After a disappointing start in Ireland’s first ever C&G Trophy, they beat Gloucester yesterday and took Glamorgan right down to the wire, losing in the end by a mere 15 runs in what must have been a solid middle order performance. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi appears to be at the centre of Ireland’s new level of cricket. Check the rest of fixtures, and give them some moral support if they are playing near you!!
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