Another Win for Thurles Cricket Club

One brings two! Another victory for our boys this week as we managed a fantastically timed run chase to beat high flying County Clare Cricket Club in a league game last Sunday.

One brings two! Another victory for our boys this week as we managed a fantastically timed run chase to beat high flying County Clare Cricket Club in a league game last Sunday.

Played in glorious sunshine we put the Clare lads into bat first and bowled fantastically well once again with ronan kennedy striking early having the clare opening batsman caught behind. Good disciplined bowling from Rateesh, Sean and Aaron kept the run rate down and the wickets kept tumbling.

At one stage we had them at 90 odd for 8 wickets however the Clare tail wagged at the end and they managed to score over 50 runs for the last 2 wickets which seemed to have dented our hopes of a victory. Finishing on 155 all out we were a little deflated to say the least. Wicket takers were Ronan Kennedy with 1, Rateesh 2, Fintan 2, Asim 1, Aaron 2, Tim Laubscher 1 and Serath 1. However one thing not lacking in this team is fight and we began the reply sensibly with Fintan and Sean seeing off the opening bowlers and keeping in line with the requied run rate of nearly 4 an over.

Clare were bowling extremely well and continued to apply the pressure picking up wickets just when a partnership was getting going. At 80 odd for 6 our chances looked slim however in the last 10 overs we let loose with Fintan Moore and Keith Marchbank upping the tempo and a fantastic last couple of overs from Graeme Jansen seeing us get over the line with only 1 ball remaining in the innings! It was a fantastic and tense finish with plenty of hearts in mouths for the final few balls. Fintan Moore finishing with a fine total of 92 not out and was well backed by graeme and keith. Congrats to everyone involved. No fixture as of yet for next weekend but players will be informed.