Coleraine face a tough test at Fox Lodge

League leaders Coleraine travel to Fox Lodge this weekend hoping to extend their winning start to the season to an impressive five out of six.

Brigade batsman Kyle Magee pictured in action in their win at Ardmore on Sunday. DER2518-132KM

NW CRICKET: Old rivals meet in last four

Donemana have been given a home tie against Brigade in the semi-final of the NW Senior Cup.

Ardmore succeed with this appeal for lbw against Brigade batsman Kyle Magee. DER2518-129KM

NW CRICKET: Big three through to Senior Cup semi-final

Some indifferent weather around the North West failed to dampen the spirits of the local cricket fraternity over the weekend as a hectic schedule started with some cracking action in both league and cup.

Marty Mehaffey on the attack for Newbuildings in last Sunday's Senior Cup quarter-final win over Ballyspallen.

Action packed cricket week in the North West

There’s a cracking week of cricket in store for the North West fraternity with action on a range of fronts over the next seven days.

Niall O'Brien will play for Ardmore against Brigade in this Sunday's Bank of Ireland Senior Cup tie, which takes place at the Blechgreen.

Niall O'Brien joins Ardmore

North West side Ardmore have agreed a short-term deal with Ireland international Niall O'Brien to play in this weekend's Senior Cup quarter-final tie against Brigade at The Bleachgreen.
David Scanlon will miss the North West Warriros game due to a back spasm.Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

NW CRICKET: Another busy weekend ahead

There are a busy few days upcoming for the North West cricket fraternity starting today (Friday) when the North West Warriors entertain Leinster Lightning in an Interprovincial T20 cup game at Bready (5pm).

Gary Wilson. 'Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Oisin Keniry

CRICKET: Gary Wilson to captain T20I squad against Netherlands and Scotland

Cricket Ireland has announced a 14-man squad to take part in the T20I Tri-Series in the Netherlands under the captaincy of Gary Wilson.

Donemana professional Malith Cooray

NORTH WEST CRICKET: Donemana in dazzling form against Brigade

An all-action day of Long’s SuperValu Premiership cricket on Saturday finished with reigning champions Donemana ending Brigade’s unbeaten start to the season while gritty Ardmore did likewise to Bready at the Bleachgreen.

Peter Gillespie's 82 helped Strabane to victory over Cork County.

CRICKET: More Irish Cup carnage for North West sides

At International and Inter-provincial level things have rarely been better as far as the North West Cricket Union is concerned and yet once again when it has come to the Irish Senior Cup, there has been no let-up in the annual disappointment.

Ireland's William Porterfield

Ireland deserve place in Test arena says William Porterfield

William Porterfield feels Ireland proved they belong in cricket’s longest format after their gripping inaugural Test ended in a five-wicket loss to Pakistan.

Ireland's Kevin O'Brien dejected after being caught by Haris Sohail of Pakistan

Ireland come up short against Pakistan in Test bow

Ireland came up short in their bid to pull off a miracle in Malahide as they were beaten by five wickets in their enthralling inaugural Test with Pakistan.

Stuart Thompson, North-West Warriors

Records come tumbling down: North West Warriors dominate against Leinster Lightning

Stuart Thompson and Niall O’Brien hit unbeaten centuries as they shared a record-breaking partnership of 265 on a day dominated by the NW Warriors against defending champions Leinster Lightning.

North West duo Boyd Rankin (left) and William Porterfield are in the NW Warriors squad for next week's to face Leinster Lightning.

Ireland skipper and pace man added to NW Warriors squad

The North West have landed a bit of a touch on the eve of the new Hanley Energy Interprovincial series by naming both William Porterfield and Boyd Rankin in their squad for the 3-day game against Leinster Lightning at Pembroke next week.
Donemana celebrate last season's title triumph and they will be favourites to make it an historic seven in a row this year!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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