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Robinson Services Premier League  #ncupl
14th July
CIYMS beat Carrickfergus by 7 wickets
Muckamore beat CSNI by 6 wickets
North Down beat Instonians by 155 runs
Waringstown beat Armagh by 6 wickets

Robinson Services League Section 1  #ncus1
14th July
Bangor beat Donacloney Mill by 5 runs
Holywood beat Derriaghy by 154 runs
Lisburn beat Cregagh by 2 wickets
Lurgan beat Laurelvale by 73 runs
Woodvale beat Downpatrick by 5 wickets

Robinson Services League Section 2  #ncus2
14th July
BISC beat Monaghan by 9 wickets
Cliftonville Academy beat Ballymena by 6 wickets
Donaghadee beat Ards by 164 runs
Dunmurry beat Dundrum by 62 runs
Saintfield beat Belfast SuperKings by 2 wickets
Templepatrick beat Cooke Collegians by 8 wickets
Victoria beat Larne by 1 wicket

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
14th July
Carrickfergus II beat CIYMS II by 10 wickets
Instonians II beat Waringstown III by 2 wickets
Muckamore II beat CSNI II by 5 wickets

15th July
Lisburn II v Instonians II - OFF
Junior League 2  #ncuj2
14th July
Bangor II beat Donacloney Mill II by 3 wickets
Cliftonville Academy II beat Ballymena II by 8 wickets
Woodvale II beat Armagh II by 109 runs

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
14th July
Cregagh II beat Instonians III by 4 wickets
Derriaghy II beat Holywood II by 129 runs
Downpatrick II beat Muckamore III by 5 wickets

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
14th July
CIYMS III walkover v Lurgan II

15th July
Cooke Collegians II v North Down III - OFF
Derriaghy III v Templepatrick II - OFF

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
14th July
CSNI IV walkover v Armagh III
Lisburn III walkover v Ballymena III

15th July
Woodvale IV beat Bangor III by 8 wickets

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
15th July
BISC II v Donaghadee II - OFF
CSNI V v Dundrum II - OFF
Waringstown IV v Carrickfergus IV - OFF
LVS T20 Cup  #ncut20c
13th July
North Down beat CSNI by 51 runs
Waringstown beat CIYMS by 67 runs

Irish Senior Cup  #bkisc
15th July
CSNI v Clontarf - OFF
Merrion v Leinster - OFF
Strabane v Phoenix - OFF
Waringstown v Pembroke - OFF

Irish National Cup  #NationalCup
15th July
Co Galway beat Co Kerry by 8 wickets
Rush beat Drummond by 6 wickets
Knockharley v Limerick - OFF
St Johnston v Ballyspallen - OFF

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
14th July
Laurelvale III beat Saintfield III by 8 wickets
Templepatrick III beat Victoria II by 82 runs

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
14th July
No games

Ulster Plate  #ucoup
15th July
Ardmore II v Donemana II - postponed due to bereavement
Muckamore II beat Bready II 2-0 in a bowlout

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
16th July
CSNI beat North Down by 41 runs
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates

General Information
News #1
NCU Robinson Services Leagues - Weekend League Roundup (14th July)
Robinson Services League roundup for Saturday 14th July.

Gallagher Challenge Cup Final - Match Day Details
The Gallagher Challenge Cup Final will be contested by CSNI and Waringstown on Friday 27th July  at the Green, Comber.

Day 1 of the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship, North West Warriors v Northern Knights
The Northern Knights are 96 for 2 at the close of the first days play in the Hanley Energy Championship fixture against North West Warriors with Mark Ellison not out 62.

Cricket Ireland has named the Under-17s Boys squad
Cricket Ireland has named the Under-17s Boys squad to play fixtures at Malvern College, Worcestershire and Scotland. The squad contains 3 NCU players.

Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup Final
North Down and Waringstown will contest the final of the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty 20 Cup on Sunday 29th July.

Lagan Valley Steels T20 Shield Final
The Lagan Valley Steels Twenty 20 Shield takes place on Thursday 19th July (6pm), at the Cloughan, Ballyclare, between Templepatrick and Belfast International Sports Club (BISC).

Northern Knights in Thrilling Victory
The Northern Knights won their first game in this years Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 50 Series at Eglinton, beating the North West Warriors by two wickets.

Two Northern Knights Squads announced for upcoming matches
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced two squads, captained by Shane Getkate, for the upcoming Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial fixtures, at Eglinton, and Bready, against in the North West Warriors.

NCU Women to play North West Women at Burndennett Cricket Club
The Northern Cricket Union has announced its Women's squad to play the North West Women, on Sunday 15th July (12 Noon start), at Burndennett Cricket Club, in a 40 over contest.

One NCU representative in Ireland Under 15 squad
Cricket Ireland has named the Under 15 squad to play two fixtures against Jersey in late July.

Two NCU representatives in Ireland Under 19 Women's squad
Cricket Ireland has named the Under 19 Women's squad to play four fixtures at Malvern College, Worcestershire.

CSNI to play Lurgan in Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final
The Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final will be contested between CSNI and Lurgan.

CSNI through to Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final
CSNI Women, just like their male counterparts, are through to the Gallagher Challenge Cup Final with a 62 run victory over Waringstown Women.

Afghanistan on their way to Northern Ireland
Afghanistan will arrive in Northern Ireland in August for a series which will feature three T20 Internationals at Bready and three One-Day Internationals at Stormont.

Ulster Schools' Cricket Tour
The squad of players has been selected to represent the Ulster Schools on the annual tour to the Glasgow area from 16th to 19th July.

NCU Summer Camps - August 2018
The NCU Development Team are delighted to announce the release of two cricket camps during the first week of August.

Northern Cricket Union Under 14 Taunton Squad
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a PwC sponsored Under 14 squad to take part in the prestigious West Cricket Festival, at Kings College Taunton, England, from Sunday 22nd July to Friday 27th July.

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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T20 Finals Day
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NCU Transfers 2018
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