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Fixtures: 14th / 15th / 16th August NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Robinson Services Cup  #NCURSCup
15th August
CIYMS v Waringstown
CSNI v North Down
Instonians v Woodvale
Lisburn v Carrickfergus

Robinson Services Trophy  #NCURSTrophy
15th August
Cliftonville Academy v Ballymena
Derriaghy v Cregagh
Donacloney Mill v Saintfield
Downpatrick v Muckamore
Templepatrick v Armagh

Robinson Services Bowl Group A  #NCURSBGA
15th August
Cooke Collegians v Lurgan
Laurelvale v Victoria (12noon)

Robinson Services Bowl Group B  #NCURSBGB
15th August
Donaghadee v Bangor
Holywood v Ards (1pm)

Robinson Services Bowl Group C  #NCURSBGC
15th August
BISC v Dundrum (at The Meadow, Dundrum 1pm)
Drumaness Superkings v Dunmurry

Junior League 1  #NCUJ1
15th August
Carrickfergus II v Lisburn II (12noon)
Muckamore II v Instonians II
North Down II v CSNI II
Waringstown II v CIYMS II
Junior League 2A  #NCUJ2A
15th August
Cregagh II v Derriaghy II

16th August
Cooke Collegians II v Cregagh II

Junior League 2B  #NCUJ2B
15th August
Armagh II V Donacloney Mill II
Waringstown III v Laurelvale II

Junior League 2C  #NCUJ2C
15th August
Ballymena II v Cliftonville Academy II
Woodvale II v Templepatrick II

Junior League 2D  #NCUJ2D
15th August
CSNI III v Downpatrick II

16th August
Bangor II v Woodvale III

Junior League 3A  #NCUJ3A
15th August
North Down III v Holywood II

Junior League 3B  #NCUJ3B
16th August
Carrickfergus III v Muckamore III

Junior League 3C  #NCUJ3C
16th August
Ards II v Dundrum II
Drumaness Super Kings II v CIYMS III
LVS T20 Trophy  #NCUT20T
16th August
Ballymena v Cregagh

Gallagher Women's Challenge
Cup
  #NCUGWCC
16th August
Lurgan v CSNI
Waringstown v Muckamore

Junior League 3D  #NCUJ3D
15th August
Ballymena III v Cliftonville Academy III
Muckamore IV v Carrickfergus IV

Junior League 3E  #NCUJ3E
14th August
Laurelvale III v Victoria II
Lurgan II v Waringstown IV

15th August
Donacloney Mill v Laurelvale III

Junior League 3F  #NCUJ3F
16th August
Lisburn III v Cregagh III

Junior League 3G  #NCUJ3G
15th August
Instonians IV v Woodvale IV

16th August
Woodvale IV v BISC III

Default start time for all league games is 2pm unless otherwise stated.
General Information
 
News #1
 
New initiative from NCU/NWCU in the development of Women’s cricket
There is a new initiative from NCU/NWCU in the development of Women’s cricket.
A first NCU U23 Women v NWCU will take place on Wednesday 12th August.
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NCU Boys U17 squad versus North West - Thursday 13th August
The NCU have announced their U17 squad for the upcoming fixture against the NW taking place on Thursday 13th August.
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Club Update - Return to Play Protocols Reminder / Minimum Age
The Return to Play Protocols make clear that a player may not play two matches on the same day at the same venue.
A player can play two matches on the same day at different venues provided all necessary safety measures are in place eg sanitation and contact tracing.
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NCU Gallagher Women’s Challenge Cup Semi-Final Draw
The draw for the Semi-finals of the Gallagher Women’s Challenge Cup has created the possibility of a repeat of last season’s final.  Holders Civil Service North and runners-up Muckamore have avoided each other in the draw.
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NCU Girls U15's Squad to play North West U15s and Leinster U13s Announced
The NCU have announced their U17 squad for the upcoming fixture against the NW taking place on Thursday 6th August.
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NCU U17 squad announced for upcoming fixture v NW
The NCU have announced their U17 squad for upcoming fixture against the NW taking place on Thursday 6th August.
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NCU Girls U19 squad announced for upcoming fixtures
The NCU have announced the Girls U19 squad for upcoming fixtures against Leinster taking place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August.
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NCU Boys U15 squad announced for upcoming fixtures
The NCU have announced the Boys U15 squad for upcoming fixtures against Leinster and the North West starting on Monday 10th August.
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CSNI bid to retain Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup
The 2020 NCU Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup campaign gets underway this weekend with an exciting schedule of first round of games on Sunday 2nd August.
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Dates and venues for NCU Representative Youth Fixtures
The NCU have released the dates and venues for various age group Representative Youth Fixtures for girls and boys.
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NCU Representative Youth Fixtures confirmed
The NCU are delighted to unveil a packed programme of matches across all our age grades over the next month.
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Robinson Services Bowl - Rearranging a Postponed Match
As agreed at the recent club's meeting teams competing in the Robinson Services Bowl have one opportunity to rearrange a postponed match.
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Revamped NCU Women's Cricket starts this weekend
The Northern Cricket Union has this week revealed a revamp of its Women’s Domestic Competitions for what remains of the 2020 season.
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Sports Hardship Fund re-opens
The Sports Hardship Fund will re-open via the Sport NI website on 21st July.
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Use of DLS in NCU cricket
The NCU is aware that some teams will not have access to their clubhouses at all for the forthcoming cricket season and that this creates an issue around the use of DLS.
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COVID-19 Club Update - 16th July 2020
Further to our meeting with Clubs to discuss the Safe Return to Playing Protocols and our update last week following the announcement from the NI Executive, we would ask clubs to note the following update ahead of this weekend's fixtures.
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Match Report Form / DLS Report Form for use in the 2020 season
Match Report Form and the DLS Report Form for use in the 2020 season.
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20/20 Vision sees Cricket start in the NCU
The Northern Cricket Union has revealed a major revamp of what remains of its season with a series of competitions all played under 20 over rules.
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COVID-19 Club Update - 9th July 2020
An update from the NCU on Covid-19 and the return to playing cricket.
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Return to Cricket (30th June 2020)
We now hope that the cricket season will be able to commence on Saturday 18th July.
This remains dependant on the NI Executive approving protocols for the playing of cricket and clubs demonstrating their awareness of the protocols and ability to implement them.
As with the return to training protocols NCU staff will assist clubs through the process.
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NCU Disciplinary Bye-Laws 2020
The NCU has released revised Disciplinary Bye-laws for 2020 which have been approved by the Board and have immediate effect.
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Cricket Ireland releases Safe Return to Training protocols for club cricket in Ireland
Cricket Ireland has released its COVID-19 Safe Return to Training Protocols for club cricket in Ireland and launched a series of online COVID-19 Safety Education courses to train nominated club representatives on implementing the protocols on the ground.
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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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NCU 2019 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.
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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.
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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.
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 www.nidirect.gov.uk/sports-volunteering.

 
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NCU Transfers 2020
 
 
NCU Match Report Form 2020
 
 
NCU Grounds Report 2019
 
 
NCU Annual Report 2019
 
 
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
NCU Cricket Office
 
Uel Graham
Cricket Operations and Administration Manager

The Pavilion
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3TA
Mob: 07866 485667
Email: uel.graham@ncucricket.org

Callum Atkinson
Cricket Development Officer

The Pavilion
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3TA
Mob: 07568 181863
Email: callum.atkinson@ncucricket.org

Wayne Hughes
School and Club Engagement Officer

The Pavilion
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3TA
Mob: 07743 443306
Email: wayne.hughes@ncucricket.org

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