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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Fox Lodge skipper Brian Allen celebrates winning both the Samuel Jeffrey Shield and the Championship title.

NW CRICKET: Fox Lodge secure place back in Premier League

Fox Lodge are back at the top table of North West cricket after Brian Allen’s team clinched the Championship title and automatic promotion with a five wicket win, at Ballyspallen, on Sunday.

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Bready cheers their Ulster Plate win.

NW CRICKET: Mark Olphert’s men win O’Neill’s Ulster Plate

Bready II’s are the new O’Neill’s Ulster Plate winners after Mark Olphert’s side proved too strong for holders Brigade at Eglinton on Sunday.

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Bready celebrate their O'Neill's Ulster Plate victory on Sunday.

NW CRICKET: Brigade, Coleraine up ante as title race set to go to the wire

Despite heading into September we’re still no closer to finding out who will be crowned 2016 Long’s SuperValu North West champions after Brigade and Coleraine turned the screw with crucial wins on Saturday.

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Brigade's Ryan Hunter.

NW CRICKET: Big win for Beechgrove men at Eglinton

It’s a two way tie at the top of the Long’s Supervalu Premier League after Saturday’s results.

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Dave Langford-Smith celebrates the wicket of Lee Nelson Dave Langford-Smith celebrates the wicket of Lee Nelson. Pic by Barry Chambers

Cricket: Waringstown go down to defeat in Irish Cup final

Waringstown’s bid to retain the Irish Senior Cup ended in disappointment as Merrion beat them by 56 runs at Castle Avenue.

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Cricket: NCU Senior Challenge Cup
Teams: Ballymena (black) v CSN (blue)
Venue: Eaton Park, Ballymena
Date: 18th June 2011
Caption: Colin Andrews bowling for CSN

Is solution to falling Junior One standards promoting the winners into senior cricket?

According to many observers, the standard in NCU Junior One, so long rightly regarded as one of the union’s flagship divisions, has fallen dramatically this summer.

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Instonians captain Nikolai Smith

Instonians skipper Nikolai Smith wants big finish to league campaign

Saturday’s clash between Instonians and CIYMS will decide whether the league title is a two or three horse race.

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Lee Nelson

CRICKET: Waringstown look to get their hands on Irish Senior Cup

The highlight of the Irish club season takes place at Clontarf on Saturday when Irish Cup holders Waringstown defend their title against Merrion – in a repeat of the 2015 decider.

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Andy Britton and Brigade are looking to avoid any slip-ups

NW CRICKET: Confusion in North West Premier League as protest is lodged about Donemana fixtures

At least one North West Premier League club has lodged a protest about two of Donemana’s outstanding league matches not having been played before the 29-day deadline.

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George Dockrell starred with a century for Leinster Lightning

George Dockrell bags a century as Leinster Lightning secure the Hanley Energy InterProvincial treble

A George Dockrell century proved to be the highlight as Leinster Lightning secured the Hanley Energy InterProvincial treble for the second consecutive season with an entertaining draw against the North West Warriors at Malahide.

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Ardmore Qualifying Two Cup winners.

CRICKET: Ardmore clinch Qualifying Two Cup

Paul Brolly rolled back the years with a fine all-round display as Ardmore beat Glendermott by ten wickets to clinch the Qualifying Two Cup.

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Oraine Williams hit a superb century

Oraine Williams century is highlight of Day Two in final Hanley Energy InterProvincial game

An Oraine Williams century was the highlight of Day Two in the final match in this season’s Hanley Energy InterProvincial series as Leinster Lightning entertained the North West Warriors at a sun-drenched Malahide.

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Press Eye Northern Ireland - August 6th 2016
Northern Cricket Union Junior Cup final at Muckamore Cricket Club Antrim. 
Lisburn v Cliftonville 
Mandatory credit - Pic by John McIlwaine
Lisburn's Neil Doak with the Junior Cup

Bowling out Lara second ball was a big scalp for Doak - but it did not make him a local hero

Neil Doak may be best known for his exploits on the rugby pitch and in the coaching box for Ulster but the Irish cricket international rolled back the years to help Lisburn II win the Junior Cup.

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Greg Thompson.

CRICKET: Ireland T20 call-ups for Josh Little and Lorcan Tucker

Josh Little and Lorcan Tucker are named in an Ireland squad for the first time as the selectors look to inject some new blood into the ranks as they face Hong Kong in two T20 internationals at Bready next month.

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