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Saturday saw the 2nds game against Phoenix 5th cancelled due to rain.

The 1sts faced Pembroke 3rds on the Sunday in the Middle Cup at Sydney Parade. Sandyford batted first and made 173/09 off 40 overs, Senthil Kumar top-scoring with 31. Pembroke chased down the score for the loss of 7 wickets thus ending Sandyford's aspirations in the cup for another year.


Both teams were in action in Marlay Park at the weekend. The 1st entertained Merrion on Saturday and batting first were dismissed for 151 in the 35th over. The visitors reached that score with one ball to go but their batsman was dismissed off the last ball leaving the scores tied!!

Not so much drama on Sunday where the 2nds beat North County 4ths by 5 wickets in a low scoring affair. The visitors were dismissed for 80 with Anurag Singh taking 3/12 and despite a slight wobble (5/69), a 33 by Ihsan Ullah saw Sandyford home.

The 2nds faced Adamstown 3rds on Monday evening in Marlay Park but it was a bad result for the home side. Batting first, Sandyford were dismissed for only 83 off 17.3 overs, with Abrash Khan top-scoring with 31. Adamstown chased down the score for the loss of 5 wickets off 17.5 overs.

A mixed weekend for the 1sts and 2nds. In a rain affected game on Saturday, the 2nds ran out easy winners over Leinster 5ths by 164 runs. Batting first, Sandyford made 261/8 with Gurninder Singh hitting 94 not out. The Leinster innings closed on 98 with Shyam Bharti taking 3/13.


               Gurninder Singh who made 94* for the 2nds 

In a high scoring game on Sunday, despite making 227, with Qasir Chohan hitting 52, Sandyford 1sts lost to Terenure 2nds by 34 runs in Terenure. 

The 2nds were in action in Division 12 on Sunday in Marlay Park against Civil Service. The away side batted first and were dismissed for 112 with Imran Aziz taking 3/23. Unfortunately, despite 28 by Kiran Hedge, Sandyford fell 31 runs short of the total, being dismissed for 81.
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