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Date: 23/5/2018
Author: MAK
When is the draw for the next round of ISC and National cup?

Ed's Note: Last word I heard was the Tournament Director was still waiting on teams to submit scorecards so results could be confirmed. Hopefully that will be this week.
Date: 23/5/2018
Author: NW Fan
Seems my censored post about getting Lazars out of Warriors squad was somehow heeded by the selectors!
Date: 23/5/2018
Author: Farooq
Mohammed has been deported from The Hills to Pakistan.
Story in Irish Times - https://bit.ly/2kfUEBd
Date: 23/5/2018
Author: Peter
Jason
I agree Porterfield doesn't contribute more in white ball cricket. Kevin O'Brien should be made the white ball captain and Stirling his deputy.

Porterfiled, can still have a decent red ball contract. Stuart Poynter should be played and our first choice keeper. When it comes to a keeper playing for Durham 1st team and other playing club cricket in Cheshire, only one winner there.

Date: 23/5/2018
Author: Jason
Sometime ago there were rumours of CI intending to start a T20 competition along the lines of Hong Kong Blitz is that something which might happen or too unrealistic to think about that at the moment?
Date: 23/5/2018
Author: Brian

Billy Dobbin

Fair point. I think Cricket Ireland should increase provincial teams more and have North Leinster and South Leinster. This will increase competition and competitive games all round.

These two under 19 are two of the best from the upcoming lot and deserve a game at inter pro level to improve their game.
Date: 22/5/2018
Author: Jason
Great to see that the Women also have a few games lined up for the summer is there going to be any telecast of those matches maybe even a YouTube stream. If the team qualifies for the T20 WC will those games be broadcast ?
Date: 22/5/2018
Author: NW fan
Great win for the Warriors on Friday night- looked dead and buried. Porterfield was a big help.
Date: 22/5/2018
Author: Billy Dobbin
Seems the Editor of the Belfast News Letter is now on the case of the 2 young Dubliners in the NCU Knights side. Not their fault of course but it does beg the question who calls the shots r.e squad selections?

Porterfield deserves to keep the captaincy but this season will be tough for him not playing top class cricket regularly- Niall O'Brien still currently worth his place too, even as just a batsman - regardless of his other business interests, a far better player than Wilson - who should make way for S Poynter.

H Carpenter- good luck to you
Date: 22/5/2018
Author: Jason
While we can talk about Porterfield as much as we like who are the potential candidates available who can take over ? However even Porterfield would do well to remember that the scrutiny on him will grow now that Irl are full member. I have a question as well Niall O’Brien has a Sports management Co if I’m not wrong maybe he should focus entirely on that and retire now that he has played the inaugural Test Match as he’s keeping players like Poynter out. On a personal note I would like to see Kevin O’Brien as T20 Captain and maybe Stirling for ODIs ?
Date: 22/5/2018
Author: Peter
Sam Bryans

Better players than that played were in the test match not picked. Dig into the averages and stats , you will be made clear.

burners - exactly my point, what gets Thompson in the test squad ahead of others that he scores a 50.

What is the basis of squad selection, good run in the inter pro's, club games or being " friends" with the right people.

Porterfield himself is under the cosh with no games for Warwickshire but our bad luck is that no one there to take his place.




Date: 22/5/2018
Author: Brian

Harold King

Porertfield at the helm for 10 years, I wonder how much say Graham Ford has. For sure, he has to deal with the team he has been given and works with that.

I agree for the sake of cricket on this Island want to have a good, competitive side but that is always not the case.

T20's coming up now next month, hopefully team selection will be good and we will get good results.

On a real positive, the friday T20 against India is sold out with Wed game nearly gone as well. Just hope sun is shining
Date: 21/5/2018
Author: tony
Re the attendance at the test match, a bit disappointing, considering all the media coverage it got, and in fairness to RTE they really got behind it, (what ever bolt of lightening struck them) because, lets face it they normally ignore cricket point blank.
What I found really strange was the low attendance of the Pakistan community, I was at the Pakistan ODI some years back at clontarf, and they had a big turnout outnumbering the Irish fans. So I wonder what happened.
Any Pakistan fans any idea? because we need to fill stadia for games going forward.

Ed's Note: I thought the exact same. Prices for the tickets were very reasonable so can only assume little appetite for longer format, lots of new personnel in the team, work?
Date: 21/5/2018
Author: Harold King
The buck stops with Graham Ford therefore he should have the sole call on final selection.
By all means have regional spotters and he can listen to their input but he has no agenda/loyalties to clubs or unions.
It's his head on the block so let him pick who he wants.
Save a wee fortune on meetings too.
Date: 21/5/2018
Author: Sam Bryans
Peter

Same old, same old.....

Now answer the question, "What makes you think that Graeme Ford is not getting the team HE wants?"
Certainly in the interview with Ian Callender he seems to give no such hint.