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County Cubs fall short against Midleton in U14 League

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Cork County U14s fourth game of the season and our fourth loss. County won the toss and Oscar McCarthy, who captained the side for the first time this season, decided to bat first.

Today however was a story of what we failed to do with the bat. From 20 overs County had 73 dot balls. With just 26 runs scored from the bat our top scorer was F. Joby on 7, with County finishing the 20 overs on a score of 67-5.

For Midleton, some excellent bowling from J Bryan (4-1-1-7) and H. Egerton (4-2-1-4) helped keep the County score down.

In reply Midleton chased down County in 18.2 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. The pick of the Midleton batsmen were Ronan (13); Harry (11) and Jamie (10) [apologies I do not have surnames].

For County F. Joby (3.2-1-0-5) and O. McCarthy (3-0-1-9) provided the most economy. L. Rahman and E. Islam were the other 2 wicket takes for County, with P. Lehrell also having an excellent game behind the stumps with just 1 bye conceded.

County 2 return from Waterford with full points

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Cork County 2 travelled East on Saturday 11th June to take on Waterford & District in Munster Division 2. Scot Jeffers won the spin of the coin and sent out Cormac Hassett and Peter Barlow to face Nithin Padmaprabher and Dave Latimer.

Barlow nicked off in the seventh over to Padmaprabher for 2 so Rob Duggan joined Hassett and set about the task of seeing off the opening bowlers both of whom were making life difficult for the visitors. Gradually, both batsmen began to accelerate their scoring and the partnership had reached 57 when a sharp throw from Dave Latimer was enough to see Duggan run out for 19.

County skipper Scot Jeffers strode to the middle and together with Hassett began to flay the hosts attack to all parts, seamer Ben Martin copping the worst of the onslaught (3-0-33-1). Hassett reached his half-century with a six over long on, his third of the innings before holing out to Siblee Islam off the bowling of Martin.

A fluent 67 from the opener helped Cork County to 141-3 with fifteen overs remaining. Scot Jeffers continued to attack the Waterford bowling before he fell for 37 in Siblee Islam’s final over, caught at short mid-wicket

The damp outfield meant that runs were difficult to come by but contributions from Sean Power (19), James Hunter (10), Kevin O’Sullivan (19) and Hugh O’Brien (10*) in the final ten overs helped County to 211-6 from their 45 overs a score which was probably 30 above par given the conditions.


Justin McGurk ran in down the slope and beat the bat on numerous occasions without reward. Hugh O’Brien, coming up the slope also consistently beat the bat but did pick up his reward when Siblee Islam was plumb lbw for 2.

Dave Latimer joined Bilal Hussein but departed just three balls later when he drove towards mid-on, called ‘yes’ and his partner sent him back. A gentle lob throw by Sachin Saxena to Peter Barlow behind the stumps was all that was required to have Latimer run out by a considerable distance.

Hussein himself was next to go, hooking Hugh O’Brien straight to Justin McGurk at fine-leg. Waterford were struggling on 14-3 and things got worse for the hosts when McGurk shattered Dylan McGuire’s middle-stump.

The introduction of slow bowlers Kevin O’Sullivan and Sachin Saxena led to more wickets. In his first over, O’Sullivan bowled Ben Martin for 1 and two balls later had Zach Shanahan lbw for 0.

Nithin Padmaprabher and Glenn Egerton felt the time was right to attack and added 26 runs together before Egerton chipped to James Hunter at cover off Saxena. Padmaprabher departed in the next over, Hunter again taking the catch but this time at long-on off O’Sullivan.

Saidul Haque was lbw first ball to Saxena and Waterford were 9 wickets down with 66 runs on the board. Cian Egerton was the last man in and the Munster U13 representative was resolute in defence with an excellent, balanced technique.

A flick into the leg-side for two was followed by a well-executed cut for one to bring Durga Kakollu on strike. That should have been the end of the innings but Kevin O’Sullivan grassed the chance at gully off the bowling of Scot Jeffers.

Four balls later however, the innings was over Egerton driving uppishly to Hugh O’Brien at mid-on off O’Sullivan. Kevin O’Sullivan finished with 4-22, Hugh O’Brien 2-9, Sachin Saxena 2-13 and Justin McGurk 1-18. W&D were 75 all out in 32.1 overs, the margin of victory 136 runs.

Galty Cup 2014-PBC beat CBC by 7 runs in thrilling encounter

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Dermot Giltinan Schools Cricket Cup took place on Monday April 21st at the Mardyke. The home of Munster cricket was in excellent condition and was a fitting venue for a thrilling encounter between the rival schools.


CBC captain Kevin O’Sullivan won the toss and chose to bowl first in overcast conditions. Ian Coleman and Aidan Kelleher opened the batting for Pres with Alan McCarthy opening up with the ball from the River End. A solid first over conceded just three runs and things got even better for Christians soon after when PBC captain and star batsman Ian Coleman was caught by Brian Burke at mid-wicket off the bowling of Ross Hill.


Despite the good start, CBC began to leak runs, with wides a particular thorn in the side of the ‘away’ team. A mixture of patient defence and fluid attacking strokes brought Pres right back into the game with Aidan Kelleher in particular looking very comfortable at the crease. Saad Azher joined the attack from the University End but took a while to get going, his length too short to trouble the PBC batsmen.


The runs continued to flow from both ends and Kelleher moved into the thirties with a six over long on before CBC eventually made the breakthrough, Brian Burke taking a good catch at deep mid on off the bowling of spinner Kevin O’Sullivan. CBC seized upon their opening and just two deliveries later had added to it, sharp work in the field from Darragh Newman led to wicket keeper Cormac O’Mahony displacing the stumps leaving PBC three down.


Brian Kelleher came to the crease for PBC and put on 29 with his older brother Aidan(51) before the latter fell lbw to Kevin O’Sullivan, umpire Anthony O’Reilly having no hesitation in raising the finger.


The game was in the balance at this stage and it was Christians who took the initiative, taking the remaining Pres wickets for the loss of just sixteen runs including the final wicket, Ryan O’Connell who fell to the medium pace of Darragh Newman to leave PBC all out for 97.


The run chase started in earnest, Saad Azher and Cormac O’Mahony facing up to the medium pace of Aidan Kelleher and enjoying some early success. This was not to last however, O’Mahony having his stumps disturbed by the older Kelleher in the sixth over. Darragh Newman came to the crease for CBC but didn’t last long either, skying to mid on.


Saad Azher(50) and Kevin O’Sullivan put together a 32 run partnership to propel CBC towards the target but could not finish the job, the CBC captain pulling a short delivery straight to Brian Kelleher at mid-wicket.


Ross Hill, Brian Burke and Jack Kelleher all fell in quick succession for the school north of the river and despite a Saad Azher half century and Alan McCarthy looking well set at the crease, the consistency of the Pres bowling made the target of 98 seem an uphill battle.


CBC needed a solid partnership to see them through but were unable to find it, Jack Hartnett comically stumped after looking to advance down the wicket.


Pres only required one wicket to win, Christians required just 7 runs. David Grufferty joined Alan McCarthy at the wicket but despite his best efforts could not keep out the final delivery of Ian Coleman’s last over, a delivery that handed the ‘Galty’ Cup to PBC.

The CBC side which lost out to PBC in the 2014 Galty Cup.

The CBC side which lost out to PBC in the 2014 Galty Cup.


Kieran Aherne, president of Cork County Cricket Club made the presentation to winning captain Ian Coleman and spoke of his delight at seeing schools cricket at the Mardyke aswell as conveying his congratulations to both schools on producing a thrilling encounter for all in attendance and his hope that this competition will continue into the future.


Kevin O’Sullivan spoke on behalf of both captains to express his thanks to groundsman Matt Reed and the committee of Cork County Cricket Club for allowing the match to be played at the Mardyke, umpires Anthony O’Reilly and Stephan Grobler, Munster Cricket Union representatives John Ketch and Peter Dineen aswell as Peter Somerfield and Dermot Giltinan for attending. He also paid tribute to both teams and echoed Kieran Aherne’s sentiments that this fantastic competition continue into the future.


Weekend Fixtures – 10th & 11th August

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Cork County continue their push for the Leinster Division 3 title with a trip to bottom placed Malahide tomorrow while the 2nd XI welcome Cork Harlequins to The Mardyke in Division 2, hoping to complete the league double over their local rivals. On Sunday the 1st XI look to maintain their unbeaten record in all Munster competitions with a tough trip up to the University of Limerick to take on Limerick Raiders. The 3rd XI are also on the road as they take on Thurles at Ballyeighan. Best of luck to all sides this weekend! ‪#‎CCCC‬

UK’s finest banjoist Dan Walsh comes to the Mardyke

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as ‘the real deal’ (Uncut) and ‘taking the banjo into the stratosphere’ (Froots) with a unique and eclectic style taking in folk, funk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and even Arabic.

Dan will be bringing his unique sound to the Cricket Club function room in Cork on Friday, 26th April. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. and entry is €10 per person. The gig will be followed by a disco for remainder of the night with a range of wines and beers from around the globe to suit all taste buds!

To order your ticket please contact Matt Reed on 0879086280 at via email. You can also tweet us @Cork_CountyCC

Social Event: Christmas Music Night

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Enjoy a night full of classic Christmas carols and festive music at the Cork County Cricket Club Christmas Music Night presented by David Griffin on Sunday, 9th December between 8.00 & 10.30 p.m.

The event is open to both members and the general public alike so why not pop in to the Club bar on the Mardyke and get in the festive mood with your friends and family during Christmas in Cork.

Christmas Music Night

Sunday, 9th December
8.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

A Night of Christmas Carols & Festive Music

Presented by David Griffin

For further details please contact the Club on 021-4272569 or corkcountycc@gmail.com.

Cork County Minor Cricket Preview:11th/12th August

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Cork County Minor Cricket Preview: 11th/12th August

 On Saturday the 11th of August Cork County 3 welcome local rivals Cork Harlequins 3 to the Mardyke for a Munster Division 3 clash. It promises to be a tough encounter for the home side against second placed ‘Quins who will be looking for a big win to put themselves back onto the top of the table. Both sides last fixture was lost to the weather and both no doubt will be eager to pick up some points should the rain stay away on Saturday.

On Sunday 12th it is the turn of Cork County 4 to play host at the Mardyke, this time to Co. Kerry 2. With Kerry 2 at the very bottom of the table and County 4 second from bottom neither team is in contention for league honours and are therefore just playing for pride. The visitors will go into the game as slight favourites having already beaten County 4 this season in a Minor Cup Quarter Final in Tralee but Mort Kelliher’s team will be determined to get a win under their belts against the Kerrymen.

Also on Sunday 12th, Cork County 3 travel to Ballyeighan to play Nenagh C.C. in the MCU Minor Cup Semi-Final. This game was due to be played 3 weeks ago in the Mardyke but was cancelled due to rain. There will be no cancellation this time however, as if the conditions are unplayable a bowl out will be held to determine the winners who will go on to face Limerick C.C. in the Minor Cup Final. Although County 3 will be missing regulars Hugh O’Brien and Ian Coleman, Nenagh will be without their captain Jensen due to suspension. Although County are without doubt the underdogs for this cup tie, hopefully they can pull off an upset and put a Cork County team in every MCU Cup Final in 2012.

Mardyke is Mainstay of Cork cricket life

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

There is quite a bit of evidence to suggest that cricket originated in France. We know that the first international was played in the USA between the home side and England. Back in those days of the early 1800’s the game was only beginning to find its feet both in Britain and the colonies.

The Gaelic Athletic Association wasn’t even a conception at that period and, because the eternal battle between bat and ball was the only challenge offered to the Irish youth, cricket flourished throughout the country in the initial stages.

It became very popular with the general populace in virtually all counties, particularly Tipperary. It has strong roots in the Ireland of today. The Mardyke in Cork, with its fascinating location and picturesque setting has been, for very many years, the acclaimed venue, the cathedral of cricket, in this land. It is nature’s gift to cricket and to the city.

The Dyke has suffered her agonies down through the decades. At one stage there was considerable pessimism that she would even pull through to see another dawn. That, happily, turned out to be totally misplaced. In fact, a bright, buoyant and successful future is now seen as an inevitability. All the signs are in place. A burgeoning youth policy has produced a progressive team policy where, in fact, most of the Cork County teams, from minor to senior, are top of their respective Munster leagues. The senior squad’s ambitions in the powerful Leinster league have, so far, been vindicated and the club captain Robert Duggan has led the side with elan and drive.

But the edifice, the pavilion that supports all these activities, is now Cork County’s pride and joy. For a time it had a miserable existence and only the members’ fortitude kept it alive. Bit the building was often sick and said to be in terminal decline.

Five years ago, the members, supporters and the business fraternity of the city rallied to her aid and a first class restoration programme was completed. The tsunami that prostrated parts of Cork in November last included the famous grounds. The floods left the officers, Kieran Aherne (president), honorary secretary Donal Donovan and honorary treasurer David Griffin in a dilemma of mind boggling proportions.

But, again, though dismayed, they were successful in finding a solution. They formed a steering committee – David Griffin, Shay Livingstone and John Power – to be in total charge of the renovation and restoration work which went on over a six month period.

Now, the new Lady of the Mardyke is ready for unveiling in all her glory and in all her majesty. She is a fir queen for any consort. The new bar area has been remodelled, refurbished and refreshed and, just now, the Long Room, incorporating the old and historic Pavilion; the new dressing rooms, shower and toilet areas have all received a thorough make-over that would great rejoicing to the proprietor of any five star hotels. All this and heaven, too, luxuriating in the quaint, somnolent setting of the famous cricket grounds.

The programme, at first, was supervised on site by Stephen Hickey and, then, by Matt Reed who carried it through to its glorious conclusion. These, and the driving force of the steering committee of Power, Liviningstone and Griffin, a trio of dedicated and resourceful people, saw the good ship Mardyke to a safe anchorage.

What was achieved, this time, will never be attempted again. The dream and the wish have been fulfilled and the club, free from construction worries can happily sit back on their laurels.

Sean Power
Evening Echo, Thursday, June 10, 2010.

Cricket Memorabilia for the refurbished Old Pavilion

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

As many of you are aware the renovations and upgrade of the old Pavilion and Long Room at the Mardyke are nearing completion. The Club’s committee wish to ask any current, former or non members that may have memorabilia, photos, etc relating to Cork County, Bohemians or Wanderers throughout the years that they think would be a nice addition to the newly renovated Pavilion could they contact committee member John Power or Project Manager Matt Reed in the coming weeks or if they prefer they can just leave the items behind the bar for the attention of both John and Matt.

John Power: 0863826032 or JohnPower@ANGLOIRISHBANK.ie
Matt Reed: 0879086280 or mattbillreed@gmail.com

Yours in Cricket,
Committee, Cork County Cricket Club.

Positive start to Cork County’s pre-season

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Cork County got their 2010 pre-season preparations off to a positive start with two highly competitive fixtures against Baxenden CC, who ply their trade in the Lancashire league. Saturday’s 40 over match saw the Lancashire side put County into bat and the rustiness in the County top order showed with the loss of the top three batsmen for just 10 runs. However the ever dependable Matt Reed ably supported by Oliver Creedon steadied the ship guided the home side to a respectable score with a quick fire 30 from new West Indian recruit Andrew Saul. Cork County finished their innings on 117 for 5 after the allotted 40 overs. Baxenden’s reply got off to a stuttering start with the loss of two early wickets due to an excellent spell of bowling from County opener Parvez Ali. Baxenden skipper Rishton (38) guided the Lancashire side to a five wicket victory with good support from Sudworth (39 not out). On his debut Andrew Saul finished with impressive figures of 1-19 off 5.2.

Sunday’s match was a 20Twenty affair with the Lancashire side deciding to bat first in the warm mid afternoon conditions. The Baxenden innings struggled to get going with a great opening spell of bowling from Bruce Koch and Parvez Ali restricting the English side’s top order. Baxenden’s middle order batsman Craushaw made an impressive 49 before being bowled by Koch to guide the touring side to a reasonable total of 119. In reply Cork County lost Andrew Saul in the second over however opener Des O’Leary (46 not out) and young starlet Chris Banon (31) provided a steady base to the home side’s innings. After Banon’s dismissal Bruce Koch (27 not out) took up the reins and guided County to a well deserved eight wicket victory.

Saturday April 10th at the Mardyke:
Cork County 117-5 lost to Baxenden 120-5 by 5 wickets.

Sunday April 11th at the Mardyke:
Cork County 121-2 beat Baxenden 119 all out by 8 wickets

Scorecards are available on the Fixtures and Results page.