Profiles of Irish Cricketers
We are very grateful to Edward Liddle who has written most of these profiles.
Sep Lambert was a fine all round cricketer. Sep Lambert was a fine all round cricketer. ( ) ZZZZ2:38 pmZZZZ
Tall and slim, he was a stylish batsman who often opened the innings and, according to the periodical 'Cricket' in 1902 was a "more finished player", than his elder brother Bob.
Andy McFarlane's bat was as broad as Hammond's Andy McFarlane's bat was as broad as Hammond's ( ) ZZZZ8:38 pmZZZZ
At the age of 48 Andy McFarlane led Sion Mills to defeat Armagh to win the NCU Challenge Cup.
Edward Liddle's biography of Sir JP Mahaffy Edward Liddle's biography of Sir JP Mahaffy ( ) ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
John Mahaffy was a competent cricketer, but was much better known for his academic prowess and for his reputation as a wit, brilliant talker, and raconteur.
The career of double International Finlay Jackson The career of double International Finlay Jackson ( ) ZZZZ8:33 pmZZZZ
The first of Finlay Jackson's eight Irish cricket caps came against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park and in rugby as centre for Ireland v England at Leicester - both in 1923.
Ralph Coetzee - never played on a losing Ireland side Ralph Coetzee - never played on a losing Ireland side ( ) ZZZZ1:01 pmZZZZ
An outstanding all round cricketer. His powerful left handed batting in the upper middle order could take a game away from the opposition in the space of a few overs, while his accurate orthodox slow left arm tested the best batsmen.
A look back at the career of Jack Short A look back at the career of Jack Short ( ) ZZZZ1:38 pmZZZZ
Jack Short was an aggressive, yet stylish, opening batsman. Likened by former Irish Times cricket correspondent, the late Sean Pender, to Graham Gooch or Colin Milburn, he resembled, to bring the analogy up to date, a right handed version of the great Australian opener Matthew Hayden.
Herbie Martin Herbie Martin ( ) ZZZZ9:52 pmZZZZ
Herbie Martin, younger brother of the tragically short-lived paceman Tommy, was a tall, dark haired and strongly built batsman.
Uel Graham Uel Graham ( ) ZZZZ11:26 amZZZZ
Edward Liddle takes a look at the career of new Muckamore coach Uel Graham.
Dougie Goodwin Dougie Goodwin ( ) ZZZZ11:11 amZZZZ
A trip back to 1973 and Sean Pender pays tribute to Dougie Goodwin.
Gerry Duffy Gerry Duffy ( ) ZZZZ8:56 pmZZZZ
Sean Pender on one of Irish cricket's best known personalities, Gerry Duffy.
Alec O'Riordan Alec O'Riordan ( ) ZZZZ8:30 pmZZZZ
Only a handful of Irishmen could with certainty be said to have had the credentials for the top flight of cricket. Alec O'Riordan was such a one.
Brian Millar Brian Millar ( ) ZZZZ7:39 pmZZZZ
Brian Millar's international career was cut short by injury and the demands of his work, but he deserves to be remembered as a fine wicket keeper who never let Ireland down.
John (Gerry) Murphy John (Gerry) Murphy ( ) ZZZZ5:28 pmZZZZ
Rev JGMW Murphy who captained Lurgan in the 1954 Challenge Cup final died at home in Norfolk on 7 January.