McVeigh1.00700.007.00
Ethan Davies2.001300.006.50

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 4 wickets

(13.0 overs)
Harry Jackson Caught  26
Arafat Khan Caught  22
Paul Nihell Caught  14
Ethan Davies Not Out  9
William Mayne Caught  3
Joel Ferguson Not Out  11
Conn Crawford  
Eddie Hawkins  
Jonathan Alexander  
Rory McVeigh  
Dominic l Allen  

Cregagh 3s Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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