21/7/14:GOOD WIN FOR FIRSTS, SECONDS DENIED BY RAIN, EASY FOR THIRDS
On another encouraging weekend for the club, the firsts put in a fine all round display to comfortably defeat CIYMS in a rain affected game. The weather, in truth, played no part in the result as Lisburn were well ahead at every stage of the event, winning easily by 59 runs on DL. Michael Bowden supplies the match report, with Seymour’s card also available.
The seconds were in a commanding position in their Junior Cup semi final tie when the rains intervened. They were, frustratingly, 60-0 off 11 overs chasing 191 to book their place in the final. Only 9 overs away from a result, but the rain now means the game will be replayed on Sunday.
The thirds were in action on Sunday and comfortably disposed of Millpark at their place. In form batsmen Catko and Doaky backed up a strong display by the bowlers led by EK, as the thirds won by 8 wickets to continue their quest for promotion.
FIRSTS AND SECONDS CRASH TO NORTH DOWN, MIXED FORTUNES FOR 3S AND 4S
Both the firsts and seconds suffered reverses against North Down at the weekend. The ones posted a competitive looking total of 243 which despite a slight DL reduction for rain, they would have held hopes of defending. However, the North Down batters strolled to a relatively comfortable win to dent the side’s recent revival. As usual, Michael Bowden’s match report and Seymour Murphy’s scorecard are available to view on the 1st XI page.
The twos put in a sub-par batting effort to lose by 39 runs at the Park. However, they remain top of the table and their next outing is the big Junior Cup semi-final at Saintfield. The 3s enjoyed a win after tons from the returning Peter Ferguson and a maiden one from Catko saw them post a mammoth 331/2 in 35 overs. Suffice to say, they won rather easily. Unfortunately the 4s couldnt match their efforts, falling by 5 wickets at Bangor.
All sides now have a break for the 12th weekend and hopefully will come back refreshed and eager to go as the business end of the 2014 season approaches. Some big games ahead for all teams as they push for trophies and decent league positions.
GREAT WEEKEND FOR LISBURN
It has been another very busy week for the club with the firsts and seconds having two games and the U13 playing their big cup semi final on Monday. And what a super return from those matches. The firsts recorded two contrasting, but impressive, wins over lowly Muckamore on Saturday and then high-flying CSNI on Sunday to put what looks like insurmountable clear water between them and the relegation zone. They can hopefully now relax and get into a run of good cricket to allow them to progress up the table. Michael Bowden’s report on the 2 games, along with Seymour’s scorecards are now available on the 1st XI site.
The seconds continued their amazing form that has seen them progress through the entire months of May and June undefeated. Two wins at the weekend over Bangor (by 47 runs, with joes for Ducky and the skipper again) and Downpatrick (by 4 wickets, 60 odd for Catko and the return to the fold of one J N O’Hara) sees them 8 points clear at the top of Junior 1 and in the semi-final of the Junior Cup. The second half of the season will present sterner challenges for the side, but confidence is high and they are in a great position to press on for silverware.
On Monday, the u13 completed this tremendous weekend for the club by progressing to the final of the Banogue Cup at the expense of favoured Carrickfergus, winning by 36 runs. Man of the match was young Jude Postlethwaite who top scored with 20 and took 5-10. A tremendous win for John Glass’ young charges and the club wishes them the very best of luck in the final scheduled for later this month.
Lisburn U13 95-8 (J Postlethwaite 20, A Douglas 4-10) beat Carrick 59 (AJ Hussell 19, J Postlethwaite 5-10, C McDowell 3-17).
23-06-14 – DONT FORGET – YOUTH SESSIONS START TUESDAY 2ND JULY ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY MORNINGS 10AM TO 12NOON EACH DAY