The Boys' Colts latest encounter was with Pembroke. The opposition batted first, but were one down in Eoghan Keohane's first over. Matthew Jeffrey-Carrick bowled with pace, movement and little luck at the other end. Although our opening bowlers kept the runs down, Pembroke escaped further losses until the introduction of Adam Doyle who took two wickets in his first over. The balance of the innings then shifted back to Pembroke with a dangerous fourth-wicket partnership developing.
At drinks they were 90 for 3, but Rohit Upadhyay removed both danger men in a single over with some fine swing bowling Aaron Doyle (1 for 13), Charlie Askew (1 for 1) and James Dickinson (2 for 2) wasted no time mopping up the remaining batsmen to leave Pembroke all out for 132. It was a good recovery from Malahide with the fielders supporting their bowlers. Finn Doran took two fine catches, Adam scored a run out, and Jack Grant took a catch behind and had a stumping.
A wicket fell early in the Malahide innings, but it only brought together the formidable Doyle brothers. In a match-winning, eighty-run partnership Adam hit a powerful 67, which included several big sixes, while Aaron matched his brother with a well-crafted 44. Eoghan and Matthew came in at the end to complete the job and Malahide won by 7 wickets.
Thanks to Ann McCormack for keeping the book, with help from Vicki Deacon.