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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 🇬🇦

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) 

 

 

Cork County lose out to Malahide in All-Ireland T20 Semi-Final

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Cork County and Malahide battled it out at sun-soaked Stormont in Belfast in the first Semi-Final Sunday Independent All-Ireland Twenty20 Cup.

The Leinster champions eventually getting over the line chasing a target of 131 with 3.2 overs to spare despite 3-15 from Diarmuid Carey.

25 August 2019; Cork County team prior to the All-Ireland T20 Cricket Semi-final match between Cork County and Malahide at Stormont in Belfast. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Cork County finished on 130-7 from their allocation with Brandon Kruger (42) top-scoring. In reply, Greg Ford (39*) and Damien Mortimer (31*) got Malahide over the line with 3.2 overs to spare.

Diarmuid Carey and Jeremy Benton were the picks of the County bowlers with good support from Harvey Wootton. Full scorecard

Malahide progressed to the final where they faced NCU side CIYMS at the same venue. CIYMS put in a dominant display to lift their first ever All-Ireland title after winning by seven wickets to be crowned Sunday Independent All-Ireland Twenty20 Cup champions.

2019 Awards Dinner returns to River Lee Hotel

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The annual Awards Dinner returns to our partners at the River Lee Hotel on Friday, 20th September, following a very successful event last year. Always a good opportunity to look back on the hard work, successes and near misses from the season just gone.

Tickets are €40 which includes a 3-course meal and complimentary drink. There will also be a Halal option available for guests.

The annual club awards aim to acknowledge the efforts of Cork County players and volunteers over the course of the past year. Awards include:

  • 3rd XI Player of the Year
  • 2nd XI Player of the Year
  • Noel Cantwell Young Player of the Year
  • Emerging Player of the Year
  • Club Person of the Year
  • O’Donnell Senior Bowler of the Year
  • Senior Batsman of the Year
  • Noel Malloy Club Player of the Year

Tickets

Register your interest by contacting John Power directly or the club on info@corkcountycricketclub.com.

Alternatively, inform one of the following:

  • Andrew Wootton
  • John Power
  • Kevin O’Sullivan
  • Abdul J. Younus
  • Robert Duggan
  • Brenda Kennedy
  • Talha Kayani

Malahide await in All-Ireland T20 Finals

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

The draw for the semi-finals of the Sunday Independent All-Ireland T20 Cup has been completed in Dublin, with opponents and venues determined for the matches on Sunday, 25th August 2019.

Cork County have been drawn to face Cricket Leinster champions Malahide in the first Semi-Final which will be held at Stormont.

The Sunday Independent All-Ireland T20 Cup began in 2017. The competition features the winners of the four Provincial T20 club competitions who play two semi-finals followed by a final.

The 2019 semi-finals will start at 11am, and be held concurrently at Stormont and CIYMS in Belfast. The two winners will then progress to the final at Stormont starting at 4pm.

NB: The North West Cricket Union’s representative will be decided after a play-off match between Brigade and Donemana on Thursday 15 August 2019.

After the draw was conducted at Cricket Ireland’s Offices, the semi-finals are:

  • Cork County v Malahide (Stormont)
  • CIYMS v Brigade or Donemana (CIYMS)

There is free entry to each match, and live scoring will be available via the My Cricket Ireland app or www.mycricket.ie.

Past Winners

  • 2018: Waringstown beat Clontarf by 7 runs.
  • 2017: Clontarf beat Waringstown by 10 runs.

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Senior Cup Final rescheduled for 31st August

Monday, August 5th, 2019

The 2019 Senior Cup Final between County Kerry and Cork County has been rescheduled for Saturday, 31st August, at the Mardyke following the postponement of the original fixture on the 4th August.

Having won the toss, Cork County captain Robert Duggan opted to put Kerry in to bat first and despite some early economical bowling from the Cork side, County Kerry reached 93-2 at drinks with Awais Saghir and Qassim Butt commendable resistance and application.

After the drinks break, County quickly removed both batsmen and soon piled the pressure on the middle and lower order before the forecast rain arrived to put a halt to proceedings with County Kerry on 168-9 after 46.2 overs.

With no more play possible, both sides will meet again on Saturday, 31st August, at the Mardyke.

Cork County captain Robert Duggan with his counterpart from County Kerry at the toss

Wootton & Kruger star in 258 run win over Kerry

Monday, July 1st, 2019

It proved to be a good day out for the 1st XI in Tralee as they defeated County Kerry by 258 runs in the Munster Premier Division.

A stunning team performance saw the team bounce back from their narrow defeat to Balbriggan on Saturday with special mention for fantastic knock of 152 from Harvey Wootton and a cracking spell of spin bowling (6-28) from Brandon Kruger.

Cork County 307 all out (Wootton 152, Kruger 66, Durity 24) beat County Kerry 49 all out (Kruger 6-28, Carey 2-6) by 258 runs at the Oyster Oval.

Clontarf pip County on matchday 2 of Leinster Championship

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

County were pipped narrowly by Clontarf on the penultimate ball of the game on matchday 2 of the Leinster Championship with the home side unable to defend their total of 229 at the Mardyke.

Cork batted first and were in trouble early. Jose George went for 2 bowled by Shariful Islam. One run later, Ross Durity was caught by Macalister Wright again off the bowling of Islam. Cork 2-11 in the third over. Cormac Hassett and Brandon Kruger brought the score to 60 before Hassett was bowled by Macalister Wright for 22. Jeremy Benton joined Kruger for the biggest partnership of the innings.

They had put on 75 when Kruger was caught by Andrew Vincent from the bowling of David Vincent for 41. 15 runs later Jeremy Benton who made an excellent 50, went the same way as Kruger, again caught by Andrew Vincent off the bowling of David Vincent. It was then time for the Shariful Islam show. Harvey Wootton was bowled by Islam for 0. Aaron Cawley fell lbw to Islam for 4. Anthony O’Reilly was bowled by Islam for 5.

Muhammad Zuhair Shah was run out by Islam for 17. Kevin O’Sullivan remained not out 2. All through the Islam mayhem, Robert Duggan fought the good fight, he was left stranded on 46 at the end. Cork ending up 221 for 9.

Clontarf’s bowling was dominated by Shariful Islam who took 5-40, David Vincent 2-37and Macalister Wright 1-26 the other wicket takers.

Clontarf Openers Andrew Delany and Robert Forrest batted well. they had put on 46 before Delany fell to Robert Duggan, caught by Cormac Hassett for 14. Eoghan Delany made 15 when he fell to Brandon Kruger, caught by Jeremy Benton. Macalister Wright joined Robert Forest and the pair battle hard to put on 97 in 18 overs before Forest Fell for a fine 84 with 7 fours and 1 six.

The next nine overs only produced 28 runs, after which Andrew Vincent was run out by Jeremy Benton for 14. Macalister Wright went soon after for an excellent 55 with 2 fours and 2 sixes, lbw to Kevin O’Sullivan. A slight wobble. Conor Gallagher at the crease. Shariful Islam couldn’t produce the fireworks he did on the field and went caught Hassett bowled by Kevin O’Sullivan for 2. David Vincent went soon afterwards caught Duggan again bowled by O’Sullivan for 5. Things getting a little tight at that stage with over running out. But Kevin Prior 2 not out and Conor Gallagher 22 not out from 26 guided Tarf home, just.

Cork bowled gallantly but just failed to defend their total, but extras didn’t help. Kevin O’Sullivan with 3-14 starred. Brandon Kruger 2-48 and Robert Duggan 1-63 also took wickets. The heroics of Shariful Islam with the ball giving Clontarf a close 3 wicket victory.

Leinster Championship

Cork County 229-9 (Benton 50, Duggan 46, Kruger 41, Islam 5-40) lost to Clontarf 232-7 (Forrest 84, Wright 55, O’Sullivan 3-14) by 3 wickets at the Mardyke.  scorecard

(source: cricketeurope.com)

County off to winning start in Leinster Championship

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Cork County got their Leinster Championship campaign off to a winning start with a hard fought 10 run win over Railway Union at the Mardyke.

Cork batted first, and the top four all got starts in difficult circumstances. Jose George an excellent 57 from 50 balls, Robert Duggan 24 from 43 balls, Cormac Hassett a run a ball 37 and Jeremy Benton 23, Harvey Wotton and Muhammad Zuhair Shah went for 0 and 2. Ritesh Sah made 21 and Aaron Cawley made 21 and 23 at close to a run a ball. Kevin O’Sullivan went for 1 leaving Abdul Jabbar Younus not our 4 and Daniel Kennedy not out 1. Cork made a rain affected 221 for 9 in 39.2 overs.

Andy Jackson 3-26, Shariq Khan 1-24, Glenn Querl 1-33, Eoin Barron 1-44 the wicket takers. There was also 2 run outs. Railway Union needed 191 on D/L. They lost Glen Querl early for 4. Saad Ullah Khan and Hashir Sultan put on 48 before Sultan went for 26.

Saad Ullah Khan scored a run a ball 47. Eoin Barron 7 and Hashir Sultan 17 went quickly. Ali Elahi and Ciaran Divney battled with 29 and 19, but the Cork bowlers were on top. Eoghan Grehan 3, Shariq Kahn 6 and Andy Jackson 4 with Digamber Mishra 4 not out left Railway all out for 180 in 37 overs. Jeremy Benton 3-30, Kevin O’Sullivan 3-36, Daniel Kennedy 1-3, Jose George 1-23 and Harvey Wootton 1-35 the wicket takers. Cork winning by 11 runs on D/L.

Leinster Championship

Cork County 221-9 (Jose 57, Hassett 37, Duggan 24, Cawley 24) beat Railway Union 180 all out (Khan 47, Barron 29, Benton 3-30, O’Sullivan 3-37) by 10 runs on DLS at the Mardyke.  scorecard

(source: cricketeurope.com)