With the leading run scorer and wicker taker in Divison 4 having departed to higher things (Division 3 with North Kildare), it is up to others grasp the mantle, and help their side to Division 4 glory. But who will it be?
After the Irish women’s winter World Cup campaign, there is more emphasis on women's cricket and how to grow the sport. Extra teams have been entered into the leagues and larger numbers at Pre-season training, the 2014 season could a turning point for ‘Women’s Cricket’ in Ireland.
There is a frequently a sub plot to league cricket in Leinster, that oftens goes unnoticed, but gives an added touch of excitement all the same. The number that appears after club names is often said, but may not be though about very often. First team cricket is the pinacle in any club, whether you are playing for Irish Senior Cup glory, or battling for promotion to Division 13. Those playing second team cricket are always striving to take that blinder, or knuckle down for that crucial 50 that may see them selected to the 1sts.
Division 10 has all the potential to be the plot of Netflix's follow up to House of Cards. Will the young upstart Slieve Bloom 1 dramatically steal the limelight and push on for higher presidential glory? Will Merrion 6 bounce back up through the Capitol after several years in minor positions? Can those stalwarts of middle government Rush 3 finally realise their potential, or will they be disposed of in a ruthless fashion?
Division 12 looks like being a league of two halves this season, with the nine teams nicely dividing up in to a perceived bottom four, and a top five based on a bit of guesswork. However, I predicted the winner of this league last year, so lets try again!