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.