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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

Cricket Section – July Mens and Ladies Update

Men’s Cricket

The 1sts have won both of their last completed games against Laurelvale and Donacloney, both of them high scoring matches. At Laurelvale, innings of 82 by Stephen Johnston and 81 by Rohit Karanjkar paved the way to a total of 280 for 9 in their 50 overs. A Derek Heasley contribution of 3 for 47 helped restrict Laurelvale to 183 all out to, in the end, give the visitors a comfortable 97 run win.

At home to Donacloney the following week, Lurgan posted 301 for 8 wickets against Donacloney. Rohit Karanjkar led