Champions make confident start to defence of Churches League

Connor and Second Broughshane 'B' bowlers examine the state of play during last week's match. Picture: Colin Turtle.
Connor and Second Broughshane 'B' bowlers examine the state of play during last week's match. Picture: Colin Turtle.

Buckna have begun their defence of the Ballymena & District Churches League title in confident fashion.

Having wrestled the title away from mutiple champions First Ahoghill last season, Buckna’s aim to retain the trophy has got off to a solid start, with victories over Glenwherry and CLoughwater.

Latest results are:

Killymurris Carnlea 4, Second Broughshane ‘B’ 1: Dvd McCullough 17, S Harper 4; D Kernohan 4, D Murray 13; W Crawford 18, C Currie 1; Dan McCullough 11, N Graham 7.

Connor 1, Cuningham B 4: J Elliott 6, H Lynn 5; L White 8, J Kerr 9; D Elliott 6, B Lynn 8; J Hill 3, B Russell 14.

Second Broughshane ‘B’ 1, Connor 4: D Murray 7, J Elliott 13; S Harper 11, L White 4; W Barr 5, D Elliott 13; N Graham 4, T Hill 14.

Second Broughshane ‘A’ 3, Killymurris Carnlea 2: Ian Montgomery 7, Dvd McCullough 8; J Turtle 9, WJ McAlonan 8; C Turtle 10, Dan McCullough 4; Ivan Montgomery 8, W Crawford 11.

Cuningham ‘A’ 1.5, Cloughwater 3.5: R Atkinson 10, G Logan 10; R Anderson 9, S McKee 3; D Stewart 6, W Adams 14; L McIlroy 7, G Kirk 8.

Killymurris Glarryford 5, Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 0: S Dunlop 10, T Gage 4; I McMaster 12, J Marshall 7; J McWhirter 15, J Gage 3; D Dunlop 13, J Galbraith 6.

Harryville 3, Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 2: J Patterson 8, J Galbraith 7; A Lowry 16, R McLean 3; B McBride 5, J Gage 11; B McLaughlin 4, J Marshall 8.

Craigs 4.5, Cuningham A 0.5: P Boyd 12, G Logan 5; W Herbison 8, L McIlroy 8; P Stevenson 15, D Stewart 5; R Rodgers 16, S McKee 2.

Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 4, Craigs 1: T Gage 9, P Boyd 7; J Galbraith 11, R Rodgers 6; J Marshall 11, W Herbison 7; J Gage 10, R Kirkpatrick 16.

Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 4, Ballymena Methodist 1: T Rock 10, R Dickson 5; W Reid 6, M Arbuthnut 12; G Stewart 9, J Simms 5; N Peacock 11, A Bacon 5.

Buckna 4, Glenwherry 1: J Reid 10, L Davidson 7; S Hamill 8, A Bonnar 13; A Hamill 7, S McIlwaine 6; A McCullough 15 A Crawford 6.

Cloughwater 0.5, Buckna 4.5: G Kirk 5, S Hamill 11; R Anderson 1, A Hamill 15; A Adams 8, J Reid 10; D Turtle 6, A McCullough 6.

TABLE

Killymurris Glarryford, played 3, points 12.5; Second Broughshane ‘A’ 3-10; First Ahoghill 2-9.5; Buckna 2-8.5; High Kirk 2-7; Killymurris Carnlea 2-6; Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 3-6; Craigs 2-5.5; Glenwherry 2-5.5; Connor 2-5; Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 1-4; Cuningham Memorial ‘B’ 1-4; Cloughwater 2-4; Harryville 2-3.5; Clough ‘A’ 1-3; Cuningham Memorial ‘A’ 3-2.5; CLough ‘B’ 1-2; St Patrick’s Ballymena 1-2; Second Broughshane ‘B’ 3-2; Ballymena Methodist 2-1.5; Grange 1-1; First Broughshane 1-0.