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The Mardyke to host the Oman Cricket Association T20 training camp

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Oman flagCork County Cricket Club and Munster Cricket are delighted to announce that Oman Cricket Association, one of the ICC Associate countries participating in the upcoming T20 World Cup Qualifiers, will base themselves at the Mardyke in Cork for their pre-tournament training camp. As the tournament is being hosted by Ireland and Scotland, The Oman Cricket squad and management wish to acclimatise to local conditions by training and playing practice matches during their period in Cork.

The Oman Cricket Squad will arrive in Cork on the 15th June and will use the Cork County ground at the Mardyke as their training base from then until the end of June. Accommodation for their stay is kindly provided by our main Club sponsors The River Lee Hotel and during this period, they will play the following T20 challenge games at the Mardyke:

  • v Munster (Wednesday, 17th June)
  • v Cork County (Thursday, 18th June)
  • v Munster (Monday, 22nd June)
  • v Cork County (Thursday, 25th June)

 
All of these games will start at 2pm and will be played in coloured clothing under the ICC T20 World Cup competition regulations. Entry will be free of charge for each match with food and refreshments available in the Clubhouse.

Cork County and Munster Cricket look forward to the opportunity to test their best players against international opposition and believe this series of games will greatly increase the profile of cricket in Cork and across Munster. It is hoped that large numbers of cricket supporters in Munster will be able to attend the games and experience International T20 cricket at the famous Mardyke ground.

For further information on these upcoming fixtures against Oman Cricket, please contact Cork County on 021-4272569 or corkcountycc@gmail.com

Club Statement: COVID-19 Update

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Dear Members,

In light of the ongoing public health emergency regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Irish Government has announced a number of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, including the temporary closure of educational institutions and discontinuation of mass gatherings.

Following advice from Munster Cricket and Cricket Ireland, this will affect Club activities as follows:

  • U17 & U15 training scheduled for Ballycurreen (Warehouse) shall be postponed until Saturday, 4th April;
  • U13 training at Ballyphehane Community Centre is now complete and likely recommence outdoors at the Mardyke in mid-April;
  • Adult training scheduled for Ballycurreen (Warehouse) shall be postponed until Sunday, 5th April; and
  • Registration evening on Thursday 19th March shall be postponed until Thursday, 2nd April.

The Munster Cricket Union are addressing the situation and will issue an advisory in relation to fixtures within the next few weeks. The season is due to commence on Saturday, 18th April, and at this stage, it is expected that the season to go ahead as scheduled.

The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak.

If you have any concerns in relation to this or if you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Committee.

Committee
Cork County Cricket Club

Kayani & Hassett nominated at Irish Cricket Awards

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The 2020 Turkish Airlines Irish Cricket Awards will be held in Dublin on Friday, 28 February, with some familiar faces nominated in two categories at the event. Talha Kayani has been nominated in the Techfynder Club Official of the Year category in recognition of his tireless work in assisting the 1st team as its official scorer and an important member of the club organisation and administration.

Cormac Hassett had a breakthrough season with the Munster Reds at IP20 level with a standout innings of 49 against Leinster at Syndey Parade. Hassett has been an integral part of the club both on and off the field since 2015 and broke into the Reds set up towards the end of the 2017 season.

Techfynder Club Official of the Year Nominees:

  • Joe Connolly
  • David Caldwell
  • Talha Kayani

Test Triangle Inter-Provincial Player of the Year Nominees:

  • Andrew Balbirnie
  • Cormac Hassett
  • Graham Hume
  • Harry Tector

Cork County Team of the 2010s

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Following much debate amongst the selection committee, we are pleased to introduce the Cork County 1st XI of the 2010s captained by Stephan Grobler who is also the sides one allowed overseas professional:

Cork County Team of the Decade

Thanks for the memories 2019… Roll on 2020

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Thanks for the memories 2019… A look back on a season which had its ups and downs which culminated a Munster Senior Treble but it also saw the club lose some significant club members who passed away during the year.

What a decade the 2010s have been…

  • Premier Division: πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†
  • Senior Cup: πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†
  • Senior T20 Blast: πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†
  • Leinster Division 2: πŸ†
  • Leinster Division 3: πŸ†
  • Cricket Ireland Club of the Year: πŸ†

Here’s to more great memories in the 2020s! #WeAreCounty πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¦

Jim Cahill RIP

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Jim Cahill on Christmas morning after a brief illness.

Aged 95, Jim was one of our oldest members having played & umpired for the club over many years while more recently being a dedicated supporter on the sidelines.

Jim Cahill RIP

Our condolences to Jim’s wife Margot and his family and friends at this time. #RIP #WeAreCounty πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¦

Christmas Party

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Our annual Christmas get together is taking place on Sunday night, 22nd December, with plenty of festive frolics, music and good company on hand as we countdown to the 25th.

The ever-popular Matt Reed Mulled Wine Special will be available to guests with festive music provided by DJ Andy Wootton.

Christmas Party 2019
All member, supporters and friends are welcome to attend and Christmas Jumpers are a MUST!

Doors open at 7 p.m. so see you there.

Paul Ryan (Ryano) RIP

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Ryan (Ryano) on Wednesday. Paul was an active and committed member of Cork County Cricket Club in the late 1980’s/early 90’s. He learned his cricket at Midleton College before going on to play with Bohemians (out of the Mardyke) and subsequently with Cork County.

A hard-hitting middle-order batsman and very effective medium pace bowler Paul always enjoyed the big stage and some of his more memorable performances came in Cup Finals and Irish Senior Cup ties. We were reminded recently of his 6-44 v Ardmore Cricket Club in the 1989 Irish Senior Cup. A talented, committed and competitive player Paul was respected by fellow players and opponents alike. Paul is pictured below (back row far left) in the victorious Cork County following the 1989 Senior Cup Final.

cork-county-1989

Paul also represented Munster at various times throughout his playing career before going on to finish with Harlequins and Leinster Cricket Club.

Ar dheis DΓ© do raibh a anam.

Annual General Meeting – 2nd December 2019

Friday, November 1st, 2019

All members are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Cork County Cricket Club which will take place on Monday 2nd December 2019, commencing at 7.30 p.m. at the club.

The proposed agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Apologies
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting
  3. Hon. Secretary’s Report
  4. Hon. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Election of Club Officers for 2020
  6. 2020 Subscriptions
  7. Any Other Business

As always, it is important for all members to make an effort to attend the AGM to remain engaged with the current challenges and opportunities facing the club. The AGM is also an opportunity for members to express their opinions on the future direction of the club.

I look forward to seeing you all at the club in early December.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin O’Sullivan
Hon. Secretary

Hassett takes home Player of the Year Award

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

The 2019 annual Awards Dinner took place at the River Lee Hotel on Friday night, 20th September, and saw a great turnout from members, supporters and sponsors. 

Congratulations to each of the annual award recipients with a special mention for Cormac Hassett who received the big Noel Malloy Player of the Year award on the night following an impressive season with the bat and gloves in addition to his significant work off the pitch.

Other notable award winners were Brandon Kruger who was named O’Donnell Senior Bowler of the Year and Sunil Gautam took home the Noel Cantwell Young Player of the Year award following a high impressive debut season with the club including representation at provincial U15 & U17 levels.

Kevin O’Sullivan was named 2nd XI Player of the Year following a productive season with the ball and Adil Hameed was named 3rd XI Player of the Year thanks to a good season with the bat.

Club Person of the Year was awarded to club stalwart and current Treasurer David Griffin in recognition of his years of loyal service to Cork County through thick and thin. Robert Duggan was also honoured for reaching 100 caps for the club in Cricket Leinster competitions.

A full list of award winner:

  • Noel Malloy Player of the Year: Cormac Hassett
  • Senior Batsman of the Year: Cormac Hassett
  • O’Donnell Senior Bowler of the Year: Brandon Kruger
  • 2nd XI Player of the Year: Kevin O’Sullivan
  • 3rd XI Player of the Year: Adil Hameed
  • Noel Cantwell Young Player of the Year: Sunil Gautam
  • Emerging Player of the Year: Ifthikaar Haque
  • Most Improved Young Player of the Year: Cronan Browne
  • Club Person of the Year: David Griffin

Huge thanks as always to our partners The River Lee Hotel for hosting us and great to have Charles Colthurst in attendance from our main sponsors Blarney Castle & Gardens. #WeAreCounty πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¦

1st XI Complete Impressive Senior Treble

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Cork County completed an impressive Senior treble following confirmation that they retained the Premier Division title on Sunday.

The 1st XI were confirmed as Premier Division champions on Sunday which followed on from their Senior Cup success the previous week. In addition to the Senior T20 Blast trophy which they won earlier in the summer, it is their second treble of Senior trophies in three seasons.

2019 Munster Senior Treble

2019 SENIOR CUP

A century for Cormac Hassett and a five-wicket haul from Abubakar Saddique helped Cork County to a 206-run win against County Kerry in the Senior Cup Final.

An opening stand of 130 between centurion Hassett and Brandon Kruger laid the perfect platform for Cork to post a daunting total. Hassett top scored with 103, while Kruger hit 55.

The middle order kept the momentum going as Jeremy Benton made 48, Robert Duggan 33, and Zubair Shah an unbeaten 31 in their total of 363 for 6.

Kerry were never in the chase with only Qassim’s 39 the major resistance as they made 157.

2019 Munster Senior Cup Winners

Abubabkar Saddique claimed 5 for 15, Nabeel Anjum 2-30, while a special word of praise for teenage spinner Diarmuid Carey who probably deserved better than his 1-28 off 10 overs.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the win in the cup final and for me personally to contribute with a century is a huge bonus,” said centurion Cormac Hassett.

“My opening partnership of 130 with Brandon Kruger really set the tone for the day and I aimed to take the attack to the Kerry bowlers from the off.

“The middle order really backed us up to help put on a big total and the bowlers were excellent to deny Kerry any room to get going.

“All in all a great overall team performance.”

Scorecard

At The Mardyke, Cork County beat County Kerry by 206 runs

Cork County 363-6 (50 overs; Cormac Hassett 103, Brandon Kruger 55, Jeremy Benton 48, Rob Duggan 33, Zuhair Shah 31*)

County Kerry 157 all out (43.2 overs; Qassim 39, Abubakar Saddique 5-15, Nabeel Anjum 2-30)