A new venue but a familiar result for Ireland. The positive is, at least, they are getting closer.
For the first time in an eight-match losing run against Afghanistan in Twenty20 cricket, the game went to the last over but, defending a below-par 133 - although Ireland took five wickets for 50 - they could not make another breakthrough.
Ireland battle but Afghans win Ireland battle but Afghans win ( ) ZZZZ1:30 amZZZZ
STUART POYNTER continued his form with the bat and Boyd Rankin grabbed two wickets in an over but it wasn’t enough to upset the odds as Afghanistan beat Ireland by five wickets in Dehradun to record an eighth straight T20i victory over the Boys in Green.
The wait goes on The wait goes on ( ) ZZZZ6:36 amZZZZ
Ireland's wait to break Afghanistan's winning sequence against them in T20s goes on as Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran steer their side home with an 86 run unbeaten partnership for the sixth wicket as they chased down Ireland's 132 with 4 balls to spare.
Tough task ahead admits Stirling Tough task ahead admits Stirling ( ) ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling admits the next three games against Afghanistan will be a huge step up in class for an Ireland side still struggling to find a winning formula in Twenty20 cricket.
Underdogs Ireland look to reverse recent history Underdogs Ireland look to reverse recent history ( ) ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
Ireland will look to reverse the recent history between them and Afghanistan when their three match T20I series gets underway in India on Thursday.
Men and Women Down Under (15) Men and Women Down Under (15) ( ) ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
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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.
ECB breaching employment law for Irish players? ECB breaching employment law for Irish players? ( ) ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
The England and Wales Cricket Board could be acting in breach of UK employment law by classing Northern Ireland-born Ireland internationals as overseas players in English domestic cricket from next season, according to a top sports lawyer.
700 and counting 700 and counting ( ) ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
Shane Getkate became the 700th men's cricketer to represent Ireland in the win over Oman. We take a look at some of the others who reached significant milestones.
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.
Getkate to complete remarkable comeback Getkate to complete remarkable comeback ( ) ZZZZ6:36 pmZZZZ
The hard-hitting all-rounder is in the Ireland squad for a string of ODIs and T20s in Oman and India, aiming to confirm a place in the formats in which Ireland have been floundering lately. But only for Flowers, a paramedic, he wouldn’t be anywhere near the Al Emerat Stadium in Muscat.
Men and Women Down Under (14) Men and Women Down Under (14) ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
Highlight of the Irish down under this weekend must be Sean Terry's debut for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash.
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.
Munsey blitzkrieg clinches series for Scotland Munsey blitzkrieg clinches series for Scotland ( ) ZZZZ10:38 pmZZZZ
George Munsey's brutal assault set up a 15-run series decider win for Scotland against Oman.
Nepal end UAE unbeaten run Nepal end UAE unbeaten run ( ) ZZZZ2:04 amZZZZ
UAE's unbeaten run comes to an end at the Asian Women's Qualifier but Thailand's continues.
What a difference a day makes What a difference a day makes ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
24 hours after being humiliated by Scotland, Oman bounced back with a resounding 93-win to level the three match series.
UAE and Thailand still unbeaten in Asian Women's qualifier UAE and Thailand still unbeaten in Asian Women's qualifier ( ) ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
After the third round of matches, the UAE and Thailand remain unbeaten in Bangkok.
Oh Man! Oh Man! ( ) ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
Oman were skittled today for just 24 as Scotland's bowlers wreaked havoc amongst the beleaguered hosts weak batting.
Senior League Cup fixtures unveiled Senior League Cup fixtures unveiled ( ) ZZZZ11:49 pmZZZZ
The first tranche of fixtures for the 2019 Senior League Cup have been unveiled and it promises to be an exciting start to the centenary season.
Rankin confirms Moseley switch Rankin confirms Moseley switch ( ) ZZZZ10:25 pmZZZZ
Ireland pace bowler Boyd Rankin has confirmed he will be staying in England to play for Moseley in the Birmingham Premier League.
Leinster Lightning to play Middlesex Leinster Lightning to play Middlesex ( ) ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning will play Middlesex at Pembroke in the blue riband event of their 100th anniversary celebrations.
Expanded role for Knights coach Simon Johnston Expanded role for Knights coach Simon Johnston ( ) ZZZZ10:29 amZZZZ
Northern Knights coach Simon Johnston's role has been expanded to include all areas of the NCU performance pathway.
NCU School and Club Engagement Officer appointed NCU School and Club Engagement Officer appointed ( ) ZZZZ10:20 amZZZZ
The NCU has appointed Wayne Hughes to the newly created role of School and Club Engagement Officer.
Y Viva Espana Y Viva Espana ( ) ZZZZ2:07 amZZZZ
Seven Young Knight hopefuls will be working on their games in Sunny Spain this weekend as the NCU Academy de-camps to La Manga.
Singh changes mind and joins Phoenix Singh changes mind and joins Phoenix ( ) ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
Irish international Simi Singh has decided he won't be joining The Hills from YMCA but has opted instead for a switch to Phoenix.
Fox Lodge sign overseas player Fox Lodge sign overseas player ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge have signed 22 year-old South African all-rounder Coenie Nel as their overseas player for the 2019 season.
Two NW players named in Irish under-age squads Two NW players named in Irish under-age squads ( ) ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
Bready's Alana Dalzell and Eglinton's Zara Craig have been named in the Ireland Girls Under 19 and 15 squads.
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.
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.
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