All Ireland Boys Club Championships 2023
Under 13 Final: Merrion beat Bready by 25 runs
Anglesea Road, 23 September.
Merrion 112/5 (20 overs; Jan Dijkstra 50*, Toby Houchin 35; Dean Faulkner 2-7)
Instonians 87 (19.2 overs; Mansi Bhavsar 19, Dean Faulkner 15; Sam Casey 3-19, Jan Dijkstra 3-27, Toby Houchin 2-13, Robbie Miller-Johns 2-16)
U13 All Ireland winners Merrion (Merrion CC)
Merrion clinched the All-Ireland U13 Cup with a 25-run win over Bready in the decider at Anglesea Road. Batting first the home side were in trouble at 17 for 3, but were rescued by a fourth wicket stand of 86 between captain Jan Dijkstra and Toby Houchin. Dijkstra hit five boundaries in an unbeaten half century, while Houchin made 35 as Merrion posted 112 for 5. Dean Faulkner took 2 for 7, while there was a wicket apiece for Millie Spence, Ben Campbell and Sam Loughlin. The chase saw wickets fall at regular intervals with Mansi Bhavsar top scoring with 19, Dean Faulkner getting 15 and Millie Spence 12 as Bready were bowled out for 87 in the last over. Dijkstra completed a fine all-round game with three wickets, while Sam Casey also got three scalps. Toby Houchin (2-13) and Robbie Miller-Johns (2-16) were also among the wickets in the win.
Under 17 Final: CSNI v Merrion
The Lawn, 24 September.
Under 17 Final: CSNI v Merrion
Woodvale, 17 September.
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