Dundrum Lose Out To A Strong Lurgan Peformance

dn_screenDundrum lost  by 142 runs in The Meadow to the section one favourites Lurgan with two super innings  both with contrasting styles.

Indian Nirinjan Godpole  had a very classy 92 and a swashbuckling innings of 94 with Dundrum’s all rounder Lee Connor on a  very aggressive 63.

Lurgan were put into bat and lost Steven Johnston for 3 bowled by a corker from CJ  Hollenbach in the fourth over, and both of the new batsmen struggled with Lee Connor who bowled far better than the figures of  7 overs for 18 runs suggested.

Lurgan,  after the opening bowlers went off, went on the attack with Bruce Topping 51 caught by Lee of Rodney Hassard bowling.  Nirinjan Godpole played very solidly with 92 runs off 97 balls with Gordy Lowey getting him with his first ball.

Captain Joel Maguire tried 7 bowlers but the runs flowed with far too many loose deliveries. Rodney Hassard bowled good line and length 2 for 42 including a superb caught and bowled  and spinner.

Gavin McNerlin slowed it down with ten overs 1 for 36 but it was the quickfire innings from John Guy of 94 in only 47 balls including seven big sixes and five boundaries as the total sored to a massive 308 on a very slow outfield.

Dundrum  lost both openers Rodney Hassard 3  and Joel  also 3 both played on to the stumps by John Guy  both Gavin Mcnerlin 21 and Alan Tormey 24 batted sensibly.  But it was the talisman Lee Conner that treated Lurgan and the decent crowd to a superb knock of 63  four big sixes and and six boundaries  as John Guy took 6 for 27 in 8 overs and Godpole 3 for 27  with Stuart Campbell 5 not out  as Lurgan finished the game of in 33rd over.