North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI v Hollywood on Sat 12 May 2012 at 12.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost By 98 Runs

Match report Toss - Holywood (who elected to bat)

Umpires - P. Reynolds & Norton

Scorers - G. Fennell & Ken Sims

Weather - Passable

Holywood came, saw and conquered North Kildare in the 1st round of the inaugural Irish National Cup. Batting first, our visitors from the north posted an impressive total of 303-7 in 43 overs. The match was reduced to 43 overs per innings because of a delayed start. Also a long section of boundary was moved in a not insignificant distance due to several wet patches on the outfield. Holywood took advantage of this with several maximums hit to this very short boundary. Top scorers for the oppo were openers Kerrigan and Duddy who made 56 and 110 respectively and no.4 McCormick who made 75. The 1sts bowling wasn't up to scratch on the day with far too many loose deliveries bowled which the Holywood batsmen rarely failed to punish. Wasif Ali (9-0-49-2) and Neavyn (8-0-51-3) were the pick of the bowlers. Two excellent catches in the deep from Horn and Vorster merits a mention.

The 1sts reply got off to a decent start when Neavyn and Walshe put on 24 in the first 4 overs, aided by several wides. Scoring then slowed for the next few overs before Neavyn, attempting to hit over the covers, was caught at deepish extra cover when he failed to get it out of the middle of his bat. R. Ahmed followed shortly after bowled and Vorster followed shortly after that to an excellent slip catch. Wasif Ali made a rapid 21 before he too fell to an excellent slip catch and shortly after that Walshe was on his way, trapped leg before by the left-arm spinner. 82-5. The game was now up for NK and the objective for the innings was now to merely put a respectable score on the board and for the remaining NK batsmen to get some useful early season match practice. Dalton and Clarke added 66 to the score before Clarke was dismissed caught and a fine knock from young Dalton came a cropper when he was run out. A shame as Dalton looked set for his second 50 in as many innings for the 1sts in 2012. Shokeenda and Gilmour batted well in a stand worth 41 before both fell and then O'Neill and Horn saw out the remaining few balls as the 1sts batted out their overs finishing on a respectable 205-9.

There were certain key areas to the game that Holywood were better at than NK on day, namely batting, bowling and fielding. NK know they can and will produce far better performances than this one with the ball this season.

So well done to Holywood and best of luck to them in the next round.

Roll on Pembroke next weekend, when the 1sts will be looking to swiftly get back to winning ways.

Hollywood Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8nb 20w 1b 5lb 
for 7 wickets
303 (43.0 overs)
R. Kerrigan ct  & bowled R. Neavyn 56
A. Duddy ct  S. Dalton bowled W. Ali 110
R. Adair ct  G. Horn bowled R. Ahmed 15
P. McCormick st  G. Clarke bowled R. Neavyn 75
R. Saville b  W. Ali 0
A. Slack run out  V. Shokeenda/R. Neavyn 8
P. Purcell ct  N. Vorster bowled R. Neavyn 4
M. Adair Not Out  1
C. Hayes  
A. Murray  
R. Adair  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Wasif Ali9.0049224.505.44
Dáire O'Neill5.004300.008.60
Rahman Ahmed9.0051151.005.67
Neil Vorster9.007300.008.11
Robert Neavyn8.0051317.006.38
Ian Walshe3.003000.0010.00

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 29w 4b 5lb 
for 9 wickets

(43.0 overs)
Robert Neavyn ct  P. Purcell bowled A. Slack 15 31 23 1 65.22 1
Ian Walshe lbw  bowled R. Adair 15 63 44 2 34.09
Rahman Ahmed b  A. Slack 1 6 6 16.67
Neil Vorster ct  R. Adair bowled A. Slack 4 7 8 50.0 1
Wasif Ali ct  R. Adair bowled A. Slack 21 13 15 1 2 140.0
Sean Dalton Run out  43 56 50 5 1 86.00 1
Gordon Clarke ct  R. Saville bowled P. McCormick 15 48 36 1 41.67 1
Vishu Shokeenda b  C. Hayes 31 37 44 5 70.45
Gareth Gilmour b  P. Purcell 17 26 26 2 1 65.38
Dáire O'Neill Not Out  1 5 1 100
Gerard Horn Not Out  0 2 4 0 1

Hollywood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M. Adair9.003300.003.67
A. Slack9.0044411.004.89
R. Adair9.0238138.004.22
P. Purcell8.0040140.005.00
P. McCormick7.0029214.504.14
C. Hayes1.0012112.0012.00