The comforting thwack of sliothar leather upon ash willow.
It must be Summer.
Siobhán Meehan writes:
I’m getting in touch on behalf of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Ireland, who today launch the Royal London ODI [One Day International] Cricket Series between England and Ireland.
With the two teams playing at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, on May 5 and Lord’s Cricket Ground on the May 7, the series will mark a historical date in the cricket calendar as England and Ireland play their first ever ODI match on English soil.
To launch the series, Dara Ó Briain (above) provides a unique interpretation from the last meeting between England and Ireland back in 2013.
*gouges ball with thumbnail*
Tickets to watch England v Ireland at The Brightside Ground, Bristol May 5) and Lord’s Cricket Ground (7th May 2017) are available to purchase at here and here.
From left: Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Labour Party Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, Enda Kenny, Narendra Modi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan at Government Buildings
Dublin’s Merrion Cricket Club [Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Co Dublin] unveiled its state of the art modern club house at the weekend. Player participation in Irish Cricket has grown by almost 100 percent in the last ten years, making it the fastest growing sport in Ireland,. After four years of fundraising up to a million Euro, the bright, modern, flood protected new clubhouse is now open for business.”