Last Man Standing Rules
Players pay their entry fee before the competition starts, and don’t need to pay again. Some of the fee goes to support the club or charity running the competition, and the rest goes into the pot to be won.
Each week, players simply pick a team playing a match that week – if their team wins, they go through; lose or draw and they’re out.
A player can only pick a team to win once in a competition, so they should be tactical about who they pick and when.
All selections must be in before kick off of the first match of the week — they can be changed up to this deadline.
Rounds of fixtures may take place on weekends or mid-week.
If a team’s game is postponed, players who chose them are automatically put through to the next round.
If players forget to pick a team before each round’s deadline, we’ll randomly pick one for them for that round.
The Last Man Standing continues until only one person remains and wins the pot. If two participants remain at the end, the pot is equally distributed; however, if more than two remain everyone goes through to the next round. If all remaining players lose their match in a round together, they all go through to the next round.
All team selections after week 1 must be made online at www.runlastman.com.
Players will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org confirming receipt of payment. Take this email as proof of your payment.
Players who forget their password should click “Forgot Password” on the site and a link to change their password will be sent by email.
Players can change their own password by going to their account page, clicking “Edit Account” and changing it at the bottom.
If the player you’re adding wants you to make their picks simply take their name and week pick You can also add player’s emails and they make their own picks each week. They’ll receive an email with instructions on how to make their picks.
Fixtures for the first round, starting 10 Jun
10 Jun 20:00 France v Romania
11 Jun 14:00 Albania v Switzerland
11 Jun 17:00 Wales v Slovakia
11 Jun 20:00 England v Russia
12 Jun 14:00 Turkey v Croatia
12 Jun 17:00 Poland v N.Ireland
12 Jun 20:00 Germany v Ukraine
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BEST OF LUCK!
It seems I'm spending far too long at generating the next stage of software here on the site for handling all this, but in the meantime here is the full club fixtures spreadsheet and a quick conversion of it into a standalone big fixture page to view directly here on the site to check things.
The past week saw the first two individual centuries for Pembroke. First to break three figures was Meg Kendal who reached her century in a 20 over game verses North Kildare as the Women’s Firsts took their Division 1 record to 2 and 1. Then on Saturday in the Leinster Senior Cup, Daniel Solway scored an unbeaten 118 as the First team brushed aside the challenge of Division 2 side Balbriggan. Congratulations to both players.
Last Tuesday Cathy Murphy led from the front scoring 46* as the Women’s Seconds beat Phoenix by 8 wickets. Wednesday unfortunately saw the Women’s Thirds fall to ex-member Priscilla Pegman and the rest of the Greystones team.
On Thursday the Men’s First team travelled to North County for an Alan Murray T20 group game. North County took revenge for their recent defeat at Sydney Parade in the league. Thursday also saw Meg’s century as the Women’s Firsts put away North Kildare to remain in the title race.
On Saturday the Firsts took on the weather as well as a John Mooney-less Balbriggan in the 60 over Leinster Senior Cup. Balbriggan looked well poised to set a challenging total when they were about 200 for 5 with 10 overs remaining. However a late order collapse saw them pegged back to 222. Pembroke opened with Daniel Solway and Theo Lawson and a steady start ensued. Daniel took his opportunity to accumulate runs with great delight. His three successive cover drives, plus his dispatching of full tosses were a delight to watch. This was an innings that was worth enduring the drizzle to watch. Daniel guided Pembroke to the desired total with overs to spare and we now go into the draw for the second round on Tuesday.
Sadly at the other end of the men’s teams the 6th XI were again unable to field a team and could not travel to Knockharley on Saturday. The 6’s have been decimated with players on higher teams, not yet appearing from their winter hibernation, having to be replaced on the starring list and with the usual early season problems such as school or national exams. If you are available to play cricket this season and have not yet done so, please contact Sean Smith or turn up to nets and get out there.
Sunday saw a double header in Sydney Parade as the Fifths welcomed Lucan to the main square and R&SPU brought their fourths and Adamstown to the Junior mat. Both games eventually fell to the weather, with torrential rain seeing puddles appearing on the square and even the “Jack puddle” made a re-appearance. The Fifths had been due to play on a grass wicket, but pre-game rain saw a move to the mat in an effort to get a full game in. The captains agreed on a reduction in overs due to the late start and Pembroke batted first. A total of 158 owed as much to Extras as any one batsman, but did look like being a winning score when the rain caused abandonment. Sean Smith took four wickets opening the bowling, but ran out of overs in search of his fivefer. Railway and Adamstown did try to complete their game, but even the junior mat fell victim to the sheer volume of water that fell.
This week should see plenty of action on the pitch as the Irish summer finally arrives. Now if that is not being optimistic I don’t know what is. Of course it is nearly Leaving & Junior Cert exam time and the sun always seems to come out for that. Tonight the Third XI welcomes Sandyford to Sydney Parade for a YM Salver game. A 6pm start and clear skies should see this game completed. The 6’s were due to play AIB in Park Ave, but have been unable to field a team.
Tuesday sees the First team take on Merrion in their second Alan Murray T20 group game. This is a must-win game if Pembroke are to come out of the group.
Wednesday sees the first of three nights of Women’s cricket in Sydney Parade as the Thirds welcome Leinster CC for a Division 3 game.
Thursday sees the Division 1 clash between Pembroke and Ciara Metcalfe’s The Hills.
Friday then sees Cathy Murphy’s Second team play their first Junior Cup game versus Malahide.
The weekend looks, on the schedule, like a busy one. The Thirds play at home versus Leinster in a Division 5 match, whilst the First XI faces a serious test in Castle Avenue against Clontarf. Sunday sees the Seconds head out to Castle Avenue in a Division 3 game against Clontarf’s Seconds, whilst the proposed double header with the Fourths playing Bagenalstown on the main square could be under risk as the 6’s will need to find some players to entertain Adamstown on the junior mat.
Highlight of the weekend is liable to be the Bob Kerr All-Ireland Cup game up North as the Firsts travel to Instonians in what will be a tough game to negotiate.
Best of luck to all the teams making it out onto the paddock and here’s hoping we have more centuries to report on next week.
Well what a weekend that was. Australia nearly triumphed in the Eurovision, the sun burst through and there was some amazing cricket played.
On Saturday the Firsts welcomed North County to Sydney Parade in their second Division 1 game. Having fallen to The Hills in round 1, it was imperative that the team kick started their league campaign. Scheduling meant that the four teams that had won their first game were playing the four teams that lost.
Batting first, Theo and Daniel played themselves in and put on around 90 before a flurry of wickets saw them 120 odd for 4. They managed to post 196 and a close finish was on the cards. However Paul Lawson put paid to that idea knocking over the North County top order and regular wickets meant that Pembroke triumphed by 90 odd runs and took all 25 points on offer. Jack Balbirnie bowled slower and slower as the batsmen demonstrated their difficulties in remaining at the crease at the end of the innings. Other results means that Pembroke are now fourth in Division 1 with the top two teams undefeated and the bottom two teams winless. It is shaping up to be a tight league with everyone still in the hunt for the title, but also everyone fearing relegation. The game was won well inside the regulation 100 overs, but the crowd remained basking in the sun and awaiting Eurovision.
Sunday saw the first of the season’s double headers with Stephen Willis leading the Fourths into battle against Wexford Wanderers and Conor Prendergast leading the Sixes into their opening fixture after two previous games were deferred. These games were scheduled to last 170 overs combined. It didn’t quite work out that way.
On the junior mat Pembroke batted first and quickly. Despite the return of Ed “The Luge” Dwyer to the playing fields after a three year sabbatical, the Sixes found themselves victims due to the removal of a number of players from the higher teams on the starring lists during the week, and were very much under-strength. It was an impossibly tough game for Conor to make his captaincy debut, not made any easier by the Balbriggan opening bowler taking a very cheap ‘fivefer’ including a hat-trick from the Leinster Under 15 bowler, that included Ed, Nigel Poff and the skipper himself. Youth on the side was represented by Thomas Musgrave, Noah Smith and Donnacha Tucker, whilst Becca Gallagher was the only Lady on the team. Ed did top score with two fours and Max McNamara got to watch the hat-trick from the other end and in total the team struggled to 36 all out. Balbriggan then knocked off the runs in 3.2 overs to take victory in an hour and a half. Quote of the day came from Max who said, “If you have me opening the batting and the bowling, you know you’re in trouble”.
On the main square, Stephen Willis’ Fourth XI fielded first versus Wexford and Ben Crowley was the chief destroyer as he knocked over the top order taking four quick wickets, before returning to claim his fifth wicket in his second spell. Wexford managed to reach a total of 81, which was never going to be enough.
Shovan and the Skipper opened the innings and saw off the opening bowlers before Stephen fell and Joe Prendergast strode to the middle. These two took Pembroke to the brink of victory before Shovan contrived to get himself dismissed run out in a fashion that only Shovan can. Joe and one of the Wexford bowlers got themselves into a couple of heated discussions that saw the umpires, P. Searson and V. Gee get involved under the watchful eye of their assessor, Kevin Gallagher and will probably see Joe and Stephen attending a mid-week meeting with the authorities. Joe then hit the winning runs and secured a fine win for Stephen.
The Sixes game was over before drinks and the Fourths game was finished before tea leaving a good crowd to enjoy just the sunshine and the occasional reports from Old Trafford about suspicious items. It was suggested that it could be a trophy at Old Trafford, which would have been very suspicious.
The Seconds travelled to Observatory Lane to play Leinster in Division 3. Leinster batted first and compiled 219/5 from their full allocation of overs. Pembroke fell to 180 all out and therefore lost by 40 runs.
Last week the Women’s Second team had travelled to Malahide to open their season and to see Sharon Gray make her final, for now anyway, appearance before she moved to the UK. She made a fine 28 and young Hannah Little took 1/18, but the team failed to win and will now miss Sharon. Sharon will also be missed elsewhere in the Club, having given so much of her time to us. She not only played, but also scored for the First XI, looked after the technological scoring for Mark Leonard and scored many Women’s games. Sharon is the sort of member every Club needs and we have been fortunate she chose Pembroke. We wish her all the very best going forward and Sharon is always welcome back in Sydney Parade.
Thursday saw the Women’s First team record a win versus Leinster in a game that went down to the last ball. In a similar fashion to the Men’s First team, the Women needed to win their second game having comprehensively fallen to YMCA in the first game of the season. No scorecard has been posted on the cricketleinster website at this time.
The pace of games really picks up now with 20 games to be played before the end of May. This week sees the Women’s teams playing Tuesday (Seconds v Phoenix), Wednesday (Thirds v Greystones) and Thursday (Firsts v North Kildare). Thursday also sees the Men’s First XI heading out to North County for the first Alan Murray T20 group game and then on Saturday they are due to host Balbriggan in the 60 over Leinster Senior Cup First Round. The Sixes will be hoping to head out to Knockharley for their Division 14 game on Saturday, whilst the Fifths will be hosting Lucan in Division 11 on Sunday.
The weather forecast is patchy at best for this week with a return to the scattered showers and cloudy weather more usual at this time of year.
The Women’s Third team this week consisted of 10 players as they took on Leinster in the first round of the Minor Cup. However the 10 of Pembroke could not repeat the league win of the magnificent seven in College Park as they lacked the fourth bowler and this cost too many runs.
Nicky Bell returned to the playing fields of Sydney Parade and rolled back the years with her athletic fielding and strong batting. It has been a while since Nicky played as evidenced by her turning up in the traditional whites rather than the pj’s that are now worn. Welcome back Nicky.