Railway Union 3 vs Clontarf 4 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
YMCA 2 vs Pembroke 2 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
Civil Service 2 vs Malahide 2 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
Merrion 2 vs Clontarf 2 - There have been four previous Senior Cup meetings between the pair since 2011, with both teams winning two matches (and the team batting first winning every time). Clontarf have won the last two, with Merrion's last win being a first round match in Castle Avenue in 2015. Robin Smith made 58, and with contributions from John Blakeney (39*) and Jeff Short (44), Merrion got to 218/7 (Sameer Dutt taking 3-39). Seven Clontarf batters got into double figures, but no one more than Dutt's 44 as Clontarf fell just short on 208. Niks Nagar was the pick of the bowlers with 4-28, his best bowling in a 100 match career in Leinster that went back before our database started in 2011.
Leinster 2 vs Rush 2 - Rush 2 travel to Rathmines in the Senior 2 Cup quarter finals. Leinster are 13 times winners of the Senior 2 Cup, although not since 1985. Rush 1 won it in 1990, but their second string is playing its first year in the Senior 2 Cup, beating Wexford Wanderers 1 in the first round. Leinster have had an up and down season with a 5-4 record - and their leading batter is Craig Mackay with 236 runs at 59; their leading bowler Christopher Janik with 13 at 9.23. Rush's season in Division 5, the Tillain Cup and the Senior 2 Cup is 2-7, with their top run scorer being Shahid Iqbal with 262 runs at 86.63 and their top bowler, Brandon Morris with 11 wickets at 21.64.
Balbriggan 2 vs The Hills 2 - The top two sides in Division 4 meet in Milverton, with neither having lost a league game. That is where the good news ends for Balbriggan - although the teams have only played against each other twice (due to Balbriggan's recent rise up the leagues), Balbriggan have lost in both. The Hills are 5-3 in all matches this season, with their leading run scorer being Athar Farooqi with 231 runs at 38.5. With the ball, both Cian Nulty and Mark Dwyer have taken 10 wickets. Balbriggan have slipped back in the last couple of weeks, losing their last two with a 5-4 record in all matches. Their leading performers are Ghanim Dara with 232 at 77.33 and Eoin Birch with 13 wickets at 14.69.
Phoenix 2 vs YMCA 3 - Not quite the start to the Division 4 season that either team wanted. YMCA are bottom after five losses, and Phoenix are a bit better with a win and a loss. In the three matches on record between these two in Phoenix (in 2021, 2019 and 2016), Phoenix have won them all. In the 2016 match, YMCA were in trouble at 120-7 before 47 from Zain Khan and 24* from Jay Shelat got Y up to 194 - that remains the third highest 8th wicket for partnership for YMCA 3. Phoenix kept finding themselves in good positions (51-0, 84-1, 102-2, 143-3) before alast minute stutter saw them lose four wickets for 7 runs. Gordon Miller (7) and Graham Morris (6) added the required 14 to see them home. That is one of only three one wicket wins for the side since 2011.
Ashbourne 1 vs Castleknock 2 - Ashbourne sit proudly on top of Division 9 after winning four matches and losing one. Castleknock aren't too far behind though, sitting in second place with a 3-2 record - this one should be a cracker. Castleknock 2 have failed to beat Ashbourne in both of their two previous matches, with the last one taking place on May 7 in Porterstown. Anjani Bonam took 4-28 for Ashbourne (he also took 4-24 against Leinster 5 the day before!) as Castleknock collapsed from 51-0 to 91-5. 36 at the end from Hamza Razaq got them up to 148 all out. Ashbourne didn't exactly romp home, but Abid Ali's 41 held them together, and when he was dismissed, only another 20 were needed, Ashbourne winning by 4 wickets.
Rush 4 vs Swords 4 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
Athlone 3 vs Balbriggan 4 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
Naas 1 vs Finglas 1 - Naas 1 urgently need a win in this Division 11 fixture. They are currently bottom in the seven team league with no wins in their first five games. Finglas are only just above them in fifth place with a 2-1 record. The pair have only played once, a Junior Cup semi final in July 2021. Deepu Jose's stunning 4-7 for Finglas set the game up, to send Naas tumbling to 22-6. Jose has the best bowling for Finglas 1 (5-15 in April 2019) with this performance now standing at 8th in all time record for the team. At 32-3, Naas had a chance, but Finglas cruised home with 21 balls and six wickets to spare.
Swords 1 vs Phoenix 4 - A fantastic home win for Swords yesterday against Division 8 leaders Athlone 1 will put a spring in Swords' step as they welcome Phoenix to Donabate. Phoenix are mid-table in 5th place, but in a tight group could easily find themselves at both ends of the table. These two teams had a rich rivalry between 2012 and 2016 (Swords 4-3 up in the head to head). But they haven't played a match against each other since. That last match in August 2016 saw RajaGopal Gopalakrishnan to score for Phoenix with 43, as Jeevan Mithyantha took 4-10 to dismiss them for 124. Mithyantha took 64 wickets for Swords at a useful 11.36 in a career stretching from 2015-2019. Swords' innings was a carbon copy of Phoenix's though, as 41 from Benlee Muttathottil was the sole contribution, with William Clarke and Arslan Mehmood taking three wickets each to reduce Swords to 113-9. Abhin Jacob and Jinu George then added 12 more to win by 1 wicket.
Greystones 2 vs Lucan 2 - Lucan are on top of Division 12 with four wins from six matches. Greystones are down in fourth place, but have only lost once and would overtake Lucan if they won their two games in hand. The only time that the sides have played before was the reverse fixture in St Catherine's Park on April 23. Greystones would presumably have only been moderately happy with their 166 all out, with John Fitzsimons top scoring with 41 and Dhiraj Singh taking 3-22 for Lucan. That was as good as the day got for Lucan, as all the Greystones bowlers got wickets to bowl Lucan out for 61 Mamoon Rashid (3-8) and Paul Thompson (3-26) picked up the most wickets. It was Rashid's best bowling for Greystones in his 12th match.
Castleknock 3 vs Malahide 6 - Castleknock have a perfect record in Division 16 with six wins from their first six games, contrasting fairly unfavorably with Malahide who are bottom with a 1-6 record to show for their troubles. It won't take a genius to work out what happened in the reverse league match played on May 6. Malahide were bowled out for 134, with only Malcolm Ogilvie (35) and Gurwinder Singh's (26) 47 for the 9th wicket giving any sense of there being a total to defend. Taking into account that we only have 13 Malahide 6 matches on record - that is their record 9th wicket partnership. Sohail Khan (3-17) and Shakeib Mohammed (3-28) were the pick of the bowlers before Wasiq Ansari hit 62* to seal the win by 4 wickets, James Weller taking 3-33.
The Hills 5 vs Carlow 4 - One of three Development league/Division 20 matches today. Carlow are bottom, and The Hills in second place - in the league where results don't matter quite as much. The Hills are 1-2 for the season with no player quite standing out yet in those three matches. Carlow are 1-5, with 17 year old Talha Ahmed being top run scorer with 145 runs at 24.17. No bowler has yet got past five wickets.
Civil Service 2 vs Laois 1 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
Merrion 5 vs North County 4 - Division 11 is very lop-sided, with some teams having nearly ended their season (Swords have played nine), and some only starting. Merrion and North County are in the latter category, with Merrion having beaten Swords and lost to Tyrrelstown, and North County beating Swords and Naas and are the only beaten side in this division. Merrion are 4-3 when you include the Whelan Cup and have won the last three. Still their only batter with over 100 runs is Rishabh Sharma with 139 at 46.33 and their top wicket taker is Chetan Suttraway with 8 at 18.13. For North County, Umar Khan has 219 runs at 43.8 and Jake Devane has 9 wickets at 9.11
Dundalk 1 vs Tyrrelstown 3 - A first hosts second clash in Division 13. There is not a whole lot to separate the sides - the only difference being a walkover win that Tyrrelstown received, whereas Dundalk won an extra game on the pitch. Only one previous completed match between the teams - a Division 14 game last season. Dundalk were dismissed for 116 as Mohneesh Jindal, Arun Reddy Katheri and Karthick Natarajan all took three wickets for Tyrrelstown. When Tyrrelstown lost their fourth wicket for 48, Dundalk may have fancied their chances, but a solid 58* by Karthick Natarajan saw Tyrrelstown home by 5 wickets. Now with Ongar, Natarajan's Tyrrelstown career amounted to 801 runs at 36.41 and 38 wickets at 17.89.
Mullingar 2 vs Sandyford 2 - Mullingar may be in fifth place in Division 5, but they are unbeaten in three matches - the only unbeaten side in the division after wins over Phoenix 5, Adamstown 4 and Terenure 3. Sandyford are above them in third place, with three wins and a loss. The pair haven't completed a match on the field against each other since September 2015. Arun Kumar took 4-29 for Sandyford as Mullingar made 129 all out. Only Adeel Haider stood out with 50, one of five times he has past 50 for Mullingar in 99 matches. Sandyford then cruised home with nine overs and six wickets to spare, Ravinder Singh scoring 38*
Finglas 2 vs Halverstown 1 - Finglas find themselves third in Division 13, although they have only one of their five matches on the field (a walkover win and a no result adding to their points total). Halverstown have won two and lost two to lie in fifth. The sides have never played before. Finglas are 3-4 across all matches this season, with their leading run scorer being Abhijit Anilan with 111 runs at 15.86. Their top wicket taker is Sajesh Sudarsanan with 7 wickets at 16.29. Halverstown have only played four matches this year, winning two and losing two. Christopher Hamilton-Fowle is their leading run scorer with 127 runs at 42.33, with their leading wicket taker being Neville Case with 10 wickets at 6.10.
North Kildare 6 vs Finglas 3 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
Clondalkin 1 vs DLR County 1 - Athlone 1 are running away with Division 8, so for the chasing pack, there may well only be one promotion spot available. Clondalkin are 2-2 putting them in 5th place; DLR County are 2-4 but find themselves a couple of spots higher on the back of two extra games. There has only been one previous match between the teams - the reverse Division 8 fixture in Shanganagh Park on May 13. DLR County collapsed from 42-1 to 76 all out, mainly down to 4-26 from Nitin Bhatt. His Cricket Leinster career is only ten matches old, but that was his best bowling so far. It wasn't the easiest of chases for Clondalkin, and they took 25.4 overs to get there, but only lost three wickets - Raja Imran Ali and Shibu Shanker both scoring 25.
Tyrrelstown 4 vs Clontarf 6 - Two teams struggling at the wrong end of Division 15, with Clontarf in 6th, and 0-4 record on the field, and Tyrrelstown 1-2. Tyrrelstown are 2-4 for all competitions this season, with only Amit Kharb getting to 100 runs with 267 at 53.40, with both Sharik Khan and Srini Balasubramaniyam having taken six wickets. For Clontarf, the tough start to the season with eight losses continues, and overall they have now gone 11 matches without a win. stretching to last July. No one has yet scored 100 runs in those eight matches - the leading wicket taker is Lachlan Honan with 8 wickets at 22.88
Pembroke 6 vs Greystones 4 - Pembroke 6 have yet to take the field in the Development league/Division 20, whilst Greystones have had a good start winning three and losing one. The one previous meeting between the teams, saw Jared Allpass take the first three for Greystones, with all three batters being bowled for 3. He ended up with 4-4, the second best bowling figures on record for Greystones 4 (Ethan Hall is top with 5-19 vs Carlow 3 in August 2021) with Pembroke only making 86/7 from their 20 overs. In reply, Greystones won with 18 balls and 7 wickets to spare, with Gordon Shaw top scoring, retiring on 29.
Kilkenny 3 vs North County 6 - Kilkenny are in a very safe 4th spot in Division 18, but the leaders Sandyford 3 and Finglas 3 have pulled away, and in reality Kilkenny are closer to bottom than top. North County have lost their first three games completed on the field to be ninth and last. The sides played in the Adamstown Cup on JUne 19 last year, with a big win for Kilkenny. Faizan Shah Afridi top scored with 38 as they chalked up 172/6 in 20 overs, the highest away score North County 6 have conceded. In reply Jerin Joseph took 4-6 for Kilkenny, as County completed a tough day, making 84/8. They were Joseph's best bowling figures in what is so far an 8 match career for Kilkenny
Pembroke 4 vs Laois 2 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed. for Laois' result on Saturday
Adamstown 6 vs Terenure 4 - No preview, as previous matches this season involving at least one of these teams still to be processed.
Wicklow County 2 vs Knockharley 3 - No preview as result of yesterday's Pembroke 5 vs Knockharley 3 match not reported.
Adamstown 8 vs Swords 5 - Adamstown are top of the Development League/Division 20 after three wins and a loss. Swords are at the other end of the table - in sixth place with three losses. Adamstown are 5-3 for the season with 13 year old Angad Bawa being their top run scorer with 130 runs at 32.5. Another 13 year old, Nirbaan Singh is second in the wicket taker charts with 7 at 8.57. Swords are 0-3 for the season, with no players yet getting past 100 runs or 5 wickets at this early stage of their season.
North Kildare 4 vs Adamstown 4 - A Division 12 battle as 2022's 12th best fourth team hosts the 10th best. Both are struggling in the table at the moment, with Adamstown in seventh with a 1-3 record and North Kildare loss to Terenure yesterday means they are now 1-5 and with a big gap to safety, The loser today will be well and truly bottom of the league. North Kildare are 3-7 for the season (before yesterday's loss), with their top run scorer being Behzad Majeed with 241 at 24.1 and their leading wicket takers, Sumit Savara and Shashank Bhartiya who both have thirteen. Adamstown are 3-4 for the season. Usman Shahid is top run scorer with 180 at 36 and top wicket taker is fifteen year old Aryan Adelkar, with 7 at 24.57.
Malahide 4 vs Leinster 4 - Both teams are mid-table in Division 10, and with only 16 points separating Pembroke in second place and Malahide in sixth place, these teams no need no encouragement to get a win today and potentially move up into the second promotion place. This match is being played on Malahide's second pitch, where Leinster prevailed in last year's high scoring league match. Aneesh Kohli scored a massive 153 as Leinster made 299/7. It is the only time he has passed 75 in 65 innings for Leinster and is Leinster 4's highest total we have on record. Malahide didn't perform too badly in reply, Hamish Manks top scoring with 37 as they finished on 218 all out.
Railway Union 4 vs Clontarf 5 - Railway and Clontarf play a double header today in Park Avenue. Clontarf are unfortunately already out of contention for the semi final spot after losing their first three matches. But for Railway the matches are crucial - they currently sit level with Malahide 4 at the top of the table, and may have to win both matches today, and beat Malahide on July 22 in order to qualify. Railway have won the last four matches between the teams, with Clontarf's last win being a Russell Court Trophy win in the season everyone wants to forget - 2020. Clontarf made only 106/6 from 20 overs, with Rory Honan top scoring with 22. But Railway found run scoring equally as hard, and Liam Gilhooly (2-21) and Vishwajeet Vibhute (2-19) made sure Railway finished 15 runs short.
Rush W1 vs North Kildare W1 - Rush are handily placed in Division 2, having won two and lost one of their first three matches. North Kildare are down in 7th place with a 1-2 record on the pitch. Rush have won the last five times these two teams have played in Kenure, with North Kildare's last win being all the way back in August 2017. Lucy Small hit a brilliant 95* as North Kildare made 177-3. That was Small's 4th biggest score in her careeer - with her three hundreds being above the 95. Rush were never in the game, finishing on 107-7.