With three match-days to go in the IBI Corporate Finance Leinster Senior League Cup the groups have taken shape and teams are beginning to look towards the playoffs and League seasons to follow.
In Group A, The Hills and Malahide lead with four wins and three wins respectively and will be looking to cement their semi-final places.
The Hills travel to College Park to face a Trinity side shorn of Lorcan Tucker, on international duty, while Malahide travel to winless Railway Union on Sunday seeking to continue their impressive run of victories.
In the third match in the group, Phoenix host North County in the Park. Both sides will be desperate for victory but for very different reasons. Phoenix, third in Group A, will hope to capitalise on any slip ups from the top two while consolidating their position in the top four when the League split happens.
North County meanwhile are desperate for victory to put pressure on the idle YMCA, ahead of their crunch clash at Inch next weekend. Defeat in that game will most likely mean Championship cricket after the split.
See the full Group A table here in the League Tables section.
In Group B, Pembroke and Merrion meet in Sydney Parade. With both likely to make the top four and play Premier League cricket later in the summer, Pembroke will be looking for a win to close the gap on first-placed Merrion and possibly a semi-final berth.
Balbriggan have lost to Leinster and Merrion since defeating Clontarf on the opening day. They’ll be looking to get back on track on Sunday when they host bottom of the table Terenure.
In the last match in the group, Rush entertain Clontarf at Kenure. Sitting in fifth and sixth place in the table, they both could catch Balbriggan in fourth. Rush in particular can do so as they face Balbriggan in the final Group match.
Ahead of that however, defeat for either side on Sunday will most likely mean playing Championship cricket later in the summer. An exciting, tense affair in prospect.
See the full Group B here in the League Tables section.
Stay tuned to the new Match Centre on the website, check out the CricClubs App and watch out for tweets on both @CricketLeinster and from reporter Peter Boyd (@fibrofella) over the course of the day’s play to keep up to date with scores.
Peter will be attending the Rush versus Clontarf match at Kenure with a full match report and images to follow at the close of play.
IBI Corporate Finance Leinster Senior League Cup
Sunday 12th May 2019
All matches begin at 12pm
|Group A||Group B|
|Dublin University v The Hills||Balbriggan v Terenure|
|Railway Union v Malahide||Pembroke v Merrion|
|Phoenix v North County||Rush v Clontarf|
|YMCA idle||Leinster idle|