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11:28 AM
21 October
Cricket is rotting away. Everything worthwhile about it is being destroyed.
Leading writer slams ICC and modern cricket administrators

It is worthwhile reading this article by Matthew Engel, one of the world's leading cricket writers, which appeared in The Guardian on Friday.  It is a damning indictment of the ICC and the way the game is being run nowadays.

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11:18 AM
21 October
Happy Birthday Geoff Boycott
77 today

It's former England Test star Geoffrey Boycott's 77th birthday today.

He scored over 100 first-class centuries for Yorkshire and England.

He used to live in Jersey where he met Connie McAllister who was umpiring at the World Cricket League.

CricketEurope
11:17 AM
21 October
Intercontinental Cup
Afghanistan go clear at the top
The table with just one round of matches remaining.
                            P    W    T    D    L  Pts
Afghanistan                 6    5    0    1    0  101
Ireland                     6    4    0    1    1   89
Netherlands                 6    2    0    2    2   52
UAE                         6    2    0    1    3   47
Scotland                    6    0    0    5    1   46
Papua New Guinea            6    2    0    1    3   43
Hong Kong                   6    1    0    2    3   39
Namibia                     6    1    0    1    4   27

11:16 AM
21 October
Scorecard: Intercontinental Cup
The match ends within two days as Afghanistan go clear at the top of the table.
View Scorecard Afghanistan beat Hong Kong by an innings and 173 runs
10:28 AM
21 October
Wash out in Cox's Bazar

CricketEurope    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.

4:13 AM
21 October
When it rains here - it RAINS!
4:09 AM
21 October
3rd One-Dayer Washed out.
It's a case of try again tomorrow.

The depression that has been building in the Bay of Bengal over the past few days has headed North and washed out 3rd One-Day match between Bangladesh A and Ireland A. The match has been rescheduled for tomorrow when the forecast, although still containing the threat of further rain is somewhat better. 

7:51 PM
20 October
Presidential Welcome
Cricket Coaching conference
Past President Robin Walsh welcomes participants to the annual coaching conference which is being held this weekend at the University of Ulster.
6:49 PM
20 October
Another hundred for Nick Larkin
back-to-back centuries

Irish international Nick Larkin scored a century in each innings of the game between NSW Metro and ACT/NSW Country.

Larkin’s unbeaten 129 came off just 164 deliveries with 14 fours after he scored189 in the first innings.

Larkin - under contract at NSW - rejected an approach to relaunch his Irish career, preferring to concentrate his efforts Down Under.

CricketEurope
6:27 PM
20 October
Leinster players abroad

CricketEurope    Scott Ruttle, Theo Lawson and Mark Donegan are all plying their trade in far off foreign lands this winter.

6:19 PM
20 October
Cricket is not beyond salvation. One thing is certain: the current omnishambles will never be resolved by the dunderheads in Dubai."
Matthew Engel (The Guardian)
5:51 PM
19 October
Better class of dog at Lord's
Suits you sir
Even the dogs at Lord's can only get in with a tie. The old egg and bacon looks good on Lewis, the guide dog.
4:15 PM
19 October
Mulder efforts in vain as Ireland beaten by Bangladesh

CricketEurope    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.

4:11 PM
19 October
As a batting unit it’s disappointing that we all got starts without getting a meaningful score. We fought hard with the ball and in the field. Jacob Mulder did very well bowling his 10 overs straight and he was well supported by George Dockrell but unfortunately we couldn’t create the couple of chances we needed. In what is a testing tour, I’m delighted how everyone is turning up looking to improve each day and hopefully we are raring to go come Saturday.”
Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland A captain)
3:00 PM
19 October
Carrick have a burning desire for success. They are now well established in the Premier League. They’ve been very close in the past few years to winning a trophy within the NCU, so I have no doubt the team is capable of achieving that. The team is packed with quality players between 17 and 26, who will continue to improve year on year. It’s a very exciting time to join the club.”
Matthew McCord (New Carrickfergus signing)
2:58 PM
19 October
Carrick confirm McCord switch

Alistair Bushe (News Letter)    Matthew McCord, the Cliftonville captain, is moving to Middle Road after attracting interest from a number of top flight clubs.

1:32 PM
19 October
Scorecard: 2nd List A match - Bangladesh A v Ireland Wolves
View Scorecard Bangladesh A beat Ireland Wolves by 3 wickets
1:00 PM
19 October
Ciara Metcalfe in Australia
Learning with and from the best
The Hills and Ireland leg-spinner Ciara Metcalfe is in Brisbane where earlier today she attended a session with the Australian Women's team called the Southern Stars as well as their U18 team. A great opportunity and a fantastic experience.
12:55 PM
19 October
In the big time
No more pub and club sides
Former Irish international and selector Greg Molins is delighted with the competitive cricket on display by Ireland against Bangladesh in the A team tour after years of low quality games. This follows on from matches against New Zealand and Bangaldesh senior teams. Definitely an upward trend.
11:22 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 196-7 (46.3 overs; T Haider 61*, N Hossain 44, Sadman Islam 24; J Mulder 3-42, G Dockrell 2-41)
ALL OVER - So done with a bit of style in the end by the hosts. A six off Thompson and successive boundaries off McCarthy to leave Bangladesh 3 wicket winners. 114 for 6 was as good as it got for the Irish as partnerships of 42 for the 7th and 40* for the 8th were in marked contrast to the Irish innings which never got going and ended tamely with a below par total. Some indications that if the batters could click the bowling unit aren't far off their opponents and they will have three more opportunities to do just that as the series continues.
11:12 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 180-7 (40 overs; T Haider 53*, N Hossain 44, Sadman Islam 24; J Mulder 3-42, G Dockrell 2-38)
ALMOST THERE - Bangladesh need only 16 to win with 5 overs remaining. Simi Singh completes his ten overs taking 1 for frugal 22 runs. Tanvir Haider dominating this partnership of 26 with 21 of the runs.
10:56 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 161-7 (40 overs; N Hossain 44, T Haider 37, Sadman Islam 24; J Mulder 3-42, G Dockrell 2-38)
WICKET - Last throw of the dice by Ireland as Dockrell replaces McCarthy to bowl presumably his final three overs but then it's Simi Singh who gets the breakthrough first ball of the 39th over bowling Sanzamul Islam for 16. Singh has another three overs to bowl, Dockrell one. Thirty five runs still needed but now we're talking about only 3 wickets required by Ireland!
10:37 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 147-6 (35 overs; N Hossain 44, S Islam 24; J Mulder 3-42, G Dockrell 2-25)
So Dockrell is taken off with three overs still in the bank. Simi Singh does come on to bowl the 35th but it's Barry McCarthy who partners him - will his golden arm be in evidence today? Tanvir 26* and Sanzamul 14*, their partnership now worth 33 and only 49 more runs required to win.
10:22 AM
19 October
One to remember
Action from the U19 WCQ in Jersey
Quite a catch by Josh Little! Ireland U19s are in training for the U19 World Cup in January - these are the kind of heroics they will need to produce in a tough group.
10:16 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 128-6 (30 overs; N Hossain 44, S Islam 24; J Mulder 3-27, G Dockrell 2-25)
WICKET - Another for Dockrell as he has keeper Nurul Hasan stumped by Stuart Poynter for a single. Mulder has only 2 overs left and Dockrell only 4, Singh the obvious choice to take over the spinning duties shortly one would imaging. Ireland on top, can they keep the pressure on?
10:05 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 114-5 (27 overs; N Hossain 44, S Islam 24; J Mulder 3-27)
HUGE WICKET - Mulder gets Nazrul Hossain lbw first ball of the 27. Danger man gone but only 82 more runs required by Bangladesh - Only 82? Quite bit of work to do still for the home side. Ireland spinning to win?
9:56 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 109-4 (25 overs; N Hossain 44*, S Islam 24; J Mulder 2-26)
WICKET - Dockrell has Nadif caught behind, 3 overs from him now 1-15. Mulder through 6 overs with 2-26. Hossain still going well and Ireland would need to get him if they are to defend tis total less than 100 needed now.
9:38 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 89-3 (20 overs; N Hossain 37*, S Islam 24; J Mulder 2-16)
WICKET - Mullder takes his second, Stuart Thompson catching Al-Amin for only 6. George Dockrell into the attack for the fist time bowling the 15th over for 5 runs. Might be spin at both ends for a spell now. Pressure on.
9:16 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 70-2 (15 overs; N Hossain 32*, S Islam 24)
Another success for Ireland as Jacob Mulder has Sadman caught by Tector fifth ball of his first over. Al-Amin joins Nazmul at the crease. Ireland need to keep chipping away here run rate not a problem for the home side.
8:53 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs; S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 52-1 (10 overs)
Home side rattling along, Nazrul on 26* and Sadman on 14*. Nathan Smith has bowled 5 overs and taken the wicket to fall for 32 runs. Simi Singh replaced McCarthy after 3 overs and has bowled 2 overs and conceded only 4 runs. Ireland's 195 looking increasingly inadequate at the moment.
8:22 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, (2nd one-dayer)
Ireland A 195 (48.1 overs;S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Bangladesh A 18-1 (2 overs)
Bangladesh up and running with 9 off that first McCarthy over, 3 wide deliveries one of which counted 5. Nathan Smith sharing the opening attack . Bangladesh open with their usual combination of Sadman Islam and Zakir Hasan and Smith immediately has Zakir lbw! Nazamul Hossain in at number 3.
8:12 AM
19 October
More than a passing shower!
Cyclone threat building in Bay of Bengal

Heavy downpour forecast for the afternoon in Cox's Bazar with more to come in the following days.

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Imtiaz (Pakistan)
Irish players too soft. Not have tough men in team. Boys.
Martin (Fingal)
Too many players getting starts and getting out. Not going to win matches making 20's and 30's. Got to take responsibility.
7:28 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, 2nd one-dayer
Ireland A 195-10 (48.1 overs;S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Sanzamul Islam 4-33, Abul Hasan 3-25)
Poor finish to the innings with just 33 runs added as the Irish dismissed for 195 with 11 balls unused. Four wickets for Sazamul Islam. Thompson (16), Dockrell (18), McCarthy (0), and Smith (3) the men dismissed. Jacob Mulder hit an unbeaten 17. The total looks under par but can the visitors respond? Lunch being taken and we resume in 30 minutes.
6:46 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, 2nd one-dayer
Ireland A 162-6 (40 overs;S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 25; Abul Hasan 2-13)
The contest is evenly poised heading into the last ten overs. Stuart Poynter (25) the latest batsman to get themselves in and promptly out again. Big last ten overs coming up. Stuart Thompson (16*) has been joined by George Dockrell (6*). Barry McCarthy, Jacob Mulder and Nathan Smith still to come.
6:22 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, 2nd one-dayer
Ireland A 137-5 (34 overs;S Singh 33, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27, S Poynter 23; Abul Hasan 2-13)
WICKET! Stand of 46 broken as Simi Singh is bowled for 33 from 51 balls, having hit 3 fours and a six. Stuart Thompson joins Stuart Poynter who has made 23* so far. I do hope this doesn't turn out to be one of those frustrating innings where every time we get into a strong position a wicket falls. Ireland would be hoping for 230 plus, while the hosts would look to restrict them to around 200.
6:17 AM
19 October
Young on the move?
Clearance obtained from Bready

Up in the North-West the rumour mill is in full swing as the nights start to darken.

There's talk that Irish international Craig Young is on the move having sought his clearance from Bready.

Young is thought to be keen to remain with the Warriors which would limit his options on a move to either the NCU or LCU.

Eglinton have emerged as favourites for his signature but it's early days yet.

Case of watch this space!

CricketEurope
6:11 AM
19 October
Zimbabwe Test debut
25 years ago today
It's the 25th anniversary of Zimbabwe's Test debut. It hasn't exactly been a glorious path for them with regular financial woes. It's rumoured that they will be Afghanistan's first Test opponents early next year. Ireland are of course making their debut against Pakistan in May next year, with Malahide the preferred choice of venue.
6:06 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, 2nd one-dayer
Ireland A 124-4 (30 overs;S Singh 30, J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27; Abul Hasan 2-13)
Good little stand developing here between Simi Singh (30*) and Stuart Poynter (15*). They've added 34 in 53 balls. Singh has struck three fours and cleared the ropes once, while Poynter has hit two boundaries. Can they keep the stand going and give the team a base to really launch it in the last ten overs? Critical period coming up.
Steve (Dublin)
This tour is exactly what the doctor ordered. It's a great learning experience for the squad which will stand them all in great stead going forward. You don't need expensive consultants to tell you that this is money well spent.
5:48 AM
19 October
Mitchell Thompson in Australia
YMCA and Leinster player in New South Wales

Another player heading to warmer climes for the winter is YMCA and Leinster youth player Mitchell Thompson.

The talented all-rounder is playing for Gymea Bay Cricket Club in Sydney.

One of his team mates is Charlie Johnston, son of Trent, who is the current coach of NSW.

CricketEurope
5:36 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, 2nd one-dayer
Ireland A 90-4 (21.1 overs; J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27; Abul Hasan 2-13)
WICKET! Skipper Andy Balbirnie bowled by Abul Hasan and Ireland keep losing wickets at bad times. Need a significant partnership. They have plenty of depth to their batting but need to give themselves a base from which to attack. It's been salvage operations on the tour to date. Stuart Poynter joins Simi Singh (12*).
5:30 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, 2nd one-dayer
Ireland A 84-3 (20 overs; J Shannon 27, J Anderson 27)
The Irish have lost another wicket as they reach a steady 84-3 after 20 overs. John Anderson trapped lbw by Abul Hasan for 27 from 47 balls, which included four boundaries. Skipper Andy Balbirnie (14*) has been joined by Simi Singh (7*). Irish need to keep the tempo going.
4:55 AM
19 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar, 2nd one-dayer
Ireland A 51-2 (11 overs; J Shannon 27)
Ireland have just lost their second wicket after winning the toss and batting in the second one-day game. Jack Tector (6) fell early, and James Shannon has just been caught after hitting 2 sixes and 2 fours in making 27 from 32 balls. Five changes from the first match with Balbirnie, Poynter, Dockrell, Thompson and Smith all playing.
Billy (Belfast)
Shocked McCord has left Cliftonville thought he was a big part of their club and enjoyed playing with his mates every week
John (Belfast)
Actually Ireland were 2 runs ahead on DLS when match abandoned
1:50 PM
18 October
NW Review 16: Burndennett

CricketEurope    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.

1:37 PM
18 October
Louise McCarthy is 24 today
Happy birthday LouLou

Pembroke and Ireland seamer Louise McCarthy is 24 today. She has played 74 times for her country taking 49 wickets at 31.84.

Her best display was 4-18 against Bangladesh in 2012.

CricketEurope
1:20 PM
18 October
Happy Birthday Stuart Poynter
27 today

Ireland wicket-keeper batsman Stuart Poynter is 27 today. He has played 39 matches for the senior Ireland team scoring 747 runs at 21.34.

He has made two centuries against the A teams of Zimababwe and Sri Lanka, while also making a fine 63 against Australia A.

His top score against a Full Member first XI is 36 against Sri Lanka.

Happy birthday Churchill!

 

 

Presseye
4:26 PM
17 October
Matthew McCord on the move
Joining Carrickfergus from Cliftonville

Matthew McCord has spoken to the News Letter about his decision to switch from Cliftonville to Carrickfergus.

He has spoken of his desire to play Premiership cricket and that the decision was made easier by Cliftonville's relegation to Section Two.

McCord scored 399 runs and took 30 wickets for Cliftonville this season.

CricketEurope
4:20 PM
17 October
Wolves match against Bangladesh abandoned
CricketEurope
Heavy rain and lightning see first one-day match abandoned with hosts 75 for 3 replying to Irish total of 229.
3:22 PM
17 October
Scorecard: First List A match Bangladesh A v Ireland Wolves
Match abandoned due to rain
View Scorecard Bangladesh A v Ireland Wolves - no result
10:51 AM
17 October
 Barry ChambersCricketEurope Ireland Editor
That was an excellent effort from the Irish after the early collapse saw them reeling at 14 for 4. Superb half century from Sean Terry who scored fluently - certainly a very talented performer of he can get through initial shakiness when he comes to the crease. More runs for Andy McBrine down the order and a good first game on tour for Barry McCarthy with quick runs and a brace of wickets. The five-match series continues on Thursday with all still to play for.
10:48 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 229 (49.1 overs; S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Hasan 2-40, A Haydar 2-40, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-48)
Bangladesh A 75-3 (14 overs; Z Hasan 35*, B McCarthy 2-23)
MATCH ABANDONED! The torrential storm has caused the game to be called off. While Bangladesh were ahead on DL a few wickets could have made it very interesting. The teams play the second match on Thursday.
10:44 AM
17 October
NW Review 15: Drummond

CricketEurope    A season to forget as winless league programme saw them relegated.

Chris (Dublin)
Well done Barry McCarthy. Imagine what he'll do with a coach who actually has some faith and confidence in him!
9:52 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 229 (49.1 overs; S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Hasan 2-40, A Haydar 2-40, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-48)
Bangladesh A 75-3 (14 overs; Z Hasan 35*, B McCarthy 2-23)
RAIN - Stoppage after 14 overs as the rain arrives. There was a 15 minute delay to the start of play this morning due to a wet outfield but still a bit of time left before overs are lost. Full Irish bowling details to date are: Chase 3-0-21-0, McBrine 3-0-14-0, McCarthy 4-1-23-2, Getkate 1-0-3-0, Mulder 3-0-13-1.
9:27 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 229 (49.1 overs; S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Hasan 2-40, A Haydar 2-40, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-48)
Bangladesh A 71-3 ( 13 overs; Z Hasan 33*, B McCarthy 2-23)
Ireland's fifth bowler used inside the first ten overs is Jacob Mulder and he takes the wicket of Nadif Chowdhury for 1, a catch by Peter Chase.
Vijay (Dublin)
Barry McCarthy has been ignored by coach this season. Questions to be asked why. Maybe new man will see what others cannot.
9:07 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 229 (49.1 overs; S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Hasan 2-40, A Haydar 2-40, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-48)
Bangladesh A 41-2 (8 overs; B McCarthy 2-6)
Barry McCarthy making up for lost time claiming a second in his second over, a wicket maiden to boot.
9:00 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 229 (49.1 overs; S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Hasan 2-40, A Haydar 2-40, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-48)
Bangladesh A 41-1 (7 overs)
Barry McCarthy claims his first wicket on tour having danger man Sadman Islam caught behind for 16. Nazrul Hossain the Bangladesh captain has joined Zakir Hasan at the crease as Shane Getkate is the 4th Irish bowler used in this first seven overs.
8:39 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 229 (49.1 overs; S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Hasan 2-40, A Haydar 2-40, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-48)
Bangladesh A 10-0 (2 overs)
Bangladesh off the mark first ball with a leg bye off Peter Chase. The dangerous Sadman Islam and Zakir Hasan opening the batting for the home side. Ireland going with the off-spin of Andy McBrine at the other end.
8:27 AM
17 October
Good News from Cork County
Ophelia has spared the Mardyke from serious damage.
Any other news I wonder from round the cricket grounds of Ireland?
8:19 AM
17 October
Statistics Snippet
The beach at Cox's Bazar is the longest beach in the world measuring an unbroken 75 miles. Just the ticket for an after match warm-down jog ......... "last seen wearing..."
7:59 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 229 (49.1 overs; S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Hasan 2-40, A Haydar 2-40, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-48)
Ireland have done very well to post 229 having been 14 for 4 in the first five overs. An agressive innings of 65 in even time from Sean Terry led the way and with the later order all pitching in with 20s and 30s the visitors must have some hope of holding off the strong Bangladeshi batting line up. For Ireland Mulder was last out bowled off the first ball of the final over finished as Chase remained unbeaten on 10.
7:39 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 211-9 (45 overs, S Terry 65, B McCarthy 39, A McBrine 37, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Haydar 2-31, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-40)
Barry McCarthy has been bowled for 39 scored in 32 balls with 5x4 & 1x6, Abdul Hasan claiming his first wicket. McBrine is bowled last ball of the 45th over for 37 and that gives Mehedi Hasan his first wicket - all six Bangladeshi bowlers with at least one to their name. Five overs to go, Peter Chase last man in.
7:30 AM
17 October
Not just windy back in Ireland
Rain could be a factor in next couple of games.

Watching the Bay of Bengal for potential cyclone development

10/16/2017 6:00:00 PM

As of Monday evening, EDT, there are no tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean basin. However, there is a potential for tropical cyclone development in the Bay of Bengal over the next day or two. This system could impact east-central India and southern Bangladesh by Wednesday and Thursday with heavy rainfall and flooding.

By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker

Updated by AccuWeather Meteorologist Jim Andrews

Pat (Lisburn)
Good recovery led by Terry and young Tucker, still hoping that we'll end up with a score here.
7:12 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 188-7 (40 overs, S Terry 65, A McBrine 30*, B McCarthy 30*, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Haydar 2-28, T Haider 2-40, S Roy 2-36)
McBrine and McCarthy have now added 51 for the eighth wicket - precious runs for Ireland. How long can they keep this going?
6:49 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 153-7 (35 overs, S Terry 65, L Tucker 27, S Getkate 23, A Haydar 2-24, T Islam 2-25, S Roy 2-36)
Getkate bowled for 23 to give Tanvir Islam his second wicket. Andy McBrine still ticking along on 19* batting with Barry McCarthy. Jacob Mulder and Peter Chase still to come for Ireland.
6:26 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 131-6 (30 overs, S Terry 65, L Tucker 27, A Haydar 2-24, S Roy 2-36)
A 6 from Getkate and a 4 from Andy McBrine, otherwise just singles being picked up in that last five overs. No complaints about that. I'm sure there are lots of people following muttering 'Bat the overs' under their breath - that indeed is Ireland's objective from here.
6:10 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 112-6 (25 overs, S Terry 65, L Tucker 27, A Haydar 2-24, S Roy 2-36)
Sean Terry's run a ball innings ends with a catch off Tanvir Haider - his 65 came off 64 balls with 7x4 & 3x6. Shane Getkate and Andy McBrine now at the crease with half the overs left, what came they do to retrieve the situation?
Brian (Dubai)
It looks like it's another lone wolf doing the business in Bangladesh today. Big effort required from the whole pack, (if that doesn't sound like I'm watching another sport).
5:54 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 97-5 (20.1 overs, S Terry 58*, L Tucker 27, A Haydar 2-24, S Roy 2-36)
WICKET - Lorcan Tucker bowled by Sanazmul Islam first ball of the 21st over - the partnership between Tucker and John Terry was worth 83.
5:30 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 71-4 (15 overs, S Terry 43*, L Tucker 16*, A Haydar 2-24, S Roy 2-26)
So five over spells for the opening bowlers then a double change Sanzamul Islam and Abdul Hasan the new bowlers - Terry with 6x4, 1x6 has taken the attack to the home side but there will need to be a lot more from the rest of the Ireland batting line up if they are to set a defendable total here.
5:06 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 50-4 (10 overs, S Terry 28*, A Haydar 2-4, S Roy 2-26)
Normal service being resumed after that chaotic start to the Irish innings. Sean Terry has scored five boundaries in his 28* with Lorcan Tucker who is 11*.
4:47 AM
17 October
Bangladesh A v Ireland A in Cox's Bazar (50 over)
Ireland A 14-4 (5 overs, A Haydar 2-4, S Roy 2-10)
DISASTER - Not the start Ireland wanted - Jack Tector gone in the third over of the game caught behind off the bowling of Subashis Roy for 4 and James Shannon lbw first ball of Abu Haydar's second over for 6. John Anderson goes the same way 5th ball of the same over for 0. Simi Singh is caught in the 5th over and it's hard to keep up with the action here this morning! It's Terry and Tucker at the crease.
4:21 AM
17 October
Ireland to bat in first 50 over clash
Captain John Anderson has won the toss and chosen to bat.

The Wolves side chosen is: Anderson (c), Chase, Getkate, McBrine, McCarthy, Mulder, Shannon, Singh, Tector, Terry, Tucker.

10:38 PM
16 October
Omitted quintet look to bounce back

Ian Callender (Belfast Telegraph)    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

12:53 PM
16 October
Wrap up warm
Shamrocks worn with pride. May will see Ireland's Test debut with Malahide the venue (once confirmed). The players will have their sweaters on show. Don't they look great? (CricketEurope)
10:23 AM
16 October
LCU Review 12: Dublin University

CricketEurope    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.

10:04 AM
16 October
Larkin in the runs
Hits 189
Nick Larkin was in the runs as he scored 189 for ACT/NSW Comets on day one as they made 312 for 4 against NSW Metro..
6:26 PM
15 October
Ciara Metcalfe in Brisbane
Playing for Wynnum Manly

Irish international Ciara Metcalfe is also plying her trade in Australia this winter - along with Isobel Joyce, Kim Garth and Mary Waldron. 

She was due to debut for Wynnum Manly in Brisbane at the weekend but the match was rained off.

Ciara is due to train with the Australia Women's Test squad in Brisbane this week where they are preparing ahead of The Ashes.

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6:15 PM
15 October
Garth takes 4 wickets
Dream debut in Victorian Premier League
Kim Garth took 4 for 18 for Dandenong in the Victorian Premier League.
6:03 PM
15 October
Isobel Joyce scored 40 for Tasmania
Go Izzy!
40 for Isobel Joyce but Tasmania lose their match on Sunday.
Brian (Ireland)
I think we're talking Ashes 2005-6 here boys. Panesar not picked for first 2 and got 10 in the last 3. Hoggard played all 5 and got 13 (8 in the second test) and Flintoff also all 5 and got 11. So not top but 'not even close' is a bit of a liberty given he played only 60% of those above him.
CLarke 26, Warne 23 & McGrath 21 seemed to do better in a 5-0 series.
5:47 PM
15 October
Photos: Eglinton Presentation Night

Kevin (Ireland)
Graham, your point about bits and pieces players is correct but Panesar has never been the leading wicket taker in an Ashes series, or even close to it
5:27 PM
15 October
NW Review 14: Ardmore

CricketEurope    While the senior team struggled there were trophies galore further down the order.

4:58 PM
14 October
McBrine heroics in vain as Bangladesh win

CricketEurope    Andrew McBrine's four-wicket haul wasn't enough to prevent Bangladesh A closing out a five-wicket win in their first unofficial Test against Ireland Wolves in Sylhet.

Stephen (Carrickfergus)
A sign of a good player is how they do abroad in alien conditions, so well done to both Andy McBrine & James Shannon! Andy batting at Number 10, he's far better than that!
11:19 AM
14 October
Andrew White Academy 2018

Richard White (NCU PRO)    The 2017-18 Academy programme was launched recently with a parents and players meeting held during the NSPCC ‘Parents in Sport Week’

11:10 AM
14 October
NW Review 13: Bonds Glen

CricketEurope    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.

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