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Billy Boyd

It was with sadness that members learned of the passing of our club chairman Billy Boyd at hospital this morning. Billy has had a long history with the club, starting off as a player with the youth teams of Lurgan Cricket Club and subsequently serving on various committees within Lurgan Rugby Football and Cricket Club. As well as being chairman of the club, Billy also acted as club president and was secretary of the cricket section for a number of years. His skills in cricket administration were not exclusive to us at Lurgan as Billy represented the Club for many years at the Northern Cricket Union, where he maintained a high profile, serving both as President, Chairman and participating in many committees. Among some of Billy’s excellent achievements was the managing of international cricket matches at Stormont, including the visit of England a few years ago.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with Sandra, Janine, Jonny and the wider family circle at this sad time. Billy will be greatly missed by us all.
The funeral will take place on Sunday 10th March at 3pm in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Waringstown. Family and friends are welcome at the home, 6,Oaklands, Waringstown

Thank you to our match and ball sponsors

The committee of the Cricket Section of LRF&CC would like to thank the following for their kind sponsorship of matches and cricket balls this season;

Jackie Leathem                       Lee Derby
Joan Sands                               Gillian Derby
Denis Johnston                       William Mawhinney
Jason McCullough                  Jack Hutchinson
Billy Boyd                                 Brian Hutchinson
Gary McCullough                    Alan Jones
Paul Stafford                            Jimmy Hamill
Peter Maxwell                          Paul Lyttle
Howard Ingram                       Paul Wilson
Geoff Maxwell

Your continued support is very much appreciated by everyone involved with the Cricket Section of the club.

President’s Night

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Summer Sports Camp

Ladies retain Challenge Cup

‘Player of the Match’ Suzi McCollum receives her award

Lurgan Ladies captain Hannah Grieve receives the Gallagher’s Women’s Challenge Cup from NCU President Clarence Hiles

Dramatic last over win

They say every Cup Final should have a hero, and in the 2018 Gallagher’s Women’s Challenge Cup Final, it was Sophie Hinds turn to play that vital role in helping Lurgan Ladies retain the trophy in a tense low scoring game at Stormont. At the same venue in 2002, Sophie’s father Neil Hinds played a crucial role in helping the Lurgan’s men’s team beat North Down to win the Challenge Cup. On Sunday it was the turn of his daughter, partnered by his wife Julie, to hit the winning boundary for the Lurgan girls off the 3rd last ball of the match.

Big boundaries at Stormont meant that only 6 fours were scored in the entire game and a total of 70 to win set by CSNI was a tougher task that it looked on paper. Lurgan’s bowlers started off well with the first two CSNI batters