North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI v Clontarf 2 on Sun 22 Jul 2018 at 13.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost By 219 Runs (0/25pts)

Match report Clontarf travelled to The Maws on a humid, sticky Saturday. It was therefore advantageous from their perspective that they managed to win the toss and opt to bat first.

Tarf raced out of the blocks with the familiar face of Juno along with the slightly more unfamiliar face of batting partner Anwar once again taking advantage of some loose bowling to plunder the NK attack for 74 in the first ten overs. The stand was broken on 92 when Gulab removed Anwar with the help of David Fosters safe pair of hands. Juno was then promptly removed by Manny, with Amol taking a good catch at mid off. The Tarf batsmen didn't let the two quick wickets deter their aggressive nature as Gopal and Nazir brought the score onto 143 in the 24th over. Gulab then had the big wicket of Nazir excellently caught by sub fielder Devansh at cover. Specail mention to Devansh for helping out the firsts as they were a player short, and for once again showing the more senior members of the team the value of anticipation and concentration in the field. Ireland U-19 player Andrew Vincent joined Gopal at the crease as NK began to gain a semblance of control. Matthew O'Meara had Gopal back in the hutch when he was caught by Manny Singh, just rewards for a controlled spell of legspin bowling. The Tarf lads settled into a period of consolidation until the acceleration began with fifteen overs to go. David Foster bowled well at the end and was relatively inexpensive in comparison to some of the other figures as he showed on a two paced pitch how to hit a length. Tarf finished on 339-8 with a well compiled 85 from Vincent the highlight, while Dave's 3 wickets were the highlight for a now slightly fatigued NK XI.

NK would have needed to bat extremely well to come close to Tarf, and unfortunately this never materialised. Skipper Dalton was once again out cheaply, when he reverse dabbed ex NK man ''The General'' Paulie Ryan into the ever grateful hand of Collier at second slip. You'll be hard pushed to find a better catch this season. Manny & Rob combined for the highest partnership of the innings (37) before Rob fell to the impressive F Zaman. Rob looked in good touch and took six off a free hit with what can only be described as a flat batted slap. The rest of the innings left a lot to be desired, with Manny and Gulab falling without the score moving. Clint rescued a complete collapse with a valiant 29, bandana flowing in the wind.

So, onto a big weekend with a double weekend against Merrion and Phoenix, NK in desperate need of a win at this stage.


Clontarf 2 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 14w 8b 3lb 
for 8 wickets
339 (50.0 overs)
J Altaf ct  A Pathak Bwld M Singh 52
M Anwar ct  D Foster Bwld G Singh 41
A Nazir ct  Devansh Bhansali Bwld G Singh 10
V Gopal ct  M Singh Bwld M O'Meara 46
A Vincent ct  M O'Meara Bwld D Foster 85
M Collier ct  & Bowled M Singh 18
P Ryan ct  I Walshe Bwld D Foster 37
C Devilly ct  M 'O'Meara Bwld D Foster 6
M Samran Not Out  12
M Butler Not Out  8
F Zaman  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Clint Auret8.006500.008.13
David Foster6.0035311.675.83
Manjeet Singh10.0058229.005.80
Gulab Singh10.0056228.005.60
Matthew O'Meara8.0047147.005.88
Ian Walshe8.006800.008.50

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 8w 2b  
for 9 wickets

(40.1 overs)
Sean Dalton ct  M Collier Bwld P Ryan 7 15 46.67
Robert Neavyn ct  M Butler Bwld F Zaman 25 48 3 1 52.08
Manjeet Singh ct  V Gopal Bwld A Nazir 10 34 29.41 2
Ian Walshe lbw  Bwld F Zaman 6 16 37.50 1
Gulab Singh ct  M Butler Bwld A Nazir 0 2 0
Clint Auret ct  P Ryan Bwld M Collier 29 56 4 1 51.79
Matthew O'Meara lbw  Bwld A Anwar 14 22 2 63.64 2
Gerard Horn Not Out  4 25 16.00
Amol Pathak run out  C Devilly 2 5 40.0 1
David Foster ct  J Altaf Bwld M Samran 9 6 1 150.0 1
Devansh Bhansali   Sub Fielding

Clontarf 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
P Ryan7.0023123.003.29
M Butler5.012100.004.20
F Zaman10.0520210.002.00
A Nazir6.0121210.503.50
M Collier6.0019119.003.17
A Anwar4.0112112.003.00
M Samran1.11212.001.71