Half centuries from Andrew Vincent and Anwar helped Clontarf clinch the Senior Two trophy with a 98-run win over Railway Union at The Hills.

Rain meant a delayed start and saw the contest reduced to 30-over per side at Milverton, and Clontarf openers Junaid Altaf and Amin Anwar (31) got their team off to a good start as they added 64 in 70 balls.

Anwar and Irish youth international Andrew Vincent added a further 49, with Anwar hitting 6 fours and clearing the ropes twice in a run-a-ball 60.

Gopal and skipper Asim Nazir both fell cheaply as Railway fought back, but Vincent and Paul Ryan took the game away from them with a stunning 5th wicket stand of 60 in just 27 balls.

Man-of-the-Match Vincent hit 4 fours and a six in his 57 from 58 deliveries, while Ryan's entertaining cameo saw him hit 2 fours and sixes in 28 from just 12 balls.

A total of 193 for 7 looked challenging, and so it proved as Railway never got going, dismissed for 95 with opener Mishra carrying his bat for 38.

Matt Butler (2-21) got two early wickets with his swing, while skipper Nazir (4-27) and Mark Collier (2-4) both bowled excellent spells.

It's been quite a weekend for Clontarf, and there could be more trophies on the way to Castle Avenue before the end of the season.


At Milverton, Clontarf II beat Railway Union II by 98 runs

Clontarf 193-7 (30 overs; A Anwar 60, A Vincent 57, P Ryan 28; M Kripali 2-31, F Zaman 2-32)

Railway Union 95 (20.2 overs; D Mishra 38*; A Nazir 4-27, M Collier 2-4, M Butler 2-21)