13As Begin Banogue Cup Defence

The 13a side played Cregagh at Gibson Park Avenue on Friday 24th May, recording a comprehensive 98 run victory in a match restricted to 10 overs.


Tom won the toss and elected to bat. George Palmer started steadily while Amy Hunter took an instant liking to the Cregagh bowling attack, opting for the aerial route. Amy reached her 50 in the fifth over and was advised that she would retire after eight overs. She fell agonizingly short of her century in an innings that contained 7 x 6s and 11 x 4s. With the score on 150 from 9 overs, the Cregagh coach had had enough and claimed that the game could not be completed in the light drizzle and that there was a health and safety issue with Amy hitting the ball so hard! However, after negotiation, common sense prevailed in agreeing to wait for up to thirty minutes before abandoning the match.

Within 10 minutes, the drizzle had stopped and the sun was shining. Instonians had declared and the Cregagh reply had started, having agreed to reduce to a 10 over match. Cregagh managed 52 in reply.

Thanks to Cregagh for the game and to our loyal band of parents for their continued support.

Instonians 150-0 A Hunter 96 rtd, G Palmer 40n.o

Cregagh 52-7 D Henry 2-1 B McCausland 2-4