Mullingar Cricket Club : June Newsletter

1st Team News:

Any hope of building up some needed momentum and turning around poor early season form was literally washed away in June for the 1st Team. The division 4 league fixtures at home to Phoenix and Railway Union were rained off while the trip away to near midland rivals North Kildare also fell foul to the weather.

The only match to be completed during June was the Senior 2 cup quarter final against Pembroke’s 2nd team on June 23rd. Mullingar travelled to Sydney Parade on a dampish day to take on the much fancied Pembroke future stars. Mullingar lost the toss and were asked to bat first. In true underdog tradition Mullingar rose to the challenge and nearly created an upset, losing by only 2 wickets in the second last over.
This is the highest level of competition the club has every competed against. Unfortunately some costly mistakes at key times cost Mullingar dearly in this tie. Mullingar batted first and were bowled out for a poor total of 150. Daragh Ryan and Mark Condell got the innings off to a steady start and the score was 59 for no loss before the two openers were dismissed cheaply it must be said.
Ali Haider, Chris Bull and Irfan Haider also got to double figures but partnerships were …….

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