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Nathan McGuire is returning to Rush for the 2023 season,
Nathan McGuire is returning to Rush for the 2023 season, ©CricketEurope
Death of David Murray ZZZZ3:07 amZZZZ
Brian Gilmore on former West Indian international David Murray, who was coach of Malahide in 1986.
Sacred Chain ZZZZ6:46 amZZZZ
There I found it. A 22-yard strip of fine turf, a cut above the scutchy tawny rough grass that surrounded it. I’d have guessed it hadn’t been used for one hundred years but there it was, in open ground in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
Rush return for McGuire ZZZZ2:18 amZZZZ
Rush have confirmed that all-rounder Nathan McGuire is returning to the club for the entirety of the 2023 season.
Balbriggan keen to build on success ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
It's been an incredible few years for Balbriggan securing back-to-back league titles, but the Fingal club isn't resting on their laurels with plans for expansion to build on their success.
Winner Botha determined to keep growing ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
It's been a dream start for Andre Botha in his tenure as Balbriggan Head Coach, helping them to the Leinster Championship and Premiership in successive seasons. He won't be resting on his laurels though, with plans already in place to keep them at the top.
LCU Review 6: Pembroke ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
It was a very mixed season for Pembroke, who despite lifting the Senior League Cup were relegated from the Premiership on the final day of the season.
Early birthday present for Una Raymond-Hoey ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
Former Clontarf batter Una Raymond-Hoey has been drafted into the Melbourne Stars squad for the Women's Big Bash League.
LCU Review 5: North County ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
While North County failed in their quest to gain promotion to the top flight of Leinster cricket, they did at least have the consolation of a trophy, winning the Irish National Cup.
Hoey makes strong start Down Under ZZZZ7:13 amZZZZ
It's been a great start in Australia for Pembroke and Leinster Lightning leg-spinner Gavin Hoey.
LCU Review 4: Rush ZZZZ4:20 amZZZZ
It wasn't a great season for Rush, although in Llew Johnson, they had the top run scorer of the season as he made well over a thousand runs in a prolific run of form.
LCU Review 3: The Hills ZZZZ5:42 amZZZZ
It was a mixed season for The Hills, who although they lifted the Alan Murray T20 Cup, needed a last day battling effort to get the bonus points required to avoid the drop.
LCU Review 2: Balbriggan ZZZZ1:49 amZZZZ
We continue our Leinster club reviews with a look at who did what for Premier League champions Balbriggan.
LCU Review 1: Clontarf ZZZZ7:10 amZZZZ
We start our reviews of the Leinster clubs with a look at Clontarf. The Castle Avenue side just missed out on silverware losing the League Cup and T20 finals, but it took a final day win to avoid relegation from the Premier.
Clontarf beat Merrion to clinch Pilkington Plate ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Clontarf made it a memorable weekend for their women's/girls section as they edged out Merrion by 6 runs in a thrilling Pilkington Plate final.
Pembroke and Phoenix relegated ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
On a dramatic last day in the Premiership, Pembroke and Phoenix finish in the bottom two and will be playing Championship cricket in 2023.
Leinster and Railway Union promoted ZZZZ1:23 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany and Saqib Bahadhur were to the fore as Leinster won the Championship with a 61-run win over bottom side Cork Harlequins at Rathmines.
Balbriggan worthy Premier League Champions ZZZZ11:53 amZZZZ
Balbriggan were crowned Premier Champions after their scheduled clash with Phoenix was washed out on Saturday.
Star studded line-up for Philip Quinlan Cup ZZZZ11:48 amZZZZ
The second edition of the Philip Quinlan Perpetual Cup played between South and North Leinster Over 40’s will take place at Merrion Cricket Club on the Thursday 8th of September with a 4pm start time.
Wins for bottom three in Premier League ZZZZ5:00 amZZZZ
Skipper Theo Lawson’s century gained his side vital points in their quest to avoid relegation as they travelled to table toppers Balbriggan.
Kildare beat Leinster to open up Championship race ZZZZ4:58 amZZZZ
The Championship title race took another twist as North Kildare got the better of Leinster in a low-scoring match at The Maws.
Death of Vincent Savino ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
The news that Vincent Savino has passed comes as a shock, despite his 94 years. It was a long life but one which VF filled with the things he loved, family, the military and sport whether playing or coaching.
Wins for North County and Rush ZZZZ11:55 pmZZZZ
There were just two games scheduled in the Leinster Championship on Saturday, resulting in comfortable wins for Rush and North County.
Promotion battle heats up in Leinster Championship ZZZZ3:50 amZZZZ
Leinster are back in the mix after their 191-run mauling of Cork County.
Balbriggan take giant leap towards title ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
Balbriggan won the Fingal derby against The Hills to give themselves some breathing space in their quest for a historic Premiership crown in the year of the underdog.
McCarthy's party as Railway beat Leinster ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Railway Union beat Leinster in the promotion race, while North County, North Kildare and Cork County also win.
Balbriggan stay top with one wicket win over Pembroke ZZZZ5:46 amZZZZ
Balbriggan hold their nerve to edge out Pembroke, while The Hills are closing fast after Merrion beaten. Wins too for Malahide thanks to a record stand, and Phoenix win crucial basement battle over Clontarf.
Leaders falter in Leinster Premiership race ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
There were wins in the Premiership for Clontarf, The Hills, YMCA and Malahide.
Leinster Championship race bubbling up ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
Railway Union, Leinster, Terenure and Cork County win in the Championship.
Merrion wins Women's Cup ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
Merrion won the Women’s Senior Cup with a fine all-round display beating Clontarf by 79 runs at Sydney Parade.
Railway, Leinster, and Rush win in Championship ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
Railway Union beat Terenure, Leinster won at North County, while Llew Johnson was again in the runs as Rush beat Cork Harlequins.
Balbriggan and Merrion both beaten ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
There were Premiership wins for Clontarf, Malahide, The Hills and Pembroke.
Clontarf and The Hills to meet in T20 final ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
Clontarf are through to the T20 final after defending 144 to win by 22 runs against Phoenix in the Park. They will meet The Hills who won a one-sided Fingal derby against North County.
Balbriggan and Merrion pull clear of the pack ZZZZ12:01 amZZZZ
Balbriggan continue to defy the odds as they pulled off a remarkable chase to beat YMCA at Claremont Road.
Championship race hotting up in Leinster ZZZZ11:11 pmZZZZ
It was the Joey Carroll show at Rathmines as the all-rounder scored a brilliant century to help Leinster to an emphatic win over Cork Harlequins. Wins too for Railway Union, North Kildare and North County.
Bowlers on top in Championhip ZZZZ12:30 amZZZZ
There were wins in the Championship for Cork and North County, Leinster and Railway Union on a day dominated by the bowlers.
Magnificent seven for Kane ZZZZ3:44 pmZZZZ
Phoenix produced an almost Lazarus like comeback to stun Pembroke, putting a serious dent in the Sydney Parade’s title ambitions. The Hills beat YMCA, while Merrion bring Balbriggan back to earth with a bump.
Rosslee to debut for YMCA ZZZZ9:53 pmZZZZ
YMCA will have 18 year-old South African wicket-keeper batsman Adam Rosslee making his debut this weekend against The Hills.
Leinster Women's Cup semi-finalists decided ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
The Women’s Senior Cup quarter-finals all went ahead, albeit shorn of the international players, taking a little gloss off the proceedings. YMCA coped without star performer Gaby Lewis, as they beat Phoenix by 42 runs.
Richardson five wickets lead North County to victory ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
There are wins in the Championship for North and Cork County, Terenure and Railway Union.
Balbriggan continue to set the Premiership pace ZZZZ11:00 pmZZZZ
Balbriggan beat The Hills, while there are also wins for Merrion, Pembroke and YMCA.
Leinster Championship round-up ZZZZ1:59 amZZZZ
Terenure stun North County, Leinster hammer Rush, Railway edge out Cork County, while North Kildare prove too strong for Cork Harlequins.
Leinster Premiership round-up ZZZZ1:55 amZZZZ
Balbriggan win again, Malahide beat Clontarf to collect the Podge Hughes trophy, centuries for the Tectors as YMCA thump The Hills, while Phoenix win at Pembroke.
Lewis breaks record in YMCA run feast ZZZZ5:21 amZZZZ
It was a record-breaking display for Gaby Lewis, Jennifer Gray and the YMCA team as they beat rivals Pembroke by 143 runs at Sydney Parade.
Drama aplenty in Alan Murray T20 Cup ZZZZ8:52 pmZZZZ
It was a night of two halves in the Alan Murray T20 Cup with four one-sided games contrasted by four thrillers, which saw a tie plus three games that went to the wire.
Championship wins for Leinster, North County, Kildare and Terenure ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
Leinster were the day’s biggest winners in the Championship as they crushed Railway Union by 216 runs at Park Avenue.
Balbriggan continue to set the pace ZZZZ1:04 amZZZZ
Balbriggan’s excellent league campaign continued as they beat Clontarf by 87 runs in a statement win that shows they are to be taken as serious title contenders.
50 years of The Hills ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
The Hills have released a YouTube video celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Championship wins for County, Kildare, Railway and Rush ZZZZ4:57 pmZZZZ
In the Championship there were convincing wins for North Kildare, North County, Railway Union and Rush.
Premiership wins for YM, Merrion, Balbriggan and The Hills ZZZZ4:53 pmZZZZ
The Hills, Balbriggan, YMCA and Merrion were the winning teams in the Premiership on Sunday.
Pembroke beat Clontarf to lift League Cup ZZZZ1:17 pmZZZZ
Pembroke ended a 23 year spell as they beat Clontarf to capture the League Cup at Sydney Parade.
Garth the Great as Pembroke beat Merrion ZZZZ11:11 pmZZZZ
JJ Garth top scored with 86 and gave a fielding masterclass as Pembroke made light of the absence of three internationals to beat Merrion by 84 runs in the League Cup semi-final.
McNally the hero as Clontarf beat County in thriller ZZZZ10:48 pmZZZZ
John McNally was the Clontarf hero as he guided the Castle Avenue side to a one-wicket win against North County in the League Cup semi-final.
Alan Murray T20 Cup round-up ZZZZ2:53 amZZZZ
Rain wasn't far away as the Alan Murray T20 competition got under way on Thursday night.
North County pip The Hills to semi-final slot ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
North County pipped Fingal rivals The Hills to second place in Group B and secured the semi-final berth along with group winners Pembroke.
Merrion beat Cork to secure semi-final berth ZZZZ1:12 amZZZZ
Merrion made the journey to Cork knowing a win would guarantee second spot and they duly achieved their goal with a professional 102-run win.
Pembroke win Group B ZZZZ6:24 amZZZZ
Pembroke clinched Group B with a six-run win against Railway, but it's tight for second place with The Hills five-run win over Trinity drawing them level with North County, who lost by one wicket against Phoenix.
Clontarf stay top of Group A ZZZZ5:50 amZZZZ
The Delany brothers deliver again as Clontarf stay top of Group A, while there were also wins for Merrion, Balbriggan and YMCA.
YM back home with a bang ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
YMCA's return to Claremont Road was a successful one as they beat The Hills by ten wickets in their Leinster Senior Women's clash. Pembroke, Clontarf and Merrion were also victorious.
Sully ZZZZ7:40 amZZZZ
Andrew Poynter and myself were always chuffed to see Daniel O'Sullivan or Sully as he is known to all, arrive, he was a good kid who gave his best and was a pleasure to coach.
McLoughlin-Gavin scores ton as Hills win ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin was the day's third centurion as his 113 helped The Hills beat Railway Union, while there were also wins in Group B for North County, Phoenix and Pembroke.
Tector and Ford score hundreds ZZZZ10:43 pmZZZZ
Centuries from Harry Tector and Greg Ford helped YMCA and Balbriggan to victory, while there were also wins in Group A for Clontarf and Leinster.
Tector and Coulter-Reilly five wicket hauls ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
Five wicket hauls for YMCA's Alice Tector and Clontarf's Christina Coulter-Reilly were the highlights of the latest round of Leinster Women's Division One games.
McDonnell seeks Clontarf switch ZZZZ4:52 amZZZZ
Cillian McDonnell is seeking to leave YMCA and join Clontarf.
Delany delivers again as Clontarf beat Balbriggan ZZZZ9:56 pmZZZZ
David Delany starred again as Clontarf hammered Balbriggan, while there were victories too for Merrion, YMCA and Cork County.
Tucker century as Pembroke beat The Hills ZZZZ9:20 pmZZZZ
Lorcan Tucker scored a century as Pembroke defeated The Hills, North County beat Dublin University while there are also wins in Group B for Railway Union and Phoenix.
Sophie's Choice ZZZZ5:38 amZZZZ
Sophie MacMahon was the star of the show in the Leinster Women's top flight clash against The Hills, scoring an unbeaten century in their convincing win.
Delany delivers as Clontarf break Kildare hearts ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
David Delany orchestrated a super rearguard action as Clontarf beat North Kildare by one wicket at The Maws.
McCarthy's party as Pembroke stun North County ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
Barry McCarthy was the Pembroke hero as he struck a last ball six to beat North County in Balrothery.
Leinster edge out Cork County in thriller ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
There was further last-ball drama at The Mardyke as Leinster edged out Cork County, while Merrion trounced Balbriggan by ten wickets.
Students impress as Trinity hammer Terenure ZZZZ1:04 amZZZZ
Dublin University beat Teernure by 9 wickets, while The Hills and Railway Union had convincing wins over Malahide and Phoenix.
Dramatic tie in Leinster Women's league ZZZZ2:45 amZZZZ
There was drama at Rathmines with defending champions Leinster and YMCA tieing in the Women's Division One match.
No shortage of thrills and spills as Leinster season opens ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
There was no shortage of drama with plenty of talking points as the Leinster senior action began with wins for Trinity, Merrion, Pembroke, Clontarf, North County, Rush, Balbriggan and Malahide.
Leinster Preview 15: Terenure ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
Donal Lynch is captain of Terenure and will have three new players in the ranks as they attempt to challenge for promotion to the top flight of Leinster cricket.
Leinster Preview 14: Leinster CC ZZZZ12:45 amZZZZ
Bilal Azhar is captaining the Rathmines club and he will have a few new faces at his disposal for the upcoming campaign.
History for Balbriggan Women ZZZZ4:19 amZZZZ
There was a little bit of history this week as Balbriggan Women played their first competitive match in their 61 years, making a winning start as they beat North Kildare.
Leinster Preview 13: Railway Union ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
Railway Union will be hoping Liam McCarthy is able to lead them to promotion in 2022.
Leinster Preview 12: The Hills ZZZZ3:09 pmZZZZ
With new coach Jeremy Bray at the helm, you get the feeling this could be the year the Milverton side get back into the trophy hunt.
Gupta stars as Trinity beat UCD ZZZZ9:26 pmZZZZ
Sanil Gupta's 98 inspired his Trinity to an 80-run win against UCD in the first Blues match between the side in seven years.
Leinster Preview 11: North Kildare ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
North Kildare certainly held their own in the Championship last year and they will looking to continue to lay solid foundations in 2022.
Leinster Preview 10: Rush ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
There was mixed news for Rush this past week with the news that Lynal Jansen was returning as a coach, while Nathan McGuire had opted to move to the NW to join Glendermott.
Colin Siller takes coaching role at Clontarf ZZZZ3:14 amZZZZ
Colin Siller is back. The much travelled cricket coach is returning to Ireland to take a Director of Coaching role at Clontarf.
Leinster Preview 9: Dublin University ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
Dublin University bring a different and welcome challenge to Leinster cricket sides and the students have real quality as well as youth at their disposal in 2022.
Leinster Preview 8: Cork County ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
After two shortened seasons it is a return to an action-packed full schedule for the club competing in both Munster and Leinster competitions.
Open day success for Rush ZZZZ4:21 amZZZZ
A fantastic initiative by Rush CC will see 125 youths trying cricket at the club's Kenure ground on Saturday April 89h.
Leinster Preview 7: North County ZZZZ1:59 amZZZZ
It's been a tough time for North County but the Balrothery side are confident they have what it takes to return to the top flight of Leinster cricket.
Leinster Preview 6: Balbriggan ZZZZ3:35 amZZZZ
It's a historic season for Balbriggan who dip their toes into the water of Leinster Premier cricket for the first time.
Leinster Preview 5: YMCA ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
While there still is great uncertainty over the future of their Claremont Road home, YMCA received a major boost last week with the appointment of Graham Ford as their Head Coach.
Leinster Preview 4: Malahide ZZZZ5:48 amZZZZ
Matt Ford is the man with the captain's armband as the village side look to build on the progress of previous seasons.
Leinster Preview 3: Pembroke ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
Pembroke on their day can put out a formidable side but international commitments mean they are rarely at full strength.
Leinster Preview 2: Clontarf ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
Eoghan Delany is the captain at Clontarf and is looking forward to leading the Castle Avenue side into the new season next month.
Leinster Preview 1: Phoenix ZZZZ5:33 amZZZZ
It wasn't the best of seasons for Phoenix in 2021, but they have strengthened their squad with three quality additions to their ranks.
Balbriggan sign Australian Ryan Hadley ZZZZ4:19 amZZZZ
Balbriggan have signed Australian Ryan Hadley as their overseas professional for the 2022 season.
Ben White back at Phoenix ZZZZ2:48 amZZZZ
Irish international Ben White is returning to his boyhood club Phoenix for the 2022 season.
MCC confirm Irish tour ZZZZ4:46 amZZZZ
The MCC Women’s team will visit Ireland for the first time, playing a two-match series against an Ireland Women’s Select XI and a Leinster President’s XI– with Irish players set to feature on both sides of the contest.
The Story of Cricket in Fingal by James Bennett ZZZZ12:28 amZZZZ
The factors which enabled cricket to survive and then thrive in Fingal are analysed in detail and the inextricable links between cricket and the social, political, and cultural history of Fingal are examined.
Double for Lewis at Irish awards ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
Gaby Lewis picked up two awards at the Irish Cricket Ceremony on Friday night.
Life Lessons ZZZZ7:36 pmZZZZ
In tribute to Podge Hughes we reproduce Deryck Vincent's article on valuable life lessons taught by the former Irish international.
Maltan Man ZZZZ6:53 amZZZZ
Anthony Morrissey remembers Brian Brennan who sadly passed away last year.
Grants bonus for clubs ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
Huge boost for Balbriggan and Galway in particular as they receive huge cash injections from the government capital grants scheme.
Leinster appoint Aussie Woods ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Leinster Cricket Club has announced the appointment of Ron Woods as their Women’s and Girl’s Head Coach for the upcoming 2022 season.
Jamie Grassi joins The Hills ZZZZ5:00 amZZZZ
Former Ireland Under 19 international Jamie Grassi has confirmed he is joining The Hills from Phoenix.
Malahide sign Ryan Hackney ZZZZ3:11 amZZZZ
Malahide have confirmed the signing of Australian Ryan Hackney as their overseas player for the 2022 season.
Clontarf seek Director of Coaching ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Clontarf are on the lookout for a Director of Coaching ahead of the start of the new season.
Jeremy Bray appointed Hills Head Coach ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
The Hills have announced the appointment of Jeremy Bray, the former Irish international, as its new Head Coach.
Merrion role for Hingston ZZZZ4:50 amZZZZ
Merrion have appointed Michael Hingston as their Youth Development Officer.
Terenure strengthen ahead of new campaign ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
Australian batsman Henry Dall and New Zealander Jono Tuffin are Dublin bound this summer.
Coaching roles at Malahide ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
Malahide CC is looking for a new Cricket Development Officer for their youth section and also a new Women’s Senior head coach with excellent remuneration package for both roles.
Leinster seeking new coach ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
Leinster Cricket Club are looking to employ a Women’s and Girl’s Head Coach for the 2022 season, and beyond.
World Cup League 2
Namibia beat Scotland by 3 wickets.
Windhoek, 5 December.
Scotland 208 (50 overs; B McMullen 56, G Munsey 51; R Trumpelmann 4-73)
Namibia 210-7 (44 overs; JN Loftie-Eaton 67*, P Ya France 52*; M Watt 328)

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