Leinster win Taunton Festival
Leinster Under 13's claimed their first ever trophy win at The Taunton Festival when Friday's game against Kent was abandoned.
Leinster had four consecutive wins and their superior run rate saw them deservedly receive the trophy.
They had won their fourth game on Thursday against Cheshire by five wickets after Stephen Gray (3-28) and Harry Tector (3-11) combined to dismiss them for 108.
James Grassi then made 58 to set up the comfortable win, with Harry Tector (19) and Conor O'Gorman (12*) chipping in.
Brian O'Rourke paid tribute to the victorious Leinster squad saying: "There have been some fantastic performances over the week. The first few years we struggled at Taunton against the English counties, but in the past two years we have made a serious impact and claimed notable scalps along the way, impressing many observers with the style and quality of our play. This all bodes well for the future of Leinster and Irish cricket. The management team of Sean McAuley, Tim Ackland and Michael O'Gorman have all done a fantastic job this week and played an integral part in the success."
Friday August 17
Leinster versus Kent
Thursday August 16
Leinster versus Cheshire
Cheshire 108 all out (36.1 overs, Stephen Gray 3-28, Harry Tector 3-11, Conor O'Gorman 1-13, David O'Connor 1-18)
Leinster 111-5 from 34.2 overs (Jamie Grassi 58, Harry Tector 19, Conor O'Gorman 12*)
Leinster beat Cheshire by five wickets