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Fox Lodge have signed Sri Lankan Gayan Maneeshan as their overseas player for 2023
Fox Lodge have signed Sri Lankan Gayan Maneeshan as their overseas player for 2023 ©CricketEurope
Five-star Millar in the wickets yet again ZZZZ9:14 amZZZZ
Eglinton all-rounder Robbie Millar was among the wickets yet again with five scalps in his latest match in Australia.
Fox Lodge sign Sri Lankan professional ZZZZ3:27 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge have confirmed the signing of Sri Lankan Gayan Maneeshan as their overseas professional for the 2023 season.
Torrens honoured at successful NW Awards Dinner ZZZZ7:30 amZZZZ
Roy Torrens was last night posthumously inducted into the North West Hall of Fame at their annual dinner and awards night.
NW Review 12: Bonds Glen ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
A successful season for Bonds Glen on and off the field, with the Championship title, and hosting the Faughan Valley Cup final.
NW Review 11: St Johnston ZZZZ11:25 amZZZZ
It was a decent season for St Johnston, who although they struggled in T20s, did produce some really notable cup displays, knocking holders Brigade out of the senior cup, and came close to upsetting winners North County in the National Cup.
Warriors to the fore yet again in Australia ZZZZ10:50 amZZZZ
A quartet of NW Warriors players were to the fore yet again in Australia, with Nathan McGuire's five-star display stealing the show.
NW Review 10: Strabane ZZZZ2:18 amZZZZ
It was ultimately a season to forget for Strabane, who failed to challenge for any honours, struggling with availability and consistency.
Newbuildings sign South African professional ZZZZ9:01 amZZZZ
Newbuildings have recently announced the signing of Hanu Viljoen as their overseas player for the 2023 season.
NW Review 9: Burndennett ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
It was a season that saw Burndennett start strongly but finish limply.
NW Review 8: Donemana ZZZZ7:49 amZZZZ
It was a season to forget at The Holm, with no major honours and little to enthuse the home support in a season best quickly forgotten.
Millar makes strong start in Australia ZZZZ6:21 amZZZZ
Eglinton all-rounder Robbie Millar has made an excellent start to the season in Australia.
NW Review 7: Fox Lodge ZZZZ11:14 amZZZZ
One club who can winter well basking in the glory of a successful campaign are Fox Lodge.
NW Review 6: Coleraine ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
A look at the campaign of Coleraine, who finished bottom of the Premiership, and were beaten in the final of the Sammy Jeffrey Shield and last four of the Faughan Valley, having won their T20 Group.
Two more NW players heading to Australia ZZZZ5:11 amZZZZ
Two more North West based players will be spending the winter in Australia, as Nathan McGuire and Gregory McFaul are both flying out.
NW Review 5: Ardmore ZZZZ6:27 amZZZZ
It wasn't the greatest of seasons for the Bleachgreen side, who struggled to a seventh place finish in the Premier League, and failed to make much of an impression in the cup competitions.
NW cricketers off Down Under ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
There is quite the exodus of North West cricketers heading Down Under for sunnier climes this winter, with at least five off to Australia.
NW Review 4: Brigade ZZZZ8:46 amZZZZ
After the quadruple of 2021, it was a disappointing season for Brigade in 2022, with only the Sammy Jeffrey to show for their efforts.
NW Review 3: Eglinton ZZZZ3:38 amZZZZ
It wasn't the greatest season for Eglinton but there were a number of notable performances from individual players during the campaign.
NW Review 2: Bready ZZZZ9:11 amZZZZ
Bready came close to another Premiership crown, but were pipped at the post by Newbuildings. They had the consolation of the Eric Cooke Cup, but will have hoped for more from the campaign.
NW Review 1: Newbuildings ZZZZ6:38 amZZZZ
We start our review of the North West season with Premier League champions and Faughan Valley Cup winners Newbuildings.
Curtain comes down on NW season ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
The final games of the 2022 season will take place at Bready on Saturday, but the final of the League Four Cup won't be played.
Fox Lodge beat Donemana to win Midweek Cup ZZZZ12:43 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge clinched the Midweek Cup with a five wicket win over League champions Donemana at The Holm.
Fermanagh take narrow lead in League Four Cup Final ZZZZ11:38 amZZZZ
North Fermanagh take a narrow three-runs lead into Saturday after the first innings of her League Four Cup clash with Ardmore at Burndennett.
Bready win U13 Cup ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
Bready's dominance of youth cricket in the North West continued this week as they beat Eglinton to win the U13 Boys Cup.
Bready Under 11's complete double ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
Bready U11 boys completed a league and cup double as they beat Donemana by 17 runs in front of a crowd of over 200 at a sun-drenched Killyclooney.
Bready beat Coleraine to win U13 girls final ZZZZ2:57 pmZZZZ
Bready won the Under 13 girls final as they edged out Coleraine by just 1 run in a real thriller at Eglinton.
Ardmore reach cup final ZZZZ3:24 pmZZZZ
Ardmore reached the League 4 final with a 24-run win over Coleraine at the Bleachgreen.
Millar time as Brigade win Sammy Jeffrey Cup ZZZZ11:53 pmZZZZ
Brigade salvaged a trophy from a disappointing season as they beat Coleraine by 98 runs in an entertaining contest at Newbuildings.
Sion Mills win League Two cup ZZZZ11:51 pmZZZZ
Sion Mills as expected won the League Two final with a five-wicket win over Newbuildings at Burndennett.
Advantage Sion Mills in League Two final ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Sion Mills are in control of the League Two final after opening up a first innings lead of 69 against Newbuildings.
Britton hundred gives Brigade lead over Coleraine ZZZZ11:27 amZZZZ
A century from Brigade skipper Andy Britton has given his side a narrow 14-run first innings lead over Coleraine in the Sammy Jeffrey final.
Sion MIlls looking forward to decider ZZZZ1:56 amZZZZ
Sion Mills are in cup action this weekend as they take on Newbuildings in the League Two final at Burndennett.
Huey hails Donemana after League One win ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
Donemana Seconds skipper Jamie Huey has praised his team after their innings win over The Nedd.
Mixed weekend for Bready ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
The senior side miss out on the title but Marc Fleming's second XI clinch the League One title.
JT hails Newbuildings rise to the top ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Johnny Thompson won every domestic trophy at Donemana and the Challenge Cup and T20 Cup with CIYMS, but nothing meant so much to the former Ireland A player as being part of the Newbuildings side which clinched the Premiership title.
Burndennett defeat Fermanagh in League 3 Cup ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Mark Porter scored half centuries in both innings of the League 3 final to inspire Burndennett Seconds to a comfortable 98-run win over North Fermanagh at The Bleachgreen.
Glendermott lift Sperrin Springs Cup ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
Glendermott lifted the Sperrin Springs Cup with a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Ardmore at Strabane Park.
'Ared letter day for Newbuildings ZZZZ5:29 amZZZZ
Never has a last-ball six been celebrated so wildly by the bowling team. When Ardmore’s David Bezzant hit Ross Hunter over the long-off boundary, it ended the match and gave Newbuildings a 37-run victory — a margin that confirmed them as the Premiership champions.
Newbuildings win NW Premiership ZZZZ3:52 amZZZZ
Newbuildings won the Premier title for the first time – a remarkable achievement for a club just formed in 2011.
Can dream come true for Newbuildings? ZZZZ1:41 amZZZZ
Just a week after Lisburn shocked the NCU by winning the Premier League, Newbuildings have the chance to complete a fairytale story in the North West by lifting the Premiership title.
Donemana dominate The Nedd in cup final ZZZZ1:01 pmZZZZ
Six wickets for Christopher Neely, plus centuries for Ritchie McBrine and Graham Boyd has left Donemana with one hand on the trophy after the first innings of the Intermediate Cup final at Glendermott.
Destiny awaits Newbuildings ZZZZ9:19 pmZZZZ
Newbuildings have the chance to win the Premiership for the first time as they host Ardmore.
Burndennett to meet Fermanagh in final ZZZZ7:16 amZZZZ
Another Tyrone side whose seniors haven’t fulfilled their expectations are Burndennett, but their second XI have a chance at redemption as they take their counterparts from North Fermanagh in the League 3 final at Ardmore this weekend.
Record breaking Donemana - Just what the Doc ordered ZZZZ7:06 amZZZZ
It may not have been a year to remember for Donemana seniors, but their second XI and Midweek side have an opportunity to capture silverware and redeem something from the year.
Roulston v Roulston ZZZZ6:51 amZZZZ
There was a real family battle in the Eric Cooke final at St Johnston when Burndennett’s Mark Roulston came head-to-head with his teenage son Gavin who was opening the batting for Bready.
Title Destiny out of Bready's hands ZZZZ6:49 amZZZZ
The curtain comes down on the North West senior league season on Saturday in the earliest finish in living memory.
Bready Women finish season unbeaten ZZZZ1:16 amZZZZ
Premier champions Bready ensured they completed their league campaign unbeaten as they beat Eglinton by 9 wickets at home in a match reduced to ten overs per side.
Brigade beat Donemana by 1 run ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
Brigade ended what has been a disappointing season by their high standards on a winning note as they edged out Donemana by one run in a last ball thriller at Beechgrove.
Bready win Eric Cooke Cup ZZZZ12:32 amZZZZ
Ian Young and Gregory McFaul were the stars of the show as Bready convincingly beat Burndennett by 85 runs in the final of the Eric Cooke Cup at St Johnston.
Could Newbuildings pip Bready to title? ZZZZ1:56 amZZZZ
There could be a new name on the NW Premiership trophy this season after Bready could only scramble over the line in their final game with a last ball and one wicket win over Eglinton.
Advantage Newbuildings in title race ZZZZ5:26 amZZZZ
Newbuildings can clinch the title with a 22-point win against Ardmore in their rearranged match next Saturday.
Rankin century takes St Johnston to second in Championship ZZZZ5:19 amZZZZ
St Johnston were left reflecting on what might have been as they finished their league season with an emphatic 145-run win over Killyclooney to finish second in the table, one point behind winners Bonds Glen.
Burndennett look to end season on a high ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
Things haven’t gone to plan for Burndennett in this season’s campaign, but they have a chance to rectify that when they take on Bready in the final of the Eric Cooke Cup on Sunday at St Johnston (1pm).
Devine delight as Fox Lodge do cup double ZZZZ6:50 amZZZZ
It wasn’t just all about the men for Fox Lodge, as their women won their Senior Cup last Wednesday night with a 13-run DLS victory over Eglinton.
Rankin delight as Bready lift league title ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
While Bready men will be hoping to lift the Premiership title at home to Eglinton on Saturday, the women have already secured the title with wins in the past week over rivals Fox Lodge and Coleraine.
History makers Fox Lodge ZZZZ6:42 amZZZZ
The Ballymagorry side went into the decider as underdogs, but produced a display full of determination, quality, and guts to lift the trophy.
Bready beat Coleraine in Women's Premier league ZZZZ10:41 pmZZZZ
Champions Bready are one win away from going through the campaign undefeated after they beat third-placed Coleraine by 63 runs at Sandel Lodge.
Fox Lodge win Senior Cup ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Johnny Robinson and Geeth Kumara led Fox Lodge to a historic first Senior Cup success in front of a huge crowd that were treated to one of the best finals in living memory.
History makers Fox Lodge lift Senior Cup ZZZZ10:30 amZZZZ
They invaded the Eglinton pitch at the end to acclaim their heroes and the Fox Lodge players deliriously joined their supporters as they celebrated the greatest day in the club’s 70-year history.
Kumara and Robinson star as Fox Lodge eke out narrow lead ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
Just one run separated Fox Lodge and Newbuildings after a day of high drama in front of a record crowd at Eglinton.
Bonds Glen win Championship ZZZZ11:35 pmZZZZ
Bonds Glen clinched the Championship beating challengers Ballyspallen by seven wickets chasing 319.
Bready Women retain Premiership title ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Bready Women retained the Premiership title with a convincing 63-run win over rivals Fox Lodge in their rearranged league game on Thursday night.
Wilson upbeat ahead of NW final ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
It was a mixed weekend for Newbuildings, whose Premiership title ambitions suffered a blow after losing at Bready, before bouncing back to lift the Faughan Valley Cup.
Heywood relishing cup final dream ZZZZ6:20 amZZZZ
It’s the biggest weekend in Fox Lodge’s history as they prepare for a first Senior Cup final taking on favourites Newbuildings at Eglinton on Friday and Saturday (11am).
Newbuildings Pen Pics ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
The Newbuildings squad that will be playing Fox Lodge in the NW Senior Cup fiinal.
Fox Lodge win Women's Cup ZZZZ1:04 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge won the North West Women's Senior Cup for the fourth time in five years beating Eglinton by 13 runs on DLS in a rain affected final at Strabane.
Fox Lodge Pen Pics ZZZZ1:17 pmZZZZ
The Fox Lodge squad that will be playing in their first North West Senior Cup final this weekend.
Heywood relishing underdogs tag ahead of final ZZZZ11:40 amZZZZ
A new name will be on the famous North West Senior Cup this year when Fox Lodge and Newbuildings meet in the two-day final, this Friday and Saturday at Eglinton.
Perfect start for Newbuildings ZZZZ10:58 amZZZZ
Newbuildings made the perfect start to Senior Cup final week by beating Brigade in yesterday’s Faughan Valley Cup final.
Newbuildings win Faughan Valley Cup ZZZZ1:59 pmZZZZ
Newbuildings collected their second Faughan Valley Cup in three years after a surprisingly emphatic 77-run win over holders Brigade at Bonds Glen.
Bready in pole position ZZZZ10:53 amZZZZ
Bready are in pole position to defend their Premiership title after beating nearest challenges Newbuildings by four wickets in yesterday’s titanic clash at Magheramason.
Three-way battle for Championship ZZZZ4:13 amZZZZ
It's a thrilling conclusion to the Championship race in the North West with Bonds Glen, St Johnston and Ballyspallen all vying for the title.
Bready on brink of title ZZZZ4:07 amZZZZ
Bready are on the brink of retaining their Premiership title after beating title rivals by four wickets at Magheramason.
Faughan Valley Cup final beckons for Newbuildings ZZZZ3:29 pmZZZZ
Newbuildings play their first Final of the week, five days before their first Senior Cup decider against Fox Lodge.
Busy weekend in NW ZZZZ2:38 pmZZZZ
In the North West, there are two Finals this weekend either side of a huge game in the Premiership.
Eglinton looking to shock Fox Lodge in Women's Cup ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
The weekend starts on Friday night as Fox Lodge and Eglinton meet in the Women’s Cup final at Strabane (6.30pm).
Good Tyrone representation in U13s ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
There is a good representation from Tyrone in the Under 13 challenge interprovincial series which started yesterday, with the hosts North West taking on Munster, and the B sides of Leinster and the NCU.
Irosh determined as Bready back in title race ZZZZ1:48 amZZZZ
That leaves the Magheramason side top of the table going into the top-two clash this Saturday. The destiny of the crown is now very much in their own hands again and victory in their final two games will secure the trophy.
Bonds Glen top of Championship ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
Bonds Glen beat Burndennett to go top of Championship, while there are wins too for Glendermott and Ballyspallen.
Bready win high scoring encounter at Donemana ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
Bready showed they won’t be relinquishing their title without a fight after they won a high scoring encounter at Donemana by 14 runs. Brigade beat Coleraine, while Newbuildings game against Ardmore was abandoned.
Bready top of the table ZZZZ2:57 pmZZZZ
Defending champions Bready are back at the top of the Premiership but morning leaders Newbuildings’ game against Ardmore was abandoned after just three overs, so they have two matches in hand.
Shorter formats good for Scanlon ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
Davy Scanlon may be biased in preferring 40-over games rather than 50 overs at his time of life, but the Bready captain insists more good than bad has come out of the three-year experiment to play senior league cricket in the North West over the shorter distance.
Fox Lodge bandwagon keeps rolling on ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
There’s also the little matter of a first Senior Cup final in two weeks’ time, and it’s certainly a great time to be around the Ballymagorry club.
Bready stay on top ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
It’s been a huge week for the Bready club with them hosting the women’s international tri-series between Ireland, Pakistan, and Australia.
Strabane looking to finish strongly ZZZZ1:10 amZZZZ
It’s an open race and if any of the sides can put together an unbeaten run, then silverware is certainly within their grasp.
Bready finally beaten in league ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
Defending champions Bready suffered their first league defeat since pre-Covid as they were edged out by just eight runs in a thriller at Sandel Lodge.
Rain ruins Championship start ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
Only one match beat the weather in the Championship, with Bonds Glen victorious at Killyclooney.
Burndennett stun Eglinton ZZZZ11:15 pmZZZZ
There was something of a surprise at Burndennett, where the home side stunned favourites Eglinton, beating the villagers by 47 runs, a performance that clearly pleased captain Marty Mehaffey.
Five in a row for Fox Lodge Women ZZZZ11:13 pmZZZZ
It wasn’t just Fox Lodge men who had cause to celebrate this week, as the women joined them in reaching a senior final courtesy of an emphatic seven-wickets win at Coleraine.
Sion win close match at Ballyspallen ZZZZ11:11 pmZZZZ
Sion made the trip to Ballyspallen looking to put the disappointment of last week’s loss behind them.
Fox Lodge make history ZZZZ11:10 pmZZZZ
There will be a new name on the NW Senior Cup after Newbuildings and Fox Lodge reached their first finals in the region’s blue-riband competition, first played in 1888.
Eglinton and Fox Lodge reach Women's final ZZZZ9:31 pmZZZZ
Eglinton will meet Fox Lodge in the final of the North West Women's Senior Cup after wins last night against Strabane and Coleraine.
Newbuildings to face Brigade after Super Over win ZZZZ3:44 amZZZZ
The rare occurrence of a Super Over was needed to decide the Faughan Valley Cup semi-final between Newbuildings and Coleraine yesterday.
Fox Lodge reach Senior Cup final ZZZZ12:43 amZZZZ
There will be a new name on the NW Senior Cup after Newbuildings and Fox Lodge reached their first finals with contrasting wins in Sunday’s semi-finals.
Brigade and Coleraine to meet in Sammy Jeffrey final ZZZZ2:20 pmZZZZ
Brigade beat Strabane with Ifty Hussain making a century, while Scott Campbell and Gareth Burns were to the fore as Coleraine beat holders Glendermott.
Newbuildings given extra help as they beat Bready ZZZZ1:09 pmZZZZ
Newbuildings route to the final was a tougher one as they beat Bready by three wickets in a tense battle played out in increasingly sweltering conditions, enjoyed by a crowd of over 500.
Super over drama as Newbuildings beat Coleraine ZZZZ11:00 pmZZZZ
Game of the day was at Coleraine, where Newbuildings required a Super Over to separate the sides and reach the final of the Faughan Valley Cup.
Burndennett and Bready set up Eric Cooke decider ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
Bready openers David Rankin and Scott Macbeth made light work of a 158 target as they chased it down to beat Donemana by ten wickets at Magheramason.
Glendermott and Ardmore to meet in Sperrin final ZZZZ9:56 pmZZZZ
Glendermott skipper Ben Mills powered his side into the Sperrin Springs final with a superb half century to beat Strabane by four wickets.
Fox Lodge up for the cup ZZZZ5:27 amZZZZ
There’s cup action all the way in the North West this weekend with semi-finals in five different senior competitions; the Senior, Faughan Valley, Eric Cooke, Sammy Jeffrey and Sperrin Springs cups.
Newbuildings in pole position ZZZZ5:14 amZZZZ
In the North West only points against the teams who finished in the top four are carried through and that gives Newbuildings a 19 points advantage despite having lost one more match than Bready.
Sion Mills narrowly beaten ZZZZ5:24 amZZZZ
Sion Mills played away at Killyclooney, and came out the wrong side of a close contest, losing by just four runs.
Back In Black ZZZZ6:53 amZZZZ
“IF I can do it, anyone can do it.” The words of Ireland’s number one umpire, Roly Black, as he encourages other past players to join the umpire ranks and work their way to the top.
T20 semi-final draws made ZZZZ11:11 amZZZZ
The draws have been made for the semi-finals of the Faughan Valley, Eric Cooke and Sperrin Springs cups, with the games to be played this Saturday, July 9th.
Ulster Plate semi-final draw ZZZZ6:58 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the semi-finals of the Ulster Plate.
Scanlon the saviour ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
Bready captain Davy Scanlon saved his side from their first defeat and denied Bonds Glen a place in the Premiership with a thrilling unbeaten 64 in their final group game in the League.
Bready stay top of Women's Premier League ZZZZ2:05 pmZZZZ
Charley Scott takes six wickets as Bready beat Strabane, while Sarah Black and Lucy Neely add 128 as Fox Lodge beat Eglinton by 42 runs.
Bready maintain unbeaten run ZZZZ10:47 pmZZZZ
Bready maintained their unbeaten run as they beat Bonds Glen, while Fox Lodge qualified despite a loss to Brigade. Glendermott beat Ardmore, while St Johnston defeat Strabane.
Eglinton qualify as Newbuildings top Group B ZZZZ10:42 pmZZZZ
In Group B, Eglinton thumped Coleraine to qualify despite Ballyspallen's win against Donemana, while Burndennett lost to Newbuildings, who top the group.
Coleraine and Bonds Glen make T20 semi-finals ZZZZ1:51 pmZZZZ
Coleraine and Bonds Glen complete the Faughan Valley semi-final line-up after Friday night's T20 games all fell victim to the weather.
Gillespie back for Strabane ZZZZ7:32 amZZZZ
Strabane’s chances of making the top half of the league cut-off suffered a real blow after they were heavily beaten at bottom side Glendermott last week.
Bready pride at Olphert debut ZZZZ7:31 amZZZZ
It was another memorable weekend for Bready, whose unbeaten run in the league continued with another crucial win at Brigade courtesy of a century from former Irish international David Rankin.
McClintock powers Donemana ZZZZ7:29 amZZZZ
It certainly hasn’t been a vintage season for Donemana, but there was some good news on Saturday as skipper William McClintock powered his side to victory at Killyclooney with an unbeaten 115.
Robinson bowls Fox Lodge to victory ZZZZ7:28 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge are in prime position to claim fourth place in Group A, after all-rounder Johnny Robinson sparked a collapse in the St Johnston ranks.
Neely the hero as Foxies stun Bready ZZZZ3:33 pmZZZZ
Lucy Neely was the last gasp hero for Fox Lodge as her six from the final ball knocked holders Bready out of the Women's Senior Cup.
NW Women's Cup ZZZZ4:22 amZZZZ
Coleraine and Eglinton are through to the semi-finals of the NW Women's Senior Cup after both recorded convincing wins last night
Bready juggernaut rolls on ZZZZ11:39 amZZZZ
Bready’s remarkable League record in the North West goes on and on.
NW Group B round-up ZZZZ3:11 amZZZZ
Coleraine are the Group B leaders after a powerful battingdisplay saw them claim maximum bonus points in an 108-run win at Ballyspallen.
Bready march on ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
Bready stay top of Group A, while there were also wins for Ardmore, Glendermott, and Fox Lodge.
Brigade and Newbuildings reach T20 semi-finals ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
Defending champions Brigade clinched Group A as they chased 164 to beat top spot rivals Burndennett by six wickets.
Sion Mills reach semi-finals ZZZZ3:32 amZZZZ
Sion Mills beat Bonds Glen II's in the cup, plus details of a busy weekend of T20 Cup and League action.
Olphert in line for Ireland debut? ZZZZ3:29 amZZZZ
It could be a huge weekend for Bready speedster Conor Olphert who is part of the Ireland squad that is taking on India in two T20 international games at Malahide.
Bittersweet for Foxes as Marais departs ZZZZ3:27 amZZZZ
The win was tinged with regret as Marais confirmed after the match that he would be returning to South Africa for treatment.
Youth cricket revival in Roe Valley area ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
There is sterling work going on in the Roe Valley area in an attempt to revitalize the region following the demise of some clubs.
Emerging Warriors edge out MCC ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
There was an entertaining match at Strabane, where Boyd Rankin's Emerging Warriors beat MCC in a last over thriller by three wickets.
Fox Lodge and Strabane win in Women's League ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
There were wins in the North West Women's Premier League last night (MON) for Strabane and Fox Lodge.
McGuire set for Glendermott return ZZZZ1:21 pmZZZZ
Glendermott will be boosted by the return from injury of Nathan McGuire this weekend.
NW Cup draws made ZZZZ5:32 amZZZZ
The draws have been made for the semi-finals of the NW Senior and Sammy Jeffrey Cups.
Marais stars as Donemana crash out ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge professional Marco Marais scored a brilliant 129 as former cup kings Donemana crashed out of the Senior Cup at the quarter-final stage.
Fox Lodge hold nerve to oust Donemana ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
Marco Marais scored a brilliant 129 as Fox Lodge stunned favourites Donemana to reach only their second ever Senior Cup semi-final. Cup wins too for Bready and Eglinton.
Glendermott beat Ardmore in thriller ZZZZ11:36 pmZZZZ
Holders Glendermott won the Sammy Jeffrey last year in a dramatic last-ball finish at Strabane, and the way they fought back to beat Ardmore shows they aren’t going to relinquish their grip on the silverware lightly.
Holders Brigade stay on course for T20 success ZZZZ3:58 amZZZZ
Holders Brigade won the battle of the top sides in Group A with a five-wicket win over Fox Lodge at Beechgrove.
Burndennett eye giant-killing against Bready ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
Bready have been a dominant force in league cricket in recent times but haven’t featured in the region’s showpiece decider since 2011, and that’s something skipper David Scanlon is keen to rectify.
Donemana and Fox Lodge up for the cup ZZZZ3:35 amZZZZ
There are two all-Tyrone clashes in the Senior Cup with Fox Lodge entertaining Donemana, while Burndennett host Bready.
Bready delight at Dalzell debut ZZZZ3:23 amZZZZ
Bready all-rounder Alana Dalzell made her debut for Ireland Women on Tuesday against South Africa at Clontarf. The 21 year-old student scored four and bowled four overs as the Irish were beaten by nine wickets.
Four Strabane players to represent MCC ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
Strabane will have four players in the MCC side that will take on the Emerging Warriors at Strabane Park next Monday (12pm) in a 40 overs match.
Bready and Coleraine set the pace in Women's Premier League ZZZZ10:47 pmZZZZ
There were wins last night for champions Bready and second placed Coleraine in the Women's Premier League.
Five NW sides through in Ulster Plate ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
Holders Eglinton, Ardmore, Bready, Brigade and Donemana join CIYMS, Waringstown and Woodvale in the last eight of the Ulster Plate.
JT plays one of the all-time great innings ZZZZ9:18 amZZZZ
Johnny Thompson played one of the great one day innings but had to rely on the youngsters to finish the job in a thrilling League game at Donemana.
Big wins for Brigade and Bonds Glen ZZZZ1:24 pmZZZZ
There were comfortable eight wicket wins for Brigade at Strabane, and Bonds Glen at home to Fox Lodge.
JT century inspires Newbuildings ZZZZ1:19 pmZZZZ
There were wins in Group B for Newbuildings and Coleraine.
Timely arrival for Donemana ZZZZ2:09 pmZZZZ
Donemana will have a new professional tomorrow to kick-start their League campaign.
Magnificent seven for TJ ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
It’s been a good start to the season for Sion Mills who made it three wins out of four as they took on St Johnston at a sun-drenched Holm Field.
Young set for Warriors return ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
Former Bready paceman Craig Young looks set for a return to his old stomping ground over the weekend as the second of the three T20 Festivals takes place from Friday to Sunday.
Musuku impresses on debut for Strabane ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
Saturday saw the long-awaited debut of Zimbabwean overseas professional Ernest Musuku, and Gillespie was delighted to have the influential all-rounder finally wearing the Red Cap.
Donemana sign overseas professional ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
Donemana have confirmed the signing of Muhammed Naveed Sarwar as their overseas professional.
Bready and Coleraine win in Women's League ZZZZ3:23 pmZZZZ
Local cricket and there were wins for defending champions Bready and Coleraine in the North West Women's Premier League last night (MON).
Hunter hundred takes Newbuildings into semi-final ZZZZ2:40 pmZZZZ
Ryan Hunter scored his third consecutive century of a superb season to help Newbuildings into the semi-finals of the Senior Cup as they beat Ballyspallen by 35 runs.
Bready, Ardmore, Strabane and Brigade win ZZZZ9:49 pmZZZZ
Bready march on, Tyron Koen takes seven wickets as Ardmore win, Strabane edge out the Foxies, while Brigade beat Bonds Glen in a high scoring match.
Congested feel to Group B ZZZZ9:46 pmZZZZ
There's a real congested look to the Group B table with just six points separating the top six. Certainly all to play for over the coming weeks.
Tight finishes in T20 Cup ZZZZ3:04 pmZZZZ
It was a night of tight finishes in the NW T20 Cup, with a tie between Glendermott and Donemana, while Ardmore beat Bready by 3 runs and Coleraine came out the right side of a two-run victory over Ballyspallen.
All to play for in North West ZZZZ1:46 pmZZZZ
It was a free day in the seven-team Group B of the League yesterday for Newbuildings but they are still just a point behind joint leaders Donemana and Burndennett who clashed yesterday at The Holm.
Young guns it for Bready ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
Bready remained unbeaten in league cricket as their bowlers once again were to the fore as they brushed aside the challenge of Fox Lodge in the Tyrone derby as they romped home by 122 runs.
Dalzell set to dazzle ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
It could be a huge week for Bready all-rounder Alana Dalzell who is in the Ireland Women’s squad that plays South Africa in a six-match series starting in Dublin on Friday.
Joy of six for Walker ZZZZ12:49 amZZZZ
The best bowling figures of the weekend belonged to 22 year-old Fox Lodge paceman Adam Walker, who picked up six wickets for Fox Lodge, albeit in a losing cause at Bready.
Logue wishes Dalzell well ahead of Ireland series ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
There could be a bit of history over the next few weeks with Alana Dalzell a potential debutant for Ireland Women in their six-match series against South Africa.
Coleraine stun Foxes in Women's League ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
There was a surprise in the North West Women's league as Coleraine put a serious dent in Fox Lodge's title ambitions with a 17-run win at Sandel Lodge.
NW Round-up Sat May 28th ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
Wins for Coleraine, Bready, Bonds Glen, Burndennett, Ardmore, Newbuildings and Brigade.
Handy Andy ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine on Donemana's start to the season.
Tough day for Foxes ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
There were some chastening defeats for North West sides, with Burndennett losing to North County by ten wickets and just up the road, Fox Lodge losing to The Hills by nine.
Mixed fortunes for Strabane ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
Strabane were involved in one of the best T20 games in Irish history, coming out of the wrong side as Bonds Glen chased 270 to win with seven balls to spare.
Brolly the matchwinner as Ardmore beat Coleraine ZZZZ1:44 pmZZZZ
Conor Brolly struck the penultimate ball of the game over the ropes as Ardmore snatched a dramatic two wickets win against Coleraine in their T20 match at Sandel Lodge.
Bready and Fox Lodge win in Women's League ZZZZ1:43 pmZZZZ
Fox Lodge began their challenge for the North West Women's Premier League with an emphatic 61-run win over near neighbours Strabane Saints in the Tyrone derby.
Curry too hot for Strabane ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
It was a tale of two centuries at Bonds Glen where Aaron Gillespie's unbeaten 198 wasn't enough to Beat Bonds Glen in the T20 Cup thanks to Raymond Curry's 154. Wins too for Brigade, Newbuildings and Burndennett.
Donemana up for the cups ZZZZ11:22 amZZZZ
Their captain William McClintock is targeting more success for The Holm side ahead of more cup action this weekend as they face Newbuildings in the T20 Cup, and Cork Harlequins in the Irish Senior.
Killyclooney in the runs but lose twice ZZZZ11:16 amZZZZ
It was an ultimately disappointing weekend for Killyclooney who were knocked out of the cup by Fox Lodge on Saturday, then lost at Eglinton on Sunday.
Burn baby burn ZZZZ11:11 amZZZZ
Burndennett experienced the highs and lows of cricket in the space of 24 hours. There were joyous scenes as they edged out Ardmore by 11 runs in the cup, but the next day they came out the wrong side of a tight match against Ballyspallen, by just two runs.
Marais magic as Foxies unbeaten run continues ZZZZ11:05 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge continued their excellent start to the season with contrasting victories at the weekend, as Marco Marais hit 17 sixes in a century as they won at Killyclooney, while the Ballymagorry side held their nerve to beat Glendermott by 10 runs the following day.
In form Bready face YMCA challenge ZZZZ10:59 amZZZZ
The league champions have been in imperious form, but skipper David Scanlon acknowledges it will be a tough test as they travel to Dublin to take on YMCA in the Irish Cup.
Draws made for the quarter-finals of the Senior and Sammy Jeffrey cups ZZZZ6:46 amZZZZ
The draws have been made for the quarter-finals of both the NW Senior and Sammy Jeffrey Cups.
Ballyspallen top Group B ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
The highest scoring game of the day was at Foyle View where Ryan Hunter and Ross Dougherty both made centuries in a 99-run victory over Coleraine. Tommy Orr scored a hundred as Eglinton beat Killyclooney, while Ballyspallen won a thriller at Burndennett.
Bready stay top of Group A ZZZZ11:34 amZZZZ
Bready stayed top of Group A after another fine bowling display saw them beat Strabane by seven wickets. Brigade were beaten by Ardmore, while Fox Lodge overcame Glendermott and St Johnston won at Bonds Glen.
Saints stun Brigade ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
St Johnston caused the shock of the day to dump holders Brigade out of the Senior Cup in the first round.
St Johnston stun holders Brigade in Senior Cup ZZZZ11:33 amZZZZ
Ian MacBeth and David Anthony starred as St Johnston knocked out holders Brigade in the NW Senior Cup at Beechgrove.
Burndennett confirm Piedt signing ZZZZ3:30 amZZZZ
Burndennett have confirmed the signing of South African Marcello Piedt as their overseas professional for the 2022 campaign.
Ahmed stars as Strabane makes strong start ZZZZ1:59 amZZZZ
It’s been an excellent start to the season for Strabane who made it two wins out of two by beating Bonds Glen in an almost faultless display which impressed Red Caps skipper Aaron Gillespie.
Day to remember for Mollie Devine ZZZZ1:51 amZZZZ
It was a day to remember for Fox Lodge’s Mollie Devine who starred for the Dragons on her interprovincial Super Series debut in Dublin,
Foxies in the hunt ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
Another Tyrone side who have started the season strongly is Fox Lodge who followed up their opening day win with an impressive all-round display to beat Ardmore, a performance which met with the approval of Ballymagorry captain Aaron Heywood.
McClintock delight with Donemana form ZZZZ1:37 amZZZZ
It’s been a destructive start to the campaign for Donemana who have steamrollered their opponents thus far.
NW League starts with a bang ZZZZ3:23 amZZZZ
There were eight half-centuries and two five-wicket hauls as the NW Premiership got under way one week later than scheduled.
Bready start title defence with win at St Johnston ZZZZ1:31 pmZZZZ
Defending champions Bready got their season up and running with an ultimately comfortable 81-run win away in Donegal against St Johnston.
NW Dragons looking to fire ZZZZ4:43 amZZZZ
It’s a new dawn for cricket in the region with no fewer than five local players involved in the Irish Women’s Interprovincial season which gets under way this Sunday in Dublin.
Dalzell delight as Bready secure first silverware of season ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
Alana Dalzell lifted the first silverware of the new season as her Bready side beat Fox Lodge in the final of the Sam McConnell Charity Cup.
Roly Black to umpire in England ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
The absence of multi-day cricket in Ireland has been the driving force to explore new opportunities for Irish umpires.
Brigade and Bready win Sam McConnell cups ZZZZ2:31 pmZZZZ
With Saturday's league programme having fallen victim to the rain it was thankfully a different picture on Sunday as the two Sam McConnell Memorial Cup finals were played in beautiful conditions at the Rectory.
NW league action starts on Saturday ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
North West clubs start their league season tomorrow (SAT) after last week's T20 appetiser.
Boyd Rankin shares his thoughts on the local game. ZZZZ2:35 pmZZZZ
Boyd Rankin has a foot in every camp – as the new North West Warriors coach, therefore by default an Irish selector and while following North West club cricket for his new jobs, he is also still registered as a player with Lisburn in the NCU.
Magnificent 7 for Curry as Bee Gees beat Eglinton ZZZZ10:41 amZZZZ
Teenager Raymond Curry took seven wickets for 14 runs as Bonds Glen stunned Eglinton in the NW T20 Cup. There were wins too for Strabane, Donemana, Coleraine, Bready, Brigade and Fox Lodge.
T20 matches get NW season under way ZZZZ6:04 amZZZZ
Local cricket and the North West season gets under way tomorrow (SAT) with seven games down for decision in the T20 Cup.
NW Preview 15: Brigade ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
It was quite a season for Brigade in 2021 as they captured four trophies, dominating the cup competitions, although they did struggle in the Premier League.
NW Preview 14: Burndennett ZZZZ1:12 amZZZZ
There hasn't been much change at Burndennett over the winter with the loss of Gary Neely to Donemana the only real change as of yet.
Bready and Fox Lodge to meet in Women's Cup ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
The draw for this year’s Women’s Cup competition has been made with last season’s finalists, Bready and Fox Lodge, paired together in a cracking second round tie.
John Beattie - A Man For All Seasons ZZZZ5:40 amZZZZ
To say John Beattie is a man for all seasons would be a pretty accurate statement. He played for his native Strabane from the age of 15 before finally hanging up his bowling boots at the age of 60.
Death of Kieran Coyle ZZZZ3:22 amZZZZ
There was sad news yesterday with the death of Kieran Coyle.
NW Preview 13: Killyclooney ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
It's more or less as you were with Killyclooney, who have bolstered their squad with the arrival of an overseas professional.
NW Preview 12: Ballyspallen ZZZZ2:35 pmZZZZ
It's very much a case as you were for Ballyspallen ahead of the 2022 season.
NW Preview 11: Coleraine ZZZZ1:58 amZZZZ
Stephen Hutchinson once again leads the Bannsiders who have a new overseas player in Ravindra Mudunkothge.
NW Preview 10: Donemana ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
It was a trophyless 2021 for Donemana, but skipper William McClintock is determined to get the Holm club back to winning ways this season.
NW Preview 9: Eglinton ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
It was a case of so near yet so far for Eglinton who reached two cup finals in 2021, but just missed out on silverware.
NW Preview 8: Newbuildings ZZZZ2:45 amZZZZ
There is a new captain at the FoyleView Arena with Jared Wilson taking over the captaincy reins from Gareth McKeegan.
Enniskillen CC join North West ZZZZ11:11 amZZZZ
The NWCU has confirmed that Enniskillen CC will compete in this year’s League 4 cup competitions with a view to joining the Union in a full capacity ahead of the 2023 season.
NW Preview 7: Fox Lodge ZZZZ2:53 amZZZZ
The Ballymagorry side just missed out on silverware in 2021 but the return of Marco Marais gives them cause for great optimism ahead of the new season.
Double signing boost for Glendermott ZZZZ6:01 amZZZZ
Glendermott have been given a double boost with the signing of Pakistan professional Jamal Anwar and Ireland Under 19 international Nathan McGuire.
NW Preview 6: Strabane ZZZZ3:14 amZZZZ
Strabane had a successful 2021 winning the Eric Cooke cup and losing a thriller against Glendermott in the Sammy Jeffrey final.
NW Preview 5: Ardmore ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
There are a few ins and outs at the Bleachgreen for the coming season, but Ardmore continue to invest in their facilities laying solid foundations for the future.
NW Preview 4: Glendermott ZZZZ6:37 amZZZZ
Glendermott hope to build on last seasons efforts after winning the Sam Jeffrey Shield in a last ball thriller.
NW Preview 3: St Johnston ZZZZ2:10 amZZZZ
It was a successful 2021 for St Johnston and the Donegal side will be keen to build on that success by adding another trophy to the cabinet in the new campaign.
NW Preview 2: Bonds Glen ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
Bonds Glen have some of the most talented youngsters in the region, and have invested heavily in their ground and youth structures over the last number of seasons.
NW Preview 1: Bready ZZZZ5:44 amZZZZ
Defending champions Bready will once again provide a formidable challenge to pretenders to the crown.
Death of Jimmy McDaid ZZZZ6:51 amZZZZ
There was sadness among the North West cricketing fraternity with the news of the death of Jimmy McDaid at the age of 78, following a short illness.
Scott MacBeth joins Bready ZZZZ1:44 pmZZZZ
Scott MacBeth has left St Johnston to join Bready for the 2022 season.
Brigade finish fourth in European finals ZZZZ3:35 pmZZZZ
Brigade's quest to be crowned European champions ended with a loss to Brescia with the Beechgrove side having to settle for fourth place and 5000 euros.
Brigade in last chance saloon ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
Brigade lost three of their four matches on Friday in the group stages of the European Cricket League, but qualify for finals day in fourth place.
Mixed fortunes for Brigade ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
There were mixed fortunes for Brigade on the delayed opening day of the European Cricket Championships in Spain, winning and losing two group matches.
Derry Midweek announce finals day details ZZZZ3:14 amZZZZ
The Derry Midweek League have announced details of their Sam McConnell Charity Days finals which will take place on Sunday May 1st.
Brigade batting for NW and Cricket Ireland ZZZZ3:44 amZZZZ
Brigade will not just be playing for themselves as they attempt to become European champions this week.
Rain In Spain falls mainly on the plain ZZZZ3:29 amZZZZ
Monday's action in the European Cricket League was a total wash-out after heavy rain at the Cartama Oval in Malaga.
Brigade chasing European glory and €20k euros ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
All Ireland champions Brigade are back in action this coming week as they try to claim the European crown and the small matter of a first prize worth 20,000 euros.
NW Senior Cup draw ZZZZ8:26 amZZZZ
Holders Brigade face Donegal side St Johnston, while league champions Bready entertain Glendermott in the plum ties of the first round of the NW Senior Cup.
NW senior league fixtures unveiled ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
The North West have released their senior league fixtures for the 2022 season.
Killyclooney sign Sri Lankan all-rounder ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
Killyclooney have signed experienced Sri Lankan all-rounder Nisala Tharaka for the 2022 campaign.
Rankin favourite for permanent Warriors role ZZZZ2:10 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors are expected to begin their search for a new permanent Head Coach with current incumbent Gary Wilson set for a full-time coaching position with Ireland.
Double delight at Bready and McElwee honours ZZZZ7:09 amZZZZ
The NW has congratulated national award winners Mary McElwee and Bready Cricket Club following the Cricket Ireland annual Awards ceremony.
Awards for Bready and Mary McElwee ZZZZ12:37 amZZZZ
Bready CC and Mary McElwee were the North West winners at the Cricket Ireland awards on Friday night.
Brigade seal spot in ECL finals week ZZZZ10:51 amZZZZ
Brigade will return to the Costa Del Sol next month to compete in European League finals week after a superb effort saw them win their Group in Malaga.
Brigade continue winning run ZZZZ11:23 amZZZZ
Brigade made it six wins on the bounce in their European League group with two more exciting victories on Thursday and will now have a couple of bites at making it through to the outright final on Friday.
Mac attack as Brigade thump Zagreb Sokol ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Brigade ensured themselves a top-three finish in their European Cricket League Group B campaign with a bloodless 10-wicket victory over Sokol of Zagreb in Malaga this afternoon.
Brigade go top of European group with two wins ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
Brigade have given themselves a great chance of progressing to the round-robin stage of their European League group after a productive, if occasionally nervy day, that saw them win both of Tuesday's matches.
Mixed fortunes for Brigade in Euro openers ZZZZ5:53 amZZZZ
Brigade bounced back from their morning loss to Griffins of Guernsey, with a seven wickets win over Indo-Bulgaria.
Brigade set for Spanish test ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
The 2022 season gets under way early for Brigade Cricket Club as they fly to Spain on Saturday afternoon to take part in this year’s European Cricket League.
Allen blow for Brigade ZZZZ10:28 pmZZZZ
Brigade have been dealt a blow ahead of the new campaign with the departure of Ross Allen to NCU league champions Waringstown.
Ardmore sign young Australian ZZZZ3:14 amZZZZ
Ardmore have confirmed the signing of young Australian batsman Harry Zimmermann ahead of the new campaign.
Black impresses in World Cup final ZZZZ2:53 amZZZZ
NWCU and Ireland umpire Roly Black has given his thoughts this morning after officiating in Saturday's ICC Under-19 World Cup final in the Caribbean, where India beat England by four wickets.
Glendermott sign Sri Lankan star Ishan Jayaratne ZZZZ1:45 amZZZZ
Glendermott have signed Sri Lankan all-rounder Ishan Jayaratne for their 2022 North West campaign.
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Namibia beat Scotland by 3 wickets.
Windhoek, 5 December.
Scotland 208 (50 overs; B McMullen 56, G Munsey 51; R Trumpelmann 4-73)
Namibia 210-7 (44 overs; JN Loftie-Eaton 67*, P Ya France 52*; M Watt 328)

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