North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 3rd XI v Laois 4 on Sat 25 May 2013 at 13:30
North Kildare Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report On a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon in Clongowes Wood College, with the grass cut short and the ground looking well, Laois won the toss and elected to bat. Laois started briskly, with Johan Kleinhanz looking to score quickly before falling for a 26. This brought Omar Rasool to the crease, who batted throgh most of the innings and played some fantastic shots on his way to a very well played 84. Laois finished their 40 overs on 191/7. Richard Withey marked his return by taking 4 wickets. There was good bowling all around, and North Kildare were somewhat unlucky in the field with a series of chances just dropping short of fielders in the outfield.

The North Kildare response opened with Justin Roux and Paul Hunt, and the pair wasted no time in making headway into the Laois total, with Paul scoring 18 from 12 balls before falling with the score on 29. Sam Hartwig, one of three new Australian recruits in the side, kept the rapid scoring going with a quick 22 before falling in the 8th over with the score on 60. Josh Schwager was next to the crease, and himself and Justin settled down to bat through to drinks, putting on a partnership of 71 runs in 12 overs, before Justin finally fell for a brilliantly played 19, having batted for 20 overs and 76 minutes, and really giving the side a solid platform from which to build. Josh continued on in fine style, eventually falling for 67 from 54 balls in what was an innings of real class. Raman Bansal (20*) and Richard Withey (13*) saw the innings home to give North Kildare a hard fought and very well earned second win of the season.

North Kildare 3rds now go on to a series of cup games, playing Laois again away on Wednesday evening in the Russell Court Trophy T20 competition, then hosting Adamstown in the Minor Cup on Saturday, where we will be looking foward to carrying through the momentum of this win.


Laois 4 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 19w 8b 5lb 
for 7 wickets
191 (40.0 overs)
J. Klenharz b  R Withey 26
W. Blackley lbw  R Withey 16
O. Rasool ct  S Hartwig b R Withey 84
D. O'Mahoney b  R Bansal 9
T. O'Brien b  R Withey 0
S. Saunderson b  A Singh 3
P. Hennessey b  J Schwager 12
M. Woodwood Not Out  0
S. Rasool Not Out  0
D. Budhakoti  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Daren Roux8.013400.004.25
Amarbir Singh6.0024124.004.00
Richard Withey8.0149412.256.12
Paul Hunt6.012200.003.67
Josh Schwager8.0122122.002.75
Raman Bansal4.0018118.004.50

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
9nb 16w 10b  
for 6 wickets

(30.2 overs)
Justin Roux b  W Blackley 19
Paul Hunt ct  O Rasool b D Budhakoti 18
Sam Hartwig b  O Rasool 22 1
Josh Schwager b  W Blackley 67
Amarbir Singh b  D Mahoney 1
Daniel Sheehan b  W Blackley 0
Raman Bansal Not Out  20
Richard Withey Not Out  13
Daren Roux  
Ronan Cruise  
Dave Winter  

Laois 4 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
D Budhakoti8.0034134.004.25
T O'Brien1.001500.0015.00
O Rasool4.0036136.009.00
W Blackley8.0037312.334.62
D O'Mahoney7.2056156.007.64
P Hennessey2.001100.005.50