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CRICKET: Ireland Women’s squad named for summer encounters

Cricket Ireland have announced the final squads for the women’s international cricket matches this summer.

CRICKET: Chris Dougherty on form as CIYMS beat North County in Irish Senior Cup

A Chris Dougherty century helped CIYMS secure their progression to the second round of the Irish Senior Cup with a 106 run victory over North County.

NCU CRICKET: Waringstown brush aside Armagh in Premier League

Waringstown made it two Premier League wins in as many days with a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Armagh at The Mall on Sunday.

CRICKET: Wins for Waringstown and CSNI in Twenty20 Cup

Published: 08:08 Thursday 17 May 2018 There were wins for holders Waringstown and CSNI in last night’s group games in the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup.

CRICKET: We can be a major sport in Ireland says Warren Deutrom

Ireland’s inaugural Test managed to attract Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger to Malahide, and the hope now is domestic interest will ensure the game becomes a “major sport” within a decade.

Irish deserve place in Test arena: 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.

TEST CRICKET: Ireland lose to Pakistan at Malahide

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.

Ireland bounce back after Pakistan make them follow-on at Malahide

Ireland started the third day of their inaugural Test with Pakistan by finally breaking up the seventh-wicket partnership of Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf when they had made 117 together.

CRICKET: Ireland made to wait for test bow

Ireland’s long-awaited Test match debut was delayed by the elements on Friday, with the first day of their historic contest against Pakistan washed out.

TEST CRICKET: We are the lucky ones says Ireland skipper William Porterfied

William Porterfield has thanked those that have paved the way for him and his Ireland colleagues to make Test history on Friday.


Stokes ready to inspire refreshed England against Pakistan

LONDON (AP) After a winless winter in test matches, England is hoping the return of a fully fit and focused Ben Stokes will inspire his team to victory over Pakistan.