Laois County Cricket Club’s David Murphy has been selected for the Leinster U-15 Inter Provincial Cricket Team.
David is the only member of the squad from a club outside Dublin and it’s a great achievement for both David and Laois CCC.
Starting in a squad of 52 last October, David trained throughout the winter and was selected for the final squad of 24 at Easter.
Following intensive training and trial games the team was finally announced last Wednesday. The team travels next week to Stormont in Belfast where they play a three day interprovincial series and go on tour to Wolverhampton in August. David is a fast bowler and follows a tradition of Laois CCC producing good bowlers; he is a regular member of the first and second teams and only started playing cricket just over two years ago.
The selection of David continues a strong representation by Laois in the Leinster teams throughout the past few years. Louis Hofmeyer was on the U17 team last year and two years ago Clint Auret represented the club also on the U17 team.
Tom Cosby, President of Laois CCC commented, “Its very satisfying to have David selected as many people in the club have put a lot of work and time into bringing on our youth players, especially Adrian Tudor who has given David the opportunity to prove himself on the men’s league teams.”
Laois Cricket Club are having a good season with the 1st XI topping Leinster League Division 4 and the 3rd XI on top of Division 11. The 2nd XI who were promoted last year to Division 5 have consolidated their position and now lie mid table.
The club is also still involved in the YMCA Cup, the Leinster Junior Cup, the Dick O’Neill and Wallace Cups and hope to progress further in all these competitions.