Full Weekend Report - 10.06.2018

Muckamore travelled to the Middle Road on Friday evening to play Carrickfergus in the next match of the Lagan Valley Steels 20/20 Competition. M Burton and M Gilmour opened the batting for Carrick against Muckamore bowlers Neil Gill and Shane Henderson and off the first 19 deliveries they scored 45 runs before Gilmour was bowled by Henderson. In his quick fire 25 run innings he had faced 15 deliveries hitting 3x6s and 1x4 with bowler Gill suffering the pain of giving away 27 runs off his first two overs. Aswan Shetty replaced Gill and off his fifth delivery he had Gilmour caught by long on fielder Gill after hitting 3x6s in his19 runs eight delivery innings. The new batsmen were H Warke and J Holmes but the former only survived into the next over when he was caught by mid wicket fielder Aditya Adey for only eight runs. D Poulton joined Holmes and the tempo continued as they took the score to 137 runs into the 16th over before long on boundary fielder Gill took a good catch to dismiss the latter after he had scored 45 runs off just 32 deliveries. With four overs remaining and seven wickets in hand the race was on to score as many more runs as they could but the nervous new batsman M McCord holed out to long on fielder Fahad Iqubal off a Gill delivery in the next over, to be followed by the 59 run Poulton who was bowled by Adey after he had struck a four and a six off the first two deliveries of the next over. R Eagleson’s partner J Burton was run out in the penultimate over and with the next batsman R Moffett they added another 14 runs before the innings closed on 179 runs for seven wickets. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was Shane Henderson who took three wickets for 36 runs. Sam Gordon and Aditya Adey were the opening Muckamore batsmen who faced the Carrick pacemen M McCord and R Eagleson but off the last delivery of the former’s first over Gordon glanced the ball straight in to backward square fielder Eagleson’s hands to be dismissed for only two runs. Craig Drummond joined Adey and in the next four overs he smashed 1x4 and 3x6’s before he was caught on the square leg boundary by Holmes off a Poulton delivery for his quick fire 23 runs. With the score now on 48 runs Fahad Iqubal was the new batsman and with the ever confident Adey they added 79 runs in the next nine overs. Then bowler J Holmes replaced Eagleson for the 14th over and with the Muckamore score at 127 runs needing a gettable 53 runs to win with eight wickets in hand disaster struck. Iqubal was stumped off the first delivery, Jamie Magowan hit a boundary before he was caught by mid on fielder Poulton and Adey was caught by mid wicket fielder Warke to bring his fine 65 run innings to an end, to completely swing the match in Carrick’s favour. With the score on 131 runs for five wickets the batsmen at the wicket now were Neil Gill and David Miller and they added 23 runs before the latter was run out in the 17th over quickly followed by Gill who was confidently caught by long on fielder Eagleson off the last ball of Poulton’s over. With just 12 deliveries remaining batsmen Aswan Shetty and Luke Allen took the score to 167 runs into the last over before the former was caught behind off Poulton’s first delivery. Teenager Rees Hemphill was Allen’s next partner but with 13 runs needed off five deliveries the latter was run out going for a hopeless run. Last man in was Shane Henderson but he was bowled off the final delivery to give Carrick the 12 run victory in this very competitive game. Best of the Carrick bowlers were D Poulton who took four wickets for 38 runs and J Holmes who took three wickets for 19 runs. This week Muckamore are at home to Instonians on Saturday in their next Robinson Services Premier League match and on Sunday they travel to play Strabane in the second round of the Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup.

Muckamore Seconds had the North West’s Eglinton Seconds as the visitors to Moylena on Sunday afternoon in the first round of this year’s Ulster Plate competition. Muckamore’s Captain Richard Keates won the toss and he sent teenagers Luke Allen and Rees Hemphill in to open the batting against Eglinton’s bowlers L Ritchie and R Keys. The score steadily progressed to 22 runs into the seventh over before Allen mistimed his shot and was caught in the ‘gully’ off a P Singh delivery. Richard Keates was the new batsman and with Hemphill they took the score to 38 runs into the 11th over before the latter was bowled by Singh for 11 runs. David Rainey joined Keates and they added 34 runs in the next nine overs until the former played the ball straight in to the gully fielder’s hands off a D McIlhatton deliver to be out after scoring only 11 runs. David Miller was the new batsman and with Keates they took the score to 93 runs until the latter skied the ball to be well caught at mid off after scoring an aggressive 38 runs. Connor Breet was next in and only six runs were added in the next two overs before Miller was bowled by L Ritchie for 19 runs. Johnny Gordon was Breet’s next partner and they took the score to 130 runs into the 31st over before the latter was given out lbw to a McIlhatton delivery after scoring 15 runs. Leslie Allen joined Gordon but the drip, drip of wicket losses continued ten runs later when the latter was bowled when he swung, missed and was bowled by a J Boyle delivery for 14 runs in the 36th over. With eight overs remaining Moonson Stephenson came to the wicket with the emphases on scoring as many more runs as possible, the score progressed to 155 runs into the 36th over. Then Allen was well caught by the long on fielder after scoring 12 runs to be quickly followed in the next over by Stephenson who was brilliantly caught on the deep cover boundary for 14 runs. This left Chinmay Dakahne and Shane Henderson at the wicket with 22 deliveries remaining in the innings but the latter played his first delivery straight back into bowler Ritchie’s hands to bring Muckamore’s 161 run innings to an end. Best of the Eglinton bowlers were L Ritchie who took three wickets for 32 runs, D McIlhatton who took three wickets for 48 runs, P Singh who took two wickets for 18 runs and J Boyle who took two wickets for 11 runs. S Nellis and T Orr opened the batting for Eglinton against Muckamore bowlers Henderson and Stephenson and they added 25 runs in the first five overs before the latter was caught by square leg fielder Hemphill of a delivery from Dakahne. P Singh joined Nellis and they built a partnership of 58 runs in the next 11 overs taking the score to 86 runs. The first four Muckamore bowlers weren’t having much success until Captain Keates brought on Connor Breet and Leslie Allen and the old magic returned when the dangerous Singh was bowled by Breet in the 16th over after scoring 43 runs. The new batsman was S Adair but he only scored two runs before he was caught by Stevenson off another Breet delivery in the 19th over. Amazingly two more wickets fell to run outs in the same over to leave the visitors on 94 runs for five wickets and as they struggled to regain their composure the run rate dramatically slowed. Then in the 26th over the opening Eglinton batsman Nellis was stumped swinging and missing an Allen delivery leaving them on 107 runs for six wickets. In the next over two more wickets fell when Ritchie was out to a good running Henderson catch off a Breet delivery and Davies was run out going for a needless second run. With the visiting team in shock, J Allison the penultimate batsman fell to another good Stevenson running catch and with the score on 127 runs batsman R Keyes holed out to mid on fielder Rainey to give Muckamore the 34 run victory. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was Connor Breet who took four wickets for 17 runs. This Saturday the Seconds travel to Shaw’s Bridge to play Instonians Seconds in their next league match.

Muckamore Fourths entertained CSNI Fourths in their Junior League match at Moylena on Saturday. The visitors batted first and scored 198 runs in their allocated 30 overs. Their top batsmen were A Pattnaik and A Smyth who both scored 44 runs, C Elliott who scored 30 runs and H Dyer who scored 20 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were S John who took three wickets for 19 runs and R Jobbie who took two wickets for 39 runs. Muckamore succumbed to a better team and could only reply with 165 runs for six wickets to lose the game by 34 runs. The top Muckamore batsmen were Benny George who retired unbeaten with 47 runs, M Mohandas with 36 runs not out and S Shakeel with 34 runs. Best of the CSNI bowlers were R Elliott who took three wickets for 22 runs and M Smyth who took three wickets for 38 runs.

 Muckamore Fourths travelled to Ballygomartin on Sunday to play Woodvale Fourths in a league match and batting first scored 176 runs for eight wickets in their allocated 30 overs. Their top scorers were Arnold Oduvelil with 39 runs not out, M Mohandas with 38 runs and B George with 25 runs. Best of the Woodvale bowlers was R Roshimon who took three wickets for 15 runs. Woodvale replied to easily pass that score with seven wickets to spare. Their top batsman was S Usman who was unbeaten with 105 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was Sanu John who took three wickets for 37 runs. Next Sunday the Fourths are at home to Woodvale Thirds in a Junior League match and the Thirds are away to Cregagh Seconds in their next league match on Saturday.

Muckamore Fifths had Lurgan side Victoria Seconds as visitors to Moylena on Saturday. Muckamore batted first and scored 120 runs for seven wickets in their allocated overs. Their top batsmen were David Hall with 28 runs, Jamie Jackson with 21 runs and Terry McCloskey with 20 runs. Best of the Victoria bowlers was P Greenway who took three wickets for 19 runs. Victoria replied to score 121 runs for the loss of only four wickets to win the game by six wickets. Their top batsmen were D Vennard who scored 52 runs and S Hannan who scored 34 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was Aaron Gill who took two wickets for 12 runs.

Muckamore Fifths and Sixths met for the first time in a league fixture this season on Sunday afternoon. The Sixths batted first and scored 143 runs for four wickets in their allocated 25 overs. Their top scorers were Tom Kennedy with 32 runs, Ivan McCombe with 28 runs and Ben Cunningham with 25 runs. Best of the Fifths bowlers was Pravin Pawar who took two wickets for 24 runs. Batsmen Jordan Gaw with 31 runs and C Rane with 47 runs gave the Fifths the start they needed but it was the ever improving Brian Kirkpatrick’s cool 47 runs not out performance that steered his team through to the well deserved eight wicket victory. This coming Sunday the Fifths travel to Belmont to play CIYMS Fourths in their next league match.

The Muckamore B Midweek team travelled to Stormont on Wednesday evening to play CSNI in their next league match. Muckamore batted first and scored 164 runs for six wickets in their allocated 20 overs. Their top scorers were Gareth Jenkins with 32 runs retired, James Hood with 31 runs retired, Jamie Jackson with 24 runs, Philip Skillen with 24 runs and David Hall with 20 runs. CSNI replied to score 132 runs for six wickets in their allocated 20 overs. CSNI’s best batsman was G Thompson who scored 30 runs retired. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were P Pravin who took three wickets for 21 runs and D Allen who took two wickets for eight runs. Muckamore won the game by 32 runs to remain unbeaten with three wins so far. This week they are away to Carrick for their next league game.  By mutual agreement the A team game at home to Waringstown was postponed to a later date. This week they travel to Belfast to play Cooke/Collegians in their next league match.

The Muckamore Boys Under 13 team travelled to play the Carrick Under 13 team last Tuesday evening in the second round of the Banogue Cup. The home team batted first and were bowled out for just 49 runs in 19.4 overs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Peter Kane who took three wickets for 10 runs and Dinesh Arunkumar who took two wickets for six runs. Their top batsmen were Alex Place who was not out with 24 runs and Jude Keates who was not out with 19 runs. Muckamore face a tough next round match at home to Donaghcloney Mill.

The Muckamore Under 15 Boys team had a busy week playing in one league game and a Graham Cup quarter final against Donaghcloney Mill. On Thursday evening they had Cregagh as the visitors to Moylena and batting first they scored 114 runs for seven wickets in their allocated 20 overs. Their top scorers were R Jenson with 31 runs and M Kelly with 18 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was Arnold Oduvelil who took four wickets for 18 runs. Muckamore could only reply to be all out for 84 runs to lose the game by 30 runs. Sam Magee was their top run scorer with 20 runs. Best of the Cregagh bowlers were M Shannon who took three wickets for 12 runs and C Haycock who took two wickets for 16 runs.

They travelled on Friday evening to play hot favourites Donaghcloney Mill in the Graham Cup and batting first scored 108 runs for five wickets in their allocated 20 overs. Their top scorers were Arnold Oduvelil with 41 runs and Jude Keates with 23 runs. Best of the home bowlers was A Cunningham who took two wickets for 13 runs. The tight Muckamore bowling had the home team struggling and they dismissed them for only 82 runs to claim the 26 run victory. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Arnold Oduvelil who took four wickets for 18 runs, Karl Gribben who took two wickets for 13 runs and Jude Keates who took two wickets for 23 runs. This gives the team a home semi final game against CIYMS on a date yet to be arranged.

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