‘Find a fast bowler’ award goes to YMCA player with a famous father
Louis Jacobson had a long career as an opening batsman and was a keen follower of the game up to his death
The draws for the 2014 RSA Senior and National Cups
Gerry Byrne outlines some of the changing conditions in relation to the recording of career batting and bowling averages.
The Leinster coaching clinics, launched last year, commence again on Friday, December 13th with the second block of sessions taking place at King’s Hospital school
Another new season, another new competition. With the massive expansion of cricket across Leinster in the last few years, there has needed to be more competitions to give everyone a chance of lifting some silverware. So 2014 will see the first installment of a new competition, provisionally titled the "Minor 2 Cup". Seventeen teams are in the draw, with a mix of teams from Division 13, Division 14 as a few non-league teams. As would probably be expected, two teams are making their cup debuts, and a further five teams haven't won a match since records started being properly recorded at this level in 2011.
An archive article from 1984 about Sir Timothy O'Brien, the only player to have captained Ireland and an English Test side.
A Coaching Children’s course is currently running at King’s Hospital school with 11 Leinster coaches attending.
With the numbers in the 2013 Minor Cup swelling to unmanageable proportions, 2014 will see a new (provisionally titled) "Minor 2 Cup". The draw for that will be published tomorrow, but today we look at the Minor Cup - no longer the baby of the competitions. The 2014 Minor Cup is the highest competition in the ladder where non-league teams clash with their league counterparts, and we'll start by looking at the fortunes of those three non-league teams.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I wish to inform our friends within the Cricketing Community of the passing of John Ridgeway. John was very much the father figure of YMCA Cricket Club having played in the club from 1957 until 1992. He was a very formidable player and most competent with both bat and ball. John always played the game with great passion and skill and when stumps were pulled Ridge really came to the fore. He was a tremendous character with a huge love of life.
After a delay of a few days, the final three draws for the OCC's weekend cup competitions will be revealed this week, starting today with the Junior Cup
Stirling stars as Ireland crush Hong Kong to reach World Twenty20 finals
Last Friday we introduced our new All-Ireland rankings, which have moved to cricketleinster.ie after years of being on Leinster CC's site. The rankings use the same method as the ICC's rankings, to rate and rank all club 1st XI's across the three main provinces.
Here's a thought that whilst may not have you spluttering over your elevenses ,will at least make you think - however briefly. In the draw for this year's 2014 RSA Intermediate Cup, there are five teams who played in cup finals in 2013. Civil Service 2 lost the Middle 2 Cup final, Swords 1 and Phoenix 4 battled in the Inter cup final, and Greystones 2 and Slieve Bloom 1 played out the Junior Cup final. They can't all do the same this year, so someone will be disappointed!
On paper, Clontarf 4 should be the team to beat in the 2014 RSA Middle 2 Cup. At least they were on the first sheet of paper I had before me. The second attempt revealed a slightly more complicated picture
Ireland win their fourth match in WC T20 Qualifier against USA with their best performance to date.
Ger Siggin's 'Team of the Season' for 1984. Article first appeared in the Irish Cricket Annual 1985