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NCU U25 Indoor Winter League 2016-17

NCU Representative Cricket

Expression of interest release…

The NCU are looking at running an U25 Indoor Winter League from November 2016 to March 2017. This league will hopefully provide players under the age of 26 a further opportunity to develop and improve their skills throughout the winter months while keeping them active in the game. Indoor Cricket is a fast, fun and exciting format of the game with games lasting up to 60 minutes each.

The Indoor Winter League format will be played as a 6 a-side competition with teams being able to register up to 10 players per team for the season. The league will be open to player registrations from all clubs from within the NCU - however total league team entries are capped at 6 teams so it is advisable to have your team registered for ASAP to avoid disappointment. Each team will play two rounds of fixtures (10 matches in total) before a finals evening for those who have qualified.

[Click this link for the registration attachment (page 2): NCU U25 Indoor Winter League 2016-17 (pdf)]

Please note that teams MUST be registered by Thursday the 10th November.

For a player to be eligible to participate in the Indoor Winter League they must have been born before the 1st April 1999 and on or after the 1st April 1991.

There will be a registration fee of £5 per player to be paid BEFORE the start of each match – i.e. pay as you play!

Individual and team stats will be recorded throughout the Indoor Winter League season with the help of CricHQ scoring system – these will be made available on the NCU website at the conclusion of weekly competition. Matches will be played with a yellow Indoor Cricket ball which will be provided by the NCU. There is no rule on clothing, however to give each team an identity we encourage teams to consider a playing uniform or at the very least matching tops. Teams are also encouraged to come up with a team name (subject to league secretary approval) e.g. East Belfast Bears.

Dates and Times

The Indoor Winter League will run on Thursday evenings from 7pm-10pm.

  • Phase 1 – 24th Nov / 1st Dec / 8th Dec / 15th Dec
  • Phase 2 – 12th Jan / 19th Jan / 26th Jan / 2nd Feb / 9th Feb
  • Phase 3 – 23rd Feb / 2nd March (Finals Evening)

A full list of fixtures will be released once all teams have registered.

The league will be hosted by Wallace High School – 12a Clonevin Park, Lisburn, BT28 3AD

*Please note that finding a suitable and available (block booking) facility has proved to be extremely difficult and we are very grateful on this occasion to Wallace High School for being so accommodating with our proposal and supporting this exciting new competition.