North West 2021
McCrea in Spain ZZZZ6:02 amZZZZ
Ireland umpire turned match referee Graham McCrea is enjoying the Spanish sunshine this week officiating at the T20 World Cup Qualifier (Europe).
Donemana sign overseas professional ZZZZ10:03 pmZZZZ
Donemana have confirmed the signing of Patrick Kruger as their overseas professional for the 2022 season.
Fox Lodge confirm Marco Marais return ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
Marco Marais has been confirmed by Fox Lodge as their overseas professional for the 2022 season.
Written in the stars ZZZZ5:58 amZZZZ
Sometimes these results are just written in the stars. One of the great backstories to the game was the fact that one of their players, young Curtis Ross, lost his father suddenly a few weeks ago.
Mixed emotions for Bready Women ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
There were mixed emotions for Bready Women at the weekend as they played in the inaugural All-Ireland Womenís T20 finals day at Magheramason.
Wilson joins Newbuildings ZZZZ8:48 pmZZZZ
Newbuildings have confirmed the signing of all-rounder Jared Wilson from Ardmore.
Dominant Brigade claim Senior Cup ZZZZ9:54 pmZZZZ
Brigade eased to a six-wicket win against Eglinton to claim their third senior cup success in the last four years.
Finals evenly balanced after first day ZZZZ11:41 amZZZZ
The Senior Cup and Sammy Jeffrey finals are both evenly poised going into the second day after both matches did well to get as much played on a dank, grey day in the region.
Glendermott beat Strabane in last ball thriller ZZZZ2:25 pmZZZZ
While events at Eglinton may have been low-key, they were anything but at Strabane Park where the Sammy Jeffrey final went down to the very last ball after a titanic 200-over battle between Strabane and Glendermott.
Advantage Brigade in NW Cup final ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Itís advantage Brigade after the end of another rain affected day at Eglinton in the North West Senior Cup final.
Strabane and Glendermott to meet in Sammy Jeffrey final ZZZZ1:24 amZZZZ
There is no shortage of cup cricket being played out this weekend as the 2021 season winds towards its conclusion, and the Sammy Jeffrey final at Strabane Park between the Red Caps and Glendermott could also be a cracker.
Bready Women go for All-Ireland glory ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Itís a big day on Saturday for Bready Women as the North West double winners attempt to win the inaugural All-Ireland T20 title on home soil.
McClintock debut highlight of memorable week ZZZZ12:32 amZZZZ
It was a memorable week for Donemanaís William McClintock as he made his Ireland debut in the series win against Zimbabwe, playing in all three matches in Bready.
Brigade and Eglinton up for the cup ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
It's a huge weekend of cup cricket coming up with both the Sammy Jeffrey Shield and the North West senior cup up for grabs over the two days.
Trophies keep rolling in for Bready ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
The trophies just keep rolling in for Bready who over the past week have claimed a further five.
Brigade beat Eglinton in cup final rehearsal ZZZZ11:18 amZZZZ
Brigade beat Eglinton by 29 runs (DLS) in a dress rehearsal for this week's NW Senior Cup final.
Fox Lodge beaten by Ardmore in Q4 Cup ZZZZ3:16 pmZZZZ
Fox Lodge Thirds were beaten in the Q4 T20 cup final by 10 runs in a tight game at The Bleachgreen against Ardmore.
Bready win Q1 Cup ZZZZ3:14 pmZZZZ
The trophies keep coming in all levels for Bready, with their second XI under captain Mark Olphert winning the Q1 cup in convincing manner at The Rectory beating Eglinton.
Perfect weekend for Brigade ZZZZ10:49 amZZZZ
Brigade followed up their cup success against Newbuildings with a league win at Coleraine.
Magee hundred as Brigade win, while Eglinton and Ardmore tie ZZZZ2:56 pmZZZZ
Kyle Magee scored an unbeaten century as Brigade completed an excellent weekend as they travelled to Coleraine and came away with a 64-run win. Ardmore and Eglinton shared the Shaun Bradley trophy as they tied.
Brigade show fight to oust Newbuildings ZZZZ3:55 pmZZZZ
BRIGADE will meet Eglinton in the final of the North West Senior Cup, a repeat of the 2018 decider, after the new All-Ireland T20 champions completed a superb week with victory over Newbuildings.
Semi-final wins for Brigade and Glendermott ZZZZ1:09 pmZZZZ
Brigade will meet Eglinton in this season's senior cup final after the Beechgrove side posted a narrow 3-wicket win over Newbuildings in Saturday's semi-final. Glendermott beat St Johnston in their Sammy Jeffrey replay.
Bready beat Fox Lodge to win Women's Cup ZZZZ1:58 pmZZZZ
Bready beat Fox Lodge by 28 runs to win the North West Women's Cup completing a memorable season in which they also won the league title.
Sion Mills beaten in T20 final ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
There was disappointment for Sion Mills as they lost out to Letterkenny in the T20 final at Burndennett on Sunday.
Bready and Fox Lodge to meet in NW Women's Cup final ZZZZ2:58 amZZZZ
The NW Womenís Cup final takes place at Strabane on Friday night (5.30pm) and itís an all-Tyrone clash between the two form teams of the season, Bready and Fox Lodge.
Mixed emotions for Bready ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
It was a bitter-sweet experience for Bready at the weekend as they experienced the highs of a Premiership title on Saturday, followed by the lows 24 hours later as they were knocked out of the Senior Cup by Eglinton in a last-ball thriller.
Tanvir relishing life at Strabane ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
One of the success stories of the season so far has been leg-spinner Tanvir Hassan, whose guile and skill have been instrumental in Strabaneís cup exploits.
Fox Lodge win Midweek Cup final ZZZZ12:49 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge beat Ardmore by eight wickets to win the Midweek Cup, completing a league and cup double for the Ballymagorry side.
Bready survive scare to reach Women's Cup final ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
Bready are through to the North West's Women's Cup final but they were given a real scare by a spirited Killyclooney side who were inspired by teenager Cody Wallace.
Eglinton stun Bready in cup semi-final ZZZZ9:43 amZZZZ
EGLINTON are back in the final of the North West Senior Cup for the first time since 2018 after a thrilling one wicket, last-ball victory over Bready.
Day of drama in the North West ZZZZ1:00 pmZZZZ
Eglinton beat Bready in cup semi-final by one wicket, St Johnston tie with Glendermott, while Strabane beat Fox Lodge with Aaron Gillespie again in the runs.
Take two for Brigade and Newbuildings ZZZZ11:47 pmZZZZ
BRIGADE and Newbuildings must return to Beechgrove next Saturday to replay their North West Senior Cup semi-final after rain won the day.
Rain ruins North West Super Saturday ZZZZ1:53 amZZZZ
A combination of poor weather and Donemana scratching against Bready meant there was an anticlimactic feel to what was supposed to be one of the biggest weekends of the North West cricket season.
Bready champions after Donemana scratch ZZZZ9:25 amZZZZ
Bready have been declared this yearís Premiership champions after Donemana, the only team that could overtake them scratched from todayís game at Magheramason
Britton excited by Cork challenge ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
ITíS been a busy week for Brigade skipper Andy Britton after their All-Ireland T20 Cup semi-final win over Carrickfergus on Sunday. He has had to do his homework on Cork Harlequins, the Beechgrove sideís opponents in tomorrowís final at Rathmines (2pm).
Huge weekend looms for Bready and Brigade ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
ITíS a huge weekend for Bready and Brigade coming up with each team one game away from meeting in next monthís North West Senior Cup final.
Cup successes for Strabane ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
It was an excellent weekend in the cup competitions for Strabane who beat Fox Lodge in the final of the Eric Cooke cup, and progressed to the semi-final of the Sammy Jeffrey Shield thanks to a brilliant 133 for skipper Aaron Gillespie as they beat Coleraine.
Devine hopeful of fourth cup success for Fox Lodge ZZZZ11:44 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge women are hoping to win the cup for a fourth successive season after beating Coleraine earlier this week.
Sion Mills to face Letterkenny in cup final ZZZZ10:28 pmZZZZ
Itís been an excellent season for Sion Mills and the Holm side have the chance to put some silverware on the table as they take on Letterkenny in the final of the Q T20 cup.
Huge weekend looms for Bready ZZZZ10:26 pmZZZZ
The crunch games keep coming thick and fast for Bready, and itís the same again this weekend for the Magheramason side as they face Donemana in the league on Saturday followed by a home cup semi-final against Eglinton on Sunday.
Newbuildings draw short straw with Brigade trip ZZZZ10:54 amZZZZ
IF Newbuildings are to reach their first Senior Cup final, they will have to do it the hard way.
Fox Lodge beat Coleraine to reach Women's Cup final ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge's dream of a fourth successive North West Women's Cup is still alive after a comprehensive win against Coleraine in the semi-final.
Senior Cup and Sammy Jeffrey draws made ZZZZ5:29 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the semi-finals of both the NW Senior Cup and Sammy Jeffrey Shield.
JT knocks Donemana out of NW Cup ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
Holders Donemana are out of the NW Senior Cup after a quite stunning innings by former player Johnny Thompson.
Eglinton and Bready reach cup semi-final ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
The Bready juggernaut shows no sign of stopping after they steamrollered Championship side Ballyspallen to progress to the semi-fiinals of the NW Senior Cup.
Barr and JT light up NW Senior Cup ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
DAVID Barr took six wickets and then scored 94 not out to see Brigade into the semi-finals of the North West Senior Cup but, arguably, it was not even the most impressive performance of the day.
St Johnston win Championship title ZZZZ1:32 pmZZZZ
They like the odd party out at the Boathole and there will be plenty to celebrate this week after St Johnston claimed the Championship title.
Gallagher stars as Strabane beat Fox Lodge in Eric Cooke final ZZZZ1:58 pmZZZZ
Ryan Gallagher produced a superb Man of the Match display as Strabane beat near neighbours Fox Lodge by 38 runs in the Eric Cooke final at Strabane Park.
Strabane and Fox Lodge up for the cup ZZZZ2:11 pmZZZZ
Thereís a huge Tyrone derby down for decision as Strabane take on Fox Lodge in the Eric Cooke final at Strabane Park (6pm).
Sri Lanka win U13 World Cup ZZZZ2:00 pmZZZZ
Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen) are the North West Under 13 World Cup champions after beating Ireland (St Johnston) by 48 runs in front of a large crowd at Newbuildings.
England unbeaten as NW World Cup goes into final day ZZZZ9:59 amZZZZ
England (Newbuildings) are the only unbeaten side after the fourth day of the North West Under 13 World Cup.
Big two kept apart in NW Women's Cup ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
Bready travel to Killyclooney, while Fox Lodge, winners of the trophy for the last three years face a long journey to Coleraine, who have impressed many in their debut season.

Donemana and Newbuildings remain unbeaten ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
Despite the disruption there was no change at the top of the table as England (Newbuildings) and Australia (Donemana) both posted comfortable wins to extend their unbeaten runs in the competition.
Bready poised for Premiership title ZZZZ1:07 amZZZZ
BREADY could be crowned NW Premiership champions on Sunday, with a game to spare, if results go their way this weekend.
NW U13 World Cup day two round-up ZZZZ11:00 amZZZZ
Australia and England continue to set the pace and are the clear leaders, having won all their four matches so far after the second day of the U13 North West World Cup.
Favourites progress in NW Women's Cup ZZZZ9:16 pmZZZZ
There were no shocks in the NW Women's Cup quarter-finals as this seasonís Ďbig twoí, Bready and Fox Lodge both progressed to the semi-finals where they will be joined by Coleraine and Killyclooney.
NW fixtures and women's cup draw ZZZZ4:26 amZZZZ
The North West have announced details of the Senior Cup and Sammy Jeffrey rearrangements, plus news of the semi-final draw for the Women's Cup.
NW Premiership play-offs to be scrapped ZZZZ3:56 amZZZZ
THE North West Senior Cup quarter-finals, wiped out by Sundayís rain, will be played next weekend, the new dates set to be confirmed today.
England and Australia lead World Cup race ZZZZ1:24 pmZZZZ
England and Australia are the early pacesetters after they won both their matches on the opening day of the North West World Cup which is played across four venues all this week, and featuring eight countries comprising seven clubs as well as the NW Girls team.
World Cup comes to the North West ZZZZ9:20 pmZZZZ
There's a feast of cricket this week across the North West as eight countries battle it out for the World Cup crown.
Coleraine edge out Fox Lodge in war of attrition ZZZZ9:09 pmZZZZ
Coleraine and Fox Lodge fought out a low scoring affair in the Premier League at Sandal Lodge, with Coleraine winning by three wickets.
Bready two wins from title ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
Bready are just two wins away from another Premiership title after a total demolition of young pretenders Newbuildings.
Rankin delight as Bready clinch Premiership ZZZZ3:07 amZZZZ
Bready clinched the NW Women's Premiership after a convincing 91-run win against Coleraine earlier this week.
NW Women's Cup draw made ZZZZ11:26 amZZZZ
Holders Fox Lodge will play Strabane Saints in the quarter-finals of the NW Women's Cup.
Date set for Eric Cooke final ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
Strabane and Fox Lodge are due to meet next week in the final of the Eric Cooke Cup.
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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
Killyclooney captain Timmy Dougherty is upbeat ahead of their Sperrin Springs final against St Johnston.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ9:57 pmZZZZ
Latest news from Bready, Fox Lodge, Sion Mills, and the cup draws.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ2:32 pmZZZZ
William McClintock's brilliant 195 led Donemana to a convincing victory against Coleraine at The Holm.
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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ6:09 amZZZZ
League fixture details plus semi-finalists to be confirmed this weekend.
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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
There were wins in the NW Women's League on Monday night for Fox Lodge, Eglinton and Bready.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ3:21 pmZZZZ
Former Ireland Under 19 international Aaron Gillespie is captain of Strabane for the forthcoming season.
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 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 ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Steve Lazars has joined Bready for the 2021 season, moving from NCU side Muckamore.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ11:20 pmZZZZ
Glendermott have signed Nathan McGuire for the forthcoming campaign.
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 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 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 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 ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
Bready have confirmed they have re-signed overseas professional Irosh Samarasooriya for the 2021 season.
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 ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
Ballyspallen has signed Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Damith Perera for their 2021 campaign.
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 ZZZZ5:08 amZZZZ
Glendermott have appointed Jared Wilson as their Youth Cricket Development Coach on a part-time basis.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
It seems likely that the NW will be starting their season with a T20 competition.
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 ZZZZ1:27 amZZZZ
Ballyspallen have signed Sri Lankan international Sandun Weerakkody for the 2021 season.
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 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 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 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 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 ZZZZ8:43 amZZZZ
Newbuildings have confirmed the signing of Ryan Hunter from Brigade.
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 ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
The North West Umpires & Scorers Association are looking for new members to come forward and help the association.
Death of Liam Bradley ZZZZ6:51 amZZZZ
The North West Cricket Union is saddened to learn of the death earlier today of former Waterside CC player, Liam Bradley.