Intercontinental Cup 2015-17
Netherlands crush Namibia ( )
Netherlands secured a third place finish in the competition with 72 points after defeating Namibia by 231 runs at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Chase stars as Ireland thump Scotland ( )
Peter Chase got his act together with four wickets in Dubai as Ireland cruised to a 203-run victory over Scotland with a full day to spare but the win will not be enough to claim a fifth ICup.
Second title for Afghanistan ( )
Afghanistan have won their second Intercontinental Cup title after completing a 10 wicket win over the UAE.
Babar Hayat double ton leads Hong Kong to victory ( )
A maiden first-class double century for Hong Kong by Babar Hayat secures a win over Papua New Guinea.
Ireland sign off with win ( )
It's over and out for Ireland in Associate cricket and they signed off in emphatic style with a huge victory over their fiercest rivals for the last 130 years.
Rankin puts Ireland in control ( )
Boyd Rankin grabbed four wickets as Ireland bounced back to overpower Scotland on the second day of their clash in Dubai but a win against their oldest rivals is now most unlikely to be enough to deliver a fifth InterContinental Cup to the defending champions.
Ireland winning battle but likely to lose war ( )
NEVER judge a pitch until both sides have batted is an adage which has stood the test of time and the bowlers continue to hold the upper hand in the Dubai International Stadium.
Ireland's crown slipping away ( )
Ireland have Kevin O'Brien to thank for reaching even that inadequate score. The big all-rounder hit six fours and three maximums in a solid 78 not out, adding 85 for the last two wickets with Tim Murtagh and Peter Chase after the defending champions had slumped to 166-8.
Ireland indebted to O'Brien after top order struggles ( )
IRELANDíS top order received their punishment for flopping on day one of their Intercontinental Cup match in Dubai by having to wait more than an hour after the match for their transport back to the team hotel.
Afghanistan go top of the table ( )
Afghanistan have reclaimed the lead in the Intercontinental Cup after an innings and 173 run victory against Hong Kong in the final match of round six.
Another draw for Scotland ( )
A record breaking total, but it's a fourth draw in six matches for Scotland in the Intercontinental Cup.
UAE beat Namibia with a day to spare ( )
UAE beat Namibia inside three days in Windhoek in the latest Intercontinental Cup match.
Porterfield scores hundred but resolute Dutch secure draw ( )
William Porterfield's 16th International century wasn't enough to earn Ireland victory on the final day of their rain-affected Intercontinental Cup clash against the Netherlands at Malahide.
Day 3 report ( )
Tough going for Ireland as they struggle to gain the upper hand.
O'Dowd century saves Dutch blushes, but Ireland press ahead ( )
A record-breaking partnership of 160 between centurian Max O'Dowd and Logan van Beek helped the Netherlands to avoid the follow-on at Malahide on Thursday, but Ireland still led by 269 at the end of the day.
Determined Dutch hold up Ireland despite Rankin 5-wicket haul ( )
An excellent fightback by the Netherlands middle order stalled Ireland's progress in Thursday's penultimate day's play in the Intercontinental Cup clash at Malahide.
I-Cup Day 2 report ( )
Ireland take control on Day 2 in Malahide.
...and Balbirnie makes three ( )
Andrew Balbirnie has joined Eoin Morgan and Ed Joyce as an Irish double centurion.
Ireland tighten their grip ( )
A double-century for Andrew Balbirnie and a strong attack spearheaded by Boyd Rankin put Ireland firmly in control in Malahide on Wednesday.
Ireland dominate first day at Malahide ( )
A maiden first-class century by Andrew Balbirnie was the highlight of a day which saw Ireland reach 292 for two by the close.
Dutch look to the future for Malahide encounter ( )
A new-look Dutch squad is set to take on Ireland in their Intercontinental Cup match, starting in Malahide on Tuesday.
Pride on the line at Malahide ( )
Only pride at stake when when Ireland take on the Netherlands in the InterContinental Cup this week, but plenty of it.
Ireland v Netherlands: How they line up ( )
A look at how the sides line up for this week's Intercontinental Cup clash between Ireland and the Netherlands.
Paul Stirling injury clarification ( )
Cricket Ireland have clarified the situation regarding Paul Stirling's exclusion from this week's ICC InterContinental Cup match against The Netherlands at Malahide.
Ireland ring the changes ( )
Nathan Smith and Jack Tector have been named in the Ireland squad for the Intercontinental Cup match against the Netherlands in Malahide, starting on Tuesday week, but there is no guarantee that they will play.
Scotland draw with Namibia ( )
George Munsey stroked a maiden first-class century as Scotlandís rain-ravaged I-Cup clash with Namibia petered out as a tame draw.
Scotland thwarted by Namibia ( )
Scotland's bid to kick-start their campaign was dashed by Namibian batting star Jan Frylinck.
Rain washes out day one in Ayr ( )
Scotlandís hopes of moving up the table took a battering in Ayr as rain washed out the entire day's play without a ball being bowled.
UAE win first match in the tournament ( )
UAE beat PNG by 9 wickets in their 5th round game.
Ireland suffer humiliating defeat ( )
Ireland crashed to a comprehensive innings defeat by Afghanistan with a day to spare in their ICup clash in Greater Noida, Delhi.
Rampant Rashid leaves Ireland in tatters ( )
Rashid Khan's five-wicket haul has left Ireland facing an uphill task if they are to salvage anything from their ICup clash with Afghanistan.
Stanikzai century puts Afghanistan in control ( )
It's advantage Afghanistan after a gruelling first day for Ireland in their ICup clash in the heat and humidity of Greater Noida .
Ireland face Afghanistan in crucial ICup clash ( )
Afghanistan will host Ireland for an Intercontinental Cup fixture at their home ground of Greater Noida near New Delhi from Tuesday that could play a crucial role in determining which team gets a shot at playing Test cricket.
Cooper and Seelaar deny Hong Kong ( )
Hong Kong were left frustrated by a phenomenal Netherlands rearguard action as the ICC Intercontinental Cup match ended in a draw at Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground
Hong Kong v Netherlands preview ( )
Hong Kong and the Netherlands will aim to collect crucial points when they meet in the fifth round of matches.
Papua New Guinea record first home win ()
Papua New Guinea beat Namibia in their first home match in the Intercontinental Cup.
Murtagh tops and tails Hong Kong ()
Tim Murtagh topped and tailed the Hong Kong second innings in Belfast yesterday to bowl Ireland to a 70-run victory and send the defending champions 19 points clear at the top of the InterContinental Cup after four of seven matches.
Job done for Ireland ()
THEY didn't make it easy for themselves but the sun shone all day for Ireland to complete a seventh straight win in the Intercontinental Cup and seal another maximum points victory to consolidate their position at the top of the table.
Ireland end Hong Kong resistance ()
Ireland maintained their 100% Intercontinental Cup record at Stormont on Friday with a solid 70-run win over Hong Kong despite a defiant century from the visitors' Nizakat Khan.
Ireland on course to beat Hong Kong ()
Ireland will be relying on some help from above at Stormont as they bid to complete a fourth straight victory in this year's Intercontinental Cup.
Ireland stay on top despite rain curtailed third day ()
IRELAND remain on top against Hong Kong in their InterContinental Cup clash at Stormont despite 45 overs being lost in the day due to a combination of rain and bad light on a stop-start day.
Dockrell helps Ireland gain vital lead ()
George Dockrell stuck to his task on a tough day in Belfast and was rewarded with three late wickets as Ireland grabbed a first innings lead of 79 runs against Hong Kong to ensure the defending champions will move back to the top of the InterContinental Cup table.
Ireland made to battle ()
HONG Kong kept Ireland in the field for more than 100 overs but the Intercontinental Cup holders secured a first-innings lead of 79 to regain top spot in the table which will decide which team goes through to the Test Match challenge in 2018.
Ireland gain first innings points against stubborn Hong Kong ()
Ireland have seized the initiative on Day 2 of their Intercontinental Cup clash against Hong Kong at Stormont after William Porterfield's men bowled the visitors out for 237 just before the close.
Ireland made to battle against Hong Kong ()
Ireland did not have it all their own way on the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup clash with Hong Kong at Stormont as William Porterfield and Gary Wilson both just missed out on centuries.
Wilson and Porterfield give Ireland advantage over Hong Kong ()
Gary Wilson and William Porterfield gave Ireland a solid start to their crucial four-day game against Hong Kong at Stormont on Tuesday as John Bracewell's charges eyed the chance to go top of the Intercontinental Cup table
Test cricket the main goal for Porterfield ()
Ireland captain William Porterfield was forced to watch his Warwickshire team-mates play their Royal London Cup semi-final on television yesterday but he is happy to make the sacrifice to help his international colleagues reach the Test match arena.
Scotland and UAE share points in washout ()
Scotland and the UAE took 7 points each from their washed-out Intercontinental Cup clash
Rain arrives on day two of Scotland vs UAE ()
As expected, the elements were the only winners on the second day of Scotland's Intercontinental cup match against the UAE.
UAE stage fightback on day one as washout looms ()
Shaiman Anwar and Rameez Shahzad helped the UAE recover from early wickets against Scotland, but the weather looks likely to have the last word.
Rippon's Resistance cannot deny Afghanistan ()
Afghanistan delivered the Dutch a comprehensive drubbing, winning their I-Cup tie by an innings in two days despite the efforts of Michael Rippon.
Afghanistan take first innings lead as Dutch crumble on day one ()
Afghanistan's seamers bundled the Nethelands out for just 117 on day one of their Intercontinental Cup match in Voorburg,
Netherlands and Afghanistan attempt to go top ()
Top position in the Intercontinental Cup will be up for grabs when the Netherlands and Afghanistan meet at Voorburg on Friday.
Netherlands vs Afghanistan Preview ()
Tomorrow sees the Netherlands welcome Afghanistan to Voorburg for a much-anticipated 4-day Intercontinental Cup clash.
Netherlands v Afghanistan: How they line up ()
How the sides line up for tomorrow's Intercontinental Cup clash between the Netherlands and Afghanistan
Netherlands Afghanistan Preview ()
Tomorrow sees the Netherlands welcome Afghanistan to Voorburg for a much-anticipated 4-day Intercontinental Cup clash.
Squads for I-Cup and WCLC fixtures against Afghanistan and Nepal announced ()
Selections for the upcoming Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan and WCLC fixtures against Nepal see a call-up for Shane Snater and a recall for Tim Gruijters.
Ireland complete victory over PNG ()
IRELAND'S quest for Test status moved a step closer after they completed a 145 run win on the final day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash against a determined Papua New Guinea side in Townsville.
Ireland stay in control against PNG ()
A CENTURY stand between Kevin O'Brien and Andy McBrine has put Ireland in a strong position going into the final day of their InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea in Townsville.
Ireland on top despite Vala century ()
IRELAND remain in the ascendancy after the second day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea in Townsville.
O'Brien gives Ireland slight advantage over PNG ()
NIALL O'BRIEN'S half century has given Ireland a slight advantage after the first day of the InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea in Townsville.
Injured Thompson to miss PNG clash ()
IRELAND will be without Stuart Thompson for their ICC InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea this weekend.
Joyce and O'Brien motivated by Irish Test status goal ()
IRELAND'S quest for Test status continues this weekend as they play their third match in the ICC InterContinental Cup against Papua New Guinea in Townsville.
Rankin relishing Ireland return ()
BOYD RANKIN will return to competitive action with Ireland this weekend - four years after his last appearance during the 2012 T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
Hong Kong and Scotland share points at wintry washout ()
Hong Kong and Scotland took 10 points each as wintry conditions at Mong Kok prevented any play for the fourth day running.
Netherlands break Emirati resistance to top the table ()
The Netherlands recorded their first away I-Cup victory in 8 years, overcoming a third-day fightback from the UAE to go top of the table.
Third day of rain threatens wash-out at Mong Kok ()
The third day of Scotland's Intercontinental Cup tie against Hong Kong again saw no play.
Day two a dead loss for Hong Kong and Scotland ()
There was again no play on the second scheduled day of Hong Kong's Intercontinental Cup tie against Scotland.
Anwar digs in on day two to hold off Dutch ()
Shaiman Anwar's rearguard century denies the Netherlands a two-day victory, but the Dutch remain on top and Abu Dhabi.
No play on first day at sodden Mong Kok ()
A wet outfield and persistently gloomy conditions prevented any play on the first day of Hong Kong's Intercontinental Cup tie against Scotland.
Mommsen looks forward to historic clash. ()
PRESTON Mommsen insisted his side are intent on kick-starting their Intercontinental Cup campaign when they take part in an historic clash with Hong Kong over the next four days.
Dutch dominant on day one at Abu Dhabi ()
The Netherlands dominated the first day of the Intercontinental Cup match against the UAE at Abu Dhabi, bowling their hosts out for 164 and putting on 158-3 before stumps.
Ireland name full strength squad for PNG ()
Ireland have named a full strength squad for their upcoming ICC InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea next month.
Ireland face Papua New Guinea in Townsville ()
The ICC has announced the third round schedule of the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship.
Afghanistan win after see-saw contest ()
Afghanistan beat Papua New Guinea in a see-saw Intercontinental Cup match.
Big win for Hong Kong as UAE collapse on final day ()
Hong Kong get their first Intercontinental Cup win after beating the UAE in Dubai.
Ireland power to top of the table ()
The reigning champions open up a 14-point gap at the top of the Intercontinental Cup table after defeating Namibia by an innings and 107 runs.
Ireland complete innings victory ()
IRELAND moved to the top of the InterContinental Cup table after completing an innings win over Namibia in Windhoek.
Murtagh blitz takes Ireland to the brink of victory ()
TIM MURTAGH'S new ball burst took Ireland to the brink of an innings victory, but a determined rear-guard action late in the evening by Namibia ensured their InterContinental Cup game went into a final day in Windhoek.
Joyce and Porterfield put Ireland in command in Windhoek ()
Ed Joyce and William Porterfield both scored centuries as Ireland completely dominated the second day of their InterContinental Cup clash with Namibia in Windhoek.
Namibian fight-back frustrates Ireland ()
Ireland will be the happier of the two teams despite a stubborn last wicket stand at the end of the first day in Windhoek.
Ireland and Namibia eye top spot ()
Namibia and Ireland go head to head in their Intercontinental Cup match in Windhoek.
Borren wins it for the Dutch ()
Still in the balance at lunch on the final day, the Intercontinental Cup match in Voorburg was decided in just five overs after the interval.
Outcome hangs in the balance at Westvliet ()
The Dutch took first-innings points on Thursday, but a series of fightbacks by both attacks and some less than impressive batting left Scotland needing 149 for the win and the Netherlands needing seven wickets.
The Dutch strike back to end second day on top ()
After having been dismissed for 210 by Scotland, a fine display of bowling by the Netherlands reduced their visitors to 35 for six by the close.
Weather the only winner at Voorburg ()
No play was possible on the opening day of the Intercontinental Cup match between the Netherlands and Scotland.
Netherlands and Scotland announce I-Cup squads ()
The Netherlands and Scotland squads for next week's Intercontinental Cup fixture at Voorburg have been announced
Scotland squad for Netherlands announced ()
The Scottish selectors have announced their squad to compete in the ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture in Voorburg against the Netherlands (8-11 September).
Vala and Dai steer PNG to debut victory ()
Papua New Guinea bested the Dutch on day three of their first Intercontinental Cup match, courtesy and exemplary century from Asad Vala.
PNG hit back on sea-saw second day ()
The Netherland's Intercontinental Cup match against Papua New Guinea looks likely to be decided tomorrow after 16 more wickets fell on day two.
Dutch on top as wickets tumble on day one ()
The Netherlands had the best of the first day of their Intercontinental Cup tie against Papua New Guinea, despite being bowled out in two sessions.
Ireland win at a canter ()
Ireland needed just four deliveries to wrap up an innings-and-26-run victory in the first match of their ICup campaign.
Scotland secure winning draw ()
Preston Mommsen praised his weather-weary troops after they claimed a moral victory in their rain-jinxed I-Cup clash with Afghanistan.
Scotland on top in Stirling ()
Scotland dodged the showers to put themselves in with an excellent chance of claiming the first innings bonus points from their I-Cup clash with Afghanistan.
Scotland seize the initiative ()
Scotland took the initiative on the third day reducing Afghanistan to 96 for 8 to lead by 137 runs as the match goes into the final day.
Ireland on verge of victory against UAE ()
IRELAND are just one wicket away from clinching a convincing win against the UAE after the third day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash at Malahide.
Scotland falter after steady start ()
Scotland's hopes of launching their Intercontinental Cup campaign with a crucial victory suffered with the loss of late wickets.
Young keeps Ireland in charge ()
CRAIG Young kept Ireland in control of their Intercontinental Cup match in Malahide with three wickets despite an impressive UAE comeback.
Late wickets give Afghanistan the edge ()
Late wickets swung the game in Afghanistan's favour as Scotland stuttered on the second day of their ICC Intercontinental Cup campaign in Stirling.
Record breaking Joyce stars as Ireland dominate UAE ()
Ed Joyce scored a mammoth unbeaten 229 as Ireland finished a record breaking first day on 420 for 3 against the UAE at Malahide in their ICC InterContinental Cup clash.