TERENURE

  • Players In: Niranjan Shankar
  • Players Out: None
  • Young Players to watch: Aidan Doyle

Looking at the 2021 season, Terenure have a balanced, relatively settled squad, with several of last season’s new arrivals having a full season now under their belt. They are bolstered by the addition of Niranjan Shankar from Merrion.

They are again fortunate this year that there are no players in the out column, meaning the squad is largely undisturbed compared to the team which played out the National Cup semi-final of 2019.

Again for 2021, COVID has put paid to the chances of an overseas player for the season, meaning the club will be relying heavily on homegrown players for the backbone of the first team.

Séamus Lynch had an excellent season in 2020, landing fifth in the batting charts in Leinster and earning himself a place in the Munster Reds squad in the process, naturally Terenure are extremely proud of his achievements with him being the first player to play List A Cricket while playing for the club since 1995.

He will lead the batting line-up while another member of the Munster set-up, Zubair Hassan Khan who is in the Heat squad, will lead the line with the ball after a good first season in Leinster in 2020 which saw him seventh in the bowling charts.

Club spokesperson Mick Cotter said “We’re really looking forward to the season, we have several players who have an awful lot of senior experience under their belt now, as well as three or four lads under 20 entering into their third or fourth season at this level.

“That experience will definitely stand to any of those lads who might need to step up and deliver in pressure moments later in the season.

"We're particularly excited by the return of 50 over cricket this summer and feel this will give us a chance to showcase our skills further after such a long period focussing on T20 cricket.”