Seniors continue to set trend
By Scott Cameron on Friday, 15 November 2019
The Union senior team continue to set the trend in Borton Cup cricket with another dominant victory, this time against Glenavy.
In their first ever game in the Borton Cup competition, the visitors looked to be in trouble early losing their first two wickets in the first over of the innings with no runs on the board. Duncan Drew (playing his 200th senior fixture for the club) and Thomas Shields then combined for a match turning 157 run partnership with both bringing up half centuries before Drew was dismissed for 77, Shields then followed him 20 runs later out for 67. Matt Lilley and Brad Fleming then combined with a 72 run unbroken 7th wicket partnership in the final overs as their team posted the total of 277-6 in 50 overs. For Glenavy Ross McCulloch was the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 3-55 of 10 overs.
Glenavy had a steady start reaching 51-3, but with the wicket of Van Leeuwen this started a specular collapse that saw them lose 7 wickets for 6 runs. Fleming backing up his earlier with the bat took a hattrick finishing with 4 wickets without conceding a run. Jordy Whyte took 3-20, while Lilley took 2-14. With the loss of the final wicket Glenavy had handed the visitors the biggest win by victory margin in a one day fixture.
Union 277-6 ( D. Drew 77, T. Shields 67, B. Fleming 44no, M. Lilley 30no, B. James 17, G. Cameron 11, R. McCulloch 3-55, B. Mercer 2-35 )
Glenavy 57 ( R. Van Leewen 25, M. Tangney 13, B. Fleming 4-0, J. Whyte 3-20, M. Lilley 2-14 )
Union won by 220 runs
Full scorecard for the match