Midleton Cricket Club look forward to the biggest game in their history this Sunday, as North West Championship side Burndennett visit The Cricket Field for their National Cup 2nd Round clash.
Midleton are the only Cork side remaining in National competition following their commanding 8 wicket victory away to County Sligo, a game that saw New Zealand born bowler Dean Wilson claim six wickets, backed up by a flawless fielding display. Burndennett’s progress was rather less orthodox, opponents Armagh failing to show up after their bus broke down en-route to the Derry club’s picturesque grounds.
Midleton have struggled with the bat this season, averaging a mere 107 runs an innings in their five league defeats so far, but captain Majid Khan will look to mirror the sparkling Cup form of last year’s side that saw them progress to the Munster Senior Cup where they were narrowly defeated by Co. Galway. Burndennett have also struggled in the league, but the unveiling of South African fast bowler Ruqeno Weavers last week had an immediate impact as his four wickets propelled them to their first win of the season at home to near neighbours Strabane.
Burndennett plan to travel in numbers on Sunday, with the club staying Saturday night in the Park Hotel. With the bar in the Rugby Club open, all are welcome in what promises to be an historic day for the East Cork club.
In the event of a no result, the clubs are scheduled to meet in Burndennett on Sunday, the 18th of June.