Pembroke defeat Killymallaght
Pembroke v. Killymallaght. Irish Senior Cup. Sunday, 3 May at Sydney Parade.
Pembroke won by 8 wickets.
After their hair's-breadth victory on Saturday, Pembroke entertained northern visitors in the shape of Killymallaght on Sunday in a Bob Kerr ISC re-fix. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat and, although losing a wicket to the seventh ball bowled, got a solid enough start, thanks mainly to Derek Bland. He eventually ran himself out on 54, the only Killymallaght batsman to contribute much, although Engelbert Extras chipped in with a useful 20.
The wheels came off after his departure and the visitors eventually staggered to 135 in their 43rd over, the most productive of the Pembroke bowlers being Andrew Balbirnie with 4-27 off 7.5 and pro Anthony Brooks with 2-23 off his 10.
Pembroke replied by scoring 102 in 19 overs for the first wicket. Andrew Balbirnie miss-hit to mid-on for 54 – his second 50 of the weekend – and Briain O'Rourke, his opening partner, went on the carry his bat for 47. The home side made it in 26 overs for the loss of only two wickets – a satisfactory weekend at the office.