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How Kevin O’Brien pulled off cricket’s biggest shock

Few cricketers could overshadow a tie between India and England at a World Cup like Kevin O’Brien did against the auld enemy in Bangalore...

The time is right for a Paul Stirling slamming in Pakistan

For a player so unlucky and deprived of opportunities, it's almost fitting that Paul Stirling links up with PSL team Islamabad United as a...

Paul Stirling and Ali Khan sign with Islamabad United

Irish opener Paul Stirling and American quick Ali Khan have been signed by Islamabad United for the 2021 PSL. The pair join as replacement players...

Zimbabwe cricket yearning for on field action

Zimbabwe's national cricket sides have been poised for lots of on field action in early 2021, though due to COVID-19, some international series have...

Rahmanullah Gurbaz excels in fairytale debut

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the Afghanistan opener, scripted himself a debut to remember. The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman scored an enterprising knock of 127 as Afghanistan kickstarted their...

Familiar foes face off in unfamiliar times – Preview: Afghanistan vs. Ireland

The idea of two low-ranked teams contesting in one-day cricket in the unfashionable desert heat of Abu Dhabi may seem barely tantamount to the...

The curious case of Lorcan Tucker

On a cloudy afternoon in Malahide last September, Leinster Lightning found themselves in murky waters at 11/2 early on chasing 240 against Northern Knights...

Emirates Cricket Board announce men’s squad to face Ireland

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the squad that will be playing in the four-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Ireland. With an...

Emerging cricket one hundred years ago

A century ago the world was recovering from a War to End All Wars and a global influenza pandemic, but outside the ICC’s then...

Ireland squad for ODI tri-series announced, no Dockrell, Porterfield or Rankin

Cricket Ireland have released the details of the squad that will be travelling to the UAE to compete in an ODI series against the...

ICC reveals Commonwealth Games Qualifying process

The ICC and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CWF) have revealed the qualifying criteria for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The eight-team women’s tournament...

Ireland versus Scotland postponed

The planned women’s series between Scotland and Ireland, to be played at La Manga later this month, has been postponed. Cricket Scotland made the...

Ireland, Scotland Women to play series in Spain

Ireland and Scotland’s women’s teams will return to action next month when they meet for a five‑match series in Spain. The series will be...

High stakes as European Cricket League beckons

A number of clubs will battle it out for ECL qualifcation this weekend, as seasons conclude across Europe.

Jersey’s teams back on stage

Both Jersey’s male and female international teams recently returned to action after the global standstill caused by the ongoing pandemic.   A Jersey women’s team, with...

CWC Super League: Impure, not impotent

“We construct a philosophy of failure, which finds in defeat a form of justification and a proof of the purity of our principles. Certainly,...

Are Irish pastures calling?

Sometimes, as Fred Klokker said when he floated the idea on Emerging Cricket’s recent podcast, inspiration comes from nowhere in the middle of a...

The Cricket World Cup Super League: context and promise it could deliver

Back in 2017, ICC made the announcement of introducing the 'ODI Super League' - an ODI league post the 2019 World Cup aimed at...

Cricket for a New Decade Part II – A Global T20 Championship?

Originally posted by Tom Grunshaw on May 13, 2020 What to do about bilateral cricket? When you sit down and think about it, bilateral tours are...

Denmark’s Klokker calls for greater European opportunities in Irish First-Class cricket

Danish international player and high-performance coach Freddie Klokker has suggested the inclusion of a European XI in the Irish Interprovincial Championship, Ireland’s domestic first-class...

When Ireland ran the World Cup champions close

Coming into this one-off match, played at the Castle Avenue in Clontarf, Dublin on June 17, 2010, Australia had notched nine successive ODI series...

Ireland fixtures affected by COVID-19

Cricket Ireland has held a virtual board meeting to discuss how to carry out cricketing operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with...

EC weekly roundup: Ireland break T20I drought against Afghanistan; more coronavirus cricket cancellations

In a week when the global coronavirus outbreak worsened, with the World Health Organisation officially labelling it a pandemic, the main cricket action came...

EC weekly roundup: Precipitation and postponements, runfests and retirement

The Thai women this week wrapped up their T20 World Cup campaign with a frustrating washout, as Sydney rain denied them their best chance...

EC weekly roundup: Thailand women headline a feast of Asian cricket

There was Asian cricket aplenty this week in the Emerging Cricket world, as the Thailand women continued their T20 World Cup campaign, their men...

Kevin O’Brien to return to Kathmandu Kings XI for Everest Premier League 2020

Ireland's Kevin O'Brien will return to the Kathmandu Kings XI for Everest Premier League 2020. With under three weeks until EPL4, the news came only...

EC weekly roundup: Thailand’s debut, Nepal central contracts, and more

Thailand’s women headline this EC weekly review, as they stepped onto the storied turf of the WACA ground to make their T20 World Cup...

CIYMS CC of Belfast joins as ECL20 Ireland entrant

The European Cricket League has announced that Cricket Ireland have become partners of their competition, with Belfast's CIYMS Cricket Club becoming Ireland's first entrant. CIYMS...

Nepal catapulted into global qualifiers as ICC announces 2021 men’s T20 World Cup pathway

Despite not proceeding beyond the Asia regional finals in qualification for this year's T20 World Cup after finishing behind Singapore and Qatar, Nepal is...

Broader issues in spotlight after annus horribilis for Cricket Ireland

It hasn't been the best of years for Cricket Ireland, has 2019. There was a significant loss (a "six figure sum") due to cyber-fraud,...

T20WCQ Team of the Tournament

The T20 World Cup Qualifiers are over with the Dutch taking home the title overnight in the final over Papua New Guinea. With the...

Simi Singh takes three as Ireland deny Namibia a podium finish

Third place play-off: Ireland 135 (Balbirnie 46, Stirling 25, Smit 3-19, Williams 3-34) defeated Namibia 108 (Erasmus 51, Baard 17, Singh 3-25) by 27...

The six qualifiers for the 2020 Men’s T20 World Cup

Fourteen teams travelled to the UAE for the global qualifiers hoping to pick up one of the six places on offer at the 2020...

Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 – final tables and playoff schedule

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Our most recent podcast: 2 November: Third Place Play-off: Ireland v Nambia (14h10) report; FINAL: Netherlands v Papua New Guinea...

Ready reckoner: Group B permutations & possibilities

Firstly, here's the Group B table after Day 9: GROUP BTEAM MWLPTNRRIreland*64281.591Oman*54181.388UAE53260.656Canada53260.433Jersey5234-0.039Hong Kong5234-0.383Nigeria5050-4.326 And here is the chat with Peter Della Penna between Abu Dhabi &...

Craig Young takes four as Ireland restrict Nigeria to 66, go top of group

Group B: Ireland 67/2 (Obrien 32. Ajekun 1-10) defeated Nigeria 66/9 (Adedeji 19, Young 4-13, Adair 2-10) by 8 wickets with 83 deliveries. In their...

Ireland eye top spot in Group B with crushing win over Jersey

Group B: Ireland 2/110 (Stirling 58*, Balbirnie 33, Perchard 1-16) defeated Jersey 105 all out (Stevens 25, Adair 3-10, Delany 2-12) by 8 wickets....

Day 5 T20 World Cup Qualifier podcast special, tables and reports

Here’s our second T20WCQ special as Tim Bes & Nick being you up to speed on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier...

Ireland bounce back to hand Oman first defeat

Group B: Ireland 183/3 off 20.0 (G. Delaney 89*; Khawar Ali 1/28) defeated Oman 148/9 off 20.0 (Khawar Ali 50; Dockrell 2/24, G. Delaney...

Day 3 T20 World Cup Qualifier podcast special, tables and reports

Five teams remain unbeaten after Day 3. On the other side, Namibia, Hong Kong, Bermuda and Kenya face an uphill battle, all sitting 0-2. Tim,...

Day 2 wrap: UAE, Scotland & PNG back in the hunt, Dutch strong, Ireland wobbly.

On Saturday, a bumper Day 2 of five matches gave us more pulsating cricket as the Netherlands won their second in two days, sending...

Rohan Mustafa drags UAE back into the light, hosts beat Ireland by 5 wickets

Group B: UAE 129/5 (Mustafa 39, Usman 29, Adair 1-21) defeated Ireland 125 (Stirling 72, Mustafa 4-18) by five wickets with 18 balls remaining. UAE...

Day 1 wrap. Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 got underway under the blazing sunshine of the UAE across Abu Dhabi and Dubai on Friday. With...

Balbirnie finishes off Hong Kong after another Stirling show

Ireland 154/2 (Balbirine 70*, Stirling 62, Aizaz 1-31) defeated Hong Kong 153/5 (Kinchit 79, Haroon 20, Adair 2-22) by 8 wickets with 16 deliveries...

Not resting on either laurels or clovers. Ireland T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

After painfully falling short of qualifying for the ICC 2019 World Cup, Ireland will be staking their claim to be one of the 6 sides to qualify for the 2020 T20 World Cup.

Day 2 (warm-up matches) wrap. Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

Tuesday saw the second and final round of warm-up games for the T20 World Cup Qualifier in the UAE. There were some eye-catching performances...

Day 1 (warm-up matches) wrap. Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

The wait is almost over for the highly anticipated T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates which will decide the six teams...

14 players to watch at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

Rustom Deboo hones in on one name from each of the teams competing in the UAE as players to watch out for at the...

Oman Pentangular T20 Series – Final Table

Al Amerat hosted the Oman Pentangular T20 series from 5 - 10 October. Read about the heroics from Nepal's Karan KC on Day 3...

Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier – Group B: squads and draw

Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier - Group B squads and draw. Full draw here. Group A squads here. Group matches 18 - 27 October. Play-offs...

Terrific Thailand qualify for first World Cup

Thailand have continued their remarkable year in T20s by booking themselves a place in the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, their first...

Six teams still in contention going into final day of round robin action in Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

On Monday the PNG Lewas came agonisingly close to achieving the country's first ever win over a Full member - in men's or women's...

Bangladesh favourites for women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, as Namibia makes maiden appearance

Two years ago in the Netherlands Bangladesh qualified for the 2018 T20 World Cup in West Indies as winners of the global qualifier. They...

EXCLUSIVE – Euro T20 Slam 2019 cancellation; franchise fees unpaid, players and suppliers furious at ‘unprofessional’ organisers

The Euro T20 Slam - the first T20 franchise event to be co-sanctioned by three boards; Full member Ireland, and Associates Netherlands and Scotland...

Oman to host 5 nation T20I series prior to men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

Oman will host Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and Nepal for a five team T20 international series from October 5-10. The event will serve as final...

Ireland enjoy dream Lord’s day v England

Stumps day 1 - Ireland 207 all out (Balbirnie 55, Stirling 36, Curran 3/28, Stone 3/29) lead England 85 all out (Denly 23, Murtagh...

The final chapter? Associate nations at the World Cup: Part 5 (2011 & 2015)

The 16-team format used for the 2007 World Cup proved to be short-lived, as the tournament reverted to a two-group structure of 14 teams...

The Kenyan miracle and a St. Patrick’s Day for the ages: Associates at the World Cup, Part 4 (2003 & 2007)

Bangladesh’s elevation to Test status in 2000, coupled with the increase in the number of participating teams by two on previous editions, led to...

Euro T20 slams door on Associates

The Euro T20 Slam yesterday announced details of their upcoming players draft, to be held in London on July 19. The owners of the...

No Associate overseas slots in Euro T20 Slam after London draft confirmed

The draft for the inaugural Euro T20 Slam will take place in London on 19th July, and after announcing that around 700 players from 22 nations have...

Afridi, Duminy, Tahir added to Slam roster, registrations open for overseas players

Overnight it was announced that registrations for overseas players wanting to be drafted for the inaugural Euro T20 Slam are open. Interested players must...

Associates at the World Cup, Part 1: 1975 & 1979

Thanks to the International Cricket Council’s retrograde decision to reduce the number of the teams at the World Cup, the 12th edition of the showpiece event,...

ICC T20I Rankings Released

The International Cricket Council has rolled out an 80-team rankings list for men's T20 Internationals, with 52 members making up the women's rankings. Dubbing T20I...

Euro T20 Slams into reality

The details of the Euro T20 Slam have finally been unveiled to the public. Featuring two teams each from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands,...

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