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Both teams were due to be in action on the Saturday but the 2nds game against Civil Service was called off due to the rain (yes, it does rain in Ireland sometimes), Thus the 1sts took on Adamstown, who batted first and made 191. In reply Sandyford made 158/10, with Ajay top-scoring with 40 but Shyam in his final innings departed appropriately by hitting two 6s in his innings of 29.

Shyam Bharti says farewell to the club he has played for since 2015 as he returns home to India. 

 

 

Only the 2nd team were in action as they traveled to play Merrion 6th at Bird Avenue on Sunday. Ten man Sandyford won the toss and elected to bat and were dismissed for 155, with Shyam Bharti top-scoring on 37. Merrion looked to be cruising to victory at 122/02 but a middle order collapse saw their last man coming in to bat with 4 still required which they made to record a 1 wicket victory. Shyam Bharti took 3/32. 

 

Top run scorer and wicket taker Shyam Bharti (on the left) against Merrion. 

 

A run of poor form continued for both teams. The 1sts lost to Clontarf 4ths by 4 wickets, despite 65 from Abhishek Pandey in a total of 187.

Away to Rush on Sunday, the home side made 225 but Sandyford fell 71 runs short of the total, being dismissed for 154, Atif Khan top-scoring with 34.

 
No luck against for the 2nds as they were knocked out of the Junior Cup by Bagnalstown 2nds, losing by 5 wickets. Another poor batting performance saw a weakened side dismissed for only 86.
 

The 2nds bad run of for continued at home to YMCA 4ths on the Saturday in Marlay Park being dismissed for only 79. YMCA romped home losing only 2 wickets in the process.

The 1sts also lost in Marlay Park on the Sunday against Greystones 1sts. Sandyford were dismissed for 135, with No. 11 batsman,  Vignesh Ravi Sankar top-scoring with 35, having a last-wicket partnership of 49 with Bhupinder Nizer. Greystones lost 5 wickets in their successful chase.

 

 

 
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