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Section 1 status confirmed

Lurgan’s Section 1 status was confirmed at the weekend despite a 49 run 20/20 defeat at home to Woodvale on Saturday morning. Bangor’s 63 run win over Cliftonville the next day condemned the Belfast side to Section 2 cricket along with Academy.

Groundsman Rodney McShane had worked miracles to try and make sure the game went ahead and with the outfield still very damp, Richard Clarke put the visitors into bat.  Some poor Lurgan catching undoubtably

Ladies win Challenge Cup to complete double

Lurgan Ladies added the Challenge Cup to the League Champions Cup after a thrilling 5 run win over North Down in the final at Pollock Park on Sunday to cap a wonderful season. Hannah Grieve led the Lurgan team to victory as the skipper hit yet another superb undefeated half century. The game had to be switched to one of the new artificial wickets at Pollock Park and North Down put the Lurgan girls into bat on winning the toss. Hannah lost opener Chloe Neville for 2 and Sarah McCallan for 2, with just 15 runs on the board. This brought Lauren Breakey to the middle

Ladies win off last ball

A dramatic last ball win saw Lurgan Ladies maintain their unbeaten run in the NCU Women’s Premier League. Having retired on 50 not out, Hannah Grieve had to return to the crease as the champions 9th wicket fell to add another 10 to her score as along with Emma McMurray, both girls saw the home team to victory.
CSNI had batted first and tight Lurgan bowling restricted the visitors to 114 in their 25 overs. Hannah Grieve also

Firsts beat Cliftonville…..and the rain

It was 8.10pm when Lurgan batsman Stephen Chambers hit the winning runs to give the Town side another valuable 4 points in their Section 1 league clash against Cliftonville at Pollock Park on Saturday. Five interruptions for rain threatened to wipe out the game, but as the rain clouds gathered for a sixth time, the home side’s perseverance paid off as they got over the line with 7 wickets in hand.
A delayed start and a damp wicket and outfield meant that winning the toss could be crucial and Richard Clarke had no hesitation in asking Cliftonville to bat first. The players were off just after they started for rain but on return,

Salute the Champions

Lurgan Ladies Premier League winning team with coach Derek Heasley

Lurgan Ladies Premier League winning team with coach Derek Heasley

Ladies clinch Premier League title

Lurgan Ladies have clinched the NCU Premier League title with an unbeaten run that culminated with a 46 run win at Muckamore on Sunday. The defeat of CSNI by local rivals Waringstown means that the Lurgan girls cannot now be caught and have emerged champions with two games to spare.
In Sunday’s game, another undefeated half century by Hannah Grieve paved the way for a formidable 161 for 8 wkts in their 25 overs. Although losing their first 3 wickets with only 23 runs on the board, a fourth wicket partnership of