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Dee

Work

21st Aug 2007

Do I detect a hint of sarcasm Mr. Patterson?!
I think we have enough to worry about ending this season without dragging up issues from last year…

michael patterson

Lisburn

21st Aug 2007

Just read the NCU has changed its rules and applied common sense to the re-scheduling of the under 15 semi-final. And guess who was in the middle of it all defending the NCU rulebook but none other that cricket's Lord Chief Justice Neale Matthews?
But wait, didn't the NCU change its rules this time?
Now why was the law of common sense not applied last year 'your worship' when North Down made a flippant error in Peter Connell's registration?
Perhaps it's because you're more of a Waringstown man than an NCU man!

Dee

Work

17th Aug 2007

Ok, the latest Ireland squad has just been announced and I must say, I'd rather have Jason Molins than Dominic Joyce! This guy is a very good cricketer but he has had chances galore and not taken them - why has he not been discarded?!?!

Phillip

Belfast

15th Aug 2007

Can anybody update us all on what happened to the NCU Development plan? It arrived in a blaze of glory but seems to have disappeared off the radar just a quickly. Was it the fact that the NW didn’t want an Ulster League that buried it?
For that matter, is the NW going to produce a development plan?

WNW

Co Tyrone

15th Aug 2007

Its tight at the top of the Senior League this year isn’t it? If Donemana beat Brigade then it will go down to the wire. Pity there is no relegation as the way the NCU is shaping up, every team will be involved in something until the last games are played!!!

michael paterson

Lisburn

14th Aug 2007

Agh Robert you really got me there!
Apart from Jason Molins I don't know anybody else who wants to play for Ireland!

Robert

Ireland

13th Aug 2007

Michael,
Interesting top five you have selected
Ralph has been selected to play this year and has refused. Haire has refused to play for the A team. Kennedy refuses to play on Sunday. Let's put forward names that are interested in playing for Ireland

James

Downpatrick

12th Aug 2007

Fantastic game at the Green today, CSNI and Derriaghy entertained the fans with some great hitting, none more so than big Ewan Thompson. The most interesting thing I heard during the day was that he lives in Comber, what odds for next season...

michael patterson

Lisburn

10th Aug 2007

Hey Dee why don't you contact Jason Molins as he's the authority on Ireland selection these days. And be careful not to be personal or polical or mention captaincy as .......there's only one Ireland captain, one Ireland captain, there's only one Ireland captainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

Dee

Work

10th Aug 2007

Can anyone tell me is Regan West eligible to play for Ireland? If so, I would have thought he would be in the frame for selection, given he is a genuine spinner of the ball and a powerful batsman…

Michael Patterson

Lisburn

9th Aug 2007

For Robert of Irealnd.
Try the following;
D Kennedy
Ry Haire
J Hall
J Stevenson
R Coetzee
If you want a clean striker of the ball who goes for his shots from the start then what about Wayne Horwood or Neil Russell?
All these guys can field, are fit and don't 'blow their own trumpets.' They are team players and they deliver.

JB

Work

9th Aug 2007

Surely for the second attempt at a cup tie both grounds should be made available, and if it is the away team’s that has to be used due to weather etc, then the ‘home’ team must conceded this advantage? Better than a bowl-out!

C Sider

UP

9th Aug 2007

Bangor beat North Down fair and square, and I think the ND players would back that up.

Robert

Ireland

9th Aug 2007

Re Michael Patterson
Name your 5?

NCU middle-age swinger

Holywood (Co. Down)

9th Aug 2007

Liked the article on 'oldest swingers' in local cricket and wondered what the maximum age would be down our leagues? I played against Don Shields at North Down earlier this season and he must be near seventy so the spirit of Willie Andrews lives on at Comber!
Mind you he was moving a lot better than some of the younger players!