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Bangor Cricket Club 4th XI2013

Date Opponents Venue Result Details
Sat 20th Apr
Sun 21st Apr
Sat 27th Apr
Sun 28th Apr
Sat 4th May
Sun 5th May
Sat 11th May Lurgan III L(A) Postponed
Sun 12th May
Sat 18th May
Sun 19th May CSNI IV L(H) Postponed
Sat 25th May CSNI V L(A) Lost by 39 runs Scorecard
Sun 26th May
Sat 1st Jun Armagh III L(A) Lost by 96 runs Scorecard
Sun 2nd Jun
Sat 8th Jun CSNI V MQC(A) Lost by 9 wkts Scorecard
Sun 9th Jun
Sat 15th Jun Academy III L(H) Postponed
Sun 16th Jun
Sat 22nd Jun Ballymena IV L(A) Lost by 7 wkts Scorecard
Sun 23rd Jun
Sat 29th Jun CIYMS IV L(H) Lost by 10 wkts Scorecard
Sun 30th Jun
Sat 6th Jul Ballymena IV L(H) Lost by 6 wkts Scorecard
Sun 7th Jul CSNI V L(H) Lost by 58 runs Scorecard
Sat 13th Jul
Sun 14th Jul Academy III L(A) Lost by 104 runs Scorecard
Sat 20th Jul
Sun 21st Jul
Sat 27th Jul Armagh III L(H) Postponed
Sun 28th Jul Academy III L(H) Lost by 20 runs Scorecard
Sat 3rd Aug Lurgan III L(H) Lost by 65 runs Scorecard
Sun 4th Aug
Sat 10th Aug Laurelvale III L(A) Won by 34 runs Scorecard
Sun 11th Aug
Tue 13th Aug Armagh III L(H) Lost by 50 runs Scorecard
Sat 17th Aug Laurelvale III L(H) Won Laurelvale unable to field team
Sun 18th Aug
Sat 24th Aug
Sun 25th Aug
Sat 31st Aug
Sun 1st Sep
Sat 7th Sep
Sun 8th Sep

MQC - Minor Qualifying Cup

Bangor 4th XI v Armagh 3rd XI NCU Junior League 7 - 13th August 2013

The fourths took on Armagh 3rds in a rearranged fixture at Ward Park, just days after their first win of the season.  Armagh won the toss and batted first, but it was Bangor who made the better start, with good aggressive bowling from Mark Ballinger, well supported by Ryan Chambers who got through McCarter’s defences knocking back off stump for 2.  Armagh regrouped quickly with McCord and Elliott putting together an imposing partnership.  Bangor captain Hare after an expensive start, battled hard against both batsmen, but to no avail.  The introduction of George Prince had immediate effect, first sending a ball whistling past McCord’s nose and later causing Elliott (63) to sky one which Prince to expertly.  Soon after Prince struck again by ripping through McCord (39), in an excellent spell including two maidens.  Chris Boal worked hard, trying to get through the batsmen’s defences but it wasn’t to be.  Armagh skipper Wilson and Williamson pushed the total up to 152 at the end of the 20 overs.  Bangor’s reply started with the necessary aggression provided by Neil Bates who again hammered the ball around the ground with his excellent timing.  However, Prince fell early to an edge behind of Morton.  Kai McPeak and Dave Caughey followed soon after to Morton, but Bates was well supported by Allen Cox.  It took the introduction of Armagh’s sixth bowler McCord, to make the breakthrough, getting Cox caught and bowled in the fading light.  Daniel Young went in with the right approach looking to score quickly but was run out by a fantastic direct hit from the leg side.  Hare followed soon after to Wilson, swinging at shadows.  McCord got threw the aggressive Ballinger, but Chambers and Boal made sure that Bangor saw out the 20 overs and left something of an impression on Armagh.  Boal smashing a brisk 12 not out and Chambers finally got another chance to open his account in senior cricket with an unbeaten 2.  Bangor finished 50 runs short, bringing them back to down to earth with a bump after the weekend’s success. 

Laurelvale 3rd XI v Bangor 4th XI NCU Junior League 7 - 10th August 2013

The fourths travelled to Laurelvale on Saturday and winning the toss chose to bat first.  Neil Bates and Kai McPeak opened and occupied the crease well taking full advantage of a few mistakes in the field to add to the score.  However, McPeak fell for 1 trying to drive Burns through mid-on.  Daniel Young came to the crease looking to start positively but was kept quiet by tidy bowling from Burns, who dismissed Young hitting across the line for 2.  Enter Allen Cox who started in typically bright fashion and together with Bates pushed the score on quickly, with no let up for the bowlers.  Both batsmen deposited the ball the boundary several times, before Bates fell to Laurelvale skipper Stewart for 38.  Bangor captain Andy Hare didn’t trouble the scorers, but that didn’t stop Cox and later Dave Caughey (16 n.o.) from pushing the score on, with Caughey smashing an enormous six to get off the mark.  However the highlight for Bangor was undoubtedly an unbeaten 51 from Cox to see his team to 4 for 154.  In reply Bangor openers Morne Rooschuz and Mark Ballinger bowled tightly, building pressure on Stewart and Webb, but they remained at the crease.  Chris Boal and Hare pushed the score Hare then continued the attack and forced the batsmen to take risks, until Boal made the breakthrough when Webb (10) edged one that was safely swallowed by keeper Ross Millar.  Stewart and Thornbury dug in, but only Stewart was able to score with any consistency, until Hare had him caught at deep square leg by Rooschuz for a fine 56.  Daniel Robinson caused problems for the batsmen with his left arm pace and gained hard earned reward when he had Thornbury caught behind by Millar for 13.  With the last ball off the match Rooschuz picked up the well deserved wicket of Richardson, stumped by Millar for 2, to help Bangor get their first win of the season, by 34 runs. 

Bangor 4th XI v Lurgan 3rd XI NCU Junior League 7 - 3rd August 2013

The fourths took to Ward Park in good spirits after last weeks close finish.  This time Lurgan were the visitors, who batted first and put on a good opening stand with both Gibson and S. Wilson rotating the strike well taking the score past 50.  The 13th over saw the start of a dramatic collapse with Gibson (37) top edging Callum Houstoun to Andy Hare to short mid-wicket.  Ryan Chambers then struck in the very next over trapping Wilson lbw for 32.  Houstoun then struck twice in his next over with Lawson (1) lobbing one to Abdul Satti at cover and then Lurgan skipper A. Hunter was trapped lbw for 2. Then it was the turn of Hare to end a disappointing run, having Lyttle caught at square leg by Houstoun and soon after Hare got one through the defences of Ferris (2).  Houstoun picked up his 4th wicket bowling B. Hunter for 2.  At 7 for 88 Bangor were in a great position, but Lurgan fought back with Maxwell (21), before he lobbed one to Hare at mid-wicket of Morne Rooschuz.  Then Mohammed and P. Wilson added some valuable runs before Mohammed was run out by when Hare and Rooschuz teamed up again.  Lurgan finished 136 all out.  Bangor’s chase began badly with the questionable loss of Neil Bates first ball, but Bangor fought hard with Paul Houstoun and Kai McPeak at the crease.  The introduction of spinners Lawson and Mohammed brought quick reward when McPeak was bowled for 5 by Lawson, but Houstoun and Satti continued the fight taking the score towards 50.  Sadly Bangor then struggled with both batsmen falling in quick succession to Lawson.  Danny Young and Hare tried to dig in but couldn’t get the spinners away to keep the score moving, both dismissed by Mohammed, with the run out of Thomas Boyd in between.  The lower order valiantly tried to keep Bangor in the game, but it wasn’t to be, with Maxwell dismissing Callum Houstoun and Rooschuz, and Mohammed dismissing Chambers.  A disappointing loss for Bangor, but as ever there were positives, with some fine bowling from Chambers and excellent glove work from Ross Millar behind the stumps.

Bangor 4th XI v Academy 3rd XI NCU Junior League 7 - 28th July 2013

On a bright and warm Sunday afternoon Bangor took on Academy at Upritchard Park.  Academy won the toss and batting first made a good start against opening bowlers Satti and Rooschuz.  The first change brought the skipper Hare on with the wind in his favour, but the ball was not with the runs coming quickly off the bat and from extras.  At the other end however, Chris Boal impressed with four overs for just 21 and he deserved wickets for his tremendous efforts.  The introduction of Callum Houstoun brought what it frequently does, the risk of skying a catch.  Academy took risks against the off spinner and on this occasion got away with them.  After a frustrating delay from the rain, play resumed and Bangor found another gear as the runs were severely slowed and it wasn’t long until wickets started to fall.  Abdul Satti tempting the impressive Kelso (75) into a big hit, which was well taken at deep mid on by Hare.  The skipper then turned to the medium pace of Thomas Boyd, asking simply for “a big over”, and Thomas didn’t disappoint, pegging back the leg stump of Martin for 33.  Next over Satti was at it again this time Ryles chasing one, that was well taken at mid off by Boyd.  In the next over another wicket feel with the return of Rooschuz to the attack, after some excellent deliveries to pin the batsmen down, Paul Houstoun swooped from mid wicket to run out Wilson with direct hit.  Chasing 145 to win Bangor were determined that this was going to be a different game to the last meeting between the sides.  However things started badly with James Griffin falling early to a miscued shot to mid off, from the tidy Bell.  Paul Houstoun and Warren Goldthorpe then dug in and were not going to be moved, pushing the score gradually to 55 before Houstoun was run out for 26 trying to steal another precious run.  Satti joined Goldthorpe and made his intentions clear smashing his first ball straight down the ground for 4.  Goldthorpe fought hard to get the run rate up and had a flurry of runs including three fantastic boundaries, taking him to fifty.  As Satti continued to attack he feel to Martin for, bringing Kai McPeak to the crease, who showed great maturity and good intent as he pushed the runs on before being stumped for 10 off Ryles.  After the late flurry which kept Bangor right in the hunt, they came up 21 runs short, with Goldthorpe 65 not out and Daniel Young unbeaten.  One thing the 4ths take from the game is that they are far from finished in Junior 7.

Academy 3rd XI v Bangor 4th XI NCU Junior League 7 - 13th July 2013

On a glorious Sunday afternoon, the 4ths took on Academy 3rds at Roughfort. Bangor chose to field first and found the going very difficult on the astroturf, combined with a short boundary. Reid, Kelso and Martin all passed fifty, but the fighting men of the 4ths are not the sort to simply roll over. They battled hard, Cameron Ferris picking up three wickets for 31, including a toe crushing yorker to McLarnon. George Prince also bowled well, mixing up deliveries well throughout and was finally rewarded with Kelso’s wicket. Ryan Chambers bowled three tough overs dismissing Wilson, the figures don’t do justice to how well he bowled to well set batsmen. Dan Robinson and Andy Hare also picked up a wicket each. Chasing 285, Bangor suffered the earlier loss of Callum Houstoun, but Neil Bates and Prince, put on a fantastic second wicket stand of over 100. Both batsmen knocked the ball around well rotating the strike well and smashing some fabulous fours and sixes. Prince fell for 60 after a stylish innings. Bates continued past fifty with Kai McPeak who batted well for 10 and Allen Cox for 5. With four balls to go Bates was run out on 95 as Hare tried to get him back on strike. In typical finally over fashion the remaining batsmen threw the bat at the ball with Ferris falling. Bangor finished 181 for 6. Credit to Callum Houstoun who deputised with the gloves. By far the best batting performance from the 4s this season and the captain could only be proud of the commitment of the team throughout the game.

Ballymena 4th XI v Bangor 4th XI NCU Junior League 7 - 22nd June 2013

On a very wet cloudy afternoon the 4ths travelled to Ballymena, welcoming yet more new comers Ryan Chambers and Zach Kerr to the team. Batting first on a surprisingly true yet wet astro pitch captain Andy Hare and Zarar Khan opened, with the captain playing very cautiously. Khan fell for 1 in the second over to a rash shot and Hare (1) followed two overs later to a leading edge, giving Dick his second wicket. Cameron Ferris and Neil Bates battled hard seeing off the openers. Bates struck three quick boundaries before falling to Archer for 17. Kai McPeak fell first ball to Archer, with the ball staying a little low. Allen Cox started brightly and was again out to a questionable lbw for Gibson’s first wicket. Ferris battled hard, but the lower order couldn’t support him, as the innings ended on 49 all out. Archer picking up 5 wickets and Gibson 3. After the rain delayed Ballymena’s chase, Bangor started well with the early wicket of Healy, caught by Kerr at mid-wicket off Ferris for 1. After a tidy start with just 4 runs in the first four overs Dick cut lose with 3 quick boundaries and a six, but Mark Ballinger castled the opener for 33 and two balls later repeated the treatment to Crooks (0) given Bangor a sniff of getting into the lower order. Sadly it was but a sniff, with Watt and Glass seeing Ballymena home, with the 4ths frustrations continuing.

CSNI 5th XI v Bangor 4th XI Minor Qualifying Cup - 8th June 2013

Bangor 4th’s endured a tough day on Stormont’s international wicket last Saturday. After winning the toss and deciding to bat Bangor made a steady start from openers Callum Houston and Peter McIlwaine. Our first wicket fell in the 3rd over with Houston misjudging a pull and getting caught at fine leg. Thomas Boyd came in at 3 and pushed the score along with boundaries on a slick outfield. Boyd was unfortunately run out for 10 in the 7th over. This was followed by a mid order collapse with Khan, Cox and Bret all falling after scoring 4 runs respectively. McIlwaine was still batting confidently despite not batting for over 2 years and was joined by Neil Bates. This was a time of stability for Bangor and runs began to flow and the run rate increasing to nearly 5 per over. McIlwaine fell for a solid 28, who was followed back to the pavilion soon after by his replacement, Kieran Will, having made 6 runs. This brought Bangor’s wicketkeeper, Millar, to the crease and a good partnership began to flourish until Millar fell on 13. Bates was then joined by our 2 youngsters. Firstly Daniel Young, who hit a glorious boundary but fell on 7.  Conor Cox was last in as the final over was bowled and push for a quick single to get Bates, who had struck some lusty blows for his 30 not out, but was run out at the bowlers end. The innings closed on 133 from 20 overs. Bangor’s bowling response was spirited but unable to make the break through needed with boundaries being struck regularly by CSNI’s opener Sproule. Sproule went on to complete an excellent half century before eventually falling to Zarar Khan in his penultimate over. The match was closed out by the opposing captain, Gibson, who hit a quick fire 13. Bangor can take some positives from this display in persistence in our bowling with good spells from Bret, 0-15 from 4 overs, Will 0-14 from 3 and Khan 1-26 from 6 overs. It’s back to the league campaign next week for the 4ths with a home match against Academy.  Many thanks to Allen Cox for standing in as captain on the day. 



CIYMS 4th XI v Bangor 4th XI NCU Junior League 7 Sunday - 2nd June 2013

Bangor fielded after winning the toss, with Thomas Boyd + Zarar Khan opening the attack. The opening spell was a mix with both young bowlers produced some positives, but struggled for consistency against the aggressive McMillan in particular. Andy Hare and Luke McWatters battled to slow the scoring rate, with Luke producing four good overs which deserved wickets. McMillan had a life early in Hare’s spell, but was well caught later by Daniel Young for 30. McWatters was particularly impressive to Moore early on with some clever variations. The determined Mills was eventually bowled for 14 by Hare, as the skipper struggled for consistency with the ball on a pitch which offered little to the bowlers. Moore progressed well as the innings went on, but the introduction on Neil Bates brought early reward with the wickets of Waddell for 9 and Foster for 0 in his first over. Lewis Bret some more encouraging signs bowling in the later stages of the innings with impressive consistency against the Moore and M. Robinson. Some fine fielding from Young and Khan removed Robinson for 24 as CIYMS reached an imposing 183 for 5 Special mention to Daniel Young for an excellent effort in the field throughout the innings. Extras proved a problem allowing the score to climb to such a height.

Hare and Boyd began the chase for Bangor and were frustrated by M. Robinson’s accuracy. Boyd was unlucky to fall with the ball deflecting off his pads onto the stumps. Lewis Bret battled hard but was pinned down by consistent bowled from M. Robinson and C. Robinson. Khan started with plenty of intent smashing two early boundaries, but the frustrated captain Hare lost his patience and stumps soon after to C. Robinson. Dave Caughey joined Khan and showed his willingness to fight, but trying to make the game closer both Khan (14) and Caughey (4) fell to C. Robinson. Young was undone by Foster, after an expensive start to his spell. Kai McPeak again showed encouraging signs with excellent technique and composure in difficult circumstances, before Millar had him caught behind. Bates (14) and Kieran Will (13 n.o.) battled bravely to at least see out the overs for Bangor, with Bates showing very few signs of rust after a number of years away from the game. McWatters and Ross Millar fought to frustrate CIYMS, before falling. A difficult day for the young Bangor side, but they showed plenty of fight and commitment which will surely be rewarded in time.

Armagh 3rd XI v Bangor 4th XI NCU Junior League 7 - Sat 1st June 2013

Bangor won the toss and fielded against Armagh at The Mall, managing to avoid the rain throughout. Cameron Ferris struck in the first over removing McCarter thanks to an exceptional one handed catch from Callum Houstoun at mid-on, during a tidy opening spell. Armagh captain Wilson came to the crease and started quickly punishing a disappointing opening spell from Bangor skipper Andy Hare. The bright spot for Hare was removing Hazelton for 10, caught by Dave Caughey, who will be a very valuable fielder throughout the season. The introduction of Chris Boal and Callum Houstoun slowed the run rate significantly to help pull Bangor back into the game. Kieran Will made the breakthrough dismissing Wilson with his fourth delivery, caught by Chris Boal, as he attempted to clear the square leg. Will produced an excellent spell including 2 maidens and conceding only 6 runs. Wright accumulated steadily through the innings for 26 n.o. The aggressive Williamson brought Robbie Reid his first senior wicket, with his very first delivery, dragging the ball onto the stumps. Boal picked up the hard earned wicket of McCall for 11 by disturbing the batman’s furniture during an impressive spell. McDonald fell to Ferris, well caught by Reid after some aggressive strokes. Jennings added a valuable 14 n.o. and Gardiner fell late on to Hare, well caught by Daniel Young at deep cover. Credit to James Griffin for his every tidy glove work behind the stumps. Armagh reached 160 for 7.

Bangor’s chase began with the unfortunate dismissal of Reid for 2, to a ball the simply didn’t bounce after pitching from Gardiner. Ferris feel soon after to Gardiner in similar fashion. Hare feel cheaply to what must have been the only delivery to jump up from the surface, before popping up to the keeper. Callum Houstoun again battled hard and trying to get the score moving was caught to give McCall his second wicket. Dave Caughey dispatched Gardiner for an earlier boundary in typical fashion, before falling to another delivery that kept low, this time from Wilson. Paul Houstoun, still battling a hamstring injury fought hard to give Bangor a chance hitting four boundaries and a six before falling to McCall. Daniel Young suffered a similar fate to Caughey as he attempted to keep the runs ticking over. Kai McPeak on his senior debut displayed the same excellent technique as he has for the under 13s, before Cavanggh dismissed him for 6. James Griffin battled hard with Houstoun, smashing a ball over the top from Wright for 4, before another shooter from McCall removed the bails. Wright picked up Boal for 0, as he attempted to frustrate Armagh with typical lower order resistance, leaving Will unbeaten.

Bangor 4th XI v CSNI 5th XI NCU Junior League 7 - Sat 25th May 2013

The 4ths finally got their season under way at Stormont against CSNI 5ths on sunny, warm afternoon with CSNI winning the toss and batting first. Bangor started well with a tidy opening spell from captain Andy Hare, supported by one of three debutants Lewis Bret. Opening bats Gordon and Sproule looked to play positively and started to gain momentum, before the opening stand of 49 was ended with terrific run out from Paul Houstoun to dismiss Sproule for 25. Change bowlers Luke McWatters and Kieran Will stemmed the flow of runs will with accurate bowling, backed up some fine fielding. The introduction of Callum Houstoun’s well flighted off spin, brought a wicket with just his third delivery, with a fine catch from another debutant Dave Caughey in the covers. Houstoun struck again, just four balls later with the wicket of CSNI captain Wilson caught by Bret, after Houstoun Snr made a clever adjustment to the field. Bret returned to the attack and slowed opener Gordon’s fluent innings with some excellent deliveries. The young seamer was unfortunate not to pick up a wicket for his efforts. The fourth wicket stand eventually broken by Luke McWatters who toiled hard for his wicket, caught brilliantly by Caughey at short cover. Houstoun Jnr was back in the action later with the run out of Foster for 2. M. Smyth Snr’s arrival at the crease brought quick fire runs to boost the CSNI total. Gordon was eventually dismissed for 42 by Hare with a slightly fortunate slower ball getting above the batsman’s eye level before dipping sharply onto middle stump. Smyth blasted his way to an unbeaten 41, helping CSNI reach 150 for 7, with D. Vincent brilliantly caught by Callum Houstoun off Hare for his second wicket. Credit to Ross Millar who showed encouraging signs behind the stumps, adapting well in his senior debut.

Bangor’s chase began with Paul and Callum Houstoun in encouraging form. Callum was unlucky not to get more value for shots with some excellent close fielding by CSNI. Paul started brightly and kept pace with the run rate during the first ten overs. Callum fell to M. Smyth Jnr for 2. Skipper Hare started carefully, but struck a straight four from M. Vincent, but playing around a straight one from Smyth Jnr soon after. Allen Cox provided vital support to Houstoun who was finding the boundary regularly with some superb strokes. Cox was lbw to M. Vincent for 9, with Daniel Young joining Houstoun. Shortly afterward Houstoun’s innings was cut short with the batsman suffering a hamstring injury on 43 not out. The powerful and aggressive Caughey showed his intent to keep the score moving with Young, who fell to Sproule for 2. Kieran Will joined Caughey who fell to M. Smyth Snr for 10 shortly afterwards. Lewis Bret showed great composure at the crease and looked in good form, battling hard to keep Bangor in the match, striking an early boundary. Smyth Snr dismissed Will for 3 and later Millar for 2, but McWatters and Bret continued the fight, before McWatters fell to Sproule attempting to keep up with the run rate. Conor Cox showed excellent technique helping Bret to keep Bangor’s chances alive. In the end it was too much with CSNI getting home by 31 runs, but a most encouraging performance for the season ahead from a young Bangor side.

Junior League 7 P W T L NR Pts
CIYMS IV 14 10 0 2 2 40
Academy III 14 10 0 3 0 40
Armagh III 14 8 0 2 4 32
CSNI V 14 7 0 7 0 28
Lurgan III 14 6 0 6 2 20*
Ballymena IV 14 6 0 8 0 20*
Laurelvale III 14 2 0 11 1 8
BANGOR IV 14 2 0 12 0 8

* Points deducted for failing to fulfil fixtures