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1sts win at Victoria

The 1stXI made their first competitive appearance at Lurgan Park for 40 years and it proved a successful return as they beat Victoria by 48 runs in the Twenty/20 Robinson Rose Bowl competition.

Lurgan batted first and at one stage looked in trouble at 39 for 5 wkts when Callum Gibson took control of the innings. The all-rounder hit 6 sixes in an undefeated innings of 59 as Lurgan scored 108 for 6 wkts in their 20 overs. With the outfield grass long it proved to be a respectable total and only during a brief innings of 22 that included 3 sixes by Victoria’s Babin did the Lurgan total seem threatened. The home side were bowled out in the 15th over for 60 with Iqbal Khan the pick of the Lurgan bowlers taking 4 wkts for 8 runs in 2.1 overs. Peter Maxwell had 2 for 5 in 3 overs and Junior Nelson 2 for 19 while there was a wicket each for Callum Gibson and Jack Maxwell.

Callum Gibson who was undefeated with 59 at Victoria today

Meanwhile the 2nds lost to Victoria 2nds by 5 wkts off the penultimate ball of their match at Pollock Park. Lurgan had scored 112 for 6 in 20 overs with Callum Grieve scoring 28 and Mark McShane 26 not out. The home side seemed to be on their way to a win but some poor bowling in the second half of the innings along with some big hitting from Victoria’s middle order snatched victory for the visitors.

1sts lose to Cooke Collegians

The 1sts lost to Cooke Collegians by 5 wickets at Pollock Park on Saturday in the Robinson’s Rose Bowl Twenty/20 Trophy. Batting first, Lurgan set a total of 109 to win with Scott Wilson top scoring with 25 and Stephen Chambers hitting 20. The match was evenly poised during the Cooke Collegians innings until the 15th over when sixes from Khalil and Shekar swung the game in the visitors favour to claim the points.

Stephen Chambers pulls a short delivery to the mid-on boundary

Season starts with 2 defeats

Junior Nelson bowling for the 1sts at Pollock Park on Saturday

The 2020 season got off to a disappointing start on Saturday with the 1sts and 2nds both losing their opening matches.

In the Robinson Services Bowl, the firsts bowled and fielded well restricting Laurelvale to 107 for 9 wkts in their 20 overs with Peter Maxwell taking the honours, claiming 5 ‘Vale wickets for just 8 runs. However in reply, Lurgan’s batting was always behind the required run rate with the home team bowled out for 82, Junior Nelson top scoring on 16no.

The 2nds travelled to Donacloney on Saturday morning and were set a formidable total of 143 to win in their 20 overs. Like the 1sts, the 2nds were never up with the run rate and finished up bowled out for 67 with John Woods top scoring with 14.

The 1sts are at home to Cooke Collegians this Saturday while the 2nds aren’t in action again until Wed 29th July when they are at home to Armagh with a 6pm start.

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

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