Leinster's premier competition for cricket playing Primary schools has reached the semi finals stages following the conclusion of group matches this week. As per last year, the standard of cricket has been very impressive with four good sides progressing through to the knock out stages. These semi final games will be played next Wednesday at Pembroke CC.
....Even at this early stage over 100,000 points have been scored. 31,267 runs have been scored by batsmen and 1,740 wickets taken by bowlers. 584 catches held and 23 stumpings. It’s quite busy out there. I suppose one way of keeping warm these days is to get fully involved.....
The new format of the Schools Senior League saw the introduction of four sections of three teams. The top two teams in each section qualified for quarter -finals and the losers in each section went into a plate competition.
A short piece on the changing world of the scorer.
Day Two of the RSA Inter-Provincial Championship match between Leinster Lightning and North West Warriers
Plenty of good entries this week, so we've decided to showcase five of them in today's article. One thing that we should add before we go on. The photos in articles are never the easiest to view - so just go over to the gallery page, where they can be viewed in glorious tecnhocolour (http://www.cricketleinster.ie/photos/may-2013-cricket-leinsters-photo-of-the-year) First up is this picture sent in by Rory Mac
Statement by LCU on use of non-turf wickets
Report on Day 1 of Inter provincial Match
Gerry Byrne records career milestones for Kade Beaasley [Merrion], Andrew Balbiernie [Pembroke], Kevin O'Brien [Railway], John Mooney [NC] and Lynal Jansen [Rush].
Ger Siggins previews the upcoming match between the Leinster Lightning v North West Warriors
Record number of victims for wicket keeper in match for Robert Forrest
The Tallaght Schools cricket team entered the Leinster Schoolboys Cricket League for the 2013 season. This was on the back of coaching visits carried out to schools in the Tallaght area over the past 12 months through South Dublin County Council and the Cricket Leinster’s ‘Cricket in the Community’ programme. Players were drawn from all areas of Tallaght and from the following schools: St Marks Community School, Firhouse Community College, Old Bawn Community School, Colaiste De hIde, Holy Family and Tallaght Community School.
The Southern U'17’s squad of 13 to play North West (Strabane CC) on Sunday, May 19th (12pm) and NCU (YMCA) on Sunday, May 26th (1pm) is selected
The reports from a rain affected first day of the RSA Irish Senior and National Cups.
Preview of RSA Irish Senior and Nation Cups.
Cricket Cover launched
Preview of the one D2 match on this weekend.
Five years ago, grounds reports were carried out by umpires across the province's grounds on behalf of the LCU. There was one particular problem though; a problem which we now look back on with wide eyed amazement. Reports were filled out on cards, posted off to a central point, and then slowly collated. By the end of the season, a list was produced, and problems could be identified. Unfortuntately this was normally (well, perhaps always) too late.