30th July 2013
England have been drawn in the same group as Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and two qualifiers for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
10th July 2013
Giles Clarke, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, congratulated Cricket Ireland after their side became the first to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be held in Australia and New Zealand
7th July 2013
Ireland thrashed the Netherlands by 88 runs in Amstelveen to move one victory away from qualification for the 2015 World Cup. The O'Brien brothers and skipper Will Porterfield made telling contributions.
3rd July 2013
Ireland moved clear at the top of the Intercontinental Cup table with a 279-run thrashing of the sixth-placed Netherlands at Deventer. Somerset spinner George Dockrell was Ireland's hero with nine wickets.