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Deryck Vincent's Cricket Week: 6 May Deryck Vincent's Cricket Week: 6 May ZZZZ4:32 amZZZZ
Since I no longer play, coach nor administer the game of cricket, I am a bit of a sideline observer these days, an outsider looking in.
The Barry Chambers Column: 7 May The Barry Chambers Column: 7 May ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
Down With This Sort Of Thing. Father Ted marketing ploys, food of the Gods, The Royle Family, fruits of the forbidden tree. My take on the interprovincial at Eglinton.
The Barry Chambers Column: 28 April The Barry Chambers Column: 28 April ZZZZ12:45 amZZZZ
The oldest swinger in town, teaching old dogs new tricks, identity crisis, Mike Gatting and Fifteen-to-one.
The Barry Chambers Column: 21 April The Barry Chambers Column: 21 April ZZZZ3:26 amZZZZ
A bridge too far, battle for hearts and minds, new stadium on the horizon, record year for the website plus good wishes to umpiring guru Paddy O'Hara.
The Barry Chambers Column: 14 April The Barry Chambers Column: 14 April ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland are going to spend, spend spend. Getting more kids to play. Cunning plans, plus how to achieve real inclusion and diversity.
The Barry Chambers Column: 7 April The Barry Chambers Column: 7 April ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Grounds for concern and optimism; senior and youth interpro news; kids' play; disappearance of the lefthanders; women's international prospects.
The Barry Chambers Column: 31 March The Barry Chambers Column: 31 March ZZZZ9:05 amZZZZ
Lots and lots of government money for Cricket Ireland to spend. Can Cricket Ireland justify all those cars? A new chairman to replace Ross McCollum. Commonwealth Games presents opportunity to promote women's cricket in Northern Ireland.
The Barry Chambers Column: 24 March The Barry Chambers Column: 24 March ZZZZ4:52 amZZZZ
The Warriors go down a new path, the possibility of Test matches, the new domestic season, competition among the keepers, and the Wolves have been at the door.
The Barry Chambers Column: 17 March The Barry Chambers Column: 17 March ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
The disappointment of the Wolves' performance in Bangladesh, still no matches for Ireland's Women, and St Patrick's Day remembered.
The Barry Chambers Column: 8 March The Barry Chambers Column: 8 March ZZZZ3:20 amZZZZ
A new chairman for Cricket Ireland, fixtures for Ireland's women, runs Down Under, the problems at Abbotstown, a new book on Irish cricket, and the approach of the new season.
The Barry Chambers Column: 3 March The Barry Chambers Column: 3 March ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
The CI awards, ten years on from Bangalore, Ireland's women to play again, a chastening experience for the Wolves, setbacks at Abbotstown.
The Barry Chambers Column: 22 February The Barry Chambers Column: 22 February ZZZZ4:58 amZZZZ
Interpro movement; the Emerging Interpros; women are still waiting, Cricket Ireland staffing issues, and the absence of progress on a national stadium.
The Barry Chambers Column: 15 February The Barry Chambers Column: 15 February ZZZZ3:50 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland's interprovincial proposals mean there will be no equal distribution of talent, with Leinster Lightning keeping their almost exclusively international squad.
The Barry Chambers Column: 8 February The Barry Chambers Column: 8 February ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
Interpro revamp to be unveiled; Irish And National Cups in 2021; Wolves ready to bay.
The Barry Chambers Column: 27 January The Barry Chambers Column: 27 January ZZZZ3:52 amZZZZ
What we learned from Abu Dhabi; Big Roy; the irish Cup and women's international cricket.
The Barry Chambers Column: 13 January The Barry Chambers Column: 13 January ZZZZ4:38 amZZZZ
New year, old problems; pastures new; good news; here come the girls; welcome to the world.
The Barry Chambers Column: 30 December The Barry Chambers Column: 30 December ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
CricketEurope takes a look back at what was a year quite unlike any other, and makes some awards.
The Barry Chambers Column: 23 December The Barry Chambers Column: 23 December ZZZZ3:30 amZZZZ
Light at the end of the tunnel, CI Board meeting, interpros, professionals, and an unbeaten century.
The Barry Chambers Column: 15 December The Barry Chambers Column: 15 December ZZZZ3:20 amZZZZ
Deutrom is upbeat, more on the future of the interpros, Lance Gibbs remembers a North West legend, and a royal engagement for Irish Cricket.
The Barry Chambers Column: 8 December The Barry Chambers Column: 8 December ZZZZ3:24 amZZZZ
More cancellations, Open for Business, Santa's shopping list, and a Family Affair.
The Barry Chambers Column: 1 December The Barry Chambers Column: 1 December ZZZZ3:52 amZZZZ
Possible changes to the interpros, working with a Pulitzer Prize winner, no teas in Sussex, and a lack of ice.
The Barry Chambers Column: 23 November The Barry Chambers Column: 23 November ZZZZ3:52 amZZZZ
A last minute cry off by Scotland, all change in the North West in 2021, starting up with DLS, and the sad passing of of one of our most devoted fans.
The Barry Chambers Column: 16 November The Barry Chambers Column: 16 November ZZZZ8:46 amZZZZ
Voting chaos in Afghanistan, the latest coaching appointment, heading to South Africa, the North West may lose its coaching centre, and the remarkable Lexie Miller leaves us.
The Barry Chambers Column: 10 November The Barry Chambers Column: 10 November ZZZZ3:18 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland's financial position has strengthened considerably by not playing cricket; the frustration of organising matches that don't actually happen.
The Barry Chambers Column: 3 November The Barry Chambers Column: 3 November ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
The tale of the angry hacker, will Ireland's women see Spain, an update on development in Connacht and possible changes in the North West.
The Barry Chambers Column: 26 October The Barry Chambers Column: 26 October ZZZZ5:34 amZZZZ
The Euro T20 Slam, the Art of Spin, Women's contracts and the problems of the Warriors.
The Barry Chambers Column: 20 October The Barry Chambers Column: 20 October ZZZZ3:24 amZZZZ
20 years of involvement with this website, the new Irish men's contracts, Jim Bennett, and managing youth teams.
The Barry Chambers Column: 15 October The Barry Chambers Column: 15 October ZZZZ3:59 amZZZZ
I've been talking to influential figures in Cricket Ireland and the Unions to get a feel of the current work to help sustain and grow the game here.
The Barry Chambers Column: 12 October The Barry Chambers Column: 12 October ZZZZ3:14 amZZZZ
Bangladesh prefer to play at home, trying to increase female participation, a grants blow for clubs … and another little bit of cynicism.
The Barry Chambers Column: 7 October The Barry Chambers Column: 7 October ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
There's an acceptance that the weather is going to affect many games, especially north of the border, but is enough being done to get as much play as possible?
The Barry Chambers Column: 2 October The Barry Chambers Column: 2 October ZZZZ8:56 amZZZZ
We sought the views of Cricket Ireland Performance Director Richard Holdsworth and Head Coach Graham Ford.
The Barry Chambers Column: 1 October The Barry Chambers Column: 1 October ZZZZ6:59 amZZZZ
Given that finances are tight and unlikely to improve anytime soon, what can be done to improve the interpros, make them more competitive, and better prepare/develop cricketers for the international arena.
The Barry Chambers Column: 30 September The Barry Chambers Column: 30 September ZZZZ2:34 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning’s total domination of the interprovincial format is evident, but what can be done about it? With little signs of the status quo being challenged, what are the options for the Unions and Cricket Ireland?
The Barry Chambers Column: 23 September The Barry Chambers Column: 23 September ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
A look at the 2020 interprovincial series, Irish commentators, will the unions be able to revert back to 50 overs cricket, plus being called a cynic.