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ĎA cricketing experience I will never forgetí was how one of the Leinster players described his recent coaching visit to Lords. The two-day trip, put together by Leinster CDO BrŪan OíRourke and Middlesex 1st team coach Toby Radford offered the three boys, Barry McCarthy, Niall Delany & George Dockrell an insight into the county underage cricket programme and how it is run in the UK.
The first morning was spent initially watching the Middlesex team prepare for their County Championship game against Worcestershire. Following this the boys had use of the Nursery Ground grass nets and were to practice there with members of the Middlesex Uí17ís squad for several hours. Lunch was taken with the players and a visit to the home team dressing room proved a memorable experience for all.
Following lunch, several hours were spent in the indoor school where
The following morning the boys attended the start of a 50 over Uí17 Middlesex vís Essex game held at the impressive Merchant Taylorís School. Warm ups were completed with the Middlesex squad before the boys again had use of the excellent grass nets at the school. Several members of the Middlesex Uí16ís squad joined the boys for a middle practice during the second half of the day.
Overall the trip proved a huge success and showed the
Photo 1. Leinster underage cricketers Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell and Niall Delany meet Eoin Morgan at Lords.