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Girls win at Carrick

Lurgan Ladies qualified for the semi-final of the Senior Cup with a 67 run win at Carrickfergus today. The visitors batted first and it was Sophie Hinds who dominated with the bat scoring 32. Opener Emma McMurray scored 16 and a 5th wicket partnership between Sophie Orr (16no) and Chloe Neville (11no) meant a formidable total of 119 for 4 was set by Lurgan at the end of 20 overs.
In reply the Carrick girls never posed a threat to the Lurgan total with all five of the Lurgan bowlers being very economical in bowling the home side out for 52 in the 18th over. The wickets were shared around with Sophie Orr taking 3 wkts for only 11 runs in her 4 overs, Cara Rainey 2 for 11 off 3.5, Sam Todd claimed 2 wkts for 8 off 3 and Emma McMurray bowled 2 maidens in her 3 overs conceding only 7 while Chloe Neville conceded only 9 runs in 4 overs.

The successful Lurgan Ladies team pictured at Carrick today

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

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


Town Hall Hosts April Concert

concert promo

Concert Starts 7.45 pm

Lurgan Rugby Football and Cricket Club present

The South Ulster Community Band

in a concert of  Music and Songs from Stage and Screen.