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Weekend Teams: 17th-19th June

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

A busy weekend awaits with a mix of fixtures in both 50 & 20 over formats. The 1st XI welcome Leinster Division 1 table toppers Phoenix to the Mardyke on Saturday (1 p.m.) while the 2nd XI face a long journey to take on Tipperary County in a crucial Munster Division 1 fixture.

On Sunday, the Munster Senior T20 Blast takes centre stage with the Rebels seeking to retain their crown. First game against Cork Harlequins starts at 10 a.m. while the Rebels are next in action at 4.30 p.m. against Midleton.

The weekend finishes with a trip to Port Laois on Monday evening to take on Pembroke in a Leinster Division 1 refix at 6 p.m.

Weekend Review: 20th & 21st May

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Cork County faced a tough weekend of fixtures with the 1st XI taking on North County 1 in Leinster Division 1 and Co. Galway 1 in the Munster Premier Division while the 2nd XI travelled to Manor Fields in Adare to take on Limerick 2 in Division 1.

Leinster Division 1

County went into the tie in search of a much-needed win after disappointing recent results and following defeat in the Irish Senior Cup away to Bready. After a pleasant start to the day weather wise, the rain set in which meant the match ended up being reduced to 33 overs a side.

CCCC never really got going against North County and despite a not out 55 from captain Stephen Grobler the home side reached just 136 all out. For North County, Eddie Richardson (3-23) and Andrew Sheridan (3-27) were the pick of the bowlers. A target of 137 to win never looked enough and so it proved with North County winning by four wickets in the 26th over despite a flurry of late wickets for the Cork men. Gary King was the pick of the Cork County bowlers taking 3-28 in an excellent spell of quick seam bowling.

Cork County 136-8 (Grobler 55*, Coleman 29, E Richardson 3-23, Sheridan 3-27) lost to North County 141-6 (Grassi 41, Andrews 40, King 3-28, Saddique 2-33) by 4 wickets at the Mardyke. scorecard

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Munster Division 1

While the 1st XI faced the stiff test of North County 1 at the Mardyke, the 2nd XI made the trip up the N20 to face Limerick 2 at Adare. After losing the toss, the Cork men were put in to bat in damp conditions which suited the seam attack of Limerick. A steady start from Robert Duggan (49) followed by a powerful 73 from Anthony O’Reilly and finished off with 41 not out from Scott McNamara, saw the Leesiders to a sizeable 270-9.

In reply, early wickets from Justin McGurk and Saleem Mir (3-23) meant the Limerick innings never got going despite a big hitting 77 from Shane Burke. The hosts were finally all out for 191 and the win puts the 2nd XI top of the table with two wins from three. Next up they welcome Tipperary County 1 to the Mardyke in the Junior Cup Quarter Final.

Cork County 270-9 (O’Reilly 73, Duggan 49, McNamara 41*) beat Limerick 191 all out (Burke 77, Mir 3-23, Duggan 3-33) by 79 runs at Manor Fields, Adare.  scorecard

Munster Premier Division

Following a disappointing home defeat to North County, the 1st XI faced a stiff test in the Premier Division against Co. Galway who have always proved difficult opposition in both league and cup. With the wicket at the Mardyke still appearing a little green after the rain on Saturday, the hosts lost the toss and were asked to bowl with Gary King and Adil Hameed taking the new ball. 



Despite the early loss of Mohammad Ali, Co. Galway relied on steady partnerships to reach 207-9 off their 50 overs despite some slack fielding from Cork County which included a number of dropped catches. The pick of the Cork County bowlers was young Diarmuid Carey with 4-40.

With 208 required to win, the home side lost opener Scott McNamara for just 3 after a steady start alongside Ross Durity. Robert Duggan came in a three and in partnership with Durity began to chip away at the Galway target despite some tight seam bowling from the visitors. County reached the target for the loss of just the one wicket thanks to the superb partnership of over 190 between Durity (102 off 132 balls) and Duggan (79 off 111 balls) which meant County have now won two from three in their quest to retain the Premier Division title. Next up are table toppers Limerick at the Mardyke on Sunday, 28th May.

Cork County 210-1 (Durity 102*, Duggan 79*) beat County Galway 208-9 (Carey 4-40) by 9 wickets at the Mardyke.  scorecard


2nd XI focus firmly on Division 1 title

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

DSC_0317It has been a season of progression for Cork County 2nd XI, following on from their Junior Cup Final disappointment in 2015.

2016 season got off with an unusual start, being thrown straight into the 1/4 final of the Junior Cup in April and a replay with last seasons victors County Kerry 2. A strong and organised Kerry side set about demolishing a sluggish County side only getting their first real taste of cricket for the season.

With that disappointment dealt with, almost a month between fixtures and a bench mark for the season laid out, a run of 3 successful outings in Munster Division 1 followed with comprehensive wins at home against Tipperary, and away against Harlequins and Kerry.

The unfortunate nature of the scheduling in Junior cricket sees fixture less weekends throughout the season and no re fixes for weather abandoned games. So in the midst of the 3 wins there was a rain abandoned game against Kerry at home followed by another rain abandoned fixture away to Tipperary.

This has not helped the flow of the season at all for the team and it was somewhat highlighted with an emphatic defeat on return to league fixtures at home to Harlequins.

A real positive has been that many players have contributed to the victories, especially with the ball through Kevin O’Sullivan, Brian Kelleher, Hugh O’Brien, Tugrhul Kahn, complemented by a real improvement in the glove work of Peter Barlow.

Kerry v Cork June 2016-130Complemented as only experience allows through the performance and on pitch guidance of John Power, Justin McGurk and a cameo by Andy Wootton.

Siting Top with 3 wins, 2 shared points and 1 defeat, we are in a good position with a home and away fixture against Limerick 2 to round off the season. Emphasis will be on County 2 performing with bat and ball in each game to take the maximum points available.

However a resurgent Harlequins 2 could prove a threat with their game in hand away to Limerick and fixtures at home against Kerry and fellow title contenders Tipperary 1s, it could come down to the last round of fixtures in mid September.

Hopefully come that point we will be celebrating but whatever the outcome it has been a very positive season with the emergence of some younger talent proving they are capable of being the backbone of a side at this level and hopefully they use it as a springboard into regular contention for Leinster and Munster Premier Division fixtures.


Scot Jeffers

Cork County clinch Munster Division 1 & Senior Cup double

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

The destination of the 2015 Division title went down to the last weekend of the season as Cork County watched on as Co. Galway faced County Kerry at Lydican knowing that a win with full bonus points (5 points) for the home side would give them the title.

Due to the poor weather throughout the 2015 campaign, there was no opportunity for either side to face each other in the competition and so, as per the regulations, league positions had to be decided on percentage points gained from all completed games (excluding abandoned fixtures). With both County and Galway finishing their respective campaigns unbeaten it all went down to the the percentage points.


Cork County’s season finished unbeaten having amassed 123 points including 5 wins and 3 No Results equating to 98.4% points gained from points available. Going into their final game, Co. Galway required a win and full bonus points to win the league outright, 4 bonus points which mean it finished as a tie while 3 would mean County would edge ahead of them.

Galway’s 69 run victory over County Kerry on the final weekend of the season meant they collected just 3 bonus and so finished with 97.3% points gained from points available which meant they fell short by the closest of margins (1.1%).

The win means Cork County have clinched the Munster Division 1 and Senior Cup double but in the circumstances it was an unfortunate way to decide such a tight league competition. As the only unbeaten sides, both clubs had made attempts to refix their abandoned fixtures to help make the destination of the title a lot clearer.

Well done to Co. Galway who showed great consistency and competitiveness throughout the season and hopefully next season will bring better weather with the Division 1 league given more prominence in the fixture schedule.

2015 Munster Division 1 & Senior Cup Winners