The Hills 4 v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 3rd XI on Sun 19 Aug 2012 at 1.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Won by 3 wickets

Match report The Hills. 19-08-2012.

With The Hills winning the toss and choosing to bat they got off to a great start, With NK3 starting slowly the Hills reaching 110/1 at drinks. But NK3's found the fighting spirit they needed in the field to peg back The Hills with contributions from all. Outstanding bowling from Gary Hunt leading the fight back with 2-24, a wonderful spell from Daire O'Neill finishing with 4-34, and Matthew O'Meara coming back at the end of The Hills innings to take out the tail 2-28 (plus two catches), and solid spells from James Machin 1-29 and Justin Wall 0-28 (who will bowl much worse and take a hat full). Also a notable fine catch from Adam Kelly stopped The Hills in their tracks all out for 172. The champagne moment belonged to Daire with an incredible run out from deep in the outfield, ripping out the middle stump with a direct hit.

James Machin and Gary Hunt opening the innings with James unfortunate to go early, which saw Daire come in at number 3. The pair went on to play a very mature partnership of 99 to give us a great chance of winning; Daire eventually falling for 24 off 75 balls with the score on 109/2. Gary would go on to make a career best 76 off 128 balls, showing great timing and maturity through out. Ger Horn then coming in to push us on to within touching distance of victory, but with the big push on a mini collapse meant a nervy finish was on the cards. Thankfully the coolest of heads was shown by Matthew O'Meara who, with two needed from three balls, calmly stroked his first ball through mid wicket for three runs to let major celebrations begin.

Thanks to all involved; over the last few months its taken a lot of work especially from Ronan and this great win is the Reward!

D.R. Winter

The Hills 4 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 8w 5b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
172 (38.5 overs)
U Doherty b  b G Hunt 25
T Arnold b  b D O'Neill 32
J Magee b  b J Machin 14
B McMahon b  b G Hunt 18
P Byrne run out  (D O'Neill) 13
D Coleman ct  ct M O'Meara b D O'Neill 31
J Maritz b  b M O'Meara 11
D Byrne ct  ct A Kelly b M O'Meara 2
C Cunneen ct  ct M O'Meara b D O'Neill 4
C Maritz b  b D O'Neill 0
E Carlon Not Out  1

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Machin8.0029129.003.63
Matthew O'Meara7.0128214.004.00
Dáire O'Neill7.503448.504.34
Ronan Cruise2.001900.009.50
Gary Hunt7.2024212.003.27
Justin Wall7.002800.004.00

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
9nb 27w 4b  
for 7 wickets

(39.4 overs)
James Machin ct  ct J Magee b T Arnold 1 11 7 14.29
Gary Hunt b  b D Coleman 76 139 128 10 59.38
Dáire O'Neill ct  ct C Cunneen b P Byrne 24 89 75 3 32.00 1
Gerard Horn b  b J Magee 22 49 38 2 57.89
Gareth Moxom ct  ct E Carlon b D Coleman 4 5 2 1 200
Dave Winter ct  ct E Carlon b T Arnold 1 4 4 25.00
Ronan Cruise run out  (J Maritz) 1 7 1 100
Justin Wall Not Out  3 6 4 75.00
Matthew O'Meara Not Out  3 1 1 300 2
Adam Kelly   1
Liam Winter  

The Hills 4 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
U Doherty5.011500.003.00
T Arnold8.0034217.004.25
C Maritz4.002400.006.00
E Carlon3.011500.005.00
J Magee7.0019119.002.71
P Byrne4.4026126.005.57
B McMahon4.002000.005.00
D Coleman4.001829.004.50