The division 1 table is beautifully poised, with the eight teams entering the home straight - all knowing what they have to do. The weekend's four completed matches all went according to league position, but the spanner was thrown in the works yesterday, when the Clontarf/Pembroke match, a refix from the originally rained off match in late July, was a victim to the torrential rain yesterday. Both sides received eight points.
Adamstown 2 look to be the strong favourite for the Division 9 title, although there is still a good way to go yet
The traditional end of season excitement caused by the denouement of Division 3 is once again upon us. Season after season, the teams bunch up, with teams spending the final weeks of the season having one eye on the relegation zone, and the other on the top.
With four weekends to go what is the current state of play in D1/D2.
On a sadder note, we pay tribute to the larger than life sports journalist and cricket fanatic, Johnny Lyons, who passed away this week, with 98fm's Barry Dunne.
With the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday being less than promising, all teams in Open Competitions should bear in mind the regulations regarding rained off matches
With seventeen matches remaining to be played in Division 10, it looks as if the destination of the title is a three horse race, with Dundalk 1, Swords 1 and Railway Union 5 jostling for top spot. Delve a little deeper and it looks as if it is only Dundalk and Swords who really have a chance.
With the business end of the season upon, the heavyweight teams on the island come to the fore.
The following squads have been selected for the U12 District Cup (Dublin City) which is taking place in Castle Avenue today.
The top two teams in Division 11 are already known, but two titanic battles remain to see which one of them lifts the Division 11 title. YMCA 5 and Castleknock 2 are already guaranteed the top spots, but they meet on August 30th and September 13th to decided the destination of the title.
Plenty of water has passed under the bridge since our last look at Division 4, less a trickle than a flood of Niagara proportions.
The coming weekend sees the completion of Cricket Leinster’s cup finals for 2015.
A Varma’s lead has gone and he has now fallen into third place. He has been passed by long time stalker YMCA’s Simranjit Singh and also by R Tariq of Clontarf.
The Hills CC was the host for the Fingal under 9 Tournament this summer
There are at least two things guaranteed to make you realise just how old you really are. One is your body’s reaction to the first game of the season and the other is when daughters have their 21st birthday parties
Our "mid-season" look at all leagues, has now morphed into a preview of the last few weeks of the season. Division 12 is bubbling over nicely, with three teams still capable of winning the league, and all but the top two are still possible candidates to finish in the bottom two.
The main innings of last week, was by a batsman who finished on the losing side, and who is only at number 10 in the batting averages. Angus Dunlop, holder of 114 caps for Ireland, scored his 19th senior century in Leinster cricket, with his 115* coming off only 73 balls, including 37 off the 26th over of the innings. YMCA 2 were dismissed for only 172, with Dunlop scoring 66.9% of the runs.
Two weeks have passed since the last round up of the Division 1 averages, a fortnight in which ten Division 1 matches have been played. YMCA, Cork County, Pembroke and North County have all played three games in that period, with the other four teams playing once. Clontarf and Pembroke have been unbeaten in that period, with Railway Union and Malahide failing to win a game.