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Bowl-out Kings Dethroned

This week’s update was delayed due to heartbreak over losing to Cork County CC in a bowl out in the Irish Senior Cup. It’s extra hard to take as we were in a very commanding position in the match when the rain came.

After loosing a couple of early wickets, including skipper and run machine K.E.D Carroll, Robin Russell (79) and Eoin Barron (39) put together a massive 137 run partnership. The middle order came to the party for the first time this season leaving Cork needing  232 off 42 overs; surely a winning total. Then the dark clouds rolled in from the West dumping their contents on our pitch and our hopes. The bowl out went 2:1 against us.

Elsewhere, more heart-breaking drama was unfolding at the Vineyard where our 2nds were playing The Hills between some heavy showers. A match with more swings than Bushy Park ended in the last over with the home team chasing down a DL revised total of 189 for the loss of 7 wickets. Young opener Alex Styles scored a stylish 41 runs and the Big C, Carlo Rendell, took 3 wickets in a gallant but fruitless effort.

The 3rds and 4ths were both rabandonded, in both case the rain was welcomed. The 3rds were given a fright by Longford who at 153 for 2 off 22 were doing a good job of chasing down an impressive 277 (S. Grehan 86, Hamza Mann 73, Kizer Khan 56). The 4th were 110 for 8  chasing 201 against Adamstown when their prayers were answered and the heavens opened.

Sun, 22 May D4 The Hills 2 V Railway Union 2 – The Hills won by 3 wkts (DLS)

Sun, 22 D10 Railway Union 4 V Adamstown 3 – Match abandoned – rain

Sun, 22 May ISC1 Railway Union 1 V Cork County 1 – Cork County won bowl out 

Sat, 21 D6 Railway Union 3 V Longford 1 – Match abandoned – rain


Fri, 27 May 18:00 BU11B Railway Union (Youth) V Clontarf Park Avenue
Sat, 28 May 13:00 D1 North County 1 V Railway Union 1, Inch
Sat, 28 May 13:00 D6 Railway Union 3 V North County 3, Park Avenue
Sun, 29 May BU13B Railway Union V Merrion, Park Avenue
Sun, 29 May 13:00 D10Longford 2 V Railway Union 4, Newtownforbes
Sun, 29 May 13:00 S2C1 Phoenix 2 V Railway Union 2, Phoenix
Mon, 30 May 18:00 RH Leinster 7 V Railway Union 5, Observatory Lane
Wed, 1 Jun 18:00 YSB Mullingar 1 V Railway Union 3, St Finian’s College
Thu, 2 Jun 18:00 AA North Kildare 1 V Railway Union 1, The Maws