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Weekend Preview – 19th/20th July

Friday, July 18th, 2014

It promises to be a busy weekend for Cork County with all three teams in Munster League action.

On Saturday the 2nd team make the short trip up Airport Hill to take on Cork Harlequins 2. County will be looking to avenge their Junior Cup exit last month however ‘Quins are sure to be a stern test, with many 1st team players also turning out for the 2nd team this season. County go into the game as underdogs but the recent win over UCC will have given them confidence and an upset could be on the cards.

On Sunday Cork County 3 travel to East Cork for their Division 3 clash with Midleton 2. Billy Quinn’s side are in good form having come through two close games in the last week and their T20 victory over Midleton on Wednesday evening is sure to have a bearing on the outcome of this league match. County welcome back Brian Kelleher who they will be hoping will continue his fantastic form with the ball.

Also on Sunday, Cork County 1 host Clare at the Mardyke. This crucial game in Division 1 could well be a league decider and County have named a strong team for the clash at the home of Munster cricket. Bilal Ahmed, a former County player returns to the Mardyke for the third time this season and will hope to have a positive impact on the outcome of this game. However, the County team he’ll face will be far different from that three weeks ago with a number of first teamers returning to the side after the shock home defeat in the previous fixture against the Clare men.

Saturday:

Division 2: Cork Harlequins 2 v Cork County 2 (Farmers Cross)

Sunday:

Division 1: Cork County 1 v Clare 1 (Mardyke)

Division 3: Midleton 3 v Cork County 3 (Midleton RFC)

Best of luck to all the County sides.

County claim Division 1 & Senior Cup Double

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Cork County Cricket Club crestCork County claimed yet another Senior League and Cup double and remain unbeaten in all Munster Senior competitions. County retained their Senior Cup crown as they swept aside local rivals Cork Harlequins by 5 wickets at the Mardyke thanks to a dominant bowling display and also to a fantastic knock of 64 not out by Ross Durity. Ross duly went on to claim the Man of the Match honour and was a fitting recipient following the passing of his father earlier in the season.

County deservedly claimed the Division 1 crown with a 3 wicket victory once again over Cork Harlequins at Farmers Cross. The victory meant that the Leesiders had won 8 from 8 and were out of reach of the chasing pack. The victory was all the sweeter following the debacle of losing out on the title last season due to some bewildering competition regulations which were addressed during the off season.

2013 Munster Senior Cup Winners

Cork County also claimed promotion back to Leinster Division 2 following an emphatic 8 wicket victory over close rivals Clontarf 2 at the Mardyke. Once again the bowling unit put in a dominant display of disciplined line and length which the Tarf men were unable to handle. The batting unit knocked off the runs with relative ease with the loss of just two wickets. County now await the date for their re-fixed match away to YMCA 2 where a win would clinch the Division 3 title and complete a historic treble for the Club.


MCU Division 1: Cork County v Cork Harlequins (9th June)

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Cork County take on Cork Harlequins in Munster League Division 1 tomorrow in cricket’s form of a Cork local derby at the Mardyke. The match, which starts at 12.00 p.m., sees the two top sides face each other for the first time this season.

Cork County have had a great start to the season having won 5 from 5 in Leinster League Division 3 and also winning their opening match of the Munster league campaign against Limerick Raiders. Though its still early days, these fixtures usually have a big bearing on where the silverware ends up at the end of the Munster cricket season.

Due to Cork County’s strong start to the season, Harlequins have had to draft in two experienced players from Dublin in the form of Irish International John Mooney and Stephen Moreton for the game. County will have a good blend of youth and experience with the likes of Morne Bauer, Ross Durity, Ian Coleman and Oliver Creedon which has served them well so far this campaign.

For those interested, the match starts at 12.00 p.m. at the Mardyke and with the weather set fair it should be a great day out. All are welcome to pop in with no admission fee required.

County cruise to opening victory in MCU Division 1 campaign

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Cork County opened their Division 1 campaign with a thoroughly convincing 9 wicket victory over Limerick Raiders at the Mardyke. Having been denied a third league title in as many years last season despite having lost just one Munster fixture throughout their campaign, the Leesiders are in determined mood to get their competitive season off to a good start as they aim to wrestled back the league title.

Following some overnight rain the match was forced onto the artificial wicket and having won the toss the home Captain, Andy Wootton, had no hesitation in putting the Limerick side in to bat. Backing his strong bowling attack which included Morne Bauer, Abubakar Saddique and Siddharth Joshi along with new arrival Ahmed Bilal and of course not forgetting his own ‘dibbly dobblers’, he was confident of restricting the away side.

The home side were soon on the front foot with the Captain restricting the attach mind Limerick side with consecutive maidens while Bilal tore through their top order with some devastating fast bowling first up. Wootton finishing with 1-0 from his six over spell and was replaced by Saddique (1-10) at the River end. Bauer replaced Bilal (2-14) from the Mardyke end and offered no let up for the Limerick batsmen taking the opener Aftab’s middle stump out of the ground. Joshi replaced Bauer (1-16) and with spin from both ends the innings soon petered out with the Corkonian Indian finishing with fantastic figures of 5-10 leaving County with a target of just 54 to chase down.

Brad Morgan and Ross Durity opened the Cork County reply, both of whom used the chance to get their eye in before their first Leinster league fixture away to Pembroke 2 next Sunday. Due to the variable bounce of the mat, which is being replaced this week, both openers had to concentrate hard and play each ball on its merits. Going back to a delivery just short of a length which kept decidedly low, Durity was bowled with the score on just 15. Robert Duggan joined Morgan at the crease and both set on extinguishing any hope for the Limerick men with Morgan (22*) in particular playing some lovely drives through the covers. County reached their target in the 15th over with the loss of just one wicket to complete a comprehensive and confidence boosting win to get their competitive season off to the first start.

MCU Division 1:

Limerick Raiders 53 all out (Joshi 5-10, Bilal 2-14)
Cork County 54-1 (Morgan 22*)
Cork County won by 9 wickets at the Mardyke.

Next match:

LCU Division 3: Pembroke II v Cork County at Sydney Parade (12.30 p.m.)

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.

MCU Leagues 2013 finalised

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The entries for this year’s Munster Cricket Union leagues have now been finalised.

Division 1

In Munster Division 1 the senior side will face Cork rivals Midleton 1sts and Harlequins 1sts aswell as games against Clare 1sts and Limerick Raiders. County 1sts will also have to travel to the Lydican in Galway to face the former Connacht champions. Unfortunately, both Clare and Raiders are still without a home ground and therefore the two ‘away’ games against those sides will instead be played at the Mardyke. Captain Andy Wootton will be hoping that the weather doesn’t affect this season as much as it did last year to give the senior side the best chance at league glory aswell as a chance at defending their MCU Senior Cup crown.

Teams
Cork County 1st XI
Cork Harlequins 1st XI
Midleton 1st XI
Galway C.C.
Clare C.C. 1st XI
Limerick Raiders

Division 2

In Division 2, Kevin O’ Sullivan’s side will face tough trips to newly promoted Limerick C.C. 1sts, Kerry 1sts and especially last year’s Minor Cup winners Nenagh. Closer to home the junior side will make the short journey to Farmer’s Cross to take on ‘Quins 2nds aswell as enjoying home advantage twice over Clare 2nds. County 2nds will also be hoping for a favourable home cup draw to maximise their chances of retaining their Junior Cup title, won last year with a 7 wicket victory over Limerick.

Teams
Cork County 2nd XI
Cork Harlequins 2nd XI
Kerry C.C. 1st XI
Clare C.C. 2nd XI
Limerick C.C. 1st XI
Nenagh

Division 3

In the third tier of Munster cricket, County 3rds, captained by Mort Kelleher will be looking to improve their league position from last year’s 4th place finish. They face a tough task in a competitive league, with games against ‘Quins 3rds, Thurles and Limerick C.C. all likely to be especially difficult encounters. The minor squad will also play Midleton 2nd XI and Kerry 2nd XI aswell as(hopefully) a decent cup run.

Teams
Cork County 3rd XI
Cork Harlequins 3rd XI
Limerick C.C. 2nd XI
Kerry C.C. 2nd XI
Midleton 2nd XI
Thurles C.C.

2012 Senior Averages

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Cork County Cricket Club crestPlayer of the Year: Abubakar Saddique

Batsman of the Year: Sam Ward

Bowler of the Year: Abubakar Saddique

2012 Batting Averages

(100 run qualification)

Name Inns N.O. H.S. 50 100 Runs Average
Sam Ward 12 2 111 3 1 512 51.2
Morne Bauer 8 0 123 1 1 203 25.4
Robert Duggan 18 1 73 3 0 428 25.2
Chris Banon 10 1 58* 1 0 202 22.4
Abubakar Saddique 15 0 48 0 0 324 21.6
Ross Durity 15 1 55 1 0 283 20.2
Brad Morgan 13 3 36 0 0 173 17.3
Matt Reed 11 3 24* 1 0 124 15.5


2012 Bowling Averages

(No qualification)

Name Overs Maidens Runs Wkts. Average S/R Econ.
Abubakar Saddique 146 36 424 43 9.9 20.4 2.9
Ciarán Healy 117.4 16 443 25 17.7 28.2 3.8
Andrew Wootton 89 5 352 18 19.6 29.7 4.0
Robert Duggan 42 4 214 15 14.3 16.8 5.1
Tom Hughes 45.5 3 173 8 21.6 34.1 3.8
Matt Reed 30.2 1 187 8 23.4 22.7 6.2
Keith Banks 79.3 10 283 7 40.4 68.0 3.6
Morne Bauer 34.5 4 130 7 18.6 29.6 3.8
Hugh O’Brien 44 3 175 5 35.0 52.8 4.0
Faran Shahid 17 0 99 3 33.0 34.0 5.8
Nicky Murphy 10.5 0 52 3 17.3 21.0 5.0
Sam Ward 10 0 50 1 50.0 60.0 5.0
Parvez Ali 14 1 42 1 42.0 84.0 3.0
















Final Munster League Division 1 table

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Cork County finished second in Munster Division 1 despite losing just 1 match all season and finishing with a fantastic points return of 91.23% having played 3 matches less than the eventual league winners. Following the weather experienced this summer it is hard to believe that the title was decided on points total alone seeing as teams have not completed the same amount of matches. It is certainly an issue the Munster Cricket Union needs to address going forward as Cork County are the only senior Club who play their cricket on grass wickets.

LEAGUE DIVISION 1
P W L Tie NR B.P. PTS %
Cork Harlequins 1 15 11 3 0 1 88 316 78.57%
Cork County 1 15 10 1 0 4 81 313 91.23%
Co. Galway 15 8 4 0 1 70 238 68.45%
Limerick Raiders 15 5 8 0 2 66 182 45.60%
Midleton 1  * 15 4 9 0 2 52 148 36.26%
Waterford I.T. 15 1 12 0 2 24 60 12.09%

Munster League Tables (9th September)

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The 2012 season is coming to a close and so the destination of the Division 1 title needs to be decided. Impressively Cork County remain unbeaten having completed 7 matches amassing a total 54 bonus points from a possible 56 which is indeed an excellent return. Despite the poor weather all summer  and the MCU’s insistence that percentages won’t be used, it a tribute the Cork County 1 that they remain the favourites to clinch their third consecutive title in three years. County have a game in hand over their local rivals Cork Harlequins and so their destiny is in their own hands.

LEAGUE DIVISION 1
P W L Tie NR B.P. PTS
Cork Harlequins 1 12 9 2 0 1 74 262
Cork County 1 11 7 0 0 4 54 226
Co. Galway 11 6 3 0 2 51 187
Limerick Raiders 13 4 7 0 2 52 148
Midleton 1  * 14 4 8 0 2 47 143
Waterford I.T. 13 1 10 0 2 29 65
* Deducted 5 points. No text result.
LEAGUE DIVISION 2
P W L Tie NR B.P. PTS
Co. Clare 11 8 0 0 3 59 243
Cork Harlequins 2 11 7 2 0 2 57 213
W’ford & District 10 5 4 0 1 35 143
Cork County 2 10 3 2 0 5 27 127
Co. Kerry 1 11 3 4 0 4 29 121
Nenagh 11 2 7 0 2 29 85
Midleton 2 9 0 7 0 2 -3 13
LEAGUE DIVISION 3
P W L Tie NR B.P. PTS
Limerick 12 7 4 0 1 69 217
Cork Harlequins 3 11 6 2 0 3 45 189
Thurles 12 6 3 0 3 52 196
Co. Clare 2 10 5 1 0 4 38 170
Cork County 3  * 12 4 4 0 4 29 121
Cork County 4 11 1 6 0 4 13 65
Co. Kerry 2 * 12 0 9 0 3 4 28
Lismore ** 0
* No returned scorecard. No points awarded.
** Lismore are deemed to have withdrawn from Div 3. All games involving Lismore are deemed null & void.

Munster League Tables (29th July)

Friday, August 10th, 2012

LEAGUE DIVISION 1
P W L Tie NR B.P. PTS
Cork Harlequins 1 8 6 1 0 1 50 178
Limerick Raiders 10 4 4 0 2 41 137
Cork County 1 7 3 0 0 4 22 114
Co. Galway 7 3 3 0 1 34 102
Midleton 1 10 2 6 0 2 28 84
Waterford I.T. 8 1 5 0 2 23 59
LEAGUE DIVISION 2
P W L Tie NR B.P. PTS
Co. Clare 8 5 0 0 3 37 161
Cork Harlequins 2 9 5 2 0 2 44 160
W’ford & District 7 4 2 0 1 28 116
Co. Kerry 1 10 2 3 0 5 19 99
Cork County 2 8 2 1 0 5 16 96
Nenagh 9 1 6 0 2 21 57
Midleton 2 7 0 5 0 2 3 19
LEAGUE DIVISION 3
P W L Tie NR B.P. PTS
Limerick 12 8 3 0 1 71 239
Thurles 12 6 4 0 2 54 190
Cork Harlequins 3 11 6 2 0 3 44 188
Co. Clare 2 10 5 2 0 3 39 163
Cork County 3  * 10 3 3 0 3 26 110
Cork County 4 9 2 5 0 2 19 75
Lismore 11 2 7 0 2 9 65
Co. Kerry 2 * 11 1 8 0 2 9 45
* No returned scorecard. No points awarded.
Including  weekend 28-29 July, 2012