Leinster Senior Cup 2024
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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