Weekend Review: 20th/21st June
Carrick suffer another heavy defeat
Carrickfergus Cricket Club 1st XI travelled to Lisburn on Saturday with both sides still seeking their first Ulster Bank Premier League win of the season, but it was the Wallace Park side who took the points with an emphatic 139 run win to leave Carrick languishing at the foot of the table.
The home side, having won the toss and batted first, scored a formidable 299 for 5 in their 50 overs. Skipper David Simpson led the way with 102, the second century of his career, the other one also having been against Carrick. South African professional Darryl Brown weighed in with 78 from 62 balls, sharing in a 3rd wicket partnership of 112 with Simpson. Ryan Eagleson picked up two wickets for Carrick, with Anthony Martin and Matthew Kernohan taking one each.
In reply Carrick lost early wickets, and at 45 for 4 after 15 overs, the game was over as a contest. Jamie Holmes and Ryan Eagleson brought some respectability to the proceedings with a 56 run partnership for the 5th wicket, with Holmes scoring an impressive 49 runs from 58 balls with six 4’s and a 6. When Holmes was caught behind, Eagleson battled on, but wickets fell steadily at the other end as Carrick fell further and further behind the required run rate. Eagleson was the ninth wicket to fall, for a determined 69, and Carrick were all out in the 42nd over for 160.
It was a thoroughly miserable day for Carrick on Saturday, as the previously unbeaten 2nd XI crashed out of the Intermediate Cup at the quarter final stage, following a heavy 8 wicket defeat by Derriaghy at Middle Road.
A very young and inexperienced Carrick side managed to score a respectable total of 175 in their 40 overs. Richard Hood (33) and Simon Scott (27) batted well at the top of the order before a middle order collapse. However the later batsmen rallied and Russell Stockman hit 38, while schoolboys Kyle Hutton and Jack Buchanan-Rolleston shared in a 39 run last wicket partnership.
In reply Derriaghy knocked off the runs in only 27 overs, for the loss of 2 wickets, both of which fell to the bowling of Adam Fittis.
4ths record comfortable win
Carrick 4ths beat Larne 2nds by 5 wickets in a Junior League 8 match played at Middle Road on Sunday
The visitors batted first, and scored 114 for 7 in their 25 overs with BJ McFaul top-scoring with 34, and Esler Burke with 20. Skipper Glen Graham and Matt Campbell took a couple of wickets each for Carrick.
A very youthful Carrick side got the runs for the loss of 5 wickets, with Matt Campbell completing a good all-round performance by scoring 43 runs. He received good support from Max Burton who scored 26, and Brandon Doyle who was unbeaten on 30 at the end. Michael Lyle and Charlie Cloke each took 2 wickets for Larne.