Match Reports from The Weekend
1s v Templepatrick
Another dominant team performance puts CACC one step closer to promotion. Being put in to bat first on a challenging wicket at the Cloughan, the boys dug deep and built vital partnerships through the innings to post a respectable 154-9 off their 50 overs. Stand out batsmen were David Reid (31), Robbie Moffett (25) and Ben Kane (22). The bowling attack, again was too strong for the opposition. Taking early wickets and being ruthless bowled out the hosts for 56 for a 98 run victory. Ben Kane was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-7 off his 8 overs. This was supported well by Matty McCord (3-10) and Andrew Forbes (2-10). CACC win by 98 runs.
2s v Woodvale 2s
CACC made the short journey to Ballygomartin Road. CACC won an important toss and put Woodvale in to bat when there was still a lot of rain in the air. CACC openers Montgomery and Roe started fantastically with a very tight spell with Roe picking up 2 wickets. First change saw O Scott come on and bowl rapidly, easily one of his best spells of the season with figures of 2-15 from 5. This was supported very well by McFadden who bowled a tidy spell. Greenlees and O’Connor then came on after a very tidy start from CACC and each took 3 wickets. Greenless 3-15 and O’Connor 3-21. A very good Woodvale side all out for 125 thanks to excellent bowling, fantastic committment in the field and some great catching. In Response, CACC were always in control. A quick fire 35 from Rob Hall got us well ahead of the rate. Mulholland with a very good 29 and finally Rob Scott who saw us home with a very impressive 28 not out. CACC win by 5 wickets.
3s v Saintfield 2s
CACC won the toss and selected to bat against Saintfield 2s at The Castle. CACC openers H Latham and R McKnight set a opening partnership of 28. Until Latham was dismissed, with McKnight following shortly after. S Cavey and P Mulholland steadied the ship bringing the total to 70. The in form, S Sloan guided CACC to 140-9 with 35no.CACC started the second innings swiftly with opening bowler Raghu dismissing the SCC opener in the second over and got a second wicket shortly after. Then P Mulholland got brought into the attack striking quick getting 2 wickets in his first over bringing SCC to 37-4. Then S Sloan joined the party getting a vital wicket. The bowler of the day P Mulholland striked yet again with skipper R McKnight getting a vital catch in the deep, only for Mulholland to get another 2 balls after with keeper H Latham taking one behind. A over later Mulholland brought up his 5iver. R McKnight got a vital run out from out deep bringing Saintfield to 77-9. Mulholland ended the game up getting another wicket(6-21) ending SCC to 78ao.
4s v Templepatrick 5s
TCC won the toss and decided to bowl. CACC started brightly before a couple of run outs pegged the innings back. Ben Ritchie top scored with 22 and was well supported by Jerin Shibu with 16. A couple of lusty blows from skipper Latham helped CACC post 106. In reply TCC started well before Kavyadeep Singh broke the partnership. Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, Harper McCloskey, Jerin Shibu, Matthew Hughes, James McDonald and Stuart Johnson all taking one wicket. TCC moved within 10 runs of victory before William Knight took 2 excellent wickets to make it an uncomfortable finish for TCC. A scrambled single with two overs to spare saw TCC over the line to win by 1 wicket. This was a fantastic effort from a very young side. James McDonald, Ben McConway and Finn McAlorum all made senior debuts. Thanks to TCC for a game played in the best of spirits. CACC lose by 1 wicket