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The Sticky Wicket
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The Sticky Wicket

The Sticky Wicket

Laois CC retain second most prestigious cup in cricket. 

It was an historic weekend for the top cricket club in the midlands. Last Saturday saw the return fixture of arch rivals North Kildare but this time on the home turf at Togher. Laois 2 needed the win to stay at the top of their division. In the end it was a class act of batting by Paul Croke and hard hitting at the end by Sherry. Laois 2 won by 4 wickets.

Sunday was a tale of mixed fortunes. Laois 3 couldn’t hold it together against Leinster at home and lost by 3 wickets. Having scored 133 runs with a captain’s innings by Noman Raees of an unbeaten 41 runs, but this wasn’t enough. It was also Anan Atiqs’ senior debut for Laois.

Laois CC get their hands on the cup

Laois CC get their hands on the cup

Last Sunday also saw the final day of the Senior 2 Cup. It’s the second most prestigious cup in Leinster and Laois 1 were fighting to retain their crown. They did so in style. The opposition were Clontarf and they fancied themselves against the Laois men as they had easily beaten the Laois side both home and away in the league.

But it wasn’t to be. As the spectators gathered Laois were put into bat and made the most of their overs having only lost 7 wickets but managed a mammoth total of 220 runs on a slow, tough wicket. Man of the match was Ramazan as the little wizard hit a fabulous 101 runs while the fielders merely watched on.
Clontarf started by losing wickets in quick succession. The Laois bowling attack had the Dublin side’s attack all out for 144. Next up is the Middle 2 cup and National cup in the coming weeks as Laois 1 continue to display passion and grit and huge reserves of talent.