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Stephen Doheny top scored with 76 as Ireland Academy were beaten by five wickets against England Under 19s.
Stephen Doheny top scored with 76 as Ireland Academy were beaten by five wickets against England Under 19s. ©CricketEurope
Ireland Women beaten by England Academy Ireland Women beaten by England Academy ZZZZ2:51 amZZZZ
Laura Delany top scored with 33 but Ireland Women were well beaten by the England Academy in the first of their three T20 matches this week.
Doheny stars but Ireland Academy beaten Doheny stars but Ireland Academy beaten ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny top scored with 76 but Ireland Academy lost by five wickets against England Under 19s at Loughborough.
Rock to skipper Ireland Academy Rock to skipper Ireland Academy ZZZZ11:22 amZZZZ
Neil Rock will skipper an Ireland Academy side in two 50-over fixtures against England Under-19s.
What a difference two days makes What a difference two days makes ZZZZ11:08 amZZZZ
WHAT a difference two days make. Zimbabwe stormed back from a nine wickets defeat to tie the Twenty20 international series against Ireland with an eight wickets success at Bready.
Zimbabwe thump Ireland to level series Zimbabwe thump Ireland to level series ZZZZ2:10 pmZZZZ
Craig Ervine survived two early reprieves to share a match winning stand of 111 from just 62 balls with Sean Williams as Zimbabwe levelled the series with an eight-wicket win.
New look Ireland shine at Bready New look Ireland shine at Bready ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S new T20 side was unveiled before an unsuspecting Bready audience yesterday – and how they enjoyed it.
Ireland Women to take on England Academy Ireland Women to take on England Academy ZZZZ7:16 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has announced new fixtures for the Women’s team, taking on the England Academy side in three T20 matches from 16-18 July, as part of its preparations for the T20 World Cup Qualifier in August.
Poskitt century leads Ireland to victory against Worcestershire Poskitt century leads Ireland to victory against Worcestershire ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 19's beat Worcestershire for the second time in two days thanks to 114 from Marcus Poskitt and half centuries from Alex Stiles and Tim Tector.
Eagleson delighted with winning start for Ireland U19 Eagleson delighted with winning start for Ireland U19 ZZZZ7:43 amZZZZ
Ireland under-19 coach Ryan Eagleson was delighted with his side's first match action since his World Cup qualifying squad was selected last week.
Wolves claim Zimbabwe scalp Wolves claim Zimbabwe scalp ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves claimed their second Full Member success of the season after beating Zimbabwe at Eglinton by 27 runs.
Zimbabwe cancel women's tour Zimbabwe cancel women's tour ZZZZ11:04 amZZZZ
Ireland Women's T20 World Cup Qualifying preparations in disarray as Zimbabwe cancel their tour just 48 hours before they were due to arrive.
Rock to skipper Ireland U19s at World Cup Qualifiers Rock to skipper Ireland U19s at World Cup Qualifiers ZZZZ1:34 amZZZZ
Neil Rock will captain the Ireland U19 squad at the World Cup Qualifiers in Holland next month.
Wolves name squad for Zimbabwe clash Wolves name squad for Zimbabwe clash ZZZZ6:46 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves have named a 12-man squad for their 50 over match against Zimbabwe at Eglinton.
Garth blow for Ireland Garth blow for Ireland ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
Kim Garth has been ruled out of the forthcoming series against Zimbabwe with a hip injury.
Johnston happy with Wolves displays Johnston happy with Wolves displays ZZZZ8:38 amZZZZ
IRELAND Wolves may have failed to win either the 50-over or rain-affected T20 series against Scotland A but Pete Johnston was a satisfied Wolves coach as he looked back on an intense eight days in Co Wicklow.
Scots tie series at a canter Scots tie series at a canter ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Lorcan Tucker came within one blow of striking six sixes in an over at Oak Hill yesterday, but on a day of big hitting, Scotland A replied with nine of their own to win the final match of the Twenty20 series against Ireland Wolves by seven wickets.
 Ireland v Zimbabwe, 3rd T20IPics as half centuries from Craig Ervine and Sean Williams lead Zimbabwe to an 8-wicket win over Ireland
 Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20IPics as Paul Stirling inspires Ireland to a 9 wicket win as they chase down 134 in just 10.5 overs
 Gary WilsonIreland T20 captain Gary Wilson ahead of the two matches against Zimbabwe at Bready
Interprovincial
The NCU U13 side which beat the NW by seven wickets in their interpro game at Ballyspallen.
The NCU U13 side which beat the NW by seven wickets in their interpro game at Ballyspallen. ©CricketEurope

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NCU too strong for NW in U13 interpro NCU too strong for NW in U13 interpro ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
A superb bowling performance by the NCU saw them beat the NW in the U13 interpro at Ballyspallen by seven wickets.
Lynch century powers Leinster to T20 title Lynch century powers Leinster to T20 title ZZZZ7:10 amZZZZ
Seamus Lynch hit a brilliant 119 to lead Leinster Under 17s to the T20 interprovincial title with a convincing 91-run win against the NW at Holywood.
Wins for NW and Leinster in opening T20 games Wins for NW and Leinster in opening T20 games ZZZZ3:53 amZZZZ
The NW produced an excellent display to beat the NCU in a low scoring game, while Leinster produced a strong performance to defeat Munster.
Johnston century leads NCU to title Johnston century leads NCU to title ZZZZ10:47 amZZZZ
Archie Johnston hit a brilliant 140 as NCU clinched the Under 17 interpro 50-over title with a convincing 161-run victory against Munster.
Knights in dreamland Knights in dreamland ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
As a final competitive warm-up for Monday’s first one-day international against Zimbabwe, it couldn’t have gone much better for Gary Wilson, Mark Adair and Shane Getkate as all played the key roles in their comprehensive seven wickets victory over holders Leinster Lightning.
Knights hammer Lightning to keep trophy hopes alive Knights hammer Lightning to keep trophy hopes alive ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
The Northern Knights skittled holders Leinster Lightning for just 114 - the second lowest total in the trophy's seven years - as they completed an emphatic seven wicket win at Sydney Parade.
Knights name squad for Lightning clash Knights name squad for Lightning clash ZZZZ3:12 pmZZZZ
The Northern Knights have named a squad of thirteen to take on 50-over champions Leinster Lightning at Pembroke CC on Thursday 27th June.
Return of the Mac Return of the Mac ZZZZ2:46 pmZZZZ
Barry McCarthy returns to the Lightning squad for their 50-over interpro clash with Northern Knights at Sydney Parade on Thursday.
Dragons stay top of the table Dragons stay top of the table ZZZZ1:49 amZZZZ
Two of the three scheduled T20's managed to beat the weather with the Dragons staying top of the table after a 15-run win against the Typhoons, who also lost the morning match against the Scorchers.
Dragons start Super 3's with two wins Dragons start Super 3's with two wins ZZZZ11:09 pmZZZZ
The 2019 Women's Super 3 Series got under way at North Kildare with the Dragons claiming two victories and the Typhoons one.
Super 3 fixtures released Super 3 fixtures released ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
The Super 3 schedule for the summer has been revealed, and in an attempt to spread the women's cricket gospel, the teams will be heading north for the second time in the competition, to Holywood.
Super 3 squads named Super 3 squads named ZZZZ3:48 amZZZZ
The squads have been confirmed for the 2019 Super 3 season, with a number of new faces in the camps.
 NW U13 v NCU U13Pics from Ballyspallen as the NCU beat the NW by 7 wickets in the U13 interpros
 Leinster U117 v Munster U17, T20Photos as Leinster beat Munster at Holywood.
 U17 interpro head and shouldersPics from the U17 interpros in Belfast.
All Ireland Cups
Phoenix beat Carrickfergus in a fiesty encounter to reach the Irish Cup semi-finals.
Phoenix beat Carrickfergus in a fiesty encounter to reach the Irish Cup semi-finals. ©CricketEurope
National Cup semi-final draw National Cup semi-final draw ZZZZ10:08 amZZZZ
Ardmore will play Terenure, whlle the winners of the Derriaghy versus Midleton match will take on Railway Union.
Khan returns to haunt CSNI Khan returns to haunt CSNI ZZZZ7:37 amZZZZ
FORMER Waringstown professional Shaheen Khan returned to haunt Civil Service North and end their interest in this year’s Irish Senior Cup at the quarter-final stage.
Pembroke beat CSNI to reach last four Pembroke beat CSNI to reach last four ZZZZ1:08 pmZZZZ
Pembroke held their nerve in a tense chase to beat CSNI by three wickets in the quarter-final at Sydney Parade.
Phoenix reach Irish Cup semi-final Phoenix reach Irish Cup semi-final ZZZZ11:15 amZZZZ
PHOENIX reached the semi-finals of the Irish Senior Cup yesterday, with victory over Carrickfergus, but the action was overshadowed by the devastating news from Waringstown of the sudden death of popular player and supporter Paddy Allen. He was just 35.
Phoenix beat Carrick in bad tempered affair Phoenix beat Carrick in bad tempered affair ZZZZ5:21 pmZZZZ
Phoenix are the first side into the semi-finals of the Irish Cup after beating Carrickfergus in a game that threatened to boil over at times.
National Cup round-up National Cup round-up ZZZZ4:37 pmZZZZ
Terenure, Ardmore and Railway Union are through to the semi-finals of the National Cup, and await the winners of the Midleton versus Derriaghy game.
 Railway v Templepatrick, Nat CupPhotos as Railway Union beat Templepatrick to make the semi-finals of the National Cup.
 Ardmore v Balbriggan, National CupPhotos as Ardmore beat Balbriggan to reach the semi-finals of the National Cup
 ISC - Carrick v PhoenixPics from the Irish Senior Cup quarter-Final which saw Phoenix emerge as 5 wicket winners.
NCU Club Cricket
Cliftonville Academy clinched the Lagan Valley Steels Shield with an 82-run win over Laurelvale
Cliftonville Academy clinched the Lagan Valley Steels Shield with an 82-run win over Laurelvale ©Cliftonville Academy

Instonians ease relegation fears Instonians ease relegation fears ZZZZ4:27 pmZZZZ
A second wicket stand of 125 between Nikolai Smith and Murray Commins was the platform for Instonians’ 242-7 and when they bowled out the visitors for 71, the week after posting the lowest Premier League total of the season they had – by a distance – the biggest margin of victory (in runs).
Table topping CIYMS spinning along Table topping CIYMS spinning along ZZZZ3:20 pmZZZZ
CIYMS maintain their unbeaten record, Waringstown slip up again and Instonians break their duck against fellow strugglers Muckamore.
NCU name U13 squad NCU name U13 squad ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
The NCU have named their Under 13 squad ahead of a busy period for the talented youngsters.
All to play for in NCU All to play for in NCU ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
WHILE the remaining two games in the Twenty20 international series between Ireland and Zimbabwe take centre stage this weekend, there is a full programme of top-flight fixtures in both the North West and NCU tomorrow, and on Sunday the first three quarter-finals in the Irish Senior Cup are down for decision.
New fixtures for Emerging Knights announced New fixtures for Emerging Knights announced ZZZZ1:49 amZZZZ
Additional fixtures for both a Northern Knights Select XI and the Emerging Knights have been announced.
Muckamore fail with Mooney swoop Muckamore fail with Mooney swoop ZZZZ7:30 amZZZZ
MUCKAMORE have failed in an audacious bid to sign former Ireland international John Mooney for the second half of the NCU season.
Convincing Cliftonville Academy win T20 Shield Convincing Cliftonville Academy win T20 Shield ZZZZ3:00 pmZZZZ
Cliftonville Academy clinched the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Shield with an emphatic 82-runs win against Laurelvale.
CIYMS march on but Instonians facing crunch battle CIYMS march on but Instonians facing crunch battle ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
WHILE CIYMS go marching on at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League table, at the other end Instonians have a week to prepare for one of the most important games in their recent history.
Cup semi-finals drawn Cup semi-finals drawn ZZZZ1:35 pmZZZZ
The draw has been made for the semi-finals of the Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.
Simpson Stunner Simpson Stunner ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
Ian Callender's take on Saturday's action in the Premier League.
T20 finals day date switched T20 finals day date switched ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
The original schedule had the Trophy final taking place immediately before the T20 Cup final between CIYMS and Waringstown at The Lawn on Monday July 15, but the Premier League clubs did not want to play three days in a row so have agreed a new date of Friday, July 26.
Instonians the Masters at The Lawn Instonians the Masters at The Lawn ZZZZ11:34 pmZZZZ
An against the odds win for Instonians away to Waringstown as they are joined by CSNI, CIYMS and Muckamore in the semi-final draw.
Southern Schools hold advantage against Ulster Southern Schools hold advantage against Ulster ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
Ulster Schools were bowled out to the last ball of the first day of the annual two-day game with Southern Schools, for a first innings deficit of 59.
Familiar foes face off in T20 semi-finals Familiar foes face off in T20 semi-finals ZZZZ1:35 pmZZZZ
IT’S a familiar line-up in the semi-finals of the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup on Friday night with holders Waringstown facing North Down at Comber and CIYMS hosting Instonians.
Academy battle to Schools' Cup glory Academy battle to Schools' Cup glory ZZZZ9:12 amZZZZ
Max Burton played through the pain of an injured shoulder to win the man of the match award and help Belfast Royal Academy to their third Ulster Bank Schools Cup triumph in five years in what was a closely fought encounter with city rivals Methody.
Schools showdown at Moylena Schools showdown at Moylena ZZZZ1:20 pmZZZZ
THERE is a vast difference in experience between the two teams in today’s Ulster Bank Schools Cup final when holders Methodist College take on Belfast Royal Academy at Moylena
BRA going for hat-trick BRA going for hat-trick ZZZZ8:20 amZZZZ
Belfast Royal Academy will have the chance to complete a hat-trick of Schools’ Cup successes after knocking out RBAI in the second semi-final at Osborne Park.
Instonians clinch final T20 semi-final slot Instonians clinch final T20 semi-final slot ZZZZ3:58 pmZZZZ
Andy White's half century helped Instonians to a narrow two-run win over CSNI and ensured their place in the semi-finals of the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup.
Haseeb and Kidd combine to rout Holywood Haseeb and Kidd combine to rout Holywood ZZZZ3:13 pmZZZZ
Five wickets apiece for Gary Kidd and Haseeb Azam saw Waringstown dismiss Holywood for just 53 in their rearranged Gallagher Senior Cup tie at Seapark.
Challenge Cup - quarter final draw Challenge Cup - quarter final draw ZZZZ2:38 pmZZZZ
Tough draw for holders Waringstown if they win their postponed first round tie v Holywood.
 Instonians v Muckamore Instonians win their first league match of the season
 NCU - Carrickfergus v LisburnPics from Carrick's four wicket home win over Lisburn.
Other Provincial Club Cricket
Levi Kerr took five wickets as Fox Lodge beat Killyclooney by 1 wicket
Levi Kerr took five wickets as Fox Lodge beat Killyclooney by 1 wicket ©CricketEurope
Lamb prevents Hills slaughter Lamb prevents Hills slaughter ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
Greg Lamb's brilliant 74 helped The Hills stay top of the table as they recovered from a poor start to beat title challengers Malahide by 33 runs at The Vineyard.
Leinster Championship round-up Leinster Championship round-up ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Wins in the Championship for North County, Clontarf and Terenure.
Brigade stay top as they rout Glendermott Brigade stay top as they rout Glendermott ZZZZ1:39 pmZZZZ
Brigade remain top of the Premier Division table after a thumping 10-wicket win over senior cup final opponents Glendermott at Beechgrove on Saturday.
Railway Union and Terenure tie Railway Union and Terenure tie ZZZZ4:22 amZZZZ
There was a last ball thrilling tie at Park Avenue between Railway Union and Terenure.
Tyrone players to the fore in NW U17 girls squad Tyrone players to the fore in NW U17 girls squad ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
There are no fewer than seven Tyrone based players in the NW Under-17 girls squad that will take on their NCU counterparts at Bready on Sunday.
Huge weekend in store in the NW Huge weekend in store in the NW ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
There's a huge weekend of cricket coming up in the North West and it gets under way on Friday as Ireland take on Zimbabwe in the first of two T20 Internationals at Bready (4pm) with the second match to follow on Sunday.
Benton stars as Cork County win T20 Blast Benton stars as Cork County win T20 Blast ZZZZ10:44 amZZZZ
Back-to-back half centuries from Jeremy Benton saw Cork County beat Limerick and Galway to claim their fourth successive T20 Blast title at The Mardyke.
Three out of three for Cork Harlequins Three out of three for Cork Harlequins ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
Though high scoring, the tempo of this match was relaxed rather frenetic. The key was to remain disciplined and patient. That Cork Harlequins won is testimony to the unflappable temperament of their younger players and to their ability to build partnerships.
Munster sides ready to do battle again Munster sides ready to do battle again ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
With the league now into the fourth weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity for the sides to get their season running properly.
 The Hills v MalahidePhotos by Joe Curtis from the Vineyard as The Hills unbeaten run continued despite being given a scare by Malahide
 Strabane v Bready, NW PremiershipPhotos from Strabane Park as Bready beat Strabane with David Rankin scoring a century.
 Fox Lodge v Killyclooney, NW ChampionshipPics from Ballymagorry as Fox Lodge edge past Killyclooney
 Ardmore v Brigade, cup semi-finalPhotos as Brigade beat Ardmore by six wickets to reach the senior cup final.
 Bready v BrigadePics from Magheramason where hundreds by David Barr and Ifty Hussain saw Brigade chase 299 to win by seven wickets.
 Glendermott v DonemanaPics from The Rectory as Donemana win a close game against Glendermott.
Miscellaneous
Eoin Morgan batting in his first ODI for Ireland against Scotland.
Eoin Morgan batting in his first ODI for Ireland against Scotland. ©CricketEurope
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.
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