Malahide Cricket Club News story

5ths victorious at Pembroke

09 Sep 2018

Opening bowlers, Eoghan Keohane (1 for 15) and Matthew Jeffrey-Carrick, soon justified Malahide's decision to bowl first.  They took advantage of a moving ball and bowled with agression and control, taking a wicket a piece in their first spells.  The first-change pair of Geoff and Dan Read continued to put pressure on Pembroke.  Dan's lively pace brought him 2 for 23 in his six overs.  A rare lapse in the field provided a let off for Pembroke's number 3 who kept them in the game with a 50.  But we kept removing his partners at regular intervals.  Oliver Manks chipped in with 1 for 20 and, once Bala Vasudevan removed their key man, it remained for Malahide to close the innings down with Eoghan and Geoff's finishing off their alloted 2 overs each conceding just 7 runs between them.  Liam Lydon bowled a perfectly judged  four-over spell at the death at just 3 an over and taking a wicket.  Matthew then bowled a perfect last over taking two wickets and conceding just a single to leave him with final figures of 3 for 11.  The figures confirm Malahide's bowling prowess.  Of the 9 Pembroke wickets to fall 7 were bowled, 1 an LBW and 1 an athletic one-handed catch by Dan

The ground fielding on the rugby-pitch outfield with a very short boundary on one side was excellent. Ronan Furlong was superb behind the stumps letting not a single bye past him.  Tight, committed fielding kept Pemborke to 137 off 35 overs.

Malahide's innings suffered a set-back with the loss of two early wickets.  Then Matthew joined Malcolm Ogilvie at the crease and the pair batted intelligently and positively, waiting for the bad ball and punishing it.  They put on a partnership of 102 before Matthew was out on 39 and Malcolm followed shortly after on reaching his 50.  But the real work had been done and it was just left to Paul Devine to continue his habit of scoring the winning boundary for a Malahide team at Pembroke.  The result was a well-deserved six-wicket win with 12 overs to spare.