Graham McDonnell hits century in Railway win
On a day when Railway Union played without Trent Johnston and Kevin O'Brien they won the toss and decided to bat on a flat wicket the bowlers toiled all day.
Tom Fisher and Kenny Carroll got the innings going but at 27 Fisher was bowled by Malahide talisman Peter Saville by a ball that came back nicely.
This brought Graham McDonnell to the wicket what followed was one of the best innings seen for many a long day. McDonnell played shots all around the ground off the seamers and was very severe on anything short.
The spinners were punished with McDonnell sweeping like a sub continental batsmen. McDonnell went on to make 130. Kenny Carroll was next top scorer with 43, and there where hard hitting cameos from Townend and Tariq.
Only Peter Saville would have wanted to check the book with 3 for 27, as Railway finished with 297 for 7..
Malahide needed to really be at it from the start, and to be fair McAllister & McDonald tried but Fintan never really got going and went caught behind with the score on 32.
McDonald kept going but was removed lbw to Townend for 58 - in the truth that was pretty much that as the game meandered along until Paddy Conliffe ripped the Malahide middle order out taking 4 for 25 in a excellent spell of bowling taking his 4 wickets in 4 overs..
Only a hard hitting never say die 30 from Peter Saville and a elegant 27 from Jim Govan livened proceedings up.
Conor Mullen shuffled his bowlers well and Malahide were all out in 49.3 overs for 236.
A relatively one sided match that was illuminated by a innings to live long in the memory by Graham McDonnell.