Anderson accepts he may not play every Test

England’s record wicket-taker James Anderson accepts he may not be able to play every Test this winter if he is to remain at the peak of his powers.

Graham Boyd was pivotal in Bond's Glen play-off victory.

NW CRICKET: Bond’s Glen retain place in Championship

The curtain fell on the North West cricket season on Sunday when, thanks to the patience of both teams, the two umpires and host club Ardmore, the Championship play-off was concluded right on schedule.

2016 North West DJ Premier League winners,  Donemana, celebrate at the weekend.

Donemana crowned North West Cricket champions!

Ricky-Lee Dougherty had a big pair of boots to fill when he accepted the opportunity to captain Donemana after Richard Kee decided to step down this season following several years in the job.

Ireland's Ed Joyce

CRICKET: Ireland’s Ed Joyce to miss South Africa tour

Ed Joyce has withdrawn from the one-day internationals against Australia and hosts South Africa in Benoni later this month and Cricket Ireland have given Tim Murtagh special dispensation to join the squad after Middlesex’s final county championship match.

Paul McCart. Pic by Edward Byrne Photography.

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The final issues across the top sections of the NCU season were decided at the weekend.

Jacob Mulder bowling for Ireland against Hong Kong

Cricket: Jacob Mulder rejoins CIYMS from North Down

Newly-capped Ireland international Jacob Mulder has rejoined CIYMS from North Down.

Andy McBrine will be aiming for weekend success at club level with Donemana. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

North West title race in the balance

The race for the North West Super Valu Premiership title became a little clearer after the weekend’s fixtures - with now any one of three teams still in contention.

Allen Coulter. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Domestic promotion issues still in the balance

With only a few matches remaining and the main issues all but decided there is very much an end-of-term feel to the cricket season, but has anyone told the weather?

Ireland captain William Porterfield finally got to play for his country in the North West on Monday.

CRICKET: Porterfield’s long term future still undecided

Skipper William Porterfield finally got to play for Ireland back in his native North West.

Ireland captain William Porterfield finally got to play for his country in the North West on Monday.

Porterfield yet to decide

Skipper William Porterfield, who finally got to play for Ireland back in his native North West, is loving life with county side Warwickshire and hasn’t looked to his long-term future.

Irelands Andy McBrine in action against Hong Kong

CRICKET: Hong Kong too good for Ireland at Bready

Hong Kong have drawn first blood in their two-match KPC Group T20 series against Ireland following a 40-run win at Bready on Monday.

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North West Warriors v Northern Knights at Downpatrick CC.

North West Warriors batsman Scott Campbell.

NW CRICKET: Coleraine’s title hopes ended after defeat by Brigade

Coleraine’s hopes of retaining the Long’s SuperValu Premier Division title were dashed in dramatic fashion on Sunday.

Waringstowns Lee Nelson

Nelson steps down as Waringstown skipper

Waringstown captain Lee Nelson has stepped down after Saturday’s defeat to CSNI.

Nikolai Smith with the Ulster Bank Premier League trophy

Instonians are big winners but there is plenty to ponder for villagers and North Down

The 2016 Ulster Bank Premier League season might not be officially over yet, but all the big issues have been decided.

Craig Young of Ireland takes the first two Hong Kong wickets.

CRICKET: Ireland seize initiative against Hong Kong

Ireland have seized the initiative on day two of their Intercontinental Cup clash against Hong Kong at Stormont after William Porterfield’s men bowled the visitors out for 237 just before the close to earn themselves a 79-run first-innings lead in the four-day contest.

Brigades Ryan Hunter played a big part in their massive win at fellow title contenders Eglinton, on Saturday.

NW CRICKET: Brigade back in title race

It’s a two way tie at the top of the Premier league after Saturdays results, leaders Eglinton lost at home to Brigade not helped by dropped catches.

Mandatory Credit: Rowland White PressEye
Cricket:  NCU Premier League
Teams: Instonians v Waringstown
Venue: Shaw's Bridge
Date: 30th August 2016
Caption:  Instonians celebrate winning the League after defeating Waringstown

Cricket: Instonians crowned NCU Premier League champions

Teenager James Hunter had the honour of sealing the Ulster Bank Premier League title for Instonians at Shaw’s Bridge last night.

Imad Wasim on the attack for Pakistan against England at Lord's

Imad Wasim: From Shaw’s Bridge to Pakistan ODI star

Neil Russell will probably never forget the day he first met Imad Wasim two years ago at Belfast City Airport.

Stephen Bunting of Instonians is congratulated after taking a hat-trick. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Derriaghy down as top-flight task proves too tough

Yesterday’s 10-wicket thumping at Stormont confirmed that Derriaghy’s stay in the Ulster Bank Premier League was a brief single-season affair.

Waringstowns Kyle McCallan bowling on his 41st birthday in Saturdays cup final. Pic by INPHO.

Step too far for Waringstown

When Waringstown look back and reflect on Saturday’s Irish Cup final defeat by Merrion, they may feel that too much had gone wrong for them in the build-up to the showpiece at Clontarf.

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