Ladies Second X1 Match Report Vs Leinster

The Hills Ladies 2nds team’s first match of the season was played in Leinster CC. It was a beautiful summers day as the team approached the fabulous ground in Rathmines, many had come from far and near to play this match.

The Ladies second team is a mixture of sporty more mature ladies combined with a mixture of up-and-coming young talented cricketers.  We had two of our junior side making their debut on the ladies’ team, Ceola Brophy and Genevieve Treacy who played extremely well and really enjoyed the experience.  A special mention to Aimee Scollard who was determined to play on her confirmation day and who went on to bowl and field very well in the first innings.  

Anna Butterly made her debut on the ladies’ team, with a little persuasion, and only a few overs into the match went on to take a fabulous catch off Aimee Maguire’s bowling.  The fun and laughter in the field exploded as if we had won the world cup. 

Molly Butterly was behind the wickets doing what she usually does best, keep up the good work Molly.

Martha Maguire and Catherine Archer are the mentors of this young up and coming side, we are proud of all our juniors.

We won the toss and decided to field, the fielding was tight all round.

Bowling was excellent on the day with Lara McBride getting 2 wickets and Aimee Maguire getting 2 wickets and extremely tight bowling by Chloe Ericson.

Lara McBride 2-8-4

Aimee Maguire 2-17-4

Chloe Ericson 0-7-3

Leinster Total 97 runs required

Lara McBride and Aimee Maguire opened the batting with a strong display of excellent batting, Lara making 34 runs and Aimee making 47 runs, Lara’s wicket fell late on in the game (caught) with only a few runs required and Chloe went on to make 4 runs not out Well done to the all the team and a special thanks to Leinster who were so lovely and welcoming on the evening, thank you to Joe McBride for scoring and Mark Maguire for umpiring

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The Hills Junior Girls – Match Report Vs North County

Well done to the Hills Junior girls who put on an exceptional show with their win over North County.

Captain of the Day Aimee Scollard won the toss and decided to field first.  The bowling was kept very tight and all the bowlers on the night did extremely well with the loss of all North County wickets by the 16th over.

Vanessa Scollard got 4 wickets, Tara O Brien got 4 wickets and Molly Butterly got 2 wickets, well done to Caoimhe who caught a great catch off Vanessa Scollard’s bowling. The fielding on the night was excellent by each and every player.


Tara O Brien 4-4-4

Vanessa Scollard 4-9-4

Aimee Scollard 0-10-4

Molly Butterly 2-16-3

North County were all out for 46

The second innings went very well with Caoimhe E and Clodagh O Connor opening the batting, Clodagh made 26 runs not out (including five 4’s) and Caoimhe made 12 (including one 6), the pair went on to secure a win in only 6 overs. 

Well done girls!

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Minor A Boys – Match Reports

Minor A boys League away vs Balbriggan / Rush on Friday 3rd June

Having won this league last year, our Minor A boys started the defence of the trophy with a potentially difficult match against the newly amalgamated sides of Balbriggan and Rush.

The opposition batted 1st and made a total of 119 for the loss of 2 wickets with 3 retirements (29+1). An overall good bowling display from the Hills with a special mention to Leo Russell and Tom Jackson and some solid fielding restricted the home side to this total which could have been a lot higher.

The Hills set off in the chase in very good fashion and an opening stand of 75 between Billy Kelly and Conor Donoghue who both retired (29+1), gave us the platform for victory and allowing Tom Hurley (17no) and Alan Courell to finish unbeaten for a 10 wicket win in the 15th over.

Team: Alan Courell (Capt), Billy Kelly , Conor Donoghue, Tom Hurley, Morgan Leonard, James Davis, Evan Goss, Tom Jackson, Chandrahas Chellagurki, Leo Russell, Daniel Adderley and Sam Clinton.

Minor A Boys League home vs Clontarf on Tuesday 7th June

Following on from an opening win against a combined Balbriggan and Rush side, The Hills entertained Clontarf in the Vineyard on 7th June.

The Hills won the toss and elected to bat and like the previous match another solid opening stand of 56 in 6 overs from Conor Donoghue (21) and another retirement from Billy Kelly laid the early foundations and which was followed on with further retirements by Tom Hurley and Alan Courell and a late cameo from James Davis and Evan Goss gave the Hills a total of 158 for 2 off 20 overs.

With the potential of rain looming large The Hills needed to get their overs in quickly. Following a solid start from Clontarf a great catch from Tom Jackson off the bowling of Billy Kelly followed by a spell of bowling from him of 1 for 0 off 2 overs left Clontarf well behind the run rate.

The home side showed their strength in depth with excellent bowling spells from Daniel Adderley 0-1 off 2 overs, Leo Russell 1-11 off 2 overs, Morgan Leonard and James Davis 0-0 off 1, Chandharas Chellagurki 0-6 off 3 overs and Evan Goss 0-21 off 3 overs to restrict Clontarf to 80-4 off 20 overs and a 78 run victory.

Team: Alan Courell (Capt), Billy Kelly, Conor Donoghue, Tom Hurley, Morgan Leonard, James Davis, Evan Goss, Tom Jackson, Chandrahas Chellagurki, Leo Russell, Daniel Adderley and Shreyas Chellagurki

The Future is bright!

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Lotto Results – 7th June 2022

The numbers drawn in the Lotto this evening were;

7, 17, 22 & 25

There was no winner of The Jackpot.

Lucky Dip winners were George Kitteringham & Martin Kavanagh, €25.00 each.

The Jackpot next week will be €4,050.00.

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Match Report – First X1 Vs Malahide June 6th 2022

Third Man

In many respects, the opening round of the IBI Corporate Premier League resembles the quarter-final stage of the European Club Football Championships. All the preliminary jousting has now been completed, and the serious competition begins. It has been suggested in some previews that there are two distinct competitions within the Premier League with four teams competing to win the league and four teams competing to avoid relegation. The identity of the teams in each category will provoke much discussion, and over the coming weeks, a greater level of clarity will manifest itself.

 The opening game for The Hills was against Malahide at the Village on Monday, and the ground at Malahide looked tremendous with preparations well underway for the coming international games. The Hills played without Jonathan Tall (injured while fielding for MCC in Romania), and Murray Commins (back spasms), while Malahide lacked the services of Fintan McAllister (guest at a wedding) and Matt Ford (injured). Having won the toss, The Hills opted to bat first, and the opening partnership of Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (16) and Andrew Kavanagh (9) scored 42 runs, but then two wickets fell for only two runs. A stand of 48 between Athar Farooqi (10) and Dylan Blignaut settled the nerves of the visiting supporters, but with three wickets down and only 92 runs scored in 26 overs, the home team was beginning to sense an opening day victory. That hope was soon extinguished by a partnership of 97 runs between Mark Donegan (47) and Blignaut. Mark was very unlucky to be run out when he was batting beautifully, but Dylan continued on his merry way to score a brilliant 101 runs. A partnership of 32 runs between Tomás Rooney-Murphy (15) and Dylan brought the score nearer to the 250 mark, and 37 Extras were very helpful in this regard. The last pair of Sam Smyth (6*) and Matthew Weldon (8*) added a valuable 17 runs, and The Hills ended on 253 for 9.

The Hills’ supporters were very interested is seeing Ryan Hackney, the Malahide overseas player, because he had signed for The Hills before the restrictions of the Covid pandemic impacted on all cricket in Leinster a few seasons ago. Malahide’s opening partnership of Hackney and Muntha scored 41 runs before Muntha was caught by Tomás Rooney-Murphy off the bowling of Dylan Blignaut. The next wicket to fall was that of Callum Riches (7) when he was clean-bowled by Tomás Rooney-Murphy. Wickets then began to fall at regular intervals as The Hills’ bowling attack of Athar Farooqi, Levon Shields and Sam Smyth began to impose a stranglehold on the game. Hackney was out eventually in the 36th over when he was caught by Bhavesh Lakhotia off the bowling of Levon Shields. Hackney looked to be a competent player, but a strike-rate of 65.88% for his 56 runs is arguably too slow in limited overs cricket. Malahide’s final score was 143 all out, and The Hills had opened its league campaign with a victory margin of 110 runs to put 25 points on the board.

The Hills’ bowling attack continues to impress with Athar Farooqi, the undoubted star on this occasion when he took 4 wickets for 22 runs in 8 overs. It was good to see Matthew Weldon being entrusted with the new ball while Sam Smyth bowled very well and took 1 wicket for 17 runs in 7 overs. The more experienced bowlers (Tomás Rooney-Murphy, 2 for 42, Dylan Blignaut, 1 for 19 and Levon Shiels, 1 for 42 in 10 overs) are consistently reliable, and the next few weeks will show into which category The Hills will fall in the race for the league title. The next outing for The Hills 1 is against Phoenix at The Vineyard on Sunday, 12 June. Until then, its onwards and upwards.

PS For all members and supporters of The Hills and all cricket-lovers in Fingal, a video, “A Celebration of 50 Years” will be screened on Friday, 10 June in the Clubhouse. Starting time: 7.30 p.m. All welcome.

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Invitation to a World Premiere

As part of the celebrations for The Hills 50th anniversary, a Nostalgia evening was held in October 2019.

A video of the event, entitled “The Hills, a Celebration of 50 Years” will be screened in The Vineyard Pavilion on Friday 10th June 2022.  Proceedings will commence at 7.30pm.

Light refreshments will be provided and all present and past members, as well as friends of The Hills, are invited to attend.

(The bar will be open for those who prefer their refreshments a little less light.)

This is a terrific opportunity for those who may not be familiar with the rich history of our club and with the exploits of the giants on whose shoulders we stand. 

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Jane Maguire makes her Ireland Debut

Jane Maguire is making he debut this evening when Ireland take on South Africa in Pembroke. Good Luck Jane from all your friends at The Hills.

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Summer Camp 2022

The Hills Cricket Club Summer Camp 2022 is taking place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July.

Soft ball camp from 10am to 12 noon (age 5-9)

Hard ball camp from 2pm to 4pm (age 10-12)

Please book early as our Easter Camp was fully booked within a couple of days.

Use the link below to register and pay;…

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Fixtures This Week

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Lotto Results 3st May 2022

The numbers drawn in last nights lotto were;

31, 11, 20, 19.

There was no winner of The Jackpot.

Lucky Dip winners were Alan Courell & Mary O’Dwyer, €25.00 each.

The Jackpot next week will be €4,000.00

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