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2018 Annual Awards Dinner

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

With the 2018 season coming to a close, it’s that time of the year again when we prepare to look back on a busy few months and celebrate the efforts of players, supporters and volunteers at all levels in the club.

The Annual Awards Dinner will take place with our sponsors at the The River Lee Hotel on the Western Road with tickets costing €35 per person. Your ticket will include a full 3-course meal and drinks reception (with a Halal option also available).

2018 has proved to be a challenging season once again but there has been plenty of positives and individual performance of note on and off the field throughout the season.

Further details regarding the night be announced in due course.

2018 Annual Awards Dinner

The event is open to all members so to reserve your tickets please contact one of the following with the number of tickets you require:

County clinch 6th consecutive Premier Division title

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Cork County clinched their 6th consecutive All Rounder Cricket Premier Division title with a game still to play following victory over Limerick at Adare on Saturday.

The Mardyke men knew that avoiding defeat against Limerick would mean they could not be caught at the top of the Premier Division table with the final game of the season still to play.

A dominant display with the ball in batsmen friendly conditions on the Adare artificial saw Cork County restrict the home side to just 120. The pick of the bowlers were Abubakar Saddique (3-7), Joseph George (3-11) and Munster Reds skipper Jeremy Benton (3-25).

The reply go off to a shaky start with the loss of 3 early wickets but an excellent partnership between Saddique (43*) and opener Harry Broadhurst (35*) saw the visitors home with 6 wickets to spare.

2018 Munster Premier Division Champions

The skipper Cormac Hassett was clearly delighted to have clinched the title with a game still to play following an impressive season in which they lost just one fixture to date.

“The boys have put in a huge effort once again this season. Competing in two league competitions is always a tough ask but the squad have really stuck at it and suffering just one defeat in the Premier Division all season is a fantastic return for all the hard work!”

“A sixth league title in succession is a fantastic achievement and shows the commitment of the players and club to maintaining our success in Munster.  In addition to our Senior T20 Blast title, it has been a good season despite missing out on a possible Senior Cup due to a bowl-out earlier in the season!”

2018 Premier Division

PosTeamPWLNRBPPoints%
1Cork County 1119112721782.80
2Limerick 1106312415464.00
3Cork Harlequins 1105322014060.00
4County Kerry 111380248430.55
5County Galway 11019082811.20

Munster Premier Division

1st September, Adare.

Limerick 120 all out (Saddique 3-7, Jose 3-11, Benton 3-25) lost to Cork County 123-4 (Saddique 43, Broadhurst 35) by 6 wickets.


 

Jeremy Benton unveiled as overseas player for 2018 season

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Cork County Cricket Club are delighted to welcome young New Zealander Jeremy Benton as our overseas player for the 2018 season with a busy schedule in Leinster Division 2, Munster Premier Division as well as numerous Cup competitions.

Jeremy (22) is a promising left-arm spinning all-rounder currently part of the Canterbury Cricket white ball squads. He made his T20 (Super Smash) debut in 2016, then earned his List A (Ford Trophy) debut in December 2017. To date, the talented all-rounder has played 11 domestic white ball matches – 3 Ford Trophy and 8 Super Smash. Highlights include his 47-ball 40* on his 50-over debut against Otago (coming it at number 8 with Canterbury reeling at 143-6) and his match-winning figures of 3-27 (4) helping the Kings to victory over the Central Stags. Full details available on CricInfo by clicking here.

A former Blackcaps U19 representative (2012-14), he also excelled for Christchurch Boys’ High School (2012-14), represented Canterbury U19s (2013/14), Canterbury A (2014-17) and Canterbury Country (2014-17).

Canterbury coach Gary Stead lauded Benton by saying “He’s got some really smart leadership capabilities. He’s an excellent fielder. I think he’ll turn into a real quality spinner… Down the track, he’ll be an integral part of our Canterbury line-up.”

We are sure everyone will give Jeremy a warm CCCC welcome once he arrives next week! He’ll be involved with coaching the youth section and assisting with the adult squads throughout the season. #WeAreCounty

Cork County bids farewell to Stephan Grobler

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The Club said farewell to overseas professional Stephan Grobler at a BBQ on Sunday evening which saw members of all ages in attendance to say their goodbyes to the South African. 

The South African all rounder has spent 4 seasons at Cork County during which time the club has competed in Leinster Division 1 on two occasions, continue to dominate more locally in Munster and ultimately helped the club receive the honour of ‘Club of the Year’ in 2016.

Stephan’s influence has been felt at every level of the club, from the U11s right up to the 1st XI with his professionalism an example to all. Not only was he a great cricketer but also a gentleman and great ambassador for the club as captain and leader. It was fitting that he captained the Munster Reds during their return to senior inter-provincial cricket in 2017.

We wish Stephan and his family well in the years to come and there will always be a warm welcome for him at the Mardyke. Go well Steph! #WeAreCounty ??

Munster record

  • 50 Overs: 1,416 runs @ 81.48 & 15 wickets @ 22.73
  • T20: 391 runs @ 75.72 & 5 wickets @ 27.0

Leinster & Irish Cup record

  • Batting: 2,028 runs @ 40.56
  • Bowling: 88 wickets @ 16.99

 


 

Some memories

County return to Leinster Division 2 for 2018 season

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Cork County completed their Leinster Division 1 campaign with a disappointing 181 run defeat to Phoenix at Phoenix Park on Saturday, 2nd September. The result did not directly impact on County’s once relegation was confirmed following defeat at home to YMCA two weeks earlier.

Though relegation was a disappointment for the club following on from the memorable Division 2 title win last season, everyone at Cork County looks forward to competing for that title once again in 2018.

The Cork County side who took on Phoenix in their final Division 1 fixture of the 2017 season.

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County clinch 2017 Senior Cup in style

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Cork County won the Senior Cup at the Mardyke on Saturday by a convincing margin of 163 runs against Limerick. It was County’s 12th Senior Cup title since the turn of the century which included victories over County Galway and Midleton to progress to the Final.

Limerick having won the toss elected to bowl on a beautifully prepared pitch which received high praise from the umpires at the previous night’s Inter-pro Trophy game.

It soon became apparent that the pitch was proving a bit more difficult to read as the County openers struggled to get the ball away. By the time Gary King joined Stephan Grobler midway through the 13th over County had lost the wickets of Aaron Cawley, Cormac Hassett and Robert Duggan and were 3-34.

Progress continued to be slow with only three boundaries being scored in the next 11 overs. The pair kept the scoreboard ticking over with impressive running of singles which kept the Limerick fielders struggling to contain. By the 39th over, when on 59, Grobler edged and was caught behind, the partnership of 155 had proven a game changer.

King continued to find boundaries with more regularity and reached 151 in the penultimate over before he was bowled by Ibrahim Khan next ball. A wonderful innings which was appreciated even by the Limerick players who had been at the receiving end of it.

A target of 287 was a big ask for a Limerick side unused to playing on a tricky wicket which required patience. The Limerick innings opened in dramatic fashion with a flurry of extras and with the score on 33 Limerick had only scored 5 runs off the bat before Limerick Captain, Ziz Khan, was bowled by Aaron Cawley.

In sharp contrast to the bizarre opening, the next 18 overs saw only 34 runs being scored for the loss of a further 4 wickets with the dismissals of Khalil Ahmad, Farrukh Bhagat, Murtaza Sidiqi and Khalid Ahmad. Farman Yousafzai offered token resistance scoring 15 off 41 balls but by the time Mustafa Sidiqi scored 31 off 25, before being caught in the deep by Grobler, the game had already slipped away from the Shannonsiders.

The presentation ceremony was conducted by MCU President, Michael Hickey, who presented medals to both teams and the Senior Cup to Cormac Hassett. Gary King was deservedly awarded Man of the match for his match winning 151.

Senior Cup Final: 

Cork County 286-7 (King 151, Grobler 59, O’Reilly 28*, Khan 3-23) beat Limerick 123 all out (Sidiqi 31, Carey 2-17, O’Sullivan 2-20, Cawley 2-26) by 163 runs at the Mardyke. 

Munster Senior Cup Winners 2017

County retain Munster T20 crown in style

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Cork County retrain their Munster Senior T20 Blast title following two convincing victories over County Kerry and Cork Harlequins in the Semi-Final and Final, respectively. 

Munster Senior T20 Final: 
Cork County 81-3 (9 overs; King 36*, Saddique 27*) beat Cork Harlequins 80-8 (20 overs; Neppalli 3-9, Carey 2-13, Saddique 2-22) by 7 wickets. Scorecard: https://goo.gl/Ae7Hfi

Semi-Final:
Cork County 124-1 (11.2 overs; King 61*, Hassett 53) beat County Kerry 122-8 (20 overs; Anwar 48, Saddique 2-9, Duggan 2-14) by 9 wickets. Scorecard: https://goo.gl/kt5Luf

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Weekend Review: 20th & 21st May

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Cork County faced a tough weekend of fixtures with the 1st XI taking on North County 1 in Leinster Division 1 and Co. Galway 1 in the Munster Premier Division while the 2nd XI travelled to Manor Fields in Adare to take on Limerick 2 in Division 1.

Leinster Division 1

County went into the tie in search of a much-needed win after disappointing recent results and following defeat in the Irish Senior Cup away to Bready. After a pleasant start to the day weather wise, the rain set in which meant the match ended up being reduced to 33 overs a side.

CCCC never really got going against North County and despite a not out 55 from captain Stephen Grobler the home side reached just 136 all out. For North County, Eddie Richardson (3-23) and Andrew Sheridan (3-27) were the pick of the bowlers. A target of 137 to win never looked enough and so it proved with North County winning by four wickets in the 26th over despite a flurry of late wickets for the Cork men. Gary King was the pick of the Cork County bowlers taking 3-28 in an excellent spell of quick seam bowling.

Cork County 136-8 (Grobler 55*, Coleman 29, E Richardson 3-23, Sheridan 3-27) lost to North County 141-6 (Grassi 41, Andrews 40, King 3-28, Saddique 2-33) by 4 wickets at the Mardyke. scorecard

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Munster Division 1

While the 1st XI faced the stiff test of North County 1 at the Mardyke, the 2nd XI made the trip up the N20 to face Limerick 2 at Adare. After losing the toss, the Cork men were put in to bat in damp conditions which suited the seam attack of Limerick. A steady start from Robert Duggan (49) followed by a powerful 73 from Anthony O’Reilly and finished off with 41 not out from Scott McNamara, saw the Leesiders to a sizeable 270-9.

In reply, early wickets from Justin McGurk and Saleem Mir (3-23) meant the Limerick innings never got going despite a big hitting 77 from Shane Burke. The hosts were finally all out for 191 and the win puts the 2nd XI top of the table with two wins from three. Next up they welcome Tipperary County 1 to the Mardyke in the Junior Cup Quarter Final.

Cork County 270-9 (O’Reilly 73, Duggan 49, McNamara 41*) beat Limerick 191 all out (Burke 77, Mir 3-23, Duggan 3-33) by 79 runs at Manor Fields, Adare.  scorecard

Munster Premier Division

Following a disappointing home defeat to North County, the 1st XI faced a stiff test in the Premier Division against Co. Galway who have always proved difficult opposition in both league and cup. With the wicket at the Mardyke still appearing a little green after the rain on Saturday, the hosts lost the toss and were asked to bowl with Gary King and Adil Hameed taking the new ball. 

galway-home

 

Despite the early loss of Mohammad Ali, Co. Galway relied on steady partnerships to reach 207-9 off their 50 overs despite some slack fielding from Cork County which included a number of dropped catches. The pick of the Cork County bowlers was young Diarmuid Carey with 4-40.

With 208 required to win, the home side lost opener Scott McNamara for just 3 after a steady start alongside Ross Durity. Robert Duggan came in a three and in partnership with Durity began to chip away at the Galway target despite some tight seam bowling from the visitors. County reached the target for the loss of just the one wicket thanks to the superb partnership of over 190 between Durity (102 off 132 balls) and Duggan (79 off 111 balls) which meant County have now won two from three in their quest to retain the Premier Division title. Next up are table toppers Limerick at the Mardyke on Sunday, 28th May.

Cork County 210-1 (Durity 102*, Duggan 79*) beat County Galway 208-9 (Carey 4-40) by 9 wickets at the Mardyke.  scorecard

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County win 4th successive Munster Premier Division title

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Cork County were crowned Munster Premier Division Champions following a 60 run win against Co. Galway at a blustery Lydican. The results means County remain unbeaten in the competition with seven wins and one No Result thus far with two still to play (a double header against Cork Harlequins).

The Leesiders went in to the game knowing a victory of any kind would put them in an unassailable lead in the Premier Division and so would retain their title for the fourth season in a row.

The showdown at Lydican was a repeat of this season’s Munster Senior Cup Semi-Final between the two sides in which Co. Galway emerged victorious in convincing fashion so County would have been well aware that it was going to be a tough battle.

Winning the toss, Co. Galway skipper Damish Ali opted to put the visitors in to bat in extremely blustery conditions at Lydican. Following the loss of in-form Ross Durity (5) and skipper Cormac Hassett (4) relatively cheaply, County looked to opener Ian Coleman (62) and the experience of Robert Duggan (61) to steady the ship with the pair putting on a partnership of over 120 for the third wicket and put the visitors in a commanding position. The pair worked the ball around the pitch with good intent taking the 1’s and 2’s which allowed them to open us as the Galway attack began to tire.

Once Duggan and Coleman departed, a late innings big hitting flurry from Aidan Kelleher (36) pushed the Leesiders towards a competitive total of 225 in what were difficult conditions for both batsmen, bowlers and fielders alike. Danish Ali proved to be the most incisive with the ball taking 5-47 from his 10 over spell, ably supported by Waqqas Ali Raja with 3-30.

In reply, Galway lost opener Patrick McDonnell for just 4 but a fast paced second wicket partnership between Mohammad Ali (45) and Tarik Rehman (24) put the home side in a decent position aided by the County fieldsmen who put down one or two chances.

Following the departure of Ali and Rehman, the Galway middle order offered little resistance against disciplined line and length from seamer Hugh O’Brien (1-42) and the left arm spin of Diarmuid Carey (2-34). A late order flurry from Tabish Ali Shah (30) gave the Tribesmen some hope but once he departed after he was caught and bowled by Sean Cawley then the writing was on the wall.

An excellent spell from Sean Cawley (4-21) cleaned up the Galway tail and guided Cork County to victory and confirmed them as the 2016 Premier Division Champions with a double header against Cork Harlequins still to play. The win also means that it will be Cork County’s second league title win in a week following their impressive table topping finish in Leinster Division 2.

Munster Premier Division

11th September 2016

Cork County 225 all out (Coleman 62, Duggan 61, Kelleher 35, Danish 5-47) beat County Galway 167 all out (M Ali 45, S Cawley 4-21, Wootton 3-40) by 58 runs at Lydican. scorecard

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Cork County U12 & U14 Blitz at The Mardyke 

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Cork U12 and U14 Cricket Blitz 2016Cork County are pleased to unveil details of an U12 and U14 Blitz to be played at the Mardyke on Sunday, 31st July. There will be 2 competitions run on the day at both U12 and U14 levels for what we hope will be a great day of underage cricket. Organisation of the event is thanks to Cork County’s Youth Administrator, John Simon, in conjunction with his compatriots at each of the visiting teams so it is hoped for plenty of support on the day.

Can all Cork County players who wish to confirm availability, do so on Teamer by clicking here.

U12 Competition
U14 Competition
Team 1
Cork County 1
Team 1
Cork County
Team 2
Cork County 2
Team 2
Harlequins
Team 3
Midleton
Team 3
Midleton
Team 4
Limerick
Team 4
Limerick
Team 5
Harlequins
Team 5
Lismore

 

Under 12 Competition Schedule

Pitch
Time
Match
Round
1
10am
Cork County 1
v
Harlequins
1
1
2
10am
Cork County 2
v
Limerick
2
1
1
11.15am
Midleton
v
Cork County 1
3
2
2
11.15am
Harlequins
v
Cork County 2
4
2
1
12.30pm
Harlequins
v
Limerick
5
3
2
12.30pm
Midleton
v
Cork County 2
6
3
1
1.45pm
Cork County 2
v
Cork County 1
7
4
2
1.45pm
Limerick
v
Midleton
8
4
1
3pm
Midleton
v
Harlequins
9
5
2
3pm
Cork County 1
v
Limerick
10
5
1
4.30pm
Parent
v
Child
Special
Special

 

Under 14 Competition Schedule

Pitch
Time
Match
Round
3
10am
Cork County
v
Limsmore
1
1
3
11.15am
Harlequins
v
Limerick
2
2
3
12.30pm
Loser Match 1
v
Loser Match 2
3
3
3
1.45pm
Midleton
v
Winner Match 3
4
4
3
3pm
Winner Match 1
v
Winner Match 2
5
5
3
4.30pm
Loser Match 4
v
Loser Match 5
6
Plate Final
3
5.45pm
Winner Match 4
v
Winner Match 5
7
Shield Final

 

Format

Volunteers

ABBEY LOGOThe day will be approx 9 hours tops (9:30am-6:30pm) with 10 teams participating, with up to 100 children on site. The gate will be manned for that period to ensure site security for the kids involved and volunteers will be club members, parents and visiting team mentors/parents.

First Aid

A first aid station will be manned for the day by the for the St Johns Ambulance for day. Cork County will be covering costs via fundraising which will happen on the day.

Food

The club will make food available at a nominal charge for same, however we also suggest that all players bring a drink and some food for the day.

Shield

Cork County will be putting up an U12 and U14 shield for the event.

Bar

The club bar will be open for the day for teas/coffees etc. throughout the day.

Fundraising

The event will be used as an opportunity to fundraise for the club with a raffle being organised with spot prizes which we hope for your support.

Registration

Registration forms will be provided on the day and all players must register prior to playing.

Rules

Underage Cricket Tournament 2016- Format

The tournament will be played between teams with 8-a-side format with maximum of 11 players per team.

No player is allowed to play for more than one team at the same age level. Players are allowed to play for different teams at different age levels.

In an event of dispute, the main umpire’s decision is final. Each participating team is to nominate a main umpire for the day who will be allocated matches to umpire.

U12 Matches will be played using soft cricket balls. Stumps will be provided for each match. Teams/Players must bring their own gear. Points are awarded to teams for the 5 rounds, with the top team being awarded the shield. If teams are level on points, the head to head result between the top 2 teams will decide. If that was a draw then Runs Scored over the entire tournament will decide the winner. Failing this it will be a bowl out.

U14 Matches will be played using Junior Hard balls. Stumps will be provided for each match. Teams/Players must bring their own gear. Format is a knockout competition, with all teams playing at least 2 matches.
Each innings will be of 6 overs or 30 minutes in time, whichever is reached first. For any innings which do not complete 6 overs in 30 minutes, a penalty of 2 runs per ball not bowled will be applied against the bowling side. Club umpires should bring a watch to time innings.

A Minimum of 3 bowlers have to be used, bowlers can bowl maximum of 2 overs.

No Last Man Batting.

No substitution of players is allowed during a match unless a player is injured or unable to play. Substitute will only be allowed to field.

There will be up to 3 matches played simultaneously.

The pitch length will be 22 yards for U14 and 20 yards for U12

A new ball is to be provided at the beginning of each inning for all the U14 games.

If there is a dispute of any sort with any call, Organizers call will be final.

There will be several designated areas for rubbish disposal. Water bottles and other items should be disposed in the designated areas only. Each team manager is responsible to make sure your team members comply.

For further details on youth cricket coaching sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact the following:

John Simon (Youth Administrator)

 

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