North West 2020
Glendermott unveil new professional Glendermott unveil new professional ( ) ZZZZ4:47 amZZZZ
South African all-rounder Andile Mogakane will be plying his trade for Glendermott in the 2021 season.
Bonds Glen sign South African professional Bonds Glen sign South African professional ( ) ZZZZ8:32 pmZZZZ
Bonds Glen have signed South African all-rounder Johnny Riekert for the 2021 season.
Changes made to NW Board Changes made to NW Board ( ) ZZZZ3:53 amZZZZ
Terence Patton junior and Bobby Rao have joined the NW Board, replacing Andrew Fleming and Lawrence Moore who have stepped down.
Wilson takes Head Coach role at Ulster University Wilson takes Head Coach role at Ulster University ( ) ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
Jared Wilson has been appointed Head Coach of the Ulster University Magee and Coleraine campuses.
Newbuildings sign Ben Mills Newbuildings sign Ben Mills ( ) ZZZZ3:49 amZZZZ
Newbuildings have announced the signing of Ben Mills from Glendermott.
Cebo back at Fox Lodge Cebo back at Fox Lodge ( ) ZZZZ10:56 pmZZZZ
South African all-rounder Cebo Tshiki will be back at Fox Lodge for the 2021 season.
Donemana sign South African Adams Donemana sign South African Adams ( ) ZZZZ2:39 amZZZZ
Donemana have signed South African Ferisco Adams for the 2021 campaign.
Trent McKeegan raises £5000 for Altnagelvin Hospital Trent McKeegan raises £5000 for Altnagelvin Hospital ( ) ZZZZ2:21 amZZZZ
Newbuildings cricketer Trent McKeegan has given a cheque for £5000 to Altnagelvin Hospital after a remarkable fundraising effort by the 20 year-old.
NW Umpires course planned for new season NW Umpires course planned for new season ( ) ZZZZ10:56 amZZZZ
The North West Umpires and Scorers Association are reaching out to local clubs this winter ahead of the new-look domestic season planned for 2021.
NW reflects on huge support for change NW reflects on huge support for change ( ) ZZZZ7:39 amZZZZ
It turned out to be a very good week for the North West Cricket Union last week after its clubs voted by more than 95% to endorse the new playing conditions put forward for 2021.
Qualifying not senior cricket where the problems lay Qualifying not senior cricket where the problems lay ( ) ZZZZ8:20 amZZZZ
With all the discussions lately in NWCU about prospective league restructuring and rule changes, it is worth highlighting where the issue in our sport actually lies.
NW clubs to vote on new proposals NW clubs to vote on new proposals ( ) ZZZZ8:02 amZZZZ
NORTH West clubs will this week vote on final proposals which will determine the rules for what they hope will be a full season of cricket next year.
NW should start with the foundations not the roof NW should start with the foundations not the roof ( ) ZZZZ7:25 amZZZZ
First of all, the Board of Control at NWCU deserve credit. No longer can they be accused of standing idly aside while our sport rapidly goes by the wayside. Indeed, they got a coherent cricket programme for us to play in in 2020 against all odds – fair play.
Ian Callender tribute to Lexie Miller Ian Callender tribute to Lexie Miller ( ) ZZZZ6:50 amZZZZ
THE term gentleman could have been invented for Lexie Miller MBE who has died suddenly, just five days before his 91th birthday.
Death of Lexie Miller Death of Lexie Miller ( ) ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
The North West Cricket Union lost one of its most respected patrons on Monday night with the passing of a true gentleman in Lexie Miller.
NW tilting at windmills NW tilting at windmills ( ) ZZZZ6:08 amZZZZ
First of all, it is worth remembering that complaining is a favourite hobby in NWCU circles. The NW Board of Control has my sympathy, because no matter what was proposed, complaining would surely follow. It’s just the status quo; we need someone to blame.
NW proposing league restructuring NW proposing league restructuring ( ) ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
The North West Cricket Union will meet with club representatives next week to discuss proposals for restructuring the game at domestic level from the start of the 2021 campaign.
Hume leaves Coleraine for Waringstown Hume leaves Coleraine for Waringstown ( ) ZZZZ1:49 amZZZZ
GRAHAM Hume is looking forward to a new challenge after confirmation that the South African will move from Coleraine to become Director of Cricket at Waringstown next season.
NW to debate format for 2021 season NW to debate format for 2021 season ( ) ZZZZ6:04 amZZZZ
The North West AGM is set to be held probably a week after the NCU’s on December 9th but before then officials will have a series of Zoom calls with clubs to get their views of the set up for next season.
Ardmore sign Tyron Koen Ardmore sign Tyron Koen ( ) ZZZZ6:54 amZZZZ
Ardmore have signed Tyron Koen as their overseas player for the 2021 season.
YMCA make history with first All-Ireland victory YMCA make history with first All-Ireland victory ( ) ZZZZ10:05 amZZZZ
Dublin YMCA claimed their first All-Ireland title in dramatic fashion at Belmont this afternoon after a stunning comeback saw off Donemana in the final of this year's national T20 competition.
Donemana at full strength for all-Ireland decider Donemana at full strength for all-Ireland decider ( ) ZZZZ9:43 pmZZZZ
Twenty years after their first and to date only All-Ireland triumph Donemana have the opportunity to win a second when they take on a star-studded YMCA team in Belfast this Saturday.
Heywood philosphical after Fox Lodge defeat Heywood philosphical after Fox Lodge defeat ( ) ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge were unable to make it a Tyrone double on Saturday as they lost a thrilling contest at Newbuildings which went right down to the wire.
Donemana play rope a dope on CIYMS Donemana play rope a dope on CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ11:35 amZZZZ
The North West side had lulled everyone into a false sense of security after winning the Senior Cup last weekend, with captain William McClintock saying they would turn up at Bready on Saturday for a ‘bit of crack’ – the big trophy already in safely back at The Holm.
Death of Billy Given Death of Billy Given ( ) ZZZZ11:17 pmZZZZ
The local cricket community was left in shock after popular supporter and photographer Billy Given died suddenly at the end of the Faughan Valley cup final at Newbuildings.
Cup glory for Newbuildings and Glendermott Cup glory for Newbuildings and Glendermott ( ) ZZZZ11:06 pmZZZZ
There were last over finishes in both the Faughan Valley and Eric Cooke finals with Newbuildings edging out Fox Lodge and Glendermott beating Ardmore.
Donemana reach All-Ireland T20 final Donemana reach All-Ireland T20 final ( ) ZZZZ10:55 pmZZZZ
Donemana shocked holders CIYMS to reach the final of the All-Ireland T20 competition, securing the narrowest of wins in a rain affected contest at Bready.
Tributes paid to Billy Given Tributes paid to Billy Given ( ) ZZZZ1:58 amZZZZ
Tributes poured in last night and again this morning for Billy Given, a former player with Sion Mills and a keen local photographer, who collapsed and died after yesterday’s Faughan Valley Cup final.
St Johnston beat Eglinton in U13 final St Johnston beat Eglinton in U13 final ( ) ZZZZ8:54 amZZZZ
St Johnston clinched the U13 Cup with a fine all-round display which saw they beat Eglinton by 78 runs at The Boathole.
Treble for Mollie Devine Treble for Mollie Devine ( ) ZZZZ3:15 amZZZZ
It completed a remarkable treble for Foxies player Mollie Devine who also won a cup double for Parkfield CC in Australia during her time there earlier this year with the Melbourne club.
Death of trailblazer Tony Opatha Death of trailblazer Tony Opatha ( ) ZZZZ2:15 amZZZZ
Tony Opatha, the first overseas professional in NW cricket has died in his native Sri Lanka.
Change of venue for Faughan Valley Cup final Change of venue for Faughan Valley Cup final ( ) ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
The NW have announced a late change of venue for this Saturday's Faughan Valley Cup final.
Cup glory for Burndennett Cup glory for Burndennett ( ) ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
Burndennett claimed a rare senior trophy as they beat Premiership side Ballyspallen in the Sammy Jeffrey final at Bridge Park.
Mehaffey the main man Mehaffey the main man ( ) ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
The opener top scored with 45 and then took two early wickets to stifle the Brigade chase. Reflecting on the win, Mehaffey told the Chronicle.
DJ Ton just what the doc ordered DJ Ton just what the doc ordered ( ) ZZZZ2:47 amZZZZ
There was further cause for celebration for Donemana as DJ Dougherty inspired the second eleven to victory in the Q Cup final against Sion Mills.
Bready's cups overfloweth Bready's cups overfloweth ( ) ZZZZ2:39 amZZZZ
There was no shortage of success for Bready with three trophies in three days for the Magheramason club.
Donemana face CIYMS after 23rd senior cup triumph Donemana face CIYMS after 23rd senior cup triumph ( ) ZZZZ6:50 amZZZZ
DONEMANA will play CIYMS in the All-Ireland T20 Cup semi-final next Saturday but put your house on a victory for the NCU T20 cup holders. The only thing that matters in the cricket-mad North West Village is that the Senior Cup is back home.
Mehaffey the hero as Donemana win cup Mehaffey the hero as Donemana win cup ( ) ZZZZ11:57 amZZZZ
Dean Mehaffey was the Donemana hero as the Holm side reclaimed the coveted North West senior cup at Beechgrove on Saturday.
Hat-trick of cup wins for Fox Lodge Women Hat-trick of cup wins for Fox Lodge Women ( ) ZZZZ11:43 pmZZZZ
Fox Lodge Women secured a third cup win in a row after a 14-run win against Eglinton in the final at Ballymagorry.
Bready beat Fox Lodge in T10 Plate final Bready beat Fox Lodge in T10 Plate final ( ) ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
Bready ran out convincing winners as they lost only two wickets chasing a modest Fox Lodge total of 56 in their Plate final at Magheramason.
Glendermott win Midweek Cup Glendermott win Midweek Cup ( ) ZZZZ11:52 amZZZZ
Glendermott beat Letterkenny to secure the Midweek Cup at The Rectory on Friday night.
Clash of the Titans Clash of the Titans ( ) ZZZZ3:54 amZZZZ
IT remains one of the fiercest rivalries in local cricket so when Brigade and Donemana meet it is always an occasion to savour. When it is a cup final, the competitiveness is racked up to fever pitch and tomorrow’s North West Senior Cup decider at Beechgrove (2.00pm) will be no exception .
Fox Lodge face Eglinton in Women's final Fox Lodge face Eglinton in Women's final ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
It's the showpiece occasion for the Women's game in the NW as holders Fox Lodge face new kids on the block Eglinton in the Cup Final at Ballymagorry on Friday night. We get the views of respective captains Hannah McLaughlin and Megan McClintock.
Tyrone round-up Tyrone round-up ( ) ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Burndennett in the Sammy Jeffrey final, Fox Lodge win another thriller, youth to the fore as Bready reach Q3 final and Strabane suffer bowl-out misery.
Donemana hoping to end Brigade run Donemana hoping to end Brigade run ( ) ZZZZ8:46 amZZZZ
It's senior cup final day this coming Saturday and although much of the build-up has been curtailed as a result of the ongoing pandemic, that will matter little to players and supporters of Brigade and Donemana.
Home advantage for Brigade in final Home advantage for Brigade in final ( ) ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
BRIGADE will have home advantage in the North West Senior Cup final on Saturday with cup specialists and fierce Donemana the visitors.
Ardmore beat Strabane in Eric Cooke Cup Ardmore beat Strabane in Eric Cooke Cup ( ) ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
Ardmore reached the final of the Eric Cooke Cup after they beat Strabane in a bowl out on Sunday.
Donemana to meet Brigade in Cup final Donemana to meet Brigade in Cup final ( ) ZZZZ11:14 pmZZZZ
Donemana and Brigade, who contested three senior cup finals in a row between 2012 and 2014 will go toe-to-toe again in next week's decider after both recorded easy wins in Saturday's semi-finals.
Brigade face Donemana in NW Senior Cup final Brigade face Donemana in NW Senior Cup final ( ) ZZZZ1:08 pmZZZZ
FOR the first time since 2014, Brigade and Donemana will meet in the North West Senior Cup final as they extended the remarkable sequence of at least one of them being in every final since 2008.
Eglinton beat Bready to reach Women's final Eglinton beat Bready to reach Women's final ( ) ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Eglinton will face Fox Lodge in the final of the NW Women's Cup after a convincing win against Bready in the semi-final on Friday night.
Brigade beat Newbuildings in T10 final Brigade beat Newbuildings in T10 final ( ) ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
Brigade claimed the first senior silverware of the season when they beat Newbuildings by three wickets at Beechgrove on Friday night.
Sides eyeing senior cup glory Sides eyeing senior cup glory ( ) ZZZZ7:55 amZZZZ
THE NORTH West Senior Cup may be only a T20 competition this year but it is still the biggest prize in the region and tomorrow, weather permitting, this year’s finalists will be decided.
Time for change in NW? Time for change in NW? ( ) ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
The burning question now of course is where we go from here, once this season is over. Do we now have the proverbial 'blank canvas' to determine our own future?
Up for the cup Up for the cup ( ) ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
All 15 senior sides are now just one step away from the chance of final glory under the innovative formula devised by the NW in order to salvage something from this most difficult of seasons.
Take two for Sion Mills and Letterkenny Take two for Sion Mills and Letterkenny ( ) ZZZZ11:29 amZZZZ
Sion Mills and Letterkenny had to take part in a second bowl-out after their first one on Saturday was ruled null and void by the NW.
NW Cup draws made NW Cup draws made ( ) ZZZZ6:19 amZZZZ
The draws have just been made for the NW cup competitions, with Sophie Hamilton drawing the sides overseen by David Bradley, Peter McCartney and Lawrence Moore.
Reserve dates added for NW Cups Reserve dates added for NW Cups ( ) ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
The NW Union have just announced that this weekend's cup clashes will now have Sunday set aside as a reserve date.
Cup placings decided Cup placings decided ( ) ZZZZ11:16 amZZZZ
THE semi-finals of the North West (T20) Senior Cup will be played next Saturday and the games must be decided on the day with a bowl-out taking place if five overs of the second innings cannot be completed.
NW Senior Cup semi-finalists confirmed NW Senior Cup semi-finalists confirmed ( ) ZZZZ10:26 amZZZZ
Once again there was plenty of rain around the North West this weekend but at the end of the group stages of this year's T20 tournament it is Bready, Brigade and Donemana who join Coleraine in Monday's senior cup semi-final draw.
Strabane have Fermanagh covered Strabane have Fermanagh covered ( ) ZZZZ5:07 amZZZZ
North Fermanagh CC have acknowledged a kind gesture from Strabane CC after the Premiership club changed their covers this season and donated their used ones to the Kesh men.
Killyclooney and Fox Lodge facing date with destiny Killyclooney and Fox Lodge facing date with destiny ( ) ZZZZ5:05 amZZZZ
It promises to be a huge weekend as the group stages of the NW T20 competition reaches the final stages with three of the four senior cup semi-final berths still to be filled.
Girl power in NW Girl power in NW ( ) ZZZZ5:08 amZZZZ
Alana Dalzell and Lucy McGranaghan played for Bready and Sion Mills men's sides last weekend.
Eglinton join Fox Lodge at top of table Eglinton join Fox Lodge at top of table ( ) ZZZZ1:59 pmZZZZ
It's tight at the top of the Women's League in the NW after Eglinton beat Fox Lodge to join the Ballymagorry side at the summit.
Bannsiders reach senior cup semi-final Bannsiders reach senior cup semi-final ( ) ZZZZ8:18 amZZZZ
COLERAINE are the first team through to the semi-finals of the Senior Cup, after confirming first place in Group 1 on Sunday.
No shortage of drama in NW No shortage of drama in NW ( ) ZZZZ11:02 pmZZZZ
There was no shortage of talking points on Saturday afternoon as the penultimate round of group matches took place in this season's North West T20 competition.
Coleraine through to senior cup semi-finals Coleraine through to senior cup semi-finals ( ) ZZZZ10:20 amZZZZ
Coleraine are the first side through to the semi-finals of the NW Senior Cup after a maximum point 57-run win against Ballyspallen ensured they can't be caught by second-placed Eglinton.
Brigade face Newbuildings in crunch tie Brigade face Newbuildings in crunch tie ( ) ZZZZ11:14 pmZZZZ
BRIGADE may have claimed a Premiership and Senior Cup double last season but they face a must-win game today in the penultimate round of the T20 Championship.
Injury blow for Olphert Injury blow for Olphert ( ) ZZZZ1:49 amZZZZ
Bready pace bowler Conor Olphert has suffered an injury blow meaning he will miss Bready's trip to Strabane this weekend.
Fox Lodge in the Black Fox Lodge in the Black ( ) ZZZZ11:57 pmZZZZ
Fox Lodge stay top of the Women's League after Sarah Black starred in a comprehensive nine-wicket win against a young Bready side at Ballymagorry.
Brigade to meet Newbuildings in T10 final Brigade to meet Newbuildings in T10 final ( ) ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
Brigade will meet Newbuildings in the inaugural T10 Championship final after both sides recorded contrasting wins in their semi-finals against Killyclooney and St Johnston.
Killyclooney stun Donemana Killyclooney stun Donemana ( ) ZZZZ2:39 pmZZZZ
Killyclooney stunned Donemana with a historic first senior win over their illustrious opponents in their rearranged T20 Championship game on Tuesday night.
Wait continues for Coleraine and Donemana Wait continues for Coleraine and Donemana ( ) ZZZZ11:48 amZZZZ
THE wait continues for Coleraine and Donemana to confirm their place in the Senior Cup semi-finals after their winning runs came to an end on Saturday.
Still all to play for in NW Still all to play for in NW ( ) ZZZZ1:52 pmZZZZ
There are just two rounds of matches to go now in the North West T20 cup competition and still none of the winners have emerged from any of the four groups.
Handy Andy back for Donemana Handy Andy back for Donemana ( ) ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
IT’S been the perfect start to the season for North West T20 Cup holders Donemana and there is no reason why it should not get even better with the return from international duty of Andy McBrine.
The Big O - Conor Olphert The Big O - Conor Olphert ( ) ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
One of the reasons for Bready’s revival has been the consistent form of opening bowler Conor Olphert who has impressed many with his speed and accuracy. The 24 year-old has started the campaign well taking five wickets while conceding just 11 runs in eight overs!
T10 semi-final line-ups completed T10 semi-final line-ups completed ( ) ZZZZ11:31 amZZZZ
St Johnston will play Newbuildings, while Killyclooney will face Brigade next week in the semi-finals of the T10 Championship cup.
Fox Lodge beat Bready in NW Women's League Fox Lodge beat Bready in NW Women's League ( ) ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge beat Bready by 9 wickets in the NW Women's League on Monday night.
Race to reach NW semi-finals hots up Race to reach NW semi-finals hots up ( ) ZZZZ10:42 amZZZZ
But only the group winners will contest the semi-finals of the Senior Cup and Coleraine need only to avoid defeat against Eglinton next Saturday to be the first team through from the only three-team group.
Eglinton claim first win of season Eglinton claim first win of season ( ) ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Eglinton kept alive their hopes of catching runaway T20 group leaders Coleraine on Sunday after they posted an 8-wicket home win over Ballyspallen.
JT fires Newbuildings into contention JT fires Newbuildings into contention ( ) ZZZZ1:03 pmZZZZ
It was another frustrating Saturday for the region's cricketers as rain put paid to a couple of games in the T20 cups while a bereavement in Donemana meant that their game away at Killyclooney was postponed as a mark of respect.
NW women's league fixture changes NW women's league fixture changes ( ) ZZZZ8:50 amZZZZ
The withdrawal of two more women's teams from the 2020 season has led the NW to reorganize the fixtures for the remainder of the season.
Magnificent Sevens Magnificent Sevens ( ) ZZZZ3:07 pmZZZZ
The new competition was a big hit with both skippers, who saw the format as ideal preparation.
Super Macs Super Macs ( ) ZZZZ2:49 pmZZZZ
Donemana’s flying start to the season continued at the weekend as they beat both Bonds Glen and the elements to put themselves in pole position in Group One of the T20 Championship.
Double delight for Dalzell Double delight for Dalzell ( ) ZZZZ2:35 pmZZZZ
There were two bits of good news for Bready all-rounder Alana Dalzell who will captain the NW Under 19 girls side, as well as being named in the Super 50 Women's interpro squads along with Eglinton's Zara Craig.
Flying start by Donemana Flying start by Donemana ( ) ZZZZ6:47 amZZZZ
The T20 holders completed their second straight maximum points win with a crushing 124 runs success at Bonds Glen in a game which was actually called off two hours before the scheduled start.
Donemana reign supreme on day of limited action Donemana reign supreme on day of limited action ( ) ZZZZ12:10 amZZZZ
Only three of the day's seven scheduled matches in the North West T20 competition were played to a conclusion on Saturday, with the eagerly anticipated Newbuildings v Brigade game narrowly failing to make it four.
NW cricket in robust health NW cricket in robust health ( ) ZZZZ9:40 amZZZZ
NORTH West cricket is in robust health with young talent continuing to make their mark in the cricket-mad area.
McCay on the mark McCay on the mark ( ) ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
Ross McCay inspired Burndennett to a shock opening day win against Bready as the 2018 champions were totally outplayed from start to finish.
History made as NW T10 Championship starts History made as NW T10 Championship starts ( ) ZZZZ2:01 amZZZZ
There was a first for NW cricket as the first T10 Championship matches in the Union's history were played on Wednesday night.
Bready Women start with win over Burndennett Bready Women start with win over Burndennett ( ) ZZZZ3:58 amZZZZ
Bready Women got their season up and running with an emphatic 50-run win over Burndennett in the only fixture to be played in the league on Monday night.
Donemana start with convincing win Donemana start with convincing win ( ) ZZZZ1:03 pmZZZZ
T20 CUP holders Donemana made a convincing start to the new campaign with a crushing 69 runs victory over Ardmore to claim the advantage in Group 4 of this season’s T20 Championship.
Coleraine win again to set the early pace Coleraine win again to set the early pace ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
The domestic cricket season finally got under way this weekend and following on from their opening night win against Ballyspallen it is Coleraine who lead the charge at the end of the first round of games.
Cooke stars as Coleraine thump Ballyspallen Cooke stars as Coleraine thump Ballyspallen ( ) ZZZZ1:54 pmZZZZ
The talk pre-season was that this would be the year of the youth, but it was veteran batsman David Cooke who stole the show as the first senior match in Northern Ireland saw Coleraine hammer Ballyspallen.
NW Preview (14) St Johnston NW Preview (14) St Johnston ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
It's a pretty unusual season for all North West clubs this time around, but none more so than St Johnston who have had to fall into line with governments on both sides of the border in the run up to the new campaign.
Christie fears for future of NW cricket Christie fears for future of NW cricket ( ) ZZZZ12:04 amZZZZ
Christie, who starts his 40th year playing senior cricket this evening, having won every trophy available during his 22-year stay at Limavady, has been appointed captain of Ballyspallen this year, the club for whom he played his first competitive match back in 1981.
NW Preview (15) Fox Lodge NW Preview (15) Fox Lodge ( ) ZZZZ1:07 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge have been boosted by the return of an experienced quartet, which should serve them well in what is sure to be competitive group with derbies galore.
NW Preview (13) Strabane NW Preview (13) Strabane ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
There certainly won't be much travel involved for the Red Caps, at least in the group stages this season with their three opponents, Fox Lodge, Burndennett and Bready all within touching distance of the Park.
NW Preview (12) Killyclooney NW Preview (12) Killyclooney ( ) ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
There's a new skipper at 'Clooney as well with Timmy Dougherty another player to be given the armband for the first time ahead of the new season.
NW Preview (11) Glendermott NW Preview (11) Glendermott ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
Alan Johnson is back at the helm at the Rectory this season and the all-rounder said his side were "champing at the bit" to get their campaign up and running this weekend.
All roads lead to Coleraine All roads lead to Coleraine ( ) ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
ALL roads will lead to Coleraine on Friday night where Sandel Lodge hosts the first competitive cricket of the 2020 season.
NW Preview (10) Ballyspallen NW Preview (10) Ballyspallen ( ) ZZZZ8:35 pmZZZZ
Andy Christie takes the skippers armband at Bridge Road, and the veteran will face one of his former clubs Eglinton as well as Coleraine in a three team group that will play each other three times to get fixtures.
NW Preview (9) Ardmore NW Preview (9) Ardmore ( ) ZZZZ11:38 amZZZZ
Ardmore skipper Peter Harrigan will like many clubs be without an overseas player and putting the emphasis on youth for the forthcoming campaign.
Fundraising Boost for Foyle Down Syndrome Trust Fundraising Boost for Foyle Down Syndrome Trust ( ) ZZZZ4:02 amZZZZ
The Foyle Down Syndrome Trust and Ardmore Cricket Club have teamed up to launch a bowl-out challenge to raise funds for the local charity.
NW Preview (8) Bonds Glen NW Preview (8) Bonds Glen ( ) ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
It has been a tough couple of seasons for the Bee Gees but with promotion and relegation gone by the wayside, club stalwart Johnny Haslett insisted their side would be embracing the T20 campaign.
NW seek answers after government bombshell NW seek answers after government bombshell ( ) ZZZZ10:08 amZZZZ
The local cricket season was dealt another blow after the announcement on Thursday by the NI Executive that no spectators would be allowed at games.
NW Preview (7) Eglinton NW Preview (7) Eglinton ( ) ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Eglinton are another club to have a new skipper on show this year as Andy Millar takes the reins for the first time.
NW Preview (6) Bready NW Preview (6) Bready ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
Davy Scanlon loses a trio of players for the 2020 season- Marcus Poskitt, Andy Lucas and Ross Dougherty all heading out of Magheramason, however the Bready skipper certainly wasn't downbeat when he spoke of his team's prospects.
NW Preview (5) Donemana NW Preview (5) Donemana ( ) ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
The one place few sides will relish heading to for T20 cricket this season will be The Holm and there's a new sheriff in town as William McClintock takes over the captaincy at Donemana.
Coleraine spring McDonnell surprise Coleraine spring McDonnell surprise ( ) ZZZZ10:13 amZZZZ
With the region's first competitive cricket match of the year set to take place at Coleraine next Friday night, the home side have landed something of a coup by adding Niall McDonnell to their ranks for this shortest of seasons.
NW Preview (4) Brigade NW Preview (4) Brigade ( ) ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
It will be a strange season for the Beechgrove club this time around having no doubt been looking forward to defending the league and cup crowns they had collected in 2019.
NW Preview (3) Coleraine NW Preview (3) Coleraine ( ) ZZZZ7:32 amZZZZ
The Bannsiders are the only team who will have their overseas player available to them this season; highly rated Graham Hume now living here on his qualification path to hopefully playing for Ireland in the not too distant future.
NW Preview (2): Burndennett NW Preview (2): Burndennett ( ) ZZZZ10:48 amZZZZ
Mark Mooney retains the skipper's armband up at Burndennett and says his side is really looking forward to getting going later this month.
Coleraine to host Ballyspallen on opening day of NW season Coleraine to host Ballyspallen on opening day of NW season ( ) ZZZZ9:49 pmZZZZ
Coleraine will host Ballyspallen on Friday July 17th in the opening fixture of the NW cricket season.
NW Preview (1): Newbuildings NW Preview (1): Newbuildings ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
It has certainly been a winter of content at Newbuildings as former Brigade players Gareth McKeegan and Johnny Thompson made the switch to Foyleview in the close season.
NW season to start on July 18th NW season to start on July 18th ( ) ZZZZ4:23 amZZZZ
The Northern Ireland Assembly's recent announcement of a slightly earlier resumption for team sports is good news for North West cricket clubs as they are now set to start their competitive 2020 season from 18 July.
NW Senior Cup part of ambitious fixture plan NW Senior Cup part of ambitious fixture plan ( ) ZZZZ5:00 amZZZZ
The North West Cricket Union is set to present their clubs with a draft fixture plan in the coming days, aimed at making the most of what now potentially looks like being an 8-week season.
NW consider return to cricket options NW consider return to cricket options ( ) ZZZZ2:55 pmZZZZ
The North West Cricket Union looks likely to take its first small steps back towards a return to playing next week as the NI Assembly's exit out of lockdown reaches Stage 2 on Monday.
Sion Mills receive lawnmower from Eglinton Sion Mills receive lawnmower from Eglinton ( ) ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
These may be troubled times but the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has brought out the best in people, no more so than the good people at Eglinton who have donated a lawnmower to Sion Mills.
Beyond the Boundary: Bertie Faulkner Beyond the Boundary: Bertie Faulkner ( ) ZZZZ11:04 amZZZZ
More often than not you'll find one major driving force at every club and there is no doubt that at the home of current North West champions Brigade, that man is Bertie Faulkner.
NW Finals: 2002 Double Curry NW Finals: 2002 Double Curry ( ) ZZZZ3:51 amZZZZ
The 2002 decider between Limavady and Bready was a one-sided affair, most noted for Decker Curry scoring a century in the two innings.
NW Cup finals: 1998 Brigade skittle Ardmore NW Cup finals: 1998 Brigade skittle Ardmore ( ) ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
The 1998 senior cup final brought together Ardmore and Brigade, two teams whose successes in the previous 20 years had come mainly in the North West's blue riband competition.
NW cup finals: Fourth time lucky for Bready NW cup finals: Fourth time lucky for Bready ( ) ZZZZ7:28 amZZZZ
It's back to 1996 when Bready beat Strabane to win the Senior Cup for the first time in their history having lost three times in the previous eight years to Donemana.
Interview with Brendan Donaghey Interview with Brendan Donaghey ( ) ZZZZ5:16 amZZZZ
At a mere 13 years of age, when most young lads would have been scrapping over marbles, Brendan Donaghey was making his senior debut for Sion Mills.
Joy of six for Donemana Joy of six for Donemana ( ) ZZZZ3:58 amZZZZ
It's a short trip back to 2017 for our next senior cup final memory as Donemana and Ballyspallen locked horns at Beechgrove.
Glendermott and the 8 day party Glendermott and the 8 day party ( ) ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
The 2005 senior cup final was a fairly unique affair as it brought together two sides that had never won the trophy in their respective histories. Indeed but for Glendermott's heavy defeat at the hands of a Kamran Akmal- inspired Limavady just two years earlier, neither they nor Ballyspallen even had a place in the final to their names to that point.
When the cup came to Coleraine When the cup came to Coleraine ( ) ZZZZ2:51 amZZZZ
Back in 1986 the cup came for the first and to date only time to Coleraine, as they beat Strabane in a tense struggle, helped in no small measure by their overseas professional Milind Gunjal.
When Symes sizzled When Symes sizzled ( ) ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
In 2015, Jean Symes set the NW alight as he went on an incredible run of scoring. However there was no fairy tale ending for either the talented South African or his club Creevedonnell.
Uptown top Rankin Uptown top Rankin ( ) ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Ian Rankin holds the record for the highest individual score in a NW Senior Cup, when back in 1982 he hit an unbeaten 167 to spearhead an innings victory for St Johnston against Strabane.
Ardkill CC Ardkill CC ( ) ZZZZ6:50 amZZZZ
A recent photograph of Ardkill CC from 1941 prompted an enquiry as to their history and their playing personnel.
1991: Simpson makes his mark 1991: Simpson makes his mark ( ) ZZZZ7:28 amZZZZ
It's back to the 1991 NW Senior Cup decider when Mark Simpson clinched a last over thriller to deny holders Eglinton in dramatic fashion.
1993: When Tony rocked and Pee Wee rolled 1993: When Tony rocked and Pee Wee rolled ( ) ZZZZ9:07 amZZZZ
The iconic image from Strabane’s 1993 win over favourites Brigade was the sight of their West Indian professional Tony Johnson playing the guitar, singing Bob Marley as he flayed an increasingly demoralised Beechgrove attack to all parts of the Eglinton ground.
Bobby Baird: The original Ardmore Express Bobby Baird: The original Ardmore Express ( ) ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
Bobby Baird, who was the first man to take 100 wickets in a season in North-West cricket, has some treasured momentoes of his career which started in 1920.
Lottery boost for Ardmore Lottery boost for Ardmore ( ) ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
Ardmore Cricket Club have announced that they have been awarded almost £10,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund towards internal improvements to their clubhouse and changing area.
The Waterside story The Waterside story ( ) ZZZZ2:47 amZZZZ
Lawrence Moore takes a look at the history of the now sadly defunct Waterside CC.
David verus Goliath: the 1974 NW Senior Cup final David verus Goliath: the 1974 NW Senior Cup final ( ) ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
Our look back at the 1980 and 1994 NW finals have proved popular so we have decided to do a series showcasing some memorable finals throughout the years. It's back to 1974 when Waterside played Donemana.
Bready deliver for local community Bready deliver for local community ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
Bready Cricket Club are providing a wonderful meals on wheels service for the vulnerable in their community during the ongoing pandemic crisis.
McKeegan leading from the front McKeegan leading from the front ( ) ZZZZ5:19 amZZZZ
GARETH McKeegan should have been playing his first competitive match of the summer next Saturday but, instead, the Brigade double winner will be on the frontline doing a job which has earned greater applause each week than any of his memorable innings on the cricket field.
Ardmore make Foyle Hospice donation Ardmore make Foyle Hospice donation ( ) ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
Ardmore CC have made a donation to local NW Charity the Foyle Hospice.
Time for local clubs to hit reset button? Time for local clubs to hit reset button? ( ) ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
We're having to get used to a new way of life at the moment and the transformation is certainly bringing its challenges.
Low and high scores in NW cricket Low and high scores in NW cricket ( ) ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
A look back to 2002, when we featured Low and High Scores in NW cricket.
Rewind to 2001: Brigade win league Rewind to 2001: Brigade win league ( ) ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
Brigade clinched their first league title since 1983 with a 75 run victory over Donemana in the play-off at Eglinton. This game was packed full of incident and fortunes fluctuated throughout, with three players ending up in Altnagelvin Hospital.
Rewind to 1995 - when Crindle's dream became a nightmare Rewind to 1995 - when Crindle's dream became a nightmare ( ) ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
CRINDLE'S first appearance in the Northern Bank Cup final turned into something of a nightmare because of an unfortunate injury to their professional Chantu Sugewakar.
The 100-year hoodoo The 100-year hoodoo ( ) ZZZZ3:44 amZZZZ
Ardmore Cricket Club (formed in 1879) first appeared in North West Senior cricket about 1893 but a century would pass before they would win local cricket's most coveted piece of silverware, the Senior Cup. For some unknown reason the Gods appeared always to conspire against them.
Professionals in the NW 1979-2001 Professionals in the NW 1979-2001 ( ) ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
Back in 2001, there was a two-part review of the professionals who had plied their trade in the NW region.
NW XI: The lefties NW XI: The lefties ( ) ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
Former NW Chairman and Cricket Ireland President Joe Doherty selects a NW lefties XI.
NW XI: John McMillan NW XI: John McMillan ( ) ZZZZ5:09 amZZZZ
The all time NW XI as selected by former Eglinton, Limavady and St Johnston cricketer John McMillan, who was also a NW and Irish selector, as well as a former NW President.
Defiant Sion ready to fight on Defiant Sion ready to fight on ( ) ZZZZ3:53 amZZZZ
Sion Mills Cricket Club has been in the news again recently after they were the target of yet another arson attack that all but ruined their clubhouse/changing facilities.
A cricketing dynasty: The Gillespies A cricketing dynasty: The Gillespies ( ) ZZZZ8:17 amZZZZ
It's not often in the intense, competitive, demanding arena of high-level senior sport that four brothers get to figure on an All Ireland winning team.
The NW Craic XI The NW Craic XI ( ) ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
We asked Lawrence Moore to come up with his NW touring squad. People who he'd enjoy spending time with and who would be guaranteed box office craic off the field if not on it.
How Kapil Dev came to play in the NW How Kapil Dev came to play in the NW ( ) ZZZZ5:28 amZZZZ
AS the controversial Moscow Olympics were drawing to a close in August 1980, another international drama of epic proportions began to unfold in the north-west of Ireland as club side Limavady pulled off one of cricket’s greatest coups.
Death of John Cochrane Death of John Cochrane ( ) ZZZZ9:59 pmZZZZ
As well as being a proud representative of NWCU and Ireland, for whom he was capped late in his career - as a grandfather in fact - John Cochrane has written himself indelibly into the record books as a Donemana player - one of the club’s all-time greats.
Council grant boost for NW Council grant boost for NW ( ) ZZZZ7:37 amZZZZ
The North West is to receive funding of £35,000 from Derry & Strabane District Council to help support the high-profile International T20 games between Ireland and New Zealand at Bready scheduled for this summer.
Letterkenny join NW league Letterkenny join NW league ( ) ZZZZ6:14 pmZZZZ
The NW will have a new senior club in the Union this season with the announcement that Letterkenny have been admitted.
Ardmore hold AGM Ardmore hold AGM ( ) ZZZZ11:09 pmZZZZ
Ardmore held their AGM at the weekend with Peter Harrigan confirmed once again as first XI skipper for the 2020 season.
Treble success for NW at Ireland awards Treble success for NW at Ireland awards ( ) ZZZZ11:09 pmZZZZ
Andy Britton claimed the Club Player of the Year award, while Joe Doherty and Lofty McGonigle were also honoured.
Gary Neely joins Burndennett Gary Neely joins Burndennett ( ) ZZZZ12:22 amZZZZ
Gary Neely is leaving Ardmore and is moving to Championship side Burndennett for the new campaign.
Joe Doherty pays tribute to Jim Lindsay Joe Doherty pays tribute to Jim Lindsay ( ) ZZZZ4:39 amZZZZ
Former NW and Cricket Ireland Chairman Joe Doherty has paid tribute to Jim Lindsay who has died following a lengthy illness.
Death of Jim Lindsay Death of Jim Lindsay ( ) ZZZZ9:41 pmZZZZ
Former NWCU Secretary and Treasurer Jim Lindsay has died in Altnagelvin Hospital after a long illness.
North West Senior Cup Draw made North West Senior Cup Draw made ( ) ZZZZ4:23 amZZZZ
The draw for the first round of the North West Senior Cup was made yesterday and holders Brigade are involved in the only all-Premiership game.
Brigade face tough tie in NW Senior Cup Brigade face tough tie in NW Senior Cup ( ) ZZZZ5:24 amZZZZ
Holders Brigade face a tough task in their quest for a hat-trick of senior cups after being drawn away to Ballyspallen in the only all-Premiership tie.
NW proposals get green light NW proposals get green light ( ) ZZZZ4:42 amZZZZ
The NW meeting to adopt the review committee proposals went relatively smoothly, securing the necessary two thirds majority.
Ambitious Glendermott plan to stage NW cup final Ambitious Glendermott plan to stage NW cup final ( ) ZZZZ10:21 pmZZZZ
Glendermott are keen to mark their centenary celebrations by hosting the NW Senior Cup final.
All or nothing as NW clubs prepare to vote All or nothing as NW clubs prepare to vote ( ) ZZZZ8:37 pmZZZZ
NW clubs will be asked this week to vote on a series of proposals en bloc. The changes if implemented are designed to give the game a much needed shake-up as club numbers decline.
Coleraine strengthen ahead of new campaign Coleraine strengthen ahead of new campaign ( ) ZZZZ9:59 pmZZZZ
Coleraine have strengthened their squad ahead of the new season with the signing of Will Smale and David Cooke.
Scott launches new coaching venture Scott launches new coaching venture ( ) ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
Talented player-coach Barry Scott has launched a new coaching venture which aims to help clubs and communities throughout the NW and beyond.
NW Championship fixtures released NW Championship fixtures released ( ) ZZZZ9:20 pmZZZZ
The NW Championship matches for the 2020 season have been released. Just six teams will participate in the division, with one promotion slot up for grabs.
Black impresses at U19 World Cup Black impresses at U19 World Cup ( ) ZZZZ7:12 pmZZZZ
Leading Irish official Roly Black has impressed at the ongoing U19 World Cup.
NW Premiership fixtures unveiled NW Premiership fixtures unveiled ( ) ZZZZ10:59 pmZZZZ
The NW have unveiled the fixtures for the nine-team Premiership which gets under way on Saturday April 25th.
Barr appointed vice-captain at Brigade Barr appointed vice-captain at Brigade ( ) ZZZZ6:59 pmZZZZ
Brigade have been boosted by the news that DD Barr has been named vice-captain at Beechgrove.
JT joins Newbuildings from Brigade JT joins Newbuildings from Brigade ( ) ZZZZ8:17 amZZZZ
Influential all-rounder Johnny Thompson is leaving Brigade for pastures new at Newbuildings.
Dougherty set for Newbuildings switch Dougherty set for Newbuildings switch ( ) ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Bready batsman Ross Dougherty looks destined to be the latest player making a switch to Championship side Newbuildings.
Warriors deny Campher link Warriors deny Campher link ( ) ZZZZ8:16 pmZZZZ
The NW Warriors have denied any interest in signing Curtis Campher for the 2020 season.
Newbuildings sign overseas player Newbuildings sign overseas player ( ) ZZZZ4:48 amZZZZ
Newbuildings have signed Indian all-rounder Utkarsh Agarwal for the 2020 season.
NW transfer rumours as clubs come out of hibernation NW transfer rumours as clubs come out of hibernation ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
The latest news from the NW as clubs start to look ahead to the start of the season as the evenings start to have a quare stretch.
16 NW players named in youth squads 16 NW players named in youth squads ( ) ZZZZ7:47 pmZZZZ
16 players from the NW region have been named in the various Irish youth squads.
Glendermott sign Faisal Iqbal Glendermott sign Faisal Iqbal ( ) ZZZZ3:52 amZZZZ
Pakistan Test batsman Faisal Iqbal will be back in the North West this summer after Glendermott announced that they had signed the 38-year old as their overseas player for 2020.
Simon Olphert joins Brigade Simon Olphert joins Brigade ( ) ZZZZ3:33 amZZZZ
Eglinton wicket-keeper Simon Olphert has joined Brigade for the 2020 season.
Burndennett sign West Indian Burndennett sign West Indian ( ) ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
Burndennett have brought in West Indian Albert Gopie to replace Salman Ahmed as their overseas amateur for 2020.
Fox Lodge confirm McCallum signing Fox Lodge confirm McCallum signing ( ) ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge have completed the signing of Darnell McCallum for the 2020 season.
Williams blow for Glendermott Williams blow for Glendermott ( ) ZZZZ6:53 amZZZZ
Oraine Williams won't be joining Glendermott for the 2020 season.
Brigade confrm Hunter return Brigade confrm Hunter return ( ) ZZZZ7:24 amZZZZ
Brigade have confirmed the return of Ryan Hunter to the club after a spell with CIYMS in the NCU.