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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Stuart Poynter will join up with the Irish squad today.

Poynter replaces O'Brien in Irish Cricket Squad

Niall O’Brien has returned home from Ireland’s tour to the UAE for personal reasons.

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Turkish Airlines Mens International Player of the Year Paul Stirling presented by Hasan Mutlu General Manager Turkish Airlines Ireland  Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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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