Ulster Bank Schools’ Cup Success

Congratulations to Grosvenor’s 1st XI cricket team which enjoyed victory away to Belfast High School in the first round of this year’s Ulster Bank Schools’ Cup on Wednesday 30th April.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Grosvenor struggled to keep wickets intact but were boosted by a gusty 21 from number six batsman Gareth Lammey, as well as an invaluable 15 from Ellis Hannah at number eight.  Such resilience from the lower-middle order saw the team through to a final total of 81 runs – still disappointing in the overall context but a score that the team felt they had a realistic chance of defending.

Having set a relatively low target, however, there was little margin for error and thankfully the team’s bowlers each played their part in restricting Belfast High throughout their innings.  None of GGS’s attack conceded more than 14 runs and such thriftiness, combined with the regular fall of wickets, helped Grosvenor home to a 35 run victory, with BHS all out for 46.  Undoubtedly the pick of the bowlers was Mark Johnston, whose 5-14 from 5 overs simply decimated the opposition.  In support, however, Craig Irvine (1-11), Stuart Nelson (1-10) and Adam Skelton (2-10) each played an important role in suffocating the opposition with their tight, controlled deliveries.

Well done to Grosvenor on their victory in the opening round of this year’s Schools’ Cup and we wish them, as well as coaches Mr White, Mr McCallan and Mr Young, the best of luck when they travel to Royal School Armagh in the second round on Wednesday 14th May.

 

 

Grosvenor's 1st XI cricket team which secured victory over Belfast High School in the opening round of the Schools' Cup at the end of April