Another busy week saw many new young Primary school pupils get their first chance to play hardball cricket through their involvement in the Antalis sponsored Leprechaun Cup. Fixtures have also been completed in the 2016 Leprechaun Cup Fingal Girls Cup
Review of the 1st Round of the Open Competitions League D1 Campaign
Cricket Leinster's version of Jim White runs his eye over the pre-season transfers
Craig Senior previews the season's statistical milestones
2016 could be the closest Division 1 season for a long time, and a case can be made for every club. A cop out possibly, but below is Cricket Leinster's preview of the 2016 Division 1 season.
Well this has been a strange week. Just as we enter the fifth month of the year, May, the weather is trying to take us back to January with hail, sleet and snow across the province. It all started back last Sunday with a season opener in Division 11 versus Rush.
The Leinster Lightning selectors have the pleasure in announcing the following squad for the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 50-over game against the Northern Knights at Stormont on the 2nd of May 2015.
All involved with the Open Competitions Committee would like to thank the players across Leinster for all their help in getting registered for the 2016 season, as well as coping with the new photo requirement.
Jim embodies everything that makes volunteering such an important part of any society, and cricket in particular has been lucky to have Jim working for it. Cricket Leinster would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Jim, his family, and all in The Hills, on a thoroughly deserved award.
Cricket Ireland is to launch its Strategic Plan on Tuesday 26th April at 11am, in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7 This is an important presentation, and with Cricket Ireland's emphasis in reconnecting with clubs, representatives of all clubs in the province are invited to atten
It's a well worn phrase these days, and it is difficult to walk around any town in Leinster without hearing someone say, "Division 3 is always tight and this year is going to be no different". Balbriggan's last day route from relgation to champions is well known; last year Phoenix were only two runs away from finishing 4th instead of being relegated. But perhaps 2015 may be different. There is just a feeling that a few gaps have grown between the haves, the have a bits, and the haven't got muches
Dundrum CC have announced that they are regretfully withdrawing their 3rd team from Division 12 for the 2016 season.
Division 4 is made up of three very distinct groups of teams. There are the first teams, who are not too far away from playing at the highest level of the sport in Leinster, and could be the next North Kildare. Civil Service, Dundrum and Greystones all fit this category. Then there are a few second teams who know that this is a rung lower than second teams should really be playing. They want to be back in Division 3, and that will be the aim of The Hills 2, Railway Union 2 and Phoenix 2. And then there are a couple of teams who are really at the very limit of what a third team can achieve, and who are doing pretty well to be in Division 4 at all. Into this category fall YMCA 3 and Merrion 3.
There is no getting away from the fact that this year's Division 5 is distinctly odd.
The Leinster Lightning selectors have the pleasure in announcing the following match-day squad for our 50-over challenge game against Denmark starting at 12.30 in The Hills Cricket Club on Sunday 24th April 2016.