Cricket Ireland has endorsed recommendations and funding for the development of a new strategy for girlís and womenís cricket in Ireland and an increase in white-ball fixtures in the Inter-Provincial Series in 2019.
Hampshire Cricket have announced former Ireland Coach Adi Birrell as First Team Manager.
Afghanistan are said to be pushing for a change in the date for their Test match against Ireland next year to the start of the tour rather than the end.
The draws for the Irish Senior and National Cups have delivered some mouth watering clashes for Leinster sides.
Cricket Leinster Youth (CLY) were delighted to see current and recent alumni members receive forty-five selections in the Cricket Ireland (CI) squads unveiled last week.
Waringstown are one of five sides given automatic entry into the second round of the Irish Cup.
The NW sides face some daunting tasks if they are to end their barren run in Ireland's Premier Cup competition.
An exciting opportunity exists with one of the NCUís established Premier League Clubs for the 2019 season.
Holders Waringstown and runners up Merrion have byes into the second round of the Irish Senior Cup.
Former Irish international Reinhardt Strydom has called time on his cricket career after 18 seasons in Ireland.
However, despite the loss of Irish international Simi Singh, and seam bowler, Jarred Barnes, Tector believes 2019 could be the prime season for YMCA to fulfil the potential that has been lurking within the club for a while.
Performance of the week must surely belong to Nathan Smith, who took a 7-26 in the first innings of Northern Districts 1st Grade game against Blacktown.
Tim Simmonite to coach NCU Women squad in 2019
Cricket Ireland chiefs are to consider a proposal to host as many as three T20 interpro festivals next year as part of their plans to attempt to improve Irish rankings in the format.
The NCU Representative Directorate has agreed that the 2018-19 Academy intake will focus on players within the 17-23 age who have the potential to gain future Senior Interprovincial and/or International representation.