A successful 2021 season for KKCC. We welcome 2022 season with a short recap

Highlight of 2021 Season

We had over 50 children registered with the club in our first year of youth section. Youth players attended weekly cricket sessions from our coaching team – Jannat Adil and Bilal Adil, who tirelessly planned many activities and coaching sessions. Thanks to parents who brought their children regularly for coaching and to Bernard O’Mara (Development officer from Cricket Leinster) for his support in youth development. Youth team loved playing games with local clubs and it was such a joy to take cricket to young lads. We are pleased to announce we have registered a new development team for upcoming season where we look forward to field our first youth team in Cricket Leinster competitions. Huge appreciation on behalf of KKCC family to Jannat , Bilal & youth committee – Vamsee, Kalyan, Shezi & to Sai for volunteering.

We are also delighted to have registered our first few women players. We had dedicated weekend nets session for women and also our female players played KKCC friendly fixtures. We look forward to continue promote women’s cricket.

Proud moment & Achievement

This year we fielded 2 mens team – Division 9 and Division 17A . A proud moment for the club in winning the championship of Div 9 by our 1st team, lead by our captain – Zeeshan Mumtaz & vice captain – Vamsee Ghanta. Winning the championship on the very 1st year of forming a new team is special and shows the team’s dedication & love for the sport. They smashed records in both batting & bowling. Our young & vibrant 2nd team played in Div 17A. Many new players played in this team, ending the season with an impressive win record of 9 games out of 13 played, lead by our captain -Saptarshi .

Both the teams played beautiful cricket and expressed themselves on the field every time. Watch out for our top player performance stats in these links – Top batters & Top Bowling . Are you inspired to get your records up on the boards and showcase your Cricketing skills, then please Register here for 2022 season

Sponsorship & Partners

Our heartfelt thanks to our match ball sponsors for league games from Kilkenny Halal Foods in James street and to our Drone Video sponsor from Youtube channel – Explore Ireland in capturing picturesque shots of our beautiful ground at Castleblunden estate. Thanks to GS Cricket for providing match balls. Thanks to Kilkenny Community Radio for featuring our club in their broadcast. Thanks to Kilkenny People for the weekly match reports and cover story on the rise of the club in Kilkenny – read full article . Sincere thanks to Castleblunden estate for providing such a beautiful cricket facility. Cricket Ireland & Cricket Leinster Support for Club cricket is highly appreciated.

Thank you Volunteers & Club Members

Last but not the least, a cheerful applause for the volunteers of our club who helped in the role of covid officers, ground maintenance, club events and in many more ways. Thanks to Shezi for organising wonderful barbeque evening for club members & their families. Thanks to Vishnu, Shanly & Praveen’s contributions for social feeds, campaigns and website maintenance. We are happy to say we have reached to many communities last year via our events & social channels. Thanks to the Management team & Selection Committee who were working on the background in many improvements. Thanks to our Secretary – Edmund Hart in organising club events & many friendly cricket matches. Thanks to our ever supporting Chairman – Patrick Blunden and his vision to promote cricket in Kilkenny has helped the cricket community greatly.

Drone view of our friendly match with RTE team. Credit to Jose K Mandan from Explore Ireland Channel for capturing and editing the video.

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