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Ardmore Cricket Club (formed in 1879) first appeared in North West Senior cricket about 1893 but a century would pass before they would win local cricket's most coveted piece of silverware, the Senior Cup. For some unknown reason the Gods appeared always to conspire against them.
1979 was a turbulent period both economically and politically in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The 'Winter of Discontent' saw widespread strike action which eventually would lead to the downfall of Labour in the UK and see Charles Haughey installed as Fianna Fail leader and Taoiseach.
However, I have decided to give recognition to those whose kept the flame alight for cricket on this island long before the sport got the level of coverage it has received in recent years.
In this two-part article, Barry takes a look at the overseas professionals who have played for North West clubs between 1979 and 2001.
Former NW Chairman and Cricket Ireland President Joe Doherty selects a NW lefties XI.
It's the turn of former Irish Times cricket correspondent James Fitzgerald to select his dream team.
The only problem, although he didnít know it when he boarded the flight from Dublin, was that not only had he a broken vertebra and three fractured ribs, he had also damaged his lung.
This month sees the 13th anniversary of the arrival of another group of 'Boys In Green', the Ireland team that announced its arrival in its first Cricket World Cup by beating Pakistan in Jamaica.
Instead of choosing an all-time Ireland XI, Iíve cheated a little bit and selected a squad of 15, who would cover all bases in every format of the game.
A look at just who might be in the selectors thoughts if the T20 World Cup gets the green light later this year.
NEW Zealandís visit to Ireland is set to be the next casualty of the pandemic after ICC cancelled all international tournaments until the end of June.
Former Ireland player and manager Roy Torrens selects his side. He has probably seen more games than any other so is in a good position to judge.
The second instalment in our Player Lines series takes a closer look at Ireland paceman Boyd Rankin who announced earlier this week that he is joining NCU side Lisburn.
Boyd Rankin has joined Lisburn for the 2020 season.
The all time NW XI as selected by former Eglinton, Limavady and St Johnston cricketer John McMillan, who was also a NW and Irish selector, as well as a former NW President.
Former international and Ireland captain Alan Lewis selects his all-time Ireland squad.
As expected, the four Provincial Unions has pushed back the start of the season five weeks until May 28th.
Philip Frost is back in England after Malahide and its facilities was closed by the club earlier this week.
Former Irish international Mike Halliday picks his all-time Ireland side.
Sion Mills Cricket Club has been in the news again recently after they were the target of yet another arson attack that all but ruined their clubhouse/changing facilities.