Malahide II v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI on Sat 22 Sep 2012 at 12.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost By 6 Wickets (2/25pts)

Match report The firsts traveled to Malahide for their final game of the season (for definite this time). With Malahide needing a win for promotion, the oppo were well and truly up for this game. North Kildare on the other hand, were not so up for it, with nothing really to play for. This was a telling factor in a very average performance that saw NK slump to a six wicket defeat.

Unfortunately, Satchwell losing the toss didn't get NK off to a promising start in the "winter conditions". NK were put in to bat (no surprises there), on a pitch that looked decent, but, one that would stay slow and low. However, Satchwell and Neavyn set about their business. The pair worked hard in testing conditions, battling their way to the 6th over, where Neavyn fell for a very well made 2 off 18 balls.. This brought Manny Singh to the crease and he looked as classy as ever, nurdling the bowling around and dispatching anything wide or full. Satchwell then found his feet and he too, began to score freely, but this was not to last long. Satchwell departed for 18 in the 12th over. This brought Shokeenda to the crease. Singh and Shokeenda continued to score runs freely as the pair added 42 together. At the time of Shokeenda's demise, the score had reached 81/3 off 21 overs. One big partnership could have seen NK get 200+ but, this wasn't to be. Manny departed before reaching his fifty and Walshe soon followed for just 5. This brought the left-handed pair, Vorster and Dalton to the crease. The pair looked to rebuild and did so for a short while, as they reached the 39th over. Vorster, after being bogged down, went for a big un', but was caught off his top edge. Dalton soon followed after scoring an important 27 off 34 balls (his recent demotion spurred his innings). At this stage, the score had moved on to 148/6 off 40 overs. A late flurry from NK was expected with the likes of Wazzie, Gilmour and Khan to come, but this was not to be. The final four wickets fell for just 12 runs, as NK finished on a total of 156. Below par yes, but with a slow outfield and a wicket that was doing a bit, there was always a glimmer of hope.

Because of NK being bowled out with overs to spare, there was a ten minute turn around. This may have been a blessing in disguise for NK, but early wickets before tea were needed. Instead, Malahide reached tea after cruising to 50/0 off 9 overs, with an important catch put down, things were looking very grim for NK. After tea however, the spin-kings (Manny Singh & Hussain) completely drained the flow of runs leaving the oppo 70/4 after 22 overs. A miraculous turn around from tea and NK were still in with a massive chance. However, when the pair of off-spinners completed their ten over spells, oppo skipper N. Boyne and no.6 M. O'Brien tucked in to the change bowlers, crushing any hopes of a famous NK comeback. Perhaps if all eleven NK players had turned up on the day, it may have been a different story, but the lack of motivation was certainly evident as Manny Singh seemed to be the only NK player to show up on the day, with a great knock of 47 and tremendous figures of (10-4-18-4).

So, the end result will see NK finish mid-table, perhaps not an indication of ability. NK can only look to build on this season and work even harder next season for promotion once more. Thanks goes out to scorers (NSH and GF), pitch & outfield carers and for all support shown to all NK teams. Until next season..


North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
25w 2b  
for 4 wickets

(45.4 overs)
Robert Neavyn ct W. Richardson bowled C. Shoebridge 2 20 18 11.11 1
Tom Satchwell b C. Shoebridge 18 44 37 2 48.65
Manjeet Singh ct M. O'Brien bowled R. McGeehan 47 80 73 3 64.38
Vishu Shokeenda ct & bowled N. Boyne 15 32 30 1 50.0
Ian Walshe b O. Taylor 5 34 23 21.74 1
Neil Vorster ct R. Gallagher bowled R. McGeehan 10 34 28 35.71
Sean Dalton ct N.Boyne bowled O. Taylor 27 27 34 3 79.41 1
Zakrya Khan b N. Boyne 2 14 15 13.33
Gareth Gilmour ct W. Richardson bowled A. Kamal 1 13 10 10.0
Wasif Ali lbw bowled N. Boyne 0 5 4 0
Safdar Hussain Not Out  0 2 4 0

Malahide II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A. Kamal7.0116116.002.29
C. Shoebridge 6.001929.503.17
R. Gallagher 10.014200.004.20
N. Boyne9.412638.672.69
R. McGeehan7.0032216.004.57
O. Taylor6.001929.503.17

Malahide II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 14w 1lb 
for 4 wickets
157 (38.3 overs)
R. Gallagher ct I. Walshe bowled M. Singh 28
N. Boyne Not Out  58
J. Garrigan st R. Neavyn bowled M. Singh 0
D. Ryan lbw bowled M. Singh 2
C. Shoebridge ct S. Dalton bowled M. Singh 0
M. O'Brien Not Out  53
W. Richardson  
O. Taylor  
K. Reynolds  
R. McGeehan  
A. Kamal  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Satchwell6.013600.006.00
Wasif Ali5.004000.008.00
Manjeet Singh10.041844.501.80
Safdar Hussain10.021400.001.40
Neil Vorster3.001900.006.33
Ian Walshe3.002600.008.67
Zakrya Khan0.30300.006.00