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# Cricket

Last year
# t20 cricket
Balbirnie to the fore as Ireland record comfortable win over Oman
Ireland were convincing 9-wicket winners in Muscat.
# Cricket
England coach follows managing director out the door after dismal Ashes campaign
Chris Silverwood’s tenure as England men’s cricket boss is over.
# offence
Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Taylor says he faces ban for bribe, drugs
Taylor admitted he took cocaine and a $15,000 bribe from an Indian businessman to fix matches.
# Report
England sign off on calamitous Ashes series with Hobart horror show
The tourists lost all 10 wickets for just 56 runs.
# Boost
Tector sees Ireland to stunning win over West Indies
The three-match contest is all square at 1-1 ahead of the teams’ return for a now decisive finale at Sabina Park on Sunday.
# Report
Ireland defy Covid setbacks with gutsy display against West Indies
Paul Stirling, Simi Singh, Ben White and Shane Getkate were all absent for the contest at Sabina Park.
# Nervy Finish
England survive tense fourth Test to end Australia's hopes of Ashes whitewash
The tourists stopped the rot as James Anderson fended off the last six balls of the match to secure a draw.
# Ashes
Stuart Broad takes five wickets for England but Usman Khawaja shines brightest
Khawaja marked his Sydney homecoming with a superb 137 as Australia took control of the fourth Ashes Test.
# Rained Off
Late breakthroughs lift English spirits as rain disrupts start of fourth Ashes Test
The tourists fought hard for an even position on a day where the real battle was against the elements.
All time
# Blow
England coach to miss Ashes Test after Covid positive
The visitors will have to recover from an embarrassing series defeat without Chris Silverwood.
# Off
USA v Ireland one-day cricket series cancelled
The latest Covid concerns included positive tests for an umpire and members of the US squad.
# Hitting an all-time low
Australia punish another dismal England display to clinch the Ashes
The final margin of England’s defeat, an innings and 14 runs, was an indictment on every level.
# Pole Position
Australia scent Ashes victory as England collapse again
Marcus Harris top-scored with a battling 76 against a dangerous English attack.
# Cricket
Hapless England's Ashes dreams in tatters as Australia pounce
After heavy defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide, the visitors must win in Melbourne,
# honours even
Ireland rebound to draw T20 series in USA
The US’ victory over Ireland on Wednesday was their first against a Test playing nation.
# Upset
USA cricketers shock Ireland in T20 contest
Ireland had never lost to an American side coming into the clash.
# festive viewing
Ireland's landmark Christmas series in USA to be shown live on Premier Sports
It will be the first ever full series played by a Full Member nation against the Americans on US soil.
# advantage oz
Battling England succumb as Australia clinch second Ashes Test
The visitors’ dreams of winning back the hallowed urn are in tatters.
# latest from oz
England collapse again as Australia turn screw in second Ashes Test
If the visitors go 2-0 down in Adelaide, the Ashes are as good as gone.
# Report
Ex-South Africa captain Graeme Smith rejects charges of racism
Smith’s lawyer says “some of the findings are entirely questionable and without any basis.”
# death knell
Ruthless Australia crush England in first Ashes Test
Former Australia warns England are already in danger of a whitewash – ‘If they don’t win in Adelaide then there could be shades of ’06/07.’
# The Ashes
Joe Root and Dawid Malan dig deep and flourish as England hit back in Brisbane
After two despairing days at The Gabba, the tourists finally landed some blows of their own to reach 220 for two on the third evening.
# Howzat?
England dismissed for just 147 in disastrous start to Ashes tour
Pat Cummins enjoyed a charmed start to life as Australia skipper with figures of five for 38.
# Controversy
BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar
English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations.
South Africa hails Indian 'solidarity' before major cricket tour
A tour by India is easily the biggest money-spinner for South African cricket and believed to be worth hundreds of millions of rands.
# Coming Home
World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe abandoned, positive outcome for Ireland amidst disappointment
In a statement released this morning, Cricket Ireland say the squad will return home ‘as soon as practicable’.
# victorious
Captain Delany stars as Ireland power past the Dutch in Cricket World Cup qualifier
Ireland will face Sri Lanka in their final Group Stage game on Monday after winning by 29 runs today.
# Racism row
Vaughan dropped from BBC Ashes commentary team amid racism row
The former England captain has denied allegations of racism.
# Sticky Wicket
Australian Test captain Paine quits over sexting scandal
Paine, 36, had been expected to lead his side in the series against England.
# Sorry
‘Ashamed’ Azeem Rafiq apologises after anti-Semitic messages emerge
Rafiq has won widespread praise for his resolve in highlighting the issue of racial discrimination in cricket.
# Host Nation
Ireland to co-host Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup in 2030
Scotland and England will also stage games.
# Speaking out
Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse
Rafiq detailed his experiences at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing in London.
# recognised
Ireland captain Laura Delany wins ICC Player of the Month
The all-rounder beat Ireland team-mate Gaby Lewis and Mary-Anne Musonda of Zimbabwe to October’s prize.
# Apology
South Africa's de Kock says sorry for refusing to take knee
De Kock refused to take a knee in South Africa’s Test series in the West Indies earlier this year.
# Withdrawn
South Africa's Quinton de Kock misses T20 World Cup match after refusing to take the knee
Cricket South Africa say all their players are required to take part in the gesture ‘in a united and consistent stance against racism’.
# dutch courage
Little talks up Ireland's chances on the eve of World Cup campaign
‘We feel we can turn anyone over on our day,’ says the 21-year-old seamer from Dublin.
# back at the top table
Ireland captain Balbirnie warns they need fast start to avoid early T20 World Cup exit
An unbeaten 50-ball 88 from Gareth Delany earned Ireland victory over Bangladesh in their final warm-up fixture today.
# Cricket
Ireland’s Amy Hunter becomes youngest batter to hit international century
On her 16th birthday, Hunter struck an unbeaten 121.
# X-ray
Cricket Ireland reveal extent of captain Balbirnie's foot injury ahead of T20 World Cup
The injury was sustained while batting in yesterday’s loss to the UAE in Dubai.
# Irish Eye
Waseem ton trumps Stirling-O’Brien stand to give UAE series win in Dubai
United Arab Emirates claimed a series-sealing seven-wicket win.