Namibia lose again Namibia lose again ( ) ZZZZ9:55 pmZZZZ
Another defeat for Namibia sees Zimbabwe reach the plate semi-finals.
Gill century puts Canada in plate semi-finals Gill century puts Canada in plate semi-finals ( ) ZZZZ9:34 pmZZZZ
Akash Gill scores a century to help Canada beat Papua New Guinea in the plate quarter final.
Ireland claim dramatic win over Afghanistan Ireland claim dramatic win over Afghanistan ( ) ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
Ireland’s Under 19 cricketers sealed a dramatic four-run win over Afghanistan in their World Cup clash in New Zealand.
Ireland hold their nerve in thriller Ireland hold their nerve in thriller ( ) ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
Ireland beat Afghanistan by 4 runs in the most exciting match of the competition so far.
Banks and Jacks centuries end Canadian hopes Banks and Jacks centuries end Canadian hopes ( ) ZZZZ9:45 pmZZZZ
Canada's outside chance of reaching the quarter finals ended today with a big defeat against England.
India, Pakistan and Australia progress India, Pakistan and Australia progress ( ) ZZZZ5:34 amZZZZ
Anukul Roy took four for 20 and Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 90 to help India fashion a 10-wicket victory , while Nathan McSweeney slammed 156 and fast bowler Jason Ralston took 7-15 as Australia thumped PNG.
Scorecard Ireland (2) beat Afghanistan (0) by 4 runs, 20 January.
Scorecard Ireland (0) lost to Pakistan (2) by 9 wickets, 16 January.
Scorecard Ireland (0) lost to Sri Lanka (2) by 7 wickets, 14 January.
Scorecard England beat Ireland by 125 runs, 9 January.
All to play for in Zimbabwe All to play for in Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
Ireland have been drawn in the same World Cup qualifying group as favourites West Indies in the tournament which will decide who makes the finals in England and Wales next year.
O'Brien admits Ireland have tough draw O'Brien admits Ireland have tough draw ( ) ZZZZ10:11 amZZZZ
Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien admits his side has been handed “a very tough draw” in the qualifying tournament for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Bizarre status decisions spoil World Cup Qualifier schedule announcement Bizarre status decisions spoil World Cup Qualifier schedule announcement ( ) ZZZZ1:48 pmZZZZ
Yet again the ICC fail to use common sense when deciding which games have full international status.
Porterfield confident despite tough draw Porterfield confident despite tough draw ( ) ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Ireland have been handed a tough draw for the World Cup Qualifiers which get under way in Zimbabwe this March.
Borren confident despite tough draw Borren confident despite tough draw ( ) ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
Netherlands' skipper Peter Borren is in confident mood ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe despite being drawn in a tough group.
P Pts NRR Ireland 0 0 0.000 Netherlands 0 0 0.000 Papua New Guinea 0 0 0.000 West Indies 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000Group B
P Pts NRR Afghanistan 0 0 0.000 Hong Kong 0 0 0.000 Scotland 0 0 0.000 Zimbabwe 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000
Garth and Joyce to the fore in WBBL Garth and Joyce to the fore in WBBL ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
Kim Garth and Isobel Joyce were in the thick of the weekend action in the Women's Big Bash League.
Ford looking to fine-tune Ireland Ford looking to fine-tune Ireland ( ) ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
New Ireland head coach Graham Ford believes his side have “good momentum” going into the “cut-throat” World Cup Qualifier.
Ireland win on red letter day Ireland win on red letter day ( ) ZZZZ10:27 amZZZZ
On the day Kevin O’Brien played his 300th international and Paul Stirling scored his 3,000th one-day international run, Ireland posted their joint highest ODI total in Dubai, which proved just enough to complete a clean sweep of the Tri-Series.
Bangladesh to tour Ireland for A team series Bangladesh to tour Ireland for A team series ( ) ZZZZ5:56 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will play Bangladesh A in an eight match series in August, when they will play five 50-over games, followed by three T20 contests.
Mooney hooks up with former coach Simmons Mooney hooks up with former coach Simmons ( ) ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
John Mooney has joined Afghanistan as fielding coach ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
Nothing can prepare you for that! Nothing can prepare you for that! ( ) ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
Every batsman's nightmare - whether they admit it or not.
New coaching regime helping Ireland New coaching regime helping Ireland ( ) ZZZZ5:49 amZZZZ
The die was cast for the World Cup Qualifying squad once an inspired Paul Stirling led Ireland to victory against Afghanistan last month in Sharjah.
Joyce leads Hobart Hurricanes to victory Joyce leads Hobart Hurricanes to victory ( ) ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
Irish international Isobel Joyce was very much to the fore as Hobart Hurricanes won their first match of this season's WBBL, bouncing back from a heavy defeat to beat Melbourne Renegades.
Ireland name U13 squad Ireland name U13 squad ( ) ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Eleven players from the Leinster Cricket Union, alongside six each from the Northern Cricket Union and the North West Cricket Union, make up the selection under new coach Callum Atkinson.
Stormont to host Irish and National Cup finals Stormont to host Irish and National Cup finals ( ) ZZZZ6:13 amZZZZ
Stormont will play host to both the finals of the Irish and National Cups in early September.
Ireland U17s to play Worcestershire Ireland U17s to play Worcestershire ( ) ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 17's have lined up tours to both Worcestershire and Scotland this summer.
Ulster Plate draw Ulster Plate draw ( ) ZZZZ9:30 pmZZZZ
Holders CIYMS travel to Bonds Glen in the opening round of the Ulster Plate competition.
Ireland firming up World Cup Qualifier preparations Ireland firming up World Cup Qualifier preparations ( ) ZZZZ4:18 amZZZZ
ED Joyce and Andy McBrine return to the Ireland squad for their four-match tri-series with UAE and Scotland in Dubai next month, the first games under new head coach Graham Ford.
Joyce and McBrine return to Ireland squad Joyce and McBrine return to Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce returns to the Ireland squad for a tri-series against Scotland and hosts UAE in Dubai next month.
Garth among the wickets as Sixers win again Garth among the wickets as Sixers win again ( ) ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
Kim Garth enjoyed another successful match as Sydney Sixers thrashed Hobart Hurricanes in the latest Big Bash game.
That was the year that was That was the year that was ( ) ZZZZ8:54 pmZZZZ
2017 was a memorable year for Irish cricket but more for events off the field than on it.
Garth back in Sixers colours Garth back in Sixers colours ( ) ZZZZ6:55 amZZZZ
Kim Garth has made a successful start to the ongoing Women's Big Bash League in Australia.
Stirling leads Kerala Kings to victory Stirling leads Kerala Kings to victory ( ) ZZZZ7:20 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan shared a century stand as Kerala Kings beat Punjabi Legends by 8 wickets to clinch the T10 crown.
Ireland name Academy squads Ireland name Academy squads ( ) ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
36 players have been named in the latest Ireland Senior and Emerging Academies for the year ahead. 21 of those are in the senior ranks, with five players gaining elevation from last year's Emerging squad.
Andrew White appointed head of selectors Andrew White appointed head of selectors ( ) ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
Andrew White has been appointed the Chair of National Men’s Selectors as Irish cricket embarks on what is destined to be an historic 2018.
Irish Senior and National cup draws Irish Senior and National cup draws ( ) ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
The draws have taken place for both the opening rounds of the Irish Senior and National Cups.
Ireland name U19 World Cup squad Ireland name U19 World Cup squad ( ) ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have named their 15-man squad for next month’s Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand, keeping faith with the players that secured qualification.
Lewis and Garth to take part in the WBBL Lewis and Garth to take part in the WBBL ( ) ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
Kim Garth and Gaby Lewis will be taking part in the ICC Rookie programme for the WBBL.
Under 15 and 17 winter training squads named Under 15 and 17 winter training squads named ( ) ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have named both their Under 15 and 17 winter training squads ahead of a busy schedule in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Rush and CSNI win All-Ireland trophies Rush and CSNI win All-Ireland trophies ( ) ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
Rush triumph against Instonians while CSNI beat St Johnston.
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.
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.
Metcalfe century leads Instonians to U15 cup glory Metcalfe century leads Instonians to U15 cup glory ( ) ZZZZ9:48 amZZZZ
Oliver Metcalfe's brilliant century was the catalyst for Instonians winning the most dramatic All-Ireland Under 15 final as they beat YMCA by one run in a thrilling encounter at Claremont Road.
Double success for NCU clubs in All Ireland youth semi-finals Double success for NCU clubs in All Ireland youth semi-finals ( ) ZZZZ9:47 amZZZZ
There was double success for NCU clubs in the semi-finals of the U11 and U15 All-Ireland competitions with resounding wins for CSNI and Instonians.
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.
NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West ( ) ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
A nine wicket victory over the North West in the final game of the series seals the title for the NCU.
NCU defeat Leinster in first 'Indoor' Interpro NCU defeat Leinster in first 'Indoor' Interpro ( ) ZZZZ11:07 amZZZZ
NCU win over LCU sets up what should be a decider versus North West.
Emphatic win for Leinster U11's Emphatic win for Leinster U11's ( ) ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
Leinster Under 11's started their interpro series with an emphatic 128-run win against the NW at Balbriggan.
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.
Cross hundred leads Scotland to win over UAE Cross hundred leads Scotland to win over UAE ( ) ZZZZ8:55 amZZZZ
Matt Cross scored his maiden ODI hundred to lead Scotland to a hard-fought 31-run win over UAE in Dubai.
Death of Dik Abed Death of Dik Abed ( ) ZZZZ11:03 amZZZZ
Tributes have poured in for former Netherlands captain Dik Abed who has died at the age of 73.
Scottish Cup draw made Scottish Cup draw made ( ) ZZZZ6:18 amZZZZ
The draw for the first round of the Scottish Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties.
Scotland Women’s Awards Evening Scotland Women’s Awards Evening ( ) ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
The 2017 Scottish Women’s Awards evening took place at Inch Park Edinburgh at the weekend.
Coetzer to miss Irish clashes Coetzer to miss Irish clashes ( ) ZZZZ8:12 amZZZZ
Kyle Coetzer will miss next week's two ODI's against Ireland and Richie Berrington will deputise in his absence.
Double boost for Glenrothes Double boost for Glenrothes ( ) ZZZZ11:13 amZZZZ
Glenrothes have been handled a double boost with the capture of Abdul Sabri and Hamza Tahir from Poloc.
Barresi on the move to HBS Barresi on the move to HBS ( ) ZZZZ9:56 pmZZZZ
Netherlands wicket-keeper Wesley Barresi has made a controversial switch from Quick Haag to city rivals HBS for the 2018 season.
Scotland to play Ireland and UAE Scotland to play Ireland and UAE ( ) ZZZZ3:02 pmZZZZ
Scotland have confirmed fixtures against hosts UAE and Ireland in a tri-series next month.
Rippon blow for Netherlands? Rippon blow for Netherlands? ( ) ZZZZ7:24 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands World Cup qualification hopes look to have been dealt a blow with the news from New Zealand that Michael Rippon is set to miss the tournament in Zimbabwe next March.
Netherlands ODI status to be ratified in February Netherlands ODI status to be ratified in February ( ) ZZZZ6:46 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands ODI status is expected to be ratified by the ICC at a meeting in February, ahead of the Cricket World Cup qualifier.
Nepal coach blasts ICC over tour arrangements Nepal coach blasts ICC over tour arrangements ( ) ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
Nepal Coach Jagat Tamata has hit out at ICC after their request to tour South Africa was refused by the organising body.
Rashid Khan scoops Player of the Year award Rashid Khan scoops Player of the Year award ( ) ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s 18-year-old wrist spinner, has been named as the Associate Cricketer of the Year after he helped his side to victory in the Intercontinental Cup by finishing with 23 wickets in three matches.
Afghanistan's first Test set for June Afghanistan's first Test set for June ( ) ZZZZ9:47 amZZZZ
Afghanistan's first Test will be against India in June.
Canada name squad for WCL Canada name squad for WCL ( ) ZZZZ8:39 amZZZZ
Canada have named their squad for next month's Division Two WCL tournament and the surprise news is the exclusion of powerful all-rounder Rizwan Cheema.
Hong Kong facing Chapman blow Hong Kong facing Chapman blow ( ) ZZZZ7:09 amZZZZ
Hong Kong could be facing a major blow ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers with the news that batting star Mark Chapman is on the verge of selection with New Zealand.
UAE name squad for Irish clashes UAE name squad for Irish clashes ( ) ZZZZ7:36 amZZZZ
Rohan Mustafa skippers the UAE in their two ODI's against Ireland this week.
Simmons appointed Afghanistan coach Simmons appointed Afghanistan coach ( ) ZZZZ10:27 pmZZZZ
Phil Simmons has been named as the new Head Coach of Afghanistan.
Afro T20 League collapses Afro T20 League collapses ( ) ZZZZ7:57 pmZZZZ
In an embarrassing twist, the inaugural Afro T20 league scheduled to take place in Uganda has collapsed.
Nepal T20 league launched Nepal T20 league launched ( ) ZZZZ8:07 pmZZZZ
Nepal's T20 competition got underway earlier this week with the launch of the Everest Premier League Twenty20.
Afro T20 league gets underway in Uganda Afro T20 league gets underway in Uganda ( ) ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
Uganda has become the latest country to set up a T20 tournament with the ongoing Afro T20 scheduled to run until Saturday.
No results on final day as rain plays spoilsport No results on final day as rain plays spoilsport ( ) ZZZZ8:28 amZZZZ
Rain ensures that there are no results on the play-off day of World Cricket League Division 3 in Uganda.
Canada and Oman secure promotion Canada and Oman secure promotion ( ) ZZZZ7:34 amZZZZ
Canada and Oman have secured promotion to World Cricket League Division 2 today in Uganda.
Canada and Oman in pole position Canada and Oman in pole position ( ) ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
Canada and Oman just need wins on WCL3 final day to secure promotion.
Jersey interinsular squad Jersey interinsular squad ( ) ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
The match against Guernsey takes place on Saturday 26 August.
WCL5 squad announced WCL5 squad announced ( ) ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
The Jersey squad for the tournament next month in Benoni, South Africa.
Jersey Under 13 squad Jersey Under 13 squad ( ) ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
The squad travels to Ardingly College in Sussex next week for the Sussex CCC and Sport Arabia Festival involving Sussex, Dorset, Jersey and the Zayed Academy team.
Irish Cricket History
Cricket and the oval ball (2)Ireland in Canada and USA 1973Cricket and the oval ball (1)1979: Anderson delivers despite postal strike
The Irish international cricketers who played rugby for Ireland in the first half of the 20th century. Edward Liddle, March 2009
Early in September 1973 the cream of Irish cricketing talent gathered to embark up on an adventure into the great unknown of North American cricket. John Elder & Chris Harte, June 1976
In the the first of three articles Edward Liddle looks at the earliest of the 22 Ireland cricketers who also played international rugby. Edward Liddle, March 2009
Barry Chambers looks back to July 1979 when Sri Lanka made their first visit to Ireland. Barry Chambers, 2014
Time to declare
Ten years ago, I was able to play a role in helping Ireland to beat Kenya and win the InterContinental Cup for the first time.
Alfie Linehan 1971-1975
The late Sean Pender's 1992 tribute to the then incoming ICU President and former Irish captain Alfie Linehan.
Mike Halliday's Irish Cricket History 1950-2000
In the final part of the series, Mike looks at the general landscape of Irish Cricket at the start of this century.
Billy Platt's North West Cricket History
5: City of Derry Cricket Club
Formed after the Boer War, the club finally folded in 1978 after suffering the effects of sectarianism at its Duncreggan Road home.