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Private Cricket Coaching Sessions

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Private Cricket Coaching in CorkCork County’s overseas professional, Stephan Grobler, is available for private cricket coaching whether they be for groups or one-on-one sessions. Stephan has vast experience in the game having played First Class cricket in South Africa and also playing high standard cricket in New Zealand and the UK. Stephan possesses a South African Cricket Association Level 2 Coaching badge.

For further details on organising private sessions, contact Stephan on 086 3535076 or via email at corkcountycc@gmail.com

Cork County U-14’s defeat Cork Harlequins by 29 runs

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Cork County Cricket Club crestCork County captained by Brian Kelleher took on local rivals Cork Harlequins in the U-14 Munster League at the Mardyke last Saturday morning with the home side inflicting a 29 run defeat on the boys from Farmers Cross.

Having elected to bat Cork County finished on 76-5 after their 20 overs with Zack Morgan, younger brother of first team player Brad, top scoring with 25*. In reply, Cork Harlequins never managed to cope with the excellent dual seam attack of the promising Haris Khan (2-19) and Chris Van Heerden (2-10) and were eventually all out for just 47. A notable innings for Cork Harlequins side came from young Diarmuid Carey with 14.

The Cork County side contained two new caps Oscar McCarthy and Alex Dineen, son of former Club Captain Peter Dineen, who both excelled in the field. The home side were expertly commandeered by Brian Kelleher who was heard to say to his teammates during the match “come on lads lets do this for Leo”, in reference the late Munster Cricket Union President Leo Durity.

Cricket Open Day at the Mardyke (4th May)

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

For anyone who’s interest in the game of cricket has been ignited by the exploits of the Irish cricket team at this year’s World Cup then there is no better way to get involved in the game locally than by attending the Cricket Open Day at the cricket grounds in the heart of Cork City on the Mardyke on Saturday May 4th.

The Open Day is aimed at all budding cricketers from the age of 10 upwards who wish to find out more about the game and the skills involved while also discovering what Cork County Cricket Club has to offer both on and off the pitch. Information will also be provided on the proposed training camps, schedules and games for the upcoming summer for those who wish the hone their cricketing skills. Membership Forms will also be available for anyone wishing to join the club and play for Cork County; Membership Forms can also be downloaded from the ‘Contact’ section of the club website www.corkcountycricketclub.com

The Cricket Open Day will commence at 12 p.m. and will last for approximately two to two and half hours depending on the numbers attending on the day. There will be a number of trained coaches on hand led by our Head of Youth Coaching, Dermot Giltinan, and Club Development Officer, Ross Durity, both of whom have extensive backgrounds in coaching. They will be ably assisted by some of the Club’s senior players and ECB Level 1 coaches so there should be plenty to keep everyone involved.

There will be BBQ provided to feed all participants following the day’s activities. The Club bar will also be open all day to provide refreshments and snacks. Click on the images below to download the Open Day poster and Club information leaflet.

Cork Cricket Open Day at the Mardyke - Saturday 4th MayCork County Cricket Club Information 2013 The famous Old Clubhouse at the Mardyke Cricket Grounds

If you require any further information regarding the cricket open day or wish to find out more information about the cricket club please don’t hesitate to contact us on 021 4272569 or follow us on Facebook or on Twitter at Cork_CountyCC.

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.)

Return of Schools’ Cricket to the Mardyke

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Wednesday , April 17th 2013, will see the return of schools’ cricket to the Mardyke in the form of a match between Cork City rivals Christian Brothers College and Presentation Brothers College. The match, scheduled to start at 2.30 p.m. (weather permitting) will consist of a 30 over innings per side and is sure to be fiercely contested. The first of its kind in the last 8 years the contest is yet another indication of the growing popularity of cricket in Ireland, and especially in Cork.

Cork County and Harlequins have representatives in both school squads and it is a valuable chance for those players to get in some practice before the official start of the season aswell as offering people who may have not played in recent seasons the chance to re-acquaint themselves with the sport.

This unique contest would not have been possible but for the contributions of coach Dermot Giltinan and captain Christian Brothers College CorkAidan Kelliher of PBC and their opposite numbers across the River Kevin O’Sullivan and Saad Azher of CBC. Their hard work and organisation ensured that both schools were able to field strong teams while also increasing the profile and availability of cricket in their respective schools.

Huge thanks must also go to the respective school authorities for giving permission for this game to go ahead and Cork County Cricket Club for allowing their ground to be used as a venue for the match. While the PBC side is a closely guarded secret the CBC side has been announced and is available below. We wish the best of luck to both sides!

CBC Cork

  1. Kevin O’Sullivan* (Cork County)
  2. Saad Azher (Cork Harlequins)
  3. Brad Morgan+ (Cork County)
  4. Cormac McCarthy-Hann (Cork Harlequins)
  5. Shahrukh Baig (Cork Harlequins)
  6. Fahd Baig (Cork Harlequins)
  7. Ronan Hill (None)
  8. Darragh Newman (Cork County)
  9. Ross Hill (None)
  10. Jack Hartnett (None)
  11. Cameron Penney (None)

PBC Cork

Team TBC

2012 Cork Charity Cricket Sixes – 30th June

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

This year is an especially exciting one with the Australians coming to play Ireland for the second time in three years and the boys in green similarly meeting Mr. Tubridy again cricket is really taking off on the great island of Ireland.

In the last three years Kilbritain GAA, The Scousers and Dolphin RFC have all won the Cork Charity Cricket Sixes and this year all 3 will be back to battle it out with staff from Reardens, The Villains and many more teams coming along with the ISPCC. The Bowery again will be hosting the after party with teams encouraged to wear fancy dress and team kits every year it was not unusual to see the members of KISS moving through the Bowery last year.

In the last three years we have raised money for the Marymount Hospice, The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Matt Talbot Association. This years charity has a significant connection to cricket as the CEO has a well known Irish Cricket star in Andrew Balbirnie.

This years event is taking place on Saturday 30th June 2012 with registration taking place from 9am and the first game kicking off at 10am. Our chef is once again Mr. Colin Shannon who along with feeding us last year look after some of the Worlds best known musicians at the Marquee. We will have our DJ keeping the crowd entertained well into the evening.

Teams of 6 will have an entry fee of €150/€25 per player with €15 covering a great BBQ lunch and dinner and €10 per player going to the ISPCC. There will also be a raffle after the final with some fantastic prizes. For further details and registration please contact us on 021-4272569 or corkcountycc@gmail.com.

For all the latest information and news from the upcoming Cork Charity Cricket Sixes join us on our Facebook Event page!

Come along and get your name on the Trophy.

Irish Cricketing Stars to grace the Mardyke for RSA Inter-Regional Series

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Cork County Cricket Club has been chosen by Cricket Ireland as the first venue for the RSA Inter-Regional Series match between the North and the South. It will be the first senior representative match at the Mardyke since Ireland took on the MCC in 2002, a fixture which saw Niall O’Brien score his maiden international century. Last season saw the Club successfully host the European U-17 Challenge Series between Ireland and Scotland and it is hoped that such calibre of matches can become a regular occurrence at the Mardyke over the coming years. The Mardyke has undergone considerable renovation off the pitch over the past two years and so it is very gratifying for the Club to host such a prestigious event.

The interest in cricket in Munster, particularly at youth level, has really taken off over the past few years with the success of the Irish team so to have some of those international players such as Kevin O’Brien, Andrew White, John Mooney and Trent Johnston competing at the home of cricket in Munster is very exciting for the Club. The Irish cricketing community can be assured that the Mardyke and Cork County will endeavour to provide the best possible conditions both on and off the pitch for players and supporters alike. Admission is free on the day so we’d encourage as many people as possible to come along and enjoy some top quality cricket at the Mardyke and become more involved in Cork County Cricket Club.

RSA Inter-Regional Series (Game 1):
Venue: Mardyke
Date: Sunday, 3rd June
Start Time: 12.00 p.m.
Admission: Free