Important win for fighting Foxies

Thursday, 17 August 2017

FOX Lodge earned a significant victory over Bready courtesy of a strong showing with the bat at Ballymagorry.

Jason Milligan and Jordan Austin (13) gave the Foxies a solid start worth 41 before Milligan and Cebo Tshiki took the score to 87.

Milligan opened just two runs short of a half century having hit 7 fours in his knock, while Tshiki and Brian Allen almost doubled the score for the home side.

Bready's overseas man Irosh Samarasooriya took care of the South African for 59 (7 fours and 2 sixes) before skipper Allen was trapped lbw by David Rankin for 60 (9 fours). Scoring slowed up considerably after that with Samarasooriya doing the bulk of the damage with 5-39 while Rankin (2-27) and Andy Lucas (2-35) assisted, and the final total rested at 213.


Bready's reply suffered when they lost David Rankin almost straight away and Fox Lodge's bowlers took advantage after that. The batsmen struggled as Gareth Heywood (2-21), Adam Walker (2-24) and Jason Milligan (2-26) seized the initiative for the Foxies.

Only the Sri Lankan Samarasooriya stood in the Foxies' way by that point but Tshiki came into the attack put an end to any chance of a rearguard action. Once Samarasooriya was out for 60 (9 fours) it was only a matter of time until the win was sealed with Tshiki finishing with 3-22.


Fox Lodge


J Austin ct K Hamilton b C Olphert 13

J Milligan LBW b I Samarasooriya 48

C Tshiki b I Samarsooriya 59

L Hayes LBW b A Lucas 6

B Allen * + LBW b D Rankin 60

C Allen ct R Kelly b I Samarasooriya 5

A Heywood ct D Scanlon b A Lucas 5

L Kerr LBW b D Rankin 0

A Walker b I Samarasooriya 1

A Boyd not out 1

G Heywood b I Samarasooriya 1

Extras 14

Total (all out, 48.1 overs) 213

FOW: 1-41 (J Austin), 2-87 (J Milligan), 3-94 (L Hayes), 4-178 (C Tshiki), 5-186 (C Allen), 6-196 (A Heywood), 7-196 (L Kerr) 8-210 (B Allen * +) 9-210 (A Walker ) 10-213 (G Heywood )




A Austin + ct B Allen b G Heywood 13

D Rankin LBW b G Heywood 0

I Samarasooriya LBW b C Tshiki 60

K Hamilton ct L Hayes b A Walker 6

J Magee LBW b J Milligan 6

C Young LBW J Milligan 0

D Scanlon * Run Out (L Kerr) 15

R Barr ct B Allen b C Tshiki 0

R Kelly not out 14

A Lucas LBW b C Tshiki 4

C Olphert b A Walker 13

Extras 9

Total (all out, 39.2 overs) 140

FOW: 1-5 (D Rankin ) 2-18 (A Austin + ) 3-25 (K Hamilton ) 4-55 (J Magee ), 5-55 (C Young ) 6-104 (D Scanlon *) 7-106 (R Barr) 8-109 (I Samarasooriya) 9-117 (A Lucas) 10-140 (C Olphert)


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