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Scott Macbeth comes off after making unbeaten 156 (Mervyn Robinson)
Scott Macbeth comes off after making unbeaten 156 (Mervyn Robinson) ©CE
Great Scott but Supermac keeps Donemana top ZZZZ11:21 pmZZZZ
Scott Macbeth's 156 helped Brigade beat Killyclooney, but Donemana stay top thanks to a fine effort at Coleraine, while Lahiru Dilshan's century ensured Eglinton won a thriller against Newbuildings.
Saints march on in Championship ZZZZ11:15 pmZZZZ
St Johnston stay top of the Championship, while there were also wins for Strabane, Bonds Glen and Ballyspallen.
Donemana continue to deliver ZZZZ6:35 amZZZZ
It was something of a Carlsberg weekend for Donemana who not only completed a last gasp win against Ardmore thanks to Irish international Andy McBrine’s two sixes in the final over. That victory, coupled with losses for rival title challengers Brigade and Bready meant that the Holm side has opened up a clear gap at the top of the Premiership.
Charlie impresses for Foxies ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
It was a milestone day for teenage Fox Lodge opener Charlie Simpson, who recorded a maiden senior half century for the Ballymagorry side in their narrow win at neighbours Burndennett. The wicketkeeper-batsman made the brave decision to move from Newbuildings at the start of the campaign.
Pollock making his Mark at Burndennett ZZZZ6:28 amZZZZ
It’s been a very productive few years for Burndennett all-rounder Mark Pollock, who picked up the Michael Bannigan Player of the Year Award last season, and continues to impress for the Tyrone club.
Strabane impress with win at Glendermott ZZZZ6:26 amZZZZ
There’s no doubting the quality at Strabane, and they showed their promotion credentials with a fine win at Glendermott.
Bready stay in pole position ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
There were wins on Monday night in the Women's Premiership for Bready, Fox Lodge and Eglinton.
Saints stay top despite Bonds Glen loss ZZZZ10:33 pmZZZZ
There were wins in the NW Championship for Bonds Glen, Strabane, Ballyspallen and Fox Lodge.
Donemana go clear at the top of Premiership ZZZZ10:22 pmZZZZ
Donemana beat Ardmore, Eglinton win at Bready, Newbuildings stun Brigade, while Coleraine fight back to win at Killyclooney.
Dazzler Dalzell secures full-time deal ZZZZ3:08 amZZZZ
It’s been a good week for Bready Women and their captain Alana Dalzell, who not only leapfrogged Fox Lodge to go top of the table by beating their closest rivals, but on a personal note, she was given one of the 12 full-time professional deals by Cricket Ireland.
Roulston in the runs ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
It’s been a week of mixed fortunes for young Bready and Warriors opening batsman and off-spinner Gavin Roulston.
Levi to the rescue ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
Levi Dougherty was the hero of the day, as his counter-attacking century that included no fewer than 10 sixes got them out of jail.
Bready beat Fox Lodge in Women's Premiership ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
There were wins in the NW Women's Premiership for Bready, Bonds Glen and Coleraine.
Cup draws made ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
The draws have been made for the semi-finals of the Senior and Sammy Jeffrey cups, as well as the quarter-finals of the Ulster Plate.
JT lights up Senior Cup ZZZZ3:38 amZZZZ
Johnny Thompson hit unbeaten 74 as Newbuildings beat Ardmore, DD Barr claimed five wickets in Brigade win over Coleraine, Mark Averill went one better with six as Eglinton ousted Bready, while Levi Dougherty's century saw Donemana beat Glendermott.
Sammy Jeffrey Shield round-up ZZZZ3:16 amZZZZ
There were wins in the Sammy Jeffrey for St Johnston, Burndennett, Bonds Glen and Strabane.
NW T20 round-up ZZZZ2:22 pmZZZZ
There were wins in Thursday night's T20 action for Eglinton, Ardmore, Fox Lodge, Brigade and Newbuildings.
Just what the Doc ordered ZZZZ6:26 amZZZZ
The Dougherty name has become synonymous with the wicket-keeping role at Donemana with Billy the latest in the family dynasty to wear the gloves. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Ivor, Richard, and Ricky-Lee, Billy Dougherty has big shoes – or to be more exact, gloves to fill.
Intermediate Cup semi-finalists decided ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
Holders Donemana were the only one of the four Tyrone sides to make it through to the semi-finals of the League One cup at the weekend.
Ton of success for McDonnell ZZZZ6:21 amZZZZ
It was the 18th senior century for McDonell, who came very close to winning a senior Ireland cap against Pakistan when he was included in the squad, but just missed out.
Special day at Beechgrove ZZZZ6:15 amZZZZ
It was an emotional but special day at Beechgrove on Sunday when the Roy Torrens scoreboard was officially unveiled.
Strabane Academy beat Limavady to reach Schools Cup last four ZZZZ11:04 amZZZZ
Strabane Academy have made it through to the semi-finals of the Schools' Cup with a 103-run win against Limavady Grammar School in the all North-West clash at Burndennett.
Young happy with Bready start ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
Bready got their season very much back on track at the weekend as they beat Newbuildings to go joint top of the Premiership, and have a home tie this weekend against Eglinton for a semi-final berth in the Senior Cup.
Bready, Fox Lodge and Eglinton win in Women's Premiership ZZZZ3:10 pmZZZZ
There were wins in the NW Women's Premiership on Monday night for Bready, Fox Lodge and Eglinton.
Brigade open Roy Torrens scoreboard officially ZZZZ10:14 amZZZZ
Brigade officially opened their new scoreboard in memory of Roy Torrens on Sunday with a large attendance present to honour the former legend.
St Johnston go top of Championship ZZZZ9:59 amZZZZ
St Johnston moved to the top of the Championship with a 7-wicket win at Strabane, while Fox Lodge were left frustrated by the rain at Ballyspallen with the game being abandoned.
Bready, Brigade, Ardmore and Donemana win in Premiership ZZZZ9:49 amZZZZ
It's a three-way tie at the top of the Premiership with Bready, Brigade and Donemana all on 47 points.
Fox Lodge, Strabane, Burndennett and Glendermott win in Championship ZZZZ9:42 amZZZZ
There were wins in the NW Championship on Saturday for Fox Lodge, Strabane, Burndennett and Glendermott.
Time for NW representation to be cut in Irish Cup? ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
After last season’s complete wipeout, it may be the time now for the number of NW representatives to be reduced from 8 to 4 in the island’s premier event. 
Brave Burndennett bow out ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
Burndennett bowed out of the National Cup with a five-wicket loss to three-times champions Rush, but not before they gave the Fingal side a real test with a battling display. It was an effort that made home skipper Conan Pollock justifiably proud.
Logue happy as Strabane win ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
Mooney’s five wickets saw the Munster side bowled out for just 87, with Strabane winning by five wickets thanks to runs for professional Nasir Nawaz and Rhys Logue, who has been in the runs recently.
Milligan on fire ZZZZ11:26 pmZZZZ
Jason Milligan on the form of Fox Lodge.
Mclaughlin targets more cup success ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge women's captain Hannah McLaughlin is aiming for more success after her side were kept apart from fierce rivals Bready in the semi-finals draw.
Bready, Fox Lodge and Coleraine win in Women's Premiership ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
There were victories on Monday night for Bready, Coleraine and Fox Lodge in the NW Women's Premiership.
Dream start to the season for Strabane Women ZZZZ2:28 amZZZZ
It’s been a great start to the season for Strabane Women, who followed up their nail-biting Premiership win over Newbuilding, with a hard-fought cup win on Sunday, as Emma Doherty and Nicola Mullen led them to a 9-run victory over Coleraine.
Donemana in crunch clash at Merrion ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
The draw could have been kinder to Donemana, whose only win in the famous tournament came when they beat Limavady back in 2000. They are the last team from the North West to make the final, losing to Leinster way back in 2009.
Bready facing tough Phoenix challenge ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
The Magheramason side have a tough tie on Saturday as they take on a Phoenix side that has Irish internationals Shane Getkate and Tyrone Kane in their midst, as well as talented performers in left-arm spinner Amish Sidhu and hard-hitting captain Adam Chester.
Newbuildings beat Coleraine ZZZZ8:40 amZZZZ
The only senior game to beat the weather was at Sandel Lodge where Newbuildings just about weathered another storm to clinch a 15-run (DLS) win over Coleraine.
NW Senior and Sammy Jeffrey Cup draws made ZZZZ6:38 amZZZZ
The draws have been made for the quarter-finals of both the NW Senior and Sammy Jeffrey Cups.
Favourites progress in NW Senior Cup ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
It was a day of few shocks as seven of the eight seeded sides progressed to the quarter-finals with Glendermott flying the flag for the Championship after an emphatic win at Killyclooney.
Donemana up for the cup ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
Their last senior cup success came in 2020, but with Andy McBrine available after being left out of Ireland’s T20 squads, they will certainly be among the favourites for the cup.
Fox Lodge hoping to repeat cup success ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
It’s been a stop-start to the year for Fox Lodge with postponements, but it promises to be a busy weekend for the Ballymagorry side with home back-to-games against Coleraine in the cup and their rearranged league clash with Strabane.
Hannah happy as Foxies lift trophy ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge captain Hannah McLaughlin lifted the first silverware of the new season as her side chased 126 to beat Bready by six wickets in the T20 Charity final.
Olphert injury blow for Bready ZZZZ1:27 amZZZZ
It’s been a successful start to the season for Bready and new captain Ian Young, but they have suffered an injury blow ahead of their senior cup clash this weekend against Bonds Glen.
3 NW sides in Schools Cup quarter-finals ZZZZ10:34 amZZZZ
Limavady GS joined Strabane Academy and Lisneal College in the last eight of the Schools Cup with a five-wicket win over Regent House.
Bready, Strabane and Bonds Glen win in Women's Premiership ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
Bready beat Coleraine, Abaigh Gillespie bowled Strabane to victory over Newbuildings, while Bonds Glen edged out Eglinton as the NW Women's Premiership began.
Brigade beat Ardmore in Men's T20 Charity final ZZZZ12:58 amZZZZ
Scott Macbeth produced a Man of the Match display as Brigade beat Ardmore by 24 runs in the DML T20 Charity final at The Rectory.
Fox Lodge win Women's T20 Charity final ZZZZ12:43 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge gained the first silverware of the new season as they chased 127 to beat Bready by 6 wickets in the DML Women's T20 Charity final.
Premiership wash-out in NW ZZZZ11:18 amZZZZ
All four games fell victim to the weather in the North West Premiership.
Stewart hat-trick and Mills 88 highlights of frustrating day ZZZZ10:59 amZZZZ
There was play in three of the four games but none got close to a finish on a frustrating day in the North West Championship.
Curry hot stuff as Donemana smash records ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
New signing Raymond Curry bounced back from a nervous debut where he failed to score, making a superb unbeaten 127 from 56 balls, that included 14 fours and 7 sixes, adding 145 in eight overs of carnage with Levi Dougherty (81).
Strabane coup as John Mooney joins ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
Strabane have pulled off a major coup with the signing of former Irish international John Mooney. The 42 year-old won 182 caps for Ireland between 2001 and 2015, playing in three World Cups, and famously hitting the winning runs against England in Bangalore.
Bready fire to make it three wins from three ZZZZ1:03 amZZZZ
The skipper was pleased to start with not only the success, but the fact that a wide range of players contributed to the success, including new overseas professional Parth Palawat.
Fox Lodge do the double ZZZZ1:00 amZZZZ
It was a delayed start to the campaign for Fox Lodge whose Championship game against Strabane fell by the wayside but they did get onto the field on Sunday with victories over The Nedd and Killyclooney in two closely fought encounters.
Record breaking Donemana lead Group D ZZZZ9:24 amZZZZ
Donemana set the statisticians scrambling as they trounced the Nedd and also beat Killyclooney. Fox Lodge made it two wins from two as well.
Two out of two for Eglinton and Ardmore in T20 Group C ZZZZ9:12 amZZZZ
There were two wins apiece for Ardmore and Eglinton in Group C of the NW T20.
Brigade set the pace in T20 Group B ZZZZ8:55 amZZZZ
Brigade won both their T20 Group B games, while Bonds Glen beat Glendermott, before the Rectory side edged out Coleraine in a last ball thriller.
Newbuildings and Bready set the pace in NW T20 Group A ZZZZ8:37 amZZZZ
There were two convincing wins in Group A for Bready and Newbuildings.
Wins for Glendermott, St Johnston and Bonds Glen in Championship ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
There were wins for Glendermott, St Johnston and Bonds Glen in the Championship
Coleraine, Brigade, Donemana and Bready win in Premiership ZZZZ1:48 amZZZZ
There were opening day wins for Coleraine, Brigade, Donemana and Bready in the Premiership.
Young relishing second chance ZZZZ9:38 amZZZZ
Ian Young thought he was never play cricket again after a freak on-field accident in 2012 but on Saturday he will replace club legend Davy Scanlon as Bready captain for their opening NW Premiership game against Killyclooney.
Red Caps Relishing New Campaign ZZZZ11:52 amZZZZ
There have been a few changes around the region, but one club who have more stability than most is Strabane, although they do have a new skipper in opening batsman Kevin Gallagher.
Can Ardmore repeat title success? ZZZZ11:48 amZZZZ
ARDMORE were the fairytale story in North West cricket last season – a first Premiership title for the unsung Co Derry side after 144 years. But captain Rachit Gaur is refusing to set any targets as they prepare to begin the defence of their crown on Saturday.
NW Preview 15: Strabane ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
A new season at the Park and there is a new captain on deck with Kevin Gallagher the man in charge as they look to get back to the top flight.
NW Preview 14: St Johnston ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
On their day St Johnston proved themselves more than a match for anyone last season, but inconsistency cost them a chance of a Premiership slot.
NW Preview 13: The Nedd ZZZZ6:03 amZZZZ
The Nedd are back in the senior ranks after clinching the Qualifying League last season, and there's great anticipation around the Ballykelly venue as the season approaches.
NW Preview 12: Killyclooney ZZZZ4:24 amZZZZ
Timmy Dougherty is once again skipper at Killyclooney, and he will be looking to replicate the highs of last season, when right up to the final weeks of the year they were in Premiership title contention.
NW Preview 11: Fox Lodge ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
Aaron Heywood is in charge once again at Ballymagorry, and he will be hoping that the incoming campaign is more reminiscent of the highs of the 2022 and their cup win, rather than the relegation blow of last year.
NW Preview 10: Bready ZZZZ5:42 amZZZZ
There’s a new captain at Bready with Davy Scanlon have stepped down from the role after 12 years at the helm. Ian Young has taken over the reins from ‘Sca’ and he will be assisted by Ryan Clarke and Gavin Roulston as vice-captains.
NW Preview 9: Glendermott ZZZZ5:07 amZZZZ
Alan Johnson has taken over the captaincy mantle once again and as usual there is plenty of activity going on, both on and off the field.
NW Preview 8: Brigade ZZZZ3:53 amZZZZ
It was a very good 2023 season for Brigade winning a cup double, and they came very close to the treble, losing the Premiership by just one point.
NW Preview 7: Burndennett ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
It's back to basics for Burndennett who aren't bringing an overseas professional, opting to build the club from the bottom up.
U18 League shoots itself in foot ZZZZ9:27 amZZZZ
A new Under 18 League launched this season by the North-West has come in for criticism even before it has gotten off the ground.
NW Preview 6: Coleraine ZZZZ2:30 amZZZZ
There is a new captain at the helm for Coleraine with Matthew Smyth is charge for the upcoming campaign.
Derry Midweek Charity Finals ZZZZ7:18 amZZZZ
The Rectory will host the finals of the Derry Midweek Charity Cups on Sunday May 5th.
NW Preview 5: Ardmore ZZZZ5:58 amZZZZ
It will be hard for Ardmore to replicate the success of last season, when they turned more than 100 years of heartbreak into a first Premiership crown.
NW Preview 4: Ballyspallen ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
Stephen Kennedy is at the helm for Ballyspallen who will be attempting to gain promotion to the Premiership top flight again.
NW Preview 3: Eglinton ZZZZ8:16 amZZZZ
It's been a relatively eventful close season down at Eglinton with a number of players in and out, as well as a new skipper at the helm.
NW Preview 2: Newbuildings ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
There is a new overseas professional at the FoyleView Arena, while JT has hung up the boots.
NW Previews 1: Bonds Glen ZZZZ3:51 amZZZZ
Bonds Glen are the first club to be previewed ahead of the start of the North West season.
Kimani Melius signs for Killyclooney ZZZZ5:16 amZZZZ
Killyclooney have been forced into a late change of professional, with West Indian Kimani Melius their new choice for the upcoming campaign.
Newbuildings confirm overseas professional ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
Indian all-rounder Samarth Seth has been confirmed as the overseas professional at Newbuildings for the upcoming season.
Rumesh Buddika set for stint with Donemana ZZZZ11:06 amZZZZ
Sri Lankan all-rounder Rumesh Buddika looks set for a stint with Donemana.
Death of Mary Gillespie ZZZZ9:58 pmZZZZ
There was sad news over the weekend with the death of Mary Gillespie.
Senior Cup draws made ZZZZ12:41 amZZZZ
The first round draws for the NW men's and women's senior cups were made on Monday night at BBC Radio Foyle, conducted by recently retired legends Jordan McGonigle and Johnny Thompson.
NW Women's Premiership fixtures ZZZZ11:42 amZZZZ
The 2024 NW Women's Premiership will feature seven teams.
NW Championship fixtures 2024 ZZZZ10:42 amZZZZ
The North West Championship will get underway on Saturday April 27th.
NW Premiership fixtures 2024 ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
Ardmore will begin the defence of their Premiership crown with a home clash against Coleraine on Saturday April 27th.
Melly joins Ardmore ZZZZ6:24 amZZZZ
Ardmore have confirmed that wicket-keeper batsman Haydn Melly has joined the Bleachgreen side from Brigade.
NW trio successful at awards ZZZZ6:37 amZZZZ
Mollie Devine. DW Caldwell and Dermot Ward were the North West winners at the Cricket Ireland awards.
Treble signings boost for Glendermott ZZZZ5:13 amZZZZ
Glendermott have unveiled a trio of signings ahead of the new season.
Fox Lodge confirm Maneeshan return ZZZZ4:24 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge have confirmed the return of Sri Lankan Gayan Maneeshan to the club for the 2024 season.
Death of Clive Rogers ZZZZ4:09 amZZZZ
There was sad news this week with the death of Ballyspallen all-rounder Clive Rogers.
Roly Black to officiate at U19 World Cup ZZZZ4:28 amZZZZ
Bready's Roly Black is off on his travels again, standing in the Under 19 World Cup whch gets underway in South Africa next week.
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