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Sat 12/05 Leinster 6 tied with Malahide 4 165 apiece. Having been set a target of 166 to win off 40 overs, the villagers must of thought that they would finish early with Leinster teetering on the brink at 20/6. It was the subsequent events that happened which left Malahide leaving the ground that evening slightly the happier.
New addition Bara Mac Niocaill (formerly N. Kildare) ably abetted by schoolboys Jack Fitzgerald (15) and Tom Murray (17) and perhaps the not so young Khalid (Sair's dad) Chaudhary (27 n.o.) got the equation down to 13 off 12 balls & eventually 1 off 2 balls. Mac Niocaill was run out on the last ball of the game with the scores all tied, Leinster 165/9.
Earlier Robert Chambers scored 66 for Malahide and Tom Murray took 4/24 in the first innings, being the best of the Leinster bowlers.
Bank Holiday Monday 07/05/12 - A good 22 run victory over Phoenix 4ths (conquerors of the 6ths in the Intermediate Cup Final) last year. Leinster 188/5 (L Ginnell 58; B Mac Niocail 49). Phoenix 166 all out ( wickets shared among Crangle, Kenealy S, Mac Niocaill, Murray, Fitzgerald, Mullen), with two excellent catches by skipper Casserly.
Saturday 05/05/12 - An Asim Mumtaz two part 56 n.o. anchored Leinster 6 to the competitive total of 142/6 on a sporting
St. Columba's wicket against Rush 3 (56 all out) with Jack Fitzgerald taking 3 wickets (including being on a hat-trick).
Saturday 28/04/12 - Sandyford 2 (119/4) beat Leinster 6 (118/7) by 6 wickets. A miserable early season April day in Marlay Park.
The highlights were a 36 from new player Rompy Chhabra and a useful 22 from Asim Mumtaz. A very good and impressive opening
bowling spell from Mark Crangle and Shiyas Bashir ( CWE Richards said "he hadn't kept to such an impressive opening attack since Botham and Willis back in the 80's). Tom Murray impressed and has gone from strength to strength with the ball, bat and in the field
and is joined by Jack Fitzgerald in the schoolboy ranks who has impressed well also.