Batsman Nathan Burns targets promotion after joining Holywood

Batsman Nathan Burns firmly believes his new club Holywood will be pushing for promotion to the NCU Premier League this summer.

David with the famous NCU Challenge Cup. He had presented his own preview programme on the final for the last two summers.

Summer days won’t be the same without David Holmes, Mr NCU cricket

When I was typing probably the most difficult story I have ever had to write last Monday morning, I knew the devastating impact it was going to have in the local cricket community.

Paul Stirling was in good form for Ireland

CRICKET: Ireland claim Desert Tri-Series win

Ireland clinched the Desert Tri-Series with a 24-run win over Scotland in a high scoring encounter in Dubai.

Jonathan Terrett will be representing the new Cliftonville Academy in 2018

NCU cuts number of senior cricket leagues in 2018

The Northern Cricket Union’s (NCU) management board has voted to cut the number of its senior leagues from four to three.

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ICC Intercontinental Cup
Teams: Ireland v Netherlands
Venue: Malahide
Date: 16th August 2017
Caption: 200 celebration for Ireland's Andrew Balbirnie

CRICKET: Balbirnie propels Ireland to victory over Scots

Andrew Balbirnie’s rapid half century propelled Ireland to a convincing six-wicket win over rivals Scotland with more than 15 overs to spare in their first ODI in Dubai.

Ireland chairman of selectors Andrew White

Andrew White suffers double cheekbone fracture after indoor nets accident

Cricket Ireland’s national chairman of selectors Andrew White has suffered a double fracture of his cheekbone after a freak accident at indoor nets on Sunday.

Ireland's George Dockrell.

Ireland in Somerset game before Pakistan Test

Ireland have confirmed a four-day match against Somerset from April 6-9 in Taunton.

Ireland captain William Porterfield

CRICKET: Ireland to take on India in T20 Internationals in Dublin

Ireland will play India in two T20 internationals in Dublin in June.

News Letter cricket correspondent David Holmes

Funeral of cricket writer David Holmes

The funeral details of News Letter cricket journalist David Holmes have been confirmed.

David Holmes

Tributes pour in for cricket writer David Holmes

Tributes have come pouring in from across Ireland for the News Letter’s cricket correspondent David Holmes, who died on Sunday.

News Letter cricket correspondent David Holmes

News Letter cricket writer David Holmes dies aged 54

The News Letter’s cricket correspondent David Holmes has died suddenly.

Johnny Thompson is the subject of much speculation

Cricket: Rumour mill from NCU, North West and Leinster

The local cricket rumour mill is gathering pace with a number of players likely to be on the move between now and the start of the 2018 season.

Ireland and Donemana's 
Andy McBrine

CRICKET: Andy McBrine and Ed Joyce recalled to Ireland squad ahead of tri-series competition

Ed Joyce and Andy McBrine have been recalled to the Ireland squad for the tri-series against Scotland and UAE in Dubai next month.

Morgan Topping bowling for Waringstown

Civil Service North raid Waringstown for Ireland under-19 star

Civil Service North are believed to have clinched the signing of Ireland under-19 international Morgan Topping from Waringstown.

Alastair Cook has made less than 100 runs in the Ashes series so far

Broad and Cook are England greats but, battered by the Aussies, their time is now up

If, like me, you’ve been going down to sleep during the Ashes with your smart-phone or radio lying beside your bed, or your alarm set for the very early hours, your sleeping pattern is about to take a turn for the better.

Andrew White

Andrew White appointed Ireland’s chair of national men’s selectors

Former Ireland all-rounder Andrew White has been appointed their chair of national men's selectors ahead of a historic next few months for the country.

Local club representatives at the draw for the early rounds of the Northern Cricket Unions Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup: Lurgans Oliver  McCollum (second left), Stephen Hanna of
Donacloney Mill and Greg Thompson of Waringstown. The draw was made by Shane Matthews, regional managing director of AJG, and the vice president of the NCU, Richard Johnson.

CRICKET: Mixed luck for cricketers in cup draws

Waringstown have been favoured with a home tie at the start of the Northern Cricket Union’s main knock out competition and it’s also against a side from a lower division.

Former Ulster coach Neil Doak has been appointed coach at Lisburn Cricket Club. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

CRICKET: Doak handed coaching role

Thirty years after making his senior league debut, Neil Doak, the former Ulster rugby coach, has been appointed the new head coach at Lisburn Cricket Club.

Irelands Boyd Rankin

CRICKET: Boyd Rankin stars as Ireland gain control against Scotland in Dubai

Boyd Rankin took four wickets as Ireland gained control of their final ICC Intercontinental Cup contest against Scotland in Dubai.

Kevin O'Brien

CRICKET: Kevin O’Brien keeps Ireland alive against Scotland

Kevin O’Brien showed all his experience to keep Ireland’s slim hopes of capturing a fifth ICC InterContinental Cup alive after they slumped to 166 for 8 against Scotland in Dubai.

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