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Dragons v Typhoons at Lisburn.
Dragons won by 64 runs.
Irish Women's Super Series
 Dragons 258-7 (50 overs)  S Forbes 67, A Kelly 60, L Paul 43, A Caulfield 30*; A Canning 2-38, F Sargent 2-41, G Dempsey 2-59
 Typhoons 194 (45.5 overs)  M Waldron 43, A Canning 35*, L Little 30; A Kelly 3-35, L Paul 3-44

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NW League A
Ardmore (25) beat Brigade (0) by 88 runs.
Bleachgreen, 15 May.
Ardmore 160-8 (40.0 overs, T Loen 37, R Gaur 33*, R Macbeth 3-16)
Brigade 72 (21.4 overs, C Brolly 4-9, T Koen 2-20, R Gaur 2-22)

Brigade's batting woes continued as they crumbled to an 88-run loss at The Bleachgreen. Ardmore's total of 160 for 8 looked modest, which owed much to Tyron Koen (37), an unbeaten 33 from Rachit Gaur against his former club, and a late, quickfire 23 from Dave Bezzant. The Brigade attack was badly hampered by injuries, but Ryan Macbeth bowled well in his 3 for 16 from six overs. The chase was soon in tatters with Koen (2-20) and Gaur (2-22) making early inroads, and Conor Brolly (4-9) then mopped up the middle and late order - Brigade all out for 72 with only skipper Andy Britton (21) showing any serious resistance.

Tyron Koen talking with Mark Chambers
NW League A
Glendermott (4) lost to Fox Lodge (21) by 10 runs.
The Rectory, 15 May.
Fox Lodge 253-8 (40.0 overs, D McCarter 61, L Hayes 53, M Marais 38, B Mills 4-49, A Boyd 2-34)
Glendermott 243-5 (40.0 overs, J Anwar 50, N Maguire 47, S Laird 36, A Walker 2-38)

High flying Fox Lodge won again but were pushed all the way by Glendermott. Dean McCarter top scored with 61 (7 fours, 4 sixes), sharing a fourth wicket stand of 76 with Luke Hayes, who made 53. Marco Marais (38) was also in the runs, while Johnny Robinson clubbed 5 sixes in a 16-ball 36 as the Foxies posted 253 for 8 - four wickets for home skipper Ben Mills. Glendermott gave it a right go, but despite a half century from Pakistan professional Jamal Anwar (50) and 47 from Nathan McGuire, they fell short by ten runs.

NW League A
Bonds Glen (1) lost to St Johnston (24) by 45 runs.
Bonds Glen, 15 May.
St Johnston 259-9 (40.0 overs, M Rankin 70, D Macbeth 54, Sabin Babu 37, M Barr 3-48, H Roberts 2-11, K Moore 2-28)
Bonds Glen 214 (38.1 overs, J Haslett 42, S Killen 37, S Kincaid 35, N Cole 4-31, I Macbeth 2-18, D Anthony 2-57)

St Johnston completed a dream weekend as they won by 45 runs at Bonds Glen after making 259 for 9. Michael Rankin top scored with 70, while David Macbeth made 54, and Sabin Babu 37 in a solid batting display. The Bee Gees made a right fight of it, with Johnny Haslett top scoring with 42, Simon Killen making 37 and young Sam Kincaid scoring 35. In the end though they left themselves just too much to do, with Nathan Cole taking four wickets and Ian Macbeth two in another impressive display.

NW League A
Bready (24) beat Strabane (1) by 7 wickets.
Magheramason, 15 May.
St Johnston 259-9 (40.0 overs, M Rankin 70, D Macbeth 54, Sabin Babu 37, M Barr 3-48, H Roberts 2-11, K Moore 2-28) Bonds Glen 214 (38.1 overs, J Haslett 42, S Killen 37, S Kincaid 35, N Cole 4-31, I Macbeth 2-18, D Anthony 2-57)

Bready stayed top of Group A after another fine bowling display saw them beat Strabane by seven wickets. Their bowling attack was once again to the fore as they dismissed Strabane for just 108, with only Tanvir Hasan (25) offering any opposition. Skipper David Scanlon took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Conor Olphert, Gregory McFaul and teenage spinner Gavin Roulston. Roulston (24) was in the runs too as Bready made light of the early loss of David Rankin to ease to a seven wickets win - Scott Macbeth (40*) and Jamie Magee (29*) sharing an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 57.

NW League B
Burndennett (5) lost to Ballyspallen (20) by 2 runs.
Burndennett, 15 May.
Ballyspallen 113 (36.3 overs, D Perera 47, M Roulston 2-11, M Snodgrass 2-22, M Piedt 2-26)
Burndennett 111 (20.1 overs, Ste Kennedy 4-13, D Perera 4-22)

Closest game of the afternoon was at Burndennett where the home side failed by just two runs to get past Ballyspallen. Demith Perera top scored with 47 and Zak Guy added a late unbeaten 23 as the Roe Valley outfit posted what looked like a modest 113 all out. Mark Roulston (2-11), Mark Snodgrass (2-22), Marcello Piedt (2-26) and Mark Pollock (2-27) all bowled well, but the home side contrived to get themselves in a tangle in reply. Andy Barr fared best as he made 23, Eddie McGettigan added 20, but Corey Roulston (13 not out) could find no-one to stay with him as the innings closed on 111. Stephen Kennedy (4-13) and Perera (4-22) took full advantage as 'Spallen secured a narrow win.

NW League B
Newbuildings (25) beat Coleraine (0) by 99 runs.
Foyleview Arena, 15 May.
Newbuildings 330-5 (40.0 overs, Ryan Hunter 104, R Dougherty 100, J Wilson 58, R Knox 2-80)
Coleraine 231 (35.3 overs, T Chopra 51, M Hutchinson 48, R Karunaratne 35, G Mitchell 6-39, Ross Hunter 2-26)
Centurions Ryan Hunter and Ross Dougherty

The highest scoring game of the day was at Foyle View where Ryan Hunter and Ross Dougherty both made centuries in a 99-run victory over Coleraine. Hunter hit 17 fours and a six is his 104 while his batting partner had 11 boundaries and 4 sixes in his 100- the pair sharing a 167-run stand for the third wicket. Jared Wilson's quick-fire 58 not out included 6 sixes and 2 fours as Newbuildings made 330-5 from their 40 overs. The Bannsiders, fresh from Saturday's batting collapse at home to Ballyspallen fared much better in their reply this time, albeit without really ever threatening to chase down the win. Tanuj Chopra made 51 and Matthew Hutchinson 48, while there were also cameos from Ravindra Karunaratne (35), Varun Chopra (26) and Rory Knox (24) in a total of 231 all out. A brilliant effort with the ball from Gary Mitchell (6-39) with support from Ross Hunter (2-26) steered the hosts to a comfortable win.

Newbuildings captain Jared Wilson speaks after the match
NW League B
Eglinton (22) beat Killyclooney (3) by 4 wickets.
Eglinton, 15 May.
Killyclooney 202-5 (40.0 overs, D Moan 58, T Dougherty 55*, W Finlay 38, R Millar 2-35, A Millar 2-54)
Eglinton 205-6 (38.4 overs, T Orr 127*, M Averll 42, J Wallace 4-42)
Tommy Orr scored an unbeaten 127 for Eglinton

Eglinton posted a 4-wicket win over Killyclooney in an entertaining game at the village. Darren Moan made an aggressive 58 (6 sixes and a four) while Timmy Dougherty added an unbeaten 55 and William Finlay 38 in 'Clooney's very respectable 202-5. Brothers Robbie (2-35) and Andy Millar (2-54) fared best with the ball while the reply was down to the brilliance of Tommy Orr. The Warriors player batted beautifully, hitting 7 sixes and 6 fours- carrying his bat for an unbeaten 127. Mark Averill weighed in with 42 while Jason Wallace helped himself to 4-42 for the bowling side; however Orr's superb knock ensured his side sealed a deserved win.

NCU Section 1
Armagh beat Muckamore by 1 wicket.
The Mall, 15 May.
Muckamore 263-8 (50.0 overs, K Vardhan 46, D Dinake 45, R Keates 40, M Hoey 3-47, A Whitcroft 2-37)
Armagh 264-9 (49.3 overs, J Strydom 97, A Wright 64, H Doyle 30*, N Gill 3 -46, R Keates 3-50)
NCU Premier
CIYMS beat Instonians by 152 runs.
Belmont, 14 May.
CIYMS 315-9 (50.0 overs, M Adair 107, R Adair 101, G Kennedy 31, J Magee 3-52, J Rose 2-46)
Instonians 163 (39.2 overs, C Carmichael 41, N Smith 26, A White 26, J Mulder 5-21, M Adair 2-29, K Dudgeon 2-43)

Mark and Ross Adair shared a third wicket stand of 151 in 148 balls as CIYMS ran up the highest total of the day - 315/9 against a beleaguered Instonians. Mark hit 12 fours and 2 sixes in his 107 from 89 balls, while Ross was a little more sedate, his 101 taking 111 deliveries, also hitting 12 fours, and clearing the ropes three times. Graham Kennedy hit 31, while there were 20 apiece from Nigel Jones and Chris Dougherty. Inst in reply were never in contention as Jacob Mulder claimed five wickets as they were bowled out for 163. Cade Carmichael top scored with 41, while Nikolai Smith, Andy White and James Shannon all made 26.

Ross Adair on centuries for him and brother Mark
NCU Premier
Carrickfergus lost to North Down by 4 wickets.
Middle Road, Carrickfergus, 14 May.
Carrickfergus 146 (46.5 overs, CJ van der Walt 40*, A Haggan 38 , T Mayes 3-22, P Stirling 3-30, N Brand 2-31)
North Down 148-6 (44.0 overs, N Brand 80*, S Nelson 26 *, M Armstrong 4-33 )
Jacques Snyman edges a catch to North Down keeper Chore

North Down went top thanks to a hard fought four wicket win at Carrickfergus. Three wickets apiece for Tom Mayes - including Jacques Snyman for 0 - and Paul Stirling, plus two for Neil Brand saw Carrick dismissed for 146. Four wickets for Michael Armstrong saw North Down in all sorts of strife at 53 for 6, but Neil Brand top scored with 80 not out, sharing an unbroken seventh wicket stand of 95 with Stuart Nelson (26*) to seal the win on a track where batting was a challenge.

NCU Premier
Waringstown beat Lisburn by 141 runs.
The Lawn, 14 May.
Waringstown 202-6 (50.0 overs, J Gibson 43, G Hume 34, G Thompson 32*, N Whitworth 2-29, J Manley 2-38)
Lisburn 61 (32.2 overs, J Gibson 4-17, R Allen 2-14)

Champions Waringstown showed they aren't going to relinquish their crown easily with a 141-run demolition of high flying Lisburn. A solid batting effort saw contributions from Jamie Gibson (43), Graham Hume (34), Greg Thompson (32*), James McCollum (29) and Ross Allen (28*) in their 202 for 6. Hume claimed the prize scalp of Faiz Fazal for just 2, and the Lisburn heads dropped - 61 all out, with four wickets for Gibson and two for Allen.

NCU Premier
Woodvale beat Cregagh by 97 runs.
Cregagh Memorial Recreational Ground, 14 May.
Woodvale 277 (49.5 overs, R Pretorius 80, J Hall 66, H Warke 30, C Shannon 4-49, D Cooper 3-32)
Cregagh 180 (41.5 overs, C Boultwood 46*, A Johnston 37, J Hunter 29, A Adey 4-18, F Saeed 3-32)

Ruhan Pretorius (80) and James Hall (66) both hit half centuries as Woodvale beat Cregagh by 97 runs. Hall shared stands of 76 with Harry Warke (30) and 85 with Pretorius as Woodvale made 277 - four wickets for Charlie Shannon and three for Danny Cooper. Craig Boultwood's 46 was the best of the Cregagh reply as they were 180 all out - four wickets for Aditya Adey (4-18) and three for Ferhan Saeed (3-32).

NCU Premier
Cliftonville Academy lost to CSNI by 192 runs.
Castle Grounds, 14 May.
CSNI 273-5 (50.0 overs, PO Beverland 71, T Johnston 67, S Thompson 64, R Hood 2-62)
Cliftonville Academy 81 (35.4 overs, D Hendricks 26, T Johnston 7-13, B Adair 2-16)

Biggest winners of the day were CSNI as overseas professional Troy Johnson made quite an impact on debut. He hit 67 as he and Paddy Beverland (71) added 132 in 29 overs for the second wicket against Cliftonville Academy. That gave the perfect platform for skipper Stuart Thompson (64) and Marc Ellison (30) who both hit three sixes as they added 61 in six overs to take CSNI to 273 for 5. Johnson then took 7 for 13 as CA went from 46 for 1 to 81 all out - CSNI winning by 192 runs.

NCU Section 1
Derriaghy lost to Ballymena by 2 wickets.
Queensway, 14 May.
Derriaghy 198 (49.4 overs, M Halliday 37, A Kenny 37, M Jennings 34)
Ballymena 199-8

Derriaghy remain top of Section One despite a narrow two wicket loss against Ballymena. Derriaghy scored 198 with 37 apiece from Matthew Halliday and Andrew Kenny, while Matthew Jennings chipped in with 34. Anthony Frazer took 3 for 12, while there were two wickets apiece for John Glass and Paul Black. Glass was also in the runs as he top scored with 72, sharing what was to prove a decisive stand with the ever-consistent James Kennedy, who made 49. Late runs from Michael Caithness (22) and Owen Dick (21) clinched the two wicket win from the penultimate ball of a thrilling match.

NCU Section 1
Bangor lost to Dundrum by 8 wickets.
Upritchard Park, 14 May.
Bangor 86 (S Swanepoel 4-17, G McNerlin 2-9, J Martin 2-33)
Dundrum 87-2 (R Hassard 39)

Dundrum are up to second after they thumped Bangor by 8 wickets at Upritchard Park. Stian Swanepoel was once again among the wickest, claiming 4 for 17 as Bangor mustered just 86 - two wickets apiece for Gavin McNerlin and James Martin. Rodney Hassard's 39 eased Dundrum to a comprehensive win in the one-sided contest.

NCU Section 1
Muckamore beat Donacloney Mill by 7 wickets.
Moylena, 14 May.
Donacloney Mill 90 (26.0 overs, S Warren 52, S Gordon 5-15, N Gill 2-25, P Karthik 2-25)
Muckamore 91-7 (24.2 overs, E Wilson 27*, H Lockout 3-37)

Muckamore edged out Donacloney Mill in a low scoring encounter, with batters on both sides finding conditions tough. Shane Warren was the one exception as his 52 dominated a DM total of just 90. Muckamore skipper Sam Gordon claimed 5 for 15, while both Neil Gill and Pavan Karthik took 2 for 25. Harry Lockhart's three wickets had Muckamore in trouble, but they fell over the line securing the three-wickets win thanks to Ewan Wilson's crucial unbeaten 27.

NCU Section 1
Templepatrick beat Armagh by 42 runs.
The Cloughan, 14 May.
Templepatrick 168 (47.0 overs, R Greer 57, R Bryans 34, S Gautam 29, A Wright 4-45, S Freshwater 3-17, J Strydom 2-20)
Armagh 126 (45.2 overs, A Wright 38*, A Davis 3-34, S Gautam 2-12, C Taylor 2-19)

Templepatrick joined Dundrum and Ballymena on 12 points after they beat Armagh by 42 runs. Ricky Greer (57) made a half century as Templepatrick scored 168, with Ross Bryans (34) and Sunam Gautam (29) also chipping in. Arnie Wright (4-45), Stephen Freshwater (3-17) and Jean-Jacques (JJ) Strydom (2-20) were best with the ball for Armagh. Wright was also the best with the bat for Armagh, but received little support as despite his unbeaten 38, The Mall side were dismissed for 126.

NCU Section 1
Lurgan beat Saintfield by 114 runs.
Pollock Park, 14 May.
Lurgan 241 (50.0 overs, S Johnst on 44, J Harrison 44, P Maxwell 44, TJ McCavera 3-22, E Hanna 2-28, K Alleyne 2-41)
Saintfield 127 (37.0 overs, P Maxwell 3-15, C Grieve 2-3)

Lurgan gained their first win of the season as they beat Saintfield by 114 runs in a bottom of the table clash. The Pollock Park side racked up the highest score of the day, making 241 with remarkably three players scoring 44 apiece - Stephen Johnston, Peter Maxwell and Jack Harrison - while Ali scored 36. Peter Maxwell then took 3 for 15 as Saintfield managed only 127 - two wickets also for Callum Grieve.

NWCU Cup
Brigade lost to St Johnston by 68 runs.
Beechgrove, 14 May.
St Johnston 198-9 (50.0 overs, I Macbeth 71*, J Macbeth 34, D Anthony 25, N Gray 4-27, D Barr 2-26)
Brigade 130 (34.4 overs, G McCarter 28, D Anthony 4-23, I Macbeth 3-24, N Cole 2-14)
McCarter is trapped in front by Anthony
St Johnston captain David Lapsley speaking after the match
NWCU Cup
Bready beat Glendermott by 8 wickets.
Magheramason, 14 May.
Glendermott 97 (28.5 overs, N Maguire 36, G McFaul 3-12, D Scanlon 3-15, C Olphert 3-23)
Bready 98-2 (17.4 overs, D Rankin 36)

Bready were the first winners of the day as they dismissed Glendermott for just 97, with the Rectory's Jamal Anwat making a duck on debut. He was one of three wickers for Conor Olphert, with skipper David Scanlon and Gregory McFaul also taking three scalps. David Rankin's 36 helped the Magheramason side to an eight wicket win in the 18th over.

NWCU Cup
Burndennett beat Ardmore by 11 runs.
Burndennett, 14 May.
Burndennett 154 (30.1 overs, M Piedt 48, E McGettigan 37, M Mehaffey 28, Dharm Singh 5-43, H Zimmermann 4-29)
Ardmore 143 (36.0 overs, H Zimmermann 43, M Pollock 4-26, M Snodgrass 3-41, M Piedt 2-28)

The hosts eased to 78 without loss as Eddie McGettigan (37) and skipper Martin Mehaffey (28) laid a solid platform. However Harry Zimmermann (4-29) and Dharm Singh (5-45) intervened as they lost five wickets for just 10 runs. It took a hard hit 48 on debut from South African professional Marcello Piedt (5 fours, 3 sixes) to get them up to 154. Piedt and Mark Snodgrass then reduced Ardmore to 28 for 5, and despite 43 from Zimmermann and 22 from Ciaran Curley, the Bleachgreen side were dismissed for 143 - four wickets for Mark Pollock (4-26).

NWCU Cup
Eglinton walkover v The Nedd.
NWCU Cup
Bonds Glen lost to Newbuildings by 62 runs.
Bonds Glen, 14 May.
Newbuildings 301-9 (50.0 overs, Ryan Hunter 70, J Thompson 60, R Dougherty 49, D Cooke 3-48, D Robinson 2-31, M Barr 2-36)
Bonds Glen 239 (45.4 overs, H Roberts 61, D Cooke 52, J Haslett 38*, J Thomspon 3-25, Ross Hunter 3-62)

Highest scoring game of the day was at Bonds Glen, where visitors Newbuildings ran up 301 for 9. There were half centuries for Ryan Hunter, who top scored with 70 from 67 balls (7 fours, 3 sixes) and Johnny Thompson, who hit 4 sixes and 4 fours in his 60 from 65 deliveries, Ross Dougherty made 49, while Ross Hunter (39) and Jason Dunn (36) shared an 8th wicket stand of 72 to pile on the agony. Bonds Glen made a fist of the chase with half centuries for Heinrich Roberts (60) and David Cooke (52), who added 86 in 89 balls for the fourth wicket. There was always too much to do though, as three wickets for JT and Ross Hunter saw them dismissed for 239 - Johnny Haslett hitting 38 not out.

NWCU Cup
Coleraine lost to Ballyspallen by 38 runs.
Sandel Lodge, 14 May.
Ballyspallen 180-7 (50.0 overs, D Perera 75, Ste Kennedy 31, S Hutchinson 3-19, G Burns 2-30)
Coleraine 142 (28.3 overs, R Karunaratne 75, D Perera 5-45, Ste Kennedy 3-24, J Thompson 2-34)

It was a battle of the Sri Lankan professionals at Sandel Lodge with Damith Perera of Ballyspallen out-battling Coleraine's Ravindra Karunaratne. Perera hit 5 sixes and 4 fours in his 75, sharing a 4th wicket stand of 76 in 16 overs with Luke Gilfillan (21). Stephen Kennedy (31) and James Thompson (23) chipped in vital runs as 'Spallen made 180 for 7 - Stephen Hutchinson (3-19) best with the ball for the Bannsiders. Karunaratne then looked to be taking Coleraine to the win as he clubbed 8 fours and 4 sixes in his 75 from just 58 balls. However he was dismissed by Perera from the last ball of the 20th over, which sparked a dramatic collapse. Coleraine lost seven wickets for 15 runs going from 127 for 3 to 142 all out - Perera (5-45)taking five wickets, well supported by Stephen Kennedy (3-24) and James Thompson (2-34) in the 38-run win.

NWCU Cup
Strabane lost to Donemana by 6 wickets.
Strabane Park, 14 May.
Strabane 119 (48.5 overs, W McBrine 4-30, D Mehaffey 2-12)
Donemana 123-4 (22.3 overs, G McClintock 35, W McClintock 34*, E Ahmed 3-30)

2020 cup winners Donemana will be the new favourites after they beat Strabane by six wickets in the Tyrone derby. Four wickets for Willie McBrine saw the Red Caps dismissed for 119 - Ryan Gallagher top scoring with 42. Donemana were never in trouble as they chased down their modest target, despite the best efforts of Ehtesham Ahmed (3-30). Gary McClintock top scored with 35, while skipper William was clearly in a hurry to watch the FA Cup final hitting four sixes in his unbeaten 34.

NWCU Cup
Killyclooney lost to Fox Lodge by 9 wickets.
Killyclooney, 14 May.
Killyclooney 248 (46.1 overs, A Colhoun 104, R McMorris 45, A Walker 3-19, A Doherty 3-34)
Fox Lodge 249-1 (38.0 overs, M Marais 138*, J Milligan 67*)

Fox Lodge's strong start to the season continued as they made light of a 249 run target to beat Killyclooney by 9 wickets. TJ Nicholl (11) went early in the chase, but an unbroken second wicket stand of 225 in 32.3 overs between Marco Marais and Jason Milligan saw them romp home. Marais hit an incredible 17 sixes as well as 4 fours in his unbeaten 138 from 104 balls, with Milligan proving the perfect foil, hitting 8 fours and a six in his 67 not out. Earlier, Killyclooney had recovered from 65 for 6 to make 248, thanks to a seventh wicket stand of 151 in 122 balls between Alan Colhoun and Richard McMorris. Colhoun cleared the ropes 12 times is his 104 from 72 deliveries, also hitting three fours, while McMorris thumped 6 sixes in his 45.

LCU League Cup A
Merrion lost to Clontarf by 77 runs.
Anglesea Road, 14 May.
Clontarf 255 (48.5 overs; R Cronje 71, D Delany 56, J McNally 32, R Forrest 25; Muhammad Sinan 2-23, Amish Sidhu 2-57)
Merrion 178 (42.2 overs; S Doheny 50, Swapnil Modgill 39, J Anderson 31; P Ryan 4-26, D Delany 3-25)
A boundary for Ruan Cronje (Rodney Smyth)

A fourth wicket stand of 130 in 25 overs between Ruan Cronje and David Delany powered Clontarf to a 77-run win over Merrion at Anglesea Road. Cronje hit 12 fours in his 71, while Delany's growing status as a genuine all-rounder continued as he made 56, which included 9 fours and a six. John McNally (32) and Bobbo Forrest (25) shared a sixth wicket stand of 54 in eight overs that took the total up to a challenging 255. Stephen Doheny's half century, allied with runs for Swapnil Modgill (39) and John Anderson (31) had Merrion well placed at 125 for 2, but the wheels came off as Paul Ryan took four wickets, while Delany claimed three to cap an impressive all-round display in a 77-run win.

LCU League Cup A
Rush 268 lost to Balbriggan by 2 wickets.
Kenure, 14 May.
Rush 268 (49.1 overs; N Rock 85, J Barnes 39, L Johnson 28, J McGee 24, S Gull 23, Asher Abassi 20; R Hadley 4-20, C Davies-Webb 2-48)
Balbriggan 271-8 (47.3 overs; G Ford 132, C De Freitas 81, N Rooney 24; J Barnes 3-37, J McGee 3-56)

Balbriggan won the most exciting match of the day, as they chased 268 to win at Rush. Greg Ford was the highest scorer of the day, as the Balbriggan skipper hit 18 fours and two sixes in his 132 from 112 deliveries. Ford shared a fourth wicket stand of 151 in 22 overs with Chris de Freitas, whose 81 included 8 fours and 4 sixes, Neil Rock had top scored for Rush, making 85 on his return from a calf injury, while Jared Barnes scored 39 and took three wickets for the hosts in a losing cause - Ryan Hadley's 4 for 20 the best bowling return for the winners.

LCU League Cup A
Cork County lost to YMCA by 81 runs.
The Mardyke, 14 May.
YMCA 224-9 (50 overs; H Tector 125; B McDonough 3-55, R Pollard 2-53)
Cork County 143 (41 overs; R Pollard 40, C Haslett 34, Najeeb Anjum 31; P Flanagan 3-24, R Anders 3-32, M Thompson 2-26)

Harry Tector hit a superb 125 from 143 balls, dominating YM's 224 for 9 in which the next highest score was Tom Anders 19. The Irish international hit 10 fours and cleared the ropes four times in an innings that was time to perfection. Rory Anders (3-32) early burst saw Cork County in trouble at 5 for 3, but a stand of 57 between Rudolph Pollard (40) and Cormac Hassett (34) hinted at a recovery. However, despite a further 31 from Najeeb Anjum, the hosts were bowled out for 143, with Padraic Flanagan also claiming three scalps, and Mitchell Thompson taking 2 for 26.

LCU League Cup A
Leinster beat North Kildare by 138 runs.
Rathmines, 14 May.
Leinster 233 (48.5 overs; J Carroll 48, Bilal Azhar 42, C Janik 39, B Mitchell 37; Abdul Sattar 3-40, Yaseen Sherzad 2-34, Imran Ul Haq 2-42)
North Kildare 95 (24.1 overs; Moize Haider 35*; B Mitchell 4-28, J Carroll 3-22, M Tonge 2-25)

Leinster were impressive 138-run winners at home to North Kildare, with Joey Carroll and Ben Mitchell to the fore. Mitchell (37) shared an opening stand of 82 with skipper Bilal Azhar (42), which was followed by a partnership of 79 between Chris Janik (39) and Carroll, who hit 7 fours in his top score of 48 as Leinster made 233. Kildare's innings was soon in tatters with Mitchell (4-28), Carroll (3-22) and Mark Tonge (2-25) doing the damage, and it took an unbeaten 35 from Moize Haider, who hit five fours and two sixes in his 21-ball knock to get them to their final score of 95.

LCU League Cup B
Pembroke beat Malahide by 47 runs.
Sydney Parade, 14 May.
Pembroke 286-5 (50 overs; T Lawson 94*, Diarmaid Tucker 53, B McCarthy 42, L Tucker 39, D Hogan 23*; D O'Halloran 2-60)
Malahide 239 (44 overs; A Doyle 62, D O'Halloran 27, J Newland 22, M Ford 21; Piyush Sharma 2-13; J Prendergast 2-33, Donncha Tucker 2-49, Poonish Mehta 2-50)

Pembroke saw off the challenge of Malahide to win by 47 runs at Sydney Parade. Theo Lawson's unbeaten 94 at almost even time (8 fours) helped Pembroke to 286 for 5, after they had lost Ireland skipper Andy Balbirnie for just a single in the second over. Diarmaid (53) and Lorcan (39) Tucker got the innings back on track, and a stand of 92 in 15 overs between Lawson and Barry McCarthy - who scored a run-a-ball 42 kept the runs flowing. Aaron Doyle's half century kept Malahide interested, but two wickets each for Piyush Sharma (2-13), Joe Prendergast (2-33), Donncha Tucker (2-49) and Poonish Mehta (2-50) sealed the win.

LCU League Cup B
Dublin University lost to Phoenix by 18 runs.
College Park, 14 May.
Phoenix 173-9 (50 overs; S Black 37, T Kane 35, G Dockrell 30, W Bennett 22; D Vincent 4-30, M O'Reilly 2-13)
Dublin University 155 (49 overs; M Hogan 31, T Dempsey 23, M O'Reilly 20; C Sheil 2-11, T Kane 2-29, B White 2-31)

Phoenix clinched the Graham Pasley Cup as they beat Dublin University at College Park by 18 runs. Stephen Black top scored with 37 as Phoenix made 173 for 9 - runs too for Irish internationals Tyrone Kane (35) and George Dockrell (30). David Vincent took four wickets with his off-spin, while left-armer Mikey O'Reilly took 2 for 13. The students were always a little behind in the chase despite 31 from Michael Hogan and 20's in a late rally by Theo Dempsey and Mikey O'Reilly. The Phoenix attack stuck to their task well with two wickets each for Conor Sheil, Tyrone Kane and Ben White.

Phoenix captain Tyrone Kane after the match
LCU League Cup B
Railway Union lost to The Hills by 179 runs.
Park Avenue, 14 May.
The Hills 247-7 (50 overs; C McLoughlin-Gavin 113, A Kavanagh 58, M Donegan 36; A Matthew 3-35, L McCarthy 3-40)
Railway Union 68 (24.3 overs; K Carroll 25; J Tall 4-3, D Blignaut 3-16, Athar Farooqi 2-7)

The Hills made light of the dismissal first ball of Murray Commins to go on and score 247 for 7 at Park Avenue. McLoughlin-Gavin shared stands of 137 for the second wicket with Andrew Kavanagh (58) and a rapid 72 in just eight overs with Mark Donegan (36) as The Hills accelerated the scoring. Railway's Alan Matthew and Liam McCarthy each took three wickets. The Hills attack never let Railway's chase get going as they were skittled for just 68 - Kenny Carroll's 25 the only double figures contribution. Jonathan Tall (4-3), Dylan Blignaut (3-16) and Athar Farooqi (2-7) did the damage in the emphatic 179-run win.

Centurion Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin
LCU League Cup B
Terenure lost to North County by 151 runs.
Terenure, 14 May.
North County 222-9 (50 overs; J Mooney 57*, M Nofal 30, E Richardson 26, Ashish Jain 29, J Grassi 24; Raghav Grover 4=47. Bhavic Tukrel 2-45)
Terenure 71 (27.1 overs; M Nofal 4-11, Ashish Jain 2-13, Usman Azhar 2-13)

North County also impressed as they beat Terenure by 151 runs. John Mooney's unbeaten 57 saw County post 222 for 7 - Raghav Grover taking 4-47. Malcolm Nofal made 30 and followed it up taking four wickets with his left-arm spin as Terenure were bundled out for 71.

NED Topklasse
Dosti 187 (49.5) lost to Salland 189-5 (38.5) by 5 wickets.
NED Topklasse
Kampong 221 (46.2) lost to Sparta 212-9 (50) by 1 wicket.
NED Topklasse
ACC 239-6 (50) lost to HCC 240-6 (49.4) by 4 wickets.
NED Topklasse
VRA 153 (37.2) lost to Voorburg 154-6 (40.4) by 4 wickets.
NED Topklasse
VOC 317-6 (50) beat Excelsior 95 (32.1) by 222 runs.
NED Topklasse
HBS 57 (21.5) lost to Punjab 61-1 (7.2) by 9 wickets.
CricketEurope International
Darren Maddy bowling for Warwckshire
Darren Maddy bowling for Warwckshire ©CricketEurope
Romania win Valletta Cup ZZZZ10:48 amZZZZ
They beat hosts Malta in fading light at the Marsa Sports Club.
Rocca Gibraltar still standing ZZZZ10:59 amZZZZ
Christian Rocca has returned to the Gibraltar national team for the Valetta Cup to extend his international career to almost 36 years.
Big hitting Czechs highlight day three in Malta ZZZZ9:50 amZZZZ
Czech Republic score 258 as they beat Bulgaria. Wins also for Malta and Hungary on day three of Valetta Cup.
Malta out in front after day two ZZZZ10:22 amZZZZ
Hosts top with three wins from three, closely followed by Hungary.
Valetta Cup underway in Malta ZZZZ11:21 amZZZZ
Two wins for Malta and a win for Hungary on day one.
Denmark come back to secure series win ZZZZ12:28 amZZZZ
Finland won the first game, but Denmark won the next two to win the T20I series in Brondby.
Scotland select U19 squad ZZZZ3:45 amZZZZ
Scotland recently unveiled their squad for the Under 19 World Cup.
Ten Doeschate takes role at Kent ZZZZ12:58 amZZZZ
Former Netherlands international Ryan ten Doeschate is joining Kent as their Batting Coach.
Netherlands to play Afghanistan in Qatar ZZZZ3:56 amZZZZ
The Netherlands will play Afghanistan in Qatar next month as part of the World Cup Super League.
New contracts for Josh Davey and Fred Klaassen ZZZZ6:16 amZZZZ
There was good news this week with Josh Davey and Fred Klaassen signing contract extensions with Somerset and Kent respectively.
Women's WCQ tournament called off ZZZZ3:43 amZZZZ
The Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Harare has been called off due to the introduction of travel restrictions from a number of African countries, including the host country Zimbabwe, following the breakout of a new COVID-19 variant in southern Africa.
Thailand stun Bangladesh, Zimbabwe edge out USA ZZZZ8:52 amZZZZ
Thailand stunned group favourites Bangladesh, while hosts Zimbabwe edged out USA by one wicket in a thrilling contest that ebbed and flowed throughout.
The View
Andrew Nixon: 8 May ZZZZ6:18 amZZZZ
Comparing the FairBreak Invitational and the European Cricket Network.
Deryck Vincent: 26 April ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
The sun is getting higher, the cool breeze is easing, just a bit. You can smell the new cut grass. Nights are longer, it all adds up to one thing. The start of a cricket season.
Marc Ellison: April 25 ZZZZ2:51 amZZZZ
Developing your mental routine.
Andrew Nixon: 17 April ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
A look at the latest announcements by the ICC about women's ODI status for associates and the men's T20 World Cup pathway.
Interprovincial
Matthew Foster catches William Porterfield as Northern Knights beat NW warriors by 12 runs (DLS)
Matthew Foster catches William Porterfield as Northern Knights beat NW warriors by 12 runs (DLS) ©CricketEurope
Kelly's the hero as Dragons beat Typhoons ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
New Zealander Arlene Kelly starred on debut as the Dragons collected their first points of the Super Series with a 64-run win over the Typhoons at Wallace Park.
Joyce welcomes Super Series strengthening ZZZZ4:04 amZZZZ
Ireland Women’s head coach Ed Joyce has welcomed the return of overseas players to the Super Series, with both Dragons and Typhoons having one in action in tomorrow’s game at Wallace Park (10.45am).
Knights beat Warriors in low scoring encounter ZZZZ5:25 amZZZZ
Northern Knights produced a marvellous bowling performance to bounce back from a poor batting display to beat North West Warriors after rain halted their inter-provincial Cup match just before three-quarters distance.
Overseas players add depth to Super Series ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
The Super Series squads have been boosted with the addition of three overseas players.
Mark Adair misses Knights game with covid ZZZZ7:06 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will deputise as Northern Knights skipper for Thursday's InterPro50 Cup game at Bready against the Warriors after Mark Adair was ruled out with Covid.
Moor record century stuns Lightning ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
PJ MOOR struck a magnificent 152 to stun Leinster Lightning at Sydney Parade as Munster Reds romped to a five-wicket victory over the reigning champions and claimed an early four-point lead in the InterPro 50.
Warriors unchanged for Knights challenge ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors have kept faith with the same squad that lost their opening tie in Leinster last week for Thursday's Interprovincial Cup clash against the Northern Knights at Bready (10.45am).
Kavanagh guides Scorchers to nervy win over Dragons ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Shauna Kavanagh's unbeaten 45 steered defending champions the Scorchers to a tense one-wicket win over a spirited Dragons side.
Irish International
Andrew Balbirnie scored 194 for the MCC at Lords against De Flamingos
Andrew Balbirnie scored 194 for the MCC at Lords against De Flamingos ©Jed Leicester/MCC
Georgeson u-turn blow for Ireland ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Luke Georgeson has undergone a change of heart and decided not to represent Ireland in the international arena.
Georgeson change of heart on Ireland career ZZZZ3:33 amZZZZ
Luke Georgeson fielded for Northern Knights yesterday in their final warm-up ahead of next week’s inter-provincial Cup game, but it was his last involvement with the NCU side.
Balbirnie happy with T20 diet ZZZZ5:28 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie has described this summer’s international fixture list as the “perfect preparation” for the T20 World Cup.
The 1000 day exile ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
It's a milestone for Irish cricket, but certainly not in a good way as their self-imposed Test exile reaches 1000 days, and shows little sign of ending anytime soon.
Keeping the Wolves from the door ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany is hoping to take his excellent form on the recent Wolves tour into the 2022 international season which starts for Ireland Men at the end of June.
Georgeson says farewell to New Zealand ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
Luke Georgeson has been awarded a full-time contract with Ireland after giving up the chance to play for his home country, New Zealand.
Ireland Wolves tour averages ZZZZ5:01 amZZZZ
It was a hard fought, exciting series between Ireland Wolves and Namibia, with little separating two evenly matched sides.
Delany doubles up in Wolves win ZZZZ9:29 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany and Ireland Wolves finished their tour of Namibia on a high with a 22 runs series-levelling victory in Windhoek yesterday.
Namibia blow Ireland away despite Delany heroics ZZZZ4:53 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany showed again yesterday why he is a current member of Ireland’s one-day international side with a second successive 50 for Ireland Wolves in Namibia.
Delany delivers as Wolves level series ZZZZ4:43 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany hurried Ireland Wolves to victory in the second one-day match against Namibia yesterday to level the five-match series, with two to play.
Irish women's visit to Pakistan confirmed ZZZZ5:07 amZZZZ
Ireland's women will play six matches in Pakistan next November.
Eagles swoop to claim series ZZZZ10:50 amZZZZ
If ever proof was needed that the T20 format is a batters’ game then yesterday’s action in Windhoek was ample proof as Namibia defeated the Ireland Wolves by eight wickets with more than three overs to spare, chasing 166.
Emphatic Wolves level series ZZZZ6:25 amZZZZ
Just a week into his new job, Heinrich Malan yesterday watched Ireland Wolves deliver an emphatic comeback win over Namibia in Windhoek, with Shane Getkate and Neil Rock finishing the innings in style.
Scotland to host Under 15 Celtic Cup ZZZZ4:02 pmZZZZ
The Celtic Cup will be run again in 2022 with Scotland's Under 15s meeting their Irish counterparts at Dumfries at the start of August.
Ireland set for Pakistan visit? ZZZZ3:11 amZZZZ
Ireland Women could make history later this year if a proposed visit to Pakistan gets the green light.
Landmark day for Ireland Women ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
A landmark day for Irish women’s cricket brought the first professional contracts, a three-year contract extension for Ed Joyce and a 10-match fixture list which includes two Twenty20s against champions Australia.
Contracts and fixtures confirmed for Ireland Women ZZZZ5:48 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have confirmed their full-time contracts for Ireland Women, the home playing schedule for 2022 and a three-year contract extension for Head Coach Ed Joyce.
Busy summer in store for Ireland Women ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Ireland Women have a busy summer in schedule with international series against Australia, Pakistan and South Africa scheduled.
Contracts boost for Ireland Women ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland are set to announce a major contracts boost for the Women's game this week.
Ireland Under 19 averages ZZZZ4:20 amZZZZ
TIM TECTOR won’t be returning home with silverware after his team were well beaten by the UAE in the Plate final but the Ireland captain will know his squad overachieved by finishing 10th in the U19 World Cup.
Tentative Ireland beaten by UAE in U19 Plate Final ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
IRELAND had to settle for 10th place at the U19 World Cup after a tentative batting display in Trinidad yesterday saw the Boys in Green soundly beaten by the United Arab Emirates in a one-sided Plate final.
Five star Sherzad fires Ireland to Plate final ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
A five-wicket haul by Muzamil Sherzad propelled Ireland to an eight-wicket win against Zimbabwe and a place in the Under 19 World Cup Plate final.
Le Roux to the rescue as Ireland beat Canada ZZZZ1:48 amZZZZ
Philippe le Roux struck a battling 83 not out in Trinidad to help Ireland to a 94-run victory over Canada in the first round of the U-19 World Cup Plate competition and a shot at automatic qualification for the 2024 event.
South Africa bludgeon Ireland into submission ZZZZ5:22 amZZZZ
South Africa's batsmen pummeled the Irish attack, smashing 19 sixes in a comprehensive 153-run (DLS) win in their winner takes all clash in Trinidad.
Northern
Neil Brand's unbeaten 80 helped North Down beat Carrick and go top of the Premier table
Neil Brand's unbeaten 80 helped North Down beat Carrick and go top of the Premier table ©CricketEurope
Derriaghy stay top despite Ballymena defeat ZZZZ4:43 amZZZZ
Derriaghy remain top of NCU Section One despite a narrow two wicket loss against Ballymena. Wins too for Dundrum, Lurgan, Templepatrick and Muckamore.
Lisburn down to earth with a bump ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
Lisburn's unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a shattering halt at The Lawn as defending champions Waringstown romped to an emphatic 141-run victory.
Adair at the double as CIYMS join North Down at top ZZZZ2:33 pmZZZZ
Mark and Ross Adair both scored centuries as CIYMS thumped Instonians. There were also wins for Waringstown, Woodvale, CSNI and North Down.
Fazal factor keeps Lisburn in the mix ZZZZ5:27 amZZZZ
It’s a three-way tie at the top of the Premier League with North Down and CIYMS predictably in the mix — but completing the trio is the only team with a 100 per cent record, surprise package Lisburn.
NCU title race shaping up to be closest ever ZZZZ3:26 amZZZZ
CIYMS made it a three-way tie at the top of the Premier League and ended North Down’s winning start with a six wickets victory at The Green.
North West
Tommy Orr scored 127 not out as Eglinton beat Killyclooney
Tommy Orr scored 127 not out as Eglinton beat Killyclooney ©Sharon Millar/CricketEurope
Ballyspallen top Group B ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
The highest scoring game of the day was at Foyle View where Ryan Hunter and Ross Dougherty both made centuries in a 99-run victory over Coleraine. Tommy Orr scored a hundred as Eglinton beat Killyclooney, while Ballyspallen won a thriller at Burndennett.
Bready stay top of Group A ZZZZ11:34 amZZZZ
Bready stayed top of Group A after another fine bowling display saw them beat Strabane by seven wickets. Brigade were beaten by Ardmore, while Fox Lodge overcame Glendermott and St Johnston won at Bonds Glen.
Saints stun Brigade ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
St Johnston caused the shock of the day to dump holders Brigade out of the Senior Cup in the first round.
St Johnston stun holders Brigade in Senior Cup ZZZZ11:33 amZZZZ
Ian MacBeth and David Anthony starred as St Johnston knocked out holders Brigade in the NW Senior Cup at Beechgrove.
Burndennett confirm Piedt signing ZZZZ3:30 amZZZZ
Burndennett have confirmed the signing of South African Marcello Piedt as their overseas professional for the 2022 campaign.
Leinster
Ruan Cronje scored 71 as Clontarf beat Merrion
Ruan Cronje scored 71 as Clontarf beat Merrion ©Rodney Smythe/CricketEurope
McLoughlin-Gavin scores ton as Hills win ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin was the day's third centurion as his 113 helped The Hills beat Railway Union, while there were also wins in Group B for North County, Phoenix and Pembroke.
Tector and Ford score hundreds ZZZZ10:43 pmZZZZ
Centuries from Harry Tector and Greg Ford helped YMCA and Balbriggan to victory, while there were also wins in Group A for Clontarf and Leinster.
Tector and Coulter-Reilly five wicket hauls ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
Five wicket hauls for YMCA's Alice Tector and Clontarf's Christina Coulter-Reilly were the highlights of the latest round of Leinster Women's Division One games.
McDonnell seeks Clontarf switch ZZZZ4:52 amZZZZ
Cillian McDonnell is seeking to leave YMCA and join Clontarf.
Delany delivers again as Clontarf beat Balbriggan ZZZZ9:56 pmZZZZ
David Delany starred again as Clontarf hammered Balbriggan, while there were victories too for Merrion, YMCA and Cork County.
Other News
Two Woodvale stalwarts, David Scott and Stephen Warke honoured their late fathers and siblings with the unveiling of ‘Woodvale Cricket Club from Black Mountain’.
Two Woodvale stalwarts, David Scott and Stephen Warke honoured their late fathers and siblings with the unveiling of ‘Woodvale Cricket Club from Black Mountain’. ©CricketEurope
Woodvale tribute unveiled ZZZZ10:43 amZZZZ
Two Woodvale stalwarts, David Scott and Stephen Warke honoured their late fathers and siblings with the unveiling of ‘Woodvale Cricket Club from Black Mountain’.
Balbirnie hits 194 for MCC ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie was in sparkling form this week as he made 194 for MCC in their match against De Flamingos at Lords.
MacNeice replaces McCollum as Chairman ZZZZ1:24 amZZZZ
Brian MacNeice has been confirmed as Chairman of Cricket Ireland replacing Ross McCollum.
David Griffin assumes Cricket Ireland Presidency ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
David Griffin has been confirmed as the new President of Cricket Ireland replacing Philip Black who has been President since 2020.
Three Irish players named in Fairbreak Invitational T20 ZZZZ3:48 amZZZZ
Kim Garth, Celeste Raack and Gaby Lewis are the three Irish players that will compete in the inaugural tournament in Dubai.
Ireland Women Spanish training camp ZZZZ6:30 amZZZZ
Ireland Women’s head coach Ed Joyce will be taking the senior performance squad to Spain for a warm weather training camp from 21-27 April 2022.
Comeback for Irish Senior and National Cups ZZZZ5:02 amZZZZ
After a two year absence from the domestic calendar the draws have been made for the Irish Senior Cup and National Cups.
Photo Gallery
Pics of the second inns from Anglesea Road
Pics by Deryck Vincent from Castle Avenue as Clontarf beat North County
Pics by Rodney Smythe of 1st inns between Merrion and Clontarf
Pics from a busy weekend in the NW
Pics as St Johnston stun Brigade in the Senior Cup
Pics from Carrick's home game with North Down
Audio Interviews
https://www.cricketeurope.com/AUDIOVIDEO/2022/THEGALLERY/380551.mp3
 Jared Wilson of Newbuildings
Tyron Koen talking with Mark Chambers after Ardmore beat Brigade by 88 runs
 Tyron Koen of Ardmore
Phoenix captain Tyrone Kane after his side beat Dublin University by 18 runs
 Tyrone Kane of Phoenix
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