North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI v Rush 2 on Sun 01 Sep 2013 at 12:30
North Kildare Cricket Club Won by 50 runs

Match report The seconds awaited a visit from Rush, in a battle at the wrong end of the table.

Skipper Vossie lost the toss and NK were asked to bat first. On a track that had been used regularly this season (including the day before), it was a good toss to win and NK knew they would have to knuckle down if they were to put up a competitive score on the track.

Proceedings were underway and NK were off to a poor start. Six overs into the innings, NK had reached 15/2. Here stood a much needed partnership worth 40 between Ger and Vossie. Ger then departed for a well-made and patient 19, spanking a rank full-toss straight down square-legs' throat. Vossie followed soon after for 25 with a bit of a nothing shot, disappointingly, when he looked to be in good touch. This was followed by a tumble of wickets; NK losing Lucy, Behzad and Pargat in rapid succession. From 96/7, North Kildare ended on 142 A/O, thanks to a well-timed 26 from Sandy and a 20 down the order from Amar.

The runs down the order put NK in a competitive position for the second innings, as a score of 142 was a decent effort on the dust-bowl.

After a scrumptious tea, the NK men strode out to the middle with full confidence that they could get their third league win of the season.

Sajjad took the new ball and ripped through the top order with help from sheer brilliance behind the wickets from Ger. Ger nearly held on to a second effort of the most difficult of chances for Sajjad's hat-trick, but it just didn't stick. After 13 overs, Rush were 15/3 and NK were in complete control, really asserting their authority. Rush were allowed a way back into the game with a few freebies and they brought their score up to 39/3 from 15. Here followed some brilliance from Gilmour, taking a comfortable catch at long-on, then taking a screamer to get rid of danger man, Doheny. At drinks, Rush were 52/6. After the break, NK put the foot on the throat and finished strongly. Rush were eventually bowled out for 93; Barra doing what he does best: using a spinners' action to deceive the oppo batsman and Sajjad ended proceedings in well-suited fashion, taking a blinder to his left off his own bowling, ending on tremendous figures of 8-3-8-4 - by far his best spell of bowling for NK.

In the end, NK ran out victors in a well deserved win. Bowlers were of the highest standard and they were backed up brilliantly in NK's best fielding performance of the season.

Next up - Castleknock away. If the lads can get their second win on the trot, there may be a bit of hope for NK seconds yet.

A massive thanks to Vossie's folks, Henry and John for their help with tea's and preparing the pitch, as well as to Naomi and Ainé for scoring on such short notice. It is greatly appreciated as always!


North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
12w 11b 8lb 
for 10 wickets

(39.3 overs)
Barra MacNiocaill ct N. Mullen bowled C. Miller 1 11 9.09
Gerard Horn ct S. Doheny bowled S. Bissett 19 54 2 35.19 2
Sean Dalton lbw bowled C. Miller 9 11 2 81.82
Neil Vorster st E. Sheehan bowled S. Bissett 25 41 4 60.98
Sandy Chahal ct C. Burke bowled S. Bissett 26 39 3 66.67
Lucy Small ct S. Doheny bowled S. McCann 0 10 0
Behzad Majeed b S. McCann 2 2 100 1 1
Pargat Singh run out S. Doheny 0 1 0
Amarbir Singh st E. Sheehan bowled P. Monks 20 29 2 68.97
Gareth Gilmour Not Out  4 2
Sajjad Maqsood lbw bowled N. Mullen 5 10 1 50.0 1

Rush 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C. Burke7.031600.002.29
C. Miller-Lynch7.0030215.004.29
N. Mullen7.3124124.003.20
S. Bissett9.002739.003.00
S. McCann4.001728.504.25
P. Monks3.00818.002.67

Rush 2 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 9w 6b  
for 10 wickets
93 (35.0 overs)
E. Sheehan lbw bowled S. Maqsood 5 19 1 26.32
K. Shaha b S. Maqsood 1 20 5.00
N. Mullen ct G. Horn bowled S. Maqsood 0 1 0
S. Doheny ct G. Gilmour bowled A. Singh 14 36 1 38.89
J. King ct G. Gilmour bowled N. Vorster 15 26 2 57.69
P. Monks b A. Singh 7 20 1 35.00
C. Burke ct and bowled S. Maqsood 19 56 3 33.93
D. Coffey ct B. Majeed 11 28 1 39.29
S. McCann ct G. Horn bowled B. MacNiocaill 0 8 0
S. Bissett run out B. Majeed/B. MacNiocaill 1 2 50.0
C. Miller-Lynch Not Out  4 6 1 66.67

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sajjad Maqsood8.03842.001.00
Sandy Chahal9.042700.003.00
Amarbir Singh9.0521210.502.33
Neil Vorster7.0125125.003.57
Barra MacNiocaill4.02623.001.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    N. Scott-Hayward