Half the Munster Season is gone with 246 games played to date from U13 to Adult Senior.
At the representative level, the Youth Interpros are finished, and the Reds have a chance of a historic double with the last T20 festival in Dublin and The Heat are well placed in the table with three matches to go.
In the domestic competitions, four of the T20 competitions are complete and the limited overs leagues are at the halfway stage.
The three Cups are at the Semi-final stage with all six matches involving eight clubs to take place this weekend.
Saturday 23rd July, Junior Cup
Kerry 2 v Limerick 2 -Oyster Oval, Tralee
Midleton 2 v UCC 1 -Townparks, Midleton
Sunday 24th July, Senior Cup
Kerry 1 v Harlequins 1 -Oyster Oval, Tralee
Limerick 1 v Galway 1 -Manor Fields, Adare
Sunday 24th July, Minor Cup
Lismore 1 v Waterford & District 1 -Castlelands Cricket Grounds, Lismore
Harlequins 3 v Kerry 3 -Farmers Cross, Cork
The U15 & 17 IPs took place over the last fortnight, comprising 12 matches in 6 grounds, from Cork to Belfast against the best Irish players at T20 and 50 over formats.
This was the 3rd year of our return to full Interpos and we have progressed to representation from six clubs from the whole province.
Full stats and tables are available here.
U15 Top Performers
Kanishk Kumar (Cork Harlequins), 142 runs & 4 wickets
Ethan Stockenstrom (Galway), 60 runs
Cronan Browne (Cork County), 7 wickets
Mirhamza Ahmedzai (Limerick), 5 wickets
U17 Top Performers
Eshan O’Sullivan (Cork County), 70 runs & 7 wickets
Sunil Gautam (Cork County), 59 runs
Reinhardt DuPlessis (Midleton) 54 runs
Munster T20 Competitions
Premier T20 Championship
Cork Harlequins retained the Senior title to progress to an All Ireland Semi final on August 14th against the Leinster Champions. The latter will be decided in their Alan Murray final on August the 1st.
15 matches, 2329 runs at 129/innings, 19.6 runs per wicket, and 58 sixes.
Team: Limerick 217
Players: Brandon Kruger 74no, Arsalan Sayyam 70
Team: Limerick 541
Players: Arsalan Sayyam 177, Brandon Kruger 123
Most wickets: Muhammad Saddique 9 & best figures 7/7, best econ rate (min
6 overs) H Singh 3.5 runs/over
Division 1 T20 Cup
A highly competitive 15 matches culminated in a close-fought victory in the final for Kerry
2nds by 6 runs against Cork Harlequins 2nds.
15 matches, 3566 runs at 127/innings, 17.9 runs per wicket, 61 sixes
Team: Blasters 201
Players: Arsalan Sayyam 120, Khuram Iqbal 105
Team: Kerry 716
Players: Khuram Iqbal 203, Shivam Kislay 166
Most wickets: Adil Rahil 9, best figures, Faraz Sharif 5/13, best econ rate
(min 6 overs) Ajay Hari 4.5 runs/over
Division 2 T20 Cup
13 matches culminated in a comprehensive final win for Cork County 3rds over Cork
Harlequins. Competition stats are not complete.
Division 3 T20 League
26 matches, comprising a league and then playoff finals day at Lisronagh Castle Grounds,
between Clare & Cork County. Clare won the title by 22 runs.
26 matches, 6177 runs at 129/innings, 19.5 runs per wicket, 128 sixes
Team: Clonmel 226
Players: Babar Ali 110no, Nishant Kumar 82no
Team: Clare 1180
Players: Samir Singh 291, Anbazhagan Aroumont 179
Most wickets: R Duriaraj 14, best figures, Richie & Shinto Joseph 4/21, best
econ rate (min 8 overs) Yahya Mohammedi 2.92 runs/over.
Division 4 T20 League
10 Matches complete with the final fixtures still to be concluded.
A busy weekend of Munster domestic cricket as the cups go through the semi-finals, with Kerry still looking to make a clean sweep.
As the youth return after the Interpros, we have a packed fortnight of U13-19 games to report on in the next review.
Next week and the HEAT are at home in the Mardyke, Monday 25th July in a crunch double header against the BOLTS & Ireland U17.
And finally a mention to the Munster U13 who travel to Derry for three interprovincial 30 over games.