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Ireland
Aussie struggles and North Derry GAA Aussie struggles and North Derry GAA ZZZZ4:47 amZZZZ
I listened with interest to the fallout in Australia following the first two Tests against South Africa. It can be summarised as follows. COACH: We had a plan. CAPTAIN: We didn’t execute the plan. MEDIA: There was no plan.
Four funerals and a wedding Four funerals and a wedding ZZZZ3:27 amZZZZ
Exactly one year ago I was in Bangkok to witness a last-gasp win for the Irish women against Bangladesh in a thrilling contest that ebbed and flowed before Lucy O'Reilly belted the last ball to the boundary, sealing victory in the T20 World Cup Qualifier.
All-round Balbirnie to the fore in Sydney All-round Balbirnie to the fore in Sydney ZZZZ11:37 amZZZZ
Irish international Andy Balbirnie was among the runs and wickets playing for Randwick Petersham against the University of New South Wales this weekend.
McCarter thumps ton McCarter thumps ton ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
There were a few Ireland cricketers among the headlines Down Under over the last week or so, with some Ireland fringe players showing ambition to force their way in.
Irish continue to shine in Australia Irish continue to shine in Australia ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
Outside the international players, there are up to a dozen young Irishmen clubbing around the Antipodes.
Ed Joyce to lead Lightning winter sessions Ed Joyce to lead Lightning winter sessions ZZZZ10:27 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce will lead the Leinster Lightning's winter training sessions.
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.
Ireland stay positive despite mauling Ireland stay positive despite mauling ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, was looking on the bright side when facing the media under the early-evening African sun after Ireland’s crushing 206-run defeat by South Africa in Benoni on Sunday.
Ireland well beaten by Australia Ireland well beaten by Australia ZZZZ7:43 pmZZZZ
Ireland lose to Australia by 9 wickets.
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.
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.
Ireland U15's lose out in T20 final Ireland U15's lose out in T20 final ZZZZ7:43 amZZZZ
IRELAND Under 15's were involved in yet another two close finishes yesterday, coming out on the right side with a superb win over Hampshire, before falling just short against Cheshire.
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 U15's beaten by Cheshire in thriller Ireland U15's beaten by Cheshire in thriller ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
IRELAND under 15's fell just short in a pulsating encounter against Cheshire Under 16's on the second day of the JCB Festival at FB Fields in St Helier.
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.
Scotland
Mommsen steps down as captain Mommsen steps down as captain ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Cricket Scotland has today announced that Preston Mommsen has stepped down from his role as captain to take up a new opportunity away from the sport.
Qasim Sheikh moves to Weirs Qasim Sheikh moves to Weirs ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
Former Saltires star Qasim Sheikh has outlined his determination to help propel Weirs to the Western Premier division.
Haq reaches agreement with Cricket Scotland Haq reaches agreement with Cricket Scotland ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Majid Haq, Scotland’s most capped internationalist and leading wicket-taker, has reached agreement with Cricket Scotland over the termination of his international contract
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
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 women to the fore Down Under Ireland women to the fore Down Under ZZZZ11:54 pmZZZZ
Laura Delany among the runs as she returns from injury.
Izzy's antics (3) Izzy's antics (3) ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
What a week it’s been. My fiance John arrived in Sydney over a week ago; he has since played the first day of a two-day Sydney grade match for Easts Dolphins (he’s was 30* at stumps after they bowled the opposition out for 207).
Izzy's antics (2) Izzy's antics (2) ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
South Africa assistant coach Adi Birrell will always hold a special place in the hearts of any Irish cricket supporter as the man who brought a group of amateurs together and turned them into a team that has forced the world to take them seriously
Colombo to host ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 Colombo to host ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 ZZZZ12:04 amZZZZ
Scotland Women will travel to Sri Lanka in February for the ICC's Women’s World Cup Qualifier
St Andrews University Women promoted St Andrews University Women promoted ZZZZ3:25 pmZZZZ
St Andrews University Women defeated Edinburgh University Women by eight wickets to seal promotion to the BUCS Northern Premier League next season.
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.
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
Soper stars as PNG level series Soper stars as PNG level series ZZZZ8:44 amZZZZ
Papua New Guinea's Chad Soper becomes just the second associate bowler to take six wickets in an ODI as PNG level their series with Hong Kong.
South Korea win East Asia Cup South Korea win East Asia Cup ZZZZ7:46 amZZZZ
South Korea win the East Asia Cup after beating hosts Japan in the final.
Japan beat South Korea in final rehearsal Japan beat South Korea in final rehearsal ZZZZ7:53 amZZZZ
Japan beat South Korea in a dress rehearsal for Sunday's final, whilst China beat Hong Kong Dragons.
Big win for Hong Kong in first ODI Big win for Hong Kong in first ODI ZZZZ7:04 pmZZZZ
Hong Kong beat Papua New Guinea by 106 runs in the first of three ODIs.
South Korea and Japan win again in East Asia Cup South Korea and Japan win again in East Asia Cup ZZZZ6:24 pmZZZZ
South Korea and Japan both win again on day two of the East Asia Cup.
Japan and South Korea win on East Asia Cup first day Japan and South Korea win on East Asia Cup first day ZZZZ5:48 pmZZZZ
South Korea and hosts Japan win on the first day of the East Asia Cup in Sano.
Netherlands
Netherlands announce squads for Hong Kong and Desert T20 Netherlands announce squads for Hong Kong and Desert T20 ZZZZ10:57 amZZZZ
The Dutch squad for the upcoming "Desert T20" tournament as well as WCLC and I-Cup fixtures against Hong Kong has been announced.
Former Dutch international Maurits Houben dies at 48 Former Dutch international Maurits Houben dies at 48 ZZZZ9:21 amZZZZ
The Dutch cricket community was shocked on Sunday by news of the sudden death of former VRA and Voorburg wicketkeeper-batsman Maurits Houben.
KNCB Gala Awards results KNCB Gala Awards results ZZZZ5:32 pmZZZZ
The 2016 KNCB Gala Awards saw a record number of gongs going out.
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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World Cricket League Championship
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Papua New Guinea move to top of table Papua New Guinea move to top of table ZZZZ2:18 pmZZZZ
Two wins over Namibia put Papua New Guinea on top of the World Cricket League Championship table.
Scotland defeat UAE again Scotland defeat UAE again ZZZZ10:07 amZZZZ
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 ZZZZ10:03 amZZZZ
Scotland put their weather woes behind them yesterday to step up their World Cricket League bid with a comprehensive win over UAE at the Grange.
Nepal bounce back to shock Netherlands Nepal bounce back to shock Netherlands ZZZZ6:14 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 ZZZZ1:57 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands closed out a comprehensive 7-wicket win over Nepal in the first of two World Cricket League Championship matches
Netherlands vs Nepal: Preview Netherlands vs Nepal: Preview ZZZZ8:01 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands will host Nepal for two crucial matches at VRA in Amstelveen on Saturday and Monday.
Mudassar Bukhari took a Man of the Match 6 for 24 and Michael Swart scored 60 not out as The Netherlands beat UAE by seven wickets
Mudassar Bukhari took a Man of the Match 6 for 24 and Michael Swart scored 60 not out as The Netherlands beat UAE by seven wickets ©CricketEurope
                        P  Pts     NRR
Papua New Guinea        8   12     0.04
Netherlands             8   12     1.56
Hong Kong               8   11     1.36
Scotland                8   11     0.25
Kenya                   8    8     0.14
Nepal                   8    6    -0.51
Namibia                 8    2    -0.51
UAE                     8    2    -1.32
World Cricket League Division 4
Father and son lead Jersey to win over Italy Father and son lead Jersey to win over Italy ZZZZ7:44 pmZZZZ
Father and son Tony and Harry Carlyon both play as Jersey beat Italy in the 5th/6th place play-off game.
USA lift Division Four title USA lift Division Four title ZZZZ7:01 amZZZZ
USA beat Oman to secure the WCL Division Four title for the second time whilst Denmark beat Bermuda to finish third.
Oman beat Denmark to secure promotion Oman beat Denmark to secure promotion ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
Oman secure promotion after beating Denmark, whilst Italy gain a consolation win over Bermuda.
Jersey win battle but lose war Jersey win battle but lose war ZZZZ2:54 pmZZZZ
Jersey record a historic one-run win over hosts USA, but it isn't enough to stave off relegation.
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USA celebrate winning WCL Division Four after beating Oman in the final.
USA celebrate winning WCL Division Four after beating Oman in the final. ©Ian Jacobs

                        P  Pts     NRR
Oman                    5    8     0.18
USA                     5    6     0.90
Denmark                 5    6     0.31
Bermuda                 5    4    -0.07
Jersey                  5    4    -0.60
Italy                   5    2    -0.65
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