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Callum MacLeood was the match winner for Scotland against USA
Callum MacLeood was the match winner for Scotland against USA ©Ian Jacobs
Jersey lose, but claim Challenge League B crown ZZZZ11:15 amZZZZ
Jersey lose to Kenya and a big win for Uganda, but home team still qualify.
Scotland win in 100th CWC League 2 match ZZZZ10:52 amZZZZ
Five wickets for Mark Watt in 86 run win over UAE.
Jersey close in on CWC Challenge League B title ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Centuries for Nick Greenwood and Jonty Jenner in big win over Italy, whilst Uganda beat Bermuda.
Scotland win again in CWC League 2 ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
Calum MacLeod responds to Aaron Jones’ century with one of his own as USA beaten in Aberdeen.
USA beat UAE in last over thriller ZZZZ11:37 amZZZZ
A one wicket win with five balls to spare in CWC League 2 tri-series.
The View
Peter Prendergast: 15 August ZZZZ2:58 amZZZZ
The undesirables. All the people you don't want to be in Irish cricket.
Pat Bracken: 13 August ZZZZ6:55 amZZZZ
Today sees the start of Heritage Week in Ireland, running from August 13-21. It also coincides with the 230th anniversary of what has long been regarded as the first documented account of a cricket match played in Ireland
Deryck Vincent: 2 August ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
Deryck Vincent on the cataloguing of the game in Ireland and those that carry out this important task.
Andrew Nixon: 24 July ZZZZ5:55 amZZZZ
A look at international cricket’s scheduling problems and whether those proposing solutions are answering the right questions.
Irish International
Kevin O'Brien has announced his retirement from international cricket
Kevin O'Brien has announced his retirement from international cricket ©CricketEurope
Ireland pay the price as Afghanistan level series ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
IRELAND paid the price for a series of missed chances in Belfast as Afghanistan powered to a 27-run victory in a match reduced to 11 overs a side, and squared the T20 series at 2-2 going into tomorrow’s final game.
Kevin O'Brien confirms international retirement ZZZZ1:47 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien has confirmed his retirement from international cricket.
McBrine axed by Ireland ZZZZ9:27 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine has lost his place in the Ireland T20 squad for the final two games of series against Afghanistan which continues this afternoon at Stormont.
Focus on the process ZZZZ1:59 amZZZZ
Ireland will continue to focus on the process when they resume their five-match series against Afghanistan at Stormont on Monday, after failing to complete a hat-trick of wins in the third match of their latest T20 series.
Hand impresses on debut ZZZZ11:49 pmZZZZ
FIONN HAND made a spectacular international debut in Belfast last night smashing 36 from 18 balls before Ireland fell 22 runs short of a third victory in four days against Afghanistan in their five-match T20 series.
Dockrell golden summer continues ZZZZ10:34 pmZZZZ
George Dockrell’s golden summer continued with a first T20 international half-century but it wasn’t enough to prevent Ireland falling to defeat in the third game of the five-match series against Afghanistan at Stormont.
Ireland close out win in Bristol ZZZZ11:54 amZZZZ
As expected, the Ireland Development side completed a 251-run win against Gloucestershire Seconds on the final day of their red-ball match in Bristol.
Delany and Kennedy hit hundreds for Ireland ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Centuries from David Delany and Graham Kennedy have put the Ireland Development XI in a strong position going into the final day of their friendly against Gloucestershire Seconds.
Frost and Hume put Irish in strong position ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Four wickets for Graham Hume and a half century by Alistair Frost have put Ireland's Development XI in a strong position at the close of the second of four scheduled days against Gloucestershire II.
Ireland Wolves tour averages ZZZZ5:01 amZZZZ
It was a hard fought, exciting series between Ireland Wolves and Namibia, with little separating two evenly matched sides.
Delany doubles up in Wolves win ZZZZ9:29 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany and Ireland Wolves finished their tour of Namibia on a high with a 22 runs series-levelling victory in Windhoek yesterday.
Namibia blow Ireland away despite Delany heroics ZZZZ4:53 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany showed again yesterday why he is a current member of Ireland’s one-day international side with a second successive 50 for Ireland Wolves in Namibia.
Irish Youth Representative
Gavin Roulston scored 92 not out as Ireland U17s beat Scotland by 109 runs in their Celtic Cup opener.
Gavin Roulston scored 92 not out as Ireland U17s beat Scotland by 109 runs in their Celtic Cup opener. ©Johnny Parker
Winning starts for Ireland U13 and U17 ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
Ireland U17s beat Scotland by 109 runs in their Celtic Cup openers, while Ireland U13s edged out Middlesex by 9 runs at Oak Hill in the first game of their tri-series which includes Ireland U19 girls.
Ireland to face Scotland in U17 series ZZZZ10:42 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under 17s Boys will face their Scotland counterparts in two 50-over games and two T20 games for the Celtic Cup, which has not taken place since 2019.
Ireland U15s win Durham Festival ZZZZ11:38 pmZZZZ
Ireland U15s ended their tour on a winning note by chasing 275 to beat Kent Western Rhinos by three wickets.
Ireland name U17 squad for Celtic Cup series ZZZZ1:48 pmZZZZ
Ireland U17s will try and win the Celtic Cup series in the NCU next week, after the U15s were beaten 3-1 by Scotland last week.
Ireland U15s win again at Durham Festival ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Brian Dunphy and Robert O’Brien ensured Ireland U15’s made it two wins from two at the Durham Festival as they beat Cleveland by 7 wickets.
Agnew century takes NCU to win over Leinster ZZZZ2:40 amZZZZ
David Agnew scored a century as the NCU beat Leinster in their Under 11 match at Shaw’s Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
NCU B clinch U13 Festival ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
NCU B claimed the Under 13 Festival title with a 54-run win against Munster at Foyle College. The victory was set up by a third wicket partnership of 107 in 10 overs between Myles McNaught, and Luke Crothers (27).
Life of Riley ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Skipper Ollie Riley took eight wickets for one run including a hat-trick as Leinster beat NCU in the U17 interpro. It was much closer in the U17 game, with Leinster winning by two wickets. In the NW Under Festival there were victories for the B sides of Leinster and NCU over Munster and the North West.
Leinster take 2-0 series lead in U13 interpros ZZZZ11:32 amZZZZ
Leinster took a two-nil series against the NCU as they won by 78 runs in the Under 13 interprovincial at Pirrie Park.
Craik century leads Leinster U13s to big win ZZZZ1:22 pmZZZZ
It was a tough day for the NCU who lost to a very strong Leinster in the first of their four-match series this week in the game at RingCommons.
Northern
Premier League winners 2022 - Lisburn
Premier League winners 2022 - Lisburn ©CricketEurope
Fourth cup final for CIYMS ZZZZ9:20 amZZZZ
CIYMS have reached their fourth cup final of the year, after hammering Newbuildings in yesterday’s All-Ireland T20 Semi-final at Belmont.
Atkinson basks in title glory for Lisburn ZZZZ1:53 amZZZZ
Lisburn, the team who would not even have been in the Northern Cricket Union’s top league if there had been relegation last year, are the 2022 Premier League Champions.
Lisburn crowned Premier champions ZZZZ5:40 amZZZZ
Lisburn were crowned Premier champions for the first time since 1996 after a professional 123-run demolition of North Down at Comber.
Go West young man ZZZZ5:31 amZZZZ
James West produced a Man-of-the-Match display, while his father Regan top-scored as CSNI beat Lisburn to win the Junior Cup.
North West
Premier League winners Bready Women
Premier League winners Bready Women ©CricketEurope
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.
Leinster
JIm Bennett presents the T20 Cup to Andrew Kavanagh
JIm Bennett presents the T20 Cup to Andrew Kavanagh ©Cricket Leinster
McCarthy's party as Railway beat Leinster ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Railway Union beat Leinster in the promotion race, while North County, North Kildare and Cork County also win.
Balbriggan stay top with one wicket win over Pembroke ZZZZ5:46 amZZZZ
Balbriggan hold their nerve to edge out Pembroke, while The Hills are closing fast after Merrion beaten. Wins too for Malahide thanks to a record stand, and Phoenix win crucial basement battle over Clontarf.
Leaders falter in Leinster Premiership race ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
There were wins in the Premiership for Clontarf, The Hills, YMCA and Malahide.
Leinster Championship race bubbling up ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
Railway Union, Leinster, Terenure and Cork County win in the Championship.
Irish Interprovincial
Future Series winners Munster Heat
Future Series winners Munster Heat ©Munster Cricket
Munster Heat win Future Series ZZZZ11:43 amZZZZ
Munster Heat clinched the second edition of the Future Series in dramatic fashion as they edged out the Emerging Warriors by 6 runs at The Maws.
Inexperienced Warriors to face Munster Heat ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
The Emerging Warriors have named a youthful squad for their final match of the season away to Munster Heat at North Kildare.
Lightning lift T20 Trophy ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
GEORGE DOCKRELL ended a triumphant three days at Sydney Parade by lifting the InterPro T20 Trophy last night as his Leinster Lightning side pipped Munster Reds on run-rate to regain the title.
Warriors meekly surrender crown ZZZZ3:25 pmZZZZ
North West Warriors tamely surrendered their T20 inter-provincial crown with a third straight defeat as Leinster Lightning stormed through the field to complete a hat-trick of wins.
All Ireland Cups
CIYMS celebrate beating Newbuildings to reach the All Ireland T20 final and picking up the Ulster Cup in the process.
CIYMS celebrate beating Newbuildings to reach the All Ireland T20 final and picking up the Ulster Cup in the process. ©CricketEurope
Cork Harlequins and CIYMS to meet in T20 final ZZZZ1:37 amZZZZ
CIYMS and Cork Harlequins will meet in the final of the All-Ireland T20 Cup after beating Newbuildings and Cork Harlequins.
CSNI beat Fox Lodge to reach Women's All-Ireland final ZZZZ12:41 amZZZZ
CSNI will meet Merrion in the final of the All-Ireland T20 Women’s competition after the Stormont side ran out eight wicket winners against Fox Lodge at Ballymagorry.
CIYMS to meet Newbuildings for All Ireland final place ZZZZ10:39 pmZZZZ
CIYMS begin their latest quest to represent Ireland in the European Cricket League on Sunday when they face Newbuildings in the semi-final of the All-Ireland T20 Cup.
All Ireland T20 Cups draws made ZZZZ10:57 amZZZZ
The semi-finals of the All-Ireland T20 Cup and the preliminary final of the women’s All-Ireland T20 Cup have been drawn, with matches to take place on Sunday August 14th.
Women's Cricket
Robyn Searle made the highest score in the Super Series
Robyn Searle made the highest score in the Super Series ©John Crothers
Ireland Women to play Scotland ZZZZ3:52 amZZZZ
Scotland will host Ireland Women in a three-match series in early September.
FTP schedule for Ireland Women released ZZZZ3:49 amZZZZ
The ICC released its first multi-year Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the women’s game which will see Ireland Women play series against eight of the world’s top ten sides between 2022 and 2025.
Searle smashes records as Typhoons beat Dragons ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
It was a history-making day in the Super Series as Robyn Searle broke numerous records to help the Typhoons beat the Dragons and finish second in the table behind the champions Scorchers.
Lewis century leads Scorchers to title ZZZZ1:10 amZZZZ
Captain Gaby Lewis made a run-a-ball 103 to lead her Scorchers side to back-to-back doubles in the Super Series 50 overs clash at Sydney Parade.
Incredible Dragons collapse hands Typhoons victory ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
An incredible collapse by Dragons handed Typhoons their first win the Super 50 Cup yesterday at Seapark, Holywood.
Dragons collapse hands Typhoons victory ZZZZ2:48 pmZZZZ
An amazing collapse saw the Dragons lose seven wickets for just 11 runs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in their Super Series clash at Holywood against the Typhoons.
Ireland Women to play Netherlands ZZZZ6:01 amZZZZ
Ireland and The Netherlands Women will play a three-match ODI series next month in Holland.
Leinster win title after exciting Future Series finale ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
Leinster clinched the inaugural Women’s Future series on NRR as they beat their Under 17 side by five wickets at The Boathole.
It's a wash-out ZZZZ6:14 amZZZZ
The heavy rain in the North West ended any hope of Ireland playing their final match of the Tri-Series against Pakistan at Bready, the game called off an hour before the scheduled 4pm start.
Delany takes positives from Australia defeat ZZZZ3:26 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Laura Delany insisted that there were positives to take from the 63-run defeat by world champions Australia in their penultimate game of the Women’s Tri-Series at Bready.
Other News
Kevin O'Brien has retired.
Kevin O'Brien has retired. ©Sportsfile
End of an era as O'Brien retires ZZZZ5:41 amZZZZ
Irish sport’s most capped international team sportsperson, Kevin O’Brien, has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Harlequins beat Galway in Munster Senior Final ZZZZ2:00 pmZZZZ
Cork Harlequins are the Munster Senior Cup champions after an eight-wicket win over County Galway at The Mardyke.
Ireland Academy to play England U19s ZZZZ9:31 amZZZZ
Ireland has announced a 12-player squad for Ireland Academy’s three-day match against England Under-19s to be played in Loughborough from 16-18 August.
Harlequins beat County in Cork battle ZZZZ5:34 amZZZZ
Munster bragging rights went to Cork Harlequins after they beat County in the top of the table clash.
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Photo Gallery
Pics from Ireland's 8 wicket win in the first T20
Pics as Bready Women were presented with the trophy and medals
Pics from the All-Ireland T20 Semi-final
Pembroke travelled to the Oyster Oval to play County Kerry's first women's team
Pics from Lisburn's Title winning victory at North Down
Pics as Eglinton aka New Zealand won the Plate final
Audio Interviews
Adam Beattie on his remarkable ten wicket feat
 Adam Beattie ten wickets in a game
Post-match press conference after Ireland beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets
 Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie
Aaron Heywood after the win
 Fox Lodge winning captain Aaron Heywood