Holywood and Bangor meet in intriguing the top of the table derby

A top of the table clash usually means that the game is important enough, but when it is a local derby, it adds that bit more to it.

India captain Virat Kohli. Photo by Ron Gaunt / BCCI / SPORTZPICS

Ireland name 14-man squad for India series

Cricket Ireland selectors have named a 14-man squad to take on India in a two-match series in Dublin on 27 and 29 June.

Cricket Ireland Chief Executive Warren Deutrom.

Cricket Ireland hails new era for sport

Cricket Ireland hailed a new era for the sport in Ireland with the release of the International Cricket Council’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) 2018-2023 – the first time Ireland has been included in this important schedule for world cricket.

Ed Joyce

CRICKET:Ireland name T20 squad for Ed Joyce Testimonial match against Sussex Sharks

Cricket Ireland selectors have named a 12-man squad to travel to Sussex for a T20 match against Sussex Sharks at Arundel Castle on Sunday.

Gordon Browne

GORDON BROWNE: Carrickfergus express ‘complete devastation’ at loss of president

Carrickfergus officials have paid tribute to former president and wicketkeeper Gordon Browne, describing the father-of-two as ‘an inspiration’.

On the left  Jacob Mulder of holders CIYMS who will host Warrington (James Hall) and last year�"s  runners-up,  Instonians  (Nathan Smith) who'will be at home to Civil Service North (James Kennedy).   The draw was made by Shane Matthews, managing director of Gallagher Northern Ireland, and the president of the NCU, Clarence Hiles.

Repeat on the cards: CIYMS and Instonians avoid each other in semi-final draw

There could be a repeat of last season’s final of the Northern Cricket Union’s Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.

Brigade batsman Kyle Magee pictured in action in their win at Ardmore on Sunday. DER2518-132KM

NW CRICKET: Old rivals meet in last four

Donemana have been given a home tie against Brigade in the semi-final of the NW Senior Cup.

Gordon Browne

Inspirational Carrickfergus cricketer Gordon Browne dies aged 42

Carrickfergus wicketkeeper Gordon Browne has died following a brave battle with cancer.

Andre Malan

CSNI double NCU interest in Irish Senior Cup

CSNI joined Waringstown in the next round of the Irish Senior Cup - with the five other NCU clubs all crashing out.

Ardmore succeed with this appeal for lbw against Brigade batsman Kyle Magee. DER2518-129KM

NW CRICKET: Big three through to Senior Cup semi-final

Some indifferent weather around the North West failed to dampen the spirits of the local cricket fraternity over the weekend as a hectic schedule started with some cracking action in both league and cup.

James McCollum

Powerful display: Waringtown ease to emphatic Irish Senior Cup win over YMCA

Waringstown took a step closer to defending their Irish Senior Cup title with an emphatic seven wicket win over YMCA in the second round on Sunday.

Neil Gelston finished as Armagh's top scorer in the weekend reverse.

WARINGSTOWN: Premier League leaders too strong for North Down

Waringstown chased down 208 in a rain-affected 25-over Premier League game against North Down at The Lawn with four balls to spare.

Shadley van Schalkwyk picked up wickets for Armagh in defeat to CIYMS

CIYMS: Seven-wicket success over Armagh

CIYMS stayed within touching distance of Premier League leaders Waringstown with a dominant seven-wicket win over Armagh at The Mall on Saturday.

Nigel Jones helping CIYMS to victory

NIGEL JONES: Group gains the motivation for experienced CIYMS captain

Nigel Jones has just taken four wickets, two catches and smashed 38 from 27 balls for good measure in a win over Armagh, yet again proving that he remains one of the very best players in the Premier League, even at 36.

Ireland's Paul Stirling

Victory at last: Ireland defeat Scotland in T20 tri-international series

Three of Ireland’s batsmen hit rapid-fire half-centuries in a 46-run win over Scotland in a T20 International today in the Netherlands – only the third time in T20 International cricket history that three batsmen had passed 50 in the same innings.

Waringstown captain Greg Thompson. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

WARINGSTOWN: Captain Greg Thompson ignoring talk of cup pressure

Waringstown captain Greg Thompson says his side feel no pressure as they prepare for Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup clash at The Lawn against YMCA.

Carrick's Michael Gilmour.

CARRICKFERGUS: Michael Gilmour looking at squad’s long-term gains

As Carrickfergus approach an important double header this weekend, it is clear that their future is very bright.

Neil Gill.

MUCKAMORE: Neil Gill out to maintain Irish Senior Cup momentum

Muckamore’s reward for a dramatic one-wicket win over Malahide in the first round of the Irish Senior Cup will be a trip to Strabane on Sunday.

Marty Mehaffey on the attack for Newbuildings in last Sunday's Senior Cup quarter-final win over Ballyspallen.

CRICKET: Talking points on all fronts in North West scene

There’s a cracking week of cricket in store for the North West fraternity with action on a range of fronts over the next seven days.

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