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Fixtures: 13th / 14th /15th /16th May NIACUS Umpire Appointments
LVS T20 Cup  #ncut20c
13th May (6pm)
CSNI beat CIYMS by 19 runs
Waringstown v Instonians - match abandoned

14th May (6pm)
Carrickfergus beat Lisburn by 116 runs
North Down beat Woodvale by 10 wickets

15th May
CIYMS v Instonians (12noon)
CSNI v Lisburn
North Down v Waringstown
Woodvale v Carrickfergus

LVS T20 Trophy  #ncut20s
13th May
Cregagh v Armagh (6pm)

16th May
Bangor v Templepatrick

Robinson Services League 1 #ncus1
15th May
Cliftonville Academy v Cregagh
Armagh v Derriaghy (1pm)
Bangor v Donacloney Mill
Saintfield v Ballymena (1pm)
Templepatrick v Muckamore

LVS T20 Bowl  #ncut20b
15th May
Drumaness Superkings v Ards
Larne v Donaghadee
Victoria v Dunmurry

LVS T20 Shield  #ncut20s
15th May
BISC v Dundrum
Downpatrick v Holywood
Laurelvale v Lurgan (1pm)
Junior League 1 T20 Plate #ncut20p
15th May
Carrickfergus II v Muckamore II (10am)
CSNI II v North Down II
Instonians II v Lisburn II (1pm)
Waringstown II v CIYMS II

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
15th May
CIYMS III v Woodvale II (1.30pm)
Waringstown III v Donacloney Mill II (at Donacloney)
Derriaghy II v Armagh II (1pm)

May 16th
Waringstown III v Armagh II

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
15th May
Cregagh II v CSNI III
Muckamore III v Laurelvale II

16th May
Muckamore III v Templepatrick II
Woodvale II v Bangor II

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
15th May
Cooke Collegians II v Cliftonville Academy III (1pm)

May 16th
Holywood II v BISC II

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
15th May
Carrickfergus III v Donacloney Mill III
Lurgan II v Lisburn III

16th May
Carrickfergus III v Bangor III
CSNI IV v Donaghadee II
Women's Premier League
16th May
CSNI v North Down
Lurgan v Muckamore

Women's League 1
16th May
North Down II v Waringstown II

17th May
Instonians v Carrickfergus (6pm)

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
15th May
CIYMS IV v Drumaness Superkings II
Templepatrick III v Ballymena III
BISC III v Laurelvale III

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
14th May
CSNI V v Victoria II

16th May
Dundrum II v Cregagh III (1.30pm)
Muckamore V v CIYMS V

Junior League 8A  #ncuj8a
15th May
Holywood III v Dundrum III (12.30pm)

Junior League 8B  #ncuj8b
15th May
Lisburn IV v Dunmurry II
Cooke Collegians IV v Muckamore VI (1pm)

16th May
Carrickfergus V v Cliftonville Academy IV (10am)
General Information
News #1
LVS T20 Cup Week 2 Match Round-up
A century from Jacques Snyman helped Carrickfergus pick up their opening win in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup. Plus summaries of the other game this evening and yesterdays two games.

Message Following Executive Announcement RE: Spectators
Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions welcome the recent announcement from the NI Executive regarding the timetable for the phased return of spectators to outdoor sport in Northern Ireland.

MTB Northern Knights squad announcement - Leinster Lightning 16th May
MTB Northern Knights Head Coach Simon Johnston has named his 13-man squad for Sunday's Inter-Provincial Cup clash against Leinster Lightning at North Down Cricket Club.

Be UV Aware - A message from Cancer Focus NI
As summer approaches we are working with the Public Health Agency and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland to remind everyone to Be UV Aware.

Women's Challenge Plate Announcement
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) is excited to announce a new competition for the 2021 season – the Gallagher Women's Challenge Plate.

Result Forms / Competition Rules
Result forms should now be submitted by the winning team.

LVS T20 Cup Week 1 Round-up
CSNI and Lisburn are sitting at the top of the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup table after opening day wins over Instonians and Waringstown respectively.

Club Profiles 2021 - CIYMS CC
CIYMS captain Nigel Jones says that his side have their sights set on going far in every competition this summer.

Club Profiles 2021 - Woodvale CC
Woodvale captain Stephen Bunting says that his side can compete in the Premier League this year after an "eye-opener" of a campaign in 2020.

Club Profiles 2021 - Instonians CC
Instonians captain Andrew White is looking for greater consistency from senior members of his side in 2021, as well as contributions from his younger players.

Club Profiles 2021 - Waringstown CC
Waringstown captain Lee Nelson insists that consistency is a must for the Villagers in 2021.

NCU Club Update (4th May)
As we approach the start of the season a few points to note.

Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights Match Report - 4th May
MTB Northern Knights fell to a 70-run (DLS) defeat against Leinster Lightning in their opening match of the Inter-Provincial Cup.

Northern Knights Squad Announced for their Inter-Provincial Cup Opener
MTB Northern Knights Head Coach Simon Johnston has named his first squad of the summer ahead of tomorrow's Inter-Provincial Cup opener against Leinster Lightning in Dublin.

Club Profiles 2021 - CSNI CC
New CSNI captain Gary Wilson says that he wants to give the young players at the club a chance this year.

Club Profiles 2021 - North Down CC
North Down CC captain Alistair Shields insists that his side must start the new campaign strong due to the layout of the season.

Club Profiles 2021 - Lisburn CC
Lisburn CC captain Adam Berry has admitted that 2021 will present an opportunity for their new faces to build on what happened last summer.

Club Profiles 2021 - Carrickfergus CC
Carrickfergus CC captain Michael Gilmour believes that his side can compete for silverware this year.

NCU Club Info (30th April) - Return to Play Guidance
Further to our Club Zoom on Return to Play on Thursday 29th April, please see this article that has links to relevant documents that were referred to during the discussion.

Gallagher Challenge Cup Draws and Sponsorship Renewal
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) are delighted to announce the draws for the preliminary round and first round proper of the 2021 Gallagher Challenge Cup and news of their sponsorship renewal.

NCU Club Update - Tuesday 27th April 2021
An update for NCU clubs covering Cup Draws, Junior league fixtures, DLS info.

NCU Announce Robinson Services Senior League Fixtures and Sponsorship Renewal
The Northern Cricket Union's top leagues have received a double boost with the announcement of fixtures and the renewal of their sponsorship.

NCU Announces Fixtures for Lagan Valley Steels T20 Competitions
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) is delighted to announce fixtures for the 2021 Lagan Valley Steels T20 competitions. 

Competitive Cricket to begin again in the NCU from 8th May
The NCU, alongside NWCU and Cricket Ireland, welcomes the opportunity for cricket competitions to begin again in Northern Ireland from 8th May.

Neil Rock returns to the MTB Northern Knights for 2021 Inter-Provincial Series
MTB Northern Knights have announced that wicketkeeper Neil Rock has been added to the squad for the 2021 Inter-Provincial Series.  

MTB Northern Knights Announce New Captain ahead of 2021 Season
MTB Northern Knights are delighted to announce that batsman Harry Tector will captain the team during the 2021 season.  

Message to all NCU Clubs - Grounds & Facilities
Over the past 18 months, a key element of the NCU strategy has been to support and encourage clubs in the development of their grounds and facilities.

NCU Social Media Policy
The NCU Board has recently adopted a Social Media Policy.

NCU & Cricket Ireland Announce Tildenet Club Affinity Scheme
The Northern Cricket Union and Cricket Ireland in association with Tildenet – Official Nets and Covers Supplier to Cricket Ireland – have arranged an offer for all clubs

News Archive
NCU Videos
NCU Regulations for 2020
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.

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.

NCU Domestic Youth Guidance
The NCU Domestic Directorate have created guidance and information for Under 11 / 13 / 15 domestic cricket for the 2019 season.

Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.

NCU 2019 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 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
View Child Safeguarding Manual

NCU Bye-Laws 2019
The NCU Bye Laws for 2019
View NCU Bye-Laws 2019

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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NCU Club Forms 2021
NCU Transfers 2021
NCU Match Report Form 2021
NCU Grounds Report 2019
NCU Annual Report 2020
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
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