Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI v BISC 3s on Sun 12 Aug 2018 at 12.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report Ards 2nds lose ground on promotion challenge

After a run of positive results, Ards Cricket Club Second XI’s push for promotion has faltered in recent weeks following two defeats, firstly to local rivals, North Down and then to Belfast team, BISC.

On both occasions, the effort of the players could not be faulted. Unfortunately, however, due to the unavailability of players for a number of reasons, Ards went into both matches with less than full teams. Certainly, for the match against North Down, the result may well have been different if Ards had been able to field 11 players on the pitch!

Against BISC, Ards again found themselves short in numbers. Credit however to the players who were able to turn out and play the match in what were damp and windy conditions. Indeed one player, Eddie Hawkins, had only returned from his holidays at 3am before turning out 10 hours later for his Club.

Ards would have needed a similar performance to that provided by Arafat in the previous week but the conditions were very different and very much in the favour of the bowlers. Despite good efforts by returning Captain, Conn Crawford, Harry Jackson, Eddie Hawkins and Jonny Alexander, Ards could only reach 49 before all wickets had been taken. Once again, it was noted that the Ards line-up included a Father and Son partnership with Neill playing alongside son Rory McVeigh. Against a team pushing for promotion, this total was never going to be defended as BISC knocked off the required runs for the loss of 3 wickets – falling to Hawkins and Crawford. BISC were well deserved winners and are now the team left to push for promotion.

The Seconds now sit mid-table and unfortunately out of the running for promotion honours this year. However, in what has been a good competitive season, Ards hope to finish with a flourish in their last match of the season against Cliftonville/Academy at Londonderry Park.

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(16.1 overs)
Conn Crawford Bowled  10
Harry Jackson Bowled  12
Eddie Hawkins Bowled  11
Dominic l Allen Bowled  2
Jonathan Alexander Caught  6
Joel Craig Run out  0
Rory McVeigh Bowled  1
Jonathan Alexander Not Out  2
Shamran Kazi  
Jonah Ditty  
Ewan Burrowes  

BISC 3s Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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BISC 3s Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 3 wickets
51 (5.4 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Eddie Hawkins3.0027213.509.00
Conn Crawford2.4024124.009.00