Leinster Lightning Manager Mark Jones is stepping down after seven seasons in the role.

The Leinster man enjoyed an incredible run of success, with the Dubliners claiming 17 of the 21 trophies on offer since the interpros restarted in 2013.

Jones worked alongside Trent Johnston, Ted Williamson, Albert van der Merwe and Nigel Jones ensuring things ran as smoothly off the field as they did on it.

“It certainly was an honour to have managed the Lightning for so long," Jones told CricketEurope after relinquishing the role.

"Getting to know and been able to help people, both past and present has been a real privilege.

"I have worked with some great coaches and players all of whom have different skill sets and traits to set them apart in a demanding environment where instant success is expected.

"I will miss the dressing room and the banter that goes with it.

"I have stood down due to time restraints I don’t have the annual leave to cover all games now that they are mostly mid-week. I think that the job deserves the respect of that commitment."

Cricket Leinster have began their search for his replacement.

No easy task!