Win for seconds

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A FOUR wicket victory for Lurgan Seconds at Derriaghy last Saturday saw the Town side claim four valuable league points.

However, it certainly wasn’t looking that way early in the Derriaghy innings as openers Jamison and Coburn quickly amassed the runs at the compact Queensway ground.

With a hard wicket and fast outfield, the home side were 64 for one wicket after just 10 overs and looked to be heading for a big total.

The introduction of Paul Stafford and Peter Maxwell pegged back the Derriaghy run rate and at drinks Lurgan had restricted the batting side to 93 for three wickets.

During the second half of the innings wickets fell regularly with the last five Derriaghy wickets falling for just nine runs, the innings closing on 172 all out in the 39th over.

Wickets were shared evenly among the visiting bowlers with Matthew Bann, Mark Stinson, Andrew Bingham and Peter Maxwell each claiming a brace.

In reply Peter Maxwell played the steady innings that was required, notching up a half century with Michael Sloan hitting 23.

Mark McShane, playing his first game for the seconds this season, was undefeated at the finish on 30 not out leaving the town winners by four wickets.