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No action but at least the 1st team were awarded a walk-over North Kildare 2nds.
 

Only the 2nd team was in action away to Clontarf 5ths on the Sunday and lost by 3 wickets. Batting first, Sandyford only made 120, despite an excellend 39* by Amandeep Sahota and the score was easily chased down by the home side.

Sandyford lost to Clontarf despite 39* by Amandeep (above) 

 

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.

 
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