Knockharley v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI on Sun 10 Jul 2011 at 1.30
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost By 42 Runs

Match report Match reduced to 35 overs an innings.
With just two or three regular 2nd team players available for the away trip to knockharley, it was never going to be easy, despite their unflattering position in the table. The weather, makeshift leaky covers, and the chief navigators confusion that the game was actually in Derry not off the Derry rd made the game reduced to just 35 overs.
With the assistance of a damp pitch , knockharley previous low scores, and little knowledge of his own team !!!!  the stand -in skipper stuck them in.  
  At 46- 0 it didn’t seem a wise move, and in the 13th over the home team were looking to push on. A couple of tight overs from Daire, “golden arm” O’Neil, all round county sports star Ciaran Henighen, the bullet arm of Cameron, and sharp diving one handed catch by an half crippled old man at mid off had them at 64-3. But the decision that turned the day was when the knockharley no 5 was given not out by the standing umpire to a feint, but definite outside edge excellently taken by Ger Horn standing up. Just after Khan had entered the crease at 76-4. With the lower order (6-9) all falling for single figure scores this proved to be the big turning point of the game. Khan was again dropped in the penultimate over, but by then he had taken his score to a healthy 64 dispatching the odd bad ball, from the inexperienced attack and chancing his arm to some of the better ones. So at 155-7 knockharley score was as the previously weeks at Merrion flattering and very much down to one man…………..?  
Unfortunately the same could be said of the NK innings. As the cruiser didn’t get off so lightly as oppo’s no 5, his feint edge was detected by the man in the hat standing at the other end and he was instantly dispatched. Paddy wall showed his class with a stylish 31 from just 49 deliveries. Then came a returning son of North kildare after 3 years out of the game, veteran Dave Brady returned to play himself in. Dave was enjoying his return to the crease so much he decided to play himself in again …………and again. From the pavilion the rest of the squad was trying & praying for Dave, or the bowler, to see the light and the run rate increasing with every over. 4…… 5….. 7 …. 9 !!!! Cameron decided this was opportunity and dispatched his 2nd ball for four. The brief cameo for Cameron of 17 did too little too late as the run rate had climbed to 10 an over and he was caught on the fence. Meanwhile ………. The occasional swat from Dave was endangering the local fly population but little else. Eventually he connected with the outside edge, but then there was little any one could do at 50  from  3 overs…….. In fairness Dave earlier took two sharp chances at slip, after a long drive from Wexford, his prolonged stay at the crease can only serve him well for future innings. But we have to deny there is no truth in the rumor that the club has donated money to the repair of his sat nav!!! 
Many thanks must go out to Dave, Ciaran, Craig Connolly, and Gerry Horn for their support enabling me to field a side this week. Tuesday gave us just 4 people available so it was all hands to the pump with a lot of hard work,  and maybe one extra finger, would have seen a different result.    
A good effort in trying circumstances.
P Mc

Knockharley Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
154 (0.0 overs)
D. Symmons ct  G. Horn bowled P. McGreivy 33
J. Ingamells ct  P. McGreivy bowled D. O'Neill 15
M. Ingamells run out  D. O'Neill 0
A. Bellew lbw  bowled P. McGreivy 11
Shoaib Khan Not Out  64
S. Sebastian ct  D. Brady bowled C. Futter 7
S. Mujeni b  P. Wall 7
L. Giggins ct  G. Horn bowled P. Wall 3
J. Condie Not Out  1
C. Murtagh  
G. Angel  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paddy Wall7.001427.002.00
Cameron Futter7.0134134.004.86
Ciaran Heneghan7.013000.004.29
Dáire O'Neill4.0020120.005.00
Paul McGreivy7.0138219.005.43
Justin Wall3.001300.004.33

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Justin Wall b  S. Mujeni 5
Ronan Cruise ct  J. Ingamells bowled L. Giggins 0
Paddy Wall ct  S. Sebastian bowled M. Ingamells 33
David Brady ct  Shoaib Khan bowled S. Mujeni 18
Dáire O'Neill b  Shoaib Khan 8
Ciaran Heneghan b  J. Condie 5
Cameron Futter ct  Shoaib Khan bowled L. Giggins 17
Paul McGreivy Not Out  3
Matthew Bursey run out  Shoaib Khan 1
Craig Connelly Not Out  0
Gerard Horn  

Knockharley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
L. Giggins7.021728.502.43
S. Mujeni7.0123211.503.29
G. Angel7.021800.002.57
M. Ingamells5.0017117.003.40
Shoaib Khan6.0016116.002.67
J. Condie3.0017117.005.67