3 for 1 on Match Reports – 4th X1

Your friendly 4th XI reporter decided to take a well-earned break and as a result, a few match reports have remained un-typed and will do for ever more.


Instead, an unusual brief review of the last few weeks for the 4th XI.


First up was a trip to Marley Park to face Sandyford.  Bowling first, the 4s bowled the home team out for 127 with Monjur Ahmad the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 31.  He was ably supported by the rest of the bowling unit with a special mention to Dev Dismore for his 2 for 9.


After an early hic-cup or two or four, Naeem Shahzad (59* – and dropped when on 0) and Grant White (24* – finished the game with back-to-back sixes) saw the 4s home with 6 wickets in hand.


The following Sunday the 4th XI headed to Terenure for another game on a mat.  (Some of us have forgotten what a grass pitch looks like!).  As is customary these days, the 4s bowled first.  Not sure we have a toss at all before the game.  This time the 4s bowled Terenure out for 105 in 39 overs.  Dev continued his fine form with the ball finishing with figures of 3 for 19 off 6 overs.  Golden Arm Anders had figures of 2 for 7 and Nathan Kearns finished with 2 for 9.  The two opening batsmen went early and in a surprise (and inspired) move the captain promoted Gordon ‘Murali’ Millar to the number 4 position.  This was another example of the captain’s wisdom and experience coming to the fore.  Millar finished up on 34 not out with Naeem (dropped 5 or 6 times again) on 65*.  An eight wicket win to extend the unbeaten run and gap at the top of the table.


And finally, Ringcommons away in the Whelan Cup on a Monday evening.  A below average performance with the bat was rescued by Nathan Kearns (46*) and Gordon Millar (29).  But the bowling unit failed to fire as well and Ringcommons raced home by 8 wickets.  The first defeat of the season for the 4s.  No doubts a few lessons will be learnt from this result.


Next up is another trip to Ringcommons in the league on Saturday 21st June 2014.


Before I end this report, some stats for those would like that sort of thing:



Player Matches Batting Inn Batting Runs Not Out? 50? 100? Batting Ave
Gordon Millar 5 2 63 1 63.00
Naeem Shahzad 6 5 165 2 2 55.00
Nathan Kearns 5 2 49 1 49.00
Matt Gregg 2 1 34 0 34.00
Grant White 6 3 51 1 25.50
Raj Gopal 5 5 106 0 1 21.20



BowlingPlayer Overs Balls Maidens Bowling Runs Wickets
Monjur Ahmad 37 228 4 135 10
Devon Dismore 24 150 4 90 8
Gordon Millar 30.4 187 2 95 7
William Clarke 35 216 6 124 5
John Anders 6.3 43 0 27 5
Ali Raza 32.2 204 4 114 4