Ulster Plate (2nd XIs) 2024
Ardmore beat Woodvale by 6 wickets
The Bleachgreen, 2 June.
Woodvale 151 (Wayne Horwood 52, Jacob Donnelly 43*, Zarar Khan 23; Derish Joseph 4-17, Sean Gormley 3-13, Bobby Brolly 3-31)
Ardmore 152/4 (28.1 overs; Mark Chambers 63*, Gibi Babu 23, Phil Patterson 21*)
Mark Chambers (CricketEurope)
Ardmore beat Woodvale at The Bleachgreen thanks to an unbeaten half century from wicket-keeper batsman Mark Chambers. The Belfast side had made a strong start as Wayne Horwood (52) and Zarar Khan (23) added an opening stand of 82 in 16 overs. Spinners Sean Gormley and Bobby Brolly then took three wickets apiece to stall the momentum, with Dervish Joseph mopping up the tail to claim 4 for 17. Jacob Donnelly hit an entertaining even time 43 not out (4 fours, 1 six) to get Woodvale to 151. Ardmore lost both openers cheaply, but got back on track with a third wicket stand of 60 between Chambers and Gibi Babu (23). Chambers went on to add a further 52 with Phil Patterson (21*) to end on an unbeaten 63 that included 8 fours as the NW side sealed a six-wicket win.
Eglinton beat CIYMS by 193 runs
Eglinton, 2 June.
Eglinton 334/5 (40 overs; Adam Lamberton 100, Josh Martin 55, Ryan Lamrock 49, Scott Adair 34, Dylan McElhatton 30*, Robert McFarland 25, Rhys Thompson 20*; Beau Donnison 2-44)
CIYMS 141/6 (40 overs; Fraser McKane 47, Aadi Maini 35; Dylan McElhatton 3-15, Scott Adair 2-7)
Adam Lamberton scored a century as Eglinton won (CricketEurope)
Eglinton were the biggest winners of the day as they trounced a youthful and badly depleted CIYMS by 193 runs. The Belfast side requested a venue switch due to their seniors needing Belmont, and could only muster 9 to make the journey. The home side were merciless as they piled up 334 for 5, with Adam Lamberton hitting 14 fours and two sixes in his 100, sharing a century opening stand with Ryan Lamrock (49). Josh Martin thumped three sixes in an over on his way to a rapid 55, and there were runs too for Scott Adair (34), Dylan McElhatton (30*), Robert McFarland (25) and Rhys Thompson (20*) in the turkey shoot. CIYMS did at least ensure some respectability with a century stand between Fraser McKane (47) and Aadi Maini (35) on their way to 141 for 6 - three wickets for Dylan McElhatton and two for Scott Adair.
Donemana beat CSNI by 149 runs
The Holm, 2 June.
Donemana 310/6 (40 overs; DJ Dougherty 143, Graham Boyd 64, Jamie Huey 50: Ollie Dyer 3-45)
CSNI 161 (21.5 overs; Gareth Thompson 54*, Ollie Dyer 31, Harry Dyer 21, Ross Copeland 21; Chris Neely 5-21, Gary Neely 4-23)
DJ Dougherty was the highest individual scorer of the day as he made 143 in Donemana's 149-run win at home against CSNI. DJ cleared the ropes 12 times and also hit 11 fours in his 91-ball stay. He shared an opening stand of 119 in 21 overs with skipper Jamie Huey (50), and he and Graeme Boyd went through the gears as they added 88 in 7 overs, with Boyd's 64 taking just 36 deliveries (4 fours, 5 sixes). Ollie Dyer's 3-45 was the best of the Stormont side's attack in the home side's 310 for 6. CSNI came out swinging but couldn't get any real partnerships going as they were bolwed out for 161 - Gareth Thompson hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in his 54 not out, while Ollie Dyer hit 3 sixes in a feisty 31. Chris Neely (5-21) and Gary Neely (4-23) doing the damage with the ball.
Killyclooney lost to Waringstown by 5 wickets
Burndennett, 2 June.
Killyclooney 170 (34.2 overs; Andrew Neil 53, Craig Campbell 50, Matthew Campbell 21; Johnny Bushe 5-9, Ross Waite 4-42)
Waringstown 171/5 (28.1 overs; Matthew Daly 66, Ross Waite 44, Robbie McCollam 22; Matthew Campbell 3-26)
Johnny Bushe took 5 for 9 including a hat-trick (CricketEurope)
Johnny Bushe was the unlikely bowling hero for Waringstown as they won at Killyclooney. The former Irish international wicketkeeper took a hat-trick on his way to 5 for 9 as Killyclooney collapsed in dramatic fashion. The Tyrone side had reached 139 for 2 thanks to a stand of 106 between Andrew Neil (53) and Craig Campbell (50), before the wheels came off and they were reduced to 140 for 7. Ross Waite took four wickets too as Killyclooney were all out for 170. Waringstown had little trouble in the chase as Matthew Daly thumped 6 fours and 5 sixes in a hard-hit 66, while Ross Waite completed a fine all-round game in making 44 that included 7 fours. Matthew Campbell took 3 for 26 but the NCU side closed out the 5 wicket win in the 29th over.
Lisburn beat Fox Lodge by 2 wickets
Wallace Park, 2 June.
Fox Lodge 120 (33.1 overs; William McCarter 40*; Adam Berry 4-15, Richard Booth 2-26, Richard Simpson 2-29)
Lisburn 124/8 (33 overs; Chris Burns 21; Levi Kerr 3-19, Andrew McNeill 2-18, Adam Boyd 2-28)
Adam Berry took 4 for 15 (CricketEurope)
It was a close fought contest at Wallace Park where Lisburn edged out Fox Lodge to win by two wickets. Adam Berry took 4 for 15 and Richard Simpson claimed a brace as the Foxies were bowled out for 120 - William McCarter making an unbeaten 40. The hosts struggled in the chase though with wickets for Levi Kerr, Andrew McNeill and Adam Boyd having them 98 for 8. A 9th wicket stand between Richard Booth and Richard Simpson saw them over the line though and into the last eight.
Muckamore beat Brigade by 67 runs
Moylena, 2 June.
Muckamore 201/9 (40 overs; Arnold Oduvelil 53*, Ewan Wilson 39; Nick Gray 3-24, Ewan Wilson 3-29, Gareth Connor 2-33)
Brigade 134/9 (40 overs; Ben Johnston 22; Ethan Wilson 2-21, Shane Henderson 2-28, Arnold Oduvelil 2-28)
A last wicket stand of 82 between Arnold Oduvelil and Ethan Wilson (18*) was the catalyst for Muckamore's 67-run win at home to Brigade. Coming together at 119 for 9, the pair took their side to what would be a match winning 201 for 9, with Oduvelil's unbeaten 53 including 5 fours and a six. Nick Gray and Ewan Wilson both claimed three wickets while there were two for Gareth Connor. None of the Brigade batters could get to grips with the home side attack - Ben Johnston's 22 their best effort as they ended on 134 for 9.
Newbuildings lost to Instonians by 67 runs
Foyleview Arena, 2 June.
Instonians 307/8 (40 overs; George Craigan 101*, James Lambert 97, Robert Craigan 46; Adam Mitchell 3-54, Jack McIvor 2-74)
Newbuildings 240 (35.2 overs; Sam McClintock 118, Jack McIvor 39; Ben Rose 3-26, Sam McLarnon 3-49)
Sam McClintock and Jack McIvor added 144 for the first wicket (CricketEurope)
It was a tale of two centuries and two big partnerships as Instonians progressed to the quarter-finals with a 67-run win at the Foyleview Arena. Inst had got off to a fast start thanks to Robert Craigan's quickfire 46, but lost their way to be struggling on 71 for 5. However a 6th wicket stand of 181 in 23 overs between George Craigan and James Lambert transformed their fortunes. Craigan made an unbeaten 101 from 83 balls (14 fours, 2 sixes), while Lambert just missed out on his century, out for 97 in 72 deliveries (11 fours, 4 sixes) as they finished on 307 for 8. The hosts were undaunted by such a challenging target, with Sam McClintock and Jack McIvor replying with an opening stand that took them to 144 for 0 just past the midway point of the chase. McClintock hit 18 fours and cleared the ropes twice in his 118 from 82 balls, while McIvor made 39. However, once the stand was broken, Inst eased to a 67-run win. James Lambert got the big wicket of Johnny Thompson for just 9, holding on to a steepling caught and bowled, while there were three wickets each for spinners Ben Rose and Sam McLarnon.
North Down beat Bready by 52 runs
Comber, 2 June.
North Down 199/8 (40 overs; Ryan Haire 66, James Shields 31, Peter Shields 26*, Drew Parker 24; Aaron Cooke 3-26)
Bready 147 (34.5 overs; Jordan McCorkell 60, Ben Campbell 25; Ryan Haire 2-26, Josh Corbett 2-29, Peter Shields 2-30, Jaxon Dines 2-32)
Ryan Haire scored a half century (Don Shields)
A third wicket stand of 75 between former Irish international Ryan Haire and James Shields helped North Down into the last eight with a 52-run win against Bready at Comber. Haire top-scored with 66 (7 fours, 2 sixes), while James Shields made 31, his father Peter 26, and there were runs earlier too for Drew Parker (24) in a total of 199 for 8. Spinner Aaron Cooke (3-26) was the pick of the bowlers. Bready's reply never really got going depsite the efforts of Jordan McCorkell in the middle order who hit a quickfire 60 from just 54 balls (4 fours, 1 six) as the visitors ended on 147 - two wickets for Haire, Peter Shields, Jaxon Dines and Josh Corbett.
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