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Rahmat Shah was the Man of the Match for half centuries in both innings
Afghanistan's star still on the rise Afghanistan's star still on the rise ZZZZ3:40 amZZZZ
Afghanistan duly eased to their first Test victory here yesterday, their seven-wicket win over Ireland another landmark on a remarkable sporting journey.
Unlike most lands where cricket was a legacy of British rule, Afghans only picked up the sport in the refugee camps of Pakistan in the 1990s and their rise since has been rapid.
No dramas as Afghanistan ease to victory No dramas as Afghanistan ease to victory ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
William Porterfield could only look back on what might have been after Afghanistan eased to a seven-wicket victory over Ireland to record their first Test win on a drama-free fourth morning in Dehradun, north-east India.
Road to Dehradun (8) - end of the road Road to Dehradun (8) - end of the road ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
The final day starts with forgotten tickets, and ends with food and drink in the company of the team and media.
Porterfield laments first innings failure as Afghanistan win Porterfield laments first innings failure as Afghanistan win ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
Ireland skipper William Porterfield reflected on his side's seven wicket loss, ruing their abject batting display in the first innings.
Men and Women Down Under (19) Men and Women Down Under (19) ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
While all eyes were on the Ireland - Afghanistan test, we threw a quick glance at those playing down under this weekend.
No St. Patrick's Day miracle this time No St. Patrick's Day miracle this time ZZZZ11:00 pmZZZZ
There was to be no St Patrick’s Day miracle for Ireland but they have taken their first overseas Test match into a fourth day.
Umpiring decisions cut Ireland short Umpiring decisions cut Ireland short ZZZZ10:07 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie and Kevin O’Brien battled to half-centuries on a slow, wearing pitch as Ireland gave themselves a sniff of victory by setting Afghanistan a tricky 147 to win in the one-off Test.
Road to Dehradun (7) Road to Dehradun (7) ZZZZ9:13 pmZZZZ
An early night in order to be up bright and breezy for a big third day's play did not go to plan. Our ordered taxi to the ground was an hour late, so we followed the first half hour's play on the iPad at the hotel
Road to Dehradun (6) Road to Dehradun (6) ZZZZ9:40 pmZZZZ
I unforgivably neglected to mention on day one the arrival of Ger Siggins and Martha Young, as well as JCD’s partner Mira, who thankfully arrived in plenty of time to see James pick up his first two test wickets. Ger took his usual place in the media centre and Martha joined the supporters in box 9.
Road to Dehradun (5) Road to Dehradun (5) ZZZZ8:40 pmZZZZ
Latest instalment reviews the first day of Test, which didn't have the best of starts for either Ireland or the travelling families hoping to see the cap presentations.
Fixtures boost for Irish Women Fixtures boost for Irish Women ZZZZ5:09 amZZZZ
West Indies will visit Ireland to play 3 T20Is in May followed by Zimbabwe in July for both 50 over and T20 games.
Ireland U19 face Dutch test in World Cup Qualifiers Ireland U19 face Dutch test in World Cup Qualifiers ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
Ireland's youngsters will be taking on five countries as they attempt to clinch another World Cup berth this summer.
Wolves tour of Sri Lanka averages Wolves tour of Sri Lanka averages ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
Who were the winners and losers on the recent Wolves tour of Sri Lanka?
Ireland Wolves finish tour of Sri Lanka with gutsy loss in Colombo Ireland Wolves finish tour of Sri Lanka with gutsy loss in Colombo ZZZZ7:04 amZZZZ
Wolves captain Harry Tector hails squad members' progression as team goes down 5-0 in the one-day series versus Sri Lanka A.
Wolves have no answer to Fernando Wolves have no answer to Fernando ZZZZ6:10 amZZZZ
Sri Lanka A go 4-0 up in the series with a 202-run victory over Ireland Wolves at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Sri Lanka.
Senior Women and Academy squads named Senior Women and Academy squads named ZZZZ1:04 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has announced the senior women international and Academy squads for 2019 - marking the start of a new era for the sport after what became a watershed year in 2018.
Tector century cannot save Wolves Tector century cannot save Wolves ZZZZ7:28 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves captain Harry Tector scored his maiden century in a senior Irish side and shared a record fifth-wicket partnership with Shane Getkate, but it was not enough to defeat a rampant Sri Lankan side in the third 50-over match of a five-match series at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Sri Lanka.
Simi Singh replaces the injured James Shannon Simi Singh replaces the injured James Shannon ZZZZ10:17 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has confirmed that James Shannon will return home to Dublin after succumbing to a shoulder injury, with Simi Singh – currently training in India - joining the Ireland Wolves squad as a replacement for the final three 50-over matches of the Ireland Wolves tour of Sri Lanka.
Worldwide
Winnners Uganda with the trophy
Nigeria take big step towards World Cup dream Nigeria take big step towards World Cup dream ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
Not content with stunning Namibia on the first day of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier, Nigeria held their nerve to beat Uganda, and take a big step towards the 2020 World Cup in South Africa.
Namibia bounce back thanks to Wilmot hundred Namibia bounce back thanks to Wilmot hundred ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Ramon Wilmot scored the first century of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier in Windhoek, as he helped the hosts bounce back immediately from a loss to Nigeria on day one.
Nigeria spring first surprise Nigeria spring first surprise ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
Nigeria got the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier 2019 off to a thrilling start, as they outlasted hosts Namibia on the opening day.
Plenty of surprises in store in Namibia Plenty of surprises in store in Namibia ZZZZ12:10 amZZZZ
Although there are those teams that will be regarded as favourites in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier 2019 tournament this week in Namibia, there are also several dark horses to consider.
African U19 WCQ set for exciting week African U19 WCQ set for exciting week ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier tournament will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, over the next week, with a high standard of cricket anticipated.
Cricket's momentum builds across Europe Cricket's momentum builds across Europe ZZZZ5:11 amZZZZ
‘Lead the game like it has never been led before‘ was the action call in Munich this week, as 30 cricketing nations of the ICC joined forces to continue to build momentum for the sport across the continent.
Irish Domestic
Balbriggan sign Aussie pro Balbriggan sign Aussie pro ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
Balbriggan have been forced to sign an alternative overseas player after their original choice Pat Botha suffered an injury setback with his ongoing serious thumb injury sustained last year.
Stephen Dunn joins Eglinton Stephen Dunn joins Eglinton ZZZZ11:55 pmZZZZ
After a quiet winter in the North West, there have been a number of personnel changes in recent days with another couple confirmed over the weekend. Stephen Dunn has joined Eglinton having spent the last couple of seasons at Ardmore.
Bready hit by Young blow Bready hit by Young blow ZZZZ8:13 pmZZZZ
Bready's hopes of retaining their Premiership title have been dealt a severe blow with the departure of Craig Young to North Down.
North Down swoop for Craig Young North Down swoop for Craig Young ZZZZ7:24 pmZZZZ
North Down have pulled off a coup by swooping for Irish international Craig Young to spearhead their 2019 campaign.
Pretorius confirms Phoenix return Pretorius confirms Phoenix return ZZZZ3:17 amZZZZ
Nic Pretorius has confirmed he's re-joining Phoenix after deciding to end his time with The Hills.
Interpro fixtures confirmed Interpro fixtures confirmed ZZZZ2:24 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have confirmed the interpro schedule for the 2019 season.
Allen confirms Brigade switch Allen confirms Brigade switch ZZZZ12:13 amZZZZ
Eglinton all-rounder Ross Allen has confirmed to CricketEurope that he will be joining Brigade for the 2019 season.
Tributes paid to Billy Boyd Tributes paid to Billy Boyd ZZZZ9:17 pmZZZZ
Tributes have poured in from across the Irish cricketing spectrum following the death of former NCU President and Chairman Billy Boyd.
Hundred Blast League teams named Hundred Blast League teams named ZZZZ7:23 pmZZZZ
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Cricket Leinster have announced the three teams for the inaugural Hundred Blast League.
The passing of Billy Boyd The passing of Billy Boyd ZZZZ6:37 amZZZZ
The funeral arrangements of Lurgan and NCU stalwart Billy Boyd have been announced.
Holders Donemana face Instonians in Ulster Plate Holders Donemana face Instonians in Ulster Plate ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
Three times winners and holders Donemana have been handed a home draw against Instonians in the 2019 Ulster Plate competition.
2019 Senior Cup draw made 2019 Senior Cup draw made ZZZZ11:48 pmZZZZ
The draw has been made for the 2019 Munster Senior Cup.
Jersey
Rathbones Girls Academy 2019
Three Jersey cricketers in Hampshire squad Three Jersey cricketers in Hampshire squad ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
Will Perchard, Stan Norman & Charley Webster have joined the Hampshire Under 14 squad for 2019.
Jersey launches Girls Cricket Academy Jersey launches Girls Cricket Academy ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
This month sees the launch of a new Girls Cricket Academy programme and the return of the Spring Term Cricket Courses, sponsored by Rathbones.
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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Ireland won by 5 wickets
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