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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

Maralin PS are Kwik Cricket Schools winners

Magheralin PS pictured with the Philip Wallace Cup

Magheralin emerged undefeated to win the Philip Wallace Cup in this year’s finals of the Lurgan Rugby Football and Cricket Club’s cricket coaching initiative.

Lurgan Model, King’s Park, Dickson, St. Mary’s, Magheralin and Carrick Primary Schools all participated in the nine week coaching scheme with Magheralin edging out Dickson Primary School by 3 wins to 2 on the finals day at Pollock Park. Magheralin will now be LRF&CC’s nominees to attend the Northern Ireland Kwik Cricket Tournament Finals to be held at Stormont later this month. An enjoyable day was had by all the kids participating with prizes also being awarded for the bowl out, fielding and longest hit competitions.

Special thanks to ‘Giant Leap Sports Coaching’ and Callum Grieve for his excellent work over the course of this schools coaching programme and also to Callum Atkinson of the NCU for his excellent coaching work with King’s Park PS during the scheme.

Mens and Ladies Cricket Reports May Updates

1st XI still without a win

Four matches into the 2018 season and Lurgan 1stXI are still without a league win. There were heavy defeats to Derriaghy and Woodvale in their first two games, while a total of 220 scored away to Holywood, inspired by a century from new signing Rohit Karanjkar, was passed by the home side with Lurgan spilling 5 dropped catches. A good bowling display against Laurelvale in their most recent game kept them in contention in a re-arranged 20 over game, after a poor batting display saw them dismissed for just 77.  Hower the villagers passed the total in the 18th over.

The 2nd XI have scored 2 wins out of two in their league games, beating Derriaghy by 8 wickets and Cliftonville Academy by 50 runs with Mark McShane unbeaten on 53. However in the Minor Cup, the