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Derek Scott

A very different side was selected for the match in Belfast. The only Dublin player on it was the captain, Kelly. Cahn's XI ended the first day 107 runs on with two wickets still to fall. For this happy position they must thank Richmond whose bowling was chiefly responsible for Ireland's low score of 98. Kelly, the captain, made the top score of 26 and was then run out. Richmond finished with 6-41. The visitors fared almost as badly and at one point had six men out for 95, Martin, in his first game, taking four of these. Newman and Salmondson then came together and 72 were added for the seventh wicket. Newman got 49 and Salmondson 45. Munt also batted well and by the end of the day 205 were on the board for the loss of eight wickets.

Next day a further 64 runs were added before those two remaining wickets fell, so that in all the last four wickets had put on 173 runs. Munt and Flood added 50 for the ninth wicket. Kyle bowled the former while Flood was eventually left not out with 54 to his name. Martin was easily Ireland's best bowler and emerged with figures of six wickets for 97. The deficit was 171 when Ireland went in again and a disastrous start resulted. Three wickets went down for 18 and the next two fell at 47. Morgan made 20 but seven wickets went down for 70. At this point the bowling became a trifle looser thus allowing Martin and Watson to put on 39 for the eighth wicket. Martin was lbw for 21 and then Kyle joined Watson for what was to be the best stand of the innings. Both players were playing for their country of the first time. They added 57 and when Sir Julian himself had Watson lbw for 55 five more runs were required to make the visitors bat again. These were obtained, and nine more besides. Sir Julian went in first and hit four of the 10 required for a 10 wicket victory.

Ormeau, Belfast