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Cricket Captain 2018 just dropped yesterday, and after putting a couple hundred hours into CC16, I figured I'd grab the latest version.

The save I really wanted to start off with is Ireland, being one of two new Test teams for this game along with Afghanistan. I love the idea that I get to essentially start with a clean slate and oversee the entire history of the Irish test team.

I'll keep updates short, I just like to document my careers on websites for some reason.
 

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Ireland Test Cricket Honour Roll
Every Player

Barry McCarthy, 2 Tests
Will Porterfield, 2 Tests
Paul Stirling, 2 Tests
Andrew Balbirnie, 2 Tests
Niall O'Brien, 2 Tests
Simranjit Singh, 2 Tests
George Dockrell, 2 Tests
James Shannon, 1 Test
Sean Terry, 1 Test
Peter Chase, 1 Test
Craig Young, 1 Test
Boyd Rankin, 1 Test
Tim Murtagh, 1 Test
Ed Joyce, 1 Test
Kevin O'Brien, 1 Test

Every Captain
Will Porterfield, 2018-, 2 Tests

Active Player Statistics

note - Boyd Rankin has played one Test match for England

Retirement List
Ed Joyce
Kevin O'Brien

Team Records
Highest Ever Score - 393 all out, 1st Innings vs Afghanistan, 26th February 2019
Lowest Ever Score - 204 all out, 1st Innings vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018
Highest Score Conceded - 324 all out, Afghanistan 1st Innings, 26th February 2019
Lowest Score Conceded - 199 all out, Pakistan 2nd Innings, 11th May 2018
Highest Successful 4th Innings Run Chase - 4-227, vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018
Biggest Win (wickets) - 6 wickets, vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018

Player Career Records
Most Matches - tied, 7 players, 2 matches
Most Innings - tied, 5 players, 4 innings
Most Career Runs - Paul Stirling, 153 in 2 matches
Highest Career Batting Average - Sean Terry, 102.00
Most Centuries - George Dockrell, 1 century
Most Half Centuries - Andrew Balbirnie, 2 half centuries
Most Wickets - Barry McCarthy, 16 wickets
Most Overs Bowled - Barry McCarthy, 71 overs
Lowest Career Bowling Average - Barry McCarthy, 12.62
Most 5 wicket hauls (innings) - Barry McCarthy, 1
Most 10 wickets hauls (match) - tied, 15 players, 0
Most Dismissals - Niall O'Brien, 8 (8c 0st)

Player Match Records
Highest Score (Innings) - George Dockrell, 103 not out, vs Afghanistan, 26th February 2019
Highest Score (Match) - Paul Stirling 113 (22, 91*), vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018
Most Boundaries (Innings) - Andrew Balbirnie, 10 fours, 0 sixes, vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018
Most Boundaries (Match) - Niall O'Brien, 14 fours, 0 sixes, vs Afghanistan, 26th February 2019
Highest Partnership - 120 runs for 9th wicket (George Dockrell & Peter Chase), vs Afghanistan, 26th February 2019
Highest Opening Partnership - 30 (Sean Terry & Will Porterfield), vs Afghanistan, 26th February 2019
Best Bowling Figures (Innings) - Barry McCarthy, 5-76, vs Afghanistan, 26th February 2019
Best Bowling Figures (Match) - Barry McCarthy, 8-93, vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018
Most Dismissals (Innings) - Niall O'Brien, 3 (3c 0st), vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018
Most Dismissals (Match) - Niall O'Brien, 6 (6c 0st), vs Pakistan, 11th May 2018
 
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11th May 2018 | Pakistan tour Ireland (1 Test) | Test Squad Selection

I don't know a lot about Irish cricket at the moment, so I chose the squad that the game generated for our one-off match against Pakistan. Being the very first Test Ireland have ever played, I was pleased to see some old faces finally getting their crack at the very top of the sport.

Ireland's XI to play Pakistan
Ed Joyce
Will Porterfield (c)
Paul Stirling
Andrew Balbirnie
Niall O'Brien (w)
Kevin O'Brien
Simranjit Singh
George Dockrell
Boyd Rankin
Barry McCarthy
Tim Murtagh
Sean Terry (12th man)
Peter Chase (13th man)
 

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1st Test vs Pakistan | Match Log

Pakistan win the toss and bat first

Day 1, Session 1

32 minutes lost for rain
Pakistan 2-49 (Aslam 23, Ali 15, K.O'Brien 1-10)
Pakistan lead by 49 runs

Day 1, Session 2
62 minutes lost for rain
Pakistan 3-88 (Aslam 23, Shafiq 23*, K.O'Brien 2-23)
Pakistan lead by 88 runs

Day 1, Session 3
Pakistan 5-165 (Salahuddin 52*, Shafiq 41, K.O'Brien 2-44)
Pakistan lead by 165 runs

End of Day 1 Scorecard

Day 2, Session 1
Pakistan 231 all out (Salahuddin 56, McCarthy 4-48, K.O'Brien 3-49)
Ireland 1-12 (Porterfield 8*, Joyce 2, Ali 1-2)
Pakistan lead by 219 runs

Pakistan 1st Innings Scorecard

Day 2, Session 2
Ireland 4-122 (Porterfield 41, Balbirnie 26*, Khan 2-40)
Ireland trail by 109 runs

Day 2, Session 3
Ireland 204 all out (Balbirnie 55, Ali 4-33, Khan 4-77)
Pakistan 0-1 (Aslam 1*, K.O'Brien 0-0, McCarthy 0-1)
Pakistan lead by 28 runs

Ireland 1st Innings Scorecard

End of Day 2 Scorecard

Day 3, Session 1
Pakistan 4-112 (Shafiq 24*, Azam 22, Dockrell 2-33)
Pakistan lead by 139 runs

Day 3, Session 2
Pakistan 9-187 (Shafiq 36, Sohail 36, McCarthy 4-38)
Pakistan lead by 214 runs

Day 3, Session 3
Pakistan 199 all out (Shafiq 36, McCarthy 4-45, Dockrell 3-38)
Ireland 2-79 (Stirling 30*, N.O'Brien 25*, Ali 1-13)
Ireland need 148 more runs to win

Pakistan 2nd Innings Scorecard

End of Day 3 Scorecard

Day 4, Session 1
Ireland 4-174 (Stirling 73*, N.O'Brien 36, Amir 2-42)
Ireland need 53 more runs to win

Day 4, Session 2
Ireland 4-227 (Stirling 91*, Singh 66*, Amir 2-54)
Ireland win by 6 wickets

Ireland 2nd Innings Scorecard

End of Match Scorecard

Man of the Match
Barry McCarthy (Ireland), 4-48 & 4-35

Ed Joyce Medal
5 - Barry McCarthy
4 - Paul Stirling
3 - Simranjit Singh
2 - George Dockrell
1 - Kevin O'Brien

Match Result: Ireland defeat Pakistan by 6 wickets



 

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1st Test vs Pakistan | Milestones & Records
Ireland Milestones

1st Test
1st Win

Player Milestones
Ed Joyce - 1st Test
Will Porterfield - 1st Test, 1st Test as captain
Paul Stirling - 1st Test, 1st half century
Niall O'Brien - 1st Test
Andrew Balbirnie - 1st Test, 1st half century
Simranjit Singh - 1st Test, 1st half century
Kevin O'Brien - 1st Test, 1st wicket
George Dockrell - 1st Test, 1st wicket
Barry McCarthy - 1st Test, 1st wicket
Boyd Rankin - 1st Test, 1st wicket
Tim Murtagh - 1st Test, 1st wicket

Ireland Records Broken
Highest Ever Score - 4-227
Lowest Ever Score - 204 all out
Highest Score Conceded - 231 all out
Lowest Score Conceded - 199 all out
Highest Successful 4th Innings Run Chase - 4-227
Biggest Win (wickets) - 6 wickets

Player Records Broken
Highest Score (Innings) - Paul Stirling 91 not out
Highest Score (Match) - Paul Stirling 114 (22, 91*)
Most Boundaries (Innings) - Andrew Balbirnie, 10 fours, 0 sixes
Most Boundaries (Match) - Andrew Balbirnie, 11 fours, 0 sixes
Highest Partnership - 114 for 5th wicket (Paul Stirling & Simranjit Singh)
Highest Opening Partnership - 19 (Ed Joyce & Will Porterfield)
Best Bowling Figures (Innings) - Barry McCarthy, 4-45
Best Bowling Figures (Match) - Barry McCarthy, 8-93
 

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Ireland Short Format Wrap
I have no intention of controlling Ireland in the short forms of the game, but I will be glancing my eye over their results to see how they're tracking and if there's any standout players that could earn a spot in the Test side.

Twenty 20 Tri Tournament vs Scotland & Netherlands (4 matches, 12th June to 17th June 2018)
Ireland 9-178 defeat Netherlands 133 all out by 45 runs
Porterfield 76, Shannon 29, Kingma 2-26
Cooper 50, Dockrell 4-28, McBrine 2-20

Netherlands 9-170 defeated by Ireland 8-172 by 2 wickets
ten Doeschate 79, Rankin 4-26, Young 3-29
Balbirnie 45, Stirling 36, Malik 3-21

Ireland 6-201 defeat Scotland 130 all out by 71 runs
Stirling 92, Balbirnie 61, Davey 2-41
Waites 64*, Rankin 4-41, Young 3-19

Ireland 6-180 defeat Scotland 157 all out by 23 runs
Porterfield 46, Balbirnie 42, Whittingham 2-27
MacLeod 55, K.O'Brien 4-25, McBrine 4-39

Verdict: A strong clean sweep of the series. Standouts with the bat were Will Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie and Paul Stirling, all of which are already in the Test side, but with the ball it was off spinner Andy McBrine and fast bowler Craig Young that put their hands up for selection.

Twenty 20 Tour of India (2 matches, 27th June to 29th June 2018)
India 5-190 defeat Ireland 103 all out by 87 runs
Dhawan 62*, McBrine 2-33, Singh 1-15
Thompson 36, McBrine 20, Kumar 5-8

India 5-209 defeat Ireland 184 all out by 25 runs
Kohli 68, Rankin 2-30, Singh 1-26
Shannon 54, Stirling 48, Yadav 4-35

Verdict: A predictable 2-0 series loss to India. Not a lot of standouts, although James Shannon's half century in the second game piqued my interest.

Twenty20 Series hosting Afghanistan (3 matches, 20th August to 24th August 2018)
Ireland 9-148 defeated by Afghanistan 3-149 by 7 wickets
K.O'Brien 40*, Shannon 22, Khan 3-27
Stanikzai 40*, Young 1-21, Dockrell 1-28

Ireland 83 all out defeated by Afghanistan 1-87 by 9 wickets
Porterfield 22, Shannon 19, Khan 3-10
Shahidullah 38, Kane 1-10, McCarthy 0-13

Afghanistan 5-217 defeat Ireland 136 all out by 81 runs
Shahidullah 74, McCarthy 2-40, Kane 2-45
Portefield 49, Shannon 29, Ashraf 5-45

Verdict: A very disappointing series loss to Afghanistan, it's safe to say they wiped the floor with us. Porterfield and Shannon were the standout batsmen if you can even label them as such.

ODI Series hosting Afghanistan (3 matches, 27th August to 31st August 2018)
Afghanistan 7-295 defeat Ireland 109 all out by 186 runs
Shahzad 120, Young 3-51, McCarthy 2-45
Joyce 46, Balbirnie 15, Khan 3-16

Afghanistan 7-273 defeat Ireland 252 all out by 21 runs
Shahzad 102, Rankin 2-31, K.O'Brien 2-59
N.O'Brien 61, Stirling 51, Nabi 3-52

Afghanistan 9-246 defeat Ireland 167 all out by 79 runs
Stanikzai 59, McBrine 2-29, McCarthy 2-54
Porterfield 61, McBrine 34, Naib 4-26

Verdict: Yet another whitewash at the hands of Afghanistan. Some mixed results from the batsmen and bowlers and no real standouts for me.
 

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26th February | Ireland tour Afghanistan (1 Test) | Squad Selection

Ireland's XI to face Afghanistan
Will Porterfield (c)
Sean Terry
Paul Stirling
Andrew Balbirnie
James Shannon
Niall O'Brien (wk)'
Simranjit Singh
George Dockrell
Barry McCarthy
Peter Chase
Craig Young
Craig Lewis (12th man)
Garry Wilson (wk) (13th man)

In: Sean Terry (new), James Shannon (new), Peter Chase (new), Craig Young (new)
Out: Ed Joyce (retired), Kevin O'Brien (retired), Tim Murtagh (omitted), Boyd Rankin (omitted)
 

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1st Test @ Afghanistan | Match Log

Afghanistan win the toss and bat first

Day 1, Session 1
Afghanistan 2-88 (Shahidullah 47*, McCarthy 1-19, Singh 1-31)
Afghanistan lead by 88 runs

Day 1, Session 2
Afghanistan 4-209 (Shahidullah 108, McCarthy 2-35, Young 1-30)
Afghanistan lead by 209 runs

Day 1, Session 3
Afghanistan 9-321 (Shahidullah 108, McCarthy 4-73, Dockrell 3-59)
Afghanistan lead by 321 runs

End of Day 1 Scorecard

Day 2, Session 1
Afghanistan 324 all out (Shahidullah 108, McCarthy 5-76, Dockrell 3-59)
Ireland 4-114 (Balbirnie 32*, Porterfield 21, Khan 1-13)
Ireland trail by 210 runs

Afghanistan 1st Innings Scorecard

Day 2, Session 2
Ireland 7-225 (O'Brien 59, Balbirnie 51, Shirzad 3-67)
Ireland trail by 99 runs

Day 2, Session 3
Ireland 8-312 (Dockrell 64*, O'Brien 59, Shirzad 3-96)
Ireland trail by 12 runs

End of Day 2 Scorecard

Day 3, Session 1
Ireland 393 all out (Dockrell 103*, O'Brien 59, Khan 4-69)
Ireland lead by 69 runs

Ireland 1st Innings Scorecard

Day 3, Session 2
Afghanistan 3-98 (Shahzad 62*, Dockrell 2-18, Young 1-21)
Afghanistan lead by 29 runs

Day 3, Session 3
Afghanistan 7-206 (Shahzad 80, McCarthy 3-33, Dockrell 2-39)
Afghanistan lead by 137 runs

End of Day 3 Scorecard
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Day 4, Session 1
Afghanistan 253 all out (Shahzad 80, McCarthy 3-33, Dockrell 3-66)
Afghanistan set Ireland a target of 185
Ireland 2-58 (Terry 22*, Stirling 19, Khan 1-18)
Ireland need 127 more runs to win

Afghanistan 2nd Innings Scorecard

Day 4, Session 2
Ireland 4-138 (Terry 64*, O'Brien 23*, Shirzad 2-51)
Ireland need 47 more runs to win

Day 4, Session 3
Ireland 7-186 (Terry 82*, O'Brien 28, Totakhill 2-32)
Ireland win by 3 wickets

Ireland 2nd Innings Scorecard

End of Match Scorecard

Man of the Match
George Dockrell (Ireland), 103*, 3-59 & 3-66

Ed Joyce Medal
5 - George Dockrell
4 - Barry McCarthy
3 - Sean Terry
2 - Niall O'Brien
1 - Andrew Balbirnie

Match Result - Ireland defeat Afghanistan by 6 wickets




 

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1st Test @ Afghanistan | Milestones & Records
Ireland Milestones

None

Player Milestones
Sean Terry - 1st Test, 1st half century
Peter Chase - 1st Test, 1st wicket, 1st half century
Craig Young - 1st Test, 1st wicket
James Shannon - 1st Test
George Dockrell - 1st century
Niall O'Brien - 1st half century
Simranjit Singh - 1st wicket

Ireland Records
Highest Ever Score - 393 all out
Highest Score Conceded - 324 all out

Player Records
Highest Score (Innings) - George Dockrell, 103 not out
Most Boundaries (Match) - Niall O'Brien, 14 fours, 0 sixes
Highest Partnership - 120 for 9th wicket (George Dockrell & Peter Chase)
Best Bowling Figures (Innings) - Barry McCarthy 5-76
 

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Ireland Short Format Wrap
One Day Tour of Bangladesh (3 games, 11th April to 15th April 2019)
Bangladesh 6-228 defeated Ireland 220 all out by 8 runs
Iqbal 82, Young 2-38, Dockrell 2-52
Porterfield 54, White 53, Ferdous 4-39

Bangladesh 6-286 defeated Ireland 149 all out by 137 runs
Haque 99, Dockrell 2-72, Singh 1-50
White 51, Shannon 20, Al Hasan 2-13

Ireland 7-241 defeated Bangladesh 235 all out by 6 runs
Porterfield 84, Shannon 78*, Rahman 4-46
Haque 120*, Young 5-46, Singh 2-42

One Day Tri Tournmant with Bangladesh & Afghanistan (4 games, 21st April to 26th April 2019)
Bangladesh 7-272 defeated Ireland 214 all out by 58 runs
Haque 92, McBrine 2-54, Singh 2-55
Balbirnie 63, O'Brien 57, Ahmed 4-59

Ireland 9-288 defeated by Afghanistan 8-289 by 2 wickets
White 134, Stirling 41, Khan 4-75
Shahidullah 115, Young 5-42, Singh 1-60

Bangladesh 5-279 defeated Ireland 268 all out by 11 runs
Hossain 90*, McBrine 4-70, Rankin 1-38
Shannon 103, Singh 50*, Mortaza 3-52

Ireland 173 all out defeated by Afghanistan 5-174 by 5 wickets
Stirling 55, Porterfield 27, Khan 4-22
Rasooli 66*, Young 2-28, Rankin 2-51

Verdict: It was another One-Day wrap with shitty results but what we did see was the arrival of 18 year old Graham White as a potential superstar of Irish cricket. Scoring half centuries and centuries for fun at the age he is means he is an instant call-up to the Test team, very keen to see how he goes. Craig Young is looking like establishing himself as the country's top fast bowler over Barry McCarthy; I was also impressed with Paul Stirling and Simranjit Singh across the games.
 

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