We started last year's league previews, bemoaning the fact that it was too hard to predict any winners at this level - before going to correctly predict that Castleknock 3 would walk away with the silverware. So no such attempts at deflecting criticism and failure, let's cut to the chase. Who will Division 14 in 2014?
Phoenix Cricket Club are delighted to announce three new additions to it’s coaching team as the club continues to invest in it’s future
Nine teams will take the starting line for the 2014 Division 2 season. With Dublin University playing seven matches, the first nine rounds of the league will feature one team sitting out each week, with Dublin University's matches being allocated double points. The 2013 Division 2 season was a one sided affair, with Clontarf running away with the title. This year looks much closer though, and most of the teams would have ambitions of promotion (Merrion 2 and Pembroke 2 being the obvious exceptions).
Phoenix CC has just installed a new artificial wicket and are looking forward to many years of cricket to be played on it.
Division 4 is where the cricket gets (even more) serious. Teams need laptops and scorers. They need coloured clothing to play in the RSA National Cup. And the regulations are designed to mimic ODI's, so power plays, fiedling restrictions and Duckworth Lewis. There is also a delicious mix of teams, with some thrusting ambitious first teams, some second teams from clubs who's second teams should be doing a bit better, and a couple of third teams who must punch above their weight to even get to this level.