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Ireland
McCarthy and Poynter sign contract extensions McCarthy and Poynter sign contract extensions ZZZZ12:37 amZZZZ
Barry McCarthy and Stuart Poynter have signed two-year contracts with Durham.
Only way is up for Ireland Only way is up for Ireland ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
IRELAND came, saw and were truly conquered as their first invitation to face top class opposition on foreign soil ended in another crushing defeat.
Ireland crushed by Australia Ireland crushed by Australia ZZZZ8:13 amZZZZ
AUSTRALIA'S big-hitting trio of David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith delivered a mercifully quick nine-wicket one-day international victory over Ireland to bring down the curtain on a miserable 2016 for the Boys in Green.
Neary stars as Rush win U15 All Ireland Neary stars as Rush win U15 All Ireland ZZZZ3:26 amZZZZ
Alex Neary's brilliant all-round display ensured Rush beat Derriaghy by six wickets to claim the U15 All Ireland trophy.
Ireland facing tough challenge Ireland facing tough challenge ZZZZ6:48 pmZZZZ
IRELAND will be without their star performers when they take on South Africa in Benoni this morning, but will be happy their opponents are too. Injuries have ruled out Ed Joyce and Boyd Rankin from the short ODI tour which sees the hosts without AB De Villiers, Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel.
Ireland ready for African Challenge Ireland ready for African Challenge ZZZZ7:03 pmZZZZ
THE Ireland cricket team are now a recognised player on the world stage, having taken part in eight global events since their dramatic breakthrough at the 2007 World Cup, but the next two games will be their biggest step yet.
Clinton leads The Hills to U11 All Ireland glory Clinton leads The Hills to U11 All Ireland glory ZZZZ10:57 pmZZZZ
ADAM CLINTON'S brilliant 94 led The Hills to a 32 run win over CSNI in the All-Ireland Under 11 final at Milverton.
Leinster clinch U13 trophy with win over Eglinton Leinster clinch U13 trophy with win over Eglinton ZZZZ8:22 pmZZZZ
Half centuries from skipper Craig McKay (61) and Michael Lynch - the latter's 51 not out taking just 27 deliveries - propelled Leinster to 186 for 5.
Spence boys tee up Ulster Plate win Spence boys tee up Ulster Plate win ZZZZ9:58 pmZZZZ
Bready II's are the new O'Neill's Ulster Plate winners after Mark Olphert's side proved too strong for holders Brigade at Eglinton on Sunday.
Waringstown fail at the final hurdle Waringstown fail at the final hurdle ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
WARINGSTOWN failed in their attempt to retain the Irish Senior Cup as Merrion gained revenge for last year’s final defeat with a comfortable 56 runs victory at Clontarf.
Anderson the hero as Merrion win Bob Kerr trophy Anderson the hero as Merrion win Bob Kerr trophy ZZZZ5:08 pmZZZZ
AS the 2016 cricket season winds down, no-one will have as much cause for satisfaction as John Anderson.
Rush in a hurry as they crush Laois Rush in a hurry as they crush Laois ZZZZ5:06 pmZZZZ
HOLDERS Rush retained the Irish National Cup trophy after an emphatic nine wickets win against Laois at Castle Avenue.
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.
Dockrell the hero for Leinster Dockrell the hero for Leinster ZZZZ4:44 pmZZZZ
GEORGE Dockrell was the final day hero for Leinster Lightning as they clinched their fourth successive inter-provincial championship title — but not with the ball.
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.
Greg Thompson back for Ireland Greg Thompson back for Ireland ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
There are only five survivors from the World Twenty20 squad for Ireland's return to the shortest format when they face Hong Kong at Bready next month.
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.
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 win Ulster Cup Brigade win Ulster Cup ZZZZ8:20 pmZZZZ
The result means that the Limavady Road men keep their record intact as well; they have now been in four Ulster finals, and won them all.
Ardmore and Brigade ready for Ulster Cup battle Ardmore and Brigade ready for Ulster Cup battle ZZZZ9:52 amZZZZ
It’s an all-North West affair in Sunday’s O’Neill’s Ulster Cup final as title-seeking Ardmore and Brigade square up at Bready for what has all the makings of a thrilling contest.
Last over heartbreak for Newbuildings Last over heartbreak for Newbuildings ZZZZ9:34 amZZZZ
After several long, arduous journeys, Newbuildings took their leave of this year’s National Cup on Saturday following a gut-wrenching last-over defeat in Laois.
Holders go to Town and book place in final Holders go to Town and book place in final ZZZZ9:02 pmZZZZ
Holders Waringstown impressively secured a third Irish Cup final appearance in six seasons as Greg Thompson put Instonians to the sword.
Scotland
R W Sievwright R W Sievwright ZZZZ3:24 pmZZZZ
David W Potter has written a book on the Arbroath and Scotland player Robert Sievwright who has the distinction of having taken 2242 wickets in all forms of the game more than any other in Scotland.
Greaves leaves Glenrothes Greaves leaves Glenrothes ZZZZ7:15 pmZZZZ
Forfarshire have emerged as favourites to snap up star batsman Chris Greaves as player-coach after he quit Glenrothes.
Macleod century sets up Scotland victory Macleod century sets up Scotland victory ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
A record-breaking century from Calum MacLeod helped Scotland end their season on a high by lifting the Braidwood Cup with victory over Hong Kong at The Grange, Edinburgh.
Scotland Claim Braidwood Cup Scotland Claim Braidwood Cup ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
Scotland Claim Braidwood Cup with victory over Hong Kong by 53 runs
Drummond bows out at the top Drummond bows out at the top ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
Majid Haq made a point of paying heartfelt tribute to his former Scotland colleague and captain Gordon Drummond, who had made his last appearance for the newly-crowned champions.
Carlton win the Grand Final Carlton win the Grand Final ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
CARLTON continued the recent dominance of east over west by cruising to a 114-run victory over Clydesdale in the Cricket Scotland Grand Final at Grange Loan.
Grand Final preview Grand Final preview ZZZZ8:18 amZZZZ
Majid Haq has called on his Clydesdale team to become record breakers by completing an unprecedented treble.
Clean sweep for the Knights Clean sweep for the Knights ZZZZ9:01 pmZZZZ
The Eastern Knights followed up their domination in the domestic competitions with a four wicket win against the South Holland Seafarers to lift the North Sea Trophy.
Squad for Hong Kong series announced Squad for Hong Kong series announced ZZZZ7:44 pmZZZZ
Cricket Scotland have announced their squad to face Hong Kong in two One Day Internationals in this year’s edition of the Braidwood Cup at the Grange in Edinburgh on Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 players off Down Under Ireland players off Down Under ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
The Ireland Women's squad will be a bit short-handed this winter as four will be on Antipodean shores while Louise McCarthy is in Scotland continuing her studies.
Review of the Year Review of the Year ZZZZ1:41 pmZZZZ
It was a year of contrasts for Ireland Women with the undoubted highs being the wins over South Africa in both ODI and T20 formats, while the T20 World Cup campaign ended without a win despite being in a strong position against Sri Lanka.
Horror batting collapse sends Ireland spinning to defeat Horror batting collapse sends Ireland spinning to defeat ZZZZ11:00 pmZZZZ
A HORRIBLE batting collapse, which, unfortunately, has been the feature of the Ireland Women’s season, condemned them to a 10 runs defeat to Bangladesh in their final game.
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.
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
Afghanistan sneak over line in run chase Afghanistan sneak over line in run chase ZZZZ8:18 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 2 wickets with 2 balls to spare to level the series.
Hong Kong add fixture against Sydney Sixers to Australian tour Hong Kong add fixture against Sydney Sixers to Australian tour ZZZZ6:16 amZZZZ
Hong Kong will now be playing two Big Bash teams on their Australian tour in December.
Narrow defeat for Afghanistan Narrow defeat for Afghanistan ZZZZ5:47 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan lose by seven runs in the first ODI against Bangladesh.
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.
Netherlands
Glamorgan honour van der Gugten Glamorgan honour van der Gugten ZZZZ10:00 pmZZZZ
Timm van der Gugten was named Glamorgan's palyer of the year and Championship player of the year in recogntion of his phenomenal debut season.
Van Meekeren signs two-year Somerset deal Van Meekeren signs two-year Somerset deal ZZZZ3:05 pmZZZZ
Netherlands fast-bowler Paul van Meekeren has secured a two-year contract with Somerset CCC.
Bukhari retires from One-Day and First Class Internationals Bukhari retires from One-Day and First Class Internationals ZZZZ7:49 pmZZZZ
Netherlands all-rounder Mudassar Bukhari has called time on his one-day and first class international career, though he remains available for T20s.
Excelsior claim Topklasse title Excelsior claim Topklasse title ZZZZ9:52 amZZZZ
Excelsior '20 Schiedam sealed their 10th national championship, besting Dosti-United by 27 to take the best-of-three final 2-0.
Seelaar sees VOC to safety Seelaar sees VOC to safety ZZZZ8:55 amZZZZ
A dominant all-round display from Pieter Seelaar saw VOC to victory in the relegation/promotion playoff against VVV.
Mommsen sees Knights to NSPS title Mommsen sees Knights to NSPS title ZZZZ7:00 pmZZZZ
An unbeaten 52 from Preston Mommsen saw the Eastern Knights to victory over the Southern Seafarers in the North Sea Pro-Series final.
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.
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.
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
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.
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Murtagh tops and tails Hong Kong Murtagh tops and tails Hong Kong ZZZZ11:04 amZZZZ
Tim Murtagh topped and tailed the Hong Kong second innings in Belfast yesterday to bowl Ireland to a 70-run victory and send the defending champions 19 points clear at the top of the InterContinental Cup after four of seven matches.
Job done for Ireland Job done for Ireland ZZZZ7:19 pmZZZZ
THEY didn’t make it easy for themselves but the sun shone all day for Ireland to complete a seventh straight win in the Intercontinental Cup and seal another maximum points victory to consolidate their position at the top of the table.
Ireland end Hong Kong resistance Ireland end Hong Kong resistance ZZZZ5:59 pmZZZZ
Ireland maintained their 100% Intercontinental Cup record at Stormont on Friday with a solid 70-run win over Hong Kong despite a defiant century from the visitors' Nizakat Khan.
Ireland on course to beat Hong Kong Ireland on course to beat Hong Kong ZZZZ4:26 pmZZZZ
Ireland will be relying on some help from above at Stormont as they bid to complete a fourth straight victory in this year's Intercontinental Cup.
Ireland stay on top despite rain curtailed third day Ireland stay on top despite rain curtailed third day ZZZZ7:59 pmZZZZ
IRELAND remain on top against Hong Kong in their InterContinental Cup clash at Stormont despite 45 overs being lost in the day due to a combination of rain and bad light on a stop-start day.
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.
George Dockrell celebrates the wicket of Carter as Ireland beat Hong Kong by 70 runs
George Dockrell celebrates the wicket of Carter as Ireland beat Hong Kong by 70 runs ©CricketEurope
                        P  Pts
Ireland                 4   80
Afghanistan             4   61
Netherlands             4   46
Hong Kong               4   30
Scotland                4   30
Namibia                 3   20
Papua New Guinea        3   20
UAE                     4    7
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