Two NCU Underage Groups Off To Desert Springs For Pre-season Training Camp

Feb 8, 2023 | General News

The Northern Cricket Union in association with Erasmus+ obtained funding to bring two underage groups over to Desert Springs, Spain, for a preseason training camp.

The NCU Under-14 Boys development group is a mixture of 12 to 14-year-olds made up of a number of different skill sets.

It was decided for the girl’s group, with the evolution of a Super Series side based in the North, this was a great opportunity for NCU Women & Girls lead, and Dragons Head Coach, James Cameron-Dow to work with a combined group of NCU and North West under 18 girls to continue to grow the game in the North of Ireland.

A total of 10 coaches will be out with the two groups, with 5 of the coaches attending for 5 days as a coach development opportunity.


NCU Under-14 Boys Development Group

Alexander McMeekin – Waringstown

Ben Walsh – Instonians

David Agnew – Instonians

Felix McMillan – Bangor

Frank Hollway – Instonians

Jack Smyth – Templepatrick

Josh Parker – North Down

Jude Semple – Templepatrick

Lucas McKeown – Holywood

Marko Bates – CSNI

Matthew Kennedy – CSNI

Robbie McCollam – Waringstown


NCU & North West Under-18 Girls

Cody Wallace – Bready

Emily Calvert – Holywood

Cara Rainey – Lurgan

Joscelyn Wright – Dundrum

Charlie Scott – Bready

Alice McLaughlin – Eglinton

Jennifer Jackson – Eglinton

Abbi Harrison – Waringstown

Aoife Fisher – CSNI

Evey Keenan – North Down

Gracie Keenan – North Down

Katie Hunter – Waringstown


Coaches & Managers

Callum Atkinson

Simon Johnston

James Cameron Dow

Sarah Black

Aniruddha Chore


Coaches attending from 13th to 17th February.

Harry Lockhart

David Scanlon

Jonathan Parker

Kathryn Rough

Rachael Thomas