Open Competitions 2023

Cricket Leinster Open Competitions now span 21 Divisions with 163 teams from 45 clubs taking part. Merrion have entered an additional team this year and there are now seven Open teams competing in leagues, cups and T20 Competitions. Merrion’s League opponents this year are: 1st XI    Premier League Balbriggan,...

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Junior Cricket a 100 years ago

An article penned by David Penney from Greenland. Something for the Winter evenings. ------------------------- There were still only two Junior Leagues in 1920: an Intermediate league split into two sections, and a Junior league. Old Belvedere dropped out, as did Avoca School and RHMS 2nds. However, both...

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The Merrion Mail 1992

If inspiration is needed to encourage the present generation. Unearthed as part of a trawl of the Merrion archives, the first, and only, issue of The Merrion Mail, published in 1992. Some famous names, past and present, from among those who have turned out for the...

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John Craven RIP

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of John Craven. John played for Merrion between 1985 and 1991 and captained the 1stXI in 1988 and 1989. As a slow off-break bowler he took 114 senior wickets for the club. He...

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