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Jul 7 14


by admim

As usual Donaghcloney cricket club will be hosting a summer coaching scheme for kids throughout JULY and AUGUST. the details are as follows:

MONDAY and WEDNESDAY 10am-12.30pm is for P2-P7

Batting Basics

MONDAY and WEDNESDAY 2.30pm-4.30pm is for Under 13 and Under 15

Tuesday and Thursday evening children’s coaching will run as usual

THE COST IS £2 for 1st child in family and then £1 thereafter per session

Kids should bring a drink and light snack along with a coat should it rain.

**** please note girls are more than welcome to join for practice sessions.

Jul 6 14

First XI claim another scalp and make it 5 wins from 8.

by admim

Another 50 for Mansing

Donaghcloney traveled to Shaw’s Bridge to play Cooke Collegians in their second meeting in the league this year. Skipper Keith Martin lost the toss as per usual and Cooke elected to bat on what was a great looking track. Cooke were soon in bother. Steven Lecky opened the bowling and with a bit of extra bounce in the track had Cooke on the back foot from the off. He was well backed up by Jonny Stevenson who has found some real form with the ball over the last few weeks. With Lecky’s pace and Stevenson’s swing the home team found it very difficult to score runs. The first breakthrough came in the 7th over when Lecky had J Stinson caught in the 2nd slip by Mansing. Then the next ball L Willmott was caught behind By Keith martin and the home side were 2 down. Not to be outdone Stevenson claimed 2 scalps in the following over, that of opener F Cuttle who lost his leg stump playing around a straight one and then the danger man R Johnson who was caught and bowled without scoring. Cooke were 14 for 4 after 8 overs. Wickets fell steadily and Cooke put up little resistance except with 20 from S Shulka and a flashy 30 from A Brown at the tail of the innings. Wickets were shared between Charlie McCrum, Matthew Lyttle and D Marshall who all had one apiece while S Hanna had 2 victims and Lecky ended up with 3 for 27 in what was an impressive spell of aggressive quick bowling. Cooke finished on a credible 111 when it looked like they would struggle to get into 3 figures. read more…

Jun 15 14

All 3 teams win in a great weekend for DCC

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Mansing gets 56 not out to DCC to beat Victoria

It was a pleasure to host Victoria this weekend for the first time in many years in a league competition. The weather was perfect for cricket and their was sense of anticipation for the local derby. Victoria won the toss and elected to bat. The Donaghcloney opening bowlers of Lecky and Stevenson were soon rewarded for their accurate bowling. Steven Lecky made the initial breakthrough when D Reiman nicking one to keeper K Martin  with the 3rd over of the innings. Lecky claimed 3 more quick wickets and Victoria were 4 down with only 9 runs on the board. Jonny Stevenson was toiling away from the factory end, swinging the ball away from the right hander and past the outside edge on numerous occasions. His first 5 overs went for just 10 runs and kept the pressure on the Victoria batsmen. G McClure who was carrying a hamstring injury dug in and refused to go down without a fight. read more…

Jun 10 14

Midweek Success for 1st and 2nd XI

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Gary Knox, DCC

7 wickets for Gary Knox

The home fixture against Laurelvale was fufilled on Tuesday,Wednesday 3rd and 4th of June. Donaghcloney won the toss and elected to bat on the first evening of the two nighter. Laurelvale were soon on top with the early wickets of Hanna, Derby and Harland all going very cheaply. Mansing and M Lyttle steadied the ship and both batsmen on form punishing the bad ball. Matthew had reached 19 with some ease before being caught out of the bowling of S Hughes. That brought Jonny Dowds to the crease. He and Mansing put on a match winning 145 for the fourth wicket partnership. Mansing was in superb touch and his class was evident. He worked the field pushing singles at will and pounced on anything loose. He reached his first hundred of the season and the delight on his face was clear for all to see. J Dowds played the perfect foil to Mansing. Jonny pushed the ball about the green, rotating the strike and keeping the field guessing. He brought up in his 50 in the last over. With only two boundaries in the innings it as an example of patience and control. Mansing unleashed after reaching his ton hitting two fours and three sixes before being bowled by J Lyttle for a magnificent 132. S Lecky was there at the death with Dowds and he continued his good form with bat finishing on 24 not out. read more…

Jun 1 14

Donaghcloney 1st XI make progress in the Junior Cup

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Man of the man S Lecky with 53 and 4-23

Donaghcloney traveled to the Mall to face Armagh in the 2nd round of the Junior cup having recieved a bye in the first round. It was a day made for cricket and Keith Martin won the toss and elected to bat on what looked like a reasoable track. The two left handers S Hanna and P Derby saw of the new ball well and the score was on 49 when Derby was brilliantly run out with a direct hit from extra cover trying to sneak a quick signal. That brought A Harland to the crease who has struggled with form so far this season. Unfortuneately today wasn’t going to be his day again and both he and Hanna fell in quick succession with Donaghcloney on 53-3 in the 12th over. The biggest partnership of the innings was to follow as M Lyttle and J Dowds putting on 69 for the 4th wicket before Lyttle was given leg before to a straight full toss from A Walbran. J Dowds who was drafted in from the 2nd’s to replace the pro Mansing Nigade who was eligible to lay in the Junior Cup due to NCU regulations. Dowds took his opportunity well and played very fluently for his 29 before being caught behind of the bowling of H Boyd. The star of the Donaghcloney innings was S Lecky who came in at number six and dominated the bowling from the start. He had 6 boundaries in total and not afraid to go the ariel route he was on 53 when he perished caught and bowled to H Boyd’s tidy off spin. He was aided by skipper K Martin in a partnership of 50 who nudged a snappy 17 before advancing down the track to H Boyd and was stumped a yard out of his crease. The innings finished on 206 for 9 in the 50 overs with H Boyd figures of 4-37 of his 10. read more…