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Cork County Cricket Club Win a Thrilling Encounter Against Cork Harlequins by 47 Runs

Match Summary

The MCU Premier Division match between Cork County Cricket Club and Cork Harlequins witnessed a dominant batting performance by Cork County, followed by a tight bowling display to secure a convincing victory by 47 runs.

Cork County Batting First

Cork County opted to bat first and amassed a formidable total of 294 runs in their 50 overs. Openers Benjamin Marris (62) and Gautam (50) laid a solid foundation with a century partnership. Marris fell prey to Mardan in the 25th over, but contributions from Andrianatos (32), Durity (24), and Prophet (47) propelled the score further. The late order chipped in with valuable runs as Cork County finished strong.

Cork Harlequins Bowling

Mustak Mardan was the pick of the Cork Harlequins bowlers, claiming 3 wickets for 62 runs in his spell. Seanan Jones and Adam Hickey chipped in with 2 wickets each.

Cork Harlequins’ Chase

In response, Cork Harlequins’ batting failed to live up to the challenge. Openers Marris and Gautam provided a steady start, but wickets fell at regular intervals throughout the innings. None of the batsmen could convert their starts into substantial scores, as Cork Harlequins were eventually bowled out for 247 runs in the 47th over.

Cork County Bowling

Thorne Prophet emerged as the most successful bowler for Cork County, scalping 4 wickets for 38 runs. Mark Andrianatos and Murtaza Sidiqi also impressed with 2 wickets each.

Match Report

The match report provides a detailed ball-by-ball commentary of both innings, highlighting the key moments and individual contributions.

Cork County Batsmen Shine

The opening partnership between Benjamin Marris and Gautam was crucial in setting the tone for Cork County’s innings. Their 102-run stand provided a solid foundation, allowing the middle order to bat with freedom. While Marris fell after a well-made 62, valuable contributions from Andrianatos (32), Durity (24), and Prophet (47) ensured the scoreboard kept ticking. The late order chipped in with crucial cameos, taking Cork County to a formidable total of 294 runs.

Looking Ahead

This victory will be a morale booster for Cork County Cricket Club as they move forward in the MCU Premier Division tournament.

Clare CC 2nd XI Triumph Over Limerick CC 3rd XI by 38 Runs in MCU T20 Cup

Clare CC secured a convincing victory by 38 runs against Limerick CC 3rd XI in their MCU T20 Cup group stage match played at Ballycasey Clare Oval on Sunday, May 12th.

Limerick CC elected to bat first, but their innings never quite got going. Wickets fell consistently throughout their innings, with only Mukundan (56) showing any real resistance. Jeevankrishna (12) and Azmat (34) chipped in with handy contributions, but Limerick were eventually bowled out for a meagre 125 runs in 19.7 overs. Dwarakanath (5/22) was the pick of the Clare bowlers, taking five wickets. Mehmood (2/21) and Khan (2/13) also chipped in with crucial wickets.

Clare CC’s chase was far more assured. Divyesh (28) and Mysore Prabhakar (18) provided a solid foundation at the top of the order. P Prajapati (7) and Jeevan Krishna (12) added useful runs in the middle order. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Clare CC were always in control of the chase and eventually reached their target in 18.1 overs. Gurpreet Singh (4/23) was the most successful bowler for Limerick, taking four wickets.

Hero of the Match: Dwarakanath‘s impressive bowling spell of 5/22 was instrumental in restricting Limerick’s total. His wicket-taking throughout the innings put Clare in a strong position to win the match.

This win keeps Clare CC in contention for a place in the knockout stages of the MCU T20 Cup.

County Kerry vs Limerick – MCU One-Day Match Report (Week 4)

Limerick win by 3 wickets!

Limerick secured a thrilling victory over County Kerry in a close-fought MCU One-Day match played at Adare Manor, Limerick.

County Kerry Innings:

Kerry were bowled out for a below-par 125 runs in their 50 overs. Openers Khuram Iqbal (4) and Awais Saghir (13) fell cheaply, leaving the Kerry batting order in tatters.

Arslan Anwar emerged as the star bowler for Limerick, picking up a fifer (5 wickets) for just 29 runs. Ajay Hari (3-28) and Sathya Prabu Sivakumar (2-23) also chipped in with crucial wickets.

Limerick Innings:

Limerick chased down the target with 3 wickets remaining, thanks to a solid knock from captain Yogesh Borghare (not out). Openers struggled early on, with both falling cheaply. However, a crucial partnership between Ajith Thanathan (37) and Ali (18) steadied the ship.

Khuram Iqbal (3-30) once again impressed with the ball, taking wickets at regular intervals. However, his efforts weren’t enough to prevent Limerick from securing victory.

Man of the Match: A strong case can be made for both Arslan Anwar (4-23) and 55 not out

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