Enniscorthy Claim First Wexford Derby Win Of The Season

WWCC3 Vs Enniscorthy 

The first Wexford derby of the year took place on Saturday between Wexford’s third team and Enniscorthy…

Wexford played hosts in Park, as Enniscorthy is a relatively new club and is yet to find a ground. They are so far just competing in friendly matches. However, having a third cricket club in Wexford is very positive for the game and one would imagine that they will be competing in league cricket in the near future. 

Wexford batted first and posted a well earned 120 runs – the highest score for Wexford last weekend. This was thanks to contributions from Steve Hadley(14) at the top of the order and Nate Henwick (16) and Aaron Sheridan-Pope (15). Allwin and Aaron’s brother Eoin both made it into double figures for the home side. Their total of 120 was greatly helped by the 41 extras that Enniscorthy gave up. They will undoubtedly look to decrease this number in their next game. 

The 120 posted by Wexford was certainly an achievable total for the Enniscorthy outfit. After his fine batting performance, N. Henwick picked up the opening two wickets of the innings. He removed both of the Enniscorthy openers for single figure scores, he ftnsihed with figures of 2-11.

In at 5, C. Smith dealt in boundaries and posted 23 runs. 20 of which came via 4s. He was supported in the middle order by Ben Sallas (15) and, Stephen Pim (11). However, the innings of the match came from the Enniscorthy number 11, Walshe. Walshe posted 22 runs, including a 6 which won the match, for the traveling Enniscorthy contingent. 

It is fantastic for the game to see Enniscorthy get a win under their belt in 2022. While Wexford can take some positives from the game. Such as adult debuts for Josh Vuyk (whos bother and father star for the 2nds every week) as well as breakthrough performances from both Sherdian-Pope boys and Nate Henwicks, whos fathers captain the side.

The platform these young players have now thet there is a third team in Wexford is what is needed for the game and the clubs to grow in Wexford. It’s no secret that games keep people interested. 

The hope now for Enniscorthy is that they expand of the numbers tehy have and make a push for league cricket in the next number of years. A third club competing in Leinster Cricket would be fantastic for cricket in the county.

Luca Forte

From Wexford, Luca contributes to Wexford Weekly with football and cricket articles.

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