Leinster crush CYM
Malahide v Old Belvedere
Malahide won the toss and inserted Old Belvedere. Peter O’Donnell was quickly run out and the side progressed to 76-4 when Shrikand joined Sameer Dutt to put on 110 (Shrikand 73, Dutt 62*). Belvo were eventually all out for 229, the best of the Malahide bowlers being Phil Markey with 4-46.
Malahide also lost an early wicket but recovered somewhat, losing the second wicket on 58. Special contributions came from Phil Markey (55) and John Pryor (41) but the wickets kept falling and the home side found themselves on 148-9. Then Glen Kirwan (29*) and Sam Cassidy kept us all wondering until Sam was run out with the score 195. Sameer Dutt got a five-for. A good game, with excellent fielding by both sides and two outstanding all-round performances from Dutt and Markey, won by Old Belvedere by 34 runs.
Phoenix v Rush
Phoenix won the toss and elected to bowl, but a good opening partnership by Rush only being broken by a run-out, who was the highest wicket taker of the day with 3 of Rush's batsmen and 2 of the home side falling to this method of dismissal.
Rush amassed 194 for 9 in their alloted overs with Daan Van Zyl scoring 62, Sadat Gul 49 not out and Conor Mullen 31. In reply the opening bat and captain Rory Flanagan made 54 before seizing up from cramp, which meant he was unable to get to a good delivery. He was assisted by some spirited resistance towards the end of their innings from Concliffe 21 and Flanagan 28.
Sadat Gul took 3 - 22 as Phoenix fell 25 short leaving Rush the deserved winners
CYM v Leinster
CYM batted first having won the toss but could only manage 54 runs in 28.2 overs, with the highest score K McCarthy 11 not out (extras 13) - 9 wickets fell to catches.
Best with the ball were C Mallon (3-5), and S Anwar (3-25).
Leinster made the required 55 in 10.4 overs losing 2 wickets. Highest scores Anton Scholtz 20 not out & K Todd 18 not out. Ken Brennan with 1-13 was the pick of the bowlers in a display to forget by CYM, who perhaps were feeling the effects of celebrating their Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup win.