The 2016 Munster Senior Cup Final sees County Galway Cricket Club take on Midleton Cricket Club at the Mardyke in Cork. It will be Galway's second final in three years after they last won the Cup in 2014 while Midleton will be making their first Cup Final appearance since 2003.
Galway began their campaign away from home with a 110 run victory over Limerick in the Quarter-Final at Adare thanks to 72 from Mohammad Ali and 4 wickets from Iliff Sumit. scorecard
Midleton welcomed Cork Harlequins to Town Park in their Quarter-Final tie. The East Cork side limited Harlequins to just 115 all out tahnks to some fine bowling from Waqar Ul Islam (3-27), Kieran O'Reilly (2-10), John McEvoy (2-18) and Kashif Khan (2-22). In replay Midleton cruised to their required target for the loss of one wicket thanks mainly to Robin Smyth who made his half century (50*) and Luke Deane (38*). scorecard
At the Semi-Final stage Galway entertained Cup holders Cork County in a heavyweight clash at Lydican. It was a repeat of the 2015 Semi-Final clash which Cork County emerged triumpant by 5 wickets. After winning the toss, Galway's excellent bowling restricted County to just 124 thanks to some tight opening bowling from Waqqas Ali Raja (1-15) and further wickets from Sukhpal Singh (2-14) and Syed Tabish Ali Shah (2-36). Conor Mullen (48) saw the Galway men home for the loss of just 4 wickets. scorecard
The second Semi-Final saw Midleton take on County Kerry at Town Park. Midleton reached their first Munster Senior Cup Final since 2003 thanks to an incredible team effort against a spirited County Kerry side in a game that saw almost 500 runs scored in a perfect cricket conditions. Midleton reached 257-7 thanks to contributions from Rob Smyth (61), Kieran O'Reilly (45) and Jeff Hitchmough (27). Tight bowling, particularly from Magid Sharif, and heroic ﬁelding from Midleton won the day with County Kerry finishing on 235 all out.
County Galway v Midleton
Mardyke, 12 noon
The action kicks off at 12 noon so be sure to make it down to the Mardyke for Munster Cricket's showpiece fixture.