Kerry travelled to Waterford for their junior cup quarter final without several regular players. Thet batted first at Waterfords insistence and struggled against two excellent bowlers in David Lattimer and James Wardell. Kerry were under the pump and at 64 for 8 humiliation looked on the cards. Ian Rutland came to the crease and after a watchful start set about the bowlers scattering the field to all parts.
Ably assisted by Richard Rutland , who scored 13, they put on 93 for the ninth wicket. Ian ended up on a career best 65 not out, which included six sixes, and Kerry ended on a respectable 158 for 9.
Waterford started batting at a rapid pace and opener Willie Devine remained untroubled finishing on 85 not out.. Kerrys bowlers battled throughout only Dave Ramsay, who took two wickets had success, aided by two excellent catches. They succesfully chased the total down in 29 overs.
The biggest difference between the teams was mainly the quality of there opening bowling attack, aided by poor Kerry shot selection, and the excellence of batsman Devine, If Kerry had been at full strength a different result may have been possible.