Ton up Greer a tonic for Templepatrick
There was a single Section One game on Sunday as Armagh and Templepatrick played catch up with the other teams, and all sides have now completed ten of their eighteen scheduled fixtures.
The result, a win for Templepatrick and a personal triumph for stalwart Ricky Greer whose century was the basis for the victory, that moves Templepatrick off the bottom of the table.
Greer scored 113 as the visitors piled on the agony at The Mall racking up 309-5 in their 50 overs.
There were also half-centuries for Mark Thompson (68) and Ross Bryans (53) as Templepatrick put their recent batting woes behind them.
Stephen Freshwater the most successful of the Armagh bowlers taking 3-56.
That 310 target for the home side would have been imposing enough, but it became a lot tougher when seven overs were lost to rain, and an unlikely par score of 290 off 43 overs was produced by DLS.
The home side certainly went for it.
Jamie Rogers with a brisk 62, Harry Boyd (43) and Sam Wilson 35 chipped in as well but there was no one playing the big knock that was required.
Armagh were bowled out for 212 scored off 35.3 overs leaving Templepatrick winners by 78 runs.
So Armagh lose ground on the top three and are now twelve points below a promotion place.
Templepatrick move above Ballymena and Bangor, and a win next Saturday at Moylena would see them join hosts Muckamore mid-table.
Table toppers Derriaghy are the visitors at The Mall next Saturday, while Cregagh host Cliftonville Academy, with whom they share second spot.
RESULT SECTION ONE
Armagh lost to Templepatrick by 78 runs (DLS)
The Mall, 11 July.
Templepatrick 309-5 (50.0 overs, R Greer 113, M Thompson 68, R Bryans 53, S Freshwater 3-56)
Armagh 212 (35.3 overs, J Rogers 62, H Boyd 43, S Wilson 35, R Bryans 3-39, J Ramsey 2-25, J Busby 2-46)
DLS Method: par score 290 in 43 overs.