Sandyford Cricket Club
Weekend August 27th/28th
Both teams were in action this weekend. The 1sts took on our local rivals Dundrum on Saturday. Sandyford made 118/10, Vinay Iqbal top-scoring with 26, but dismissed Dundrum for only 58 with Imran Aziz taking 5/28.
Happy winning Sandyford side with a bemused umpire!.
On Sunday, the 2nds faced Civil Service 3 in the Phoenix Park. Unfortunately, many cars had to be abandoned miles from the ground due to the marathon and despite the exertions of walking, Sandyford managed to bowl Civil Service out for 132, using 8 bowlers in the process with Anto Burke leading with way with figures of 12/4. Despite being 10 for 4 at one stage, Sandyford won by 4 wickets with Ravi Singh top-scoring with 74*.
Weekend August 20th/21st
The rain intervened on Saturday with the result that the 2nds game against Civil Service 3rds was cancelled.
No luck for the 1st team against YMCA 4ths on Sunday. In a game reduced to 30 overs, Sandyford made 162 which YMCA chased down in the 30th over for the loss of 5 wickets, a third wicket stand of 113 being the match winner.
Weekend August 13/14th
On Saturday, the 1st travelled to Carlow to take on Bagenalstown 1. Sandyford made 248 (Shyam Bharti 75) but the Baggies won by 4 wickets with B. O'Mara making 119*. Derek McCormack ended up with 3 stitches on the inside of his mouth when hit by the ball but he is fine.
Wesley College was the home venue on Sunday when the 2nds took on Malahide 5. Thanks to hard hitting by Qasir Chohan (73) and Shyam Bharti (76*), Sandyford made an impressive 292-09, two runs short of the highest ever total by the 2nds, which Malahide failed to chase down, ending their innings on 198-06.
Much of the 2nds game was spent looking for the ball in the bushes where it had been deposited by Qasir, Happy and Shyam. Here the Marlay Fox tries to sniff out a missing ball.
Last Updated (Monday, 15 August 2016 09:45)
Weekend August 6th/7th
The 2nds took on Merrion 7 in Bird Avenue on Saturday. In a bad tempered game (report inside), Sandyford batted first and were all out off the last ball for 178 with Anand Joshi top-scoring with 39. Despite 4 wickets from Anthony Burke, Merrion made the total for the loss of 6 wickets.
Better luck for the 1sts on Sunday against North Kildare. The home side made 201 all out, which included a hat trick by Javad, and with the in-form Senthil Kumar hitting 63, Sandyford ran out winners by 3 wickets.
Meanwhile, Ray Shimmins has been spotted on TV supporting Ireland, and his son Kirk, at the hockey in the Olympics in Brazil. To Ray's right is his wife Pearl and their daughter, Chloe.
Weekend July 23rd/24th
Saturday saw the 2nd team away to Cabinteely 1sts in Blackrock. Sandyford were put in to bat and made 197/10 with Ravinder Singh top-scoring with 64. Despite everyone's best efforts, the home side easily chased down the total losing only 3 wickets.
Ravi's score of 64 wasn't enough to prevent the 2nds losing to Cabinteely