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Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup - Preliminary Round / First Round Draws
The draw for the Preliminary Round and the First Round of the Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup 2018 will take place on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 6.30pm in Malone Golf Club.
Northern Cricket Union Women's Review 2017
Women's cricket in the Northern Cricket Union continued to make positive advancements in 2017, with an increased number of clubs competing and more representative fixtures.
Papers from the 2017 NCU AGM
Following the recent NCU AGM here are various papers from the meeting.
NCU Club Life and Captains Forum
The NCU are hosting a Club Life and Captains forum on Tuesday 14th November at the Lagan Valley Civic Centre, Lisburn.
'Rolling with the Punches' - The Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy
The Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy continues to utilise the knowledge and skill sets of other sports with a recent session at the Ulster University (Jordanstown Campus) taken by the well renowned boxing coach John Conlon
NCU "Past" President's Message - Autumn 2017
Past NCU President Peter McMorran provides his thoughts on his two years as NCU President.
Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy - Class of 2017-2018
The successful Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy now moves into its third year of operation. The 2017-18 Academy programme was launched recently with a parents and players meeting held during the NSPCC 'Parents in Sport Week', acknowledging the key role parents play in supporting their children in sport.
NCU Player of the Year Awards (sponsored by Cartwrights Sports Ltd)
The NCU Player of the Year Awards, sponsored by Cartwrights Sports Ltd, for the Premier League, Senior Leagues 1, 2 & 3 and the Women's Premier League were presented at the NCU's Annual Dinner on 7th October 2017 by Keith Cartwright MD of the Company.
Northern Cricket Union Annual General Meeting 2017
The Northern Cricket Union Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7.30pm in the Shaw's Bridge Clubhouse.
The Cricket Zone at Ireland v West Indies
The One Day International between Ireland and West Indies at Stormont last week was abandoned due to the adverse weather that has affected Northern Ireland in recent times. However, it wasn't all doom and gloom at Stormont as the Cricket Zone proved to be a huge success on the two synthetic hockey pitches at the back of the Pavilion, in the Playball complex.
NIACUS Secure The White Stick With Record-Breaking Triumph
Michael Foster with a report on last weekends White Stick Trophy match between NIACUS and LCU&SA.
CICA Coaching Conference – Ulster University Belfast and Jordanstown
Cricket Ireland are hosting a Coaching Conference at Ulster University Belfast and Jordanstown Campuses on Friday 20th and Saturday the 21st October 2017.
Presentation Photos from the Second Gardiner Brothers NCU Awards
Presentation photos from the second Gardiner Brothers NCU awards for Premier and Senior League players who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick. The awards were presented by Michael Warke of Gardiner Brothers and Peter McMorran, president of the NCU.
Quoile Cup Final 2017 - Marie Curie presentation
David Skelton competition secretary for the Quoile cup presents Ruth Shields from the Lisburn & Hillsborough Marie Curie Fund Raising Group with a cheque for £225.00.
Cricket Clubs and Schools Working in Partnership - Strandtown Primary School
During the summer term of the school year (2016-17), Strandtown Primary School, in East Belfast, worked in partnership with local cricket clubs and the Northern Cricket Union Development Team to achieve a goal of creating opportunities for primary school children to play 'hard ball' cricket.
Cooke Collegians and Dundrum attain Emerging Accreditation Scheme
Cooke Collegians Cricket Club and Dundrum Cricket Club are inspiring examples of clubs in the NCU who have attained the Emerging Accreditation Scheme and are now aspiring to achieve the Cricket Ireland Clubmark Accreditation Scheme.
Andrew Mitchell - Goal Scorer and Run Scorer
The Northern Cricket Union has been fortunate to have produced many fine cricketers over the course of its illustrious history. Occasionally some cricketers excel not only in the summer game, but on other sporting fields during the winter months.
West Indies To Bring The Colour To Belfast
Colour descended on Belfast City Hall this week as players and supporters on both sides gathered to officially launch next month's one-day international between Ireland and the West Indies.
NCU President's Message Summer 2017
Northern Cricket Union President Peter McMorran with his latest thoughts on the NCU summer so far.
Gary Wilson - No Stranger to the West Indies
As the West Indies head back to England after their brief stay in Belfast, for one cricketer from the Northern Cricket Union there is a career long association with the men from the Caribbean.
Waringstown to play in the Irish Senior Cup Final
The Irish Senior Cup Final takes place between Waringstown and The Hills, at Bready Cricket Club, on Saturday 2nd September (11:30 am Start).
Northern Knights to play Leinster Lightning (September 5th-7th)
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad, captained by James Shannon, for the First Class 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship fixture against Leinster Lightning, at Castle Avenue, Clontarf Cricket Club (Dublin), from Tuesday September 5th to Thursday September 7th.
Instonians to play in the All Ireland Under 15 Cup Final
The All Ireland Under 15 Cup Final takes place between Instonians Under 15's and YMCA Under 15's, at Claremont Road (home of YMCA Cricket Club) in Sandymount, Dublin, on Monday 28th August (10am Start).
Arthur J Gallagher Women's Senior Challenge Cup Final
The 2017 NCU Arthur J Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final will be played at Pollock Park, Lurgan (home of Lurgan Cricket Club), on Sunday 27th August (12Noon Start).
UPDATE: Lurgan beat North Down by 5 runs
Waringstown Crowned Ulster Cup Champions
Waringstown clinched their first Ulster Cup triumph in the 19 year history of the competition, played for the first time this season in T20 format.
NCU Girls Under 17's Squad announced to play Leinster Girl's Under 17's
The NCU has named two Girls Under 17 squads (sponsored by PwC) to play against Leinster Under 17's, (Noon Start), in two Inter-Provincial fixtures (30 Overs), on Monday 21st (Rush Cricket Club) and Tuesday 22nd (Venue TBC).
NCU Under 14 Squad at The West Cricket Festival in Taunton
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Under 14 squad (sponsored by PwC) recently travelled to England for The West Cricket Festival at King's College, Taunton, under the leadership of Uel Graham, Callum Atkinson and Wayne Hughes.
NCU Women v a Leinster Division 1 Club Side at Bamford Green, on Friday 18th and 25th August
The NCU has named two Women's squads captained by Hannah Grieve to play against a Leinster Division 1 Club Side (club to be confirmed), at Bamford Green (6pm Start), in two T20 fixtures, on Friday 18th and 25th of August.
2017 Minor Qualifying Cup Final
The NCU Minor Qualifying Cup Final takes place between Donacloney Mill Thirds and Laurelvale Thirds, at Laurelvale Cricket Club, on Saturday 19th August (12 noon start).
2017 Minor (Lindsay) Cup Final
The NCU Minor (Lindsay) Cup Final, sponsored by Cleaver Black, takes place between Muckamore Fourths and Laurelvale Seconds, at Ballygomartin Road, Belfast, Woodvale Cricket Club, on Saturday 19th August (12 noon start).
Strabane Win Ulster Shield In Dramatic Super-Over
Strabane are the Ulster Shield winners for 2017 after Tommy Barr's side beat St Johnston in a nerve-jangling "super over" after the two sides had tied the 20-over decider.
Edinburgh retain Charlie Beverland Memorial Cup
Northern Knights' Under 14's, representing Belfast, finished in second place in this year's Triangular Tournament at Prestwick CC, narrowly losing out on Net Run Rate to holders Edinburgh after all three competing teams won a game each.
Northern Cricket Union - Ulster Cup Finals Day
The Ulster Cup Finals Day takes place in The Northern Cricket Union, on Sunday 13th August. This competition is between the finalists of the Twenty20 competitions contested by Top Tier cricket clubs in the Northern Cricket Union and North West Cricket Union.
Northern Cricket Union 2017 Intermediate Cup Final
The NCU Intermediate Cup Final takes place between Donacloney Mill Seconds and Carrickfergus Seconds, at The Meadow, Downpatrick Cricket Club, on Saturday 12th August (12 noon start).
Northern Knights IP20 Squad announced to play North West Warriors at Belmont
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad, captained by James Shannon, for the final fixture of the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial (IP) Twenty20 Series against North West Warriors, at Belmont, Belfast (CIYMS CC), on Friday 11th August.
All-Ireland T20 Draw Completed
The draw has been made for the All Ireland T20 finals day later this month. In the semi-finals, Waringstown meet Bready while in the other tie, Clontarf take on Cork County.
Ulster Shield Finals Day
The Ulster Shield Finals Day takes place in The North West Cricket Union, on Sunday 13th August.
NCU Girls Select XI to play Leinster Girls Under 13
The NCU has named a Girls Select XI (sponsored by PwC), captained by Abbi Leckey, to play against Leinster Girls Under 13's at Pembroke Cricket Club, (Noon Start), in a friendly fixture (30 Overs), on Monday August 14th.
NCU Quoile Cup Final 2017 Details
The final of this season's Quoile cup (Under 11) will take place on Wednesday 9th August at Queensway, Derriaghy starting at 6pm.
Northern Knights squad announced to play North West Warriors (August 6th)
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad, captained by James Shannon, for the List A 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial (IP) One Day (50 overs) fixture against North West Warriors, at The Lawn, Waringstown (Waringstown CC), on Sunday 6th August.
NCU GMcG Junior Cup Final Preview
Instonians Seconds and CSNI Seconds will seek to put club records back on track when they meet in the GMcG Junior Cup final at Muckamore on Saturday (start time is 11am).
Advertising opportunities at the Ireland versus West Indies match at Stormont on 13th September
Cricket Ireland is hosting a One Day International Match vs The West Indies on Wednesday 13th September at Stormont Estate. A number of perimeter advertising opportunities are available for this match
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) announces partnership with PwC
The Northern Cricket Union is delighted to announce that professional advisory firm PwC will sponsor its boys' and girls' youth squads as part of a 3-year sponsorship deal.
NCU Girls Under 17's in tense one wicket victory against North West Girls Under 17's at Burndennett
The NCU Under 17 Girls (sponsored by PwC) travelled to Burndennett Cricket Club on Wednesday 26th of July to take on their North-West counterparts. Earlier in the month the NCU had defeated the North-West by only eight runs in a low scoring thriller at Stormont.
Belfast Under 14 squad named
The Northern Knights Under 14 squad that will represent Belfast in this year's Triangular Cricket Tournament between Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow, to be held at Prestwick CC in Ayrshire on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August, has been named.
Northern Knights to play North West Warriors (August 1st-3rd) IP Championship
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad, captained by James Shannon, for the First Class 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship fixture against North West Warriors.
Ireland Name U13 Player Development Group For Camp
The 2017 Cricket Ireland Under 13 Player Development Programme concludes in the summer with a three-day camp at Bready from the 7-9 August. 9 NCU players named in the squad of players.
Ulster Cup and Shield - Semi Final and Final Arrangements
Match details regarding both the Ulster Cup and Shield competitions for this season.
NCU 11's Final Taunton Fixture
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Under 11 squad (sponsored by PwC) have completed a tour to Taunton (King's College), England, to compete in the Under 11 Cricket Festival.
Presentation Photos Of The New Gardiner Brothers NCU Awards
Presentation photos of the new Gardiner Brothers NCU awards for Premier and Senior League players who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick. The awards were presented by Michael Warke of Gardiner Brothers and Peter McMorran, president of the NCU.
Ireland Begin Search For Head Coach
Cricket Ireland have started their search for John Bracewell's successor as Head Coach..
NCU Under 11's in Second Taunton Victory
The NCU Under 11's had to show great determination to claim a superb win in Taunton on Monday, against Cambridgeshire U-11's.
NCU Gardiner Awards - Award For Record Breaker
It was the first game of the season and Downpatrick were in deep trouble when young Ryan Smyth came to the middle.
Ulster Schools' Tour to Glasgow - Match Results
Match results from the recent Ulster Schools' Tour to Glasgow.
NCU Under 11 Squad in Taunton Opening Game Thriller
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Under 11 squad (sponsored by PwC) are currently undertaking a tour to Taunton (King's College), England, to compete in the Under 11 Cricket Festival.
Game On for Ireland and West Indies
The West Indies return to face Ireland on Irish soil in September for the first time since a washed-out match in Clontarf on July 14th 2007. The sides will meet at Stormont, scene of a remarkable victory in 2004.
Letter from the NCU Management Board Regarding Standards of Behaviour
The NCU Management Board at a recent meeting was concerned to learn about what might be regarded as falling standards of behaviour both on and off the field this season.
Gardiner Brothers named as Senior League Award Sponsors for 2017
The prestigious Northern Cricket Union awards for outstanding individual performances are to continue thanks to a new sponsor, Gardiner Brothers the Belfast jewellers. The Premier and 3 Senior Leagues will also carry the company's name in recognition of the sponsorship.
NCU Under 15's and 17's to Tour South Africa in 2018
The Northern Cricket Union has confirmed that it will repeat its 2015 tour and take two teams (Under 15 and Under 17) to South Africa from Tuesday 21th March to Thursday 5th April, 2018.
NCU Women v North West Women, at Stormont, on Sunday July 30th
The NCU has named a strong Women's team captained by Hannah Grieve to play against North West Women, at Stormont (Noon Start), in an Inter-Provincial fixture (40 overs), on Sunday 30th July.
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Final 2017 Details
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Final 2017 Details.
A Special Edition of the Slog Sweep - an NCU Special
A special edition of The Slog Sweep, focusing entirely on the NCU. Included:
• CIYMS v YMCA – The Battle of Belmont
• Preview of Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter-final ties plus Waringstown v Coleraine in Irish Senior Cup
• New sponsorship deal with Gardiner Brothers
• Northern Knights
• Ulster Bank Schools Cup Final - Wallace High School v RBAI
Review of NCU Girls Under 17's victory against North West Girl's Under 17's at Stormont, on July 5th
The NCU Under 17 Girls (sponsored by PWC) were asked to bat first by their North-West counterparts, in the Inter-Provincial challenge at Stormont.
NCU Girls Under 17's Squad announced to play North West Girl's Under 17's
The NCU has named a Girls Under 17 squad (sponsored by PwC) to play against North West Girls Under 17's at Burndennett Cricket Club, (Noon Start), in an Interprovincial fixture (30 Overs), on Wednesday July 26th.
Arthur J Gallagher Senior Cup Final – Change of Date
Due to players from both CIYMS and Instonians being involved with either Ireland Wolves or the under 19 World Cup Qualifying Tournament it has been agreed to move the Arthur J Gallagher Senior Cup Final at Comber to Saturday 29th July.
NCU Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Finals Day
The NCU Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Finals Day takes place at The Lawn, Waringstown Cricket Club, on Sunday 23rd July.
Northern Knights squad announced to play Munster Reds (Friday 21st July - IP20)
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad for the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20) fixture against Munster Reds, at Middle Road, Carrickfergus (Carrickfergus CC), on Friday 21st July starting at 5pm.
Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup, Trophy and Shield Final Details
Both the Twenty20 Trophy and Cup Finals will take place this coming Sunday 23rd July at The Lawn, Waringstown CC with the Twenty20 Shield Final taking place the following Wednesday 26th July 2017 commencing at 6pm at Saintfield CC.
Ireland name Under 15 and 17 Girls Squads
Ireland have named both their Under 15 and 17 girls squads who will taking part in the Malvern Festival and Celtic Cup respectively. Cara Murray from Saintfield is in the under 17 squad, while Amy Hunter from Instonians makes the under 15 squad.
Ireland name Under 15 touring squad
Ireland have named their Under 15 squad which will play seven matches in ten days on a tour of Scotland and England next month. 6 players in the squad are from the NCU area.
Ulster Schools' Tour to Glasgow
The squad has been selected to represent the Ulster Schools in next week's tour to Glasgow.
Young Talent in the Northern Cricket Union - Amy Hunter
Never before has female sport at elite level had more exposure, and in so doing providing role models for young females to follow.
Holders Knocked Out of Irish Senior and National Cups
James McCollum's brilliant unbeaten century helped Waringstown knock out holders Merrion to reach the semi-finals of the Irish Senior Cup at The Lawn.
Northern Cricket Union Disciplinary Hearing
A Northern Cricket Union (NCU) disciplinary panel has suspended Ian Morrison until 15th June 2018 and Alan Harrison until 15th May 2018 from all cricket organised by the Northern Cricket Union.
NCU Women win in the North West
The Northern Cricket Union Women's team travelled to Fox Lodge Cricket Club, on Sunday July 1st, to play their North-West counterparts.
NCU Under 17 Squad for the 2017 Irish Inter-Provincial Tournament announced
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced their Under 17 squad (sponsored by PwC) for the 2017 Irish Inter-Provincial tournament to be played at Middle Road, Carrickfergus from Monday July 10th to Wednesday July 12th.
NCU Girls Under 17's Squad announced to play North West Girl's Under 17's
The NCU has named a Girls Under 17 squad (sponsored by PwC) to play against North West Girls Under 17's at Stormont, Belfast (Noon Start), in an Interprovincial fixture (30 Overs), on Wednesday July 5th.
IRISH SCHOOLS v IRELAND U17
The team has been selected to represented the Irish Schools against Ireland U17 at Campbell College, Belfast, on Wednesday 5 July – 11 am start, 50-over match.
NCU Women's teams selected to play North West Women at Fox Lodge, on Sunday 1st July
The NCU has named a strong Women's team to play against North West Women at Fox Lodge (12:30pm Start), in an Interprovincial fixture (40 Overs), on Sunday 1st July.
NCU Women to Play Carrickfergus Select XI, at Middle Road, Carrickfergus, on Tuesday 27th June
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has named a Women's team, captained by Hannah Grieve, to play against a Carrickfergus Select XI, at Middle Road, Carrickfergus (6pm), in a friendly fixture (Twenty20), on Tuesday 27th June.
NCU Under 17 Squad announced for a Tour to England: Ipswich and St. Albans
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced their Under 17 squad for a tour to Ipswich and St. Albans, England, from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th of June 2017.
Ulster Schools' Team for Interprovincial Announced
The team has been selected to represent the Ulster Schools in the annual Interprovincial against the Southern Schools at Rathmines, Dublin on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June.
Northern Knights announce team to play Leinster Lightning (Friday 23rd June) IP20
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad for the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20) fixture against Leinster Lightning, at Shaws Bridge (Instonians CC), Belfast, on Friday June 23rd.
Emerging Knights v MCC at Middle Road, Carrickfergus, on 21st and 22nd June
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Emerging Knights squad to play the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), at Middle Road Carrickfergus, on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June (two day fixture) starting at 11am on both days.
Dundrum Cricket Club Schools Finals Day
The Finals day for the Dundrum Cricket Club schools coaching programme took place at the Meadow in Dundrum on the morning of Tuesday 13th June.
NCU Under 14 Squad for The West Cricket Festival
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced their Under 14 squad for The West Cricket Festival at King's College, Taunton from Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th of July 2017, where the squad will initially compete against Cornwall, Cheshire and Northamptonshire.
Belfast 'Try Cricket Days'
A series of 'Try Cricket' days for local schools took place in Belfast, organised by the Northern Cricket Union Development Team in partnership with Belfast City Council, through the Every Body Active 2020 programme.
Northern Cricket Union 2017 - BBC Radio Ulster Interview
On Saturday May 28th Uel Graham and Stephen Bunting from the Northern Cricket Union featured on BBC Radio Ulster's Summer Club.
Cup Final Replay
There will be an early replay of last year's final of the Arthur J Gallagher NCU Senior Challenge Cup. Holders Civil Service North and CIYMS have been drawn against each other in the second round on June 17 with the runners-up having home advantage.
Photos from todays AJG Challenge Cup Draw (All Photos ©Roland White/PressEye)
Northern Knights and Emerging Knights 2017 Fixture List
The inaugural First Class Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial (IP) Championship will present the Northern Knights with their busiest schedule to date. The competition has expanded this year with the entry of Munster Reds to the Irish Inter-Provincial Series.
NCU Club Forum - 19th June 2017
The Northern Cricket Union invites all affiliated clubs to join us on Monday 19th June at the Lagan Valley Island Civic Centre, Lisburn from 6.00pm. We request that each club sends two delegates to the meeting.
NCU Under 15 Squad Announced
NCU Announce Their Under 15 Squad For The Forthcoming 2017 Season.
NCU Under 13 Squad Announced
NCU Announce Their Under 13 Squad For The Forthcoming 2017 Season.
NCU Under 11 Squad
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced their Under 11 squad for the forthcoming 2017 season. A tour to Taunton (King's College), England, to compete in the Under 11 Cricket Festival, will take place from Saturday 22nd to Tuesday 25th of July.
NCU Presidents Message Spring 2017
NCU President Peter McMorran with his Spring message to all players and clubs.
Ulster Bank Schools Cup Final 2017 (Ferguson Grainger Cup)
The 2017 Ulster Bank Schools Cup Final (Ferguson Grainger Cup) will be played at Moylena, home of Muckamore Cricket Club on Friday, 16th June at (1pm). The final will be contested by The Wallace High School Lisburn and Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI).
Northern Knights on the road to North West Warriors (16th June) IP20
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad for the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20) fixture against North West Warriors, at Strabane Cricket Club (Park Road), on Friday June 16th.
Irish Universities - Hone McGregor Tri-Series - Media Release
Irish Universities have been once again been invited to take part in the annual Hone McGregor Tri Series to taking place at the historic Fenner's Ground in Cambridge this week.
Wallace High School Reach Ulster Bank Schools' Cup Cricket Final
The Wallace High School 1st XI defeated Foyle & Londonderry College by 2 runs in a pulsating encounter to reach the Ulster Bank Senior Schools' Cup cricket final.
Ulster Schools team to play MCC on Tuesday 20th June Selected
Following the cancellation of this afternoon's (Fri 9th June) Ulster Schools' Trial, the team has been selected to play against the MCC at Campbell College, Belfast on Tuesday 20 June.
Northern Knights on the road to Leinster Lightning (9th June) IP20
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad for the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20) fixture against Leinster Lightning, at Merrion Cricket Club, on Friday June 9th.
NCU has named a strong Women's team to play against North West Warriors
The NCU has named a strong Women's team to play against North West Warriors Women at Fox Lodge (Noon Start), in an Interprovincial fixture (40 Overs), on Sunday June 11th.
Ulster Bank Schools Cup 2017 - Semi-Final Draw
Last year's runners-up Royal Belfast Academical Instution have received a home draw against Friends School Lisburn in the semi-finals of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup.
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup - Second Round Draw Details
The draw for the second round of the Challenge Cup will be held on Tuesday 30th May at 6.30pm in Malone Golf Club.
Northern Knights versus Leinster Lightning (4th June) IP50 and (June 5th to 7th) IP Championship
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squads for their first home fixtures in the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Series. The games are against Leinster Lightning in the Inter-Provincial 50 Series (IP50) and Inter-Provincial Championship (IPC).
Ulster Schools' Trial Teams 2017
The players have been selected for the 2017 Ulster Schools' Trial, which will be held at THE CASTLE GROUNDS (BRA), 690 Antrim Road, Belfast, on FRIDAY 9th JUNE.
Lightning and Knights Win In T20 Openers
At The Mardyke Munster Reds debut in the competition ended with a narrow loss against the Northern Knights, while the Leinster Lightning started the defence of their Hanley Energy T20 Trophy with a comprehensive 56-run bonus point win at Bready against the North West Warriors.
Emerging Knights to play Leinster Lightning Bolts at Oakhill, County Wicklow
The Northern Knights selectors have announced an Emerging Knights squad to play against Leinster Lightning Bolts at Oakhill, County Wicklow, (11am Start) on Sunday 28th May.
Ulster Plate - Change of date for First Round
Due to a clash with fixtures drawn for the Irish Cup the date of the first round of the Ulster Plate has had to be moved.
Northern Knights squads announced for matches against Munster Reds & North West Warriors
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squads for their first three fixtures in the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Series.
Ireland's Analyst - Scott Irvine from the Northern Cricket Union
In many organisations there are people behind the scenes who are vital to the public performance. Within Cricket Ireland one such person is Scott Irvine from North Down Cricket Club in the Northern Cricket Union.
CSNICC Press Release: Cowden steps down with heavy heart
Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club has issued the two statements regarding the resignation of First XI Captain Andrew Cowden.
Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy- Beyond the Boundaries of Cricket
The Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy has sought to utilise the skills and attributes of other sports to give the young cricketers tips that will enhance their game. Two sessions have been organised by Ciaran Chambers at the National Badminton Centre in Lisburn.
Irish Senior and National Cup Draws Made
Holders Merrion will face NCU side Muckamore in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup, in the draw made at Clontarf today (WED) ahead of the Walton tri-nations ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Holders Exit Ulster Bank Schools Cup
Belfast Royal Academy's cricketers have failed in their bid for a hat trick of Ulster Bank Schools Cup triumphs. The winners of the past two years came a cropper in the second round by five wickets against Foyle College who will now play another Belfast school, Campbell College, in the last eight.
Third Round of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup Drawn
The draw for the 3rd Round of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup was made by the Principal of Lurgan College, Mr T.D. Robinson today (11th May).
Emerging Knights team to play Ireland Under 19's
The Northern Knights selectors have announced an Emerging Knights team to play against Ireland Under 19's at Wallace Park, Lisburn (11am Start) on Sunday 21st May.
International Teams Administration Manager - Cricket Ireland
Cricket Ireland is seeking to recruit an experienced, high performing, self-motivated, well organised and highly efficient International Teams Administration Manager[Update: Applications now closed]
Carrickfergus Cricket Club raises over 5k for Breast Cancer Charity
Carrickfergus Cricket Club is delighted to announce the final total raised for Breast Cancer Charity Pretty 'n' Pink is £5,836.48.
The Northern Cricket Union announce the Northern Knights Squads
The NCU Representative Directorate has announced the Knights Squads for 2017. This year there are two squads, one for the 3-day and 50 over matches and one for the T20 matches.
Emerging Knights v Leinster 'A' at Saintfield, Saturday 6th May
The Northern Knights have named a strong 'Emerging Knights' team to play against Leinster 'A' at Saintfield (11am Start) on Saturday 6th May.
NCU Statement on Home Office Visa Applications & Player Registration
Statement from Neil Matthews on behalf of the NCU Domestic Cricket Directorate
T20 Trophy Final 2016
The delayed Lagan Valley Steels T20 Trophy Final took place today (16th April) at The Meadow, Downpatrick CC. Despite wet conditions early on no overs were lost as Muckamore came out on top by 8 wickets in a high scoring game.
NCU Area Welcome to Coaching Course
Details of a Welcome to Coaching Course coming up at the end of the month. Please note this is being run Free of charge as part of the Active Clubs project. Also this will be the last coaching course run until after the season. So if there is anyone at your club you feel would benefit from this please get them booked on asap as this will fill up very fast.
Charity to benefit from CSNI Cricket Club fundraiser
Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club (CSNI) recently held their annual club fundraiser and charity event at Drumbo Park, Lisburn, with 'A Night at the Dogs'.
Death of Lurgan Stalwart Alan Johnston
Former Irish international Alan Johnston has died at the age of 63. A formidable opening bowler, Johnston enjoyed great success with Lurgan and Ulster Country which saw him capped three times for Ireland in 1990.
All-rounder day for Lord Mayor joining local schools to try out cricket
A series of 'Try Cricket' days for local schools are taking place in Belfast this week, organised by Belfast City Council, through the Every Body Active 2020 programme, in conjunction with the Northern Cricket Union.
Northern Knights to Play Western Warriors of Scotland
Northern Knights will complete their preparations for the forthcoming 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Series with challenge games against the Western Warriors from Scotland.
NCU Easter Camp 2017
Details of an Easter Cricket Camp being organised by the NCU's Cricket Development Officer Callum Atkinson.
Young Cricketers and Youth Competitions - Changes To Regulations
The NCU Management Board has agreed a number of changes to the regulations regarding young cricketers and youth competitions for 2017.
NCU announce the appointment of Angela Platt to the newly created position of General Manager
The Northern Cricket Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Platt to the newly created position of General Manager.
Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy - Class of 2016-2017 Batting Against Spin Bowling
The Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy continues to meet and develop the skills and mindset of young talented cricketers. A recent session looked at batting against spin bowling, and the effectiveness of using footwork.
Umpires Roadshows 2017
NIACUS has kindly agreed to put on a series of Umpiring Roadshows before the start of this coming season.
NCU Bye Laws 2017
The NCU Management Board has approved the Bye-laws for the 2017 season.
While they will appear in the 2017 fixture book a copy can be found at the link below for your information.
Change of email address
As of today (2nd March 2017) the General Secretary of the NCU, Bryan Milford has changed email address.
All email correspondence should now be addressed to email@example.com.
NCU Statement On Revised Home Office Visa Arrangements
The NCU Directors met on Saturday 25th February to discuss the changes in the Home Office immigration rules and enforcement arrangements relating to overseas cricketers for the 2017 season. These have recently been revised by the Home Office and apply to all clubs within Northern Ireland.
Cooke Collegians to play at Fullerton Park in 2017
"Cooke Collegians are delighted to announce that all first and second eleven home fixtures in the 2017 season will be played at Fullerton Park."
Guest Speaker Announced for 2017 NCU Annual Dinner
The guest speaker at this year's Annual Dinner will be Geoff Miller OBE.
Geoff played for Derbyshire and Essex and in 34 Tests for England.
BRA Bid For Cricket Hat Trick
Belfast Royal Academy have received a tough draw in their bid for a hat trick of titles in the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup.
NCU Hopes To Build Partnerships
One of the longest partnerships between business and local sport is to wind down. The sponsorship is for the Northern Cricket Union's Premier and Senior leagues which has been supported by Ulster Bank for over twenty years.
LVS Twenty20 Cup Fixtures Released
The fixtures for the LVS Twenty20 Cup 2017 have been finalised following a meeting with clubs on Tuesday evening.
Northern Cricket Union (NCU) - Regional Development Squads Programme January 2017
With the advent of a new year the coming months are vital for representative cricketers within the Northern Cricket Union (NCU) as they enhance their skill sets for the forthcoming season.
Interview with New Northern Knights Coach Simon Johnston
Summer 2017 is a new dawn for Irish cricket as the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Series takes on First Class Status. Leading the Northern Knights into this new era is Simon Johnston, the 37-year-old, who was Cricket Ireland Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
NCU Women's 2017 Senior Squad Announced
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) is excited to announce their Women's Squad leading into the forthcoming 2017 season.
Northern Cricket Union (NCU) - Under 15 and Under 17 Girls Squads
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) are delighted with the continued progress that is being made by the Under 15 and Under 17 Girls Squads. A passionate coaching team is in place that ensures the female game continues to develop and improve.
NCU Club Forum 2017
The Northern Cricket Union and its regional development staff wish to invite all clubs from across the union to join them on Tuesday 21st March at the Lagan Valley Island Civic Centre in Lisburn from 6:30-9pm to engage in a 'state of the nation' evening.
First Aid, Safeguarding and Designated Officer Courses
It has come to the attention of NCU Development Staff after reviewing their records and through general conversations with clubs around the release of the new NCU Emerging Accreditation Scheme that there is a real and urgent need for a number of courses to be made available to our clubs.
NIACUS Level 1 Umpire Courses
Repost: NIACUS have organised an Umpires Course for the weekend of 3rd / 4th / 5th March 2017.
Provincial Union General Manager
The Northern Cricket Union in conjunction with Cricket Ireland is looking to employ a General Manager to lead the development of cricket in the region, whilst supporting the putting in place of governance structures.
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Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Indoor Winter League - Christmas Update
After three weeks of the Indoor Winter League, The Ulster Elks are in pole position after wins against the Muckamore Mavericks, Dunmurry Dynamites and the Lisburn Lions.
Archived News/Articles from 2016
Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy Class of 2016-2017 Fitness Screening
NCU Presidents Christmas 2016 Message
Archie Johnston set for Kent County Cricket Club's U15 Winter Training Squad
Instonians Cricket Club Gain Clubmark NI Accreditation
UKCC ECB Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Young People and Adults Course in January/February 2017
NCU Indoor Winter League Week 1Slog Sweep Special Edition
Carrickfergus Cricket Club Gain Clubmark NI Re-Accreditation
NCU Junior Leagues Setup for 2017
Cooke Collegians CC leaving Shaw's Bridge
Double success for CSNI at NICSSA Awards
Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy - Class of 2016-2017 Launch
Northern Cricket Union Under 15 and Under 17 Update
Ards CC Seeks Player/Coach For 2017
Appointment of Callum Atkinson as NCU Cricket Development Officer
Northern Cricket Union Under 11 and Under 13 Update
NCU AJG Challenge Cup Draw
NCU Indoor Winter League 2016-17
Northern Knights announce their Winter Training Squad
NCU Competition Secretaries Required For 2017
Templepatrick Cricket Club Gain Clubmark NI Re-Accreditation
Winter 2016 RDS Programme
NCU Youth Directorate Report Summer 2016
CSNI celebrate at annual Awards Dinner
NCU Andrew White Cricket Academy - Beginnings
Cricket Ireland Job Offer - Participation Director Post
2017 AJG Challenge Cup - Preliminary and First Round Draws
North Down CC Seeking a 1st Team Coach
NCU U25 Indoor Winter League 2016-17
Derriaghy CC Groundsman Vacancy
NCU Halloween Cricket Camp 2016
Historic Tie In Soggy White Stick Trophy
Northern Cricket Union Female Domestic Season Review
NCU Presidents Message Autumn 2016 - AGM and Annual Dinner Season
NCU Youth Winter Program - Coaches Expression of Interest
NCU Seeking to Appoint a Full Time Cricket Development Officer
NCU Annual General Meeting 2016
Muckamore Captain Neill Gill receives the Ulster Bank Section 1 trophy
Cricket Ireland Club Facility Grant Fund
NCU Disciplinary Cases 2016
NCU Annual Dinner 2016 - Guest Speaker Announced
NCU Regional Development Squads 2016 / 2017
Junior 2 Title Race Goes Down To The Wire
NCUCA Coaches' Survey 2016
Dundrum CC 3 Day Tour To Shropshire
Donaghadee CC and Belfast Telegraph hit £10K Charity Total
Edinburgh retain Charles Beverland Cup
NCU President's Message - Summer 2016
Rain Ruins Final Day Of Championship Clash
Austin and McBrine lead Warriors fightback but Knights still in control
Dennison Double Hundred Puts Knights In Control
Dennison And Thompson Star As Knights Down Warriors
Net Run Rate and Forfeited Matches
Designated Officer Workshop - Tuesday 30th August 2016 - House of Sport
NCU XI v Munster Reds
NCU Clubs Meetings 2016
Northern Knights team for IP50 match on Sunday against the NW Warriors announced
Northern Knights 3 day team to play North West Warriors announced
The 2016 Northern Cricket Union Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Final in Association with ClickEnergy
Northern Knights IP50 and IP20 teams to play North West Warriors announced
Northern Knights team to play Leinster Lighting on Sunday 31st July announced
NCU U13 Select – Glasgow Inner Cities Festival
NCU U13 Select versus NCU U11 Interprovincial Squad
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Final 2016
NCU Under 14s to Tour Taunton
Ulster Schools Scottish Tour 2016 Report
Northern Knights team to play Leinster Lighting
NCU Under 15 Select v Jersey Under 15's
NCU XI v Irish Under 17's
NCU Emergency Committee Statement on Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup
NCU Under 15 Tour to Denmark
NCU U11 Inter Pro's
Eligibility for Cup Competitions
Arthur J. Gallagher Challenge Cup - Muckamore v Carrickfergus - Continuation Arrangements
Cregagh CC - 100th Anniversary Battle of the Somme
Irish Schools Team Announced
Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup Finals Day Details
Battle of the Somme Act of Remembrance
NCU U17 Inter Pro's
NCU Under 15 Tour to Denmark
Ulster Schools' Tour Squad to Glasgow Area Announced
Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup Final Arrangements
Northern Knights team to play Leinster Lighting on Friday 1st July announced
Progress At Dunmurry Cricket Club
NCU XI v BPCC
Ulster Bank Awards - April/May/June 2016
NCU XI v Irish Under 17s
Honours Even As Warriors And Knights Draw At Bready
Allen and Mulder Star On Rain Hit Day
NCU Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Semi Final Draw
Six star Scanlon gives Warriors solid start
Ulster Schools Team To Play Southern Schools Selected
NCU U15 Inter Provincial Squad 2016
NCU U13 Inter Provincial Squad 2016
NCU U17 English Tour
NCU XI v MCC (22nd - 23rd June 2016)
Northern Knights team to play North West Warriors from 21st to 23rd June announced
BRA win the Ulster Bank Schools Cup
Guest Lecture from Professor Boria Majumdar
Ulster Schools v MCC - Tuesday 21st June
CSNICC presents £3,000 to local charities
Ulster Schools' 2016 Trial Teams
Quarter-Finalists Decided In Irish Senior And National Cups
Ulster Bank Schools Cup semi final results
Cregagh Host 3rd Annual Primary School Kwik Cricket Tournament
Girls join the fun at Laurelvale
Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup Second Round Draw
Knights Denied By Determined Poynter And Dockrell
Northern Knights team to play North West Warriors announced
CSNI's Rahul takes 8 wickets for 0 runs in school match
Knights' Fight back Gets A Little 'Extra' Help
Anderson Century Puts Lightning In Control Against Knights
Dundrum Cricket Club Start Coaching in Schools Programme
NCU Cricket Development Officer (CDO) Post
O'Neills Ulster Cup, Shield and Plate Draws 2016
Twenty20 Shield - Omissions From Original Draw
Cregagh CC to host the East Belfast Primary Schools Kwik Cricket Finals
Knights Selection v Leinster Lightning - Inter-Provincial Championship
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Second Round Draw Date
Anderson And Singh Secure Draw For Lightning
Five Star McCarter Puts Knights In Total Control Against Lightning
Smith and Shannon put Knights in strong position
Holders Waringstown Safely Through In Irish Senior Cup
Knights Selection v Leinster Lightning - Inter-Provincial Championship
Cricket Ireland is seeking an Administration Assistant
NCU XI v Ulster University
NCU President's Message - Spring 2016
NCU Under 9's Winter Coaching
Knights Selection v Leinster Lightning - IP50
Premier League Pre Season Photo
Four NCU ladies make Toyota Super 3s squads
Charity the winner at CSNI fundraiser
Northern Knights Squad for the 2016 season announced
CSNICC announce two new signings for 2016
NCU Club Life Development Weekend
Update: A timely "Lucky 7" 2016 pre-season test
The Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy
CSNICC collect a hat trick of trophies at Belfast City Council Sports Awards
Robert McKinley joins Instonians
Derriaghy awarded a Sports Bag worth £1,000 from SportNI
Roy Harrison MBE
Cricket Coaching Qualification - Welcome to Cricket
Cricket Ireland Confirm Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Head Coaches
NCU Welcome to Coaching Course
How well do you know "your" game?
Northern Knights Statement
Ulster Bank Schools Cup Draws 2016
Andrew White Announces His Retirement From Representative Cricket
"Designated Safeguarding Children's Officer" Workshop
Northern Cricket Union Regional Development Program Spring 2016
Further exciting developments in the Youth Programme for the 2016 season
NIACUS Level 1 and 1a Umpires Courses - February / March 2016
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Final Venue
Ulster Competition Dates / NCU Twenty20 Finals Day
Andrew White Cricket Academy - Visit of Gary Wilson
NCU President's Christmas Message
NCU Coach Education / Development Update
MG2 add their support to the Andrew White Cricket Academy
Junior League fixtures meetings
NCU League Structures for 2016
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Preliminary and First Round Draw 2016
NCU Junior Cup Draw 2016
NCU Intermediate Cup Draw 2016
NCU Lindsay (Minor) Cup Draw 2016
NCU Minor Qualifying Cup Draw 2016
Irish Senior and National Cup draws made
Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup 2016 Preliminary and First Round Draw
Chris Dougherty, captain of holders CIYMS, at the draw for the first round of the Northern Cricket Union's Arthur J Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup. He is flanked by Gordon Markey (left) broking director of the new sponsors and Peter McMorran, President of the NCU.
The Ulster Bank Senior League cup winners at last year's annual dinner of the Northern Cricket Union:
from left - Paul Thompson (Ulster Bank), Lee Nelson of Waringstown (Premier League), Craig Lewis of Derriaghy (Section 1), Matthew Steenson of Armagh (Section 2), Paul McCart of Millpark (Section 3) and Billy Boyd, President of the NCU..
Archived News/Articles from 2015
NCU Cricket Show - Wrap-up Episode
NCU Coach Education Courses
NCU Under 17 Regional Development Squad
IACUS Scorer Survey
NCU Youth Timetable for Autumn 2015
NCU - Annual General Meeting 2015 - Office Bearer / Directorate Nominations
NCU - Annual General Meeting 2015 - Notices Of Motion
Agonising Defeat For NIACUS As White Stick Trophy Returns South
Waringstown Clinch Irish Senior Cup With 107 Run Win Over Merrion
Sport NI "Growing Your Club" Workshop
Gary Wilson Masterclasses
Ulster Bank Senior League Captains receive their league trophies
NCU Regional Development Squads Announcement - Under 11/13/15
Young sports stars get a boost at City Hall
NCU Coach Survey
'Active Clubs Programme' launch evenings
Bruce Topping Coaches Wicket-keeping at Laurelvale CC
Ulster Schools' Tour 2015 - Match Scores, Summaries and Tour Photo
Malan Inspires North Down To O'Neills Ulster Cup Triumph
Belfast Coaching Camp proves huge success for over 40 young cricketers
Woodvale Win The O'Neill's 2015 Ulster Shield To Maintain The NCU's Winning Streak
NCU Annual Dinner - Guest Speaker Announced as Paul Nixon
Nelson Leads Knights For Crucial Championship Decider With Leinster Lightning
Ulster Schools Tour Squad 2015
NCU Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Final Preview Show
The panel discuss the chances of both CIYMS and Instonians in this seasons Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Final which takes place on Friday 31st July at Comber.
NCU Show - First Episode
Joining host Neil Russell is co-host Alistair Bushe, Peter Shields, Robin Haire and NCU Chairman Andy Clement.
The panel discuss the season ahead, the NCU youth tour to SA and who's tipping who for trophies.
NCU Fantasy League 2015
Northern Knights lose to Leinster Lightning
Northern Knights Squads Selected for IP50 and 3-Day Championship
Belfast Under 14 squad Named For This Year's Triangular Cricket Tournament
5th Annual Charity T20 Game
Jonty Rhodes Works With The Northern Knights At North Down Cricket Club
Ireland v Australia – Last Chace To Secure Club Rate Tickets!
Cricket Ireland is seeking to employ an Active Communities Cricket Coach (NCU area)
Cricket "Play Smart" Summer Schemes (In conjunction with Belfast City Council)
Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Final - CIYMS v Instonians
Northern Knights Squad to face Leinster Lightning in Hanley Energy IP50 announced
Banoge Cup Final 2015
Notable Performances In The NCU During Saturday's League Programme
Belfast City Council - Sporty Summer Camp
Garraway hits the 'Mark' for CSNI's Belfast Coaching Camp - Limited places available
Regional Development Program 2015/2016 - Expression of Interest – Age Group Coaches
Exciting times for Armagh Cricket Club
Ireland U17 XI to play the Irish Schools
Irish Schools Team Selected To Play Against Ireland U17
NCU Under 13s beat Munster Under 13s on the Final Day of their Inter Provincial Series
NCU Under 13s lose to Leinster Under 13s on Day Two of their Inter Provincial Series
NCU Under 15s beat the Southern XI Under 15s on Day Three of the Inter Provincial Series
NCU Under 13s beat North West Under 13s on Day One of their Inter Provincial Series
Muckamore Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club - Free Coaching Clinics & Camps
Further Boost For Irish Cricket
NCU Under 15s lose to Leinster Under 15s on Day Two of the Inter Provincial Series
NCU Disciplinary Reprimands
NCU Under 11s Win Their First Inter-Pro Match Of The Season
No Shortage Of Drama In Irish Senior Cup Quarter Finals - Both NCU teams progess to Semi Finals
Top Coaches Launch Sport NI's Coaching Awards
Graham Cup Final (Sponsored By Dale Farm)
Southern Schools' v Ulster Schools' - Schools' Interprovincial at Rathmines, Dublin
Lurgan XI v NCU Presidents XI
Ulster Schools Team Selected For Match Against Southern Schools
BRA win Ulster Bank Schools Cup
Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Semi-Final Draw - Schools Cup Final Venue Switch
Fixtures For Under 13 Inter Provincials
Young Under 13 Instonians cricketer takes 9 wickets in a game
Warriors Edge Out Knights In T20 Thriller
NCU's under age squads have been announced for the interpros
The under 11 squad
The under 13 squad
The under 15 squad
Revised Regulations for Irish Senior & National Cups and all the Ulster Competitions
NCU Cup Final Venues 2015Eric Twadell
NCU Development Program - Under 21 side
Coaching Our Player's to Play Smart…
All Belfast Schools Cup Final
Ulster Schools team announced
Belfast Schools Top Of The Form
Northern Knights Squad to face North West Warriors in the Hanley Energy T20 Trophy announced
Ulster Schools' Trial Teams Announced
Record partnership ensures Warriors secure draw with Knights
Cameron-Dow Puts Warriors In A Spin
NICSSA Sport & Leisure - Free Taster Session For Sports Coaches As Part Of The Findout Initiative
Northern Knights Squad to face North West Warriors in 3 day Hanley Energy IP Championship announced
Warriors Edge Out Knights In T20 Trophy Thriller
Nine Schools, three hundred schoolchildren and two tournaments
Northern Knights Squad to face North West Warriors in Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy announced
Performance Review Of NCU Development Plan 2014-2018
Knights Rearguard Denies Warriors
Vardhan Century Keeps Warriors In Total Control
Thompson century puts Warriors in the ascendancy
Holders RBAI are through to the last eight - Ulster Bank Schools Cup Update
Northern Knights Squad to face North West Warriors in 3 day Hanley Energy IP Championship announced
Warriors Get Tangled In Knights' Web Of Spin (Hanley Energy IP50 Cup)
Anderson stars as Lightning blitz Knights (Hanley Energy T20 Trophy)
Ulster Bank Schools First Round Update
First Steps on an Umpiring Career
Holders Through In Irish Senior Cup - Four NCU teams also progress (so far)
Northern Knights Squads Announced for upcoming IP50 and T20 Games
Graham Cup - Inclement Weather Problems
Knights Too Strong For Disappointing Warriors
Hanley Energy IP50 Cup - Northern Knights comfortable winners over North West Warriors
NCU Under 15s - Town v Country Practice Match
NCU South Africa Development Tour 2015 - Final Tour Report and Summary
Regionalisation Of NCU Junior Leagues - Club Responses
Clarification of NCU's 2015 Registration Guidance
Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup
Northern Knights T20 and 50 over Squads Announced
Northern Knights Pre Season Warm-Up Matches At North Down CC - Sunday 26th April 2015
Cricket Coaching Qualification - Course Coming Up
Final Day report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Northern Knights Under 18s finish with a win under the lights at Durbanville
NCU Development tour to South Africa - Ground Photos
Day 10 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Into the Karoo and to the Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day 9 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Mixed fortunes for the NCU Northern Knights Youth sides - Day 8 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
NCU Management Board Statement On League Structures
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
Muckamore CC host a 'Know the Laws of Cricket' event
NIACUS will deliver a one-evening course on the Laws of Cricket
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
Visits to Robben Island and the Amy Biehl Foundation - Day 5 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Comfortable win for Under 15s - Day 4 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Ring rusty NCU Youth sides well beaten - Day 3 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
Day 2 report from the NCU Development tour to South Africa
NCU Youth Development Tour is up and running
Cricket Open Day at Bangor Aurora Aquatics and Leisure Complex
Friday Night Youth Cricket is coming back to Donaghadee Cricket Club
Active Awards for Sport Programme is open for applications
Cricket Ireland Coaches Association Conference 2015
Neil Russell appointed NCU Public Relations Officer
Ulster Bank Schools Cup - First and Second Round Draws
Under 9s Coaching - A first for the Union
Regionalisation of NCU Junior Leagues
Irish Senior Cup 2015 - 1st Round Draw
Irish National Cup 2015 - 1st Round Draw
Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Trophy 2015 - 1st and 2nd Round Draws
Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Shield 2015 - 1st and 2nd Round Draws
NCU Junior Cup 2015 (sponsored by Goldblatt McGuigan) - 1st and 2nd Round Draws
Muckamore CC - Umpiring and Laws
Coach Education Courses (run by Belfast City Council)
Northern Knights Select Winter Training Squad And Begin Pre-Season Training
Templepatrick CC & Grange Women's Group - Table Cricket Initiative
NCU Coaches' Association Workshops
NCU Coaches Association Dropbox - NEW!
Cup Holders In All-Premiership Tie - Ulster Bank Challenge Cup 2015 First Round Draw
Shortage of Umpires in NCU Reaching Critical State
Old Familiar Faces For Jones
NCU Coaches Association 2015
Northern Cricket Union Annual General Meeting
NCU coaches database
Death of CSN Scorer Peter Russell
Level 1 Umpire Training Course
Certificate in Coaching Young People & Adults (NCU)
NCU Announce Its Underage Training Squads For 2015
Archived News/Articles from 2014
Cricket Ireland 'Welcome to Coaching' Course
Coach Education is moving from strength to strength within the NCU
NCU Under 17 Regional Development Squad
Cricket Ireland Awards Lunch 2014
Presentation to Andrew White by Instonians Cricket Club
Clubmark NI Information Session in Lisburn-Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
'Welcome to Coaching' Level 1 course starts for NCU club members
NCU Under 15 Regional Development Squad
NCU Under 13 Regional Development Squad
Sport Northern Ireland Club Leaders - Free support for your sports club
Charity Commission information sessions
Level 1 'Welcome to Coaching Courses'
Northern Cricket Union Indivdual Player Awards 2014
The path is clear as Women's Cricket continues to grow
NIACUS Reclaims White Stick Trophy
NCU Youth Regional Development Squads 2014 / 2015 - Update 20/09/14
Ulster Bank Awards for August & September
NCU and Cartwrights Sports look forward to Senior League and Women's League Awards
Northern Knights host lunch for sponsors at IP50 match against Leinster Lightning
NCU President presents cheque to Alzheimer's Society
What is your organisation doing to end bullying in sport?
NCU ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014 - NOTICES OF MOTION
Senior League player of the Year Awards sponsored by Cartwrights Sports - Senior League 1
Senior League player of the Year Awards sponsored by Cartwrights Sports - Senior League 2
Senior League player of the Year Awards sponsored by Cartwrights Sports - Senior League 3
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 16th September 2014
NCU Youth Regional Development Squads 2014 / 2015 - Update 10/09/14
Statement to clubs from the Union Chairman, Andy Clement
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 10th September 2014
Robert Croft announced as Guest Speaker for NCU Annual Dinner
Ulster Bank NCU Senior League Awards - July 2014
NCU Cup Final Umpires 2014NCU Senior League Player of the Year Awards (sponsored by Cartwrights Sports)
The following umpires have been appointed to officiate in this seasons NCU Cup Finals:
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 3rd September 2014
Instonians A beat CSNI A in NCU Under 11 Division 1 Final
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 28th August 2014
McBrine spins Warriors to narrow win against Northern Knights
Honours even after second day of Inter-Provincial clash at Eglinton
Northern Cricket Union Development Tour to South Africa
Wickets tumble on first day of Inter-Provincial clash at Eglinton
Knights announce changes to their squad for upcoming 3 day Newstalk IP Championship match
NCU Senior League Player of the Year Awards
Kamtekar spins Carrickfergus to National Cup glory
Monaghan CC Chairman gets on his bike to raise Club funds
Monaghan CC benefit from World Police & Fire Games Legacy
Northern Knights announce squad for 3 day Newstalk IP Championship match against North West Warriors
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Update - 18th August 2014
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Update - 9th August 2014
Dundrum CC Under 15s Undertake Their First Tour to Scotland
Donaghadee Cricket Club Hold Their Annual Charity Game
Ulster Bank Awards 2014 - Niranjan Godbole and Billy Dale
The Charlie Beverland Under 11 Leagues sponsored by Norman Shannon & Co Solicitors
Read more and Semi Final draws...
Cricket Ireland - NCU 'Play Smart' Workshops 2014
Banoge Cup Final
Quoile Cup Final
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Update - 28th July 2014
Northern Knights announce squad for Interprovincial Championship match against Leinster Lightning
North v South Youth Matches - Squads announced
Northern Knights receive new helmets from sponsors F.S.S. (NI)
Ulster Schools' Under 19s - Durham Tour Squad 2014
Northern Knights squad to face Leinster Lightning in Newstalk IPT20 Round 3 announced
NCU Coaches Association - Wicket Keeping Workshop on 30th July
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 8th July 2014
Dundrum Cricket Club Thriving At Junior Level
Carrick planning a special night for the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Trophy Final
Knights Rout Warriors In Rain-Ruined Contest
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 30th June 2014
NCU Under 11s to play North West announced
Twenty20 Cup Final 2014
Coleraine Inst Cricket - Summer 2014 Report & Photos
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 30th June 2014
Northern Ireland Kwik Cricket Finals Day sparkles in the sun
Under 13 Girls' Cricket proving to be a Super Hit!
Belfast 'INST' Take Schools Cricket Cup - Ulster Bank Schools Cup Final
Northern Knights squads for Newstalk IPT20 and IP50 matches at Comber announced
£10,000 competition the highlight of Northern Knights Newstalk IPT20 Family Fun Day
Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Semi Final Draw
Irish Schools' Team To Play Ireland Under 19s On Monday 7th July
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 25th June 2014
Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship - Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights - Day 3 Report and Scorecard
Ulster Schools' Under 19s for the Inter Provincial match against Southern Schools' chosen
Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship - Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights - Day 2 Report and Scorecard
Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship - Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights - Day 1 Report and Scorecard
Foyle College will meet RBAI in Schools Cup Final
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 16th June 2014
Inst. in Schools Cup Final
NCU Schools' U13 Super 8's Competition - Friday 13th June
NI Kwik Cricket Finals Day, 18th June, Stormont
Northern Knights Squad to face Leinster Lightning in 3 day Newstalk IP Championship announced
Ulster Schools' Under 19 team announced for MCC match on 17th June
Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship - Northern Knights v NW Warriors - Day 3 Report and Scorecard
Ulster Bank Schools Cup Semi Final Draw
Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship - Northern Knights v NW Warriors - Day 2 Report and Scorecard
Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship - Northern Knights v NW Warriors - Day 1 Report and Scorecard
Holders Progress In Ulster Bank Schools Cup
Ulster Schools' Trial
Ulster Bank League Section 1 Roundup - 3rd June 2014
NCU Junior Knights Under 15 squad for Inter Provincial tournament announced
NCU Junior Knights Under 13 squad for Inter Provincial tournament announced
Northern Knights squad for Newstalk IP Championship announced
Rain To The Rescue As Warriors' Luck Holds
North West under 17s defeat their NCU counterparts by 70 runs
Down High First In Last Four - Ulster Bank Schools Cup Roundup
Northern Knights Squad to face North West Warriors announced
Foyle and Grosvenor Book Place In Last Eight Of Schools Cup
Woodvale Go Top of the Table - Ulster Bank League Section 1 Report
Ulster Country Under 15s v Ulster Town Under 15s
Ulster Bank Ulster Schools Cup Update: 12th May
Weather plays havoc with RSA Irish Senior and National Cups
Ulster Bank Challenge Cup - Man of the Match Awards 2014
Northern Knights squad to play Ireland Under 19's announced
Under 15's Cricket - Ulster Town v Ulster Country
NCU Under 17's slip to defeat against Leinster
Senior League players to be recognised as new NCU awards launched
Nigel Jones congratulates Templepatrick and Cliftonville on success of first Primary School indoor tournament
Derriaghy Go Top - Senior League Section 1 report
Have you picked your Fantasy Cricket XI yet?
NCU Ulster Bank League Launch 2014
May Day Under 15's Cricket - Ulster Country v Ulster Town
Northern Knights bridging club to country gap in Inter-Pro series - BBC report
Richard Johnson recognised at the 51st Torch Trophy Trust Awards
New Cricket Ireland Events Manager visits the NCU
Coaching Certificate in Young People and Adults
Your Union wants to hear from you!
Cricket Coaching Qualification
Northern Cricket Union launch Junior Knights Academy
NCU Coaches Association launch and workshop
Youth Competitions - Changes to Rules for 2014
Sport NI Club Leaders Training Programme
Busy Close Season for Youth Cricket in the NCU
The Northern Cricket Union announce the Northern Knights Squads
NCU holds coaching sessions for 7, 8 and 9 year olds
NCU Regional Development Squads announced
Ulster Bank Schools Cup
Monaghan and University of Ulster aiming for degrees of success in NCU
New clubs, more teams - an exciting year ahead as the NCU expands!
CIYMS CC and Waringstown CC achieve Club Accreditation Scheme Status
2013 - A great year for Girls' and Women's Cricket in the NCU
NCU Coaches Association Launch
Opportunity for Club Coaches
Archived News/Articles from 2013
NCU Under 17s hold first pre-Christmas Practice
NCU Under 11s RDS final week
Northern Cricket Union present Macmillan with charity collection cheque
U11s & U13s have a visit from an 'Old Boy'
Northern Cricket Union recognised at World Police and Fire Games reception
Knights commence their Strength & Conditioning programme at University of Ulster, Jordanstown
NCU Under 15 Regional Development Squad get 'Fit To Play'
Cricket Ireland - Coach Education Courses 2013/14
Under 11 Regional Development Squad Sessions begin
Under 13 Practice Sessions commence at UU Jordanstown
NCU Annual General Meeting 2013
Newsletter NCU Team of the Year 2013
NCU Annual Dinner 2013
NCU Club Coaches' Workshop
Regional Development Coaches Workshop at UU Jordanstown
NCU Winter sessions start at University of Ulster, Jordanstown
Presentations to Andrew White and Paul Stirling
Historic day for local cricket as clubs field ladies' teams for first time
Students bowled over by Belfast Coaching Camp
Robin Walsh elected President of Cricket Ireland
Grounds course held at Stormont
Ulster Bank Schools Cup Final - Top Form Limavady Take Schools Cup
Belfast Under 14's retain Charlie Beverland Cup in Ayr
Ulster Bank Cricket Awards - Yogesh Takawale
Belfast Under 14 squad named
NCU name Under 11 boys side to face the NWCU
Dunmurry Cricket Club Square Vandalised
Northern Knights announce squad for the 3 day game against the North West Warriors
RSA Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy - Leinster Lightning claim T20 Crown
Ireland Under 13 Training Camp
RSA Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy - Double victory for Northern Knights at Comber
RSA Inter-Provincial Cup - White leads Northern Knights to narrow win against NW Warriors
First and Deputy First Minister meet the Northern Knights and North West Warriors
Northern Knights squad for RSA Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy announced
BBC Sportsound - Reporting from the Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Semi Final live from Instonians CC on Saturday 13th July
Northern Knights squad to play the North West Warriors in RSA Inter-Provincial Cup announced
Runs Galore in Ulster Bank Schools Cup
Inaugural Women's League introduced
Entries double for 2013 Schools' Under 11 League
Girls set for Summer Super 8's Competition
Promising signs for U17's despite defeat
Brian Walsh interview - BBC Sportsound 27th April 2013 Transcript and audio file
Ulster Schools' Squad for Inter-Provincial Match v Leinster Schools' Announced
Northern Knights squad to play Leinster Lightning in RSA Inter-Provincial Championship announced
NCU U13 Interprovincial Squad for 2013...
NCU U15 Interprovincial Squad for 2013...
Northern Knights squad for RSA Inter-Provincial T20 Cup announced
RSA Inter-Provincial Championship - Shannon and Waller take Knights to victory
Day Three Report...
Day Two Report...
Day One Report... Northern Knights squad to take on North West Warriors announced
Ulster Bank Schools Cup - Holders Through to Semis
Ulster Schools' Team v The M.C.C.
NCU name Under 17 boys side to face the Southern XI
Northern Knights ready for their first battle
NCU name Under 17 boys side to face the NWCU
Cricket gets high profile at annual Newtownabbey Sports Awards
Inaugural Northern Knights squad announced
Northern Cricket Union Coaches Association Launch Evening Press Release
NCU Inter-provincial fixtures announced
From Mallusk to Mumbai - the progress of umpire Mark Hawthorne
Diary of a Part Time Umpire
NCU Board hold business planning seminar
NCU announce Under 17 'Girls' Regional Development Squad for 2013
NCU Inter-provincials - 'Knighted'
NCU name U11 and U13 Regional Development Squads for 2013
NIGEL JONES - ONE YEAR ON
Coach Education Courses 2013
Postponement Of Matches Due To International And Interprovincial Matches
Lords Taverners Funding 2013
NCU name U15 and U17 Regional Development Squads for 2013
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NCU Regional Development Squads 2013
Northern Cricket Union launches Groundsman Association
Archived News/Articles from 2012
NCU Annual General Meeting 2012
Fermanagh and Tyrone Primary Schools enjoy Kwik Cricket Competition
Jack Carson - 600 not out!
Cricket Ireland Coach Education Calender for 2012-13
Under 15 interprovincial 2012 Round Up
Belfast win the inaugural Charlie Beverland Memorial Cup
NCU v North West U17 Girl's (Ulster Trials) match cancellation
Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup Final
RSA Kwik Cricket Challenge
Cregagh 2012 Tour
Northern Cricket Union appoint new Public Relations Officer
NCU name under 15 Interprovincial Squad for 2012
NCU name under 13 Interprovincial Squad for 2012
Cancellation of Northern Ireland Asda Kwik Cricket Finals Day 2012
All Girl Asda KWIK Cricket Final creates history at Stormont
Tommy Puts Steel into Twenty20
Northern Ireland - Asda Kwik Cricket Launch 2012
Ireland Under 17 squad announced
The Influence of New Media on Cricket
Sun & Fun at Templepatrick Cricket Club's Under 11 Blitz
Ulster Bank Schools Cup
NCU name Under 17 side to face Southern XI
‘Super 8s’ – a new concept for Girls and Women’s Cricket
Templepatrick Cricket Club and cricket winners at Newtownabbey Borough Council Sports Awards 2012
Templepatrick Cricket Club host Cricket Ireland Coach Education Course
Kind Draw for Ulster Bank Schools Cup Holders
Andy McCrea wins Outstanding Coach of the Year Award
Cricket Ireland announce appointment of Development Officers for NCU and NW regions
Jubilee Cup Preview 2012
Under 13 and Under 15 NCU Regional Development Squads 2011/12
Introduction to Cricket Coaching Course
Cricket Ireland - Coach Education Programme for 20
Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Cricket Foundation Part A Course
Ulster Hockey - First Aid Course at CIYMS CC on 6th and 7th March
Derriaghy CC Football Club create a piece of history by reaching the 6th round of the Irish Cup
Archived News/Articles from 2011
NCU Section 2 Averages 2011 (updated 15.11.2011 with Cooke Collegians averages)
Northern Cricket Union AGM 2011
Chris Harte (Bangor) was elected President with Billy Boyd (Lurgan) elected as Vice-President.
Brian Walsh (Instonians) is the new Chairman with Andy Clement (Muckamore) elected as Vice-Chairman.
The majority of the serials proposed were passed, some with amendments proposed from the floor.
The two to fail were Serials 12 (bringing forward the final date for matches in September) and Serial 16 (from Dundrum CC)
Read the full list of motions/amended motions passed/rejected
Updated 2011 Section 1 League Table
Updated 2011 Section 2 League Table Photos from the NCU 125th Anniversary Dinner (updated 18/10/2011)
Photos from the Lisburn 175th Anniversary Dinner
A HISTORY OF THE NCU CHALLENGE CUP 1887-2011?
Interesting developments in the pipeline for the NCU for the 2012 season and beyond
NCU Ulster Bank Premier League Section 1 - North Down with the trophy
NCU Ulster Bank League Section 1 - Lurgan with the trophy
NCU Ulster Bank League Section 2 - Captains of Academy, Laurelvale and Templepatrick with the trophy
NCU Ulster Bank League Section 3 - Donaghadee with the trophy
NCU Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Final Photos #1
NCU Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Final Photos #2
NCU Junior Cup Final Photos
NCU Intermediate Cup Final Photos
NCU Minor (Lindsay) Cup Final Photos
NCU Minor Qualifying Cup Final Photo
Waringstown take Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup
Andy McCrea / ECB Sky Sports Award 2011
Waringstown make club history in Midweek League Final
Saintfield Cricket Club receive Club Accreditation Scheme status
Instonians Cricket Blitz
Lurgan Ladies Cricket
Belfast Under 14's finish 3rd in Lord's Taverners' Inner Cities Tournament
Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Man of the Match Awards - 2011
Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Final 2011
Ulster Bank League Awards
Records tumble during school match
On Saturday morning a schoolboy player from Sullivan Upper School scored 204 not out in an Under 15 cup match against Regent House.
The schoolboy in question is Mark Adair and his innings took place on the upper pitch at North Down Cricket Club in Comber. Once he had reached his double hundred he retired in the 19th over with one over to go in the innings.
To follow up his performance with the bat, in the afternoon he turned out for his club side Holywood and helped them to a 13 run victory over Woodvale by clean bowling the last 3 batsmen.
Mark's coach at Sullivan Upper, Paul Osborne, is wondering if this score is an Irish Schoolboy record or if it is a record for a 20 over a side match?
Mark represented the Belfast Inner Cities side last season and in 2011 is a member of the Northern Cricket Union's under 15 interprovincial team
Solmatix are new sponsors of Quoile Cup
Clogher Cricket Club vandalised for fifth time and on this occasion the damage is the most severe yet
ICC Europe Groundsman Association
Ian Kerr - 43 seasons and counting
Templepatrick CC and Coleraine CC join forces for girls cricket
Refurbishment of the cricket square at The Castle Grounds
NCU Senior Cricket Working Group
Ulster Schools' U19s Cricket team
Ulster Bank Schools Cup 2011 - Final Report and Scorecard
Lurgan Tigers Kwik Cricket Blitz
Ulster Schools' XI defeat MCC
Cregagh Cricket Club embarks upon its 4th European tour
Cregagh Cricket Club runs kwik cricket competition with Sport NI
Festival of cricket proves a big hit at Templepatrick Cricket Club
Sponsorship deal aims to make Templepatrick Cricket Club the Holm of youth cricket
Ulster Schools' U19 Cricket Trial at Ballyclare HS
Ulster Schools' XI team to play The MCC selected
NCU Under 13 and 15 squads selected for outdoor training
Tom Flintoft visits NCU grounds
Templepatrick and Carrickfergus Cricket Clubs receive Club Accreditation Scheme status
Ulster Bank Schools Cup 2011 - First Round Report
Templepatrick Cricket Club host Cricket Ireland Coach Education Course
Pitch opening planned for Templepatrick Cricket Club
Rotary Charity Cricket Match at Comber
Would we really expect to play senior cricket without Umpires?
Criminal Damage At Clogher Cricket Club Continues For The Fourth Year In Succession
FROM THE ASHES - a new documentary
Introduction to Cricket Coaching Courses
Andy McCrea wins ICC Europe Outstanding Coaching Award
NCU Courses 2011
Jake Torrans to run in London Marathon again
Another local cricketer raises money for charity by running in the London Marathon
ICC Europe Introductory Scorer Course
NCU Women's Cricket League
"Powerplays and Pushing Boundaries"
NIACUS / ECB ACO Level 1 umpire training course
NCU Under-Age Regional Development Squads Get Underway
2011 Coaching Courses
Derriaghy Cricket Club receive Club Accreditation Scheme status
Archived News/Articles from 2010
NCU AGM 2010
Cregagh Cricket Club Tour - 2010
Cricket Ireland - Coach Education
New funding programme open to clubs
Autumn Renovation of Squares
Lurgan and Templepatrick Cricket Clubs Under 11 Cricket Blitz
NCU - JUNIOR CRICKET TASKFORCE
Jim McMorran Award for Voluntary Service to Cricket
David Lloyd to be special guest speaker at Lisburn Cricket Clubs 175th Anniversary Celebrations in 2011
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