North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI v Wexford 1 on Sat 20 Jun 2015 at 13.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Won By 8 Wickets

Match report The firsts welcomed Wexford to the Maws in the first round of the Midland Cup - a side whose first team sat four divisions lower than that of NK's first eleven. Wexford managed to gather up a team, but were still one short on the day and it was no surprise when they won the toss and elected to bat first.

Louis and Wasif took the new ball and showed the gulf in standard immediately. Every second ball seemed to beat the outside edge, but the Wexford openers really dug deep to maintain their stay at the crease with a fair share of luck as well as a few lives they were gifted with. The Wexford batting lineup frustrated the NK attack no-end; Louis and Andy in particular who went for just 4 runs in 9 overs between the two of them. Oppo skipper Murray decided that he would fight fire with fire and take the attack back to the NK bowlers and was somewhat successful, although Dáire O'Neill could've had him out three times in the space of an over. Dáire caused all sorts of problems, but the firsts fielding let them down hugely at times in what was a pretty ordinary fielding performance overall - PR tearing his hair out one strand at a time while overlooking from his car. When Murray was finally dismissed for 36, the Wexford innings rapidly turned around and the opposition were bowled out for 110; largely thanks to another 4-wicket-haul from Manny Singh. Full credit to Wexford who continuously frustrated the NK bowlers, were resilient and really put a value on their wicket which was great to see from a side who were such underdogs going into the game.

Although Wexford had more runs on the board that NK would've expected to be chasing; hunting down 110 runs in 40 overs was not a task that NK found daunting, although they knew they would've been chasing much less if they had of backed up their bowlers in the field.

Rob changed the batting lineup around which saw four 21-year-old's in the top four. Dollars and Matt Auret opened up and to the dismay of all watching on the sideline - Dollars was on his way back to the dressing room for an early shower - nicking off for just 6, last ball of the first over. Vossie greeted Mattie who really went hard at the oppo openers. Having seen the back of Dollars, opener Shaikh then removed Vossie for single figures also when he was bowled around his legs moving across his stumps; 42-2. Mattie was joined by Louis in the middle and knocked off the required runs with ease and in quick time. The pair knocked off their target with 26 overs remaining; Mattie finishing on 63(44)* (his first half century for NK) and Louis with 33(21)* - NK cruising into the next round of the Midland Cup once again.

The firsts have booked themselves another cup quarter final thanks to the NK bowling attack who were far too hot to handle and due to Matt Auret blasting his first 50 for NK and bringing home victory for NK in sublime fashion. Highlight of his innings was a huge six which traveled half way into the tennis courts.

A mention has to go to Wexford who battled to put out a full strength team and still competed against an NK side who are pushing for promotion at the top of division 3. Many sides would've given a walkover in a similar scenario, but Wexford did their utmost best to compete with a depleted first team.


Wexford 1 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
110 (34.1 overs)
N. Monahon ct  L. Hofmeyr, bowled M. Singh 18 95 58 3 31.03
S. Shaikh ct  behind R. Neavyn, bowled L. Hofmeyr 11 36 28 2 39.29
A. Murphy ct  behind R. Neavyn, bowled C. Auret 8 37 37 1 21.62
T. Murray ct  T. Satchwell, bowled M. Singh 36 37 42 7 85.71
M. Shazad ct  A. Chase, bowled M. Singh 1 8 5 20.0
S. Carthy b  M. Singh 0 2 2 0
J. Redmond ct  W. Ali, bowled M. Auret 8 27 16 1 50.0
M. Redmond ct  M. Auret, bowled N. Vorster 6 15 13 1 46.15
S. O'Brien ct  behind R. Neavyn, bowled M. Auret 4 2 2 200
D. Redmond Not Out  4 8 1 400

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Louis Hofmeyr5.03212.000.40
Wasif Ali5.012400.004.80
Andrew Chase4.02200.000.50
Clint Auret6.0218118.003.00
Manjeet Singh8.023047.503.75
Dáire O'Neill4.002100.005.25
Mathew Auret2.001326.506.50
Neil Vorster0.10010.000.00

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 1lb 
for 2 wickets

(13.3 overs)
Sean Dalton ct  behind J. Redmond, bowled T. Murray 6 3 6 1 100
Mathew Auret Not Out  63 63 44 9 2 143.18 1
Neil Vorster b  S. Shaikh 7 27 9 77.78
Louis Hofmeyr Not Out  33 33 21 5 157.14 1
Clint Auret  
Tom Satchwell   1
Dáire O'Neill  
Andrew Chase   1
Wasif Ali   1
Robert Neavyn   3
Manjeet Singh  

Wexford 1 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T. Murray7.0059159.008.43
S. Shaikh6.0048148.008.00
M. Shazad0.30500.0010.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Naomi Scott-Hayward