SUMMER COACHING SESSIONS

Summer coaching sessions for youth groups commence on Monday 6th July and will run throughout the school holidays.

The sessions will take place for all on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10-12 in the morning.

In addition, there will be a Thursday session for selected players from 10-12. These more intensive sessions will be led by the professional Darryl Brown. Boys will be selected during each week for the Thursday session.

Please note that all subscriptions for youth members are now long overdue – it will be a pre-requisite for attendance at the summer sessions that the relevant sub has been paid.

12TH JULY FUN DAY RETURNS TO WALLACE PARK

After a gap of a couple of seasons, Lisburn CC will be hosting a fun day at Wallace Park on Sunday 12th July. With the public holiday falling on the Monday, what better way to enjoy the extended weekend by joining us for a smorgasbord of activity at the fortress, including – cricket 6 sixes, penalty shoot-out competition, sprints, a world beer tour, barbeque, music and extended opening hours.

Graeme Browne and Richard McConkey are the hosts of the day, that is open to all members, guests, and families. If you want to get involved in the cricket, do let the lads know and they will try to accommodate.

Keep an eye on the website for starting times etc (likely to be around noon), but please make every effort to come along – it should be a great day and is an important fund-raiser for the club.

29 June: No match for the first XI this weekend, so the 2s took centre stage. Sadly, they suffered 2 narrow defeats: on Saturday, it went down to the last ball as they lost to CSNI in somewhat controversial style, on Sunday they collapsed to 5-5, but still made Bready fight all the way to a 3 wicket win chasing 133.

The 3s were the only other team in action, and a weakened side fell to a disappointing 60 run defeat away at Donaghadee to relinquish their unbeaten start to the season.

The u13s did provide some brightness in an otherwise ordinary weekend, as on Friday night they completed a comfortable win over Derriaghy to progress to the semi final of their cup competition.

24 June: It has been a while in coming, but on Saturday the ones registered a fine all round performance and enjoyed an important win over Carrick in the league. Leading from the front was skipper Simmo with a ton and the side will now look to build on that momentum over the coming weeks. Seymour scorecard and MB match report available.

2s had no matches, but the 3s enjoyed a nailbiting affair against COoke Collegians II, a fine spell of bowling from young Nathan Doak preserving their unbeaten record when it looked like they were destined for second place, his 4-2 ensuring a tied game, a rarity at any level of cricket. The 4s juggernaut continued with John Glass’ charges enjoying a comfortable win over BISC 2s on Sunday at WP.

Finally, the u13s are on the brink of a cup semi final appearance. They had Derriaghy in all sorts of trouble on Friday evening before the rain set in, and they will hopefully complete the job later in the week.

16 June: Another bleak weekend unfortunately, as the first XI continued their barren run, as they travelled to Ballymena for a vital league encounter, but returned without the points, losing by 67 runs. The defeat leaves the side in a perilous position, but there is still plenty of time to recover and put a winning run together. Seymour Murphy’s scorecard is available, and a match report will be posted if one is received.

The seconds didnt fare much better, losing by 72 runs to Waringstown in the Junior Cup. A failure to bat out 15 of their alloted overs wouldnt have helped as they ended up getting 179 in 35 in response to WCC’s 251.

Some light at the end of the tunnel for the 3s and 4s who both registered fine wins in their leagues and remain unbeaten. The 3s put in a fine bowling effort against Dundrum, to win by 2 wickets, the young spin twins of Michael Glass and Edward Kyle doing the business with 4 wickets apiece. And it was Michael who starred again on Sunday for the 4s, this time with the bat, his 76 paving the way for a comfortable win over Monaghan in the Park.

Finally, there is a big match for the U13s on Friday evening as they take on Derriaghy in what promises to be a very competitive Banogue Cup quarter final. All support welcome for the tie which will take place at Queensway.

Another young Lisburn player makes the frame for representative honours as Neil Kilpatrick has been named in one of the 2 Ulster Schools trials teams. Congratulations to Neil and best of luck from the club in the Trial match. UPDATE: Well done to Neil, who made the side!

9 June: The firsts bowed out of the Irish Senior Cup on Saturday, losing by 7 wickets to CSNI. An improved effort with the bat was not matched with ball and in the field, as the CSNI openers made light of the seemingly challenging total of 205, before the visitors overcame a slight wobble to win fairly comfortably in the end.

Better news for the seconds, who got off the mark for the season in the league after an excellent win over an expensive Inst side on Saturday, highlighted by fifties for Ricky Finlay and Cyril Varghese, the latter batting at 10! This was well supported on Sunday with a close win over the Foxies in the Ulster Plate, 60s from Daniel Nelson and JR paving the way for a 7 run victory. Well done to Ellers and his side.

No action this week for 3s or 4s.

4 June: It didnt get much better for the firsts last weekend as they succumbed to one of the title favourites CIYMS by 8 wickets. It was a slightly improved show, albeit that was not up against much stiff competition over the last few weeks. Next up is CSNI in the cup. Match report (Bowden) + Scorecard (Murphy) available on the 1st XI site.

Seconds and Fourths were both rained off on Sunday but the 3rds played on Saturday and moved to the top of their league after a comprehensive 100 run win over Inst IV. Batting first the 3s totalled a competitive 126 in their 25 with Cyril Varghese leading the way with a fine 50. This total proved to be far too many for the opposition, who lost 6 wickets in the first 6 overs, 3 to William Blair, 2 to EK, and a run out, and things didnt improve much for them when the youngsters Posthlethwaite, Glass (M) and McDowell came on to wrap things up for just 26. These kids must think adult cricket is easy, but sterner tests await.

Also this week, congratulations to Michael Glass and Nathan Doak for U13 representative recognition. Nathan celebrated in some style with a fine century in the cup against Muckamore last night. His brother, Cameron, was also selected for the u11 side – clearly the paternal genes are kicking in for these 2 talented brothers. Good luck to all the boys selected.

25th May: Anothe poor weekend for the club, with all 4 sides losing.

The firsts got off to a very promising start against heavy favourites Donemana, having them in a spot of bother. However, they let them score probably 30-40 too many and then the batting fragilities of last week raised their head again. Seymour Murphy’s scorecard and Michael Bowden’s match report available as usual.

The seconds, after a poor effort at CIYMS last weekend, put in a much more convincing effort against strongly fancied Waringstown 2s, and arguably should have won the game. Catches win matches however, and it was not to be as the home side got over the line by 2 wickets.

The thirds bowed out of the Minor Cup after a very narrow loss to neighbours Derriaghy. In a largely good natured affair, the young lads performed with a lot of credit in nearly winning the game. 3 wickets each for William Blair and Nathan Doak restricted their opponents to 105, and at 62-2, Lisburn looked in control. Ultimately however Derriaghy held on to their catches, including some key ones at key times, and this saw them just last home despite a valiant effort from last pair Adam Glass and Jude Postlethwaite.

The young 4s team also succumbed in the Minor Qualifying Cup against a decent CIYMS team, losing by just 9 runs.

Onwards and upwards for next weekend…

18th May: Less said the better as far as the weekend went: probably better if it had rained…..

Michael Bowden reports on the 1st XI’s fairly abject effort at Comber as we depart from the Challenge Cup at the first hurdle (yet again). Seymour Murphy’s scorecard is also available – his moos are unreportable.

The 2nd XI fared little better, albeit against a CIYMS side whose 1st XI werent in action, and they came a distant second also at Belmont.

The only light amongst the darkness came in the shape of Dazzler’s 3rd XI, who commenced their campaign with a 4 wicket win over Dundrum 2s.

Let’s hope for better next weekend, although it doesnt get any easier, the firsts in action in the Ulster Cup against Donemana, and the 2s travelling to Waringstown. 3rds entertain Derriaghy in the Minor Cup, and the 4s have a match against CIYMS in the Minor Qualifying Cup. Good luck to all 4 teams this coming weekend.

CENTURIES FOR BOB AND DOGG PAVE WAY FOR PROGRESS IN IRISH CUP/OPENING SUCCESS FOR 4TH XI

When Glendermott amassed a very strong looking 268 against the ones on Saturday, even the most confident Lisburn supporter would not have imagined just how easy the run chase would be, as maiden LCC 1st XI tons from Bob Rankin and Ricky Simpson led the team to a magnificent 9 wicket win. Scorecard on the 1st XI site

The 4ths got their season underway with a nailbiting 2 run win over Victoria at Wallace Park. The youngsters shone and John Glass’ report is available on the 4th XI site.

DISAPPOINTING START FOR FIRSTS: The First XI got things under way on Saturday but were unable to get the better of reigning champions Instonians at Wallace Park. Seymour Murphy’s scorecard and Michael Bowden’s match report are both available at the 1st XI playing section.

YOUTH TRAINING – WILL COMMENCE ON MONDAY 20TH APRIL (U13-U15) AND WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL (U11)

U13 AND u15 TRAINING NIGHT WILL BE EVERY MONDAY FROM 6.30-8PM UNTIL THE END OF JUNE, WITH FURTHER DETAILS OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS NEARER THE TIME

U11 TRAINING NIGHT WILL BE EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6.30-8PM UNTIL THE END OF JUNE, WITH FURTHER DETAILS OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS NEARER THE TIME

All existing youth members and new members are very welcome to come along on the relevant nights w/c 20th April

WORLD BEER TOUR – to mark the start of the season on April 25th, the club is hosting a world beer tour. The concept is quite simple, you will get a card with a selection of beers from around the world, pay the fee, and off you go. Each time you get a beer, it is marked off your card, and you progress to the next country. Richard McConkey is organising this event, and the support of members and guests is welcomed. It kicks off around 730pm on Saturday 25th.

PRE-SEASON: The first XI dust down the kit as they travel to the North West for 2 games on Sat 18/Sun 19 April. First up are Bonds Glen, followed by Coleraine on Sunday. All support welcome.

Lisburn CC is pleased to announce a new sponsorship arrangement with local bookmakers, McLeans. The three year deal starts this season, and McLeans have now got two shops in the Lisburn area, one at Grand Street (at the Low Road) and the other at Bridge Street. The firm has also teamed up with us for our new kit for the forthcoming season, which is brought to you in conjunction with AllRounder cricket, and the club is please to announced that an online shop has been established to deliver kit quickly and conveniently to all members. Please visit the online shop and see the range for yourselves

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Online shop

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