North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI v Railway Union on Sat 25 May 2013 at 13:30
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost by 15 runs

Match report On a glorious day at the Maws, North Kildare looked to win their second game on the bounce.

Things started exceptionally well, with Vorster FINALLY winning the toss. The all-important toss paid dividends as NK had Railway 14/3 off 3 overs from a perfect first over from Gulab Singh, as well as some excellent fielding from Lucy Small who really set the standard in the field. Railway then knuckled down and found themselves at 91/4 off 19. At this stage, Railway were in position to turn the game right around and post a strong total.. North Kildare had other ideas. Safdar and Sandy came on and ripped through the lower order; Safdar taking three and Sandy bagging himself a couple. Due to the terrific fielding performance from NK (Lucy Small in particular), Railway were constricted to a modest 136 A/O. At this point, both NK openers were licking their lips..

Into NK's innings and it could not have started any worse. With Safdar, Rahman and Ger falling within the first five overs, things were looking bleak to say the least, with the score at 9/3 off five. A stand was needed and a big one at that. Dáire and Vossie steadied the ship until the 12th over, with the score on 23/3. Runs were difficult to come by, but both of the opening bowlers had been seen off - job done? Not by a long shot. Dáire was bowled in an unfortunate manner, after a ball deflected off his pads onto the stumps. Gulab followed the next ball looking to go big, first ball. NK were in a real bind now. With the fall of Gulab's wicket, Sandy came to the crease and showed intent immediately, making things look easy. Unfortunately, his innings was short-lived. Sandy went on to make an impressive 26 - a good start yes, but his innings was cut short with the introduction off S. Kumar. Vossie; still at the crease, ticking along, was running out of partners. This was, until Sajjad joined him. Vossie and Sajjad brought the score within touching distance of the win. Unfortunately, it just wasn't North Kildare's day. Sajjad fell with the score on 119/9, NK only needing 18 runs to win. Lucy came to the crease and kept everything out, but Vossie fell, clipping one to mid-wicket, 15 runs short of the target.

A tough day for North Kildare, but many lessons can be taken from the defeat, as well as the consistency in the field that NK have shown in the last few weeks.

Another thanks to Gerry for scoring for us again. These things tend to go un-noticed, but are greatly appreciated.


Railway Union Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8w 1b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
136 (33.4 overs)
B. Nakwaka ct  S. Hussain, bowled G. Singh 0
A. Nazia run out  Lucy Small 13
K. Khan ct  P. Singh, bowled G. Singh 0
G. O'Brien ct  N. Vorster, bowled S. Chalal 20
B. kumar ct  P. Singh, bowled H. Singh 34
R. Chhadar ct  L. Small, bowled S. Hussain 16
R. Dixiy ct  D. O'Neill, bowled S. Chalal 13
S. Kumar lbw  Bowled S. Hussain 9
N. Nyadav b  S. Hussain 5
N. Toorie b  S. Chalal 6
A. Saeed Not Out  4

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gulab Singh5.011728.503.40
Dáire O'Neill3.003400.0011.33
Rahman Ahmed5.011200.002.40
Amardeep Singh5.0022122.004.40
Safdar Hussain9.002739.003.00
Sandy Chahal5.411635.332.82
Neil Vorster1.00300.003.00

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 16w 3b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(33.2 overs)
Gerard Horn ct  bowled, A. Saeed 1 14 7.14
Safdar Hussain ct  bowled, A. Saeed 0 1 0 1
Rahman Ahmed lbw  bowled, S. Kumar 1 8 12.50
Neil Vorster ct  bowled, N. Nyadav 47 96 4 1 48.96 1
Dáire O'Neill b  R. Dixie 5 21 23.81 1
Gulab Singh ct  bowled, R. Dixie 0 1 0
Sandy Chahal lbw  bowled, S. Kumar 26 17 2 2 152.94
Amardeep Singh b  S. Kumar 0 3 0
Pargat Singh ct  bowled, R. Dixie 5 13 1 38.46 2
Sajjad Maqsood lbw  bowled, N. Toorie 12 17 2 70.59
Lucy Small Not Out  1 3 33.33 1 1

Railway Union Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A. Saeed6.011728.502.83
S. Kumar9.042438.002.67
N. Nyadav4.2027127.006.23
R. Dixie9.0043314.334.78
N. Toorie5.00717.001.40

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Gerry Fennell