Tuesday 22 August 2017

Merrion aim to put setback behind them

Stuart Broad shifted third-wicket pair Quinton de Kock (68) and Hashim Amla (78) in a spell of 5-2-8-2 after tea. Photo: Reuters/Carl Recine
Stuart Broad shifted third-wicket pair Quinton de Kock (68) and Hashim Amla (78) in a spell of 5-2-8-2 after tea. Photo: Reuters/Carl Recine

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It's Division 1 v Division 2 in tomorrow's Leinster Senior Cup semi-finals but with Merrion in one of the games, it is unlikely to be straightforward.

The Irish Cup holders lost only their second game of the season last Sunday, when Waringstown ended their reign in the quarter-finals, the day after Phoenix beat them in the Alan Murray Cup.

They can go into their home clash with Clontarf unbeaten in 'live' games in Leinster this season. Controversially, this year's Senior Cup games are just 40 overs and the shorter contest would certainly offer Railway Union their best chance of upsetting The Hills in the other semi-final at Milverton. There is a rare Saturday of league action today - the only one this month - but it pitches the top two against each other with leaders Clontarf hosting Phoenix.

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