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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Cricket

All time
# wednesday
We'll Leave it There So: Irish cricket heartbreak, Jared Payne set to return and all today's sport
Meanwhile, Bertram Allen has secured Ireland’s Olympic spot in show jumping
# the toughest trade
Cricket in his blood - Tipp hurler Maher uncovers sporting heritage after trip to Oz
The Tipperary hurling captain on his new love for cricket and why he is keen to follow in the footsteps of his forefather.
# taking on the world
As Ireland's World Cup campaign gets under way, here's everything you need to know
The Boys in Green get their campaign underway on Wednesday.
# the toughest
How did an ex-English cricketer get on hurling with a Tipperary club?
The trailer for Steve Harmison’s episode of ‘The Toughest Trade’.
# holy grail
'It would be a dream come true' - Ireland resume quest to reach the promised land
Intercontinental Cup fixture against Papua New Guinea the next assignment on the path to Test cricket.
# ka-ching
NZ apologise after cash register sound played on Amir's return from spot-fixing ban
The stadium announcer has been reprimanded for the incident.
# nasty blow
New Zealand batsman left with horrific eye injury after bouncer smashes through helmet
This is not pretty.
Chris Gayle hits record 50 off 12 balls to exit with a big bang
West Indies star matches record for fastest T20 half-century.
# Trading Places
Tipperary hurling captain training with cricket team Down Under
Brendan Maher is testing himself with the Adelaide Strikers for documentary The Toughest Trade.
# Sexism
'He's a creep' - Gayle sexism row worsens with new allegations from journalists
“He does this constantly,” one reporter said today.
# opportunity knocks
Ireland to send team to World Cup in Bangladesh after assessing security risks
Cricket Ireland is happy to let its players and staff travel to Bangladesh later this month.
# Security concerns
Ireland carefully consider security risks after being offered Australia's place at World Cup
The tournament is being staged in Bangladesh at the end of this month.
# teenage knocks
Sorry Ben Stokes, a 15-year-old Indian kid went 1009 not out in a single innings today
Pranav Dhanawade has earned the praise of Sachin Tendulkar today.
# Australia
Cricketer fined for asking reporter on date live on air and people are divided about it
Chris Gayle said: ‘Don’t blush, baby’ after making advances while being interviewed on live television.
# Out of bounds
'Don't blush, baby' - West Indies cricketer slammed for chatting up interviewer live on air
Melbourne Renegades opener Chris Gayle has been criticised for his comments to a female reporter.
# body on the line
We faced six balls from an Ireland fast-bowler and (nearly) survived
First ball is free, right?
# Prodigal Son
Boyd Rankin to return to the Ireland shirt after 11 appearances for England
“There’s a real opportunity for Ireland to get Test status now, and that prospect was a real lure for me.”
# Wave Goodbye
One of Ireland's top cricketers has announced his retirement
The Dubliner is one of four players to represent Ireland at three World Cups.
# World in motion
India, here we come! Ireland have qualified for the Women's T20 Cricket World Cup
Ireland now face Bangladesh in the final of the World Cup Qualifier tournament on Saturday.
# Women in Sport
Breaking boundaries and changing the game - how Ireland are defying their amateur status
It’s a huge month for the Ireland cricket team as they look to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 with their application, hard work and determination an example of why women’s sport in this country is thriving on a largely amateur footing.
# the holy grail
Ireland surge to top of table with thumping win on the road to Test match cricket
A thoroughly convincing win for Ireland in Windhoek.
# positive signs
More rain pain for Ireland but positives to take after running world champions close
The result may not have gone their way but Ireland once again showed why they belong at the top level.
# What might have been
Ireland miss out on landmark win after falling just short against Australia
A 23-run defeat in Stormont for John Bracewell’s side.
# Preview
Ireland set for 'Everest scale' challenge as world champions Australia arrive in town
John Bracewell’s side will hope to topple Australia when the sides meet in Belfast on Thursday.
# stirling job
'We have no right to win every game but that's what everyone expects us to do'
Ireland’s quest for another trophy continues today when they face Netherlands.
# the blarney army
Ireland have qualified for next year's World Twenty20 in the most dramatic fashion
That’s now seven World Cups in 10 years for Ireland.
# Oh balls!
Poor Alastair Cook got a cricket ball into his special area during the Ashes today
Hans Moleman presents: Man getting hit by cricket ball.
# Closure
Two Irish cricketers have retired from T20 internationals
Tim Murtagh and Ed Joyce are calling it quits.
# Interview
'I want to evolve what you're doing here and take Ireland to the next level'
We sat down with new Ireland head coach John Bracewell this week to talk about his ambition to bring Test cricket to these shores.
# Meet the new boss
Johnny B Good! The Irish cricket team have appointed their new head coach
Former Black Caps coach John Bracewell replaces Phil Simmons.
# Interview
'Mindless vandals destroyed our pitch but they're not going to ruin our club'
Four years of hard work and €6,500 has gone up in smoke but Cabinteely Cricket Club are desperately shifting through the wreckage for salvation.
# Backing Green
Zimbabwe captain refuses to blame Mooney for controversial dismissal
‘You’ve take his word for it,’ said Brendan Taylor after Ireland’s Cricket World Cup win.
# Below The Belt
Pissing Cian Healy off, Charlton's unique recruitment policy and more of your best comments
Our readers produced the goods again over the past seven days.
# wednesday
We'll Leave It There So: Ireland win again, Fabio's jail sentence and all today's sport
Here’s all the sport Wednesday had to offer.
# shoot for the moon
This new* Ireland supporter has the best sign of the Cricket World Cup
*And by ‘new’ we mean since the cinematic release of PS I Love You in December 2007.
# Neighbours
Best of enemies: The best Ireland-England battles through the years
Ahead of Sunday’s showdown in Dublin, we look at more tussles with the English.
# Great expectations
Windies win will 'mean nothing' if the Irish cricketers lose tomorrow night*
*Or the early hours of Wednesday morning to be exact.
# Quiz
We don’t like cricket, we love it but how much do you know about the sport?
Do you know your LBW from your googlies?
# Below The Belt
An invasion of France, fine dining at Bohs and more in our Comments of the Week
Also featuring romantic walks with swans in Glendalough.
# That's just not cricket
West Indies star fined after dropping a very audible C bomb during Ireland defeat
Darren Sammy and Ireland’s John Mooney have been fined by the ICC.