North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI v Dundrum 1 on Sun 01 Jun 2014 at 1.00pm
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost By 9 Wickets

Match report After their resounding victory against North County a week ago, the firsts looked to reach the next round of the Senior 2 Cup by beating Dundrum at the Maws, knowing that their opponents were capable of causing another upset as they did last year.

Rob won the toss and elected to bat on the mat. NK's innings started brightly - Rob and Mark sharing a stand worth 42 for the first wicket, going at a decent rate in the meanwhile. Unfortunately, Mark and Manny went quickly which saw Vossie arrive at the crease. Rob and Voss then batted til drinks and the score had moved onto 92/2. Dundrum then broke the brewing partnership immediately after drinks, which saw the back of Vossie when he flashed at a short, wide one. What happened next was highly unexpected and somewhat unprofessional on behalf of the NK batsman. At 94/3 after 21, and with plenty of batting still to come, it would have been expected of NK to reach 200 at least. However, wrong shots at the wrong time, some tentative and unconvincing strokes and a little bit of good fortune for the oppo resulted in a repugnant collapse which saw NK bowled out for a massively under par, 143, with a hugely disappointing looking scorecard. In NK's 143, Rob scored an impressive 59 with 8x4's included which laid the foundations for what should have been a big total with the start that himself and Mark got North Kildare off to.

After tea, the firsts set about their daunting challenge of defending their miserly 143. Satch and Wazzle opened up, but could not find the breakthrough that was required to get into the opposition, although both created chances - particularly Tom who was unlucky when opener, Hipolitus skied one which landed in between Vossie and Manny. If there was an early call, Vossie would've had enough time to get in position to take the catch comfortably, but, in truth, the wicket may not have made much of a difference in the end. Manny was brought into the attack and got the breakthrough in his third over, but Dundrum already needed less than 100 to win at that point. Vossie and Mark had a crack from the other end, but with both batsmen set, the oppo looked to get things over and done with as quickly as possible. Dundrum reached their target in the 24th over, winning by 9 wickets which ended a day that North Kildare will hope to quickly forget.

In one week, the firsts went from dishing out a thumping victory, to being on the other end of an embarrassing defeat. Although the loss is thoroughly disappointing, the result does not impact the league and will mean that the firsts may not have a double-weekend this season which may be a blessing in disguise.

Next up is the 20/20 against North County at the Maws, but the firsts now have a long wait before their next league game. After the disappointment in the Senior 2 Cup, the firsts will look to go on a streak in the league and get their season back on the right direction.


North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 5w 1b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(32.4 overs)
Robert Neavyn b R Nair 59 74 8 79.73
Mark Topping ct V Jacob b A Sukumaran 21 26 1 80.77
Manjeet Singh ct V Jacob b S Sebastian 3 11 27.27
Neil Vorster ct S Kurian b D Raj 16 28 1 57.14
Imran ul-Haq ct S Kurian b D Raj 5 15 33.33
Tom Satchwell b A Mathew 8 7 1 114.29
Ian Walshe ct R Nair b A Mathew 7 11 1 63.64
Wasif Ali ct S Sebastian b R Nair 10 5 2 200
Sean Dalton b A Mathew 0 3 0
Jack Fleming Not Out  5 10 50.0
Andrew Chase st S Kurian b A Mathew 0 2 0

Dundrum 1 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R. Nair7.0031215.504.43
D. Raj7.0033216.504.71
A. Sukumaran4.0022122.005.50
S. Sebastian6.0115115.002.50
A. Mathew7.403348.254.30

Dundrum 1 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 4w 1b 4lb 
for 1 wickets
145 (24.5 overs)
M. Hipolitus Not Out  77 74 10 1 104.05
S. Kurian b M Singh 13 29 2 44.83
A. Mathew Not Out  45 40 7 1 112.50
V. Jacob  
D. Raj  
R. Nair  
D. Joseph  
S. George  
R. Balachandran  
A. Sukumaran  
S. Sebastian  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Wasif Ali3.502500.006.52
Tom Satchwell7.003900.005.57
Manjeet Singh6.0219119.003.17
Mark Topping4.012000.005.00
Neil Vorster3.003200.0010.67

  • Umpire :
    J. Connolly & A. Short
  • Scorer :
    Naomi Scott-Hayward