Rush 4 vs Wexford Wanderers 3 - No preview as North Kildare 6 vs Clondalkin 3 (June 11) has not yet been processed.
North Kildare W2 vs Greystones W1 - No preview as multiple scorecards in Division 4 waiting to be processed
Malahide 2 vs Clontarf 2 - Semi Finals of the Senior 2 Cup today, with Clontarf (the champions the last time the competition was played in 2019) traveling to play Malahide, champions in 2001 and 1972. There is nothing really in the league position of the teams, with Malahide 4th in the 2nd XI Premier League, and Clontarf in 5th - this promises to be a great game. The only times the teams have met in the Senior 2 Cup in the last 13 seasons was back in 2018. Callum Riches hit 93, but no one else passed 30 as Malahide got to 212/7 from their 40 overs with Samran Patel taking 3-34 for Clontarf, one of three times he took three wickets for Clontarf 2 in 2018. Clontarf's reply was very, very solid. Junaid Altaf tried to win the game on his own with a 39 ball 74. Then Vijay Anand Gopal (44), Andrew Vincent (26) and Asim Nazir (56) knocked off the runs with nearly 16 overs to spare.
Leinster 2 vs Pembroke 2 - Leinster's long wait for another Senior 2 Cup title stretches to 38 years and after winning it in 1984 and 1985, who would have thought it would have taken so long to win again? Remarkably for these two clubs with so much history, Pembroke 2's Senior 2 Cup drought is even longer - the last of their four wins was back in 1976. They have only played one Senior 2 Cup match against each other in the last 13 seasons in a 2017 quarter final in Sydney Parade. Leinster endured trial by spin as Fiachra Tucker took 4-22 and Conor Hoey 4-17. Peter Johnston made 36 and Conor O'Gorman 48, but Leinster collapsed from 90-1 to 123 all out. However, it was to be Leinster's day. Anees Ahmad, Saqib Bahadur and Peter Byrne all took three wickets as Pembroke were bowled out for 58, with Sanil Gupta top scoring with 10. It is the lowest total in Sydney Parade that we have on record for Pembroke 2.
YMCA 2 vs Clontarf 2 - Neither team has really lit up the 2nd XI Premier League yet. In eleven games between them, there are only three wins with Clontarf getting two of them (against Pembroke and North County) and YM the other, against Leinster. That puts both in the bottom half of the table (Tarf in 5th, YM in 6th) but with well over half of the season left, there is no need for panic. Clontarf have won four of the last six league games between the two in Claremont Road (going back to 2012). The last match was in June 2019 and was one of YM's wins. There were runs for both Vincents, with David scoring 33* and Andrew 53 (he has now passed 50 on 19 occasions for Clontarf 2 - Junaid Altaf and Mark Collier also have 19, Vijay Anand Gopal has 22) and Andrew Delany scoring 36. For YMCA Rajesh Chawla took 3-32 and Devansh Singh 3-30 as CLontarf made 171/9. In reply, Andrew Blair White was the star with 75, his third highest score for YMCA 2 (102* against Phoenix 2 in July 2018 the highest) as YMCA won by 6 wickets.
Merrion 2 vs North County 2 - Merrion will be happy with their 2nd XI Premier League season so far, sitting in second place with a game in hand over leaders Railway Union. Their last third tier title was back in 2015 and you wouldn't bet against them adding another title. The rest of the season looks tougher for North County, sitting bottom of the league after four losses in their five matches played on field. North County have lost their last six league matches in Anglesea Road, and so for an away victory we need to look at the Tillain Cup match in June 2016. Nitin Sharma took 3-24 for Merrion and Damian Poder 3-23 as North County made only 121 from their 20 overs, Sean Rooney top scoring with 36 for County. A miserly spell from Kashif Ali (0-15 from five overs) put NNorth County in front, and wickets from Ross Staunton (3-26) kept chipping away at the Merrion innings. Although Ross Shivmangal (30), Vikas Dhiman (22) and Tariq Iqbal (21*) all got starts, Merrion were to fall 8 runs short.
The Hills 2 vs Balbriggan 2 - No preview as Merrion 3 vs Balbriggan 2 (June 4) has not yet been processed.
Wexford Wanderers 1 vs Knockharley 1 - No preview as Merrion 3 vs Balbriggan 2 (June 4) and Cork Harlequins vs YMCA 3 have not yet been processed.
DLR County 2 vs Adamstown 7 - The top two in Division 17 meet. DLR County have a big lead at the top, 48 points separating them from Adamstown in second with Adamstown losing for the first time this season in their last match - by 8 wickets to Kilkenny. Both of these team's previous matches were in 2022, both in the league, both in Corkagh Park, and both were won by DLR County. In July last year, DLR made 204 all out with Manoj Jacob top scoring with 43 and Mohan Kumar Satyanarayana taking 3-24 for Adamstown. The match scorecard was never properly completed but it looks as if Adamstown were always in with a chance before falling 8 runs short. Arunava Mukherjee top scored with 45.
Pembroke 4 vs Balbriggan 3 - Pembroke could do with a win in Division 10 - it's a tight league, and although they are down in 5th place they are only 48 points behind second place with two games in hand. Balbriggan are in 3rd place and whilst they don't have the games in hand, a win today would put them top (the top two, Leinster and Laois are not playing). Should the match get played, this will be the first time they have met. Pembroke are a useful 8-4 for the season, led by their leading run scorer Naveen Malipatil with 353 runs at 39.22 and their leading wicket takers, Justin Doherty and Malipatil who both have 16. Balbriggan are 6-4 for 2023 so far. Top wicket taker is Roger Kear with 18 wickets at 9.11 and their leading run scorer is Cian Rooney with 246 runs at 61.50.
Clontarf 7 vs Adamstown 8 - The top two in the Division 20 Development League meet in Mount Temple. Clontarf are 2-1 in games played on the field, whilst Adamstown lead the division with a 3-2 record. The teams have met once before, in a Minor 2 Cup game in May 2022. Harry Irving made his maiden Open Comps 50 with 54* as Clontarf got to 119/3 from their 20 overs. Ex YMCA player Jon Barry then took 4-5 as Adamstown collapsed to 47 all out. It was the lowest total that Clontarf 7 have ever bowled out the opposition in 61 matches we have on record.
Railway Union 5 vs Athlone 2 - Fourth hosts third in a crunch Division 15 match. Carlow are way out on their own at the top of the league, but a win for either team will put them up into second place. Their only previous meeting was in a Division 15 match in Park Avenue in August 2021. Robert O'Brien was the star for Railway, hitting 64 which was his first 50 in the Open Comps (he has since added five more, mostly at higher levels). Railway's 167/7 from 40 overs was more than enough, as Peter le Roux led the way with 3-18, the best bowling figures of his young 25 match career for Railway. Athlone were bowled out for 102.
Civil Service 2 vs Rush 2 - Two teams who are looking over their shoulder at the relegation places in Division 5. Rush are 19 points ahead of 7th placed Laois, but Laois have three games in hand, whilst Civil Service are only six points ahead of Laois, also having played three games more. With Clontarf in big trouble at the bottom, the losers today will be on for a real fight to avoid taking the other relegation spot. The last league game these two played in Civil Service was a Division 6 game in 2011, when only four batters in the match got to double figures. Sachin Mistry (76) and Ahsan Ullah (54) got Civil Service to 189 all out, with Rush's Sean McCann taking 5-18 before Rush were bowled out for 144, with only John Matthew Sheridan (77) and Jamie Farrell (26) managing to make a meaningful contribution.
North County 4 vs Finglas 1 - No preview as result of Merrion 5 vs Finglas 1 not submitted yesterday.
Tyrrelstown 5 vs Sandyford 4 - Having played two or three more games than their competitors in Division 19, Tyrrelstown 5 may need to think less on catching those above and more on the relegation fight behind them. They may be in 5th place, but the four teams below them have all won the same amount of games (three) - a win is needed today. It won't be easy though as Sandyford are in second place, winning six of their seven games and it is starting to look as if the two promoted teams will come from Dundalk 2, Sandyford and Ongar 2. No previous games between these teams so a look at their main players this season. Tyrrelstown have lost their last four matches, equaling their worst ever run to be 4-8 overall for the season. Nithish Kumar Duda leads their run scoring with 270 runs at 38.57 with their wicket taking led by Praveen Bankikodlu Shivanand with an incredible 27 wickets at 12.22. Tyrrelstown record for most wickets in a season is held by Sairam Goud Ayella with 37 wickets in 2017 so Shivanand needs a good few more to break that record. Sandyford 4 are 9-2 for the season having won their last seven matches. Top run scorer is Viswanathan Umamaheswaran with 355 runs at 35.50 with their top wicket taker being Puvanesh Senapathy with 19 wickets at 7.16.
Wicklow County 1 vs Clontarf 5 - The bottom two in Division 10 face off in Bray and no one will need it pointed out that the losers will be in big trouble. Neither team has won a league match yet this season, so hopefully weather permitting that duck will be broken. This will also be the first meeting between the two teams, so a look at their season so far (however gloomy). Wicklow are in the midst of their worst ever run, not having a win in their last 14 matches, a run going back to August 13 last year. Prabhjit Singh is their leading run scorer with 200 runs at 22.22, with their leading wicket taker being Sashi Kanth with 7 wickets at 30.57. Clontarf are also in the middle of their worst ever run, 11 games without a win going back to April 15th this year. One of these losing runs should end today! Muhammad Rizwan Ullah is their leading run scorer with 143 runs at 17.88 and their top wicket takers are Raj Aryan Upadhyaya and Naveen Bachani with six each.
Clontarf 3 vs Laois 1 - Clontarf could have done with their match against fellow strugglers Civil Service 2 going ahead in Division 5 yesterday. It wasn't to be, so they have another chance to lift themselves off the bottom of the table today at home to 7th placed side Laois 1. However with only five matches left, time is running out for Clontarf. Laois have only played four, and winning their games in hand could send them up into the top three. The reverse fixture took place in Stradbally on July 2, providing good evidence as to why there is not much between these teams! Rashid Mehraj made 36 and Lachlan Honan took 3-21 (his best bowling for Clontarf 3 in only his second match at this level) as Laois made 183 all out from 39.2 overs. At 153/4 it looked like Clontarf had an excellent chance, but the overs were running out. Branden Ellison had scored a 109 ball 42, before a quick 54 from 41 balls from Salman Ahmadzai gave Clontarf too much to do. That run rate proved just too much, with Mehraj completing a fine game, taking the last wicket (finishing with 2-32) as Clontarf finihsed 1 run short, collapsing from 175-6 to 182 all out.
Carlow 4 vs The Hills 5 - Both Carlow and The Hills have reached the half way stage in Division 20. Carlow find themselves in the chasing pack, losing their first four games on the field to sit in 7th place. The Hills have a 1-2 record from games played, but with walkovers and rain, that is good enough for third place. Carlow are 1-5 for the season with their leading run scorer being 16 year old Talha Ahmed with 145 runs at 24.17, and another 16 year old, Saif Islam being their top wicket taker with 5 wickets at 21.40. The Hills are 2-2 for the season, but no player has yet got to 100 runs or 5 wickets.
Terenure 2 vs Carlow 1 - Another mid-table clash, this time in Division 6. To be honest both sides are a touch closer to the bottom than they are the top, but with games in hand they may be able to pinch the second promotion place - Longford look to be too far ahead at the top with a 68 point lead over second place. The only previous match between the teams was the reverse fixture played a couple of weeks ago. There were decent contributions by many of the Terenure batters, with Niqash Ali (40), Dom Byrne (44) and Nitish Narayanan (42) all getting past 40. It was Narayanan's highest score in 42 matches for Terenure, and got them from 89/6 to a strong 232 all out. Saqib Nagra took 3-39 for Carlow. Rocky Butt scored 88 (one of 25 times he has passed 50 for Carlow), but didn't receive much more support as Dylan Cleary's 4-40 (his third four wicket haul for Terenure 2) bowled them out for 187.
Leinster 6 vs Castleknock 4 - No preview as result of Castleknock 4 vs Leinster 6 not submitted yesterday
Finglas 2 vs Dundalk 1 - The top two in Division 13 meet, with Dundalk defending an unbeaten record. They have a 41 point lead, so will stay on top tonight even if they lose. Finglas are part of a chasing pack that all have three wins (them, Tyrrelstown, Wexford Wanderers and Halverstown) and will need a win to stay ahead of their rivals. Finglas are 6-4 for the year, with Vivek Ojha being their top run scorer with 157 runs at 22.43 and their top wicket takers being Sajesh Sudarsanan and Iksheer Mangattuchalil who have 8 each. Dundalk have one of the best records in the province, 11-1. Sakhi Jan is their top run scorer with 393 runs at 35.73 with their top wicket taker being Sanju Baby with 21 at 10. Baby is now only six wickets behind the all time record for wickets in a season for Dundalk 1 - Andrew Williams' 27 at 7.52 in 2012.
Naas 1 vs Tyrrelstown 2 - Naas have been experiencing a bit of a horror run in recent weeks, losing their last eight. They need to turn that around against a Tyrrelstown team who are four places above them in Division 11 - third versus seventh. The only previous match between the teams was the reverse fixture in the league on May 28th. Naas made a respectable 168 all out, although the top score was only Muhammad Anzar's 27. Sairam Goud Ayella took 3-19 for Tyrrelstown - he is one of only two players to have taken 100 wickets for the Tyrrelstown club, Rajkumar Koka being the other. All eight Tyrrelstown batters used got into double figures, with Vamsi Mukollu going on to make 51. That was his 13th 50 in Leinster cricket in 172 matches and his 7th for Tyrrelstown. Tyrrelstown won by four wickets with nearly 15 overs to spare.
Longford 1 vs Mullingar 1 - The top two in Division 6 meet, with Longford the run-away leaders with 68 pointy lead over Mullingar in second (Mullingar do have one game in hand). Mullingar have a decent 4-1 records as well and whatever happens today, both will still be well placed. This is the first time the teams will have played in the league, with Longford winning all three previous matches played between the sides - all in the T20 YMCA Salver. Mullingar looked to have a decent chance when the sides first met, in June 2021. They made 133/7 with RajaGopal Gopalakrishnan scoring 59* for Mullingar. But Longford had other ideas, knocking off the runs in only 11 overs with Hamza Hamayun top scoring with 47.
Swords 4 vs North Kildare 6 - No preview as North Kildare 6 vs Clondalkin 3 (June 11) has not yet been processed.
Greystones 4 vs Pembroke 6 - A mid table clash in the Division 20 Development League, although Pembroke gave only played three of their twelve matches. Greystones have won three and lost three, whilst Pembroke have won the two matches completed on field. The last time the sides met in Druids Glen was in July 2022 in a Minor 2 Cup match. Raif Duncan top scored for Pembroke with 24 but a spell of 4-4 from Jared Allpass ruined any Greystones hopes of a big total and they only made 86/7 from their 20 overs. That remains Allpass's best bowling for Greystones in what is now a 39 match career. Mark Roberts (23) and Gordon Shaw (29) both passed 20 as Greystones won with 18 balls and seven wickets to spare.
Adamstown 2 vs Merrion 4 - No preview as Merrion 4 vs Tyrrelstown 1 (June 8) and Merrion 4 vs Bagenalstown 1 (June 9) have not yet been processed.
Slieve Bloom 1 vs Clondalkin 2 - Slieve Bloom won last time out in Division 14, beating Merrion 6 by 7 wickets. They are still bottom, but the others are now in reach and a win today could lift them to 6th place. Clondalkin are riding high in second place, with four wins and two losses. They are 69 places behind the leaders Ongar, but look well placed to take the second promotion spot (obviously most of the season is still to be played!). This will be the third time the teams have played this year with the two matches shared. The match played in Ballyeighan was won by Bloom by 12 runs. Faizan Hakim top scored with 57, his first 50 in Leinster cricket in a nine match career (so far) for Slieve Bloom. Club stalwart Abul Shapon took 3-24 for Clondalkin. Shapon is the club's leading all time wicket taker with 210 wickets at 12.77. Clondalkin lost wickets constantly but from 79-2 probably should have won. Zeeshan Saleem top scored with 32 and Sajin Soman took 3-16 for Bloom.
Phoenix 4 vs Swords 1 - If promotion from Division 8 in is either of these team's plans, they need to get moving. Athlone 1 have a 62 point lead at the top (although they have played more games than anyone else) and Knockharley 2 have a 49 point lead on DLR County in 3rd. That means a lot of ground to be made up by Swords (in 4th place) and Phoenix (in 6th). These two have not played a league game in Phoenix since August 2016. Jeevan Mithyantha top scored for Swords with 76 (his highest score in Leinster cricket in a 36 match career from 2015-2019) as Swords made 202 all out. It was to be Mithyantha's match as he then took 4-29 (his best bowling in an away match). RajaGopal Gopalakrishnan scored 71 for Phoenix and James Maginnis 33, but they fell just short, losing by 2 runs with Willie Clarke unable to bat.
Kilkenny 3 vs North County 6 - No preview as North Kildare 6 vs Clondalkin 3 (June 11) has not yet been processed.
Adamstown 4 vs Sandyford 2 - Not a great start to the Division 12 season from Adamstown 4, who sit bottom of the table after losing five of their first six matches. They do however have games in hand over most sides above them, so all is not lost. Sandyford are flying high with six wins and a loss to sit in second. The only previous match between the teams was a Division 12 match in May 2019, that resulted in a big home win for Sandyford. Abhishek Pandey was the hero for Sandyford, scoring 121* as SAndyford made 250/5 (Faisal Iqbal took 3-35 for Adamstown). That remains Pandey's only century in 67 innings for Sandyford, although he has passed 50 on fifteen other occasions. It is the second highest score by a Sandyford opener after Vishal Sharma's 133 against North Kildare 4 on May 15 2022. In reply, six Sandyford bowlers took wickets and only Varun Negi got into double figures for Adamstown as they were bowled out for 79. It was Sandyford's largest home win (by runs) and Adamstown's largest away loss.
Lucan 3 vs Mullingar 3 - Lucan 3 find themselves at the wrong end of Division 17, winning only two of their seven games completed. Mullingar's position is a little healthier, being in 5th place with a 3-5 record. This is the first time the sides have played each other. Lucan's season has taken a but of a nose dive recently, losing their last six matches and being 2-8 for the season as a whole. Annu Shukla is their leading run scorer with 232 runs at 23.20 and their top wicket taker is Vishnu Raju with 11 wickets at 21. Mullingar are 4-7 for the season, with their top wicket taker being Riju Varghese with 14 wickets at 14.79. He is also their top run scorer with 243 run sat 34.71.
Malahide 4 vs Railway Union 4 - Three matches to be played in Division 10 today with this match having more interest in those that effect the top of the table. Although Malahide are in 6th place, they have a 72 point lead over Clontarf in 7th and are only 50 points behind Leinster in second. It is a similar situation with Railway in a congested mid-table. The sides met on the top pitch in Malahide three times in 2022, with Malahide winning all three. The closest of the three was played on June 11, with Malahide scoring 206 all out, Inderjit Singh top scoring with 41 and Jigar Chudasama taking 3-14. In reply Sahil Chordia scored 71 (the first of his four 50s so far for Railway) and Chudasama completed a fine match with 42. But behind the pure stats of the scorecard, Railway were obviously struggling with the run rate and finished three runs short.