The 2022 Season is set to be a Historic Season for Wexford Wanderers Cricket Club…
For the first time, the club is entering three teams in league cricket. This is a huge step for the club as previous to this only two teams represented the club in the Leinster Leagues. This allows for an increase in youth players representing the club in the Third XI.
As always, the club will be catering for youth sides. Both hardball and softball games will be available throughout the summer, under the stewardship of Peter Hudson and Herbie Hoonahan.
Our first XI is competing in division 5 and will be captained by Nithin Padmaprabhu for the season. Competing in Division 5 means that they are the highest-ranked South East club.
They are also competing in the ClearSpeaks National Cup. They have been drawn away to Limerick Cricket Club. This is the first time that our club has been granted the privilege of competing in this competition. It really shows how far the club has progressed in the last number of years.
Our second XI will be competing in division 14 and will be captained by Attila Stahult. Stahult was previously captain of the second XI in 2019 and 2020 and led the side to the Minor Cup in 2019, which was a huge victory for the club. Dublin University is also in the same division as our second XI this season, allowing for the opportunity of playing on the Trinity Colleges pitch, in the centre of Dublin City. The second XIs season is due to start on Easter Sunday (17th of April). This game is away to Adamstown (Dublin).
Our new third XI will be competing in division 19 and will be jointly captained by Martin Sheridan Pope and Athol Henwick. No doubt the two veteran captains will be able to lead the mixture of young and old well. This is a fantastic way to encourage energetic youth players to play adult cricket. The third XI will make their league debut on Easter Saturday (16th of April), away to Sandyford.
Easter weekend is set to be a historic one for Wanderers.
The club has done fantastic work all around county Wexford in schools and the result of this is the progression of youngsters into the senior set-up. No doubt there is a bright future ahead for these young players.
All three teams are involved in competitive divisions and no doubt they will put up a strong showing. The hope of silverware and winning leagues is by no means out of the question for any of the three sides.
As always the club is open and welcoming to new players. Outdoor training will resume in the near future, on Wednesday nights – this is for both youths and seniors. If you wish to get in contact with the club you can find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.