Monday, 30 June 2008

Youth practices over the July holidays

Please note that there will be no youth practice on Tuesday 8/7 or 15/7.We will recommence at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22/7.

Stuart Catterson

David McCormick

Friday, 27 June 2008

Podium 4 Sport-Discount Cards

Cregagh Sports Club has negotiated a Loyalty Discount Card scheme with Podium 4 Sport in Montgomery Road Belfast (and Coleraine).

On presentation of the card the member will receive a 15% discount off their purchase.

Cards will be issued to all members of the cricket section (including the youth section) on payment of their subs which are now due.No payment ,no card One card per member.

Following payment of your sub a card can be requested from either Stuart Catterson or Philip Walker.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

1st XI on a roll!

The 1sts travelled to Larne on Saturday to face a team unbeaten in the league and sitting top of section 3.

We set a total of 215 with Richard Jarvis hitting an incredible 108 his first century for Cregagh and hopefully the first of many. A mention also for Javed for a knock of 42 and a partnership with RJ that effectively killed off the game.

Larne in reply were bowled out for 177 with every bowler chipping in at some point with wickets to ensure that we would leave Sandy Bay with 4 points and move into joint second in the league.
Our next league game will be against Cooke Collegians at Gibson Park on 28th June. Our next game is against a Hungary Select XI in Budapest!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Youth Section helpers needed

Due to the continued success of the Tuesday night Youth sessions we need more volunteers to help out particularly with the 9-12 year olds.

It doesn't require a commitment to attend every night or any coaching qualifications. If a few nights could be spared it would greatly assist the coaching staff and the kids.

If available please contact either of us on the numbers below.

David McCormick

Stuart Catterson

Under 11 Quoile Cup Quarter Final

The Under 11s will play their Quoile Cup quarter final against Laurelvale at Cregagh on Thursday 19th June with a 6.30 start.

All club members,parents and friends are encouraged to come along to cheer them on.

Please note that there will not be a senior net practice that evening.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Under 11's on the charge

Yet again Cregagh Under 11's start their season with a simply stunning performance in the Quoile Cup beating Civil Service North by 54 runs at Campbell College on Friday night.

Cregagh batted first and after the loss of a couple of early wickets out two most experienced players James Harper and Aaron Johnston then set about a brilliant partnership of 66. Both lads batted beautifully hitting 4's to all parts of the ground, while still taking their singles when available.

Back Row (L-R) Sam Leeson, Niall Burton Joel Pension Aaron Johnston James Harper Chrissie McKee Ross White

Front Row (L-R) James Hume, Adam McCormick Lewis Cunningham Stuart Nelson Mark Lowry (12th man)

Skipper Johnston was out in the 16th over for a well made 27 leaving young Harper to do the rest with some well timed shots through the covers and mid wicket. Wickets tumbled towards the end as the lads and ladies chased late runs. At the end of the 20 overs we had reached 100 for 7, with James Harper on a magical 60 not out and Joel Pension chipping with a valuable 8 NO.

The CSN innings started in stunning fashion, stunning that is for Cregagh. Sam Leeson claimed his first ever competitive wicket in his first over thanks to a simply brilliant catch by Lewis Cunningham at mid off. Lewis's catch set the tempo for the rest of his team mates and anything that was hit in the air was OUT.

Aaron Johnston took a great catch at extra cover, James Harper took a 'steepler" on the boundary and Niall Burtons' catch diving full length to remove danger man Beverland was good enough for TV. The fielding was matched equally by the teams bowling and everyone chipped in with either a wicket or a couple of maidens. Sam Leeson finished with 3 for 5, Joel Pension and Adam McCormick both with 1 for 6 off three overs a piece and 'paceman' Stuart Nelson with 1 for 18. A couple of run outs for Sam Leeson and Adam McCormick finished off the innings nicely CSN all out for 46.A fantastic team performance by all, Ross White is proving to be a real find behind the stumps and James Hume and Chrissy McKee's fielding was top drawer, but its unfair to single out just a few, the whole team were fantastic.

I thought our first ever victory over Portadown last year was magical, this one topped that.Well done everyone, you should all be very proud of yourselves. Thanks also to all the parents who made the worth while journey. I have never seen so many proud happy faces at the end.

Monday, 9 June 2008

1st XI Bouncebackability

What a couple of weeks, beating Dunmurry by 1 wicket at their place and then beating Dungannon by 6 wickets.

Not only that but all round performances by the team see us sitting with three wins from 6 played, special mentions for Ryan Lang, Davie McCormick, Graham Hassard and the ever green Pip.

Well done to all and thanks to the Vet for fulfilling his VC duties!!