Representative cricket being what it is there were players from Merrion on both sides of a high scoring encounter between Munster and the North West – full report and scorecard. Stephen Doheny was in action for the North West and Jack Carty and Amish Sidhu for Munster.
Congratulations also to Jack, Amish and Tom Stanton who have been included in the Leinster Lightning Bolts squad for the upcoming Future Series. This series opens with a match against the Ireland U19 side at Oak Hill later this month.
The downside of all this [for all clubs] is that key players will be missing for part of the domestic club season. This is the reality of the modern game.
On the Women’s front, four Merrion players are included in the Ireland Women’s XI to play a match against an English regional team – the North West Thunder – at Old Trafford. It is part of a double header, to be followed by a Vitality Blast game. So there should be an enthusiastic crowd.
The squad is
- Laura Delany (captain), Ava Canning, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Shauna Kavanagh, Gaby Lewis, Lara Maritz, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.