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Picket Club launched for new fence construction

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Cork County Cricket Club is excited to announce the creation of ‘Club Picket’. This project will involve the continuation of a white picket fence along the boundary of the iconic Richard Beamish Grounds in Cork.

As a supporter, you’re now able to etch your name in the history of the Mardyke and buy into this development and further improve one of the most picturesque sporting venues in Ireland.

The Picket Club | Cork County Cricket Club

Not only will you be supporting Cork County Cricket Club, but you will also experience further benefits such as:

  • Name located on a plaque on your own 2-meter section on picket fence.
  • Name listed on the ‘Picket Club’ page on www.corkcountycricketclub.com.

How to get involved

The following are the two options in which you can support the cause:

  1. €200 Special Offer – Two Plaques Located on the numbers of your choice on the picket fence.
  2. €125 – One Plaque located on the picket fence.
  3. €100 per picket for orders greater than 2.

With this, you can help assure the success of Cricket at Cork County continues to grow and assist in helping the club become the leaders of cricket in Ireland. Cork County will be able to continue with many exciting plans throughout the club and carry on expanding significant operations.


To register your interest in being part of this initiative then please fill out our online Registration Form below or via Google Forms:

Register Online

Please do not hesitate to contact regarding any questions about the initiate.

Jeremy Benton

Jeza391@hotmail.com | +353 (083) 002 7381

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Mardyke looks picture perfect in spring sunshine

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The ICC World Cup may be in full swing with Ireland’s excellent start to the tournament making cricket one of the most talked about sports in Ireland, however, the hard work of pre-season preparations continue at the Mardyke. With just over six weeks until pre-season fixtures commence, the early spring sunshine provided groundsman Matt Reed with the perfect opportunity to take some photos of the ground as it looks in excellent condition ahead of a busy 2015 season. #CCCC

Groundsman Matt Reed featured in Aug/Sept issue of Pitchside Magazine

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Cork County’s very own resident Kiwi and groundsman, Matt Reed, was interviewed for the August/September issue of Pitchcare Magazine. It’s well worth a read with Matt discussing his ongoing work and ambitions for the Mardyke: “With cricket growing strongly in Ireland, and especially with Cricket Ireland pushing towards a first class structure, my club aims to be the first choice venue for matches held outside of Dublin and the North.” #CCCC


Full issue available at: http://media-cdn.pitchcare.com/O/uJFldo5m7DzblM1anFIz.pdf

2013 Annual Dinner & Awards Night – 15th November

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The 2013 Cork County Cricket Club Annual Dinner & Awards Night will take place on Friday, 15th November, in the old Pavilion at the Mardyke. Following a successful season for cricket in Cork County both on and off the field, its time to celebrate and acknowledge those members who excelled throughout the summer while also looking ahead to 2014.

Ticket are priced at €20 per person for a two course meal plus Tea or Coffee. The menu will also include a Vegetarian or Halal option.

Player Achievement Awards

The Annual Player Awards will also be presented on the night with Senior, Junior and Minor Awards to be handed out by the respective captains and, of course, the eagerly anticipated Player of the Year will be named with a number of potential recipients including Morne Bauer, Junaid Amin, Sid Joshi, Andy Wootton, Abubakar Saddique and Ian Coleman to name just a few.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased from either of the following:

As numbers are limited to 60, early bookings are advised. Payment will be collected on the night.

Mardyke to host ICC European U-17 Challenge Series

Friday, July 12th, 2013

The Mardyke will once again welcome international cricket back to Leeside when it plays host to the ICC European U-17 Challenge Series between Ireland and The Netherlands. The cream of Irish U-17 cricket will be on show as they take on their Dutch counterparts, between the 16th & 18th July, with two 50 over fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a T20 clash on Thursday. The Irish U-17 squad features some promising youngsters including Cork man Ru Jones and is coached by former Cork County player and current Terenure Coach Ted Williamson.

The European U-17 Challenge Series schedule:
Tuesday: Ireland v The Netherlands [50 overs] (11 a.m.)
Wednesday: Ireland v The Netherlands [50 overs] (11 a.m.)
Thursday: Ireland v The Netherlands [20 overs] (11 a.m.)

There is absolutely no admission fee and refreshments will be available in the Clubhouse to visitors and spectators each day. Some high quality cricket is expected so come along to the Mardyke and support the boys in green! #COYBIG

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.

Social Event: City Soul at the Cricket Club (27th October)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

City Soul is a Food And Music Event which will be taking place at the Cricket Club this Saturday night, 27th October, from 7.30 p.m. onward.

With some sweet sounds and tasty tapas… why not dress to impress in the intimate surroundings of Cork’s most unique city centre venue.

Contact the Club on 021-4271569 or corkcountycc@gmail.com for further details.

Wilson and Porterfield to launch their Big Bike Ride at the Mardyke

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Irish Internationals Gary Wilson and Captain William Porterfield will be launching Irish Cricket’s Big Bike Ride in support of Cancer Research UK which will see the duo cycle through Ireland stopping at 4 international cricket grounds on their way. It will be a total of 380 miles across five days starting here at the Mardyke next Tuesday, 9th October, and finishing at Stormont in Belfast on the 13th October. Further details of Gary and William’s Big Bike Ride are available by clicking here.

Gary and William will be present at the Mardyke on Monday night from 8 p.m. to raffle a signed Irish cricket top to help raise some funds and answer any questions you may have. We’d encourage as many cricket enthusiasts as possible to attend for such a worthwhile cause! #CCCC

For any queries regarding the event please contact the Club on +353 (0)21 4272569 or corkcountycc@gmail.com. You can also visit our Facebook Event page

South African Captain wants to help cricket in Cork & Ireland

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Graeme Smith, captain of the South Africian cricket team, was in Cork this week discussing cricket with Brian Crowley MEP.

“Now that Graeme has a home here in Cork and spends a lot of time here, we discussed ways he can be supportive to Cork and Irish Cricket in the years ahead” said Brian Crowley MEP.

Over recent weeks, Graeme Smith led South Africa to the top cricket test team spot in the world, after beating England, and he is now very much one of the most sought after cricket

personalities in the world. Graeme and his cork wife, singer Morgan Deane, also had their first child Cadence, christened in Cork this week.

“My father and uncle played cricket at the Cork Cricket Club many years ago, and it is great that a world superstar like Graeme is willing to get involved now, especially at a time when the Irish cricket team is doing so well” added Brian Crowley.

Pictured in Cork this week Graeme Smith (left) with Brian Crowley MEP and Senator Mark Daly, Senate Spokesperson for the Irish Overseas.

Courtesy of Manus O’Callaghan (086-2526476).

MCU Division 3: Cork County 3 v Thurles 1 match report

Monday, June 25th, 2012

County 3rds took on Thurles in Division 3 on Saturday last. Thurles captain K.Marchbank won the toss and chose to bat first on a cold and showery day at the Mardyke. The Thurles skipper and fellow opener Jogash got to work quickly playing some nice shots to the leg side and moving the score to 12 before Marchbank(7) mistimed another shot through square-leg and lifted it straight back to the County bowler Narsa Renjarla(1-18) who took a good catch.

Renjarla and fellow opening bowler Chris Goncalves bowled well as usual but could not make another breakthrough as Thurles number 3 Sarath smashed his way to 18. After 4 over spells from the two seamers County captain James McCarthy brought slow-medium paced Aidan Kelleher, and left arm off-spinner Kevin O’Sullivan into the attack. The change of pace worked wonders for County and Sarath could not add to his total, lifting one up in the air behind square on the leg-side and watching in despair as wicketkeeper Scott McNamara took a magnificent diving catch to give Kelleher(2-5) the first of his two wickets.

Following a maiden from O’Sullivan’s first over Aidan Kelleher took his second wicket this time Jogash(7) directing one straight to James McCarthy at mid-wicket. The visitors were now struggling and things got worse for them when J.Marfield(3) attempted a pull shot off a quicker delivery by Kevin O’Sullivan(3-5) which found Aidan Kelleher at square-leg.

Romaldo(0) and F.O’Brien(1) were in all sorts of trouble facing Kelleher and O’Sullivan but it was the bowling of the spinner which did for them both, Romaldo lifting one to Aidan Kelleher at point and O’Brien top edging one to debutant David O’Donovan at short fine leg.

Between those wickets however was a very unusual run out. F.O’Brien who was out shortly afterwards, blocked a straight delivery back to Kelleher and called for a single. The suicidal attempt resulted in Thurles batsman Dell being run out by half the length of the pitch, Scott McNamara removing the bails without hesitation.

After a 10 minute rain delay Goncalves(2-22) returned to the attack and took the wicket of D.Richardson(0). This left Thurles 50-8 and they only managed to add 6 more to their total before Goncalves took the 9th and final wicket of the innings(Thurles could only field 10 players) when Ian Coleman took a sharp catch at short cover. County’s excellent work in the field and the bowling of Aidan Kelleher and Kevin O’Sullivan aswell as valuable contributions from Renjarla, Goncalves and Coleman restricting the visitors to 56 all out.

After a short break Cork County openers Renjarla(5) and Paul McDowell(12) set to work attempting to reach the target of 57. Some good shots through the off-side which the cover fielders found very difficult to stop propelled County to 15 without loss from 4 overs before Sarath(1-28) took a fantastic catch off his own bowling to dismiss Renjarla. Paul McDowell soon followed after he was bowled by Jogash, the seamer getting one to swing in and take out middle stump.

A solid partnership between Australian Bryn Nelmes and the County skipper James McCarthy(11) saw some lovely shots, both through the off-side and the leg-side. The 26 run partnership together with some wides from the Thurles seamers who both bowled 7 overs brought County to within 2 runs of the target but before they could reach the magic number James McCarthy was out, caught at cover off Jogash(2-26).

This brought Scott McNamara(2*) to the crease and although Thurles did change the bowling and bring in Romaldo, County needed just one of his deliveries to wrap up the victory in, Bryn Nelmes finishing on 20*.

Final Result: Cork County 3 beat Thurles by 7 wickets at the Mardyke.