The LCU&SA will be running a scoring course for absolute beginners on Saturday April 11th at 2pm in Railway Union. The course, run by Siobhan McBennett, will be free of charge for all attending, and which takes approximately three hours, and is an excellent opportunity for those who want to get started in scoring.
After a less than stellar set of predictions last year (see above - champions Wicklow County 2 were predicted to struggle, and Clontarf 6, who had a pretty miserable season were predicted to be champions), it is probably best not to read too much into the thousand or so words below.
As we prepare for the coming season, something for the Archive about the history of Open Competitions in Leinster
Following the Christmas break, the competition is back in full flow and over the last four weeks we have had 23 classes with 530 boys and girls participating from all around Fingal. We are delighted to announce that we have a new leader, Ms Murphy’s 3rd/4th class from St Margaret’s National School with an impressive 47% of hits. So far we have had 72 classes with 1700 children participate.
Outgoing Ireland head coach Phil Simmons joined us in studio this week for his final interview to look back on his hugely successful eight-year reign, dissect the highs and lows, reflect on the recent World Cup campaign and look ahead to his new job with the West Indies
Division 15 is another new division in Cricket Leinster's league structure for 2015, it's existence thanks to the growth of playing numbers over the past few seasons. Unlike Division 16, these teams are mostly seasoned campaigners; grizzled veterans who have been there, and done it.
Registration for all youth players who are playing adult cricket this season (Open Competitions and Womens Competitions) is now open!
Similar to the December & February mid-term training sessions for the U12 and U14 age-groups, we will be running similar sessions over the Easter school holidays.
With the 2015 season staring four weeks this Saturday, it is time to start our previews of the Open Comps league season. With two new leagues this season, we have a massive sixteen league divisions to get through, so today sees the first of those previews, as eight new teams come into the Cricket Leinster league structure.
Cricket Ireland are advertising for a new National Selector from Leinster. Do you want to shape how our representative sides are selected?
Paul Reynolds looks at the playing records of the teams competing in this year's Alan Murray Cup
In matches with no umpires, it may be the case that the captains and players invoved are less sure of some parts of the Laws, and how the game is expected to run. The LCU&SA has published a handy guide that will help all players know what is required to get a game of cricket running smoothly.
The Leinster Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association issued a statement this morning, concerning how the leg side wide regulation used by Cricket Leinster will be interpreted
In 2014, there was a certain similarity between the results of the three "second tier" competitions. In Division 3, YMCA 2 pipped Clontarf 2 to the title. In the Senior 2 Cup, it was Clontarf 2 who had their day, as they overcame a certain YMCA 2 in the final. And the Tillain Cup for which this preview is penned? No surprises there, as YMCA 2 beat Clontarf 2 in their third encounter of the close kind.
One of Leinster cricket's great ironies. The third tier of T20 competition (for sides in Divisions 5-8) has a trophy donated by the famous Dunlop family, and named after the YMCA club with which they will be forever associated, has never been won by any team from the Sandymount based club.This will be the 26th YMCA Salver. Do YMCA 4 have a chance of lifting the trophy?
Tuesday saw ten pupils from Cheeverstown Special Needs school in Templeogue, South Dublin County Council take part in their first session of Kwik Cricket.
Nine former winners of the Whelan Cup take their place in this year's draw, but one team stands apart from all others in being a three time winner of the higher YMCA Salver (the most recent being in 2008). They have to be seen as the favourites for this year's competition. To find out more, read on!