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Robinson Services Premier League #ncupl
2nd July
Carrickfergus beat CIYMS by 14 runs (DLS)
CSNI beat Cregagh by 9 wickets
Lisburn beat Instonians by 60 runs
Waringstown beat Cliftonville Academy by 14 (DLS)
North Down v Woodvale

Robinson Services League 1 #ncus1
2nd July
Armagh v Donacloney Mill
Lurgan beat Ballymena by 75 runs (DLS)
Derriaghy beat Muckamore by by 9 runs (DLS)
Saintfield v Dundrum
Templepatrick v Bangor

Robinson Services League 2 #ncus2
2nd July
Belfast beat Laurelvale by 19 runs (DLS)
Cooke Collegians beat Larne by 172 runs
Drumaness Superkings beat Ards & Donaghadee by 8 wickets (DLS)
Downpatrick beat Monaghan
Holywood beat Dunmurry by 9 wickets
Victoria v BISC

3rd July
Cooke Collegians walkover v Monaghan
Dunmurry v Drumaness Superkings
(at Drumaness 12noon)
Junior League 1  #ncuj1
2nd July
CIYMS II v Waringstown II - OFF
Donacloney Mill II v CSNI II
Instonians II v Lisburn II

3rd July
Muckamore II v North Down II

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
2nd July
Bangor II v Carrickfergus II
Derriaghy II v Woodvale III
Woodvale II v Cliftonville Academy II

3rd July

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
2nd July
Ballymena II v Cooke Collegians II
Templepatrick II v BISC II

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
2nd July
Laurelvale II v Bangor III
North Down III v Woodvale IV

3rd July
Cliftonville Academy III v Instonians III
Lisburn III v Woodvale IV
Junior League 5  #ncuj5
3rd July
Muckamore IV v CSNI IV

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
2nd July
Dundrum II v CIYMS IV

3rd July
Ards & Donaghadee II v BISC III
CSNI V v Laurelvale III

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
1st July
Victoria II v Larne II

2nd July
Ballymena III v Ards & Donaghadee III

Junior League 8A  #ncuj8a
3rd July
Dundrum III v Bangor IV
Saintfield III v Drumaness Superkings III

Junior League 8B  #ncuj8b
2nd July
Cooke Collegians IV v Templepatrick V

3rd July
Muckamore VI v Carrickfergus IV
Templepatrick IV v Dunmurry II

Women's League 1 #ncuwl1
3rd July
CSNI II v Dundrum
Intermediate Cup  #ncuic
3rd July
Cliftonville Academy II v Woodvale III
Woodvale II v CSNI III

Minor (Lindsay) Cup  #ncumlc
2nd July
Carrickfergus III v BISC III
CSNI IV v Instonians IV
Muckamore IV v Instonians III

Minor Qualifying Cup  #ncumqc
2nd July
Donacloney Mill IV v Cregagh III
Muckamore V v Armagh IV

3rd July
CIYMS V v Derriaghy III

LVS T20 Cup  #ncut20c
30th June
CIYMS v North Down - no result

1st July
Carrickfergus beat Woodvale by 8 wickets (DLS)
Instonians beat Lisburn by 8 wickets (DLS)
Waringstown v CSNI - match abandoned

Ulster Plate
Bready II v Eglinton II
CIYMS II v Brigade II
Donemana II v Glendermott II
Waringstown II v Ardmore II

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News #1
Lisburn's Feet Remain Firmly On The Ground Despite Success
It has been a dream season to date for Lisburn who head into their final pre-split Robinson Services Premier League fixture against Instonians sitting top, but Captain Callum Atkinson and his squad still have their feet firmly on the ground.

The Slip Cordon Issue 6 / June 2022
Link to The Slip Cordon Issue 6 / June 2022, the Northern Cricket Union's monthly newsletter.

In this month's issue we have an article on Derriaghy Cricket Club, the launch of the NCU Summer Development Camps and an article on the NCU Schools Cricket Finals Day. Among many other articles.

Graham Cup Final
NV Play link for Graham Cup Final Scorecards
The Graham Cup Final between CIYMS and CSNI will take place on Friday 1st July at Stormont, 6pm start.
All support to encourage these young players of the future would be appreciated.
Many thanks to FM Store for their continued sponsorship of this youth competition.
Graham Cup Results...

Emerging Knights Team For Thursday's Future Series Game Against Munster Heat At North Kildare
Tuesday's game against Lightning Bolts at Wallace Park, Lisburn fell victim to the awful morning weather with no chance of any play going ahead. Forecast looking more promising for Thursday's clash against Munster Heat at North Kildare.

2022 NCU Summer Development Camp Dates released
The summer of 2022 brings back the ever popular NCU Summer Development Camps at various locations across the Union.
Update 28/06/2022: A sixth camp at Jordanstown has been added. Click the links for more details.

Cricket Connects Officer - NCU Region
Cricket Connects is a Cricket Ireland Participation initiative and is supported by The Rank Foundation Start Here Grant. 

Gallagher Challenge Cup - Semi-Final Draw Report
The draw for the semi-finals of the Gallagher Challenge Cup took place today (Monday 27/06) at the Gallagher offices in Belfast.

Robinson Services Premier League Round-up (13-06-2022)
Centuries from Robert McKinley (164) and Cade Carmichael (115*) helped Instonians secure a vital 251-run Robinson Services Premier League victory over Cregagh to keep their top-six hopes alive.

History Makers Derriaghy Hunting More Success
Carlsberg don't do cricket weekends, but if they did, they would look something like the one Derriaghy just had. The Queensway side reached the Gallagher Challenge Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history last Saturday with a two-wicket win over Cregagh before booking a spot in the Irish National Cup last-eight the very next day.

Banoge ( U13 ) Cup Final
The Banoge ( U13 ) Cup Final between Instonians and Holywood will take place on Friday 24th June at Shaws Bridge, 6pm start.
All support to encourage these young players of the future would be appreciated.

NCU Club Info Bulletin - Issue 04
The fourth issue of our regular series of Information Bulletins to clubs has been posted.

Ulster Schools' Team for Schools' Interprovincial
The players selected to represent the Ulster Schools against the Southern Schools at Osborne Park, Belfast on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th  June has been announced

NCU Under 19 Teams announced for upcoming MCC Matches
The NCU U19s play two games against the MCC and then a strong Indian touring party. In these fixtures over 19 different players will be playing.

Gallagher Challenge Cup - Quarter-Final Round Up
CIYMS batsman Ross Adair stole the headlines once again as he bludgeoned 186 to help the defending Gallagher Challenge Cup champions seal serene progression to another semi-final berth with a 142-run win over Instonians.

Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup Round Two Round-up (19-06-2022)
Attention for local top-flight clubs turned to the coveted Irish Senior Cup on Sunday with mixed fortunes as CIYMS and Lisburn progressed to the quarter-finals but Waringstown, Instonians and North Down were eliminated by Leinster-based opposition.

Paul McCrum Interview
The stakes don't get much higher for local clubs than this weekend with progression in both the Gallagher Challenge Cup and Irish Senior Cup to play for over two thrilling days.

Hospitality Packages for the Ireland v New Zealand T20I series
This summer sees recent T20 World Cup Finalists New Zealand come to Stormont to face Cricket Ireland in a 3-game T20I series.

NCU Pathway Continuing To Grow and Strengthen With Expanded U19 and Emerging Knights Programme
Over the next 8 weeks, 44 young cricketers from the NCU will have time to showcase their talents at various stages in front of Knights' Head Coach Simon Johnston in both the Future Series and Under 19 fixtures arranged by the Performance team. The NCU U19s and Emerging Knights will have a full fixture programme.

Robinson Services Premier League Round-up (13-06-2022)
With only two more rounds of fixtures before the Robinson Services Premier League is split into two groups, Lisburn are still on top after Saturday's 90-run (DLS) victory over Woodvale.

NV Play - Useful Links
Cricket Ireland / NV Play have provided some useful links and details re: NV Play that might be handy to have. The info includes the following:
   Links to all match centres
   Links to downloads
   Links to knowledge base (very useful on match days!)
   Links to registration forms
   Details on Streaming info etc.

News Archive
Miscellaneous #1
Northern Cricket Union unveils its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan
The Northern Cricket Union is delighted to unveil its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, outlining our plans to build a more sustainable future for cricket in the region.

NCU Annual Report 2021
NCU Results & Achievements Records 2021
NCU Signed Accounts 31.03.21

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

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

GDPR Guidance for Clubs
A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in place from May 2018.

NCU Social Media Policy 2021

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.

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

Miscellaneous #2
Child Safeguarding Manual
Download a copy of the Cricket Ireland Child Safeguarding Manual.
View Child Safeguarding Manual

NCU Bye-Laws 2022
The NCU Bye Laws for 2022
View NCU Bye-Laws 2022

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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