As we approach Christmas what better time to serve up some cricket statistics. Thanks to the efforts of the late Derek Scott and others there is a complete record of every Senior League, Cup and League Cup game played since the Senior League was formed in 1919. Merrion 1st XI has taken part in nearly 1600 of these.
Merrion became a Senior Club in 1926 and since then the 1st XI have won 609 games, against 683 losses. A win/loss ratio of 89%.
But this still represents a significant improvement in the fortunes of the club. At the end of the first 50 years of playing senior cricket Merrion had a win/loss ratio of only 73%. Since then the team has won more games than it has lost, if only just.
Merrion’s record against individual clubs is better against the newer clubs than the founder members of the league. Of the 1st XI’s 23 opponents it has a positive record against 10. The tams we have had least success against were Old Belvedere, Carlisle and Clontarf.
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