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Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
 
23rd November - NCU / NIACUS Liaison Committee
28th November - NCU Woman's Cricket Review
29th November - NCU Director's Meeting

6th December - Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Draw
7th December - NCU Management Board

15th January - Finance and Sponsorship Directorate

General Information
 
The 2017 NCU AGM
Papers from the 2017 NCU AGM

News #1
 
Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Award Winners Announced
Paul Stirling and Gaby Lewis were rewarded for excellent seasons in the green jersey after scooping the top prizes at the Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards 2017. Ryan Eagleson, Nigel Jones, Jacob Mulder, James Shannon and Waringstown CC also among the winners.
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Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup - Preliminary Round / First Round Draws
The draw for the Preliminary Round and the First Round of the Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup 2018 will take place on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 6.30pm in Malone Golf Club.
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Sylvia Walker
Clarence Hiles with some memories of the late Sylvia Walker.
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Northern Cricket Union Women's Review 2017
Women's cricket in the Northern Cricket Union continued to make positive advancements in 2017, with an increased number of clubs competing and more representative fixtures.
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Cricket Ireland is seeking a full-time Media and Communications Manager
The Cricket Ireland Media and Communications Manager will be responsible for the development, co-ordination and management of a results driven, measurable communications strategy and programme.
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Papers from the 2017 NCU AGM
Following the recent NCU AGM here are various papers from the meeting.
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NCU Club Life and Captains Forum
The NCU are hosting a Club Life and Captains forum on Tuesday 14th November at the Lagan Valley Civic Centre, Lisburn.
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'Rolling with the Punches' - The Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy
The Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy continues to utilise the knowledge and skill sets of other sports with a recent session at the Ulster University (Jordanstown Campus) taken by the well renowned boxing coach John Conlon
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NCU "Past" President's Message - Autumn 2017
Past NCU President Peter McMorran provides his thoughts on his two years as NCU President.
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Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy - Class of 2017-2018
The successful Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy now moves into its third year of operation. The 2017-18 Academy programme was launched recently with a parents and players meeting held during the NSPCC 'Parents in Sport Week', acknowledging the key role parents play in supporting their children in sport.
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NCU Player of the Year Awards (sponsored by Cartwrights Sports Ltd)
The NCU Player of the Year Awards, sponsored by Cartwrights Sports Ltd, for the Premier League, Senior Leagues 1, 2 & 3 and the Women's Premier League were presented at the NCU's Annual Dinner on 7th October 2017 by Keith Cartwright MD of the Company.
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NCU Regional Development Programme (2017-2018)
The 2017 cricket season only finished a few weeks ago, however the Northern Cricket Union is ready to commence preparations for next year.
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NCU 2017 Awards Dinner Presentation Photos
Photos of the 4 Senior League captains receiving their respective trophies.
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Northern Cricket Union Grounds Report 2017
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.
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Parents in Sport Week
Parents in Sport Week 2017 - Click the links for more details.
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Northern Cricket Union Annual General Meeting 2017
The Northern Cricket Union Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7.30pm in the Shaw's Bridge Clubhouse.
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The Cricket Zone at Ireland v West Indies
The One Day International between Ireland and West Indies at Stormont last week was abandoned due to the adverse weather that has affected Northern Ireland in recent times. However, it wasn't all doom and gloom at Stormont as the Cricket Zone proved to be a huge success on the two synthetic hockey pitches at the back of the Pavilion, in the Playball complex.
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NIACUS Secure The White Stick With Record-Breaking Triumph
Michael Foster with a report on last weekends White Stick Trophy match between NIACUS and LCU&SA.
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CICA Coaching Conference – Ulster University Belfast and Jordanstown
Cricket Ireland are hosting a Coaching Conference at Ulster University Belfast and Jordanstown Campuses on Friday 20th and Saturday the 21st October 2017.
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Presentation Photos from the Second Gardiner Brothers NCU Awards
Presentation photos from the second Gardiner Brothers NCU awards for Premier and Senior League players who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick. The awards were presented by Michael Warke of Gardiner Brothers and Peter McMorran, president of the NCU.
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Quoile Cup Final 2017 - Marie Curie presentation
David Skelton competition secretary for the Quoile cup presents Ruth Shields from the Lisburn & Hillsborough Marie Curie Fund Raising Group with a cheque for £225.00.
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Cricket Clubs and Schools Working in Partnership - Strandtown Primary School
During the summer term of the school year (2016-17), Strandtown Primary School, in East Belfast, worked in partnership with local cricket clubs and the Northern Cricket Union Development Team to achieve a goal of creating opportunities for primary school children to play 'hard ball' cricket.
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Cooke Collegians and Dundrum attain Emerging Accreditation Scheme
Cooke Collegians Cricket Club and Dundrum Cricket Club are inspiring examples of clubs in the NCU who have attained the Emerging Accreditation Scheme and are now aspiring to achieve the Cricket Ireland Clubmark Accreditation Scheme.
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NEWS ARCHIVE
NCU Regulations for 2017
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.

NEWS ARCHIVE
Miscellaneous #1
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 2017 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 2017
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 2017
The revised NCU Bye Laws for 2017
View NCU Bye-Laws 2017

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.
 
Child Safeguarding Manual 2017
 
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
NCU Cricket Office
 
Nigel Jones
Regional Development Officer

The Pavilion
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3TA
Tel: 028 9076 5619
Mob: 07585 400121
Email: nigel.jones@cricketireland.ie
Focus Clubs

Simon Johnston
Active Clubs Co-ordinator

The Pavilion
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3TA
Mob: 07969 722264
Email: Simon.Johnston@cricketireland.ie
Focus Clubs

Callum Atkinson
Cricket Development Officer

The Pavilion
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3TA
Mob: 07568 181863
Email: ncu.cdo@gmail.com
Focus Clubs

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Get Involved
If you would like to become involved with the NCU, in any capacity, then get in contact with the Union's General Secretary, Bryan Milford on bryan.milford@ncucricket.org or alternatively contact any NCU Board Member.