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Leinster winners await in All-Ireland T20 Cup

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Cork County will face the winners of the Cricket Leinster T20 competition at the Semi-Final stage of the Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup in Dublin on Sunday, 13th September. As winners of the Munster T20 Blast, County will face either YMCA or Railway Union for a place in the prestigious final.

Due to the condensed nature of the season, the Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup is the only All-Ireland competition taking place and so there is heightened interest in this seasons competition with European Cricket League qualification up for grabs also.

Munster Senior T20 Blast Winners 2020

Fixture schedule 

The Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup schedule, as it currently stands, is:

Semi-finals:

  • Semi-final 1 – NWCU club v CIYMS* (at Bready, 1 pm Saturday 12 September)
  • Semi-final 2 – Cricket Leinster club v Cork County* (at Pembroke 1 pm, Sunday 13 September)

 

  • Final (at Belmont, Saturday 19 September)
  • Play-off for European Cricket League (at Belmont, Sunday 20 September)

* Please note: CIYMS – last year’s winners – have already qualified as the Northern Cricket Union’s representative, and Cork County qualified as Munster Cricket Union’s representative. The representative from North West Cricket Union will be determined on 5 September, while Leinster’s representative will be determined on 12 September.

The Final will be live-streamed, with details announced shortly.

In addition, an extra match has been added to the schedule this year, with the European Cricket League play-off. In 2019 it was announced that the All-Ireland T20 Cup winners would go on to represent Ireland in the European Cricket League. Last year’s winners, CIYMS, were set to compete this summer until the pandemic saw this year’s competition cancelled. To acknowledge the unfortunate circumstances, this year the 2019 and 2020 Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup winners will playoff to identify Ireland’s representative at the 2021 European Cricket League.

The play-off will be played at Belmont on Sunday 20 September – however, if CIYMS win the Cup again in 2020 then no play-off will be required.

Cork County Squad

  1. Abubakar Saddique Wattoo*
  2. Rudolph Pollard
  3. Benji Marris+
  4. Nabeel Anjum
  5. Harvey Wootton
  6. Zuhair Shah
  7. Diarmuid Carey
  8. Alex Gaspar
  9. Daniel Kennedy
  10. Brandon Kruger
  11. Sid Joshi
  12. Eshan O’Sullivan
  • Scorer: Talha Kayani
  • Coach: Robert Duggan

The Great Lockdown Quiz Part 2

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Following the successful first instalment of the Great Lockdown Quiz, it will be returning on Saturday night, 16th May, to test your general knowledge and have a bit of fun in the process.

Once again, the quiz will be hosted on Zoom and a link will be sent to everyone who purchases a ticket. All participants will be broken into teams of 3 or 4 so if you want to be in a particular team then please add it to the note when you purchase your ticket. If you wear your club shirt then your team will automatically get a bonus point!

The winners will receive a €50 bar voucher which can be used to purchase pool tokens, club cap or used merely as a bar tab plus other great spot prizes up for grabs!

Tickets are €5 per person with all proceeds going to the ongoing running of the club and towards expenses for any potential cricket season.

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The Great Lockdown Quiz Part 2

The Great Lockdown Quiz Part 1

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Join us for the Great Lockdown Quiz Part 1 on Sunday night to test your general knowledge, catch up with your clubmates and have a bit of fun in the process. The quiz will be hosted on Zoom and a link will be sent to everyone who purchases a ticket.

All participants will be broken into teams of 3 or 4 depending on numbers. If you wear your club cap then your team will automatically get a bonus point!

The winners will receive a €50 bar voucher which can be used to purchase pool tokens, club cap or used simply as a bar tab.

Ticket are €5 each with all proceeds going to the ongoing running of the club and towards expenses for any potential cricket season.

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The Great Lockdown Quiz

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

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.

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 🇬🇦

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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4th consecutive Senior T20 Blast title clinched

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Cork County clinched their 4th consecutive Senior T20 Blast title with a commanding 6 wicket win over Co. Galway at the Mardyke following a long weekend of T20 action.

The Cork men proved irresistible in the competition once completing yet another clean sweep with victories over Cork Harlequins, Limerick City, Limerick and then Co. Galway in the Final.

County remain unbeaten in the Senior T20 Blast since its inception back in 2016 and have really set the bar for other clubs in the province in the T20 format and will no doubt see several of their players get recognition with the Heat and Reds.

Galway too won both their Pool B games against County Kerry and Limerick before going on to defeat Limerick City in a thrilling run chase in their Semi-Final.

Great credit to the grounds staff at the Mardyke who provided an excellent venue for Group A and the Finals Day.

2019 SENIOR T20 BLAST FINAL

Cork County 136-4 [16.5 overs] (Benton 55, Kruger 29, Hassett 17) beat County Galway 134 all out [19.5 overs] (Uddin 51, Mullen 26, Duggan 3-20, Wootton 2-23) by 6 wickets at the Mardyke.

2019 T20 Champions

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