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Fixtures: 19th / 20th May NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Robinson Services Premier League  #ncupl
19th May
Waringstown beat Instonians by 28 runs

20th May
CIYMS beat Carrickfergus by 113 runs (DLS)
Muckamore beat CSNI by 8 runs
Waringstown beat Armagh by 10 wickets

Junior Cup  #ncujc
19th May
Ballymena beat BISC by 7 wickets
Drumaness beat Cooke Collegians by 13 runs
Saintfield beat CSNI II by 6 wickets
Waringstown II beat Waringstown III by 6 wickets

20th May
Cliftonville Academy beat Larne by 8 wickets
Templepatrick beat Belfast SuperKings by 7 wickets

Robinson Services League Section 1  #ncus1
20th May
Downpatrick beat Cregagh by 6 wickets
Woodvale beat Bangor by 6 wickets

Robinson Services League Section 2  #ncus2
19th May
Belfast SuperKings beat Dundrum by 3 wickets

20th May
Monaghan beat Dunmurry by 8 wickets

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
19th May
Muckamore II beat Lisburn II by 7 wickets

20th May
Waringstown II v Instonians II - OFF
Junior League 2  #ncuj2
19th May
CSNI III beat Bangor II by 7 wickets
Donacloney Mill II beat Armagh II by 213 runs
North Down II beat Cliftonville Academy II by 8 wickets
Woodvale II beat Ballymena II by 87 runs

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
19th May
Derriaghy II beat Laurelvale II by 7 runs
Instonians III walkover v Holywood II

20th May
Cregagh II v Saintfield II - OFF

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
19th May
CIYMS III beat North Down III by 1 run
Instonians IV beat Cooke Collegians II 9 wickets
Lurgan II beat Clifftonville Academy III by 50 runs
Templepatrick II beat Derriaghy III by 7 wickets

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
19th May
Bangor III beat Ballymena III by 146 runs
CSNI IV beat Woodvale III by 5 wickets
Muckamore IV beat Armagh III
Woodvale IV walkover v Lisburn III

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
19th May
Donacloney Mill III beat Carrickfergus III by 30 runs

20th May
BISC II beat Donaghadee II by 98 runs
Dundrum II v Waringstown IV - OFF

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
19th May
Laurelvale III beat Larne II by 4 wickets
Saintfield III beat Templepatrick III by 9 wickets

20th May
Muckamore VI beat Templepatrick III 62 runs
Irish Senior Cup  #bkisc
19th May
Balbriggan beat Armagh by 9 wickets
Carrickfergus beat Coleraine by 119 runs
CIYMS beat North County by 117 runs
Clontarf beat Brigade by 102 runs
CSNI beat Bready by 73 runs
Leinster beat Eglinton by 7 wickets
Merrion beat Donemana by 1 run
Muckamore beat Malahide by 1 run
North Down beat Fox Lodge by 5 wickets
Phoenix beat Ardmore by 6 wickets
Strabane beat Cork County by 2 wickets
YMCA beat Cork Harlequins by 7 wickets

Irish National Cup  #NationalCup
19th May
Cregagh beat Newbuildings by 7 wickets
DLR County beat Laurelvale by 18 runs
Drummond beat Derriaghy by 123 runs
Holywood beat Sion Mills by 245 runs
Lisburn beat Bonds Glen by 5 wickets
Killyclooney beat Laois
Knockharley beat Midleton by 13 runs
Limerick beat Longford by 4 wickets
Railway Union walkover v Burndennett
Rush beat Cliftonville Academy by 8 wickets
St Johnston walkover v North Kildare
Templepatrick beat Terenure by 5 wickets
Co Kerry v Ballaghaderreen

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
19th May
Donacloney Mill IV beat Ards II by 7 runs

20th May
CIYMS V beat Instonians V by 7 wickets

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
20th May
CSNI beat North Down by 15 runs
Lurgan v Muckamore (11am)
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
22nd May - Finance and Sponsorship Directorate

General Information
News #1
NCU Robinson Services Leagues - Weekend League Roundup (19th/20th May)
In the Robinson Services Premier League Waringstown recorded two victories while Muckamore pick up their first win in a thriller with CSNI. Wins in Section 1 for Downpatrick and Woodvale while in Section 2 Belfast SuperKings and Monaghan record their first victories in Section 2.

Irish Cup and National Cup Match Round up
An outstanding weekend for NCU cricket in the Irish Cup First Round as 5 of the 6 teams playing progressed to the second round to join Waringstown and Instonians (who received first round byes) while it was a mixed bag for NCU teams in the National Cup.

Northern Knights to play North West Warriors in Inter Provincial T20 Opener
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad for the 2018 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20) fixture against North West Warriors, at Stormont, Belfast, on Friday May 18th.

Minis Super 8's Bash
Instonians Cricket Club hosted a Minis Super 8's Bash at the weekend which gave 6 clubs in the NCU the opportunity to put their practice into play.

Hannah's Century Paves Way for Derby Win
An undefeated century by Hannah Grieve (believed to be the first for a woman in NCU cricket) paved the way for an emphatic 97 run win for Lurgan Ladies in the opening game in their Premier League defence.

Strong NCU Representation at the Test Match
Paul Stirling (Cliftonville Academy) and Gary Wilson (CSNI) are the Northern Cricket Union representatives playing in Ireland's inaugural Test Match, in Malahide, against Pakistan.

Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy Receive Nutrition Advice
Prior to leaving these shores the Academy received an evening's advice from Dr Andrea McNeilly, a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the Ulster University, Jordanstown.

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.

Ollie Thorpe's County Debut
Muckamore cricketer Ollie Thorpe made his debut for Lancashire County Cricket Club on Sunday May 6th.

Welcome to Coaching @ Wallace High School - 20th May
The NCU in conjunction with Cricket Ireland Coaches Association are delighted to announce they are running a Welcome to Coaching Course (old level 1) on the 20th May.

Robinson Services Premier League / Lagan Valley Steel T20 Cup Rearrangements
Following the recent poor weather the number of Robinson Services Premier League fixtures requiring to be rearranged will now clash with international and inter-provincial fixtures.

Expanding NCU Summer Youth Programme
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) continues to strengthen their youth development programme, seeking to provide a player pathway for young cricketers, from club cricket to the Northern Knights and hopefully to future international recognition.

Uel Graham appointed as NCU Cricket Operations Manager
The Northern Cricket Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Uel Graham to the newly created position of Cricket Operations and Administration Manager.

Emerging Accreditation Scheme - Three free courses available
Following an audit of all NCU Clubs and their Emerging Accreditation scheme progress, the NCU are going to run a further three courses FREE of charge to facilitate clubs in achieving minimum requirements by the end of May.

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.

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