NW CRICKET: Title race taking shape despite weather woes

The weather once again took a chunk out of the weekend’s cricket programme with all of Sunday’s listed matches scheduled for the North West having to be abandoned following heavy rain.

Donemana captain Ricky Lee Dougherty.

CRICKET: Holders Donemana face Coleraine

Holders Donemana have been given a home draw against Coleraine in the quarter-finals of the Bank of Ireland NW Senior Cup.
Decker Curry was Ardmore's hero in their bowl-out win over St Johnston.

CRICKET: Big weekend for Donemana

Donemana’s hopes of winning their sixth Bank of Ireland North West Senior Cup in a row is still alive, but only just.

Newbuildings Cricket Club.


There was a break from regular league and cup action around the North West this weekend as the group stages of this season's Faughan Valley and Eric Cooke cup were played out around the region.


CRICKET: Coleraine host four times Irish Senior Cup winners

North West kingpins Coleraine face four time winners Waringstown, in the Irish Senior Cup second round.

Tamin Iqbal batting for Bangladesh against Ireland at Stormont. (Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye)

CRICKET: Ireland Wolves beaten by Bangladesh

Bangladesh got their tour off to a winning start against Ireland Wolves at sunny Stormont yesterday as the visitors began their warm-up for the forthcoming tri-nations with an emphatic 199-run victory.


NW CRICKET: Bannsiders face Bready

There are just three games this Saturday scheduled in the Long’s Supervalu Premier League, as Donemana’s clash against Ardmore is postponed.

The Fox Lodge team that lost to Brigade on Saturday as the new North West cricket season got underway.

NW CRICKET: Thumping wins mark the start of new Season

The new domestic cricket season got under way on Saturday with a plethora of changes on and off the field heralding the start of another busy summer.

Pace man Johnny Thompson is back at Beechgrove this campaign.

NW Cricket: Weekly Fixtures

The North West cricket season gets underway this weekend.

Donemana's Andy McBrine is looking forward to the 2017 season.

NW CRICKET: Andy McBrine ready for Lords test

Donemana’s Andy McBrine admits the next few weeks herald exciting times for North West cricket as the new season gets underway this weekend.

Donemana celebrate clinching their fifth Bank of Ireland North West Senior Cup success last year.

NW CRICKET: Donemana still team to beat

The North West cricket season begins on Saturday, already a number of clubs have played friendly games and all clubs have been indoor practicing since January.

Jack Glenn playing for Creevedonnell in 2014

Memorial game planned for tragic cricketer Jack Glenn

The cricket community in the North West is considering a memorial event to mark the life of Jack Glenn, the young cricketer whose remains were found in the River Foyle on Monday.

Paul Stirling's superb display was not enough to clinch victory for Ireland.


Paul Stirling's brilliant all-round display wasn't enough to lead Ireland to victory in the second ODI against Afghanistan in Delhi.

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Donemana skipper Ricky Lee Dougherty holding aloft the North West Senior Cup.

CRICKET: NW Senior Cup Final venue switched

The Bank of Ireland Senior Cup Final, the blue riband event in the North West domestic cricket calendar, is set to return to its former spiritual home of Beechgrove this summer after an absence of 19 years.

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The Ulster Bank Schools Cup draw was made by Sean Murphy
of Ulster Bank (left) and Peter McMorran, President of the Northern Cricket Union.


Belfast Royal Academy have received a tough draw in their bid for a hat-trick of titles in the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup.

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Andy McBrine of Donemana will be hoping his team can make it through first round of the Bank of Ireland NW Senior Cup after Wednesday's draw pitted them against Eglinton.

NW CRICKET: Holders Donemana handed tough opener

Donemana have been handed a difficult start in their quest for a sixth successive Bank of Ireland North West Senior Cup crown with Ricky-Lee Dougherty’s side landing an away tie at Eglinton in yesterday’s first round draw.

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Derry Midweek Cricket League AGM takes place on Tuesday night.

CRICKET: Derry Midweek AGM

The Derry Midweek Cricket League’s Annual General Meeting takes place this Tuesday December 13.

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The 'Radio Foyle Player of the Year' award is presented to Decker Curry of Ardmore by Radio Foyle's Dessie McCallion at the North West Cricket Awards in the White Horse Hotel.

NW CRICKET: Curry among the winners at Annual Awards evening

Around 140 guests attended the North West Cricket Union’s annual presentation dinner at the White Horse Hotel on Friday night, among them former Irish International John Mooney who made an impressive debut on the ‘after dinner’ circuit as guest speaker.

Graham Boyd was pivotal in Bond's Glen play-off victory.

NW CRICKET: Bond’s Glen retain place in Championship

The curtain fell on the North West cricket season on Sunday when, thanks to the patience of both teams, the two umpires and host club Ardmore, the Championship play-off was concluded right on schedule.

2016 North West DJ Premier League winners,  Donemana, celebrate at the weekend.

Donemana crowned North West Cricket champions!

Ricky-Lee Dougherty had a big pair of boots to fill when he accepted the opportunity to captain Donemana after Richard Kee decided to step down this season following several years in the job.

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