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Match Report: Cork County 3 v Co. Kerry 2

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Cork County Cricket Club crestCork County 3 took on County Kerry 2 in MCU Division 3 action on Sunday 8th of July at the Mardyke. After heavy rain midweek the ground required an early morning inspection but was deemed to be playable.

County captain James McCarthy won the toss and decided to bat first on the artificial wicket. Ian Coleman and Narsa Renjarla opened the batting for the Cork side but the partnership did not last long, Renjarla(0) caught at mid-wicket off the second ball of the opening over.

Peter Barlow joined Coleman and the crease and they began playing themselves in, taking singles off the bowling of Eddie Garzyniski (2-16) and Sean Rutland (2-8). A change of bowling however did for Barlow, bowled by Kerry captain Richard Rutland for just 2.

County needed someone to add some runs at 14-2 and County’s number 4 batsman James McCarthy (8) set to work taking quick singles with Coleman and pulling a loose delivery from Richard Rutland (1-19) to the square-leg boundary before being given out lbw off the bowling of Qasim (1-18).

Hugh O’Brien(15) came to the crease and looked in good touch with two fours to the short boundary while Ian Coleman also began to smash the ball around, the damp square preventing a number of well hit shots going for four.

Three bowling changes did nothing to stop the flow of runs and Coleman soon reached fifty to loud applause from the pavilion, his first half-century in Minor cricket. Kerry seamer Ian Rutland (1-13), slow bowler Dave Ramsey (0-12) and seamer James Oallman (0-19) tried in vain to break the partnership, which was eventually broken by Ron Kimber (2-15) when Ian Coleman (58) mistimed a shot through the leg-side and spooned one up in the air to mid-wicket.

County batsman Ravi (3) soon followed, deceived by the slow bowling of Kimber. County were now 111-5 and Kevin O’Sullivan joined O’Brien at the crease. Kerry were now on to their 8th bowler(they used 10 bowlers in total!) Niall Riaz but O’Sullivan and O’Brien (15) quickly moved the score to 136 with some quick running and good shots through the covers. Kevin O’Sullivan (13) departed, caught by Oallman at extra cover attempting another shot through the off side.

Two quick wickets by Kerry(Aidan Kelleher-5 and Justin McGurk-0) left County 141-9 when young Brian Kelleher joined Martin Keohane at the crease and both young batsmen held out well with Keohane taking a couple of quick twos and a single before he was eventually bowled by Sean Rutland for 5.

This left County 145 all out, 10 or 15 short of where they wanted to be at lunch but with a strong bowling line-up, confident they could come out with a victory.

Justin McGurk (1-9) and Hugh O’Brien (0-7) opened the bowling for County but initially had little success, with Kerry openers Qasim(5) and Riaz(14) settling down at the crease and playing some good defensive shots. McGurk however did make progress in his third over, knocking Riaz’s off-stump out of the ground.

Sean Rutland (11) joined Qasim at the crease but the partnership did not last long, County seamer Narsa Renjarla just clipping the top of off-stump with an in-swinger and taking out Kerry’s danger man in the process. Renjarla (1-10) and fellow seamer Ravi (0-12) restricted Kerry from scoring but could not get another wicket from their four over spells.

Left arm off-spinner Kevin O’Sullivan (4-7) replaced Ravi at the City End and had a caught behind appeal and an lbw appeal turned down in his first over. Aidan Kelleher (4-13) replaced Renjarla at the River End but was luckier in his first over, Sean Rutland edging to ‘keeper Ian Coleman for Kerry’s third wicket.

Kerry’s batsmen could not deal with the slow bowling of Kelleher and O’Sullivan and in his second over, the left arm spinner had Eddie Garzyniski (4) caught at deep square-leg.

Following a maiden by Kelleher, Kevin O’Sullivan had another wicket this time Dave Ramsey advancing down the wicket failed to pick the spin and was out stumped for 1.

James Oallman (0) was the next to go, bowled by Aidan Kelleher. Kerry were now in deep trouble and it was to get worse with Paul Finch (3) deceived by a quicker one and bowled and with the very next ball Ian Rutland(0) also bowled by Kevin O’Sullivan.

Darragh Lynch (0) was given out lbw first ball to fellow Munster Under 15 Aidan Kelleher and although Ron Kimber and Kerry skipper Richard Rutland held out for an over it was Cork County 3rds who came away with a 93 run victory after Rutland was bowled by Kelleher for the final wicket.

An excellent performance with the bat from Ian Coleman and four wickets apiece for Kevin O’Sullivan and Aidan Kelleher helping County 3rds to their fourth straight victory and third place in the league table.

MCU Division 3: Cork County 3 v Thurles 1 match report

Monday, June 25th, 2012

County 3rds took on Thurles in Division 3 on Saturday last. Thurles captain K.Marchbank won the toss and chose to bat first on a cold and showery day at the Mardyke. The Thurles skipper and fellow opener Jogash got to work quickly playing some nice shots to the leg side and moving the score to 12 before Marchbank(7) mistimed another shot through square-leg and lifted it straight back to the County bowler Narsa Renjarla(1-18) who took a good catch.

Renjarla and fellow opening bowler Chris Goncalves bowled well as usual but could not make another breakthrough as Thurles number 3 Sarath smashed his way to 18. After 4 over spells from the two seamers County captain James McCarthy brought slow-medium paced Aidan Kelleher, and left arm off-spinner Kevin O’Sullivan into the attack. The change of pace worked wonders for County and Sarath could not add to his total, lifting one up in the air behind square on the leg-side and watching in despair as wicketkeeper Scott McNamara took a magnificent diving catch to give Kelleher(2-5) the first of his two wickets.

Following a maiden from O’Sullivan’s first over Aidan Kelleher took his second wicket this time Jogash(7) directing one straight to James McCarthy at mid-wicket. The visitors were now struggling and things got worse for them when J.Marfield(3) attempted a pull shot off a quicker delivery by Kevin O’Sullivan(3-5) which found Aidan Kelleher at square-leg.

Romaldo(0) and F.O’Brien(1) were in all sorts of trouble facing Kelleher and O’Sullivan but it was the bowling of the spinner which did for them both, Romaldo lifting one to Aidan Kelleher at point and O’Brien top edging one to debutant David O’Donovan at short fine leg.

Between those wickets however was a very unusual run out. F.O’Brien who was out shortly afterwards, blocked a straight delivery back to Kelleher and called for a single. The suicidal attempt resulted in Thurles batsman Dell being run out by half the length of the pitch, Scott McNamara removing the bails without hesitation.

After a 10 minute rain delay Goncalves(2-22) returned to the attack and took the wicket of D.Richardson(0). This left Thurles 50-8 and they only managed to add 6 more to their total before Goncalves took the 9th and final wicket of the innings(Thurles could only field 10 players) when Ian Coleman took a sharp catch at short cover. County’s excellent work in the field and the bowling of Aidan Kelleher and Kevin O’Sullivan aswell as valuable contributions from Renjarla, Goncalves and Coleman restricting the visitors to 56 all out.

After a short break Cork County openers Renjarla(5) and Paul McDowell(12) set to work attempting to reach the target of 57. Some good shots through the off-side which the cover fielders found very difficult to stop propelled County to 15 without loss from 4 overs before Sarath(1-28) took a fantastic catch off his own bowling to dismiss Renjarla. Paul McDowell soon followed after he was bowled by Jogash, the seamer getting one to swing in and take out middle stump.

A solid partnership between Australian Bryn Nelmes and the County skipper James McCarthy(11) saw some lovely shots, both through the off-side and the leg-side. The 26 run partnership together with some wides from the Thurles seamers who both bowled 7 overs brought County to within 2 runs of the target but before they could reach the magic number James McCarthy was out, caught at cover off Jogash(2-26).

This brought Scott McNamara(2*) to the crease and although Thurles did change the bowling and bring in Romaldo, County needed just one of his deliveries to wrap up the victory in, Bryn Nelmes finishing on 20*.

Final Result: Cork County 3 beat Thurles by 7 wickets at the Mardyke.