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Save the Date: 2023 Annual Awards Night

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Cork County Cricket Club is thrilled to announce that the Annual Awards Night will take place on Friday, 19th January 2024, at the exquisite 4-Star River Lee Hotel.

While it is an opportunity to bask in the many achievements of 2023, this night is more than just an awards ceremony. It marks the prelude to our grand 150th-anniversary celebrations for one of the oldest clubs in the city. Consider this event the kickoff to a year of festivities, reflections, and anticipation for the remarkable journey ahead.

Event Highlights:

🥂 Prosecco/Orange Juice Reception on Arrival

🍽️ Sumptuous 3-course Meal:

  • 2 Starter Options
  • 2 Main Course Options
  • 2 Dessert Options
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Exciting Details:

🎙️ Former Irish international John Mooney will be joining us as a guest speaker on the night and brings with him a wealth of experience with 64 ODIs, 27 T20 internationals as well as 17 First Class appearances to his name. John also took on the role of specialist fielding coach for the Danish and Afghanistan national sides.

All-rounder John Mooney representing Ireland

🎉 Speeches and Awards

Running Order:

  • 18:00: Guests arrive for a lively drinks reception
  • 19:00: Seating arrangements commence
  • 19:15: Guests comfortably seated
  • 19:30: Dinner service begins with orders taken and wines poured
  • 21:00: Unveiling of speeches and awards during dessert

Tickets:

🏆 Club Achievements in 2023:

  • Premier Division
  • Premier T20 League
  • Division 1
  • Division 2 T20 Cup
  • Division 3 T20 Cup
  • U17 T20 League
  • U13 Super League
  • U13 T20 League
  • Munster Team of the Year

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2023 and set the stage for an extraordinary 150th anniversary season. Let the festivities begin! 🌟 #AnnualAwardsNight #CCCC150

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Triumphant Sweep at 2023 Munster Cricket Awards

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

Cork County Clinches 20 Player & Team Honours

Cork County Cricket Club emerged with an impressive haul of 20 awards across various divisions and age groups at the prestigious 2023 Munster Cricket Awards. The club’s unparalleled success was celebrated at the ceremony which took place at the Charleville Park Hotel, highlighting both team and individual achievements.

Team Awards

  • Premier Division Champions – Cork County 1
  • Premier T20 Champions – Cork County 1
  • Division 1 Champions – Cork County 2
  • Division 2 T20 Champions – Cork County 3
  • Division 3 T20 Champions – Cork County 4
  • U13 T20 League Champions – Cork County U13 Sharks
  • U13 Super League Champions – Cork County U13
  • U17 T20 League Champions – Cork County U17
  • Munster Team of 2023 – Cork County 1

Individual Awards

  • Premier T20 Batter of 2023 – Stefano Di Bartolomeo
  • Premier T20 Bowler of 2023 – Hamdullah Safi
  • Division 2 Batter of 2023 – Ishaan Singh Seehra
  • Division 2 T20 Batter of 2023 – Ishaan Singh Seehra
  • Division 3 Batter of 2023 – Rahul Sethi
  • Division 3 T20 Batter of 2023 – Prateek Chappanda
  • U17 Leagues Batter of 2023 – Niall Donnelly
  • U15 Female Player of 2023 – Ciara Spalding
  • U13 Leagues Batter of 2023 – Hashim Bilal Ahsan
  • U13 Leagues Bowler of 2023 – Elmond Momand
  • U13 Player of 2023 – Eddie Ross

The club’s dedication to fostering a vibrant cricketing community, where individuals of all ages and abilities can excel, has once again been recognised, with 11 individual and team award recipients across both adult and youth levels.

Congratulations to all the winners for their outstanding contributions to Cork County Cricket Club’s phenomenal success in 2023. Here’s to more triumphs and cricketing excellence during our 150th anniversary season in 2024!

U13 and U17 Achievements Shine Bright

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Youth cricket in Cork County has never been more vibrant, and the recent awards ceremony was a testament to the talent and dedication of our young cricketers. Under the warm embrace of the sun, Cork County Cricket Club celebrated the remarkable achievements of its U13 and U17 squads in the 2023 Munster Cricket competitions. The event not only marked a glorious moment for the players but also highlighted the club’s commitment to nurturing young cricketing talent.

Behind every successful youth program, there is a dedicated team that works tirelessly to ensure the players have the best possible experience. The Youth Committee of Cork County Cricket Club played a pivotal role in organizing the awards ceremony and supporting the young cricketers throughout their journey. Their commitment to fostering talent and providing a nurturing environment deserves special recognition.

The U13 and U17 squads of Cork County Cricket Club have been on an outstanding journey throughout the season, showcasing their skills, determination, and passion for the game. Their hard work resulted in more silverware:

  • U13 T20 Cup
  • U13 Super League
  • U17 T20 Cup

The awards ceremony was graced by the presence of Jack Filen, the President of Munster Cricket. His attendance not only added prestige to the event but also showed Munster Cricket’s unwavering support for youth cricket development. Mr. Filen’s words of encouragement and praise motivated the young cricketers and instilled a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

No celebration is complete without delicious treats, and the young cricketers were in for a delightful surprise thanks to Lavish Foods. The generous contribution of Lavish Foods added flavour to the event, and their tasty treats were enjoyed by everyone in attendance.

Cork County Cricket Club looks forward to continued success and growth in youth cricket, driven by the enthusiasm and passion of these remarkable young players.

Give It A Bash: Discover Cricket for Kids

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of cricket? Look no further than Give It A Bash, taking place on Sunday, 7th May, from 10 to 11.30am at the iconic Mardyke cricket grounds.

This free event is open to anyone aged 5 to 13 who has never played the game before but wishes to give it a go. Our selection of qualified coaches will be on hand to teach the basics of the game, including batting, bowling and catching skills, in a fun and relaxed environment.

Give It A Bash is the perfect opportunity for children to meet new friends, learn new skills, and have plenty of fun. And who knows your child may discover a lifelong passion for cricket!

So what are you waiting for? Come down to the Mardyke cricket grounds on Sunday, 7th May, from 10 to 11.30am and give cricket a bash. No equipment or previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun and learn something new. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Give It A Bash: Discover Cricket for Kids in Cork - Sunday 7th May 2023

2023 1st XI Season Preview

Friday, April 21st, 2023

As the 2023 cricket season approaches, Cork County prepares for an exciting and challenging campaign under the leadership of its new club captain, Abubakar Saddique, who takes the reins from Ross Durity. With a wealth of experience gained at both club and interprovincial levels, Saddique will look to lead from the front with bat and ball, having taken 142 wickets at 19.7 in Leinster competition.

Abubakar Saddique - Cork County Cricket Club

Joining the squad as the club’s overseas player is South African Stefano di Bartolomeo, a seam bowling all-rounder from Benoni Northerns CC in the Easterns Premier League. Di Bartolomeo, who is also eligible for the Italian national side, will aim to play his way into their squad for the WT20 Qualifiers later in the summer while also aiming to put in some strong performances with bat and ball for the club in all competitions.

The 1st XI will face a tough start to their Premier Division campaign with an uncompromising schedule of three successive away fixtures in Munster competitions, followed by a trip to Ardmore in the Irish Senior Cup. However, the squad is strengthened with a few new faces who will inject some freshness and necessary depth into the team. Saddique will also be able to rely on the experience and talent of the likes of  Ross Durity, Byron McDonough, Nabeel Anjum among others who will all have key roles to play to ensure the club has a successful season.

Saddique is optimistic about the upcoming season and his role as club captain, stating, “It’s a new season, and as the new captain, I want to instil an aggressive mindset in the squad and look to win back some silverware in Munster and become a tough opponent in a very competitive-looking Leinster Championship.” It promises to be an exciting season for Cork County, and their supporters can’t wait to see what unfolds on the pitch.

Groundsman Matt Reed is also hard at work preparing the Mardyke for what promises to be another action-packed season on the ground, with fixtures at all levels scheduled throughout the summer. In addition, the first T20 Interpro festival is set to take place in early June, adding to the already exciting lineup of matches. Matt’s expertise and attention to detail ensure that the ground is always in top condition, ready for play at all times.

Looking north across the the Mardyke Cricket grounds towards Sunday's Well.

Saddique elected as 2023 Club Captain

Friday, December 16th, 2022

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cork County Cricket Club was held on Thursday, 15th December, with a strong turnout of members in attendance.

The club’s Chairman, Peter Dineen, began the meeting by thanking the members for their support over the past year which was then followed by the Club Secretary’s report in which Kevin O’Sullivan outlined the key achievements of the club. These included winning the Munster Divisions 1 & 4, a Division 3 T20 title, U13 and U15 successes, and extending the club’s sponsorship deal with Blarney Castle & Gardens.

Talha Kayani presented the club’s financial report, which showed a challenging year following the reopening of facilities with the easing of Covid restrictions earlier in the year. Like many other amateur clubs, we face a challenging cost environment with inflationary pressures impacting most of our cost base.

There was also a significant capital investment with the construction of two new net bays which was partially funded by a sports capital grant. The new net bays are a fantastic resource and will contribute greatly to cricket activities at the club.

The AGM moved to the election of team captains with Abubakar Saddique becoming the 2023 Club Captain following the end of a two year stint by Ross Durity. A huge thanks to Ross who guided the 1st XI during a challenging period which saw the impact of Covid and an ever-demanding fixture schedule making a tough job even more difficult. Ross will no doubt continue to be a key figure in the side both as an experienced player and a top-class batsman.

Abubakar Saddique
2023 Club Captain – Abubakar Saddique

Robert Duggan remains as 2nd XI captain while there are fresh faces at the 3rd & 4th XI level with Ashwani Tomar and Rahul Sethi duly elected into the respective captaincy roles. 

There were three new faces elected to the committee with Kevin Bray, Pat Donnelly and Sid Joshi coming on board. 

After the election of officers and captains, the floor was opened for questions and discussions from the members. The committee is looking forward to another successful season on and off the field.

A summary fo the elected officers and captains:

  • President: Mortimer Kelleher
  • Chairman: Peter Dineen
  • Secretary: Pat Donnelly
  • Treasurer: Talha Kayani
  • Club Captain: Abubakar Saddique
  • 2nd XI Captain: Robert Duggan
  • 3rd XI Captain: Ashwani Tomar
  • 4th XI Captain: Rahul Sethi

Ordinary members of the committee:

  • Robert Duggan
  • Kevin Bray
  • Kevin O’Sullivan
  • Abdul Jabbar Younus
  • Sid Joshi
  • Diarmuid Carey
  • John Power

North Kildare await in 2022 Irish Senior Cup

Monday, February 28th, 2022

The draw for the 1st Round of the Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup took place over the weekend and sees Cork County drawn at home to fellow Championship side North Kildare Cricket Club.
 
The Irish Senior Cup makes a welcome return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 50-over competition sees the top-ranked clubs from the various provincial unions contest the knockout competition.
 
The first round tie will take place on 21st May with a reserve date of 29th May. Looking forward to having cup action back on Leeside! #WeAreCounty
 
2022 Irish Senior Cup - First Round Draw v North Kildare








Cork County Rebels clinch Senior T20 title

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Munster Senior T20 Blast reached an exciting climax on Saturday, 18th June, when the Cork County Rebels clinched their second successive T20 title following a 7 wicket victory over Co. Galway amid wet conditions at the Mardyke.

Finals Day saw the four Semi-Finalists compete for a chance the compete for the T20 title. Cork County, County Kerry, County Galway and Cork Harlequins all converged on the Mardyke to battle it out for a place in Saturday evenings Final. Victories for both Cork County and County Galway saw a repeat of the 2015 showdown.

As the Final approach, the weather took a turn for the worse with a light drizzle becoming more persistent during the County Galway innings after the Tribesmen won the toss and decided to bat. In a reduced match of 14 overs a side, the Galway batsmen set the holders a tricky total of 90 to win as the conditions put batsmen, bowlers and fielders to the test. The main contributions for Galway came from opener S Nasim (23), S Ramnathpur (24) and SQ Khan (22) with Bhatti (3-11) and Brian Kelleher (2-18) doing most damage with the ball.

In reply, Galway took the prized scalp of Stephan Grobler early but an extremely composed partnership from Cork County skipper Chris Banon and teammate Cormac Hassett kept the Leesiders on a par with the Required Run Rate. Durity replaced Banon, after the opener edged one behind to Nasim, and continued the momentum with 14 from 14 balls until he was clean bowled with the result still in the balance. A authoritative display of batting from Abubakar Saddique (16*) saw Cork County home with just 7 balls remaining and 7 wickets in hand.

Semi-Final A

Cork County Rebels 103-1 (Grobler 44*, Banon 36) beat County Kerry 101-8 (U Khan 45, A Cawley 3-8) by 9 wickets. scorecard

Semi-Final B:

County Galway beat Cork Harlequins

Final

Cork County Rebels 91-3 (Hassett 39*) beat County Galway 89-7 (Ramnathpur 24, Bhatti 3-11, Kelleher 2-18) by 7 wickets at the Mardyke. [reduced to a 14 over match] scorecard

Munster-T20-Blast-winners

 








2016 Leinster Division 2 fixtures announced

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Cricket Leinster’s Open Competitions Committee has announced fixtures for both Division’s 1 and 2 for the upcoming 2016. Following their relegation from Division 1 last season, Cork County will be seeking to push hard for one of the top two positions.

For 2016, there will be a change to the promotion format with the champions automatically moving up to Division 1 while the second placed side will face a playoff against the club finishing second last in the top division.

Cork County face another tough start to their season with three away fixtures in succession against Rush, Dublin University and Leinster, respectively. Balbriggan commence with a trip to College Park, whilst Terenure go to Malahide, who get their second home game of the season.

Cork County will host Balbriggan in The Mardyke on Saturday 3rd September, and with Balbriggan tipped by many to have a good season, that match could well be instrumental in deciding the top of the league.

The Leinster Division 2 fixtures involving Cork County are as follows:

April

Saturday 30th Rush v Cork County

May

Saturday 14th Dublin University v Cork County
Saturday 28th Leinster v Cork County

June

Saturday 4th Cork County v Malahide
Sunday 19th Terenure v Cork County
Saturday 25th Cork County v North Kildare

July

Saturday 9th Balbriggan v Cork County
Saturday 16th Cork County v Rush

August

Monday 1st Cork County v Leinster
Saturday 6th Malahide v Cork County
Sunday 21st Cork County v Terenure
Sunday 28th North Kildare v Cork County

September

Saturday 3rd Cork County v Balbriggan

You can view the full list of Leinster Division 2 fixtures on the Cricket Leinster website.








County cruise to Munster Senior Cup Final victory

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Cork County swept County Kerry aside to clinch the 2015 Munster Senior Cup in the refixed match at the Mardyke. The victory is their 4th Senior Cup in the last six years and helped make up for their unfortunate elimination in last season’s competition.

Bowling first the Leesiders were soon on top with openers Andy Wootton (5-20) and Junaid Amin (2-16) turning the screw on the Kerry top order who were soon on 21-5.

Wicket keeper Uddin was the only Kerryman to make it into double figures as the rest of the batting order failed to establish any partnerships and were eventually bowled out for just 60.

In response, Kerry made early inroads by taking the wickets of openers Russell and Durity but Hassett (31*) and Grobler (16*) steadied the ship and saw Cork County home with 8 wickets to spare.

Munster Senior Cup Final:

County Kerry 60 all out (Wootton 5-20, Amin 2-16, Cawley 2-18) lost to Cork County 63-2 (Hassett 31*) by 8 wickets at the Mardyke. scorecard

2015 Munster Senior Cup Winners

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