Miscellaneous News 2019
Women and Men Down Under (10) Women and Men Down Under (10) ( ) ZZZZ6:35 amZZZZ
First off, apologies for there being no round-up the last two weeks, real life got in the way I’m afraid. However, I’m back for the last round of games, before the Christmas break.
Cricket 2.0 - Book review Cricket 2.0 - Book review ( ) ZZZZ8:23 amZZZZ
The story of T20 cricket was an open door for potential authors and not only have Wigmore and Wilde barged through it but have produced an extremely readable and comprehensive history of the format which, as Michael Vaughan says in his foreword is “here to stay” and “only going to get bigger”.
Men and Women Down Under (9) Men and Women Down Under (9) ( ) ZZZZ7:02 amZZZZ
Many of you will already be aware of the performance of the week, when Stephen Doheny top-scored with a huge 170 runs in Randwick Petersham’s 2nd Grade game against Blacktown Mounties on Saturday.
Women and Men Down Under (8) Women and Men Down Under (8) ( ) ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
On Saturday, Kim Garth’s Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers by 52 runs in he WBBL, Garth taking 2-15 in her 4 overs. On Sunday they played again, and the Scorchers had an 8 wicket win, Garth bowling 2 overs (0-21).
Irish clubs benefit from Sports Capital Programme Irish clubs benefit from Sports Capital Programme ( ) ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
12 clubs have benefitted from the Irish governments Sports Capital Programme to the tune of €351 525 in the latest announcement.
Women and Men Down Under (7) Women and Men Down Under (7) ( ) ZZZZ10:32 pmZZZZ
There were a number of performances of note that we can report on this week with the young Irish doing well in a variety of leagues and games.
Tough at the top for Irish cricketers? Tough at the top for Irish cricketers? ( ) ZZZZ8:07 amZZZZ
How does the workload of Irish cricketers compare to their international counterparts? Ger Siggins does the maths.
Women and Men Down Under (6) Women and Men Down Under (6) ( ) ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
Having impressed in First Grade last weekend, it was an unfortunate return to the 2nds for Neil Rock, as he went for a golden duck in the first day of Mount Lawley’s game against Willetton.
Heroes of 69 honoured Heroes of 69 honoured ( ) ZZZZ6:45 pmZZZZ
The Association of Sports Journalists in Ireland this week honoured the Ireland cricket team which, in 1969, beat the West Indies at Sion Mills, Co Tyrone.
Women and Men Down Under (5) Women and Men Down Under (5) ( ) ZZZZ10:23 pmZZZZ
Since our last report, Kim Garth has played 3 further WBBL games for Perth Scorchers. Against Adelaide Strikers she scored 6*(5) and then took 2-25 as her side lost by 7 wickets.
Women and Men Down Under (4) Women and Men Down Under (4) ( ) ZZZZ9:23 pmZZZZ
Highlight of the week for the Irish down under this week mist by Kim Garth’s triumphant return to the WBBL.
Women and Men Down Under (3) Women and Men Down Under (3) ( ) ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
Stephen Doheny followed up his 49* from last weekend to record his first half century of the season this Saturday, scoring a patient 64(129) in just under 3 hours, as Randwick Petersham 2s finished on 308 in their 2 day game against Gordon.
Simmons back at West Indies Simmons back at West Indies ( ) ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
Simmons left Ireland after the 2015 World Cup for the one job he couldn't refuse, but he lasted less than a year after criticising the selections of a tour party.
Men and Women Down Under (2) Men and Women Down Under (2) ( ) ZZZZ5:30 amZZZZ
Having had a male dominated round up last week, the headlines this time around are being made by the stars of our women’s side.
Women and Men Down Under Women and Men Down Under ( ) ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Another season has begun in Australia, with some leagues kicking off this weekend and a few the weekend before, and so it’s time for another season of Women and Men Down Under (WAMDU) …
Find a bowler sessions Find a bowler sessions ( ) ZZZZ1:45 amZZZZ
Ireland has released details of six bowling sessions aimed to uncover raw bowling talent, inviting boys and girls between 13 and 18 years of age to register their interest in attending and showing their bowling skills in front of national talent pathway coaches.
Big plans for Malahide Big plans for Malahide ( ) ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
The old ground was resplendent in Autumn sunshine in front of the biggest crowd since the visit of England in May. Earlier at the game, club officials met with Cricket Ireland to show them the plans for a new pavilion and explain what needs to happen next.
Over there round-up Over there round-up ( ) ZZZZ5:45 amZZZZ
This was the last season Ireland’s cricketers can play county cricket before they are considered overseas by the ECB. And while most of the professionals of the last decade have come home, there are still plenty playing at various levels in the English game.
White Stick Trophy White Stick Trophy ( ) ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
The league season may be over in the Northern Cricket Union but there is still one more game set to take place at North Down Cricket Club on Saturday with the 30th anniversary of the White Stick Trophy.
Black to umpire at WCQ Black to umpire at WCQ ( ) ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
Roly Black will be part of the umpiring team at next months T20 World Cup Qualifiers in the UAE.
Cross Community Cricket Cross Community Cricket ( ) ZZZZ1:29 amZZZZ
A new cross community sport-based social initiative with Belfast City Council called ‘On the Right Track’, which attracted European Union funding, has used cricket as a vehicle for promoting inclusiveness and bridge cultural divides for a group of boys in Belfast.
Memories from Lords Memories from Lords ( ) ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
A look back to Ireland's historic Test match against England at Lord's.
Play by the rules Play by the rules ( ) ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
All sports are governed by sets of rules, and these must be adhered to by all the participants, otherwise the game descends into chaos and anarchy.
Tri-Series is on as action continues islandwide Tri-Series is on as action continues islandwide ( ) ZZZZ4:32 amZZZZ
The Tri-Series featuring Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands has been confirmed as the National Cup takes centre stage.
The Hewitt Law Bucket List T20 Challenge The Hewitt Law Bucket List T20 Challenge ( ) ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
An interesting game took place at Moylena on Friday afternoon between teams made up of very aged former top class players who turned out for Muckamore in the 60s and 70s.
Du Plessis joins Belfast Titans Du Plessis joins Belfast Titans ( ) ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
Current captain of the South African cricket team Faf Du Plessis has joined Belfast Titans, a franchise of Euro T20 Slam that is going to be held in Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands from 30th August.
Morgan coming home Morgan coming home ( ) ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan is coming home to Dublin to play for the Chiefs in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam.
Morgan worthy of praise on both sides of Irish Sea Morgan worthy of praise on both sides of Irish Sea ( ) ZZZZ11:42 amZZZZ
EOIN MORGAN couldn't have been clearer. "England don’t have a chance of winning the World Cup. None at all," he said before spelling out exactly what was wrong with the tactics, selection and approach of his adopted team. And he was right – he nearly always is.
O'Brien hits career best score O'Brien hits career best score ( ) ZZZZ4:00 pmZZZZ
Former Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O’Brien notched up his career highest score on Sunday as his former team-mates were completing a 3-0 series win over Zimbabwe.
Third time lucky for Thompson? Third time lucky for Thompson? ( ) ZZZZ1:12 amZZZZ
Greg Thompson is on the brink of a third spell an Irish colours in the T20 format which this season has been a record breaker for him.
Euro T20 slam draft to take place in London Euro T20 slam draft to take place in London ( ) ZZZZ5:25 amZZZZ
The much anticipated Players' draft for the inaugural Euro T20 Slam will take place in London on 19th July, 2019. Around 700 players from 22 nations have registered for the draft through the official website of the Euro T20 Slam from 27th May – 30th June, 2019.
Steyn and Guptill signed Steyn and Guptill signed ( ) ZZZZ8:26 amZZZZ
Euro T20 Slam recruits South African fast bowler Dale Steyn and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill.
Watching brief for Hawthorne Watching brief for Hawthorne ( ) ZZZZ1:42 pmZZZZ
ONE of Cricket Ireland’s elite umpires has an inconspicuous but vital role this weekend during the Twenty20 Festival in Pembroke.
Afridi named icon player for EuroT20 slam Afridi named icon player for EuroT20 slam ( ) ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as an icon player while South African T-20 team’s vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players.
MCC Ireland announce strong squad MCC Ireland announce strong squad ( ) ZZZZ9:25 amZZZZ
MCC Ireland Region have announced a strong squad for their famous MCC Southern Ireland Schools week next week. Internationals Lorcan Tucker and Albert van der Merwe are joined by a host of Wolves and Leinster Lightning stars for a week of cricket in Munster and Leinster.
Waldron added to ICC umpiring panel Waldron added to ICC umpiring panel ( ) ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
Mary Waldron has been appointed to the ICC's Development Panel of Umpires - one of only eight women around the world to be appointed.
Ireland step up security ahead of international clashes Ireland step up security ahead of international clashes ( ) ZZZZ8:52 pmZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has engaged a security company that specialises in counter-terrorism measures for their upcoming matches against England, West Indies and Bangladesh in Dublin.
IPL glamour to sweep into Irish cricket IPL glamour to sweep into Irish cricket ( ) ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
The glamorous world of Bollywood stars and IPL legends will find a temporary home in Europe’s Celtic fringes this autumn, when the first Euro T20 Bash takes place in Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Dublin.
Facts and figures from Cricket Ireland's AGM Facts and figures from Cricket Ireland's AGM ( ) ZZZZ7:18 amZZZZ
Facts and figures from 'the most challenging year ever, on and off the field', as reported at the Cricket Ireland Annual General Meeting.
David O'Connor takes over Cricket Ireland Presidency David O'Connor takes over Cricket Ireland Presidency ( ) ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
David O'Connor formally became Cricket Ireland President at the weekend, taking over the reins from Aideen Rice. Philip Black was named President Elect for 2020.
It's all in the mind It's all in the mind ( ) ZZZZ9:06 pmZZZZ
Although the importance of individual differences when working with a client can not be underestimated, it is very difficult to dispute the fact that all sports have a psychological component that underlies effective performance.
Van der Merwe given Talent Pathway role Van der Merwe given Talent Pathway role ( ) ZZZZ6:26 amZZZZ
Former Irish International Albert van der Merwe has been appointed to the newly created role as national Talent Pathway Manager and Coach.
Ireland appoint four full-time umpires Ireland appoint four full-time umpires ( ) ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
Ireland has appointed four cricket umpires to full-time season contracts as part of its restructure of its Umpire Panels.
Men and Women Down Under (21) Men and Women Down Under (21) ( ) ZZZZ11:55 pmZZZZ
And so we come to the last round of games of the Australian season, with a couple of games to report on, and a round-up of the biggest runs scorers and wicket takers.
Five awarded Emerging Player contracts Five awarded Emerging Player contracts ( ) ZZZZ5:27 amZZZZ
5 players have been awarded Emerging Player contracts by Cricket Ireland
McDermott facing Irish Test at Lord's McDermott facing Irish Test at Lord's ( ) ZZZZ3:02 amZZZZ
Karl McDermott will probably be the most nervous of all the Irish at Lord's when the first ball of the summer Test is bowled on July 24th.
“Mankading” What do the Laws say ? “Mankading” What do the Laws say ? ( ) ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
Umpires do not have discretion - they must apply the Laws.
Men and Women Down Under (20) Men and Women Down Under (20) ( ) ZZZZ11:08 pmZZZZ
There’s an end of year feeling to the penultimate article for this year’s Australian season. Next week’s will include a round-up of how Irish players have done over the course of the season.
Road to Dehradun (8) - end of the road Road to Dehradun (8) - end of the road ( ) ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
The final day starts with forgotten tickets, and ends with food and drink in the company of the team and media.
Men and Women Down Under (19) Men and Women Down Under (19) ( ) ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
While all eyes were on the Ireland - Afghanistan test, we threw a quick glance at those playing down under this weekend.
Road to Dehradun (7) Road to Dehradun (7) ( ) ZZZZ9:13 pmZZZZ
An early night in order to be up bright and breezy for a big third day's play did not go to plan. Our ordered taxi to the ground was an hour late, so we followed the first half hour's play on the iPad at the hotel
Road to Dehradun (6) Road to Dehradun (6) ( ) ZZZZ9:40 pmZZZZ
I unforgivably neglected to mention on day one the arrival of Ger Siggins and Martha Young, as well as JCD’s partner Mira, who thankfully arrived in plenty of time to see James pick up his first two test wickets. Ger took his usual place in the media centre and Martha joined the supporters in box 9.
Road to Dehradun (5) Road to Dehradun (5) ( ) ZZZZ8:40 pmZZZZ
Latest instalment reviews the first day of Test, which didn't have the best of starts for either Ireland or the travelling families hoping to see the cap presentations.
Road to Dehradun (4) Road to Dehradun (4) ( ) ZZZZ12:32 amZZZZ
A morale boosting win for the Irish contingent in the final ODI, brings optimism ahead of the Test match on Friday.
Albert van der Merwe retirement Albert van der Merwe retirement ( ) ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Former Irish international Albert van der Merwe has confirmed his retirement from all cricket.
Men and Women Down Under (18) Men and Women Down Under (18) ( ) ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
We’re well into March, and the Australian cricket season is entering the home stretch.
Road to Dehradun (3) Road to Dehradun (3) ( ) ZZZZ7:30 pmZZZZ
The latest from India where the travelling band of supporters carried out a post mortem after the heavy loss in the fourth ODI but still have belief that the series can be levelled in the final game.
Road to Dehradun (2) Road to Dehradun (2) ( ) ZZZZ11:22 pmZZZZ
A Chinese meal with family and friends, and there were also some very special guests in the restaurant in India.
Road to Dehradun (1) Road to Dehradun (1) ( ) ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
Michael Lowe, one of Ireland's most fervent supporters, reports on a day to remember for the Boys In Green thanks to Andy Balbirnie.
Dates set for the Euro T20 League Dates set for the Euro T20 League ( ) ZZZZ5:27 amZZZZ
The first edition of the European Twenty20 League will start in the Netherlands on Friday, August 30 with finals day in Ireland on Sunday, September 22.
Ireland's latest cap talks about his journey to the international stage Ireland's latest cap talks about his journey to the international stage ( ) ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
When he became the 702nd player to represent Ireland, no-one was more surprised to be facing Afghanistan than James Cameron-Dow.
Men and Women Down Under (17) Men and Women Down Under (17) ( ) ZZZZ11:44 pmZZZZ
The latest news from Down Under where Eoghan Delany's fantastic season continued for Preston.
Hawthorne Caribbean bound Hawthorne Caribbean bound ( ) ZZZZ8:02 amZZZZ
Irish umpire Mark Hawthorne is in the Caribbean as part of an umpire exchange agreement between Cricket Ireland and Cricket West Indies.
Behind the microphone - Niall O'Brien Behind the microphone - Niall O'Brien ( ) ZZZZ1:03 amZZZZ
Viewers of the recent Ireland v Afghanistan T20 International series may have heard a somewhat familiar voice in the commentary box – none other than former Irish wicketkeeper-batsman, Niall O’Brien.
Men and Women Down Under (16) Men and Women Down Under (16) ( ) ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
Latest from around the globe with Kim Garth and Rebecca Stokell among the main performers.
Men and Women Down Under (15) Men and Women Down Under (15) ( ) ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
Latest round-up from around the Antipodes with plenty of action to report on another bust seven days across the grades.
ECB breaching employment law for Irish players? ECB breaching employment law for Irish players? ( ) ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
The England and Wales Cricket Board could be acting in breach of UK employment law by classing Northern Ireland-born Ireland internationals as overseas players in English domestic cricket from next season, according to a top sports lawyer.
700 and counting 700 and counting ( ) ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
Shane Getkate became the 700th men's cricketer to represent Ireland in the win over Oman. We take a look at some of the others who reached significant milestones.
Getkate to complete remarkable comeback Getkate to complete remarkable comeback ( ) ZZZZ6:36 pmZZZZ
The hard-hitting all-rounder is in the Ireland squad for a string of ODIs and T20s in Oman and India, aiming to confirm a place in the formats in which Ireland have been floundering lately. But only for Flowers, a paramedic, he wouldn’t be anywhere near the Al Emerat Stadium in Muscat.
Men and Women Down Under (14) Men and Women Down Under (14) ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
Highlight of the Irish down under this weekend must be Sean Terry's debut for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash.
Terry delight at Scorchers call-up Terry delight at Scorchers call-up ( ) ZZZZ10:07 pmZZZZ
Irish international Sean Terry has been called into the Perth Scorchers squad for their Big Bash clash this weekend against Adelaide Strikers.
Irish, Scots and Dutch in Tri-Series talks Irish, Scots and Dutch in Tri-Series talks ( ) ZZZZ9:31 amZZZZ
Ireland is set to become the latest Full Member country to have its own T20 League with some of the world’s leading players taking part in a franchise competition, possibly as early as this year.
Euro T20 cricket league on the cards? Euro T20 cricket league on the cards? ( ) ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
A report in The Daily Telegraph suggests a European T20 league featuring teams from Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands could be launched as early as this year.
Kennedy loving life in Oz Kennedy loving life in Oz ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
Ireland U19 international Graham Kennedy may have had reservations when the chance arose to head to Australia, however the Ballyspallen teenager has taken to life 'down under' like the proverbial duck to water and is already considering a longer term future on the other side of the world.
Dublin Business School are Unis Indoor Champs Dublin Business School are Unis Indoor Champs ( ) ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
Over the weekend Ulster University's Jordanstown campus played host to the Irish Universities Cricket Association Indoor Tournament which saw DBS defeat Technological University of Dublin in a thrilling final.
Men and Women Down Under (13) Men and Women Down Under (13) ( ) ZZZZ12:50 amZZZZ
Nathan Smith was back in the wickets this weekend, in a 2-day game between his Northern District side and St George CC.
Conor Armstrong announces retirement Conor Armstrong announces retirement ( ) ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
Conor Armstrong has announced his retirement after a hugely successful career that saw him win 27 caps for Ireland and feature as a key member of the all-conquering North County side for almost two decades, before ending his playing days at nearby Rush.
2019 Irish University Indoor Championships 2019 Irish University Indoor Championships ( ) ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
We are on the brink of the Irish Universities Indoor Intervarsity competition which takes place this weekend.
Men and Women Down Under (12) Men and Women Down Under (12) ( ) ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
Kim Garth and Laura Delany among the runs and wickets in a successful week for the pair in Australia. Dotski rounds up the latest action.
Cassell believes Ireland future bright Cassell believes Ireland future bright ( ) ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
Rob Cassell, the Australian-born Assistant Coach of Ireland Men’s senior team, believes the future of Irish cricket will be bright after returning to Ireland from the Ireland Wolves tour of Sri Lanka this week.
Men and Women Down Under (11) Men and Women Down Under (11) ( ) ZZZZ1:48 amZZZZ
While many Irish eyes were on Sri Lanka with the Wolves in action, there were others making their cases for a call up in Australia/NZ on Saturday.
Men and Women Down Under (10) Men and Women Down Under (10) ( ) ZZZZ8:01 pmZZZZ
Club cricket is back in swing down under, and while a number of the Irish players are now in Ireland or Sri Lanka, several are making their presence felt in Australia and New Zealand this weekend.
Stirling makes strong start in Bangladesh Stirling makes strong start in Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has made a strong start in his opening two games for Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League, but was unable to stop his team losing both matches.
Men down under (9) Men down under (9) ( ) ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Few matches over the first weekend of the New Year.