24/04/16 Rob Gorvin
DUMP v RCSI, Saturday 16th May, Dardistown.
RCSI have had the edge over the Museum Players in recent seasons, and unfortunately this continued as the two sides contested the 2016 edition of the Colles Cup. With many nursing post-Trinity Ball hangovers, Trinity were asked to bat first in a T20 match. The innings got off to a steady start with the openers putting the foot down early. When Matt Cockerill (18) departed with the score on 43 off 6 overs, a sizeable target looked on the cards. Kev (49) continued to keep the scoreboard ticking, however his departure ushered in a slight collapse, as some good bowling from RCSI restricted the run rate and built the pressure. Ashish Bharvikar (34) did his best to keep the runs flowing, and the Trinity innings finished on 126-6, a little below expectations, but still a decent total on the board. In reply RCSI’s openers got off to a blistering start, taking advantage of some rusty bowling. The spin of Sim Singh and Ashish did a good job to wrestle back a bit of control, however the RCSI batsmen played well to keep up with the rate. The target was chased down with 7 wickets and 2 overs left. A humbling start to the season, and a lesson learned to try and avoid post-Ball matches in the future!