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NCU Schools Cricket 1998
Ulster Schools XI 1998

  • Southern Schools beat Ulster Schools by 3 wickets.
    Milverton, 2 July
    Ulster Schools 105 (D Gaughran 4-18)
    Southern Schools 106-7 (D Gaughran 41*, A McCoubrey 3-23)

    Ulster Schools lost a low scoring 50 over match played at The Hills, Dublin by 3 wickets. Batting first, Ulster Schools were all out for 105 with captain David Finlay of Methodist College top scoring with 30 with D Gaughran taking 4 for 18 for the Southern side. Ulster Schools appeared to be in control of the match when they reduced the Southern team to 19 for 4 but a fight-back by D Gaughran (41*) and C Armstrong (36) was enough to see their team reach the required target. A McCoubrey from Cambridge House took 3 for 23.
    Ulster Schools: D Finlay (Methodist College, captain), A White (Regent House), S Kelly (Coleraine AI), P Shields (Regent House), C McKibben (RBAI), R Haire (Regent House), M Harte (Bangor GS), D Hobson (Belfast HS), P Robinson (RBAI), G Oakes (RBAI), A McCoubrey (Cambridge House). 12th man: D McCann (Down HS)

  • Ulster Schools XI drew with MCC
    23 June, Campbell College
    MCC 176 for 5 dec
    Ulster Schools' XI 174-9 (P Shields 51, S Corlett 4-43, G Molins 3-65)

    The annual match between an Ulster Schools' XI and MCC at Campbell College finished in an exciting draw. The Schools' side were just 3 runs short of victory whilst MCC only required 1 wicket to win the match when stumps were drawn.

  • Ulster Schools XI beat Leprechauns by 4 wickets
    19 June, Campbell College
    Leprechauns 129 (C Fuller 4-28, R Heasley 4-39)
    Ulster Schools XI 130-6 (D Hobson 43)

    An Ulster Schools' XI recorded a 4 wicket win over the Leprechauns in their annual fixture played at Osborne Park as a "timed match". The Leprechauns were all out for 129 with Peter Reid (36) and Richard Finlay (27) leading the way while the Campbell pairing of Richard Heasley and Chris Fuller both claimed 4 wickets. David Hobson (43) from Belfast HS led the run chase with Down HS player Derrick McCann (20*) and Limavady GS boy Alistair Montgomery (17*) saw the Schools' team home with only two balls of the match remaining.