Cork Cricket Club

Weekend Preview – 12th/13th July

Cork County are set to return to Leinster Division 2 action this Saturday when they welcome Merrion 2 to the Mardyke. County remain undefeated in their Leinster campaign so far and lie second in the league table, just 1 point behind Malahide, and recorded a 9 wicket victory over the Angelsea Road side in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Merrion 2 currently sit eighth in the league table, with three league wins this year and will be hoping to kickstart their season with a win at the Mardyke. However their task will be made more difficult as Merrion’s first team are also in action on the same day.

A Cork County win would heap more pressure on Malahide at the summit of Division 2 and despite going into this game as favourites, Ross Durity’s team will be taking nothing for granted against a dangerous Merrion side.

Cork County Cricket Club 1st XI

On Sunday the third team make the long trip to Ballyeighan on the Tippearary/Offaly border for their Division 3 league clash with Tippearary 2. Billy Quinn’s side started the season brightly but defeats in recent weeks have eroded the confidence of the team. With a number of regulars unavailable for the trip north County will go into this game as underdogs but will hoping to get their league campaign back on track in the Midlands.

Tippearary 2 come into the game having been defeated by Midleton 2 in the Minor Cup and will be looking to bounce back from that loss. This game is sure to be a competitive one with both teams in need of league points.

Live ball by ball updates will be available from the Mardyke on Saturday via the Cricket Leinster website while you can keep up to date with events in Tippearary on Sunday via our Twitter account @Cork_CountyCC

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