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Andy McCrea to take up new NCU Coaches Mentor Role
Andy McCrea has agreed to take up a role as 'Coach Mentor' to support the growing number of regional and club coaches involved within the NCU.
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Gallagher Challenge Cup 2020 Draw Photos
The draw took place recently for the Preliminary and 1st Rounds of the Mens Gallagher Challenge Cup and the 1st Round of the Womens Gallagher Challenge Cup. Here are some photos from the draw.
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NCU Junior League Fixture Meetings 2020
The Junior League fixture meetings will be held in the Shaw's Bridge Clubhouse at 6.45pm as follows:
Wednesday 29th January - Junior Leagues 1 – 4
Thursday 30th January - Junior Leagues 5 – 9
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Cricket Development Officers (UU)
The Northern Cricket Union has partnered with Ulster University as part of the University's Sports Match Programme to match fund two part time cricket development posts on a 50:50 financial basis.
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NCU Cup Final Venues 2020
The Domestic Cricket Directorate have selected the venues for Cup Finals in 2020.
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NCU Coaches engage in knowledge development visit to Surrey County Cricket Club
The NCU has recently secured investment from Department for Communities as part of a Sport Development Legacy programme.
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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 Winter Training Programme: Girls U17 and Women
Wednesday 8th January 2020 sees the start of the next phase of NCU Winter Training Programme for the Girls U17 Performance and Women’s Winter training groups.
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NCU Junior Knights Winter Training Programme: Boys U15 and U17 age groups
Wednesday 8th January 2020 sees the start of the next phase of NCU Junior Knights Winter Training Programme for the Boys U15 and U17 Performance Winter training groups.
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NCU Junior Knights Winter Training Programme: Boys U11 and U13 age groups
Monday 6th January 2020 sees the start of the next phase of NCU Junior Knights Winter Training Programme.
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Belfast Super Kings and Drumaness Amalgamation awaits NCU Board approval
Belfast Super Kings and Drumaness have agreed to amalgamate and play as Drumaness Super Kings (DSK) from the 2020 season subject to acceptance by the NCU Board.
UPDATE (15/01/2020): Latest news is that this amalgamation has been approved by the NCU Board.
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2019 Results
Click on the following links to see 2019's results for leagues, cups, youth and schools matches or use the 'Archive' menu at the top right hand side of the menu banner.
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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.
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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
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NCU Bye-Laws 2019
The NCU Bye Laws for 2019
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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 Grounds Report 2019
 
 
NCU Annual Report 2019
 
 
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Uel Graham
Cricket Operations and Administration Manager

The Pavilion
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Belfast
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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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