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Could Chris Nash take #countygrind to a new level?

May 22, 2018: The latest snippets from around the English game including Dom Bess' best friend who played for England in another sport and how Tom Kohler-Cadmore's dad joined him at Yorkshire

Paul Bolton

Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Pakistan's rookies Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan reveal the limits of Ireland's discipline

May 12, 2018: Ireland's hugely experienced debutants played a canny game, but the limits of their abilities had been revealed by the close

Jarrod Kimber at Malahide

Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 2nd day

Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan revive Pakistan after Ireland's early joy

May 12, 2018: Half-centuries from Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan pushed Ireland back after they reduced Pakistan to 159 for 6 on their first day of Test cricket

The Report by Alan Gardner

County diary

'Is it Phillip Schofield?' - The enduring mystery of James Anderson's silver-fox barnet

May 8, 2018: News from around the circuit, including a 'Charmed' visit to Edgbaston, and the man whose drop kick-started Jonathan Trott's career

Paul Bolton

Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Ireland bank on pace for debut Test against Pakistan

May 4, 2018: Ireland have named a 14-man squad for the one-off Test against Pakistan that begins next Friday

Danyal Rasool

What is the best ground for batting?

Mar 20, 2018: And, who scored 260 on his first-class debut, but never played a Test?

Steven Lynch

Ireland v Scotland, World Cup Qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Ireland give themselves 'a lifeline of hope'

Mar 18, 2018: Batsman Andy Balbirnie, the Man of the Match, gave a lot of credit for the win to fast bowler Boyd Rankin

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Ireland v Scotland, World Cup qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Balbirnie's century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Mar 18, 2018: Boyd Rankin snuffs out four wickets in tight chase to put an end to Scotland's unbeaten run in the tournament

The Report by Liam Brickhill in Harare

Ireland v Scotland, Tri-nation Series 2018, Dubai

Rankin three-for, Balbirnie fifty brush Scotland away

Jan 16, 2018: Scotland opener Michael Jones made 87 on debut, but the rest of their batsmen crumbled to Boyd Rankin and co. in Dubai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st ODI, Sharjah, December 5, 2017

Teenager Mujeeb Zadran spins out Ireland

Dec 5, 2017: The 16-year old debutant turned heads in Sharjah, routing Ireland for 100 in 31.4 overs with figures of 4 for 24

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Sharjah

Ireland v Netherlands, Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, Malahide

Balbirnie's double-ton, Rankin's five-for lift Ireland to top

Aug 18, 2017: Andy Balbirnie's maiden three-figure score in first-class cricket, and Boyd Rankin's five-wicket haul gave Ireland a 102-run first-innings lead, and the extra points, in their drawn Intercontinental Cup match

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Will Roland-Jones be England's third man?

Jul 30, 2017: James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been almost ever-present for England this decade, but they have had a revolving cast of support

George Dobell

Ireland in England 2017

Rankin out of England ODIs; Kevin O'Brien and Stirling return

Apr 18, 2017: Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of Ireland's two one-day internationals against England next month but Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling have recovered from their recent injuries

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v Ireland 2016-17

Rankin out of Afghanistan T20s with lower back injury

Mar 8, 2017: Ireland pacer Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of the T20 international series against Afghanistan with a lower back issue, but is expected to play a part in the five-match ODI series that follows

ESPNcricinfo staff

Desert T20 Challenge

The team of the tournament at the Desert T20 Challenge

Jan 22, 2017: ESPNcricinfo's picks for the best performers at the inaugural edition of the tournament in the UAE

Peter Della Penna

UAE v Ireland, Desert T20 Challenge, Dubai

Ireland demolish hosts and march into semis

Jan 18, 2017: UAE found themselves overmatched in the 24-run loss, after Ireland stormed to 160 and then left the home side reeling at 21 for 5 in the fourth over

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

County news

Injured Rankin out of rest of county season

Aug 16, 2016: Warwickshire and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the remainder of the county season after suffering a fracture of his left tibia

George Dobell

Ireland news

O'Brien, Young, Rankin return for Pakistan series

Jul 28, 2016: Ireland have been boosted ahead of their one-day series against Pakistan next month by being able to name Niall O'Brien, Craig Young and Boyd Rankin in their squad for the two ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Warks v Notts, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 1st day

Rankin hits top gear to wobble Notts

Jun 26, 2016: Boyd Rankin produced a spell of sustained aggression which claimed 3 for 8 in 29 balls to give his side the better of a rain-reduced opening day

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dublin

Ireland aiming to upset wounded Sri Lanka

Jun 15, 2016: The hosts begin a busy period of ODI cricket by welcoming a somewhat battered opposition for a pair of matches in Malahide

The Preview by Alan Gardner
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