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I note that ‘Inside Edge’ has blasted the NCU for their bowl-outs in the Challenge Cup and that Clarence Hiles did the same in the NCU Cup Final Programme. Is this the feeling of the majority of senior players in the Union or just those from the bigger clubs?
Good to see Andrew White skippering the Ireland ‘A’ team v MCC. He has been hard done by since the World Cup and is surely the sort of player we want to see as a mainstay of the Senior team, hopefully he will get a decent chance in the upcoming Inter-Continental Cup games.
North Down CC have 9 spare tickets available for the ODI between England and India at Old Trafford on 30th August. They cost £35 each (ironic figure) and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Anyone interested in the tickets should email Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org
I thought Molins article with Callendar was very good and honest. He did not publically state that he was a better player than his team mates. All he stated was that the selectors seem to be picking all rounders hoping for them to succeed at one discipline rather than a specialist batsmen.
Couldn't agree morre with the recent posting re Molins - a real come down for him to start bad mouthing his fellow players.
Hatton, did you catch much using traditional methods or just bore the fish into submission?
Well done Cregagh Cricket Club in organizing and successfully completing a short tour to France. Overseas tours have become something of a rarity in Ulster cricket and most clubs seem to be more pre-occupied in winning cups or players heading off with the family in the middle of the season. It is great for club morale and club spirit to have a tour every so often and the benefits are ever lasting.
Well done Cregagh!
Sorry guys I’ve been on holiday for a few weeks in the West of Ireland doing some fishing but I’m sure you didn’t want me to state the obvious and point out the clubs left in the Irish Senior Cup. This is getting embarrassing and I think the best chance northern teams have to win these days is in the bowl-outs!
Here we go again with Jason Molins!
However, I think he has gone too far this time in his article with Ian Callender by naming some players he doesn’t think should be in the team. How could he be welcomed back into the team after going public by stating that he thinks he’s better than at least half the players being picked. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
Another Ireland squad, another lack of North West players. An Inter-provincial/County Championship style tournament is now a must for a couple of reasons:
1 To highlight the talents of the better NW players
2 To highlight the gap between the respective Unions (wake-up call for the North)
3 Stepping stone to International cricket etc etc
Potential bowl-outs in the NCU Challenge Cup – what a load of nonsense! Who came up with this? No respect at all for the most prestigious competition around…
The rule change David, like any other, was passed at an NCU AGM.
I see the ICU have mended their ways with regard to ticket prices for the series involving West Indies. So the crowds will flock to Clontarf, the Southerners will crow about the size of the attendance and slam the Northern supporters. Personally I would have gone to Stormont if it had been a bit cheaper…
Could one of the selectors please tell Big Phil that David Kennedy hasn't retired form international cricket! What more must the guy do to get a call-up?
Shame we didn't see Gary Kidd in action at the weekend but his time will surely come...
I hope they don't play the Twenty20 final on the wicket they used at Shaw's Bridge on Saturday!