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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