Leinster Senior Cup 2023
NCU Premier League
Woodvale beat Instonians by 3 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 22 June.
Instonians 282 (48.5 overs: Neil Rock 108, Nikolai Smith 67*, Ollie Metcalfe 20; Aditya Adey 5-69, Ludwig Kaestner 2-61)
Woodvale 285/7 (49.1 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 167*, James Rose 44, Ronan Restieaux 24; Cian Robertson 4-25)
Ruhan Pretorius, all smiles, wouldn't you be? - 167 not out (Robert Wills)
The Ruhan Pretorius show rolled on as he almost single-handedly beat Instonians with another incredible innings that keeps Woodvale top of the table. Neil Rock had crunched 13 fours and 5 sixes in his 72-ball 108, adding 140 in 22 overs for the fourth wicket with skipper Nikolai Smith (67*) but from 212 for 3 in the 36th over, Inst lost their way with Aditya Adey's five wickets keeping them to 282. It still looked more than enough as the home side slumped to 26 for 3 in the chase, but Pretorius produced another innings for the ages as he hit 14 fours and 10 sixes in his unbeaten 167 from 134 balls - the crucial stand 119 for the 5th wicket with James Rose (44). Too early or can Woodvale dare to dream?
NCU Premier League
Lisburn beat Cliftonville Academy by 54 runs
Wallace Park, 22 June.
Lisburn 258 (49.2 overs: Faiz Fazal 84, Nigel Jones 32, Mark Adair 30, James Hunter 33; Rory Bessell 3-64, Abhishek Raut 2-41, Matty McCord 2-46)
Cliftonville Academy 204 (48.1 overs: Abhishek Raut 60, Rory Bessell 34; Ryan Macbeth 3-23, Neil Whitworth 3-50, Faiz Fazal 2-15)
Thumbs up from Faiz Fazal (Dean Simpson)
Lisburn are in second place after a 54-run win over Cliftonville Academy at Wallace Park. Faiz Fazal hit 13 fours and a six in a top score of 84, while, there were 30's for Nigel Jones, Mark Adair (3 sixes), and James Hunter in their 258. Abhishek Raut made 60 in the chase, but they were always well off the pace - three wickets for Ryan Macbeth and Neil Whitworth.
NCU Premier League
Muckamore beat CIYMS by 1 wicket
Moylena, 22 June.
CIYMS 148 (48.4 overs: Tyron Koen 39, Bamanye Xenxe 24, Adam Heasley 20; Pavan Karthik 3-25, Jason vd Mewe 3-26, Sathish Suresh 3-41)
Muckamore 152/9 (47.3 overs: Shane Henderson 24, Curtis Moorhead 22*, Pavan Karthik 20*, Kyllin Vardhan 21; Jacob Mulder 3-15, Bamanye Xenxe 2-34, John Matchett 2-36)
Muckamore pulled off a thrilling 1-wicket win at home to CIYMS in the game of the day. Chasing 149, they looked dead and buried at 85 for 8 and 112 for 9, but firstly Shane Henderson (24) gave them hope, followed by a last wicket stand of 40 between Curtis Moorehead (22*) and Pavan Karthik (20*) that clinched an amazing win.
NCU Premier League
North Down beat CSNI by 6 wickets
Comber, 22 June.
CSNI 179 (36.2 overs: Colin Archibald 45, Harry Dyer 44, Adam Leckey 37; Peter Davison 4-41, Kerwin Mungroo 4-41)
North Down 184/4 (38.4 overs: Ani Chore 70*, Stephen Saul 57*, James Shannon 22; James West 3-31)
North Down were convincing six-wicket winners against CSNI thanks to a fine all-round display at Comber. Kerwin Mungroo and Peter Davison had identical figures of 4-41 as CSNI were in early trouble at 51 for 5, but they rallied thanks to a 69-run stand between Harry Dyer (44) and Adam leckey (37). Colin Archibald thumped four sixes in a top score of 45, but 179 looked very light. James West took three wickets as the visitors battled, but an unbroken 5th wicket stand of 91 in just 13 overs saw North Down race to the win in the 39th over - half centuries for Ani Chore (70*) and Stephen Saul (57*).
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Pembroke beat Merrion by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, 22 June.
Merrion 171-5 (20 overs; Swapnil Modgill 32, John Anderson 27; JJ Garth 2-20)
Pembroke 175-5 (19.5 overs; JJ Garth 53, Tim Tector 35; Melvin Devaraj 3-27)
Another thriller followed a similar pattern to the first match, but this time Pembroke prevailed to clinch a semi-final berth. Merrion's top 7 got runs with Swapnil Modgill's 32 and John Anderson's 27 the main contributions. A half century from JJ Garth and 35 from Tim Tector kept Pembroke ticking over, but with 18 needed from 7 balls their efforts looked in vain. Greg Hollins hit the last ball of the penultimate over for 6 to leave 12 needed from the last. Harbinson again took responsibility, but this time Jack Tector was the home hero, hitting the first ball for six, and the fifth for four to spark major celebrations at Sydney Parade.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Pembroke lost to Merrion by 4 runs
Sydney Parade, 22 June.
Merrion 164-8 (20 overs; Adam Rosslee 29, Mick Lewis 27, Stephen Doheny 25; Byron McDonough 3-46, JJ Garth 2-23)
Pembroke 160 (19.5 overs; Nick Stapleton 46, Jack Tector 27; Melvin Devaraj 3-33, Sam Harbinson 2-26)
Merrion won a thriller to keep their qualification hopes alive and set up a winner-takes-all clash in the second match of the day. The Merrion top seven all got double figures with Adam Rosslee's 29 the best in their 164 for 8. Nick Stapleton's 46 kept Pembroke on track, but scoreboard pressure told, with Sam Harbinson's two wickets in the final over sealing an edgy victory.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Terenure beat Adamstown by 5 wickets
Terenure, 22 June.
Adamstown 119-6 (20 overs; Prabanshu Kamal 48; Dylan Cleary 2-14, Nawaz Khan 2-20)
Terenure 120-5 (19.3 overs; Devansh Singh 45, Donal Lynch 30; Nithin Padmaprabhu 2-17, Prabanshu Kamal 2-22)
Terenure were made to battle all the way as they claimed a final over five-wicket win over Adamstown. Prabanshu Kamal's 48 was the best of the visitors modest 119 for 6. Devansh Singh's sedate 45 anchored the reply, while Donal Lynch's hard-hit 30 (5 fours, 1 six) got them back on track - victory sealed with three balls to spare.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Terenure lost to Adamstown by 5 wickets
Terenure, 22 June.
Terenure 130-8 (20 overs; Sidharth Nair 57, Sadiq Safi 27; Nithin Padmaprabhu 4-23, Prabanshu Kamal 2-20)
Adamstown 133-5 (18 overs; Dinesh David 35*, Prabanshu Kamal 34, Suhas Yellur 30*)
Adamstown gained a morale boosting first win in the tournament as they chased 130 to beat Terenure by five wickets. Sid Nair hit 11 fours in his 57 as the hosts posted 130 for 8 - four wickets for Padmaprabhu. Dinesh David made a run-a-ball 35, while there were vital runs too for Kamal (34) and Yellur (30*).
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Leinster beat Phoenix by 7 wickets
Rathmines, 22 June.
Phoenix 121-8 (20 overs; Johit Munjal 27, Amish Sidhu 26; Jai Moondra 3-22)
Leinster 124-3 (17.3 overs; Bilal Azhar 64, Monit Patel 40; L Shields 2-23)
Leinster won the first game of the day that ensured their semi-final berth. Jai Moondra struck three early blows to put Shane Getkate, Jack Lalor and Tyrone Kane back in the hutch. Phoenix staged a mini-revival but 121 looked very light. Bilal Azhar hit 8 fours and 2 sixes in a 52-ball 64, adding 89 for the second wicket with Monil Patel (40) that made victory a formality.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Leinster v Phoenix. Not played
Rathmines, 22 June.
Leinster
Phoenix
The game was not played with Leinster already assured of a semi-final place.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Civil Service lost to North Kildare by 4 wickets
Phoenix Park, 22 June.
Civil Service 106 (18 overs; Asadullah Ahmadzai 31; Husnain Maroof 3-17, Bakhtyar Nabi 3-29)
North Kildare 109-6 (17.4 overs; Abidullah Taniwal 27*, Husnain Maroof 25; Aamir Bafanda 3-10, Vivek Srinivasan 2-33)
Abidullah Taniwal hit 3 sixes in an unbeaten 27 as North Kildare chased 106 to win by four wickets. Three wickets apiece for Maroof and Nabi kept the hosts to the modest target, and despite wickets for Bafanda (3-10) and Srinivasan (2-33) they weren't able to deny the visitors this time.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Civil Service beat North Kildare by 4 runs
Phoenix Park, 22 June.
Civil Service 111 (19.1 overs; Mubasher Siddique 33; Kiran Patil 3-18, Bakhytar Nabi 2-17, Husnain Maroof 3-20)
North Kildare 107 (14.4 overs; Imran ul Haq 30, Yashraj Mate 25; Vivekanandan Srinivasan 7-22, Naveed Khan 2-19)
One of the games of the day saw an incredible bowling feat by Vivekanandan Srinivasan, who claimed seven wickets to help Civil Service defend 111, beating North Kildare by four runs.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Malahide beat Clontarf by 33 runs
The Village, 22 June.
Malahide 160-7 (20 overs; Ali Frost 41, Jeremy Martins 37, Younas Ahmadzai 36; David Delany 2-10)
Clontarf 127-9 (20 overs; Mitchell Thompson 26; Mike Frost 2-17, Mohit Sane 2-20, Andrew Sheridan 2-26)
Malahide made it two from two thanks to another fine all-round display. Younas Ahmadzai (36) and Ali Frost (41) added 70 in 7 overs and with Jeremy Martins hitting 3 sixes in a rapid 37, a total of 160 looked challenging. Clontarf could only muster 127 in reply, with two wickets apiece for Mike Frost, Mohit Sane, and Andrew Sheridan.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Malahide beat Clontarf by 8 wickets
The Village, 22 June.
Clontarf 135-7 (20 overs; David Delany 46, Robert Forrest 25; Andrew Sheridan 2-27, Timcy Khanduja 2-27)
Malahide 137-2 (14 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 69, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 56*)
Half centuries for Younas Ahmadzai and Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin saw Malahide win the first of their two clashes with Clontarf and a place in the last four. David Delany's 46 was the best of a modest Clontarf effort of 135 for 7, and a barrage of boundaries by the Malahide openers made it look even more modest. Ahmadzai hit 6 sixes and 3 fours in his 34-ball 69, as he and McLoughlin-Gavin (56*) added 109 in under 11 overs to all but seal the win.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: The Hills beat North County by 48 runs
The Vineyard, 22 June.
The Hills 159-8 (20 overs; Brandon Kruger 51, Yaseen Sherzad 48; Alan Mathew 2-20, Eddie Richardson 2-27, Abdul Ghaffar 2-28)
North County 111 (18.5 overs; Ash Jain 32*; Brandon Kruger 4-7, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2-19, Cian Nulty 2-24)
Brandon Kruger's fine all-round efforts ensured the bragging rights were shared after the hosts fought back to make it one-all on the day. Kruger top-scored with 51, sharing a second wicket stand of 86 with Yaseen Sherzad (48) as The Hills made 159 for 8. Kruger then took 4 for 7 in a superb effort as County were bowled out for 111.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: The Hills lost to North County by 10 runs
The Vineyard, 22 June.
North County 132-4 (20 overs; Shreehari Madyalkar 43*, Sulieman Safi 42; Cian Nulty 2-18)
The Hills 122 (19.4 overs; Brandon Kruger 30; Eddie Richardson 3-13, Abdul Sattar 2-30)
North County edged out The Hills by just 10 runs in a tense encounter. Shreehari Madyalkar (43*) and Sulieman Safi (42) got County to what looked a modest 132, but fine bowling by Eddie Richardson (3-13) and Abdul Sattar (2-30) ensured a narrow win.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: Balbriggan beat Dublin University by 4 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 22 June.
Dublin University 179-8 (20 overs; Gavin Hoey 63, David Vincent 47, Jamie Forbes 33; Sebastian de Oliveira 3-22)
Balbriggan 181-6 (19.3 overs; Jordan Hollard 53*, Sebastian de Oliveira 51, Ghanim Dara 28, Cameron Rowe 23; Gavin Hoey 2-22, Theo Dempsey 2-36)
Half centuries from Jordan Hollard and Sebastian de Oliveria guided Balbriggan to a four-wicket last over win. Gavin Hoey thumped 7 sixes in a 29-ball 63, after an earlier stand of 63 for the second wicket between David Vincent (47) and Jamie Forbes (33). A target of 180 looked tough, but the hosts prevailed, just.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: Balbriggan beat Dublin University by 4 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 22 June.
Dublin University 177-4 (20 overs; Jamie Forbes 77, Gavin Hoey 58; Sebastian de Oliveira 3-20)
Balbriggan 178-6 (19.3 overs; Cameron Rowe 63, Ghanim Dara 43; Jack Atkinson 3-33)
Balbriggan made it through from Group A thanks to two wins against Dublin University. In the first game, a third wicket stand of 134 in 14 overs between Jamie Forbes and Gavin Hoey set the students up for a total of 177/4. Forbes 77 came from 55 balls and included 8 fours and 4 sixes, while Hoey's 58 saw him clear the ropes five times. An opening stand of 87 in 8.4 overs between Cameron Rowe (63 - 8 fours, 3 sixes) and Ghanim Dara (43) set Balbriggan on their way and although there were a few nerves as Jack Atkinson claimed three wickets, the Fingal side claimed the vital win that keeps them on course to defend their crown.
T20 World Cup
Group 1: Bangladesh lost to India by 50 runs
Antigua, 22 June.
India 196/5 (20 overs: Hardik Pandya 50*, Virat Kohli 37, Rishabh Pant 36, Shivam Dube 34; Tanzin Hasan 2-32, Rishad Hossain 2-43)
Bangladesh 146/8 (20 overs: Najmul Hossain 40, Tanzid Hasan 29, Rishad Hossain 24; Kuldeep Yadav 3-19, Jasprit Bumrah 2-13, Ashdeep Singh 2-30)
Runs for India's top three for the first time in the tournament but it required a late blitz from Hardik Pandya with 50* off 27 balls, (4x4, 3x6) to push them towards 200. India then restricted Bangladesh to 42 in the powerplay and to 67 at the half-way stage meaning that their opponents needed an unlikely 130 in their second ten. While Kuldeep Yadav had three wickets with his lift-arm wrist spin to set up that position it was Ashdeep and Bumrah who returned to apply the finishing touches to a comfortable win for the group leaders.
T20 World Cup
Group 2: West Indies beat USA by 9 wickets
Bridgetown, 21 June.
USA 128 (19.5 overs: Andries Gous 29, Nitish Kumar 20; Roston Chase 3-19, Andre Russell 3-31, Alzarri Joseph 2-31)
West Indies 130/1 (10.5 overs: Shai Hope 82*, Nicholas Pooran 27*)
After the early loss of Steven Taylor, Andries Gous and Nitish Kumar gave the USA hope of a substantial total with a partnership that saw them reach 48 at the end of the powerplay. But from there it was all a struggle as wickets fell steadily, and the final total provided no challenge to a West Indies side that raced to the win. In a display of power hitting Shai Hope cleared the ropes 8 times in his 39 ball innings with Pooran adding 3 of his own, to seal the win, just five balls after the drinks break. In a group where NRR will likely decide the second semi-final place, the Windies were hoping for a boost to their NRR, and that is exactly what they got, so much so that a win against South Africa overnight on Mon/Tue will see them into the semi-finals.
Round 2: Malahide beat Terenure by 7 wickets
The Village, 2 June.
Terenure 165 (46.5 overs; Henry Dall 53, Seamus Lynch 40; Jeremy Martins 3-30, Mike Frost 3-31, James Newland 2-41)
Malahide 166-3 (31.3 overs; Matt Ford 50*, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 42, Younas Ahmadzai 33, Jeremy Martins 28*; Kripesh Shetty 2-34)
Malahide eased safely into the last four with a seven wickets win at home to Terenure. Henry Dall hit 8 fours in his 53, adding 82 for the second wicket with Seamus Lynch (40), but from 98 for 1 they lost their way to be all out for 165 - three wickets for Jeremy Martins and Mike Frost. The chase was a routine one with runs throughout. Matt Ford hit 9 fours in an unbeaten 50, while there were runs too for Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (42), Younas Ahmadzai (33), and Jeremy Martins (28*).
Round 2: Balbriggan lost to Pembroke by 6 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 2 June.
Balbriggan 92 (29.4 overs; Nick Stapleton 4-17, Padraic Flanagan 3-43)
Pembroke 93-4 (28.1 overs; Nick Stapleton 47*; Sebastian de Oliveira 3-33)
Nick Stapleton (CricketEurope)
Pembroke marched into the semi-finals with a 6-wicket win at Balbriggan after the home side were dismissed for just 92. Nick Stapleton (4-17) and Padraic Flanagan (3-43) doing the bulk of the damage. There were a few nervy initial moments in the pursuit as Sebastian De Oliveria took three wickets, but Stapleton remained composed as he hit 5 boundaries in his unbeaten 47, as the Sydney Parade side clinched the win in the 29th over.
Round 2: Railway Union lost to Phoenix by 109 runs
Park Avenue, 2 June.
Phoenix 208 (48.2 overs; Johit Munjal 53, Jack Lalor 43, Amish Sidhu 33; Ashil Prakash 4-33, Hamza Maan 2-49)
Railway Union 99 (27.1 overs; Ashil Prakash 27; Devender Ranolia 5-9, Amish Sidhu 2-23)
Phoenix recorded a comfortable win at Park Avenue with Devender Ranolia taking the bowling honours. Johit Munjal (53) and Jack Lalor (43) added 85 for the second wicket, while there were late runs too for Amish Sidhu (33) in a total of 208. Ashil Prakash took four wickets and he top-scored with 27 in a disappointing batting effort by Railway, who were skittled for 99. Devender Ranolia (5-9) and Sidhu doing the damage in the 109-run win.
Round 2: Dublin University lost to Leinster by 20 runs
College Park, 2 June.
Leinster 169 (49 overs; Matthew Vercoe-Curtis 49, Jai Moondra 32; Matthew Humphreys 2-16, Gavin Hoey 2-21, Yash Balasubramanium 2-32, Mikey O'Reilly 2-38)
Dublin University 146 (44.3 overs; Matthew Humphreys 41, Nic Pretorius 35, Stephen Black 26; Bilal Azhar 3-23, Joey Carroll 2-19, Saqib Bahadur 2-21)
Action from Dublin University v Leinster (Deryck Vincent)
Leinster edged out Dublin University with a 20-run win at College Park. Matthew Vercoe-Curtis hit five boundaries in his 49, while there were important late runs for Jai Moondra who hit 3 sixes in a 23-ball 32 as the visitors posted 169. The wickets were shared with two apiece for Matthew Humphreys, Gavin Hoey, Yash Bala and Mikey O'Reilly. Humphreys top-scored with 41 in the chase, while there were runs too for Nix Pretorius (35) but Bilal Azhar's three wickets, plus two apiece for Joey Carroll and Saqib Bahadur ensured victory for Leinster.
Round 1: Dublin University beat The Hills by 5 wickets
Milverton, 11 May.
The Hills 83 (32.2 overs; Matthew Humphreys 4-13, Gavin Hoey 3-13, David Vincent 2-16)
Dublin University 86-5 (15.4 overs; Gavin Hoey 25, Stephen Black 24, Matthew Weldon 3-33)
Matthew Humphreys took four wickets (Deryck Vincent)
Dublin University bundled The Hills out of the competition winning by five wickets in a match switched to Milverton. Matthew Humphreys and Gavin Hoey took a combined 7 for 26, with David Vincent and Yash Balasubramanium taking the other three scalps as the hosts were skittled for 83. The chase wasn't straightforward as the students wobbled at 48 for 4 with three wickets for Matthew Weldon. Gavin Hoey soothed any nerves with a quick 25 as Trinity passed their target in the 16th over.
Gavin Hoey of Trinity
Round 1: North County lost to Leinster by 3 wickets
Balrothery, 11 May.
North County 158 (31.4 overs; Suliman Safi 90; Joey Carroll 2-4, Jai Moondra 2-23, Mark Tonge 2-33, Luke Callanan 2-37)
Leinster 161-7 (25.4 overs; Monil Patel 96*, Bilal Azhar 37; Tanvir Hasan 3-36, Abdul Ghaffar 2-43)
It was a tale of two innings at Inch, where Leinster chased 158 to beat North County by three wickets at Inch. Suliman Safi's even time 90 (9 fours, 3 sixes) was the bedrock of the home side's 158 - two wickets apiece for Joey Carroll, Jai Moondra, Mark Tonge and Luke Callanan. A second wicket stand of 84 between Bilal Azhar (37) and Monil Patel looked to be ensuring a one-side win, but three wickets for Tanvir Hasan and two for Abdul Ghaffar had the Rathmines side a little worried at 113 for 6. Monil Patel though ensure progress to the quarter-finals with 96 not out from just 74 balls (14 fours, 2 sixes) as they passed their target in the 26th over.
Round 1: Pembroke beat Rush by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, 11 May.
Rush 140 (34.1 overs; Finn Mcgee 29, Nasir Totakhil 23; Nick Stapleton 3-18, Joe Prendergast 2-13, Paul Lawson 2-36, Olly Riley 2-38)
Pembroke 142-5 (33.4 overs; Nick Stapleton 47*, Joe Prendergast 21*, JJ Garth 20; Allan Eastwood 2-34)
An unbroken 6th wicket stand of 68 between Nick Stapleton (47*) and Joe Prendergast (21*) ensured Pembroke made it through after they would have been slightly worried at 74 for 5 chasing 140. The pair had earlier taken a combined five wickets as Rush were bowled out for 140 - two wickets apiece also for Paul Lawson and Olly Riley.
Round 1: Railway Union beat Clontarf by 4 wickets
Park Avenue, 11 May.
Clontarf 238 (48.3 overs; John McNally 73, Andrew Delany 34, Andrew Poynter 33; Sean O'Brien 3-37, Zaman Safi 2-35, Hamza Maan 2-57, Liam McCarthy 2-58)
Railway Union 242-6 (48.2 overs; Liam McCarthy 69, Zaman Safi 41*, Ashil Prakash 35, Hedayat Khogiani 35; John McNally 2-36, Paul Ryan 2-26)
Liam McCarthy starred for Railway Union (CricketEurope)
Holders Clontarf crashed out of the Senior Cup after a four wicket loss to Railway Union in the penultimate over. The Castle Avenue side had recovered from 69 for 5 to post 238 thanks primarily to a top score of 73 from Irish youth international John McNally (3 fours, 3 sixes). There were late runs too down the order from Andrew Delany (34) and Andrew Poynter (33). With the ball Sean O'Brien took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Zaman Safi, Hamza Maan, and Liam McCarthy. The target was a tough one for Park Avenue, but thanks to a fine 69 for Liam McCarthy (5 fours, 3 sixes), and a nerveless unbeaten 41 from Zaman Safi they prevailed to make it to the last eight.
Liam McCarthy
Round 1: Phoenix beat Merrion by 12 runs
Phoenix Park, 11 May.
Phoenix 96 (17.5 overs; Adam Chester 52; Max Sorensen 5-44, Melvin Devaraj 2-8)
Merrion 84 (29.1 overs; Tyrone Kane 4-35, Amish Sidhu 3-18, Devender Ranolia 2-7)
There was a remarkable encounter at Phoenix Park where the home side recovered from 18 for 7 to beat Merrion by 12 runs. Max Sorensen's five wicket haul looked to be taking Merrion through before a counterattacking 52 from home skipper Adam Chester gave them home. Chester thumped 6 sixes and 3 fours in a whirlwind 52 from 32 balls, as he and Devender Ranolia (13*) added 73 for the 8th wicket. A total of 96 shouldn't have been enough but the dismissal of John Anderson sparked a dramatic collapse as Merrion slumped from 43 for 2 to 55 for 8 with four wickets for Tyrone Kane and three for Amish Sidhu. They eventually were bowled out for 84 in a game that will live long in the memory for the hosts - not so much for the visitors.
Adam Chester
Round 1: Malahide beat North Kildare by 10 wickets
The Village, 11 May.
North Kildare 98 (28.2 overs; Mohit Sane 3-9, Jeremy Martins 3-18, Andrew Sheridan 2-19)
Malahide 102-0 (14.2 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 80*, Cormac Mcloughlin-Gavin 21*)
Malahide strolled into the next round with a 10-wicket demolition of North Kildare at The Village. The visitors were bowled out for just 98, with three wickets apiece for Mohit Sane and Jeremy Martins and two for Andrew Sheridan. Sometimes chasing a low target can be tricky, but not this one. Younas Ahmadzai clubbed 14 fours and 3 sixes in his unbeaten 80 from just 39 balls, sharing a century stand with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (21*) as they passed their target in the 15th over.
Round 1: Terenure beat Civil Service by 24 runs
Terenure, 11 May.
Terenure 236 (49.1 overs; Seamus Lynch 47, Raghav Grover 44, Darshit Shetty 33, Sidharth Nair 24, Donal Lynch 21; Naved Khan 2-35, Asadullah Ahmadzai 2-42)
Civil Service 212 (42.3 overs; Asadullah Ahmadzai 56, Digamber Mishra 38; Mark Thomas 3-33, Darshit Shetty 2-11, Kripesh Shetty 2-38)
Terenure beat Civil Service in an entertaining game by 24 runs. Seamus Lynch was a man in a hurry as he thumped 5 fours and 3 sixes in an entertaining 29-ball 47, while Raghav Grover (44) and Darshit Shetty (33) added 62 for the 4th wicket in a home side total of 236. The chase was always a little behind after Mark Thomas took 3 for 33, but a quickfire 56 from Asadullah Ahmadzai and 38 from Digamber Mishra kept CS in contention before being bowled out for 212 in the 43rd over.
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