9 July 2007

Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup Semi Final Draw: The Hills or Malahide v Rush, North County v Railway Union

ICC Clarify New Regulations On Ground Sizes

The ICC have clarified that the new regulations on boundary sizes do not apply to existing ODI grounds.

An ICC spokesman said “Whereas the boundary sizes have been increased existing grounds and grounds currently under construction, such as the Dubai Stadium, are exempt.”

There had been fears that Clontarf would now be ineligible due to the new ground size requirements, but those fears have been allayed.

The relevant sections are listed below – Section d confirms that both Clontarf and Stormont are exempt from the requirements. However it would appear to rule out Eglinton as a future ODI venue, whose playing area is below the minimum requirements. Bready Cricket Club is currently developing a new ground which they hope will become the North West venue for hosting international games.

a. The playing area shall be a minimum of 150 yards square of the wicket with no boundary less than 65 yards. When this minimum is used the pitch has to be a minimum of 85 yards from the opposite boundary. The straight boundary shall be a minimum of 70 yards at both ends. All distances shall be measured from the centre of the pitch to be used.

b. The existing safety distance of 3 yards between rope and boundary fence/advertising boards shall continue to apply.

c. On grounds with large playing areas, the maximum length of boundary should be used provided that no boundary shall measure more than 90 yards from the centre of the pitch.

d. Any ground which has been approved to host international cricket prior to this date or which is currently under construction which is unable to conform to these new minimum dimensions shall be exempt. In such cases the current regulations shall apply.

ICU Website

The Irish Cricket Union has announced that their on-line ticketing facility is now fully operational, and that tickets for the forthcoming Quadrangular Series are now available for purchase at

Chief Executive Warren Deutrom said of the new facility, “We are delighted that our on-line ticketing operation is now functioning, and that this option is available to fans for next week’s tournament. The West Indiesgame in particular has attracted a great deal of interest, and fans are urged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Youth Inter-Pro Scores


U13 – Winners North West

NCU 184 (B Wylie 56, A Mitchell 31)

LCU 99 (J Hall 3-13)

NCU won by 85 runs

NCU 99/8 (25 overs; A Mitchell 26)

NWCU 99/3 (24overs)

North Westwon by 7 wkts

NCU 225 (A Shields 75)

MCU 44 (R Adair 3-10)

NCU won by 181 runs


U15 – Winners NCU 

NWCU 176 (D Mahaffey 69, M Fleming 35, S Shannon 2-22, S Jayaprakash2-28, H Doyle 2-32)

NCU 157/8 (H Doyle 44, J van der Merwe 21, B McIlroy 20, M Fleming 3-19) 

NCU won by 2 wkts (reduced target 156)

MCU 151 (R Russell 56, N Murphy 28, H Doyle 3-31, S Shannon 2-14, J McCrea 2-30) 

NCU 128/6 (S Jayaprakash33*, U Wain 22*)

NCU won by 4 wkts (reduced target 127)


LCU 29/2

Match Abandoned

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