The 2016 Season kicks off

The season kicked off this weekend with our 1sts, 2nds and 3rds all in action on an, at times, cold but largely dry Saturday.

The 1st XI lost out to a strong Waringstown side in The Park. The visitors, batting first, posted a very competitive 266 for 7 from their 50 overs. Lisburn, in reply, were in the hunt for large parts of the chase before eventually losing too many wickets as the chase fizzled out. 222 all out with 9 balls left in the innings but plenty of positives to take forward into the rest of the season.

The 2nd XI traveled to Waringstown for their first match of the year and they too met a formidable outfit. Batting first the guys set a very respectable 236-9 in their 50. Special mention to Peter Ferguson for his swashbuckling 94, a fine innings by all accounts. In the field however, wickets were hard to come by as Waringstown lost only 2 wickets chasing. Obviously not the result wanted but again positives to take forward into the new season.

The 3rd XI welcomed our neighbours Derriaghy to Wallace High School. Fielding first a young side restricted ‘The Aghy’ to a very chaseable 137-4 in 25 overs. The chase however, never really got going and they succumbed to a disappointing 82 all out. The lads will have better days this season.

Despite the disappointing weekend, results wise, we still got a great turnout for our World Beer Tour on Saturday. Great to see everyone around the Club again and good night was had by all.

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