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Bangor Cricket Club 4th XI2014

Date Opponents Venue Result Details
Sat 18th Apr
Sun 20th Apr
Sat 26th Apr
Sun 27th Apr
Sat 3rd May Muckamore IV L(A) Lost by 2 wkts Report
Sun 4th May
Sat 10th May Larne II L(A) Postponed Rearranged for 25th May
Sun 11th May
Sat 17th May Academy IV L(A) Lost by 160 runs Report
Sun 18th May
Sat 24th May
Sun 25th May Larne II L(A) Postponed Match VOID
Mon 26th May Donaghcloney III L(A) Postponed Rearranged for 17th Jun
Sat 31st May
Sun 1st Jun
Sat 7th Jun CSNI V MQC(A) Postponed Rearranged for 15th Jun
Sun 8th Jun
Sat 14th Jun Lisburn IV L(A) Won by 8 wkts Report
Sun 15th Jun CSNI V MQC(A) Lost by 8 runs Report
Tue 17th Jun Donaghcloney III L(A) Lost by 34 runs Report
Sat 21st Jun Instonians V L(H) Won by 6 wkts Report
Sun 22nd Jun
Sat 28th Jun
Sun 29th Jun Templepatrick III L(A) Lost by 65 runs Report
Sat 5th Jul Larne II L(H) Abandoned Rearranged for 31st Jul
Sun 6th Jul Lisburn IV L(H) Won by 5 wkts
Sat 12th Jul
Sun 13th Jul
Sat 19th Jul Academy IV L(H) Lost by 89 runs
Sun 20th Jul Instonians V L(A) Lost by 5 wkts
Sat 26th Jul Muckamore IV L(H) Won by 21 runs Report
Sun 27th Jul
Thu 31st Jul Larne II L(H) Postponed Match VOID
Sat 2nd Aug Donaghcloney III L(H) Postponed Rearranged for 30th Aug
Sun 3rd Aug
Sat 9th Aug
Sun 10th Aug Templepatrick III L(H) Postponed Rearranged for 17th Aug
Sat 16th Aug
Sun 17th Aug Templepatrick III L(H) Lost by 4 wkts Report
Sat 23rd Aug
Sun 24th Aug
Sat 30th Aug Donaghcloney III L(H) Lost by 36 runs Report
Sun 31st Aug
Sat 6th Sep
Sun 7th Sep

MQC - Minor Qualifying Cup

Bangor IV v Donaghcloney III - 30th August 2014 (League)

The final match of the season saw a promotion chasing Donaghcloney III visit Upritchard Park for a rescheduled fixture. Donaghcloney batted first in the 20:20 format and got off to a good start with 69 runs on the board in the 11th over before the first wicket feel to a cat ch by Ryan Chambers of the bowling of Callum Houstoun. Donaghcloney continued to score well with further wickets falling to Callum Houstoun (4 overs, 22 runs, 2 wkts), when he clean bowled the dangerous looking Peter Lyttle (36 runs ) who was looking to accelerate the run rate further , and Owen Aicken through a second catch of the day to Ryan Chambers. Donaghcloney finished at 128 for 3 at the end of the 20 overs which saw accurate bowling by Ryan Chambers at the death allowing him to return figures of 4 overs for 12 runs.

The Bangor innings got off to an inauspicious start with the number two batsman Callum Houstoun falling for a duck after nicking a catch to the keeper with the score on four. A steady trickle of wickets restricted the score to 38 for 4 off 10 overs leaving the team to an uphill struggle requiring 9 runs an over to overall the Donaghcloney score. Zach Kerr (23 runs), Allen Cox (20 not out) and Ross Millar (10 not out) all made contributions but Bangor fell 36 runs short at the end of the innings finishing at 92 for 5 off their 20 overs.

Results before the match had meant that Bangor had finished mid table in the league for the season and will renew their campaign next year in the same league. With the level of performance in numerous games this season, and winter nets batting practice for the maturing squad of young players, there is a confidence that the team should be able to able to achieve greater consistency and competitiveness in the league next season to improve upon this years finish.

Donaghcloney III 128/3 (C Houstoun 2-22)

Bangor IV 92/5 (Z Kerr 23, A Cox 20*)

Bangor Lost by 36 runs

Bangor IV v Templepatrick III - 17th August 2014 (League)

After an enforced two week lay up due to weather conditions Bangor were put in to bat in a against Templepatrick III’s and got off to a rusty start with bets being taken on the sideline as to which opener would be run out first in the shortened 20:20 match. As it turned out the first two wickets to fall were both run outs with the score at 28 runs after 8 overs. With the shortened format and wickets in hand Bangor took their chances, with a number of dropped catches in the blustery conditions, to add a further 64 runs in the remaining twelve overs with contributions from Zack Kerr (12), Ryan Chambers (20) and Chris Boal (14 not out) to post a score of 92 for 6.

Templepatrick initially got off to an nervous start with a couple of chances not going to hand but ticked over at the required run rate for the first 10 overs with the loss of two wickets. Again with wickets to spare Templepatrick looked to accelerate but were bought into check with the introduction of Owen Aicken who got an immediate wicket thanks to a superb diving catch by Thomas Boyd. This was followed by an LBW and stumping by Matthew Quinn to leave Owen with final figures of 4 overs, 3 wickets for 23 runs.

Despite the modest Bangor total of 92 the final over fell to Dan Kumar to bowl after another tight bowling and fielding display left Templepatrick requiring 3 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand. After a three dot balls the sidelines dared to dream but the dream was dashed by three runs off the next two balls as the batsmen inevitably started to throw the bat at the ball. After a break next weekend the final match of the season will be held on Sat 30th August.

Bangor IV 92/6 (R Chambers 20)

Templepatrick III 93/6 (O Aicken 3/23)

Bangor Lost by 4 wkts

Bangor IV v Muckamore IV - 26th July 2014 (League)

Saturday saw league leaders, Muckamore IV’s, who had not lost a match all season, visit Ward Park for an eagerly awaited rematch after Muckamore had run out winners in a high scoring match at the start of the season.

Muckamore won the toss and put Bangor into bat on a wicket displaying a few green patches and what promised to be the best bowling conditions for the day with the impending rain. With the Bangor batting proving to be their Achilles heal on a number of occasions this season there was a slight air of trepidation on the sidelines as Neil Bates and Callum Houstoun reformed the opening partnership, that had only been seen once before at the start of the season against the same team.

Both batsmen got off to a solid start playing each ball on its merits to settle any nerves and reached a 50 partnership in the twelfth over. Having seen off the first bowlers the pair looked to accelerate the run rate whilst looking for opportunities to turn singles into twos on a slow wet outfield. The approach worked well with the first hundred partnership of the season arriving in the twentieth over. With Muckamore looking a little down in the field the pair continued to press with Callum Houstoun reaching an inaugural fifty for the fourths first followed quickly by Neil Bates.

The record first wicket partnership came to end in the 26th over with the score at 161 and the departure of Neil Bates for 55. Callum just failed to carry his bat and fell for 86 in the 29th over when Chris Harte (19 not out) was joined by Zach Kerr (6 not out) to complete the innings at 201 for 2 after the allotted 30 overs.

Tea was taken as the heavens opened and the spectre of abandonment reared its head briefly but thankfully did not come to pass.

As anticipated the free scoring Muckamore came out to tackle the target head on. After a quick wicket for Andy Hare courtesy of one handed ‘pluck out of the air’ catch by Morne Rooschuz Muckamore pressed ahead to reach 74 in the 10th over before Morne had a superb, one third target, direct hit run out to remove a dangerous looking Adam Johnston. Morne continued his one man assault on Muckamore taking a wicket in his next over (6 overs, 36 runs, 1 wicket) leaving Muckamore at 75 for 3 after 11 overs.

Dilep Jose, who had scored 87 not out in the reciprocal fixture, then came in to put on 60 runs with captain Benny George to bring Muckamore to 130 runs after 19 overs and on target to overhaul the impressive Bangor score. Step forward man of the match Neil Bates. The next four wickets were removed for 4 runs with Neil taking three wickets in 6 deliveries (6 overs, 16 runs, 4 wickets) and Ryan Chambers (6 overs, 30 runs, 1 wicket) removing danger man, Dilep Jose, stumps with a well directed yorker.

Even after this assault Muckamore continued to attack and reached 180 all out in the 30th over after the gathering ‘crowd’, who saw Matthew Quinn in impressive form behind the stumps giving away no byes in the slippery conditions, had experienced the rare sight of a sandal clad Chris Kerr coming on as substitute fielder for the final few overs as injuries took their toll on the team. This victory was a key boost in form going into the final three matches of the season over the next couple of weeks.

Bangor IV 201/2 (C Houstoun 86, N Bates 55)

Muckamore IV 180 (N Bates 4/16)

Bangor won by 21 runs

Templepatrick III v Bangor IV - 29th June 2014 (League)

The 4ths travelled to Ballyclare Rugby Club to face Templepatrick 3rds on Sunday and were greeted by a fine pitch and perfect conditions. Both opening bowlers, Ryan Chambers and Chris Boal (6 overs, 23 runs, 1 wicket), kept a tight lid on the opening bout with Ryan getting the breakthrough in the third over when tight bowling came out on top of aggressive batting with a skied ball being well caught by Callum Houstoun taking the catch over his shoulder whilst running back. Ryan earned himself a further over when getting his second wicket clean bowled in his fourth over and ended with well deserved best figures for the season, so far, at 6 overs for 11 runs with 3 wickets.

Neil Bates came on at the change and bowled with real pace and lift and, despite a few delivers that got away, was unlucky to only end up with 1 wicket to show for his efforts and a couple of dropped catches. Callum Houstoun, Oliver Ward (2 wickets) and Daniel Young (1 wicket) all bowled tightly as Templepatrick were restricted to 126 for 8 wickets off their 30 overs.

The father and son opening partnership of Paul and Callum Houstoun didn’t get off to a great start as Paul shouldered arms but misjudged the line and was bowled for 4 runs. Callum who played responsibly was joined by Mark Chambers who had to retire after a deliver came off the shoulder of his bat and nestled into his chin. Daniel Young joined Callum at the crease and the pair started to score freely for a short spell before Daniel was out for 18. The only remaining highlight of the innings, in which too many players lost their wicket cheaply to bad shot selection, was by Matthew Quinn at number 10 who frustrated Templepatrick with his resilience. Having been rejoined by Mark Chambers sporting a number of band aide accessories Matthew had the shot of the innings picking a slower ball and smacking it for 4. At the fall of the final wicket in the 21st over Bangor were all out for 61 losing by 65 runs and regretting a missed opportunity after a fine fielding display.

Templepatrick III 126/8

Bangor IV 61

Bangor lost by 65 runs

Bangor IV v Instonians V - 21st June 2014 (League)

With the senior teams not playing at home on Saturday, Bangor IV’s jumped on the opportunity to grace the pitch at Upritchard accompanied by entertainment courtesy of the Flatliners Motorcycle Club Defibrillator Rally. Despite encouragement non of the players ended up with a tattoo on the day.

Perfect playing conditions welcomed an Instonians V’s, peppered with youth and experience, who won the toss and elected to bat first. After a quick fire 8 runs off the first two deliveries from Chris Boal Bangor steadied the ship by restricting the runs to 22 off 6 overs with Chris only conceding another 6 runs off 16 deliveries and Neil Bates taking 1 wicket for 7 runs off 3 overs. Tight bowling by Thomas Boyd (4 overs, 1 for 15) and Kai McPeak ( 4 overs, 2 for 22) maintained control restricting Instonians to 50 for 4 after 15 overs.

Ex Bangor player and Instonians captain Nigel Canning had settled in by this stage and accelerated the run rate, despite Bangor taking another three wickets, allowing Instonians to add a further 109 runs in 15 overs with Nigel ending undefeated on 81.

The Bangor innings started at a sprightly 5 runs over but saw three wickets going down by the sixth over. Club Chairman, Peter McIlwaine, making his first appearance of the season steadied the innings and shared an initial 67 run partnership with Allen Cox who made 32 runs before succumbing in the 18th Over. Peter was joined at the crease by Chris Boal, who maturely supported and rotated the strike with Peter, over the next 10 overs to close the game out with Peter reaching 88 not out and Chris finishing on 16 not out to win by 6 wickets.

Instonians V 159/5

Bangor IV 160/4 (P McIlwaine 88*)

Bangor won by 6 wkts

Donaghacloney III v Bangor IV - 17th May 2014 (League)

Bangor made a rush hour pilgrimage across to the picturesque clubhouse and grounds of Donaghcloney III’s for a rearranged match that took the form of a 20:20 match.

Donaghcloney elected to bat and made a steady start, despite solid bowling from Ryan Chambers and Kai McPeak, reaching 31 for 1 off 8 overs. With most off the Donaghcloney team chipping in and the extras building up to 32 in the innings Donaghcloney reached 163 for 5 off their 20 overs with Zarar Khan picking up 2 of the wickets.

Bangor’s run rate was stymied by regular wickets which, despite valuable contributions by Neil Bates (30 runs) and Thomas Boyd (20 runs) and a spirited partnership between Ryan Chambers (13 not out) and Ross Millar (17 not out)at the end of innings, left Bangor 35 runs short with 4 wickets to spare at the end of their twenty overs.

Donaghcloney III 163/5

Bangor IV 128/6

Bangor lost by 35 runs

CSNI V v Bangor IV - 15th May 2014 (Minor Qualifying Cup)

Fathers Day, as well as the glorious weather, saw the 4ths travel to Stormont to face CSNI V’s in the MQ Cup with a heavy bias on youth and only two fathers on show. Once again Bangor started in the field and faced a strong opening partnership. They got CSNI of to a strong start with partnership of 58 off 10 overs before the introduction on Kai McPeak into the attack who dismissed the opening batsman, captain Keith Gibson, with a leg delivery that ripped back from outside leg to strike leg and middle stump and dismiss Keith for a well played 41. A combination of tight bowling and notable catches from Callum Houstoun and Daniel Young managed to slow the run rate and restrict CSNI to 149 for 7 at the end of their 30 overs.

Bangor responded with a steady start through Paul Houstoun and Andy Hare but a succession of wickets after the first 9 overs curtailed the run rate and left Bangor at 65 for 5 off 15 overs. A positive middle order partnership between Chris Boal (35 runs) and Ryan Chambers (22 runs) saw the pair bring Bangor to requiring a run a ball with 6 overs left before Ryan was dismissed. Despite some valiant batting by the lower order Bangor fell short by 8 runs finishing with 141 runs when the last man holed out with three balls remaining. Overall a good display against a higher division team.

CSNI V 149/7

Bangor IV 141 (C Boal 35, R Chambers 22)

Bangor lost by 8 runs

Lisburn IV v Bangor IV - 14th May 2014 (League)

Saturday saw the start of a busy period, with three matches scheduled in a 4 day period, with an away trip against Lisburn IV’s. Bangor, having maintained their tradition of losing the toss, were asked to field. Lisburn were immediately frustrated by the accurate, and at some times hostile bowling, of Ryan Chambers and Chris Boal. Matthew Quinn keeping wicket performed well on his inaugural appearance managing with the movement and pace that saw one batsman requesting a helmet after the first over. At the end of 8 overs Lisburn had reached 19 for 1 with Chris getting his first wicket of the season.

Bangor maintained the pressure with a good, sharp fielding display ultimately ending up with 6 catches on the day with Neil Bates and Ryan Chambers both claiming a brace of catches. All the bowlers bowled tightly frustrating the batsmen and taking wickets on a regular basis. Kieran Will ended up with 2 wickets for 14 runs from 4 overs, Oliver Ward with 3 wickets for 7 runs in 4 overs and Andy Hare picking up 4 wickets for 14 runs in 4.5 overs including three clean bowled victims.

With Lisburn’s dismissal in the 26th over a very gettable target of 79 runs in 30 overs had been set. Bangor had the perfect start to their innings with Paul Houstoun and Andy Hare putting on 52 runs for the opening partnership. Chris Boal joined Paul Houstoun (53) to see the innings out with 7 overs to spare giving the 4ths their first victory of the season.

Lisburn IV 78 (I Moffett 119*)

Bangor IV 79/2 (P Houstoun 53*)

Bangor won by 8 wkts

Academy IV v Bangor IV - 17th May 2014 (League)

The second match of the season saw Bangor travel away to Academy where, after putting Academy into bat, the initial period was quite tight with opening bowlers Ryan Chambers and Neil Bates passing the bat of several occasions and being unlucky not to take a couple of wickets with catches not going to hand. Whilst the run rate was restricted no break through had occurred by the first charge of bowling at which point their opening batsman had started to get his eye in.

In the period that followed numerous catching opportunities were offered up to the Bangor fielders but only one was taken following the opening breakthrough by Kai McPeak who cleanly bowled the number two batsman with a delightful leg break delivery. The catch that was taken is an early contender for catch of the season. It was a pleasure to see the look on Chris Harte’s face as he saw Callum Houstoun, back peddling towards the position Chris had instructed him to go at long on, turn to a grin as Callum jumped and threw out a paw behind his head to pluck the ball out of the air.

The final period of the Academy innings saw good industry from Daniel Young out on the boundary who saved numerous runs through his fleet of foot and strong throwing but no additional wickets.

Academy’s opening batsman, Ian Moffett, continued to demonstrate why time at the crease is invaluable by carrying his bat through the 30 overs, scoring over half their runs and ending at 119 not out of a total of 215 for 2.

Despite the lesson in longevity the Bangor innings started badly, went through a bad patch and ended badly! Apart from a small cameo 18 from the in form Allen Cox and some resistance from Chris Harte at 12 there were very few positives to take from the rest of the batting with numerous golden ducks and a disappointing result of 55 all out. Even the sliver lining of being back for the Ulster match turned sour. It has to hoped that the team learn from this experience and look to see out all the overs in their forthcoming matches as they look for their first victory of the season.

Academy IV 215/2 (I Moffett 119*)

Bangor IV 55 (A Cox 18)

Bangor lost by 160 runs

Muckamore IV v Bangor IV - 3rd May 2014 (League)

The first match of the season saw Bangor 4th’s travel away to play Muckamore 4th’s at one of the smaller venues they’ll visit this season. Bangor where put in to bat and showed some start of season rustiness with a run out in the first over, followed by a procession of three cheap wickets cheap wickets before Chris Harte and Thomas Boyd came together. Chris (20 runs) batted with his usual deft style including a nomination for shot of the day as he delicately helped a ball going down leg for six over the fine leg boundary. Thomas (26 runs) showed real resolve at the crease with a patient innings picking off the bad ball. With the score just under fifty Allen Cox came to the crease to join Thomas for the highest partnership off the innings. Allen grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck, and injected an increase in the run rate, with a commanding display of shot making around the ground bringing up his fifty in what will be one of the quicker half centuries we’ll see this season. Allen (50 runs) departed with the score at 125 for six. Some useful extra runs from the remaining batsmen brought the innings to a close at 152 all out in the 29th over.

Having posted a score to give the bowlers something to bowl at Ryan Chambers and Neil Bates opened the attack with controlled aggression giving the Muckamore batsmen a few headaches going past the bat on multiple occasions. Ryan broke the deadlock with a fuller delivery clean bowling the opening batsmen before getting a catch behind by Ross Millar. With some smart fielding by Daniel Young and Andy Hare and quick thinking by Callum Houstoun Bangor got two quick run outs to leave the home side at 45 for 4 off 10 overs and the game in the balance. Muckamore’s 5th batsmen Deliph Jose was proving to be a thorn in Bangor’s side taking advantage of the shorter boundaries steering Muckamore to their target. Despite Thomas Boyd (2 wickets), Andy Hare (1 wicket) and Neil Bates in his final over (1 wicket) keeping the wicket count mounting Deliph’s unbeaten 83 turned out to be the difference between the sides as they passed 152 with 8 wickets down.

Bangor IV 152 (A Cox 50 T Boyd 27 C Harte 20)

Muckamore IV 153/8

Bangor lost by 2 wickets

Junior League 8 P W T L NR Pts
Muckamore IV 14 12 0 1 1 48
Academy IV 14 9 0 4 1 32*
Donaghcloney III 14 6 0 6 2 24
Larne II 14 4 0 6 4 16
BANGOR IV 14 4 0 8 2 16
Templepatrick III 14 4 0 6 4 16
Lisburn IV 14 4 0 6 4 8*
Instonians V 14 3 0 9 2 4*

* Points deducted for failing to fulfil fixtures