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Tanveer Ahmed is caught at silly mid off to end the Hong Kong innings
Tanveer Ahmed is caught at silly mid off to end the Hong Kong innings
Intercontinental Cup 2015-17
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Ireland gain first innings points against stubborn Hong Kong Ireland gain first innings points against stubborn Hong Kong ZZZZ7:11 pmZZZZ
Ireland have seized the initiative on Day 2 of their Intercontinental Cup clash against Hong Kong at Stormont after William Porterfield's men bowled the visitors out for 237 just before the close.
Ireland made to battle against Hong Kong Ireland made to battle against Hong Kong ZZZZ1:40 pmZZZZ
Ireland did not have it all their own way on the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup clash with Hong Kong at Stormont as William Porterfield and Gary Wilson both just missed out on centuries.
Wilson and Porterfield give Ireland advantage over Hong Kong Wilson and Porterfield give Ireland advantage over Hong Kong ZZZZ7:13 pmZZZZ
Gary Wilson and William Porterfield gave Ireland a solid start to their crucial four-day game against Hong Kong at Stormont on Tuesday as John Bracewell's charges eyed the chance to go top of the Intercontinental Cup table
Test cricket the main goal for Porterfield Test cricket the main goal for Porterfield ZZZZ2:15 pmZZZZ
Ireland captain William Porterfield was forced to watch his Warwickshire team-mates play their Royal London Cup semi-final on television yesterday but he is happy to make the sacrifice to help his international colleagues reach the Test match arena.
Squads for I-Cup and WCLC fixtures against Afghanistan and Nepal announced Squads for I-Cup and WCLC fixtures against Afghanistan and Nepal announced ZZZZ7:16 pmZZZZ
Selections for the upcoming Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan and WCLC fixtures against Nepal see a call-up for Shane Snater and a recall for Tim Gruijters.
Ireland name full strength squad for PNG Ireland name full strength squad for PNG ZZZZ4:01 pmZZZZ
Ireland have named a full strength squad for their upcoming ICC InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea next month.
Ireland face Papua New Guinea in Townsville Ireland face Papua New Guinea in Townsville ZZZZ8:44 amZZZZ
The ICC has announced the third round schedule of the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship.
Afghanistan win after see-saw contest Afghanistan win after see-saw contest ZZZZ8:30 amZZZZ
Afghanistan beat Papua New Guinea in a see-saw Intercontinental Cup match.
Big win for Hong Kong as UAE collapse on final day Big win for Hong Kong as UAE collapse on final day ZZZZ10:50 amZZZZ
Hong Kong get their first Intercontinental Cup win after beating the UAE in Dubai.
Ireland power to top of the table Ireland power to top of the table ZZZZ9:00 amZZZZ
The reigning champions open up a 14-point gap at the top of the Intercontinental Cup table after defeating Namibia by an innings and 107 runs.
A stumping for Ireland
A stumping for Ireland's Niall O'Brien against Hong Kong ©CricketEurope
                        P  Pts
Afghanistan             4   61
Ireland                 3   60
Netherlands             4   46
Hong Kong               3   30
Scotland                4   30
Namibia                 3   20
Papua New Guinea        3   20
UAE                     4    7
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Ireland
The first Irish first-class cricketers The first Irish first-class cricketers ZZZZ11:42 amZZZZ
The phrase ‘first-class cricket’ has been bandied about quite a bit this year, but we’ve been playing first-class cricket in Ireland for well over a century.
Anderson century leads Merrion to cup glory Anderson century leads Merrion to cup glory ZZZZ9:41 amZZZZ
JOHN ANDERSON'S superb century led Merrion to their second Irish Senior Cup title as they beat holders Waringstown by 56 runs at a sun-drenched Castle Avenue.
Anderson stars as Merrion lift cup Anderson stars as Merrion lift cup ZZZZ5:09 pmZZZZ
Despite a concussion which put him out for three weeks, he has scored well over 1,000 runs and yesterday crowned the summer with a match-winning century as Merrion put their battle against relegation aside to regain the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup.
Brogan and Doheny lead Rush to cup defence Brogan and Doheny lead Rush to cup defence ZZZZ5:04 pmZZZZ
HOLDERS Rush retained the Irish National Cup trophy after an emphatic nine wickets win against Laois at Castle Avenue.
Ireland edge out Hampshire in another thriller Ireland edge out Hampshire in another thriller ZZZZ12:16 amZZZZ
IRELAND'S Under 15 cricketers finished the Jersey Cricket Board Festival on a winning note after beating Hampshire by seven runs to clinch the third spot in the prestigious event.
Up for the Cup Up for the Cup ZZZZ4:41 pmZZZZ
Waringstown and Merrion will meet in the “Battle of Clontarf” in a repeat of the 2015 Irish Senior Cup final in what promises to be an occasion to saviour, while Laois and Rush meet in all-Leinster National Cup final.
Williamson steps down as Leinster Lightning coach Williamson steps down as Leinster Lightning coach ZZZZ2:06 pmZZZZ
TED WILLIAMSON has stepped down as head coach of Leinster Lightning with immediate effect.
Lightning seal treble thanks to Dockrell hundred Lightning seal treble thanks to Dockrell hundred ZZZZ6:35 pmZZZZ
A George Dockrell century proved to be the highlight as Leinster Lightning secured the InterProvincial treble for the second consecutive season with an entertaining draw against the North West Warriors at Malahide.
Williams ton lights up Malahide Williams ton lights up Malahide ZZZZ7:49 pmZZZZ
An Oraine Williams century was the highlight of Day Two in the final match in this season’s InterProvincial series as Leinster Lightning entertained the North West Warriors at a sun-drenched Malahide.
A tale of the centuries: 200 and counting A tale of the centuries: 200 and counting ZZZZ5:51 amZZZZ
AMID the flurry of records Ed Joyce has been racking up over the last year or so, one seems to have passed us by.
Ireland U15s in Jersey tournament Ireland U15s in Jersey tournament ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
IRELAND'S Under 15 cricketers are in action this week when they take part in the JCB Cricket Festival in Jersey.
Hoey stars but Ireland lose to Hampshire Hoey stars but Ireland lose to Hampshire ZZZZ9:13 pmZZZZ
IRELAND'S Under 15 cricketers lost the opening match of the JCB Cricket Festival despite a five-star performance from Gavin Hoey.
Brigade lift Ulster Cup Brigade lift Ulster Cup ZZZZ8:18 pmZZZZ
Brigade are the 2016 O’Neill’s Ulster Cup champions after they beat Ardmore 3-2 in a bowl-out at a soggy Bready on Sunday evening.
Irishmen in Pakistan Irishmen in Pakistan ZZZZ11:49 amZZZZ
Mohammed Afzal Masood – known as Alf – broke many Leinster batting records with Phoenix and later with Ireland.
Rankin injury blow for Ireland Rankin injury blow for Ireland ZZZZ9:44 amZZZZ
Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of Ireland's fixtures for the remainder of the season after suffering a fracture of his left tibia.
Rush and Laois to meet in National Cup final Rush and Laois to meet in National Cup final ZZZZ9:57 pmZZZZ
Holders Rush will face Laois in the final of the National Cup after wins over Woodvale and Newbuildings in the semi-finals.
Newbuildings on National Cup trail Newbuildings on National Cup trail ZZZZ9:03 pmZZZZ
It’s a big weekend for the North West’s youngest senior club coming up as Newbuildings head to Laois on Saturday for the semi-final of this year’s National Cup.
Injury boost for Ireland ahead of Pakistan series Injury boost for Ireland ahead of Pakistan series ZZZZ10:59 amZZZZ
Niall O'Brien and Craig Young return from injury while Boyd Rankin is available again.
Ireland and Afghanistan confirm 9 match series Ireland and Afghanistan confirm 9 match series ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
The teams will play 3 T20I's, 5 ODI's and their InterContinental Cup match in India next March.
Ulster Plate draw Ulster Plate draw ZZZZ1:02 pmZZZZ
The draw has been made for the quarter-finals of the O'Neills Ulster Plate competition.
NCU sides dominate in Ulster Plate NCU sides dominate in Ulster Plate ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
There will be five sides from the NCU and three from the NW in the quarter-final draw.
Scotland
Western Union Premier Division review week 18 Western Union Premier Division review week 18 ZZZZ7:44 amZZZZ
Colin Mitchell, Clydesdale’s chairman of cricket, has confirmed that the club will press ahead with their appeal to the WDCU despite clinching the Premier title on Saturday.
CSL Eastern Premier review week 18 CSL Eastern Premier review week 18 ZZZZ7:43 amZZZZ
Scottish cricket has attracted many top-class players and coaches, however in recent years few if any have made as indelible an impression as Graeme Beghin.
SMRH are ESCA Champions SMRH are ESCA Champions ZZZZ8:58 amZZZZ
In a tense match at Inverleith SMRH won the winner takes all match by 47 runs against RH Corstorphine to win the ESCA Championship.
Another win for Scotland A Another win for Scotland A ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
Matthew Cross stroked a composed half-century to guide Scotland’s second string to victory over a combined Kent/Northants XI.
Match result likely to be changed Match result likely to be changed ZZZZ8:06 amZZZZ
Cricket chiefs are set to over-turn the outcome of a match – after the result was wrongly changed.
Momentous weekend for Clydesdale Momentous weekend for Clydesdale ZZZZ10:32 pmZZZZ
Clydesdale captain Majid Haq reflects on a season which culminated in an historic weekend as they achieved a league and cup double.
Clydesdale's long wait is over Clydesdale's long wait is over ZZZZ8:38 amZZZZ
Clydesdale ended a twenty-eight year wait for Scottish Cup glory when they denied Arbroath a second consecutive success in a low-scoring thriller at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow.
Scotland defeat UAE again Scotland defeat UAE again ZZZZ8:43 pmZZZZ
Scotland moved into second place in the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship with a second win in three days over United Arab Emirates at The Grange in Edinburgh.
Comprehensive win for Scotland Comprehensive win for Scotland ZZZZ7:17 amZZZZ
Scotland put their weather woes behind them to step up their World Cricket League bid with a comprehensive win over UAE at The Grange, Edinburgh.
Gordonians retain the CS Challenge Cup Gordonians retain the CS Challenge Cup ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
Gordonians defeated Kelso by three wickets in a close encounter at Langloan to retail the CS Challenge Cup.
Tribute to Hanif Mohammad Tribute to Hanif Mohammad ZZZZ10:52 amZZZZ
Poloc president Keith Young last night led the tributes following the death of cricket superstar Hanif Mohammad - one of the greatest players ever to grace the Scottish domestic stage.
Under 15’s defeat Northumberland Under 15’s defeat Northumberland ZZZZ5:45 pmZZZZ
After an inconsistent campaign in the ECB Under 15 Championship Scotland finished on a high with a convincing ten wicket win against Northumberland.
Grange win the Masterton Trophy final Grange win the Masterton Trophy final ZZZZ11:14 pmZZZZ
Grange defeated Penicuik by seven wickets to win the Masterton Trophy as the sun shone brightly at Grange Loan to advance to the Murgitroyd T20 finals day.
Knights squeeze home against the Highlanders Knights squeeze home against the Highlanders ZZZZ8:05 pmZZZZ
Eastern Knights beat the Caledonian Highlanders by four runs in a close T20 Blitz match at Forthill.
Knights blitz the Warriors Knights blitz the Warriors ZZZZ9:08 amZZZZ
Tom Sole returned to his old stomping ground to top score with 79 not out as the Knights beat the Warriors by 59 runs at The Grange.
Wallace blitzes Highlanders to victory Wallace blitzes Highlanders to victory ZZZZ9:03 amZZZZ
Craig Wallace lit up the opening day of the CS Pro20 Blitz with an innings of sheer class as Caley Highlanders launched their campaign with a comfortable 25-run win over Western Warriors in the Titwood sunshine.
Women's Cricket
Ireland Women name squads for Bangladesh clashes Ireland Women name squads for Bangladesh clashes ZZZZ1:04 pmZZZZ
Ireland Women have named their squads for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh at Bready.
Bangladesh tour of Ireland shortened Bangladesh tour of Ireland shortened ZZZZ8:12 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have agreed to facilitate the slight shortening of the tour to accommodate the Bangladesh Board's own logistical and operational considerations.
Scotland Women U17 square the series Scotland Women U17 square the series ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
Scotland Women U17 defeated Ireland Women U17 by seven runs to square the series on the final day at Loretto College.
Ireland defeat Scotland Ireland defeat Scotland ZZZZ11:00 amZZZZ
Ireland's under 17 girls kept up the recent success of youth teams with a 38 run win over their Scottish counterparts.
Clean sweep for Scotland Women Clean sweep for Scotland Women ZZZZ5:23 pmZZZZ
Scotland Women defeated Netherlands Women by eight wickets in their final match in the ICC Women’s World Cup European Qualifying Series.
Scotland win World Cup qualifying series Scotland win World Cup qualifying series ZZZZ8:33 pmZZZZ
Scotland Women defeated Netherlands Women by eight runs in a rain interrupted match to win the series and qualify for the Global Qualifying next year.
First blood to the Dutch in a crucial week First blood to the Dutch in a crucial week ZZZZ11:29 amZZZZ
The Netherlands posted a five-wicket victory in their ECB One-Day Cup match on Sunday, with three World Cup qualifiers scheduled for later in the week.
County spots for Kalis and Veringmeier County spots for Kalis and Veringmeier ZZZZ3:58 pmZZZZ
Sterre Kalis and Miranda Veringmeier will join Essex and Worcestershire respectively for the NatWest Women's County T20 this season
Sean Trouw appointed Dutch women's coach Sean Trouw appointed Dutch women's coach ZZZZ10:21 amZZZZ
The Kampong Utrecht allrounder succeeds Peter Cantrell as coach of the national women's team.
Worldwide
Hong Kong casts net wider Hong Kong casts net wider ZZZZ9:51 pmZZZZ
The Hong Kong Cricket Association looks to find players with links to Hong Kong.
Afghanistan set for West Indies tour Afghanistan set for West Indies tour ZZZZ9:46 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan will tour the West Indies in June to play T20Is and ODIs.
Nepal beat MCC in maiden Lord's appearance Nepal beat MCC in maiden Lord's appearance ZZZZ9:38 pmZZZZ
Nepal make their debut at Lord's with a 41 run win over the MCC.
Papua New Guinea reach Women's World Cup qualifier Papua New Guinea reach Women's World Cup qualifier ZZZZ8:48 pmZZZZ
Papua New Guinea have won the EAP Women's World Cup Qualifier to reach the global tournament.
PNG win first two matches in EAP Women's World Cup qualifier PNG win first two matches in EAP Women's World Cup qualifier ZZZZ7:36 amZZZZ
Papua New Guinea win their first two matches in the East Asia Pacific Women's World Cup qualifier
Afghanistan appoint former India batsman as new coach Afghanistan appoint former India batsman as new coach ZZZZ6:20 pmZZZZ
Laichand Rajput replaces Inzamam-ul-Haq as Afghanistan coach.
Netherlands
Excelsior go one up in Topklasse finals series Excelsior go one up in Topklasse finals series ZZZZ4:54 pmZZZZ
Excelsior saw out a 5-wicket win after skittling Dosti-United for just 88 to go one-up in the best-of-three finals series.
VOC open relegation pay-offs with a win VOC open relegation pay-offs with a win ZZZZ4:51 pmZZZZ
VOC bested VVV in the first of three Relegation/Promotion playoffs.
Topklasse Round 17: VRA secure safety as HCC claim fifth Topklasse Round 17: VRA secure safety as HCC claim fifth ZZZZ4:43 pmZZZZ
VRA secured safety from relegation with a crushing 8-wicket win over VOC, whilst HCC saw off Hermes to secure fifth place.
National team manager Ed van Nierop departs National team manager Ed van Nierop departs ZZZZ11:37 pmZZZZ
The KNCB today announced that Ed van Nierop will not be retained as the national team manager.
Pro-Series final announced Pro-Series final announced ZZZZ1:46 pmZZZZ
The final of this years North Sea Pro-Series will sea the Southern Seafarers take on the Eastern Knights at Stirling on September 1st.
Roux departs for Otago Roux departs for Otago ZZZZ6:41 amZZZZ
Netherlands head coach Anton Roux resigned yesterday to take up a position as assistant coach at the Otago Volts.
Nepal bounce back to shock Netherlands Nepal bounce back to shock Netherlands ZZZZ10:12 amZZZZ
Nepal bounced back from a crushing 7-wicket defeat to close out a disciplined 19-run victory over the Dutch.
Netherlands trounce Nepal in opening one-dayer Netherlands trounce Nepal in opening one-dayer ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands closed out a comprehensive 7-wicket win over Nepal in the first of two World Cricket League Championship matches
Nepal announce squad for WCLC matches Nepal announce squad for WCLC matches ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
Nepal have announced their 15 man squad for their two World Cricket League Championship matches against the Netherlands.
Rippon's Resistance cannot deny Afghanistan Rippon's Resistance cannot deny Afghanistan ZZZZ3:23 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan delivered the Dutch a comprehensive drubbing, winning their I-Cup tie by an innings in two days despite the efforts of Michael Rippon.
Hurricanes clinch hard-fought win in inaugural 3-Day Challenge Hurricanes clinch hard-fought win in inaugural 3-Day Challenge ZZZZ10:00 pmZZZZ
The Northern Hurricanes overcame a defiant fight-back from the Southern Seafarers to seal victory in the final session of the last day of the inaugural 3-Day Challenge.
Myburgh blasts Seafarers into Pro-Series final Myburgh blasts Seafarers into Pro-Series final ZZZZ3:08 pmZZZZ
A trademark big-hitting Stephan Myburgh century on Monday saw the Southern Seafarers secure their spot in the NSPS final, before completing their clean sweep the following day.
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