1st XI - 14.4.2018 - CSNI (H)

Muckamore had CSNI as the visitors to Moylena on Saturday to play the first cricket match of the new 2018 season. With the weather set fair and the ground reasonably dry both team were keen to play their allocated 40 overs to give their batsmen and bowlers as full a run out as they could. Muckamore introduced Aswan Shetty, recruited from Carrickfergus, to play in this game. Muckamore batted first and after a poor start scored 237 runs in their allocated overs. Their top scorers were Sam Gordon with 61 runs, Craig Drummond with 39 runs and Jamie Magowan with 22 runs. Best of the CSNI bowlers were B Adair and M Ellison who took 2 wickets for 36 runs, M Topping who took 2 wickets for 42 runs and A Cowden who took 3 wickets for 46 runs. CSNI replied with 216 runs in their allocated 40 overs to lose the game by 21 runs. Their top batsmen were M Ellison who scored 77 runs and J Kennedy who scored 61 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were A Shetty who took 3 wickets for 24 runs, P Kartik who took 2 wickets for 27 runs and S Gordon who took 2 wickets for 42 runs. With the weather improving Muckamore hope to play Waringstown at Moylena on Saturday before the season starts in earnest on the 21st April with a home game against newly promoted Armagh.

zoe baysting