Terenure v Malahide
Malahide travelled to Terenure with one thing in mind and that was to take top spot in Division 2. And boy did they do that. Batting first they amassed a huge total of 432/7. Terenure obviously had a bad day in the field with all their bowlers suffering. Malahide bowled Terenure out for 163 an duly take top spot in Division 2.
Cork County v Railway Union
Railway Union travelled the long journey to The Mardyke to take on Cork County, and the journey provide most fruitful. Batting first Railway made 242 all out in 49.2 overs. They batted solidly throughout with two main partnerships contributing to the total. Carroll and Hafiz put on 64 for the first wicket and Sultan and Stiles the biggest partnership of 72 for the 4th wicket. For Cork, Bauer took 3-69, Joshi 2-41, Meads 1-17 and Saddique 1-29.
Cork reply started slowly and the lost early wickets. By the 22nd over they had slipped to 68-5. Then Cawley and Joshi came together and really took the game to Railway. They put on 101 for the next wicket in 16 overs before Cawley fell for 65. That heralded the end really for Cork and they were all out for 178 in 41.5 overs. Sultan 4-30, Dhammika 3-13, Jackson 1-7 and Carroll 1-10 the wicket takers for Railway. A 64 run win for Railway.
Rush v Dublin University
Rush won the toss and batted against Dublin University on a beautiful day in Kenure. The top order all got starts Armstrong with 27, Mullen 24, Doheny an excellent 66. Neil Rock was the rock for Rush with a brilliant 110 from 95 balls hitting 12 fours and 3 sixes. Rush finishing up on 288 all out off the second last ball. Just about par. Dublin University bowled well to keep the score down to 288. Brown 4-47, Venkata Subramanian 2-64,Hunt 2-55 and Brogan 1-78 the wicket takers.
Dublin University lost Forrest early for 15, the the next wicket put on 122 between Anwar who made 54 and Brown 69. That unfortunately was the high point for the students. The next biggest partnership after that was 11 for the last wicket. They were eventually bowled out for 178 in the 39th over. Eastwood was the destroyer for Rush taking 5-38. Iqbal 3-50 and Neary 1-19 the other wicket takers. Rush easing to a 110 run victory.
Unofficial table pending submission of official scorecards.