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Date: 17/10/2019
Author: Imtiaz
Any wolves tour this winter?
Date: 17/10/2019
Author: John Glynn
88.2 mph
Date: 17/10/2019
Author: conor
87.1mph
Date: 16/10/2019
Author: Tom G
Anyone fancy a competition?

Whatís the fastest ball that David Delany will bowl in Fridayís game? Assuming he plays and the tv coverage includes a speed gun.

Closest guess wins.

Iíll start by saying - 86.8mph
Date: 16/10/2019
Author: Ryano
@ Tom G

No spinner when playing Zim?
Date: 16/10/2019
Author: Ian Muldoon
Congratulations on the new Match Centre. Just what was needed.

My only problem is that I thought we had won yesterday, and successfully chased down 210. I was gutted to learn about the scoring error and its consequence.

Great that David Delany did well in unhelpful conditions. He got rid of the destructive George Munsey, and then achieved a bowled and an lbw in a match where most batsmen fell to boundary catches.

What will happen about the UAE game what with four of their players being suspended? Will they withdraw the team? Will the rest of the players be demoralized? Or will they play out of their skins to show the best side of their team, that of the world's tenth ranked team and the highest ranked in the tournament?
Date: 16/10/2019
Author: Tom G
Interesting point made by liamo, it is incredible how bad the Cricket Ireland website actually is.

The social media is fine but the website still looks likes something put together in an evening for a village cricket club.

In fact, Leinster Lightning and Munster Reds have far more engaging, well presented websites.

Bittersweet for Ireland that Zimbabwe have been reinstated by the ICC. It means that our Under 19 team won't get a late reprieve into the U19 World Cup.

However, it does look like we will be touring Zimbabwe to play a Test match early next year. Surely our biggest opportunity to register our first Test win. Team should start to look something like this:

McCollum
Porterfield
Balbirnie
Stirling
KOB
H Tector
Wilson
Adair
McCarthy
Delaney
Murtagh / Rankin (if Murtagh is still available)

With his extra pace, David Delaney simply has to be included in every format. Even if his workload is managed. Can't wait to see what he registers on the speed gun this week.
Date: 16/10/2019
Author: Gary M
I see Paul Stirling, Boyd Rankin and George Dockrell have put themselves forward for The Hundred draft. All with no reserve price meaning they could go for a minimum of 30 grand each.

Surprised Kev or Balbo haven't put their name forward given their international form, wouldn't be bad pickups.

Looking at the schedule it'll probably clash with the Pakistan T20s and maybe an Afghanistan T20 series too.
Date: 16/10/2019
Author: liamo
Great Stuff on the New Match Centre!
The official Cricket Ireland Site is put to shame with miserable coverage. (Who cares about the Walnut Taveners!!!)
Date: 15/10/2019
Author: Wilson
The Samuel Jeffrey and associated championship cups will be good in 2020.

Play one game, get a bye and into the final.

Shocking level of competition.
Date: 15/10/2019
Author: PeterA
Sorry Iím confused now. Cricinfo says we lost but CricketEurope says we won? If we lost please I ignore my previous (though much of it still holds true on the basis of a great performance).


Sub ed: As noted earlier there was a mistake in the scoring and Ireland still needed two runs to win with two balls remaining. And they lost a wicket off each ball to go down by 1 run.
Date: 15/10/2019
Author: PeterA
Scotland / Ireland - hugely satisfying without Stirling and Rankin. Things are indeed looking up for us in T20.
Date: 15/10/2019
Author: Anton
Adair and Dockrell have pulled off an outrageous 8th wicket partnership in our chase of 211 against Scotland.

Sub ed: Well almost -there was a mistake in the scoring and Ireland still needed two runs to win with two balls remaining. And they lost a wicket off each ball to go down by 1 run.
Date: 15/10/2019
Author: Heinze
RE NW Fan

Said it before and will say it again... Senior 1 is all that matters in NW. Dont bite the hand that will feed you is the saying I believe.
Date: 14/10/2019
Author: Tony Moran
Dave Jones

I watched Gary when he was at the zenith of his career playing at the Oval I also don't remember criticising him directly on here or indeed any other player!

No system is perfect, but don't deny free speech.
I will respect the views of the editor we've moved on and we have some young outstanding players in and around the team and a great result yesterday against a quality limited over team!