Full Weekend Report - 24.06.2018
Muckamore travelled to Belmont to play CIYMS in their next league match on Saturday. The home team captain won the toss and deciding to bat first sent J Matchett and C Dougherty in to face Muckamore pacemen Neil Gill and Pavan Kartik. Both bowlers had early success each taking a wicket to leave CIYMS on 33 runs for two wickets in the ninth over. N Jones and M McGillivray were the new batsmen and they saw off the opening bowlers taking the score to 59 runs before new bowler Aditya Adey had the former caught off only his second delivery by wicketkeeper Jamie Magowan after scoring 36 runs. R Hunter was the new batsman and with McGillivary they got stuck in to the very poor Muckamore bowling adding 109 runs in the next 16 overs before Richard Keates bowled the latter for 43 runs. J Van Der Merwe joined Hunter but in the next over the latter top edged a delivery from Aswan Shetty to be caught by backward square fielder David Miller after scoring an aggressive 67 runs. J Mulder was next in and with Van Der Merwe they took the score to 221 runs into the 41st over before the former was trapped lbw by a Keates delivery for 25 runs. J Cameron Dow was Van Der Merwe’s new partner and they slammed another 20 runs off the next three overs before the former was caught by mid on fielder Sam Gordon off a Fahad Iqbal delivery. Gill replaced Keates to bowl the 45th over and he dismissed K Rajavelu for a duck when he was caught behind by wicketkeeper Magowan. T Britton came to the wicket and with Van Der Merwe they showed no mercy in slamming the demoralised Muckamore bowlers for another 29 runs before the latter was caught in the slips by Miller off a Gill delivery after he had scored 57 runs, in the 49th over. A Coulter was the last man in and with Britton they finished out the overs taking the score to a massive 283 runs for nine wickets. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were Neil Gill who took three wickets for 45 runs and Richard Keates who took two wickets for 55 runs. Sam Gordon and Aditya Adey were the opening batsmen for Muckamore but they were both back in the pavilion before the end of the third over. Gordon was caught behind by wicketkeeper Dougherty off a Jones delivery after scoring only one run and Adey mistimed a Coulter delivery to be easily caught by mid on fielder Rajavelu for a duck. The new batsmen were David Miller and Fahad Iqbal and they struggled to take the score to 11 runs in the next five overs before the former edged a Jones delivery into wicketkeeper Dougherty’s hands to be out for his third duck in a row. Jamie Magowan joined Iqbal and the run rate slowed even more as they struggled to take the score to 19 runs in the next five overs before the latter was bowled by an unplayable delivery from Coulter. Teenager Luke Allen was Magowan’s new partner but he only lasted two overs before he too was bowled by the fired up Coulter to leave Muckamore dead and buried on 23 runs for five wickets. The agony continued as Neil Gill joined Magowan and they took the score to 35 runs before the latter was caught behind by Dougherty off a Mulder delivery after scoring four runs. Moonson Stephenson was next and with Magowan they took the score to 48 runs into the 24th over before the latter succumbed to a barrage of bouncers from bowler McGillivray, edging a ball about four feet over his head to be caught by wicketkeeper Dougherty after scoring 20 runs. With the score now on 48 runs for seven wickets, Richard Keates was the new batsman and with Stephenson they added 11 runs in the next four overs until the latter skied a Mulder delivery to be caught by short fine leg fielder McGillivray. In his tough first innings for the senior team Stevenson had faced 32 deliveries, scoring three runs before he was dismissed. Pavan Kartik joined Keates and the score progressed to 83 runs before the latter was caught on the boundary by long on fielder Cameron Dow. Richard gave it a go and went down fighting hitting 2x4s and 2x6s in his 27 run off his 26 delivery innings. Last man in was Aswan Shetty but he was out first ball when wicketkeeper Dougherty took his fifth catch of the match off a Mulder delivery to end this embarrassing 83 run Muckamore innings. This 200 run defeat must rate as one of the biggest ever in Muckamore’s history. Best of the CIYMS bowlers were J Mulder who took four wickets for 37 runs, A Coulter who took three wickets for 18 runs and N Jones who took two wickets for 12 runs. This Wednesday evening the team returns to Belmont to play CIYMS in their next Lagan Steels 20/20 match before welcoming Carrickfergus to Moylena on Saturday for their next Robinson’s Services Premier League match. Club congratulations to Craig Drummond who got married to Nichola earlier in the week and naturally he will be missing from the team as they celebrate together on their honeymoon.
The Seconds entertained CIYMS Seconds at Moylena on Saturday and batting first were bowled out for only 127 runs. Their top batsmen were Connor Breet with 34 runs and David Rainey with 25 runs. Best of the CSNI bowlers were A McCreery who took three wickets for 19 runs and H Rainey who took three wickets for 41 runs. The visitors replied to pass the Muckamore total with five wickets to spare. J Beattie was their top scorer with 47 runs. This week the Seconds travel to play Carrickfergus Seconds in their next league match.
The Thirds had Laurelvale Seconds as their Moylena opponents in the second round of the Intermediate Cup on Saturday and batting first scored 172 runs for seven wickets in their allocated overs. Their top scorers were Manu Mohandas with 33 runs, Terry McCloskey with 27 runs not out and Peter Bates with 25 runs. Best of the Laurelvale bowlers was G Parker who took three wickets for 32 runs. Laurelvale replied to easily pass the Muckamore score with the loss of only one wicket. Their top batsmen were M Thornburn with 85 runs not out and J McClelland with 53 runs not out.
On Sunday the Thirds had Instonians Thirds as the visitors to Moylena in a league match. Instonians batted first and scored 167 runs for four wickets in their allocated 30 overs. Their top scorers were J Dickson with 62 runs and A Ly with 26 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was Chinmay Dakahne who took two wickets for 21 runs. Muckamore replied to score 168 runs for the loss of four wickets to win by six wickets. Their top batsmen were Peter Clement who scored 49 runs, Rees Hemphill who scored 27 runs, Luke Allen who scored 25 runs and Arnold Oduvelil who was not out with 22 runs. Best of the Instonians bowlers was J Kennedy who took two wickets for 14 runs. This week the Thirds have another two matches. On Friday evening they play Victoria Seconds at home in a rearranged league match and on Saturday they have another home game against Holywood Seconds.
Woodvale Thirds were the visitors to Moylena last Sunday against Muckamore Fourths and batting first scored a massive 241 runs for the loss of six wickets. Their top batsmen were K Usman with 70 runs, R Gopal with 58 runs and Z Khan with 56 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers was D Jose who took five wickets for 28 runs. After a slow start Muckamore piled on the pressure in the latter stages of the game but they fell just three runs short to lose the game by the skin of their teeth. Muckamore’s top batsmen were N John with 57 runs, J George with 41 runs, D Jose with 36 runs and P Kumar with 28 runs. Best of the Woodvale bowlers were E Scott who took three wickets for 33 runs and Z Khan who took two wickets for 50 runs.
Muckamore Sixths had an early 11 am start to their home league game against CIYMS Fourths on Sunday to allow the ladies team to play their home game against North Down ladies later in the afternoon. CIYMS batted first and scored 154 runs for 8 wickets in their allocated 30 overs. Their top batsman was J McAlpine who was not out with 103 runs. Muckamore in reply could only score 120 runs to lose the game by 34 runs. Their top scorers were Terry McCloskey with 65 runs and Ben Cunningham with 24 runs. Best of the CSNI bowlers were C Evans who took three wickets for six runs and A McCullough who took two wickets for eight runs. Because there are four home matches listed for this Saturday it has been agreed to start the Sixths Minor Cup match against BISC Thirds at 9am. The Fifths home cup match against Donaghcloney Mill Thirds will be played on Saturday afternoon as soon as the first game is finished.
The Muckamore Bluebelles game against North Down Ladies was played on Sunday afternoon. The visitors batted first and scored 129 runs for four wickets in their allocated 20 overs. Their top scorers were R Neild who was not out with 33 runs, A Millar with 21 runs and S Harrison with 20 runs. In reply the L Lynas with 57 runs and S Morrison with 40 runs were unbeaten and passed the visitors total to win the game by 10 wickets.
Botanic travelled to Moylena on Thursday evening to play their home Midweek league game against the Muckamore A team. Muckamore batted first and scored 134 runs for nine wickets in their allocated 20 overs. Their top batsmen were H Narayanan with 33 runs, M Mohandas with 30 runs, S Shaikh with 24 runs and A Oduvelil with 20 runs. Best of the Botanic bowlers were R Bell who took two wickets for 12 runs and J Patton who took two wickets for 31 runs. In a very close game the visitors needed twelve runs off the last over to win but against Muckamore’s tight bowling they came up six runs short to narrowly lose the game. Their top batsmen were A Prashant with 30 runs, S Agnew with 20 runs and R Raju with 18 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were D Jose who took two wickets for 16 runs and S Shaikh who took two wickets for 24 runs. The team’s next game is at home to Instonians on Wednesday evening
Last Wednesday evening the Muckamore Under 15 team met the CIYMS Under 15 team at Moylena in the semi final of the Graham Cup. Muckamore batted first and struggled to score 84 runs for eight wickets in their allocated 25 overs. Their top batsmen were Arnold Oduvelil with 24 runs and Ben Cunningham with 18 runs. Best of the CSNI bowlers were C McCullough who took three wickets for six runs, A Whiteside who took three wickets for 23 runs and Z Soldmaza who took two wickets for 19 runs. CSNI replied to easily pass the Muckamore total to win by seven wickets. Their top batsmen were O Topping with 36 runs, C McCullough with 19 runs and A Whiteside who was not out on 15 runs. Best of the Muckamore bowlers were S Magee who took two wickets for 25 runs and A Oduvelil who took one wicket for 13 runs.
The Muckamore Under 11 team travelled to Cliftonville Academy on Tuesday evening with two debutants in the lineup, Freddie and Rowan Thornton. Batting first Muckamore scored 127 for 3 wickets. James Murray and Marko Bates opened with 16 runs before Murray was caught. Then followed a 105 run partnership between Luka and Marko Bates, both retired scoring 30 runs each. Jayden Irwin and Harvey Martin batted well for 6 overs before retiring. Muckamore then bowled Cliftonville Academy out for 94 runs. All players bowled. Good performances with the ball from Luka Bates, Jayden Irwin and Freddie Thornton 2 wickets each, well backed up by Charlie Creighton, Harvey Martin, Charlie Martin and James Murray with one wicket a piece,Muckamore then bowled their opponents out for 94 runs. All the players got to bowl and good performance with the ball from Luca Bates, Jaden Irwin and Freddie Thornton who took two wickets each. They were backed up by Charlie Creighton, Harvey Martin, Charlie Martin and James Murray with one wicket apiece.
On Thursday evening Muckamore U11 team travelled to Shaw's Bridge to play Instonians B. The home team batted first and scored 148 runs. Yash Doke bowled well taking one wicket for six runs in two overs. James Laverty impressed bowling two overs for four runs. In reply Muckamore scored 150 for one wicket in 19 overs. Marko Bates scored 28 runs and James Murray scored 25 runs opening up with a partnership of 85 runs. Connor McVicker then scored 30 runs off 13 balls and Luka Bates scored 25 runs off 18 balls to clinch the nine wicket victory. On Monday evening the Under 11 team travels to Shaw’s Bridge to play Instonians in the next round of the Quoile Cup competition.
Well done to this Muckamore team and thanks to the opposition for games played in a great spirit and they remain unbeaten in Division Two of the Under 11 Youth League