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Fixtures: 28th / 29th / 30th April NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Premier League  #ncupl
28th April
CSNI v Instonians
Muckamore v Armagh
North Down v CIYMS - 12noon
Waringstown v Carrickfergus - 12noon

League Section 1  #ncus1
28th April
Bangor v Woodvale - OFF
Derriaghy v Lurgan - OFF
Downpatrick v Cregagh
Laurelvale v Donacloney Mill
Lisburn v Holywood

League Section 2  #ncus2
28th April
Cliftonville Academy v Victoria
Donaghadee v Larne - OFF
Drumaness v Ballymena - OFF
Dundrum v Belfast Super Kings - OFF
Monaghan v Dunmurry
Junior League 1  #ncuj1
28th April
Carrickfergus II v Waringstown II - OFF
CIYMS II v Lisburn II
Instonians II v CSNI II - OFF

29th April
Waringstown III v Lisburn II

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
28th April
Armagh II v Cliftonville Academy II
Donacloney Mill II v North Down II
Woodvale II v Bangor II

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
28th April
Instonians III v Muckamore III

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
29th April
CIYMS III v Cooke Collegians II
Junior League 5  #ncuj5
28th April
Lisburn III v CSNI IV

29th April
Bangor III v CSNI IV

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
29th April
CSNI V v BISC II

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
28th April
Muckamore VI v Laurelvale III
Saintfield III v CIYMS IV

29th April
Muckamore VI v Templepatrick III
Junior League 8  #ncuj8
28th April
Donacloney Mill IV v Cregagh III

29th April
Instonians V v Cliftonville Academy IV

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
29th April
Muckamore v CSNI 2pm

Womens League 1  #ncuwl1
30th April
North Down II v Donacloney Mill
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
 

General Information
 
News #1
 
First Full Weekend Fixtures for the 2018 NCU Robinson Services Leagues
This weekend sees a full complement of fixtures for the first time this season for the newly sponsored NCU Robinson Services Senior Leagues. After a damp start to last weekend when only 2 of the Section 1 games took place this weekend sees the Premier League and Sections 1 & 2 with games.
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Statement from the NCU Management Board Regarding Future League Structures
Having received an overwhelming indication from the clubs that the 3-tier Senior League should if possible be in existence for this season only, the NCU asked the clubs to express their views on future arrangements.
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Top Pair Climb Ladder of Success
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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NCU to Host Festival of Under 16 Cricket
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) is to host a prestigious Under 16 Cricket Festival from August 13th-15th, in Belfast.
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CIYMS Cricket Club Clubmark NI Accreditation Renewed
CIYMS Cricket Club has been rewarded for their on-going hard work, particularly in regard to their youth development, by having their Cricket Ireland Clubmark NI Accreditation Scheme renewed until 2021 (first accredited in 2013).
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Cup Boost for Northern Cricket Union
Local cricket has secured a second major sponsorship in as many months.
Gallagher Insurance have announced a two-year extension as the title sponsor of the Northern Cricket Union Senior Challenge Cup which will take the partnership to the end of the 2020 season. The extension also includes the women's challenge cup.
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Derriaghy Cricket Club Clubmark NI Accreditation Renewed
Derriaghy Cricket Club has been rewarded for their on-going hard work, particularly in regard to their youth development, by having their Cricket Ireland Clubmark NI Accreditation Scheme renewed until 2021.
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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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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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NCU Update
Details on Challenge Cup round dates/reserve dates, Cup Final venues for 2018 and updating club contact information.
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2018 NCU Gallagher Insurance Challenge Cup Draw
The preliminary and first rounds of both the mens and womens 2018 NCU Gallagher Insurance 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.
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 www.nidirect.gov.uk/sports-volunteering.

 
The Northern Cricket Union of Ireland is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Northern Ireland (Company Number NI 649724) and a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (Charity Number NIC 106791) having its registered office at The Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA.
 
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 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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