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Irish Cup
Round 1: Merrion beat Donemana by 10 wickets
Anglesea Road, 18 May.
Merrion 190 (40.4 overs, Raymond Curry 78, Gary McClintock 25, Levi Dougherty 23, Rumesh Buddhika 21, Melvin Devaraj 5-35)
Donemana 191-0 (27.2 overs, Stephen Doheny 106*, Swapnil Modgill 72*)
Centurion Stephen Doheny (CricketEurope)
Two times Merrion had little trouble accounting for Donemana as they chased 190 to win by 10 wickets in the 28th over. Irish international Stephen Doheny hit an unbeaten 106 from just 81 balls that included 14 fours and 2 sixes. He found a willing ally in fellow opener Swapnil Modgill who made an unbeaten 72 in their stand of 191. Earlier Raymond Curry stroked 13 boundaries in his stylish 78, but from looking well placed at 80 for 0 and 147 for 4, the Tyrone side faltered to be dismissed for 190 - five wickets for Melvin Devaraj.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Pembroke beat Coleraine by 284 runs
Sydney Parade, 18 May.
Pembroke 394-7 (50 overs: Nick Stapleton 144, Tim Tector 124, Gavin Hoey 35, Danny Hogan 31, Jack Tector 28; Lee Ritchie 2-56)
Coleraine 110 (25 overs: Scott Campbell 36; Paul Lawson 4-34, Gavin Hoey 3-17)
Centurions Tim Tector and Nick Stapleton (CricketEurope)
2019 winners Pembroke brushed aside Coleraine, encountering little trouble as they won by a whopping 284 runs at Sydney Parade. Nick Stapleton and Tim Tector both made hundreds as they added 184 in 30 overs as the hosts plundered 394 for 7. Stapleton top-scored with 144 from 121 balls, hitting 9 fours and 8 sixes, while Tector's 124 from 100 deliveries included 13 fours and 3 sixes. Gavin Hoey hit four sixes in a quickfire 35, while Danny Hogan cleared the ropes twice in a hard-hit 31. The visitors never laid a glove in the reply as Scott Campbell's 36 was the best of their 110 - four wickets for Paul Lawson and three for Gavin Hoey.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Railway Union beat Cliftonville Academy by 74 runs
Park Avenue, 18 May.
Railway Union 224 (49.1 overs; Hedayat Ullah Khogiana 103, Liam McCarthy 22; Andrew Forbes 2-16, Matty McCord 2-43, Abhishek Raut 2-49)
Cliftonville Academy 150 (41.2 overs; Tommy Orr 33, Varun Chopra 27, Rory Bessell 25*; Srihan Karpe 3-32, Sean O'Brien 3-33, Liam McCarthy 2-13)
Hedayat scored a hundred (CricketEurope)
A superb century from young Afghanistan batsman Hedayat Ullah Khogiani was the catalyst for Railway Union's 74-run win over Cliftonville Academy at Park Avenue. He held the innings together with 103 (8 fours, 1 six) after they were struggling at 24 for 3. He added 55 for the 5th wicket with skipper Liam McCarthy (22) as they finished on 224. Tommy Orr top-scored with 33 in the reply, but three wickets for Sean O'Brien and Srihan Karpe, plus two for McCarthy closed out the win and ensured progress to the last 16.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Malahide beat Lisburn by 2 wickets
The Village, 18 May.
Lisburn 229 (49.4 overs; Faiz Fazal 81, Neil Whitworth 72; James Newland 3-45, Jeremy Martins 3-34, K Donnelly 2-39, M Frost 2-39)
Malahide 231/8 (49.2 overs; Jeremy Martins 73, Mohit Sane 43, Andrew Sheridan 33*, M Ford 26; Faiz Fazal 3-30, Neil Whitworth 2-47)
Malahide edged out Lisburn in a last over thriller in probably the game of the day. The Wallace Park side will rue throwing away a great position as a third wicket stand of 145 between Faiz Fazal and Neil Whitworth took them to 190 for 2 in the 40th over. However, from there they only added 39 to be 229 all out - three wickets apiece for James Newland and Jeremy Martins. The home side were in difficulty in the chase at 62 for 4, but Martins top-scored with an even time 73 (7 fours, 1 six), adding 112 for the 5th wicket with Mohit Sane (43). The game was still in the balance at 197 for 8, but Andrew Sheridan's unbeaten 33 got Malahide over the line with two balls to spare.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Ardmore lost to North Down by 14 runs
The Bleachgreen, 18 May.
North Down 185 (48 overs; Ani Chore 79, Mohammed Aahil 24; Harry Zimmermann 3-40, Rachit Gaur 3-42, Conor Brolly 2-12, Dharm Singh 2-42)
Ardmore 171 (39.1 overs; Ciaran Roundtree 87, Rachit Gaur 27; Liam Hayman 3-27, Kerwin Mungroo 3-28, Mohammed Aahil 2-32, Peter Davison 2-21
North Down side that beat Ardmore by 14 runs (CricketEurope)
North Down got the better of Ardmore in a close contest at The Bleachgreen with the Comber side winning by 14 runs. Ani Chore hit 6 fours in his 79 as the visitors posted 185 - three wickets for Harry Zimmermann and skipper Rachit Gaur, while Conor Brolly bowled an excellent ten-over spell to claim 2 for 12. Kerwin Mungroo (3-28) made early inroads in the chase,and at 87 for 5, Ardmore looked beaten. However, Ciaran Roundtree counterattacked as he added 64 for the 6th wicket with Mark Chambers. Liam Hayman (3-27) however got three wickets and despite Roundtree's 87 from 78 balls (8 fours, 4 sixes), Ardmore were 171 all out in the 40th over.
Irish Cup
Round 1: CSNI beat Newbuildings by 76 runs
Stormont, 18 May.
CSNI 252-4 (50 overs: Stuart Thompson 87*, Jordan Neill 73, Paddy Beverland 36*; Ross Hunter 2-46)
Newbuildings 176 (40.3 overs; Gareth McKeegan 65, Ryan Hunter 38, Ross Dougherty 34; Adam Leckey 3-28, Jordan Neill 2-30, Matthew Foster 2-33)
Jordan Neill (CricketEurope)
CSNI skipper Stuart Thompson's unbeaten 87 from 71 balls (11 fours, 1 six) helped his side to a 76-run win over Newbuildings. Thompson shared an unbroken 5th wicket stand of 128 in 19 overs with Paddy Beverland (36*). Earlier, Jordan Neill also made a half century, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 73 as the Stormont side posted 252 for 4. Gareth McKeegan and Ryan Hunter - who hit 7 fours in his 38 - had the NW side in a good position at 90 for 1. McKeegan top scored with 65 (7 fours, 3 sixes), but his demise at 139 for 3 sparked a collapse as they lost 7 wickets for just 37 runs to be 176 all out - three wickets for Adam Leckey and two apiece for Jordan Neill and Matthew Foster.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Carrickfergus lost to The Hills by 4 wickets
Middle Road, 18 May.
Carrickfergus 217 (49.1 overs; Michael Gilmour 72, Jake Egan 55, Ruan Haasbroek 36; Febin Manoj 3-22, Matthew Weldon 3-60)
The Hills 218-6 (46.5 overs; Andrew Kavanagh 61, Tomas Rooney Murphy 61, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 29; Prince Sharma 4-49)
Febin Manoj took 3 wickets on his senior debut (CricketEurope)
The Hills travelled to Carrickfergus and safely progressed to the last 16 with a hard fought four-wicket win. Contrasting half centuries from Michael Gilmour and Jake Egan helped the hosts post 217. Gilmour top-scored with 72 (6 fours, 4 sixes), while Egan's 55 included 4 fours and a six. Teenagers Febin Manoj (3-22) and Matthew Weldon (3-60) took three wickets apiece. Andrew Kavanagh and Tomas Rooney-Murphy each made 61 in a second wicket stand of 93, and at 189 for 2, the result looked a foregone conclusion. However, four wickets for Prince Sharma (4-49) saw the innings stutter before they clinched victory in the 47th over.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Instonians beat Eglinton by 142 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 18 May.
Instonians 307/5 (50 overs: Robert McKinley 107, Nikolai Smith 89, Ollie Metcalfe 64; Mark Averill 2-71)
Eglinton 165 (33.2 overs: Andy Millar 55, Ross McLaughlin 39; Cian Robertson 4-21, Ben Rose 4-52)
A century opening partnership between Ollie Metcalfe and Rob McKinley set Instonians on their way to 300+ total at Shaw's Bridge. After the departure of Metcalfe Instonians skipper Nikolai Smith and McKinley added a further 165 for the second, with McKinley finally falling for 107. The total was just short of 300 when Smith was out for 89 (9x4,3x6) no doubt satisfied that his side were well on their way to a win. Andy Millar had other ideas and the big left-handed opener raced to 55 off 40 balls (4x4, 5x6) before Ben Rose struck a massive blow for the home side in the space of two balls. The penultimate ball of the powerplay saw him bowl Miller and next ball a catch by Adam Ly saw professional Lahiru Dilshan depart without scoring, 72/0 had suddenly become 72/2 with both of the big threats gone. Rose made it a family affair as he claimed the wickets of the other two Miller brothers, both to Metcalfe catches. Cian Robertson was back to his parsimonious best, claiming 4-21 in his allotted ten overs as he and Andy White polished off what remained of the Eglinton lineup with only Ross McLaughlin providing any resistance.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Killyclooney lost to Clontarf by 10 wickets
Killyclooney, 18 May.
Killyclooney 171 (31.1 overs: Mark Gordon 61, Kenzie Hall 45; David Vincent 4-36, David Delany 3-52)
Clontarf 176/0 (19.4 overs: Eoghan Delany 76*, David Vincent 73*)
David Vincent and Eoghan Delany shared an unbroken stand of 176 (CricketEurope)
An unbroken first wicket stand of 176 in under 20 overs between skipper Eoghan Delany and David Vincent hurried Clontarf to a 10-wicket win at Killyclooney. Delany's 76 came from just 50 balls and included 11 fours and 3 sixes, while Vincent's 73 from 69 deliveries saw hit stroke 10 fours and clear the ropes twice. The home side's 171 owed much to Mark Gordon with the left-hander hitting 6 sixes and 5 fours in a powerful 61 from 49 balls, while Kenzie Hall clubbed four sixes in his 45. David Vincent's four wickets would have meant he was a shoo-in for the Man of the Match if there was one, while David Delany took 3 for 52.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Bready lost to Phoenix by 258 runs
Magheramason, 18 May.
Phoenix 374/5 (50 overs; Jack Lalor 201*, Shane Getkate 77, Tyrone Kane 44; Pearce Ryan 2-63)
Bready 116 (26 overs; Gavin Roulston 45, Kyle Magee 28; Theo Dempsey 2-7, Tyrone Kane 2-23, Ash Bain 2-48)
Jack Lalor scored 201 (CricketEurope)
Jack Lalor's 201 not out propelled Phoenix to an emphatic 258-run win over Bready at Magheramason. The Australian hit 20 fours and 7 sixes in his brilliant knock, adding 90 for the 4th wicket with Tyrone Kane (44) and 169 for the 5th with Shane Getkate - who hit 6 sixes in his 77 from 45 balls. A final total of 374 for 5 was always going to be daunting, and the hosts never really got going despite Gavin Roulston's 45 and 28 from Kyle Magee. To add to Bready's woes Davy Scanlon suffered a stress fracture of his arm and was unable to bat - their innings closing on 116. A day to remember then for Lalor who has previously been in the Melbourne Renegades Big Bash squad, but never played.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Brigade beat Woodvale by 119 runs
Beechgrove, 18 May.
Brigade 314/8 (50 overs; Scott Macbeth 123, Adam McDaid 61, Iftikhar Hussain 39, Aditya Adey 4-69, Ruhan Pretorius 2-45)
Woodvale 195 (40.1 overs; Ruhan Pretorius 103, Andy Britton 4-25)
Centurion Scott Macbeth (CricketEurope)
It was a tale of two centuries at Beechgrove with two of the country's in-form players going head-to head. Brigade batted first and plundered 314 for 8 with Macbeth hitting 12 sixes - one of which cleared the clubhouse - on his way to 123 off 87 balls. He added 136 for the 3rd wicket in 20 overs with Adam McDaid, who hit 7 fours in his 61. Woodvale's chase was all about Pretorius who also reached three figures - hitting 10 fours and 5 sixes in his 103 from 90 balls. He received little help and with home skipper Andy Britton taking four wickets, Woodvale were 195 all out - losing by 119 runs. Brigade therefore the only NW side in the last 16 draw.
Irish Cup
Round 1: Cork County v Balbriggan - postponed.
Mardyke, 18 May.
Cork County
Balbriggan
The game at the Mardyke was called off after an early morning inspection which meant that Balbriggan were saved a wasted journey. The game will be replayed at Jack Harper Park in a few weeks.
National Cup
Round 1: The Nedd beat Belfast by 76 runs
The Nedd, 18 May.
The Nedd 289 (40 overs; Stevie Moore 87, Neal Stewart 57, Jason Mills 48*)
Belfast 213 (Ferhan Saeed 52; Neal Stewart 5-36, Johnny Young 4-53)
National Cup
Round 1: Limerick lost to County Galway by 70 runs
Galway, 18 May.
County Galway 143 (38.5 overs; Thomas Mahon 41, Lewis Randell 31; Angvesh Bogavelly 3-23, Arslan Anwar 2-29)
Limerick 73 (33.2 overs; Arslan Anwar 28*; S Singh 4-13, Iliff Sumit 3-8)
National Cup
Round 1: St Johnston beat Wexford Wanderers by 6 wickets
The Boathole, 18 May.
Wexford Wanderers 119 (34.5 overs; J Harmse 41; David Anthony 3-20, Ryan McAuley 3-30, Graeme McCarter 2-11)
St Johnston 120-4 (29.5 overs; Michael Rankin 33*, Graeme McCarter 29*, Deepak Reddy 26; J Harmse 2-36)
Boundary for Deepak Reddy (Lawrence Moore)
National Cup
Round 1: Sandyford beat Midleton by 45 runs
Marlay Park, 18 May.
Sandyford 240-8 (40 overs; V Adhikari 71*, R Potluri 50, Kotnala 25*; J George 2-24, K Khan 2-55)
Midleton 195 (39.5 overs; M Khan 54, F Khan 50; V Kotnala 3-23, A Pandey 2-24, M Abdulla 2-28)
National Cup
Round 1: Cork Harlequins lost to Strabane by 5 wickets
Farmers Cross, 18 May.
Cork Harlequins 85 (28.3 overs; Z Khan 26; J Mooney 5-8, R Gallagher 2-26, N Nawar 2-32)
Strabane 86-5 (23.5 overs; N Nawar 38, R Logue 29*)
National Cup
Round 1: North Kildare lost to Templepatrick by 87 runs
The Maws, 18 May.
Templepatrick 278-8 (40 overs; S O'Mahony 152; A Ahmad 2-54)
North Kildare 191 (26.5 overs; A Taniwal 65, W Azmat 28; L Cave 2-17, B Cave 2-32, R Smith 2-68)
National Cup
Round 1: Bonds Glen lost to Donacloney Mill by 136 runs
Bonds Glen, 18 May.
Donacloney Mill 232-9 (40 overs; A Varape 61, S Warren 42, M Campbell 34*, A Kennedy 30; S Kincaid 3-35, D Robinson 2-32)
Bonds Glen 96 (19.4 overs; D Cooke 25, D Posthumus 25; A Kennedy 6-41, A Varape 2-3, T McClure 2-22)
National Cup
Round 1: Ballymena lost to Fox Lodge by 161 runs
Eaton Park, 18 May.
Fox Lodge 232-7 (40 overs; G Maneeshan 90, J Milligan 58, A Walker 28; O Dick 3-21)
Ballymena 71 (20.1 overs; J McIntyre 4-25, L Kerr 2-11, A Walker 2-14)
National Cup
Round 1: Cregagh lost North County by 138 runs
Cregagh Memorial, 18 May.
North County 230 (39.2 overs; A Mathew 60, N McGovern 52; A Beattie 4-51, D Cooper 2-30, A Watt 2-34)
Cregagh 92 (30.3 oers; N Ravihrishnan 29*; T Hasan 2-7, A Ghaffar 2-17)
National Cup
Round 1: Burndennett lost to Rush by 5 wickets
Burndennett, 18 May.
Burndennett 170 (39.3 overs; N McDonnell 50; J Barnes 3-26, G Smith 2-32, A Eastwood 2-36)
Rush 171-5 (32.5 overs; J McGee 53, N Totakhiel 34, J Doyle 25; D Curry 5-49)
National Cup
Round 1: Terenure beat Glendermott by 7 wickets
Terenure, 18 May.
Glendermott 87 (24.1 overs; D Cleary 4-13, R Grover 3-40)
Terenure 90-3 (21.5 overs; H Dall 28)
National Cup
Round 1: Civil Service walkover versus Armagh
Phoenix Park, 18 May.
Civil Service
Armagh
Civil Service received a walkover against Armagh as the Mall club had been entered into the competition in error and did not wish to participate.
National Cup
Round 1: Laurelvale beat Ballyhaunis by 152 runs
Laurelvale, 18 May.
Laurelvale 327-2 (40 overs; M Thornbury 107*, A Malik 96, D Sinton 94*)
Ballyhaunis 175 (35.2 overs; A Abbas 64; D Sinton 4-18, M Ajmal 2-17, J Speers 2-19)
National Cup
Round 1: Adamstown beat County Kerry by 118 runs
Airlie Park, Dublin, 18 May.
Adamstown 224 (39.1 overs; H Harshit 64, A Gupta 39, R Gulati 33, N Padmaprabhu 25; S Bacha 4-36, Y Ali 2-33, K Igbal 2-44)
County Kerry 106 (28.1 overs; K Igbal 37, I Pathan 25; P Kamal 5-5, N Padmaprabhu 4-30)
National Cup
Round 1: University of Galway lost to Ballyspallen by 68 runs
Lydican, 18 May.
Ballyspallen 286-8 (40 overs; J Cusack 100, T Walcott 37, L Gilfillan 36; A Mohammad 3-42, A Sharma 2-51)
University of Galway 218 (34.4 overs; S Mishra 46, S Pidugu 42, N Bharadwaj 25, P Saner 25; T Walcott 4-14, S Kennedy 3-43, S Kennedy 2-35)
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Irish International
Winners Pakistan
Winners Pakistan ©Sportsfile
Hume misses tri-series due to visa issues ZZZZ3:32 pmZZZZ
Waringstown all-rounder Graham Hume will miss the tri-series in the Netherlands due to visa issues and has been replaced by Fionn Hand.
Brutal Pakistan clinch series ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
Lorcan Tucker lit up his first game as Ireland captain with a sparkling half-century - his second in successive innings - but was again on the losing side at Clontarf yesterday as Pakistan eased home by six wickets to claim the T20 international series 2-1.
Ireland set for series in Pakistan ZZZZ6:28 amZZZZ
Ireland are set to tour Pakistan for a series next year.
Pakistan level series ZZZZ6:27 amZZZZ
LORCAN TUCKER top scored with 51 in another impressive batting display by Ireland at Clontarf yesterday but it wasnít enough to prevent Pakistan winning by seven wickets and levelling the three-match T20 international series.
Balbirnie stars in famous win over Pakistan ZZZZ9:56 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie scored a superb 77 from 55 balls to set up a stunning five-wicket victory over Pakistan at Clontarf last night that gives Ireland a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three T20 international series.
Ireland hopeful ahead of Pakistan series ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will be taking the chance to fine tune his seam bowling options for next monthís T20 World Cup when Ireland take on Pakistan at Clontarf in the first of a three-match series.
Women's Representative Cricket
Laura Delany gets her 200th cap (Barney Read)
Laura Delany gets her 200th cap (Barney Read) ©
If in doubt, go harder ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce's T20 philosophy has brought enough success to suggest that Sunday was a blip rather than an indictment on the squad as a whole.
Ireland crash out after Scottish shambles ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
LAURA DELANY could not hide her disappointment and dismay in Abu Dhabi as Ireland lost to Scotland by eight wickets in a do-or-die semi-final of the T20 World Cup Qualifier, and missed out on a place in the tournament proper.
Delany delivers to dump out Dutch ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
Ireland will play Scotland tomorrow for a place in the T20 World Cup finals this autumn after beating the Netherlands by 54 runs in Abu Dhabi last night to finish top of Group B with a 100 per cent record.
Ireland into semis ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Eimear Richardson helped secure Irelandís place in the last four of the T20 World Cup Qualifier with miserly spell of 3-8 last night† as her side saw off minnows Vanuatu by nine wickets at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi.
Openers set up Zimbabwe win ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter and Gaby Lewis compiled their third century partnership together in Abu Dhabi yesterday to set Ireland on the way to a comfortable 56-run victory over Zimbabwe in Group B of the T20 World Cup Qualifier.
CricketEurope International
Kathryn Bryce POTM for seeing her side to the semifinals
Kathryn Bryce POTM for seeing her side to the semifinals ©ICC
U19 Women's T20 WCQ starts in Indonesia ZZZZ6:36 amZZZZ
Qualification for the U19 Womenís T20 World Cup begins this week with Indonesia playing host to Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa.
The women's T20 World Cup is expanding too slowly ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
A twelve team tournament in 2026 is not keeping pace with the growth of women's cricket.
Austria beat Denmark in T20I series ZZZZ12:01 amZZZZ
A 2-1 series win for Austria against Denmark in the first women's matches between the two countries.
Sri Lanka qualify - but not without a scare ZZZZ12:01 amZZZZ
UAE push Sri Lanka close in the semi-final of the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier.
Scotland and UAE through to semis ZZZZ11:06 pmZZZZ
Scotland and the UAE are the only associates still in contention for the women's T20 World Cup.
Irish Interprovincial
Tim Tector was named Man of the Match (CricketEurope)
Tim Tector was named Man of the Match (CricketEurope) ©CricketEurope
Tector leads Lightning to win over Munster ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning extended their lead at the top of the T20 table with a 6-wicket win over Munster.
Manley blitz helps Munster beat Lightning ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
Josh Manley's four-wicket burst, aided by a fine all-round effort from Liam McCarthy and a hard-hit 49 by Ollie Metcalfe led Munster Reds to a 4-wickets win over Leinster Lightning at Sydney Parade.
Venue change for Interpros this week ZZZZ8:31 amZZZZ
There have been a few late changes for the two interprovincial matches scheduled this week.
Melly stars as Warriors clinch last over thriller ZZZZ10:43 pmZZZZ
The North West Warriors collected their first points of the season after they beat the Northern Knights in a last over thriller at Stormont yesterday evening.
Youthful look for Knights ahead of Warriors clashes ZZZZ11:14 pmZZZZ
International call-ups mean there's a very youthful look to the Northern Knights squad for the two games this week against the Warriors at Stormont.
All Ireland Cups
Jack Lalor scored 201 (CricketEurope)
Jack Lalor scored 201 (CricketEurope) ©CE
National Cup first round draw made ZZZZ11:35 amZZZZ
Holders Derriaghy have been given a bye into the second round of the National Cup.
Irish Senior Cup draw made ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the opening round of the 2024 Irish Senior Cup with 29 teams battling it out to lift the Bob Kerr Trophy.
Northern
A T20 century and a Hat-trick fopr Ruhan Pretorius against Lisburn
A T20 century and a Hat-trick fopr Ruhan Pretorius against Lisburn ©CricketEurope
Waringstown win thriller at CIYMS ZZZZ10:29 pmZZZZ
There were wins for Waringstown, Lisburn, Muckamore, North Down and Woodvale in the NCU Premiership.
Wins for Waringstown, Woodvale and Instonians in NCU T20 ZZZZ10:19 pmZZZZ
Ruhan Pretorius starred as Woodvale beat Lisburn, there were runs for Nikolai Smith as Instonians overcame North Down, while Waringstown had an easy win against Muckamore.
Schools Cup quarter-final draw made ZZZZ10:12 pmZZZZ
The draw has been made for the last eight of the Schools Cup.
Rock happy to be out of comfort zone ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
Neil Rock admits he is leaving his comfort zone this season after joining NCU Premier League champions Instonians in one of the high-profile signings of the winter.
Leinster
Centurion Stephen Doheny (CricketEurope)
Centurion Stephen Doheny (CricketEurope) ©CE
Trinity and Railway knock out 2023 finalists ZZZZ11:10 pmZZZZ
There was no shortage of excitement in the Leinster Senior Cup with Dublin University and Railway Union ousting out 2023 finalists The Hills and Clontarf, while Phoenix won a remarkable game against Merrion.
Fingal crush Dublin City ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
Jeremy Martins took five wickets and Cameron Rowe scored a rapid half century as Fingal thumped Dublin City. There was no play in the other scheduled game due to the ongoing students protest at Trinity.
Rush, Railway Union and win in Championship ZZZZ11:53 amZZZZ
There were wins for Railway Union, Rush, and North Kildare in the Championship, while there was no play in the Cork County versus The Hills match.
Merrion, Clontarf and Phoenix win in Premiership ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny scored a century as Merrion beat Balbriggan, Reuben Wilson took four wickets to help Clontarf crush Leinster, while Ben White and Jack Lalor starred as Phoenix beat Malahide.
North West
Rumesh Buddhika (Gary McClintock)
Rumesh Buddhika (Gary McClintock) ©CE
Dream start to the season for Strabane Women ZZZZ2:28 amZZZZ
Itís been a great start to the season for Strabane Women, who followed up their nail-biting Premiership win over Newbuilding, with a hard-fought cup win on Sunday, as Emma Doherty and Nicola Mullen led them to a 9-run victory over Coleraine.
Donemana in crunch clash at Merrion ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
The draw could have been kinder to Donemana, whose only win in the famous tournament came when they beat Limavady back in 2000. They are the last team from the North West to make the final, losing to Leinster way back in 2009.
Bready facing tough Phoenix challenge ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
The Magheramason side have a tough tie on Saturday as they take on a Phoenix side that has Irish internationals Shane Getkate and Tyrone Kane in their midst, as well as talented performers in left-arm spinner Amish Sidhu and hard-hitting captain Adam Chester.
Newbuildings beat Coleraine ZZZZ8:40 amZZZZ
The only senior game to beat the weather was at Sandel Lodge where Newbuildings just about weathered another storm to clinch a 15-run (DLS) win over Coleraine.
The View
Barry Chambers: 6 May ZZZZ5:47 amZZZZ
Ireland Women's loss to Scotland, the need for rejuvenation at the top, and why is nobody interested in the interpros?
Deryck Vincent: 2 May ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
Happy birthday Cork County - they turn 150 this season.
Barry Chambers: 31 March ZZZZ7:36 amZZZZ
Hands up, who thought it was an April Fool when word broke of the news that the supposedly cash strapped Cricket Ireland organization had gone and purchased two brand new Teslas in the region of 100k euros? Madness - both the decision and the band behind the song lyrics. Talk about not reading the room.
Deryck Vincent: 26 March ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
When the end came, it came quickly. Not planned, not even considered in advance.
Deryck Vincent: 21 December ZZZZ6:15 amZZZZ
It's 1995 and the return of professionals to Leinster cricket.
Deryck Vincent: 11 December ZZZZ11:35 amZZZZ
A look back at the 1994 season which saw trophy wins for Pembroke, YMCA and Clontarf.
Deryck Vincent: 21 November ZZZZ3:54 amZZZZ
A look back to 1993 when YMCA were the dominant force.
Deryck Vincent: 25 October ZZZZ2:07 amZZZZ
A look back to 1992 which saw sad news off the field, but some memorable ones on it.
Other News
Stella Downes and William Wilson
Stella Downes and William Wilson ©Cricket Ireland
History of All-Ireland Youth competitions ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
The All-Ireland Youth competitions were the brainchild of Wesley Ferris of the Mid-Ulster Cricket Group. They evolved in a similar manner to the Irish Junior Cup, and neither the ICU nor the constituent unions were involved initially in the organisation of games.
David Richardson appointment to Board of Cricket Ireland confirmed ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
Former ICC chief executive David Richardson was appointed to the Board of Cricket Ireland at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday.
Stella Downes becomes Cricket Ireland President ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Incoming Cricket Ireland President Stella Downes gave credit to her late father for instilling a love of cricket as she accepted the honorary role at the Cricket Ireland Annual General Meeting.
New structure for international and elite domestic scorers. ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has today announced a new structure for its international and elite domestic scorers.
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19 May Triseries match 2: Netherlands v Ireland (Voorburg)
20 May Triseries match 3: Ireland v Scotland (Voorburg)
22 May Triseries match 4: Netherlands v Scotland (Voorburg)
23 May Triseries match 5: Ireland v Scotland (Voorburg)
24 May Triseries match 6: Netherlands v Ireland (Voorburg)
Interpro T20
21 May North West Warriors v Leinster Lightning (Bready)
Interpro 50 Overs
22 May North West Warriors v Leinster Lightning (Bready)
NCU T20 Cup
23 May Group A: Cliftonville Academy v North Down (Castle Grounds)
23 May Group A: Woodvale v Instonians (Ballygomartin Road)
23 May Group B: Carrickfergus v CSNI (Middle Road)
23 May Group B: Muckamore v CIYMS (Moylena)
CL U23 Districts League
23 May T20: Dublin University v Fingal (College Park)
23 May T20: South Dublin & Midlands v Dublin City (College Park)
NWCU T20
23 May Group A: Bready v Newbuildings (Magheramason)
23 May Group A: Ballyspallen v St Johnston (Ballyspallen)
23 May Group B: Glendermott v Brigade (The Rectory)
23 May Group B: Coleraine v Bonds Glen (Sandel Lodge)
23 May Group C: Eglinton v Ardmore (Eglinton)
23 May Group C: Strabane v Burndennett (Strabane Park)
23 May Group D: The Nedd v Killyclooney (The Nedd)
23 May Group D: Fox Lodge v Donemana (Ballymagorry)
NWCU Women
20 May Bready v Bonds Glen (Magheramason)
20 May Eglinton v Fox Lodge (Eglinton)
20 May Coleraine v Newbuildings (Sandel Lodge)
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Jeremy Bray on Munster Reds win over Leinster Lightning
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