Bangor III’s maintain winning start

Bangor traveled to the Mall on Saturday to play Armagh III’s in their third league match of the season where Armagh elected to bat first in the 25 over encounter.
Armagh started well reaching 53 for none in the 8th over before a change in bowling attack saw skipper Andy Hare (3-0-1-14) take the first wicket before the younger members of the team were treated to displays of controlled, and varietal, bowling by returning players Mike Kwelu (5-2-1-18) and Stephen Cumper (5-1-3-27) respectively. The bowling performance was backed up in the field with a number of certain boundaries being prevented. Chris Escott maintained the fine display with two imperious caught and bowled helping to his figures of 4-0-3-11.
With the wickets regularly falling Bangor managed to bring the Armagh innings to a close with score at 131 for 9 off their 25 overs.
The Bangor innings opened with Ben Escott being accompanied by his father, Chris, to the middle where they got off to a solid start to see off the opening bowling pair and reach 39 before Chris fell for 18 in the 12th over with score at 39.
The fall of Chris saw skipper Andy Hare come to the crease where he immediately set out his stall with two fours and three sixes that proved to be the start of the pivotal partnership between himself and Ben as they put on 72 runs in 5 overs before Ben fell for 41, having punished anything loose dispatching the ball through the gaps. Andy was joined at the crease by Andy Pyper where the pattern of flowing stroke play continued to see Bangor pass the Armagh score in the 21st over with Andy on 46 not out giving Bangor III’s their third victory in three matches.

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