Essex too strong for Leinster Under 13's
Essex Under 13's 261/8 (50 overs, G Styles 81, S Prabharkar 46, D Delany 2-27, R Anders 2-65, G Delany 1-39) beat Leinster 149 all out in 49.2 overs (A Delany 33, G Delany 26, N Peters 20, J Tector 18, K Patel 5-17) by 112 runs.
Leinster Under 13's lost their opening fixture of the Somerset Festival when they went down by 112 runs to a very powerful Essex side.
Batting first, Essex ran up an imposing 261 for 8 in their 50 overs, with Stles making 81 and Prabharkar a fluent 46.
David Delany (2-27), Rory Anders (2-65) and Gareth Delany (1-39) were the best with the ball for Leinster.
In reply, Leinster were always struggling after K Patel claimed 5 for 17, although there were useful cameos from Andrew Delany (33), Gareth Delany (26), Nick Peters (20), and Jack Tector (18).
Leinster are next in action when they take on Worcestershire today (Tuesday).