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Andy Britton traps Dwayne McGerrigle lbw. (CricketEurope)
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Day of close finishes in North West ZZZZ1:30 amZZZZ
Brigade edged out Donemana in the game of the day, while Graeme McCarter and Marcus Poskitt scored hundreds in one-wicket wins for St Johnston and Coleraine. There were also wins for Fox Lodge, Killyclooney and Strabane.
Big Two clash at Beechgrove ZZZZ8:26 amZZZZ
It's the fixture that always leaps out when the season’s schedule is published and this year it’s the only time that Brigade and Donemana will meet in the NW Premiership.
Making his mark for Burndennett ZZZZ1:14 pmZZZZ
It’s been a superb start to the season for Burndennett top-order batsman Mark Pollock, who was yet again amongst the runs in their Irish National Cup win over Laois.
Donemana professional luck to change? ZZZZ1:08 pmZZZZ
They hope to have clinched a short-term deal for Sri Lankan all-rounder Geeth Kumara, who was instrumental in securing a historic first Senior Cup triumph for Fox Lodge last year, as they stunned favourites Newbuildings.
Favourites win in Women's Premier League ZZZZ3:27 pmZZZZ
The results went by the form book in Monday night's action in the Women'ss Premier League with wins for defending champions Bready, Fox Lodge and Coleraine.
Macbeth ton in vain as MCC win tight contest ZZZZ7:43 amZZZZ
MCC edged to a 14-runs (DLS) win against North West Warriors despite an unbeaten century from Scott Macbeth.
Killyclooney look to bounce back after cup disappointment ZZZZ7:39 amZZZZ
Killyclooney lost a thriller by just two runs at home in the Senior Cup to Ardmore, and will look to bounce back from that disappointment as they host Templepatrick in the National Cup on Saturday.
Donemana's strong start continues ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
The All-Ireland is always a fantastic occasion for the club through the years. We have had some good battles with clubs from other provinces and I’m sure Carrickfergus will be no different.
Heywood looking to atone for Hills horror show ZZZZ6:56 amZZZZ
The Hills await Heywood’s charges on Saturday and it gives an opportunity to atone for a horror display against the same opposition last season.
Strabane showing form at right time ZZZZ6:25 amZZZZ
Strabane caused the surprise of the first round of the Senior Cup as they beat Bready. They have been boosted by the arrival of professional Nasir Nawaz. Aaron Gillespie reflects and looks ahead to the challenge of Rush in National Cup.
Sion Mills win again ZZZZ6:12 amZZZZ
Sion Mills win for the third time as they impress in a victory at Donemana.
Beyond the senior world - week three ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
Another look at performances beyond the senior world, including another century for Sam McClintock plus five wickets for Ryan Daniels and Robert Millar.
Macbeth brothers selected for Warriors friendly with MCC ZZZZ10:26 amZZZZ
Ryan, Scott and Jack Macbeth have been named in the Warriors squad that will play the MCC at Strabane on Thursday (11:30am).
Donemana host Brigade in NW Senior Cup ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
There's no doubt about the tie of the round as Donemana host Brigade, with the two teams the most successful in the competition in recent times - winning it 10 times between them in the past 11 years!
Bready, Coleraine and Fox Lodge win in Women's League ZZZZ5:04 pmZZZZ
Champions Bready started the defence of their Women's Premier league with a comprehensive win over newly promoted Bonds Glen. There were also opening night wins for Fox Lodge and Coleraine.
Runs galore in NW Senior Cup ZZZZ10:05 pmZZZZ
There were plenty of runs for the batsmen of the North West, none more so than Ross Dougherty of Newbuildings who made 201 not out in a record win over Letterkenny.
In-form Gillespie in the runs again ZZZZ8:18 amZZZZ
Aaron Gillespie has been in the runs as Strabane start their Premiership qualification quest.
Bates delight as Fox Lodge beat arch rivals Bready ZZZZ8:08 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge captain Kara Bates has paid tribute to her side as the Ballymagorry side collected their first silverware of the new season.
Lucas leads Sion to victory ZZZZ8:05 amZZZZ
Sion captain Andy Lucas certainly led by example with a magnificent all-round effort helping his side beat champions Bready by four wickets chasing 223.
Burndennett go into Lion's Den ZZZZ8:03 amZZZZ
They now face a really daunting task as they have an away day trip in the Senior Cup at league leaders Donemana, for whom Dwayne McGerrigle scored 123 and took six wickets as they beat Eglinton.
Robinson returns to haunt former club ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge bounced back from their opening day loss to cause a surprise of their own as they beat a highly fancied Brigade. Johnny ‘Bap’ Robinson was to the fore as he and Gayan Maneeshan produced the match winning partnership.  
NW Senior Cup gets under way on Saturday ZZZZ7:56 amZZZZ
There's a real David versus Goliath feel as competition debutants Letterkenny take on Premiership champions Newbuildings.
Beyond the senior world - week two ZZZZ10:14 amZZZZ
A look at what has been happening down the leagues with hundreds for Andy Lucas, Chris Dixon and Dylan Lynch the highlights.
Charlie 'Downs' Fox Lodge ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
Teenager Charlie Downey took five wickets to claim the Man of the Match award for Newbuildings who beat Fox Lodge by 47 runs in a high scoring Sam McConnell T20 Charity final at the Rectory.
Fox Lodge win Women's T20 Cup ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge beat arch rivals Bready to collect the first silverware of the season in front of a decent crowd at The Rectory.
William Wilson named Cricket Ireland President ZZZZ11:49 amZZZZ
Former Brigade and Creevedonnell cricketer, William Wilson has been confirmed as the new President of Cricket Ireland following today’s AGM, replacing the outgoing David Griffin.
Donemana fight back to go top of Premiership ZZZZ5:17 amZZZZ
An inspired all-round display by Dwayne McGerrigle took Donemana to the top of the table. Wins too for Bready, Ardmore, Fox Lodge, Killyclooney, Bonds Glen and Strabane.
Donemana hope to make it two wins out of two ZZZZ9:36 amZZZZ
Pick of tomorrow’s action in the NW Premiership looks to be the clash at The Holm, where Donemana will be strengthened by the arrival of Zimbabwe professional Roy Kaia, who missed their thumping 106 runs victory over Bonds Glen.
Strabane confirm Pakistan overseas player ZZZZ2:31 amZZZZ
Strabane have confirmed the signing of Pakistan all-rounder Nasir Nawaz as their overseas professional for the current campaign.
Dwayne's world as Donemana make strong start ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
New Donemana captain Dwayne McGerrigle helped his side make a winning start. What has persuaded the former Irish international to take the captain's armband again?
Winning start for Sion Mills ZZZZ2:21 amZZZZ
Newly promoted Sion Mills picked up where they left off from last season, getting off to a winning start at home to Eglinton. The visitors took first use of the track after winning the toss, but were soon deep in the mire as they slumped to 62 all out.
Sam McConnell Charity T20 Finals Day ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
This Sunday (May 7) at the Rectory, there is a double-header of T20 games in the annual Sam McConnell Charity T20 finals day in memory of the Bready man who did so much sterling work for the Derry Midweek League.
Hat-trick hero gets Bready off to winning start ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
It was a perfect start for Bready and their captain David Scanlon who got the first hat-trick of the season as the Magheramason side claimed a maximum point win at home to Killyclooney.
Tough opening weekend for Strabane ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
Aaron Gillespie was in the runs for Strabane at the weekend but they were still heavily beaten by champions Newbuildings.
Beyond the senior world: Sam's the man ZZZZ9:43 amZZZZ
CricketEurope takes a look at the four leagues below the Premiership. On week one Sam McClintock of Newbuildngs was the first centurion of the North West season, while Raweel Waseem of North Fermanagh claimed a five-wicket haul.
Title favourites all win on opening day ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
The big guns all fired on the opening day of the North West season, with results in all seven games despite some really nasty showers circling the region.
Underdogs target top table ZZZZ3:11 amZZZZ
Bonds Glen and St Johnston may not be the most prominent teams in the North West but they could literally be the centre of attention this year.
Sion set for new season ZZZZ3:08 amZZZZ
Sion are all set for a new season and will have a new skipper at the helm.
Tyrone sides excited by new season ZZZZ2:59 amZZZZ
A new season and a new format for the North West with 15 sides jostling for position in the Premiership and Championship next year.
NW Previews 15: Strabane ZZZZ1:54 pmZZZZ
Strabane suffered from injury and availability issues last season, and their pre-season has been disrupted by the delayed arrival of their proposed overseas professional.
Newbuildings opt for youth ZZZZ5:42 amZZZZ
Newbuildings may have set the standard last year but the defending Premiership champions are going down the youth route this season.
NW Previews 14: Brigade ZZZZ3:49 amZZZZ
After an all conquering 2021, it was by their high standards a rather disappointing 2022 season for Brigade, but the Beechgrove side will be hopeful of a league challenge this campaign.
Scoreboard clock in memory of Roy Torrens unveiled ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
The formal unveiling of a scoreboard clock in memory of Roy Torrens took place on Saturday during the interval of the Brigade versus Coleraine match.
NW Previews 13: Newbuildings ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
It was a historic 2022 for Newbuildings who won the Premiership and the Faughan Valley Cup, and just missed out on a treble after being beaten in the Senior Cup final by Fox Lodge.
NW Previews 12: Fox Lodge ZZZZ4:42 amZZZZ
It was a historic 2022 season for Fox Lodge who won the NW Senior Cup for the first time in their history. Can they capture more silverware this campaign?
NW Previews 11: Donemana ZZZZ1:41 amZZZZ
2022 wasn't the best of seasons for Donemana, and the start to 2023 has been a traumatic one for the club with a number of sad bereavements.
Kyle Magee confirms Bready switch ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
Former Irish Under 19 international Kyle Magee has confirmed he is leaving Brigade to join Bready.
NW Previews 10: Bready ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
The Magheramason side just missed out on back-to-back titles to Newbuildings in 2022, but did collect silverware when they collected the Eric Cooke Cup.
NW Previews 9: Burndennett ZZZZ9:34 pmZZZZ
Burndennett will be looking to build on their performances of recent years as the new look North West season gets under way at the end of the month.
NW Previews 8: Ballyspallen ZZZZ9:29 pmZZZZ
There is a new captain at Ballyspallen with James Thompson taking the armband, and he will have Damith Perera back as the overseas professional for the campaign.
NW Previews 7: Eglinton ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
Eglinton have performed well in recent years, and will be hoping the return of Mike Erlank plus the arrival of Liam Doherty will be the catalyst for silverware.
NW Previews 6: Killyclooney ZZZZ3:14 amZZZZ
There is a new overseas professional at Killyclooney for the 2023 season with the signing of South African Blayde Capell.
NW Previews 5: Glendermott ZZZZ3:26 amZZZZ
Glendermott have been busy over the close season on and off the field carrying out extensive ground renovations.
NW Previews 4: Ardmore ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
There are a few new faces at Ardmore, who have Rachit Gaur taking over the captaincy as they look to bounce back after a poor end to the 2022 season.
Scott Macbeth joins Brigade ZZZZ3:33 amZZZZ
Brigade have announced the signing of Scott Macbeth from Bready.
NW Previews 3: Bonds Glen ZZZZ7:42 amZZZZ
After a Championship title in 2022, Bonds Glen will be hoping for a strong showing in the new look Premiership.
Death of Ash Buchanan ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
There was sad news for the North West cricket fraternity over the weekend with the sudden death of Ash Buchanan.
NW Previews 2: Coleraine ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
It's been an up and down few seasons for Coleraine, who are hoping for improved, more consistent displays in 2023.
NW Preview 1: St Johnston ZZZZ9:51 pmZZZZ
David Anthony has taken over the reins at The Booathole and he will be able to call on the services of former Irish international Graeme McCarter who has joined from Brigade.
Glendermott sign South African ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Glendermott have moved quickly to replace their original choice of professional with the signing of South African international Gihahn Cloete.
Donemana sign Zimbabwean ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
Donemana have been forced into a change of professional, with their new recruit former Zimbabwean Test cricketer Roy Kaia.
Josh Wilson joins Brigade ZZZZ9:17 amZZZZ
Ballyspallen opening bowler Josh Wilson is leaving the club to move to Brigade.
Eglinton confirm signing of Liam Doherty ZZZZ9:57 amZZZZ
Eglinton have beaten off the challenge of a host of NW sides to capture the signing of Ireland Under 19 international Liam Doherty.
Millar time for Robbie in Australia ZZZZ5:05 pmZZZZ
Robbie Millar's superb season in Australia continued as he helped his team to a cup final win over the weekend.
Death of Ivor Dougherty ZZZZ11:26 amZZZZ
There was sad news on Thursday with the death of legendary Donemana wicket-keeper Ivor Dougherty.
Graeme McCarter joins St Johnston ZZZZ4:01 amZZZZ
St Johnston have announced the signing of Graeme McCarter from Brigade.
Ireland awards for Eglinton and Simon Galloway ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
The Eglinton ground staff and Simon Galloway of Sion Mills were the award recipients from the North West region at the Cricket Ireland awards.
Death of Reggie McCarron ZZZZ9:10 amZZZZ
There was sadness among the North West cricket fraternity with the news of the death of Reggie McCarron.
NW Umpires radical proposal to increase numbers ZZZZ9:03 amZZZZ
It's been an ongoing battle for the North West umpiring fraternity to try and increase dwindling numbers in recent years. This has led them to propose a bonus points scheme to try and entice clubs into supplying more candidates.
Strabane sign Usman Azhar ZZZZ3:17 pmZZZZ
Strabane have signed North County opening bowler Usman Azhar.
NW Premiership fixtures confirmed ZZZZ5:57 amZZZZ
The fixtures for the 2023 North West Premiership season have been released with 15 teams set to battle it out.
St Johnston quartet join Ardmore ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
St Johnston's playing resources have been dealt a blow ahead of the season with four players switching to Ardmore.
Four North West teenagers off to Spain ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Four North West teenagers will be spending the mid-term break in Spain after they were selected for the Dragons Under 18 training camp.
Gillespie on fire in India ZZZZ5:48 amZZZZ
Strabane's Aaron Gillespie was on top form as his blistering half century saw his RR Sedam side beat Mominpura Warriors by 104 runs in their T20 tournament in Hyderabad.
Heywood expecting tough challenge at Bonds Glen ZZZZ5:23 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge captain Aaron Heywood is expecting a tough challenge as the Ballymagorry side begin their title defence of the North West Senior Cup with an away day trip to Bonds Glen.
Holders Fox Lodge start cup defence at Bonds Glen ZZZZ4:02 amZZZZ
Holders Fox Lodge have been handed a tough draw away at Championship winners Bonds Glen in the opening round of the North West Senior Cup.
Wilson stars in India ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
Jared Wilson was among the runs to help his side to a convincing win in their latest game in the T20 tournament in Hyderabad.
Melly set for Brigade move? ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Ireland Academy all-rounder Cameron Melly could be on the move to Beechgrove for the 2023 season.
North West duo set for Indian trip ZZZZ2:51 amZZZZ
Jared Wilson and Aaron Gillespie are set to play in a T20 tournament in India later this month.
The Waterside story ZZZZ10:26 amZZZZ
By way of tribute to Charlie Kelly who died this week, we reproduce Lawrence Moore's article from a decade ago, which includes the Grace Kelly sandwiches story.
Double signing boost for Glendermott ZZZZ4:45 amZZZZ
Glendermott have announced two major signings ahead of the 2023 season.
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