King's Hospital win Leinster Senior Schools Final
LEINSTER SENIOR SCHOOLS FINAL
An inspired all round performance by Des Merrey helped King's Hospital to their first Leinster Senior Scool's Cup final win in 63 years, as they defeated St Columba's by four wickets.
Batting first, St Columba's totalled 173-9, thanks primarily to a superb 85 form Robin Russell. He received good support from Dalton Tice (24),a nd Patrick Tice (23).
Merrey (3-40), and Tom Satchwell (2-42) were the pick of the King's Hospital attack.
Merrey followed up his exploits with the ball by top scoring with a well manufactured 46, and Paul Lawson (20) also batted well in the chase.
Tom Satchwell (27*) soothed the frayed nerves, as the target was reached with four wickets in hand.
For St Columba's Tom Gibbs (2-19), and James Bowlby (2-21) both toiled manfully, but ultimately in a losing cause.
At. Anglesea Road: St. Columba's College 173-9 ( Robin Russell 85, Dalton Tice 24, Patrick Tice 23, Des Merrey 3-40, Tom Satchwell 2-42 ) lost to King's Hospital 174-6 (Des Merrey 46, Tom Satchwell 27 not out, Paul Lawson 20, Tom Gibbs 2-19, James Bowlby 2-21 ) by 4 wickets.
Man of the match – Des Merrey (Kings Hospital)