Meet the players
- Born On: 18 November 1985
- Club: The Hills
- Cap Number: 681
- Debut Match: 22 February 2012 v Kenya
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
- Career Best: 3 for 20 v Canada
Max Christian Sorensen
Sorensen is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Johannesburg, Transvaal Province but has lived in Dublin since moving to Ireland to play for the Hills in the Leinster League in 2007.
Sorensen was called up to the Ireland squad for the tour to Kenya in February 2012 and also for the 2012 World Twenty20 Qualifier. During the Kenyan leg of the tour, Sorensen made his first-class debut against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup. In a match dominated by spin bowlers, Sorensen was twice dismissed for a duck. The match was scheduled to last four days, but was completed in two with Ireland winning by 10 runs. However, this inauspicious start didn’t affect Sorensen as he went on to make his Twenty20 International debut in the three match Twenty20 series which followed, taking the wickets of Rakep Patel and Alex Obanda to finish with figures of 2/17 in an Irish victory.
Max then went on to star in Ireland’s successful campaign at the World Twenty20 Qualifiers where he played in eight matches, including a starring role in the latter stages of the tournament. In the crucial qualification decider against Namibia he bowled a spell of 4-2-8-2 with 17 dot balls to earn the man of the match award. His figures of 2 for 26 in the final against Afghanistan and selection in the squad of 13 for the RSA Challenge against Australia in June 2012 showed that he looks like he is set for a long career in the green of Ireland.
Max Sorensen's statistics coming soon
June 18th 2013
On that famous night in Bangalore, after Kevin O’Brien had launched a staggering counter-attack and smashed England’s potent bowling attack to all four corners, the dust began to settle on another remarkable achievement as another glorious chapter was etched into this country’s cricketing history.
June 2nd 2013
Kevin O'Brien's excellent form continued as he crashed an unbeaten 71 from just 51 balls as his Leinster Lightning side crushed the North West Warriors by 149 runs in a one-sided contest at Malahide.
April 3rd 2013
John Mooney narrates the story behind the scenes of Irish Cricket and their journey to the 2015 Cricket World Cup
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 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
February 19th 2013
There were seventeen players announced as Cricket Ireland contract holders last week and one of the names with the greatest interest is that of Max Sorensen, it was an exceptional year in 2012 for the fast bowler from The Hills and he thinks he can do even better with his new full-time contract in 2013.
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 12th 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.
November 16th 2012
Paul Stirling has been named as Ireland's RSA International Men's Player of the Year at the inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards. The 22 year old Middlesex all-rounder beat off the challenge of fellow Ireland stars George Dockrell and Ed Joyce to lift the top prize in front of 300 players, officials and guests at the Round Room at the Mansion House.
October 17th 2012
James Shannon, Stuart Thompson & Max Sorensen have been revealed as the short-listed nominees for the 'Aengus Fanning International Emerging Player of the Year Award.' The award will be one of the main awards to be presented at the RSA Cricket Ireland Awards that will take place on 16th November.
September 3rd 2012
The Hills made light work of Merrion as they stormed to a resounding eight wicket victory in the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup on Saturday at Clontarf Cricket Club
August 31st 2012
The showpiece end to the summer of Irish club cricket is doubled this year as the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup Final is joined by the Inagural RSA National Cup Final.
August 14th 2012
The second day of the 4 day match saw a full day's cricket played with South Africa A probably just edging the contest at the moment.
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 12th 2012
Ireland were left to settle for a draw in the truncated ICC Intercontinental Cup game at Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines.