North West 2020
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.