Malahide Cricket Club News story

3rds Lose to Wexford

06 Sep 2018

Captains Umar and Hamish agreed to reduce to 35 overs a side and shook hands.  The weather was a little uncertain and there was also a two hour Sunday evening return journey to be considered.  Wexford won the toss and batted first on a grass wicket and a grassy outfield.  Wexford got off to a flier.  Our bowlers struggled to adapt to the slow pitch.  Change bowler Glenn Kirwan stemmed the rising tide with a fine spell of 7 overs nought for 19.  In fact in a game without official umpires the left arm seamer was unlucky not to have at least one victim caught behind.  That non decision was a thread that continued throughout the game.  Ben Askew took 2 for 34 in 7 overs of round the wicket off spin.  Camron Calder and Adam Doyle bagged two steeplers but there were a few dropped.  Wexford ended up with a mammoth 216 for 7 off 35.

Hamish Manks 59 and Brian Gilmore 37 opened up and put on 83 for the first wicket in good time.  Marv Russell 27 and Adam Doyle 21 kept us in the hunt but ultimately we ran out of overs and fell 29 short.  The captains and teams shook hands after a combative, atmospheric game.  The ground is located in the picturesque surroundings of the River Slaney estuary and is adjacent to Wexford Rugby Football Club.

Wexford 216/7
Malahide 187/8


B Gilmore