News & Events

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

Weekend Teamsheets – 22nd & 23rd April

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The 1st XI open their Leinster Division 1 and Munster Premier Division campaigns with two away fixtures on the opening weekend of the season. #WeAreCounty



🏆 Pre-Season T20 Friendlies
🏏 Bangor Cricket Club
📍 The Mardyke
🗓️ Saturday (10.30am, 2 & 5.30 pm)
1. Scot Jeffers*
2. Robert Duggan
3. Scott Mcnamara+
4. Kevy Bray
5. Ramesh Neppalli
6. Sam Zai
7. Justin McGurk
8. John Simon
9. Daniel Kennedy
10. Mansoor
11. Aidan Kelleher
12. Kevin O’Sullivan
13. John Power
14. Matt Reed
15. TBD

RedFM’s Big Red Bench 2017 Season Preview

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

RedFM’s Big Red Bench look ahead to the upcoming 2017 season which sees Cork County return to Leinster Division 1 after clinching promotion and the Division 2 title in dramatic style last season.

Ruairi O’Hagan chatted to Andy Wootton and Robert Duggan to get their thoughts on preparations and what to expect during the early stages of the new season. With a tough opening fixture away to fellow promoted side Leinster CC at Rathmines on Saturday, 22nd April, followed by an eagerly anticipated first home fixture against Champions Clontarf on Saturday, 29th April, it promises to be an exciting start to the season. #WeAreCounty



Diarmuid Carey visits MCC Cricket Academy

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

diarmuid-careyCork County youngster Diarmuid Carey enjoys a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a 2-day coaching clinic at the MCC Cricket Academy at Lord’s as part of an ever-improving tie between Munster Cricket and the MCC. Diarmuid will be joined by Kaasim Alam of Limerick CC.

The initiative arose following the visit of the MCC to the Mardyke last August when Fraser Stewart (MCC Cricket Academy Manager) saw talent of both youngsters during a Munster Development XI fixture when the touring side were beaten at the Mardyke last August.

The pair made the relatively short trip to the iconic Lord’s ground on Tuesday, 11th April, and will take part in a two days coaching clinic by some of the MCC’s leading coaches.

It’s a fantastic chance for the two lads to soak up as much as they can as they continue their development as cricketers. The experience should set Diarmuid in good stead as he looks ahead to a busy season of cricket for County in both Munster and Leinster league and cup competitions.

Club Registration & Kit Day

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

If You Don’t Pay… You Don’t Play!

The season will be just 2 weeks away so it is time for ALL those members seeking to play this season must register and pay their membership subscription (or at least 1/3 of it) on Sunday, 9th April, at the Mardyke from 12 noon.

Players will also be able to order any kit they may require for the season including playing, training and leisure kit from Scot Jeffers of Canterbury.

There may also be a little clean up of the clubhouse and outfield to help things get ready ahead of the Bangor game on the 22nd April.

Type of Membership


Adult Full Playing
3rd Level Student (18+)
Schoolboy (15-18)
Youth (<15)


* – Family Membership is 2 x Pavilion Members + 2 x Youth Members (+€50 for additional Youths)

** – An additional €5 match fee will be applied to all players competing in home matches in MCU, LCU or National competitions, with funds going directly into cricket resources.

Benefits of Club Membership

All fully paid up playing members will receive a new club playing shirt in every alternate year of their membership as part of their subscription package commencing in 2017. All new members will receive the appropriate shirt or cap in the year that they first join the club

Pavilion members will receive a free club cap or 50% discount on a club polo shirt in every alternate year as part of their subscription package commencing in 2017.

Subscriptions can be paid to the Membership Secretary, Scot Jeffers, or to the Treasurer, David Griffin.

Alternatively, membership can be paid electronically to the following account:

  • •  Bank: Ulster Bank, St. Patrick’s Street, Cork
  • •  IBAN: IE74ULSB98548543678040
  • •  BIC: ULSBIE2D




Family Membership

Family membership covers both parents and two children up to the age of 18 years.

Family Membership Package – €250

In addition, to cricket for the U18 members, the package includes the following benefits:

  • •  Pavilion membership for each parent
  • •  Use of squash courts
  • •  One booking of the club premises for a family function at no hire charge

This package excludes Friday and Saturday evenings and daytime bookings during the cricket season on days the club is hosting matches. Please contact Matt Read on 087-9086280 to make a booking.

New prospective member’s can download the Club’s membership form by clicking here.

Girls/Ladies Section – Expression of Interest

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

One of Cork County Cricket Club’s goals for the 2017 season is to develop a girl’s/ladies section by creating a welcoming environment where girls can play and socialise at the Mardyke. In order to kick start this process we are reaching out to our existing and non members to ascertain the following as well as make some commitments to you:

1. Is there demand and Are there enough girls/ladies who want to play?

This is key for us as a club. We need a critical core group of players to set up a section for girls/ladies, so this is a key consideration for us ahead of the season.

2. Marketing

While we may get a core group of players it’s also vital that we get additional support and player numbers. We do this by marketing and primarily this is done via the network of parents at the clubs as well as at schools where Cork county are actively engaged in Cricket Ireland development programmes with links to multiple primary schools in the area. We will make sure our club is represented positively in schools and that girls know cricket is a genuine option for them.

3. First impressions count

We’re all affected by first impressions so we want to make sure what we’re offering lives up to your expectations, which is why your Opinion Counts. Let us know what you want from cricket and what you want in training sessions. We want all our members to feel engaged and have ownership in the club. We also want to make sure that those who engage with this process can feel proud of having helped develop our girls/ladies section themselves.

Ireland v Australia - WWT20 March 26th 2016 (source: Cricket Ireland)

4. Parents

You all have a part to play. As a father of a 6 year old daughter I know that cricket is not just a sport for boys, but most of our Mums and Dad’s who have kids at the club won’t have played cricket. However as many of you know, if you talk to members we are all prepared to spend time explaining the many benefits cricket offers. This is key to change assumptions.

5. Development

As far as we are aware we are the only club in Munster looking at setting up a girls/ladies section so game time will be limited this season. However, if we get a critical mass of players we do have extensive contacts in Leinster to be able to organise games as we look to get our first season underway.

Next Steps

Email me at to indicate that either you or your child would be interested in cricket this season. Following this we will hope to get a session at the club with Irish women’s international Ciara Metcalfe, who is available to offer up some time to try help promote women’s cricket in Munster, while also organising structured training sessions.

John Simon

2017 Youth season is almost here!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

As you can see from the picture below groundsman Matt Reed has been hard at work on the ground at the Mardyke and we have to say that we are looking forward to the new season which gets underway in a matter of weeks.

Club Registration for the 2017 season takes place along with a kit day on Sunday, 9th April, which will be followed by a Mini Blitz on Saturday, 15th April, at the Mardyke.

At least 3 of our senior youth players will then be selected for a friendly game against Bangor Cricket Club on Saturday, 22nd April, while outdoor training proper begins on Friday, 28th April, at the usual time of 6pm

Cork County Cricket Club Youth Events

Cork County Cricket Club Youth Registration

Check out the Events Calendar on Teamer for more details but important dates at the Mardyke for the diary:

  • •  Sunday 9th April: 2017 Registration & Kit Day starting @ 12 noon
  • •  Saturday 15th April: Youth Mini Blitz 
  • •  Saturday 22nd April: Cork County XI v Bangor Cricket Club
  • •  Friday 28th April: Youth Outdoor Training @ 6 pm

John Simon

Youth Chairman

Aaron Cawley receives scholarship to Denstone College

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Best of luck to Aaron Cawley who will be attending Denstone College for the remainder of the school term on a summer cricket scholarship. The move forms part of a Cricket Ireland Academy backed initiative for the young seam bowler who has a busy summer ahead for club, province and country!

Aaron will train and play with Denstone from mid-April to June under the tutelage of the very experienced Level-4 cricket coach Simon Guy and his performance team.

“Central to the importance of cricket at Denstone has been the recruitment of Director of Cricket Performance Simon Guy, one of the most experienced Level 4 coaches in the country. He has worked for England Under 17 and Under 19 following his 16-year career for Yorkshire and Suffolk.”


Full credit for this initiative goes to Peter Johnston of the Cricket Ireland Academy and head coaches Ryan Eagleson (Ireland U/19’s) and Nigel Jones (Ireland U/17’s) and, of course, Denstone College for arranging this unique opportunity.

Aaron will gain invaluable experience during his stay at the renowned college where, along with his academic studies, he will practice cricket daily with top coaches and have unrestricted access to Denstone’s state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor cricket facilities. He will also play several T-20 and 50 over games a week, including some two-day fixtures.

It’s a rear and unique opportunity but he will miss some important early games this season for his club Cork County, who, after excellent performances in LCU Div 2 last season won outright promotion to Div 1. However, Aaron will return a much stronger player when the college term finishes (and during the mid-term break).

Boost your business profile in the Golden Ticket Draw

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Cork County are offering a great opportunity for a local or national business or organisation to win significant match shirt brand positioning and sponsor benefits during the clubs’ participation in the Irish Senior Cup as well as Leinster and Munster T20 Cup competitions this season.

Key details of the Golden Ticket Draw include:

  • • €100 per ticket
  • • 30 entrants limit
  • • Opportunity to win main shirt sponsorship for Irish Cup and T20 competitions
  • • Coordinated Media and Social Media exposure
  • • Free Senior Player Sponsorship
  • • Acknowledged on Club Partner Board in Clubhouse



The draw will be made at the Cork County clubhouse on Saturday, 29th April 2017, following the Leinster Division 1 fixture v Clontarf CC, and announced live via the clubs website and social media channels.

All other entrants will benefit in being drawn as a Player Sponsor to one of our senior players and also recognised as a club partner.

For full details download the Information leaflet by clicking here.

RIP Richard (Dick) Creedon

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Cork County wish to convery its sincerest condolences to the family of former committee member and familiar face at the Mardyke, Richard (Dick) Creedon, who passed away suddenly earlier this week. Dick was heavily involved in developing youth cricket at the club over recent years and his son Oliver went on to represent Cork County at all levels. A popular figure in and around the clubhouse, Dick could often be found discussing the fortunes of Manchester United and the achievements of one of his beloved children. He’ll be sadly missed!

Requiem Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Innishannon at 12 noon on Friday. Funeral afterwards to St. James’ Cemetery, Chetwynd. House is in Crossbarry Village and will be signposted.

Full details of his funeral arrangements can be viewed on

May he rest in peace. #RIP

RIP Richard (Dick) Creedon
Dick Creedon pictured with Morne Bauer at the 2013 Annual Club Dinner


Leinster Division 2 Review: Cork County win last 9 to grab title

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Cork County 1- Champions (Predicted 4th)

  • • Batting Rating: 120
  • • Bowling Rating: 122
  • • RpO for: 4.64
  • • RpO against: 4.27

By mid-June, Cork County 1 were in spot of bother after losing to Dublin University, Leinster and Malahide in their first four matches. There was only one way they could win the league after that start, and that was by winning their remaining nine matches – a task that was achieved in an amazing late season run. It was Cork County’s second league title in Leinster, to go with their 2013 Division 3 crown.

Most of the games on that run in were healthy victories, although the nerves must have been frayed on the last game of all, when chasing 135 against Balbriggan, County found themselves at 119-7 and 128-8, with only Ross Durity standing up to the Balbriggan bowlers. Tom Clifford and Muhammad Junaid Amin got the required eight runs, and then there was a short wait to see if Leinster could win their last game against Terenure – they couldn’t.

Four players passed 200 league runs for the season, Cormac Hassett had a supporting role with 213 runs at 19.36, Ross Durity a very decent 271 runs at 30.11, Morne Bauer a very decent indeed 289 runs at 57.8 and Stephan Grobler 423 runs at 42.3. Five bowlers got into double wickets in the league, with Morne Bauer (12 at 23.08), Ahmed Billal Bhatti (12 at 25) and Muhammad Junaid Amin (12 at 25.42).

Two bowlers dominated though. Aaron Cawley has a major breakthrough season with 23 wickets at 15.61, with his skipper breaking a record held by two Leinster players – Joe Carroll and Corey Edwards. Stephan Grobler took 31 wickets at 11.23, the previous record being 30 in a league season.

Read the full Division 2 Review on