C.Y.M. v Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 21 Jun 2009 at 1.00pm
Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club Won By 7 wkts.

Match report YMCA v CYM
At Terenure
WMK League - Section B.

My last engagement before taking the car over to Blighty was the short trip to Terenure to watch what used to be one of the games of the season in the early/middle1990s, CYM v YMCA. Both clubs have been somewhat threadbare of late, Section B cannon fodder. The home team are still that, but the visitors have perked up, finding a bit of life in the last of the summer wine.

Michael Launders won the toss and chose to bat. Kenny McDonald got on with it, and whacked a quick 30 out of 40 before edging a lifter from James Parkinson through to Etesham Ahmed behind the stumps. It was the only ball Shammy caught all day, but his mind was on events at London NW8. It certainly wasn't in Dublin 6W.

Donal Vaughan was quickly bowled by Stu McCready, which brought Brad Rasool in to meet the brat pack for the first time. Pleasantries were exchanged, and the tag “Bargain Basement” seemed to stick. Reinhardt Strydom is still wondering where to find the sheep he is supposed to have dishonoured in South Africa . He should ask Gerry Duffy's advice.

Brad is no stylist, but he can bat, and is adept at working the ball around, accumulating very quickly. Robbie Henson spent a long time with his overs exceeding his runs, but finally opened his broad shoulders to despatch some bad balls. He'd got to 42 out of 139 when he was very smartly caught and bowled by Strydom.

Roxy Morgan (he explained the origin of the nickname to me, but I'll take it to Ian Paisley Jr.'s grave with me) faced two balls – single and out; young Doug Nicol kept Rasool company for a further 40 runs, and at 188-4 CYM looked as if they might get somewhere near the 250 they'd need to make any sort of game of it.

But I digress. Rasool had put Angus Dunlop thrice in the tennis courts, and tried to do the same to Paul Beacroft. He got under it, and Smacker took the catch. The excitement was too much for my favourite training officer, who lost count, and watched Nicol hole out off the seventh ball of the same over.

He then chunged Michael Launders to make it 190-7. Beekers told me he was stitched, but I was looking at Lewie, now behind the stumps, sprawling down the leg side. John Hoey and Steven Moore had a merry little stand of 35, when Moore was done by a “Porterfield” for 13, JH was bowled for 19, and Niall McDarby became Beacroft's Michelle courtesy of another lbw.

CYM were all out for 226, with 30 extras, half of them down to Shammy. James Parkinson took 1/26, Stu McCready 1/35, and Paul Beacroft 5/25. After a very nice tea, Reinhardt Strydom started whacking the CYM bowlers to all parts. Apart from Michael Launders's opening spell, the bowling wasn't even Senior 2 standard.

Rainy got to his ton out of 150. Alan Lewis then reached 51 and holed out. Stu McCready fell to a good catch by Kenny Mac, but the normally staid Simon Wilson-Moore joined in the fun. Rainy was excellently caught and bowled by his new buddy “Bargain Basement” for 131, Angus Dunlop never faced a ball, SWM was 23* and YMCA won by 7 wickets with 13 overs to spare.

What did I learn from my afternoon's anabasis? Nothing, but it reinforced several things I already knew. YMCA have some good cricketers, but they won't compete in Section A. CYM need to go back to where I first found them back in the 1970s, in Senior 2.

The Stu Daultrey Column.

C.Y.M. Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
226 (0.0 overs)
K.McDonald ct  Ahmed, Bowled Parkinson 30
R.Henson ct  & Bowled Strydom 42
D.Vaughan b  McCready 1
B.Rasool ct  McCready, Bowled Beacroft 79
C.Morgan ct  Harte, Bowled Dunlop 2
D.Nicol ct  Dunlop, Bowled Beacroft 8
M.Launders lbw  Beacroft 1
J.Hoey b  Beacroft 19
S.Moore Run out  13
N.McDarby lbw  Beacroft 0
B.Hoey Not Out  1

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

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James N. Parkinson9.0126126.002.89
Reinhardt Strydom9.0044144.004.89
Paul K. Beacroft10.022555.002.50
Stuart R.S. McCready10.0135135.003.50
Umar Jehangir2.001300.006.50
Angus R. Dunlop8.0065165.008.13

Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets
Reinhardt Strydom ct  & Bowled Rasool 131 1
D. Alan Lewis ct  Rasool, Bowled Vaughan 51
Stuart R.S. McCready ct  McDonald, Bowled McDarby 0 1
Simon B. Wilson-Moore Not Out  23
Angus R. Dunlop Not Out  0 1
Paul K. Beacroft  
Jonathan C.W. Harte   1
James N. Parkinson  
Ehtesham Ahmed   1
Ross Johnson  
Umar Jehangir  

C.Y.M. Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Simon Corcoran & Alan Tuffrey
  • Scorer :