Week Ending 26th May


Muckamore had Instonians as the visitors to Moylena on Thursday evening in

their next Walker Steel 20/20 league match. Muckamore batted first and

batsmen Aditya Adey and Jamie Rodgers took the score to 34 runs into the 6 th

over before the latter was caught behind by wicketkeeper J Metcalfe after

scoring 11 runs. Sam Gordon joined Adey and the score progressed to 53 runs

before the former’s boundary bound shot was caught by long off fielder

Cummings off a Minhas delivery. Fahad Iqbal was the new batsman and in the

next 7 overs they quickly took the score to 116 runs before Adey’s fine 59 run

innings came to an end when he was bowled by the experienced Andrew White.

Then disaster struck when the next three Muckamore batsmen were dismissed

without scoring. Steve Lazars was bowled by White and he caught and bowled

Neil Gill with his very next delivery. In the next over Iqbal was caught behind

by wicketkeeper Metcalfe off a Getkate delivery to end his 34 run innings. The

batsmen at the wicket were now Luke Allen and Francis Collins and the slump

continued when Allen was stumped by Metcalf off a Rose delivery in the 18 th

over to leave Muckamore on 118 runs for 7 wickets. With just three overs

remaining Karthik Rajavelu was Collins new partner and they had a go adding

24 more to take their final score to 142 runs. Best of the Instonians bowlers was

Andrew White who took 4 wickets for 19 runs. S Getkate and O Metcalfe

opened the batting for Instonians against Muckamore bowlers Neil Gill and

Steve Lazars and they quickly saw off six Muckamore bowlers, taking the score

to 100 runs into the 16 th over before new bowler David Steen had Metcalfe

caught by backward square fielder Allen to end his 45 run innings. M

Cummings joined Getkate and they confidently added the runs needed to clinch

the 9 wicket victory with three balls to spare. Best of the Muckamore bowlers

was David Steen who took one wicket for 18 runs.

Muckamore travelled to Dublin on Saturday to play Malahide in the first round

of the All Ireland Senior Cup seeking to repeat the win they achieved over this

same team in last year’s competition. With the shock news that Marcus

O’Riordan had left to play his cricket for English County Kent along with the

unavailability of some other players, Francis Collins, Shane Henderson and

David Miller were included in the team for this match. Muckamore batted first

with Aditya Adey and David Miller opening their innings. With Miller making

most of the runs the score progressed to 30 into the 7 th over before the struggling

Adey was bowled by P Chase after scoring only one run. Sam Gordon joined

Miller and in the next 7 overs they advanced the score to 56 runs before the

latter was unlucky to play the ball on to his wicket going for a very late cut off