Joyce & Morgan miss out on Antiguan pay-day while OFMDFM sends greeting to finalists

While I am hesitant to describe the Stanford Super Series as anything more than a fairly cynical money making exercise for the ECB, it is the only cricket show in town tonight and the Middlesex side in action against Trinidad and Tobago had a sizeable Irish and ex-Irish connection in the presence of Eoin Morgan and Ed Joyce. Unfortunately, they’ve missed out on a larger share of the Texan’s millions as the Caribbean side won their match comfortably by 5 wickets with 4 balls to spare and collect the $280,000 victory purse (Middlesex collect $100,000). Morgan was not released by his county to play for Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup final later this week. On a brighter note political leaders north and south have sent their best wishes to Phil Simmons’ side as they prepare for their climactic game against Namibia which begins on Thursday.

  • fin

    it was such a close game, but nerves got to middlesex\london irish in the end,Joyce is normally the most relaxed guy in the world but even he showed the pressure, it was worth staying up to watch.

    4 Irish players have been named in the ICC dream team, Ireland could have such a quality side if counties would releash players and if England didn’t nick our finest.