Open Division 5 stats
Leading all time run scorer (2011-2019) - Brian Gilmore (Malahide) - 1316 runs @ 37.60
Most runs in a Division 5 season - Hamish Manks (Malahide) - 575 runs (2015)
Highest score - Timcy Khanduja - 207 - Merrion 4 vs Rush 2 - Kenure - 24 June 2018
Leading all time wicket taker (2011-2019) - Conor Gibbons (Malahide) - 79 wkts @ 20.65
Most wickets in a Division 5 season - Muhammad Sheraz Tariq (Longford) - 35 wkts (2018)
Best bowling - Aidan McDonald - 7-29 - Clontarf 3 vs Balbriggan 2 - Castle Avenue - 17 Apr 2017
Most matches - Harikrishna Ramasetty (Merrion) (2013-19) - 68
Highest team score - 406-8 - Mullingar 1 vs Terenure 2 - Terenure - 14 Jun 2015
Lowest team score - 29 all out - North County 3 vs Clontarf 3 - Castle Avenue - 5 May 2012
Team of the Year Batsmen: Matthew Scott (Phoenix) (Div 3 (2015)), Conor McGuire (Rush), Harry Shivmangal (Knockharley) (Div 8 (2014), Div 9 (2013), Div 13 (2014), Div 14 (2011)), Rajath Parashurama (Civil Service), Arjun Chandrasekar (DLR County) (Div 7 (2019))
Wicketkeeper: Anthony Bellew (Knockharley) (Div 7 (2012))
Bowlers: Shiv Sethi (Adamstown) (Div 7 (2011,2012)), Daneyaal Janjua (Knockharley) (Div 4 (2018)), Daniel Forkin (Merrion), Mitch Galav (DLR County), Adeel Mohammad (Wexford Wanderers)
In Open Division 5, 71 games were played and one other games was not played for various reasons (including rain)
Runs per wicket for all teams - 20.88 Runs per over for all teams - 4.86 - Division Competitiveness 96%
Rush 2 - Champions - (Pos in league - 31 (2018 - 38)) - Batting Rating 129 - Bowling Rating 111 - RpO for 5.20 - RpO against 4.58 - Youth %age (by appearances) 39.4% - Average age of team 24.1
An extraordinary season for Rush 2 resulted in the club's first title in decades (thanks to Eoin Sheehan for the tip - this website's new archive section will soon be launched, so we can check!). The season had it all, game after game that resulted in close finishes, some brilliant youth players contributing strongly, the third most competitive league so far (after Divisions 8 and 9), and nine teams who all had something to prove. Let us start with an amazing stat - of the fifteen matches Rush played, they batted second in fourteen of them, winning twelve and losing two. With the title on the line, and probably needing to win all five matches, they won five on the bounce, chasing in all. And it wasn't as if all these magnificent chases were all strolls in the park, overhauling low scores. Rush won by 1 wicket twice, by two wickets twice more, and by 4 wickets twice more again. On top of that, the three matches they lost were by the margins of 25 runs, 3 runs and 2 wickets. It's a wonder anyone survived the stress. The coup de grace, was the final winner takes all match against DLR County 1. Who ever won the match, won the league - do league finales get any better? When DLR County were 118-8, Rush could already taste the champagne. But a rearguard action saw DLR County get to 217, which was something to bowl at. Jack McGee and Conor McGuire took the score to 80 (good), before a couple of wickets saw Rush wobbling at 120-3 (not so good). It can only be imagined how nerve wracking the next hour was, but the league was slipping away from Rush and the next six wicket fell for 50 runs (very bad). Cometh the hour though, and skipper Eoin Sheehan (30*) added 31 for the last wicket with Andrew Doheny (2*) to take Rush home with 16 balls to spare (woohoo!). For seven seasons, Rush 2 were stuck in Division 6, unable to escape the twilight zone between 43rd and 46th in the league. But once promotion was won after the 2018 season, there is no stopping them and there is a real feeling that with the pressure released, talent can now perform. Since 2017 they have only moved up one place in the 2nd team rankings (overtaking Balbriggan) to 11th, but with Phoenix and The Hills next in line, anything is possible. Six players formed the basis of Rush's victorious season, all six products of the club's famed youth set up, although in such a competitive division only one of those six made the Team of the Year. Conor McGuire took a few years out from cricket, but returned to the game in spectacular style with 258 runs at 51.60. Like so many other players, September proved to be the source of many runs, and after 53* against Phoenix, he scored 112 at home to Knockharley, a crucial knock as the side chased down Knockharley's 254. It was the fourth century in matches between the clubs, but the first for Rush (the Knockharley centuries being 105 for Emmet Craik for Knockharley 1 in 2015, 131 for Darrell Varney for Knockharley 2 in 2011 and 106 for Anthony McFarland for Knockharley 3 in 2014). Four more batsmen topped 200 runs for the season, with none scoring more than 16 year old Jack McGee's 447 runs at 34.38. After last year breaking the record for most runs scored for Rush 3 in a league season, McGee did the same again for Rush 2 this year, being the first to hit 400 runs, scoring 447 at 34.38. On top of this McGee took 18 wickets at 22.44, being massively consistent with bat and ball. He never took more than two wickets in an innings, and never scored more than 68, but kept churning out the performances. Three allrounders were the mainstay of the team, with the second being Noman Shahid with 261 runs at 23.73 along with 12 wickets at 24.83, and the third being 18 year old Aaron McGuire with 251 runs at 35.86 and 23 wickets at 18.04. McGuire's wicket haul was the joint highest number of league wickets in a season for Rush (all teams), alongside Daniel Coffey (2nds in 2016) and Adam Ellison (4ths in 2013). McGuire's seasonal highlight was probably with the bat, and as much as anything else is an innings that delivered the title. Civil Service made 241 all out, and when McGuire came to the crease, they were 83-2, but look to have been behind the rate. Wickets were falling quickly, with Rush slipping to 116-6 and 135-7 before McGuire pieced together partnerships of 60 for the 8th wicket with Brandon Morris, and 30 for the last wicket with captain Eoin Sheehan. McGuire finished up with a brilliant 100* from 74 balls, with Rush winning by 1 wicket with four balls to spare. The round-up is completed by Sean Monks who scored 236 runs at 26.22 and 15 year old Andrew Doheny who took 12 wickets at 17.5.
DLR County 1 - 2nd - (Pos in league - 32 (2018 - 30)) - Batting Rating 107 - Bowling Rating 107 - RpO for 4.80 - RpO against 4.30 - Youth %age (by appearances) 0% - Average age of team 33.6
In terms of league finishing position. DLR County 1 couldn't do a whole lot better than they did. Last year's relegation meant that at best they would finish lower than last year (and as a comparison, lower than Dundrum's finishing position in every year since 2012 - one of the clubs from which DLR County came from). One more wicket in the denouement of the crucial end of season league game would have been enough to see DLR County as champions, and you can't get much closer than that. We only rate the team as the fourth best in the division, but that is a bit unfair, and is based on big defeats to Adamstown (10 wickets), Merrion (110 runs) and Wexford Wanderers (55 runs). But the league table is all that counts. and those 11 wins meant that DLR County thoroughly deserved their promotion. There were some pretty impressive individual performances and we'll start with the two players who made the Team of the Year. Mitch Galav's appearances in Cricket Leinster have been fairly sporadic, and he has only played 29 times in three and a half years. But with a best of 2-33 in the Championship (for Terenure), he can definitely play, and was far too string for most of Division 5 this year. He took 22 wickets at 12.86, and should be the cornerstone of DLR's bowling over the coming years. The other DLR County Team of the Year member is a little bit more controversial. Arjun Chandrasekar was really classy in Division 5, scoring 447 runs at 40.64 - which is perhaps not too surprising for someone who has scored 475 runs at 33.93 over the last couple of seasons. What is controversial is that Chandrasekar really shouldn't have been playing a full season for DLR County 2 in Division 7, making our Team of the Year in that division as well with 386 at 48.25. It shouldn't put a mark on DLR County 1's season, but definitely one that slipped through the OCC's grasp. Chandrasekar didn't score the most runs though, that honour went to the legend that is Srikanth Boddu. Across all cricket in the province since 2011, Boddu lies 12th on the list of most runs scored with 4709 runs at 29.43. Along with Merrion's Vikas Dhiman, Boddu is the only one of those twelve to have not played in the top division. Boddu's season this year saw him score 455 runs at 30.33. Like Boddu, Ramji Padmanaban has had a great career with Sandyford, Dundrum and DLR County (the two have played together 91 times) and they dovetailed again in 2019, with Padmanaban scoring 332 runs at 23.71. Although Galav grabbed the plaudits, another bowler broke the records, Abhilash Sukumaran taking 31 wickets at 15.19. In DLR County's short existence, no one has taken as many wickets in a league season. It was the highest number of wickets taken in Division 5 this season, and the third highest ever. In all cricket, Sukumaran took 32 wickets, beating his previous best season in 2011. The final three bowlers to get to ten wickets include two of the seven DLR County players to have 100 career wickets in Leinster. Renjith Nair stands 58th in the all province list with 184 wickets at 19.18 and this year took 10 at 19.90. Binson Thambi stands at 192nd with 125 at 18.10 and took 15 league wickets for the team at 16.40. And finally to Ramgokul Srinivasan who made his Cricket Leinster debut for North Kildare, played nine matches and then moved to DLR County in July, taking 10 wickets at 22.40.
Merrion 4 - 3rd - (Pos in league - 33 (2018 - 36)) - Batting Rating 106 - Bowling Rating 111 - RpO for 5.28 - RpO against 5.20 - Youth %age (by appearances) 15.3% - Average age of team 27.9
Slightly incredibly Merrion 4 continue to move up the leagues, setting a new best of 33rd place, beating 34th that they finished in 2015 and 2016. The season was a bit up and down, and they were a couple of wins away from DLR County in second. But as they can't be promoted, that doesn't really matter a great deal. Presumably most other teams want to know how Merrion 4 managed it, so let us look at the seven top players in detail. Pride of place goes to 14 year old Daniel Forkin, who had an astounding season, making the Team of the Year with 21 wickets at 12.19, including 5-23 in the last game of the season against Adamstown. Forkin only made his Open Competitions debut for Merrion at the beginning of the 2018 season, playing for Merrion 4, 5, 6 and 7 in his debut year. It was onwards and upwards this season, and although he mostly played of the 4ths, there were also three games in the 2nds, including 4-30 against Malahide in September. Forkin was the first bowler to take 20 wickets in a league season for Merrion 4. Vicky Dalwani was new to Leinster in 2019, and after debuting for Merrion 6, quickly moved up the teams, and made his 3rd team debut in June 2. Bowling looks to be his strength, but it was a fine all round season in the 4ths, scoring 356 runs at 27.38 and 18 wickets at 15.72. Neither was quite strong enough to make the Team of the Year, but Dalwani looks odds on for higher honours in 2020. The team's highest run scorer was actually Vaibhav Sapra, who was playing his third season for Merrion. After spending 2017 and 2018 with the 4ths and 5ths, Sapra made the step up in 2019, playing for the 3rds and 4ths. Not surprisingly, his return was a little stronger on the 4ths, with 402 runs at 36.55, a total which included two hundreds (both in Anglesea Road - against Knockharley and DLR County). Only two other people have scored multiple league hundreds for Merrion 4 since 2011 - Vikas Dhiman (113 and 124 in 2012 and 2013) and Timcy Khanduja (122, 207 and 125 in 2017 and 2018). Consistency will be one thing to work on in 2020, with scores of 52, 0, 113, 9, 118, 4, 67, 1, 4 ,22 and 12. The final batsman to get to 200 runs was Raghav Khurana. After bursting on to the Merrion scene with three tons for the 6ths in 2017, there has not been quite so much success since, and this year saw a respectable return of 232 runs at 21.09. Conor Austin is gradually moving up the teams in Merrion, the 8ths in 2015, the 6ths in 2016, the 5ths in 2017, and the 4ths for the last two seasons. This year's return was 10 wickets at 18.30. Hermanus Bester is new on the scene, and showed enough in his two 3rd team performances to maybe limit his 4th team outings to the 2019 season. Those 4th team matches returned 11 wickets at 18.36. Finally we come to Vidit Sukhramani who is another who was just passing through the 4ths, taking 11 wickets at 9.82 up to June 13. His taking 5-35 for the 2nds against North County later in the year indicates his future lies elsewhere!
Civil Service 1 - 4th - (Pos in league - 34 (2018 - 31)) - Batting Rating 108 - Bowling Rating 78 - RpO for 5.34 - RpO against 5.53 - Youth %age (by appearances) 0% - Average age of team 35.3
Ultimately a disappointing season for Civil Service 1, who must have fancied their chances of bouncing straight back to Division 4. In the end they finished approximately two wins short of second place, and they need look no further than the start of the season, when they were 2-5 after the first seven matches. It could have been so much worse though. We have them rated as the seventh best team in the division, and with the worst bowling attack, so in some respects their "high" league position is down the the tenacity that saw one wicket wins away to Mullingar and Wexford Wanderers, and numerous other close matches. Nine times the opposition made over 200, and the lowest total Civil Service managed to bowl out the opposition was 168, which happened against both Wexford Wanderers and Adamstown. Mubasher Siddique continues on the road to being a Civil Service legend (if he is not there already) and has for years been the leading run scorer and wicket taker for the club (since 2011). He lies 44th on the all Leinster wicket taking list with 191 wickets at 19.25 and 46th on the run scoring chart with 3552 at 29.36. But like much of the team, it wasn't the best of years, and when your leading bowler can only take 15 wickets at 25.60 (with no one giving him support), you are always going to struggle. Not surprisingly Mubashar also scored 273 runs at 24.82. What a player. No one else took more than ten wickets though, with a quartet getting to exactly that figure. Pranav Desai was best of the rest (taking them at 14.7), followed by Sachin Mistry (15.3), Prasan Shah (37.6) and Ronak Modi (39.2). The batting was a different story, being the third best in the division (behind Rush and Knockharley), and runs were plentiful. The batting also provided the team's only Team of the Year representative, with Rajath Parashurama making the team, more or less based on one week's work. On Sunday 12th May he scored 111 against Merrion, followed by 152 in the following week's Phoenix Park derby. Parashurama was the first Civil Service player to pass 150 since Mubasher Siddique scored 194 in 2013. It was also the first century scored in our records in the Phoenix Park derby (for Phoenix or Civil Service), with the previous best being Muhammad Fayyaz's 99 in 2011. Excluding that week, he scored 121 runs at 17.3, but with that week, a glorious 384 runs at 42.67, to make his first Team of the Year in his ninth season. Nilesh Joshi scored 339 at 26.08, Muhammad Safeen had 267 at 24.27, Simranjeet Singh 234 at 26 and Prasan Shah 232 at 21.09. But the batting was not where the problems lay.
Knockharley 1 - 5th - (Pos in league - 35 (2018 - 32)) - Batting Rating 111 - Bowling Rating 109 - RpO for 4.59 - RpO against 4.65 - Youth %age (by appearances) 2.3% - Average age of team 30.0
Oh boy. In a complete reversal of Civil Service's review, Knockharley 1 were a really good side all year, handy with both bat and ball, and ranked second overall. And yet they slipped to 5th place, and a glance at the margins of their losses reveals why. Seven matches were lost, the margins being 14 runs, 29 runs, 5 wickets, 77 runs (their one really bad day in the season), 3 wickets, 3 wickets, 14 runs and 4 wickets. If four of those seven had been turned into wins, they would have been promoted. They lost the two very close matches (less than 20 runs or 1/2 wickets), and won three of the seven close games (20-40 runs or 3/4 wickets). Change that in 2020 and they will go far. That strength on the pitch is translated into places on the Team of the Year - at three they have more than anyone else. Harry Shivmangal returned "home" after two seasons in Merrion and instantly returned to the form which brought him four TotYs between 2011 and 2014. He scored 418 runs at 46.44. He was only the second Knockharley player to pass 400 runs for the 1st team (Anthony Bellew was the other with 460 in 2013). Bellew also returns to the TotY after a long absence, and although his run scoring was well below those 2013 levels, he more than made up for it behind the sticks, with 17 dismissals in all. Daneyaal Janjua made the Division 4 Team of the Year in 2018, and it is perhaps no surprise that he found Division 5 to his liking this season with 21 wickets at 11.81. How the team could have done with those wickets in the seven matches Janjua didn't play in! The highest wicket taker was actually Kamran Mirza, who broke Simba Mujeni's long standing record of most league wickets in a Knockharley 1 season - 23 set in 2011. Mirza took 24 at 18.58. Readers may doubt as to whether Knockharley really could have been second to Rush, but the cold stats back this up. On top of Mirza and Janjua, the bowling had plenty of back up - Jack Condie took 15 at 18.13, Liam Giggins took 12 at 30.17, Harry Shivmangal 12 at 15.25 and Ramiz Sohail 10 at 31.0. And the batting was arguably even stronger. Tahir Rasheed was next on the list behind Harry Shivmangal, with 371 at 28.54, Mark Ingamells scored 222 at 17.08 and Tayyab Rashid hit 217 at 37.17. If Knockharley can start winning those close matches, they will be on their way back up.
Wexford Wanderers 1 - 6th - (Pos in league - 36 (2018 - 42)) - Batting Rating 95 - Bowling Rating 102 - RpO for 5.03 - RpO against 4.85 - Youth %age (by appearances) 0% - Average age of team 34.7
In this league of close finishes, Wexford Wanderers 1 undoubtedly did their bit. They are a notoriously tough team to beat at home, but lost three times this year. That could so easily have been an unbeaten home record though - those three matches resulting in away wins of 2 wickets (Rush), 1 wicket (Civil Service) and 2 runs (Merrion). But that should not detract from Wexford's great performance, in three seasons, they have improved their league position by 18 places. What has changed since 2015 is actually pretty easy to uncover. Four players starred in Wexford's 2015 season, and three of them (Sharjeel Sheikh, Alan Murphy and Tony Murray) still played full seasons this year. Only one has left the club - Nabeel Anjum who was turning out in the Championship for Cork County. But in addition, four players have joined the club, who have made a massive difference, and we will look at those four now. Analysis by hard statistics can be hard, and unfortunately the stats aren't telling the full story about Adeel Mohammed! His first two seasons for Wexford Wanderers were unremarkable, in all cricket taking 8 wickets at 21 in 2017 and 6 wickets at 29 in 2018. But presumably practice over the winter and match preparation transformed Adeel into a brilliant Division 5 bowler, with 25 wickets at 13.28 and a place on the Team of the Year. Nithin Padmaprabhu has been excellent for the team since his 2016 debut. He is one of only five to have scored 1000 runs for the team in all cricket, and is second to Alan Murphy on the wicket taking list. 2019 was another solid year, providing support to Adeel with 20 wickets at 16.20 and 273 runs at 24.82. Haq Nawaz also joined in 2016, and had by far his most successful season, nearly scoring as many runs in 2019 as he did in 2016-2018 combined. He scored 366 runs at 30.50 and 10 wickets at 26.3. His 100* away to Merrion was the season's highlight and interestingly, he averages 110 in Dublin 4, having also scored 112 on his only innings in YMCA (and 8 in his only visit to Railway Union). The final member of the quartet of players who have joined since 2015 to transform the club's fortunes is Ibrar Jan. 416 runs at 27.73 is the bare bones of the season, and he now has the top two entries in the "Most Runs in a League season for Wexford Wanderers 1" list, with 2019's 416 following up 2018's 455. The one player to have starred in that 2015 season as well as in 2019 is Sharjeel Sheikh, with the stalwart scoring 367 runs at 24.47 this season.
Adamstown 1 - 7th - (Pos in league - 37 (2018 - 35)) - Batting Rating 87 - Bowling Rating 108 - RpO for 4.48 - RpO against 4.43 - Youth %age (by appearances) 5.7% - Average age of team 32.7
It had to come.After seven successive seasons of moving up Cricket Leinster's league structure, 2019 was the year in which Adamstown 1's progress stalled. 4th place was the required position, and they ended up a couple of victories short. Batting was very much where the problems started, and five times the team were bowled out for under 140, twice in Merrion's Anglesea Road, which takes some doing in one of the highest scoring grounds in the province. Three batsmen passed 200 runs, but apart from Hanan Maan's 341 at 31, the others (Bradley Fernandes with 260 at 23.64 and Aman Yadav's 271 at 27.10) the others weren't really at a level to bring consistent wins across the season. A comparison of Adamstown's renewal with Wexford's above makes for interesting reading. Where as new players coming to Wexford over the last three years has transformed them, Adamstown had no new players in 2019 (or at least none that did well), and that stagnancy in league position translates into personnel. Of the three above, Maan returned to the club in 2018 from a stint in Railway Union, Yadav debuted in 2013, and Fernandes in 2015. The bowling is similar, in that six players took 10 wickets, but all are long term Adamstown players - Yadav, Gursharan Singh Lubana (2017), Manoj Monteiro (2013), Shiv Sethi (2017), Harpreet Singh (2011) and Deepak Vijayan (2017). Stability is fine, but a couple of new players in 2019 could have made all the difference. Aman Yadav was leading wicket taker with 23 at 14.35, followed by Vikayan (19 at 19.32), Sethi (14 at 5.86), Singh Lubana (12 at 18), Monteiro (12 at 16.25) and Harpreet 10 at 20.5. You may have double taked going through that list at the extraordinary performance of Shiv Sethi. Sethi picked up two Teams of the Year in 2011 and 2012 playing for North Kildare 2, left North Kildare in 2015, and joined Adamstown in 2017, playing only a half dozen years in each of his first two years with the club. 2019 saw an amazing run. Playing nine matches on Adamstown 2, he was useful with 16 wickets at 16.88. Interspersed with those nine 2nds matches, were five 1st team games, and he took 4-8, 2-17, 3-20, 3-34 and 2-18. He really should have been playing for the 1sts more!
Phoenix 3 - 8th - (Pos in league - 38 (2018 - 37)) - Batting Rating 93 - Bowling Rating 91 - RpO for 4.93 - RpO against 5.54 - Youth %age (by appearances) 22.2% - Average age of team 30.3
A relatively decent end of June position of 3-4 (enough to at least push on to mid-table security), was as good as it got, as Phoenix 3 won only one of the last nine to slip into the relegation positions. After four good years, it was their worst league finish since 2014. But that is not quite as bad as it sounds. Back in 2014, eight other clubs had better 3rd teams than Phoenix - currently it is only Merrion, YMCA and Clontarf. As can often be the case in cricket teams, it is always easy to say the there should have been more plans, that it would have been better to have a more stable squad etc. But as everyone connected with cricket knows, it is never that easy and getting eleven players on the park can sometimes be the limit of the club's aims. And that is what Phoenix 3's season looks like. 39 players played all season, with a mix of young and old. Only four players played more than half of the games - Afkar Ahmed, Chris Cavanagh, Evan Chester and Wamiq Siddiqui, and that limits the impact of the players during the season. Chris Cavanagh was the side's leading wicket taker - surprisingly the first time he has been the leading league wicket taker for the side with 16 wickets at 20.31, and he was ably supported by a player who has also topped the Phoenix 3 wicket taking charts over the years, Aaron Joseph taking 10 wickets at 18.40. Vish Vaidyanathan took 10 at 18.90, Evan Chester 10 at 28.20 and Afkar Ahmed 11 at 27.36. It was that kind of season - lots of players dipping in to the team and doing their bit without quite doing enough to turn the team around. The batting was a similar story although one player was good enough to get on the Team of the Year. Matthew Scott only five games (the minimum to qualify) at the beginning of the season, scoring 26, 67*, 41*, 62 and 4, to end up with exactly 200 runs at 66.67. But again, that sums up the team for 2019, Scott didn't play again, and it is difficult for teams when a different eleven takes the field every week. Wamiq Siddiqui was the leading run scorer with 231 at 16.50, Afkar Ahmed scored 223 at 15.93 and Sayed Mehdi Shah 203 at 29.
Mullingar 1 - 9th - (Pos in league - 39 (2018 - 43)) - Batting Rating 75 - Bowling Rating 90 - RpO for 4.05 - RpO against 4.77 - Youth %age (by appearances) 0% - Average age of team 29.4
There was a very big hole in Mullingar 1's season. A Cavon Hall shaped hole. The all rounder played for the team for two years, scoring 774 runs at 38.70 and 44 wickets at 13.14, but didn't play in 2019, and with the team also being promoted last year, it was a big step up. Four of the first ten games were won, which wasn't too bad, but the last six games were all lost, and Mullingar were well short of safety. A strong batting performance may have been enough to make up for the slight deficit in the bowling, but unfortunately, the batting struggled badly. Seven times Mullingar was dismissed for under 120, a stat that highlights the problems pretty well, and on an individual level, Robert Delaney was the only batsman to pass 200 with 210 runs at 13.13. The bowling was a good bit stronger, but without runs on the board there was little chance. Parvaz Ahmed led the way with 20 at 18.60, followed by Tomas Mount (18 at 18.78), Craig Sweeney (18 at 23.72), PJ Mount (15 at 27.07) and Woody O'Neill (12 at 26.25). The first match of the season, against Knockharley was the 8th recorded instance (and the only time in 2019) of two bowlers taking five wickets each in an Open Comps match. Craig Sweeney took 5-30 and Parvaz Ahmed took 5-34 as Knockharley were bowled out for 144 and a 14 run Mullingar win.