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Please Note: From Sunday 14th July to Sunday 21st July there will be a reduced website service for fixtures/results and news articles.
Fixtures: 20th - 21st July NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Gallagher Challenge Cup  #gicc
20th July
CIYMS beat CSNI by 4 wickets
Instonians beat Muckamore by 29 runs

Robinson Services
Premier League
  #ncupl
21st July
CSNI v Lisburn - abandoned

Robinson Services
League Section 1
  #ncus1
20th July
Armagh beat Holywood by 20 runs
Cregagh beat Ballymena by 7 wickets
Donacloney Mill beat Templepatrick by 6 wickets
Downpatrick beat Derriaghy by 25 runs
Woodvale beat Bangor by 7 wickets

21st July
Ballymena v Holywood - abandoned
Downpatrick v Cregagh - abandoned
Woodvale v Armagh - abandoned

Robinson Services
League Section 2
  #ncus2
20th July
Cliftonville Academy beat Monaghan by 95 runs
Cooke Collegians beat BISC by 80 runs
Lurgan beat Belfast Superkings by 2 wickets
Saintfield v Laurelvale

21st July
Monaghan v BISC

Robinson Services
League Section 3
  #ncus3
20th July
Ards v Larne OFF
Drumaness beat Victoria by wickets
Dunmurry beat Donaghadee by 6 wickets

21st July
Dundrum beat Drumaness by 100 runs
Junior League 1  #ncuj1
20th July
Carrickfergus II beat Instonians II by 76 runs
North Down II beat CSNI II by 55 runs
Waringstown II beat Muckamore II by 6 wickets

21st July
CIYMS II v Muckamore II - abandoned

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
20th July
Downpatrick II beat Derriaghy II by 24 runs

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
20th July
Laurelvale II v Muckamore III

21st July
CSNI III beat Templepatrick II by 2 wickets

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
20th July
North Down III beat Saintfield II by 80 runs

21st July
Saintfield II beat Instonians III by 26 runs

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
20th July
Bangor III beat Lisburn III by 2 wickets
Donacloney Mill III beat Instonians IV by 125 runs

21st July
Lisburn III v BISC II
Muckamore IV v Bangor III

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
20th July
Carrickfergus III v Ballymena III OFF
Donaghadee II v Laurelvale III OFF
Templepatrick III walkover v Waringstown IV

21st July
Carrickfergus III beat Carrickfergus IV by 6 wickets
Irish Senior Cup  #bkisc
21st July
CIYMS beat Leinster by 6 wickets
Waringstown v Instonians - abandoned

Irish National Cup  #nationalcup
21st July
Derriaghy beat Midelton 2-1 in a bowlout

Intermediate Cup  #ncuic
20th July
Ballymena II beat Lisburn II by 33 runs
Donacloney Mill II beat Woodvale II by 42 runs

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
20th July
BISC III v Larne II
CSNI V beat Donacloney Mill IV by 50 runs
Victoria II v Dundrum II OFF

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
20th July
Ballymena IV v Monaghan II
CIYMS V v Donacloney Mill V

21st July
Monaghan II v Muckamore VI
(at Moylena)

Junior League 9  #ncuj9
21st July
North Down IV beat Templepatrick V by 4 wickets

Gardiner Brothers Women's
Premier League
  #ncuwpl
21st July
Lurgan beat Waringstown by 10 wickets
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
 

General Information
 
News #1
 
NCU Girls Performance Squad Announced for Representative Games
After what has been a long, but worthwhile winter for the NCU girls programme, the performance squad (sponsered by PWC) will be kicking of their representative games this Sunday, 14th July at Bready.
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MTB Emerging Knights programme continues next week
The MTB Emerging Knights programme continues next week with three fixtures.
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North Down's Craig Young on Test call-up and his long road back to form
Asleep at home on the sofa after a hard training session, North West Warriors and North Down fast bowler Craig Young was aroused by a phone call that would change his day dramatically.
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Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup Semi Final Draw
Last year's runners-up Civil Service North will be away to CIYMS in the semi-finals of this season's NCU Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.
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Lagan Valley Steel Twenty20 Cup, Trophy and Shield Finals
Changes to the dates for the finals of the T20 Cup and Trophy Finals. T20 Shield Final taking place at Laurelvale CC on 9th July.
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Northern Knights players in Ireland squad for historic England Test Match at Lord's
Cricket Ireland's 14 man squad for the Test Match at Lord's in 2 weeks time on the 24th July includes 4 Northern Knights players.
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Naomi Matthews in Ireland squad to take on England Women's Academy
Waringstown's Naomi Matthews has been named in the Cricket Ireland Women's squad for fixtures against the England Women's Academy side.
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The NCU are seeking to appoint a Club & Workforce Development Officer
The Northern Cricket Union wishes to recruit a full time Club and Workforce Development Officer to deliver key areas of the Union's Strategic Plan and Cricket Ireland's Strategic Plan in relation to Club and Workforce (Coaches, Officials and Volunteers) Development.
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Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter Final Man of the Match Photos
The Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup took place last weekend - results and photos of the Man of the Match award winners.
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Instonians duo Hunter and Metcalfe named in Ireland Under 19 squad
Cricket Ireland has announced their Under-19s squad that will travel to Worcestershire next week, prior to competing in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Netherlands in late July.
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Women's Challenge Cup Semi-Finals Preview
The Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup reaches the business end this Sunday with two intriguing semi-finals in store, the first being a repeat of last year's final, with CSNI travelling to Pollock Park to face the reigning champions Lurgan.
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NCU Announces the U17 Interprovincial squad for 2019
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced an Under 17 Squad, sponsored by PwC, to play against a South African Touring Academy, and in the Cricket Ireland Under 17 Inter-Provincial Championship (30th June, and 7th to 11th July).
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MTB Northern Knights Squad Announcement
MTB Northern Knights Announce Squad for the upcoming Test Triangle IP50 Match at Pembroke.
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Naomi Matthews in Ireland Women's T20 squad for Zimbabwe challenge
Waringstown's Naomi Matthews has been included in the Cricket Ireland Women's T20 squad for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe.
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Cooke Collegians 20th Anniversary Mela and President's Game
NCU President Richard Johnson has selected a President's XI to play Cooke Collegians on Sunday 30th June. Alongside the cricket is a Community Mela which will feature music, dance, food and children's entertainment.
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Getkate and Thompson in Ireland Squad for Zimababwe series
Shane Getkate and Greg Thompson are among nine Northern Knights players named in the three Cricket Ireland squads.
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Death of Alfie Linehan
Robin Walsh pays a personal tribute to Alfie Linehan who sadly passed away today.
The funeral service will be held at St Patrick's Church, Downpatrick, at Noon on Thursday, June 27th.
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White impressed by emerging talent at T20 Festival
Cricket Ireland's Chair of National Men's Selectors, Andrew White, has been impressed with what he has seen at the Test Triangle Inter-Provincial T20 Festival over the weekend.
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Women's League and Cup review (21st June 2019)
Staci Maxwell is back again and reviews the latest Women's League and Cup matches.
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Ulster Schools' team for Dublin Interprovincial announced
The team has been selected to represent the Ulster Schools in the annual Interprovincial match against the Southern Schools at Rathmines, Dublin
Update (24/06) - Due to injuries Josh Cowan and Daniel Humphreys replace Gregory McFaul and Max Burton respectively.
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MTB Northern Knights Announce Pembroke T20 Festival Squad
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) have announced the following MTB Northern Knights squad, for upcoming Test Triangle IP20 Festival to be held in Pembroke CC (22nd – 24th June).
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NCU Women's Squad for North West Fixtures
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has selected their first Women's squad for the summer programme, which includes four matches against North West Women and a three match tour to Cornwall, England, in August.
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Non-Turf Pitches
Can be used in Section 3 and Junior Leagues 1 & 2 now.
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Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Rearrangement Details
Following the postponement of the four Gallagher Challenge Cup ties on Saturday the Domestic Cricket Directorate has considered dates for the playing of the ties.
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NCU Summer Camps 2019
The NCU are delivering 5 days of summer camps in August. Camps for Under 11, 13 & 15's.
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NCU name their Under 15 squad for the Inter-Provincial Series
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced their Under 15 squad, sponsored by PwC, for the Inter-Provincial Series (50 over and 20 over), and a 30 over game fixture against a touring South African Academy.
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NCU name their Under 14 squad for Cricket Festival at Taunton
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a squad, sponsored by PwC, for the Under 14 Cricket Festival at Kings College, Taunton.
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Robinson Services Senior League Awards - April and May 2019
The latest Robinson Services Awards for April and May 2019 took place recently. The Robinson Services awards go to players in the senior leagues who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick.
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NCU name their Under 13 Regional Development Squad
The Northern Cricket Union have named their Under 13 Regional Development Squad (sponsored by PwC), for eight fixtures throughout July and August. The unprecedented number of games will be against the North West and Leinster Cricket Unions, and a tour to Ayr, Scotland.
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League and Cup Article Archive
News Archive
NCU Videos
NCU Regulations for 2019
Playing regulations for all NCU, Ulster and Irish competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
 
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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Clarification on a couple of the NCU's Bye-Laws
The Domestic Cricket Directorate have provided the following clarification on two of the bye-laws.
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NCU Domestic Youth Guidance
The NCU Domestic Directorate have created guidance and information for Under 11 / 13 / 15 domestic cricket for the 2019 season.
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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.
Read more and to download a copy...

Miscellaneous #2
Player Clothing 2019
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 2019 (pdf)

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

NCU Bye-Laws 2019
The NCU Bye Laws for 2019
View NCU Bye-Laws 2019

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 Transfers 2019
 
 
NCU Grounds Report 2018
 
 
NCU Annual Report 2018
 
 
League and Cup Article Archive
 
 
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
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Callum Atkinson
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Belfast
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Wayne Hughes
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Email: wayne.hughes@ncucricket.org

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