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Past Pupils v MC College Cricket team
Midleton College past pupils 106 all out.: Rob Smyth 22 n.o., Tom Turkington 19, Oliver Ind 13. Harry Deane 4-10, Harry Cremin-Mehmet 3-26, Cal Bawden 2-2.
Midleton College senior boys 1st XI 85 all out: Ciarán McGregor 30 n.o., Christian Daly 12, Simon Casey 12. Rob Smyth 3-4, Alex Deane 2-2, David Ind 2-4, Luke Deane 2-7.
Past pupils win by 21 runs.
A thoroughly fun and enjoyable evening was had in the past pupils XI versus the senior boys 1st XI in the glorious sunshine over the pitch in Midleton. The past pupils batted first, amassing a decent 106 all out. Rob Smyth was the pick of the batsmen scoring 22 not out with some well timed shots, including 2 sixes! Harry Deane bowled very accurately in claiming 4-10 in his 4 overs, with Harry Cremin-Mehmet backing him up with superb figures also, 3-26 off his 4 overs.
Next, it was the school teams turn to bat. A few early wickets saw the advantage swing the way of the past pupils, but some lovely shots by Christian Daly and Max White steadied the ship and the school team found themselves at 49-4 at the halfway point. Still anybody's game at this stage.
Alas, the wickets then began to tumble, with Rob Smyth 3-4, Alex Deane 2-2, David Ind 2-4 and Luke Deane 2-7 doing the damage with the ball in hand. The school's skipper Ciarán McGregor batted superbly and top scored on the night with 30 not out, but he simply ran out of partners!
A huge thank you to the auxiliary staff for the food and drinks on the night, to all who played in an even encounter and who made it such an enjoyable occasion for all concerned.
Yours in the name of cricket,