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County fall short against YMCA in AIT20 Semi-Final

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Cork County took on Leinster Champions YMCA in the Semi-Final of the All-Ireland T20 Cup at Sydney Parade. A positive display with the ball restricted the Dubliners to 131 from their 20 but the YM bowling attack proved too strong and denied County gaining any momentum in their chase. You can read the CricketEurope match report below:

It wasn’t straightforward though as an impressive bowling display by the Munster men had YM in deep trouble at 62 for 5 with their much-vaunted trio of internationals back in the hutch, as well as skipper Jack Tector and younger brother Tim.

Skipper Abubakar Saddique (2-19) and Rudolph Pollard (4-30) did most of the early damage, but with the game in the balance a vital run a ball stand of 45 between Bobby Gamble (30) and Wilhelm de Klerk (20) saved the Claremont Road side.

13 September 2020; Nabeel Anjum of Cork County celebrates after bowling Jack Tector of YMCA during the All-Ireland T20 Semi-Final match between YMCA and Cork County at Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

South African born Pollard, who now works in Ireland, is a former Boland U19 leg-spinner who converted to seam.

He suffered early punishment from Harry Tector (26 from 11 balls) but gained revenge by bowling him with the final delivery of his first spell.

He returned to dismiss Bobby Gamble and Rory Anders with the first two balls of his next spell to claim a hat-trick that went unnoticed at the time.

Tom Anders dented his figures by striking three boundaries from the last four balls, to give a final total of 131 – something for the YMCA attack to defend.

And defend it they did, with something to spare as the Cork innings never gained momentum at any stage.

Curtis Campher gave his best display in YM colours taking 4 for 13, with there were also two wickets apiece for Simi Singh and Rory Anders. Opening bowlers Mikey O’Reilly and Tom Anders also took one scalp apiece as the bowling unit had no weak links – Cork 91 all out.

“We are delighted to get the win after being on the rocks at 62 for 5,” skipper Tector told CricketEurope afterwards.


“All credit to Bobby Gamble and Wilhelm de Klerk for their brilliant partnership which got us to a total that was probably par on the pitch.

“I thought the bowling unit were outstanding for us sticking to their plans very well, with Curtis doing exceptionally with his four wickets.

“It’s certainly been a great few days for the club and we are really looking forward to next weekend and an All-Ireland final against Donemana. Hopefully we can finish the season off with two more wins.”

The final is scheduled for Belmont on Saturday 19th, but maybe moved with Comber a possibility.

With the winners next Saturday scheduled to play CIYMS on Sunday, there may be a possibility of playing back-to-back games on Saturday to save the winners an overnight stay or having to travel again on Sunday.

(source: CricketEurope)


Team News: Cork County v YMCA 2 (25th & 26th May)

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Cork County take on YMCA in a double header this weekend, with Saturday’s match being the first round of the Leinster Senior 2 Cup. County should be one of the favourites to lift the trophy but face a tough first round clash against a strong YMCA 2 side which is captained by former Irish international Alan Lewis.

The Cork County side for Saturday’s Leinster Senior 2 Cup match against YMCA 2 is as follows:

  1. A. Wootton*
  2. M. Bauer
  3. I. Coleman+
  4. R. Durity
  5. A. Saddique
  6. S. Joshi
  7. A. Bilal
  8. M. Reed
  9. O. Cotter
  10. B. Morgan
  11. T. Clifford

The second match of this weekend’s double header sees Cork County once again face off with YMCA 2 in Leinster League Division 3. County will be coming into the match on a high after three wins over Pembroke, Malahide and The Hills. The Cork County side for Sunday’s Leinster League Division 3 match against YMCA 2 is as follows:

  1. A. Wootton*
  2. M. Bauer
  3. I. Coleman+
  4. R. Durity
  5. A. Saddique
  6. S. Joshi
  7. A. Bilal
  8. M. Fallon
  9. M. Reed
  10. T. Hughes
  11. C. Banon

All players are kindly asked to be at the Mardyke no later than 11.45 a.m.

North Down O’Neills T20 Tournament 2013

Monday, March 25th, 2013

North Down CC crestFollowing on from the inaugural O’Neills All-Ireland T20 tournament which was hampered by inclement early season weather in 2012 the North Down CC cricket committee can confirm that the 2013 tournament will be staged on the 13th and 14th April 2013 at The Green Comber.

Competing for the only All-Ireland T20 title will be Donemana CC current North West Cricket Union winners, YMCA the Leinster champions and Cork County the Munster Union holders alongside the homeside. The tournament will enable teams a highly competitive weekend of early season cricket whilst cementing relations between clubs both on and off the field of play.

North Down captain Ryan Haire commented “ we are pleased to be able to provide high quality early season cricket for all the teams involved and we look forward to an enjoyable weekend. We at North Down CC would like to thank O’Neills sportswear for the tournament sponsorship and their broader support to local cricket.”

As aforementioned the weather interrupted the tournament last year as sides from Brigade CC, Cork County and Merrion CC battled it out for the All-Ireland title. This year promises to be even more competitive and with two pitches at The Green Comber it is hoped that the tournament can be completed as scheduled.

Saturday, 13th April:
North Down v Donemana – 11 a.m. on Pitch 1

YMCA v Cork County – 12 noon on Pitch 2

Donemana v Cork County – 3 p.m. on Pitch 2

North Down v YMCA – 3 p.m. on Pitch 1

Sunday, 14th April:
North Down v Cork County – 11 a.m. on Pitch 2

YMCA v Donemana – 11 a.m. on Pitch 1

Final – 3 p.m. on Pitch 1

Cork County Cricket Club at the 2012 O'Neills All Ireland T20 Tournament