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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

Mardyke confirmed as host for first RSA Inter-Regional match

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Cricket Ireland has confirmed The Mardyke, home of Cork County Cricket Club will host the first RSA Inter-Regional one day match on Sunday 3rd June, 12.00pm start.

A meeting was held yesterday with club officers and Cricket Ireland staff, and the match has officially been given the go ahead after some speculation suggested the match may be hosted elsewhere.

Cricket Ireland Performance Director Richard Holdsworth commented: “The club is very pleased to be hosting this fixture and we are confident they can prepare a good pitch and ground for the players and spectators. The weather has not help their preparation in recent weeks, but the long-term forecast is much better now.

“The RSA Inter-Regional one day series is important to the further development of Ireland players and one of our strategic aims is to fill the gap between club cricket and our international teams. We are very pleased that Cork County Cricket Club has supported the hosting of this first match, and we hope it will help promote the game in Munster and complement the good work being undertaken in schools and clubs.

“With two very strong north and south squads, the game is sure to be a very competitive and high level match, and allow the head coach Phil Simmons and national selectors to further look at our talented players ahead of a busy international summer”.

The game will have free admission and all are encouraged to get out and support the return of high-class inter-regional cricket.

Cork County confident Mardyke ready for Inter-Regional fixture

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Cork County has confirmed that the Mardyke will play host to the first inter-regional North versus South clash on Sunday June 3.

The club has dispelled any talk that the recent wet weather would mean Cricket Ireland would switch to an alternative venue.

A club spokesperson said: “The Mardyke is in good condition and fit for high quality cricket despite the poor weather in May. Like the vast majority of other grounds throughout the country we have had games cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions but since May 12th there has been four matches played on the square including the Irish Cup match with Derriaghy.

“The low scoring nature of that game was more due to the poor batting effort of the home side rather than the condition of the wicket. There will be a further three matches played on the square prior to the North v South game including a Leinster Senior league fixture on Saturday, 2nd June.

“We can assure the Irish cricketing community that the Mardyke and Cork County will endeavour to provide the best possible conditions both on and off the pitch for both squads and hopefully this will be noted after the game has taken place.”

That’s good news for Munster and Irish cricket fans who have been starved of representative cricket in the past decade.

Courtesy of Barry Chambers at CricketEurope