Railway Union v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI on Sat 17 Aug 2013 at 13:00
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost by 142 runs

Match report The seconds ventured to Kilbogget Park in search of their third league win of the season on a blustery and dark day.

Vossie lost the toss and oppo skipper opted to bat first; an obvious decision with the the road for a mat, but the ominous, overcast conditions and the lack of sight screens gave North Kildare something to work with.

The optimism around the North Kildare camp was soon shattered as the Railway batting lineup battered the NK attack. To cut a long story short; the Railway attack (bar opener Ger O'Brien) looked to score a maximum from every ball, regardless of length and line and they did so with great effect. After 30 overs, Railway had accumulated a whopping 209 with the loss of only 2 wickets! With 350+ on the cards, NK needed something special. NK then provided a great effort and restricted Railway to 290 in the end. A large total yes, but the mat was literally like a batsman's paradise. This was largely due to a fantastic spell from Barra, as he bowled his nine straight through going at just four an over. Barra was also backed up by Vossie, as the pair tied the oppo down at a crucial stage and the pair ended with two a piece. Some good death bowling from Sajjad, Dáire and Dollers also deserves a mention as well as some great sportsmanship from oppo opener, Ger O'Brien as he walked on 90, after a very weak appeal.

The task of scoring at 6.5 an over from word go, was always going to be a tough ask, but Barra and Dollers got NK off to a solid start. The pair added 49 together, before Dollers was run-out from a direct hit. This followed a collapse and really left NK with a very, very difficult task. Walshe, Vossie and Ger fell in rapid succession and from 49/0, NK had slumped to 86/5. At this point, North Kildare needed a miracle. Dáire, Ahmed and Behzad added 50 runs between the three of them in quick time too, but once the three had fallen, it was lights out for North Kildare. No. 10 and 11 (Matthew O'Meara and Aaron Byrne) added some good entertainment together as the pair looked a class act and were composed at the crease. Highlight of the innings was a sweep over mid-off for six from Matthew O'Meara. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough of this and the seconds fell to a heavy defeat.

Ultimately, the first innings' effort from the NK wasn't good enough and is something that needs to be improved in the remaining weeks.

Next up - Merrion away in which will be another tough fixture. If lessons are learned, NK can bounce back again and move forward in the remaining fixtures.

A massive thanks to Naomi for scoring, regardless of her birthday plans being celebrated tonight.


Railway Union Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 15w 4b 3lb 
for 8 wickets
290 (45.0 overs)
G. O'Brien ct  G. Horn bowled N. Vorster 90 93 8 1 96.77
B. Makwana b  N. Vorster 49 38 7 2 128.95
A. Nazir ct  G. Horn bowled M. O'Meara 16 30 1 53.33
K. Khan ct  N. Vorster bowled S. Maqsood 63 53 4 4 118.87
M. Raza ct  N. Vorster bowled B. MacNiocaill 7 7 1 100
R. Chhabra Not Out  20 21 95.24
S. Kumar ct  I. Walshe bowled B. MacNiocaill 8 11 1 72.73
R. Dixit b  D. O'Neill 10 10 1 100
K. Toorie ct  D. O'Neill bowled S. Dalton 1 3 33.33
U. Arshad Not Out  1 1 100
N. Yadav  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dáire O'Neill6.0051151.008.50
Sajjad Maqsood9.0144144.004.89
Neil Vorster9.0150225.005.56
Ian Walshe2.001300.006.50
Ahmed Dar3.002200.007.33
Matthew O'Meara4.0038138.009.50
Sean Dalton3.0028128.009.33
Barra MacNiocaill9.0038219.004.22

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 5w 2b 6lb 
for 10 wickets

(37.3 overs)
Barra MacNiocaill ct  bowled S. Kumar 34 56 1 60.71
Sean Dalton run out  M. Raza 21 30 70.0
Ian Walshe ct  bowled N. Yadav 6 15 40.0 1
Neil Vorster ct  & bowled, bowled S. Kumar 2 5 40.0 2
Gerard Horn lbw  bowled N. Yadav 1 11 9.09 2
Dáire O'Neill st  G. O'Brien bowled K. Toorie 20 37 3 54.05 1
Ahmed Dar ct  bowled R. Dixit 15 23 2 65.22
Behzad Majeed ct  bowled R. Dixit 24 13 1 2 184.62
Sajjad Maqsood run out  G. O'Brien 0
Matthew O'Meara b  R. Dixit 10 16 1 62.50
Aaron Byrne Not Out  2 10 20.0

Railway Union Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M. Raza3.00800.002.67
U. Arshad6.002900.004.83
S. Kumar7.0030215.004.29
N. Yadav9.0025212.502.78
K. Toorie6.0125125.004.17
B. Makwana1.001800.0018.00
R. Dixit4.302036.674.44

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    G. Fennell