North West 2021
Bready win NW Women's Premiership Bready win NW Women's Premiership ( ) ZZZZ8:48 pmZZZZ
Bready clinched the NW Women's Premiership on Monday night after a convincing 91-run win against Coleraine.
NW to set new cup dates after umpires strike NW to set new cup dates after umpires strike ( ) ZZZZ11:30 amZZZZ
THE North West union is expected to announce the new date for the quarter-finals of the Senior Cup today after yesterdayís scheduled games were postponed because no official umpires were available.
Umpires strike in the NW dominates low-key day Umpires strike in the NW dominates low-key day ( ) ZZZZ11:30 amZZZZ
What promised to be one of the most important weekends of the North West season turned into something of a damp squib with only two of the four Premiership matches getting the green light.
Killyclooney pay the penalty as St Johnston win cup Killyclooney pay the penalty as St Johnston win cup ( ) ZZZZ8:06 pmZZZZ
St Johnston held their nerve to win a tense T20 final by just seven runs in front of a large crowd at Burndennett.
Donemana at full strength for crucial weekend Donemana at full strength for crucial weekend ( ) ZZZZ2:35 amZZZZ
Itís certainly not been a vintage season for Donemana, but moving into the business end of the season they have been handed a boost with the return of their international players for two crucial matches.
Fox Lodge make history Fox Lodge make history ( ) ZZZZ2:31 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge created a little bit of club history at the weekend when they won at Beechgrove for the first time in a senior game.
Dougherty upbeat ahead of Killyclooney final Dougherty upbeat ahead of Killyclooney final ( ) ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
Killyclooney captain Timmy Dougherty is upbeat ahead of their Sperrin Springs final against St Johnston.
Sion Mills reach T20 final Sion Mills reach T20 final ( ) ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
Sion Mills had a productive weekend with Andy Lucas in particular in the runs.
Sperrin Springs final Sperrin Springs final ( ) ZZZZ9:32 pmZZZZ
Killyclooney and St Johnston will meet in the final of the Sperrin Springs Cup on Friday at Burndennett.
Bready and Fox Lodge keep pace at top of Premiership Bready and Fox Lodge keep pace at top of Premiership ( ) ZZZZ9:02 pmZZZZ
Leaders Bready won again, but Fox Lodge also victorious to keep the pressure on as the league reaches its final stages.
NW fixtures released NW fixtures released ( ) ZZZZ8:15 pmZZZZ
The fixtures for the remainder of the North West season have been released for the Premiership and Championship after the weekend break-off point.
Brigade to face Carrickfergus in All-Ireland T20 semi-final Brigade to face Carrickfergus in All-Ireland T20 semi-final ( ) ZZZZ1:44 pmZZZZ
BRIGADE completed the line-up for the All-Ireland T20 Cup semi-finals yesterday with a thrilling last ball victory in the Faughan Valley Cup Final at Eglinton.
Brigade win cup with last ball six Brigade win cup with last ball six ( ) ZZZZ10:43 amZZZZ
Ryan Barr hit the last ball of the match for six to clinch the Faughan Valley T20 Cup for Brigade as they beat hosts Eglinton in a classic encounter in front of a huge crowd.
NW Premiership slots decided NW Premiership slots decided ( ) ZZZZ2:03 pmZZZZ
BRIGADE, the defending Premiership champions, squeezed into the Play-Off matches for this yearís title by the skin of their teeth yesterday, thankful that Bready defeated Bonds Glen in the other significant final match in Group A.
Fox Lodge, Brigade and Coleraine progress to Premiership Fox Lodge, Brigade and Coleraine progress to Premiership ( ) ZZZZ1:08 pmZZZZ
Fox Lodge and Brigade go through in Group A, while Coleraine progress in Group B when Burndennett forfeited after one of their players collapsed during the game.
Tyrone round-up Tyrone round-up ( ) ZZZZ9:57 pmZZZZ
Latest news from Bready, Fox Lodge, Sion Mills, and the cup draws.
Eglinton to host T20 Cup final this Sunday Eglinton to host T20 Cup final this Sunday ( ) ZZZZ9:02 amZZZZ
Eglinton will have home advantage in the Faughan Valley T20 Cup final when they take on Brigade in the decider this coming Sunday, July 25th.
Five star Devine in the wickets again Five star Devine in the wickets again ( ) ZZZZ11:43 pmZZZZ
There were wins in the NW Women's Premier League for leaders Bready and second placed Fox Lodge, while Killyclooney failed to field again at Strabane Saints.
NW Senior Cup quarter-finals draw NW Senior Cup quarter-finals draw ( ) ZZZZ11:10 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the quarter-finals of the NW Senior Cup with four intriguing ties down for decision.
Bee Gees staying alive Bee Gees staying alive ( ) ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
BONDíS GLEN produced the shock result in the first round of the North West Senior Cup with a six wickets victory over Coleraine.
Ardmore and Glendermott win thrillers Ardmore and Glendermott win thrillers ( ) ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
Conor Brolly proved the Ardmore hero as he struck the last two deliveries to the boundary to seal a one-wicket win against Fox Lodge, while Glendermott beat Brigade by 10 runs in a high scoring encounter.
Bonds Glen stun Coleraine in shock of the day Bonds Glen stun Coleraine in shock of the day ( ) ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
Bonds Glen beat Coleraine in the only shock of the day, centuries for Dharm Singh, Stephen Kennedy and Tommy Orr see Ardmore, Ballyspallen and Eglinton progress, while five wicket hauls for Ross Allen and Ben Mills mean Brigade and Newbuildings are through as well as holders Donemana.
Gillespie inspires Strabane Gillespie inspires Strabane ( ) ZZZZ9:06 amZZZZ
Aaron Gillespie on his match winning century, while Killyclooney hope to give their fans something to shout about as they reach Sperrin Springs final.
Johnny Be Good Johnny Be Good ( ) ZZZZ9:02 amZZZZ
It was a dream weekend for Fox Lodge who beat Ardmore to reach the final of the Eric Cooke cup, and followed it up beating Glendermott to keep them in serious contention for a Premiership place.
North West name U17 girls squad North West name U17 girls squad ( ) ZZZZ9:41 pmZZZZ
The North West have named their under-17 girls squad for the Interprovincial series against Leinster and the NCU, which starts with a double header today (TUES).
Brigade and Donemana beaten in weekend of surprises Brigade and Donemana beaten in weekend of surprises ( ) ZZZZ8:48 amZZZZ
DEFENDING league champions Brigade and Senior Cup holders Donemana were both beaten on a day of shocks in the NW 40-Over League.
Ballyspallen stun Donemana Ballyspallen stun Donemana ( ) ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
Ballyspallen beat Donemana in the shock of the season, while Ardmore skittled Brigade for 73. Elsewhere there were wins for Eglinton, Bready, Fox Lodge, Newbuildings and St Johnston.
Brigade to meet Eglinton in Faughan Valley final Brigade to meet Eglinton in Faughan Valley final ( ) ZZZZ1:40 pmZZZZ
Brigade will meet Eglinton in the final of the Faughan Valley Cup after both won with relative ease in tonight's semi-finals.
Weekend double header action in NW Weekend double header action in NW ( ) ZZZZ1:29 amZZZZ
It's a double header weekend for North West clubs with the semi-finals of the three T20 Cup competitions on Friday night followed by a full programme of League matches on Saturday.
Tyrone round-up Tyrone round-up ( ) ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
Maiden Donemana ton for Dean Mehaffey, Fox Lodge win another tight game, Sion Mills remain unbeaten and T20 semi-finals and weekend fixtures.
Magic Magee helps Bready stay unbeaten Magic Magee helps Bready stay unbeaten ( ) ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
It was quite a weekend for Bready opener Jamie Magee as he scored his maiden century.
MCC beat Emerging Warriors in high scoring game MCC beat Emerging Warriors in high scoring game ( ) ZZZZ11:13 amZZZZ
The MCC beat the Emerging Warriors by 41 runs in a high scoring match at The Rectory thanks primarily to centuries from PJ Moor and Daniel Hogan.
Fox Lodge beat Bready to open up title race Fox Lodge beat Bready to open up title race ( ) ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
Fox Lodge opened up the title race as they beat leaders Bready by 37 runs in the North West's Premier Women's league.
Centuries galore in North West Centuries galore in North West ( ) ZZZZ2:33 pmZZZZ
Ian Callender rounds up the action from a busy day in the North West where there were five centuries scored, including three in the game at Bready.
MCC name squad for NW clash MCC name squad for NW clash ( ) ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
The MCC have named a strong squad for their first game in the North West since 2004, including four internationals.
Bready beat Ardmore in high scoring thriller Bready beat Ardmore in high scoring thriller ( ) ZZZZ2:37 pmZZZZ
Game of the day in the North West was at Bready where the home side beat Ardmore by 9 runs in a high scoring thriller.
NW Youth squads announced NW Youth squads announced ( ) ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
The North West youth squads take to the field over the coming weeks, with boys U13, 15 and 17 squads in action as well as an U17 girls squad for the first time.
Lazars thriving at Bready Lazars thriving at Bready ( ) ZZZZ11:45 pmZZZZ
Few players in the North West have made such an immediate impact at a new club as Bready all-rounder Steve Lazars, who has helped the Magheramason side to the top of the table.
Devine hat-trick as Foxies keep pressure on Bready Devine hat-trick as Foxies keep pressure on Bready ( ) ZZZZ11:33 pmZZZZ
Mollie Devine's hat-trick was the highlight of the NW Women's Premier League games, as Fox Lodge beat Strabane Saints, while Kia McCartney's all-round efforts ensured Coleraine beat Eglinton.
Bowlers dominate in NW Bowlers dominate in NW ( ) ZZZZ11:50 pmZZZZ
BOWLERS dominated the third round of fixtures in the NW 40-over League with no fewer than six taking five wickets.
Just what the Doc ordered Just what the Doc ordered ( ) ZZZZ11:02 pmZZZZ
There was a little bit of history at Donemana as the five brothers from the Dougherty family played together as they beat Killyclooney, just by seven runs in a day when the bowlers dominated in the North West.
Bready, Donemana and Ardmore set the pace Bready, Donemana and Ardmore set the pace ( ) ZZZZ7:14 amZZZZ
BREADY, Ardmore and Donemana all made it three wins out of three to set the pace in the NW 40-over League.
Birthday present for Roulston Birthday present for Roulston ( ) ZZZZ5:49 amZZZZ
Bready left-hander Gavin Roultson turned 15 last week and enjoyed a late present as he helped the Magheramason side to an emphatic 152 run against Glendermott.
Sion Mills win again Sion Mills win again ( ) ZZZZ5:48 amZZZZ
Sion Mills unbeaten start to the campaign continued as they won convincingly by nine wickets against Killyclooney IIís.
Brigade name strong squad Brigade name strong squad ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
THE Brigade team to play in their Centenary game against an Ireland XI on Sunday week will have six guest players, including four internationals.
Return of the Mac Return of the Mac ( ) ZZZZ1:10 amZZZZ
When Donemana are under-strength, opponents beware! Not for the first time, Junior McBrine came out of retirement to help his club and, not for the first time, he saw his side to a sensational victory.
Ritchie McBrine the hero for Donemana Ritchie McBrine the hero for Donemana ( ) ZZZZ1:51 pmZZZZ
You never write off the Germans, or Donemana. Ritchie McBrine's stunning 105 helping them recover from 77 for 7 to chase 220 as they beat Eglinton by one wicket.
Bready backing youth Bready backing youth ( ) ZZZZ10:57 amZZZZ
Breadyís recent success has been their formula of having a few experienced heads guiding a steady stream of youth through their ranks, and that was clearly evident as they produced a stirring team performance.
Supermac Fires Donemana to victory Supermac Fires Donemana to victory ( ) ZZZZ10:40 amZZZZ
Itís been a whirlwind start for Donemana captain William McClintock who has been in sensational form as his team have made a strong start to the campaign.
Beyond the senior world: NW Beyond the senior world: NW ( ) ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
A round-up of all the weekend action below senior level, including two wins for Sion Mills and a hat-trick for Richard Wylie.
Bready stay top of NW Women's league Bready stay top of NW Women's league ( ) ZZZZ3:58 pmZZZZ
Bready maintained their lead at the top of the NW Women's League after a fine all-round team display saw them beat Eglinton by nine wickets, while Fox Lodge beat Coleraine in the other game to go ahead.
McClintock launches 40 overs league in style McClintock launches 40 overs league in style ( ) ZZZZ11:12 amZZZZ
Donemana skipper William McClintock launched the new 40-over League in sensational fashion with an innings of 195 - from No 5 in the order!
Supermac leads Donemana to crushing win Supermac leads Donemana to crushing win ( ) ZZZZ2:32 pmZZZZ
William McClintock's brilliant 195 led Donemana to a convincing victory against Coleraine at The Holm.
McBrine to miss season opener McBrine to miss season opener ( ) ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine is the only player who will miss the start of the Premiership on the day he was due to take over the captaincy of Donemana, for their Group B game against Coleraine.
Double joy for NW in Queen's Honours list Double joy for NW in Queen's Honours list ( ) ZZZZ10:14 pmZZZZ
There was double cause for celebration in North West cricketing circles after Ken Craig of Eglinton and Kieran Kennedy of O'Neills sports were honoured in the Queen's Birthday list.
Foxies facing tough cup draws Foxies facing tough cup draws ( ) ZZZZ2:26 amZZZZ
Fox Lodgeís loss to Bonds Glen on Saturday denied them top spot, but they did clinch second thanks to Brian Allenís innings against Coleraine.
Harpur and Gallagher sparkle for Strabane Harpur and Gallagher sparkle for Strabane ( ) ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
Strabane secured second spot in their T20 group thanks to fifties from Kevin Gallagher and Tom Harpur who shared a century stand in their convincing win against Killyclooney.
Donemana through despite heavy loss Donemana through despite heavy loss ( ) ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
They had already assured themselves a semi-final spot thanks to a maximum point win against Ballyspallen, with skipper William McClintock hitting eight sixes in an unbeaten 86, denied a century by the rain.
Irosh loving life at Bready Irosh loving life at Bready ( ) ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
Bready professional Irosh Samarasooriya played a major role as the Magheramason side continued their unbeaten start to the season.
Beyond the senior world: NW (3) Beyond the senior world: NW (3) ( ) ZZZZ2:30 pmZZZZ
Sion Mills and The Nedd both won last over thrillers to maintain their excellent starts to the season.
NW cup draws made NW cup draws made ( ) ZZZZ6:36 amZZZZ
The draws have been made for the first round of the NW Senior Cup, plus the semi-finals of the Faughan Valley, Eric Cooke and Sperrin Springs T20 cups.
Rankin stars as Bready go clear at top Rankin stars as Bready go clear at top ( ) ZZZZ1:25 amZZZZ
Jemma Rankin starred with bat and ball as Bready beat Strabane Saints to go clear at the top of the NW Women's League.
Bready and Eglinton make semi-final Bready and Eglinton make semi-final ( ) ZZZZ1:18 pmZZZZ
Bready and Eglinton ensured semi-finals berths in the NW T20 Cup, joining Brigade and Donemana who had already secured their slots.
Donemana join Brigade in semi finals Donemana join Brigade in semi finals ( ) ZZZZ12:49 amZZZZ
Donemana joined Brigade in the Faughan Valley Cup semi-finals after a maximum points win against Ballyspallen, while Bready look favourites to join them after an emphatic win at Newbuildings.
Donemana progress in NW T20 Cup Donemana progress in NW T20 Cup ( ) ZZZZ2:38 pmZZZZ
DONEMANA qualified for the Faughan Valley Cup semi-finals yesterday on a badly rain-affected penultimate day in the NW T20 Cup.
NW Cup draws on Tuesday NW Cup draws on Tuesday ( ) ZZZZ11:42 pmZZZZ
The NW will conduct the draws for both the Senior and T20 Cups at Bready this coming Tuesday lunchtime.
Big weekend in NW Big weekend in NW ( ) ZZZZ6:09 amZZZZ
League fixture details plus semi-finalists to be confirmed this weekend.
Bready face crunch game at Newbuildings Bready face crunch game at Newbuildings ( ) ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
It's a huge weekend for Bready as they face Newbuildings and Burndennett with a place in the semi-finals of the T20 Cup up for grabs.
Strabane aiming for second place Strabane aiming for second place ( ) ZZZZ6:11 amZZZZ
Red Caps captain Aaron Gillespie looks back at the loss to Brigade and ahead to a clash with Killyclooney where second place is up for grabs.
Great Scott helping Sion revival Great Scott helping Sion revival ( ) ZZZZ6:10 amZZZZ
One of the stories of the season so far has been the rejuvenation on and off the field of the most successful club in North West history, Sion Mills.
Foxies in the hunt Foxies in the hunt ( ) ZZZZ6:09 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge remain in contention for a last four berth after a superb display with the ball saw them collect full points against previously unbeaten group leaders Eglinton.
Donemana in pole position Donemana in pole position ( ) ZZZZ6:07 amZZZZ
Donemana remain strong favourites to make the semi-finals of the T20 Cup as they maintained their 25-point lead over second-placed Ardmore heading into the double-headers against Ballyspallen and the Bleachgreen side.
Beyond the NW senior world (2) Beyond the NW senior world (2) ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
It was a good weekend for Fox Lodge in the Intermediate ranks as both their second and third XIís emulated the success of their seniors with victories.
NW 40-overs fixtures NW 40-overs fixtures ( ) ZZZZ4:19 amZZZZ
The senior fixtures for the 40-overs league have been announced with the programme getting under way on Saturday June 12th.
Bready join Eglinton at top of Women's Premier Bready join Eglinton at top of Women's Premier ( ) ZZZZ5:38 amZZZZ
Bready beat Fox Lodge by 49 runs to join Eglinton at the top of the NW Women's Premier League.
Only Brigade confirmed for semi-finals Only Brigade confirmed for semi-finals ( ) ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
BRIGADE completed Group A of the NW T20 with a full house of six wins, after beating Strabane by 31 runs at Beechgrove.
Six of the best for Brigade Six of the best for Brigade ( ) ZZZZ10:23 amZZZZ
Brigade completed their T20 league cup fixtures with their sixth consecutive win, dropping just two points all campaign as they beat Strabane by 31 runs at Beechgrove.
Fox Lodge throw Group B wide open Fox Lodge throw Group B wide open ( ) ZZZZ2:06 pmZZZZ
In a low scoring game, TJ Nichollís 25 was the best in the Foxes 107 for five but Eglintonís batting flopped, losing nine wickets as they scored at barely three runs an over in reply.
Low scores in NW T20 Cup Low scores in NW T20 Cup ( ) ZZZZ9:43 amZZZZ
It was a day of low scores primarily in the region, as batsmen struggled after recent rains meant runs were at a premium.
Sion Mills win again Sion Mills win again ( ) ZZZZ11:56 amZZZZ
Sion Mills made it three wins from three after a hard-fought victory against Ballyspallen, which saw them go top of the table.
Eglinton, Bready and Fox Lodge win in Women's league Eglinton, Bready and Fox Lodge win in Women's league ( ) ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
There were wins in the NW Women's League on Monday night for Fox Lodge, Eglinton and Bready.
North West roundup North West roundup ( ) ZZZZ6:16 amZZZZ
Brigade will book their place in the semi-finals if they take three points from their remaining two group games.
Eglinton, Brigade, Newbuildings and Coleraine win Eglinton, Brigade, Newbuildings and Coleraine win ( ) ZZZZ2:28 pmZZZZ
Three games failed to beat the elements with the games at Ballyspallen and Ardmore failing to start while Bready and Burndennett stopped at the halfway stage. On the field Brigade, Eglinton, Newbuildings and Coleraine won.
NW Development League begins NW Development League begins ( ) ZZZZ4:03 amZZZZ
The Women's Development League, a new initiative by the governing body, got under way this week with two games down for decision.
Special day for Logue Special day for Logue ( ) ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
It was a special day for Fox Lodge opener Aidan Logue who scored 34 to help the Ballymagorry side to a 64-run win against Bonds Glen. The teenager underwent heart surgery last Autumn, having missed the 2020 season.
Sion Mills off to a flyer Sion Mills off to a flyer ( ) ZZZZ1:58 amZZZZ
Itís been a great start to the season for Sion Mills who have recorded back-to-back convincing victories. Their latest was a ten-wicket demolition of St Johnston, with Rian McKelvey and Simon Galloway in the runs.
Family affair for the Gillespies Family affair for the Gillespies ( ) ZZZZ1:29 amZZZZ
23 years after winning the Irish Senior Cup with Strabane, Michael, Mark, John and Peter Gillespie took to the field again, helping their side beat Burndennett in the Qualifying League.
Beyond the senior world NW Beyond the senior world NW ( ) ZZZZ11:09 pmZZZZ
A look at how the games went below senior level in the North West at the weekend, with some fine performances from both young and old.
Strabane Saints, Coleraine and Killyclooney back in Women's League Strabane Saints, Coleraine and Killyclooney back in Women's League ( ) ZZZZ6:41 amZZZZ
The North West Womenís season kicks off tonight (MON) with three games down for decision.
Eglinton, Bready and Fox Lodge win in Women's League Eglinton, Bready and Fox Lodge win in Women's League ( ) ZZZZ2:09 pmZZZZ
Zara Craig got the The North West Womenís season off to a dramatic start as her unbeaten 72 helped Eglinton to a thrilling last ball win over Strabane Saints.
Barr and Magee lead Brigade to easy win Barr and Magee lead Brigade to easy win ( ) ZZZZ10:57 amZZZZ
Half centuries from DD Barr and Kyle Magee helped Brigade to a resounding 97-run win against Killyclooney at Beechgrove.
All jumpers in the jeep All jumpers in the jeep ( ) ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Respect. Community. Karma. Solid foundations. Progress. My day at Bready as the home side took on Newbuildings in the game of the day in the North West.
Lazars raises Bready from the dead Lazars raises Bready from the dead ( ) ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
Steve Lazars and skipper David Scanlon rescued Bready from a precarious 58 for 5 as they won a last over thriller against Newbuildings. Wins too for Glendermott, Eglinton, Fox Lodge, Donemana, Strabane and Eglinton.
Bready win game of the day Bready win game of the day ( ) ZZZZ9:48 pmZZZZ
Bready won the big game of the day at Maghermason, putting next door neighbours Newbuidlings in their place with a last over four-wicket victory.
Mixed weekend for Tyrone sides Mixed weekend for Tyrone sides ( ) ZZZZ4:22 amZZZZ
There were mixed results for the Tyrone sides on the opening weekend of the North West cricket season, with wins for Bready and Donemana (walkover), but defeats for Burndennett, Killyclooney, Strabane and Killyclooney.
Final over thrillers the order of the day Final over thrillers the order of the day ( ) ZZZZ7:13 pmZZZZ
BRIGADE made it two wins out of two with a last ball victory at Strabane Park yesterday to take control of Group A in the White Horse Hotel T20.
Magee last gasp hero for Brigade Magee last gasp hero for Brigade ( ) ZZZZ11:33 amZZZZ
Kyle Magee held his nerve to get Brigade over the line in another last ball thriller in the NW T20 Cup against Strabane on Sunday.
Day of drama in NW Day of drama in NW ( ) ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
THERE was no shortage of excitement on the opening day of the North West season with two last over finishes, and mirroring their rivals in the NCU, a last ball victory, in the T20 Cup.
Bonds Glen and Bready win thrillers Bonds Glen and Bready win thrillers ( ) ZZZZ1:26 pmZZZZ
It was a day of high drama as the NW season got up and running with all six scheduled games in the Best Western T20 Cup getting played.
St Johnston and Letterkenny to play waiting game St Johnston and Letterkenny to play waiting game ( ) ZZZZ5:13 pmZZZZ
THE North West season will start today without St Johnston and Letterkenny after the union received confirmation that no teams in the Republic can play cricket yet.
NW Preview 15: Bonds Glen NW Preview 15: Bonds Glen ( ) ZZZZ11:13 pmZZZZ
It could be a big season for Bonds Glen, who have a few new faces plus an exciting overseas professional.
NW Preview 14: Killyclooney NW Preview 14: Killyclooney ( ) ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
There was much to enjoy about Killyclooney's cricket in 2020 and they go into the new season with a sense of genuine optimism.
Tabish Khan makes Test debut Tabish Khan makes Test debut ( ) ZZZZ1:02 pmZZZZ
It was a case of better late than never for Tabish Khan who made his debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Harare at the age of 36.
T20 start to the season for NW T20 start to the season for NW ( ) ZZZZ10:21 pmZZZZ
It's all change in the North West this season after clubs voted to reduce the League to a 40-over competition with all 15 senior teams involved and divided into two groups.
NW Preview 13: Strabane NW Preview 13: Strabane ( ) ZZZZ3:21 pmZZZZ
Former Ireland Under 19 international Aaron Gillespie is captain of Strabane for the forthcoming season.
NW Preview 12: Burndennett NW Preview 12: Burndennett ( ) ZZZZ2:53 pmZZZZ
It's as you were for Burndennett, who have exactly the same squad as last season when they triumphed in the Sammy Jeffrey final.
NW Preview 11: Coleraine NW Preview 11: Coleraine ( ) ZZZZ2:18 pmZZZZ
Former Irish international Gordon Cooke is back at Coleraine, who will be without influential all-rounder Graham Hume following his close season switch to Waringstown.
Steve Lazars joins Bready Steve Lazars joins Bready ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Steve Lazars has joined Bready for the 2021 season, moving from NCU side Muckamore.
NW Preview 10: Eglinton NW Preview 10: Eglinton ( ) ZZZZ9:36 pmZZZZ
There's a real buzz about Eglinton where confidence is high ahead of the start of the season.
Brigade honour Roy Torrens Brigade honour Roy Torrens ( ) ZZZZ1:12 pmZZZZ
Brigade held a minute's silence in honor of their former player and Chairman Roy Torrens ahead of their match against Bready at Beechgrove on Saturday.
NW Preview 9: Brigade NW Preview 9: Brigade ( ) ZZZZ11:04 pmZZZZ
It's a special year for Brigade who celebrate their 100th year at Beechgrove, albeit one that will be tinged with sadness following the death earlier this year of Chairman Roy Torrens.
NW Preview 8: Ballyspallen NW Preview 8: Ballyspallen ( ) ZZZZ4:28 amZZZZ
The signing by Ballyspallen of Sri Lankan Damith Perera will help soften the blow of the loss of talismanic all-rounder Graham Kennedy.
NW Preview 7: Donemana NW Preview 7: Donemana ( ) ZZZZ9:44 pmZZZZ
It's very much a case of the tried and trusted for NW Senior Cup holders Doenmana who have no changes in personnel for the season ahead.
NW Preview 6: Glendermott NW Preview 6: Glendermott ( ) ZZZZ1:30 amZZZZ
It's been a bit of a revolving door at The Rectory with five players out and three in for the 2020 Eric Cooke Cup winners.
T20 start for NW as fixtures released T20 start for NW as fixtures released ( ) ZZZZ9:24 amZZZZ
The fixtures for the first month of the NW season have been released, with T20 games the order of the day for the first month.
NW Preview 5: Fox Lodge NW Preview 5: Fox Lodge ( ) ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
It's very much a case of how you were for Fox Lodge who are unchanged from 2020. They had hoped to bring back Cebo Tshiki as their overseas player but that has fallen through.
NW clubs raise £2000 and counting for Patto NW clubs raise £2000 and counting for Patto ( ) ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
The NW leg of Pedal4Patto took place on Friday and clubs in the area have raised over £2000 and counting for the good cause.
NW Preview 4: Ardmore NW Preview 4: Ardmore ( ) ZZZZ12:44 amZZZZ
The Bleachgreen side didn't have the best of seasons in 2020, but have added three quality players to their ranks for the current season.
Groups confirmed for NW Senior competitions Groups confirmed for NW Senior competitions ( ) ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
The NW T20 competition will see the teams split into four groups, while this year's senior league will see the 15 sides split into two sections.
Nathan McGuire joins Glendermott Nathan McGuire joins Glendermott ( ) ZZZZ11:20 pmZZZZ
Glendermott have signed Nathan McGuire for the forthcoming campaign.
NW Preview 3: Newbuildings NW Preview 3: Newbuildings ( ) ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
Newbuildings continue to make progress on and off the field as they look to establish themselves as one of the top teams in the North West.
NW Preview 2: St Johnston NW Preview 2: St Johnston ( ) ZZZZ12:01 amZZZZ
They will have to wait a while longer than the Northern Ireland based clubs, but Donegal side St Johnston and their captain David Lapsley can look forward to the campaign with optimism.
NW Preview 1: Bready NW Preview 1: Bready ( ) ZZZZ11:30 pmZZZZ
It's very much a case of the tried and trusted for Bready as they embark on another season.
Funding boost for Newbuildings and Bready Funding boost for Newbuildings and Bready ( ) ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
There was more good news for cricket with the awarding of further grants to Bready and Newbuildings by Sport NI.
Irosh back at Bready Irosh back at Bready ( ) ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
Bready have confirmed they have re-signed overseas professional Irosh Samarasooriya for the 2021 season.
NW Umpires: Noel Ward NW Umpires: Noel Ward ( ) ZZZZ9:34 pmZZZZ
An accomplished left-arm spinner and stylish right-handed batsman, Noel was an integral part of Ardmore for many years, before going into umpiring.
Sri Lankan signs for Ballyspallen Sri Lankan signs for Ballyspallen ( ) ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
Ballyspallen has signed Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Damith Perera for their 2021 campaign.
Glendermott opt for Pakistani professional Glendermott opt for Pakistani professional ( ) ZZZZ6:12 amZZZZ
Glendermott have opted to sign Pakistani all-rounder Nauman Anwar for the 2021 season.
Glendermott role for Wilson Glendermott role for Wilson ( ) ZZZZ5:08 amZZZZ
Glendermott have appointed Jared Wilson as their Youth Cricket Development Coach on a part-time basis.
Ryan Barr returns to Brigade Ryan Barr returns to Brigade ( ) ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
Ryan Barr is making the short trip across the Limavady Road to join Brigade from Glendermott.
Double signing boost for Ardmore Double signing boost for Ardmore ( ) ZZZZ6:15 amZZZZ
Ardmore have received a double boost ahead of the new season with the signings of Rachit Gaur and Dhram Singh.
Joe Peoples Joe Peoples ( ) ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
Joe, who hailed from St Johnston, umpired at the highest levels in NW cricket, up to and including internationals.
Warriors advertise Head Coach position Warriors advertise Head Coach position ( ) ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
The North West Warriors are advertising for a Head Coach and Performance Pathway Manager.
Gillespie humbled by CWI Hall of Fame honour Gillespie humbled by CWI Hall of Fame honour ( ) ZZZZ11:16 amZZZZ
The 46-year-old won every honour in Irish cricket with his beloved Red Caps and still holds the Irish record for the fastest century.
Awards galore for NW cricket Awards galore for NW cricket ( ) ZZZZ10:55 amZZZZ
It was a good night for North West cricket as local clubs and personalities won a host of accolades at the Irish Cricket Awards.
Dermot Ward Dermot Ward ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
A fine batsman with Ardmore, Dermot went on to officiate, showing a real aptitude for the umpiring craft. He was appointed to the ICC Europe panel standing in tournaments across the region before cutbacks.
Success for NW at CI awards Success for NW at CI awards ( ) ZZZZ9:24 amZZZZ
It was a successful night for Bready who picked up the Spirit of Cricket Award, while Alana Dalzell won the Club Women Player of the Year. Peter Gillespie and Roy Torrens was also honoured.
Bready favourites for Spirit of Cricket Award Bready favourites for Spirit of Cricket Award ( ) ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
Bready's Cricketing Cooks efforts are set to be rewarded with a 'Spirit of Cricket' prize at the Cricket Ireland Awards ceremony on Friday night.
Jim Finlay Jim Finlay ( ) ZZZZ7:06 amZZZZ
It was an umpire though that he found his true calling, an appointments secretary dream, always willing and available to do any match at any level. A case of having bails will travel for Jim.
T20 start likely for NW sides T20 start likely for NW sides ( ) ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
It seems likely that the NW will be starting their season with a T20 competition.
Robin Glenn Robin Glenn ( ) ZZZZ1:34 amZZZZ
Another magnificent servant to the NW cricket officiating fraternity, former Eglinton, Campsie and Du Pont batsman Robin Glenn was a powerful striker of the ball in his playing days.
Ballyspallen sign Sri Lankan professional Ballyspallen sign Sri Lankan professional ( ) ZZZZ1:27 amZZZZ
Ballyspallen have signed Sri Lankan international Sandun Weerakkody for the 2021 season.
Jim Kilgore Jim Kilgore ( ) ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
Connie McAllister continues his series on NW umpires from the past and present with his memories of the late Jim Kilgore.
John Gamble John Gamble ( ) ZZZZ7:56 amZZZZ
John had always a great sense of humour and was very witty, which I always enjoyed when standing in matches with the former pace bowler.
Harry Henderson Harry Henderson ( ) ZZZZ2:21 amZZZZ
Harry was a fine cricketer with Donemana who went on to have a long and distinguished career in both the umpiring and administrative ranks.
Test debut for former Donemana pro Test debut for former Donemana pro ( ) ZZZZ4:00 amZZZZ
Former Donemana overseas professional Imran Butt made his Test debut for Pakistan against South Africa this week.
Bobby buoyed by Siraj success Bobby buoyed by Siraj success ( ) ZZZZ9:36 amZZZZ
During his sojourn back to the Hyderabad Cricket Academy for a couple of years between 2015 and 2017, Bobby Rao took many young men under his wing. One of them was Mohammed Siraj.
Hunter excited by Newbuildings challenge Hunter excited by Newbuildings challenge ( ) ZZZZ8:43 amZZZZ
Newbuildings have confirmed the signing of Ryan Hunter from Brigade.
George Brolly senior George Brolly senior ( ) ZZZZ4:00 amZZZZ
George Brolly had a very successful club career with Ardmore CC and also at interprovincial level where he was a pivotal member of the NW side that clinched the first interpro trophy.
Drummond to play in NW in 2021 Drummond to play in NW in 2021 ( ) ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
Drummond have announced their intention to reform for the 2021 season.
NW Umpires looking new members NW Umpires looking new members ( ) ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
The North West Umpires & Scorers Association are looking for new members to come forward and help the association.