Clare Shillington raises her bat after scoring a century against Japan during the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 global qualifier match at Milverton in Skerries. Photograph: Ian Jacobs/ICC

A brilliant 66-ball century from opener Clare Shillington helped Ireland to a landslide 117-run victory over Japan in their opening fixture of the ICC(...)

Ireland’s John Anderson hits a four on his way to a 127 total on the first day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup game against the Netherlands in Deventer. Photograph: Rowland white/Inpho/Presseye.

Two exceptional Intercontinental Cup debuts marked the first day of Ireland’s four-day clash with the Netherlands in Deventer yesterday.Merrion openin(...)