Leinster Lightning

Leinster Lightning is one of three provincial cricket teams in Ireland. Along with the North West Warriors and Northern Knights it makes up the Inter-Provincial Championship, Interprovincial One-Day Trophy & Interprovincial Twenty20 Cup.

Leinster Lightning
Personnel
CaptainGeorge Dockrell
CoachAlbert van der Merwe
OwnerCricket Leinster
Team information
Founded2013
Home groundMalahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide
Capacity11,500
History
Inter-Provincial Championship wins6
Interprovincial One-Day Trophy wins6
Interprovincial Twenty20 Cup wins5
Official website:Cricket Leinster

The team is located in Leinster province of Ireland and is managed by Cricket Leinster.

HistoryEdit

In 2013, Cricket Ireland formed the three-day Interprovincial Championship, featuring teams from Leinster, the NCU and the North West. The Leinster team is known as Leinster Lightning.

In February 2015, they announced Ted Williamson as their coach, taking over at the helm from Trent Johnston. Under his coaching, Leinster Lightning took a clean-sweep of trophies in the 2015 and 2016 seasons before he stepped down from the position.[1]

Up to and including the 2016 Inter-Provincial Championship, the matches were not given first-class status. However, at an International Cricket Council meeting in October 2016, first-class status was awarded to all future matches.[2][3]

HonoursEdit

Inter-Provincial Championship - (First Class) - 6 titles
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and 2019 : Champions
Inter-Provincial Cup - (50 over) - 6 titles
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 : Champions
Inter-Provincial Trophy - (T20) - 5 titles
2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Inter-Provincial Trophy : Champions

Current squadEdit

  •   denotes players with international caps.
Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Club Notes
Batsmen
Andrew Balbirnie     Ireland (1990-12-28) 28 December 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break Pembroke
Jack Tector   Ireland (1996-09-02) 2 September 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break YMCA
All-rounders
Gareth Delany   Ireland Leinster
Kevin O'Brien     Ireland (1984-03-04) 4 March 1984 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Railway Union
Simi Singh     Ireland (1987-02-04) 4 February 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm off break YMCA
Fiachra Tucker   Ireland (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Pembroke
Wicket-keepers
Jamie Grassi   Ireland (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 21) Right-handed North County
Lorcan Tucker     Ireland (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Pembroke
Bowlers
Peter Chase     Ireland (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Malahide
George Dockrell     Ireland (1992-07-22) 22 July 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Leinster
Tyrone Kane     Ireland (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium Merrion
Joshua Little     Ireland (1999-11-01) 1 November 1999 (age 20) Left-handed Left arm fast Pembroke
Max Neville   Ireland (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast Merrion
Eddie Richardson     Ireland (1990-07-22) 22 July 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium North County
Andrew Sheridan   Ireland North County
Tom Stanton   Ireland (1997-09-21) 21 September 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Left arm medium Merrion
Source:[4][5]

GroundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/williamson-steps-down-as-head-coach-of-leinster-lightining
  2. ^ "Ireland domestic competition awarded first-class status". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ireland's Inter-Provincial Championship awarded first-class status". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Lightning name strong squad". CricketEurope. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Van Der Merwe disappointed at Munster over selections". CricketEurope. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

External linksEdit