Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI v Rush on Sun 27 May 2018 at 1.00pm
Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club Won by 90 runs (DLS)

Match report Game of the Day - YMCA continue good form

Simi Singh with 81 and 54 not out from Sam Murphy led YM to a 90-run victory over Rush in a rain affected first round match in the IBI Corporate Finance Leinster Senior Cup.
Initially a 40 over tie, YM were 49/2 when the rain intervened after 8 overs. It initially looked like that would be it for the day, but Dale McDonough’s crew worked their magic.
On the resumption Harry Tector and Simi Singh in particular, were determined to up the run rate in what was now a 31-over aside match. They put on 88 for the 3rd wicket before Doheny bowled Tector.
Singh, continuing on from his league 109 yesterday, smashed 81 off 66 balls before McGuire was rewarded for his bowling performance trapping him LBW.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sam Murphy had stepped into Singh’s shoes, displaying a powerful array of shots and continued to push the YM run rate along passed seven an over.
Murphy went on to finish his innings unbeaten on 54 off 42 deliveries. He was ably supported by Bobby Gamble who finished on 24 not out as YM struck 239/5 off their 31 overs.

Rush needed to get off to a quick start if they were to have any chance of chasing the revised Duckworth Lewis target of 234, 7 and a half runs an over. Jarred Barnes had other ideas however. Doheny and Gull were dismissed in the first over, both caught behind by Murphy, the second a great take down leg side.
Jeremy Bray clipped a lovely boundary off his legs to start his innings but when he picked out Harry Tector at backward point in the 4th over, Rush were 10/3 and in serious trouble.
Sam Streek bowled Conor Mullen before Neil Rock cut another Streek delivery to the safe hands of Barnes at 3rd man. Rush were now 51/5.
Viswanath and Ramnathpur fell in quick succession and Rush at 76/7 were staring down the barrel.
What followed was a spirited counter-attack as Alex Neary (23) and Shaheed Iqbal (34*) put on 53 for the eighth wicket. This was the highest partnership of the innings and included a great six and a square pull for 4 from Neary off Barnes.
Barnes had his revenge and his 3rd wicket (3-21) when he bowled Neary in the final over.

At the end of their 31 overs Rush had made 143/8 which meant a 90-run defeat and it is YMCA who go through to the next round of the IBI Corporate Finance Leinster Senior Cup.

Report Courtesy of Cricket Leinster

Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
6w 5b 2lb 
for 5 wickets

(31.0 overs)
Jack B. Tector ct J.Bray b A.Eastwood 19 15 3 126.67
Oliver R. Gunning lbw A.Neary 14 9 2 155.56
Simi Singh lbw A.McGuire 81 66 8 3 122.73
Harry T. Tector b S.Doheny 23 26 2 88.46 1
Sam M. Murphy Not Out  54 42 7 1 128.57 2
Peter J. Moor b S.Ramnathpur 11 11 1 100
Bobby N. Gamble Not Out  24 17 2 141.18 1
Aviral Shukla  
Sam L. Streek  
Jarred Barnes   1
Andrew D. Blair-White  

Rush Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Rush Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 13w 6lb 
for 8 wickets
143 (31.0 overs)
S.Doheny ct S.Murphy b J.Barnes 0 2 0
P.Viswanath ct B.Gamble b S.Streek 31 44 5 70.45
S.Gull ct S.Murphy b J.Barnes 0 2 0
J.Bray + ct H.Tector b B.Gamble 6 11 1 54.55
C.Mullen b S.Streek 9 21 1 42.86
N.Rock* ct J.Barnes b S.Streek 2 12 16.67
S.Ramnathpur lbw H.Tector 8 16 50.0
S.Iqbal Not Out  34 44 2 77.27
A.Neary b J.Barnes 23 31 1 1 74.19
A.Eastwood Not Out  10 5 2 200

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

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jarred Barnes7.012137.003.00
Bobby N. Gamble2.0014114.007.00
Sam L. Streek6.012237.333.67
Simi Singh5.001900.003.80
Harry T. Tector5.0033133.006.60
Aviral Shukla5.001500.003.00
Oliver R. Gunning1.001300.0013.00