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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

County news

Niall O'Brien in Leicestershire talks

Sep 26, 2012: Ireland and Northamptonshire wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien is in talks with Leicestershire

George Dobell

Ireland v West Indies, World T20 2012, Group B, Colombo

Johnston hits out at lack of fixtures

Sep 23, 2012: Trent Johnston has marked what could be his farewell match in a major tournament by condemning the reluctance of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to play them and put at risk their international status.

David Hopps

Glamorgan v Northamptonshire, Cardiff, 1st day

O'Brien hundred rallies Northants

Aug 28, 2012: Niall O'Brien scored his first century of the season as Northamptonshire had the better of the first day of their Division Two clash against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium.

Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Northampton, 3rd day

Northants must not waste victory chance

Aug 12, 2012: After leading from the front and then falling away dramatically in their bid for promotion last season, perhaps Northamptonshire are simply running a canny race this time

Jon Culley at Northampton

Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Northampton, 1st day

Peters ton sets Northants tone

Aug 10, 2012: Stephen Peters added another century to keep alive Northamptonshire's slim hopes of clinching promotion to Division One

Jon Culley at Northampton
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