Ireland-It has been a busy cricket week in Ireland with Scotland’s tour. A bunch of Nepalese Cricket lovers there were equally busy last week preparing for their match against Leinster Cricket Club.
Leinster Cricket Club(LCC) established in 1852 A.D. is one of the leading cricket clubs in Ireland-end of season 2012 Leinster were the top club in Leinster Cricket Union among nearly 40 clubs. Former Irish captain Trent Johnson and Irish spinner Geroge Dockerll were both once part of this glorious club. LCC currently boasts of 7 men’s teams(7 divisions) and 13 youth sides.
With such history Nepalese in Ireland were not going in the friendly match without preparation. 2 weeks were spent on selection and practice for the match played against a mixed LCC sqaud-consisting players from several division.
“The match was pretty interesting but unfortunately we lost the match by just 1 wicket and 3 balls remaining”, informed NRN Irealnd to Cricnepal.
Batting first NRN Ireland had posted 154 runs at the historic Observatory Lane cricket ground.
Like all Nepalese around the world Nepalese in Ireland are very proud of Nepali Cricket Team. The last time Nepal was in Ireland for the 2012 U19 World Cup qualifiers the youth side had revived a tremendous support NRN Ireland. The society had then not only welcomed and supported the Nepali team, but also responsible for the live updates of Nepal’s matches. NRN along with NIS also helped the national squad by providing useful tips about the pitch and playing conditions through Nepali players who played club cricket in Ireland. (Read more here)
A few members of the team who played for NRN Ireland against Leinster also feature in Irish domestic cricket playing from either clubs or college teams.