Bagenalstown 2 v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI on Sat 14 Jul 2012 at 2 pm
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report The Mens 2nds travelled to Bagenalstown for the Dick O'Neill Memorial quarter final.

With the toss won, Gordie chose to bat on eh..on eh..the grass wicket. I won't go into too much detail, but top scores of the innings were 17 from Ger Horn off 71 balls (yes - that's right, 71 balls) and Dáire O'Neill (17 not out off 76 balls - yes, that's right, 76 balls). Orthodox batting was made impossible by the swamp-like conditions and heavy outfield, but good and disciplined bowling from the Bagenalstown attack meant that North Kildare made 88 for 9 off their 40 overs.

Now..."good" and "disciplined" - they're two words to describe the Bagenalstown bowling. Unfortunately, because this report goes into the public domain, I am not permitted to use the appropriate words to describe the North Kildare bowling. Certainly, "good" and "disciplined" will not feature in my description of the dross generally delivered by our bowlers. Too many short balls that sat up and begged to be hit just about sums it up.

However, with the game drifting away, the skipper threw the ball to Zak Bursey (3-0-9-2) who did enough with the ball to induce errors from two Bagenalstown batsmen. A positive note on what was otherwise a disappointing performance allround from North Kildare.

We visit Bagenalstown this coming Sunday, where we WILL give a better account of ourselves.

Gordon Clarke

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 8w 4b 1lb 
for 9 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Gerard Horn b Shane O'Neill 17
Paul McGreivy Run out  6
Dáire O'Neill Not Out  17
Gordon Clarke b Ray Stapleton 6
Arun Nair lbw Ray Stapleton 8
Guy Donald ct Dermot Power 0 3
Gary Hunt lbw Imran Muhammed 13
James Machin st Imran Muhammed 3
Zak Bursey ct Imran Muhammed 0 1
Colin O'Neill b Imran Muhammed 0
Adam Kelly Not Out  3

Bagenalstown 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ray Stapleton8.04623.000.75
Dermot Power8.0021121.002.63
Imran Muhammed8.022245.502.75
Sunil Charles8.021700.002.13
Darren Purcell4.001100.002.75
Shane O'Neill4.00616.001.50

Bagenalstown 2 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 5w 5b  
for 4 wickets
89 (25.5 overs)
Julian Berwick ct Gary Hunt 38
Imran Mohammed ct Paul McGreivy 18
Sunil Charles ct Zak Bursey 2
Darren Purcell Not Out  6
Sean Farrell ct Zak Bursey 7
Ray Stapleton Not Out  4
Shane O'Neill  
Nigel Fennell  
Noel Purcell  
O. Bennett  
Dermot Power  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gary Hunt5.0020120.004.00
Arun Nair5.001300.002.60
Paul McGreivy5.0024124.004.80
Guy Donald2.01300.001.50
Dáire O'Neill2.00700.003.50
James Machin3.50800.002.09
Zak Bursey3.00924.503.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Gerry Fennell