CRICKET Ireland has included three North West natives in a 13-man squad for the upcoming four-day match against Somerset County Cricket Club (April 6-9) at County Ground, Taunton. The match is part of Graham Ford’s team’s build-up to its historic first Test Match in May and north west duo, Andy McBrine and Boyd […]
BREADY’S 2nd XI added the Qualifying 1 league trophy to their O’Neill’s Ulster Plate success at the weekend to complete what has been an excellent campaign for Mark Olphert’s team. Saturday’s scheduled match against Fox Lodge was a victim of last week’s rain but the players were happy to gather at the club later in […]
THE annual end of July party took place at the usual time at the Holm on Saturday night after a stunning fifth consecutive Bank of Ireland senior cup triumph was secured by this all-conquering Donemana team at Strabane Park. The plaudits have all been handed out and accepted by now as the Tyrone club once […]
AFTER a very indifferent 2015 season Strabane’s players and officials were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief on Saturday afternoon as a narrow victory at St Johnston finally put an end to any suggestion that the reigning champions would be involved in this year’s relegation scrap. Such has been the turnaround in the […]
North West Warriors Head Coach Bobby Rao left on a flight to India at the weekend after he landed a coaching position with his native Hyderabad Cricket Association. The former Indian Test player skippered his beloved Hyderabad to the Ranji trophy in 1987, the only time they have won it in 70 years, and he […]
DEADLY Donemana double act of William Porterfield and young Andy McBrine played a central role as Ireland chased down a 300-plus total to get their World Cup campaign off to a sensational start by defeating the West Indies in Nelson on Monday.
THE annual North West presentation dinner took place at the White Horse Hotel on Saturday evening and more than 150 guests were present for an award ceremony dominated by a few familiar faces.
A DAY of high drama and even higher emotion signalled the end of the regular North West cricket season as Strabane only just managed to overcome dogged Ardmore at the Bleachgreen on Sunday to claim a third senior championship in the past six years.
THE curtain is set to fall on the North West cricket season over the coming days and going into the last match of the Premier League campaign it is Strabane who have the destination of the championship firmly in their own hands.
ALTHOUGH the weather has seen to it that the domestic season will now go into overtime there is plenty to look forward to in the top flight as well over the coming days.