Willow Park school from Booterstown won the inaugural Antalis sponsored Leprechaun ‘4th Class Cup’ when defeating St Mary’s, Rathmines…

As summer flatters to deceive the Leps move into overdrive with four games in the next fortnight.

Cricket must be the only sport where the players and officials stop half way through for a meal. In these days of high performance coaches and a more “professional” approach you’d think that any break would be accompanied by protein shakes, energy bars and the latest fad in healthy foods and yet week after week we still find ourselves gorging on sandwiches and cakes and cups of tea. At least that is what I have always seen on my travels. There were always notable exceptions in the past. KBRC used to provide a salad plate, and although playing on top of that hill used to make you wish for hot soup, it was a welcome break from the endless white bread sandwiches made by the captain (or his long suffering partner).

Greystones Cricket will be playing their Open Competitions, 2nd, 3rd and 4th team matches in Rathdrum RFC, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow until the end of June, whilst their new ground in Druids Glen is readied.

The Leinster Schools’ Development XI team that is selected to play the MCC in Phoenix Park today.

Cricket Leinster are delighted to announce that the first ever Table Cricket match in the province was a huge success. Both teams have had approximately 6-8 training sessions each prior to the game and were very evenly matched which made for an exciting and high standard match. St Michael’s of Coolock won the toss and opted to bat first. They put up a good total of 282 but it wasn't enough as St Michaels of Ballybough put up a score of 290. It was a close match in which St Michael’s of Ballybough just edged a victory by 8 runs.

Good outcome for most Leinster sides in ISC.

There is a new number one in the land, as Instonians, the reigning NCU league champions, took advantage of an indifferent start to the season by YMCA, to move up in the rankings to the top spot.

Lightning announce strong sqaud for Ireland u19 clash in Oakhill

In an exclusive interview with the Irish Women’s new head coach, Ryan Bailey and Mark Robinson sit down with Aaron Hamilton to discuss his aims for the next two years and where he thinks the women’s game is heading.

Earlier this week Cricket Leinster Youth (@leinsteryouth) caught up with Merrion and ex-Ireland Under 19 cricketer Patrick Tice. Patrick has been studying and playing of late at Cambridge University in England and is here to talk all about his time there.

One month into the 2015 season and the fantasy points table is starting to take shape. 1,199 people have taken to the field in cricket matches under the aegis of the LCU. This, of course, does not include the many people playing cricket in non-competitive games or clubs who are only entered into a cup or even club very recently formed.

The Leinster Lightning selectors have the pleasure in announcing the following squad for the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy game against the North-West Warriors in Merrion Cricket Club, Dublin on the 22nd May 2015.

Please note and ensure relevant members of your club are fully informed that the regulations specify that Pink Balls and Fielding Circles are to be used in all games in these competitions. Several cases of lack of awareness of these have been reported to me.

The Antalis sponsored Super league semi-final fixtures for Primary schools will take place today at Pembroke CC as part of a ‘double header’.

This newly introduced competition (October 2014) has finally come to an end where we had 107 school classes throughout Fingal partaking with 2581 children testing their throwing skills. There were a few late class entries that pushed for honours and we had Ms Murphy’s 3rd/4th class from St Margaret’s coming second with a 47% of hits.

We are delighted to announce that the following Table Cricket match has been confirmed.

The 2015 Antalis sponsored Leprechaun Cup for Leinster Primary schools has seen many games played over the past few weeks.

The second weekend in May saw what for many followers of Irish club cricket is the higlight of the season - the first round of the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup and the National Cup. Although rain caused big problems for groundsmen in the lead up to the matches, eleven Leinster teams took to the field, with incredibly nine of them winning their first round matches.

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