Leinster II and Pembroke II have taken an early lead in Division 3, both with 100% records. Trinity have completed their season with a credible 65% but it is unlikely to be enough to earn them promotion. With five matches played and only one win Malahide IIs need something to move them away from the relegation zone currently occupied by Clontarf II and Oakhill, both of whom have yet to record a win.
Already there have been a couple of close games and one wonders how important Malahide's one run win over Clontarf and their defeat by one wicket to Civil Service will be at the end of the season.
As one might expect with all their matches played, Trinity players figure prominantly in the runs scored and wickets taken lists. Eoghan Delaney has got off to a good start to the season with 177 runs and 11 wickets [Ave 45 and 19.7]. But Pembroke's Danny Barclay leads the all rounders with 8 wickets [6.88] and 150 runs [75.00]. Leinster's early success owes much to A Hussein who has taken 10 wickets at 9.4.
There have been fours centurians, R Bahl for Pembroke, M Safeer for Civil Service and E Delaney and E Conway for Trinity. There were no '5 fors' and the best bowling to date is David Barcleys 4/10.
With 15 matches played the league table looks like this.