Derriaghy U15’s come up short

At Under 15 level Derriaghy came up short by 23 runs against a very useful Cregagh team in an entertaining game at Queensway.

Derriaghy won the toss and elected to put Cregagh into bat and they scored 128 - 8 in their 20 overs with some indiscipline bowling helping their cause with 27 wides. Stuart Nelson top scored with 55 before having to retire and M Tumlinson (38) was the only other notable score. For Derriaghy Sam Cardosi had the excellent figures of 5 for 18 and captain Ben Nelson 2 for 11.

In reply the home side started well against some hostile Cregagh bowling but after Jake McDowell was out for 11 a mini collapse reduced them from 35-3 to 51-7. No more wickets fell as Josh Cardosi (46no) and Andrew Edgar (14no) took the score to 105-7 when the innings closed.

Derriaghy Under 13s defeated Ards by 9 wickets in an away league fixture played on Friday night. Ards elected to bat first and got off to a reasonable start. Gradually the Derriaghy attack began to tighten the grip and backed up by some excellent fielding runs became hard to come by. Skipper Jonny Lynch made positive bowling changes and he himself set a good standard in the field which was replicated by all those around him. Jonny took 2 wickets and held 3 catches, Joel Dundas had 2 direct hit run outs and keeper Robbie Jamieson had a good night behind the stumps topped off by an excellent stumping. There was good work on a difficult outfield by all. Michael Wilson gave an excellent display of spin bowling and was rewarded with fine figures of 2 for 8. Rory Brown with 1 for 5 from 4 overs proved a real handful and others to impress were Jamie White and Zach Benson. Ards managed 70 for 8 in the 20 overs.

Derriaghy opening pair of skipper Lynch and keeper Jamieson put on a solid opening stand of 26 before Robbie departed. Reece Malone joined his skipper and some good stroke-play combined with quick running between the wickets saw the team home without any further mishap and with 8 overs in hand. Coaching team of Scott Hughes and Stuart McAllister praised the team and were especially pleased with the disciplined performance after ironing out some issues in nets during the week. The Under 11s managed to scrape a 3 wicket win over Laurelvale.