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Night of triumph for NCU at Cricket Ireland Awards

The NCU’s Paul Stirling, James Shannon, Nigel Jones and Waringstown were among the union’s many success stories at the annual Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards in Dublin.

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Paul Stirling, right, with Andrew White. Picture: Cricket Europe

Paul Stirling signs to play for Kerala Kings in T10 cricket league

Paul Stirling has been picked by the Kerala Kings to play in the inaugural T10 cricket league in the UAE next month.

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Ireland's Andy McBrine and Gary Wilson

Ireland to face Afghans in Sharjah ODI series

Ireland’s cricketers will play a three-match One Day International (ODI) series against Afghanistan in Sharjah in December.

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Dungannon CC 1st XI in action

Cricket: Club folds and Academy-Cliftonville merger is confirmed

The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) is to re-examine the structure of its lower leagues between now and Christmas after another club confirmed it is to fold.

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James Shannon is nominated for Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Player of the Year Award

Cricket Ireland announces 2017 nominations

The nominations for the 2017 Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards were announced by Cricket Ireland on Wednesday.

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William Porterfield.

CRICKET: Ireland at full strength for final ICC InterContinental Cup game against Scotland

Ireland will be at full strength for their final match in the ICC InterContinental Cup against Scotland in Dubai at the end of the month.

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William Porterfield.

CRICKET: William Porterfield to stay in England

Ireland captain William Porterfield will not be playing in the North West next season.

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Ireland's Andrew Balbirnie. Pic by PressEye.

CRICKET: Balbirnie sets the standard but Ireland Wolves fall short

Ireland Wolves finished with a four-wicket defeat to Bangladesh ‘A’ in the latest tour clash of high drama.

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CRICKET: Carrick sign Matthew McCord from Cliftonville

CRICKET: Carrick sign Matthew McCord from Cliftonville

Carrickfergus have made the first major signing of the winter in the NCU Premier League.

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Matthew McCord has captained Cliftonville for the past two years. Pics: Cricket Europe

Cricket: Carrickfergus make first major signing of winter

Carrickfergus have made the first major signing of the winter in the NCU Premier League.

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Ireland's Andrew McBrine

CRICKET: Four wickets for Andrew McBrine, but Ireland still lose to Bangladesh

Andrew McBrine's four-wicket haul wasn't enough to prevent Bangladesh A closing out a five-wicket win in their first unofficial Test against Ireland Wolves in Sylhet.

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Ireland skipper William Porterfield

Ireland to make Test debut at home to Pakistan in May

Ireland will play Pakistan on home soil in May in their first ever Test match.
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Simi Singh. Mandatory Credit: Rowland White / PressEye

Singh century keeps Ireland Wolves in contention

Simi Singh’s maiden first-class century kept Ireland Wolves in contention after a tough first day of their unofficial Test match against Bangladesh Wolves in Sylhet.

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Jarred Barnes was Armagh's overseas player last season

Cricket: Section One clubs to take overseas option after AGM motion defeat

A number of NCU Section One clubs are set to rethink their strategy on overseas players.

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Nigel Jones was NCU player of the year

Cricket: News Letter writers choose best of 2017

An eventful 2017 NCU cricket season is over and here Alistair Bushe and David Holmes pick their highlights from the summer.

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Cliftonville's Jonathan Terrett could not save his team from the drop

Cricket: Academy and Cliftonville ‘vote to merge’

Members of Academy and Cliftonville cricket clubs have reportedly approved plans to merge.

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Andrew Riddles

CRICKET: Donemana to appeal against sanctions

Donemana are set to launch an appeal against sanctions imposed by the North West Cricket Union’s disciplinary committee following a controversial league match against Brigade.

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Muckamore want to keep Ryan Haire at Moylena

Cricket: The NCU and North West rumour mill

The 2017 local cricket season may just be over but the rumour mill is already in overdrive ahead of what could be a busy winter of player movement.

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

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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