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News #1
NCU Club Info Bulletin - Issue 01
The first issue in what will be a regular series of Information Bulletins to clubs has been posted.

Cricket Ireland are seeking an International Teams’ Operations Manager
The International Teams’ Operations Manager comes under the direct line management of the High Performance Director and is accountable to him for the performance of their tasks.

Scoring Courses
For anyone interested in learning more about scoring take a look at the courses outlined in this article.

NIACUS Umpire Training in 2022
News about Level 1 & 2 umpiring courses being run on zoom by NIACUS in preparation for the 2022 season.

Job Advert: Club and Partnership Development Officer
The Northern Cricket Union wishes to recruit a full time Club and Partnership Development Officer to deliver key areas of the Union’s Strategic Plan and Cricket Ireland’s Strategic Plan in relation to Club and Partnership (Coaches, Officials and Volunteers) Development. 

Independent Non-Executive Director
The NCU is seeking to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director. This appointment will be voluntary commencing in early 2022 for an initial period of up to 3 years. No remuneration is associated with the role.
Closing date for applications has been extended to Friday 14th January 2022.

Cricket Ireland and Provincial Unions launch first-ever national survey to help drive the future of the sport
Cricket Ireland, in partnership with the five Provincial Unions around Ireland, is today launching its first-ever national survey that will help drive forward the future of cricket across Ireland...

Appointment of Patrick Grimes as NCU's first Chief Executive
The Northern Cricket Union is delighted to confirm the appointment of Patrick Grimes as its first Chief Executive.

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.

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

News Archive
NCU Regulations for 2021
Playing regulations for all NCU competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
Miscellaneous #1
NCU Annual Report 2020
NCU Results & Achievements Records 2020
NCU Signed Accounts 31.03.20
NCU AGM 2020

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 2021
The NCU Bye Laws for 2021
View NCU Bye-Laws 2021

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
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NCU Cricket Office
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