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Weekend Preview-June 28th/29th

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Saturday will see all three Cork County teams in action. The 1st XI travel to Dublin for a top of the table clash with Malahide in LCU Division 2. This game is sure to be a cracker with Cork County, unbeaten in league competitions so far this year set to take on a strong Malahide batting line-up including the likes of Reinhardt Strydom and Leinster Lightning batsman Fintan McAllister. County will travel North with great confidence having taken 24 points from their clash with Rush last week and will hope for a similar performance this weekend.

The Cork County CC 1st XI

The 2nd XI host UCC at the Mardyke on the same day. With both teams looking for their first league wins, this game is sure to be a competitive one. UCC come into the game on the back of a four game losing streak while the home side endured a disappointing five wicket loss in Farmer’s Cross last Saturday. Ali Khan, Peter Barlow and Kevin O’Sullivan return to the team after the exams and together with the experience of Niall Tynan, Justin McGurk and Barry O’Sullivan aswell as exciting young talent in the form of the Kelleher brothers and Chris Van Heerden, County will be hoping for a winning performance.

Cork County Cricket Club CrestBilly Quinn’s 3rd XI make the trip to Tralee to take on Kerry. A win would go a long way for both sides in the Division 3 league table, particularly for County ahead of their Cup tie with Cork Harlequins next weekend. Andrew Sommerfield and Ryan O’Connell return for County, bolstering a batting line-up which has had a slight dip in form recently. Home advantage could be key for Kerry with away sides tending to find the artificial wicket a daunting prospect recently.

The 1st XI return to Munster league action on Sunday when Clare visit the Mardyke. County have been in spectacular form in Munster recently, with the experienced core of Ross Durity, Robert Duggan, Morne Bauer and Stephan Grobler all in terrific form with the bat. Clare have also had their share of success in recent weeks with the demolition of Cork Harlequins in Farmer’s Cross last weekend the highlight. This game could have an important say in deciding the Munster Division 1 title and both teams will have their sights fixed on a win.

County seek to cause another Irish Senior Cup upset

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Following the historic 1st Round victory by 15 runs over Donemana at the Mardyke, Cork County have been handed a tricky away tie in the 2nd Round of the Irish Senior Cup against Division 1 outfit Pembroke Cricket ClubWith a near full strength side and the vocal travelling “Critics Corner” brigade, County will be aiming to pull off another shock against one of Leinster’s strongest sides at Sydney Parade in Dublin.

Irish Senior Cup: Pembroke v Cork County

The side to face Pembroke at Sydney Parade on Sunday is as follows:
1. Ross Durity*
2. Stephan Grobler
3. Ian Coleman+
4. Robert Duggan
5. Abubakar Saddique Wattoo
6. Siddharth Joshi
7. Chris Banon
8. Junaid Amin
9. Anthony O Reilly
10. Andrew Wootton
11. Oscar Cotter
12. Tim Clifford

A coach will be departing the Mardyke at approximately 7.45 a.m. with the match scheduled for a 12.30 p.m. start. It’s another huge game for the Club so the very best of luck to all involved and fingers crossed there’s another historic result on the cards!! ‪#‎CCCC‬

June Bank Holiday weekend team news

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

It’s a busy weekend of action at the Mardyke with some crucial fixtures for both the 1st XI and 2nd XI. There is Junior Cup Quarter Final action on Saturday with Co. Clare visiting the Mardyke. The 1st XI face a double header of Leinster league Division 2 action on Sunday and Monday with the visits of Dublin University and Phoenix, respectively.

Saturday

Munster Junior Cup: Cork County v Co. Clare

  1. Niall Tynan*
  2. Oscar Cotter
  3. Ian Coleman+
  4. Aidan Kelleher
  5. Ryan O Connell
  6. Nicky Murphy
  7. Chris van Heerden
  8. Chris Banon
  9. Tim Clifford
  10. Hugh O’Brien
  11. Irfee Baig

All players are asked to be at the ground at 11 a.m.

 

Sunday

Leinster Division 2: Cork County v Dublin University

  1. Ross Durity*
  2. Morne Bauer
  3. Stephan Grobler
  4. Ian Coleman+
  5. Abubakar Saddique
  6. Robert Duggan
  7. Andy Wootton
  8. Chris Banon
  9. Anthony O’Reilly
  10. Junaid Amin
  11. Oscar Cotter
  12. Aidan Kelleher

All players are asked to be at the ground no later than 12 p.m.

 

Bank Holiday Monday

Leinster Division 2: Cork County v Phoenix

  1. Ross Durity*
  2. Morne Bauer
  3. Stephan Grobler
  4. Ian Coleman+
  5. Abubakar Saddique
  6. Robert Duggan
  7. Andy Wootton
  8. Sid Joshi
  9. Anthony O’Reilly
  10. Junaid Amin
  11. Oscar Cotter
  12. Aidan Kelleher

All players are asked to be at the ground no later than 12 p.m.

 

Weekend Preview – 29th & 30th June

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Saturday 29th:

Division 1

Cork County 1 had been scheduled to travel East to Midleton RFC for their Division 1 game but as the Mardyke was free, and Midleton graciously accepted the invitation to move the game, it will now be played at the home of Munster Cricket. Although County are missing skipper Andy Wootton who has been in good form with the ball recently, they go in as favourites having won all three league games thus far. They will be in a confident mood after last Sunday’s drubbing of Co. Clare 1 and experience as well as good form should see them over the line.

The team is an excellent blend of youth and experience. Aidan Kelleher, Haris Khan and Luke Harris will all get a taste of first team action while also making their Senior débuts with be accompanied by experienced campaigners Ross Durity, Robert Duggan (who will captain the side in Wootton’s absence), Morne Bauer and Siddarth Joshi will also play. Junaid Amin, Ahmed Bilal, Sid Joshi and Abubakar Saddique will all be looking to make an impact with the ball, while Durity, Duggan, Bauer and Coleman will be the main players with the bat.

Midleton, second from bottom in Div. 1 will be looking to boost themselves up the table but, on the face of it at least, all the signs point to a win for County.

The Cork County 1 team is as follows:
1. Robert Duggan*
2. Ross Durity
3. Morne Bauer
4. Ian Coleman+
5. Siddharth Joshi
6. Abubakar Saddique
7. Junaid Amin
8. Bhatti Ahmed Bilal
9. Haris Khan
10. Aidan Kelleher
11. Luke Harris

Junior Cup Semi-Final

County 2 travel to Tralee for their semi final matchup with Kerry 1. On a mat which has caused all visiting teams extreme difficulty, and with a side devoid of vice-captain Kevin Bray and top-order batsman John Kelly, it looks like an uphill struggle for Kevin O’Sullivan’s side who sit third in Division 2.

Their hosts, although rock bottom of Division 2 with no wins have already beaten WIT in the Junior Cup and will look to extend their win streak in the competition. County have beaten Kerry 1 this year in the league but with off-spinner Brian Scott out due to injury, seamer Junaid Amin playing with the firsts as well as the missing Kevin Bray and John Kelly it may be a different story this time around. On a positive note however, with the exams now over, Hugh O’Brien and William Bradley both return to the County line-up having missed all of the season to this point. Debutant Charlie Kane will be looking to make an impact while Peter Barlow and Paul McDowell are also available to the Cork side.

Sunday 30th:

Division 2

County 2 return from Kerry on Saturday and play Limerick on the following day. Boasting a 6 wicket victory over the visitors from early in the season, and a team of relative strength, County will be looking for an impressive victory on Sunday to propel them from 3rd spot right back into the title race.

Captain Kevin O’Sullivan has youngsters Aidan Kelleher and Martin Keohane available to him as well as ‘keeper Ian Coleman and batsmen Brad Morgan and John Kelly. Narsa Renjarla and Ahmed Bilal will be looking to impress with the ball on the(weather permitting) grass wicket and the visitors who play all their games on an artificial could find difficulty.

Write off Nigel Aspinall’s Limerick side at your peril however. They showed that they could score 245 against a tough Nenagh bowling attack and push them close at the end of the game.

County will have to be alert from the very start in order to maintain their good start to the season.

Munster Development XI v MCC at the Mardyke (28th May)

Monday, May 27th, 2013

A Munster Development XI will take on the illustrious MCC at the Mardyke on Tuesday, 28th May, starting at 1.00 p.m. Fixture forms part of the MCC Spring tour against Irish Youth and Development teams and has been running for approximately the past 10 years. The fixture is a key component of the Munster Cricket Union’s attempts to provide competitive cricket to it’s emerging talent, however, exams have meant that the likes of Chris Banon, Rory O’Keefe and Ian Coleman are all unable to play.

The Munster Development selected is as follows:

  1. Brad Morgan (Cork County)
  2. Oliver Creedon (Cork County)
  3. Oscar Cotter (Cork County)
  4. Tim Clifford (Cork County)
  5. Robin Russell (Pembroke)
  6. Rhu Jones (Cork Harlequins)
  7. Anthony O’Reilly (Cork Harlequins)
  8. Brian O’Leary (Cork Harlequins)
  9. Alam Morshed (Co. Kerry)
  10. Owais Gohar (Co. Kerry)
  11. Sean Cawley (Thurles)

Team News: Cork County v YMCA 2 (25th & 26th May)

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Cork County take on YMCA in a double header this weekend, with Saturday’s match being the first round of the Leinster Senior 2 Cup. County should be one of the favourites to lift the trophy but face a tough first round clash against a strong YMCA 2 side which is captained by former Irish international Alan Lewis.

The Cork County side for Saturday’s Leinster Senior 2 Cup match against YMCA 2 is as follows:

  1. A. Wootton*
  2. M. Bauer
  3. I. Coleman+
  4. R. Durity
  5. A. Saddique
  6. S. Joshi
  7. A. Bilal
  8. M. Reed
  9. O. Cotter
  10. B. Morgan
  11. T. Clifford


The second match of this weekend’s double header sees Cork County once again face off with YMCA 2 in Leinster League Division 3. County will be coming into the match on a high after three wins over Pembroke, Malahide and The Hills. The Cork County side for Sunday’s Leinster League Division 3 match against YMCA 2 is as follows:

  1. A. Wootton*
  2. M. Bauer
  3. I. Coleman+
  4. R. Durity
  5. A. Saddique
  6. S. Joshi
  7. A. Bilal
  8. M. Fallon
  9. M. Reed
  10. T. Hughes
  11. C. Banon


All players are kindly asked to be at the Mardyke no later than 11.45 a.m.

Team News: Cork County v Malahide 2 (Sun, 5th May)

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Keep Calm and Support Cork CountyCork County look to follow up their tight opening round win away to Pembroke II with a strong home performance against Malahide II at the Mardyke. County will be aiming for a strong campaign after the disappointment of relegation from Division 2 last season. The match starts at 12.30 p.m. so if you’re in the area then pop in and support the lads. The Cork County 1 squad is as follows:

  1. Andy Wootton*
  2. Morne Bauer
  3. Ross Durity
  4. Robert Duggan
  5. Abubakar Saddique
  6. Matt Reed
  7. Ahmed Bilal
  8. Ian Coleman+
  9. Mark Fallon
  10. Tom Hughes
  11. Brad Morgan
  12. Kevin Bray


Squad members are asked to be in attendance at the ground by 11.30 a.m. sharp!

Stay up-to-date with scores and results via @Cork_CountyCC on Twitter.

Team News: Pembroke 2 v Cork County (Sun, 28th April)

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Cork County begin their Leinster League Division 3 campaign with a tough away trip to take on Pembroke II at Sydney Parade. County will be aiming for a strong campaign after the disappointment of relegation from Division 2 last season. If there are any ex-pat Corkonians in the area on Sunday please pop down and get behind the lads! The Cork County 1 squad who will open their Leinster League Division 3 campaign at Park Avenue against Pembroke 2 is as follows:

  1. Andy Wootton*
  2. Morne Bauer
  3. Ross Durity
  4. Robert Duggan
  5. Sidhz Joshi
  6. Abubakar Saddique
  7. Matt Reed
  8. Ahmed Bilal
  9. Chris Banon
  10. Ian Coleman+
  11. Mark Fallon


The squad will be departing from the Mardyke at 8.30 a.m. sharp!

Stay up-to-date with scores and results via @Cork_CountyCC on Twitter.

Team News: Cork County 2 v Limerick 1 (Munster Junior Cup)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The Cork County 2 side to face Limerick C.C. 1 in the Munster Junior Cup has been named and is detailed below. Kevin O’Sullivan’s side will be looking to bounce back with a victory after a disappointing loss against Nenagh to open the season. Meanwhile the beaten Junior Cup finalists of last year, Limerick will be hoping to kick off their campaign with a win after a washout in Adare last weekend.

  1. K. O’Sullivan*
  2. K. Bray
  3. P. Barlow
  4. J. Kelly Jnr.
  5. B.Morgan+
  6. M. Baig
  7. O. Cotter
  8. M. Afzal
  9. Muhammad
  10. N. Murphy
  11. C. Goncalves

Team News: Limerick Raiders v Cork County 1 (Sun, 21st April)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Keep Calm and Support CountyThe Cork County 1 squad who will open their Munster League Division 1 campaign at the Mardyke against Limerick Raiders is as follows:

  1. Andy Wootton*
  2. Morne Bauer
  3. Ross Durity
  4. Robert Duggan
  5. Sidhz Joshi
  6. Abubakar Saddique
  7. Matt Reed
  8. Ahmed Bilal
  9. Brad Morgan
  10. Ian Coleman+
  11. Mirza Baig
  12. Faran Shahid


Those selected are kindly asked to be at the ground at 11.00 a.m. sharp! Also €5 per person for teas.

Stay up-to-date with scores and results via @Cork_CountyCC on Twitter.