Brendan Taylor

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Ireland’s Gary Wilson scored 47 but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat against Zimbabwe at Bready. Photograph: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Zimbabwe finally picked up a win in the last game of their 11-match tour of Netherlands and Ireland at Bready, Co Tyrone. Their eight-wicket win squar(...)

United Arab Emirates bowler  Muhammad Naveed  celebrates the wicket of Graeme Cremer of Zimbabwe during the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier  at The Harare Sports Club. Photograph: Julian Herbert-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland have been handed a remarkable lifeline and a chance to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Harare on Friday after the United Arab Emirat(...)

Paul Stirling top-scored for Ireland in the 107-run defeat to Zimbabwe at the World Cup qualifying event in Harare. Photograph:  Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup hang by a thread after an abject batting display saw them suffer a 107-run defeat to hosts Zimbab(...)

South Africa spinner Dane Piedt is among a number of Proteas players seeking a contract in county cricket before the Kolpak loophole is shut. Photograph: Getty/Julian Finney

In February 2000, a butterfly flapped its wings in the small town of Östringen, just over the German border from France. And with that one flap, Engli(...)

 Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe salutes the crowd as he leaves the field after making 138 in his final international match in the World Cup game against India   at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni welcomed the pressure placed on his team by Zimbabwe in their final cricket World Cup group match at Eden Park on S(...)

Younis Khan wants Pakistan to beat Ireland as a tribute to former coach Bob Woolmer, who died the day after Pakistan lost to Ireland at the 2007 World Cup in Jamaica. Photograph:   Nigel Marple/Reuters

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan wants his side to put in a big performance in Sunday’s Pool B showdown against Ireland at the Adelaide Oval as a (...)

Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has apologised to the Irish team and John Mooney for comments in one of his nation’s newspapers. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

The Zimbabwe cricket captain has apologised to John Mooney and Cricket Ireland for the “unacceptable” article published by one of the nation’s newspap(...)

Cricket Ireland have condemned an article in the Zimbabwe Herald which referenced John Mooney (above). Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Cricket Ireland has condemned an article in a Zimbabwe newspaper in relational to Ireland all-rounder John Mooney as having “demonstrated breath-takin(...)

Alex Cusack is congratulated by Ireland  team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Ed Joyce  after getting the wicket of Tawanda Mupariwa of Zimbabwe  to complete a five-run win in their Pool B World Cup game  at Bellerive Oval  in Hobart. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Despite claiming the scalp of a second Test-playing nation in the nerve-racking five-run victory over Zimbabwe, Ireland still require one win from the(...)

Ireland coach Phil Simmons believes his side have the edge over Zimbabwe ahead of the World Cup Pool B meeting between the sides in Hobart. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Having been in the Southern Hemisphere for over a month now, Ireland’s cricketers must have thought they were fully acclimatised.Yet the flight across(...)

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