Laois v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI on Sat 23 Jul 2011 at 1.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost by 112 runs

Match report A bad day at the office as the 2nds bowed out of the Dick O'Neill Midland Cup at the semi-final stage. With all three senior North Kildare mens teams playing the same day, options were very limited.

Losing the toss, North Kildare found themselves in the field. As usual, Paul McGreivy (8-2-26-0) bowled his allotment without giving too much away. Credit to Johnny Flattery (8-0-42-3) who moved the ball through the air and off the pitch. His wickets should give him great encouragement for the future.

Shiv Sethi (8-1-21-2) bowled tightly, and perhaps the game turned in his 3rd over when the Laois No. 3 was clearly stumped having made about 15, only to be given not out from square leg. He went on to make 74. This was then compounded when the other batsman missed a straight one only to be also given not out. The general consensus was that it was missing off and leg stump - but hitting middle half way up.

James Machin (6-0-39-2) came on for his first bowling stint for a senior mens team in North Kildare and proved to others - and more importantly to himself - that he can really bowl. His recent stint in hospital is now a distant memory - even if the physical scars are not - and in spite of a fair degree of discomfort, he got through his overs showing great guts and determination.

Fielding wise, it was a very good show. The two J's - Jenny Gray & Jenny Lowry both fielded extremely well - and cut off several boundaries in the process.

Unfortunately, our innings never really got going. Being 5 for 3 after 2.4 overs meant it would be a big ask. Without going into detail, extras were the highest score with 29 in total, and eventually, we were dismissed for 82 in the 31st over.

Many thanks to those that made this trip - especially Gillian Machin who looked after our scorebook.

Onwards and upwards to a home match against Knockharley tomorrow.


Laois Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
194 (0.0 overs)
Wardrop b  Flattery 17
Rees b  Flattery 5
Katta b  Machin 74
Singh ct  Flattery 13
Blackley lbw  Sethi 11
Monk b  Sethi 6
Saud lbw  Gray 16
Mohammed Run out  18
Rand b  Machin 0
Murphy Not Out  3
Tudor Not Out  4

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul McGreivy8.022600.003.25
Jonathan Flattery8.0042314.005.25
Sean Dalton7.003600.005.14
Shiv Sethi8.0121210.502.63
Jennifer Gray3.0023123.007.67
James Machin6.0039219.506.50

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
David Brady b  Murphy 1
Sean Dalton b  Murphy 0
Paul McGreivy b  Mohammed 11
Shiv Sethi b  Murphy 0 1
Gordon Clarke ct  Saud 11
Abhinav Sharma lbw  Mohhamed 18
James Machin st  Tudor 4
Jonathan Flattery ct  Blackley 4
Jennifer Gray b  Tudor 1
Jennifer Lowry Not Out  2
Brian Horn b  Blackley 1

Laois Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

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