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Donemana, Brigade set to dominate North West cricket season

The domestic cricket season gets under on Saturday - a week earlier than usual- to facilitate clubs getting time off in early May for Ireland’s historic first home Test match against Pakistan.

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David Dawson has joined Donaghcloney Mill

Don’t rule out anyone in fascinating NCU Section One promotion battle

The starter’s gun is poised a week earlier than normal in NCU Section One, but many of the favourites in what promises to be a fascinating promotion battle will have to wait at least another week to start their campaigns.

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Daryl Gurney

DARTS: Daryl Gurney falls short in Rotterdam to Rob Cross

Daryl Gurney lost ground in the race for the Premier League play-offs after suffering a 7-4 defeat against World champion Rob Cross at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam.

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Graeme McCarter in action for CSNI

Cricket: CSNI’s McCarter moves to Scotland and Carrick return unlikely for Holmes

Civil Service North are hoping that Graeme McCarter will still be available for much of the new cricket season, despite the Ireland international’s move to Scotland to start a new job.

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Malahide cricket ground. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

CRICKET: Positives for Ireland despite weather woes against Somerset

Ireland’s preparations for its historic first Test Match provided a valuable opportunity for the squad to begin its transition from 50-over cricket to red-ball cricket - despite a frustrating climax to the match against Somerset.

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Sponsorship of the NCU's women and men's Senior Challenge Cup competitions has been extended by Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance until 2020. Pictured, from left, are Sandi Harrison (North Down), Shane Matthews (Northern Ireland managing director, Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance), Nigel Jones (CIYMS) and Richard Johnson (NCU vice-president).

CRICKET: NCU cups’ sponsorship boost

A second sponsorship boost within as many months has arrived for the Northern Cricket Union.

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CRICKET: Ireland and Scotland going Dutch for T20 series

CRICKET: Ireland and Scotland going Dutch for T20 series

Ireland, Scotland and Holland have announced plans to contest an annual Twenty20 tri-series, with the first edition this summer.

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Ireland women head coach Aaron Hamilton.

CRICKET: Twenty20 double-header for Ireland squads

Cricket Ireland yesterday announced an inaugural international T20 double-header featuring the Ireland Women’s and Men’s teams in June in Dublin, as well as increased investment to further support the growth of the women’s game.

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith and David Warner banned for 12 months, claim reports

Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned for 12 months over the Australia ball-tampering scandal, according to reports.

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Ireland's Paul Stirling

CRICKET: Ireland miss out on qualification to World Cup finals

Ireland will not participate at next year's World Cup after suffering an agonising defeat to Afghanistan in their all-or-nothing encounter in Harare.

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Niall O'Brien has been a fine servant to Irish cricket

CRICKET: Zimbabwe defeat helps Ireland World Cup hopes

Ireland have been handed an unlikely World Cup lifeline after 10/1 outsiders UAE stunned hosts Zimbabwe in a rain affected encounter in Harare.

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Ireland's Andrew Balbirnie punches the air as he reaches his century against Scotland

CRICKET: Balbirnie century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Andrew Balbirnie’s fourth international century helped Ireland keep alive their World Cup qualification hopes with a 25-run win against Scotland in Harare.

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The Creevedonnell side which met Newbuildings in the final of the Sammy Jeffrey Memorial Shield at Eglinton in 2015.

Opinion: Another club confirm demise, Ireland lose and Leinster announce bumper deal

Friday was a particularly grim day for Irish cricket, both at international and at club level where another long-established club announced it is pulling out of the North West game.

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Paul Stirling was one of few Ireland players to come out with any credit

Ireland on the brink after Zimbabwe thrashing

Ireland’s World Cup qualification hopes are hanging by a thread after a 107-run thrashing by Zimbabwe in Harare on Friday.

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Steve Lazars

CRICKET: Steve Lazars joins Ardmore

Former Ballymena overseas player Steve Lazars has joined Ardmore ahead of the new season after spending 2017 on the north coast with Coleraine.

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Cricket: Much-travelled Steve Lazars on the move again

Cricket: Much-travelled Steve Lazars on the move again

Former Ballymena overseas player Steve Lazars has joined Ardmore ahead of the new season after spending 2017 on the north coast with Coleraine.

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Ireland's Paul Stirling

Paul Stirling and Boyd Rankin star as Ireland beat UAE to reach Super Six stage

Ireland recorded a dominant 226-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over the United Arab Emirates in Harare to progress through to the Super Six stage of the World Cup qualifying tournament.

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David Dawson is leaving Waringstown

David Dawson ‘emotional’ as he confirms Waringstown departure

Waringstown batsman David Dawson says he has made an “emotional “decision” to leave his boyhood club.

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Ed Joyce of Ireland scores runs during The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier against the West Indies on Saturday

CRICKET: Ireland must beat UAE to keep World Cup dream alive

Ireland face a must-win game against the UAE in Harare on Monoday to keep alive their World Cup hopes after a 52-run loss to the West Indies on Saturday.

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