After a run of 6 consecutive victories last weekend saw Woodvale IV’s, who were in a similar position, come together in a top of the table clash that didn’t live up to expectations.
Woodvale batted first with Bangor starting well by restricting them to 24 runs in the first six overs having had very close LBW calls against both openers turned down. Opener, S Amir, then went on to take full advantage of the batting conditions as he made his way to 77 in an innings that saw the ball fly over the boundary line on a number of occasions. Wickets started to fall on a regular basis but all the Woodvale players were getting a start that kept the runs being amassed at a good rate. By the end of their 30th over Woodvale reached an imposing 245 for 9 wickets.
Bangor needed a good start which was provided by Kai McPeak who ensured Bangor kept in touch with the required run rate reaching 57 before being bowled with the score at 110 in 14 overs. There were pockets of resistance in the remaining innings but with the score dropping below the required level and wickets falling the Woodvale total was never really in threat again. Woodvale ended up deserved winners by 77 runs to cement their place at the top of table in Junior League 5.