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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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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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New Ardmore signing Steve Lazars in action.

NW CRICKET: Ardmore capture former Ballymena overseas player

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

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CRICKET: Iftikhar Hussain returns to Brigade for new North West season

CRICKET: Iftikhar Hussain returns to Brigade for new North West season

Brigade seem determined to make a major bid for honours this season after the Beechgrove club announced that Iftikhar Hussain was rejoining them following his season in the NCU with Muckamore.

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Ireland and Donemana's 'Andy McBrine

CRICKET: Andy McBrine and Ed Joyce recalled to Ireland squad ahead of tri-series competition

Ed Joyce and Andy McBrine have been recalled to the Ireland squad for the tri-series against Scotland and UAE in Dubai next 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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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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CRICKET: Derriaghy and Strabane fail in bid to reach Irish National Cup final

CRICKET: Derriaghy and Strabane fail in bid to reach Irish National Cup final

Malahide and Terenure will meet in the final of the Irish National Cup on Sunday, September 3 at Bready.

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William Porterfield and Andrew McBrine for North West Warriors

CRICKET: North West Warrior win last-ball thriller, but Leinster retain Inter-pro trophy

The North West Warriors won an enthralling Hanley Energy Interprovincial Cup clash against the Northern Knights at the Lawn this afternoon- a result which means that Leinster Lighting retain the trophy with their final match against James Shannon’s team still to play.

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William Porterfield

CRICKET: Porterfield back as Warriors take on Knights

The North West Warriors have landed something of a coup by including Ireland skipper William Porterfield in their squad for Sunday's Interprovincial Cup game against the Northern Knights at Waringstown.

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Ireland's Clare Shillington.

CRICKET: Ireland women easily see off Scotland

Clare Shillington's powerful 81 helped Ireland to a convincing 76-run win over Scotland in the first of their two Celtic Cup clashes at Dundee today.

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Player of the Tournament, Ireland's Graham Kennedy, receives his trophy from Ed Shuttleworth of the ICC.

CRICKET: Kennedy named Player Of The Tournament

Irish left-armer Graham Kennedy was a deserved winner of the Player of the Tournament award at the Under-19 World Cup qualifying tournament in Jersey.

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Ian Stone (Bank of Ireland) along with captains Ricky-Lee Dougherty (Donemana) and Lee Ritchie (Ballyspallen) ahead of this weekend's senior cup final.

CRICKET: Sides banking on NW Senior Cup final success

In-form Donemana aim to make it six Bank of Ireland NW Senior Cup wins in a row when they face Ballyspallen in this weekend’s final, which gets underway at 12noon, at Beechgrove, on Friday.

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CRICKET: Ballyspallen’s Graham Kennedy guides Ireland U19s to win over Denmark

CRICKET: Ballyspallen’s Graham Kennedy guides Ireland U19s to win over Denmark

Graham Kennedy’s five-wicket haul helped Ireland beat Denmark by 85 runs in their second U19 World Cup Qualifying match in Jersey.

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Ireland international, Craig Young returns to the North West Warriors squad for the penultimate round of T20 matches against Leinster Lightning.

CRICKET: Norh West Warriors team named for T20 game against Leinster Lighting

Ian McGregor has named his Warriors squad for the penultimate round of T20 matches on Friday as the North West side travels south to Merrion for another tussle with Leinster Lightning.

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The late Martin McGuinness with Raymond McCartney

Martin McGuinness’ unlikely love for cricket and the Derry man part of ‘Long Kesh MCC’

Raymond McCartney still has a vivid recollection of a mobile phone exchange he had with the late Martin McGuinness in the summer of 2015.

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Ballyspallen will now face Donemana in the Senior Cup final.

CRICKET: Champions Donemana travel to Bleachgreen

This season’s Bank of Ireland Senior Cup Final sees championship side Ballyspallen take on the mighty Donemana.

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NW CRICKET: Plenty to play for again this weekend

NW CRICKET: Plenty to play for again this weekend

The intriguing Championship title race is back on the menu this coming Saturday with the top clash involving last weekend’s senior cup headline-grabbers Ballyspallen as they entertain Killyclooney.

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Aaron Gillespie will be one of the key players for Strabane.

Strabane and Saints battle out Eric Cooke Final

It is North West T20 finals day at Magheramason on Sunday with the Eric Cooke Memorial Cup game between Strabane and St Johnston starting at 12 noon followed by the Faughan Valley decider between Coleraine and Bready at 4pm.

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