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NCU Youth Development Tour - 2015
Final Day report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Easter Sunday was the last day in South Africa for the NCU Touring party and like all the others before on this trip it was a day of glorious sunshine. On the menu today was a visit to the Cheetah Outreach centre where everyone got the rare opportunity to stroke Joseph the oldest and largest of the centre's cheetahs.
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Northern Knights Under 18s finish with a win under the lights at Durbanville
After surviving 90 overs in the heat earlier in the day the NCU U18s scored a 24 run win over a completely new District North side in a T20 night match.
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NCU Development tour to South Africa - Ground Photos
Andy McCrea has supplied some great shots of a few of the grounds the NCU Youth teams have played on during their tour of South Africa. (*Updated with two new photos)
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Day 10 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
On day 10 the NCU under 18s record a 44 run win over District North with Sam Gordon scoring 98no and Thomas Magowan taking 4-43 but the under 15s lose despite 75 from Jonathan Waite.
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Into the Karoo and to the Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day 9 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
A day off for players and coaches so Ian Johnston reports on a trip into the Karoo and to the Aquila Private Game Reserve.
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Mixed fortunes for the NCU Northern Knights Youth sides - Day 8 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
In the Senior match the start time was put back by half an hour and the game reduced to 45 overs per side to allow the overnight dew to evaporate. It was again Paddy Beverland who like yesterday ignored the pain of a finger injury to post a half century which formed the backbone of the Knights innings.
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NCU Northern Knights' Under 18s & Under 15s win against Western Province Cricket Academy/Spartans - Day 7 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
At Western Province CC, Avenue de Mist the NCU Northern Knights Under 15s defended a total of 241 while at the Vineyard Oval the Under 18s beat WPCA Academy by 13 runs.
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Double delight as both NCU Knights Youth Teams record T20 victories against St. Augustine's CC - Day 6 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
On a swelteringly hot day without a sign of the usual cooling breeze the decision to play two T20 games proved to be an inspired one. With the U18 match first on at 10.30am the U15s had the chance to visit the D&P bat making facility nearby and the U18s were able to repeat the visit in the afternoon.
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Visits to Robben Island and the Amy Biehl Foundation - Day 5 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
It was back to Western Province Cricket Club for the second game day of the NCU Development tour. The matches being played on two of the complexes three grounds. Overlooking Newlands and Table Mountain the setting was stunning.
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Comfortable win for Under 15s - Day 4 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
It was back to Western Province Cricket Club for the second game day of the NCU Development tour. The matches being played on two of the complexes three grounds. Overlooking Newlands and Table Mountain the setting was stunning.
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Ring rusty NCU Youth sides well beaten - Day 3 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
For a strong Wynberg Boys' High School Senior team this was their 52nd and final match of the season while for the NCU side it was their first! No surprise then that when asked to bat first openers Vermulen and Paleor put on a polished 173 for the first wicket.
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Day 2 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Tour Manager Alan Waite reports on Day 2 of the NCU Development Tour to Cape Town which included net sessions, intensive fielding drills, specialist 'batting net' and meeting South Africa's Coach Gary Kirsten.
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NCU Youth Development Tour is up and running
The NCU Youth Development Tour is up and running with over 50 players, Coaches and Officials making the overnight flight to Cape Town on Wednesday 25th March.
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Members of the NCU Development Tour Party were at UUJ today to collect their kit and bags for the trip.



Northern Cricket Union Development Tour Fundraiser
The Development Tour to South Africa came under starter’s orders last Friday Night when there was a Night at the Races fundraiser at the Beechlawn House Hotel. The Union’s thanks are due to Robin Johnston who organised the event enjoyed by all. There were a few photo-finishes in the races and the shirt auction was a close run thing as well.
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Underage Development Tour to South Africa Update
The NCU have released further details regarding the Underage Development Tour to South Africa scheduled for March/April 2015. A number of changes have been made to the squad previously announced and Tour Captains/Vice Captains announced.
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Northern Cricket Union Development Tour to South Africa Announcement
The Northern Cricket Union has announced details of its planned Youth Development tour to South Africa. Thirty boys in two squads and ten support staff will make the trip to Cape Town. The squads depart from Dublin Airport on Wednesday 25th March 2015, returning on Monday 6th April 2015.
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