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Crusaders topple Hurricanes by 86 runs in Cork T20 Cup

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Captain Kevin O’Sullivan’s report:

Cork County Crusaders had a comfortable 86 run win over the Harlequins Hurricanes at Farmers Cross on Thursday evening thanks to some fantastic performances from County’s youth players.

Having been asked to bat, Eshan O’Sullivan and Peter Barlow looked steady at the crease before Eshan departed in the 9th over with the score on 42. Talha Kayani joined Peter and with the help of some inconsistent bowling managed to push the score to 156-1 from our allocated 20 overs, Barlow finishing on 68.

Thereafter, the younger talent took over with excellent performances from Danetjie Kennedy, Rioghan & Eshan O’Sullivan, Akhiyar Hussain and Jack Cullen all of whom took at least one wicket. Sachin Saxena also chipped in with wickets and despite Peter Barlow being allowed an over of leg spin, we secured an 86 run win in the 15th over.

Many thanks to Scott Mcnamara and Kevy Bray for their help tonight. Much appreciated! #CCCC

Crusaders defeat UCC Pirates to retain Cork T20 crown

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

cork-t20-cupThe Cork County Crusaders side were victorious in defending their title against the UCC Pirates at the Mardyke on Monday 15th August.

Winning the toss the Crusaders opted to chase and put the Pirates into bat, bowling them out for just 97. Excellent bowling and catching saw the wickets shared across the Crusaders attack with Brian Kelleher (3-13 from 3), Hugh O’Brien (2-15 from 2), Justin McGurk (2-16 from 4), Sachin Saxena (1-17 from 4), Haroon Saffi (0-10 from 2) and Sam Zai (1-21 from 3).

The chase was lead at a good pace by Aidan Kelleher (54 off 36 balls) and Scot Jeffers (32 off 36 balls), with Hugh O’Brien and Andrew O’Reilly at the crease to see the final winning runs onto the board in the 13th over of the reply.

Mention must go to John Simon and the Youth players involved throughout, especially Haroon Saffi, Daniel Kennedy, and Rioghan and Eshan O’Sullivan who all contributed in the various matches they took part in, and received their winners medals as part of the squad.

Thanks go to Umpires, Stephan Grobler and Muhammad Haroon for their adjudicating of the final and presenting the awards.

Congratulations to UCC Pirates for reaching the final and contesting it in good spirit, and especially to Kevin O’Sullivan in particular for his performances that saw him named Player of the Tournament. ‪#‎threepeat‬ ‪#‎WeAreCounty‬

Crusaders continue winning streak in Cork T20 Cup

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Scot Jeffers and his Cork County Crusaders side continued their fine form in the Cork T20 Cup with two wins over the Harlequins Masters and Adbul Jabbar Younus’ Cork County Lions side.

Cork County Crusaders v Harlequins Masters

Friday, 10th June, at Farmers Cross.

Crusaders continued their winning streak winning by 21 runs in a close fought match.

Winning the toss and elected to bat, setting a target of 176 for Harlequins Masters. Andrew O Reilly (14) and Scot Jeffers (75) led the way with Peter Barlow (36) supporting and some big pinch hitting from Sachin Saxena 21 off 6 balls including 2 fours and 2 big straight sixes!

Harlequins Masters came out swinging from the start and matched the run rate but some good bowling from Brian Kelleher (0 for 8 from 2) at the start then Sachin Saxena (2 for 25 from 4) and Sam Zai (2 for 29 from 4) in the final overs.

Special mention must go to the excellent contribution by the Youth Players, Haroon Saffi and Eshan O’Sullivan for some excellent fielding and catches and to Rioghan O’Sullivan for bowling the death over for 2 runs and a wicket when Harlequins were chasing the win. ‪

Cork County Lions Vs Cork County Crusaders

Monday, 13th June, at the Mardyke.

Cork County Lions won the toss and batted first, putting 95 on the scoreboard. James Cresswell (13) and Sufian Riaz (13) top scoring in the innings with Sean Power (2 for 3 from 2) and Sachin Saxena (3 for 16 from 3) taking the wickets.

Cork County Crusaders replied with the winning runs scored in the 18th over. Peter Barlow (24), Talha Kayani (13) and Sachin Saxena (14) contributing the runs to get the team over the line.