Cork Cricket Club

6-a-side Charity Cricket Tournament details announced

The annual Cork County Charity 6-a-side Cricket Tournament 2010 will be taking place on Friday the 2nd July and Saturday the 3rd July, 2010. The charity selected this year is the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind . It is hoped we can raise more than we did for the 2009 nominated charity – Marymount Hospice and provide much needed support to the Irish Guide Dogs.

We hope to grow the tournament in the future to attract more international based clubs and players.

Throughout the years Cork County has seen many a notable cricket visitor from Graham Gooch, Nasser Hussain, Nick Knight, Niall O’Brien, Derek Pringle, Peter Such, Stuart Surridge, Robin Smith, John Stephenson, John & Simon Francis, Mark Waugh, Hansie Cronje and countless more have added to our great tradition of quality cricket and quality opposition. Cork County has even had the late great WG Grace visit the club in 1903 when he visited with the London County side.

Weekends Schedule:

  • Friday’s activities are a BBQ and drinks for all entrants and their touring party. Along with entertainment to get the festival atmosphere going;
  • Saturday morning – Registration 9am to 10am;
  • Saturday morning – Games start 1030am;
  • Saturday – Final 7pm approx; and
  • Saturday Night Events – TBC.

The matches are played with wind balls so cricket pads etc. are not needed. Also the bats used are not dissimilar to Kwik Cricket bats this is to ensure the safety of novice cricketers as well as experienced cricketers. Throughout the day there is music, and other entertainment for the spectators accompanying the teams.

Last Year we had a mixture of teams (both male and female), old veterans, novices and part timers, Munster Rugby Team and the eventual winners Kilbrittain GAA Club. We hope that you will join us this year for what promises to be a great weekend.

For further details regarding entrance fee’s, etc. please don’t hesitate to contact :
William Bradley at wb84zer@gmail.com; or
Robert Duggan
at rduggan2000@yahoo.com

Very reasonable accommodation can be organised at the Rochestown Park Hotel www.rochestownpark.com. Prices for entering are 150Euro for a team of six.

Photograph’s from last year’s event can be found by clicking here.

Sixes Sponsors 2009:
Irish Examiner
Nestle Kit Kat
Rochestown Park Hotel
Club Classic
Moylan Mulcahy & Co.

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One Response to “6-a-side Charity Cricket Tournament details announced”

  1. Colin Pickup says:


    i have been reading about your 6 aside cricket tournament and was wondering if you could give some tips. i myself am looking to organise a 6 aside this summer and was hoping you could share with me some advice on how to set the day up and what rules etc. i am the sports development officer for Bicester town council and i feel a tournament like this would help raise the profile of cricket in our area.

    i have also been told that this form of the game is very exciting and fast paced.

    i am looking to start this event of fairly small and add to it each year so i am only looking to invite 8 teams max at the moment. this would be a community event and we arelooking to have other stalls and perhaps a barbq as well. if you can offer any advice or help i would be extremly interested in hearing it.

    many thanks and Kind Regards

    Colin Pickup