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Condolences to Waringstown & the Allen family on the passing of legend Paddy Allen who always made me laugh no matter what occasion was he will be sadly missed but i can imagine him and David Holmes betting who's next . May they both rest in peace. Gone but never forgotten
Jeffs cricket games retirement fund raiser Sunday 4th August Noon trying raise 1500£ towards new electric scoreboard their will be Barbeque refreshments two T20 games noon Dundrum v Jeffs golden oldies team , 245pm NCU Presidents select v Jeff 11 to include players that all played at Dundrum followed by raffle and music in Dundrum Inn 630pm The Just Giving page also means anyone who donates gets entered in the raffle for great prizes tickets cost 2£ ( 3 for 5£ or 7 for 10£ )
1st Slieve Donard resort & spa overnight stay two
2nd B3 Cricket bat
3rd Richard Croft painting
4th Two tickets to Man City Premiership home football match
5th Brunels meal for two
6th Anchor meal for two
7th Afternoon tea for two in Burrendale Hotel
8th Ardglass golf fourball
9th 40£ Voucher for Hair by Laura Salon Spa
10th Breakfast for two Blu Bay cafe
Superb prizes and will be running Just giving page anyone one that kindly donates will be entered into the raffle . please feel free to share this post as its my last ever fund raiser and want to give something to the sport of cricket and Dundrum cricket club that has gave me life long friends after 46 years playing cricket and no doubt my second love outside my family
for any details contactJeff 07730334479 or Facebook by PM . many thanks to all the sponsors and anyone who supports this challenge .
RE Holywood vs Woodvale:
Thanks for clearing that up Chris. It's always good to hear another perspective on what actually happened.
When i was umpiring i went on an exchange to Dublin and stood at a match at Malahide. I thought the way they handled a lost ball to be worth considering. They allowed no extra time as the fielding side had to supply spare balls to be used until the lost one was found. this saved any 'Frustration' being vented towards the officials.
In response to Ronnie I can give a perspective from a Holywood point of view in explaining the frustration from last Saturday. With the match being 40 overs the Woodvale innings started at around 3:20pm, therefore with no breaks the 40th over should have been ready to be bowled before 6:00pm.
At just before 6pm we were ready about to bowl the 39th over with Woodvale, chasing 233 to win, on 223-6. At this point it was deemed that we were two overs behind and therefore Woodvale were warded 12 penalties runs and winning the game at that point. There were a number of instances that we believed extra time should have been accounted for. Notably no consideration for a drinks break that took longer than 5 minutes, another instance was a batsman having to go off for a toilet break mid innings and a couple of times searching for the ball when it had been hit into the bushes near the train tracks.
At the point of the game Woodvale were still massive favourites to win the game as they’d batted extremely well in their chase. There was obvious frustration that a game was to finish in this way.
Anyway, credit is to go to Woodvale on the win and I hope that clears things up.
I would like to express my most sincere condolences to the Allen Family following the passing of Paddy who was a wonderful gentleman filled with humour and pride in Waringstown Cricket Club. I enjoyed his company and his presence will be sorely missed by all. The Lawn was blessed with his presence and may he be remembered in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
hi guys. can anyone tell me what the story was at Holwood on Saturday vs Woodvale , i was away and missed it all. i believe the umpires where put under some pressure after applying the regulations over time to complete the overs by certain players and spectators
May I pass on my sincerest condolences to the Allen family circle and indeed Waringstown C.C. on the very sad news that Paddy has passed away.
Big Paddy was reared only half a mile down the road from my own original home place,a fine country man, rugby and cricket enthusiast, played with and against him many times and always enjoyed his craic!
I remember when I was with Waringstown during my two young son's short time with their juniors, and I played with Paddy on their 4th eleven, one evening before nets, Paddy showed me how he warmed up...
There was an absolutely massive tractor tyre on its flat down by the nets, those brave enough would try to turn it over, now I always considered my fairly tough but it was a real struggle to move it, next Paddys turn, he simply flipped it over like it was a small car tyre...
RIP Paddy, a giant of a man in every sense!
Very sad indeed. He was great company to be with us and a great character in every way. The Lawn will be sad with his passing.
Rest in Peace Paddy.
Leinster Pembroke Waringstown and Phoenix to win Senior Cup Quarters
Balbriggan Railway Union Terenure and Derriaghy to win National Cup Quarters
Posted at 1138 Sunday 14th July
The MTB Emerging Knights programme continues next week with two T20 fixtures against World Sport Xchange Warriors (Professionals), at The Lawn, Waringstown Cricket Club, followed by two fifty over fixtures, against North West Warriors, at Ardmore Cricket Club.
Tuesday 16th at The Lawn, Waringstown Cricket Club
MTB Emerging Knights (10:30am start)
MTB Northern Knights Select XI (14:30 start)
CJ Van der Walt
Rob Humphreys, agent with World Sport Xchange (WSX), said 'World Sport Xchange have had many players join clubs not just in the NCU but Ireland in general in 2019 and seasons past. To be able to put together some of our best cricketers, professional and amateur, to play against the Knights is an absolute pleasure and we hope that the format is not just successful for this one off day but that we can make it an annual event'.
Wednesday 17th and 18th July, at Ardmore Cricket Club (11am starts)
MTB Emerging Knights
CJ Van der Walt
Last year’s runners-up Civil Service North will be away to CIYMS in the semi-finals of this season’s NCU Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.
In the other semi-final Instonians will host Muckamore.
The games will be played on July 20 with the final at The Green in Comber on Friday, August 2..
INQUIRIES: ROBIN WALSH (077 33 100 821)
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced an Under 17 Squad, sponsored by PwC, to play against a South African Touring Academy, and in the Cricket Ireland Under 17 Inter-Provincial Championship (30th June, and 7th to 11th July).
The NCU region is hosting the Inter-Provincial Championship, with fixtures at Lisburn, Holywood and Bangor Cricket Clubs, and Campbell College School, Belfast.
NCU Under 17 Squad
Archie Johnston (Captain & Wicket keeper)
Andrew Cowden, Lead Coach of NCU Under 17's said, 'Firstly I would like to thank all the players in our Performance and Development squads for all of their hard work and commitment over the last eight months, and congratulate the thirteen players who have been selected to represent our Union in the Under 17 Inter-Provincial, 50 overs and T20 Cricket Ireland Championships.
It is unfortunate that we have had a couple of players unavailable due to holidays and a clash with an Ireland Under 19 training camp. However James Cameron-Dow and myself are excited to see how this group of players rise to the challenge and perform during the series. As current holders, we are looking forward to the challenge of trying to retain the trophy for the NCU.'
NCU Under 17 Fixtures
Tuesday 25th June: South African Touring Academy (Stormont) 12 noon (30 overs) Red Ball/Whites
Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Championships
Sunday 30th June: North West in the Cricket Ireland Inter Provincial series (Lisburn CC) 12 noon (50 overs)
In NCU Region
Sunday 7th July: Cricket Leinster (Holywood CC) 12 noon (50 overs)
Monday 8th July: Munster (Bangor CC) 11am (50 overs)
Tuesday 9th July: Cricket Leinster (Holywood CC) 10am (20 overs)
Tuesday 9th July: North West (Campbell College) 2.30pm (20 overs)
Wednesday 10th July: REST DAY
Thursday 11th July: Munster (Campbell College) 10am (20 overs) followed by Tournament close at Campbell College.
Ireland play Zimbabwe, at Sormont, in the first International T20, on the rest day, Wednesday 10th July.
Naomi Matthews in Ireland Women's T20 squad for Zimbabwe challenge
Richard White (NCU PRO) / Cricket Ireland
Waringstown's Naomi Matthews has been included in the Cricket Ireland Women's T20 squad for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe.
The first T20 International on the 10th July is to be played at Stormont, Belfast. The T20I series will be doubleheaders with Ireland and Zimbabwe Men's teams playing at the same venue on the same day.
Squads for Zimbabwe series
50-over squad: Laura Delany (C), Shauna Kavanagh, Anna Kerrison, Gaby Lewis, Hannah Little, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Lara Maritz, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Una Raymond-Hoey, Mary Waldron.
T20 squad: Laura Delany (C), Shauna Kavanagh, Anna Kerrison, Gaby Lewis, Hannah Little, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Lara Maritz, Naomi Matthews, Celeste Raack, Una Raymond-Hoey, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.
3 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Oak Hill, start 11.30am)
5 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Oak Hill, start 11.30am)
7 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Oak Hill, start 11.30am)
T20 International series:
10 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Stormont, start 4pm)*
12 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Bready, start 11am)*
14 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Bready, start 11am)*
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) have announced the following MTB Northern Knights squad, for upcoming Test Triangle IP50 match to be held in Pembroke CC on Thursday 27th June 2019
• GARY WILSON (C)
• HARRY TECTOR (VC)
• NEIL ROCK
• MARC ELLISON
• JAMES MCCOLLUM
• SHANE GETKATE
• MARK ADAIR
• JAMES CAMERON-DOW
• GRAEME MCCARTER
• JACOB MULDER
• MATTHEW FOSTER
• MURRAY COMMINS
• GREG THOMPSON
Cooke Collegians 20th Anniversary Mela and President's Game
NCU President Richard Johnson has selected a President's XI to play Cooke Collegians on Sunday 30 June 2019 at Fullerton Park to mark the club's 20th Anniversary.
Colin Andrews (CSNI) Captain
Jeremy Burrows (Cooke Collegians)
Craig Irwin (Laurelvale)
Aaron Kernoghan (Instonians)
Manoj Khatri (BISC)
James Martin (Dundrum)
Paul McCart (Donacloney Mill)
Amit Rekhi (BISC)
Mark Robinson (Cooke Collegians)
David Sinton (Laurelvale)
Bruce Topping (Donacloney Mill)
The match starts at 1.30pm.
Alongside the cricket is a Community Mela which will feature music, dance, food and children's entertainment.
Fun for all the family and all are warmly invited.
Delighted Michael with your attitude to it all and great to hear that North Down continue to be an honourable club. Many clubs might have stacked their team. Wonderful too that the union are supporting you so well.