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.

Paul Reynolds looks at the playing records of the teams competing in this year's Alan Murray Cup

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?

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!

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