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Balbriggan beat Clontarf by 5 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 9 September.
Clontarf 213 (45.3 overs: Robert Forrest 36, Eoghan Delany 35, Ryan Karunakaran 28, David Delany 23; Farooq Nasr 3-24, Andy Darroch 2-17, Chris De Freitas 2-28)
Balbriggan 215/5 35.5 overs; Cameron Rowe 79, Chris De Freitas 57, G Ford 37*)
Balbriggan finished the season on a high as they beat Clontarf by five wickets at Jack Harper Park. Clontarf posted 213 as they lost their way after an opening stand of 72 in nine overs between skipper Eoghan Delany (35) and Ryan Karunakaran (28). It took Bobbo Forrest's 36 to get them over the 200. Farooq Nasr claimed three wickets, while there were two apiece for Kashif Ali, Andy Darroch and Chris De Freitas. The result was never in doubt thanks to a third wicket stand of 129 between top-scorer Cameron Rowe - who hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in his 79 - and Chris De Freitas who made 57 (7 fours, 1 six). Captain Greg Ford thumped seven boundaries in a rapid unbeaten 37 to clinch the win in the 36th over.
The Hills lost to Merrion by 9 runs
The Vineyard, 9 September.
Merrion 189/9 (50 overs: John Anderson 83*, Stephen Doheny 31; Jonathan Tall 3-19, Bhavesh Lakhotia 2-28, Matthew Weldon 2-39)
The Hills 180 (41.5 overs; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 91, Mark Donegan 24; T Stanton 3-14, D Forkin 2-18, S Harbinson 2-23, H Kennedy 2-24)
A dramatic collapse by The Hills saw them fall through the relegation trap-door as they lost by nine runs at home to Merrion. There appeared no danger as they reached 140 for 2 thanks to a third wicket stand of 85 between Mark Donegan (24) and Nicolaj Laegsgaard. The Dane had smashed 91 from only 47 balls (11 fours, 5 sixes), but his dismissal put the Milverton side in a tailspin as pressure told, and they lost eight wickets for 40 runs to be 180 all out. Earlier, John Anderson's 83 (4 fours, 2 sixes) had held the Merrion innings together after an opening stand of 59 between Stephen Doheny (31) and Jack Carty (19).
Railway Union beat Leinster by 5 wickets
Park Avenue, 9 September.
Leinster 117 (42.2 overs: Monil Patel 33, Joey Carroll 23; Hamza Maan 4-26, Liam McCartjy 2-18, Brandon Kruger 2-30)
Railway Union 118/5 (28.4 overs; Brandon Kruger 33, Kenny Carroll 29; Gareth Delany 3-44)
Brandon Kruger helped Railway Union beat Leinster (Kenny Carroll)
Railway Union produced the first half of the 'Great Escape' crushing Leinster's title hopes with a five-wicket win at Park Avenue. Monil Patel (33) and Joey Carroll (23) took Leinster to a steady 54 for 2, but they couldn't kick on as four wickets for Hamza Maan, and two apiece for Liam McCarthy and Brandon Kruger saw them bowled out for 117. Gareth Delany took three wickets in the chase, but Brandon Kruger hit three sixes in his 33, and Kenny Carroll made 27 in a vital win. Part two comes next Saturday with an all or nothing clash with Phoenix to determine who gets the last Premiership slot.
YMCA beat Malahide by 117 runs
Claremont Road, 9 September.
YMCA 239/9 (50 overs: Adam Rossle 85, Jamie Forbes 48, Tom Anders 21*, Tim Tector 20; Kelvin Donnelly 2-34, Andrew Sheridan 2-48)
Malahide 122 (36.2 overs; M Frost 55, A Sheridan 30; M O'Reilly 5-18, T Tector 2-31)
YMCA, 2023 Premiership winners (YMCA )
YMCA's probable swansong at Claremont Road turned into a real celebration as they went out with a bang producing a near faultless display to sweep aside Malahide by 117 runs and clinch the Premier title for the seventh time. Batting first there was a slight wobble at 94 for 6, but a 7th wicket stand of 97 between top scorer Adam Rosslee - who hit 12 boundaries in his 85 - and Jamie Forbes (48) took them to 239 for 9. Malahide's top order was blew away by Mikey O'Reilly (5-18) to slump to 27 for 6, and there was no way back from that. Mike Frost hit 6 fours in his 55, adding 57 with Andrew Sheridan (30), but it was only delaying the inevitable - skipper Tim Tector taking two wickets on his way to lifting the trophy.
Merrion lost to Leinster by 39 runs
Anglesea Road, 2 September.
Leinster 277/9 (50 overs; S Bahadur 64, G Delany 53, M Patel 37, J Carroll 34; T Anders 3-34, D Forkin 2-43)
Merrion 238 (47.2 overs; J Anderson 81, S Harbinson 38, D Forkin 29, H Kennedy 21, N Shankar 20; G Delany 3-34, B Azhar 2-25, P Francis 2-49)
Leinster stay top of the Premiership after a 39-run win over Merrion at Anglesea Road. A 5th wicket stand of 103 in 17 overs between Saqib Bahadur and Gareth Delany - both of whom made half centuries - laid the foundations for a total of 277 for 9 - runs too for Monil Patel (37) and Joey Carroll (34). The chase was soon in trouble at 27 for 3, but John Anderson top-scored with 81 (10 fours) as he shared half century stands with Sam Harbinson (38) and Daniel Forkin (29), However, three wickets for Gareth Delany and two apiece for Bilal Azhar and Peter Francis closed out the win that keeps their double hopes in their own hands going into the final match of the campaign.
Balbriggan lost to Railway Union by 4 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 2 September.
Balbriggan 64 (20 overs; D Lues 22*; Zaman Safi 7-25, S O'Brien 2-32)
Railway Union 70/6 (16.5 overs; D Lues 3-20, S Willemse 2-7)
Zaman Safi took 7 wickets as Railway beat Balbriggan (Kevin O'Brien)
Balbriggan's title defence was left in tatters after they were blown away by Zaman Safi's seven-wicket haul for Railway Union - their best figures in the modern era. The Afghan's wonderful spell of 7 for 25 plus two wickets for Sean O'Brien saw the hosts dismissed for justs 64 - Dylan Lues making 22 not out. Lues then took three wickets and Sam Willemse two as Railway lost 6 wickets chasing their modest target. The victory gives them hope of leapfrogging The Hills into the play-off place, but to do so they will have to beat leaders Leinster and hope The Hills are beaten by Merrion.
YMCA beat Clontarf by 5 wickets
Claremont Road, 2 September.
Clontarf 182/7 (50 overs; D Delany 63, F Hand 57, A Delany 21*; O Riley 4-40)
YMCA 183/5 (39.4 overs; J Tector 37, A Rosslee 35, H Thompson 23, A Burton 25*, C Campher 21; C McDonnell 2-41)
Action from Claremont Road (Trevor Freeman)
YMCA's future at Claremont Road may be hanging by a thread, but his win over Clontarf means they could well be champions when the season ends there on Saturday. They move up to second place thanks to a hard fought 5-wicket win over Clontarf. The Castle Avenue side found the going tough as they were 33 for 3 in the 14th over. They recovered thanks to a fourth wicket stand of 105 in 29 overs between David Delany (63) and Fionn Hand (57) who were never able to break the shackles. Olly Riley took 4-40 as Clontarf posted 182 for 7. Jack Tector hit 37, followed by half century stands between Adam Rosslee (35) and Henry Thompson (23), ass well as Ash Burton (25*) and Curtis Campher (21) - the five wickets win sealed in the 40th over.
The Hills lost to Malahide by 3 wickets
The Vineyard, 2 September.
The Hills 108 (36.5 overs; T Rooney-Murphy 24, M Donegan 22; M Frost 6-23, K Donnelly 2-11, H KIndley 2-25)
Malahide 111/7 (36.5 overs; J Grassi 30, F McAllister 22*; T Rooney-Murphy 2-21, N Laegsgaard 2-25, S McNicholl 2-31)
Champagne for Michael Frost after his six wicket haul. (James Newland)
The Hills face an anxious end to the season after this latest loss at home to Malahide. Michael Frost took 6 for 23 as they were bowled out for just 108 - Tomas Rooney-Murphy and Mark Donegan making 20s in a third wicket stand of 52. However from 66 for 2, they slumped to 108 all out. Malahide found the going equally tough after Jamie Grassi's early salvo saw him hit 5 fours and a six in an 18-ball 30. At 89 for 7 it was very much in the balance, but an unbroken 8th wicket stand of 22 saw them home, with Fintan McAllister (22*) and James Newland (7*) keeping cool under pressure.
YMCA beat Railway Union by 8 wickets
Claremont Road, 27 August.
Railway Union 120 (41.2 overs; Philippe Le Roux 38, Liam McCarthy 24; Padraic Flanagan 3-23, Tom Anders 3-24, Mikey O’Reilly 2-24)
YMCA 121-2 (21.3 overs; Jack Tector 58*, Henry Thompson 37)
Railway Union remain rooted to the foot of the table and look destined for an instant return to the Championship after an 8 wickets loss at Claremont Road in their rearranged clash with YMCA. They were always in trouble following early wickets for Padraic Flanagan (3-23), Tom Anders (3-24), and Mikey O’Reilly (2-24), and despite a battling 38 from skipper Philippe Le Roux and 24 from Liam McCarthy a final total of 120 was nowhere near challenging. Tim Tector (13) went with 20 on the board, but a second wicket stand of 65 in 10 overs between Jack Tector and Henry Thompson - who hit 6 fours and a six in a run-a-ball 37 - all but settled the one-sided contest. Jack Tector's even time unbeaten 58 (9 fours) ensuring a win that keeps YMCA right in the title mix.
Merrion v YMCA. Abandoned.
Anglesea Road, 26 August.
Merrion 218/7 (44 overs; J Anderson 84, S Harbinson 36, N Shankar 31*, S Modgill 27, J Carty 21; O Riley 3-25, T Anders 2-33, A Burton 2-52)
YMCA 17/0 (2.4 overs)
Merrion stay looking over their shoulder anxiously after their match with YMCA was another that didn't get completed. John Anderson top-scored with an even time 84 (8 fours, 2 sixes) adding 85 for the fifth wicket with Niranjan Shankar (31*), having earlier put on 62 for the fourth with Sam Harbinson (36). A total of 218 for 7 in 44 overs was a decent one in the conditions, but we will never know if it was enough as the game was abandoned with the Claremont Road side on 17 for 0 in the 3rd over when the stumps were pulled.
The Hills v Leinster. Abandoned
The Vineyard, 26 August.
The Hills 140 (34 overs; C McLouglin-Gavin 53, M Commins 30; S Bahadur 5-31, D Ranolia 3-29)
Leinster 48/2 (14 overs; M Hogan 29*)
Leinster still top the table after their game against The Hills was abandoned just six overs short of the 20 required to make a match. Saqib Bahadur took five wickets as the home side threw away a good start by Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (53) and Murray Commins (30) to slump from 93 for 1 to 140 all out - three wckets too for Devder Ranolia. Michael Hogan's unbeaten 29 helped them to 48 for 2 before the weather had the final say with 14 overs gone.
Railway Union v Clontarf. Abandoned.
Park Avenue, 26 August.
Clontarf 183/8 (39.4 overs; D Delany 40, E Delany 38, R Karunakaran 30, PJ Moor 25; B Kruger 2-27, H Maan 2-56)
Railway Union 2/2 (1.2 overs; D Delany 2-0)
David Delany took two wickets in eight balls to hint at what could have been as Railway Union's chase of Clontarf's 183 lasted only eight balls before the elements intervened. He had earlier top-scored with 40 as the Clontarf top four all got starts. Skipper Eoghan Delany (38), opener Ryan Karunakaran (30), and PJ Moor (25) in the runs, while there were two wickets apiece for Brandon Kruger and Hamza Maan. Railway are back in action on Sunday when they take on YMCA.
Balbriggan beat Malahide by 6 wickets (DLS)
Jack Harper Ground, 26 August.
Malahide 94 (19.3 overs; S Willemse 4-20, D Lues 3-15, M Pollard 2-23)
Balbriggan 60/4 (12.3 overs) (Target 58 in 20 overs)
Balbriggan were the only winners on a day in Dublin when the rain was never too far away. A superb display by the bowling unit exploited the helpful conditions to great effect as Malahide were bundled out for 94. Sam Willemse (4-20), Dylan Lues (3-15), and Matt Pollard (2-23) doing the damage at the Jack Harper Ground. A revised target of 58 in 20 overs saw the home side lose four wickets but get over the line thanks to double figure contributions from Greg Ford (18*), Farooq Nasr (14) and Chris de Freitas (13). They go into Sunday's All-Ireland T20 final with their title defence still very much a possibility.
Clontarf lost to Leinster by 110 runs
Castle Avenue, 19 August.
Leinster 241/7 (50 overs; J Carroll 52, M Patel 48, M Hogan 44, S Bahadur 33, P Francis 28*, G Delany 21; S Dutt 3-50)
Clontarf 131 (35.3 overs; D Delany 40, D Vincent 38, G Delany 4-29, J Carroll 3-16, S Bahadur 2-29)
Leinster go marching on as they went top of the table with a 110-runs win over Clontarf at Castle Avenue. The win was set up by a solid batting effort spearheaded by Joey Carroll's half century, plus runs right down the order from Monil Patel, Michael Hogan, Saqib Bahadur, Peter Francis and Irish international Gareth Delany to get them to 241 for 7. He then took four wickets as Clontarf were dismissed for 131, despite the best efforts of David Delany (40) and David Vincent (38). Carroll (3-16) and Bahadur (2-29) completed fine all-round games, as Leinster stand on the brink of what has been a memorable season even more remarkable.
The Hills beat Balbriggan by 43 runs
The Vineyard, 19 August.
The Hills 201/5 (32 overs; C McLoughlin-Gavin 73, M Commins 64, N Laegsgaard 28; F Nasr 2-37)
Balbriggan 158 (27 overs; C Fletcher 45, D Lues 40; C Nulty 4-19, M Sherzad 2-33)
The Hills gave their survival hopes a significant boost with a 43-run win over Balbriggan, whose title defence has taken a hit. A 32 overs match saw the hosts never look back atter an opening stand of 115 in 20 overs between Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (73) and Murray Commins (64). Nicolaj Laegsgaard (28) added a further 50 in 7 overs with Cormac, and a final total of 201 for 5 was always likely to prove tough against a determined hosts. Cian Nulty (4-19) blew away the top order and when Farooq Nasr was run out, followed shortly by Farooq Nasr they were in deep strife at 64 for 6. Connor Fletcher (45) and Dylan Lues (40) counter-attacked but they had too much to make up - bowled out for 158 in 27 overs.
Merrion beat Malahide by 181 runs
Anglesea Road, 19 August.
Merrion 346 (49 overs; S Doheny 128, J Carty 93, S Harbinson 27, M Sorensen 27, J Anderson 22; J Newland 4-62, A Frost 3-70, A Sheridan 2-55)
Malahide 165 (30.4 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 33, M Ford 30, A Frost 27, A Doyle 20; T Stanton 3-23, H Kennedy 2-29, S Harbinson 2-36)
Century for Stephen Doheny (Rodney Smythe)
Merrion produced a powerful statement win that eases their relegation woes, while at the same time putting a dent in Malahide's title ambitions as the Premiership reaches the business end of the season. The Anglesea side never looked back after a record opening stand of 231 between Stephen Doheny and Jack Carty. Doheny top-scored with 128 from only 119 balls (16 fours, 4 sixes), while Carty's 93 from 107 balls included 7 fours and 5 maximums. The runs kept flowing with breezy cameos from Swapnil Modgill, Sam Harbinson and John Anderson as they made 346. There was one over unused - James Newland's hat-trick the main reason for that. It mattered little though as faced with such a daunting target Malahide never got a foothold in the chase. Younas Ahmadzai's 33 and Matt Ford (30) their main efforts in 165 all out - three wickets for Tom Stanton and two apiece for Hugh Kennedy and Sam Harbinson in the 181-run win.
Leinster beat Malahide by 22 runs
Rathmines, 13 August.
Leinster 208/9 (50 overs; J Carroll 71*, M Patel 40, P Francis 36; C Shoebridge 4-45, H Kindley 2-23)
Malahide 186 (42.2 overs; F McAllister 57, M Frost 31, M Ford 25; B Azhar 3-32, S Bahadur 2-23, P Francis 2-27)
It was a weekend to remember for Leinster who followed up their Irish Cup win with a 22-run win over Malahide. Joey Carroll made an unbeaten 71 in their 208 for 9, with runs too for Monil Patel (40) and Peter Francis (36). Cameron Shoebridge took four wickets for the villagers. Fintan McAllister's 57 kept the visitors in the hunt, but Leinster' attack again proved up to the task. Three wickets for Bilal Azhar, plus two apiece for Saqib Bahadur and Peter Francis sealing a crucial win in their title quest.
Balbriggan beat YMCA by 146 runs
Jack Harper Park, 13 August.
Balbriggan 314/9 (50 overs; G Dara 95, C De Freitas 43, C Fletcher 39, C Rowe 29, F Nasr 26; T Tector 6-75)
YMCA 168 (37.5 overs; A Burton 48, T Tector 46, T Anders 26; K Ali 4-40, D Lues 3-22, S Willemse 2-23)
Defending champions Balbriggan produced a statement win as they thumped YMCA by 146 runs. Ghanim Dara top-scored with 95 in their challenging 314 for 9. That proved more than enough as Kashif Ali took four wickets to dismiss them for 168 - Ash Burton (48) and Tim Tector (46) their best efforts.
Railway Union beat Merrion by 33 runs
Park Avenue, 13 August.
Railway Union 250 (49.2 overs; P Le Roux 88*, B Kruger 28, L McCarthy 25, R Mudford 21; S Harbinson 2-40, T Stanton 3-43, M Sinan 2-49)
Merrion 217 (49.1 overs; S Harbinson 78, J Anderson 55. S Modgill 22; B Kruger 3-37, Z Safi 3-57, L McCarthy 2-29)
Riley Mudford helped Railway Union beat Merrion (CricketEurope)
Teenager Phillipe Le Roux was among the runs again as Railway Union beat Merrion by 33 runs to leave the Anglesea Road with a nervous end to the season. PLR hit 6 fours and a six in an unbeaten 88 as they posted 250. A third wicket stand of 113 between Sam Harbinson (78) and John Anderson (55) looked to be easing their team to the win, before a now customary collapse saw them dismissed for 217.
Clontarf beat The Hills by 58 runs
Castle Avenue, 13 August.
Clontarf 136 (45.1 overs; F Hand 39, R Forrest 27; S MacNicholl 5-16, C Nulty 2-28)
The Hills 78 (16.5 overs; M Commins 25; D Delany 7-43, F Hand 3-31)
David Delany may be out of favour with the Irish selectors but he showed just how devastating he can be to bowl Clontarf to a famous win as they defended 136 against The Hills. The 'Clontarf Express' took 7 for 43 in a fiery spell, and with Fionn Hand taking 3 wickets, the visitors were bundled out for 78 chasing 137. Hand top-scored with 39 in the Castle Avenue's sides innings - Sean MacNicholl taking five wickets. That looked like being a match winning contribution, but Delany proved otherwise.
Railway Union lost to Malahide by 81 runs
Park Avenue, 29 July.
Malahide 293/6 (33 overs; Hunter Kindley 145, Younas Ahmadzai 88, Matt Ford 21; Hamza Maan 3-45)
Railway Union 212 (33 overs; Philippe Le Roux 89*, Riley Mudford 28, Liam McCarthy 25, Brandon Kruger 20; Kelvin Donnelly 3-43, Andrew Sheridan 2-25)
Hunter Kindley's brutal 145 helped Malahide to an 81-run win over Railway Union at Park Avenue. He thumped 17 fours and cleared the ropes three times in his 108-ball innings, sharing a second wicket stand of 187 in 20 overs with Younas Ahmadzai. The Afghan has made quite a name for himself in his first season in Dublin, and he was at his belligerent best, clubbing 8 fours and 6 sixes in his 88 from only 52 balls as the villagers made 293 for 6 in 33 overs. Kelvin Donnelly took three early wickets and only Ireland U19 international Philippe Le Roux's even time unbeaten 89 (7 fours, 2 sixes) held up the win.
The Hills lost to YMCA by 110 runs (DLS)
The Vineyard, 29 July.
YMCA 263/6 (50 overs; Adam Rosslee 110*, James Forbes 48, Ash Burton 43; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2-25, Sean McNicholl 2-56)
The Hills 146 (34.2 overs; Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 50, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 40; Harry Tector 4-33, Ash Burton 2-5)) (Target 257 in 47 overs)
Adam Rosslee's unbeaten 110 propelled YMCA to victory over The Hills. The Irish hopeful struck 9 fours and a 6 in his 117-ball knock, sharing stands of 88 for the fourth wicket with Ash Burton (43) , and 93 in just 12 overs for the 6th with James Forbes (46) as YM made 263 for 6. The Hills briefly threatened with Cormac McLoughlin's half century and a brisk 40 from Nicolaj Laegsgaard, but Harry Tector's four wickets saw them dismissed for 146.
Merrion lost to Clontarf by 21 runs (DLS)
Anglesea Road, 29 July.
Clontarf 218 (39.2 overs; Ruan Cronje 56, David Delany 51, PJ Moor 41, Eoghan Delany 23; Mohammed Sinan 3-18, Max Sorensen 3-51, Jordan Neill 2-47)
Merrion 198 (38.2 overs; John Anderson 51, Swapnil Modgill 30, Stephen Doheny 28; Fionn Hand 3-21, John McNally 2-23, David Delany 2-32) (Target 219 in 41 overs)
Clontarf dug deep to inflict a 21-run loss on Merrion at Anglesea Road. Irish internationals David Delany (51) and PJ Moor (41) shared a fourth wicket stand of 72 as the Castle Avenue side made 218 - vital late runs coming from Ruan Cronje who shepherded the tail on hiss way to a top score of 56 from 39 balls (7 fours, two 6's). Merrion look well placed in the chase with John Anderson making a half century, but not for the first time this season, they collapsed under scoreboard pressure to lose by 21 - three wickets for Fionn Hand and two apiece for John McNally and Delany. Merrion did give a debut to South African Jordan Neill - who has been playing for Ireland Under 19s in Scotland as well as Munster Heat.
Leinster lost to Balbriggan by 9 wickets (DLS)
Rathmines, 29 July.
Leinster 114 (30.3 overs; Peter Francis 34; Matt Pollard 3-20, Sam Willemse 3-34, Andrew Darroch 2-37)
Balbriggan 109 (16 overs; Farooq Nasr 67, Cameron Rowe 30*)
Defending champions Balbriggan made light work of title hopefuls Leinster with a 9-wicket demolition at Rathmines. Batting first, Leinster went from 26 for 0 to 44 for 7, blown away by three wickets apiece for Matt Pollard and Sam Willemse, with Andy Darroch taking two. Peter Francis hit 34 but a total of 114 was never going to be enough. Farooq Nasr hit 13 fours and a six in his unbeaten 67 from 45 balls, sharing a second wicket stand of 95 in 14 overs with Cameron Rowe (30*). The statement win meaning Balbriggan aren't going to relinquish their crown without a fight.
YMCA v Leinster: abandoned
Claremont Road, 22 July.
Leinster 108-3 (15.4 overs; B Azhar 45, M Patel 31*; A Burton 2-12)
YMCA (23 over match.)
Balbriggan v The Hills: no play.
Jack Harper Ground, 15 July.
The Hills
Malahide v Merrion: no play.
The Village, 15 July.
Railway Union v YMCA: no play.
Park Avenue, 15 July.
Railway Union
Leinster v Clontarf: no play.
Rathmines, 15 July.
Leinster lost to Merrion by 41 runs.
Rathmines, 8 July.
Merrion 191 (44.3 overs; Swapnil Modgill 73, Stephen Doheny 51, Jack Carty 23; Peter Francis 4-20, Joey Carroll 3-28, Saqib Bahadur 2-24)
Leinster 150 (43.1 overs; P Lynch 54*, Sam Harbinson 3-19, Hugh Kennedy 3-23, Niranjan Shankar 3-30)
Merrion survived a first innings batting collapse to inflict a 41-run loss on Leinster, putting a dent in the Rathmines sides title ambitions. Swapnil Modgill's 73 (8 fours, 1 six) plus a rattling 51 from Stephen Doheny (5 fours, 1 six) took them to 150 for 1, before they imploded, losing 9 wickets for 41 runs. Peter Francis (4-20), Joey Carroll (3-28), and Saqib Bahadur (2-24) doing the damage. The chasse started poorly for the hosts, with Sam Harbinson striking three early blows, and when Hugh Kennedy also grabbed a trio of scalps, the writing was on the wall. Patrick Lynch hit 7 fours in a defiant 54 not out, but three wickets for Niranjan Shankar sealed the win.
Railway Union beat Balbriggan by 4 wickets.
Park Avenue, 8 July.
Balbriggan 230/9 (50 overs; Chris De Freitas 109*, Connor Fletcher 57, Greg Ford 21, Eoin Birch 21*; Hamza Maan 4-41, Zaman Safi 2-35)
Railway Union 231-6 (43.1 overs; Riley Mudford 71, Ashil Prakash 55, Kenny Carroll 32; Dylan Lues 3-33)
Ashil Prakash and Riley Mudford who led Railway to victory over Balbriggan (CricketEurope)
Railway Union delivered another blow to Balbriggan in their title defence as they earned welcome points in a successful pursuit of 231. Batting first, the prolific Chris De Freitas was in the runs again with an unbeaten 109 as he and Connor Fletcher (57) helped them recover from 9 for 3. Greg Ford and Eoin Birch both made 21 in their 230 for 9. Leg-spinner Hamza Maan enhanced his burgeoning reputation with four wickets. Kenny Carroll (32) shared an opening stand of 71 with Ashil Prakash (55), who also added 90 with Riley Mudford - the latter clattering 6 fours and 5 sixes in a 44-ball 71. From then the result was never in any doubt, as they eased to a four-wickets win.
Clontarf beat YMCA by 5 wickets.
Castle Avenue, 8 July.
YMCA 186 (49.1 overs; Tom Anders 47, Adam Rosslee 43, Olly Riley 29, Tim Tector 21; David Delany 4-38, Ruan Cronje 3-30, Luke Thomson 2-20)
Clontarf 187-5 (44.5 overs; John McNally 42, Ryan Karunakaran 36*, Fionn Hand 35)
Ryan Karunakaran and John McNally (CricketEurope)
A solid chase which saw six of the top seven make double figures helped Clontarf to a 5-wickets win at home to YMCA chasing 187. John McNally top-scored with 42, while Ireland Academy's Ryan Karunakaran made 36 not out - Irish international Fionn Hand earlier having made 35. YM's innings had seen an early burst from David Delany (4-38) and Ruan Cronje (3-30) reduce them to 87 for 7 and 116 for 8 despite 43 from Adam Rosslee, before a late rally by Tom Anders (47) and Olly Riley (29) saw them post 186 - better, but not enough.
Malahide beat The Hills by 8 wickets
The Village, 8 July.
The Hills 153 (40.2 overs; Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 39, Athar Farooqi 37, Tomas Rooney-Murphy 33, Mark Donegan 20; Mike Frost 4-21, Peter Chase 3-21, HUnter Kindley 3-25)
Malahide 157/2 (32.1 overs; Hunter Kindley 74*, Alistair Frost 58*)
Half centuries from Alistair Frost and Hunter Kindley led The Hills to a routine win (James Newland)
A third wicket stand of 139 in 26 overs between Hunter Kindley and Alistair Frost saw Malahide romp to a surprisingly easy 8-wicket win at home to The Hills. Kindley hit 11 fours in his unbeaten 74, while Frist made 58 not out (7 fours, 2 sixes) as they passed their modest target of 154 in the 32nd over. The visitors batting imploded as after a good start from the top four of Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (39), Athar Farooqi (37), Tomas Rooney-Murphy (33) and Mark Donegan (20) took them to 120 for 2. They lost 8 wickets for 33, with Mike Frost (4-21), Peter Chase (3-21) and Hunter Kindley (3-25) doing the damage.
Malahide beat Balbriggan by 4 wickets
The Village, 1 July.
Balbriggan 260 (48.3 overs; Greg Ford 100*, Ghanim Dara 40, Connor Fletcher 35, Farooq Nasr 26; Mike Frost 2-50 )
Malahide 263/6 (49.5 overs; Matt Ford 116, Andrew Sheridan 31*, Andrew Darroch 3-35)
Champagne for centurions Matt and Greg Ford (James Newland)
It was a battle of the Ford brothers in the Fingal derby with Matt Ford outgunning sibling Greg in a tense tussle that went to the penultimate ball. Greg's unbeaten 100 helped Balbriggan to 260, with runs too for Ghanim Dara (40), Connor Fletcher (35) and Farooq Nasr (26). It perhaps should have been more, and they were made to pay as Matt Ford made a typically powerful 116, and helped by an unbeaten 31 from Andrew Sheridan, they got over the line.
Clontarf beat Railway Union by 6 wickets
Castle Avenue, 1 July.
Railway Union 144 (40.3 overs; Riley Mudford 37, Hamza Maan 35; Fionn Hand 3-27, Ruan Cronje 2-29, David Delany 2-32, Mike Granger 2-39)
Clontarf 149/4 (22.2 overs; Robert Forrest 63, John McNally 41; Fakhar Zaman 2-9)
Thumbs up for Clontarf's Ruan Cronje and Andrew Vincent after their win over Railway Union (Deryck Vincent)
Clontarf were the quickest winners of the day as they had little trouble accounting for Railway Union. Riley Mudford's 37, and 35 from Hamza Maan were the best efforts of a disappointing Railway effort of 144. Birthday boy Fionn Hand took three wickets, while there two each or Mick Granger, David Delany and Ruan Cronje. Bobbo Forrest thumped 11 fours in a rapid 63 from 55 deliveries, while John McNally hit 41 as they sealed the six-wickets win in the 23rd over.
Leinster beat The Hills by 40 runs
Rathmines, 1 July.
Leinster 284/7 (50 overs; Peter Francis 83*, Michael Hogan 79, Saqib Bahadur71; Cian Nulty 3-64, Sean McNicholl 2-54)
The Hills 244 (47.1 overs; Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 90, Nathan Rooney 52, Althar Farooqi 31, Andrew Kavanagh 25*; Saqib Bahadur 4-39, Mark Tongue 2-23, Joey Carroll 2-48)
Saqib Bahadur took a hat-trick in his 4-39 and also made 71 (Stephen Tonge)
Leinster have emerged as serious title contenders and this feels like a statement win for the Rathmines side against The Hills. Peter Francis hit 7 fours and 4 sixes in a rapid unbeaten 83 from only 57 balls. Michael Hogan stroked 12 boundaries in his 79, while Saqib Bahadur made 71 (9 fours) in a home total of 284 for 7. The chase looked on with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and Nathan Rooney (52) adding 83 for the 5th wicket. However, from 185 for 4, they were dismissed for 244. McLoughlin-Gavin hit 11 boundaries in a top-score of 90, before becoming the first wicket of Saqib Bahadur'ss hat-trick.
YMCA beat Merrion by 27 runs
Claremont Road, 1 July.
YMCA 252/9 (50 overs; Rory Anders 64, Adam Roslee 63, Ash Burton 62*; Hugh Kennedy 4-41, Muhammed Sinan 2-34)
Merrion 225 (48.5 overs: Swapnil Modgill 86, Jack Carty 71; John Anderson 23; Tom Anders 5-37, Reuben Wilson 2-36, Mikey O'Reilly 2-50)
YMCA dug deep to beat Merrion by 27 runs, having looked dead and buried. Chasing 253, Swapnil Modgill (86) and Jack Carty (71) shared an opening stand of 173 to leave the Anglesea Road side needing 80 in 14 overs with all their wickets intact. However, the wheels came off as Tom Anders claimed 5 scalps, with Mikey O'Reilly and Reuben Wilson two each to be dismissed for 225. YM's innings saw Rory Anders top-score with 64 (10 fours, 1 six), sharing a third wicket stand of 132 in 25 overs with Adam Rosslee, whose 63 included 8 fours and a six. Ash Burton's unbeaten 62 added late runs - Hugh Kennedy taking four wickets for Merrion.
Balbriggan beat Leinster by 1 wicket.
Jack Harper Ground, 24 June.
Leinster 242 (46.4 overs; M PAtel 48, S Bahadur 46, M Hogan 40, J Carroll 36; K Ali 6-52, F Nasr 2-37)
Balbriggan 243-9 (45.4 overs; C de Freitas 88, G Dara 40, M Pollard 35; T de Beer 2-11, P Francis 3-30)
Clontarf beat Merrion by 6 wickets.
Castle Avenue, 24 June.
Merrion 150 (35.3 overs; M Sorensen 27; D Delany 4-21, F Hand 3-28)
Clontarf 152-4 (34.1 overs; E Delany 41, D Delany 40*)
Guinness is good for you. David Delany provided the point of dfference for Clontarf as they beat Merrion. (CricketEurope)
Malahide beat Railway Union by 27 runs.
The Village, 24 June.
Malahide 263 (48.2 overs; F McAllister 69, H Kindley 54, Y Ahmadzai 38; S O'Brien 3-39, A Mathew 2-44, F Zaman 2-49, B Kruger 2-63)
Railway Union 236 (48.5 overs; A Prakash 72, P Mehra 36, K Carroll 30, R Mudford 29; J Newland 3-44, M Frost 2-46, K Donnelly 2-52)
YMCA beat The Hills by 134 runs.
Claremont Road, 24 June.
YMCA 245 (50 overs; A Rosslee 57, M O'Reill49, R Anders 40, T Tector 39; J Tall 3-66, M Weldon 2-28, S McNicholl 2-60)
The Hills 111 (34.2 overs; M O'Reilly 4-27, T Tector 2-11, A Burton 2-25)
Merrion beat The Hills by 4 wickets
Anglesea Road, 17 June.
The Hills 160 (32/1 overs; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 40, Yaseen Sherzad 23; Muhammed Sinan 3-49, Tom Stanton 2-19, Oisin Bhoja 2-34, Sam Harbinosn 2-41)
Merrion 164/6 (45.4 overs; John Anderson 55, Dom Joyce 34*, Franco Marais 29; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2-20, Sean McNicholl 2-23)
Merrion showed the value of experience as the battle hardened duo of John Anderson and Dom Joyce guided them to a four-wicket win at home to The Hills. Chasing 161, the hosts were struggling at 27 for 4, before Anderson (54) and Franco Marais (29) shared a 5th wicket stand of 72. When the pair went, 39 were still needed, but skipper Joyce (34*) ensured no late dramas, adding an unbroken 42 with Max Sorensen. The Hills' 160 saw Nicolaj Laegsgaard top score with a 23-ball 40 (4 fours, 3 sixes), but the bowlers were always in control, with three wickets for Muhammed Sinan, and two apiece for Tom Stanton, Sam Harbinson and Oisin Bhoja.
Clontarf lost to Balbriggan by 6 wickets
Castle Avenue, 17 June.
Clontarf 182/7 (41 overs; Ruan Cronje 62*, David Delany 35, Luke Thomson 25; Sam Willemse 3-23)
Balbriggan 183/4 (31 overs; Greg Ford 74*, Dylan Lues 38, Matt Pollard 36*; David Delany 2-26)
David Delany roars with delight (Deryck Vincent)
An unbroken 5th wicket stand of 112 between Greg Ford and Matt Pollard led Balbriggan to a six wickets win at Clontarf. Ford hit 8 fours and a six in his unbeaten 74, while Pollard finished unbeaten on 36 as they made light of a chase of 183. Clontarf professional Ruan Cronje - batting down the order at 7 - made an unbeaten 62, adding 57 for the 8th wicket with Luke Thomson (25*), while there were runs too for David Delany (35). Sam Willemse (3-23) was best with the ball for the defending champions.
Leinster beat Railway Union by 123 runs
Rathmines, 17 June.
Leinster 194/8 (39 overs; Monil Patel 55, Peter Francis 54, Joey Carroll 28; Sean O'Brien 2-32, Hamza Maan 2-41)
Railway Union 71 (21.4 overs; Devender Ranolia 3-14, Bilal Azhar 2-8, Saqib Bahadur 2-10, Peter Francis 2-22)
Leinster's bowling unit came to the party as they skittled out Railway for just 71 at Rathmines. The quintet of Devender Ranolia (3-14), Bilal Azhar (2-8), Saqib Bahadur (2-10), Peter Francis (2-22) and Mark Tonge (1-0) were all on target in a ruthless display, Earlier half centuries from in-form Monil Patel (55) and Peter Francis (54) guided the hosts to 194 for 8 in a game reduced to 39 overs. It was more than enough.
Malahide lost to YMCA by 8 runs
The Village, 17 June.
YMCA 169 (38 overs; Henry Thompson 42, Mikey O'Reilly 24, Adam Rosslee 22, Tim Tector 20; Cameron Shoebridge 3-22, Michael Frost 2-18, Peter Chase 2-38, James Newland 2-41)
Malahide 161 (37.4 overs; Matty Ford 51, Ali Frost 36; Olly Riley 4-25, Reuben Wilson 3-33, Mikey O'Reilly 2-24)
Closest game of the day saw YMCA edge out Malahide by 8 runs in a rain-shortened 38-overs match. Henry Thompson top-scored for YM with 42, while there were 20s from skipper Tim Tector, Adam Rosslee and Mikey O'Reilly. Cameron Shoebridge took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Michael Frost, Peter Chase and James Newland. A fourth wicket stand of 85 in 17 overs between Matt Ford (51) and Ali Frost (36) looked to be guiding the hosts home but they collapsed, falling 8 runs short - a combined seven wickets for teenager Olly Riley (4-25) and Reuben Wilson (3-33), plus two for 20 year-old Mikey O'Reilly as youth had its day.
Balbriggan lost to YMCA by 4 wickets (DLS)
Jack Harper Ground, 10 June.
Balbriggan 266/9 (50 overs; Greg Ford 95, Matthew Pollard 57, Cameron Rowe 36, Ghanim Dara 22; Tom Anders 3-36, Ash Burton 3-61, Olly Riley 2-48)
YMCA 238/6 (37.5 overs; Adam Rosslee 111, Ash Burton 43, Tim Tector 28; Farooq Nasr 2-29) (Target 238 in 40 overs)
Adam Rosslee's century helped YMCA to a four wickets win at champions Balbriggan. He top-scored with 111 from 93 balls (10 fours, 4 sixes) as he shared a fourth wicket stand of 127 with Ash Burton (43) as YM chased a revised target of 238 to win with 11 balls to spare. Earlier Greg Ford made 95 (14 fours, 1 six) adding 128 with in-form Matthew Pollard (57) as Balbriggan made 266 - three wickets apiece for Tom Anders and Ash Burton.
Merrion beat Railway Union by 5 wickets (DLS)
Anglesea Road, 10 June.
Railway Union 194 (35.5 overs; Riley Mudford 79, Fakhar Zaman 39, Liam McCarthy 22; Sam Harbinson 3-15, Max Sorensen 3-32, Hugh Kennedy 3-48)
Merrion 151/5 (27 overs; Sam Harbinson 72*, Franco Marais 31; Liam McCarthy 2-17) (Target 151 in 30 overs)
Sam Harbinson acknowledges applause for his half century (Rodney Smythe)
Sam Harbinson's unbeaten 72 and 3 wickets helped Merrion to a 5-wicket DLS win over Railway Union. Riley Mudford hit 11 boundaries in a quickfire 79 for the visitors, who lost wickets in clusters - including three in four balls by Hugh Kennedy - denied a hat-trick by a spill in the slips. That was part of a spell where the last five wickets added one run and a final total of 194 looked well short. With Harbinson and Dom Joyce in the middle, the DLS target of 151 was passed with three overs and five wickets to spare.
Leinster beat Malahide by 4 wickets (DLS)
Rathmines, 10 June.
Malahide 301/5 (50 overs; HunterKindley 102, Jamie Grassi 83, Younas Ahmadzai 71; Peter Francis 3-69, Bilal Azhar 2-74)
Leinster 234/6 (31.1 overs; Monil Patel 58, Bilal Azhar 50, Michael Hogan 34, Peter Francis 35*; Cameron Shoebridge 2-44) (Target 233 in 34 overs)
A Leinster win looked unlikely as Hunter Kindley and Jamie Grassi put on an opening stand of 174 for Malahide. KIndley hit 12 fours in his 102, while Grassi found the boundary nine times in his 83. Younas Ahmadzzai pressed the accelerator as he cleared the ropes 6 times and hit 5 fours too in his 71 from 33 balls as Malahide finished on 301 for 5. Rain reduced the target to 233 in 34 and thanks to better than even time 50s from skipper Bilal Azhar and Monil Patel they got ahead of the rate. Peter Francis (35*) and Joe O'Sullivan (18*) sealing the four wickets win in the penultimate over.
The Hills beat Clontarf by 6 wickets (DLS)
The Vineyard, 10 June.
Clontarf 177 (47.5 overs; Eoghan Delany 66, David Vincent 34, Robert Forrest 31; Sean McNicholl 5-24, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 4-34)
The Hills 157/4 (35.4 overs; Murray Commins 59, Mark Donegan 47*, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 31) (Target 151 in 41 overs)
Sean McNicholl took 6 wickets for The Hills (CricketEurope)
Sean McNicholl's five-wickets haul led The Hills to a comfortable win at home to Clontarf. The Irish Australian has been in prolific form in recent weeks and his acquisition has given the Milverton attack an extra dimension. Eoghan Delany (66) and David Vincent (34) shared an opening stand of 60 but thereafter they struggled against McNicholl (5-24) and Nicolaj Laegsgaard (4-34), with only Robert Forrest (31) showing resistance. A total of 177 was never going to be challenging and it was reduced to 151 after a shower. Cormac McLoughlin made an entertaining 31 (5 fours) after Laegsgaard and Bhavesh Lakhotia went cheaply, but the match was effectively put to bed by a fourth wicket stand of 99 between Murray Commins (59) and Mark Donegan (47*).
Sean McNicholl talks with Willie Dwyer after the game
Railway Union lost to The Hills by 7 wickets
Park Avenue, 3 June.
Railway Union 117 (23 overs; R Mudford 59*, T Rooney Murphy 6-28, N Laeqsgaard 2-21, C Nulty 2-28)
The Hills 121-3 (N Laeqsgaard 50, M Commins 44*)
Clontarf lost to Malahide by 6 wickets
Castle Avenue, 3 June.
Clontarf 251-9 (50 overs; J McNally 54, R Cronje 40, E Delany 39; C Shoebridge 2-34, J Newland 2-28, A Sheridan 2-59)
Malahide 254-4 (47.1 overs; Y Ahmadzai 101, M Ford 53*, H Kindley 34; L Gilhooly 2-34)
Century for Younas Ahmadzai of Malahide (Deryck Vincent)
Merrion lost to Balbriggan by 3 wickets
Anglesea Road, 3 June.
Merrion 276-6 (50 overs; J Anderson 105, S Modgill 43, S Harbinson 40)
Balbriggan 277-7 (47.4 overs; C De Freitas 128*, G Ford 31; M Sorensen 3-46, S Stanton 3-52)
Leinster beat YMCA by 39 runs
Rathmines, 3 June.
Leinster 254 (49 overs; M Patel 99, J Carroll 82*; M O'Reilly 3-43, O Riley 2-27, T Anders 2-38)
YMCA 215 (48.2 overs; A Rosslee 72, E Ahmed 40; B Azhar 3-27, P Francis 3-40, D Raniola 2-43, A Shukla 2-51)
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Cork County beat North County by 3 wickets
Mardyke, 9 September.
North County 107 (36.1 overs: Alan Mathew 34, Eddie Richardson 27; Eshan O'Sullivan 3-20, Thorne Prophet 3-33, Hamdullah Safi 2-23)
Cork County 108/7 (38.2 overs; Abdul Ghaffar 24, Eshan O'Sullivan 21; Alan Mathew 3-19, Eddie Richardson 2-24)
Cork won the battle of the Counties as they edged out North County by three wickets in a low scoring encounter at The Mardyke. The Balrothery side made just 107 with Alan Mathew (34) and Eddie Richardson their top scorers. Eshan O'Sullivan and Throne Prophet each took three wickets. The home side made hard work of the modest target and were indebted to Abdul Ghaffar (24) and Eshan O'Sullivan (21) to get them over the line despite the best efforts of Alan Mathew (3-19) and Eddie Richardson (2-24).
Rush lost to Terenure by 7 wickets
Kenure, 9 September.
Rush 144 (33.4 overs: Raghav Grover 4-47, Dylan Cleary 2-20, Kripesh Shetty 2-41)
Terenure 145/3 (29 overs: Henry Dall 76*, Donal Vaughan 39; Brandon Morris 2-21)
Henry Dall hit 14 boundaries in an unbeaten 76 to lead Terenure to a morale boosting end of season win at Rush. He and Donal Vaughan (39) added 119 for the second wicket to steer their side to an emphatic seven-wickets win chasing 144 - two wickets for Brandon Morris. The Rush total of 144 saw extras top score with 32. Raghav Grover took four wickets, while there were two each for Dylan Cleary and Kripesh Shetty in an impressive bowling display that set up the win.
Phoenix beat North Kildare by 51 runs
Phoenix Park, 9 September.
Phoenix 180 (36.3 overs: Sam Morris 39, Jed Wiggins 37, James Maginnis 20; Nurulain Boda 5-42, Bakhtyar Nabi 3-32)
North Kildare 129 (29 overs; Mohammad Zaman 36, Husnain Maroof 29; Amish Sidhu 4-22, Ben White 3-29)
Amish Sidhu was in the wickets yet again, as the spinner claimed 4 for 22 to give Phoenix a morale boosting win over Kildare ahead of next week's play-off match against Railway Union. Ben White chipped in with three scalps as North Kildare were dismissed for 129 chasing 181 - Mohammed Zaman making 36 and Husnain Maroof 29. Sam Morris (39) and Jed Wiggins (37) were the main run getters for Phoenix - Nurulain Boda taking five wickets and Bakhtyar Nabi three.
Civil Service lost to Pembroke by 9 wickets
Phoenix Park, 9 September.
Civil Service 139 (33.2 overs: Dhiraj Shetty 45*, Jinson John 23; Gavin Hoey 6-40, Fiachra Tucker 2-14)
Pembroke 142/1 (18.2 overs: Nicholas Stapleton 91*, Diarmaid Tucker 41*)
Gavin Hoey took six wickets for Pembroke (Pembroke CC)
Champions Pembroke signed off with another thumping win as Civil Service were summarily swept aside. Gavin Hoey took six wickets as CS were bundled out for 139, with only Dhiraj Shetty (45*) offering any serious resistance. Run machine Nick Stapleton again delivered as he clubbed 9 fours and 6 sixes in his 57-ball unbeaten 91, adding 135 for the second wicket with Diarmaid Tucker (41*) to seal the nine-wicket win in the 19th over.
Phoenix beat Terenure by 7 wickets
Phoenix Park, 2 September.
Terenure 127 (33.5 overs; D Lynch 29, H Dall 25, S Lynch 20; A Sidhu 4-33, G Dockrell 2-14)
Phoenix 133/3 (25.1 overs; J Wiggins 73*; K Shetty 2-36)
Phoenix secured the promotion play-off slot as they brushed aside Terenure to win by 7 wickets. The visitors could only manage 127 with the Lynch brothers and Henry Dall making 20s. Amish Sidhu (4-33) was again among the wickets, while there was two for George Dockrell. The Irish international also featured in an unbroken stand of 80 with Jed Wiggins in the chase, but was very much second fiddle - his unbeaten 19 overshadowed by 73 not out from Wiggins that featured 7 fours and 2 sixes. Phoenix await their opponents on the 16th - The Hills or Railway Union will be the challenge that they must pass to make it back to the top flight.
Pembroke beat Rush by 9 wickets
Sydney Parade, 2 September.
Rush 130 (44.4 overs; N McGuire 25; P Lawson 3-22, G Hoey 3-29, Z Micklewright 2-30)
Pembroke 131/1 (17.1 overs; JJ Garth 76, D Tucker 37*)
Pembroke won the Championship (CricketEurope)
Pembroke clinched the Championship title and an automatic return to the top flight with a resounding 9-wicket win over Rush. Nathan McGuire's 25 was the best the Fingal side had to offer in a poor batting effort that saw them dismissed for just 130. Once again it was a case of 'spin to win' as Paul Lawson and Gavin Hoey each took three wickets, while Zack Micklewright claimed two. The chase was given a flying start as JJ Garth cleared the ropes 6 times as well as hitting 6 fours in a hard-hit 76 from only 43 balls, sharing an opening stand of 112 in 13.4 overs with Diarmaid Tucker (37*). It was fitting that Pembroke skipper Theo Lawson was in the middle when the winning runs were scored, as he brought the curtain down on his playing career after the match.
North County beat North Kildare by 237 runs
Balrothery, 2 September.
North County 335/6 (50 overs; N McGovern 89, S Singh 83, A Sattar 51*, E Richardson 37, L Whelan 24; N Monon 2-62, M Zaman 2-79)
North Kildare 98 (22.3 overs; N Zaman 30*, B Zaman 21; A Mathew 3-13, E Richardson 3-18, A Ghaffar 2-29)
North County were the biggest winners of the day as they thumped a hapless North Kildare by 237 runs at Balrothery. Niall McGovern hit 14 boundaries in a top-score of 89, adding 112 for the second wicket with Simi Singh. The Irish international hit 8 fours and four 6's in his 83, adding a further 84 in 12 overs with Eddie Richardson (37). Abdul Sattar hit five 6's in a whirlwind unbeaten 51 from 24 balls, while Luke Whelan made 24 in a home total of 335 for 6. Kildare's chase never got going as they were bundled out for 98 - three wickets each for Alan Mathew and Richardson, while there was two for Adul Ghaffar.
Civil Service lost to Cork County by 67 runs
Phoenix Park, 2 September.
Cork County 168 (45.5 overs; A Ghaffar 51, T Prophet 34, S Aiman 34; M Siddique 2-24, N Khan 2-29, D Shetty 2-34, A Bafanda 2-39)
Civil Service 101 (34.4 overs; K O'Sullivan 4-20, D Carey 2-13, B McDonough 2-17)
Cork County travelled back to Munster with a 67-run win over Civil Service at The Park. Abdul Ghaffar's 51 (6 fours) and 34 apiece from Throne Prophet and Syed Aiman saw them post 168. Four wickets from Kevin O'Sullivan, plus two each from Byron McDonough and Diarmuid Carey sealed the win as the home side were dismissed for 101.
Phoenix beat Cork County by 8 wickets
Phoenix Park, 26 August.
Cork County 59 (26 overs; S Di Bartolomeo 26; A Sidhu 5-4, O Hald 3-19, A Rana 2-16)
Phoenix 62/2 (10.1 overs; L Shields 35)
Amish Sidhu took five wickets (CricketEurope)
Phoenix remain in the play-off slot as Amish Sidhu took 5 for 4 to bowl out Cork County for just 59 in the Park. Stefano Di Bartolomeo (26) was the only player to make double figures for the Munster side. Oliver Hald (3-19) and Anish Rana (2-16) completing the damage. The home side wasted no time chasing down their modest target as Levon Shields hit 4 fours and two sixes in a quickfire 35, sharing an opening stand of 58 with Callum O'Byrne (16) as they completed an 8-wicket win in just the 11th over.
Pembroke beat Terenure by 157 runs (DLS)
Sydney Parade, 26 August.
Pembroke 310/8 (48 overs; N Stapleton 153, F Tucker 56, G Hoey 23; D Cleary 4-56)
Terenure 98/8 (25 overs; S Nair 23*; G Hoey 3-22, P Lawson 3-28, F Tucker 2-15)
Nick Stapleton scored another century (CricketEurope)
Nick Stapleton was again in the runs as Pembroke won again to stay top of the table, Stapleton made a brilliant 153 from only 103 balls, hitting 18 fours and 6 sixes in his knock. He shared a fourth wicket stand of 170 in 23.3 overs with Fiachra Tucker (56) as the Sydney Parade side racked up 310 for 8. The frequent showers meant a moving DLS target for Terenure but they didn't get out of first gear - kept to 98 for 8 in 25 overs with a case of 'spin to win' for the home side as they raced through the overs to beat the elements. Gavin Hoey and Paul Lawson grabbing three apiece, while Fiachra Tucker picked up two.
Rush beat North Kildare by 195 runs
Kenure, 26 August.
Rush 246 (44.5 overs; L Johnson 68, N McGuire 29, A Doheny 28, B Morris 23, A Eastwood 20; N Monon 3-37, B Nabi 3-48, H Maroof 2-44)
North Kildare 51 (12.5 overs; A Eastwood 8-29, A Neary 2-12)
Allan Eastwood took 8 wickets (CricketEurope)
Allan Eastwood's career best figures of 8 for 29 saw North Kildare bundled out for 51 replying to a Rush total of 246 at Kenure. The former Irish international was unplayable with pace and movement as he rolled back the years with a vintage performance. Alex Neary (2-12) completed the carnage. Earlier, Llew Johnson top-scored for Rush wth 68, while there were 20s from skipper Nathan McGuire, Andrew Doheny, Brandon Morris and that man Eastwood as well. The win keeps them in third place with games running out.
North County beat Civil Service by 53 runs (DLS)
Balrothery, 26 August.
North County 238 (50 overs; A Mathew 72, J Devane 37, B McBride 28, N McGovern 27, A Sattar 21; D Shetty 5-47, A Bafanda 2-38)
Civil Service 83/9 (20 overs; Dhiraj Shetty 28*; S Singh 2-15, S Sludds 2-20, T Hasan 2-28) (Target 136 in 20 overs)
Alan Mathew (CricketEurope)
North County managed to get their match with Civil Service completed to run out 53-run winners on DLS. An opening stand of 54 between John Devane (37) and Niall McGovern (27) set them on their way, and Alan Mathew's top-score of 72 saw him and Ben McBride (28) add 91 for the 6th wicket on their way to 238 - Dhiraj Shetty taking five wickets. Chasing 136 in 20 overs, the visitors were in disarray at 35 for 7 with two wickets apiece for Simi Singh, Sean Sludds and Tanvir Hasan. Shetty hit a few lusty blows in an unbeaten 28 to get his side to 83 for 9, but the result was by that stage a foregone conclusion.
Phoenix beat Rush by 5 runs
Phoenix Park, 19 August.
Phoenix 122 (28.5 overs; C O'Byrne 39*, J Maginnis 24; A Eastwood 3-25, A Abbasi 3-33, J Barnes 2-31)
Rush 117 (34.4 overs; A Neary 24; A Sidhu 4-18, A Rana 3-27, O Hald 2-43)
Never give up! When Phoenix were reduced to 26 for 7 and 48 for 8 in their crucial promotion clash with Rush in the Park the result seemed a foregone conclusion. However, the last two wickets added 74 with Callum O'Byrne (39*) and James Maginnis (24) getting them up to 122. That gave their bowlers something to defend and they rose to the challenge with Amish Sidhu (4-18), Anish Rana (3-27) and Oliver Hald (2-43) eeking out a priceless five-run win.
Pembroke lost to North County by 120 runs
Sydney Parade, 19 August.
North County 253/6 (50 overs; E Richardson 85, A Mathew 77, N McGovern 30; G Hoey 3-34)
Pembroke 133 (40.3 overs; T Lawson 45, D Tucker 32; A Mathew 4-29, S Singh 3-34)
North County inflicted the second defeat of the season on league leaders Pembroke at Sydney Parade. It didn't look likely as County were reduced to 88 for 5, but a sixth wicket stand of 156 between Eddie Richardson (85) and Alan Mathew (77) completely revived their fortunes. That propelled them to 253 for 6. Spinners Mathew (4-29) and Simi Singh (3-34) then combined to bowl out Pembroke for 133 - skipper Theo Lawson (45) and Diarmaid Tucker (32) their top scorers.
North Kildare lost to Civil Service by 2 wickets (DLS)
The Maws, 19 August.
North Kildare 88 (34.1 overs; N Boda 31; N Khan 3-14, A Bafanda 3-25, R Gunaseelan 2-14, M Siddique 2-18)
Civil Service 88/8 (25.1 overs; A Chandrasekar 38; H Maroof 6-19; B Nabi 2-14) (Target 85 in 41 overs.)
Civil Service won a low-scoring contest as they squeaked home by two wickets (DLS) at North Kildare. The home side made just 88, but it was nearly enough as Husnain Maroof took 6 for 19. However, 38 from Arjun Chandrasekar ensured welcome points for Civil Service.
Terenure beat Cork County by 111 runs
Terenure, 19 August.
Terenure 276/9 (50 overs; R Grover 92, S Lynch 53, B Tukrel 50, L Harris 38; S Mackenzie 3-35, S Di Bartolomeo 2-37, A Saddique 2-44)
Cork County 165 (37.4 overs; A Saddique 32, A Ghaffar 31, S Aiman 24, E O'Sullivan 22; D Vaughan 2-8, B Tukrel 2-14, S Lynch 2-47)
Terenure were another side who staged a batting fightback, recovering to beat Cork County by 111 runs. Seamus Lynch (53) and Liam Harris (38) added 90 for the 3rd wicket, before the hosts slumped for 97 for 2 to 111 for 7. Raghav Grover then thumped 6 sixes in a top score of 92 from 84 balls, adding 140 in 99 balls with Bhavic Tukrel (50). A total of 276 for 9 was the highest of the day, and Cork couldn't get near. Abu Saddique hit 32 as they made 165 - two wickets apiece for Donal Vaughan, Bhavic Tukrel and Seamus Lynch.
Pembroke lost to Phoenix by 7 wickets
Sydney Parade, 13 August.
Pembroke 128 (37.3 overs; L Tucker 38, T Lawson 37; O Hald 5-32, T Dempsey 2-27, B White 2-32)
Phoenix 129/3 (26.3 overs; G Dockrell 49*, T Kane 48*, L Shields 24; N Stapleton 3-40)
Oliver Hald has five wickets (CricketEurope)
Phoenix put a dent in Pembroke's title charge, with a resounding win at Sydney Parade. The home side were blown away by a five-wicket haul for Oliver Hald as they slumped to 37 for 6. Lorcan Tucker (38) and Theo Lawson (37) led a recovery with a 7th wicket stand of 76, but two wickets apiece for Ben White and Theo Dempsey saw them 128 all out. Nick Stapleton took three wickets to leave Phoenix on 30 for 3, but an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 99 between Irish internationals George Dockrell (49*) and Tyrone Kane (48*) sealed the 7-wicket victory in the 27th over.
Cork County beat North Kildare by 7 wickets
Mardyke, 12 August.
North Kildare 88 (27.2 overs; B Nabi 32, J Uddin 20; B McDonough 4-25, N Anjum 3-13, A Saddique 2-19)
Cork County 89/3 (24.2 overs; S Di Bartolomeo 35*, S Aiman 25*; F Zaman 2-14)
Cork County had little trouble disposing of North Kildare as they romped to a 7-wicket win at The Mardyke. Byron McDonough claimed four wickets, while there three for Nabeel Anjum and two for Abu Saddique as the visitors were skittled for just 88 - Bakhtyar Nabi (32) and Josh Uddin (20) their only significant contributions. Stefano Di Bartolomeo hit an unbeaten 35 adding 66 for the fourth wicket with Syed Aiman (25*) after they were wobbling slightly at 23 for 3.
North County beat Terenure by 6 wickets (DLS)
Balrothery, 12 August.
Terenure 108 (28.3 overs; H Dall 20, D Lynch 20; E Richardson 5-32, A Ghaffar 2-17, S Singh 2-31)
North County 107/4 (28 overs; S Singh 42; H Asad 2-17) (Target 104 in 45 overs)
Eddie Richardson took five wickets to bowl North County to a welcome 6-wicket win at home to Terenure. The former Irish international's 5 for 32 saw the visitors bundled out for 108, with 20s from Henry Dall and Donal Lynch. There were two wickets apiece for Abdul Ghaffar and Simi Singh, who also scored 42 as they eased to victory in 28 overs.
Civil Service lost to Rush by 170 runs
Phoenix Park, 12 August.
Rush 273/8 (50 overs; N McGuire 89, J Barnes 35, A Doheny 31, A McGuire 30, L Johnson 24, A Neary 24; A Bafanda 3-34, M Siddique 2-63)
Civil Service 103 (27.3 overs; S Singh 21; N McGuire 3-8, A Neary 2-15, A Abbasi 2-27)
Rush skipper Nathan McGuire produced a Man-of-the-Match display as Rush beat Civil Service by 170-runs in the Park. He top-scored with 89 (11 fours, 2 sixes), dominating an opening stand of 112 with Andrew Doheny (31). There were runs right through the middle order with 30s for Barnes, Doheny and Aaron McGuire as they posted 273 for 8. The home side were then bowled out for 103 - three wickets for McGuire, and two apiece for Ale Neary and Asher Abbasi.
Phoenix beat North County by 10 wickets (DLS)
Phoenix Park, 29 July.
North County 60 (19.4 overs; John Devane 24; Ben White 3-7, Theo Dempsey 3-26)
Phoenix 46/0 (6.5 overs; Levon Shields 32*)
Phoenix had little trouble accounting for North County to keep alive their promotion aspirations with an emphatic 10 wickets (DLS) win. County were skittled for just 60 - three wickets apiece for Ben White and Theo Dempsey. Rain meant a revised target of 46 which was quickly knocked off by Levon Shields who hit five boundaries in his unbeaten 32 from just 24 balls in the easiest of wins against a County side that failed to land a glove.
North Kildare lost to Pembroke by 9 wickets (DLS)
The Maws, 29 July.
North Kildare 82 (19.5 overs; Josh Uddin 45; Paul Lawson 4-18, Nick Stapleton 3-13)
Pembroke 82/1 (12.2 overs; Nick Stapleton 50*) (Target 82 in 49 overs)
Pembroke's relentless march back to the top flight continued with their latest demolition job of Championship opponents. North Kildare were bowled out for just 82 in under 20 overs - Josh Uddin the sole player to put up any resistance with 45 from 39 balls (6 fours, two 6's). Paul Lawson (4-18) and Nick Stapleton (3-13) did the bulk of the damage with the ball, and it was Stapleton who sped the Sydney Parade side to the 9 wicket win, hitting a 33-ball half century that saw him hit 5 fours and clear the ropes three times.
Rush beat Cork County by 8 wickets
Kenure, 29 July.
Cork County 150 (45.3 overs; Abu Saddique 54, Stefano Di Bartolomeo 28, Eshan O'Sullivan 24; Jarred Barnes 5-27, Allan Eastwood 2-25, Cian Egerton 2-31)
Rush 154/2 (27.3 overs; Llew Johnson 42*, Nathan McGuire 39, Cian Egerton 33*, Andrew Doheny 25)
Rush also won a one-sided encounter as they beat Cork County by 8 wickets at Kenure. Jared Barnes made early inroads, taking 5 for 27 to demolish the Munster side's top-order. Skipper Abu Saddique made a defiant 54, while there were runs too for Italian international Stefano Di Bartolomeo (28) - fresh from his five wicket haul for the Azurri against Jersey on Friday - and Eshan O'Sullivan (24), Two wickets for Allan Eastwood and Cian Egerton saw Cork eventually dismissed for 150. Rush made light work of the modest target with Llew Johnson hitting five 6's in a 20-ball 42 not out, while skipper Nathan McGuire (39), Cian Egerton (33*) and Andrew Doheny (25) also chipped in to clinch the win in the 28th over.
Civil Service beat Terenure by 23 runs
Phoenix Park, 29 July.
Civil Service 220/9 (47 overs; Simranjeet Singh 36, Arjun Chandrassekar 28, Binsin Thambi 27*; Gethin Kelleher 3-28, Mark Thomas 3-45, Hilal Asad 2-33)
Terenure 197 (38 overs; Seamus Lynch 53, Gethin Kelleher 41, Sid Nair 30; Vivek Srinivisan 3-30, Naveed Khan 3-39)
The only competitive match in the Championship came in the Park as Civil Service got the better of Terenure. Simranjeet Singh (36), Arjun Chandrassekar (28), and Binsin Thambi (27*), were in the runs as CS posted 220 in 47 overs - three wickets for Gethin Kelleher and Mark Thomas. Seamus Lynch hit 53 from 49 balls (4 fours, 4 sixes) adding 97 in 15 overs for the third wicket with Kelleher (41) but a middle-order collapse saw the home side take control, which they held on too despite 30 down the order from Sid Nair - three wickets for Vivek Srinivisan and Naveed Khan sealing a 23-run win.
Cork County lost to Pembroke by 8 wickets (DLS).
Mardyke, 22 July.
Cork County 88 (27 overs; A Ghaffar 43; Z Micklewright 5-19, N Stapleton 3-28)
Pembroke 63-2 (9.1 overs; N Stapleton 29*)
Zack Micklewright took five wickets (Theo Lawson)
Terenure v North Kildare. Match abandoned.
Terenure, 22 July.
North Kildare 260-8 (50 overs; H Maroof 60*, N Boda 46*, J Uddin 31, B Zaman 29, B Nabi 27; K Shetty 2-38, D Vaghan 2-38, S Lynch 2-41)
Terenure 55-4 (11 overs; S Lynch 26)
North Kildare v Phoenix: no play.
The Maws, 15 July.
North Kildare
North County v Cork County: no play.
Balrothery, 15 July.
North County
Cork County
Terenure v Rush: no play.
Terenure, 15 July.
Pembroke beat Civil Service by 6 wickets.
Sydney Parade, 15 July.
Civil Service 81 (24.4 overs; Nilesh Joshi 26; Fiachra Tucker 2-6, Gavin Hoey 2-13, Paul Lawson 2-21)
Pembroke 82-4 (9.5 overs; Diarmaid Tucker 29, Nick Stapleton 20; Aamir Bafanda 2-15, Mubashar Siddique 2-37)
Pembroke's clash with Civil Service was the only one to beat the weather in the top two divisions in Leinster. The 25 overs match at Sydney Parade saw Civil Service bowled out for 81, with Nilesh Joshi's 26 their best effort. There were two wickets apiece for Fiachra Tucker, Paul Lawson and Gavin Hoey - who took advantage of the washed out interpro weekend to make a bonus appearance. Pembroke were more worried about the weather than the CS attack as they raced to their modest target in the 10th over - runs for Diarmaid Tucker (29) and Nick Stapelton (20) - two wickets each for Aamir Bafanda and Mubashar Siddique. The win keeps Pembroke at the top of the Championship table and on course for an instant return to the top flight.
Phoenix lost to Pembroke by 9 wickets.
Phoenix Park, 8 July.
Phoenix 179 (36.3 overs; Tyrone Kane 66*, Oliver Hald 26, Adam Chester 25: Gavin Hoey 3-35, Nick Stapleton 3-37, Paul Lawson 2-15)
Pembroke 184-1 (31.4 overs; Nick Stapleton 70*, JJ Garth 67*)
Century stand for Nic Stapleton and JJ Garth (Theo Lawson)
Pembroke kept their promotion ambitions firmly on track with an emphatic 9-wickets win over Phoenix in the Park. The hosts early order was again in diffs as they slumped to 29 for 5, and although there was a recovery as at County last week, no victory to accompany it. Tyrone Kane did his best as he hit 5 sixes in a 59-ball 66, with runs too as in that aforementioned win from Oliver Hald (26) and Adam Chester (25). There were three wickets apiece for Gavin Hoey and Nic Stapleton. The chase began with an opening stand of 61 between Diarmaid Tucker (23) and JJ Garth, who would go on to hit 67 not out (6 fours, 2 sixes) as he shared a second wicket partnership of 123 in 22 overs with Stapleton, whose rich vein of form continued as he made an unbeaten 70 (9 fours, 2 sixes) in the most comfortable of wins.
North Kildare beat Cork County by 4 wickets.
The Maws, 8 July.
Cork County 109 (27.3 overs; Stefano Di Bartolomeo 24; Bakhtyar Nabi 6-12, Husnain Maroof 2-22)
North Kildare 112-6 (25.5 overs; Bakhtyar Nabi 37*; Stefano Di Bartolomeo 3-32)
Bakhtyar Nabi took 6 for 12 as North Kildare beat Cork County (Rodney Smythe)
There was no doubt about the Man-of-the-Match as North Kildare beat Cork County at The Maws. His six wickets for 12 runs saw the Munster side bowled out for 109 - Stefano Di Bartolomeo's 24 the best of the batting. The hosts found batting equally challenging and at 50 for 5 with the Italian qualified professional taking 3 wickets. Enter stage left, Nabi, who made an unbeaten 37 (4 fours, 1 six) to clinch the win.
Terenure beat North County by 1 wicket.
Terenure, 8 July.
North County 246-6 (50 overs; Niall McGovern 73, Eddie Richardson 57, Ash Jain 29*; Bhavic Tukrel 2-31, Raghav Grover 2-60)
Terenure 249-9 (49.4 overs; Heny Dall 90, Bhavic Tukrel 30*, L Harris 27, Seamus Lynch 27; Sean Sludds 3-29, Abdul Ghaffar 2-45, Alan Mathew 2-61)
Closest game of the day saw Terenure edge out North County by 1 wicket in a real thriller. A third wicket stand of 115 between Niall McGovern - who top-scored with 73 (10 fours) - and Eddie Richardson (57) helped County to 246 for 6. Henry Dall hit 11 fours in a well-made 90, with 27 apiece for Seamus Lynch and Liam Harris. The last pair were at the wicket with 14 still needed, but Bhavic Tukrel ensured the honours went to the home side, as his run-a-ball 30 sealed the win with two balls to spare.
Rush beat Civil Service by 30 runs.
Kenure, 8 July.
Rush 282-9 (50 overs; Nathan McGuire 72, Jarred Barnes 66*, Neil Rock 32, Jack McGee 25, Aaron McGuire 25; P Shah 3-49, Darshwin Shetty 2-26)
Civil Service 252 (44.4 overs; Simranjeet Singh 102*, Srikanth Boddu 57; Muhammed Waseem 3-24, Brandon Morris 3-46, Jarred Barnes 3-61)
Rush reignited their promotion push with a 30-run win over Civil Service at Kenure. Skipper Nathan McGuire hit 12 fours and cleared the ropes twice in a run-a-ball 72, while there was also a half century for Jarred Barnes (66) in their 282 for 9. They needed them as Civil Service's Simranjeet Singh hit 13 fours and 4 sixes in an unbeaten 102, while there was a half century too for Srikanth Boddu 957). Three wickets apiece for Muhammed Waseem, Brandon Morris and Jarred Barnes ensuring the win.
North County lost to Phoenix by 117 runs
Balrothery, 1 July.
Phoenix 231 (41 overs; Oliver Hald 104, Adam Chester 63; Eddie Richardson 3-22, Sean Sludds 3-39, Abdul Ghaffar 3-43)
North County 114 (32.3 overs; Ashish Jain 30, Luke Whelan 23; Amish Sidhu 4-19, Theo Dempsey 2-26)
Oliver Hald celebrates his century for Phoenix (Tyrone Kane)
An incredible turnaround at Balrothery saw Phoenix recover from 15 for 6 and 42 for 7 to beat North County comfortably. Oliver Hald thumped 12 fours and 6 sixes in a whirlwind 104 from 56 deliveries, adding 125 in just 13 overs for the 8th wicket with Adam Chester. The former captain was no slouch either as his 63 from 66 balls included 8 fours and a six. Phoenix ended ion 231 with three wickets apiece for Sean Sludds, Eddie Richardson and Abdul Ghaffar. The home side never got going in the reply, with Ash Jain's 30 the best of their 114 - four wickets for talented spinner Amish Sidhu.
Pembroke beat North Kildare by 203 runs
Sydney Parade, 1 July.
Pembroke 368/6 (50 overs; Nick Stapleton 119, Diarmaid Tucker 65, William Todd 46, Gavin Hoey 41*, JJ Garth 28, Theo Lawson 24; Mohammed Zaman 2-75, Husnain Maroof 2-78)
North Kildare 165 (36.2 overs; Husnain Maroof 59, Josh Uddin 28, Syed Shah 27; Nick Stapleton 4-28, Fiachra Tucker 3-8)
Centurion Nick Stapleton (Theo Lawson)
Pembroke kept their promotion campaign on track with an emphatic 203-run win over North Kildare at Sydney Parade. Their huge total of 368 for 6 saw Nick Stapleton make 119 from 121 balls (17 fours, 1 six), sharing a second wicket stand of 103 with Diarmuid Tucker (65), who had also added 71 for the first wicket with JJ Garth (28). William Todd (46), Gavin Hoey (41*) and Theo Lawson (24) were also in the runs. Husnain Maroof hit 12 fours in a spirited 59, but four wickets for Stapleton completed a fine all-round day for him - three wickets as well for Fiachra Tucker.
Cork County beat Rush by 6 runs
Mardyke, 1 July.
Cork County 171 (44.3 overs; Syed Aiman 56, Matthew Spanner 26, Ross Durity 22; Alex Neary 3-14, Brandon Morris 3-33, Nathan McGuire 2-31, Cian Egerton 2-41)
Rush 165 (43.3 overs; Nathan McGuire 35, Cian Egerton 26, Jack McGee 24, Aaron McGuire 20; Nabeel Anjum 3-12, Stefano Di Bartolomeo 3-39, Byron McDonough 2-58)
Cork County won a real thriller to knock the promotion hopes of Rush at The Mardyke. Syed Aiman scored a half century in the Munster men's total of 171 - three wickets each for Alex Neary and Brandon Morris. The Fingal side got to 165 with skipper Nathan McGuire's 35 their top score, but Nabeel Anjum's third wicket, plus three for overseas player Stefano Di Bartolomeo clinched the six-run win.
Terenure beat Civil Service by 70 runs
Terenure, 1 July.
Terenure 370/7 (50 overs; Raghav Grover 130, Donal Lynch 107, Liam Harris 33, Sid Nair 32; Mubasher Siddique 3-52)
Civil Service 300 (47.3 overs; Arjun Chandrasekar 88*, Muhammed Safeen 31, Asadullah Ahmadzai 31, Naveed Khan 25*, Dhiraj Shetty 23; Seamus Lynch 4-44, Darshit Shetty 2-46, Kripesh Shetty 2-59)
A fifth wicket stand of 229 in 27 overs between Raghav Grover and Donal Lynch was the catalyst for Terenure to make the highest total of the day - 370 for 7 at home to Civil Service. Grover top-scored with 130 from 114 balls (12 fours, 5 sixes), while Lynch cleared the ropes 5 times as well as hitting 11 fours in his 107 from just 71 balls. Civil Service did well to reach 300 without really threatening to overhaul the massive target - Arjun Chandrasekar making an unbeaten 88, and Seamus Lynch taking four wickets.
Cork County beat Terenure by 25 runs (DLS).
Mardyke, 24 June.
Cork County 198-5 (38 overs; S di Bartolomeo 53*, M Spanner 45, S Aiman 42; R Grover 2-17, D Vaughan 2-40)
Terenure 184 (35.4 overs; D Vaughan 102; B McDonough 2-26, E O'Sullivan 2-36) (Target was 210 in 38 overs.)
Rush beat Phoenix by 9 runs.
Kenure, 24 June.
Rush 153 (28.1 overs; J McGee 32, L Johnson 31, M Waseem 30; O Haid 4-36, T Dempsey 2-14, A Sidhu 2-33)
Phoenix 144 (30.5 overs; J Maginnis 32; N McGuire 3-25, J Barnes 3-38, A Neary 2-34)
North County lost to Pembroke by 8 wickets.
Balrothery, 24 June.
North County 157 (40.1 overs; E Richardson 44, N McGovern 30, L Whelan 25; F Tucker 5-7, G Hoey 3-27)
Pembroke 158-2 (32.1 overs; N Stapleton 70*, T Lawson 61*)
Civil Service beat North Kildare by 6 wickets.
Phoenix Park, 24 June.
North Kildare 103 (27.5 overs; J Uddin 30; N Khan 4-40, A Bafanda 3-12, R Parashurana 2-27)
Civil Service 107-4 (20.2 overs; A Bafanda 51; M Zaman 2-30)
Terenure lost to Phoenix by 3 wickets
Terenure, 17 June.
Terenure 152 (44.2 overs; Sid Nair 33, Darshit Shetty 27*, Seamus Lynch 25; Jed Wiggins 3-20, Anish Rana 2-29, Amish Sidhu 2-37)
Phoenix 155/7 (27.5 overs; Stephen Black 59, Tyrone Kane 24; Seamus Lynch 2-32, Bhavic Tukrel 2-32, Raghav Grover 2-36)
Stephen Black's half century guided Phoenix to a three-wickets win at Terenure as they chased 153. The opener top-scored with 59 (9 fours, 1 six), while skipper Tyrone Kane cleared the ropes three times in a breezy 24. Sid Nair made 33 for the hosts, while Jed Wiggins (3-20) fared best with the ball for Phoenix, who remain on course for an instant return to the top flight.
Rush lost to Pembroke by 74 runs
Kenure, 17 June.
Pembroke 314/7 (44 overs; Theo Lawson 73, JJ Garth 57, Fiachra Tucker 51*, Gavin Hoey 51, Danny Hogan 27; Nathan McGuire 3-51, Asher Abbasi 2-67)
Rush 240 (33.4 overs; Neil Rock 97, Muhammed Waseem 35, Nathan McGuire 26; Paul Lawson 4-45, Nick Stapleton 3-39, Piyush Sharma 2-39)
Pembroke won the battle of the promotion chasers as they beat Rush by 74 runs at Kenure. A powerful batting display saw four half centuries from the Sydney Parade side as they racked up 314 for 7. Theo Lawson top-scored with 73, while JJ Garth (57) and Gavin Hoey (51) both hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes. The real fireworks though came from Fiachra Tucker whose 20-ball unbeaten 51 saw him clear the ropes 6 times. Llew Johnson went cheaply, but Neil Rock hit 8 sixes and 6 fours in a brutal 97 from 51 balls to take the hosts to 200 for 5 in 26 overs. His wicket - one of four for Paul Lawson - was the decisive one as the hosts finished on 240.
North Kildare lost to North County by 6 wickets
The Maws, 17 June.
North Kildare 116 (30.2 overs; Josh Uddin 30, Syed Rizvi 22; Eddie Richardson 4-31, Ashish Jain 2-16)
North County 117/4 (24.1 overs; Eddie Richardson 34, Jonathan Andrews 26*; Husnain Maroof 2-49)
Eddie Richardson produced a Man-of-the-Match display to guide North County to a 6-wickets win at North Kildare. The former Irish international took four wickets as the Maws side were dismissed for 116 - Josh Uddin top-scoring with 30. He then made 34 in the chase, adding 53 for the 4th wicket with Jonathan Andrews (26*) to secure the points.
Cork County beat Civil Service by 58 runs
Mardyke, 17 June.
Cork County 250/8 (50 overs; Abu Saddique 60, Syed Aiman 37, Byron McDonough 28, Eshan O'Sullivan 27; Mubasher Siddique 4-38)
Civil Service 192/9 (50 overs; Mubasher Siddique 39, Rohith Gunasseelan 27, Arjun Chandrasekar 22, Vivek Srinivasan 22; Byron McDonough 4-21, Nabeel Anjum 4-40)
Cork County ran out 58-run winners at home to Civil Service thanks to a solid batting effort that saw runs from the top seven in the order, Skipper Abu Saddique top-scored with 60 *4 fours, 1 six), while Syed Aiman (37), Byron McDonough (28) and Eshan O'Sullivan (27) offered excellent support. CS skipper Mubasher Siddique (4-38) was best with the ball, and his 39 was the best of their reply of 192. Nabeel Anjum and Byron McDonough taking four wickets apiece for the Munster men.
North Kildare lost to Rush by 81 runs (DLS)
The Maws, 10 June.
Rush 177 (34.1 overs; Andrew Doheny 34, Brandon Morris 32, Llew Johnson 27, Cian Egerton 25; Wasif Ali 6-46, Husnain Maroof 2-48)
North Kildare 94 (25.2 overs; Samran Patel 33; Cian Egerton 5-20, Jarred Barnes 2-10) (Target 176 in 47 overs)
Rush completed an emphatic 81-run win at Kildare, but it needed their batting depth to come to their rescue having been 88 for 7 at one stage. Runs from Andrew Doheny (34) and Brandon Morris (32) saw them rally to 177. That proved more than enough as Cian Egerton took five wickets to seal the victory.
Terenure lost to Pembroke by 7 wickets (DLS)
Terenure, 10 June.
Terenure 154 (37.5 overs; Seamus Lynch 77; Gavin Hoey 4-52, Nick Stapleton 3-28)
Pembroke 133/3 (28.1 overs; Diarmaid Tucker 41, Macdara Cograve 34*, Theo Lawson 28*) (Target 133 in 37 overs)
Pembroke had little trouble accounting for Terenure, with four wickets for Gavin Hoey and three for Nick Stapleton having the hosts dismissed for 154. That was in spite of the best efforts of Seamus Lynch whose 73-ball 77 included 6 fours and 5 sixes. The chase was a routine one with Diarmaid Tucker hitting 9 fours in his 41, while skipper Theo Lawson (28*) and Macdara Cosgrave guided them comfortably home.
Civil Service lost to North County by 7 runs (DLS)
Phoenix Park, 10 June.
North County 197/9 (50 overs) Niall McGovern 60, Abdul Sattar 29, Jono Andrews 28, Forqan Hassanzada 24; Naveed Khan 4-27)
Civil Service 156 (33.4 overs (Mubasher Siddique 42, Binson Thambi 36*; Sean Sludds 4-37, Eddie Richardson 3-16, Abdul Ghaffar 2-35) (Target 163 in 35 overs)
North County held their nerve to edge out Civil Service by 7 runs at Phoenix Park Niall McGovern made 60 ass the Balrothery side scored 197 for 9 - four wickets for Naveed Khan. rain reduced the target to 163 in 35, but four wickets for skipper Sean Sludds and three for Eddie Richardson sealed the seven-run win in a real tussle that ebbed and flowed throughout.
Cork County lost to Phoenix by 8 wickets
Mardyke, 10 June.
Cork County 141 (41.5 overs; Amish Sidhu 3-22, Theo Dempsey 3-36, Jed Wiggins 2-27)
Phoenix 142/2 (22.3 overs; Levon Shields 65*, Jed Wiggins 31)
A second wicket stand of 85 in 15 overs ensured Phoenix coasted to a comprehensive 8 wickets win in Cork. Levon Shields hit 9 fours in unbeaten 65, and found a willing partner in Jed Wiggins (31). Wiggins, Amish Sidhu and Theo Dempsey all took three wickets as the Munster men struggled to 141 all out, which proved little trouble to a rampant Phoenix.
Phoenix beat Civil Service by 4 wickets
Phoenix Park, 3 June.
Civil Service 210 (46.4 overs; D Shetty 59, M Siddique 34; T Kane 3-32, A Sidhu 3-47, B White 2-29, O Hald 2-43)
Phoenix 214-6 (36 overs, J Wiggins 80, T Dempsey 43*, J MAginnis 25; N Khan 2-46)
Pembroke beat Cork County by 310 runs
Sydney Parade, 3 June.
Pembroke 352-7 (50 overs; J Garth 139, B McCArthy 66, N Stapleton 49; B McDonough 3-83, S Aiman 2-38, N Anjum 2-76)
Cork County 42 (17 overs; N Stapleton 5-16, B McCarthy 3-14)
North Kildare lost to Terenure by 83 runs
The Maws, 3 June.
Terenure 277-8 (50 overs; R Grover 91, D Vaughan 80; S Patel 2-10, M Zaman 2-27, J Uddin 2-48, A Sharma 2-53)
North Kildare 194 (40 overs; SM Shah 51, R Zaman 31, H Maroof 26; S Safi 4-37, R Grover 3-36)
North County lost to Rush by 119 runs
Balrothery, 3 June.
Rush 197 (39.1 overs; J McGee 43, N McGuire 40, J Barnes 34; S Sludds 23-28, E Richardson 3-42, A Sattar 2-36)
North County 78 (23.5 overs; A Abbasi 5-23, J Barnes 3-26)
Leinster Cup 2023
Final: Clontarf beat The Hills by 235 runs
Sydney Parade, 5 August.
Clontarf 343/7 (50 overs; Ryan Karunakaran 105, Eoghan Delany 88, PJ Moor 47, David Delany 44, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 3-70, Cian Nulty 2-49)
The Hills 108 (20.5 overs; Nathan Rooney 26, Cian Nulty 23; Fionn Hand 5-34, Ruan Cronje 2-25)
Fionn Hand took five wickets as Clontarf beat The Hills (Clontarf CC)
Clontarf ran out convincing 235-run winners over The Hills in a surprisingly one-sided affair at Sydney Parade. Having been put in, Clontarf openers Eoghan Delany and Ryan Karunakaran made their opponents regret that decision as they plundered an opening stand of 204 in 35.2 overs to all but settle the decider. Ireland Academy player Karunakaran hasn't been at his best since his delayed arrival at Castle Avenue, but came good on the big occasion as he top-scored with 105 from 109 balls (12 fours, two 6's), while skipper Delany's 88 from 107 balls included seven boundaries. That laid the platform for PJ Moor to clear the ropes five time in a rapid 47 from only 25 deliveries, while David Delany's quickfire 44 saw Clontarf finish on 343 for 7 - three wickets for Nicolaj Laegssgaard and two for Cian Nulty. Fionn Hand then celebrated his recall to the Irish senior ranks by taking five wickets in a Man of the Match display as The Hills slumped to 37 for 6. There was no way back, although Nathan Rooney (26) and Cian Nulty (23) got them up to 108.
Semi-final: The Hills beat Leinster by 6 wickets.
The Vineyard, 25 July.
Leinster 168-6 (20 overs; Monil Patel 68, Saqib Bahadur 41; Cian Nulty 2-31)
The Hills 169-4 (19.1 overs; Murray Commins 80, Nathan Rooney 36, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 27)
The Hills are through to the Leinster Senior Cup final after they beat Leinster by six wickets in a high scoring T20 replay at Milverton. Leinster posted 168 for 6 with Monil Patel top scoring with 68 from just 40 balls, sharing a fourth wicket partnership of 86 in 9 overs with Saqib Bahadur (41). The chase began with an opening stand of 64 in 9 overs between Murray Commins and Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (27). The contest was decided by a whirlwind second wicket partnership of 68 in just 5 overs between Commins - whose 80 from 52 deliveries included 9 fours and 3 sixes - and Nathan Rooney, who cleared the ropes three times in his 36 from only 15 balls. The Hills wobbled slightly with the finishing line in sight, but secured the win with five balls to spare. They will face Clontarf in the decider at Sydney Parade on August 5th.
Semi-final: Railway Union lost to Clontarf by 2 runs.
Park Avenue, 25 July.
Clontarf 127-9 (20 overs; Fionn Hand 32; Liam McCarthy 3-20, Hamza Maan 2-26)
Railway Union 125 (19.5 overs; Ashil Prakash 46, Liam McCarthy 30; Luke Thomson 4-39, David Delany 2-14)
Cup specialists Clontarf won a last over thriller against a Railway Union side that will be wondering just how they managed to lose by two runs. Chasing 128, the home side were coasting at 80 for 2 just past the midway point before they imploded, Luke Thomson took four wickets and David Delany two for the Castle Avenue side - Thomson securing the run out off the penultimate ball too in a dramatic finale. Irish international Fionn Hand had top-scored with 32 for Clontarf in what looked a modest 127 for 9 - it was indeed modest, but pressure does funny things to teams and this semi-final was no exception.
Round 2: The Hills v Pembroke
The Vineyard, 11 June.
The Hills 247 (45.2 overs; Bhavesh Lakhotia 63, Nathan Rooney 58*, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 47, Cian Nulty 28; Paul Lawson 5-33, Piyush Sharma 2-25, Nick Stapleton 2-34))
Pembroke 178 (40.4 overs; JJ Garth 34, Macdara Cossgrave 32, Paul Lawson 27, Nick Stapleton 25; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2-29, Cian Nulty 2-35, Jonathan Tall 2-40, Sean McNicholl 2-49))
The Hills produced a fine all-round display to knock out Pembroke in an entertaining clash. Bhavesh Lakhotia top-scored with 63 (8 fours, 2 sixes) adding 115 for the second wicket with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (47). From 115 to 1, five wickets for Paul Lawson (5-33) had the home side in trouble at 162 for 7. However, the hosts counter-attacked with Nathan Rooney and Cian Nulty adding 81 for the 8th wicket in 8.3 overs. Rooney's unbeaten 58 came from just 37 balls (5 fours, 4 sixes), while Nulty hit 3 fours and cleared the ropes twice in a run-a-ball 28. A total of 247 was decent but certainly far from out of sight despite the absence of Pembroke's internationals. The decisive moment in the contest came as in-form JJ Garth was spectacularly caught on the boundary by Rooney - rated as one of the best catches seen at the ground in many a year. A mid-innings collapse that saw fur wickets tumble for one run ensured no nervous finish for the home support as they closed out the win in comfort.
Round 2: North County lost to Leinster by 8 wickets
Balrothery, 11 June.
North County 240 (49 overs; John Devane 110, Jonathan Andrews 36, Niall McGovern 35; Mark Tonge 5-42)
Leinster 241/2 (33.5 overs; Monil Patel 111*, Joey Carroll 54 ret, Bilal Azhar 31)
Mark Tonge took five wickets for Leinster (CricketEurope)
A century from Monil Patel and five wickets from Mark Tongue guided Leinster to an emphatic 8-wickets win at North County. The home side had started well with teenager John Devane's maiden senior hundred getting them into a strong position - his 110 included 9 fours and one 6. With Niall McGovern (35) and Jonathan Andrews (36) also chipping in, they reached 179 for 2 after 37 overs. The innings fell away though as the acceleration never materialised, due primarily to Tonge's maiden senior five wicket haul. A final total of 240 though proved woefully inadequate with Monil Patel and Joey Carroll sharing a third wicket stand of 126 in just 15 overs. Patel hit 14 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 111 from only 86 balls, while Carroll had cleared the ropes 5 times in a quickfire 54 before retiring at the halfway point of the chase. The County attack had little answer to the powerful batting. Leinster are back in Fingal for the last four, travelling to Milverton to face The Hills.
Round 2: Railway Union beat Rush by 5 wickets
Park Avenue, 11 June.
Rush 199 (44.3 overs; Neil Rock 74, Llew Johnson 32; Hamza Maan 2-6, Brandon Kruger 2-27. Fakhar Zaman 2-32)
Railway Union 203/5 (32.3 overs; Riley Mudford 66, Kenny Carroll 59, Liam McCarthy 52*; Jarred Barnes 2-33)
Half centuries from Kenny Carroll, Riley Mudford, and Liam McCarthy guided Railway Union to a 5-wickets win over Rush at Park Avenue. Chasing 200, Kiwi Mudford - who has serious ambitions to play at a higher level here - top-scored with a hard-hit 66 from just 45 balls (5 fours, and five 6's) as he and Carroll shared a second wicket stand of 99 to break the back of the chase. Kenny and Liam McCarthy both hit 8 boundaries and cleared the ropes twice in their 59 and 52 not out - with the skipper's powerful innings just taking 34 balls. The Rush total of 199 was built primarily around the 'Big Two' of Neil Rock who made 74 and Llew Johnson who made a rapid 32 from 18 balls, but after a fast start the innings faded away against the disciplined home attack.
Round 2: Malahide lost to Clontarf by 4 wickets
The Village, 11 June.
Malahide 267 (48.4 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 128, Michael Frost 42*, James Newland 22, Andrew Sheridan 21; Mick Granger 3-49, John McNally 2-38, Ruan Cronje 2-41)
Clontarf 269/6 (45.5 overs; Robert Forrest 99, David Delany 57*, Eoghan Delany 39, John McNally 30; Michael Frost 2-45)
Bobbo Forrest and David Delany combined to guide Clontarf into the semi-finals of the cup with a match winning 5th wicket stand of 143 in just over 20 overs as the Castle Avenue side chased 267 to win by four wickets. Forrest was his usual busy and inventive self as he hit 15 fours and a 6 in a top score of 99 - perishing one short of a landmark ton. Delany - jut back from Australia - proved a point of difference as he and Forrest built on solid starts from skipper Eoghan Delany (39) and John McNally (30). His unbeaten 57 included 5 fours and ensured there was no dramas as the finishing line approached. The result was tough on Younas Ahmadzai - one of the players of the season to date - as he hit 17 fours and cleared the ropes three times in a brilliant 128 from only 107 deliveries. There was little support for the Afghan until late runs down the order from Michael Frost (42*), James Newland (22) and Andrew Sheridan (21). Mick Granger picked up three wickets, while there were two apiece for John McNally and Ruan Cronje. Clontarf have an away draw in the semi-finals at Railway Union on July 23rd.
Round 1: Dublin University lost to The Hills by 8 wickets
College Park, 13 May.
Dublin University 76 (19 overs; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 3-7, Jonathan Tall 2-9, Matthew Weldon 2-15)
The Hills 79/2 (17.5 overs; Bhavesh Lakhotia 24*, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 23)
Pulled away (Deryck Vincent)
The Hills made light work of a Dublin University side that would have gone into the game with a degree of confidence after four early season wins in the T20 Cup. The students were bundled out for just 76 with wickets for Nicolaj Laegsgaard 3-7, Jonathan Tall 2-9, and Matthew Weldon 2-15. They did lose two wickets chasing their modest total, but 20s from Bhavesh Lakhotia and Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin sealed the bloodless win.
Round 1: Pembroke beat Terenure by 10 wickets
Sydney Parade, 13 May.
Terenure 35 (14.2 overs; Nicholas Stapleton 8-8)
Pembroke 38/0 (5.4 overs; Diarmuid Tucker 28*)
Holders Pembroke are safely through after a crushing 10-wicket win against a hapless Terenure. Nicholas Stapleton had the remarkable figures of 8 for 8 - including a hat-trick of lbw's! His superb figures saw Terenure skittled for 35 - Piyush Sharma and Barry McCarthy the other successful bowlers. Diarmuid Tucker's unbeaten 28 saw the target passed without loss in just the 6th over on a day to forget for the visitors.
Nick Stapleton took a hat-trick on his way to 8 for 8
Round 1: North Kildare lost to North County by 8 wickets
The Maws, 13 May.
North Kildare 136 (31.2 overs; Sayed Mehdi Shah 34, Ahmed Dar 21; Eddie Richardson 6-36, Simi Singh 3-46)
North County 138 (25.2 overs; Simi Singh 50*, Eddie Richardson 47*, John Devane 28)
It was the Eddie Richardson and Simi Singh show as North County overpowered North Kildare to win easily by 8 wickets. Richardson took 6 for 36 and Singh 3/46 as Kildare were dismissed for 136. Sayed Shah hit 4 sixes in an entertaining knock but there was little else. Singh then shared stands of 63 for the second wicket with John Devane (28) and 70 for the third with Richardson (47*). Singh cleared the ropes four times in his unbeaten 50, while Richardson's undefeated 47 came from 36 deliveries (6 fours, 2 sixes).
Round 1: YMCA lost to Leinster by 46 runs
Claremont Road, 13 May.
Leinster 118/9 (46.3 overs; Patrick Lynch 29, Saqib Bahadhur 24; Tim Tector 3-29, Ashley Burton 2-19)
YMCA 72 (36.3 overs; Saqib Bahadur 4-6, Joey Carroll 2-8, Jai Moondra 2-15)
Leinster won a battle of attrition in a low-scoring match at Claremont Road. The Rathmines side struggled to 118 in 47 overs with 20's From Patrick Lynch and Saqib Bahadhur. It may not have looked many but it proved more than enough as YM could only muster 72. Four wickets for Bahadhur and two apiece for Joey Carroll and Jai Moondra in a 46-run win.
Round 1: Merrion lost to Railway Union by 1 wicket
Anglesea Road, 13 May.
Merrion 133 (30.5 overs; SwapnilModgill 44, Sam Harbinson 27, Dom Joyce 26; Hamza Maan 4-13, Fakhar Zaman 3-19, Sean O'Brien 2-24)
Railway Union 136/9 (42.2 overs; Kenny Carroll 44, Brandon Kruger 30; Mohammed Sinan 3-26, Sam Harbinson 3-31, Tom Stanton 2-23)
Railway edged out Merrion by 1 wicket in the game of the day. Swapnill Modgill (44), Sam Harbinson (27) and Dom Joyce (26) took Merrion to 119 for 3 before wickets for Maan (4-13), zaman (3-19) and Sean O'Brien (2-24) saw them lose 7 wickets for 14 to slump to 133 all out. Railway's chase was in control thanks to Kenny Carroll (44) and Brandon Kruger (30) who added 60 for the 4th wicket and it looked a foregone conclusion at 88 for 3. However, they had a collapse of their own as Sinan (3-26), Harbinson (3-31) and Tom Stanton (2-23) reduced them to 116 for 9, needing 18. They got them with Nitin Mehta (17*) and Esmat Ibrahimi (5*) holding their nerve in a tense finale.
Round 1: Civil Service lost to Rush by 10 wickets
Phoenix Park, 13 May.
Civil Service 117 (Jarred Barnes 3-21)
Rush 119/0 (Neil Rock 58*, Llew Johnson 52*)
There was another one-sided contest as Civil Service were bowled out for 117 - three wickets for Jarred Barnes. The opening pair of Neil Rock and Llew Johnson both scored 50s in the easiest of wins.
Round 1: Malahide beat Balbriggan by 7 wickets
The Village, 13 May.
Balbriggan 259 (50 overs; Conor Fletcher 53, Farooq Nasr 50, Andrew Darroch 38, Cameron Rowe 33, Chris De Freitas 26; Peter Chase 3-45, Ali Frost 2-44, James Newland 2-54)
Malahide 260/3 (48 overs; Hunter Kindley 86*, Younas Ahmadzai 57, Matty Ford 47*, Ali Frost 27, Jamie Grassi 24)
Hunter Kindley's unbeaten 86 spearheaded an impressive 260-run chase by Malahide in the Fingal derby at home to Balbriggan. Their pursuit was given a flying start by Younas Ahmadzai (57) and Jamie Grassi (24), who added 74 in the first 7.4 overs. Ali Frost (27) also kept the board ticking, and Kindley and Matty Ford (47*) brought home the bacon in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 96. Earlier Conor Fletcher had cleared the ropes four times in a top-score of 53, while there was also a half century for Farooq Nasr. Peter Chase took three wickets, while there were a brace each for Ali Frost and James Newland.
Round 1: Phoenix lost to Clontarf by 35 runs
Phoenix Park, 13 May.
Clontarf 224 (49.4 overs; Eoghan Delany 67, John McNally 43, Aaron McGeehan 42, Ruan Cronje 23; Oliver Hald 5-36, Tyrone Kane 2-28, Ben White 2-35)
Phoenix 189 (46.3 overs; Levon Shields 34, James Maginnis 30, Tyron Kane 29, Jed Wiggins 27; Liam Gilhooly 4-27, Ruan Cronje 3-37)
Eoghan Delany's 67 was the glue that held Clontarf together in a total of 224. He shared stands of 50 with Ruan Cronje (23) and 80 with John MCNally (43), while there were also vital runs from Aaron McGeehan (42). Danish international Oliver Hald took 5 for 36, while there were two apiece for Irish internationals Tyrone Kane and Ben White. Several Phoenix batters got starts with runs for Levon Shields 34, James Maginnis 30, Tyron Kane 29, and Jed Wiggins 27. However, the visitors teenage seamer Liam Gilhooly took advantage of his promotion up the ranks to claim four wickets to be the Castle Avenue hero in their 35-run win.
Leinster T20 Cup 2023
Semi-Final: Balbriggan beat Railway Union by 6 wickets.
Sydney Parade, 27 May.
Railway Union 171-9 (20 overs; Riley Mudford 101, Liam McCarthy 28; Dylan Lues 4-24, Farooq Nasr 3-9)
Balbriggan 173-4 (18.5 overs; Farooq Nasr 56, Greg Ford 41*, Conor Fletcher 25, Cameron Rowe 22, Chris de Freitas 21)
Samuel Willemse of Balbriggan (Rodney Smythe)
Balbriggan reached the final with a fine batting effort which once again showcased the depth and quality of the squad that Andre Botha has assembled. Railway had started well and with Riley Mudford hitting 9 sixes and 6 fours in a brilliant 101, the prospect of Balbriggan featuring in the decider looked a remote one. Mudford shared a fourth wicket stand of 104 in just 10 overs with Liam McCarthy (28) and at that stage, 200 was on the cards. However, 'spin to win' saw Dylan Lues and Farooq Nasr share seven wickets, and while a total of 171 for 9 was a good one, they hadn't batted Balbriggan out of the game. Farooq Nasr got the chase off to an excellent start, as he hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 56 from 33 balls, sharing half century stands with Conor Fletcher (25) and Cameron Rowe (22). Chris De Freitas also chipped in with 21, while skipper Greg Ford brought his side home with a hard-hit 41 from only 18 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes) as they clinched the win with seven balls to spare.
Semi-Final: The Hills beat Merrion by 9 wickets.
Anglesea Road, 27 May.
Merrion 166-6 (20 overs; Stephen Doheny 65, Jack Carty 23, Sam Harbinson 23; Tomas Rooney Murphy 3-31, Jonathan Tall 2-27)
The Hills 170-1 (16 overs; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 100, Cormac Mcloughlin-Gavin 44*)
Nicolaj Laegsgaard hit 15 sixes and 2 fours in 100 from just 37 balls (Rodney Smythe)
Nicolaj Laegsgaard produced one of, if not the most destructive innings in the history of T20 cricket as The Hills powered past Merrion to reach the Alan Murray final. Chasing Merrion's 166 for 6, the Danish international hit a barely believable 15 sixes and 2 fours in his unbeaten 100 which took only 37 balls. He shared an opening stand of 134 in 10.3 overs with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin as a shell-shocked home attack were battered into submission. McLoughlin-Gavin made an unbeaten 44 (5 fours, 1 six) as the Milverton side cruised to the 9-wicket win. Earlier Stephen Doheny's hard-hit 65 from 39 balls (10 fours, 1 six) was the highlight of the home side's innings, sharing stands of 56 and 52 for the first two wickets with Jack Carty and Sam Harbinson - both of whom made 23. The innings lost its way somewhat as Tomas Rooney-Murphy and Jonathan Tall took a combined five wickets to apply the brakes. Sean Stanton and Max Sorensen struck a few lusty blows as 30 came in the last three overs. It looked a challenging total but Laegsgaard's boundary blitz - 98 of the 100 came in boundaries - made it look woefully inadequate.
Final: Balbriggan beat The Hills by 54 runs.
Sydney Parade, 27 May.
Balbriggan 161-7 (20 overs; C Fletcher 42, M Pollard 42, C Rowe 30; J Tall 2-21, N Laegsgaard 2-24)
The Hills 107 (17 overs; A Kavanagh 34; S Willemse 3-25, D Lues 2-14, M Pollard 2-19, F Nasr 2-28)
Alan Murray T20 cup winners Balbriggan (Balbriggan CC)
Matthew Pollard produced a Man-of-the-Match performance as Balbriggan created history by winning the Alan Murray T20 Cup, beating nearby rivals The Hills by 54 runs in the showdown at Sydney Parade. Pollard thumped five sixes in his 42 from only 22 balls to get Balbriggan up to 161 for 7 - around 20 more than looked likely for the majority of their innings. Conor Fletcher's good T20 form continued at the top of the order as he too made 42 (4 fours, 2 sixes), while Cameron Rowe made a steady 30 after the innings had faltered - two wickets apiece for Jonathan Tall and Nicolaj Laegsgaard. The Hills hopes for a repeat of Laegsgaard's semi-final heroics were quickly dashed, bowled for just two in the second over by Sam Willemse. When Murray Commins fell, it sparked a flurry of wickets - four for just four runs - and at 41 for 5 the contest was effectively over. Andrew Kavanagh (34) ensured they got over 100, but it was a small consolation in a game where Balbriggan were dominant. Left-armer Sam Willemse took 3 for 25, while there were two apiece for Dylan Lues, Matt Pollard and Farooq Nasr. Another year, another trophy for Balbriggan, who on this form will be maybe right in the mix for the biggest trophy of them all - the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup. They will of course get a chance too at being All-Ireland T20 champions, representing Leinster in the four-team competition in August.
Group A
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Group B
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Group C
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Group D
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Group A: Phoenix beat Civil Service by 7 wickets
Phoenix Park, 21 May.
Civil Service 167/7 (20 overs; Asadullah Ahmadzai 61, Aamir Bafanda 35; Oliver Hald 3-24)
Phoenix 173/3 (19.2 overs; Callum O'Byrne 57, Jed Wiggins 49, George Dockrell 23)
A second wicket stand of 109 in 12 overs between Callum O'Byrne and Jed Wiggins saw Phoenix beat Civil Service for the second time, sealing the seven-wickets win in the final over. O'Byrne scored a run-a-ball 57, while Wiggins made a quickfire 49 and George Dockrell a rapid 23.
Group A: Balbriggan beat Clontarf by 6 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 21 May.
Clontarf 106/7 (Ruan Cronje 38, Eoghan Delany 26; Matthew Pollard 3-11)
Balbriggan 109/4 (19.1 overs; Greg Ford 33, Chris de Freitas 32, Connor Fletcher 23; Liam Gilhooly 2-12)
Balbriggan put in fine all-round performance to beat Clontarf by 6 wickets in another derby game. Ruan Cronje top-scored with a run-a-ball 38 as the Castle Avenue side posted a modest looking 106 for 7 - Eoghan Delany making 26 and Matthew Pollard (3-11) the best of the attack. Balbriggan were always in control of the chase although it did take them until the final over. Greg Ford (33), Chris De Freitas (32) and Connor Fletcher (23) all chipping in to the win - teenager Liam Gilhooly (2-12) once again in the wickets.
Group A: Phoenix beat Civil Service by 9 wickets
Phoenix Park, 21 May.
Civil Service 102/9 (20 overs: Srikanth Boddu 41; George Dockrell 3-19, Jed Wiggins 2-14, Oliver Hald 2-16)
Phoenix 105/2 (12 overs; Levon Shields 59*)
Phoenix had little trouble accounting for Civil Service in the local derby. Srikanth Boddu made 41 but received little support as the Civil Service were restricted to 102 for 9 - three wickets for Irish international George Dockrell, plus two apiece for Jed Wiggins and Oliver Hald. Dockrell went cheaply in the chase, but Levon Shields cleared the ropes five times in his undefeated 59 from just 41 balls, as they eased to the 8-wickets win in just 12 overs.
Group A: Balbriggan beat Clontarf by 8 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 21 May.
Clontarf 155/6 (20 overs; Ruan Cronje 41, Robert Forrest 28, Aaron McGeehan 23; Samuel Willemse 3-23, Andrew Darroch 2-30)
Balbriggan 160/2 (17.4 overs; Connor Fletcher 102*, Cameron Rowe 42)
Century for Conor Fletcher (Erin Knight)
Connor Fletcher was in the runs again as he scored a brilliant century to lead Balbriggan into the last four, beating Clontarf for the second time in the day. He cleared the ropes 8 times and also stroked 7 fours in an unbeaten 102 from 60 balls. Fletcher shared a second wicket stand of 142 with Cameron Rowe, whose 42 included 6 fours, sealing the win with 14 balls left.
Group B: YMCA lost to Railway Union by 9 wickets
Claremont Road, 21 May.
YMCA 104/9 (20 overs; Jack Tector 28, Jamie Forbes 21; Hamza Mann 4-19, Liam McCarthy 3-8, Alan Mathew 2-23)
Railway Union 105/1(10 overs; Riley Mudford 51*, Kenny Carroll 40)
Riley Mudford (CricketEurope)
The Railway Union bandwagon rolled on as they steamrollered YMCA by 9 wickets to secure qualification for the semi-finals. Four wickets for Hamza Maan, three for Liam McCarthy and two for Alan Mathew saw YM kept to 104 for 9 - Jack Tector's run-a-ball 28 their best effort. That total proved woefully inadequate as Riley Mudford hit 3 fours and 4 sixes in his unbeaten 51 from just 28 balls, sharing an opening stand of 82 with Kenny Carroll (40) as they cruised to victory using just half their allotted overs.
Group B: Terenure beat Pembroke by 8 wickets
Terenure, 21 May.
Pembroke 115 (18.4 overs; Rob Kelly 44, Noah Smith 27; Bhavic Tukrel 3-13, Darshit Shetty 3-17, Kripesh Shetty 2-24)
Terenure 116/2 (12.4 overs; Seamus Lynch 79*, Raghav Grover 23; Donncha Tucker 2-21)
Seamus Lynch powered Terenure to an emphatic 8-wickets in the first of their T20 clashes with Pembroke. He hit 7 fours and 7 sixes in a whirlwind unbeaten 79 from 37 deliveries, sharing an opening stand of 94 in 9 overs with Raghav Grover (23) as the hosts chased down 116 easily. Donncha Tucker dismissed Grove and Mick Cotter (0) in the space of three balls, but it was only a little consolation in a one-sided contest. Rob Kelly hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in a hard-hit 44 from 20 balls, but there was little else for Pembroke to cheer as three wickets for Bhavic Tukrel and Darshit Shetty saw them bowled out for 115 - nowhere near enough.
Group B: YMCA lost to Railway Union by 2 runs
Claremont Road, 21 May.
Railway Union 114/9 (20 overs; Fakhar Zaman 39; Rory Anders 3-18, Tom Anders 3-19)
YMCA 112/7 (20 overs; Jack Tector 34; Hamza Maan 2-18, Johnny Woods 1-11)
With qualification having been already secured in the morning match, both sides experimented with their line-up and batting orders with little at stake but bragging rights. Fakhar Zaman made 39 and took two wickets, while 14 year-old debutant Johnny Woods scored an unbeaten 6 an also picked up his first senior wicket. YM would have been happy to have restricted Railway to 114 with a combined six wickets for the Anders brothers. YM though couldn't chase it down despite 34 from Jack Tector, losing by two runs - Aaron Bailey hitting a four off the final delivery when a six was needed for a tie.
Group B: Terenure beat Pembroke by 2 wickets
Terenure, 21 May.
Pembroke 145/9 (Rob Kelly 43, Macdara Cosgrave 29; Kripesh Shetty 3-29, Hilal Asad 2-20, Bhavic Tukrel 2-25)
Terenure 146/8 (19.4 overs; Seamus Lynch 55, Hilal Asad 28, Niqash Ali 26; Arshad Safi 3-21, Macdara Cosgrave 2-27, Donncha Tucker 2-35)
Seamus Lynch hit another typically belligerent 55 from 26 balls (5 fours, 5 sixes) as Terenure beat Phoenix again. There was little to play for but pride, and in a tight encounter Lynch's pyrotechnics proved decisive, as the win was clinched with two balls left - vital late order runs from Hilal Asad and Niqash Ali.
Group C: The Hills beat Malahide by 3 wickets
The Vineyard, 21 May.
Malahide 144/7 (20 overs; Alistair Frost 46, Hunter Kindley 25*; Cian Nulty 3-26, Jonathan Tall 2-17)
The Hills 148/7 (19.5 overs; Andrew Kavanagh 40*, Cian Nulty 31, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 28; Hunter Kindley 3-19)
Skipper Andrew Kavanagh kept The Hills' semi-final hopes alive as he and Cian Nulty delighted the sizeable home support with a match winning 7th wicket stand. Chasing 145, Hunter Kindley (3-19) has the hosts reeling on 67 for 6, before the pair added 64 in 7 overs to turn around the tie. Kavanagh top-scored with an unbeaten 40 ( 3 fours, 2 sixes), while Nulty clubbed 3 sixes and 2 fours in a hard-hit 31 from just 15 balls. Nulty had taken three wickets too in a fine bowling display, which also saw Jonathan Tall claim two scalps. Ali Frost (46) and Kindley (25*) were the best of the villagers 144 for 7.
Group C: North County lost to Rush by 75 runs
Balrothery, 21 May.
Rush 180/9 (20 overs; Llew Johnson 97, Cian Egerton 21; Tanvir Hassan 3-29, Abdul Sattar 3-31, Abdul Ghaffar 2-30)
North County 105 (18 overs; John Devane 32, Ghulam Muhammad 29, Abdul Sattar 20; Nathan McGuire 3-17, Jared Barnes 3-23, Cian Egerton 2-16)
Llew Johnson was in the runs again as the New Zealand professional's boundary laden 97 ensured a very comfortable win for Rush against North County in the Fingal derby. Johnson thumped 7 fours and 7 sixes in his brilliant 97 from 45 balls as Rush posted 180 for 9 - Cian Egerton (21) the only other batter to pass 20. Tanvir Hassan and Abdul Sattar claimed three wickets apiece. John Devane's 32 was the best of the County reply - three wickets for Jared Barnes and skipper Nathan McGuire in the 75-run victory.
Group C: The Hills beat Malahide by 63 runs
The Vineyard, 21 May.
The Hills 189 (19.5 overs; Nathan Rooney 84, Tomas Rooney-Murphy 29, Cian Nulty 27; David O'Halloran 3-41, James Newland 3-41)
Malahide 126/10 (18.1 overs; Fintan McAllister 40; Jonathan Tall 3-24, Sean McNicholl 2-4, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2-9, Cian Nulty 2-28)
Nathan Rooney scored a match winning 84 (Joe Curtis)
Nathan Rooney's boundary blitz ensured The Hills sealed their semi-final berth as they beat Malahide for a second time. Coming to the middle with the hosts in trouble at 10 for 3, Rooney thumped 9 sixes and 4 fours in his 84 from just 35 balls to completely alter the complexion of the contest. He added 72 with skipper Andrew Kavanagh (19), while there runs down the order from Tomas Rooney (29) and Cian Nulty (27). James Newland and David O'Halloran both had figures of 3-41. Malahide's reply never got any momentum with three wickets for Jonathan Tall, and two apiece for Sean McNicholl, Nic Laegsgaaard and Cian Nulty. It took an entertaining 40 from just 24 balls by Fintan McAllister (2 fours, 3 sixes) to get them over the 100.
Group C: North County beat Rush by 32 runs
Balrothery, 21 May.
North County 191/6 (20 overs; Jonathan Andrews 101*, Eddie Richardson 39; Cian Egerton 2-30)
Rush 159/7 (20 overs; Neil Rock 61, Jack McGee 30; Abdul Ghaffar 3-31, Eddie Richardson 2-21)
Jonathan Andrews hit a sparkling unbeaten hundred to dent Rush hopes of qualification and do his former Hills teammates a favour. Andrews 101 not out came from just 60 deliveries, which included 11 fours and 4 sixes. Eddie Richardson also chipped in with 39 as County made a challenging 191 for 6. The target became even more daunting when Llew Johnson fell cheaply, and Rush were always well behind the rate despite the best efforts of Neil Rock. 'Pebbles' hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 42-ball 61, while Jack McGee made 30. Abdul Ghaffar (3-31) and Eddie Richardson (2-21) ensured the 32-run verdict.
Group D: Dublin University lost to Merrion by 10 runs
College Park, 21 May.
Merrion 140/6 (20 overs; Stephen Doheny 48, Jack Carty 42, John Anderson 28; Gavin Hoey 3-19, Mikey O'Reilly 2-21)
Dublin University 130 (19.3 overs; Nigel Jones 38, Gavin Hoey 25; Tom Stanton 4-20, Seb Dijkstra 2-19. Sam Harbinson 2-31)
Boundary for Merrion (Deryck Vincent)
Dublin University missed a great chance to beat Merrion in their first encounter as they reached 85 for 3 in 11 overs chasing 141. Nigel Jones (38) and Gavin Hoey (25) had added 58 in 7 overs to lay the perfect platform. However the wheels came off as Tom Stanton took four wickets as the students finished 10 runs adrift. Merrion's 140 for 6 was based primarily on an opening stand of 93 in 13.3 overs between Irish international Stephen Doheny (48) and Jack Carty (43). John Anderson hit two sixes in a breezy 28, while there were three wickets for Gavin Hoey and two for Mikey O'Reilly.
Group D: Leinster beat North Kildare by 8 wickets
Rathmines, 21 May.
North Kildare 91/9 (20 overs; Joey Carroll 3-14, Devender Ranolia 3-19)
Leinster 96/2 (13.1 overs; Saqib Bahadur 43*, Peter Francis 30*)
Leinster ran out very convincing 8-wicket winners as they brushed aside North Kildare. Three wickets apiece for Joey Carroll (3-14) and Devender Ranolia (3-19) restricted Kildare to a very modest 91 for 9. Saqib Bahadur hit four boundaries in his unbeaten 43, while Peter Francis sped them across the line with 30 not out from just 15 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes) to seal the win with nearly seven overs to spare.
Group D: Dublin University beat North Kildare by 8 wickets
College Park, 21 May.
North Kildare 69 (18.3 overs; Scott Ruttle 2-13, Gavin Hoey 2-15)
Dublin University 70/2 (8.3 overs; Nicolaas Pretorius 35*, Sanil Gupta 27*)
Dublin University won the battle but lost the war, as they bowed out of the cup despite an emphatic demolition of North Kildare. Two wickets apiece for Scott Ruttle and Gavin Hoey saw Kildare skittled for 69. The chase saw Hoey and Rory Betley go quickly, but Nic Pretorius (35*) and Sanil Gupta (27*) shared an unbroken third wicket stand of 62 in 7 overs as the win was achieved in the 9th over.
Group D: Leinster lost to Merrion by 7 wickets
Rathmines, 21 May.
Leinster 140/6 (20 overs; Joey Carroll 52, Peter Francis 23, Michael Hogan 21;
Merrion 142/3 (18.5 overs; Stephen Doheny 54, John Anderson 35*, Jack Carty 25)
Merrion duly clinched the semi-final berth as they beat Leinster by 7 wickets, while maintaining their NRR superiority over Dublin University. Joey Carroll's half century helped Leinster to 140 for 6, with 20s from Peter Francis and Michael Hogan. Stephen Doheny matched him with a better than even time 54, while John Anderson (35*) found boundaries when needed to seal the win with seven balls remaining.
Group A: Phoenix lost to Balbriggan by 7 wickets
Phoenix Park, 6 May.
Phoenix 121/8 (20 overs; L Shields 39, S Morris 25; M Pollard 5-13, A Darroch 2-32)
Balbriggan 122/3 (17.2 overs; C De Freitas 45*, F Nasr 21, C Rowe 20)
Matthew Pollard took five wickets (CricketEurope)
Group A: Civil Service lost to Clontarf by 9 wickets
Phoenix Park, 6 May.
Civil Service 93/8 (16 overs; Mubasher Siddique 38*, Aamir Bafanda 20; C McDonnell 5-9)
Clontarf 94/1 (13.3 overs; R Forrest 50*, A McGeehan 26)
Group A: Phoenix lost to Clontarf by 6 wickets
Phoenix Park, 6 May.
Phoenix 133/8 (20 overs; O Hald 28, J Wiggins 26, T Kane 25; R Cronje 2-17, M Granger 2-21, C McDonnell 2-29)
Clontarf 137/4 (16.1 overs; PJ Moor 78*, J McNally 27, R Forrest 24; Daniel Sugrue 3-21)
Group A: Civil Service lost to Balbriggan by 10 wickets
Phoenix Park, 6 May.
Civil Service 138/8 (20 overs)
Balbriggan 140/0 (15.3 overs; C Fletcher 99*)
Group B: Pembroke lost to YMCA by 81 runs
Sydney Parade, 6 May.
YMCA 186/4 (20 overs; T Tector 81, A Rosslee 56, A Burton 22*, J Tector 21; P Lawson 2-36)
Pembroke 105 (17.2 overs; N Stapleton 27; A Bailey 3-24, J Forbes 2-7, T Anders 2-18)
Group B: Terenure lost to Railway Union by 9 wickets
Terenure, 6 May.
Terenure 151/8 (20 overs; D Lynch 66, R Grover 32; L McCarthy 4-26)
Railway Union 153/1 (14.5 overs; K Carroll 84*, Punya Mehra 46*)
Group B: Pembroke lost to Railway Union by 8 wickets
Sydney Parade, 6 May.
Pembroke 92/8 (20 overs; Macdara Cosgrave 25; Fakhar Zaman 3-11, 2-14)
Railway Union 93/2 (13 overs; Punya Mehra 34*, K Carroll 30)
Kenny Carroll who was in the runs for Railway Union
Group B: Terenure lost to YMCA y 4 wickets
Terenure, 6 May.
Terenure 114 (19.2 overs; S Lynch 40, D Vaughan 20; J Forbes 2-10, A Burton 2-15, R Wilson 2-24)
YMCA 118/6 (18.5 overs; T Anders 36*; Viraj Bhalekar 2-13, M Thomas 2-29)
Group C: North County lost to Malahide by 7 wickets
Balrothery, 6 May.
North County 128/8 (20 overs; J Andrews 49; J Newland 3-25, K Donnelly 2-17)
Malahide 129/3 (14.1 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 60*, M Ford 54; Abdul Ghaffar 2-26)
Group C: Rush lost toThe Hills by 8 wickets
Kenure, 6 May.
Rush 119 (19.1 overs; J McGee 43, C Egerton 27; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 3-20, S McNicholl 3-22, C Nulty 2-23)
The Hills 120/2 (14.1 overs; C McLoughlin-Gavin 55, M Commins 46*)
Group C: North County lost to The Hills by 3 wickets
Balrothery, 6 May.
North County 144/6 (20 overs; J Andrews 73*, Simi Singh 41; T Rooney-Murphy 2-30)
The Hills 149/7 (19.5 overs; N Laegsgaard 44, M Donegan 44, C Nulty 25; A Sattar 3-24, A Jain 2-17)
Group C: Rush beat Malahide by 88 runs
Kenure, 6 May.
Rush 234/7 (20 overs; N Maguire 72, N Rock 68, C Egerton 44, L Johnson 21; J Newland 3-38, D O'Halloran 2-33)
Malahide 146 (15.5 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 82; C Egerton 3-30, J Barnes 2-21, A Eastwood 2-23, Asher Abbasi 2-34)
Group D: Dublin University beat Leinster by 6 wickets
College Park, 6 May.
Leinster 84/7 (20 overs; Monil Patel 27, P Lynch 20*; G Hoey 3-8)
Dublin University 90/4 (15.5 overs; D Vincent 24, W Todd 24)
Matthew Humphreys bowling for Dublin University (Deryck Vincent)
Group D: Merrion beat North Kildare by 107 runs
Anglesea Road, 6 May.
Merrion 218/6 (J Anderson 54, Swapnil Modgill 54, M Sorensen 49, D Joyce 34; Akhilesh Sharma 2-26, M Zaman 2-34)
North Kildare 111/9 (20 overs; H Maroof 25, Chirag Chowdhary 20; D Forkin 3-40; T Stanton 2-14)
Group D: Dublin University beat Leinster by 5 wickets
College Park, 6 May.
Leinster 102/6 (20 overs; Bilal Azhar 37; S Ruttle 3-7)
Dublin University 106/5 (17.5 overs; Sanil Gupta 36, R Betley 25, G Hoey 24*; Saqib Bahadur 3-14)
Action from College Park (Deryck Vincent)
MIkey O'Reilly after two wins for Dublin University
Group D: Merrion beat North Kildare by 7 wickets
Anglesea Road, 6 May.
North Kildare 76 (18.3 overs; Husnain Maroof 29*, S Stanton 4-12, T Stanton 3-7)
Merrion 77/3 (6.3 overs; S Harbinson 33; Ahmed Dar 2-11)
Group A: Balbriggan v Civil Service. Match abandoned without ball bowled
Jack Harper Ground, 29 April.
Civil Service
Group A: Balbriggan v Phoenix. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
Jack Harper Ground, 29 April.
Group B: YMCA v Pembroke. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
Claremont Road, 29 April.
Group C: Malahide v Rush. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
The Village, 29 April.
Group C: The Hills v North County. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
The Vineyard, 29 April.
The Hills
North County
Group C: Malahide v North County. No result
The Village, 29 April.
North County 92/5 (14 overs; E Richardson 33, C Shoebridge 2-16)
Malahide 35/1 (4.2 overs)
Group D: Dublin University v North Kildare. No result.
College Park, 29 April.
North Kildare 73 (18.4 overs; K Patil 24; M O'Reilly 3-6, G Hoey 2-14, JJ Walsh 2-14)
Dublin University 6/0 (1.1 overs)
Group D: Leinster v Merrion. No result
Rathmines, 29 April.
Merrion 149/6 (20 overs; J Anderson 44, S Doheny 36; P Francis 2-21)
Group A: Clontarf beat Civil Service by 21 runs
Castle Avenue, 29 April.
Civil Service 98/9 (20 overs; M Siddique 31; R Cronje 4-16, R Cronje 3-16)
Clontarf 55/1 (8 overs; R Forrest 32*) (34 in 8 overs)
Ruan Cronje (4-16) and Mick Granger (3-16) took a combined seven wickets to set up Clontarf for their win against Civil Service. Mubasher Siddique made 31 for Service in their modest total of 98 for 9. Robert Forrest hit 3 fours and a six in his unbeaten 32, adding 40 for the second wicket with John McNally (18*) when the rain came - Clontarf ahead by 21 runs on DLS.
Group A: Clontarf beat Phoenix by 6 wickets
Castle Avenue, 29 April.
Phoenix 63/8 (10 overs; R Cronje 2-11, M Granger 2-12, J McNally 2-19)
Clontarf 64/4 (9.1 overs; D Sugrue 2-15)
A fine bowling display by Clontarf was the catalyst for their six wickets win over Phoenix in a 10-overs game. John McNally, Mick Granger and Ruan Cronje each took a brace to keep Phoenix to a modest 63 for 8. The Castle Avenue side didn't have it all their own way as Daniel Sugrue claimed two wickets, but prevailed with five balls to spare - Robert Forrest making 18.
Group D: Dublin University beat Merrion by 7 wickets
College Park, 29 April.
Merrion 108/8 (20 overs; M Lewis 25; S Ruttle 2-17, M O'Reilly 2-30)
Dublin University 109/3 (17 overs; W Todd 31*, D Vincent 29; T Stanton 2-20)
Merrion's new overseas professional (Rodney Smythe)
Dublin University produced the result of the day as they shocked Merrion to record a seven-wickets win. Two wickets apiece for Scott Ruttle and Mikey O'Reilly helped restrict the Anglesea Road side to 108 for 8 - Michael Lewis making 25. Trinity controlled the chase with an opening stand of 48 between David Vincent (29) and Rory Betley (19). Sanil Gupta clubbed two sixes in his 22, while Will Todd's unbeaten 31 sealed the win with three overs to spare.
Group D: Leinster beat North Kildare by 131 runs
Rathmines, 29 April.
Leinster 242/6 (20 overs; J Carroll 90, M Patel 71; M Zaman 2-20)
North Kildare 111/5 (20 overs; S Sadaat 50*, H Mahroof 29; J Moondra 2-16)
Leinster were the highest scorers of the day as they racked up an imposing 242 for 6 against North Kildare. Joey Carroll top-scored with 90 from just 41 balls which included no fewer than 8 sixes as well as 5 fours. He shared a third wicket stand of 173 in 11.3 overs with Monil Patel, who also knew where the boundary was - his 71 from 32 balls contained 8 fours and 4 sixes. A late cameo from Peter Francis - four sixes in his 12-ball 32 rubbed salt into the bowling unit's wounds who all suffered aside from Muhammad Zaman (2-20). North Kildare opted for batting practice, with Sayed Saadat clearing the ropes four times in his unbeaten 50 (4 sixes) as The Maws side posted 111 for 5.
Group B: Railway Union beat Pembroke by 4 wickets
Park Avenue, 29 April.
Pembroke 105/7 (20 overs; D Hogan 32; F Zaman 2-18, B Kruger 2-18, Liam McCarthy 2-24)
Railway Union 106/6 (17.2 overs; P Mehra 32, B Kruger 28*; Z Micklewright 2-18)
Brandon Kruger (on left) was among the wickets and runs for Railway Union (CricketEurope)
Brandon Kruger showed his worth to the Railway cause as his thumped 3 sixes in an unbeaten 28 to help the Park Avenue side to a four-wicket win over close rivals Pembroke. Punya Mehra anchored the chase with a top score of 32, while skipper LIam McCarthy and Kruger opened the shoulders to ensure no nerves as the finishing line approached. Pembroke's 105 for 7 saw Danny Hogan make 32, but it was a day for bowlers in wet conditions with two wickets each for McCarthy, Kruger and Fakhar Zaman.
Railway Union captain Liam McCarthy
Group B: Railway Union beat Terenure by 9 wickets
Park Avenue, 29 April.
Terenure 64/9 (16 overs; F Zaman 2-16, L McCarthy 2-12)
Railway Union 26/1 (3.5 overs) (26 in 6 overs)
Liam McCarthy (CricketEurope)
It was a good day for Railway Union who clinched two victories, while Terenure's batting frailties were clear for all to see. They scraped to 64 for 9 in 16 overs, with two wickets for skipper Liam McCarthy and Fakhar Zaman. Rain reduced their target to 26 in 6 overs and they eased to the win with 13 balls to spare, losing just one wicket.
Group C: The Hills lost to Rush by 30 runs
The Vineyard, 29 April.
The Hills 137/3 (16 overs; N Rooney 66, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 32, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 24)
Rush 93/1 (7.5 overs; L Johnson 52*) (64 in 8 overs)
Hills debutant Nicolaj Laegsgaard (Joe Curtis)
The Hills would have been happy enough with their total of 137 for 3 in 16 overs against Rush but it wasn't anywhere near enough against Rush who take the bragging rights. Nathan Rooney enjoyed a fine debut hitting 6 sixes in a rapid 66 from 37 balls, while Dane Nicolaj Laegsgaard thumped a rapid 32 along with fellow opener Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (24). However Kiwi Llew Johnson took off from where he left 2022 as he clubbed 4 fours and 3 sixes in an unbeaten 52 from just 28 balls. He has added 58 in 5 overs with returning skipper Nathan McGuire (23*) to take Rush to 93 for 1 in 8 overs when play was halted - a comfortable 30-run win (DLS) for the visitors.
Group B: YMCA beat Terenure by 71 runs
Claremont Road, 29 April.
YMCA 187/6 (20 overs; T Tector 100, J Tector 28, A Burton 21;
Terenure 116 (19.5 overs; S Nair 44, R Wilson 2-6, M Thompson 2-8)
Tim Tector acknowledges applause for his century against Terenure (Rodney Smythe)
Tim Tector was the first centurion of the domestic season as he smashed 12 sixes and 2 fours in a brilliant 100 from just 44 balls to lead his YMCA side to a 71-run win against Terenure. It was the perfect return for the young captain on his club's competitive return to Claremont Road. He shared a second wicket stand of 129 in 11 overs with elder sibling Jack (28) as YM racked up 187 for 6. Terenure's chase didn't get going, not helped by the Lynch brothers both out for 0 in a combined three balls. Sidhardth Nair's 44 got them over the 100, but with two wickets apiece for Reuben Wilson and Mitchell Thompson, it was a day to remember. Tim Tector again the had final say, taking the final wicket of the match.
Leinster Women's Competitions 2023
Senior Cup Final: Pembroke lost to Merrion by 105 runs
Sydney Parade, 7 August.
Merrion 165-2 (20 overs; Polly Inglis 60, Leah Paul 59no)
Pembroke 60 (16.4 overs; Sioba Bhoja 3-12, Niamh McNulty 3-13
Trademark Merrion celebration (Rodney Smythe)
MERRION completed a comfortable 105 run win over Pembroke in the final of the Leinster Senior Women's Cup. The Ballsbridge side racked up 165-2 off their 20 overs to leave a mountain for local rivals Pembroke to climb.Cecilia Joyce (15) added 40 for the first wicket with Leah Paul before she was dismissed by Hannah Little. Paul (59no off 52 balls) and Kiwi pro Polly Inglis (60 off 43) paced their partnership well, putting on 120 before Inglis was selflessly run out in the last over. Merrion made 108 in the last ten overs. Pembroke missed Orla Prendergast, their fifth bowler going for 51 and conceding 27 wides and 3 no balls in all. Merrion’s impressive young seamers showed the way with Niamh McNulty demolishing the top order, taking 3-13 off her first three overs, and Sioba Bhoja 3-12. The spinners turned on the heat and it was a slow procession as Pembroke folded for 60.
Reports & Articles
Great Dane back at The Hills ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
The Hills have confirmed that Danish international Nicolaj Damgaard Laegsgaard will be returning to Milverton for the 2024 campaign.
The Brush aka John Morgan ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
Brian Gilmore interviews incoming Malahide President John Morgan.
Pembroke announce new signings ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
Pembroke have announced that Lisburn seamer Mark Berry is joining the club along with Cork County all-rounder Byron McDonough. Their talented overseas player Nick Stapleton is also returning to Sydney Parade.
Leinster to switch to 12 team Premier League ZZZZ11:19 pmZZZZ
Leinster's top flight Premier League will comprise of 12 teams from the 2025 season onwards.
Putting a square to bed for the winter ZZZZ2:46 amZZZZ
Brian Gilmore in cobversation on a bright Saturday morning in front of the Clubhouse with Phil Frost Head Groundsman at Malahide CC about what’s involved in putting a square to bed for the winter months.
Death of Paul Reynolds ZZZZ1:04 amZZZZ
There was sad news overnight with the death of Paul Reynolds.
Clontarf sign Rahul Dalal ZZZZ10:32 amZZZZ
Clontarf will have Indian top-order batsman Raul Dalal in their ranks for the 2024 season.
Death of Brian O'Sullivan ZZZZ10:03 amZZZZ
There was sad news this weekend with the death of Brian O'Sullivan following a short illness.
The Summer of 1990 ZZZZ4:02 amZZZZ
Clontarf's former overseas player Peter Scolari remembers the glorious summer of 1990.
Big week looms for Theo Lawson ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
It promises to be an eventful few days for Theo Lawson who gets married this weekend to fiancée Caroline Scully.
More good news for YMCA? ZZZZ5:09 amZZZZ
Hot on the heels of their Leinster Premiership success there could be more good news for YMCA ahead of the 2024 season.
Phoenix promoted to Premiership ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
Phoenix will be playing in the top flight of Leinster cricket after the scheduled play-off match on Saturday versus Railway Union was abandoned without a ball bowled.
Malahide: A track diary ZZZZ5:11 amZZZZ
Brian Gilmore with Phil Frost on how Malahide prepared their pitches for the T20I series against India.
YMCA champions and The Hills relegated on day of drama ZZZZ11:10 pmZZZZ
YMCA clinched the title as they beat Malahide while Leinster lost to Railway Union. The Hills are relegated after a batting collapse against Merrion.
Hoey takes six wickets as Pembroke finish season on a high ZZZZ11:06 pmZZZZ
Gavin Hoey took six wickets as Pembroke beat Civil Service, while there were also wins for Cork County, Terenure, and Phoenix.
Junaid Altaf hits 194 for Civil Service ZZZZ8:44 pmZZZZ
The CricketEurope Performance of the Week in Leinster goes to Civil Service batsman Junaid Altaf who scored a wonderful 194 in their win over Malahide in Phoenix Park.
Leinster and YMCA battle it out for Premiership ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
Wins for Leinster, YMCA, Malahide and Railway Union.
Pembroke win Championship ZZZZ11:17 pmZZZZ
Pembroke have been crowned Championship winners in Leinster, while there are also wins for Phoenix, North County and Cork County.
Death of Stephen Molins ZZZZ6:22 amZZZZ
Former Carlisle and South Leinster all-rounder Stephen Molins died at the weekend.
YMCA beat Railway Union ZZZZ4:14 amZZZZ
Railway Union remain rooted to the foot of the table and look destined for an instant return to the Championship after an 8 wickets loss at Claremont Road in their rearranged clash with YMCA.
Balbriggan the only winners on rain hit day ZZZZ11:08 pmZZZZ
Babriggan managed to beat Malahide, but the other three games didn't get completed.
Eastwood takes eight wickets as Rush win ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
Convincing wins in the Championship for Pembroke, Phoenix, Rush and North County.
Balbriggan seal amazing win over Harlequins ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
Balbriggan showed the value of never giving up as they produced an amazing comeback win at home to Cork Harlequins in Division Four.
Vincent leads Clontarf to Tillain Cup ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
David Vincent's century inspired Clontarf to a 28-run win over Civil Service in their Tillain Cup final at Rush.
Phoenix stun Rush in Championship ZZZZ2:29 amZZZZ
There were wins for North County, Phoenix, Terenure and Civil Service in the Championship.
Leinster go top of Premiership ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
There were Premiershp victories for Merrion, The Hills and Leinster.
Hald bowls Phoenix to victory over Pembroke ZZZZ5:14 amZZZZ
Phoenix put a dent in Pembroke's title charge, with a resounding win at Sydney Parade.
Richardson five wicket haul leads North County to win ZZZZ11:45 pmZZZZ
Eddie Richardson took five wickets to bowl North County to a welcome 6-wicket win at home to Terenure.
Trinity beat MCC in thriller ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
A century by Fiachra Tucker and a stirring last wicket partnership of 46 to win the game were the highlights of the annual Dublin University v MCC Ireland game played in College Park.
The Castle Talbots and Malahide CC ZZZZ2:41 amZZZZ
Brian Gilmore examines the connections and history between the Talbots and Malahide Cricket Club.
Merrion beat Pembroke to win Leinster Senior Women's Cup ZZZZ12:44 amZZZZ
MERRION completed a comfortable 105 run win over Pembroke in the final of the  Leinster Senior Women's Cup.
Clontarf hammer The Hills to win Senior Cup ZZZZ11:36 amZZZZ
Clontarf ran out convincing 235-run winners over The Hills in a surprisingly one-sided affair at Sydney Parade.
Pembroke march on in Championship ZZZZ2:46 pmZZZZ
Pembroke, Phoenix, and Rush win easily, while Civil Service edge out Terenure in the Leinster Championship.
Balbriggan dent Leinster Premiership hopes ZZZZ2:44 pmZZZZ
Wins in the Premiership for Balbriggan, Clontarf, Malahide and YMCA.
Clontarf and The Hills reach Leinster Cup final ZZZZ11:35 pmZZZZ
Both semi-finals of the Leinster Senior Cup went to the last over, with Clontarf beating Railway Union and The Hills overcoming Leinster.
Mathew off to North County ZZZZ8:42 pmZZZZ
There was a debut last week for Alan Mathew at North County.
Pembroke beat weather and Civil Service ZZZZ8:41 pmZZZZ
Pembroke's clash with Civil Service was the only one to beat the weather in the top two divisions in Leinster.
Terenure's young centurions ZZZZ6:19 amZZZZ
While centuries have been more abundant than usual for Terenure with three at senior level in recent weeks, it has been a pair scored by their youth players that have most impressed the powers that be in the club. 
Leinster Premiership title race hots up ZZZZ10:14 pmZZZZ
Wins in the Leinster Premiership for Merrion, Railway Union, Clontarf and Malahide.
Pembroke win again in Championship ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
There were wins in the Leinster Championship for Pembroke, North Kildare, Terenure and Rush.
No hassle for Hasler ZZZZ8:27 amZZZZ
Ted Hasler created a bit of history over the weekend as he became the youngest centurion for Railway Union.
Wins for Malahide, Clontarf, YMCA and Leinster ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
A round-up of all the action in the Leinster Premiership.
Wins in Championship for Pembroke, Terenure, Phoenix and Cork. ZZZZ11:51 pmZZZZ
Oliver Hald makes a century as Phoenix win, hundreds too for Donal Lynch and Raghav Grover in Terenure victory as for Nick Stapleton as Pembroke cruise past Civil Service. Cork County edge out Rush.,
Hoey stars as MCC beat Cambridge ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
Pembroke and Trinity all-rounder Gavin Hoey played a starring role as MCC defeated Cambridge University in a three-day game at Fenners.
Family affair for Wankhade's ZZZZ12:10 amZZZZ
It's been quite the week for the Wankhade family of Balbriggan.
The Story of The Hills - a review ZZZZ11:53 pmZZZZ
In modern times, there has been a significant increase in the number of books and articles about cricket at local level in Ireland, and The Story of The Hills Cricket Club by James Bennett is the most recent addition to that genre.
YMCA, Leinster, Merrion and Balbriggan win in Premiership ZZZZ1:28 amZZZZ
There were victories in the Leinster Premiership for YMCA, Merrion, Leinster and Balbriggan.
Pembroke, North County, Phoenix and Cork County win ZZZZ1:24 amZZZZ
There were victories in the Championship for Phoenix, Pembroke, North County and Cork County.
Merrion, YMCA, Leinster and Clontarf win in Women's League ZZZZ5:39 amZZZZ
There were victories on Thursday night in the Leinster Women's Division One for Merrion, YMCA, Leinster and Clontarf.
Senior Cup semi-finalists decided ZZZZ1:29 amZZZZ
Clontarf, Leinster, The Hills and Railway Union reach the semi-finals of the Leinster Senior Cup.
The Hills, YMCA, Leinster and Merrion win in top flight ZZZZ5:43 amZZZZ
There were victories in the top flight for The Hills, YMCA, Leinster and Merrion.
North County, Rush, Pembroke and Phoenix win in Championship ZZZZ5:39 amZZZZ
All the fancied sides won in the Leinster Championship.
Botha and Joyce take Lightning roles ZZZZ5:34 amZZZZ
Andre Botha will take over from Nigel Jones as Leinster Lightning Head Coach, while Dom Joyce will be at the helm of Lightning Bolts.
Death of Fintan Butler ZZZZ8:39 amZZZZ
Fintan Butler, Club President of Civil Service has sadly died.
Timeless Cricket ZZZZ10:45 pmZZZZ
Brian Gilmore looks back to 1963 and a marathon Leinster Cup semi-final that took place over 10 days!
Balbriggan win Alan Murray T20 Cup ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
Matthew Pollard produced a Man-of-the-Match performance as Balbriggan created history by winning the Alan Murray T20 Cup, beating nearby rivals The Hills by 54 runs in the showdown at Sydney Parade.
Fastest hundreds in Irish cricket ZZZZ10:40 pmZZZZ
Rapid centuries in the T20's this weekend has prompted Ger Siggins to look at the fastest hundreds in Irish cricket.
Donegan making his mark ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
It’s been a memorable month for Mark Donegan on and off the field.
World Cup heroes to do battle on T20 finals day ZZZZ5:49 pmZZZZ
Three of the four sides are coached by former Irish internationals, with Jeremy Bray, Kevin O’Brien and Andre Botha all part of the ‘class of 2007’ that heralded Ireland’s arrival on the world stage in the West Indies.
Four Dublin sides in Irish University semi-finals ZZZZ2:30 pmZZZZ
There will be four Dublin sides in the Irish Universities outdoor tournament following Dublin University's 108-run win over UCC at The Mardyke.
Semi-finalists confirmed in Alan Murray T20 Cup ZZZZ4:06 pmZZZZ
Merrion, The Hills, Balbriggan, and Railway Union will contest the semi-finals of the Alan Murray T20 Cup.
Dublin City clinch U23 Siggins Cup ZZZZ2:10 amZZZZ
Ruan Cronje starred with bat and ball as Dublin City beat Fingal by 6 wickets to clinch the inaugural U23 Siggins Cup at Milverton.
Leinster Senior Cup round-up ZZZZ9:58 pmZZZZ
Low scores were the order of the day in the first round of the Leinster Senior Cup.
500 up for Cool Hand Luke ZZZZ1:45 amZZZZ
Sunday saw Luke Clinton seal a dramatic win for The Hills and with it reach a superb landmark in Leinster Senior cricket.
Wins for Fingal and Dublin City in Siggins Cup ZZZZ3:59 amZZZZ
The U23 Siggins Cup got under way on Sunday after last week's false start with wins for Fingal and Dublin City.
Singh excited by North County challenge ZZZZ2:37 amZZZZ
Simi Singh will make his North County debut this weekend as they play Malahide and The Hills in the T20 Cup.
Former Phoenix player signs two-year extension at Sussex ZZZZ9:05 amZZZZ
Former Phoenix all-rounder Ari Karvelas has signed a two-year contract extension at Sussex.
Simi Singh boost for North County ZZZZ8:27 amZZZZ
North County have confirmed the arrival of Simi Singh, with Tanvir Hasan and Abdul Sattar also signing for the Balrothery club.
Newland on fire in Mexico ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
James Newland has been the star of the show for the MCC who are participating this week in the Central American Championships in Belize.
LCU Previews 13: Rush ZZZZ3:35 amZZZZ
There is a new captain at Rush for the 2023 season with Nathan McGuire taking the armband after returning from Glendermott.
Double hundred for Dunphy ZZZZ2:46 pmZZZZ
14 year-old Brian Dunphy was in the runs today scoring a superb unbeaten 203 for Ardgillan School in a Leinster junior schools match.
LCU Previews 12: Civil Service ZZZZ1:48 pmZZZZ
It's a journey into the unknown for Civil Service who have been promoted to the Championship and the club know it will be tough but it's an experience they intend to make the most of.
LCU Previews 11: Phoenix ZZZZ5:08 amZZZZ
It was a season to forget in 2022 for Phoenix as they suffered the drop from the Premier League, but under skipper Tyrone Kane they will be looking to bounce straight back up.
LCU Previews 10: Pembroke ZZZZ10:02 amZZZZ
Pembroke suffered relegation last season as they suffered more than most with player availability, and skipper Theo Lawson will be hoping for better fortunes in 2023, although they won't be able to call on their Irish internationals for most of the year.
LCU Previews 9; Railway Union ZZZZ4:52 amZZZZ
It's a return to the top-flight of Premiership cricket for Railway Union this season and the Park Avenue side have assembled a very useful looking squad for the most competitive division in the country.
LCU Previews 8: Cork County ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
As the 2023 cricket season approaches, Cork County prepares for an exciting and challenging campaign under the leadership of its new club captain, Abubakar Saddique, who takes the reins from Ross Durity.
LCU Previews 7: The Hills ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
There are a few new faces at The Hills for the forthcoming season while Andrew Kavanagh will also be at the helm for the Milverton club.
LCU Previews 6: Leinster ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
It was a successful 2022 for Leinster as the Rathmines club secured promotion to the Premiership after securing the Championship title.
LCU Previews 5: YMCA ZZZZ4:32 amZZZZ
YMCA are back at Claremont Road in 2023 and have Tim Tector at the helm for the upcoming campaign.
LCU Previews 4: Merrion ZZZZ4:00 amZZZZ
It was a low key 2022 season for Merrion who will be hoping for better fortunes in the forthcoming campaign.
Grassi and Sheridan excited by Malahide challenge ZZZZ8:48 amZZZZ
Jamie Grassi and Andrew Sheridan are opting for pastures new in 2023 with a switch to Malahide.
LCU Previews 3: Malahide ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
Malahide have added quality and depth to their ranks ahead of the start of the 2023 season.
LCU Previews 2: Balbriggan ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
The defending champions aren't content with one Premier League crown. They have tasted success and want more silverware as they look to build strong structures throughout the club.
LCU Previews 1: Clontarf ZZZZ8:31 pmZZZZ
The CricketEurope previews of Leinster clubs begin with Clontarf.
Death of Keith Lewis ZZZZ1:11 pmZZZZ
If you have been in Castle Avenue in the past 60 odd years, chances are that you will have been greeted by Keith Lewis with a hearty hello and firm shake of the hand.
Just what the doctor ordered ZZZZ2:30 amZZZZ
Which Irish-born player made the highest T20 international score in 2022? It’s not Paul Stirling, Harry Tector or Andy Balbirnie. Nor Gaby Lewis or Orla Prendergast.
Ehtesham Ahmed returns to YMCA ZZZZ5:00 amZZZZ
All-rounder Ehtesham Ahmed is returning to play in Dublin with YMCA.
Andrew Poynter appointed Clontarf Head Coach ZZZZ3:16 amZZZZ
Former Irish international Andrew Poynter has been appointed Head Coach of Clontarf.
Cameron Rowe set for Balbriggan ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
Young South African student Cameron Rowe is hoping to make a big impression in Leinster this summer.
Leinster players dominate Ireland awards ZZZZ3:29 amZZZZ
It was a great night for Leinster as they dominated the Ireland awards, including the top four prizes on offer.
Paul Reynolds wins Outstanding Contribution to Irish Cricket Award ZZZZ1:45 amZZZZ
Player, administrator, international umpire, statistician, volunteer ‘helpdesk’ for clubs – so reads the submission that accompanied the nomination form for Paul Reynolds.
Delany set for Club Player of the Year award ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
It's Awards week and the one certainty is that Clontarf all-rounder David Delany will pick up the Club Player of the Year accolade.
Three bowlers and a title ZZZZ5:21 amZZZZ
The story of how Malahide triumphed in the 1964 Leinster Senior title race.
Graeme Guthrie died recently ZZZZ2:39 pmZZZZ
Edward Liddle looks back on the cricketing life of popular Leinster cricketer Graeme Guthrie.
Amish Sidhu joins Phoenix ZZZZ3:05 pmZZZZ
Merrion left-arm spinner Amish Sidhu is leaving Anglesea Road and will be returning to Phoenix for the forthcoming campaign.
Afghan cricketer joins Malahide ZZZZ4:23 amZZZZ
Younas Ahmadzai has joined Malahide for the 2023 season.
North County sign Aussie overseas professional ZZZZ11:18 amZZZZ
North County have signed 21 year-old Australian Mitchell Owen for the 2023 season.
Leinster Women seek Head Coach ZZZZ7:02 amZZZZ
Leinster CC are seeking a Head Coach for their vibrant and successful Women's teams.
Phoenix Women sign South African player-coach ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
Phoenix Women have signed former South African international Claire Terblanche as their player/coach for the 2023 season.
Pembroke unveil new overseas player ZZZZ11:32 amZZZZ
Pembroke have pulled off something of a coup with the signing of 30-year-old Australian all-rounder Nick Stapleton.
Hills unveil trio of signings ZZZZ9:21 amZZZZ
The Hills have announced the signing of Irish passport holding Aussie Sean McNicholl, Danish international Nicolaj Laegsgaard, and Nathan Rooney from Balbriggan.
Rush Women seek player-coach ZZZZ9:49 amZZZZ
Rush are seeking a women's player coach as they strive to reach the top flight of Leinster cricket.
Death of Algy Rice ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
Alastair Lynas Grant (‘Algy’) Rice, who has died in England aged 86, was a fine all round cricketer. Tall, strong and dark haired, he was a tireless fast medium bowler, who, operating for long spells, had the ability to move the ball both ways in the air and off the wicket.
Clontarf return for Cronje ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
Ruan Cronje will be back at Clontarf for the 2023 season.
Kruger joins Railway Union ZZZZ5:14 amZZZZ
Highly rated Munster all-rounder Brandon Kruger has confirmed he is joining Railway Union for the 2023 season.
Balbriggan sign South African overseas player ZZZZ2:00 pmZZZZ
Balbriggan have confirmed the signing of 22-year-old South African Matthew Pollard as their overseas player for the 2023 season.
Sean McNicholl talks with Willie Dwyer after the game (10 June)
Nick Stapleton of Pembroke took 8 for 8 against Terenure (14 May)
Mikey O'Reilly after two wins for Dublin University (6 May)
Kenny Carroll who was in the runs for Railway Union (6 May)
Leinster's Joey Carroll scored 91 in their win against Terenure. (1 May)
Railway Union captain Liam McCarthy after his side won twice on the opening day (29 April)