North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI v Laois on Sat 11 Jun 2011 at 1.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Won By 19 Runs (20/25pts)

Match report The true value of determination to win and a stubborn refusal to lose was shown on Saturday in The Maws as North Kildare managed to rescue a win from what onlookers might have seen as an impossible situation. Laois chose to bowl first on what seemed like a pitch that would force batsmen to work hard for their runs. Apart from a flying start, a nice knck from Manny and a destructive 20 from Wasif, the North Kildare innings never gained any momentum as wickets fell at regular intervals. Manjeet looked good for his 35 but fell, caught and bowled to Meraj, who finished with 4 wickets. The tidy Khan was also impressive in taking 2 wickets and proving difficult to get away. Kildare finished all out for just 114.. Surely not enough some might say.?

Kildare emerged from the dressing room as focused and determined as i have seen in my years with the club, good bowling was backed up brilliantly by the fielders and indeed, the busy pavilion.. When Tom cleaned bowled the opener with the second ball of the innings, the belief and optimism felt before was justified, game on! Tom and Wasif bowled their 10 overs straight through sharing 7 wickets. Largely due to good ground fielding and important catches held by Barra, Rob and Greg. The fielding effort was summed up by a sharp run out by Many at square leg.. When Nige trapped Meraj lbw the floor was cleared for Rob to step up and clean things off, which didnt take long as he trapped the dangerous Jasin lb with his very first delivery.. So Laois in the end fell 19 runs short.

A brilliant day all round as the win was followed by an evening of meeting friends and family that came down to support and enjoy the food put on.. I would personally like to thank everyone that came down to support and i hope that we will see you gain soon, and a big thank you to everyone that contributed in any shape or form to what was a brilliat day in The Maws! TS

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Robert Neavyn b A. Khan 12 1
Ian Walshe lbw A. Khan 10
Manjeet Singh ct R. Meraj 35 1
Tom Satchwell b M. Auret 1
Gareth Gilmour ct M. Auret 5
Nigel Pyne lbw R. Meraj 3
Barra MacNiocaill lbw A. Smit 5 1
Wasif Ali b R. Meraj 20
Greg Withey lbw R. Meraj 5 1
Sean Dalton Run out  1
Jack Kerrison Not Out  0

Laois Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
L. Hofmeyr3.002900.009.67
A. Khan10.0423211.502.30
M. Auret4.011929.504.75
R. Meraj6.211042.501.58
A. Smit3.0027127.009.00

Laois Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
95 (0.0 overs)
M. Auret b T. Satchwell 0
J. Ozenbrooke ct T. Satchwell 4
A. Smit ct W. Ali 26
P. Auret ct W. Ali 0
A. Khan b T. Satchwell 8
R. Meraj lbw N. Pyne 16
Vikram lbw W. Ali 1
C. Wilkie Run out  3
Shiva b T. Satchwell 1
J.Yasin lbw R. Neavyn 19
L. Hofmyer Not Out  0

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Satchwell10.013548.753.50
Wasif Ali10.0138312.673.80
Nigel Pyne2.00717.003.50
Manjeet Singh1.00900.009.00
Robert Neavyn0.10010.000.00