Merrion pay the penalty
CricketEurope Merrion skipper Dom Joyce admitted his team had only themselves to blame after they were penalised 12 runs for slow over rate which was to prove crucial as they lost to YMCA by 1 wicket in a dramatic opener to the new Premier era.
NCU Section 1 - Round up
CrcketEurope Report on the only two Section 1 games played in the NCU.
It's a very happy 36th birthday to Nigel Jones who played 34 times for Ireland before retiring in 2012.
He played for Ireland in both the 2010 and 2012 T20 World Cups.
He is still one of the most consistent performers in domestic cricket, currently skippering CIYMS.
Wins for Brigade, Coleraine and Fox Lodge
Derry News A round-up of the action as Brigade, Coleraine and Fox Lodge all win the Premiership.
Joy of six as Young fires Bready to top of table
Derry News The Bready pace bowler returning figures of 6-10 as the Magheramason men routed Donemana for the second successive year.
Photos: Eglinton v Brigade
Three wickets apiece for DD Barr and Andy Britton - who took a wicket with the first ball of the season - saw Brigade dismiss Eglinton for 119. The Beechgrove side didn't have it all their own way, losing 7 wickets before getting over the finishing line.
Photos: Fox Lodge v Strabane
Barry Scott was the first centurion of the season. He made 107 for Fox Lodge against his former side Strabane as the Ballymagorry side made 322 for 6. Half centuries from Aaron Gillespie, Kushpal Singh and new Sri Lanka professional Chanthura Peiris got Strabane close, but Fox Lodge closed out a 38-run win.
Photos: Bready v Donemana
Bready ran out emphatic winners against Donemana as Craig Young captured six wickets for just 10 runs to dismiss the Holm side for just 70. Andrew Austin made unbeaten 31 as the Magheramason side won by 9 wickets.
Photos: Glendermott presentations
Some photos as Glendermott launched their new honours board in memory of Ethel Dougherty. Jim Campbell also handed over the presidential reins to Alan Dougherty. The three Cooke brothers also made their debut.
Photos: Lisburn V Cregagh - NCU Section1
Lisburn were 57 run winners over Cregagh at Wallace Park
On the eve of the new season in the NW, PRO Lawrence Moore talks with Dessie McCallion outlining where he thinks the main challenge to Donemana dominance will emanate from.
It's a very happy 26th birthday for Shauna Kavanagh who has played 55 times in all formats for the Girls in Green.
She has scored three half centuries in her last eight games, including her highest score of 79 against Zimbabwe.
Umpires named for Malahide Test match
CricketEurope The umpiring team for next month's Test match at Malahide has been confirmed, with Alan Neill and Mark Hawthorne from the NIACUS both included.
Brigade face tough start at Eglinton
Ian Callender (Belfast Telegraph) BRIGADE would probably have preferred an easier start to their Premiership campaign but if they can hit the ground running against Eglinton it would auger well for yet another title challenge.
NCU Preview 18: Woodvale
CricketEurope There has been a lot of work going on at Ballygomartin Road and this could well be the year they gain promotion back to the Premier League.
Change of professional for Muckamore
CricketEurope A cruciate ligament injury for original choice Shoaib Khan has meant the club has opted for all-rounder Fahad Iqbal.
Former Irish international Jordan McGonigle on the new NW season as Graham Boyd returns to the club.
NCU Preview 17: Donaghcloney Mill
CricketEurope It couldn't have gone much better for the merged Donaghcloney Mill squad in 2017 and it promises to be yet another exciting season for them.
Champions go in search of record-breaking season
Derry News The new cricket season begins and all eyes will be on Donemana as they bid to smash not one but two long-standing records in the regionís premier club competitions.