Woodvale v Dundrum.
Saturday 10 August 2013 : By Jeffrey Maquire.
In an outstanding match that saw nearly 550 runs scored in the day, Dundrum were put in to bat first and got off to a good start with an opening partnership of 51 in 11 overs between Captain Alan Tormey and Indian batting star Rahi Kakade before Tormey was out for 8. Scott Symington was next in and was looking in good form, hitting some glorious shots before being unluckily run-out for 11 in a partnership of 44 with Kakade.
Kakade had by now passed his 50 in 53 balls and, in partnership with Joel Maguire, upped his scoring rate to reach his 4th hundred of the season from only 91 balls. Maguire also looked in good form, hitting 2 big sixes out of the ground before before being stumped off Burnside for a well made 32 in a good partnership of 75. Kakade was finally out in the 36th over for 135 from 117 balls hitting 5 sixes and 12 fours in an excellent example of batsmanship.
Good lower order contributions from James Martin (21 in 29 balls) and Mark Yeates (23 in 21 balls) meant that Dundrum posted an excellent 271-9 off their 50 overs against the second-placed team in the league. For Woodvale, Burnside took 3-45 and Johnston 3-42.
When batting, Woodvale lost an early wicket when Bunting was bowled by Joel Maguire in the 2nd over for a duck but were looking comfortable until veteran Jeff Maguire was brought on to bowl and got immediate success by bowling opener Johnston for 27 in the 8th over. All of the Woodvale batsmen got starts, with Paul Robinson being the pick of the batsmen with his 63, but Dundrum kept chipping away taking wickets at vital times – the wickets being shared between Jeff Maguire (4-41) and Joel Maguire (3-44). Dundrum looked good for the win at the fall of the 7th wicket, when Woodvale still needed 50 off the last 6 overs, but a vital partnership between captain Tim Browne (32 not out) and Campbell (26 not out) brought Woodvale to the point where they needed 17 off the final over.
A six by Browne off the first ball of the over eased some of the pressure and then further boundaries from Campbell carried Woodvale over the line at the last possible minute.
60 Run Partnership Wins game/hattrick.
Dundrum under-11’s produced there best result of the season beating a very good Lisburn side. With a superb 60 run partnership from Spike Davis 20 not out and Joshua Maguire a stylish 24 not out as they ran superb in chasing down the tota, Dundrum were on form.
Dundrum started of with Reece Philips getting a excellent run out and Jedd Campbell 2 wickets, but again it was captain Calvin Buckley who took 4 wickets in just 9 balls without conceding a run. Spike Davis and Mathew Fegan both got a wicket as Lisburn posted 85.
By then Dundrum looked well beat on 25 for 5 after Cameron Doak got his first hat trick, but the good crowd got excellent entertainment as both Davis and Maguire went on the attack and turned the game around winning with 9 balls to spare in a splendid run chase.