Sunday, 31 August 2008

Annual Club Dinner-26th September.

Just a reminder that the annual cricket club dinner will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 26th September.

As this will be the last official function of the season we are looking for a good attendance similar to last years record turnout, so put it in your diary now.

All players (including the youth section) and guests will be very welcome.

Ticket prices and starting time will follow shortly.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Youth Section End of Season Prize Night

The 2008 season ended for the youth section on Tuesday 26th August with a prize night and party in the clubhouse.
A large group of players and parents were in attendance to see all the youth section members receive a gold cricket medal to mark their participation during the season and the presentation of 7 special awards by club professional Richard Jarvis:

U15 Awards
Best Batsman:Bob Moore
Best Bowler:Haidir Masih
Best Attitude:Matthew Simpson
2008 Captain:Craig Copeland

U11 Awards

Best Batsman:Mark Johnston
Best Bowler:Stuart Nelson
Best Attitude:Darrell Larmour
The youth section was again kindly supported by Belfast City Council via its Support for Sport scheme for which the club is most grateful.

In 2009 we will again be running U11 and U15 sides and players will be contacted next March/April with details of the first practice night.

We hope that everyone has an enjoyable off season.

Monday, 25 August 2008

Three home games one result!

Trying to play catch up we tried to get three games in over the Bank holiday weekend.

Larne were first up on Saturday, and at 50 for 4 after 20 overs we were happy with our work, however the rain came and that put paid to any more cricket. Probably a good thing as most of our team had hernia's after moving our top of the range covers!

Dunmurry on Sunday, this one got played. The wicket played really well, it was a slow wicket but at this time of the season most wickets in the NCU are under water. So the best kept secret in the NCU played fine.

Dunmurry posted a competitive score of 183 for 8 from their 50 overs, Langer taking three wickets and Andy Bell breaking the biggest partnership and claiming the prize scalp of Connelly. Jarivs and Hassard chipped in with a wicket a piece and we were confident of chasing this total down.

After a belly full of sandwiches! we set about the task of getting the runs with Kerr and Walker making a careful start to the innings putting on 57 for the first wicket. With 100 runs on the board for the loss of only 3 wickets at the 34th over we were on course. A run out between Javed and McCormick was costly with both batsmen looking comfortable. We never recovered and ended up 34 runs shy.

On Monday we took BISC to Gibson Park and after 4 overs of play the rain came and that was it for the day! Great weather!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Youth Section End of Season Prize Night

The last night of the 2008 Youth Section season will be a prize night and party on Tuesday 26th August starting at 6.30pm.

Parents/Guardians are also welcome to attend.

Please note that there will be no outdoor practice that night.

Stuart Catterson
David McCormick

Night at the Races Cancellation

Please note that the Night at the Races event planned for Saturday 6th September has been cancelled.

However the Poker Night this Friday 15th August is still on and all members are encouraged to attend to help raise much needed funds for the club.