Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI v Merrion C.C. on Sat 26 Apr 2008 at 12.00
Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club Won by 4 runs

Match report Y.M.C.A. 1st XI v Merrion 1st XI
DGM League
Sunday 26th April 2008
at Claremont Road, Sandymount

YM Debut: Umar Jehangir

'First win of the season, job done, still early days and room for improvement'.

With the toss won YM chose to bat first and raced to 48/1 in the 6th over. Graeme McCoy making a rapid 21. But then wickets tumbled and at 58/5 it looked like a repeat of last weeks batting display against The Hills. The fact that they totalled 135 was due to Paul Beacroft who recorded the teams first 50 of the season (6x4s, 2x6s) in a fine innings. The tail did not wag.
A disappointing aspect was that this team do not adhere to the old adage 'bat your overs out' as only 31 were faced.
In reply Merrion's batting was not much better. D.Poder batted well at the top of the innings but they have a long tail and looked a poor team. In defending a low total these YMers, if nothing else are fighters, particularly the bowlers who chipped away making their opponents fight all the way. Adam Rice impressed taking 3/21 and the captain cleaned up the tail finishing with 3/23.
The YM ground fielding & catching (they dropped as many as they caught) was not of the highest quality and for the second week running extras were high (16 wides/no-balls) giving 2 extra overs. But a 'win is a win' and this will give confidence as they take on Railway Union C.C. next week and the possibility of going further in this competition.

One note to YM members/supporters, there were approx. 40 people watching the game today, I know not a lot, but of those attending only 6 were from YM.
As Delia Smith is fond of saying "Where are you!, Lets be 'aving you!"...

Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Carl R. Hosford Lbw  9
Graeme A. McCoy Caught  21 3
Simon B. Wilson-Moore Lbw  11
Ehtesham Ahmed Caught  14
Rob M. Nandi Stumped  0
Angus R. Dunlop Run out  0 1
Paul K. Beacroft Bowled  50
Jonathan C.W. Harte Bowled  1 1
Adam D. Rice Caught  0 1
Umar Jehangir Bowled  8
Warwick V. Armstrong Not Out  2

Merrion C.C. Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Merrion C.C. Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
131 (0.0 overs)
J.Anderson Caught  2
D.Poder Bowled  44
K.Beasley Bowled  2
D.Joyce Caught  6
R.Barker Caught  8
N.Curran Caught  30
J.Short Caught  6
C.O'Donoghue Lbw  1
T.Patel Caught  3
R.Keavney Not Out  2
R.Ensor Lbw  0

Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul K. Beacroft9.0024124.002.67
Adam D. Rice9.002137.002.33
Simon B. Wilson-Moore5.0021210.504.20
Warwick V. Armstrong7.302337.673.07
Rob M. Nandi5.0025125.005.00
Jonathan C.W. Harte3.00600.002.00

  • Umpire :
    J.McGeehan & N.Parnell
  • Scorer :