Leinster U17s will go in search of a clean sweep of their youth bilateral series against the NCU when they play a three-match series this week.

It was to be four games but heavy rain has forced the cancellation of the scheduled game at North County today (Monday).

They will play at CIYMS tomorrow, North County on Thursday before the final match back at Belmont on Friday.

Leinster completed 3-0 series wins on Friday with closely fought wins at Shaws Bridge and Lisburn in the U11 and U15 matches.

Phillippe Le Roux top scored with 46 in the U15 match for the Dubliners in their total of 116 for 7 with Railway Union colleague Mark Canniffe making 19.

Harry Dyer (3-13), and Finn Lutton (2-8) were best with the ball.

(NCU Under 11s)

Le Roux then claimed 2 for 9 as the NCU fell 18 short despite the best efforts of CIYMS' Carson McCullough (32) and Rory Ellerby (23).

In the U11 game at Shaws Bridge Hayden Clinton top scored with 29 and Toby O'Connell 17 as Leinster posted 102 for 8 - two wickets for David Agnew and Robbie McCollum.

In a tense chase the hosts fell just 13 runs short, with the main run getters Marko Bates (26) and Jack Smyth (25).

The NCU have named their U17 squad which warmed up with two wins against the NW earlier this month.

(Tired but happy)


Matthew Humphreys (Lisburn) Captain, Matthew Daly (Waringstown), Jack Dickson (Instonians), Cameron Doak (Lisburn), Matthew Halliday (Derriaghy), James Lambert (Instonians), Adam Ly (Instonians), Arnold Oduvelil (Muckamore), James Rose (Instonians), Ewan Wilson (Muckamore), Michael Waite (Waringstown) ,Adam Wylie (Instonians).

Leinster have also just announced their squad:

David Vincent (Clontarf), Matthew Lynch, Andrew Tonge, Mark Tonge (all Leinster), Peter Forkin (Merrion), John Devane, Luke Whelan (both North County), Patrick Morris (Pembroke) Ahmed Shah (Phoenix), Jack McGee, Nathan McGuire (both Rush), Wilhelm de Klerk, James Forbes, Tim Tector (all YMCA).