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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

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)

 

Contact the Club

 

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.

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