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Player Profile(#7)…Eion Morgan(Ireland)

Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 23, 2008

Player Profile(no#7)…Eion Morgan(Ireland):

Eion Morgan just reaches the crease

Eion Morgan takes a superb catch

Everyone must know the resilient effort that the Ireland team conjured up to stun most cricketing critics to reach the Super Eights stage of last years Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. They toppled Pakistan, which in cricketing circles has been a very legendary side and was the winner of the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia/New Zealand. A few players were key to that effort and Eion Morgan was one of those players that shone.

Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan born 10 September 1986 in Dublin is an Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman, part-time right-arm medium bowler and an occasional wicket-keeper. He plays in English county cricket for Middlesex.
Morgan was a regular member of Ireland’s youth teams and represented them at Under-15 and Under-17 level. He was selected in the Irish Under-19 squad for the 2003-04 Under-19 World Cup, and was Ireland’s top run-scorer in the competition. Two years later, he captained Ireland in the 2005-06 Under-19 World Cup where he finished as the second-highest overall run-scorer. Morgan made his One Day International debut for Ireland on 5 August 2006 at the European Championships against Scotland. He nearly made a century on debut, scoring 99 before he was run out. It was the first time in ODI history that a player had been dismissed for 99 on debut. Only two other batsmen passed 20 as Ireland beat Scotland by 85 runs. His maiden ODI hundred came not long after, on the 4 February 2007 against Canada in Nairobi. He became the youngest ever non-subcontinental player to make a century in ODI cricket.

Morgan is the first cricketer to have scored a first-class double century for Ireland with an unbeaten 209 against the United Arab Emirates in February 2007 at Abu Dhabi. In February 2007, Morgan was named in Ireland’s 15-man squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup

In May 2007, Morgan was named as one of England’s twelfth men for the Lord’s Test versus West Indies, and came on for Matthew Hoggard on the third day. Eoin was educated at Catholic University School on leeson street and won several senior cup cricket winners medals playing for CUS.

  • ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup, 2003/04 Averages: Ireland Under-19s
  • ICC Under-19s Cricket World Cup, 2005/06 Batting – Most Runs
  • Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, 5 August 2006
  • ODIs – Youngest to Score Century
  • Dominant Morgan sets Irish record

    Eion Morgan vs Kenya

    Eion Morgan vs South Africa

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.com, Cricinfo.com

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    In the International Spotlight…Malta Cricket

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 23, 2008

    In the International Spotlight…Malta Cricket:

    Maltese people playing cricket

    The Malta Cricket Association was set up in 1989 although the first cricket match to be played on the Maltese Islands was between the British Services regiments stationed at the Cottonera and Valletta back in 1878 at the Verdala Palace Ground. By 1903 the game started to spread over to several keen Maltese enthusiasts and several competitions existed. With the setting up of the association it became involved and was a founder member of the European Cricket Federation. In fact Malta is represented in the European Nations Cup which is held biannually with the participation of ten countries.

    The Malta Cricket Association has a season long of activities ranging from organizing the national league and a number of friendly matches against foreign opposition and has been trying hard to get the game going in schools over the years. Recently a coaching clinic was re introduced at the Marsa Cricket Club. This is being held on Saturday mornings from 9.30am till 11.30am at the Marsa Sports club. There are four clubs in Malta. Two are based at the Marsa Sports Club, Marsa C.C and Krishna C.C. the other two clubs are Melita C.C and Overseas C.C. All games are played at the Marsa Sports ground being the only ground available. Marsa C.C hosts games played against touring teams mainly from England. All players have a chance to play.

    If you would like to find more about cricket in this country here are some excellent references/links —>

  • http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/malta/
  • Malta Cricket Tours

    Malta Cricket

    malta_cricket Marsa SCCC

    *Acknowledgements of text to the Malta Olympic Committee

  • Posted in Krishna C.C., Malta Cricket Association, Maltese Islands, Marsa C.C, Marsa Cricket Club, Marsa Sports Club, Melita C.C, Overseas C.C, Verdala Palace Ground | Leave a Comment »

    Player Profile(#7)…Eion Morgan(Ireland)

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 23, 2008

    Player Profile(no#7)…Eion Morgan(Ireland):

    Eion Morgan just reaches the crease

    Eion Morgan takes a superb catch

    Everyone must know the resilient effort that the Ireland team conjured up to stun most cricketing critics to reach the Super Eights stage of last years Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. They toppled Pakistan, which in cricketing circles has been a very legendary side and was the winner of the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia/New Zealand. A few players were key to that effort and Eion Morgan was one of those players that shone.

    Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan (born 10 September 1986 in Dublin) is an Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman, part-time right-arm medium bowler and an occasional wicket-keeper. He plays in English county cricket for Middlesex.

    Morgan was a regular member of Ireland’s youth teams and represented them at Under-15 and Under-17 level. He was selected in the Irish Under-19 squad for the 2003-04 Under-19 World Cup, and was Ireland’s top run-scorer in the competition.[1] Two years later, he captained Ireland in the 2005-06 Under-19 World Cup where he finished as the second-highest overall run-scorer.[2]

    Morgan made his One Day International debut for Ireland on 5 August 2006 at the European Championships against Scotland. He nearly made a century on debut, scoring 99 before he was run out. It was the first time in ODI history that a player had been dismissed for 99 on debut. Only two other batsmen passed 20 as Ireland beat Scotland by 85 runs.[3] His maiden ODI hundred came not long after, on the 4 February 2007 against Canada in Nairobi. He became the youngest ever non-subcontinental player to make a century in ODI cricket.[4]

    Morgan is the first cricketer to have scored a first-class double century for Ireland with an unbeaten 209 against the United Arab Emirates in February 2007 at Abu Dhabi.[5]

    In February 2007, Morgan was named in Ireland’s 15-man squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.[6]

    In May 2007, Morgan was named as one of England’s twelfth men for the Lord’s Test versus West Indies[7], and came on for Matthew Hoggard on the third day.[8]

    Eoin was educated at Catholic University School on leeson street and won several senior cup cricket winners medals playing for CUS.

  • ^ ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup, 2003/04 Averages: Ireland Under-19s. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 200703-01.
  • ^ ICC Under-19s Cricket World Cup, 2005/06 Batting – Most Runs. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 200703-01.
  • ^ Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, 5 August 2006. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 200703-01.
  • ^ ODIs – Youngest to Score Century. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 200703-01.
  • ^Dominant Morgan sets Irish record“, BBC Sport, 11 February 2007. Retrieved on 200703-01. 
  • ^Ireland stick with tried and tested“, Cricinfo, 13 February 2007. Retrieved on 200703-01. 
  • ^ Cricinfo – 1st Test: England v West Indies at Lord’s, May 17-21, 2007
  • ^ BBC SPORT | Cricket | England | First Test, day three as it happened
  • Eion Morgan vs Kenya

    Eion Morgan vs South Africa

    *Acknowledgements to Wikipedia.com, Cricinfo.com

    Posted in Batsman, Cricket World Cup, Eion Morgan, Ireland Cricket, Super Eights | Leave a Comment »

    In the International Spotlight…Malta Cricket

    Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 23, 2008

    In the International Spotlight…Malta Cricket:

    Maltese people playing cricket

    The Malta Cricket Association was set up in 1989 although the first cricket match to be played on the Maltese Islands was between the British Services regiments stationed at the Cottonera and Valletta back in 1878 at the Verdala Palace Ground. By 1903 the game started to spread over to several keen Maltese enthusiasts and several competitions existed. With the setting up of the association it became involved and was a founder member of the European Cricket Federation. In fact Malta is represented in the European Nations Cup which is held biannually with the participation of ten countries.

    The Malta Cricket Association has a season long of activities ranging from organizing the national league and a number of friendly matches against foreign opposition and has been trying hard to get the game going in schools over the years. Recently a coaching clinic was re introduced at the Marsa Cricket Club. This is being held on Saturday mornings from 9.30am till 11.30am at the Marsa Sports club. There are four clubs in Malta. Two are based at the Marsa Sports Club, Marsa C.C and Krishna C.C. the other two clubs are Melita C.C and Overseas C.C. All games are played at the Marsa Sports ground being the only ground available. Marsa C.C hosts games played against touring teams mainly from England. All players have a chance to play.

    If you would like to find more about cricket in this country here are some excellent references/links —>
    http://blogs.cricinfo.com/btw/archives/malta/
    Malta Cricket Tours

    Malta Cricket

    malta_cricket Marsa SCCC

    *Acknowledgements of text to the Malta Olympic Committee

    Posted in Krishna C.C., Malta Cricket Association, Maltese Islands, Marsa C.C, Marsa Cricket Club, Marsa Sports Club, Melita C.C, Overseas C.C, Verdala Palace Ground | Leave a Comment »