Halverstown v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI on Sat 09 Jun 2012 at 1.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Won by 72 runs

Match report The Mens 2nds got back into winning ways with a 72 run victory over Halverstown in the Dick O'Neill, Midlands Cup.

After being inserted, North Kildare found the going tough initially and wobbled to 17 for 4 after 9 overs. Skipper Gordie rearranged the batting order, bringing Paul McGreivy up the order in an attempt to settle things down. Gordie and Paul brought the score to 54 before Paul was adjudged LBW for 14. Two further quick wickets brought Guy Donald to the crease with the score 77 for 7.

In the next 8 overs, Gordie (60 off 88 balls) and Guy (31 off 33 balls) put together a 56 run partnership before Gordie was caught. Gary Hunt (34 off 22 balls) arrived at the crease and he and Guy - using a combination of good running with the odd slog here and there - brought the score to 179 before the innings closed after Gary was bowled and was followed back by Guy having been run out.

Arun Nair (6-2-15-1) made the batsmen jump around a bit in his lively opening spell, ably supported by the ever entertaining Paul McGreivy (8-5-11-2). Two economical spells meant the pressure was on for Halverstown to start to score quickly. Paddy Wall (5-2-14-1) didn't allow them much freedom and with four run outs helping the cause, Guy Donald (1.5-0-3-2) wrapped things up with two consecutive deliveries.

So victory by 72 runs for North Kildare. The batting line up spluttered early on, meaning some running repairs were required. But 179 was always going to be competitive. Some tight bowling spells, aided in the field by some lively ground fielding and four run outs heaped pressure on Halverstown - from which they couldn't recover.

Many thanks to Gerry Fennell for making the trip to look after the score book for us.

A good win lads and lots of smiles.

Gordon Clarke

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 7w 4b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(38.2 overs)
Gerard Horn ct Montiero 6
Gareth Moxom ct Threadgold 4
Paddy Wall b Threadgold 0 1
Gordon Clarke ct Drumm 60 1
Zakrya Khan b Montiero 1
Paul McGreivy lbw Matthews 14
Dáire O'Neill ct Matthews 8
Arun Nair b Montiero 1
Guy Donald Run out  31
Gary Hunt b Threadgold 34 2
Safdar Hussain Not Out  0

Halverstown Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Halverstown Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 7w 1b  
for 10 wickets
107 (36.5 overs)
Neville ct Paul McGreivy 1
Walker ct Arun Nair 17
Ronaldson Run out  1
Threadgold ct Paddy Wall 2
Beaumont ct Paul McGreivy 4
Sunil Run out  11
Montiero Run out  49
Coyle Run out  0
Drumm Not Out  10
Hobbs b Guy Donald 2
Myers b Guy Donald 0

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Arun Nair6.0215115.002.50
Paul McGreivy8.051125.501.38
Paddy Wall5.0214114.002.80
Safdar Hussain8.003300.004.13
Dáire O'Neill8.003100.003.87
Guy Donald2.50321.501.06

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Gerry Fennell