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13th August
Carrickfergus v Waringstown (11am)
Cregagh v Cliftonville Academy
Instonians v Woodvale (11am)
North Down v Lisburn

Robinson Services League 1 #ncus1
13th August
Armagh v Bangor
Donacloney Mill v Ballymena
Dundrum v Derriaghy
Lurgan v Templepatrick
Saintfield v Muckamore

Robinson Services League 2 #ncus2
13th August
Ards & Donaghadee v Victoria
Belfast v Holywood
Cooke Collegians v Laurelvale
Downpatrick v Larne (11am)
Drumaness Superkings v BISC

14th August
Downpatrick v Dunmurry (M2 12noon)
Junior League 1  #ncuj1
13th August
Donacloney Mill II v CIYMS II
North Down II v Waringstown II

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
13th August
Bangor II v Armagh II
Cliftonville Academy II v Woodvale II
Derriaghy II v CIYMS III

14th August
Derriaghy II v Bangor II
Woodvale II v Woodvale III

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
13th August
Cooke Collegians II v BISC II
Waringstown III v Templepatrick II

14th August
Cregagh II v BISC II
Waringstown III v Muckamore III
Junior League 4  #ncuj4
13th August
Lisburn III v Bangor III
Woodvale IV v North Down III

14th August
Instonians III v Woodvale IV

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
13th August
Holywood II v Donacloney Mill III
Instonians IV v CSNI IV
Templepatrick III v Muckamore IV

14th August
Drumaness Superkings II v Templepatrick III

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
13th August
Armagh III v Carrickfergus III (M2)

14th August
BISC III v Laurelvale III
Dundrum II v Carrickfergus III
GMcG Junior Cup Final  #ncujc
13th August at Laurelvale (11am)
Lisburn II v CSNI II

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
13th August
Ballymena III v Victoria II

14th August
Ards & Donaghadee III v Cregagh III
CIYMS V v Lisburn IV
Muckamore V v Ballymena III

Junior League 8B  #ncuj8b
14th August
Carrickfergus IV v Cliftonville Academy IV
Templepatrick V v Dunmurry III

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News #1
GMcG Junior Cup Final - Preview
The NCU GMcG Junior Cup reaches its climax on Saturday when CSNI II and Lisburn II clash at Laurelvale CC.

Overseas Amateurs Too Good For Ulster Schools
Tuesday 9th August at Shawholm, Glasgow
Overseas Amateur XI 266-8 (40 overs, J Colgan 89, M van Dyk 77, F Lutton 4-58, M Halliday 2-33)
Ulster Schools 122 (34.2 overs, S Macbeth 26, M Waite 24, D du Randt 2-6, D Grobler 2-10, N Austin 2-18, L J Lubbe 2-24, AR Hanif 2-35)
Overseas Amateur XI won by 144 runs

Ulster Schools Win First Tour Match
Monday 8th August at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow
Western Warriors U17 173-8 (35 overs, U Ahmad 61, M Corbett-Byers 38, S Macbeth 3-21, A Kennedy 2-42)
Ulster Schools 177-7 (28.1 overs, A Ly 40, M Halliday 33, S Macbeth 32, A Umeed 3-17, B Esakhiel 2-47)
Ulster Schools won by 3 wickets

Gallagher Challenge Cup Final - Review
A century from Ross Adair inspired CIYMS to a third consecutive Gallagher Challenge Cup crown yesterday as they produced a clinical performance to beat CSNI by 10 wickets at The Green.

Gallagher Challenge Cup Final - Preview
Today marks the biggest day on the local cricket calendar as defending champions CIYMS and CSNI face off in the Gallagher Challenge Cup final at The Green (11am start).

The Slip Cordon Issue 7 / July 2022
Link to The Slip Cordon Issue 7 / July 2022, the Northern Cricket Union's monthly newsletter.

In this month's issue we have an Interview with Lisburn Club Captain, Callum Atkinson ahead of their Irish Cup game against Clontarf, an update from the inaugral Future Series and an article on the NCU Gallagher Challenge Cup Finals. Among many other articles.

Irish Senior Cup Semi-Finals Roundup
Two NCU teams will meet in the Irish Senior Cup final for the first time in 11 years after Lisburn and CIYMS both created history by reaching a maiden decider on Sunday.

Irish Senior Cup - Callum Atkinson Interview
Both CIYMS and Lisburn have their eyes set on creating history this weekend as they aim to reach a first Irish Senior Cup final.

A valiant effort in securing a 2nd place finish for the NCU Women in the inaugural Future Series
The 3-match series took place this week in the North West and was hugely successful in doing what it was intended to do, bridge the gap between Women's Youth and Senior cricket.

Quoile Cup Final (sponsored by Gribben & Watt)
The final of this seasons Quoile Cup (U11) sponsored by Lisburn Financial Services company Gribben & Watt will be played on evening of Friday 29th July (5.45pm start) between Lisburn and Instonians at Wallace Park.

All support for this youth competition final would be most welcome.

Quoile Cup Final

Ulster Schools' Tour Selection
The players selected to represent the Ulster Schools on the tour to the Glasgow area from 8th to 11th August have been announced.

Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final - Preview
Consecutive Final number 5 in the Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup for CSNI on Sunday against their formidable opponents Waringstown.

NCU Senior Women And Under 11 Boys Bound For Jersey
The excitement from Monday's Ireland v New Zealand T20I at Stormont continues into Tuesday morning as a squad of NCU Senior Women accompanied by the NCU Under 11 Boys began their journey to the picturesque Channel Islands for a 5-game series each against Jersey.

Weekend To Remember For Matchett And CIYMS
CIYMS regained the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup for a third time in four seasons on Saturday after beating CSNI by 16 runs (DLS) in a rain-affected final at The Lawn.

Michael Gilmour Interview prior to LVS T20 Finals day
There will be a sense of déjà vu for Carrickfergus and CSNI as the two teams meet at the same venue, in the same competition just over 12 months after their memorable LVS Twenty20 Cup final.

Robinson Services Premier League
The Robinson Services post-split fixtures have been published and uploaded to the website.
Robinson Services Premier League

Nigel Jones Interview after CIYMS's Gallagher Challenge Cup Semi Final win over Lisburn
CIYMS and CSNI will meet in the Gallagher Challenge Cup final in what is a repeat of the 2016 decider after both teams picked up semi-final victories on Saturday. Jonny Morton spoke to Nigel Jones, Captain of CIYMS, after their win over Lisburn in their semi-final.

Uel Graham/Ian Butler Interviews prior to Gallagher Challenge Cup Semi finals
Lisburn and CIYMS will meet in the Gallagher Challenge Cup semi-finals today having shared many similarities this season; both have progressed in major cup competitions, both finished in the league's top-six but perhaps most importantly, both brought in a new coach ahead of the campaign.

Robinson Services Premier League Round-up (04-07-2022)
After a rain-affected final pre-split round of Robinson Services Premier League fixtures, the same teams that occupied the top-six spots before the day's play remained in situ to book their place in Group A.

Former Local Rivals Join Forces In Promising Debut Season
It was a case of adapt or die for 2 local clubs whose rivalry stems back to the 1950s with many illustrious and competitive games over the decades. In recent years, and with an undoubtedly negative impact from the pandemic, Ards CC and Donaghadee CC found themselves in a bit of a pinch with player availability and a decrease in the high standards of cricket each club was used to.

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...

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.

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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