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CRICKET: Carrickfergus chasing quadruple

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Carrickfergus are still on target for what would be a remarkable quadruple after two wins at the weekend and other results going in their favour.

Indrajeet Kamtekar spun Carrickfergus to an emphatic 120 run victory over Killyclooney in the final of the RSA National Cup at Downpatrick.

The Indian professional took 5 for 26 as Killyclooney were dismissed for 107 chasing a Carrickfergus total of 227 for 8.

Man of the Match Kamtekar bowled in tandem with former Irish international Ryan Eagleson, who although capped as a pace bowler, now operates as a more than useful off-spinner.

Eagleson took 3 for 14, including a stunning caught and bowled to dismiss Killyclooney skipper Mark Gordon, whose 14 included two sixes.

Earlier, the Carrickfergus top six all got starts in an impressive batting display, with Jamie Holmes top scoring with 49, sharing a second wicket stand of 84 with skipper Iain Parkhill (37).

Alex Haggan (35), Ryan Eagleson (32), Michael Gilmour (29) and Kamtekar (26) all batted well ensuring Killyclooney were never really able to stem the steady flow of runs.

Parkhill said: “Fantastic weekend and we go again next weekend with Downpatrick in the league and the Ulster Shield final on Sunday. I don’t think that what happens on Saturday though will have any bearing on Sunday’s game.”

 

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