Harlequins beat Limerick in U15 clash
Cork Harlequins U15s had a great win over rivals Limerick CC in their T20 clash at Farmer’s Cross on the weekend.
LCC Captain Ayan Ullah won the toss, and elected to bowl on a fantastic pitch that had had seen Merrion 3s take on Quins 1s the previous day.
The Quins Youths set about their task with relish, and scored freely on what was a very hot day in Cork. Young keeper/batsman Jonathan McLaughlin opened with Charlie Magee, who had been in the runs the day before, crafting an innings of 24 against the Clare First XI.
McLaughlin despatched the ball to all corners of the ground with a sparkling 54* off just 37 balls, with 5 4s and a towering maximum over the ditch and into the neighbouring field. He was given a rousing welcome back to the clubhouse after having to retire at the agreed 50 mark.
Other notable contributions came from Callum Stevenson (36) and Isa Khan (27*), with young seamer Ahmed Khan providing a late cameo with 10 off 4 balls.
Quins ended their innings on an imposing 162-3, and went into the break in a confident mood.
The Limerick reply faltered almost immediately, with only a handful of runs on the board, Charlie Magee claiming the opening wicket.
A good partnership between Shayam (36) and Sohuab (26) steadied the ship, but the run rate required steadily increased. Wickets fell at regular intervals, and the LCC innings ended with their score on 120, handing a 42 run victory to the Cork side.
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