Eglinton Cricket Club News pages




31 Aug 2015 : This Week's News
On Saturday,  the Firsts had a convincing win over Strabane. Strabane batted first and were in trouble right from the start when opening pacemen Stuart Thompson and Oraine Williams had them reeling at 7 - 4. They never really recovered and were all out for 142 with Stuart Thompson and Craig Averill both taking 3 - 23. Eglinton cruised to victory with Andy Pierce topscoring with 41no. This victory takes Eglinton to third in the table with 2 matches to go.

The seconds had a busy weekend. On Friday night their game with Brigade IIs was washed out without a ball being bowled. This is now a no result game. On Saturday, a weakened team went to Bready and were well beaten. Eglinton batted first and were dismissed for 101. Bready only lost 2 wickets in getting the runs. On Sunday, they played Bonds Glen IIs and had better luck. Eglinton batted first and scored 124 with Lee Ritchie scoring 40. Bonds Glen were dismissed for 104 with the wickets being shared. They remain third in the table with 2 games remaining.

The Thirds also had a busy week starting at Donemana last Sunday. Donemana were dismissed for 117 with Robbie Millar taking 3 - 14 and Glen Spratt, 3 - 16. Eglinton scored 119.- 3 with young Dylan McElhatton scoring 59no and Graeme Spratt 35. On Monday they took on Ardmore and dismissed them for 73, Josh Martin being the best of the bowlers with 3 - 12. Eglinton scored 74 - 2, with Dylan McElhatton scoring 30no and Richard Keys 29no. On Sunday they played Burndennet. Burndennet batted first and were all out for 101 with the wickets being shared. Eglinton scored 103 - 5 with Dylan McElhatton completing an excellent week scoring 38no. This takes them up to third in the table with 3 games left. Dylan McElhatton has scored 127 runs this week without being dismissed.

Last nights lotto draw resulted in the following numbers ;- 7, 11, 16 and 24. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot for next week is £1370. The runners up prize was won by Noel O'Kane with number 20. 

The monthly 100 club draw was also made and the winning number was 16 held by Andy Lamberton. 

24 Aug 2015 : This Week's News
It was a good week for the Firsts this week.

On Thursday in the semi final of the Faughan Valley Cup, they traveled to Bready. Eglinton batted first and scored 159 - 2 in their 20 overs, led by a great innings of 87no by Stuart Thompson supported by 36 from Oraine Williams. When stumps were drawn Bready had scored 90 - 6 to lose by 33 runs under the DL method. Andy Millar was the best of the bowlers taking 3 - 27. The final against Donemana was due to be played on Sunday but was rained off without a ball being bowled.

On Saturday they had a convincing win at Brigade in the league. Again Eglinton batted first and scored 186. Richard Wylie top scored with 32 but all the batsmen chipped in. Brigade were dismissed for 109 with the spinners doing the damage. Steven McCloskey took 3 - 28, Ross Allen, 3 - 20 and Craig Averill 3 - 11.

Last Monday night, the thirds were beaten by league leaders Ballyspallen IIs. Ballyspallen batted first and were all out for 99, Johnny McCready taking 3 - 8 and Richard Keys 3 - 13. Eglinton were dismissed for 86, Lee Ritchie top scoring with 25.

In last night's lotto draw, the numbers drawn were 2, 8, 16 and 20. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot for next week is £1350. The runners up prize was won by Karl O'Doherty with number 46.

17 Aug 2015 : This Week's News
What started as a reasonable week for the Firsts and Seconds turned out to be very disappointing in the end.

On Tuesday in the quarter final of the Faughan Valley T20 Cup, the Firsts had a convincing win at Ardmore. Ardmore batted First and were all out for 85 with Andy Millar taking 4 -25. Eglinton took only 13 overs to get the runs with the loss of only 2 wickets. Andy Millar with 27 and Richard Wylie 24no were the top scorers. Eglinton now play Bready in the semi final this week.

On Saturday, in a vital league match they lost at home to Bready. Eglinton batted first and were all out for 232 with Chris Pierce,63, and Jamie Millar, 52 the best of the batsmen. Bready were struggling at 57 - 5 but an excellent 118no from their professional turned the tables. Bready got the runs for the loss of 7 wickets with 7 balls to spare.

On Sunday at home to Instonians in the semi final of the Ulster Cup, Eglinton batted very poorly and despite 49 from the in form Richard Wylie, were all out for only 114. Instonians cruised to victory for the loss of only 2 wickets.

For the Seconds, it was a similar story. On Wednesday, they played Coleraine in a league match reduced to 20 overs. Coleraine batted first and were all out for 97 with Lee Ritchie taking 3 -15. Eglinton cruised to victory by 8 wickets with Steven McCloskey, 46no, and Glenn Spratt ,32no, leading the charge.

A depleted team went to Donemana for the Cup Final on Friday and were well beaten by a strong Donemana side. Eglinton batted first and in their first innings scored a reasonable 177 with Richard Keys scoring 62no. Donemana were never in trouble and scored 290 - 7 in their 50 overs with Richard Stewart being the best of the bowlers with 3 - 37. In their second innings Eglinton could only score 127, Scott Adair, 31, and Richard Keys, 27, top scoring. Donemana lost only 1 wicket in knocking off the runs.

In last nights lotto draw, the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 7 and 20. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot for next week in £1320. The runners up prize was won by Steven Gillespie with number 34.

10 Aug 2015 : This Week's News
What should have been an entertaining cup final between two evenly matched teams, turned out to be a bit of an anti climax because of the weather. On both days, Eglinton had to bat in difficult overcast conditions and their early batting suffered. To be fair Donemana's bowlers exploited the conditions superbly and Eglinton never fully recovered from the loss of early wickets on both days.

On Saturday they were all out for 114 in the first innings but the bowlers responded really well and restricted Donemana to 179 -9 in their 50 overs, a lead of 65. The best of the bowlers were Stuart Thompson, 2 -24, Oraine Williams, 3-32 and Ross Allen, 3-20.

In the second innings, the Donemana bowlers again exploited the early conditions well and Eglinton were 101 - 8 when Simon Olphert joined Richard Wylie at the crease. Richard batted really well for an unbeaten 62 and Simon batted sensibly for an invaluable 16no.  Eglinton's innings closed at 181 - 8 which at least set Donemana a target. In the fast improving conditions, a target of 116 in 50 overs was never going to be enough but Stuart Thompson and Oraine Williams put early pressure on them when Donemana were 8 - 3. However Andy McBrine with a man of the match performance took them close to the finishing line. Donemana won with the loss of only 2 more wickets.

Eglinton can take plenty of positives from this performance. On another day the result could have been different but congratulations to Donemana in winning the cup for the fourth successive time.

In the only other game played this week, the seconds easily beat Strabane IIs. Strabane were bowled out for only 66 with Jack Martin taking an impressive 5 - 7. Eglinton took only 11 overs in getting the runs with the loss of 4 wickets.

Its another big week this week. The firsts are playing Ardmore in the quarter final of the Faughan Valley Cup on Tuesday, with a league game on Saturday and the semi final of the Ulster Cup against Instonians on Sunday. The Seconds play Donemana in their cup final on Friday and Saturday at Donemana. Good luck to both teams.

Last night's lotto draw resulted in the following numbers :- 1, 11, 17 and 24. There were no winners and the runners up prize was won by Sandra Johnston with number 130.


03 Aug 2015 : This Week's News
This was a dreadful week for the Club. The only scheduled fixture was the NW Senior Cup Final but after heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, the match was abandoned after only 37 overs. Eglinton were in a strong position when play was halted as Donemana were 112 - 6.

The two teams will get together next weekend and try again on Saturday and Sunday.

In last nights lotto draw, the winning numbers were 2, 8 11 and 18. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot for next week is £1275. Nicole Goligher from Donemana won the runners up prize with number 157.

The monthly 100 club draw was also made and the winner was Caroline Ritchie with number 104.

27 Jul 2015 : This Week's News
In yet another big week for the firsts, they had two wins in the league.

In a rearranged game last Tuesday and Wednesday they easily accounted for Bready at Magheramason. Bready batted first and were dismissed for only 102. The spinners did the damage taking 8 - 22 between them with Ross Allen (4 -17) and Richard Wylie (3 -5) being the best. Eglinton took only 18 overs in getting the runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Andy Millar gave them a good start with a quickfire 25 on Tuesday before Craig Averill, 36no and Oriane Williams, 34no brought them home.

In a much tighter game at Ardmore on Saturday. they won by 16 runs. Eglinton batted first and scored 231 - 6 in their 50 overs. Craig Averill with 84 and Jamie Millar, 59no, were the best of the batsmen. Ardmore were dismissed in the last over for 215 with Craig Averill being the best of the bowlers with 3 -38.

The Ulster Cup semi final on Sunday against Instonians was completely washed out and will now be played on August 16th.

On Wednesday, the seconds beat Fox Lodge in a 20 over game. Fox Lodge batted first and were all out for 100 in 19 overs. Steven McCloskey with 3 - 23 and Andy Millar,3- 22, did the damage. Eglinton took only 11 overs in getting the runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Alex Davidson, 30, and Andy Millar, 38, top scored.

Also on Wednesday the thirds beat Donemana in a 20 over game. Eglinton batted first and scored 147 - 6 in their 20 overs, Richard Keys, 32, and John McCreadie 57no top scoring. Donemana were dismissed for 50 with Michael Lynch taking 5 - 7 and Ally McKie 3 - 15. Megan McClintock made her debut in this game.

The Ladies had another win against Newbuildings. Eglinton batted first and scored 94 - 2 in their 16 overs. Gail Ritchie 26no and Leanne Gaile 40no top scored. Newbuildings could only score 61 - 5 in their 16 overs.

In last night's lotto, the numbers drawn were 5, 6, 12 and 23. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot for next week is £1200. The runners up prize was won by Ken Craig with number 8.

Finally, good luck to the firsts in their Cup Final against Donemana this coming week end.  

20 Jul 2015 : This Week's News
The Firsts had a tough encounter with Coleraine on Saturday. They travelled without 4 regulars and were well beaten. Despite a third wicket stand between Oriane Williams, 38, and Karl O'Doherty, 18, they were all out for only 89. Coleraine had no trouble in reaching the score for the loss of only 1 wicket.

They had better luck on Sunday in the quarter final of the Ulster Cup against NCU team Carrickfergus. In their 40 overs, Carrickfergus got 163 -7 with Andy Millar picking up 4 wickets for 17. Eglinton were struggling at 115 - 7 when the in form Andy Millar came to the wicket and he and Richard Wylie saw them home with 7 overs to spare. Andy top scored with 35no  and Andy Pierce, Oriane Williams, Jamie Millar and Chris Pierce all got starts. Eglinton now play Instonians in the semi final next Sunday.

On Saturday the seconds had bad luck against Coleraine IIs. Eglinton scored 271 in their 50 overs and when the rains came Coleraine were 130 - 7 with only 13 overs left. the match was washed out and will have to be replayed.

The Thirds had a game at last and a very young side lost to Killyclooney by only 5 runs.

i think congratulations are due to the Club generally. Despite poor availability due to holidays, illness etc, the Club were able to put out three teams on Saturday.

In Sunday's lotto draw the following numbers were drawn, 8, 12, 17 and 20. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot for next week is £1200. John Pierce won the runners up prize with number 66.

13 Jul 2015 : This Week's News
It was another big weekend for the Club.

On Saturday in a rain affected game the firsts had an important win over St Johnston. St Johnston batted first and scored 183 in their 50 overs with Oriane Williams (3 -33) and Richard Wylie (3-35) the best of the bowlers. Under the DL method Eglinton's target was reduced to 130 in 35 overs, which they achieved with 5 overs to spare, Craig Averill batting well for 66 not out and Christopher Pierce 29no.

The Seconds lost to Ballyspallen in the league on Saturday. Batting first, Eglinton were all out for 140 with none of the batsmen getting going. Ballyspallen got there with the loss of only 5 wickets.

They fared much better on Sunday against Strabane IIs in the Cup semi final. A strong Strabane team batted first and were all out for 177, Richard Keys, 3- 9, and Jack Martin ,3- 25, being the best of the bowlers. Scott Adair with a marvellous 72 led the reply with Alex Davidson, Andy Millar and Graham Lamrock all getting into the 20s. There was a blip in the middle of the innings when 3 wickets fell for only 10 runs but the Martin brothers, Jack and Josh, took Eglinton over the line by 5 wickets. They now play in the final for the third year in succession.

Once again, the Thirds had no game,

In the lotto draw on Sunday night, the numbers drawn were 4, 5, 14 and 16. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot for next week is £1150. The runners up prize was won by Sandra Johnston with number 75.

06 Jul 2015 : This Week's News
It was another big week end for the Firsts.

On Saturday they were at Donemana in the league.  The game was reduced to 37 overs because of the weather  and Eglinton scored 215 with Oriane Williams scoring 91 and Andrew Pierce 37. Donemana lost 7 wickets in getting the runs, Craig Averill, 3 - 21, and Ross Allen, 3 - 46, being the best of the bowlers.

There were two Faughan Valley T20 Cup games. On Friday, at Glendermott, the home team scored 174 - 4 in their 20 overs with Oriane Williams taking 3 - 15. Eglinton only lost two wickets with Andy Millar hitting 14 sixes in scoring 128. Craig Averill scored 41 in an opening partnership worth 170. On Sunday, at Newbuildings  Eglinton scored 134 - 8 in their 20 overs Mark Averill with 38 and Richard Wylie 33 top scoring. Newbuildings scored 99 - 5 to win by 5 wickets under the DL method with Oriane Williams taking 3 - 19.

The Seconds game against Fox lodge was washed out without a ball being bowled and the Thirds had no game.

In the inter provincial U'15 tournament last week Dylan McElhatton had a good tournament taking wickets and scoring runs in all three matches. Robbie Millar in the U'13 tournament also had an impressive tournament in which his highlight was a brilliant 7 - 23 against the Northern Cricket Union.

Finally on cricket matters, best wishes to Stuart Thompson who is with the Ireland team in the ICC T20 qualifying tournament.

Last night's lotto numbers were 2, 8, 13 and 16. There were no winners and the estimated jackpot to carry forward is £1140. The runners up prize was won by Sheena Pierce with number 12.

29 Jun 2015 : This Week's News
It was a big weekend for the Club. The firsts had two impressive victories led by the in form Stuart Thompson and Oriane Williams.

On Saturday in the League at Strabane, Strabane batted first and scored 216. Stuart Thompson was the best of the bowlers with 4 - 41. Eglinton lost two early wickets but an unbeaten stand of 202 between Stuart Thompson (105no) and Oriane Williams (81no) took them to an eight wicket victory.

They were even more impressive on Sunday in the Cup semi final at Beechgrove. Brigade batted first and scored 210 - 9 in their 50 overs with the wickets being shared. This time Craig Averill with an excellent 50 gave them a start but Stuart Thompson with 51 and Oriane Williams, 82no continued where they left off the day before to give Eglinton an impressive 7 wicket victory. They now meet Donemana in the decider at the end of the month.

The seconds faced a strong Donemana team on Saturday. Donemana scored 226 - 6 in their 50 overs with Richard Keys taking 3 - 44. Eglinton were all out for 142 with Scott Adair top scoring on 54.

The Thirds had a facile victory over Killyclooney on Sunday, Killyclooney could only score 21 and Eglinton won without losing a wicket.

The ladies had a decent game at Bonds Glen. Eglinton batted first and scored 100 - 6 in their 20 overs with A Dunlop scoring 61no. Bonds Glen got there for the loss of only two wickets. 

In last night's lotto draw the numbers drawn were 5, 12, 19 and 23. There were no winners and the estimated jack pot for next week is £1120. The runners up prize was won by Georgie Campbell with number 21.

The monthly 100 club draw was also made and the winner was Sam Thompson with number 37.