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Weekend Review: 14th/15th May

Carrick progress in Challenge Cup

Skipper Iain Parkhill led the way with an unbeaten half century as Carrick eased into the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup with a very comfortable 9 wicket victory over Section 1 side Bangor at Middle Road on Saturday, in a match sponsored by The Stove Yard.

The visitors won the toss and batted first, and struggled throughout against some accurate Carrick bowling. Only Andy Nixon in the middle order with a spirited 45 off 53 balls put up much resistance as the Co Down side managed to score a modest 147 for 9 in their 50 overs. Ashwin Shetty picked up 3 wickets for Carrick, while Anthony Martin and spinners Robert Smith and Ryan Eagleson took two wickets each.

Michael Gilmour got the Carrick innings off to a flying start with a series of boundaries, with he and Iain Parkhill taking the score along to 70 off 12 overs. Gilmour was then lbw to Burns for 43, scored off 36 balls and containing 8 boundaries, and replaced at the wicket by Jamie Holmes. That was to be the extent of Bangor’s success, as Parkhill and Holmes knocked off the required runs in another 11 overs. With the winning hit, Parkhill completed a well- deserved fifty which contained seven boundaries and a six. The Carrick Captain received the Man of the Match award from William Sproule, representing Arthur J Gallagher Insurance.

Carrick Captain Iain Parkhill receiving the Man of the Match Award from William Sproule of AJG Insurance (Courtesy of Ian Johnston / CricketEurope)

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