In the first milestone for the season, we set out the player averages to the end of May. The averages refer to league and league cup competitions only. A total of 92 players turned out for one of the six Merrion teams in action.
The batting qualification for the period was 100 runs, and 9 players reached this target.
Most runs were scored by Niranjan Shankar with 218 at an average of 54.5. But it was the veteran Robbie Stanton who leads the averages with 207 runs with an average of 69. Swapnil Modgill is way ahead on the strike rate at 120. The only batter on the table to score at better than a run-a-ball.
Nine players qualified for the bowling table with a minimum of 7 wickets. Seb Dijkstra and Garin Howell share the bowling honours with seven wickets each at 10.86 runs per wicket. Most wickets  were taken by Amish Sidhu and his fellow left-arm spinner on the 1stXI, Tom Stanton, has the most economic figures
Niranjan Shankar is the only player to appear on both the batting and the bowling tables, so it is no surprise that he heads up the all-rounder list with a combined points total of 358. Rishabh Sharma was the only other person to break the 300-point mark for the period.
The points are calculated based on one per run and 20 per wicket. The further qualification is that you must score a minimum of 33% of the points threshold in each discipline. The points threshold for inclusion on the table for the period was 150. Even within these parameters, all-rounders will tend to favour one discipline over the other. The most balanced in terms of all-round performance with returns around 46 to 54 are Oisin Bhoja and Sanjay Pahuja.
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So as not to forget the wicket keepers, the top of the list is Chirag Poddar with four dismissals. Peter Forkin has the most outfield catches on 6, followed by Mark Sandys on four.
And finally, three youth players, Oisin Bhoja, Seb Dijkstra, and Isaac Dijkstra figure on the tables.