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Anger as 10-team World Cup not up for debate

Jul 1, 2015: For all the outcry, the ICC annual conference remained wedded to a 10-team World Cup looks set to go ahead in England - and the ECB's unyielding attitude has caused resentment from Ireland and Scotland in particular

Tim Wigmore

Leicestershire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road

O'Brien gives Leicestershire winning feeling

May 22, 2015: Niall O'Brien hit 47 off 27 balls to guide Leicestershire to their first win of the season in all forms of cricket

ECB/PA

Leics v Glam, Div 2, Grace Road, 4th day

Keepers Wallace and O'Brien in record day

Apr 15, 2015: Mark Wallace and Niall O'Brien both took county records from a stalemate at Grace Road

Press Association

Ireland v Scotland, Dubai triangular series

N O'Brien 80* steers Ireland to win

Jan 12, 2015: Niall O'Brien's unbeaten 80 anchored Ireland's 217-run chase and led them to a three-wicket win over Scotland, their second victory of the triangular series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Bristol, 3rd day

O'Brien, Eckersley keep runs flowing

Sep 11, 2014: Niall O'Brien hit a run-a-ball century as Leicestershire extended their first innings total to 565 all out on the third day of the batsmen-dominated match against Gloucestershire at Bristol

Press Association

Leicestershire v Surrey, Grace Road, 2nd day

O'Brien, Taylor revive Leicestershire

Aug 16, 2014: Stand-in captain Niall O'Brien led the way as Leicestershire staged a spirited fightback in a bid to avoid the follow-on against Surrey at Grace Road

Press Association

Hampshire v Leicestershire, Royal London Cup, Ageas Bowl

O'Brien ton blasts Leicester to victory

Aug 6, 2014: Niall O'Brien's perfectly paced century enabled Leicestershire to beat Hampshire by six wickets in a rain-truncated match at the Ageas Bowl.

Press Association

Leicestershire v Derbyshire, Grace Road, 1st day

O'Brien staves off Footitt threat

Jun 8, 2014: Derbyshire's seamer Tim Groenewald chose the rearranged match against Leicestershire, postponed after the death of Tim Poynton's father in a car accident, to announce that he would be leaving the county at the end of the season

Press Association

Leicestershire v Glamorgan, Grace Road, 2nd day

Glamorgan respond after Leicestershire's 500

Apr 28, 2014: Glamorgan openers Gareth Rees and Jacques Rudolph made good progress with a half-century each as they looked to reel in a large Leicestershire total at Grace Road

Press Association

Ireland cricket

Ireland left to ponder questions after World T20 exit

Mar 22, 2014: When the dust over their exit from the World Twenty20 settles, Ireland will have to introspect and find answers to concerns on their long-term team composition and strategies

Ger Siggins

'A shame if none of the current team played Tests'

Feb 7, 2014: Niall and Kevin O'Brien talk about their formative years in Dublin and reflect on their contribution to the giant strides Ireland have made in recent years

Interview by Jo Harman

Ireland v Scotland, WCL Championship, Belfast

Ireland claim WCL Championship with thumping win

Sep 8, 2013: Having already ticked off one major box - qualifying for the 2011 World Cup in July - Ireland secured the World Cricket League Championship trophy after beating Scotland convincingly by seven wickets in Stormont

ESPNcricinfo staff

Best of the rest

Aug 19, 2013: A look at some players who missed out on Test cricket because they came from Associate-member countries. (One from each nation.)

Steven Lynch

Niall O'Brien

'I'd like to think I chirped KP out a couple of times'

Jul 15, 2013: Niall O'Brien on sledging batsmen out, the biggest six he's seen, and his two first-class wickets

Interview by Jack Wilson

Netherlands v Ireland, WCL Championship, Amstelveen

Ireland secure World Cup qualification after tie

Jul 9, 2013: Ireland secured qualification for the 2015 World Cup even though Netherlands snatched a last-ball tie

ESPNcricinfo staff

Netherlands v Ireland, WCL Championship, Amstelveen

O'Briens power Ireland to big win

Jul 7, 2013: The O'Brien brothers, Niall and Kevin, made telling contributions with bat and ball respectively to guide Ireland to a comprehensive 88-run win in Amstelveen

ESPNcricinfo staff

Northants v Leicestershire, Northampton, 4th day

Duckett debut fifty shows promise

May 18, 2013: Ben Duckett, Northants' 18-year-old wicketkeeper, made a fifty on first-class debut as the Division Two leaders drew with Leicestershire

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, YB40, Grace Road

Cobb and O'Brien embarrass Gloucestershire

May 4, 2013: Niall O'Brien and Josh Cobb both hit centuries as Leicestershire launched their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign in style with a resounding victory against Gloucestershire at Grace Road

Leicestershire v Kent, Grace Road, 2nd day

Sarwan loss stunts Leicestershire's fight

Apr 18, 2013: Leicestershire launched a spirited fightback in their County Championship clash with Kent on another boundary-laden day at Grace Road

County news

O'Brien extends county love affair

Oct 25, 2012: Niall O'Brien, the Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman, has signed a three-year deal with Leicestershire

Alex Winter
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