Thanks to the life time work of Derek Scott, Cricket Leinster has complete senior playing records for club cricket going back to the start of the senior league in 1919. These records are contained in a series of journals and notebooks that Derek put together during his life and have been passed on to Cricket Leinster by his family. His hand written records provide an account of every player who took part in Senior Cricket and every league and cup match played since the Senior competitions started in 1919. Brought up to the present day it provides details of over 5,500 careers, nearly 25,000 annual player records, and around 9,000 matches. Records from the Derek Scott Archive have been digitised and can now be accessed on the website.
To access the Archive Go to Menu / Archive and you will be presented with four panels:
Competitions – Players – Representative – Honour Boards
Under Competitions: can be found details on the winners of all Open Competitions since 1919. There are also details on the Leinster winners of the Irish Senior Cup.
Under Players: you can find the Career Records for Senior Players as well as the detailed player records on a year by year basis. You can also find information on the various individual awards for batting, bowling, wicket keeping, fielding and all-rounders.
Representative: at this point provides the player records from the Guinness Cup era [1996 – 2002]
Honour Boards: top performances in Batting [5000r], Wickets [500w], Wicket Keeping [250d] and Fielding [200c] and a special list for Modern Bowlers [250w] covered by overs restrictions.
You are able to filter records to find the individual, year, club or competition you want.
Explanations and Gaps
The Senior Player records are complete back to 1919 except for the records from Leinster and YMCA prior to 1989. These are being worked on at the moment and will be put up as soon as they become available.
At the moment we have only put up Open Competition records but over the next few months we will add Womens and Youth / Schools details.
There are more records to go up and these will be added over time. Given the volume there will inevitably be some omissions and mistakes and anyone who has a query or question can contact Eddie Lewis at email@example.com.
Finally, we are hoping to add background material to the main records. In a small number of cases we have added a report on a Cup Final or League Competitions with photos of the team and scorecards where available. If anyone has photos of winning teams [and names if possible] and sends them to the e/mail address above we will attach to the appropriate record.