North West Warriors

North West Warriors is one of four provincial cricket teams in Ireland. Along with the Leinster Lightning, Northern Knights and Munster Reds, it makes up the Inter-Provincial Championship, Inter-Provincial Cup & Inter-Provincial Trophy.

North West Warriors
North West Warriors Logo.jpg
CaptainAndy McBrine
CoachGary Wilson
OwnerNorth West of Ireland Cricket Union
Team information
Home groundBready Cricket Club Ground
Inter-Provincial Championship wins1
Interprovincial One-Day Trophy wins0
Interprovincial Twenty20 Cup wins1

The team is located in the west of Ulster province containing areas of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The team managed by North West of Ireland Cricket Union.


In 2013, Cricket Ireland formed the three-day Inter-Provincial Championship, featuring teams from Leinster, the NCU and the North West. The North West team is known as the North West Warriors. On 8 April, they announced Bobby Rao as their coach.[1]

Up to and including the 2016 Inter-Provincial Championship, the matches were not given first-class status. However, at an International Cricket Council meeting in October 2016, first-class status was awarded to all future matches.[2][3]


Inter-Provincial Championship (first-class) - 1 title
2018 Inter-Provincial Championship: Champions
Inter-Provincial Cup - (50 over)
Best result
2017 Inter-Provincial Cup: Runners-up
Inter-Provincial Trophy (T20) - 1 title
2014 Inter-Provincial Trophy: Champions


Current squadEdit

  •   denotes players with international caps.
Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Club Notes
William Porterfield     Ireland (1984-09-06) 6 September 1984 (age 37) Left-handed Right arm off break Assistant Coach
Stephen Doheny   Ireland (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break Merrion
Nathan McGuire   Ireland (2003-02-25) 25 February 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm off break Rush
William McClintock   Ireland (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 25) Left-handed Right arm medium Donemana
Aaron Gillespie   Ireland (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium Strabane
Kyle Magee   Ireland (2001-11-22) 22 November 2001 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm leg break Brigade
Stuart Thompson     Ireland (1991-08-15) 15 August 1991 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast CSNI
Shane Getkate     Ireland (1991-10-02) 2 October 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Instonians
Graham Kennedy   Ireland (1999-08-24) 24 August 1999 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Ballyspallen
Andy McBrine     Ireland (1993-04-30) 30 April 1993 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm off break Donemana Captain
Graham Hume   South Africa (1990-11-23) 23 November 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium Waringstown
Will Smale   Ireland (2001-02-28) 28 February 2001 (age 21) Right-handed Coleraine
Boyd Rankin     Ireland (1984-07-05) 5 July 1984 (age 37) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium Bready
Craig Young     Ireland (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium Bready
Ross Allen   Ireland (1996-06-21) 21 June 1996 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Eglinton
Conor Olphert   Ireland (1996-12-28) 28 December 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium Bready
Varun Chopra   Ireland (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm leg break Coleraine

Current and former playersEdit



  1. ^ "Coaches announced for Inter-Provincial Series". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 18 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Ireland domestic competition awarded first-class status". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ireland's Inter-Provincial Championship awarded first-class status". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Warriors confirm extended training squad". North West Cricket Union. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.

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