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CRICKET: Who is the best Irish cricket club side of all time?

The question of who stands as the best club team of all time in Ireland is one that always provokes huge debate.

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People on the pitch during a heavy shower as they await a pitch inspection during the One Day International Series at the Civil Service Cricket Club

CRICKET: Ireland versus West Indies clash at Stormont is abandoned

Ireland’s one-day international match against the West Indies was abandoned without a ball bowled because of a wet outfield and then further rain in Belfast.

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Waringstown's legends of 1992. From left, Alan Waite, Garfield Harrison, who captained the club that summer, and Alan Nelson

Cricket: Story of how Waringstown made history with 1992 treble

Sitting on the balcony of the Roy Harrison Pavilion at The Lawn on an autumnal afternoon, three men start to exchange memories of the finest cricketing summer of their lives

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Waringstown celebrate the 1992 Irish Cup final triumph. Back, from left, man of the match Brian Sturgeon, Alan Nelson, Alvin Spence, Neil Carson, Giles Sandford, Shane Harrison and Alan Waite, Front, wicketkeeper Simon O'Neill, Noel Nelson, Paul McCrum, Garfield Harrison and Barry Harrison

Waringstown treble winners: Who were they and where are they now?

Back row, from left: Brian Sturgeon: Originally from Armagh, man of the match against Sion Mills in the Irish Cup final, one of the unsung members of the team now lives in Londonderry.

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Graeme McCarter of CSNI

Spend money and recruit, or you won’t survive in cut-throat NCU Premier League

After the best part of three decades dining at the top table of NCU cricket, Lisburn will slip out of the Premier League this weekend.

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Ireland name Graham Ford as new head coach

Ireland name Graham Ford as new head coach

Ireland have pulled off a major coup by confirming that highly-rated South African Graham Ford is to become their head coach.

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William Porterfield has been released by Warwickshire

Cricket: NCU clubs lead chase for Ireland captain William Porterfield

NCU clubs are thought to be leading the chase for Ireland captain William Porterfield.

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Kyle McCallan celebrates hitting the winning runs

Cricket: Do Waringstown’s history-makers of 2017 compare with class of 92?

Twenty-five years almost to the day that Waringstown made history by winning the treble of NCU Senior League, Challenge Cup and All Ireland, their class of 2017 stand on the very brink of an even greater achievement.

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Pacemaker Press Belfast : 30-08-2017: 
Angela Platt the Northern Cricket Union sports manager pictured at Pavilion at Stormont in Belfast.
Picture By: Arthur Allison: Pacemaker

NCU chief Platt: Future of the clubs is our biggest priority

It’s been a halcyon summer for women’s sport. The England cricket team winning the World Cup, their football counterparts reaching the semi-finals of the European Championships and Northern Ireland hosting the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

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Waringstown v The Hills Irish cup final: How the players rated

Waringstown v The Hills Irish cup final: How the players rated

Waringstown won cricket’s Irish Cup for the fifth time with a four-wicket triumph over The Hills at Bready on Saturday. Here’s how the players rated.

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Waringstown's players celebrate a fifth Irish Cup final

Cricket: Waringstown win Irish Cup for fifth time after thrilling finale

It’s official. No club has won more the Irish Cup more times than Waringstown.

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Adam Berry

Cricket: Lisburn captain ‘accepts inevitable’ as longest top flight stay nears end

At the same time as Waringstown challenge for the Irish Senior Cup at Wallace Park perhaps Lisburn will be confirmed as the team to be relegated from the Premier League if they lose against Instonians.

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Captain of Waringstown Greg Thompson

CRICKET: Top two ready for Irish Senior Cup final battle

In the last six years only four teams have reached the Irish Senior Cup final – Merrion, Clontarf, Waringstown and The Hills.

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Jack Glenn (snr) receives a cheque for the proceeds of the recent Jack Glenn Memorial Day at the Rectory from members of the organising committee- Fred Simpson, Brian Dougherty and Garth Watson. All the money raised will be going to the charities involved in the #GetJackBack operation.

CRICKET: Brigade move into top spot

Donemana’s unbeaten league run came to an end at Bready when although missing four of their top players they went down by 113 runs.

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Ruhan Pretorius was key with the bat and ball as North Down beat CIYMS in a thriller on Saturday

CRICKET: CI implode against North Down in title thriller

The last time there was 45 minutes of mayhem like this on Saturday at Comber Liverpool finished up winning the Champions League!

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Lurgan skipper Hannah Grieve receives the trophy from Shane Matthews

Cricket: Lurgan ladies beat North Down to clinch double

As NCU President Peter McMorran handed over the Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup to Lurgan captain Hannah Grieve it was apparent how much it meant to both her and her teammates, not just a league and cup double but also an unbeaten season.

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Down but not out . . .Waringstowns Lee Nelson was on the losing side yesterday to CI but the villagers remain in the box seat to win the title

Cricket: Confusion at top as CI deny Waringstown the title

The NCU Premier League title race has another chapter to run after CIYMS breathed life into their dying hopes at The Lawn yesterday.

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Hannah Grieve, captain Lurgan & Sandi Harrison, captain North Down

CRICKET: Lurgan face North Down in Challenge Cup

With the men’s title potentially being decided at Waringstown on Sunday, just down the road Lurgan ladies have home advantage in their quest to complete a league and cup double against North Down in the final of the Arthur J Gallagher Women’s Challenge Cup.

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Fox Lodge who were the Jack Glenn Memorial Cup winners.

CRICKET: Double header for Bready

Only one game took place last Saturday due to waterlogged grounds, the match at Magheramason between Bready and Eglinton beat the elements.

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Ulsterman Neil Russell appointed to senior role at Manchester City

Ulsterman Neil Russell appointed to senior role at Manchester City

A Northern Ireland man has been appointed to a senior management role at Manchester City Football Club.

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