Introduction to the Cricket Leinster Archive
The Leinster Cricket Archive
Although a Junior Cup had been in existence 1910, it was not until 1919 that a proper Senior League was formed, made up of eight clubs. The records from 1919, of both Senior and what was then called Junior Cricket in Leinster have been maintained thanks to the efforts of people like Derek Scott and Michael Sharp. These records now make up our archive and work is underway to transfer all the statistics, match reports etc into digital form that is viewable on the website.
Reference should also be made to the great work done by amateur historians in clubs across the province who have provided an enduring narrative of what it was like to play cricket in Ireland over nearly 200 years. This is an invaluable part of the history of the city of Dublin and also has contributed greatly to our understanding of the growth of the game.
The Leinster Cricket Archive consists of competition records going back to 1919 [and for the Junior Cup to 1910]. There are details of individual player and career performances, club statistics, commentary, averages, club details and, it is hoped in the future, a photographic record of the growth of the sport in Dublin and Leinster.
You can delve through the parts of the archive that have already been digitised, by looking through the tabs above.
A potted history of cricket in Leinster can be found here