Death of Eddie Moore
Edward Liddle (CricketEurope)
In 1984 his speed upset opposing batsmen as Leinster took the U15 interprovincial title, Eddie being particularly effective against the NCU . He took 3-9 to help dismiss the Northerners for 140 thus allowing his side to win by 25 runs. The NCU innings was dominated by a fine 95 from Paul Linehan but this was not enough to bring them victory. The following season, Leinster again took the title with Eddie as captain. Some considered that his general reliance on speed rather than swing or movement off the wicket was the reason and that he was not, at this level, fast enough to cause great concern to top class batsmen. Be that as it may, he still surprised some of them . Thus in his debut match against the Duchess of Norfolk's XI at Arundel, he clean bowled the hosts captain, former Oxford Blue and Warwickshire opener John Claughton for 2 with the innings barely started. The following summer saw his best figures when his hostility and accuracy rattled the Welsh batsmen at College Park after Ireland had totalled 266-7 dependent almost entirely on a record opening partnership between Stephen Warke and Michael Rea. Eddie's figures of 22-9-36-4, together with Hoey's leg breaks, ensured Ireland a 55 run first innings lead, in a match which ended in a draw with the visitors just holding out.