Sinton’s praise for league double

David Sinton.
David Sinton.

Back-to-back wins provided Laurelvale with a double weekend boost in search of Section Two promotion.

The Villagers posted over 200 runs against both Drumaness and Dundrum to jump up to joint second in the standings just four points off leaders Armagh.

Laurelvale launch the final run of three games tomorrow (Saturday) by playing host to Larne.

“It worked out well last weekend,” said David Sinton, the Laurelvale captain. “Drumaness were missing a few players from the start but we still had to do our job and it was the first of two good performances.

“We were good with the bat and ball and kept our nerve, with some solid fielding.

“Congratulations go to Chris Webb for his century, with 107 not out a great knock and really mature innings.

“We need players in our top three to stay in for the full 50 overs as that helps establish the foundation.

“Chris came in, was patient to see off the new ball then took advantage on down within 282 for six.

“Philip Weir finished on 41 and I scored 36.

“We built on that as a team the next day when facing Dundrum.

“We pushed on from a position of strength then fell away a bit off a good score.

“Our shot selection at times left a lot to be desired but got over the line in the end off 230.

“I scored 61, with 32 for Stuart McClelland and Michael Burns picking up five wickets for 18.”

PORTADOWN

Portadown Taverners - the current Border League leaders - were scheduled to meet Monaghan last night at Chambers Park from 5.30.

The town players have secured a Border League final spot thanks to four wins from five appearances.