Knockharley v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI on Sun 15 Jul 2012 at 1.30
North Kildare Cricket Club Won by 78 runs

Match report The second part of the North Kildare Mens 2nds double weekend took place in Knockharley last Sunday.

Winning the toss, we chose to bat on what looked a decent grass wicket (its nice to be able to say that, having played on mats and mud so far this season). We lost our openers Paul McGreivy & Tariq Mushtaq early on, leaving us 41 for 2 after 14 overs.

Neil Vorster (72 off 91 balls) and Tom Satchwell (70 off 103 balls) took their time initially but batted beautifully, showing a great deal of application and intelligence. Vossie hit some lovely crisp drives through the off side, whereas Tom tended to choose the more aerial route with two maximums in his innings.

With those two gone, it was left to Dáire O'Neill & Gareth Moxom to see out the rest of innings, with North Kildare ending up on 192 for 4. If I were to be in any way critical, this total was about 30 runs short of where it should have been - but given the farce in Bagenalstown, we accepted 192 with open arms.

The Knockharley reply got off to a steady start and having reached 40 for 0 in 11 overs, Paul McGreivy (9-1-25-5) was introduced in the attack with immediate effect as he had their opener (and former NK player) Varney stitched in front.

Neil Vorster (50-0-30-2) came on to bowl from the far end, and when his first ball pitched about 2 metres down the wicket and rolled all the way to the batsman, the North Kildare players did a double take. Had the skipper brought himself on to bowl? A ball pitching half way down and rolling is a ball more associated with G. Clarke than N. Vorster. How or never, the other Knockharley opener somehow contrived to hit the longest of long hops straight down Tom's throat at deep square leg and it was game on.

Paul then produced a great spell of bowling, just nipping the ball off the seam and ripping out the Knockharley middle order. Zak Khan (4.3-0-9-3) came on to replace Vossie and also had immediate success by bowling good old fashioned line and length. Buckets Donald produced another gem of a catch at fine leg (to add to his three catches in Bagnelstown the day previously) to leave Knockharley 102 for 9.

In fact, the wickets fell so quickly that the fat lady was taken by surprise by the scoreline. With 9 wickets down, she got out the salt and water and could be heard gargling by the sideline as Zak came in to bowl his fifth over. Third ball in, he bowled Dave Symmons, the game was over, North Kildare had won and the fat lady then produced a few bars from La Traviata.

Great win and time to get things back on track.

Gordon Clarke

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 8w 4b 6lb 
for 4 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Tariq Mushtaq ct H. Shivmangal 4
Paul McGreivy b M. Ingamells 6
Neil Vorster Run out  72
Tom Satchwell ct M. Ingamells 70 1
Dáire O'Neill Not Out  9 1
Gareth Moxom Not Out  8
Gary Hunt  
Zakrya Khan   1
Gordon Clarke  
Paddy Wall   1
Guy Donald   1

Knockharley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
D. Varney9.013400.003.78
H. Shivmangal9.0123123.002.56
M. Ingamells9.0335217.503.89
J. Comdie5.002800.005.60
A. Bellew5.002100.004.20
A. Daniel3.001300.004.33
D. Powell5.002400.004.80

Knockharley Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
6w 3b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
114 (32.3 overs)
A. Bellew ct Neil Vorster 40
D. Varney lbw Paul McGreivy 22
J. Ingamells ct Neil Vorster 0
D. Symmons b Zakrya Khan 25
M. Ingamells ct Paul McGreivy 1
A. McFarland ct Paul McGreivy 1
D. Power b Paul McGreivy 3
S. Sebastian b Paul McGreivy 0
H. Shivmangal ct Zakrya Khan 11
J. Comdie b Zakrya Khan 0
A. Daniel Not Out  0

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Satchwell7.012100.003.00
Paddy Wall7.002400.003.43
Paul McGreivy9.012655.202.89
Neil Vorster5.0030215.006.00
Zakrya Khan4.30933.002.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Gerry Fennell