‘Find a fast bowler’ award goes to Clontarf player

Mon, Oct 19, 2009 5:55 PM

Merrion overseas professional Matt Petrie selected David Delany as this year's winner when conducting several bowling clinics with the province's most promising quick bowlers. Petrie, who plays his cricket with Valleys CC from Brisbane in Australia has again been on hand to provide assistance to young Leinster bowlers of various age-groups. Working with over 20 bowlers through the summer Petrie was impressed by the talent shown by Delany.

"David is a worthy winner of the Leinster Cricket Union's 'Find a Fast Bowler' scheme for this season. Coming off his full run he has destroyed many a team, taking a particular liking to the Merrion U'11 and U'13 teams. He bowls with good pace and is one to keep an eye on in future years. I hope I am retired by the time he puts on the boots for the Clontarf 1st XI!"

Delany, from Raheny in Dublin was selected to play for the Leinster U'11's this year following many impressive performances for Clontarf in the Leinster league where they won all ten of their fixtures. Several weeks ago he spearheaded the Clontarf attack in their All Ireland U'11 victory over CIYMS.

Favourite Cricketer: Ireland – Eoin Morgan, World – Ricky Ponting
Representative Honours: Leinster U'11's 2009 (v's Ulster at Balbriggan & v's North Wales at Holyhead)
Best Bowling: 5-6 v's Ulster at Balbriggan – August 11th 2009
Other sports player: Rugby & Gaelic football

Previous 'Find a Fast Bowler' winners
2006 - Darren Nicol
2007 - Padraic Flanagan
2008 - Andrew Sheridan

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