Colaiste Phadraig too strong for St Columbas
Leinster Schools Junior League
Wednesday, May 2nd.
Coláiste Phádraig, Lucan 116-5, 25 overs
St Columbas College 76 all out, 19.4 overs
Coláiste Phádraig win by 40 runs.
Despite the recent heavy rain, Corkagh Park, which is the home of Adamstown CC was declared playable.
St. Columbas travelled in anticipation. It was to be the first visit for the esteemed College to South Dublin's newest cricket ground. Colaiste Phadraig won the toss and elected to bat first. For the Lucan side, Kashan Alam top scored with 39 and Kashif Shah supporting him with 20 as Colaiste Phadraig reached 116 for 5 in their alloted 25 overs.
This was a good score as the outfield was slow due to the recent wet weather. Despite an entertaining 36 by Cormac McCooey, St Columbas fell short by 40 runs reaching 76 in reply.
Alam and Shah took three wickets apiece as they both had good all round days at the office. They were able supported in the field by Dean Sheridan and Sean Twamley as the St Columbas batsmen found the Coláiste Phádraig fielding unit difficult to pierce.
This section of the Junior League is being headed by Wesley College but Coláiste Phádraig are one of those in hot pursuit.
A lot is to play for in the next two weeks as only one team will qualify for the knock out stages.