Ards Cricket Club 3rd XI v CSNI V on Sun 10 May 2009 at
Ards Cricket Club Won

Match report Ards III beat CSNI V by 9 wkts
Londonderry Park

CSNI V 134 All out (P Jackson 54, J Calvin 4-14, A Savage 3-31)
Ards III 137-1 (J Keenan 52, A Savage 48*)

After Ards III promotion to Division 3 Section 4 last year they kicked off their season with a home match against CSNI V at Londonderry Park on a bright Sunday afternoon after their home match against Ballymena IV was rained off on Mayday. Ards won the toss and put CSNI into bat, and it proved to be an inspired decision by captain Phil Ferguson as the CSNI opening batsman was out without troubling the scorers off the bowling of Andrew Savage, caught by young Ryan Burgess. The CSNI number 2 batsman proved to be a difficult nut to crack and went on to make 34 before being caught behind by Brian Burgess in his first match as wicket keeper off the bowling of Jonny Calvin. None of the other batsmen made it into double figures except for former Ireland international Paul Jackson who made a superb half century (54) before being caught off the bowling of Calvin. CSNI finished all out for 134 off 29.2 overs. A special mention should be made of the Burgess father and son combination, the former Brian who kept wicket immaculately and his son Ryan who finished with figures of 5-0-24-2. The pick of the remaining Ards bowlers were Andrew Savage 7-1-31-3 and Jonny Calvin 7-1-14-4. CSNI would have been really struggling for runs if the Ards fielders had held on to 4 good catching opportunities.
The Ards opening batsmen of Andrew Savage and Jonny Keenan were barely troubled as they played some excellent shots against some mediocre bowling. Jonny Keenan reached his fifty (52) before he was caught which brought the vice captain Daren Patterson to the crease with Ards needing 4 runs to win, and with the last ball of the 31st over he smashed the ball back over the bowlers head for 4 to clinch the win for Ards. Andrew Savage finished with a superb 48 not out and batted flawlessly for the entire innings and was never in any trouble. This was a great start for Ards after promotion last season and they continue their battle for back to back promotions away to Instonians IV on 17th May.

CSNI V Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
134 (0.0 overs)
Hool ct  Savage 0
West ct  Calvin 34
McGombe b  Savage 9
Smyth b  Calvin 0
Jackson ct  Calvin 54
Hunter ct  Burgess 9
Smyth ct  Burgess 0
Muirhead b  Calvin 0
Cahoon b  Devlin 6
McLord b  Savage 2
Cox Not Out  3

Ards Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andrew Savage7.0131310.334.43
Jonny Calvin7.011443.502.00
Andrew Wright4.002700.006.75
Peter Devlin4.2022122.005.08
Ryan burgess5.0024212.004.80
Jonathan Keenan2.001000.005.00

Ards Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 1 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Jonathan Keenan Caught  52
Andrew Savage Not Out  48
Daren Patterson Not Out  4 1
Jonny Calvin  
Adam Balfour  
Peter Devlin  
Andrew Wright  
Ryan burgess   2
Brian Burgess   2
Robert Fisher  
Philip Ferguson  

CSNI V Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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