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Fixtures: 16th / 17th June NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Robinson Services Premier League  #ncupl
16th June
CIYMS beat Armagh by 7 wickets
CSNI beat Carrickfergus by 4 wickets
Instonians beat Muckamore by 5 wickets
Waringstown beat North Down by 5 wickets

Robinson Services League Section 1  #ncus1
16th June
Bangor beat Cregagh by 7 wickets
Donacloney Mill beat Lurgan by 146 runs
Holywood beat Downpatrick by 18 runs
Lisburn beat Derriaghy by 6 wickets
Woodvale beat Laurelvale by 2 wickets

Junior Cup  #ncujc
16th June
Cliftonville Academy beat Ards by 131 runs
Templepatrick beat Ballymena by 174 runs
Carrickfergus II v Instonians II OFF
Dundrum v Lisburn II OFF

Robinson Services League Section 2  #ncus2
16th June
Drumaness beat Victoria by 10 wickets
Larne beat BISC by 8 wickets

17th June
Cliftonville Academy beat Donaghadee by 7 wickets
Monaghan beat Belfast SuperKings by 6 wickets

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
16th June
Waringstown III beat CIYMS II by 4 wickets

17th June
Lisburn II beat Carrickfergus II by 5 wickets
Junior League 2  #ncuj2
16th June
Ballymena II v CSNI III OFF
Cliftonville Academy II v Donacloney Mill II OFF
North Down II v Bangor II OFF

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
16th June
Cregagh II v Muckamore III OFF
Derriaghy II beat Saintfield II by 50 runs
Holywood II beat Downpatrick II by 25 runs
Instonians III beat Laurelvale II by 5 runs

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
16th June
Cooke Collegians II beat Lurgan II by 105 runs
Derriaghy III v Cliftonville Academy III OFF
Instonians IV v CIYMS III OFF
North Down III v Templepatrick II OFF

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
16th June
Lisburn III beat Armagh III by 3 runs
Ballymena III v CSNI IV OFF

17th June
Woodvale III beat Muckamore IV

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
16th June
Donacloney Mill III beat Waringstown IV by 7 wickets

17th June
BISC II beat Carrickfergus IV by 3 wickets
Dundrum II beat Waringstown IV by 5 wickets

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
16th June
Larne II beat Templepatrick III by 7 wickets
Laurelvale III v Saintfield III OFF

17th June
Muckamore VI beat CIYMS IV by 27 runs
Irish Senior Cup  #bkisc
17th June
Clontarf beat The Hills by 2 wickets
CSNI beat Balbriggan by 9 wickets
Leinster beat Carrickfergus by 7 wickets
Merrion beat CIYMS by 11 runs
Pembroke beat North Down by 210 runs
Phoenix beat Instonians by 7 wickets
Strabane beat Muckamore by 1 run
Waringstown beat YMCA by 7 wickets

Irish National Cup  #NationalCup
17th June
Ballyspallen beat Railway Union by 6 wickets
Co Galway beat Holywood by 7 wickets
Drummond beat Killyclooney by 30 runs
Knockharley beat Glendermott 81 runs
Limerick beat Cregagh by 1 wicket
Rush beat Lisburn by 85 runs
St Johnston beat Templepatrick by 4 wickets
Co Kerry v Dlr County (A)

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
16th June
Cliftonville Academy IV v Donacloney Mill IV OFF

17th June
Instonians V beat Ards II by 34 runs
Cliftonville Academy IV beat CIYMS V by 5 wickets
Derriaghy IV v Templepatrick IV Abandoned

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
16th June
North Down walkover v Waringstown

Sunday 17th June
Muckamore beat North Down by 9 wickets
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
26th June - Competitions Committee (7.30pm)
30th June - Gallagher Challenge Cup Semi Finals
2nd July - NCU Board Meeting (7pm)

General Information
News #1
NCU Disciplinary Cases 2018
Taimur Khan (Bangor) and Matt McGillivray (CIYMS) have been reprimanded and warned as to their future conduct by the chairman of the Union's Disciplinary Committee. Each of them were reported by umpires for Level 1 offences under the Union's Disciplinary Bye-Laws.
Jamie Holmes (Carrickfergus) has been suspended for two matches by a disciplinary panel. He was reported by umpires for two Level 1 offences which were deemed to be a Level 2 offence.

NCU Robinson Services Leagues - Weekend League News (16th/17th June)
Waringstown maintained their lead at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League with a 5 wicket win over North Down. Bangor, Holywood and Lisburn all won to remain tied on points at the top of Section 2. In Section 2 Cliftonville Academy maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 7 wicket win at Donaghadee.

NCU Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup Semis' Draw
There could be a repeat of last season's final of the Northern Cricket Union's Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.

NCU Robinson Services Leagues - Weekend League Fixtures (16th/17th June)
It is back to league action for the Robinson Services Premier League this Saturday while Section 1 has a full complement of fixtures. Section 2 only has 2 games on Saturday due to the quarter finals of the Junior Cup.

Cricket Ireland recruiting for a Chief Financial Officer
Cricket Ireland is recruiting for the post of Chief Financial Officer.

Graham Cup reaches Semi-Final stage
The semi-finals of the Graham Cup are scheduled to take place on the 18th and 20th June.

Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter Final Roundup plus Man of the Match Photos
Roundup and Man of the Match photos from the Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter Finals.

Robinson Services Premier and Senior League Awards
Robinson Services Premier and Senior League Awards - Malone Golf Club - Monday, 25th June 2018; 6 for 6.30pm.The first of the season's awards cover the period from the start of the season up to and including Saturday, 9th June 2018.

Clear Currency Irish Senior and National Cup Second Round (NCU Fixtures)
There are seven NCU sides in the last sixteen of the Clear Currency Irish Cup. Holders Waringstown host Dublin side YMCA, and are aiming for their fourth final in a row, including victories in 2015 and 2017.

NCU Under 17 Squad for Inter-Provincial Series Announced
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a squad of thirteen players, sponsored by PwC, for the upcoming Under 17 Inter-Provincial Series to be held within the NCU, from the 2nd to 6th July 2018.

Ulster Bank Schools' Cup Final 2018 (Ferguson Grainger Cup)
Following the Schools' Trial held last Friday, the team has been selected to play against the MCC at Campbell College, Belfast on Tuesday 19th June.

Ulster Schools' to play MCC
Following the Schools' Trial held last Friday, the team has been selected to play against the MCC at Campbell College, Belfast on Tuesday 19th June.

Emerging Knights to play MCC
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Emerging Knights squad, captained by Matthew McCord, to play a two-day fixture against MCC.

Northern Knights defeat Munster Reds in Cork
The Northern Knights secured a first victory of the season as they defeated Munster Reds by 39 runs, in Cork.

Templepatrick Cricket Club President to receive Royal honour for services to cricket
The long-serving president of Templepatrick Cricket Club has been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Mallusk man Arthur Bowron is to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to cricket in Co Antrim.

Lagan Valley Steel T20 Cup Fixture Change
Busy schedule for Premier clubs on the weekend of 16th/17th June means a re-scheduling of the Lagan Valley Steels T20 matches due to be played on Friday 15th June.

RBAI to face rivals MCB in Ulster Bank Schools' Cup Final
Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI) set up a 'Belfast derby' Ulster Bank Schools' Cup Final against rivals Methodist College, after beating Limavady Grammar School by 118 runs in the semi-final.

League and Cup Article Archive
News Archive
NCU Regulations for 2018
Playing regulations for all NCU, Ulster and Irish competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
NCU Promo Video
NCU promotional video produced on behalf of the NCU by Harry Cook TV. Available to view below.

NCU Promo from imagemediafilms.

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.

Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.

NCU 2017 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.

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.
Read more and to download a copy...

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

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NCU Transfers 2018
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
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