Munster Reds

Munster Reds is an Irish inter-provincial cricket team based in Munster. In April 2017, Cricket Ireland approved the participation of the team in the Interprovincial Twenty20 Cup, the highest level of T20 domestic cricket in Ireland.[1] They joined Leinster Lightning, North West Warriors and Northern Knights in the 2017 tournament.[2] They played their first match in the Inter-Provincial Trophy on 26 May 2017, and won their first match, against North West Warriors, on 6 July 2018.[3] Following the successful end to their 2018 season, there was talk of Munster Reds being included in the Interprovincial One-Day Trophy competition, but while this is an objective of Cricket Ireland, it was confirmed this would not happen in 2019.[4] In February 2021, Cricket Ireland confirmed that the team would take part in the 2021 tournament.[5]

Munster Reds
Personnel
CaptainTyrone Kane
CoachTed Williamson
OwnerMunster Cricket Union
Team information
Founded2017
Home groundThe Mardyke, Cork
Official websiteMunster Reds

Current squadEdit

  •   denotes players with international caps.
  • On 4 April, it was announced that Neil Rock would move to the Northern Knights with PJ Moor taking his place in the Munster Reds 12 man core squad for the 2021 season. [6]
Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Club Notes
Batsmen
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin   Ireland (1994-04-30) 30 April 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break The Hills
Murray Commins   South Africa (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 25) Left-handed Right arm medium CIYMS
Greg Ford   South Africa Balbriggan
Matt Ford   South Africa (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break Malahide
Seamus Lynch   Ireland Right-handed Terenure
All-rounders
Curtis Campher     Ireland (1999-04-20) 20 April 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast YMCA
Gareth Delany     Ireland (1997-04-28) 28 April 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg break Leinster
Tyrone Kane     Ireland (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Merrion
Wicket-keepers
PJ Moor   Zimbabwe (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break Irish passport holder
Bowlers
Fionn Hand   Ireland (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Clontarf
Aaron Cawley   Ireland (1999-10-15) 15 October 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium Phoenix
Amish Sidhu   India (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Phoenix
Source:[1]

Notable playersEdit

See List of Munster Reds List A cricketers and List of Munster Reds Twenty20 players

GroundsEdit

Munster Reds play their home Twenty20 fixtures at The Mardyke in Cork, with the ground so far hosting two matches.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cricket Ireland Board Meeting April 6th 2017". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Munster Reds IP20 Inclusion confirmed by Cricket Ireland". Munster Cricket. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Lightning and Knights win T20 openers". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  4. ^ Siggins, Ger. "Munster grounds for optimism". CricketEurope. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Inter-Provincial Series: Revamp to include Munster Reds joining 50-over Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  6. ^ "PJ Moor joins Munster Reds squad, Neil Rock moves to Northern Knights | Cricket Ireland". www.cricketireland.ie. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Mardyke, Cork (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2018.

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