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

Alan Johnston Memorial Golf Classic 2018

Derek wins Alan Johnston Memorial Golf Classic

Ninety golfers managed to avoid the thunderstorms that were in the area on Friday to take part in the annual Alan Johnston Memorial Golf Classic at Lurgan Golf Club. And it was Derek Wilson who claimed the Alan Johnston Memorial Claret Jug this year with an excellent 43 points, pipping Stu McCartney by 1 point with Graham McNeill coming 3rd. The Ladies prize was won by Julie Jordan just ahead of Alison King with Rae Gregg finishing third.
The team prize went to Alan and Reuben Cobb, Stu McCartney and James Will just ahead of Alan Woods, Callum Cunningham, Tony Wan and Paul Lyness. Longest drive at the 18th was won by Aaron O’Rourke for the men and Jackie Conn for the Ladies with Garfield Bell getting nearest to the pin at the 18th. The final presentation of the evening was the special Alan Johnston Memorial Award presented by the Tigers section which this year went to Rodney McShane for the tremendous service he has given to the club over many years. Many thanks to all who took part and to all of our many sponsors.

Derek Wilson receiving the Alan Johnston Memorial Claret Jug from John Henry


Mrs Gertie Johnston

The death has taken place of Mrs Gertie Johnston, mother of Denis and the late Alan and grandmother of our first eleven player Stephen. Mrs Johnston was a keen supporter of Lurgan Cricket Club all through her life and had attended games right up until last season. The Cricket Section Committee and members of LRF&CC extend their deepest sympathy to Denis,  Stephen and the entire family circle.

The funeral will take place at Shankill Parish Church, Lurgan on Monday (21st May) at 2pm.

Hannah century paves way for derby win

An undefeated century by Hannah Grieve paved the way for an emphatic 97 run win for Lurgan Ladies in the opening game in their Premier League defence. Supported by Samantha  Todd and Jane Kilpatrick, the town side amassed 211 for the loss of just 1 wicket in their 25 overs.

Hannah and Samantha set Lurgan off on a brisk start with the 50 run mark being passed inside 10 overs with