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Week-14 Mid Season IP & T20 Review

Munster Cricket | 22 Jul 2022

Week-14 Mid Season IP & T20 Review

Half the Munster Season is gone with 246 games played to date from U13 to Adult Senior.

 

At the representative level, the Youth Interpros are finished, and the Reds have a chance of a historic double with the last T20 festival in Dublin and The Heat are well placed in the table with

three matches to go.

 

In the domestic competitions, four of the T20 competitions are complete and the limited overs leagues are at the halfway stage.

 

The three Cups are at the Semi-final stage with all six matches involving eight clubs to take place this weekend.

 

Saturday 23rd July, Junior Cup - 

 

Kerry 2 v Limerick 2 -Oyster Oval, Tralee

Midleton 2 v UCC 1 -Townparks, Midleton

 

Sunday 24th July, Senior Cup - 

 

Kerry 1 v Harlequins 1 -Oyster Oval, Tralee

Limerick 1 v Galway 1 -Manor Fields, Adare

 

Sunday 24th July, Minor Cup -

 

Lismore 1 v Waterford & District 1 -Castlelands Cricket Grounds, Lismore

Harlequins 3 v Kerry 3 -Farmers Cross, Cork

 

Youth Interpros -

 

The U15 & 17 IPs took place over the last fortnight, comprising 12 matches in 6 grounds, from Cork to Belfast against the best Irish players at T20 and 50 over formats.

 

This was the 3rd year of our return to full Interpos and we have progressed to representation from six clubs from the whole province.

 

Full stats and tables are available here: https://live.nvplay.com/icc/

 

At U15, the best individual performances were by;

 

Kanishk Kumar (Cork Harlequins), 142 runs & 4 wickets

Ethan Stockenstrom (Galway), 60 runs

Cronan Browne (Cork County), 7 wickets

Mirhamza Ahmedzai (Limerick), 5 wickets

 

At U17, performances by;

 

Eshan O’Sullivan (Cork County), 70 runs & 7 wickets

Sunil Gautam (Cork County), 59 runs

Reinhardt DuPlessis (Midleton) 54 runs

 

Munster T20 Competitions -

 

Premier T20 Championship

 

Cork Harlequins retained the Senior title to progress to an All Ireland Semi final on August 14th against the Leinster Champions. The latter will be decided in their Alan Murray final on August the 1st.

 

STATS: 

 

15 matches, 2329 runs at 129/innings, 19.6 runs per wicket, and 58 sixes.

 

Highest scores -

 

Team: Limerick 217

Players: Brandon Kruger 74no, Arsalan Sayyam 70

 

Most Runs -

 

Team: Limerick 541

Players: Arsalan Sayyam 177, Brandon Kruger 123

 

Best Bowling -

 

Most wickets: Muhammad Saddique 9 & best figures 7/7, best econ rate (min

6 overs) H Singh 3.5 runs/over

 

Division 1 T20 Cup -

 

A highly competitive 15 matches culminated in a close-fought victory in the final for Kerry

2nds by 6 runs against Cork Harlequins 2nds.

 

STATS: 

 

15 matches, 3566 runs at 127/innings, 17.9 runs per wicket, 61 sixes

 

Highest scores -

 

Team: Blasters 201

Players: Arsalan Sayyam 120, Khuram Iqbal 105

 

Most Runs -

 

Team: Kerry 716 

Players: Khuram Iqbal 203, Shivam Kislay 166

 

Best Bowling - 

 

Most wickets: Adil Rahil 9, best figures, Faraz Sharif 5/13, best econ rate

(min 6 overs) Ajay Hari 4.5 runs/over

 

Division 2 T20 Cup -

 

13 matches culminated in a comprehensive final win for Cork County 3rds over Cork

Harlequins. Competition stats are not complete.

 

Division 3 T20 League - 

 

26 matches, comprising a league and then playoff finals day at Lisronagh Castle Grounds,

between Clare & Cork County. Clare won the title by 22 runs.

 

STATS: 

 

26 matches, 6177 runs at 129/innings, 19.5 runs per wicket, 128 sixes

 

Highest scores - 

 

Team: Clonmel 226

Players: Babar Ali 110no, Nishant Kumar 82no

 

Most Runs - 

 

Team: Clare 1180 

Players: Samir Singh 291, Anbazhagan Aroumont 179

 

Best Bowling - 

 

Most wickets: R Duriaraj 14, best figures, Richie & Shinto Joseph 4/21, best

econ rate (min 8 overs) Yahya Mohammedi 2.92 runs/over.

 

Division 4 T20 League -

 

10 Matches complete with the final fixtures still to be concluded.

 

Preview -

 

A busy weekend of Munster domestic cricket as the cups go through the semi-finals, with Kerry still looking to make a clean sweep.

 

As the youth return after the Interpros, we have a packed fortnight of U13-19 games to report on in the next review.

 

Next week and the HEAT are at home in the Mardyke, Monday 25th July in a crunch double header against the BOLTS & Ireland U17.

 

And finally a mention to the Munster U13 who travel to Derry for three interprovincial 30 over games.

 

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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