The 5th team commence their season tomorrow with a trip to Finglas. Ahead of their season opener, skipper Foram Mehta gave us a few words.
"Just as every year, the shoots of new leaves and the busy birds preparing their nests for the next generation, this nest for the Young at NCCC, the 5ths are simply rearing to get going!
"The new 6th team at the Club will mean more cricket for aspiring cricketers and experienced lads guiding them on! This old guard of the 5th XI feels the pride when we see the likes of Jamie Grassi, Owen Graham, Sean Rooney, Luke Whelan and many more 1st and 2nd XI Or Irish National Squad Players.
"We have some new faces in Aslam Mubeen, Sherjeel Ilyas and returning for yet another season, and the only half centurion in the difficult 2020 season, Manan Rafique, with old guard consisting of Paddy Mann, Kash Butt and players from the 4ths like Asad Arshad and Talha Azhar. Our young guns like Johan George, Jake Devane and Umair Bombay Wala will be offered all the support they need to springboard their love for cricket in the 5ths.
"We cannot wait to host and travel to old favourite opponents for this full season that is 2022! Our thanks and gratitude to the Club and Leinster Cricket to get us back between the wickets!
"Roll on Season 2022!"