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Bandon Grammer defeat Midleton College in T20 Challenge

18 May 2016

Bandon Grammer defeat Midleton College in T20 Challenge

Building on the success of the Cork Schools T20 competition, a number of T20 challenge matches were arranged between various schools sides to give the younger players, some of whom did not feature in the aforementioned competition a couple of competitive games.

One such match took place between Bandon Grammer and Midleton College on the high scoring hockey astro pitch in humid conditions, Midleton won toss and batted first. Both teams on paper well matched with 3/4 established players and rest new season debutantes. However the 3 quins cricketers for Bandon play to a much higher standard at their club and in the end were just to good, being the difference in the game.

The Midleton openers started positively, putting on 20 in the first three overs before the first wicket. There then followed a gradual collapse down the order as the game progressed. The Bandon players helped the 82 run total however as 5 debutante bowlers proceeded to amass the majority of 50 extras. All good experience and practice though.

The Bandon players kept up the high standard of fielding they have shown throughout the season with excellent catches by Liam Edwards (Harlequins) & Alex Elliott, with Jack Buss (Harlequins) taking three stumpings and 3 run out assists. Midleton best batting: T Murphy 12 off 19 balls, S Hayes 9 off 8 balls. Bandon bowling: Liam Edwards 3 overs 2 wickets for 15 runs, Daniel Kennedy (Cork County) 3 overs 2 wickets for 7 runs. Daniel has taken 8 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 11 runs, including the prized Christians scalps of Fahd and Cormac McCarthy. Not bad for a 1st year.

Bandon got off to an explosive start with openers Liam Edwards, 25 runs retired off 8 balls & Jack Buss 30 runs retired off 15 balls, smacking the boundaries around the hockey pitch. The most notable being Jack crashing a big six, (on any ground) into a nearby building to finish his innings. The Midleton bowlers stuck with it and were then rewarded with a couple of quick wickets. However Tom Good, 5 not out, in his first innings for Bandon calmly batted out the next couple of overs to get to the finishing line. Bowling for Midleton: S Hayes 4 overs 1 wicket for 35 runs, T Murphy 1 over 1 wicket for 2 runs.

Bandon Grammar U15 v Midleton College U15 Challenge T20

18th May

Midleton 82 all out off 15.4 overs, Bandon 83 for 2 off 9.4 overs. Bandon win by 8 wickets.