Cricket Plate Final
PLATE FINAL (LEINSTER A LEAGUE) BLACKROCK COLLEGE VS. ST COLUMBA’S
St Columba’s 94 for 6 wickets
Blackrock 95 for the loss of 4 wickets
Result – Win to Blackrock by 6 wickets
After entering into the A division for the first time in a number of years, Blackrock faced St Columba’s in the Plate final played on the new wicket at Blackrock College.
In wet conditions Blackrock asked St Columba’s to bat and some tight bowling early from Shane Keane (5th Year) and JJ Garth (3rd Year) saw St Columba’s under pressure early. The wet conditions made fielding difficult but Blackrock did extremely well restricting the opposition to 94 for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 30 overs.
In reply Blackrock always looked comfortable with useful contributions from Joe McAleese and Conor Dean (both 6th Year). However, it was the partnership between Ronan Mullen (5th Year) and Captain Andrew Mays (6th Year) that set the platform for victory for Blackrock. It was fitting that Captain Andrew Mays who top scored with an impressive 44 not out hit the winning runs.
WE CONGRATULATE ANDREW AND HIS SQUAD ON AN IMPRESSIVE RESULT, AS THE LAST TIME BLACKROCK WON A FINAL IN THE A LEAGUE OF LEINSTER SCHOOLS CRICKET WAS 1967.
I THANK MR PICKERING AND BRYAN MOLLEN (CLASS OF 2014) ON THEIR PREPARATION OF THE TEAM.