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NCU Update to Clubs (5th June 2020)
Club Support Toolkit with protocols and checklists will be sent to all clubs on Monday plus other news.
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Cricket Ireland receives in-principle approval to Return-to-Training for club cricket across Ireland
Cricket Ireland has received provisional approval for club cricket to move towards a restart of activity in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Competition Rules and Bye-Laws 2020
In the hope that the 2020 season will commence at some stage here are the Competition Rules and Bye-Laws that will apply in the 2020 season.
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NCU Update for Clubs - 24th May 2020
The NCU provides an update to clubs on latest developments on the possibility of a return to training for cricket.
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NCU Update for Clubs - 15th May 2020
The NCU Board provides another update to clubs plus details about League restructuring.
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NCU Update for Clubs
24th April 2020 - The NCU Board provides an update to clubs
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Basil McNamee
The President, Chairman and Board of the Northern Cricket Union are saddened to learn of the passing of their distinguished Past President Basil McNamee and offer their deepest sympathy to the family circle.

Sport NI Launch the Sports Hardship Fund
As the country deals with coronavirus (COVID-19), Sport NI know sport and physical recreation organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time.
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Coronavirus and Grounds Maintenance in the Recreational Game
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus), all government advice should be followed.
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Extension to Suspension of Cricket
In consultation with Cricket Ireland and the other Provincial Unions, the NCU have decided to extend the suspension of all activities under our auspices until at least 28th May 2020.
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Iain Warke
The President, Board and staff of the Northern Cricket Union are sorry to learn of the passing of Iain Warke.
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NCU UPDATE ON COVID-19
A message from NCU Chairman Sam Beckett about the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
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NCU Golf Day
Due to ongoing concerns and developments regarding COVID 19, the NCU has decided to postpone this event (NCU Golf Day),
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Coronavirus Update
Following our statement yesterday in respect of Covid 19 (Coronavirus) we wish to update you.
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Cricket Ireland Advice on Coronavirus-preparedness / Postponed NCU Workshops and Programmes
Advice from Cricket Ireland on Coronavirus-preparedness and the NCU has announced the postponment of Workshops and Programmes.
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NCU Women's squad to tour Jersey
As part of the growing development of the Women's game within the NCU, the senior women's squad will embark on a three day tour to Jersey this summer.
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Launch of the 2020 NCU Golf Day
The NCU, in conjunction with Virgin Media Business as main event sponsor, are delighted to launch the 2020 NCU Golf Day.
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Grounds Workshops
Back in September 2019, Philip McCormick facilitated a workshop at Stormont for club grounds staff/workforce/volunteers and feedback was that the clubs would like more of these.
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Cricket Ireland become ECL partner in boost for club cricket
The European Cricket League (ECL) and Cricket Ireland have announced that they have agreed a partnership that will see the winners of the Sunday Independent All-Ireland T20 Cup receive entry into the ECL - the Champions League of European cricket. This year it will be CIYMS from the NCU.
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Andy McCrea to take up new NCU Coaches Mentor Role
Andy McCrea has agreed to take up a role as 'Coach Mentor' to support the growing number of regional and club coaches involved within the NCU.
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Gallagher Challenge Cup 2020 Draw Photos
The draw took place recently for the Preliminary and 1st Rounds of the Mens Gallagher Challenge Cup and the 1st Round of the Womens Gallagher Challenge Cup. Here are some photos from the draw.
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NCU Cup Final Venues 2020
The Domestic Cricket Directorate have selected the venues for Cup Finals in 2020.
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NCU 2019 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.
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2019 Results
Click on the following links to see 2019's results for leagues, cups, youth and schools matches or use the 'Archive' menu at the top right hand side of the menu banner.
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Playing regulations for all NCU, Ulster and Irish competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
 
Miscellaneous #1
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.
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Clarification on a couple of the NCU's Bye-Laws
The Domestic Cricket Directorate have provided the following clarification on two of the bye-laws.
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NCU Domestic Youth Guidance
The NCU Domestic Directorate have created guidance and information for Under 11 / 13 / 15 domestic cricket for the 2019 season.
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Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.
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NCU 2019 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.
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NCU Publish new Development Plan for 2014-18
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has published its new Development plan covering the years 2014-2018. In announcing its publication President Billy Boyd and Chairman Andy Clement commented that they hoped that, post publication, the new Development Plan will provide fresh impetus for all those involved in NCU cricket.
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Miscellaneous #2
Player Clothing 2019
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 2019 (pdf)

Child Safeguarding Manual
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
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NCU Bye-Laws 2019
The NCU Bye Laws for 2019
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Volunteering in Sport
Volunteering is an ideal way to get involved in sport, develop new skills and stay engaged in a sport. It can be a rewarding activity which helps you to meet new people and take on new challenges through roles such as coaching or administration.
Sports volunteering activities
The wide range of opportunities to get involved in sports volunteering includes:
  • coaching
  • administration
  • officiating
  • committee work
  • organising events and competitions

Depending on your individual skills or interests, you can offer to volunteer in any of the above areas. Some of the most important attributes include enthusiasm and interest.
For more information on volunteering in sport visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/sports-volunteering.

 
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Uel Graham
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Callum Atkinson
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Email: callum.atkinson@ncucricket.org

Wayne Hughes
School and Club Engagement Officer

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Belfast
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Email: wayne.hughes@ncucricket.org

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