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Ulster Schools' Tour 2015 - Match Scores and Summaries

Murray Power

Ulster Schools Tour 2015Monday 17 August at Kingholm Park, Dumfries (45 overs)
Ulster Schools 176-6 (45 overs, AH Austin 75, FGJ Collins 44, JA Pryde 3-44, I Malik 2-12)
West of Scotland Warriors 95 (29.3 overs, MA Dar 30, MC Miller 21, T Magowan 7-23, RJ Miller 2-18)
Ulster Schools won by 81 runs

Andrew Austin (9 fours) and Francis Collins rescued the Schools from a precarious 42-3 with a fine stand of 117 before Thomas Magowan's devastating bowling spell reduced the home side from 61-1 to 95 all out.


Tuesday 18 August at Blackhall Welfare Park (Pro40)
Ulster Schools v South Durham & North Yorkshire Select
Abandoned without a ball being bowled


Wednesday 19 August at Blackhall Welfare Park (T20)
Ulster Schools 161-4 (20 overs, SH Gordon 44, PG Beverland 35no, FGJ Collins 27, JS Matchett 21, N Whitworth 2-27)
South Durham & North Yorkshire Select 130-9 (20 overs, T Graham 25no, C Bowman 22, D Storey 20,
T Magowan 3-21, RIJ Macbeth 2-16)
Ulster Schools won by 31 runs

Sam Gordon and Francis Collins opened with a stand of 67 and Paddy Beverland provided late impetus with 35 off 21 balls.  Ryan Macbeth and Thomas Magowan kept the hosts' reply well in check, assisted by three run-outs.


Wednesday 19 August at Blackhall Welfare Park (T20)
Ulster Schools 168-5 (20 overs, PG Beverland 52, FGJ Collins 36no, SH Gordon 33, I Malik 2-26)
West of Scotland Warriors 123-7 (20 overs, MA Dar 46no, JA Pryde 29, AM McCalmont 2-22, RIJ Macbeth 2-24)
Ulster Schools won by 45 runs

Paddy Beverland and Sam Gordon added 72 for the third wicket before Francis Collins finished the innings 6 2(nb) 6 6 4.  Andrew Austin, with three stumpings and a catch, backed up very tight bowling by John Matchett (1-12) and Ross Miller (1-13) as the Scots fell well short.


Thursday 20 August at Kingholm Park, Dumfries (Pro40)
West of Scotland Centurions 211-5 (40 overs, J O'Connell 64, AG Preston-Jones 32no, B Pirzada 28,
PJR Barbour 23, T Magowan 2-39)
Ulster Schools 215-2 (37.2 overs, JS Matchett 107no, PJ Dolaghan 61no, SH Gordon 36)
Ulster Schools won by eight wickets

Skipper John Matchett's splendid maiden century (103 balls, 14 fours) saw the Schools comfortably overhaul a testing West of Scotland total through partnerships of 113 with Sam Gordon and 96 with Patrick Dolaghan (53 balls, 10 fours).