Cricket Leinster Give Green Light for Training to Resume!

We are delighted to announce thanks to the superb effort from our chairman, club executive and volunteers who have generously given up their time that Cricket Leinster have given us the green light to commence training next week!🏏

Players looking to get back into training must first be registered with Cricket Leinster and have paid membership for this coming season!🙌

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Senior Player Profile: Lara Maritz

Normally at this time on a Friday in June we would be looking forward to a weekend of cricket and the authorities are working hard behind the scenes to get us up and running 🏏 In the meantime here is today’s player profile sponsored by Tierney Kitchens. Thank you for your continued support🙌

Name + nickname: Lara Maritz Laza

Age:19

Favorite batting shot: On drive

Bowling type: Seam & Fast😎

Debut for senior team: 2013

Best memory in hills colours: In the u11 girls final hitting the winning runs off two boundaries with a total of 12 needed

Favorite player you’ve played with: Ciara J Metcalfe

Player you wish you got to play with: Barbara “babs” Mc Donald

Favorite ground you’ve played in apart from the hills: Malahide cc

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch: Any overthrows

Goals for future:
Play with freedom
Smile
Play with meaning

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Cricket Leinster has released its Return to Training – Key Documents & Next Steps.

Please take the time to make yourself aware of the guidelines as we move safely towards playing and enjoy cricket this summer!

https://www.cricketleinster.ie/news/return-to-training-key-documents-next-steps

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Senior Player Profile: Bhavesh Lakotia

A tough loss to take at the weekend but today our player profiles are back to keep you entertained! Today’s player profile is none other than Bhav and is sponsored by Moriarty’s SuperValu Skerries

Name + nickname: Bhavesh Lakhotia (Bhav)

Age:28

Right handed batsman

Debut for senior team: 2019 vs YMCA
(Won a nail-biter)

Best memory in hills colours: winning Leinster Senior Cup win, 2019

Worst memory in hills colours: Losing qualifier for premier league final, 2019

Favorite player you’ve played with: Naz.

Player you wish you got to play with: Albert van der merwe. Only spoke briefly few times. Seems very knowledgable about the game.

Favorite ground you’ve played in apart from the hills: Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch: Stopped the ball diving at point against trinity, but only after pole-vaulting off my own chin.

Goals for future: Win a major tournament each season.

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Update from Cricket Ireland on a return to Club Cricket

Cricket Ireland has received provisional approval for club cricket to move towards a restart of activity in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Limited cricket training will be able to resume once two key requirements are fulfilled – (1) the Irish Government / Northern Ireland Executive formally notify that their respective jurisdiction is moving to Phase 2 / Step 2, and (2) cricket clubs undertake pre-opening protocol compliance measures and undertake training.

For more information, please check out Cricket Ireland’s update on the link below!

https://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/cricket-ireland-receives-in-principle-approval-to-return-to-training-for-cl

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Senior Player Profile: Luke Clinton

Up next we’ve got record holder and Fingal cricketing legend Luke Clinton. Today’s player profile is sponsored by Tierney Kitchens. Thank you for your continued support!

Name + nickname:Luke Clinton .clints.flick

Age:39

Favorite batting shot: back foot punch

Bowling type: seam medium

Debut for senior team: 1997

Best memory in hills colours: getting 7 wickets v north county last year & having my 2 boys there watching, it was special

Worst memory in hills colours: getting relegated a day after winning the All Ireland

Favorite player you’ve played with: Johnny Archer. I see a lot of his traits the same as my own. The desire to win passion for the game I learned a lot playing with a great second team when I was younger.

Player you wish you got to play with: Andre Botha a top lad and a great all-rounder always delivered on the big occasion

Favorite ground you’ve played in apart from the hills: Clontarf, 2 All Ireland wins there, so good memories

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch: Anytime I got to play with Mick Dwyer was pure gold. One time when Mick went out to keep the lads put Deep heat on his jockstrap he was jumping around the place with the itch magic.

Goals for future: Would really love to keep playing till my boys are playing adult cricket so I could play with them

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Senior Player Profile: Jane

Up next for the ladies we’ve got Jane! Today’s player profile is sponsored by Blue Bar Skerries, Thank you for your continued support!

Name + nickname:
Jane( Jammy)
Age:17

Favorite batting shot: The Drive

Bowling type: Medium pace

Debut for senior team:2015

Best memory in hills colours:
Getting to Senior Final

Worst memory in hills colours:
Dropping to division 2

Favorite player you’ve played with:
All the elderly women

Player you wish you got to play with:
No clue

Favorite ground you’ve played in apart from the hills: Malahide

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch:
One of the girls catching the ball in her pocket

Goals for future: Get back playing

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Senior Player Profile: Andy Kavanagh

Up next we’ve got Andy Kavanagh. Today’s players profile is sponsored by Alumina Lighting, Thank you for your continued support!

Name + nickname: Andy Kavanagh (Kavo)

Age:21

Favourite batting shot: Cover drive

Bowling type: Leg spinner

Debut for senior team: 2015 vs YMCA

Best memory in hills colours: Winning Leinster cup 2019 or hitting the winning runs vs Pheonix in the park 2019.

Worst memory in hills colours: Losing the All Ireland final vs Warringstown 2017

Favorite player you’ve played with: Daya(the most knowledgable player I’ve played with plus best craic on and off the pitch)

Player you wish you got to play with: Matt Dwyer(his experience bowling spin at the highest level)

Favorite ground you’ve played in apart from the hills: Irene county club (South Africa)

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch: Killian getting hit for 48 off 3 overs vs Rush

Goals for future: Win an all Ireland for the Hills.

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Senior Men’s Player Profile: Naseer “Naz” Shoukat

Up next we’ve got club legend Naseer Shoukat. Today’s player profile is sponsored by Specsavers, thank you for your continued support!

Name: Naseer Shoukat/Naz

Age: 54

Favourite batting shot: straight drive

Bowling type: right arm medium

Debut for senior time: 2010 ( for hills) 1995 in general

Best memory in hills colours: After winning the Irish Senior Cup 2012 when Flash came and hugged me and said now I can die in peace

Worst memory in hills colours: losing against rush in Irish senior Cup quarter finals

Favourite player you’ve played with: Luke Clinton

Player you wished you got to play with: John wills and Alan Lewis

Favourite ground you played in apart from hills: Clontarf

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch: max fielding on mid wicket and taking a great catch by diving and his pants coming off halfway

Goals for future: Play one more successful season for the hills

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Senior Ladies Profile: Amy Benson

Next up for the ladies we’ve got big hitter Amy benson. Today’s player profile is sponsored by bulthaup. Thank you for your continued support!

Name + nickname: Amy benson (Bendy)

Age:26

Favorite batting shot: Anything that goes for runs

Bowling type: Generally do anything I can to avoid bowling

Debut for senior team: May 2018 vs Leinster

Best memory in hills colours: Chasing 190 vs Malihide

Worst memory in hills colours: Driving 3 hours to North Kildare for a game that lasted about 90 mins

Favorite player you’ve played with: Aimee and Jane Maguire

Player you wish you got to play with: Ciara metcalfe

Favorite ground you’ve played in apart from the hills: North Down

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch: My bat snapping in half facing Lara Maritz at Clontarf last season .

Goals for future: To just keep enjoying playing

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