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Irish Cricket History site is launched
Irish Cricket History

We are delighted to launch our new site, presenting articles, feature series, books, photographs, audio and video content - and much more - from over 160 years of Irish Cricket.

  • Feature Articles Join Munster as they take to the air in 1948, Lucius Henry Gwynn, and the 1928 West Indians at College Park.
  • Billy Platt's North West Histories begins with a profile of Scott Huey
  • Mike Halliday's Irish Cricket History examines the progress of Irish Cricket in the second half of the 20th Century.
  • The Great War The stories of some of the men with cricket connections to Tipperary who died in the First World War.
  • Memorable Matches Ireland v Pakistan 2013 ended in a tie.
  • Player Feature Gary Wilson - profile, statistics, photos, video and audio.
  • Photo Special Relive Ireland's 2015 World Cup victory against West Indies in pictures.

Each Thursday throughout the winter we will be featuring material from Ireland's leading cricket historians, writers, journalists, photographers and statisticians, as well as content taken from CricketEurope's own archives.

The Road To Test Cricket 1855-2017

CricketEurope's specially-created archives and databases of Irish men's international cricket. This is the most exhaustive and definitive online reference work for Irish cricket!

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Stormont and Bready waiting on first Test Stormont and Bready waiting on first Test ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
Tickets go on sale today for Ireland’s first Test match against Pakistan and, as expected, Northern Ireland residents will have to head south for the historic match.
CSNICC celebrate at Annual Awards Dinner CSNICC celebrate at Annual Awards Dinner ZZZZ1:53 pmZZZZ
Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club recently held their annual Awards Dinner at the Pavilion, Stormont.
Magnificent seven for Ulster Magnificent seven for Ulster ZZZZ6:59 pmZZZZ
There were six other Ulster winners with Northern Knights captain James Shannon named inter-pro Player of the Year and Ryan Eagleson Coach of the Year after guiding Ireland to the Under-19 World Cup finals.
Dungannon withdraw from NCU Dungannon withdraw from NCU ZZZZ8:25 pmZZZZ
Dungannon have become the latest casualty of local cricket after they informed the NCU they won't be playing competitive cricket in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Edinburgh retain Charlie Beverland Memorial Cup Edinburgh retain Charlie Beverland Memorial Cup ZZZZ4:33 amZZZZ
Northern Knights’ Under14’s, representing Belfast, finished in second place in this year’s Triangular Tournament at Prestwick CC.
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.
Triumph caps memorable week Triumph caps memorable week ZZZZ11:47 pmZZZZ
Instonians II’s triumph in the GMcG Junior Cup on Saturday, completed a memorable five days for the Shaw’s Bridge club.
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.
T20 final promises to be a cracker T20 final promises to be a cracker ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
It promises to be a cricketing bonanza as the T20 finals take place at The Lawn.
The NCU fared well at the awards with six winners
The NCU fared well at the awards with six winners ©CrickeEurope
Interprovincials 2017
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.
First-Class stats in 2017 interpro matches First-Class stats in 2017 interpro matches ZZZZ3:52 pmZZZZ
Ed Joyce and James Shannon dominate the batting stats whilst George Dockrell finished with the most wickets in just three matches.
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.
Classic Irish Cup final on the cards Classic Irish Cup final on the cards ZZZZ7:43 amZZZZ
The 37th Irish Senior final promises to be one of the closest yet as two evenly matched teams square up to each other at Bready.
Waringstown  are the Bob Kerr trophy winners 2017
Waringstown are the Bob Kerr trophy winners 2017 ©CricketEurope
Northern Knights
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.
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.
Warriors win hands Lightning cup Warriors win hands Lightning cup ZZZZ10:46 amZZZZ
WILLIAM Porterfield’s debut for the Warriors and his unlucky dismissal were overshadowed by a last ball victory against the Knights which handed Lightning the Inter-provincial Cup for a fourth successive season.
Knights go top of table Knights go top of table ZZZZ10:11 amZZZZ
NORTHERN Knights went to the top of the Inter-provincial Championship table but only after escaping with a draw after an exciting finish to their game against the North West Warriors at Comber.
Northern Knights take initiative after first day of 3-day interpro Northern Knights take initiative after first day of 3-day interpro ZZZZ9:07 amZZZZ
THE North West Warriors lost five wickets for 20 runs in the last 10 overs in a rain interrupted day at Comber.
Knights name side for 3-day fixture versus North West Warriors Knights name side for 3-day fixture versus North West Warriors ZZZZ11:46 amZZZZ
James Shannon is fit again and will the Knights against the Warriors at Comber in the Interprovincial Championship match which starts on Tuesday 1st August.
Knights captain and top-scorer James Shannon hits rival captain Andy McBrine for a glass breaking six in the 3-day match at Comber.
Knights captain and top-scorer James Shannon hits rival captain Andy McBrine for a glass breaking six in the 3-day match at Comber. ©CricketEurope
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Women's Cricket
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.
Grieve targets Lurgan double Grieve targets Lurgan double ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
With the men’s title potentially being decided at Waringstown on Sunday, just down the road Lurgan ladies have home advantage in their quest to complete a league and cup double against North Down.
Lurgan take on North Down in final Lurgan take on North Down in final ZZZZ4:21 amZZZZ
The 2017 NCU Arthur J Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final will be played at Pollock Park, Lurgan (home of Lurgan Cricket Club).
NCU U17s named for Leinster U17s matches - Home and Away NCU U17s named for Leinster U17s matches - Home and Away ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
The NCU U17 Girls play Leinster U17 Girls at Rush on Mon 21st and Stormont on Tue 22nd.
NCU pick two T20 squads for Leinster clubs games NCU pick two T20 squads for Leinster clubs games ZZZZ11:34 pmZZZZ
The NCU has named two squads to play matches against as yet unnamed Leinster club side opposition on successive Fridays, 18 & 25 August.
Amy Hunter of Instonians first winner of the Young Women
Amy Hunter of Instonians first winner of the Young Women's player of the year ©CricketEurope

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Youth Interprovincials
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.
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Every seat taken as parents watch NCU v Leinster U11
Every seat taken as parents watch NCU v Leinster U11 'Indoor" Interprovincial at UU. ©CricketEurope
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NCU                     2    4         
North West              2    0         
                                       
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