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Joyce calls time on Sussex career Joyce calls time on Sussex career ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce has retired from county cricket with immediate effect.
Ireland hopeful of Afghan series Ireland hopeful of Afghan series ZZZZ9:15 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland board members are this week set to give the go-ahead for a five-match white-ball series against Associate rivals Afghanistan.
Van Der Merwe disappointed at Munster over selections Van Der Merwe disappointed at Munster over selections ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Lightning coach Albert van der Merwe has expressed disappointment at Munster after their squad selection included two players not in the original submitted line-ups.
Forrest and Pretorius delight at Munster call Forrest and Pretorius delight at Munster call ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
Clontarf's Robert Forrest and Phoenix's Nic Pretorius were both delighted to receive calls from Munster Coach Ted Williamson selecting them for the T20 match against the Northern Knights.
Small fry Ireland eaten alive Small fry Ireland eaten alive ZZZZ7:17 amZZZZ
Ireland have been asking for more games against the ‘big boys’ but they are still small fry when they come up against them.
Anderson and Joyce still in honeymoon phase Anderson and Joyce still in honeymoon phase ZZZZ6:53 amZZZZ
It was Irish cricket’s equivalent of a royal wedding – the 24 caps of John Anderson joining the 147 of Isobel Joyce on the most glittering newly-wed mantelpiece in the sport.
Munster unveil squad for Knights clash Munster unveil squad for Knights clash ZZZZ6:32 amZZZZ
Robert Forrest and Nicolaas Pretorius earn call ups along with five Munster and Academy players.
Ireland crushed by New Zealand Ireland crushed by New Zealand ZZZZ10:45 pmZZZZ
Ireland trounced again by New Zealand in Dublin.
Little big man Little big man ZZZZ11:04 pmZZZZ
Irish Cricket should now be recognized as producing cricketers at the very young age at the international level.
Rush given home draw in National Cup Rush given home draw in National Cup ZZZZ3:00 amZZZZ
In the National Cup, winners in the past two seasons Rush have been handed a home tie against Killyclooney, who were runners-up in 2014.
Vincent stars as U19s beat Warriors XI Vincent stars as U19s beat Warriors XI ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
As part of their preparations for the Under 19 World Cup European Qualifier in Jersey at the end of July, Ireland's Under 19s played a North West Warriors XI at Beechgrove on Sunday.
Munster squad unveiled Munster squad unveiled ZZZZ8:04 amZZZZ
Munster Reds coach Ted Williamson and his selection panel have announced their squad.
Deutrom leads Ireland to cusp of Promised Land Deutrom leads Ireland to cusp of Promised Land ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
AFTER more than ten years running Irish cricket and pushing its case in powerful international circles, Warren Deutrom has become adept at juggling.
Ireland on path to Test status Ireland on path to Test status ZZZZ1:42 pmZZZZ
Ireland could make their Test cricket debut as early as next year, after the ICC approved a new constitution that outlines a Test pathway for associate teams.
Luke Ronchi is bowled by Craig Young
Luke Ronchi is bowled by Craig Young ©Willie Barr/CricketEurope
Provincial News
Northern
Max Burton of Carrickfergus stumps Phoenix
Interprovincial squads named Interprovincial squads named ZZZZ9:40 amZZZZ
The Knights squads for the first three matches of the Interprovincial series have been announced.
Young Knights see off Ireland U19 Young Knights see off Ireland U19 ZZZZ7:45 amZZZZ
Knights continue winning ways with a three wicket victory over an Ireland Under 19 side
Cup round-up Cup round-up ZZZZ1:25 pmZZZZ
Round-up of all the other ties on a busy weekend.
Sensational Muckamore oust Waringstown Sensational Muckamore oust Waringstown ZZZZ1:22 pmZZZZ
Waringstown were sensationally eliminated from the Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup by Muckamore.
Foyle reach the semi-finals Foyle reach the semi-finals ZZZZ5:17 amZZZZ
Foyle College became the first school to reach the semi-final stage with a 119 run victory at Campbell.
Muckamore double up over Inst Muckamore double up over Inst ZZZZ10:53 pmZZZZ
A Muckamore double over Instonians and a tie at The Green are the talking points as the T20 Cup reaches the half-way stage.
Cowden relinquishes CSNI captaincy Cowden relinquishes CSNI captaincy ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Civil Service North captain Andrew Cowden has stepped down from the role, being replaced by Graeme McCarter at the helm.
Schools Cup latest Schools Cup latest ZZZZ8:59 amZZZZ
The Ulster Bank Schools Cup is down to the last eight teams.
NCU Under 11 Squad announced NCU Under 11 Squad announced ZZZZ9:59 amZZZZ
The NCU has announced the players who will take part in this year's Interprovincial matches and in the King's College Festival in Taunton.
T/20 Cup may become clearer - weather permitting T/20 Cup may become clearer - weather permitting ZZZZ9:06 amZZZZ
Friday night sees the scheduled third round of fixtures in the T20 Cup but will the weather win the day?
A View From The Boundary - 2. A View From The Boundary - 2. ZZZZ10:53 amZZZZ
Observations on players umpiring in the lower leagues.
Inst show title winning class Inst show title winning class ZZZZ8:20 pmZZZZ
It’s stretching things to declare that the outcome of a match on the third weekend of the season could ultimately decide a league title, but Instonians’ victory over Waringstown on Saturday may yet be hugely significant in the final analysis.
Lots to see in the coming week Lots to see in the coming week ZZZZ10:17 pmZZZZ
A look ahead to what's on offer locally in the coming week which includes the visit of Bangladesh to Stormont.
NCU Under 15 squad unveiled NCU Under 15 squad unveiled ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
Instonians players dominate the NCU Under 15 squad which will take part in the Irish interpro series later this summer.
Muckamore march to T20 Trophy triumph Muckamore march to T20 Trophy triumph ZZZZ2:04 pmZZZZ
Half centuries from Craig Drummond and Ryan Haire led Muckamore to victory in the T20 Trophy final carried over from last season.
NCU announce Senior Women's squad for 2017 season NCU announce Senior Women's squad for 2017 season ZZZZ1:59 pmZZZZ
Player coach Sandi Harrison from North Down named in 22 strong Women's squad.
Women U15 & U17 - second phase squads Women U15 & U17 - second phase squads ZZZZ1:59 pmZZZZ
The Northern Cricket Union are delighted with the continued progress that is being made by the Under 15 and Under 17 Girls Squads.
North West
History in the NW as father and daughter Clarkie and Melanie Killen umpired the St Johnston v Ballyspallen game.
Date changes for Strabane and Ulster Plate Date changes for Strabane and Ulster Plate ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
Strabane will now host Cregagh in the National Cup on June 4, while all the Ulster Plate matches have been switched to June 25.
T20 semi-finalists confirmed T20 semi-finalists confirmed ZZZZ8:34 pmZZZZ
Ardmore, Donemana, Burndennett and St Johnston progress.
Family affair for Killens Family affair for Killens ZZZZ8:15 pmZZZZ
Father and daughter team Clarke and Melanie Killen officiated the Eric Cooke Cup match between St Johnston and Ballyspallen.
Dalzell and Scanlon lead Bready to victory Dalzell and Scanlon lead Bready to victory ZZZZ8:12 pmZZZZ
In the North West Ladies League, Bready continued to look a very real title threat as Jemma Rankin’s side achieved yet another win against Eglinton.
NW U15 squad named for Jersey tour NW U15 squad named for Jersey tour ZZZZ10:41 pmZZZZ
The North West Under 15's have named a squad of 14 for their upcoming short tour to Jersey.
Warriors squad named for T20 opener Warriors squad named for T20 opener ZZZZ10:25 pmZZZZ
The NW Warriors have named a squad of 12 for their T20 opener against defending champions Leinster Lightning at Bready.
T20 semi-final slots up for grabs. T20 semi-final slots up for grabs. ZZZZ10:05 pmZZZZ
The remaining semi-finalists will be decided when the final round of games get under way on Tuesday.
Historic date awaits NW Warriors Historic date awaits NW Warriors ZZZZ3:40 amZZZZ
The Warriors have games across all three formats over the coming days.
Qualifying Leagues round-up Qualifying Leagues round-up ZZZZ4:05 amZZZZ
There was a greatly reduced programme in the Qualifying Leagues with just three games across all the divisions.
Solid showing by NW sides in National Cup Solid showing by NW sides in National Cup ZZZZ7:23 amZZZZ
Despite a poor recent record in the Irish Senior Cup the North West has usually fared reasonably well in the early rounds of the National Cup and it was a similar story at the weekend as five local sides progressed to the next stage.
Eglinton and Fox Lodge win Eglinton and Fox Lodge win ZZZZ2:33 pmZZZZ
Eglinton recorded their first league win of the season with a comfortable victory over Killyclooney, while Fox Lodge edged out Donemana by two runs.
Newbuildings host Ardmore in ground opener Newbuildings host Ardmore in ground opener ZZZZ10:24 pmZZZZ
Newbuildings first match at their new ground will take place on Wednesday when they take on Ardmore in a Derry Midweek League fixture.
No fairytale for Curry as McBrine fails to read script No fairytale for Curry as McBrine fails to read script ZZZZ3:02 amZZZZ
Donemana joined Coleraine and Brigade at the top of the table after they beat Ardmore in a rain affected match on Sunday.
Tyrone round-up Tyrone round-up ZZZZ9:55 pmZZZZ
A look at the latest news from the Tyrone clubs.
Three centurions in Qualifying Leagues Three centurions in Qualifying Leagues ZZZZ10:34 pmZZZZ
Centuries for Del Scott, Ben Mills and Kyle Martin the highlights of this week's round up of the lower leagues.
Cup returns to spiritual home Cup returns to spiritual home ZZZZ8:42 pmZZZZ
The Bank of Ireland senior cup final, the blue riband event in the North West domestic cricket calendar, is set to return to its former spiritual home of Beechgrove this summer after an absence of 19 years.
NW name Warriors Academy squad NW name Warriors Academy squad ZZZZ8:48 amZZZZ
The NWCU have revealed their 2017 Academy squad and there are plenty of fresh faces set to get a first look at the Inter-provincial set up.
Leinster
Leinster Schools Cup winners CUS
CUS clinch School's Cup CUS clinch School's Cup ZZZZ9:53 pmZZZZ
CUS beat St Andrew's by 47 runs to win the Leinster Senior Schools Cup at Merrion.
Lightning name squads Lightning name squads ZZZZ4:06 amZZZZ
Lightning squad to play NW Warriors on Friday and Bolts team to play Emerging Knights on Sunday are named.
Leinster Division One reaction Leinster Division One reaction ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
Joe Morrissey, Eddie Richardson and Nic Pretorius give their thoughts on excellent wins for Clontarf, North County and Phoenix.
Barnes storms Clontarf to top of table Barnes storms Clontarf to top of table ZZZZ8:11 amZZZZ
Clontarf made it three wins out of three when they thumped Leinster at Rathmines by a whopping 164 runs.
Prendergast stars as High School clinch trophy Prendergast stars as High School clinch trophy ZZZZ10:07 amZZZZ
Orla Prendergast starred with both bat and ball to lead High School to glory in the Leinster Senior Girls Schools final with a convincing 43-run win over St Andrews.
Chance for Girls to 'Give It A Blast' Chance for Girls to 'Give It A Blast' ZZZZ5:55 amZZZZ
ANOTHER initiative to get more youngsters into cricket is kicking off in Dublin this spring – with a twist all its own.
Munster
Munster Reds Squad V Northern Knights, 26th May @ The Mardyke (5PM)
Munster Name Team For Historic IP20 Opener Munster Name Team For Historic IP20 Opener ZZZZ6:10 pmZZZZ
The twelve players to represent the Munster Reds in their historic opening Hanley Energy Interprovincial T20 encounter against the Northern Knights have been announced by the Reds selectors
Munster Senior Schools T20 Cup 2017 Munster Senior Schools T20 Cup 2017 ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
Results and table as at Tuesday May 16th
Reds announce interpro T20 squad Reds announce interpro T20 squad ZZZZ5:17 amZZZZ
The Munster Reds selection panel have announced their squad of 15 players.
Week 2 Round-up Week 2 Round-up ZZZZ10:53 pmZZZZ
Cork County suffer their first Senior League defeat since June 2014.
Opening day defeat for Cork County Opening day defeat for Cork County ZZZZ9:30 amZZZZ
Cork County lost to Leinster by 7 wickets in the opening round of Leinster Division 1 fixtures.
Munster will play in T20 Interpros Munster will play in T20 Interpros ZZZZ2:24 amZZZZ
Munster Reds participation in the 2017 Interprovincial T20 Trophy was confirmed by Cricket Ireland at their Board meeting in Derry today.
  • This week we have legendary West Indies fast bowler and Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh.
  • After reaching his first century in an ODI, we catch up with Niall O'Brien.
  • Around the grounds with our usual suspects.
  • Donacloney Mill's Stevie Hanna in Club Corner on the coming together of the new club.
Seven home ties for Ulster sides in Irish Cup Seven home ties for Ulster sides in Irish Cup ZZZZ9:02 amZZZZ
The reward for the NCU and North West having 10 teams in the last 16 of the Irish Senior Cup is seven home ties next month.
Intriguing ties in Irish Cup Intriguing ties in Irish Cup ZZZZ2:59 amZZZZ
Holders Merrion will face NCU side Muckamore in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup.
Great day for Ulster sides in Irish Cup Great day for Ulster sides in Irish Cup ZZZZ11:54 amZZZZ
There will be 10 Ulster clubs in the last 16 of the Irish Senior Cup after their most successful first round day in almost 20 years.
Six of the best Six of the best ZZZZ8:16 pmZZZZ
Those with long memories may recall the last time that six NCU sides made the second round of the Irish Senior Cup - but Saturday was without doubt one the finest overall performances in recent history.
Phoenix on the rise at Carrickfergus expense Phoenix on the rise at Carrickfergus expense ZZZZ8:12 pmZZZZ
Carrickfergus is the place to go if you want runs - unfortunately, on Saturday most of them were flying off Phoenix bats.
Another big hit from Donemana
Another big hit from Donemana's Gary McClintock during his match-winning century against Clontarf. ©Deryck Vincent/CricketEurope
Women's Cricket
Ireland beat Zimbabwe Ireland beat Zimbabwe ZZZZ9:29 amZZZZ
Half centuries from skipper Laura Delany and Shauna Kavanagh, backed up by Aoife Beggs' five-wicket haul saw Ireland Women beat Zimabwe by 19 runs to clinch third place.
Ireland up their game Ireland up their game ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
Ireland produced their highest score in the tournament against India or South Africa, but it was not enough to prevent a 120 run defeat.
Zimbabwe at the double Zimbabwe at the double ZZZZ7:40 amZZZZ
Ireland go down to a second defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe.
Record breaking India put Ireland to the sword Record breaking India put Ireland to the sword ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
Ireland Women were on the receiving end of a world record ODI partnership between Indian openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut, losing by 249 runs in the latest game of the Quadrangular Series in South Africa.
Q&A with Laura Delany Q&A with Laura Delany ZZZZ12:45 amZZZZ
Laura Delany, 24, from Knocklyn, plays for Leinster Cricket Club (Rathmines) and captains Ireland.
Red letter day for Delany and Stokell Red letter day for Delany and Stokell ZZZZ1:44 pmZZZZ
It was a red-letter day for the Leinster duo of Laura Delany and Rebecca Stokell who made their 100th and first appearances respectively for Ireland Women against hosts South Africa in the latest ODI in the Quadrangular Series
Rebecca Stokell made her debut while Laura Delany made her 100th appearance
Rebecca Stokell made her debut while Laura Delany made her 100th appearance ©Tim Simmonite
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