Lismore Cricket Club secure promotion to Division 2 for the 2019 Season
Lismore Cricket Club secured promotion to Division 2 of the All Rounder Munster Cricket Union League for 2019, securing 2nd place in one of the most exciting finishes to the league in recent years. The promotion was confirmed by the MCU fixtures secretary ahead of the Munster Cricket Union AGM on Sunday.
This is a remarkable achievement in a season that went right down to the final game of the season. We started with two heavy losses to Limerick and Cork County, however their fortunes were turned around with victories over Harlequins, Waterford District, and the return fixture with rivals Cork County. The winning streak was interrupted by a loss at home to the eventual league winners Limerick. However, results elsewhere meant that Lismore could put themselves in with a chance of promotion if they secured the maximum 25 points in both their closing games with North Kerry. Knowing what they had to do, the 1st XI delivered with excellent batting performances in both matches, winning by 90 runs in the away fixture and 94 runs in the return match at the Castle Farm. It was then a case of waiting to see whether Cork County could repeat the result against Limerick in the final game of the season. Cork County did win but just fell short as they couldn’t secure the bonus points needed in a rain shortened match. The final standings were 1. Limerick (175 pts), 2. Lismore (157 pts) and 3. Cork County (154 pts). The results and final standings are available here
“We are delighted for the lads” said Chairman Michael Condon. “After a difficult 2017 we have really bounced back as a club, so it is great to be rewarded with some success. We have seen the return of past players as well as new members who have joined and added the strength and depth to the squad. Next year, we will have two teams competing in the league as well as a social team. At underage level, the U-13’s and U- 15’s will also play competitive cricket, so 2019 is going to be busy and fun!”.
We are looking for new members to join their teams and we welcomes all ages from beginner level up. If you are interested in playing cricket next year, contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 086-3239654 and we would be delighted to get you playing. We start training again in February 2019.