Laois 1 v North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI on Sun 06 Jul 2014 at 1.00pm
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost By 9 Wickets (0/25pts)

Match report The firsts ventured to Port Laois in search of their second league victory of the season. Having had a very unfortunate dry spell of fixtures, the firsts were playing their first league game in just under a month.

Neavyn won the toss yet again and elected to bat first on the mat. Less than two hours and just 29.2 overs, NK were bowled out for a miserable total of 103 A/O. There's a lack of detail between winning the toss and NK being bowled out, but in truth, not much more needs to be said other than NK were extremely unprofessional in their first innings. Apart from Gilly and Walshe who appeared to have gone to decent deliveries, the rest of the NK top and middle order failed to apply themselves and the wickets fell in clusters which is never going to lead to a successful batting display.

Perhaps the massive gap that the firsts had in between fixtures played a part in such a disappointing batting performance, but even so - batting on a mat with small boundaries and a relatively quick outfield, the firsts knew they would have to bowl Laois out or they'd be heading back home with their tails between their legs after receiving a hiding from their midland rivals.

Unfortunately, the firsts were never in the contest. Apart from Wazzie's first over that had the oppo all at sea, their was nothing to enjoy about NK's second innings. NK did get the breakthrough through an excellent run-out thanks to some lazy and lethargic running, but at that stage, the game was over and Laois cruised to victory with over 30 overs to spare.

The firsts will look to hit back quickly and will have the chance to do so against Service next weekend - a team that NK have fond memories of from last season's title winning campaign.

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
13b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(29.2 overs)
Robert Neavyn ct behind, bowled A. Smit 2 14 14.29 1
Michael Gilchrist b C. Auret 1 6 16.67 1
Ian Walshe b A. Smit 1 4 25.00
Tom Satchwell ct bowled C. Auret 13 18 1 72.22
Imran ul-Haq ct behind, bowled U. Raees 14 17 2 82.35
Neil Vorster ct P. Blackley, bowled A. Siddiqui 18 24 2 75.00
Manjeet Singh ct bowled, U. Raees 21 44 3 47.73
Barra MacNiocaill lbw bowled, U.Raees 0 4 0
Gulab Singh ct C. Auret, bowled U. Raees 5 21 23.81
Wasif Ali ct P. Blackley, bowled A. Siddiqui 18 11 1 2 163.64
Andrew Chase Not Out  0

Laois 1 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C. Auret6.011829.003.00
A. Smit7.0020210.002.86
U. Raees9.023649.004.00
A. Siddiqui7.2028214.003.82

Laois 1 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
10w 6b  
for 1 wickets
105 (15.3 overs)
J. Singh Not Out  49 43 7 2 113.95
B. Hur run out M. Gilchrist/R.Neavyn 40 41 8 97.56
M. Ramazan Not Out  0 3 0
P. Blackley  
O. Rasool  
M. Auret  
R. Meraj  
A. Smit  
U. Raees  
C. Auret  
A. Siddiqui  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Satchwell2.001800.009.00
Wasif Ali4.001900.004.75
Michael Gilchrist2.002700.0013.50
Gulab Singh4.001200.003.00
Manjeet Singh4.302300.005.11

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Gerry Fennell