Monthly Archives: July 2020

2nds beat Armagh

The 2nds recorded their first win of the season with a 5 wicket win over Armagh 3rds at Pollock Park on Wednesday night. In a game reduced to 15 overs a side, Armagh scored 77 for 7 wkts. Callum Gibson took 3 wkts for 9 runs and there were wickets also for Frazer Cunningham, Peter Hutchinson and Quasam Mohammed.
Opener Iqbal Khan led the run chase for the home side and was undefeated on 37 when the winning runs were hit in the 14th over.

Iqbal Khan in action against Armagh at Pollock Park on Wednesday

 

Representative honours for girls

Congratulations to Lurgan Ladies players Sam Todd, Sophie Hinds, Emma McMurray and Sophie Orr on being selected for the NCU U19 girls side to face the North West girls at Coleraine Cricket Club on Friday at 1.30. It’s a well deserved honour for the girls and the club and I’m sure everyone at Pollock Park wishes the girls well for the match.

Girls start with a win

Lurgan Ladies started their shortened season with an emphatic 55 run win over Instonians.
Batting first the Lurgan girls posted a formidible 128 run target to win for the visitors . Emma McMurray proved to be the mainstay of the innings and was very unfortunate to be run out just 1 run short of what would have been an excellent 50. Hannah Grieve hit 28, her innings including 2 fours and a six, while Jane Kilpatrick finished on 10 not out. In reply, Instonians were never up with the required run rate and Emma McMurray rounded off an excellent performance by taking 3 wkts for just 12 runs in her 4 overs. All the Lurgan bowlers proved to be economic and there was a wicket each for Cara Rainey and Samantha Todd as the visitors finished their 20 overs on 72 for 4 wkts.

The Lurgan Ladies team who beat Instonians today at Pollock Park

 

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.