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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!

michael patterson

Lisburn

9th Aug 2007

Hey Robert you must be in the Jason Molins fan club as well if you don't think he was slating the players as well as the selectors. What do you think now that he hitting big Trent with his handbag?
Molins isn't a patch on at least five batsmen in the NCU and that's before we even look at Leinster players. At least his uncle isn't there to pick him!

Phillip

Belfast

9th Aug 2007

Second week in August and there are seven teams in the relegation zone in the premier section of the NCU. It shows just how big the gap is between the top and the bottom and how much the standard has dropped in recent years. Hopefully it will also mean all the matches will be played as two teams are facing the drop.
Lurgan and Bangor I'd guess. How could a team like Bangor beat North Down? Is the result under investigation by the NCU?

Ryan

Belfast

7th Aug 2007

RE D Smyth.

Whilst I feel that a result must be reached at the second cup attempt there are other much better ways of ensuring a result, unlike football where the penalty shoot-out rules.
Reversal of fixture (often early cup ties will see a good side at a lowly club or club with poor ground in early May), or a ten over bash, as all cricketers would agree better than the bowl-out anyday ! My club benefitted against Brigade last year in a ten over match where the umps upon consultation with both skippers agreed to stand in solid rain for twenty overs. The game went to the last ball and everyone enjoyed the spectacle unlike our "new" bowl out system.

Michael

Co Antrim

3rd Aug 2007

Good to see another young Northerner in the Ireland squad but I’m not so sure Thompson is ready for the international arena just yet. He bowls too much loose stuff and I wouldn’t want to see him take a hammering and not come back…