North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI v Wexford on Sun 24 Jun 2018 at 13.00
North Kildare Cricket Club Lost By 77 Runs

Match report The 1sts fell at the first Wallace Cup hurdle last weekend when they were soundly beaten by their Division 6 opponents Wexford. Wexford won the toss and to no surprise opted to have a bat on a beautiful hot sunny day at the Maws. NK were missing a few 1st team regulars for this encounter, so a few new faces appeared in the side, including that of the talented young player Devansh Bhansali.

NK looked to be in a strong position when the combined efforts of the Singhs, Gulab and Manny, helped to reduce the oppo to a score of 81-6. Unfortunately the innings slipped away from Kildare when centurion Padmabrabhu and Shirzada took advantage of some very loose bowling and an increasingly lethargic fielding display. Their 7th wicket stand of 125 essentially won the game. In the end the 1sts were left with an imposing target of 253 to chase down. However, with a decent pitch to bat on and a very fast outfield, at half-time NK felt they had the ability to chase down this target. Mention must go to an excellent spell from young Devansh, who bowled it in good areas and with excellent control. When considering he came on to bowl to two settled batsmen (inc' centurion Padmabrabhu) his efforts deserve sincere praise. A bright future would appear to be ahead for Devansh.

NKs reply got off to an excellent start when openers Neavyn and Majeed took the score to 42-0 off the first 7 overs. Majeed however soon fell and when Dalton surprisingly followed shortly after, playing inside a straight one, Wexford were very much in the ascendancy once more. There was ample time and opportunity for NK to recover but it wasn't to be. More wickets soon followed and despite a battling 58 from Gulab Singh, the 1sts never really threatened their target again after that bright start.

Best of luck to Wexford in the next round. The 1sts will take a weekend off before resuming their season with a league fixture at home to Pembroke on July 8th.

Wexford Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5nb 30w 12b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
252 (40.0 overs)
A. Murphy ct  M. Singh b G. Singh 0
S. Shaikh ct  Neavyn b G. Singh 15
I. Jan b  G. Singh 4
S. Jan lbw  b M. Singh 0
A. Mohammad ct  Neavyn b Walshe 26
A. Syed b  M. Singh 6
N. Padmaprabhu Not Out  100
K. Shirzada run out  M. Singh/Neavyn 38
F. Islam Run out  8
P. Kundalia Not Out  0
S. Noor  

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gulab Singh8.0131310.333.87
Manjeet Singh8.0128214.003.50
Maruthi Nambi Narayanan4.002700.006.75
Sean Dalton2.001600.008.00
Ian Walshe6.0114114.002.33
Asad Khan2.002500.0012.50
Tarik Ullah4.004000.0010.00
Devansh Bhansali4.003000.007.50
Muddasir Zeb2.002700.0013.50

North Kildare Cricket Club Men's 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 18w 3lb 
for 9 wickets

(33.5 overs)
Robert Neavyn ct  Shaikh b Islam 21 3 2 1
Behzad Majeed ct  I. Jan b Syed 24 4
Sean Dalton b  Islam 3
Manjeet Singh ct  Mohammad b Noor 15 1 1 1
Ian Walshe ct  & b Shaikh 0
Gulab Singh ct  S. Jan b Islam 58 5 3
Asad Khan run out  I. Jan 9 1
Tarik Ullah b  Padmabrabhu 9 1
Maruthi Nambi Narayanan b  Padmabrabhu 14 1 1
Devansh Bhansali Not Out  0
Muddasir Zeb  

Wexford Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
N. Padmabrabhu6.021125.501.83
A. Syed4.0032132.008.00
S. Shaikh3.5016116.004.17
F. Islam5.5135311.676.00
A. Mohammad0.10000.000.00
S. Noor8.0140140.005.00
S. Jan3.001200.004.00
A. Murphy3.012500.008.33