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Club member and stalwart Bertie Coleman passes away

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Club has been informed of the passing of Club member and stalwart Bertie Coleman after a long battle with cancer. Bertie passed away at 4 p.m. this afternoon and the Club would like to offer its sincerest condolences to his son Peter and his whole family. Bertie was a regular visitor to the Mardyke as a supporter in recent years and was of course well known in Munster cricket as an umpire for many years and will be greatly missed.

Removal will be taking place at 7 p.m. from O’Sullivans in Turners Cross to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ballinlough on Tuesday with the Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Funeral will follow afterwards at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Mercy University Hospital Cancer Care. Full details will be available in the Irish Examiner on Monday, 12th November.

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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
















Annual Club Dinner – Friday, 9th November

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Following the success of last year’s event, Cork County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that the Annual Club Dinner will be held in the Club Pavilion on Friday, 9th November, starting at 8.00 p.m. sharp. Tickets for the event will once again cost €20 per person.

Tickets will be limited to a total of 60 and will be allocated on a first come/first served basis so contact us as soon as possible to reserve your seat!!!

Please contact the following to reserve your place:
Matt Reed – 087 9086280 or (021) 4272569
David Griffin – (021) 4364735 or (021) 4276631

The Annual Awards will also be handed out on the night from Senior right through to Minor levels. The main awards on the night will once again be the Senior Batsman, Bowler and Club Player of the Year in recognition of performances throughout the season. You can also view the Annual Club Dinner event on our Facebook page and vote for who you think should get these awards.

We once again look forward to a successful evening as we put the 2012 season to bed and hope to see a good turnout from our members.

Yours sincerely,

David Griffin
Hon. Club Treasurer

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.

Cork County clinch the Munster Senior Cup in convincing fashion

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Cork County completed a Munster Senior and Junior Cup double as they finished the 2012 season in impressive fashion by convincingly defeating Galway Cricket Club in the Munster show-piece final at the Mardyke. The Cup victory capped off another successful season in senior competitions, losing just one game in both league and cup which is was a fantastic effort considering the poor weather which prevented the Leesiders gaining any form of momentum throughout the season.

After losing the toss, Cork County were put in to bat by Galway Captain Danesh Ali who was hoping to capitalise on any early seam movement on a good looking wicket at the Mardyke. However, after the early losses of Captain Ross Durity and Brad Morgan the Leesiders began to take the initiative with Stephen Stone (57) and Robert Duggan (22) striking some impressive shots to both sides of the wicket and dampening the early Galway enthusiasm. They were followed by an exhilarating innings from Man of the Match Morne Bauer who took the game out of reach of the Connacht men with a fantastic knock of 123, peppering the boundary at the Mardyke on regular occasions. A brief cameo from veteran Andy Wootton (27*) helped County to an impressive total of 288-8.

In reply, Galway needed to get off to a steady start but were unable to deal with the craft and guile of Abubaker Saddique who tore through the top order with a devastating spell of bowling finishing with figures of 6 for 20 including the possibility of hat-trick. Galway had no answer to County’s left orthodox bowler and they breathed a sigh of relief when he completed his 10 overs with the Connacht men teetering on 50-6. A resolute fightback from Galway’s star man Waqqas Raja (69) and Umair (26) gave a bit of respectability to their total but once Waqqas was caught and bowled by Reed the tail soon folded and Galway were finally bowled out for 167 in the 40th over.

Munster Senior Cup Final

Cork County 288-8 beat Co. Galway 167 all out by 121 runs at the Mardyke scorecard

Full Cup Final Gallery



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).

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 Junior Cup Final: Cork County 2 v Limerick match report

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Having beaten Midleton in the quarter final and Galway in the semi final County 2 took on Limerick on an overcast day at Farmer’s Cross.

Heavy overnight rainfall meant that the start of the game was delayed from 12 noon to 1p.m. however no overs were lost at this stage.

Limerick captain Kevin Hennessy won the toss and chose to bat first on the artificial wicket. Justin McGurk(2-17) and Hugh O’Brien(0-18) opened the bowling for the Cork side.

Tahir Saqib was first to fall for Limerick bowled by McGurk for 7.

Ninja Srinivisan soon followed when opening batsman Shane Burke called for what looked like an easy single to Nicky Murphy at mid-wicket. However a good stop and a direct hit from Murphy brought Srinivisan’s innings to an end without even facing a delivery.

Limerick now needed a good partnership to steady the ship and they got one; Shane Burke(28) and Hashir Sultan(35) hitting some big shots(including three sixes) on their way to a fifty partnership.

Matt Reed(1-38) had replaced O’Brien at the Pavilion End while leg-spinner Nicky Murphy relieved McGurk at the Road End. The Cork side finally broke up the third wicket partnership when Shane Burke edged behind to Ian Coleman off the bowling off Matt Reed.

Bharath(32) now joined Sultan at the crease and both batsman attempted big shots off the bowling of Ciaran Healy(3-39) and Matt Reed. It was Healy who made the breakthrough when a slog sweep by Sultan was caught by Chris Banon at deep square-leg.

Nicky Murphy returned from the Pavilion end and it took him just two balls to dismiss Asif(0), Brad Morgan taking an excellent catch at short extra-cover.

Limerick were now 114-5 and things got worse for them when big-hitter Bharath was bowled by Healy.

Fassey Ahmed soon followed, caught by County skipper Niall Tynan off McGurk for 8.

The final three Limerick wickets fell quite quickly, John Daly(3) bowled by Healy while Stephen Hackett and Kevin Hennessy both fell to Nicky Murphy for 1 and 2 respectively.

This left Limerick 139 all out in 33 overs, a considerable achievement given the damp conditions.

The weather had held out for almost all of the first innings but just as the teams were about to retake the field a massive shower arrived and after a delay of over an hour to allow the ground to dry somewhat the umpires decided that conditions were playable and that play could continue.

Due to the delay the target had to be revised and scorers Kevin O’Sullivan and Declan Earley calculated that the magic number was now 65 from 20 overs.

Darren Fogarty(4) and Chris Banon(25) opened the batting for County and went for it from the start, Banon hitting a couple of boundaries and with the addition of wides the Cork side were reached 21 before the first wicket fell, Fogarty skying one which was caught by Limerick ‘keeper Shane Burke.

Brad Morgan(8) joined Banon at the crease but their partnership did not last long, the opening batsman bowled by Bharath via a thick inside edge.

Good shots by Morgan and Ian Coleman(13*) aswell as a number of wides brought County to within 12 of the target when Morgan was run out, a sharp throw from mid-wicket bringing his innings to a close.

As it turned out new batsman Matt Reed did not have to face a ball, Coleman hitting one through mid-off for four, four overthrows, a few wides and a final two through the extra-cover region finishing the game off for Cork County 2 and making them the 2012 Munster Junior Cup champions.

A special thanks must go to Harlequins C.C. for providing their ground for the game and to members of Cork County who came up to Farmer’s Cross to support the team.

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

MCU Division 3: Limerick Vs Cork County 3 match report

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Cork County Cricket Club crestCork County 3 travelled to the Manor Fields in Adare on a sunny July Saturday to take on Limerick C.C. in Munster Division 3. The teams had already met this season with Limerick gaining a 1 wicket victory over the Leesiders in the Mardyke in June.

Cork County captain James McCarthy was unavailable due to work commitments so vice-captain Kevin O’Sullivan skippered the side. He won the spin of the coin and chose to bowl first on the artificial wicket.
Opening bowlers Hugh O’Brien (1-12) and Narsa Renjarla (3-7) made good use of the new ball squaring the batsmen up and forcing them to play at it almost every delivery. It was Renjarla who made the first breakthrough bowling Shane Burke for 3.

The other opening batsman John Linehan (2) soon followed, also bowled but this time by O’Brien. Renjarla picked up another wicket before he completed his four over spell, clipping Hashir Sultan’s(1) off stump with a delivery which swung back in to the right hander.

Kevin O’Sullivan now brought Aidan Kelleher (3-19) and John Kelly (2-13) into the attack for County and they both picked up a wicket early in their spells, Kelleher bowling Ninja Srinuksan for 1 and Malik Adnan (1) driving straight to Peter Barlow at short extra cover off the bowling of Kelly.

Things got even better for County when Aidan Kelleher bowled John Daly round his legs for a golden duck and five deliveries later he had James Murphy (0) out lbw, trying to swipe across his legs. Limerick skipper Kevin Hennessy (0) tried to steady the situation but was out after just four deliveries, Kelly getting one to swing back in and take out middle-stump.

Samar Sultan(21) decided that at 23-8 it was time to put some runs on the board and hit two sixes and a four off Kelleher in the 14th over. O’Sullivan decided to bring back opening bowlers Narsa Renjarla and Hugh O’Brien and it was Renjarla who got the crucial wicket of Samar Sultan, knocking back his middle-stump.

Eoghan O’Sullivan was run out three balls later attempting a suicidal single and Limerick were all out for 53.
While the target looked quite a small one the Limerick bowlers made it hard for County, Hashir Sultan (1-20) bowled a good eight over spell from the Scoreboard End and County openers Narsa Renjarla (2) and Peter Barlow had to settle for quick singles.

James Murphy(1-21) bowled from the other end and with the final delivery of his second over he bowled Renjarla, deceiving him with a slower ball. Bryn Nelmes came to the crease for the visitors and succeeded in accelerating the run rate, hitting three boundaries on his way to 20 before he skied one to mid-off, the fielder taking an excellent catch.

Nelmes had brought County to within 16 runs of victory and Ian Coleman (12*) and opener Peter Barlow (9*) saw it through for County, Coleman hitting a boundary through the covers to win it for the Leesiders, giving them an 8 wicket win and their sixth straight victory.