Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Cregagh under 13s through to the next round

Cregagh 13's progressed to the 2nd round of the Banoge Cup last night after a convincing 139 run victory over Dundrum under 13's.

Cregagh skipper Ollie Fleetham won the toss and decided to bat first in near perfect conditions.

Openers Mark Johnston and James Hume began cautiously, taking no risks, but all the time putting away the bad ball. The pair who have now opened the batting together for almost 4 years remained at the crease for 17 overs and after completing their half centuries, both retired not out Mark 56 NO and James 51NO (pictured right). They shared an unbroken partnership of 134.

The Cregagh innings finished 153 for 0

M Johnston 56 no
J Hume 51 no

The Drudrum batsmen were under pressure from the off in their run chase and lost wickets steadily, with all the Cregagh bowlers getting in on the action and wickets, apart from our two openers, who were happy to 'graze' at first and second slip for the remainder of the evening.

Innings done Dundrum 14 all out

A McCormick 2 for 4
J White 1 for 0
C Baker 1 for 0
L Moore 1 for 0
J Mahon 1 for 0
S Nelson 1 for 1

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Under 15s beat Donaghcloney

CCC's under 15 team got their season of to a winning start with a 7 wicket win over Donaghcloney on Friday night.

Batting first the visitors were soon under pressure and Mark Johnston got his 2011 wickets tally off and running, bowling one of the 'Cloney' openers in the 4th over. Cregagh's change bowlers David Montgomery and Adam McCormick then set about the middle order taking 3 for 9 and 4 for 11 respectively in an amazing spell of 7 overs.

The visitors were soon 'skittled' for 40 all out.The Cregagh innings began with openers Mark Johnston and skipper Ross White taking easy singles and putting the bad ball away to the ropes. And so in the 7th over we passed the 40 required, to progress to the second round of the Graham Cup.Well done lads a great performance for starters.

MOM. A McCormick 4 for 11 (all bowled)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Poker night

We will be holding a poker night at the club on Friday 27th May starting at 8.30 pm.

The aim is to raise funds for the forthcoming tour of Croatia therefore we expect a full turnout from our touring party and bring anyone else along who fancies their chances.

See you there.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Watty's lads win by 5 wickets

Bragging rights for the next 12 months go to Watty's Waster's (thanks Bob) following a 5 wicket win of the aul lads against the young lads (obviously discounting Scol and Davie).

After winning the toss, big Scol (pictured right) decided to bat and in their 35 overs reached a competitive score of 175 the highlights being Simpo hitting 35 and Gerry Adams finishing on 31 not out as both cubs batted well. They were supported by Wayne Ross and Andy Bell who both hit 20's.

However, the highlight of the innings goes to David McCormick who received a guard of honour when reaching the wicket following his unbelievable recovery from his horrific injury at the tale end of the 2010 season. Only one person in our club could have done what he has done in and returned from injury in time for the start of the 2011 season.

However, soon after the niceties we were all in his ear in true Cregagh fashion as Aaron Kerr was focusing on leg stump yorker deliveries just to test out the surgeon's handy work!!!! (WTF Aaron!).

The wickets were shared around the bowlers with Mark, Aaron and Buns all taking wickets. As usual big Angus bowled with the wind with little reward but special mention must go to Mark Johnston taking his first senior wicket. A feat that was matched by young Adam McCormick. THE FUTURES BRIGHT.

In the reply, Watty and Pip (the portly twins) put on 80 for the first wicket before McCormick snaffled Watt behind with his medium paced off spin. Watt did survive an appeal and for the first time in history at Gibson Park the appeal system ensured the skipper a slightly longer stay at the crease.

Aaron came in for a wonderful knock of 0 and a busted knee and when Walker soon departed the comeback was on. However, Marky T and Buns put on 50 odd for the 4th wicket which seen buns take Scol to the cleaners ;-) before holing out off Rab Moore in the covers. *Caught by Davie Mac and I am pleased to confirm that all his bones were still intact!!! quite a feat! Mark T with some support from a new player, who for legal reasons I cant divulge his name just yet and Ian Kerr with one knee took us to the total with a couple of overs to spare.

The BBQ was lit, the beer tasted sweet for some of us and scol was left to reflect on where it all went wrong. Nonetheless things started to look up for the big man when he was presented with a chocolate caterpillar cake to celebrate his birthday, all of a sudden the bitter taste of defeat was drowning in the taste of chocolate caterpillar cake!!

MOM - Bunsy, 3 wickets and 46 runs, well done VC.

Moment of the match - Davie Mac's return to the field!! Awesome son

Comical moment - Bob's A-Level PE video!!! Short and sweet.

Grump aul lad award - Ian Kerr for kicking out the riff raff from the home team changing room

Catch of the match - Close between Greek and TD, (think TD was waving at someone) but goes to Greek for recreating his Slovakian catch for the home fans

Rocket of the day - Cregagh's answer to Justin Beiber. His overthrows and trying to kill people standing behind the stumps!

Scumbag award - Pip Walker you know why!