England tour of Ireland 2006

Ireland v England, Only ODI, Stormont

Indifferent England are fooling no-one

Welcome to a vision of the not-too-distant future. In a little under nine months' time, the ninth cricket World Cup will be getting underway in the Caribbean, and on today's evidence it promises to be an event of unrelenting tedium

Ireland v England, Stormont

England's win fails to hide cracks

England began their one-day season with an unspectacular 38-run win in their inaugural match against Ireland at Stormont

Ireland v England, Stormont

England ready for 'potential banana skin'

England arrived in Belfast to a low-key welcome - like most other places, the World Cup is shunting other sports into the twilight - but on Tuesday more than 6000 are expected at Stormont for the first match between them and Ireland

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England in Ireland ODI Match, 2006

England tour of Ireland, Jun 2006

One-Day Internationals

England practise at the Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club in Stormont
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Glen Chapple in the nets at Belfast
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England's new boys - Alex Loudon, Tim Bresnan and Glen Chapple - in the nets at Belfast
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Tim Bresnan in the nets at Belfast
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Tour Results
Ireland v England at Belfast - Jun 13, 2006
England won by 38 runs
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