Update on the race for the individual awards in Division 2
Youth League Tables and Cup Results [June 16th]
Where did players in Open Competitions learn their cricket? An initial breakdown of figures for 2015.
As many will have heard this evening, Leinster and Ireland legend Gerry Duffy passed away today. Gerry was synonymous with Leinster Cricket Club, but also touched many other clubs, and also had very close ties with Merrion.
The weekend's Leinster Senior Cup quarter finals saw some big performances with bat and ball, with five centuries being recorded, a hat trick, and three other bowlers taking five wickets in an innings.
This week Cricket Leinster Youth (@leinsteryouth) sat down with Malahide, Durham and Ireland fast bowler Peter Chase to discuss his time with Durham and his insights into the county game for an Irish player.
Statistics on the age profile of Leinster Cricket
The draws for the Semi Finals of the Leinster Senior and Senior 2 Cups will be conducted in Clontarf Cricket Club on Monday next, 15th June, at 11.30 a.m.
On this week’s show, Robbo and Bails chat to Kim Garth (Ireland, Pembroke and The Scorchers) who gives us an update on all things women’s cricket. We also caught up with one half of the incredible Irish duo Andrew Balbirnie and his insight and thoughts are fascinating.
At first glance, last weekend's momentous day for Leinster sides didn't have quite as much impact on their rankings as may have been expected. But look closer, and all the winning teams have ended up with a higher score - as they should do.
Eight wonderful days of cricket blitzes were held for pupils in both 4th & 5th classes during the months of May & June and also Girls Blitz’s for 5th/ 6th Classes. The events were full of fun and enjoyment with children being offered competitive games and learning more about the game.
Whilst only three players made the qualification mark of 100 runs in Division 4, a massive 21 players have made the cut in Division 3. Rather than raise the qualification level, all 21 get their place in the spotlight. Three players have passed 200 runs with Michael Lewis (Merrion), and the Hills pair of Mark Donegan and Tomas Rooney Murphy being the trio.
As many of Dublin University's players have now moved back to their other clubs, our starrings system is unable to display the Dublin University starrings in the same way as for other clubs. As an alternative, the starrings for Trinity can be viewed here.
The Lightning are looking forward to the first game in the defence of our 50-over title, which was secured at the same venue back in September. We’re particularly delighted to welcome back Kevin O’Brien and Stuart Poynter from their respective Counties. Simi Singh is also in the mix to make his 50-over debut for the Lightning this weekend.
Oliver Plunkett’s from Malahide won their first Leprechaun Cup when beating St Mathew’s from Irishtown by 80 runs at a sunny Malahide CC yesterday. The final was the last in a series of games played around Dublin over the past eight weeks involving over close to 40 schools.
All umpires reports submitted by captains whilst playing Open/Women's competitions should now be submitted from the IACUS (Irish Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers) website at http://www.iacus.net/leinster/for-captains
Is the real summer here now? That bright yellow circle in the sky seems to have returned and it will mean a complete overhaul of the cricket bag. Out will go the thermal leggings and undershirts and in will come the short-sleeved shirts as well as the beanie replaced by the floppy hat. If nothing else the weight of the bag will be reduced dramatically.