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The country's biggest cricket league is to be sponsored by one of the country's biggest employers.
The Robinson Services company has announced it is lending its name to the Northern Cricket Union's Premier and Senior Leagues in a sponsorship deal over the next three years.


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Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
 
22nd February - Finance and Sponsorship Directorate
28th February - NCU Management Board

General Information
 
News #1
 
Upcoming Courses
The NCU Development Team are delighted to announce that they will be delivering three courses in advance of the 2018 season.
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Cricket Ireland Coach Development Manager Job Opportunity
The Cricket Ireland Coach Development Manager will be responsible for setting and delivering a strategy to ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified and active coaches within Ireland, appropriate to the needs of the game being played at different levels, and ensure the quality, consistency and recognition of coaches nationally.
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Premier and Senior Leagues 2019 - Club Meeting
Club Meeting announced to discuss the format of the Senior Leagues for the 2019 season.
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Photo Gallery from Robinson Services Sponsor's Launch
The Robinson Services company has announced it is lending its name to the Northern Cricket Union's Premier and Senior Leagues in a sponsorship deal over the next three years. Here are some photos from the launch evening.
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Stage One Umpire Training Course
The Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (NIACUS) will be running a Stage One Umpire Training Course at CSNI Cricket Club, Stormont Pavilion on Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March 2018.
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NCU Area Welcome to Coaching Course
The NCU in conjunction with the Cricket Ireland Coaches Association are delighted to announce they are running a 'Welcome to Coaching Course' (old level 1) over two evenings in the NCU area this February.
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Ulster Bank Schools Cup First and Second Round Draws
Ulster Bank has announced a two year extension to its sponsorship of the Ulster Schools Cricket Cup at the draw for the opening rounds of next summer's competition.
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Job Opportunities in Cricket Ireland
Event Executive, Commercial And Events Executive (6 Month Contract) and Aspire Graduate.
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NCU South Africa Tour Fundraiser
The Northern Cricket Union announces a fundraiser for the Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy Tour to South Africa.
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Cricket Ireland is seeking candidates for the Sport Ireland ASPIRE Graduate programme
Cricket Ireland is seeking candidates for the Sport Ireland ASPIRE Graduate programme. The ASPIRE is a graduate employment programme that is being funded by Sport Ireland in 2018.
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Postponement of Premier and Senior Leagues Sponsor Launch Event – 17th January 2018
The Northern Cricket Union has postponed the Premier and Senior League Sponsor launch which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th January. This decision has been taken as a mark of respect following the sad passing of David Holmes earlier this week.
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Ireland Announces Players For Cubs Winter Training Programme
Cricket Ireland have named a squad of 23 players for the Cubs Winter Training Programme. Eleven players from the Leinster Cricket Union, alongside 6 each from the Northern Cricket Union and the North West Cricket Union, make up the selection under new coach Callum Atkinson.
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Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy to Tour South Africa
Thirteen players have been named by the Northern Cricket Union (NCU) in their Andrew White Cricket Academy Squad to tour South Africa from 21st March until 5th April 2018.
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Regional Development Programme 2017-2018 Update
In September, as many local cricket clubs were putting their grounds to rest for the winter, the Northern Cricket Union were already embarking on their annual winter coaching programme (sponsored by PwC). The programme was revitalised in 2012, and since then, has gone from strength to strength each year.
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NCU President's 2018 Message
A message from Clarence Hiles, the NCU's recently elected President for 2018.
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Northern Cricket Union Announces Details Of Youth Development Squad To Tour In South Africa
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Youth Development squad that will visit Cape Town in March when the fourteen man squad will play 6 matches against local opposition over a two week period.
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NCU Emerging Accreditation Scheme Workshops
The NCU Development Team will be running two evening workshops as support to clubs as they look to progress through the Emerging Club Accreditation Scheme ahead of the Union's completion deadline of the 1st of April 2018.
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NCU Update
Details on Challenge Cup round dates/reserve dates, Cup Final venues for 2018 and updating club contact information.
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Andrew White Appointed National Chair Of Men's Selectors
Andrew White has been appointed the Chair of National Men's Selectors as Irish cricket embarks on what is destined to be an historic 2018. White brings a wealth of experience, both past and present to the role, winning 232 caps in a glittering international career between 2000-2014, playing in both the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.
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2018 NCU Arthur J. Gallagher Challenge Cup Draw
The preliminary and first rounds of both the mens and womens 2018 NCU Arthur J. Gallagher Challenge Cups were drawn this evening (Wednesday 6th December) at Malone Golf Club.
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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.

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 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 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
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NCU Cricket Office
 
Nigel Jones
Regional Development Manager

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
Cricket Development Officer
(Active Clubs)

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: callum.atkinson@ncucricket.org
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.