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NCU Feature Strongly in Cricket Ireland Awards
Tim Murtagh and Laura Delany were recently awarded the International Men's and Women's Player of the Year, respectively, at the 7th Annual Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards – with Waringstown Cricket Club capping off a trophy-laden year being named Tildenet Club of the Year.
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Instonians Cricket Club in Youth Success Story
Instonians Cricket Club has always placed great importance on the development of their youth section. The process began in earnest back in 1988 when former New Zealand fast bowler Bob Blair became the clubs first player/coach...
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NIACUS Training Courses
Stage one Saturday 26th January 2019.
Stage two Sunday 27th January 2019.
Please contact Alan Neill on 07745814032 or Phil Thompson on 07748354216 to register.

Winners of the NCU's Robinson Services Leagues
Former England Test captain Graham Gooch takes centre stage with the winners of the NCU's Robinson Services Leagues.
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Gardiner Brothers Women's League Awards 2018
Gardiner Brothers sponsored the Women's Leagues in 2018 and recently a player awards ceremony took place.
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Starrings
Neale Matthews with a statement from the NCU's Domestic Cricket Directorate on the recent Instonians starring issue.
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Northern Cricket Union Autumn/Winter Regional Development Sessions
This week 350 junior cricketers from more than 28 clubs and schools will receive invitations to attend regional coaching sessions, to be undertaken by over 20 Northern Cricket Union coaches.
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Blessed With Sunshine
Clarence Hiles writes about his year as NCU President.
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Derriaghy CC - Winners of Youth Coaching Kit
The NCU Section One Club Derriaghy were the winners of a competition run by Cartwrights Sports.
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Encouraging 2018 Season for the NCU Under 17 Girl's
The Northern Cricket Union Under 17 Girl's, sponsored by pwc, have had an exciting and encouraging season.
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NIACUS Retain The White Stick Trophy
NIACUS defeat LCU&SA by 18 runs to retain the fabled white stick trophy.
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Club Grant And Funding Programmes - Club Facility Fund 2018
Cricket Ireland has announced the Club Facility Grant Fund will open again. This was a successful scheme introduced by Cricket Ireland in 2016 and many clubs across the NCU region benefitted greatly from this grant scheme.
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Cricket Squares - Autumn Renovation Guidelines
September and October will be a busy month for Cricket Groundsmen with thoughts of getting organised to carry out renovation work on the square.
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NCU Gallagher Challenge Cup Final 2018 Video


NCU Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final 2018 Video

Thanks to Harry Cook for the video production.

League and Cup Article Archive
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NCU Regulations for 2018
Playing regulations for all NCU, Ulster and Irish competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
 
NCU Challenge Cup Final Preview Video

Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final Preview Video

Thanks to Harry Cook for the video production and Johnny Morton for the interviews.

NCU Promo Video
NCU promotional video produced on behalf of the NCU by Harry Cook TV. Available to view below.

NCU Promo from imagemediafilms.

NEWS ARCHIVE
Miscellaneous #1
GDPR Guidance for Clubs
A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in place from 25th May 2018.
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Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.
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NCU 2018 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.
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NCU Publish new Development Plan for 2014-18
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has published its new Development plan covering the years 2014-2018. In announcing its publication President Billy Boyd and Chairman Andy Clement commented that they hoped that, post publication, the new Development Plan will provide fresh impetus for all those involved in NCU cricket.
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Miscellaneous #2
Player Clothing 2018
Coloured clothing will be used in the following competitions:
Challenge Cup, Irish Senior Cup, National Trophy, Ulster Cup, Ulster Shield, Twenty20 Cup, Twenty20 Trophy.

Predominantly white clothing will be used in the following competitions:
All League Competitions, Junior, Intermediate, Minor and Minor Qualifying Cups, Ulster Plate, Twenty20 Shield.
View Players Clothing Info 2017 (pdf)

Child Safeguarding Manual
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual

NCU Bye-Laws 2018
The NCU Bye Laws for 2018
View NCU Bye-Laws 2018

Volunteering in Sport
Volunteering is an ideal way to get involved in sport, develop new skills and stay engaged in a sport. It can be a rewarding activity which helps you to meet new people and take on new challenges through roles such as coaching or administration.
Sports volunteering activities
The wide range of opportunities to get involved in sports volunteering includes:
  • coaching
  • administration
  • officiating
  • committee work
  • organising events and competitions

Depending on your individual skills or interests, you can offer to volunteer in any of the above areas. Some of the most important attributes include enthusiasm and interest.
For more information on volunteering in sport visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/sports-volunteering.

 
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NCU Grounds Report 2018
 
 
NCU Annual Report 2018
 
 
League and Cup Article Archive
 
 
NCU Transfers 2018
 
 
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
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Nigel Jones
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The Pavilion
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3TA
Tel: 028 9076 5619
Mob: 07585 400121
Email: nigel.jones@cricketireland.ie
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Simon Johnston
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Mob: 07969 722264
Email: Simon.Johnston@cricketireland.ie
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Callum Atkinson
Cricket Development Officer

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Belfast
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Email: callum.atkinson@ncucricket.org
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