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Barry McCarthy will be playing club cricket for Pembroke in 2019.
Sri Lanka A bats deep on fourth day to force a draw against Ireland Wolves Sri Lanka A bats deep on fourth day to force a draw against Ireland Wolves ZZZZ6:18 amZZZZ
Double century to Nissanka and maiden first-class century for Karunaratne save Sri Lanka A from last-day defeat
Stat attack as Sri Lanka deny Ireland Wolves Stat attack as Sri Lanka deny Ireland Wolves ZZZZ5:33 amZZZZ
Pathum Nissanka’s 217 is the highest score against an Irish side overseas since Graeme Hick’s famous triple century for the Zimbabwe Cricket Union President’s XI against Ireland in 1986.
Ireland Wolves enforce the follow-on in bid for final day victory over Sri Lanka A Ireland Wolves enforce the follow-on in bid for final day victory over Sri Lanka A ZZZZ8:28 amZZZZ
James Cameron-Dow claims his second five-wicket haul in successive matches. Sri Lanka trail by 25 runs with 6 second-innings wickets remaining.
Ireland declare on 508-8 as Cameron -Dow hits 76 not out Ireland declare on 508-8 as Cameron -Dow hits 76 not out ZZZZ6:21 amZZZZ
A wicket with the last ball completed another satisfying day in Sri Lanka for the Ireland Wolves who take a lead of 409 into the second half of the four-day game.
Ruthless batting display puts Ireland Wolves firmly in control of Sri Lanka A Ruthless batting display puts Ireland Wolves firmly in control of Sri Lanka A ZZZZ6:06 amZZZZ
A record-breaking total by Ireland Wolves have put the visiting side in firm control after Day Two of the Ireland Wolves v Sri Lanka four-day match.
Change of dates for Ireland v Afghan series Change of dates for Ireland v Afghan series ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has confirmed revised match dates for the upcoming Ireland v Afghanistan series to be played in India.
Men and Women Down Under (10) Men and Women Down Under (10) ZZZZ8:01 pmZZZZ
Club cricket is back in swing down under, and while a number of the Irish players are now in Ireland or Sri Lanka, several are making their presence felt in Australia and New Zealand this weekend.
Stirling makes strong start in Bangladesh Stirling makes strong start in Bangladesh ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has made a strong start in his opening two games for Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League, but was unable to stop his team losing both matches.
Men down under (9) Men down under (9) ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Few matches over the first weekend of the New Year.
Stay Down Under beneficial for McBrine Stay Down Under beneficial for McBrine ZZZZ8:55 pmZZZZ
IRISH international Andy McBrine returned home to Donemana last week after spending almost three months playing in Western Australia’s Premier Cricket League.
Tough tour ahead for Wolves Tough tour ahead for Wolves ZZZZ1:41 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves arrived in Sri Lanka ahead of a seven-match series against Sri Lanka A – Pete Johnston and captain Harry Tector spoke about the challenge ahead.
Testing times for Ireland Testing times for Ireland ZZZZ6:06 pmZZZZ
As 2018 draws to a close Irish cricket as it always seems to be, is at a crossroads. However in contrast to many previous years as an Associate, Full membership ensures a varied and full fixture calendar for 2019.
Stirling to play Bangladesh Premier League Stirling to play Bangladesh Premier League ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been picked up by the Bangladesh Premier League franchise Khulna Titans ahead of the 2019 BPL T20 tournament, starting on 5 January.
First class Ireland First class Ireland ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will play two first-class games on their upcoming tour to Sri Lanka, adding to the rich tapestry of Irish cricketers who have played in foreign parts.
Women and Men Down Under (8) Women and Men Down Under (8) ZZZZ8:43 amZZZZ
An end of term feeling to this week’s column, as the various leagues wind down for a 2 week Christmas break.
Adair to join Wolves tour to Sri Lanka Adair to join Wolves tour to Sri Lanka ZZZZ6:07 amZZZZ
Mark Adair replaces Tyrone Kane who will stay in Dublin to continue rehabilitation work on an injury.
At least four women's part-time contracts At least four women's part-time contracts ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
At least four women cricketers will be awarded part-time contracts by Cricket Ireland as preparations begin for an increased number of matches for the team.
19 men's central contracts finalised 19 men's central contracts finalised ZZZZ5:41 amZZZZ
Contracts agreed for 16 full-time, with three players on part-time contracts as they are still playing English County cricket.
Cricket Ireland to offer contracts to women Cricket Ireland to offer contracts to women ZZZZ5:20 amZZZZ
A small number of part-time contracts will be offered in early 2019, with the plan to expand over subsequent years.
O'Brien stars again to lead Kathmandu into qualifiers O'Brien stars again to lead Kathmandu into qualifiers ZZZZ9:23 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien won yet another Man of the Match award to lead his Kathmandu Kings side into the last four of the Everest Premier League in Nepal.
Women and Men Down Under (7) Women and Men Down Under (7) ZZZZ5:45 pmZZZZ
A number of regular names missing this week, as some players return to the Northern Hemisphere, but still plenty of players in action this week down under.
Shannon targets Ireland place Shannon targets Ireland place ZZZZ5:26 pmZZZZ
James Shannon may not know who he will be playing his club cricket for next year but there is no doubt what his main objective is for 2019 - a regular place in the Ireland team across all three formats.
Change of Test date for Ireland? Change of Test date for Ireland? ZZZZ10:01 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan are said to be pushing for a change in the date for their Test match against Ireland next year to the start of the tour rather than the end.
Strydom retires from cricket Strydom retires from cricket ZZZZ3:38 amZZZZ
Former Irish international Reinhardt Strydom has called time on his cricket career after 18 seasons in Ireland.
T20 internationals in numbers T20 internationals in numbers ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
CricketEurope statistician John Boomer has just published our latest statszone featuring all 57 T20 internationals played by Ireland Women since 2008.
Ireland announce U15 winter squad Ireland announce U15 winter squad ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has announced the national Under-15s Boys winter training squad.
Raymond-Hoey scoops prestigious award Raymond-Hoey scoops prestigious award ZZZZ6:36 pmZZZZ
Sunday Independent editor Cormac Bourke presented the Aengus Fanning International Emerging Player of the Year award to Una Raymond-Hoey on Friday night.
Ireland Women international player of the year Ireland Women international player of the year ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
The Ireland annual awards show is scheduled for Dublin this Friday and the women's international winner will be one of Laura Delany, Cecelia Joyce and Gaby Lewis.
Tucker century keeps Ireland in control Tucker century keeps Ireland in control ZZZZ8:03 pmZZZZ
A superb 138 from Lorcan Tucker has kept Ireland A in control of their match against Gloucestershire Seconds.
Wolves will travel to play Gloucester II Wolves will travel to play Gloucester II ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has announced a strong 12-man Ireland Wolves squad for a four-day match against Gloucestershire 2nd XI to be played at Bristol CC.
Irish Academy win T20 tournament Irish Academy win T20 tournament ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
The Irish Academy won the T20 series against their Scottish counterparts and a Future Stars XI thanks primarily to a series of powerful batting displays.
Rock solid as Ireland U17s win again in Scotland Rock solid as Ireland U17s win again in Scotland ZZZZ1:37 amZZZZ
Ireland U17 skipper Neil Rock hit a brilliant 77 to lead his team to victory in the last match of the Celtic Cup series at Ayr.
Ireland U17s clinch Celtic Cup Ireland U17s clinch Celtic Cup ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Ireland U17s emulated the Under 15 side as they beat Scotland by 15 runs in Ayr to clinch the Celtic Cup.
Tector and McGuire lead Ireland to victory Tector and McGuire lead Ireland to victory ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Tim Tector and Nathan McGuire led Ireland U15s to a series clinching win against Scotland at Oak Hill.
Ireland name U13 squad Ireland name U13 squad ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Eleven players from the Leinster Cricket Union, alongside six each from the Northern Cricket Union and the North West Cricket Union, make up the selection under new coach Callum Atkinson.
Worldwide
Winnners Uganda with the trophy
Burger appointed Scotland Coach Burger appointed Scotland Coach ZZZZ1:59 amZZZZ
Cricket Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Shane Burger as Men’s National Head Coach from March 2019.
Scots name squad for Oman Tour Scots name squad for Oman Tour ZZZZ4:23 amZZZZ
Scotland has announced a 14 strong squad for their first ever tour to Oman.
Michael English leaves Ferguslie Michael English leaves Ferguslie ZZZZ10:06 pmZZZZ
Michael English has signed for Ribblesdale Wanderers as their professional, while Joe Kinghorn-Gray has left RH Corstorphine to become the new player/coach at Heriots.
World Cricket League Division Two fixtures confirmed World Cricket League Division Two fixtures confirmed ZZZZ9:54 pmZZZZ
The fixtures for World Cricket League Division 2, set to take place in Namibia in April, have been confirmed.
USA becomes 105th member of the ICC USA becomes 105th member of the ICC ZZZZ7:17 pmZZZZ
The ICCwelcomed USA Cricket as its 105th Member, in what is a historical milestone for the governing body established in 2017 to unify and develop the cricket community in the USA following the expulsion of USACA.
Aberdeenshire cricketer in critical condition Aberdeenshire cricketer in critical condition ZZZZ7:23 pmZZZZ
Aberdeenshire's overseas player Akshu Fernando is in a critical condition after being hit by a train in his native Sri Lanka at the weekend.
Dutch name strong squad for Oman tournament Dutch name strong squad for Oman tournament ZZZZ11:41 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands have named a very strong squad for the quadrangular competition which will feature the hosts as well as Ireland and Scotland.
Crucial year looms for Scottish cricket Crucial year looms for Scottish cricket ZZZZ11:16 pmZZZZ
The head of Scottish cricket has described 2019 as a “crucial year” for the game north of the border.
Scotland to play Afghanistan Scotland to play Afghanistan ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
Afghanistan to play two matches at the Grange in early May 2019.
Oman and Kuwait share trophy after tie Oman and Kuwait share trophy after tie ZZZZ9:05 pmZZZZ
The final of the ICC U19 CWC Div.2 - Asia between Kuwait and Oman played at TCG in Bangkok finished in a tie with both teams having scored 131 runs apiece.
Oman and Kuwait reach the final Oman and Kuwait reach the final ZZZZ10:30 pmZZZZ
t was semi-final day in the U19 CWC Division 2 - in Bangkok and four teams had the chance not only to reach the final but also to qualify for Division 1- Asia and move a step closer to playing in the next U19 World Cup.
Semi-finalists decided in U19 qualifiers Semi-finalists decided in U19 qualifiers ZZZZ9:15 pmZZZZ
The final day of the group stages in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Division Two – Asia Qualifier was a dramatic one as the last three semi-final places were decided.
All to play for after Qatar deny Saudi Arabia All to play for after Qatar deny Saudi Arabia ZZZZ10:18 pmZZZZ
The fifth day of the Asia Under 19 qualifier saw Saudi Arabia facing Qatar knowing that victory would guarantee them a place in the semi-finals from Group A.
Irish Domestic
Ballymena return for Aphale Ballymena return for Aphale ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Ballymena have announced the return of all-rounder Kaushik Aphale for the 2019 season.
Thompson delight as Waringstown crowned Team of the Year Thompson delight as Waringstown crowned Team of the Year ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
Waringstown have beaten off stiff competition to collect the prestigious Belfast Telegraph Team of the Year accolade.
McCarthy Pembroke return confirmed McCarthy Pembroke return confirmed ZZZZ8:02 pmZZZZ
Pembroke have confirmed that Barry McCarthy is returning to the club following his release from Durham last year.
Shetty return boosts Carrick Shetty return boosts Carrick ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
Ashwin Shetty is returning to Carrickfergus after spending a season at Muckamore.
Fionn Hand joins YMCA Fionn Hand joins YMCA ZZZZ8:12 pmZZZZ
Leinster Lightning all-rounder Fionn Hand has confirmed he will be joining YMCA for the 2019 campaign.
Scanlon is running for Derry Sports Personality award Scanlon is running for Derry Sports Personality award ZZZZ8:34 pmZZZZ
Davy Scanlon is one of 12 nominees shortlisted for the 2018 Derry Sports Personality of the Year.
Cup final venues decided Cup final venues decided ZZZZ8:18 pmZZZZ
This year's NW Senior Cup decider will take place at Eglinton following a meeting of the Union's Match Allocation Group.
Phoenix snap up Mehta Phoenix snap up Mehta ZZZZ4:24 pmZZZZ
Phoenix have signed Indian all-rounder Poonish Mehta as their overseas player for the 2019 season.
Sammy Jeffrey and Q Cup draws Sammy Jeffrey and Q Cup draws ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
The draws have been made for the Sammy Jeffrey and Qualifying Cups for next season.
2019 Senior Cup draw made 2019 Senior Cup draw made ZZZZ11:48 pmZZZZ
The draw has been made for the 2019 Munster Senior Cup.
It's Your Call - Umpire Education It's Your Call - Umpire Education ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
The North West Umpires & Scorers Association will be holding an umpires training course at Glendermott Cricket Club for three consecutive Sundays starting on 27 January.
Top 10 NCU innnings of 2018 Top 10 NCU innnings of 2018 ZZZZ5:36 pmZZZZ
I was lucky enough to witness some brilliant innings during the glorious Irish summer of 2018. Here’s my recollection of them, starting with number 10.
Moreton appointed Phoenix coach Moreton appointed Phoenix coach ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
Former Ireland Women's Head Coach Stephen Moreton has been appointed Head Coach of Phoenix CC.
NCU Fundamental Movement Workshop NCU Fundamental Movement Workshop ZZZZ7:08 pmZZZZ
Regional and club coaches attended a three hour workshop on Fundamental Movement.
Double Appointment for Leinster CC Double Appointment for Leinster CC ZZZZ6:44 pmZZZZ
Leinster Cricket Club has announced the double appointment of Jarryd Chetty as its Director of Cricket, and Laura Delany as its Girl’s Head Coach.
Glendermott sign Sri Lankan speedster Glendermott sign Sri Lankan speedster ZZZZ5:56 pmZZZZ
Glendermott have announced the signing of Keshan Wijerathne this weekend as the Bonds Street outfit prepares for their impending return to the top flight of North West cricket.
Balbriggan sign Pat Botha Balbriggan sign Pat Botha ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
South African all-rounder Pat Botha is the new overseas player for Balbriggan.
Bready re-sign Irosh Samarasooriya Bready re-sign Irosh Samarasooriya ZZZZ6:04 pmZZZZ
Bready have confirmed they have re-signed overseas professional Irosh Samarasooriya for the 2019 season.
Y viva Espana for interpros Y viva Espana for interpros ZZZZ5:40 pmZZZZ
The Cricket Ireland board gave the go-ahead this week for an extra round of one-day (50-over) games and, if required, a Twenty20 festival in September, although that will not be confirmed until February.
Holders Waringstown given bye in Irish Cup Holders Waringstown given bye in Irish Cup ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
Waringstown are one of five sides given automatic entry into the second round of the Irish Cup.
CIYMS face familiar foes in North County CIYMS face familiar foes in North County ZZZZ5:36 pmZZZZ
NCU Premier League champions CIYMS will have familiar opposition in the first round of the Irish Senior Cup next year.
Irish and National Cup - First round Draws Irish and National Cup - First round Draws ZZZZ6:22 amZZZZ
In Irish Senior Cup holders Waringstown and runners up Merrion have byes into the second round.
MCU Role of Honours 2018 MCU Role of Honours 2018 ZZZZ8:14 amZZZZ
The curtain came down on the Munster Cricket season on Sunday with Tipperary County 2 capturing the one outstanding Division 2 title.
Class tells as Leinster retain their title Class tells as Leinster retain their title ZZZZ11:47 pmZZZZ
THE class rose to the surface on the final day of Ireland’s cricketing summer as Leinster Lightning retained the inter-provincial Cup.
Dockrell pride as Lightning win 15th trophy Dockrell pride as Lightning win 15th trophy ZZZZ9:20 pmZZZZ
Leinster Lightning skipper George Dockrell cut a proud figure as he posed with another interpro trophy at his home patch of Rathmines.
Rock solid as Rush win U15 All-Ireland Cup Rock solid as Rush win U15 All-Ireland Cup ZZZZ8:02 pmZZZZ
Skipper Cian Rock led by example as he took four wickets as Rush beat Eglinton to claim the All-Ireland U15 crown.
Final Super 3 match abandoned Final Super 3 match abandoned ZZZZ10:05 pmZZZZ
The Dragons have completed a series victory for the second time in three years despite the final match of the Super 3s being abandoned after the first innings at Clontarf.
Dragons and Scorchers to meet in final match of campaign Dragons and Scorchers to meet in final match of campaign ZZZZ10:37 pmZZZZ
The Super 3 series draws to a conclusion at Clontarf when champions Dragons meet the Scorchers in a 50-over clash at Castle Avenue.
Maritz treble strike leads Dragons to win over Typhoons Maritz treble strike leads Dragons to win over Typhoons ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Lara Maritz starred with the ball as the Dragons beat the Typhoons in a match which had a distinctly end of season feel about it.
Cork Harlequins consolidate as Limerick and Co Kerry slip up Cork Harlequins consolidate as Limerick and Co Kerry slip up ZZZZ6:55 amZZZZ
Cork Harlequins tightened their grip on 2nd place in the MCU Premier Division as both Limerick and Co Kerry lose ground.
NCU level U11 interpro series NCU level U11 interpro series ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
The NCU levelled their Under 11 interpro series against Leinster when they won a thrilling encounter in Ringcommons.
Limerick reach National Cup Final Limerick reach National Cup Final ZZZZ1:03 amZZZZ
While Limerick Cricket Club's involvement in the Irish National Cup spans a mere three years, their involvement in the competition reflects the trials and tribulations of their 50 year history.
NCU clinch U13 series with second win against Leinster NCU clinch U13 series with second win against Leinster ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
The NCU clinched their Under 13 interpro series after beating Leinster by 63 runs at Ringcommons on Friday.
Ellerby and Topping star as NCU beat LCU Ellerby and Topping star as NCU beat LCU ZZZZ4:38 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Sam Topping and Rory Ellerby helped NCU U13s beat Leinster in their interpro match at Stormont.
Jersey
Josh Lawrenson will be joining the Hampshire Academy in 2019.
1st Level 3 scorer in Channel Islands 1st Level 3 scorer in Channel Islands ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Jerseys longstanding scorer, Gina Kearns, is now a certified Level 3 scorer.
Warwickshire opportunity for Webster Warwickshire opportunity for Webster ZZZZ7:00 amZZZZ
Charley Webster has been selected for the Warwickshire Under 14 County age group winter programme.
Lawrenson selected for Hampshire Academy Lawrenson selected for Hampshire Academy ZZZZ9:07 amZZZZ
Josh Lawrenson has been selected for the 2019 Hampshire Academy intake.
Morrison to manage MCC in Thailand Morrison to manage MCC in Thailand ZZZZ9:01 amZZZZ
Dean Morrison has been appointed Match Manager for the MCC tour to Thailand, beginning on 20 November.
Jersey players overseas Jersey players overseas ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
Three Jersey senior squad players are currently developing their cricketing skills overseas.
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