Another update of the Tables as more scorecards are submitted. Preview of key matches this weekend.
Last weekend, there were four matches, and results meant that of the four promotion/relegation places (a term lacking in substance until the OCC confirms league structures for 2016), only one was confirmed.
With further official scorecards submitted - the tables have been updated again.
The match of the day was between title contenders North County and Merrion.
State of the leagues on 1st September.
The major accolades in Division 5 could well be revealed this weekend. Phoenix 3 travel to Malahide 3 on Saturday, requiring just one point from the match to book their place at the annual awards night as Division 5 Champions for 2015. Even if they fail to get the one point required tomorrow, they have another chance on September 5th when they take on Merrion 4.
Congratulations to Anthony (Anto) Burke from Sandyford CC who this season has not only made his 500th appearance for the club but who has also recently taken his 900th wicket. At an average of around 35 wickets a season, Anto should have his 1000th wicket by the end of the 2018 season!
Follow up article on T20 Cricket
The first Division 7 unknown can become a known tonight, when Clontarf 4 take on Castleknock 1. If the match is rained off, or if Clontarf lose, then they will be guaranteed to finish in the bottom two. They have to win.
Balbriggan's historic win sets up intriguing battle for the Division 2 title
Amazingly, as we enter the last week in August, and with only eight matches remaining to be played (and with one card still to be processed) , we know very nearly nothing about how the end of season table will look.
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.
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.
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.
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.