North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI v Laois on Sat 08 Sep 2012 at 12.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Won By 7 Runs (20/25pts)

Match report Tis fair to say that the 1sts probably owed Laois one after the severe drubbing they inflicted on the Kildare men not so long ago. Captain Satchwell won the toss and decided we'd have a bat first on the freshly prepared grass wicket. Shortly after he and Neavyn strode out to the middle intent on getting their side off to good start. Thanks to a quickfire 37 from Neavyn and a few helpful extras a good start was delivered with the score looking hale and hearty after 11 overs on 64-0. Overs 12, 13 and 14 saw the loss of Neavyn, Satchwell and Shokeenda respectively as the oppo got right back in to the game. 74-3. Manny Singh was sent packing in the 18th over with oppo spinner Meraj claiming his third scalp. Walshe and Dalton looked to consolidate adding just a few runs in a few overs before Dalton fell looking to hit over the top but failing to clear the bowler. 100-5 off 25 overs. Kildare needed a partnership badly now and Walshe and Vorster obliged adding 56 before Walshe fell lbw to Meraj one shy of his 50. Zak Khan followed swiftly before Vorster and this time Gilmour put together another much needed stand worth 48 at which point Vorster fell for a very well made 54 ball 44. This was perhaps the best and most controlled innings yet seen for the 1sts by Vossy and it played a large part in the teams ultimate victory. Everybody was sorry to see Wasif Ali follow next, run out, without facing a ball. With just a few overs remaining it was the ideal situation for Wasif to go out and whack a few big 'uns but it wasn't to be. Gilmour and youngster O'Meara added a useful 12 runs off the final 2 overs to leave the 1sts with a total of 221-9 off their 50 overs. Gilmour made a vital 21 not out and huge credit must go to O'Meara who made what proved to be a telling 6 runs off just 9 balls.

Wasif Ali got the 1sts off to an ideal start with the ball when he clean bowled oppo opener M. Auret in the 2nd over for a blob. Ali and Satchwell completed excellent opening spells, giving little away but no more wickets were to fall for quite a while as oppo skipper Ozenbrook and oppo no.3 Hur put together a stand of 106. Finally Manny Singh delivered a wicket for Kildare when Hur holed out to Satchwell at long on. 106-2 off 24 overs. This brought Meraj to the crease and thankfully he scored 191 runs less than he did last time out when he was bowled by Manny Singh for just 8. Manny struck again soon after and not long after that Neavyn threw off his keeping gloves to bowl Ozenbrook with a slower one. 151-5 off 38 overs. At this point the 1sts were favourites with the oppo needing 72 to win off 72 balls. However Laois battled on gamely. Neavyn bagged himself two more wickets and Satchwell came back into the attack at the business end to remove the final three obstacles with Laois falling 8 runs shy of their target.

This may well have been the 1sts last game of the season, however my understanding is that a refixed match against Malahide is still a possibility.

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
19w 4b 3lb 
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Robert Neavyn lbw bowled R. Meraj 37 48 40 5 1 92.50
Tom Satchwell b M. Auret 16 51 33 1 48.48 2
Manjeet Singh lbw bowled R. Meraj 10 21 13 1 76.92
Vishu Shokeenda b R. Meraj 4 4 5 1 80.0
Ian Walshe lbw bowled R. Meraj 49 79 78 8 62.82
Sean Dalton ct & bowled R. Chand 6 22 19 31.58
Neil Vorster run out J. Ozenbrook/S. Katta 44 82 54 2 1 81.48
Zakrya Khan ct P. Blackley bowled R. Meraj 2 7 9 22.22
Gareth Gilmour Not Out  21 48 40 1 52.50
Wasif Ali run out R. Chand 0 1
Matthew O'Meara Not Out  6 9 9 66.67

Laois Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C. Auret9.003700.004.11
D. Murphy9.014400.004.89
M. Auret10.0063163.006.30
R. Meraj10.021653.201.60
R. Chand7.0019119.002.71
B. Hur3.002000.006.67
J. Singh2.001500.007.50

Laois Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 7w 4b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
214 (49.1 overs)
J. Ozenbrook b R. Neavyn 74
M. Auret b W. Ali 0
B. Hur ct T. Satchwell bowled M. Singh 51
R. Meraj b M. Singh 8
P. Blackley lbw bowled M. Singh 1
T. Morris b R. Neavyn 9
C. Auret b R. Neavyn 14
R. Chand b T. Satchwell 13
J. Singh ct & bowled T. Satchwell 10
S. Katta st Z. Khan bowled T. Satchwell 10
D. Murphy Not Out  6

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Satchwell7.112137.002.93
Wasif Ali10.0223123.002.30
Neil Vorster4.003600.009.00
Manjeet Singh10.0138312.673.80
Ian Walshe10.013200.003.20
Robert Neavyn8.0056318.677.00