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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]

Munster Reds
Personnel
CaptainNew Zealand Jeremy Benton
CoachTed Williamson
OwnerMunster Cricket Union
Team information
Founded2017
Home groundThe Mardyke, Cork
Official website:Munster Reds

Contents

Current squadEdit

  •   denotes players with international caps.
Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Club Notes
Batsmen
Arslan Anwar   Ireland County Kerry
Morne Bauer   Ireland Cork County
Nicolaas Pretorius   South Africa (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Phoenix
Jack Tector   Ireland (1996-09-02) 2 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break YMCA
All-rounders
Rory Anders   Ireland (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm fast Phoenix
David Delany   Ireland Clontarf
Stephanus Grobler   South Africa (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm off break Cork County Overseas player; captain
Harry Tector   Ireland (1999-11-06) 6 November 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm off break YMCA
Wicket-keepers
Robert Forrest   Ireland (1993-05-23) 23 May 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Clontarf
Jamie Grassi   Ireland (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 20) Right-handed North County
Bowlers
Aaron Cawley   Ireland (1999-10-15) 15 October 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium Cork County
David Delany   Ireland (1997-12-28) 28 December 1997 (age 21) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast Clontarf
Gary King   Zimbabwe (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Cork County
Muhammad Sadique   Pakistan (1983-02-04) 4 February 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Cork County
Max Neville   Ireland (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast Merrion
Yaqoob Ali   Ireland (1980-04-05) 5 April 1980 (age 39) County Kerry
Source:[5][6]

Notable playersEdit

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. ^ "Munster unveil squad for Knights clash". CricketEurope. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Bauer and Delany drafted in for Warriors clash". CricketEurope. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Mardyke, Cork (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2018.

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