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(...)

 Ed Joyce keeps an eye in case the ball hits the stumps. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ed Joyce scored an unbeaten century to get new Ireland coach Graham Ford’s reign off to a successful start with a four-wicket win over the UAE in Duba(...)

William Porterfield’s century set up Ireland’s 85-run over the UAE in Dubai. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

A century from captain William Porterfield and three wickets by George Dockrell helped Ireland to an 85-run victory over the United Arab Emirates in t(...)

West Indies captain Jason Holder took four wickets in his side’s World Cup win over the united Arab Emirates. Photograph: Afp

West Indies virtually secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a six-wicket triumph over the United Arab Emirates in Napier.The UAE we(...)

 Kane Williamson and Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrate victory in  the  Cricket World Cup match against  Australia  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cu(...)

George Dockrell celebrates scoring the winning runs in Ireland’s two-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

It may have eluded our politicians to date but Ireland’s cricketers took full advantage of a bail-in along with sundry other gifts, to make it two wi(...)