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.

Ireland captain William Porterfield finally got to play for his country in the North West on Monday.

CRICKET: Porterfield’s long term future still undecided

Skipper William Porterfield finally got to play for Ireland back in his native North West.

Photographer �Matt Mackey - 
24th May 2015

North West Warriors v Northern Knights at Downpatrick CC.

North West Warriors batsman Scott Campbell.

NW CRICKET: Coleraine’s title hopes ended after defeat by Brigade

Coleraine’s hopes of retaining the Long’s SuperValu Premier Division title were dashed in dramatic fashion on Sunday.

Brigades Ryan Hunter played a big part in their massive win at fellow title contenders Eglinton, on Saturday.

NW CRICKET: Brigade back in title race

It’s a two way tie at the top of the Premier league after Saturdays results, leaders Eglinton lost at home to Brigade not helped by dropped catches.

Fox Lodge skipper Brian Allen celebrates winning both the Samuel Jeffrey Shield and the Championship title.

NW CRICKET: Fox Lodge secure place back in Premier League

Fox Lodge are back at the top table of North West cricket after Brian Allen’s team clinched the Championship title and automatic promotion with a five wicket win, at Ballyspallen, on Sunday.

Bready cheers their Ulster Plate win.

NW CRICKET: Mark Olphert’s men win O’Neill’s Ulster Plate

Bready II’s are the new O’Neill’s Ulster Plate winners after Mark Olphert’s side proved too strong for holders Brigade at Eglinton on Sunday.

Bready celebrate their O'Neill's Ulster Plate victory on Sunday.

NW CRICKET: Brigade, Coleraine up ante as title race set to go to the wire

Despite heading into September we’re still no closer to finding out who will be crowned 2016 Long’s SuperValu North West champions after Brigade and Coleraine turned the screw with crucial wins on Saturday.

Brigade's Ryan Hunter.

NW CRICKET: Big win for Beechgrove men at Eglinton

It’s a two way tie at the top of the Long’s Supervalu Premier League after Saturday’s results.

Dave Langford-Smith celebrates the wicket of Lee Nelson Dave Langford-Smith celebrates the wicket of Lee Nelson. Pic by Barry Chambers

Cricket: Waringstown go down to defeat in Irish Cup final

Waringstown’s bid to retain the Irish Senior Cup ended in disappointment as Merrion beat them by 56 runs at Castle Avenue.

Andy Britton and Brigade are looking to avoid any slip-ups

NW CRICKET: Confusion in North West Premier League as protest is lodged about Donemana fixtures

At least one North West Premier League club has lodged a protest about two of Donemana’s outstanding league matches not having been played before the 29-day deadline.

Ardmore Qualifying Two Cup winners.

CRICKET: Ardmore clinch Qualifying Two Cup

Paul Brolly rolled back the years with a fine all-round display as Ardmore beat Glendermott by ten wickets to clinch the Qualifying Two Cup.

David Rankin is back in the Ireland squad for next months games Hong Kong.

CRICKET: David Rankin back in Ireland squad

Back in the day when there was talk of Ireland International, Rankin, thoughts would turn to a towering bowler thundering down the pitch in his size 15 boots.

Brigade cheer their Ulster Cup win over Ardmore. (
Picture: Barry Chambers / Press Eye)

CRICKET: Bready crown Ulster Cup champions as Strabane relegated

It may have been yet another wet weekend in a summer of incessant rain but despite the fact that only a handful of games survived the elements, this was probably the most telling few days of the domestic cricket season so far.

Brigade cheer their Ulster Cup win

Brigade hold their nerve to claim bowl-out win over Ardmore and clinch O’Neill’s Ulster Cup

Brigade are the 2016 O’Neill’s Ulster Cup champions after they beat Ardmore 3-2 in a bowl-out at a soggy Bready on Sunday evening.

Pictured is the Par 4 second hole 'The Valley', at City of Derry Golf Club.

GOLF: Busy week coming up at Prehen & Faughan Valley

Another busy week is planned at Prehen with the fabulous Wednesday Meal Deal – book early to avoid disappointment, an Open is down for decision tomorrow.

Eglinton side and back-room team celebrate winning the Faughan Valley Cup after defeating Brigade by seven wickets.

NW CRICKET: Thompson inspires Eglinton to cup success

Eglinton skipper Stuart Thompson admits he’s back enjoying his cricket.

Ireland's Boyd Rankin. Picture by  Rowland White/PressEye

CRICKET: Boyd Rankin injury blow for Ireland

Pace bowler Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of Ireland’s fixtures for the remainder of the season after suffering a fracture of his left tibia.

Michael Gillespie scored 42 during Strabane II's game against Ardmore II.

CRICKET: Sammy Jeffrey Cup Final on this weekend

It should be quite a decent contest at Eglinton this coming Friday and Saturday as league leaders Fox Lodge take on St Johnston in the two-innings Sammy Jeffrey decider.

Decker Curry.

CRICKET: Three way tie at the top of Premier League

The race for honours at the top of the Long’s SuperValu Premier Division is set to go beyond the last week of the season after the North West Union announced on Saturday that they have already been forced to schedule rain-affected games into September.

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