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Boys Under 15 Interprovincials 2022
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Munster lost to Leinster by 225 runs.
Farmer's Cross, Cork, 15 July.
 Leinster 263-4 (20 overs; L Fagan 122, B Whaley 75*, E Marshall 30; K Kumar 2-54)
 Munster 38 (13 overs; O Riley 4-10, F MAnoj 2-5)
Leinster ended the youth interprovincial series undefeated with a comprehensive 225-run win over Munster in the U15 series at Farmer’s Cross. Batting first, Leinster lost Brian Dunphy second ball but Ethan Marshall (30) and Luke Fagan got the innings back on track with a second wicket stand of 46 in four overs. Skipper Ollie Riley (11) went quickly, but a T20 youth record stand of 175 in 13 overs between Fagan and Bruce Whaley powered Leinster to a mammoth 263 for 4. Fagan hit 10 fours and 8 sixes as he top-scored with 122 from 51 balls, while Whaley hit 11 fours in his unbeaten 75 from 44 deliveries. Krisnath Kumar took two of the four wickets to fall, and he top-scored with 12 as Munster were skittled for 38, with Ollie Riley taking 4 for 10, and Febin Manoj 2 for 5. Leinster then completed the double, winning all 12 matches in the boys series.
North West lost to NCU by 32 runs.
Bonds Glen, 15 July.
 NCU 130-4 (20 overs; S Yeates 59; C Mehaffey 2-12)
 North West 98-9 (20 overs; C Simpson 27; J West 4-15, M Hanna 3-13)
NCU's Seb Yeates was top scorer wth 59
A half century from Seb Yeates and a combined seven wickets for James West and Mark Hanna ensured the NCU Under 15s ended their interprovincial campaign with a 31-run win over the North West at Bonds Glen. Opener Yeates hit eight boundaries in his 59 from 49 balls, sharing an opening stand of 46 with James West (16) and 50 for the second with Adam Leckey (21) in their total of 129 for 4. Cody Mehaffey (2/12) was best with the ball for the hosts. The NW reply got off to an excellent start as Charlie Simpson (27) and Jake Montgomery (22) shared an opening stand of 48, but the innings faltered after the stand was broken. James West (4-15) and Mark Hanna (3-13) doing the damage as he innings closed on 98 for 9. The NCU finished second behind champions Leinster, with the NW third, and Munster fourth.
North West beat Munster by 7 wickets.
Claremont Road, Dublin, 14 July.
 Munster 111-6 (20 overs; K Kumar 45*; C Nawn 2-8)
 North West 112-3 (17.4 overs; C Mehaffey 33*, C Downey 30*)
An unbroken stand of 56 between Cody Mehaffey and skipper Charlie Downey led the North West to a seven wicket win against Munster in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon. Mehaffey top scored with an unbeaten 33 from 34 balls (3 fours, 1 six), while Downey’s run-a-ball 30 included four boundaries. Charlie Simpson also made 21 as they coasted to victory in the 18th over, despite the best efforts of Mohammed Ahmadzai (1-8). Earlier, the Munster total of 111 for 6 was mostly down to the efforts of opener Krisanth Kumar, who batted through the innings for 45 not out.
Leinster beat NCU by 42 runs.
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 14 July.
 Leinster 126-9 (20 overs; B Dunphy 44; L Bates 2-31)
 NCU 84 (19.3 overs; R Wilson 2-10, L Murray 2-13, E Marshall 2-14)
Brian Dunphy’s blistering start led Leinster to a 42-run win over NCU and in the process clinched the Under 15 interpro title, adding to the 17s won yesterday by Brian O’Rourke’s talented squad. Balbriggan pener Dunphy hit 9 boundaries as he top-scored with 44 from 27 balls, as he side had 66 for 1 on the board after seven overs. The NCU fought back to reduce them to 94 for 8, but a ninth wicket stand of 32 between Seb Dijkstra (19) and Arshad Safi (18*) took them to 126 for 9. The NCU chase got off to a poor start with James West run out in the first over, and they slipped to 38 for 7, with two wickets for Ethan Marshall, Luke Marshall and Reuben Wilson. Jed Dornan’s unbeaten 24 gave some respectability to the total of 84 allout, but it was another dominant display by the Dubliners.
Leinster beat North West by 8 wickets.
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 14 July.
 North West 52 (16.2 overs; R Wilson 4-4, S Dijkstra 3-7, A Safi 2-12)
 Leinster 56-2 (5.5 overs; E Marshall 29*)
The scene during play at Sydney Parade this morning
Title favourites Leinster overwhelmed the NW in a real non-contest at Sydney Parade. Batting first the North West were blown away by the Leinster attack for whom Irish U19 international Reuben Wiilson took four wickets for just four runs, while Seb Dijkstra (3-7) and Arshad Safi (2-12) were also amongst the wickets. Charlie Downey (14) was the only double figure contribution to their 52 all out, having been 12 for 5 at one stage. Leinster raced out of the blocks, clearly determined to improve their NRR. Ethan Marshall hit 4 fours and 2 sixes in a top score of 29 not out from only 15 balls as the modest target was passed in the sixth over, losing two consolation wickets to TJ Boyd and Charlie Downey.
NCU beat Munster by 81 runs.
Claremont Road, Dublin, 14 July.
 NCU 196-5 (20 overs; A Heasley 62*, L Bates 37*, S Yeates 32; C Browne 3-28)
 Munster 115-8 (20 overs; C McKenzie 28; L Bates 2-5)
Adam Heasley scored 62 not out for the NCU
The NCU started the T20 phase of the Under15 interprovincials with an emphatic 81-run win over Munster at Claremont Road. Opener Seb Yeates (32) got his side off to a fast start, but three wickets for Cronin Browne stalled their progress at 114 for 5. Adam Heasley then struck 9 fours in a rapid 62 from 40 balls, sharing an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 82 in just 8 overs with Luka Bates (37*) as the NCU posted 196 for 5. Munster’s reply got off to a fast start as Cian McKenzie (28), Krisanth Kumar (23) and Stockenstorm (19) took them to 72 for 1 in the 9th over. However, it fell away as they ended up on 115 for 8, with NCU using ten bowlers. Luka Bates taking 2 for 5 in the one-sided contest.
NCU beat North West by 150 runs.
Belmont, Belfast, 6 July.
 NCU 292-7 (50 overs; S Yeates 82, A Leckey 67, L Bates 25; C Downey 3-47)
 North West 142 (33.4 overs; C Mehaffey 26; J West 3-31, C McVicker 2-7)
Grey skies this morning over Belmont
A powerful batting display by NCU saw them overwhelm their North West counterparts with a 150-run win at Holywood. Seb Yeates top scored with a fluent 82 from 87 balls (12 fours), laying the foundation for their total of 292 of 7 with an opening stand of 64 with Adam Heasley (22). Yeates and skipper Adam Leckey (67) then added 103 in 18 overs for the second wicket as the North West attack continued to toil. Luka Bates made a run-a-ball and James West scored 20, while Charlie Downey took three wickets in the late chase for runs. The North West batting never got any momentum, and the result was a foregone conclusion early on. Cody Mehaffey top-scored with 26, while Seth Guy hit a quickfire 21 in their total of 142. James West was the most successful of the bowlers taking 3-31, while Conor McVicker (2-7) picked up two, while there was one apiece for Luka Bates, Alex Armstrong and Adam Leckey in the comprehensive win.
Leinster beat Munster by 6 wickets.
Seapark, Holywood, 6 July.
 Munster 127 (46 overs; E Stockenstorm 35; A Safi 5-15, O Riley 3-23)
 Leinster 128-4 (14.1 overs; B Whaley 49, E Marshall 22*; I Ahsan 2-6, C Browne 2-26)
Arshad Safi’s five-wicket haul helped Leinster Under 15s to the 50-overs title after they overpowered Munster at Belmont. The Afghanistan born Pembroke leg-spinner took 5 for 15 as Munster were dismissed for 127. The other wickets were taken by skipper Ollie Riley (3-23), Ethan Marshall (1-28), and Seb Dijkstra (1-22). Galway’s Ethan Stockenstorm top scored with 35, while there were runs too for the consistent Kanishk Kumar, and Ramiz Maqsood. Brian Dunphy (21) and Luke Fagan (20) got the chase off to a solid start before both were dismissed by skipper Cronan Healy-Browne (2-26). A third wicket stand of 65 in just seven overs between Bruce Whaley – who hit 7 fours in a rapid 49 from just 27 balls – and Ethan Marshall (22*) ensured the win, despite two late wickets for Ibrahim Ahsan (2-6). The six wicket victory was sealed in the 15th over.
North West beat Munster by 7 wickets.
Seapark, Holywood, 5 July.
 Munster 80 (25.5 overs; M Collum 4-21, C Doweny 3-17)
 North West 84-3 (15.4 overs; C Mehaffey 47)
The umpires and captains
The North West opened their account in the Under 15 interpros with a comfortable seven-wicket win against Munster at Seapark. Aadi Maini of North Down, playing as a guest for the Cork side, top-scored with 23 as they were dismissed for 80 – Kanishk Kumar (15) the only other player to reach double figures. Charlie Downey of Newbuildings took three early wickets, while Bready’s Matthew Collum claimed 4 for 21 in a fine bowling effort. The North West lost three wickets as they chased their modest target in the 16th over, with Cody Mehaffey hitting 6 fours and a six in a fluent 47 from 50 balls.
NCU lost to Leinster by 4 wickets.
Belmont, Belfast, 5 July.
 NCU 162 (49.2 overs; C McVicar 27*, M Hanna 27; F Manoj 3-32, O Riley 2-15, S Dijkstra 2-26, E Marshall 2-26)
 Leinster 163-6 (42.3 overs; R Wilson 44*, B Whaley 43; J West 3-28)
THe NCU team before the match at Belmont
An unbeaten 44 from YMCA’s Reuben Wilson steered Leinster Under 15s to a four-wicket win against hosts NCU at Belmont. Chasing 162, Leinster had slipped to 95 for 5 despite 43 from Bruce Whaley, with CSNI spinner James West taking three wickets. But Wilson stayed resolute, getting the runs needed in conjunction with Robert O’Brien (11) and Febin Manoj (12*). Earlier, NCU had been in trouble at 46 for 5, but the lower order rallied, with Mark Hanna and Conor McVicker making 27 apiece as they finished on 162. Manoj completed a fine all-round day with three wickets, while there were two apiece for skipper Ollie Riley, Seb Dijkstra, and Ethan Marshall – who showed the ups and downs of cricket. He made a century yesterday, but failed to score today.
NCU beat Munster by 214 runs.
Belmont, Belfast, 4 July.
 NCU 339-7 (50 overs; A Heasley 112, A Leckey 70, S Yeates 34, J West 32; K Kumar 3-49, M Ahmadzai 2-60)
 Munster 125-9 (50 overs; K Kumar 35; M Hanna 3-17, S Yeates 2-10, A Armstrong 2-13)
Adam Heasley after his century at Belmont
Adam Heasley scored a brilliant century on his home ground at Belmont to get NCU Under 15’s defence of their crown off to a winning start with an emphatic 214-run win over Munster. Heasley struck 14 fours and a six in his 112, sharing an opening stand of 120 with Seb Yeates, and 127 for the second wicket with Adam Leckey. Skipper Leckey hit an even time 70, while there were late runs too for James West, who hit five boundaries in a rapid 22. The final total of 339 for 7 was bolstered by 66 extras, with Kanishk Kumar taking three wickets and Muhammad Ahmadzai two. Kumar top-scored with a defiant 35 in the Munster reply of 125. Best of the home side attack was Mark Hanna who took 3 for 17, while there were two wickets apiece for Seb Yeates and Alex Armstrong.
Leinster beat North West by 169 runs.
Holywood, 4 July.
 Leinster 296 (48.2 overs; E Marshall 102, O Riley 50, R O'Brien 36, B Whaley 35; TJ Boyd 3-56)
 North West 127 (47.2 overs; M Collum 38; A Safi 3-24, R Wilson 2-17)
Ethan Marshall’s century got Leinster’s Under 15 campaign off to a winning start with an emphatic 169-run win over the North West at Seapark. The Clontarf batsman hit 12 fours and 2 sixes in his 102, sharing stands of 80 for the second wicket with Bill Whaley (35), and 121 for the third with skipper Ollie Riley (50). Robert O’Brien chipped in with 36 as Leinster finished on 296 – three wickets for TJ Boyd and three run outs stopping them getting over 300. The North West reply never got out of first gear against the powerful attack. Arshad Safi took three wickets, and Ireland Under 19 international Reuben Wilson two in a statement win.
Other Matches
Leinster beat NCU by 170 runs
Inch, North County CC, 27 July.
 Leinster 215 (39.3 overs; R O'Brien 54, O Riley 46 E Marshall 31; A Watt 2-37)
 NCU 45 (14 overs; O Riley 8-1)
Ollie Riley produced a super all-round display to help his Leinster Under 15 side to a 170-run win against their NCU counterparts at North County. A half century from Robert O’Brien (54), plus 46 from Riley and 31 from Ethan Marshall (31) saw the hosts make 215 – two wickets for Watt. It was with the ball that Riley came to the fore, producing one of the finest spells in recent memory at this level, taking eight wickets for just one run, including a hat-trick, as the NCU were bundled out for 45.
NCU beat Leinster by 4 wickets
Upritchard Park, Bangor, 24 July.
 Leinster 97-6 (20 overs; Bruce Whaley 23, Rob O'Brien 20; James West 2-13)
 NCU 99-6 (19 overs; James West 29, Mark Hanna 24; Ethan Marshall 2-13, Sebastian Dijkstra 2-23)
James West starred with bat and ball as the NCU beat Leinster by 4 wickets
James West produced a fine all-round display as the NCU beat Leinster by four wickets in the Under 15 interprovincial at Upritchard Park. He took two wickets to help restrict Leinster to 97 for 6, with runs for Bruce Whaley (23) and Robert O’Brien (20). He then top-scored with 29 as the NCU edged home with an over to spare – runs too for Mark Hanna (24). For Leinster, Ethan Marshall and Seb Dijkstra each claimed two wickets. The second match of the weekend was abandoned, with the NCU ell placed on 40 for 1 in the 6th over. The 15s and 17s will meet again on Wednesday when they play 40 overs matches at Balbriggan and North County.
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