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2016 Munster Cricket Cup draws

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The Cricket Committee of Munster Cricket recently announced the draws for the three main cup competitions for the 2016 season. The Munster Senior Cup draw sees the holders Cork County await the winner of Limerick and Galway in the Semi-Final. The Munster Junior Cup draw sees Scot Jeffers 2nd XI face a tough draw as they welcome County Kerry 2 to the Mardyke in the Quarter Final with Cork Harlequins 2 awaiting the winners in the Semi-Final. The Minor Cup holders Cork County 3, led by Abdul Jabbar Younus, will also welcome a side from County Kerry to the Mardyke in the Quarter-Final stage.

Munster Senior Cup

Semi-Final – Limerick/Co. Galway v Cork County (TBC)

Munster Junior Cup

Quarter Final – Cork County 2 v Co. Kerry 2 (Mardyke)

Munster Minor Cup

Quarter Final – Cork County 3 v Co. Kerry 3 (Mardyke)

The full draws our outlined below:




County to face holders Galway in the Senior Cup

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The draws for the 2015 Munster Senior, Junior and Minor Cup’s were completed on Tuesday night by the MCU’s Cricket Competitions Committee. The Munster Cup’s have always provided some memorable contests and the frequent upset over the years so the draw had been eagery anticipated with the 2015 season on the horizon.

The pick of the Senior Cup Quarter Final ties sees Cork County make the long trip up to Lydican to face holders County Galway. The remainder of the Quarter Finals sees Midleton host Limerick and County Clare making the journey down to Tralee to face County Kerry. Cork Harlequins received a bye into the Semi-Finals.

The Junior Cup also sees some tasty contests with Cork County hosting Waterford & District while Limerick make the journey to Midleton and Tipperary County welcome County Kerry in the Quarter Finals. Once again, Cork Harlequins had the luck of receiving a bye into the Semi-Finals.

The Minor Cup saw the uncanny occurrence of Midleton and Limerick being drawn together once again with the East Cork side having home advantage. Cork Harlequins will welcome the students of UCC to Farmers Cross in the other Quarter Final tie. The winners of both of those ties will face off in the Semi-Final with Cork County and County Kerry facing off in the other side of the Semi-Final draw.


Minor Cup: Cork County 3rd XI vs Midleton 2nd XI match report

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Cork County Cricket Club crestCounty 3rds met Midleton 2nds in the quarter-finals of the Munster Minor cup with a place in the semi-finals against either Harlequins 3rds or Nenagh up for grabs.

Midleton won the toss and chose to bowl first on the artificial wicket(the grass wicket could not be used due to recent inclement weather). The decision to bowl looked to be a good one as County openers James McCarthy(capt.) and Narsa Renjarla could do nothing but block out the accurate bowling of seamer Ravi Panda. The pressure on both batsmen increased and despite some nice shots it was the County captain James McCarthy(8) who was the first to fall given out lbw off change bowler Chez Khan(3-24). Number 3 batsman Hassan Shulman soon followed him having been bowled again by Khan. Things got even worse for County when youngster Harris playing in his first ever 3rds game was given out lbw off the very first ball he faced. County were now struggling badly on 24 for 3 and Khan was on a hat trick. However County wicketkeeper Peter Barlow safely negotiated the hat-trick ball and began to build a partnership with Renjarla at the other end. Some solid batting from both players brought County to drinks without the loss of any more wickets but at 55-3 off 20 overs they were were way behind where they should have been thanks to the Midleton bowling attack which had been very tight.

The return of opening bowler Ravi Panda after drinks brought an end to the innings of Narsa Renjarla(38) but it was the bowling of K.Higgs(6-24) which caused the County batsmen serious problems. Aidan Kelleher(4) was the first to fall to Higgs after being bowled. This brought Chris Goncalves to the crease and he got off the mark straightaway with a single behind point. His partnership with Barlow(24) would not last long however, Barlow bowled by Higgs 3 deliveries later. Another wicket fell with the very next ball after Goncalves was run out attempting a single off a cut through point by Kevin O’Sullivan. Goncalves seemed in but the square leg umpire raised the finger and he had to go. This brought in Ryan O’Connell who along with Kevin O’Sullivan tried to get some badly needed County runs. Higgs was still bowling and was still causing problems but an attempted quicker one by the slow bowler was puched through mid-wicket by O’Sullivan for four. O’Connell did well to block out the bowling of both Panda and McGregor playing some nice shots which didn’t quite make it past the infield.

This partnership brought County past the hundred and twenty mark but not much further when Kevin O’Sullivan(13) was bowled in the final over of the game attempting another slog through mid-wicket . Higgs who had bowled excellently throughout his spell got his reward with a hat-trick, Justin McGurk and Luke Harris also falling victim to his bowling. This left County 128 all out after 39.4 overs about 30 runs short of where they wanted to be.

After lunch, Midleton’s opening batsmen C.Khan and A. Levis got to work with Khan smashing everything that came near him without giving up many chances. However the quick bowling off County all-rounder Narsa Renjarla(2-37) caused Levis(2) problems and he was eventually bowled by the seamer. County were encouraged by the early wicket but the new batsman K.Moran(14) caused problems for the bowlers, building a solid partnership with big-hitter Khan before eventually being caught by Justin McGurk at mid-on off the bowling of youngster Aidan Kelleher. The major breakthrough for County 3rds came when Khan(37) was caught by Kevin O’Sullivan at deep mid wicket after he had mistimed a slog sweep, Chris Goncalves claiming the very important wicket for County.

Goncalves (4-22) was full of confidence and soon sent Ravi Panda(1) back to the pavilion after he was judged to be out lbw. Young Midleton batsman A.McMahon(3) help up well against the bowling of Renjarla but was eventually out caught and bowled. This brought Midleton captain Kieran Doran(24) to the crease and he immediately tested the County fielders taking quick ones and twos and frustrating the County bowlers. Left arm spinner Kevin O’Sullivan(1-15) joined the attack and in his second over bowled M.Andrade(4) the right handed batsmen trying to slog a flighted delivery over square leg. Young all-rounder C.McGregor(8) briefly built a partnership with his captain before he was bowled by Goncalves. Despite Doran’s best efforts Midleton were still 23 runs adrift of the target of 129 and he was next to fall caught by Kevin O’Sullivan at cover after mistiming a drive off Goncalves. It was a nervy finish for both teams with K.Higgs(6) nearly sealing it for Midleton but he was tricked by a slower ball from McGurk(2-15) and was out lbw before he could reach the magic total. Midleton’s last hope fell to Jim Doran brother of captain Kieran Doran but that hope was extinguished when McGurk bowled him first ball to secure victory for County in the cup.

Cork County 3rd XI beat Midleton 2nd XI by 8 runs at the Mardyke in the Munster Minor Cup.

Munster 2010 League Fixtures announced

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

The Munster Cricket Union have announced the league fixtures for the 2010 season. A full list of fixtures for each of the Cork County sides can be viewed on the Results/Fixtures page.

Division One kicks off on May 1st when new comers Limerick Raiders are thrown straight into league action with an away match to Midleton, although they will have home team privileges due to their lack of a home venue.

The league begins in earnest on May 3rd with a mouth-watering encounter between heavy-weights Cork County and Cork Harlequins. Although this clash is so early in the season, it could go a long way towards deciding the destination of the trophy come September. This will be Cork County’s first competitive match of the season before they head to Belfast to take on Civil Service NI at Stromont in the First Round of the Bobb Kerr Irish Senior Cup on the 8th May.

Waterford IT don’t begin their campaign until May 15th when they make the trip to Midleton College. The Waterford side will already have a competitive match under their belt as they take on UCC in the 2010 intervarsity tournament on April 17th.

In Division Two, six teams are in action on the opening day. Cork County 2 face a trip to O’Dowd Park to take on Kerry, who will be keen to assert themselves on the new Division Two. With the league reverting back to three divisions this year, after a season with two, Kerry along with Lismore, Clonmel, Galway, UCC and the ‘Quins and County second sides have made the drop down to the second tier.

Clonmel travel to Farmers Cross for their opening game to take on Cork Harlequins 2. Last season was one to forget for the boys from the Premier County as they finished bottom of Division One with only 36 points to their name. However, they will be confident of securing a lot of points at home this season as ‘The Convent’ is a notoriously difficult place for visiting teams to get a result.

Galway are faced with the prospect of a long journey to the South East to take on Lismore at Castle Farm. Lismore had an indifferent season last year, finishing fourth from the bottom of Division One. Their visitors, on the other hand, finished an unprecedented 3rd in that league and will be hopeful they can carry that form into this season.

League favourites Co. Clare have to wait until May 8th to get their campaign underway when they take on Galway in Lydican. Co. Clare ran away with last year’s Division Two, finishing with 166 points and will no doubt be going all out to retain their title.

May 2nd sees the beginning of Munster Division Three. The first tie is a local derby between at the Farm between UCC and Cork County 3. Waterford District will take their Munster Cricket League bow on the opening day when they take on Kerry 2 at O’Dowd Park. This will be a very welcome sight as Waterford, once a cricket stronghold, has been without a non-college cricket team for a number of years.

Cork Harlequins 3 are in action the next day when they welcome a Limerick side who find themselves in the unfamiliar surroundings of Division Three. The 2005 Division One champions decided to drop down to the lower leagues in order to go through a rebuilding process after an unsuccessful period. On the same day, Cork County 4 travel to Castle Park to take on Lismore 2. Midleton 2 welcome Cork County 4 on May 8th.

MCU announce 2010 Munster Cup draws

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The MCU today announced the draw for the 2010 Munster Cup competitions.

Cork County face a tough trip to Plassey on the outskirts of Galway City in the Preliminary Round of the Munster Senior Cup in a repeat of last season’s draw when an understrength County side suffered a surprise two wicket defeat to the Tribesmen. County Galway went on to reach the Senior Cup Final where they were eventually defeated by Cork Harlequins. The 2009 Cup winners begin the defence of their Senior Cup title with a home tie against Co. Kerry.

In the Junior Cup competition, holders Cork County are faced with the prospect of a preliminary clash with a much fancied Co. Clare team as they set out to retain the cup. Waterford District take their junior cup bow and await the winner of the preliminary tie between Lismore and Limerick.

UCC, last year’s Minor Cup winners, take on the young Presentation side in the preliminary round and will consider themselves lucky to have avoided the strong Cork County and Cork Harlequins side of the draw.

The 2010 Draw as it affects Cork County is as follows:

Munster Senior Cup

Round One:

Co. Galway v Cork County

Munster Junior Cup

Preliminary Round:

Cork County 2 v County Clare

Munster Minor Cup

Preliminary Round:

Midleton 3 v Cork County 3

To see the full draw for all three Munster Cups please click on the link below:
Munster Cups Draw 2010