Busy week for CACC junior teams
On Wednesday 15th May the U13 team played Laurelvale. After the close game against Carrick on Monday this was a chance to give a game to some other players pushing for an A team spot.
The game started brightly with Ryan Ferguson taking the first of his two wickets in the first over. Some big hitting to the short boundaries followed from the Laurelvale batsmen punctuated only by a wicket to Harper McCloskey and a direct run out from Ethan Pavlovic. Laurelvale eventually set a formidable total of 203 for 4.
In reply, Matthew McQuiston started well, top scoring with 17 which included 2 fours and a six. Unfortunately only Harry Salt (6), James McDonald (5) and Rory Johnson (7 not out) mounted any kind of resistance. CACC were eventually all out for 97.
On Friday night the U15A’s played Holywood in a Division 1 league match. CACC batted first and immediately set about attacking the Holywood bowling attack. Oliver Scott (31 runs) and Harvey Latham (15) put on 54 for the first wicket. Adam Gooderham weighed in with several boundaries and top scored with 35. Useful boundaries towards the end from Ethan Millar and Connor Gillam helped CACC post 138 at the close.
In reply, an excellent opening spell from Olly Scott and Olly Smith (one wicket each) set the tone for the whole innings. Ben Harrison and Matthew Williamson bowled well and where unlucky not to take any wickets. Adam Gooderham capped off an excellent all round performance with a wicket. Connor Gillam was the pick of the bowlers taking 4 for 8 in 3 overs with his accurate leg spin. The win puts CACC top of Division 1.
On Friday evening the mighty U11 side played Holywood in the 1st round of the U11 Development Cup at Belfast High School. The format of this competition is pairs cricket.
Holywood batted first but were soon pegged back thanks to a couple of run outs from some excellent CACC fielding. Hari S, Jonathan P, James McD, Daithi B and Lorcan T all took wickets as Holywood eventually posted 70 runs to win.
Lorcan and Zeke T opened the batting and scored 8 runs in their 4 overs. Ben McC and Rory J played some excellent shots and scored 18 runs. Keshav R and Jonathan P scored 6 runs. Hari S and Simon B scored 13. James McD and Jack McA scored a very important 13 runs but the highest run scorers were Ruby L and James McD with 19. CACC eventually scored 77 winning the game by 7 runs. A great start to the season!
Thank you to the coaches Robert Scott, Hilton Parr and Colin Salt for helping out this week. Thank you to Belfast High School for hosting the U11 game.