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History 1959 to1968

   Tours took place to Galway (1954) and the Isle of Man (1956 )  and Jn.Qu. Leagues G,F,E, were won by the 1stXI.

A 2nd XI was formed in 1957 as interest in cricket increased with players emerging from MOYGASHEL MILLS and RSD.                                                                                                

 

                                                                                                       Dungannon c.c (1959--1980)

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The era 1959 to 1963 was the most successful in the club's history. All the elements for success were in place. The Batting was adequit but the

strength of the side was the bowling attack which often demolished the opposition.

 

            MAIN  PERFORMERS WITH BAT AND BALL WERE  :-------

 1955-59                                                                                                                              1960-63                                                                                                                  

   RK.              BATSMEN           RUNS        RK.             BOWLERS               WKTS.         RK.         BATSMEN          RUNS   RK.        BOWLERS              WKTS.

   1                 P.HOMAN            932             1              R. McNAMEE           139                1          E.J.HODGETT       859      1          R. McNAMEE          112                  

   2                E.J. HODGETT      766             2               P. HOMAN                  94                2          P. HOMAN            654      2          V. EAKIN                   87  

   3                R. McNAMEE       508            3                R. NIXON                   72                3          R. McNAMEE       644      3           E. ROSS                   86                                

   4                 J.H. CROOK         444            4                 W. DUFF                   49                4           J.H. CROOK         583      4            R.SEMPLE              75

   5               Des. BURROWES  324           5                ROB. SEMPLE           45                5          Des BURROWES  563     5           W. DUFF                   18

  6                R. NIXON              177                                                                                        6          V. EAKIN                273    6           N. SEMPLE              17    

                                                                                                                                                 7          P.C. ORR               216     7           T. HOUSTON             16  

                                                                                                   

 Hodgett , Burrowes were primarly batsmen.   Hodgett bowled in the early 1950s    Homan, McNamee, Eakin were all-rounders .   Ross, Duff, Nixon , Semple were bowlers .

               Crook was the keeper  

  All the bowlers were medium to medium fast except Hodgett (off break ) and Homan (leg break ).

  The TEAM RELIED HEAVILY ON HOMAN, HODGETT AND McNAMEE FOR RUNS and McNAMEE, EAKIN,ROSS and SEMPLE FOR WICKETS.

   

 The 1st XI won 5 leagues in row Jn. Qu. D 1959> C. 1960> B. 1961 > A. 1962 >A. 1963 and the Jn.Qu. Cup in 1959.

 The 2nd XI did quite well as they struggled to field a team and George Hamill had the distinction of taking ALL 10 WKTS. AGAINST ARMAGH III in the Minor Qu. Cup.

 This turned out to be his only 5 WICKET innings.

The club entered the SENIOR QU. LEAGUE in 1964. Victor Eakin was the only surviving bowler by 1966. Ronnie MAC, Eddie Ross, Robin Semple and Phil Homan had also gone    by 1966 and the arrival of Paul McCullough  (ex.    Woodvale) and ex. QUB and NICC captain was not enough to save the team from relegation.

 

 The miserable stats for 1964 and 65 illustrate the difference in class between Dungannon and the other teams in SENIOR QUALIFYING:--

 

  PLAYER              E. HODGETT  :        P. HOMAN :          P.C. ORR:        Des BURROWES :       V. EAKIN :        R. McNAMEE:      J.H. CROOK                          

1964 RUNS           191                         65                       103                     50                                85                   113                         9

1965  RUNS         61                              X                         52                       17                               76                      X                          36

  PLAYER               V. EAKIN         :        R. McNAMEE:         H. MOORE:        T. HOUSTON:       E. ROSS

 1964 WKTS.        32                              18                            X                         3                             X

 1965 WKTS.        27                               X                             16                        6                            8

 

 In 1964 ONLY three batsmen reached 100 runs for the season and in 1965 the highest total was 76 .This made in impossible to win games. Only five in total were won in 3

  seasons . In  1966  Basil McNamee and  captain Paul McCullough scored half centuries and exceeded 100 runs for the season,

   DCC WON     three matches in 1964, one in 1965 and one in 1966.

   The Club relegated itself to the lowest possible league JN. QU. D IN 1967.

 

   in 1967  the 1stXi won six from seven league games with Basil McNamee leading the batting. Newcomer Billy Adrain began to score a few runs.

   An Indian doctor ,CS KURIAN, dominated the opposition taking 27 wickets including 5 wkts. for 4 runs to bowl out Mossely for 12 runs. His pace off 5 yards was surprising.

  1967 STATS.

 PLAYER:           B.T. McNAMEE;       D. BURROWES :        J. RICHARDSON;       B.HYLAND:      C.S. KURIAN:      W. ADRAIN;     A. BUCHANAN:

 RUNS    :             126                         52                                  31                              28                        15                      75                      57

 WKTS.   :             14                          0                                      11                              12                        27                       2                        0

 

 The 2nds won 3 fron 7 with Roy Joseph scoring 81 runs and RSD schoolboy, JAV. Graham, 56 no in his only match showing his promise. Unfortunately he only played a few

seasons.  Ceciil Lindsay took 19 wkts. and RSD schoolboy Boyd Hunter 10 wkts.

 

 

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