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Fixtures coming up this week are:
Monday 18th July: Ladies 1sts v Pembroke in Observatory Lane
Tuesday 19th July: Ladies 1sts continuation of 50 over game v Pembroke
Wednesday 20th July: Ladies 1sts v Malahide in Observatory Lane
Thursday 21st July: Ladies 1sts v Merrion in Observatory Lane
Saturday 23rd July: Mens 2nds v Pembroke in Observatory Lane
Saturday 23rd July: Mens 4ths v Malahide in Kennilworth
Saturday 23rd July: Mens 6ths v YMCA in Claremount Avenue
Sunday 24th July: Mens 3rds v Pembroke in Observatory Lane
Sunday 24th July: Mens 4ths v Malahide in Malahide
Sunday 24th July: Mens 5ths v Merrion in Anglesea Road
Sunday 24th July: Mens 7ths v Rush in Kennilworth
1sts vs Phoenix T20 Alan Murray Cup Thursday 14th July Observatory Lane WIN
Leinster won the toss and elected to bat first in a crunch match in Observatory lane. A win for Leinster would guarantee a place in the Finals on 14th August. Openners Jones (20) and Sholtz (18) got off to a flier after the first over was a maiden. Faizan (46) ans Edwards (38) continued the onslaught and Leinster looking set to post a huge score at 98 after 10 overs for 2. The loss of few wickets slowed the momentum down as off-spinner, Ryan Gallagher pegged LCC back. Some big hitting from JP O'Dwyer (23*) at the end helped Leinster post 163 from 20 overs.
In reply, Leinster picked up the danger man Langford-Smith early as Corey Edwards picked up both openers in opening spell. Some strong hitting from Ryan Gallagher (40) and Conor Kelly (30) brought Phoenix right back into the game and at the 10 over mark Phoenix were half way there on 82. Wickets started to tumble making the task harder and harder for Phoenix, Joe Carroll and Anton Sholtz picked up 4 wickets a piece to finish off Phoenix, all out for c.140.A superb win for the Leinster against a good Div 1 side.
There was a great crowd in Leinster CC that evening, the ladies team ran a Barbeque and many stayed around for the match and the after match celebrations.
4ths vs Bagnalstown16th July Away WIN
Losing the toss, Leinster were asked to field first in a game reduced down to 40 overs a side with rain expected to disrupt proceedings. Bagenalstown were restricted to 152/6 with all the bowlers performing well. In reply, Ruteg Mehta anchored the team home with 8 balls to spare with an unbeaten 52 helped by Chris Ooosthuizen, Badal Kumar and Rakesh Dixit. An excellent 5 wicket victory.
5ths vs Balbriggan Sunday 17th July WIN
The 5ths overcome a Ballbriggan century and 5 fer to win a thriller at the lane.
Set 242 to win, Leinster were well behind the rate when Asim Nazir (78) and Rakesh Dixit (40) came to the wicket. These two put on a hundred plus stand in quick time, before Ed Wyeth (26 n.o.) and Nitin Sharma (8 n.o.) got us home. Nitin hitting a boundary off the last ball to secure the points.High drama and an incredible come from behind win... Check out the 5th element on the website ths week.
6ths vs Pembroke 16th July Kennilworth DRAW rain
Leinster won the toss and decided to bowl first however, Dropped catches and some excellent bating from S.Smith put Pembroke in strong position. In 29th over Pembroke were 127/1, but some good bowling from S Khan, N Yadav and J Mullen made it hard for Pembroke to get big score and were all out in 39th over (179/10). In reply, Leinster lost early wicket (C.Richard) in 4th over. but fantastic bating from S Ahmed (42) put leinster on strong position (64/1) in 15 overs before rain stopped the game. when match resume after short brake, leinster lost both batsman in quick session. A Nazir and A Mumtaz provided some stability and in 23 Overs, Leinster were 92/3 before further rain made it hard to continue and match was abandoned.
7ths v North Wicklow WIN
Leinster 7ths won the toss and put County Wicklow in to bat. County Wicklow got 113 runs.Hugh Mullen 3 for 8 off 7.Bilal Ahmed 2 for 21 off 5. Mark Crangle 2 for 13 off 8. Leinster 7ths got it in 24.4 overs. Trevor Dunne got 48 runs and Awais Azeem got 37 runs.
Ladies 1sts 15th July -v- Rush in Rush WIN
Rush batted first and made 111 for 8 in 20overs, wickets from Amy Kenealy (3), Valmai Gee (2) and then Leinster made the total in 15 overs, 28 from Rebecca Rolfe, 24 for Sharon Smyth and 30 not outs from Laura Delany and Erica Kershaw.
Ladies 1sts 16th July -v- Pembroke (50over) in Pembroke To be continued
Leinster won the toss and chose to bat first making 293 in 49overs, great run scores from Laura Delany (69), Erica Kershaw (59) and a superb knock from Breanna Curtis (52 off 28 balls), with other teen scores from others, Valmai Gee, Philippa O'Donnell. We then took the field and with sporadic rain showers and surface water we only got to bowl 8 overs, pembroke are 46 for 0 after 8, second innings game continuation on Tuesday evening in Sydney Parade.
Ladies 1sts 17th July -v- North Kildare (50over) in Kenilworth Square WIN
Leinster bowled first and in constant showers kept North Kildare to 89 runs in 30 odd overs, with Laura Delany taking 3 wickets, and Amy Kenealy taking a couple, then good spells from Erica Kershaw, Alys Donnelly, Pia Deipman and Rebecca Rolfe to take the final couple of wickets. Leinster then got the total in the 20th over for the loss of two wickets, with runs from Rebecca Rolfe (19*), Sharon Smyth (28), Laura Delany (14) and Erica Kershaw (8*).
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Thursday 14th July – 1st v Phoenix T20 – BBQ on from 6pm
Friday 15th July – Taverners v RIAI
Saturday 16th July T20 Finals Day Observatory Lane
(Tillain, YM Salver, Whelan Cup) 11am - BBQ on for the day
Saturday 16th July 4ths v Bagnallstown - Away
Saturday 16th July 6ths v Pembroke - Kennilworth
Saturday 16th July Ladies 1sts v Pembroke – Sydney Parade
Sunday 17th July 3rds v Merrion away
Sunday 17th July 5ths v Balbriggin Observatory Lane
Sunday 17th July 7ths v North Wicklow Away
Sunday 17th July Ladies 1sts v North Kildare Kennilworth
Monday July 18th 1sts vs Pembroke (home)
Wednesday July 20th 1sts vs Malahide (home)
Thursday July 21st 1sts vs Merrion (home)
Tuesday July 26th 1sts vs Merrion (away)
Thursday July 28th 2nds vs North Kildare (away)
Friday July 29th 2nds vs Pembroke (away)
Matches from the last week in Leinster CC
Mens Leinster 1st v Merrion LHW Cup Refix Tuesday 5th July
This was the replayed quarter final of the cup match which was tied on Duckworth Lewis. Merrion won the toss and elected to bat making 135. Tyrone Kane was the star of the show for with an excellent 68 from 45 balls. Leinster got off to a shaky start loosing in form Jones for 4, Sholtz and O’Dwyer followed leaving us 34-3 after 7 overs. Carroll (46) and Edwards (50) got Leinster into a winning position, requiring 18 off 18 balls with 7 wickets in hand. Dom Joyce struck removing both men in consecutive balls, this sparked a collapse and a few run outs later Leinster finished 3 runs short, a huge disappointment for all concerned.
Mens Leinster 1st v Terenue T20 Alan Murray Cup Wednesday 6th July
Rain reduced this game to a 10 over match. Terenue won the toss and batted making 91 from their 10 over, Nathan Carroll (32), Michael Lax (21). Leinster began the run chase well with clean hitting from Jones (30) however the run rate was always going to cause difficulties and despite 18 from Corey Edwards from 9 balls Leinster were left needing 15 from the last over to be bowled by Andre Botha. JP on strike, the first ball was a No ball which went for 4, now we required 10 off 6. O’Dwyer smashed a 4 over extra cover and then some singles left 2 needed from two balls, Joe Carroll on strike, Bang massive straight six. Leinster two wins from two in this competition, Phoenix on Thursday in Rathmines are next.
Mens Leinster 1sts v Rush 50 Over League Home 10th July
Rush won the toss and batted motoring along nicely at 72-1, Peter Byrne was brought into the attack with Joe Carroll bowling at the other end. Rush collapsed, Peter picking up 5 for 1 in 3.2 overs and Joe Carroll 4-27. Rush all out for 85.
Leinster got to the target for the loss of 3 wickets, Skipper Craig Mallon 30no and JP O’Dwyer 26no. 24 point victory for Leinster, stay top of the table in Division 2.
Mens Leinster 2nds v Civil Service League Home 9thJuly
Leinster lost the toss and batted first, Hugh MacDonnell (17), Joe Byrne (26) opened up, Dave Lucas with 59 moved Leinster along but struggled to score quickly on a slowish track. At 134-6 off 35 overs it looked an under par position. Niks Nagar (62*) was joined at the wicket by Asif Hussein (52*), the two brought the final score to 262-6 at close. The Batting Power play reaped more than 70 runs as the two guys tore into the opposition bowling attack.
In reply some good bowling from skipper Rory Geraghty and Hugh MacDonnell reduced the visitors to 44-5, but some late hittig by the powerful Sayam scoring 70 at no. 8 got Civil Service to about 190. A 73 run victory for Leinster 2nds are now are 16 games unbeaten in league cricket. Geraghty and MacDonnell with 3 wickets a piece.
Mens Leinster 3rd v Railway Union League Away 10th July
LCC batted first and got 76 railway chased for loss of 5wks. Top score for Lcc Kevin o herlihy with 18. Railway bowling attack was much to strong with their pace men taking 9wks between them. Railway struggled to 30 odd for 4 but a couple of dropped catches eased the pressure and any chance of a win. Steve Pulbrooke took 2 wk
Mens Leinster 4th v YMCA League Away
Losing the toss, Leinster were asked to field first. After a good start and reducing YMCA to 17/2 after 10, the third wicket then added a Claremont Road record partnership of 217 as Leinster were put to the sword. YMCA finished on 278/3 as Leinster self destructed. Things didn't get better when Leinster batted, limping to 134 all out.
Mens Leinster 5th v Clontarf League Kennilworth
Comprehensive 135 run victory for the 5ths over Clontarf 4.
Leinster won the toss, batted and were in trouble until a steady knock from Naga (30) and rearguard assault from Ed Wyeth (55) got us to 197.
Clontarf lost wickets early to good spells by Nitin and Jono but Badal Kumar was outstanding (6-1-13-6). Clontarf skittled for 62.
Mens Leinster 6th v Civil Service League Away
Civil Services won the toss decided to ball first. Run out on the 3rd ball of the match put leinster under pressure from which they did not recover. Good bowling from W.afridi and Phil Garvey made it hard to score easy runs. Apart form A.Nazir (44), nobody got into double figures and leinster were all out in 32 over on the score of 94. In reply, good bowling from K. Chaudhry (14/3 from 8 Overs) gave some hope and CS were 36/4 but good batting from sanjay (47) and some patriotic umpiring from civil services at crucial stage of the match saw Civil service home and winning the match by 4 wkts.
Mens Leinster 7th v Bells Academy Cup Quarter Final
Bell’s Academy won the toss and put Leinster 7ths. into bat. Leinster 7ths got 148 runs for 8 wickets – Awais Azeem got 52 runs and Mark Crangle got 21 and there were 46 extras. Bell’s academy had some vey good bowlers. Leinster 7ths bowled Bell’s all out for 87 runs. Very good bowling performances from Mark Crangle 2 for 12 off 5 , Awais Azeem 2 for 14 off 8 , Marty Block 1 for 16 off 4, Niall Carroll 1 for 20 off 6 and Hugh Mullen 4 for 11 off 6.2.
Ladies report from Rebecca Rolfe
Friday the 8th of July Ladies 1st -v- Malahide (Division 1) in Malahide
Leinster won the toss and batted first, runs from Eimear Richardson (75 off 43 balls), Melissa Scott Hayward (95 not out off 48 balls) and Erica Kershaw (36 not out off 21 balls) putting a grand total of 233 runs on the board for the loss of just two wickets in 20overs. We then followed on with a great bowling attack, with bowling performances from Pia Diepman (3 for 9 off 3) and Aoife MacDonnell (2 for 27 off 4) in which she claimed her first Division one wicket. We bowled them out for 111, so winning by 122 runs, a great performance by all.
Monday the 4th of July Ladies 2nd League -v- Malahide (Division 2) in Observatory Lane
Leinster won, with performances with the bat from Sharon Smyth (67) and Alys Donnelly (20odd), to chase down total of 104 .
Thursday the 7th of July Ladies 2nds league -v- North Kildare (Division 2) in Observatory Lane
Leinster won again batted first and put a total of 165 on the board to defend, with runs from Valmai Gee, Hannah Ridgeway and Pia Diepman.
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Congratulations to the girls u11s on their win in the cup match in Malahide last Sunday 19th June, they won by 27 runs with the more experienced players Rebecca, Orla and Siofra being among the runs and wickets but well supported by the rest of the team, well done and we have yet to hear who we play in next round.