Surprise Win over Cork Harlequins - We picked up another fantastic win on Sunday last when we surprised table toppers Cork Harlequins in a League fixture.
Thurles Captain Keith Marchbank decided to field first on what was once again a very wet wicket and outfield due to the recent poor weather and his decision paid off as we picked up some early wickets with some fine bowling from sean cawley and Aaron Cawley strangling the visitors.
Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and an amazing spell of bowling from jogesh well backed up by Tim Laubscher, Denis Walker and some very economical spin bowling from ronan kennedy ensured that harlequins could only rack up a total of 91. Jogesh finished with excellent figures of 3 for 5 off of 8 overs. Other wicket takers were Tim with 2, Ronan 2, Sean 1 and Denis Walker with 1 wicket together with a run out.
A total of 92 then required for victory and patience was the key with the knowledge that if we batted out the overs we would win the game. Fintan Moore and Keith marchbank got us off to a solid start where we reached 40 odd without loss before Keith was caught behind and Fintan soon followed after scoring 20. Ronan Kennedy then came to the crease and steadied the ship showing maturity beyond his years to play a fantastic and clever innings of 26 not out to see us home and get over the line and was well assisted by Jogesh and Denis Walker.
All in all a great performance by a team who are learning how to win of late and this victory sees us rise to third in the table just behind limerick and harlequins, a great effort for our first season. Team: Fintan Moore, Keith Marchbank, Rateesh Suresh, Ronan Kennedy, Sean Cawley, Aaron Cawley, Denis Walker, Jogesh, Graeme Jansen, Kyle Jansen, Tim Laubscher. No fixture next weekend