Meet the players
- Born On: 29 October 1980
- Club: Clontarf
- Cap Number: 661
- Debut Match: June 2007 v Middlesex
- Batting Style: Right-hand
- Bowling Style: Right arm medium-fast
- Career Best: 130 v Scotland & 5-20 v Afghanistan
Alex Richard Cusack
Alex was born outside Ireland but of Irish parentage and therefore came to Ireland as the holder of an Irish passport. As such he quickly became eligible to represent Ireland and made his debut against Middlesex in June 2007 at what, as a Clontarf player, had become his home ground of Castle Avenue.
Cusack also made a successful first class debut in August 2007, scoring 130 against Scotland in Belfast. The match saw a brilliant partnership between Cusack and Andre Botha for the sixth wicket which set a record for Ireland. It broke the team’s previous highest sixth wicket partnership record which was established in 1896.
In 2009 he became one of the first holders of a professional Cricket Ireland contract alongside Trent Johnston. Then, at the ICC World T20 in England, in which Ireland progressed to the super eights stage, Cusack almost helped his team to victory over Sri Lanka by taking 4/18 at Lord’s. His bowling figures were the best for Ireland in T20 International’s and he was nominated for this performance at the annual awards.
Cusack is another of those who has represented Ireland over 100 times, with 131 caps to his credit as of the end of the ICC World Twenty20.
Cusack’s most important performance was surely against England at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, as he played the perfect foil to Kevin O’Brien in a most remarkable partnership of 162 runs in just 17 overs. Kevin’s innings may have deservedly won the plaudits but Alex’s 47 was just as vital.
To date Alex has scored 2,190 runs with one century, 130 against Scotland in 2007. On the bowling front he has taken 130 wickets with one five wickets in an innings haul, 5-20 against Afghanistan in 2010. If that was not enough he has also taken 50 catches.
Alex Cusack's statistics coming soon
April 23rd 2013
Every fixture in the 2013 Cricket Ireland calender to be live scored via CricHQ on www.cricketireland.ie
April 19th 2013
Local Clontarf Cricket club man and Ireland International Alex Cusack was delighted to hear Cricket Ireland's upcoming RSA Insurance ODI Series against Pakistan will be played in his home ground.
March 26th 2013
Full details of how clubs across Ireland can avail of special prices for the 2013 RSA Challenge
March 20th 2013
A sensational bowling spell from Trent Johnston coupled with a disciplined batting effort ensured Ireland won their second World Cup qualifying encounter against the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah.
March 20th 2013
Full highlights of Ireland's 5 wicket win over the UAE on Monday in Sharjah where Gary Wilson's Composed 72 not out steered Ireland home to crucial victory.
March 19th 2013
Late fitness boost for Ireland with all-rounder Cusack likely to play
March 17th 2013
Ireland were superb in the field in Sharjah and a gem of an innings from Gary Wilson with a little help from Kevin O'Brien and John Mooney steered Ireland home to send them 4 points clear at the top of the ICC World Cricket League Championship Table.
March 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland looks for the Irish public to get behind their nation's cricketers as they push for qualification to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
March 2nd 2013
Nick Royle from Setanta Sports talks to some of the Irish team from that glory night in the Indian city of Bangalore.
February 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland have named an experienced squad of 14 ahead of their crucial tour of the UAE next month.
February 14th 2013
Max Sorensen and an exciting quartet of youngsters are the major beneficiaries of the 17 contracts announced by Cricket Ireland for the 2013 season, with a further five contracts to be offered in due course.
February 11th 2013
Toyota Ireland has announced that it has become the new Official Car Sponsor to Cricket Ireland.
January 3rd 2013
A look back on the year of Irish cricket in 2012. With footage and coverage from right across all areas of the sport here in Ireland.
September 21st 2012
Video Highlights of Ireland's seven wicket loss to Australia in the opening match of Group B of the ICC World Twenty 20 on Wednesday in Colombo. Ireland must now re-group ahead of their crucial match against the West Indies on Monday at 3pm Irish time.
September 14th 2012
Clontarf All-Rounder Alex Cusack is the latest man from the camp to give us his account of life in Sri Lanka, he reports upon a comfortable win for Ireland over Zimbabwe and how he copes with being away from his newborn twins.
September 10th 2012
Ireland continued ideal preparations for the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo today as they made it two wins in two days following a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka 'A' today at the Sinhalese Sports Ground.
August 15th 2012
Ireland announced their squad for the three match 50 over series against South Africa A that starts this Sunday at Strabane Cricket Club.
July 28th 2012
The inaugural winners of the Battle of the Big Hitters were the Leinster Rugby XI on a memorable day that saw vital funds raised for Spinal Injuries Ireland
July 19th 2012
Highlights from yesterday's 1st RSA Twenty20 International Series match against Bangladesh
July 13th 2012
Highlights from all of Wednesday and Thursday's action at Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines
July 10th 2012
Ireland’s Road to the T20 World Cup: The Celtic View from Sri Lanka (part 1)