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Merrion topped Division 7 both in terms of points scored and percentage. Their league record was 9 wins, 2 losses and 3 no results. Their points total of 212 is the fourth lowest by any champions. Pembroke managed to crawl out of the pack at the very end of the season to finish second in Captain Stephen Willis’ first season at the helm, but rather than quit whilst ahead he continues in the role next season.
The Leinster Lightning are delighted to announce the addition of Conor Armstrong to the teams selection panel.
Averages for youth players in D2 [League]
Breakdown of averages for youth players in Open Competitions in 2015. We start with D1.
Bagenalstown 1 lifted their third league title, and their first since 2001, a title all the sweeter after we predicted them to come bottom of the league!
If my memory serves me correctly, Bagenalstown suffered multiple relegations throughout the Club in 2014. They have proved their bouncebackability straight way with a league title
ALL nominations for positions on committees to be submitted by mid night on Wednesday 18th November. No further nominations can be received after this date. As usual nominations from clubs that do not have a member on a committee are particularly welcome. Please note that ALL committees are "general" in nature i.e. the members of the committees DO NOT represent themselves OR their clubs but represent the best interest of Cricket in the Union.
It would be churlish to point out that North County 4 won less games than two other sides in the league (although I just have!). Seven wins and three losses was just about enough to pinch the title from Adamstown 2, with four games falling victim to the weather. Closer inspection reveals that County would probably have done a lot better if it weren't for the weather - the four games called off were all against bottom half sides - Mullingar, Sandyford (two matches) and The Hills.
As I sit here in Runeshan Moodley’s office in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, I reflect on the unforgettable experience that I have just had at St. Stithians College in Johannesburg. It is all part of a new cricket exchange programme Cricket Leinster have set up with the school. I stayed with the Meier family who were so caring and made me feel part of their family from day one. Craig, their son, came to Leinster during our summer and played for the club I play for in Dublin, YMCA.
North County are the only league champions who had fewer points than two of the chasing pack and yet still won the league on percentage. Greystones scored 21 more points, but finished fourth, whilst Adamstown scored 17 points more and finished second, just 0.04% behind the winners. It has to have been so very tight at the top, proving that even in defeats, every point counts.
At this meeting there are elections for the following positions so all nominations are welcome but in any event must be received no later than 7 days before the meeting i.e. by Thursday 19th November. Below I have included the people presently in the positions who also need to be re-nominated if they are seeking re-election, some of them have already been nominated. Therefore you will need to contact the people before nominating them.
A fairly convincing campaign from Dundalk, who lost only twice. They may well have had a couple of regrets - the only time they played runners-up Swords, Swords prevailed by two wickets. The other slight asterisk against the win, is that the lowest that Dundalk have finished since they entered the league in 2011
2015 was a most memorable season for the Leinster underage boys’ squads who captured titles at U11, U13, U15 & U17 age-levels.
Malahide Cricket Club is one of Ireland’s leading and longest established cricket clubs currently fielding 20 teams (5 Senior Mens, 2 Ladies and 13 Youth) in the Leinster Cricket Leagues. Malahide is the home of International Cricket in Ireland and since achieving this status in 2012 has successfully hosted 2 ODIs as well as the ICC T20 Qualifying Tournament in 2015.
Cricket Ireland announce annual awards.
What a great result for Dundalk, a relatively new club in County Louth. A record of 10 wins, 2 defeats, 1 no result and only 1 walkover win saw them top the table on percentage and points
YMCA were one of only two teams to get through the league season unbeaten - Phoenix 3 were the other. The two crucial games of the season were within six days of each other at the end of the season, when YM played eventual runners up Castleknock 2 twice.