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The much anticipated Whelan Cup Semi-Final on Monday ended in a disappointing defeat by Leinster 5 at Observatory Lane despite a 40 and also a 6 wicket haul by Gurmeet Singh (below). Leinster batted first and made 129 off their 20 overs but Sandyford fell 25 runs short of the total, being dismissed in the last over for 104.


Gurmeet Singh's man of the match performance was not enough to win the semi-final for Sandyford. 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 July 2015 08:59)


Saturday saw the 1sts facing Cup favourites, Merrion 3, at Marlay Park, who play in two divisions higher. The visitors batted first and made the highest ever total at Marlay Park and the second highest in the history of the club when they posted 364-03. The 1sts in reply made 158 all out with Vinay Iqbal top-scoring with 41.

The 1sts were also in action on Sunday against Adamstown and lost in a tight game. Batting first, Sandyford made 211/08  (Amandeep 42*) but Adamstown made the total for the loss of 8 wickets.

Much better news for the 3rds who snatched a win from the jaws of defeat for their first win of the season. Batting first, Sandyford made 152-10 (Shyam Bharti 70) and although Knockharley's openers put on 105 and they were 126/01 at one stage, they collapsed to 144 ao in the 40th over, with Arun Nambisan taking a hat trick and ending up with 6 for 24..


Shyam Bharti (70) and hat trick man Arun Nambisan who helped the 3rds win their first game of the season. 



Last Updated (Monday, 29 June 2015 09:45)


It was good to see Aaron Stritthof  (below left with Anto) again last night. Aaron, an Australian, played for Sandyford from 2004-9 and was the first captain to win a cup (Whelan) for the club. Aaron returned with his wife to Australia in 2009 but is back in Ireland on a holiday. In addition to Anto, Ray Shimmins, David Ryan, Paul O'Neill, Cliff Kennedy and Ben Sissini also attended the reunion.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 June 2015 11:45)

With the 1st's game against Rush cancelled, only the 2nds were in action on Sunday against Phoenix. Batting first Sandyford were dismissed for 80 (44-09 at one stage), with Willie Clarke having figures of 7-24. Phoenix reached the total for the loss of 5 wickets. 

Last Updated (Monday, 22 June 2015 09:06)


Due to a Senior Cup fixture,  Rush 2 have had their own Middle Cup match knocked on to 20th June. The match date has been reset for Saturday 15th August which was a free weekend for the 1sts anyway.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 June 2015 13:12)

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