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MUNSTER CRICKET SEASON 2022 - WEEK 7 & 8

08 Jun 2022

MUNSTER CRICKET SEASON 2022 - WEEK 7 & 8

Munster Cricket Season 2022 - Weeks 7 & 8 of 25 T20 Season

 

A total of 40 games, in a packed two weeks of Club T20, youth competitions & Senior representative action.

 

IP50 & 20 Championships:

The final home game from the Richard Beamish Cricket Grounds, Cork was abandoned.

 

The Reds had the Lightning all out for 135 & were 55/3 in reply when the rain arrived. This followed a dominant display in the first T20 festival which took place at North Down CC.

 

The Reds top the T20 table after a remarkable 3 from 3 performance.


 

Premier League:

Limerick 1 (153/10) lost to Kerry Cricket Club 1 (248/10)  by 95 runs.

One game to report with Kerry travelling to Adare to take on Limerick, where the visitors ran out winners by 95 runs. 

 

Kerry - Awais Saghir 54, Syed Ali 42 & 3/39, Yaqoob Ali 41,Khuram Iqbal 3/41. 

Limerick - Shah Alam 38, Safraz Ramay 28, Syed Hussain 3/52.

 

Division 1 T20 Cup:

Twelve matches took place over the two weeks, with Limerick Blasters, Kerry, Harlequins & UCC progressing to the finals day festival on Saturday 11th June down at the Oyster Oval.

 

Kerry progressed via a 61 run win over Limerick, followed by a 32 run victory against Nenagh, before losing to Limerick Blasters by 102 runs. 

 

Limerick Blasters added to this win with an 8 wicket victory to knock out Nenagh, to progress despite losing the local derby with Limerick by 165 runs. 

 

Limerick were unlucky not to get through, this second win following their 5 wicket victory over Nenagh. Missing a finals spot on % points.

 

The second half of the draw was unfortunately hit by the weather with the final match abandoned between UCC & Midleton, which affected the final progression.

 

UCC go through the care of two wins, by 21 runs against Cork County & 9 wickets against Harlequins. 

 

The Harlequins side also progressed with two wins, 17 runs against Midleton & 36 runs over Cork County. 

 

The other match in the group saw Midleton beat Cork County by 48 runs.


 

Top Performers:

Kerry - Khuram Iqbal 105, Bilal Ahmed 60, Adil Rahil 4/37 & 3/6.

Limerick - Arsalan Sayyam 120, Sarfraz Ramay 35 & 4/30, Abdul Baqi Khan 4/16.

Blasters - Anunath 56, George Raju 36, Fivin Thomas 3/ 5, Thomas Raju 3/2.

Harlequins - Devon Joyce 55 & 49, Kanishk Kumar 3/19, Luke O’Rielly 3/18.

Midleton - Kashif Javed 60, Zuhair Shah 40, Faraz Sharif 5/13.

Nenagh - Sony Devassykutty 46, Naveen George 27.

Cork County - Sunil Gautam 46, Benjamin Marris 58, Siddarth Joshi 4/33 & 3/31.

UCC - Navam Gupta 65 & 44, Sidarth Pushp 49, Meet Modi 3/19.


 

Results:

Kerry Cricket 2 (182/5) beat Limerick Cricket Club 2 (121/9) by 61 runs.

Cork Harlequins 2 (106/10) beat Midleton 2 (89/7) by 17 runs.

Nenagh Cricket Club 1 (91/9) lost to Limerick Cricket Club 2 (92/5) by 5 wickets.

Midleton 2 (164/9) beat Cork County 2 (116/9) by 48 runs.

Kerry Cricket Club 2 (120/6) beat Nenagh Cricket Club 1 (88/10) by 32 runs.

Cork Harlequins 2 (154/9) beat Cork County 2 (118/4) by 36 runs.

UCC 2 (174/6) beat Cork County 2 (153/4) by 21 runs.

Limerick Cricket Club 2 (188/6) beat Limerick Blasters 1 (23/10) by 165 runs.

UCC 2 (104/1) beat Cork Harlequins 2 (103/9) by 9 wickets.

Limerick Blasters 1 (201/8) beat Kerry Cricket Club 2 (99/10) by 102 runs.

UCC 2 v Midleton 2 (NR).

Limerick Blasters 1 (109/2) beat Nenagh Cricket Club 1 (108/10) by 8 wickets.

 

 

Division 2 T20 Cup:

Five games played across the two weeks sorting out the final festival places & the rain turned up to create some bowl-out tension with a Cork derby final being re-arranged between Cork Harlequins & Cork County on the 14th of June.

 

A midweek evening game in Adare saw the two Limerick clubs face off. Visitors Blasters losing by 8 wickets to Limerick.

 

The following weekend, Blasters hosted Kerry & bounced back with a 23 run win, only to lose the second game of the day to Clonmel who came away from Crokers oval with a 36 run victory. 

 

A week later saw the rain-affected finals festival at Farmers cross & the drama of damp bowl-outs. Hosts, Cork Harlequins held their nerve to beat Limerick 3-0. This was followed by Cork County closing out Clonmel 1-0.

 

Results:

Limerick 3 (137/2) beat Limerick Blasters 2 (134/10) by 8 wickets.

Limerick Blasters 2 (204/4) beat Kerry Cricket Club 3 (181/5) by 23 runs.

Limerick Blasters 2 (141/10) lost to United Clonmel 1 (177/8) by 36 runs.

Cork Harlequins 3 beat Limerick 3 by a 3-0 in a bowl out.

Cork County 3 beat United Clonmel 1 by a 1-0 in a bowl out.

 

Division 3 T20 League:

Ten games over the two weekends with two abandoned due to rain, this is a league format

so the final groupings are still to be decided.

 

At Lisronagh the home side Clonmel notched up two victories with a 62 run win over Harlequins followed by 35 over Clare. In between these games, Clare closed out Harlequins by 105 runs.

 

Down in Carriganore hosts, Waterford beat County by 5 wickets, whilst up in Adare Limerick beat Lismore by 4 wickets.

 

The second weekend was again split across three grounds. In the Mardyke, County hosted Harlequins & Limerick with the rain affecting proceedings. In the first game, County beat Harlequins by 7 wickets on DLS with the two final games abandoned.

 

Up to Lisronagh & visitors, Waterford overcame the hosts Clonmel by 12 runs.

 

Meanwhile down in Castlelands & Lismore beat visitors Clare in a tight match by 12 runs.

 

Top Performers:

Clare - Sameer Singh 64, Vignesh Mukundan 47, Rafiqul Alam 4/22, R Durairaj 3/8 & 3/23.

Harlequins - Dave Peet 75, Andrew Chennells 51 & 44.

Cork County - Ashwani Tomar 61, Mustak Ahmed 39*.

Waterford - Anbazhagan Aroumont 40 & 54 & 4/31, Senthil Kumar 67, Mury Idris 3/24.

Limerick - Kumar Divyesh 47.

Lismore - Nathan Bryan 49 & 3/18, Vivek Thomas 3/12.

Clonmel - Babar Ali 110*, Linto Parokaran 76, Payel Hossain 58, Subeesh Velappan 4/22.

 

Results:

Clare Cricket 1 (186/3) beat Cork Harlequins 4 (81/10) by 105 runs.

Waterford & District 1 (154/5) beat Cork County Cricket Club 4 (153/10) by 5 wickets.

Limerick 4 (138/6) beat Lismore 1 (137/6) by 4 wickets.

United Clonmel 2 (226/2) beat Cork Harlequins 4 (164/5) by 62 runs.

Clare Cricket 1 (108/10) lost to United Clonmel 2 (143/9) by 35 runs.

United Clonmel 2 (144/10) lost to Waterford & District 1 (156/3) by 12 runs.

Lismore 1 (129/6) beat Clare Cricket 1 (117/8) by 12 runs.

Cork County Cricket Club 4 v Limerick 4 Abandoned (NR).

Limerick 4 v Cork Harlequins 4 (NR).

Cork County Cricket Club 4 (75/3) beat Cork Harlequins 4 (128/7) by 7 wickets DLS.

 

Division 4 T20 League:

Clare Cricket 2 (197/6) beat Kerry Cricket 4 (95/5) by 102 runs.

Kerry hosted Clare at the Oyster Oval, with the visitors winning by 102 runs. For Clare Shafiq Bajwa 69, Rajwinder Singh 31, for Kerry Godwin Jepadas 30.

 

Limerick Blasters 3 (196/6) beat Clare Cricket 2 (159/7) by 37 runs.

Limerick Blasters hosted Clare and won by 37 runs. Blasters, Abin Mathew 73 and for Clare, R Shahid 66.


 

Youth Competitions:

 

U13 T20 League - 

 

Cork County Sharks, scored 105/4 to beat Harlequins U13, 104/2 by 6 wickets. For the Sharks, Hashim Ahsan 25*, Cillian Ross 23*. For Harlequins, Namish Kumar 20, Archis Yewale 27*.

 

A Cork County derby between the Tigers & the Sharks saw the Tigers keep the local bragging rights, winning by 9 wickets. For  theTigers Connor Aherne 25*, Mark

Donnelly 25* & 2/17, D Barry 2/18, Senan O’Connell 2/12. For the Sharks, Cillian Ross 16.

 

U13 Super League - 

 

Cork County U13 scored 141/0 dec, playing Galway U13 who made 40/10, County winning by 101 runs.

 

Summary:

Weeks 7 & 8 of the 25 saw some dramatic T20s with competition silverware still up for grabs this weekend.

 

Follow the games and scores on NVPlay. League tables for limited overs comps can be found here and for the T20 comps can be found here.

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