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Victor Malcomson

It was with regret that we learned today of the passing of Victor Malcomson at the age of 97. Victor was the oldest and longest serving member of the club having been a founder member of Lurgan Cricket Club.
Victor recently recalled how was contacted by Waringstown Cricket Club at the end of the 2nd World War and asked if he could put together a team to travel out to play the villagers. Victor duly assembled the team and he said that the players enjoyed the game so much that they held a meeting in his house the following week and reformed Lurgan Cricket Club. He played with distinction for many years for the club, held various offices and took part in youth coaching for many seasons. He was a regular attendee at Lurgan games and various club functions at Pollock Park and will be greatly missed by us all. We extend our sympathy and prayers to the family circle.

Due to current Covid 19 circumstances those wishing to pay their respects may do so as the cortege leaves Hill Street Presbyterian Church this Friday 6th November at 12.45pm en route to Lurgan Cemetery observing social distancing.

Below – Victor pictured in his playing days and with his good friend Alvin McMurray

Girls gain representative honours

Congratulations to Sam Todd, Emma McMurray and Sophie Hinds who have been selected for the NCU Senior Women’s Squad for the series next week against Jersey. Well done from everyone at Pollock Park.

Ladies lose out in cup semi

Lurgan Ladies lost out to CSNI in an entertaining Senior Cup semi-final at Pollock Park on Sunday. Lurgan batted first and good innings by Sarah McCallan(28), Sophie Hinds (25no) and Emma McMurray (21) saw the home side complete their 20 overs on 113 for 2 wkts.  In reply, the CSNI innings got off to a slow start. However a solid 2nd wicket partnership by Thomas (44) and Rountree (25no) plus a few missed catches steered the visitors into a winning position. A late flurry of wickets for the Lurgan girls wasn’t enough as the CSNI passed the Lurgan score with 5 wickets in hand to meet Waringstown in the final.

Sophie Hinds who scored 25no today

Emma McMurray who scored 21 with the bat and took 1 for 18 with the ball in the cup semi-final today

Poor batting display by 1sts

A poor batting display by the 1sts saw them lose their penultimate match in the Robinsons Rose bowl league by 21 runs at Cook Collegians on Saturday. Lurgan had restricted the home side to 109 for 9 wickets in their 20 overs with Iqbal Khan and Junior Nelson each taking 2 wkts for 13 and Callum Gibson 2 for 22.. In reply, the town side started promisingly with over 40 put on for the first wicket between Stephen Johnston and Stephen Chambers in just over 5 overs. However the rest of the batting were unable to capitalise on the start and began to fall behind the required run rate with the innings finally ending on 88 all out in the 19th over.

2nds beaten at home

The 2nds went down by 30 runs to Waringstown IV’s at Pollock Park on Friday night in their league match. A good bowling performance was followed by a poor batting display with the town side dismissed for 62 chasing the villagers score of 92 for 6. Jack Maxwell took 1wk for 12 runs, Callum Grieve 1 for 14, Emma McMurray 1 for 17, Iqbal Khan 1 for 21 and Quasam Mohammed 0 for 24, each bowling 4 overs each. Mark McShane was the only Lurgan batsman to get into double figures scoring 27 as the home side were bowled out in the 19th over.