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Action packed weekend for Championship sides Action packed weekend for Championship sides ZZZZ8:16 pmZZZZ
There was no shortage of entertainment for followers of Championship cricket with action across three competitions over the past weekend.
Donemana meet Brigade in cup semi-final Donemana meet Brigade in cup semi-final ZZZZ7:49 amZZZZ
Holders Donemana have been given a home tie against Brigade in the semi-final of the NW Senior Cup.
Brigade pull off the great escape Brigade pull off the great escape ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
Brigade pulled off the great escape to book their place in the NW senior cup semi-finals after a superb game-changing partnership between skipper Andy Britton and teenager Kyle Magee.
McBrine heroics deny Fox Lodge McBrine heroics deny Fox Lodge ZZZZ9:43 pmZZZZ
Champions Donemana started the day bottom of the table after three defeats in their first four games and the Holm side had to chase down 328 runs before climbing out of 8th place with a nail-biting victory over Fox Lodge.
Double delight as hectic weekend looms Double delight as hectic weekend looms ZZZZ12:28 amZZZZ
The North West cricket public are in for a treat this weekend (weather permitting) as Saturday’s Premier Division programme is followed 24-hours later by the three remaining quarter-final ties in the senior cup.
Foxies on a run Foxies on a run ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
It’s been a great start to the season for Fox Lodge, who produced one of their best performances at Premier level with their destruction of Brigade at the weekend.
Strabane and Fox Lodge top Ladies League Strabane and Fox Lodge top Ladies League ZZZZ11:55 pmZZZZ
This week saw two matches taking place in the NW Ladies League, with early pace setters Strabane Saints and Fox Lodge in action.
NW T20 semi-final dates set NW T20 semi-final dates set ZZZZ8:12 pmZZZZ
The NW have announced the dates for the semi-finals of the T20 Cup.
Championship race hots up Championship race hots up ZZZZ8:06 pmZZZZ
Another busy weekend of Championship cricket ended on Sunday evening with Newbuildings being the first team through to the semi-finals of this season’s Senior Cup.
O'Brien confirms Ardmore move O'Brien confirms Ardmore move ZZZZ7:30 pmZZZZ
Niall O'Brien has agreed a short-term deal to play for Ardmore in this weekend's Senior Cup quarter-final against Brigade at The Bleachgreen.
Newbuildings beat Ballyspallen to reach semi-finals Newbuildings beat Ballyspallen to reach semi-finals ZZZZ7:11 pmZZZZ
The first of the senior cup quarter-finals was played on Sunday between last year’s finalists Ballyspallen and improving Newbuildings and it was the visitors who booked a semi-final spot with a 69-run win.
Bready benefit on day of surprises Bready benefit on day of surprises ZZZZ8:13 pmZZZZ
It was a day of drama at both ends of the Premier Division table on Saturday as three of the four top-flight fixtures threw up varying degrees of surprise results.
Lots of action in Tyrone Lots of action in Tyrone ZZZZ9:25 pmZZZZ
A round-up of all the latest happenings in Tyrone including new roles for Rao and Scott, a record score for Fox Lodge Ladies and Donemana getting right back into the title race.
Q Leagues Round-Up Q Leagues Round-Up ZZZZ9:15 pmZZZZ
A look at the action in the qualifying leagues where Donemana beat Brigade in the top of the table clash in Q1.
NW Premier race wide open NW Premier race wide open ZZZZ7:40 pmZZZZ
Donemana’s win at Brigade last Saturday coupled with defeat for Bready at Ardmore has really thrown the Premiership title race wide open ahead of this weekend’s fourth round of matches.
Kwik Cricket at Sandel Lodge, Coleraine CC Kwik Cricket at Sandel Lodge, Coleraine CC ZZZZ7:13 amZZZZ
Ballysally PS & Millburn PS - 2018 Champions at the Coleraine Kwik Cricket Festival.
Ladies League round-up Ladies League round-up ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge set the tone in the first round of the cup as Hannah McLaughlin’s women got through to the second round with a 9-wicket victory against Newbuildings.
Ballysally PS triumph in Kwik Cricket Festival Ballysally PS triumph in Kwik Cricket Festival ZZZZ1:20 pmZZZZ
13 local primary schools competed in the regional Festival hosted by Coleraine CC at Sandel Lodge.
Busy weekend in Eric Cooke Cup Busy weekend in Eric Cooke Cup ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
It was a busy weekend for second tier sides as the Group phase of the Eric Cooke Cup took centre stage across the North West.
Champions send out emphatic message Champions send out emphatic message ZZZZ9:59 pmZZZZ
Thankfully the North West avoided most of the weekend’s thunderstorms as the third round of matches in the Premier Division were played to a conclusion across the region.
Brigade and Donemana meet in crunch clash Brigade and Donemana meet in crunch clash ZZZZ9:31 pmZZZZ
There’s a return to league action for top-flight sides on Saturday with the game between Brigade and Donemana the obvious stand-out on a day of intriguing fixtures.
Bonds Glen and Glendermott win T20 clashes Bonds Glen and Glendermott win T20 clashes ZZZZ9:16 pmZZZZ
There were wins in the T20 Championship for Bonds Glen in a thrilling run chase against Newbuildings, while Glendermott were too strong for Burndennett at The Rectory.
Mum's the word Mum's the word ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
There was history created at the weekend when Burndennett’s Julie Logue came into direct opposition with her 16 year-old son Aidan, of Fox Lodge - the first time a mother and son have crossed swords in a senior match.
NW name U17 squad for NCU clash NW name U17 squad for NCU clash ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
The North-West have unveiled their squad for Sunday’s Under 17 interpro opener against the NCU at The Bleachgreen, Ardmore (12pm).
Runs galore in Q and Boys leagues Runs galore in Q and Boys leagues ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
Centuries from Lexie Boyd, Gavin McCombe, Tommy Orr and Scott MacBeth as the sun shone and bowlers toiled across the NW.
Death of George McDaid Death of George McDaid ZZZZ8:20 amZZZZ
The North West Cricket Union lost another of its real characters this week with the passing of Waterside man George McDaid.
Kennedy hundred as Limavady beat Foyle in thriller Kennedy hundred as Limavady beat Foyle in thriller ZZZZ7:40 amZZZZ
Limavady Grammar Schools are through to the semi-finals of the Schools Cup, but only just, after edging out local rivals Foyle on fewer wickets lost in a pulsating quarter-final clash.
Runs aplenty as Eric Cooke Cup starts Runs aplenty as Eric Cooke Cup starts ZZZZ5:53 pmZZZZ
High scores were also the order of the day in the Eric Cooke Cup group stages with two games down for decision at Newbuildings and two at Ballyspallen.
Strabane and Burndennett continue winning ways Strabane and Burndennett continue winning ways ZZZZ5:40 pmZZZZ
Unbeaten starts continue for Strabane Saints and Burndennett with derby wins over Fox Lodge and Bready.
Thompson wins Player of the Round award Thompson wins Player of the Round award ZZZZ3:00 amZZZZ
STUART THOMPSON has won the ‘Performance of the Round’ award for his brilliant century in the opening round of the NW Senior Cup.
Field of Dreams Field of Dreams ZZZZ2:26 amZZZZ
The NW Senior Cup may have been the centre of attention this past weekend but for Ardmore Cricket Club and the surrounding area, events at the Bleachgreen this Wednesday are of just as much relevance.
NW Senior Cup quarter-final draw NW Senior Cup quarter-final draw ZZZZ7:50 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the quarters finals of the NW Senior Cup and has thrown up some intriguing ties.
Big guns through to quarter-finals Big guns through to quarter-finals ZZZZ11:26 pmZZZZ
There were few surprises on Saturday as the first round of this season’s Senior Cup got underway in glorious sunshine across the North West.
Q and Midweek leagues round-up Q and Midweek leagues round-up ZZZZ2:41 amZZZZ
There were only three matches down the leagues at the weekend as most clubs wanted to support their first XI’s in the first rounds of the Irish Senior and National cups.
Peter the Great Peter the Great ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Strabane, winners in 1998, were the exception as they held their nerve to beat Cork County by four runs in a last-over thriller which made the 600-mile round-trip that bit sweeter.
Senior Cup gets under way Senior Cup gets under way ZZZZ1:10 amZZZZ
There's more cup action in the North West this coming weekend as 16 sides set out on a journey they hope will take them to Bready at the end of July for the country's only two-innings senior final.
Mixed fortunes for Ballyspallen Mixed fortunes for Ballyspallen ZZZZ4:24 amZZZZ
Ballyspallen were in action twice over the weekend, beating Glendermott before losing to Newbuildings.
McDonnell leads Brigade to victory McDonnell leads Brigade to victory ZZZZ1:51 pmZZZZ
Niall McDonnell hit an unbeaten half-century to lead Brigade to a relatively comfortable six-wicket win over Coleraine at Beechgrove.
Chopra rolls back the years Chopra rolls back the years ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
Veteran batsman Vischal Chopra rolled back the years with a gritty half century to give Coleraine hope in their rearranged game against Brigade at Beechgrove.
NW Under 15 trial games NW Under 15 trial games ZZZZ2:24 pmZZZZ
There were two T20 trial matches at a cool and grey Bleachgreen as the NW look to finalise their squad ahead of the Under 15 interprovincial series in Dublin next month.
Strabane survive Irish Cup cull Strabane survive Irish Cup cull ZZZZ6:04 amZZZZ
Eight teams set out on Saturday on journeys of varying length and by the end of the day just one, Strabane, had survived an otherwise total first round cull.
NW sides look to end barren run NW sides look to end barren run ZZZZ6:11 amZZZZ
The Irish Senior Cup takes centre stage this weekend as North West sides look to end their long drought in the premier competition for club sides.
Strabane sign Rachit Gaur Strabane sign Rachit Gaur ZZZZ5:24 amZZZZ
Former Railway Union all-rounder Rachit Gaur has signed for Strabane.
Q leagues round-up Q leagues round-up ZZZZ2:38 amZZZZ
There were just two matches played over the weekend in the lower leagues due to a free weekend with the Test.
Sion vow to fight back after vandals attack Sion vow to fight back after vandals attack ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
Despite this week bringing Ireland's historic Test debut, the Tyrone club are currently battling against the odds to stay afloat and this weekend they were targeted once again by vandals.
Bready win Sam McConnell Charity Cup Bready win Sam McConnell Charity Cup ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
It has been quite the start to the new season for Bready and the Magheramason club have claimed the first silverware of 2018 when they won the Sam McConnell Charity Cup beating Donemana in Sunday's shoot-out.
Glendermott and Killyclooney win Glendermott and Killyclooney win ZZZZ12:32 amZZZZ
While many eyes will have been on events in Dublin there were two matches played in the Championship on Saturday- both of these having been rained off at the end of last month.
Strabane Saints stun Bready Strabane Saints stun Bready ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
Strabane Saints set the standard high this season as Megan Moorehead’s women got their first points on the board as they defeated Bready.
McGettigan delight as Burndennett make strong start McGettigan delight as Burndennett make strong start ZZZZ11:39 pmZZZZ
Burndennett are the surprise Championship leaders after a strong showing at Newbuildings.
Brolly and McNamee roll back the years Brolly and McNamee roll back the years ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
George Brolly’s fine all-round performance guided Ardmore to a tense one-wicket win against Sion Mills at The Bleachgreen.
Sam McConnell Charity Cup games Sam McConnell Charity Cup games ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
The Derry Midweek League has announced details of their Charity Finals Day to take place at Magheramason this coming Sunday.
NW well represented in Test debut NW well represented in Test debut ZZZZ3:13 pmZZZZ
It’s the day that most people who have ever been involved in Irish cricket never thought they would see and while the annals of time have dictated that a great many of them won’t, around 10,000 will converge on the village of Malahide this weekend to watch Ireland play their first ever men’s Test match.
Fox Lodge beat Eglinton in Ladies' opener Fox Lodge beat Eglinton in Ladies' opener ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
With only one opening game going ahead for the ladies’ league, Fox Lodge got off to a dominant start defeating Eglinton by 79 runs.
NW's newest club make winning start NW's newest club make winning start ZZZZ2:21 pmZZZZ
The North West's newest club Grove Hill made their debut in the Midweek League on Wednesday night, and got off to a winning start.
Burndennett top the table as Championship breaks Burndennett top the table as Championship breaks ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
The Championship looks like being a really competitive division this season and as clubs now take a break from league action for several weeks it is Burndennett who finished this weekend in pole position in the table.
Coleraine take fourth T20 berth Coleraine take fourth T20 berth ZZZZ10:30 amZZZZ
This season’s Faughan Valley Cup semi-final line-up was completed on Sunday and will see Brigade play Coleraine while Bready entertain Donemana.
Brigade, Donemana and Bready make T20 semi-finals Brigade, Donemana and Bready make T20 semi-finals ZZZZ9:42 pmZZZZ
It was a very low-key afternoon around the North West on Saturday where despite a full programme of Championship games, top-flight clubs were involved in the region’s T2O Cup group stages.
Davy's on the road again Davy's on the road again ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
Bready have been the form team in the early season running, racing out of the traps to secure two maximum point wins and sit proudly at the Premiership summit.
Warrior Gillespie amongst the runs Warrior Gillespie amongst the runs ZZZZ4:41 amZZZZ
Strabane all-rounder Aaron Gillespie played a major role as The NW Warriors made a strong start in their ongoing interprovincial Championship match against Leinster Lightning In Dublin.
T20 weekend up next as NW search for right formula T20 weekend up next as NW search for right formula ZZZZ4:36 amZZZZ
There’s a change of pace in the North West this weekend as the Group stages of the Faughan Valley T20 Cup which started last Sunday, will be played to a conclusion over the next three days.
NW Women's fixtures NW Women's fixtures ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
The Women's fixtures for 2018 have been confirmed and the action will begin next week.
Qualiftying leagues round-up Qualiftying leagues round-up ZZZZ1:13 pmZZZZ
Johnny Havern starred as Sion Mills got their season up and running with a four-wicket win against Bonds Glen in a low-scoring encounter.
Championship round-up Championship round-up ZZZZ9:39 pmZZZZ
There was precious little to get excited about last weekend with only one match in the Championship played to a conclusion.
Kyte and King star in U15 trial Kyte and King star in U15 trial ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
The first trial match for the North West Under-15 age group took place at The Rectory with an inter-squad game taking place in bright but cold conditions.
Bready continue winning run in T20 Bready continue winning run in T20 ZZZZ11:59 amZZZZ
Wins in the Faughan Valley Cup group games for Bready, Donemana and Eglinton, while Ardmore received a walkover against Strabane.
Bready storm to top of table Bready storm to top of table ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Davy Scanlon’s Bready who will now sit proudly at the top of the table until at least the first week in June.
Rankin back in Warriors frame Rankin back in Warriors frame ZZZZ11:34 amZZZZ
Boyd Rankin will play his first inter-provincial for 15 years when he turns out for North West Warriors next week against Leinster Lightning at Pembroke.
Champions on recovery mission Champions on recovery mission ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
The fixtures for Week 2 of the Premier League have thrown up an intriguing afternoon with the four winners from last Saturday all playing each other and the quartet of defeated sides doing likewise.
Great Scott Great Scott ZZZZ1:51 amZZZZ
It was a dream debut for Fox Lodge opener Barry Scott who switched allegiances from Strabane ahead of the new campaign. As the cricketing Gods would decree, he faced his former team mates in the opening match, and duly recorded his first century at senior level.
Moan starts season with a bang Moan starts season with a bang ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
Another weekend centurion was Killyclooney skipper Darren Moan who recorded the highest score of the day, an unbeaten 187 to lead his team to a seven-wicket win over Newbuildings.
Young guns go for it Young guns go for it ZZZZ1:23 amZZZZ
With a new Ireland Head Coach now in situ and an historic first Test match against Pakistan on the horizon there is probably no better time for players to find a vein of form.
Round the leagues Round the leagues ZZZZ10:11 pmZZZZ
There was no shortage of excitement down the leagues as the NW season got up and running.
Levi Dougherty hits 6 sixes in an over Levi Dougherty hits 6 sixes in an over ZZZZ9:38 amZZZZ
Levi Dougherty entered the record books as he joined a select band of cricketers who have struck 6 sixes in an over.
Killyclooney lead the charge on opening day Killyclooney lead the charge on opening day ZZZZ9:23 pmZZZZ
Killyclooney led the way as they chased down what looked a very competitive Newbuildings total of 279 with Darren Moan providing the highlight of the opening afternoon.
Brigade, Coleraine and Fox Lodge win Brigade, Coleraine and Fox Lodge win ZZZZ12:32 amZZZZ
Brigade will be expected to lay down a serious title challenge this season and Andy Britton’s men got their first points on the board first day as they beat Eglinton.
Joy of six as Young fires Bready to top of table Joy of six as Young fires Bready to top of table ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
The Bready pace bowler returning figures of 6-10 as the Magheramason men routed Donemana for the second successive year.
Tough start for Brigade at Eglinton Tough start for Brigade at Eglinton ZZZZ8:53 amZZZZ
BRIGADE would probably have preferred an easier start to their Premiership campaign but if they can hit the ground running against Eglinton it would auger well for yet another title challenge.
Champions go in search of record-breaking season Champions go in search of record-breaking season ZZZZ12:22 amZZZZ
The new cricket season begins and all eyes will be on Donemana as they bid to smash not one but two long-standing records in the region’s premier club competitions.
Ballyspallen start favourites to book promotion Ballyspallen start favourites to book promotion ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
The race for promotion to the Premier Division gets under way this weekend with the eight hopefuls all in with some sort of chance of challenging in the top half of the table.
Tyrone quartet aiming high Tyrone quartet aiming high ZZZZ11:51 pmZZZZ
The curtain rises on the North West cricket season with four Tyrone sides taking their place in the Premier Division and two more in the race to join them next year from the Championship.
NW Preview 16: Strabane NW Preview 16: Strabane ZZZZ10:51 pmZZZZ
Strabane will also have to punch well above their weight if they are to make it into the top half of the table
NW Preview 15: Bonds Glen NW Preview 15: Bonds Glen ZZZZ7:39 pmZZZZ
It has been a difficult winter for the Glen men as they lost skipper Graham Boyd back to Donemana and talented teenager Kyle Magee to Brigade.
NW Preview 14: Brigade NW Preview 14: Brigade ZZZZ9:39 pmZZZZ
Despite the talk of a Beechgrove exodus over the winter there has been nothing to report other than a couple of players coming in.
NW Preview 13: Glendermott NW Preview 13: Glendermott ZZZZ7:04 pmZZZZ
It isn't difficult to imagine several sides bunching up in the Championship title race this year and it would be no surprise either if Glendermott turned out to be one of them.
NW Preview 12: Burndennett NW Preview 12: Burndennett ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
It seems to have been a fairly difficult close season for the 'Dennett boys but the 11th hour signings of Mark Snodgrass and Andy Barr will have given them a lift heading into the new campaign.
NW Preview 11: St Johnston NW Preview 11: St Johnston ZZZZ7:45 pmZZZZ
Things have been relatively quiet at the Boathole for the past couple of seasons and the Saints are another club set to work with a similar squad as last time.
NW Preview 10: Bready NW Preview 10: Bready ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
Despite finishing in the bottom half over the past four or five years there is always the suspicion that Bready are capable of an awful lot more and this could well be their chance.
Time to help those who help themselves Time to help those who help themselves ZZZZ8:37 pmZZZZ
Basically, the Union feels that they have used every ounce of energy they have in presenting clubs with the opportunity to help themselves.
NW Preview 9: Killyclooney NW Preview 9: Killyclooney ZZZZ10:34 pmZZZZ
Killyclooney came flying out of the traps last season and looked among the favourites for promotion before hitting the buffers mid-summer.
NW Preview 8: Eglinton NW Preview 8: Eglinton ZZZZ8:57 pmZZZZ
Eglinton have competed in the top half of the table for the past couple of seasons but Stuart Thompson will be relishing the chance to close the gap a little more in 2018 as the villagers keep more or less the same panel of players that has served them well to this point.
NW Preview 7: Drummond NW Preview 7: Drummond ZZZZ9:04 pmZZZZ
Drummond's stay in the Premiership came to a crashing halt last season but suggestions that there would be a mass exodus over the winter have so far proven unfounded.
NW Preview 6: Coleraine NW Preview 6: Coleraine ZZZZ10:54 pmZZZZ
The times they are a-changing at Sandel Lodge this summer with former Chairman Gareth Godfrey living up to his promise that the club would give youth a chance in 2018.
NW Preview 5: Fox Lodge NW Preview 5: Fox Lodge ZZZZ8:58 pmZZZZ
It was a case of mission accomplished for the Foxies last time albeit Brian Allen's team eventually needed a play-off win to maintain their Premier Division status.
NW Preview 4: Ardmore NW Preview 4: Ardmore ZZZZ10:46 pmZZZZ
It took a late season win over Eglinton last September to finally free the Bleachgreen boys from a possible relegation play-off and skipper Gary Neely insists his side has to be better this time around.
Eglinton sign Adam McDaid Eglinton sign Adam McDaid ZZZZ2:53 amZZZZ
Eglinton's chances of chasing silverware this season have been given a major boost with the news that they have brought in batsman Adam McDaid for the coming summer.
NW Preview 3: Donemana NW Preview 3: Donemana ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
While they won't want to say so publicly this is set to be a massive year for Donemana Cricket Club. Can they become the first team to win seven senior cup titles in a row?
NW Preview 2: Newbuildings NW Preview 2: Newbuildings ZZZZ10:51 pmZZZZ
There's something of a changing of the guard at Newbuildings this year as Marty Mehaffey's men contemplate a first season without their adopted talisman Peat Salmon.
NW Preview 1: Ballyspallen NW Preview 1: Ballyspallen ZZZZ8:28 pmZZZZ
What a year it turned out to be at Bridge Park in 2017 and despite plenty of rumour over the winter that the side was about to break up, that hasn't been the case.
Week to forget for NW cricket Week to forget for NW cricket ZZZZ10:50 amZZZZ
Let's be honest; it hasn't been a great week for cricket in the North West.
Creevedonnell call it a day Creevedonnell call it a day ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
The announcement on Friday morning of the end of Creevedonnell Cricket Club's 62-year association with the North West Cricket Union certainly prompted plenty of reaction from the local fraternity.
Ardmore sign Steve Lazars Ardmore sign Steve Lazars ZZZZ4:16 amZZZZ
Former Ballymena overseas player Steve Lazars has joined Ardmore ahead of the new season after spending 2017 on the north coast with Coleraine.
Crisis in NW as Donemana Ladies fold Crisis in NW as Donemana Ladies fold ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
After eight years of ladies cricket, Donemana has sadly pulled out of the North West Ladies league following a vote carried out by members last week.
Ifti returns to Brigade Ifti returns to Brigade ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
Brigade seem determined to make a major bid for honours this season after the Beechgrove club announced that Iftikhar Hussain was rejoining them following his season in the NCU with Muckamore.
Tshiki back at Fox Lodge Tshiki back at Fox Lodge ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge have confirmed that Cebo Tshiki will be returning to Ballymagorry for the 2018 campaign.
Neely keeps Ardmore armband Neely keeps Ardmore armband ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
Gary Neely will skipper Ardmore for the third consecutive season this summer as the Bleachgreen club sets its sights on the chase for silverware after a slightly disappointing 2017.
Warriors adopting softly softly approach Warriors adopting softly softly approach ZZZZ2:51 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors are back in pre-season mode with Ian McGregor's charges currently undergoing their Strength & Conditioning programme ahead of what will be an extremely busy summer.
Bready set to host Afghanistan Bready set to host Afghanistan ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Bready are due to host three T20 games at Bready at the end of August.
Death of Johnnie Hunter Death of Johnnie Hunter ZZZZ11:49 amZZZZ
The North West was mourning the loss of another of its very popular figures on Thursday with the untimely death of Limavady CC stalwart, Johnnie Hunter.
Magee makes Beechgrove switch Magee makes Beechgrove switch ZZZZ12:22 amZZZZ
Kyle Magee on his way to Brigade as Johnny Thompson ends speculation of a move away.
The search is over at Bready The search is over at Bready ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
The North West's long wait to appoint a Head Groundsman ended last week after an initial 12-month contract was accepted by Noel NcGinnis.
North West Senior fixtures announced North West Senior fixtures announced ZZZZ9:35 amZZZZ
Bready only club with two home Premiership fixtures before the 'May Break' when Cup action will be to the fore not forgetting Ireland's Test match versus Pakistan.
Passing of Mrs Kathleen Chambers Passing of Mrs Kathleen Chambers ZZZZ8:17 amZZZZ
The team at CricketEurope wish to extend deepest condolences to our colleague Barry Chambers on the passing of his mother, Kathleen.
New umpires put through their paces New umpires put through their paces ZZZZ12:43 amZZZZ
A new team of potential North West Umpires started going through their paces on Sunday afternoon under the watchful eyes of Davy Caldwell, Dermot Ward and current International official, Roly Black.
Death of Ronnie Faulkner Death of Ronnie Faulkner ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Widespread sadness will be mixed with affectionate remembrance as the news of Ronnie Faulkner’s sudden passing at his home in Ballymoney spreads across the North West region.
Brigade confident of retaining squad Brigade confident of retaining squad ZZZZ11:45 pmZZZZ
With North West clubs preparing for the onset of the 2018 season it would appear that over at Beechgrove the emphasis has been on maintaining the status quo over the past few weeks.
Warriors face tough away day opener Warriors face tough away day opener ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors face a tough interpro opener as they make the long trek to Wicklow to take on Leinster Lightning in a three-day encounter.
Eglinton invest in youth Eglinton invest in youth ZZZZ1:31 pmZZZZ
Eglinton CC have secured a sponsor for their Youth Development programme as preparations get underway for the new domestic season.
Donemana confirm Sri Lankan signing Donemana confirm Sri Lankan signing ZZZZ5:26 amZZZZ
Donemana have confirmed the signing of Sri Lankan all-rounder Malith Cooray for the 2018 campaign.
Bready and Ballyspallen to host finals Bready and Ballyspallen to host finals ZZZZ10:28 amZZZZ
This year's senior cup final will be staged at Bready on the weekend of 27/28 July. Donemana will be hoping to return to the venue where their current run of six cup wins in a row began.
Death of Terence Murray Death of Terence Murray ZZZZ3:44 amZZZZ
Terence Murray, former Chairman of Strabane Cricket Club has passed away.
McAllister looking forward to ground-breaking year McAllister looking forward to ground-breaking year ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
Little doubt either that one of the most popular appointments during that time has been that of Connie McAllister to the role of Union President.
Six NW players named in Ireland U13 squad Six NW players named in Ireland U13 squad ZZZZ4:52 amZZZZ
There are six young players from the NW named in the Ireland Under 13 ranks for the winter programme.
Emerging Warriors training gets underway Emerging Warriors training gets underway ZZZZ10:25 amZZZZ
The NW Emerging Warriors programme got underway at the weekend as the Under-15 and Under-17 squads went through the Player Screening process under the watchful eye of Kevin Gallagher and the local trainers.
Bannsiders going back to basics Bannsiders going back to basics ZZZZ11:22 pmZZZZ
The Bannsiders have enjoyed a measure of success in the past five years but a fairly indifferent couple of seasons now looks to have brought about a re-think for the club committee.