Social Cricket

Not all cricket in Leinster takes the form of club competitions. There is a considerable amount of social cricket played between teams where the purpose is a combination of enjoyment, exercise and meeting new and old friends on the sports field. Social cricket generally takes place on weekday evenings. It is ideal for beginners, anyone newly arrived in the country and looking to make new friends with an interest in cricket and for those who for a variety of reasons are unable to commit to playing on a regular basis in club competitions but wish to retain contact with the game.

The most common form of social cricket played comes under the banner of Taverners Cricket. There are many Taverners teams in the city and province, some but not all linked to established clubs. A list of teams and contacts can be found here. Matches are played during the summer months, usually from May to August, but some teams engage in out-of-season tours to Europe and further afield.

There is an active Business Houses scene where company teams play friendlies and on occasion compete in tournaments and competitions. You should check if your company has a team but if not and wish to start one up further information can be obtained here.

During the long winter lay-off teams are formed to take part in indoor competitions. If you are looking for a team or want to enter a team in a local competition – further information for the Winter 2019 – 2020 will be available here later in the summer.

Finally, there are opportunities for players, including those registered for competitive club cricket, to take part in friendlies against touring sides. These are normally organised as 'senior' sides who take on similar teams from abroad but you can also join the Leprechauns Cricket Club which plays a number of fixtures with selected teams against schools, country clubs and touring sides.