Contrasting Fortunes

The Open and Womens Competitions started on the Easter weekend with mixed fortunes for the men and women. Perhaps least said about the former as the club struggled to get out proper strength teams and ended up with losses for the 3rd, 4th ...

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Investment in Womens Cricket

Cricket Ireland has announced a €1.5 million investment in women's cricket with player contracts and more coaching support. Four Merrion players are among the 20 player contracts awarded. Celeste Raack has one of seven full time contracts, Leah Paul and Rebecca Shortall have education, part-time, contracts....

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Women’s Competitions 2022

The details of the competition structures for Merrion’s Open teams have been released by Cricket Leinster, see  https://www.cricketleinster.ie/news/womens-competitions-structure-for-the-2022-season This year Merrion will be putting in three teams with a total of 43 scheduled league fixtures, at least three cups games and eight Pilkington games. 1st XI       ...

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Sai in a hurry

The weekend saw a turn in the weather but this did prevent the Merrion teams on show putting in some excellent performances. On Saturday, the 1st XI were the only team directly impacted by the weather – though in the end they were probably glad enough...

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Leah Paul is player of the series

Merrion’s Leah Paul took another three wickets to ensure Ireland came out on top 3/1 in the four game series against Scotland.  Scotland batted first and made 99/7 in their twenty overs. Another good innings from Gaby Lewis ensured that Ireland did not have...

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Ireland W lose to Scotland W

A very disappointing batting performance saw Ireland lose the first match of the international series against Scotland. Having held Scotland to 89/9 off their 20 overs, Ireland might have expected to do better but the top order of the batting collapsed entirely with only one...

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