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The Durham pair of Peter Chase and Stuart Poynter have been named in an 18-man Ireland squad for a pre-World Cup training camp. The next World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand early next year, and the Irish will play eight games there against state sides, second XIs and a New Zealand XI.
LAHORE: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy, as part of its global tour, was unveiled here on Tuesday. The unveiling ceremony was attended by the Pakistan Cricket Board officials and Pakistan cricket team members.
Emerging seamer Peter Chase and fit-again veteran Alex Cusack are both part of an 18-man Ireland squad bound for Australia and New Zealand this month. Medium-pacer Cusack is back after a season curtailed by injury to join the trip Down Under as Ireland step up their preparations for next year's World Cup, which will also be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Preston Mommsen will captain Scotland on their month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand as part of their preparations for the 2015 World Cup. Mommsen takes over from Kyle Coetzer , although Scotland have yet to make a decision on who will lead the side at the World Cup.
Ireland have named an 18-man squad which will tour Australia and New Zealand as part of their preparation for next year's Cricket World Cup.
Alex Cusack is included in the Ireland cricket squad for the tour of Australia and New Zealand but there are no places for Eddie Richardson, Graeme McCarter or John Anderson. "Alex Cusack has been one of our best limited-overs bowlers in the last six years," said head coach Phil Simmons.
The St Vincent and St Lucia Tests have shown that Bangladesh's batting habits continue to be ineffective in any conditions slightly different from those they encounter at home. The 35th over of the Bangladesh innings produced ten runs and a wicket, which was an unimportant contribution to their score and only gave West Indies the wicket of a tail-ender.
WELL, it's a relief - isn't it? - in this turbulent time, to turn one's thoughts to rugby, and to the fine start made by both Scottish teams in the opening round of the Guinness league. Since I'm writing this on Friday, of necessity before Edinburgh play Connacht at Murrayfield, things may not look so rosy by the time the paper is on your breakfast table.
Crawley is holding its 19th annual Irish Festival next weekend to coincide with All-Ireland final day on September 21. Running at the Hawth Theatre from noon until 7pm, and offers free entry to the crowd of 4,000 expected to show up on the day. The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society are organising the festival, on which a programme is to be recorded by Irish TV cameras, which is due to be televised a week later.
Even captain Brendon McCullum will have to take a break during New Zealand's 44 days of cricket before the cup. Photo / Mark Mitchell When Graham Henry delivered rest and rotation to the All Blacks the flak flew thick and fast ahead of the 2007 World Cup.
Scotland 243-2 beat Ireland 241-9 by eight wickets Third One-Day International, Dublin Scorecard Calum MacLeod scored a century as Scotland beat Ireland by eight wickets in the third and final One-Day International in Dublin, successfully chasing down a target of 242 with 4.2 overs to spare. After winning the toss and asking Ireland to bat, they restricted the home side to 241 for nine.
Townsville cricket one day final between Suburban Parks v Saints from Tony Ireland Stadium. Suburban Parks Mark Taviani throws at the stumps to run out Saints batsman Aron Tisher.
A win over the Netherlands was a high point, the New Zealand A defeats were chastening, but two defeats in three days against fellow associate nation Ireland perhaps highlight Scotland's place in the cricket hierarchy. Monday's seven-wicket defeat was emphatic, but Scotland seamer Ali Evans argues that Wednesday's three-wicket reverse shows that Grant Bradburn's side are on the right track as they prepare for Friday's third ODI against Phil Simmons' side at Malahide.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:53 am
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