Larne v Ards Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 11 May 2019 at 1.00
Ards Cricket Club Lost By 51 runs

Match report Ards travelled to Larne to face the pre season promotion favourites, bowling first Ards performed well but once again dropped catches would prove vital as Larne opener Keenan would go on to score 67 having been dropped fairly early on. The Ards men managed to keep the run rate at a reasonable rate as Larne finished on 171/6 from 40 overs with all five bowlers getting a wicket with Conor Balfour picking up 2 and being the stand out bowler with figures of 2-22 from his 8 overs. Ards fancied causing an upset at the half way stage as the pitch although on the slow side was a lot better than Dunmurry the previous week, unfortunately for Ards opening batsman Harry Jackson was out inside edging his first ball onto the stumps and this got them off to a poor start as wickets tumbled in the early stages with 5 wickets falling inside 15 overs leaving Ards in desperate trouble 43 for 5. Hope remained in the form of Sam Ingham as he set about a one man run chase supported by the lower middle order of Matt Hulbert and Tom Windrum who although only scoring single figures gave support to the in form Ingham who was upping the run rate helped by some wayward bowling from Larne with ten overs left and around 50 needed and Sam still at the crease Larne were starting to panic but when they got the vital wicket of Ingham caught for an excellent 56 Ards were eventually bowled out for 120 falling 51 runs short but left wondering if they hadn’t had such a poor start with the bat what might have been.

Larne Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 12w 8b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
171 (40.0 overs)

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Conor Balfour8.0122211.002.75
Sam Ingham8.0130130.003.75
Andrew Savage8.0042142.005.25
William Mayne8.0232132.004.00
Paul Ritchie8.0040140.005.00

Ards Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
22w 9b  
for 10 wickets

(32.0 overs)
Adam Balfour Caught  12
Harry Jackson Bowled  0
Sam Ingham Caught  56 2
Andrew Savage Bowled  2
William Mayne Caught  0
Paul Ritchie Bowled  0
Matt Hulbert Bowled  4
Tom Windrum Lbw  8 1
Conor Balfour Bowled  0
Robbie Ingham Bowled  5
Jonah Ditty Not Out  0

Larne Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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