Full Weekend Report - 27.05.2018
Muckamore entertained CIYMS in their next round robin match of the Lagan Valley Steels 20/20 Cup last Thursday evening. Muckamore batted first and in their allocated 20 overs scored 130 runs for the loss of five wickets. Their top scorers were Sam Gordon with 35 runs, Jamie Magowan with 23 runs, Fahad Iqubal with 15 runs and Aditya Adey with 15 runs not out. Best of the CIYMS bowlers was J Cameron Dow who took two wickets for 24 runs. In reply CSNI scored 125 runs to give Muckamore a five run victory. Needing 29 runs to win off the last two overs Cameron Dow hit 19 runs off the penultimate over before he was caught by Drummond off Iqubal’s first delivery of the 20th over. With nine runs to win off the last five deliveries new batsman Coulter scored two runs before he was bowled by Iqubal followed by Robinson who scored one run until he was run out leaving D Allison and G McCullough to try and get the six runs needed to win off the last three deliveries of the match. Allison played the ball away and took one run and going for another McCullough was easily run out to give Muckamore the tight five run victory. Best of the CSNI batsmen were J Van Der Merwe with 38 runs (dismissed with a magnificent Neil Gill catch on the long on boundary), M McGillivray with 26 runs and J Cameron Dow with 22 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Pavan Kartik who took four wickets for 14 runs and Fahad Iqubal who took three wickets for 19 runs.
Muckamore travelled to Sea Park on Saturday to play Section One side Holywood in the first round of the Gallagher Ulster Senior Challenge Cup and because of the quirky cup rules were unable to play their professional Fahad Iqubal against a team in a lower league. Gary Nicholl was also missing because of work commitments. The home side won the toss and chose to bat first and in their allocated 50 overs scored 252 runs. Their top batsmen were M Adair who scored 88 runs, A Haire who scored 37 runs, M Best who scored 35 runs and C Beverland who scored 33 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Neil Gill who took three wickets for 48 ruins and Aditya Adey who took two wickets for 43 runs. Sam Gordon and Sunson Stevenson opened the batting innings for Muckamore and against the aggressive bowling of M Adair and M Best they steadily took the score to 55 runs into the 14th over before Stevenson was given out lbw to a delivery from Best after scoring 25 runs. Jamie Magowan joined Gordon and they took the score to 113 runs into the 27th over before the latter, who had just reached his half century of runs, mistimed his shot and skied the ball to be well caught by mid on fielder Adair off a delivery from Haire. Aditya Adey was Magowan’s new partner and in the next nine overs they added 43 runs taking the score to 156 runs until the latter was bowled by Haire for a solid 57 runs. Craig Drummond was next in and with Adey took the score to 182 runs into the 41st over before the latter going for a big hit was caught on the long on boundary by Adair for 19 runs. With 70 runs still needed to win off the remaining nine overs Neil Gill came to the wicket and he promptly hit the first ball he received to the boundary. The next delivery he received from bowler A Gardner hit him just below his belly button and amidst vociferous appeals from the Hollywood team the umpire gave him out lbw. Naturally incensed by this decision the Muckamore captain expressively vented his feelings at the umpire but he had to go leaving David Miller to join Drummond at the wicket. This sense of injustice couldn’t help but unsettle the remaining Muckamore batsmen as the score progressed to 201 runs into the 44th over before Drummond was caught by long on fielder J Wilson off a Gardner delivery to be out for 30 runs. Needing 52 runs to win off the last six overs, Richard Keates was Miller’s new partner and they scored 14 runs in the next two overs before the latter was given out lbw from a Wilson delivery. Aswan Shetty followed but only seven runs were added before he too was given out lbw to a Haire delivery. Teenager Luke Allen and Keates now needed 37 runs to win off the last four overs and hopes were raised when they added 20 runs to reduce the total they needed to 17 runs. Then Keates desperately looking for runs swung, missed the ball and was bowled by Wilson. Pavan Kartik was last man in and with Allen they took the score to 240 runs before he was stumped by wicketkeeper James swinging and missing a delivery from Gardner to give the jubilant Hollywood team the 12 run victory. Best of the Holywood bowlers were A Haire who took three wickets for 72 runs, J Wilson who took two wickets for 35 runs and M Best who took two wickets for 43 runs. This week Muckamore travel to Comber to play North Down in their next 20/20 match on Friday evening and return to the same venue on Saturday to play them in their next league match.
The Midweek League season got underway when the Muckamore B team under the captaincy of David Allen took on Grosvenor at Moylena last Wednesday. The home team batted first and in their allocated 20 overs they scored 147 runs for the loss of eight wickets. The top scorers were James Hood with 22 runs not out, Daryl Service with 25 runs, Nathan McCurry with 20 runs, David Allen with 17 runs and James Jackson with 15 runs. Best of the Grosvenor bowlers was E Hanna who took two wickets 26 runs. Muckamore dismissed the opposition for 114 runs to win by 33 runs. Their top batsmen were M Smyth with 29 runs, S Smyth with 23 runs, M Simpson with 17 runs and J Bowman with 13 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was David Steen who took three wickets for 26 runs. The B team will play Allstate at home this coming Wednesday evening. The Muckamore A teams match was postponed because their hosts Botanic were unable to find a ground to play this match on. This Wednesday they travel to play the PSNI team in their first league match.
Muckamore Thirds entertained Woodvale Seconds at Moylena on Saturday in the first round of the Intermediate Cup. The visitors batted first and were 172 runs all out in their allocated 35 overs. Their top batsmen were J McCombe with 55 runs and L Irwin with 34 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Peter Heyburn who took four wickets for 22 runs and David Irvine who took three wickets for 39 runs. Muckamore replied to score 172 runs for 9 wickets in their allocated 35 overs and their top batsmen were Peter Clement who scored 45 runs, Shakeel who scored 34 runs, Peter Heyburn who scored 23 runs and Stuart Dempster who scored 21 runs. Despite several attempts to hit the winning run in the last over the game finished with both teams on the same score but after a quick look at the rule book Muckamore were declared the winner because they had lost one wicket less than their opponents. In the next round the Thirds face Laurelvale Seconds at home on June 23rd. In a dress rehearsal for this cup tie the Thirds travel to play Laurelvale Seconds in a league match this Saturday.
Woodvale Thirds were the visitors to Moylena on Saturday to play Muckamore Fourths in a league match and batting first scored a massive 256 runs for seven wickets in their allocated 25 overs. Their top scorers were A Sajil with 67 runs, P Gopal with 47 runs and R Jobin with 33 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were S Praveen who took two wickets for 15 runs and M Stevenson who took two wickets for 45 runs. Muckamore replied to score 252 runs for nine wickets to lose this high scoring game by just four runs. Their top scorers were J Pawan with 94 runs, P Dileep with 49 runs and B George with 30 runs. Best of the Woodvale bowlers were K Srejeesh who took four wickets for 30 runs and R Jobin who took two wickets for 45 runs. This Sunday the Fourths travel to Uprichard Park to play Bangor Thirds in a league match.
Muckamore Fifths travelled to Co Armagh on Saturday to play Laurelvale Thirds on Saturday in a league match. The home team batted first and scored 137 runs for five wickets in their allocated 30 overs. Their top scorer was C Stewart who scored 49 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were John Semple who took two wickets for 19 runs, Ben Cunningham, C Rane and J Kirkpatrick who all took one wicket for 21 runs. Muckamore replied to be all out for 115 runs to lose the game by 23 runs. Their top scorers were J Semple with 27 runs, C Rane with 20 runs and P Skillen with 19 runs.
Muckamore Fifths travelled to Ballyclare on Sunday to play Templepatrick Thirds in a league match and batting first scored 171 runs for the loss of five wickets in their allocated 25 overs. Their top scorer was Philip Skillen who scored 81 runs. Templepatrick replied with 115 runs for the loss of nine wickets to give Muckamore the 56 run victory. Their top scorer was C Styles who scored 49 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Gajanan who took two wickets for 17 runs, Joby who took three wickets for nine runs and Pravin who took two wickets for 20 runs. The next listed game for the Fifths is at home to Victoria Seconds on June the ninth.
Muckamore Sixths travelled to the Demesne to play Saintfield Thirds in a league match on Sunday and batting first scored 145 runs for five wickets in their allocated 30 overs. Their top batsmen were David Allen who scored 71 runs and Tom Kennedy with 21 runs. Best of the Saintfield bowlers was N Mahmood who took two wickets for 29 runs. Saintfield replied to score 146 runs for the loss of only one wicket to win the game by nine wickets. Their top batsmen were N Mahmood who scored 53 runs not out and C Whiteman who scored 74 runs not out.
Last Friday evening The Muckamore Under 15 team met the CIYMS Under 15 team at Moylena in the first round of the prestigious Graham Cup and batting first scored 69 runs. Their best batsman was Karl Gribben who scored 19 runs. In this low scoring game the visitors were skittled out for only 50 runs to give Muckamore the 19 run victory. Muckamore’s best bowlers were Karl Gribben who took five wickets for five runs and Jude Keates who took three wickets for four runs. They travel to play Donaghcloney Mill in the next round early next month.
Win for Muckamore Youth!
Muckamore Under 11B team won by three runs last Wednesday night at home to the Templepatrick A team. Muckamore scored 192 runs for four wickets. The best batsmen were Luka Bates with 21 runs not out, Marko Bates with 16 runs not out and Aidan Waring with nine runs not out. Templepatrick scored 189 runs for three wickets. The best Muckamore bowlers were Emma Laverty who took one wicket for six runs and James Murray who took one wicket for two runs. Both teams contributed well with good batting partnerships and bowling performances throughout the game. Many thanks to all concerned for providing such a great evening’s entertainment.
The Muckamore Bluebelles entertained North Down Ladies at Moylena on Sunday and batting first scored 136 runs for seven wickets in their allocated 20 overs. Their top scorers were A Caulfield who retired on 50 runs not out and B Simpson who scored 15 runs. Best of the North Down bowlers was C Henderson who took three wickets for 17 runs. The visitors replied to pass the Muckamore total in the last over to win by 3 wickets. Their top scorers were L Campbell with 31 runs, S Harrison with 26 runs and K Hewitt with 19 runs not out. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were A Caulfield who took two wickets for 17 runs and Sarah Keates who took two wickets for 33 runs.