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World Twenty20 Qualifier (Ireland & Scotland, 9-26 July)
CricketEurope Team of the Tournament CricketEurope Team of the Tournament ZZZZ11:46 amZZZZ
The CricketEurope team were out in force at the recent T20 World Cup qualifying tournament and have nominated their squad of the competition.
Twenty20 Qualifier - the off-field view Twenty20 Qualifier - the off-field view ZZZZ4:29 pmZZZZ
A look at the World Twenty20 Qualifier from an off-field perspective.
Ireland no longer top of the tree Ireland no longer top of the tree ZZZZ3:35 pmZZZZ
IRELAND are no longer top of the tree in the Associate world of Twenty20 cricket. They surrendered their crown when they lost their semi-final to the Netherlands in Malahide with a performance which summed up a disappointing tournament.
Netherlands see off Ireland to claim final spot Netherlands see off Ireland to claim final spot ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
A comfortable 5 wicket win over hosts Ireland sees the Netherlands to their second WT20 qualifier final.
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Ireland
T20 failure can provide mark in the sand for Ireland T20 failure can provide mark in the sand for Ireland ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
Losing 3 times to fellow associates and finishing third in the World T20 qualifiers will undoubtedly be viewed as a failure for a special group of players and an administration that prides itself on being the strongest team in all formats of the game outside of the full members club.
Major review needed by Irish selectors Major review needed by Irish selectors ZZZZ8:30 amZZZZ
THE Ireland selectors will have a major review of the World Twenty20 qualifying tournament before they chose the 15-man squad for the first stage of the finals in India next March.
Door always open for Rankin return Door always open for Rankin return ZZZZ8:27 amZZZZ
IRELAND coach John Bracewell has offered Boyd Rankin an immediate return to the Ireland side but the Bready-born paceman does not want to be known as a one-Test wonder.
Be careful what you wish for Be careful what you wish for ZZZZ2:54 pmZZZZ
In his first press conference as the new Irish cricket coach in April, John Bracewell admitted that he had coveted the job long before Phil Simmons left to take up a role with the West Indies.
Mixed results give Ireland food for thought Mixed results give Ireland food for thought ZZZZ4:53 pmZZZZ
Three defeats on home soil give new Irish coach John Bracewell some food for thought ahead of the T20 World Cup in India next year.
Cricket the winner in Castle Avenue epic Cricket the winner in Castle Avenue epic ZZZZ7:47 pmZZZZ
As I drank my morning cuppa and listened to RTE Radio (BBC Radio 4 is useless on Sunday mornings until 8:50), I checked the rainfall radar: a few light showers over Co. Meath, otherwise nothing.
Cups round-up Cups round-up ZZZZ9:39 pmZZZZ
All the action from the Irish Cup, National Cup and Ulster Shield.
No shortage of drama in Irish Senior Cup No shortage of drama in Irish Senior Cup ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
Ruan Pretorius created Irish Senior Cup history by clubbing 6 sixes in an over as Waringstown beat 2013 winners Clontarf in a thrilling encounter at Castle Avenue.
Mooney hundred helps Lightning clinch T20 trophy despite defeat Mooney hundred helps Lightning clinch T20 trophy despite defeat ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
John Mooney smashed a stunning century and lifted the Hanley InterPro T20 Cup in Eglinton despite seeing his Leinster Lightning side slip to a 15-run loss in their final match against the North-West Warriors.
Concern over fixture congestion Concern over fixture congestion ZZZZ8:06 amZZZZ
Lee Nelson and Andrew Cowden, the Waringstown and Civil Service North captains, are united in concern about a fixture list that is hampering their chances of reaching the last four of the Irish Cup.
Lightning lose battle but win war Lightning lose battle but win war ZZZZ8:51 pmZZZZ
A superb unbeaten century from Leinster Lightning skipper John Mooney wasn't enough to prevent the North West Warriors winning the final match of the Interprovincial T20 Championship at Eglinton on Friday - albeit the visitors took the T20 trophy home courtesy of a single bonus point.
McAllister and Delany return for T20 showdown McAllister and Delany return for T20 showdown ZZZZ3:14 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien absent from Lightning squad that takes on Warriors at Eglinton on Friday.
Lightning dominate Warriors Lightning dominate Warriors ZZZZ3:06 pmZZZZ
LEINSTER Lightning started their defence of the 50-over inter-provincial Cup in remarkable fashion with a six wickets victory over the North West Warriors on a superb batting track at Rathmines.
Joyce and Sorensen star as Lightning thump Warriors Joyce and Sorensen star as Lightning thump Warriors ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
DOM JOYCE and Max Sorensen produced match winning performances as Leinster Lightning outplayed the NW Warriors to win their Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Cup game by six wickets at a sun drenched Rathmines.
Tough draw for Northern teams Tough draw for Northern teams ZZZZ8:23 pmZZZZ
There was no luck for the two remaining NCU teams in the Irish Senior Cup when the draw for the quarter-finals was made.
Netherlands
An important step forward for European women's cricket An important step forward for European women's cricket ZZZZ4:22 pmZZZZ
A combined Continental eleven made its debut in Utrecht this weekend, playing two matches against a Dutch Invitation XI.
Lyall steps down as KNCB vice chair Lyall steps down as KNCB vice chair ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
Professor Rod Lyall, vice chairman of the KNCB with responsibility for womens and junior cricket has resigned his position on the board.
Van der Merwe signs Somerset deal Van der Merwe signs Somerset deal ZZZZ4:21 pmZZZZ
Roelof van der Merwe is set to return to Somerset, having signed a two year contract beginning 2016
Topklasse takes familiar shape before month-long hiatus Topklasse takes familiar shape before month-long hiatus ZZZZ4:25 pmZZZZ
The Topklasse league table took on familiar shape after Quick Haag managed back-to-back victories
Khadka claims consolation win for Nepal Khadka claims consolation win for Nepal ZZZZ11:36 pmZZZZ
Paras Khadka's 54 from 41 balls saw Nepal claim a victory in the final game of the T20I series against the Netherlands, which the Dutch won 3-1
Scotland
Scotland start WCL campaign against Nepal Scotland start WCL campaign against Nepal ZZZZ7:13 amZZZZ
It may only be days since Scotland clinched their qualification for next year’s World Twenty20 in India but the bid to reach another global tournament begins today when Preston Mommsen’s side face Nepal in the first of two World Cricket League clashes at Ayr.
Grange to face Arbroath in Scottish Cup Final Grange to face Arbroath in Scottish Cup Final ZZZZ8:37 amZZZZ
Eastern Premiership pacesetters Grange will square up to their chief title challengers Arbroath in next month’s Scottish Cup Final.
ESCA Championship review week 14 ESCA Championship review week 14 ZZZZ8:36 amZZZZ
Glenrothes winning the Eastern Championship would seem to be the surest bet in sport at the moment, however free-scoring batsman Chris Greaves reckons the Fifers will still have to dig deep for their promotion ticket.
CSL Eastern Premier review week 14 CSL Eastern Premier review week 14 ZZZZ8:34 amZZZZ
Grange skipper Andrew Brock hailed the “complete performance” of his side as they snuffed out the challenge of Forfarshire to take another stride towards the Eastern Premiership crown.
Scotland's cup hopes dashed by the weather Scotland's cup hopes dashed by the weather ZZZZ7:42 amZZZZ
Scotland’s hopes of winning the World Twenty20 Qualifier Trophy outright were dashed when the final was washed-out in Dublin.
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News & Features
The achievement of an idiot with an idea The achievement of an idiot with an idea ZZZZ9:44 amZZZZ
Patrick Demaerschalk's dream of a combined Continental Women's XI came to fruition in Utrecht this weekend.
England PD to play in Newcastle T20 Series England PD to play in Newcastle T20 Series ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
NUSC’s preparation for hosting Guernsey’s ICC World League warm up tour given a boost.
Vanuatu well out in front after day two Vanuatu well out in front after day two ZZZZ11:13 amZZZZ
Vanuatu have four wins from four matches as the Pacific Games men's tournament continues in Port Moresby.
Vanuatu on top after day one in Port Moresby Vanuatu on top after day one in Port Moresby ZZZZ3:37 pmZZZZ
Vanuatu are the only unbeaten team after day one of the men's Pacific Games tournament.
Samoa win first ever women's cricket Pacific Games gold Samoa win first ever women's cricket Pacific Games gold ZZZZ4:49 pmZZZZ
Samoa are the first ever women's cricket gold medallists at the Pacific Games after beating Papua New Guinea in the final today.
Canada qualify for Under-19 World Cup Canada qualify for Under-19 World Cup ZZZZ8:33 amZZZZ
Canada have qualified for the Under-19 World Cup after beating the USA in Bermuda yesterday.
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World T20 Qualifiers Preview
In the first of a two part episode, US cricket journalist and associate cricket expert Peter Della Penna discusses the World T20 qualifiers and ICC news. We cover the World T20 qualifiers, with previews of every team and predictions of the teams likely to reach the playoffs …

ICC Conference and USA suspension
In the second part Peter Della Penna discusses the USACA Suspension and outcomes from the ICC conference: the ascension of Serbia and the suspension of Turkey and Morocco; the stated strategic plan; and the nexus between development and future competitive opportunities. Previews of the Americas U19, Europe U19, Pacific Games and Scotland-Nepal WCLC matches. Reviews of the Netherlands-PNG WCLC, and UAE-Kenya matches, the Central Europe Cup, (Europe) Continental Cup …

World Cricket League Championship
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Kenya bounce back with win in second WCLC match Kenya bounce back with win in second WCLC match ZZZZ7:00 amZZZZ
Kenya beat the UAE by 65 runs in their second WCLC match.
UAE beat Kenya in WCLC opener UAE beat Kenya in WCLC opener ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
The UAE open their World Cricket League Championship campaign with a five wicket win over Kenya.
Borren ton sets up second win over PNG Borren ton sets up second win over PNG ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
The Netherlands cruised to an 85 run win over Papua New Guinea in their second WCL Championship match, Peter Borren leading from the front with an unbeaten century
Dutch rout PNG in rain-affected first one-dayer Dutch rout PNG in rain-affected first one-dayer ZZZZ10:12 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands bounced back from defeat in last week's four day match to decisively best PNG in the abbreviated first of two WCL Championship games.
Hong Kong secure second WCLC contest Hong Kong secure second WCLC contest ZZZZ2:27 pmZZZZ
Hong Kong beat Namibia in the second World Cricket League Championship match.
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Scotland v Nepal at Ayr.
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 Nepal
Sese Bau batting for Papua New Guinea against The Netherlands.
Sese Bau batting for Papua New Guinea against The Netherlands. ©CricketEurope
                        P  Pts     NRR
Netherlands             2    4     1.66
Hong Kong               2    2     0.50
Kenya                   2    2     0.29
UAE                     2    2    -0.29
Namibia                 2    2    -0.50
Scotland                0    0     0.00
Nepal                   0    0     0.00
Papua New Guinea        2    0    -1.66
Intercontinental Cup 2015-17
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Vala and Dai steer PNG to debut victory Vala and Dai steer PNG to debut victory ZZZZ11:40 pmZZZZ
Papua New Guinea bested the Dutch on day three of their first Intercontinental Cup match, courtesy and exemplary century from Asad Vala.
PNG hit back on sea-saw second day PNG hit back on sea-saw second day ZZZZ8:35 pmZZZZ
The Netherland's Intercontinental Cup match against Papua New Guinea looks likely to be decided tomorrow after 16 more wickets fell on day two.
Dutch on top as wickets tumble on day one Dutch on top as wickets tumble on day one ZZZZ8:55 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands had the best of the first day of their Intercontinental Cup tie against Papua New Guinea, despite being bowled out in two sessions.
Scotland secure winning draw Scotland secure winning draw ZZZZ7:51 amZZZZ
Preston Mommsen praised his weather-weary troops after they claimed a moral victory in their rain-jinxed I-Cup clash with Afghanistan.
Ireland win at a canter Ireland win at a canter ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
Ireland needed just four deliveries to wrap up an innings-and-26-run victory in the first match of their ICup campaign.
Dai batting in Papua new Guinea
Dai batting in Papua new Guinea's victory over The Netherlands. ©CricketEurope
                        P  Pts
Ireland                 1   20
Namibia                 1   20
Papua New Guinea        1   14
Scotland                1   13
Afghanistan             1    7
Netherlands             0    0
UAE                     1    0
Hong Kong               1    0
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