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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.

Mardyke to host Senior Interprovincial fixture

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The Mardyke in Cork has been chosen by Cricket Ireland as the venue for the first Interprovincial clash of the season, when it will play host to the North v South clash on Sunday June 3rd.

It will be the first high profile clash at the picturesque ground in almost 10 years, since Ireland beat MCC by 5 wickets. The Irish team in that fixture included a youthful Niall O’Brien, who scored his maiden international hundred, and also Andrew White who made 76. It was also to be David Kennedy’s only senior international appearance.

You have to go back even further to find the last inter-pro game in Cork – the 4th of July 1999 to be precise, when Leinster beat Munster by 98 runs in a game reduced to 32 overs.

A 20 year old Ed Joyce top scored with 51 for Leinster, with Paul Mooney (43), Barry Archer (39), Mark Jones (33) and Peter Davy (25) all chipping in to make 212 for 6.

John Davy then took 3 for 14 as Munster were dismissed for 114, with the other wicket takers being Matt Dwyer (2-15), Paul Mooney (2-31), Greg Molins (1-14), and current Leinster Cricket Development Manager Brian O’Rourke (1-10).

The other inter-provincial fixtures scheduled this season see the sides meet in the NCU region on July 22, while Strabane host the teams on Sunday August 12. There will also be a T20 blitz in the LCU region on Sunday August 26.

These games are seen as a pre-runner for the introduction of a first-class cricket structure, a pre-requisite for being accepted as a Test country.

Courtesy of CricketEurope