Full Weekend Report - 6.05.2018

Very heavy rain last week left the Moylena grass wickets in a very wet condition forcing the postponement of Saturday’s Premier League match against CSNI. The Second’s first league match of the season went ahead against CSNI Seconds at Stormont on Saturday and batting first Muckamore scored 143 runs. Their highest scoring batsmen were David Rainey who was not out with 28 runs and Luke Allen with 28 runs. Best of the CSNI bowlers were C Andrews who took 3 wickets for 13 runs, A Hodgins who took 3 wickets for 26 runs and A Simmonite who took 2 wickets for 24 runs. CSNI replied to score 147 runs for the loss of 8 wickets to win by 2 wickets. Their top scorers were S Ross with 36 runs not out and R Johnston with 35 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Connor Breet who took 3 wickets for 31 runs, Richard Keates who took 2 wickets for 25 runs and Rees Hemphill who took 2 wickets for 29 runs.

Muckamore Fourths had Woodvale Thirds as the visitors in the first round of this year’s Minor Cup. Woodvale batted first and scored 135 runs for 8 wickets in their allocated 30 overs. Their top batsmen were S Babu with 33 runs and M Sreerama with 26 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was M Mohandas who took 2 wickets for 24 runs. Muckamore replied to score 137 runs for the loss of only 2 wickets to win the game by 8 wickets. The top Muckamore batsmen were B George who was not out on 31 runs, P Kumar who was not out on 26 runs and M Mohandas who retired hurt on 22 runs. The league game against the same team on Sunday was postponed because the ground at Woodvale was waterlogged.

Muckamore Fifths entertained Larne Seconds in a Junior League match on Saturday. The visitors batted first and scored 207 runs for 4 wickets in their allocated 30 overs. Their top scorers were D McKinley with 102 runs and D Swann with 50 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were J Hood who took 2 wickets for 28 runs and J Keates who took 1 wicket for 29 runs. Muckamore replied to score 193 runs for 3 wickets to narrowly lose by 14 runs. Their top batsmen were J Hood who scored 45 runs, J Gaw who scored 79 runs and B Cunningham who scored 23 runs. R Weatherhead took 2 wickets for 32 runs to be Larne’s best bowler.

On Sunday in glorious weather eight teams made up of mostly Muckamore Club players took part in a six a side competition for the George Goodman Cup. All the teams played three matches to finish in a Plate final which was won by Gary Nicholl’s Six and the Goodman Cup final which was won by Craig Drummond’s Select.

Because Ireland are playing Pakistan this weekend in Dublin and to encourage as many people to travel to Malahide all other cricket in the country has been postponed. Ironically Muckamore’s next match will be an Irish Cup away fixture against Dublin side Malahide on the 19th May.

zoe baysting