Third 1-Dayer washed out in Bangladesh. Theo Lawson, Mark Donegan and Scott Ruttle are all playing abroad this winter. Matt Engel slams ICC for ruining the game he loves in a Guardian article. Is Craig Young on the move from Bready? Mitchell Thompson is playing in Sydney youth cricket. Burndennett and Dublin University are the latest clubs in the reviews.
It's a wash out in Cox's Bazar It's a wash out in Cox's Bazar ( ) ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves one-day game against Bangladesh A in Cox’s Bazar was called off following heavy rain earlier today and has been rescheduled for tomorrow, with Monday also available as a further reserve day.
Mulder efforts in vain as Bangladesh win Mulder efforts in vain as Bangladesh win ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
Jacob Mulder took three wickets but it wasn’t enough to prevent Ireland Wolves from defeat by Bangladesh in their one-day clash in Cox’s Bazar.
Ireland clash with Bangladesh abandoned Ireland clash with Bangladesh abandoned ( ) ZZZZ8:15 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves first one-day match against Bangladesh A in Cox's Bazar was abandoned due to a combination of torrential rain and lightning, with the contest evenly balanced.
Omitted quintet look to bounce back Omitted quintet look to bounce back ( ) ZZZZ2:34 pmZZZZ
The five members of the Ireland Wolves squad left out of the first-class game against Bangladesh A will hope to see plenty of white-ball action when the five-match one-day series begins in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday.
Testing times - an Irishman's diary on cricket Testing times - an Irishman's diary on cricket ( ) ZZZZ8:09 pmZZZZ
I first watched cricket properly on the day of the Miami Showband massacre, on July 31st, 1975.
Poynter signs contract extension with Durham Poynter signs contract extension with Durham ( ) ZZZZ3:20 amZZZZ
Stuart Poynter has signed a contract extension with Durham which will keep him at the county until 2019.
Davey century helps Malahide beat Terenure in National Cup final Davey century helps Malahide beat Terenure in National Cup final ( ) ZZZZ2:11 pmZZZZ
Sean Davey's century led Malahide to their second National Cup as they beat Terenure by 17 runs in a thrilling at North County.
2019 World Cup Qualifier date switch 2019 World Cup Qualifier date switch ( ) ZZZZ8:02 amZZZZ
That is much better than the originally planned tournament date of July which would have taken the Ireland squad out of county and club cricket for five weeks at the height of our season.
Numbers Racket No 9 Numbers Racket No 9 ( ) ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
And so, the first season of the new, enhanced Hanley Energy Championship draws to a close with an all-too-predictable champion.
It's a wash out It's a wash out ( ) ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
No play was possible in the National Cup final.
National Cup up for grabs National Cup up for grabs ( ) ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
The 6th National Cup final takes place at Bready on Sunday and it's an all-Leinster clash between Malahide and Terenure.
Ireland and Hampshire share the spoils Ireland and Hampshire share the spoils ( ) ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Ireland and Hampshire Under 17's again shared the spoils in their two T20 games at Belmont.
Honours even between Ireland and Hampshire U17's Honours even between Ireland and Hampshire U17's ( ) ZZZZ12:50 amZZZZ
Ireland and Hampshire Under 17's shared the honours in their T20 clashes at Belmont with the visitors winning the first match by four wickets, and the Irish bouncing back to win the second by 8 wickets.
Ireland beaten by Hampshire in series opener Ireland beaten by Hampshire in series opener ( ) ZZZZ12:39 amZZZZ
Ireland's Under 17's slipped to a 63-run defeat against Hampshire at Waringstown in the first game of their series.
CIYMS win Ulster Plate CIYMS win Ulster Plate ( ) ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
CIYMS beat 2015 winners Brigade to claim their first Ulster Plate win in the final at Belmont.
Ireland U17 beat Scotland while U15's lose to West Indies Ireland U17 beat Scotland while U15's lose to West Indies ( ) ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Ireland U17's levelled the Celtic Cup series with an emphatic 9-wicket win against Scotland at The Mardyke in the final game of the competition.
Future of Ulster Shield in doubt Future of Ulster Shield in doubt ( ) ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
THE future of the Ulster Shield is in doubt following the apathy of clubs last week to take part in last Sunday’s Finals Day.
Strabane win Ulster Shield after super over Strabane win Ulster Shield after super over ( ) ZZZZ2:14 pmZZZZ
Strabane are the Ulster Shield winners for 2017 after Tommy Barr's side beat St Johnston in a nerve-jangling "super over" after the two sides had tied the 20-over decider.
Waringstown clinch Ulster Cup triumph Waringstown clinch Ulster Cup triumph ( ) ZZZZ2:01 pmZZZZ
Waringstown clinched their first Ulster Cup triumph in the 19 year history of the competition, played for the first time this season in T20 format.
Strabane face tricky trip to Terenure Strabane face tricky trip to Terenure ( ) ZZZZ2:40 pmZZZZ
Strabane go to Terenure for the semi-final of the National Cup and it's a quick run back up the road after that to prepare for a semi-final, and hopefully a final as well in Sunday's T20 Ulster Shield.
Ulster Schools squad selected Ulster Schools squad selected ( ) ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Stuart Nelson will captain Ulster Schools in next week's tour to Glasgow.
Irish Schools take on Ireland U17s Irish Schools take on Ireland U17s ( ) ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
Irish Schools will take on Ireland Under 17's in a 50-over contest at Campbell College in Belfast.
Irish Universities do the double Irish Universities do the double ( ) ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
A 43 run win over hosts Cambridge University today means that Ireland retain the Hone-MacGregor Trophy.
Irish Universities retain Celtic Cup Irish Universities retain Celtic Cup ( ) ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
The Irish Universities recorded a 38 run win over their Scottish counterparts in the Tri-Series encounter.
Irish Universities play in Fenners tournament Irish Universities play in Fenners tournament ( ) ZZZZ9:16 amZZZZ
Irish Universities will again take part in the annual Hone McGregor Tri Series in Cambridge.
Carrick confirm McCord signing Carrick confirm McCord signing ( ) ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
Matthew McCord, the Cliftonville captain, is moving to Middle Road after attracting interest from a number of top flight clubs.
McCord on the move McCord on the move ( ) ZZZZ8:27 amZZZZ
Matthew McCord has spoken to the News Letter about his decision to switch from Cliftonville to Carrickfergus.
Andrew White Academy Andrew White Academy ( ) ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
The successful Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy now moves into its third year of operation.
Jones scoops Player of the Year award Jones scoops Player of the Year award ( ) ZZZZ10:58 amZZZZ
NIGEL Jones may have just missed out on leading CIYMS to Gardiner Bros Premier League glory this season but he has been named player of the season.
CSNI win all-Ireland U11 title CSNI win all-Ireland U11 title ( ) ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
There was better news for the NCU in the Under 11 final at Stormont as CSNI beat St Johnston by 10 wickets.
Lurgan clinch cup in thriller Lurgan clinch cup in thriller ( ) ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
As Peter McMorran handed over the AJG Cup to Lurgan captain Hannah Grieve it was apparent how much it meant to both her and her teammates, not just a league and cup double but also an unbeaten season.
Grieve stars as Lurgan beat North Down in Women's Cup Grieve stars as Lurgan beat North Down in Women's Cup ( ) ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Hannah Grieve won the player of the match as Lurgan overcame North Down by 5 runs in tense affair at Pollock Park.
Donaghcloney Mill on course for double Donaghcloney Mill on course for double ( ) ZZZZ10:18 pmZZZZ
DONAGHCLONEY Mill III remain on course for a league and cup double after a seven wickets victory in the Minor Qualifying Cup final against Laurelvale III.
Two Cups up for grabs Two Cups up for grabs ( ) ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
Minor and Minor Qualifying Cups up for decision this weekend.
NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West ( ) ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
A nine wicket victory over the North West in the final game of the series seals the title for the NCU.
Cup horror for Carrickfergus after final Cup horror for Carrickfergus after final ( ) ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Joy quickly turned to horror for Carrickfergus Seconds who hours after beating Donaghcloney Mill in the Intermediate final were informed by the NCU that they had fielded an ineligible player.
Knights end T20 on winning note Knights end T20 on winning note ( ) ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
THE Knights ended the Twenty20 inter-pro series on a winning note to deny the Warriors any chance of lifting the trophy, but Lightning made no mistake in Cork to make it three titles in a row.
Ulster Schools Tour Ulster Schools Tour ( ) ZZZZ6:43 amZZZZ
The squad was based In Braehead and played a series of matches against Scottish districts' XIs.
Knights make four changes Knights make four changes ( ) ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
The Northern Knights have made four changes for their dead rubber against the Warriors at Belmont.
Jones man on a mission Jones man on a mission ( ) ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
One man certainly does not a team make but as CIYMS skipper Nigel Jones received the Cup from NCU President Peter McMorran he had left an indelible stamp on this contest with Instonians.
Jones targets double success Jones targets double success ( ) ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
AS captain Nigel Jones admitted it was not the ideal preparation for a final but the class of the retired Ireland international shone through as CIYMS won the AJG Challenge Cup for the second time in three years.
Waringstown retain T20 crown Waringstown retain T20 crown ( ) ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
Waringstown retained the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup after James Hall treated the bumper crowd at The Lawn with an unbeaten century which the power hitters of North Down could not match.
Crisis, what crisis? Crisis, what crisis? ( ) ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Crisis, what crisis? First blood of 2017 goes to Waringstown as they retained the Lagan Valley Steels T20 total with ultimately a convincing 26 run over North Down.
NW Review 16: Burndennett NW Review 16: Burndennett ( ) ZZZZ5:40 amZZZZ
A solid if unspectacular season for the 'Dennett boys as they again flirted with relegation before retaining their senior status with a couple of vital late wins.
NW Review 15: Drummond NW Review 15: Drummond ( ) ZZZZ2:28 amZZZZ
There will have been no-one more relieved to see the end of the season than Chris Moore after a very difficult summer for the Roe Valley men.
NW Review 14: Ardmore NW Review 14: Ardmore ( ) ZZZZ8:52 amZZZZ
After a couple of bold showings in the Premier League over the past few seasons, things were certainly quieter this time as the Bleachgreen boys' batting failed to fire.
NW Review 13: Bonds Glen NW Review 13: Bonds Glen ( ) ZZZZ3:00 amZZZZ
The Championship was firmly divided into two sets of four this year and Graham Boyd's men were another team to find things tough, however they had enough about them to avoid a second successive play-off.
NW Umpires and Scorers AGM NW Umpires and Scorers AGM ( ) ZZZZ5:38 amZZZZ
The North West Umpires and Scorers Association will hold its AGM at Bready Cricket Club at 2pm on Saturday 7th October.
Macbeth heading Down Under Macbeth heading Down Under ( ) ZZZZ8:01 pmZZZZ
Brigade all-rounder Ryan Macbeth is spending the winter in Australia.
Maghera deserved league winners Maghera deserved league winners ( ) ZZZZ9:11 amZZZZ
There is a new name on the North West Qualifying 4 league trophy this season after Maghera were presented with their winners medals at Rainey Endowed College fields by Union President Connie McAllister.
Warriors championship woes Warriors championship woes ( ) ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
North West Warriors’ two-day defeat at Bready last week continued Leinster Lightning’s dominance of the inter-provincial championship
Burndennett forfeit Q3 cup Burndennett forfeit Q3 cup ( ) ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
The Tyrone club explained that the final was originally scheduled for last week, however there's a club wedding this weekend and Burndennett don't have the personnel available to compete in the game.
Scanlon inspires Warriors fightback Scanlon inspires Warriors fightback ( ) ZZZZ1:30 pmZZZZ
Wickets tumbled on a bowler-dominated first day of the Inter-Provincial Championship clash between the North-West Warriors and Leinster Lightning at Bready.
King stars as Ardmore break Midweek Cup hoodoo King stars as Ardmore break Midweek Cup hoodoo ( ) ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
Glyn King takes four wickets as Ardmore dismiss Fox Lodge for just 41 to win the Midweek Cup.
Donemana beat Newbuildings in thriller Donemana beat Newbuildings in thriller ( ) ZZZZ4:10 amZZZZ
Newbuildings were 12 runs adrift when the overs ran out allowing Donemana to pick up yet another vital victory.
Last two finals up for decision Last two finals up for decision ( ) ZZZZ10:22 pmZZZZ
THE last two cup finals get under way on Friday with Drummond II meeting Burndennett II at Ballyspallen in the Q 3 decider while Ardmore III have home advantage in the Q4 clash against Fox Lodge III.
Cole man delivers but Coleraine gets points after protest Cole man delivers but Coleraine gets points after protest ( ) ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
Rennie Cole took three wickets in a dramatic final over as St Johnston seconds beat Coleraine seconds in a thriller but it was all in vain after a successful protest against the Donegal club.
North West unveil Hilton Tour squad North West unveil Hilton Tour squad ( ) ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Squad of thirteen announced for the Series in Newcastle
Two more Cups to be decided this weekend Two more Cups to be decided this weekend ( ) ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
The Sam Jeffrey and Qualifying 2 Cup Finals are both scheduled to start tomorrow (Friday)
Donemana beat Killyclooney Donemana beat Killyclooney ( ) ZZZZ4:25 pmZZZZ
This past Monday evening we saw Donemana achieve their second victory of the season against local rivals Killyclooney in the ladies league.
Fox Lodge and Ardmore to contest Midweek Cup final Fox Lodge and Ardmore to contest Midweek Cup final ( ) ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge will take on Ardmore in the Midweek Cup final after they beat Killyclooney and Bready respectively in the semi-finals.
NW name U11 interpro squad NW name U11 interpro squad ( ) ZZZZ9:08 amZZZZ
The squad for the NW Under 11 interpros versus Leinster (15th August - Balbriggan) and NCU (17th August - Glendermott) has been selected.
Fine wine McBrine Fine wine McBrine ( ) ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
LIKE a good wine, Junior McBrine continues to improve with age. In his 14th Senior Cup final, 32 years after his first, the 53-year-old produced his best match figures in the two-day decider.
Super six for dominant Donemana Super six for dominant Donemana ( ) ZZZZ11:14 pmZZZZ
A Junior McBrine-inspired Donemana retained the senior cup with a comfortable win over Ballyspallen and in the process equalled that long-standing record of six cup wins in a row.
Bready and St Johnston claim T20 honours Bready and St Johnston claim T20 honours ( ) ZZZZ1:53 pmZZZZ
Bready beat Coleraine by 9 wickets while St Johnston edge out Strabane in last-ball thriller.
T20 finals at Bready T20 finals at Bready ( ) ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
The Annual T20 finals day takes place at Bready this coming Sunday with a couple of quality matches down for decision in the respective competitions.
Leinster players off to sunnier climes Leinster players off to sunnier climes ( ) ZZZZ10:21 amZZZZ
Scott Ruttle, Theo Lawson and Mark Donegan are all plying their trade in far off foreign lands this winter.
Mitchell Thompson playing in Australia Mitchell Thompson playing in Australia ( ) ZZZZ9:50 pmZZZZ
Another player heading to warmer climes for the winter is YMCA and Leinster youth player Mitchell Thompson.
LCU Review 12: Dublin Univeristy LCU Review 12: Dublin Univeristy ( ) ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
It was a terrific season for Trinity - not only did the 1st XI register their highest league finish in a decade, but the 2nd XI managed to dominate all opposition with an unbeaten record.
LCU Review 11: Malahide LCU Review 11: Malahide ( ) ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
Malahide won their second National Cup but just missed out on a promotion play-off slot finishing third in Division Two behind runaway champions Merrion and Dublin University.
Leinster U13 girls put up good show in Wales Leinster U13 girls put up good show in Wales ( ) ZZZZ2:42 pmZZZZ
Our Leinster U13 ‘B’ squad played against a mixed team of a Northern Wales, Eryri District, boys and girls team with ages ranging from 10 to 15.
Leinster U17 Girls Squad to play the NCU U17 selected Leinster U17 Girls Squad to play the NCU U17 selected ( ) ZZZZ2:35 pmZZZZ
The following girls have been selected to the Leinster U17 squad for the two match series against the Northern Cricket Union at Kenure and Stormont on August 21st & 22nd.
Sorensen soars as Hills win cup Sorensen soars as Hills win cup ( ) ZZZZ2:29 amZZZZ
MAX SORENSEN led The Hills to a hat-trick of cup final successes – 11 years after their previous appearance – with another remarkable big match innings.
Max powers Hills to cup final glory Max powers Hills to cup final glory ( ) ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Max Sorensen's brutal assault helped The Hills to a five wicket win over Merrion in the Leinster Senior Cup final.
Clontarf win T20 final Clontarf win T20 final ( ) ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
CLONTARF will represent Leinster in All-Ireland T20 finals day next month after a thrilling three runs victory over Pembroke in the provincial final at Sydney Parade.
County clinch title after final day drama County clinch title after final day drama ( ) ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Cork County secured another Senior League Title despite last day defeat to Limerick.
Weather disrupts Premier Division Games Weather disrupts Premier Division Games ( ) ZZZZ10:14 amZZZZ
For the second consecutive weekend the weather spoils key Premier Division clashes while Limerick capture the Minor Cup on Saturday
12 year wait over for Midleton 12 year wait over for Midleton ( ) ZZZZ8:06 amZZZZ
Midleton picked up their first piece of silverware in twelve years as they battled their way past a spirited UCC Pirates side in the Cork T20 Cup Final.
Munster Reds name team for Final Interpro T20 Munster Reds name team for Final Interpro T20 ( ) ZZZZ3:40 amZZZZ
Munster Reds unchanged from last month's trip to the Northern Knights for their last game against Leinster Lightning at the Mardyke on Friday 11 August at 5pm.
Munster name squad for Warriors trek Munster name squad for Warriors trek ( ) ZZZZ4:53 amZZZZ
The Munster Reds have made one change to their squad from last week’s defeat against the Leinster Lightning, ahead the long trip to Eglinton to take on the North-West Warriors.
Big weekend as top two meet Big weekend as top two meet ( ) ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
After the build up and excitement of the return to Inter-Provincial cricket to Munster on Friday night the top two in the Premier Division meet on Sunday.
Division Two round-up Division Two round-up ( ) ZZZZ11:10 amZZZZ
Limerick go joint top after emphatic win over Waterford & District.
Trio of resignations from Lightning Trio of resignations from Lightning ( ) ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
John Anderson has stepped down as the Lightning Captain. John has captained the team to two treble-winning seasons since taking over the reins from John Mooney at the start of the 2016 season.
Dockrell stars as Lightning beat Knights Dockrell stars as Lightning beat Knights ( ) ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning closed out the 2017 Inter-Provincial Series with a convincing 55-run (DLS) victory over Northern Knights at Rathmines.
Lightning ring the changes for dead rubber Lightning ring the changes for dead rubber ( ) ZZZZ12:31 amZZZZ
David and Gareth Delany as well as Stephen Doheny drafted into the Lightning squad for their last interpro game of the campaign.
Dockrell spins Lightning to innings win over Knights Dockrell spins Lightning to innings win over Knights ( ) ZZZZ11:39 amZZZZ
George Dockrell took 6 for 29 to spin Leinster Lighting to an innings win over Northern Knights on the final day of the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship match as Castle Avenue.
Waringstown win Irish Senior Cup - reaction Waringstown win Irish Senior Cup - reaction ( ) ZZZZ11:01 amZZZZ
“I adapted and did what I had to do.”
Far from a classic but Waringstown win Far from a classic but Waringstown win ( ) ZZZZ4:31 amZZZZ
IT WAS not the classic final that everyone predicted but Waringstown won’t give a jot after beating The Hills to win the Irish Cup for a record-equalling fifth time and pick up their third trophy of the season.
McCallan stars as Waringstown clinch Irish Cup McCallan stars as Waringstown clinch Irish Cup ( ) ZZZZ11:00 pmZZZZ
Kyle McCallan's Man-of-the-Match performance led Waringstown to a record equalling 5th Irish Senior Cup win as they beat The Hills by four-wickets in a tense low-scoring game at Bready.
Big guns ready for battle Big guns ready for battle ( ) ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Add the fact that between them Waringstown and The Hills have won four of the last six and you get a sense of the magnitude of Saturday’s game at Bready.
Irish in Australia Irish in Australia ( ) ZZZZ10:30 amZZZZ
Irish international Ciara Metcalfe is also plying her trade in Australia this winter - along with Isobel Joyce, Kim Garth and Mary Waldron.
Scorchers win Super 3 series Scorchers win Super 3 series ( ) ZZZZ3:53 pmZZZZ
The Scorchers have won the Super 3 Series finishing above both the Typhoons and the Dragons in the 18-match tournament played across two different formats.
Metcalfe delight as Ireland finish tour strongly Metcalfe delight as Ireland finish tour strongly ( ) ZZZZ11:53 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under 19 girls finished their tour of England with convincing back-to-back wins over Wales and Buckinghamshire in T20 contests.
Stokell scores half century as Ireland beat Wales Stokell scores half century as Ireland beat Wales ( ) ZZZZ1:56 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under 19 girls bounced back from their opening day loss to Warwickshire to record a 5-wicket win over Wales at the Malvern Festival.
Ireland beaten despite Lewis heroics Ireland beaten despite Lewis heroics ( ) ZZZZ1:11 pmZZZZ
Ireland's U19 girls slipped to an agonising 9-run loss to Warwickshire in their opening match of the prestigious Malvern Festival.
Another draw for Scotland Another draw for Scotland ( ) ZZZZ9:05 amZZZZ
A record breaking total, but it's a fourth draw in six matches for Scotland in the Intercontinental Cup.
UAE beat Namibia with a day to spare UAE beat Namibia with a day to spare ( ) ZZZZ9:44 amZZZZ
UAE beat Namibia inside three days in Windhoek in the latest Intercontinental Cup match.
Porterfield scores hundred but resolute Dutch secure draw Porterfield scores hundred but resolute Dutch secure draw ( ) ZZZZ11:30 amZZZZ
William Porterfield's 16th International century wasn't enough to earn Ireland victory on the final day of their rain-affected Intercontinental Cup clash against the Netherlands at Malahide.
Day 3 report Day 3 report ( ) ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
Tough going for Ireland as they struggle to gain the upper hand.
O'Dowd century saves Dutch blushes, but Ireland press ahead O'Dowd century saves Dutch blushes, but Ireland press ahead ( ) ZZZZ3:40 pmZZZZ
A record-breaking partnership of 160 between centurian Max O'Dowd and Logan van Beek helped the Netherlands to avoid the follow-on at Malahide on Thursday, but Ireland still led by 269 at the end of the day.
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 4 (1)
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 3 (3)
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 3 (2)
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 3 (1)
Ireland v Netherlands Day 2 (3)
P Pts Afghanistan 6 101 Ireland 6 89 Netherlands 6 52 UAE 6 47 Scotland 6 46 Papua New Guinea 6 43 Hong Kong 6 39 Namibia 6 27