Irish Cricket Documentary

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Test Matches: How Ireland Defeated 3 Test Nations In 2007

Ireland was relatively new to international cricket when they entered the 2007 World Cup. They had only been a member of the ICC since 1993, and had failed to qualify for the competition in 1996, 1999 and 2003. However, in 2007 they surprised the world of cricket by not only qualifying, but by finishing eighth, and beating test nations Pakistan and Bangladesh along the way.

Ireland’s first match of the tournament was against Zimbabwe. Being a test nation, Zimbabwe was expected to win comfortably, Read more…

Understanding the Basics Behind Cricket

You might consider yourself a cricket fan. You might have all the direct tv coupons or channels that give you coverage of the sport, but how much do you really know about it? Cricket started in 16th Century England as spread around the world through English colonies. If you know baseball but not cricket, some basics will seem the same. In practice, the games are quite different. Cricket play centers on two batsmen who run between the wickets to score runs. Teams bat in successive innings that can last for days in some matches. Wickets are three stumps of wood with two bails on top. The cricket bat is usually made of willow and is flat on one side. It’s also what the field, or pitch, is sometimes called. A sticky wicket, for example, is a wet and muddy pitch.

Teams are made up of 11 players and all 11 must bat to complete an inning for a side. The only defensive player wearing a glove or protective equipment is the wicket keeper. He is similar to what baseball fans understand as a catcher. Play progresses through the bowling of balls. A batsman attempts to hit the ball and can score runs. A player is out through a variety of defensive plays and it said that his “wicket has fallen.” They are termed caught, bowled, leg before wicket, stumped, run out, hit wicket, handle the ball, obstructing the field, hit the ball twice, and timed out. The game is overseen by two umpires and a match referee. Cricket is played internationally in various tournaments and challenges, the most famous being the World Cup.

How To Watch Ireland’s Cricket World Cup Games Online

Are you an Irish cricket fan that is trying to find your favorite team’s game online? If so, you are in luck since there are a host of websites that stream the sport live to cricket fans throughout the world. As the number of cricket players and fans continues to spread throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East, it is becoming increasingly easier to find cricket online or over satellite television. This is great for cricket fans, especially those who are living outside of Ireland and cannot simply tune the television to the local channel Read more…

William Porterfield: The Irish Captain Leads A Talented Squad

William Porterfield, captain of Ireland’s world cup cricket squad, is a left hander who keeps the wicket as close to him as possible at all times. He is also great at rallying his team. The team was fairly unknown until they starred in the 2007 world cup. They ended by beating Pakistan. Next they entered the super 8s which made cricket fans stand up and notice this Irish team.

One of the more experienced players on the Ireland team is Trent Johnston. The Aussie born Read more…

The Importance Of The Irish Cricket Union

The Irish Cricket Union was officially founded in 1890. It was responsible for overseeing all of the cricket teams in Ireland, including men’s and women’s. Being a governing body, it also organizes and oversees the cricket competitions that are played in Ireland.
Cricket Ireland was finally formalized in 1923 and has therefore been around a long time. This lengthy stay as the governing body of cricket gives much prestige to the Union as well as to members of it. Due Read more…

Match One: Can The Irish Cricket Team Withstand Bangladeshi Bowlers?

Match One: Can The Irish Cricket Team Withstand Bangladeshi Bowlers? Cricket fans from all over the globe are enthusiastically waiting for this high energy match. The cricket world cup for 2011 will be live streaming, as every awaits the battle between Bangladesh and Ireland as they go head on. Both teams have shown themselves to be strong and capable in the world of cricket, but each is playing for the honor of their national pride and not just the world cup itself. Sakib-al-hasan is the captain of Bangladesh team and is the number one all rounder in Read more…

The History And Impact Of Cricket In Ireland

Cricket has a long history in Ireland, with many successes coming both to the men’s and women’s national teams. It was first introduced to Ireland in the early 19th century, and many of the clubs that were formed early on, are still in existance today. The country’s first national team played in 1855 against the Gentelmen of England, and the game was played in Dublin, Ireland.

The spread of the game continued until the early 1880s, when the outbreak of land wars (landlords and tenannts were alienated), and Read more…

Getting More Involved

If you’ve spent much of your life watching the Irish Cricket Team on direct satellite and wondering what other way you can get more involved in the sport we’ve got a few suggestions for you. Cricket is the world’s game and there’s no reason not to share the love.
Start a League: If you’ve got kids in your area, start up a cricket league! It will be a great way to foster a sense of Read more…

Cricket Ireland

Ireland’s cricket team hasn’t had it easy, but they’ve certainly held their own over the years, even becoming known as giant-killers in the sport. With a history dating back to 1855 (when the Irish national team first faced off against The Gentleman of England), Cricket Ireland has had many years to develop a distinctive brand of playand a loyal fan following.Before 1993, the Irish team wasn’t part of the International Cricket Council. They competed against any teams that decided to visit Ireland, and gained a reputation for surprising victories, especially against the popular West Indian cricket team in 1928 and 1969. Ireland and Scotland competed for the honor of joining the ICC first, and Ireland ultimately succeeded in 1993, with Scotland following in 1994. Read more…

Cricket-ionary

A full listing of cricket terms would take many pages, but we couldn’t help pointing out some of our favorite words and phrases that the game has granted us. The Ashes: Refers to both the annual games between England and Australia, and the urn which is said to contain a burned cricket ball from an 1882 game. Batsman: The name for a player on the batting team, or the general term for an especially good batter. Beamer: An illegal bowl that passes over the batman’s waist Read more…