Northern Cricket Union – Boys Pathway

Jun 28, 2023 | General News

The Northern Cricket Union is pleased to announce its pathway playing groups for the 2023 summer schedule.

Pathway Manager, Callum Atkinson commented “From September 2022 we expanded our player pathway indoor and outdoor programme to provide more training and playing opportunities for more people. Previously we had a system involving players in our programme from September to March with most of them not receiving playing opportunities due to a final squad selection. Due to the strength in depth across multiple age groups and the general interest in more cricket, we have expanded our groups. From Under 13 to Under 17 we now deliver three groups of players at each age level who will all benefit from their appropriate playing programme.

We have squads at each age level playing Interprovincial fixtures competing in the Cricket Ireland Interpros however, we also have various series taking place in conjunction with the North West Cricket Union and Cricket Leinster.

Former NCU Professionals Indrajeet Kamtekar and Niranjan Godbole are once again bringing two touring sides over from India who will be playing against our pathway squads.

With more groups at each age level, this has allowed our Challenge Series to expand and for squads to play more internal fixtures against each other. This initiative allows players to develop in match scenarios.

Alongside our pathway programme, our Development Team are delivering open club summer camps at clubs for 8 weeks in July and August.

Our pathway programme lives off the support we receive from clubs and schools. We rely heavily on club and school facilities to deliver this programme, but we are now also seeing the great development work clubs have put into their youth structures by having more players come into our pathway.

It’s not always easy getting the right balance, however, the key objectives of our staff team and coaches are to develop cricketers at their appropriate stage of development and enable them to enjoy the game but also to retain kids by offering more opportunities to more people, as well ensuring our talent groups academy players receive the highest level of coaching available.

Under 13 Players
Adam Price – Instonians
Adam Yeates – Holywood
Alexander Ogle – Donacloney Mill
Alfie Wylie – Cliftonville Academy
Cameron Wilson – Instonians
Charlie Cupitt – CIYMS
David Agnew – Instonians
Dhruv Vishwanath – Lisburn
Dylan McCann – Lisburn
Elliott Parkhill – Carrickfergus
Ethan Booth – Lisburn
Felix McMillan – Bangor
Fintan McCarthy – Templepatrick
Fraser Mitchell – North Down
Greg Dixon – CIYMS
Harry Bond – Holywood
Harry Cole – Cliftonville Academy
Henry Wylie – Cliftonville Academy
Issac Webster – North Down
Issac Wilkinson – North Down
Jack Heron – North Down
Jack Robinson – Instonians
Jacob Campbell – Bangor
Jacob Donnelly – Woodvale
Jamie Jones – Larne
John Hall – Derriaghy
Josh Parker – North Down
Josh Wilson – Muckamore
Joshua Montgomery – North Down
Jude Fisher – CSNI
Jude Waryck – CIYMS
Krish Shukla – Cliftonville Academy
Kush Shukla – Cliftonville Academy
Kyle Heasley – CIYMS
Luke Crothers – North Down
Maanvik Vidhath Geddam – Instonians
Marco Bates – CSNI
Patrick Charlton – CIYMS
Robbie Moore – Instonians
Sai Kruthik Darshan – Cliftonville Academy
Shaurya Sansanwal – Cliftonville Academy
Tanish Sharma – CSNI
Tobias Harte – Holywood

Under 15 Players
Aadi Maini – CIYMS
Aaditya Raman Soma Sundaran – Holywood
Alex McMeekin – Waringstown
Austin Adair – Templepatrick
Ben Walsh – Instonians
Caleb de Silva – Cregagh
Connor McVicker – Cliftonville Academy
Daniel Rayner – Bangor
Dylan Gray – Instonians
Edward Hall – Derriaghy
Elijah Harte – Holywood
Finn Merriman – Bangor
Frank Hollway – Instonians
Harry Stevenson – Donacloney Mill
Hugo Robinson – Instonians
Jack Morrow – Templepatrick
Jack Smyth – Templepatrick
Jack Woosley – CSNI
Jacob McClure – Dalzell – North Down
Jacob McKeown – Holywood
James Atkinson – Holywood
James Nelson – Instonians
James Shields – North Down
James West – CSNI
Jaxon Dines – North Down
Josh McMillan – Bangor
Jude Semple – Templepatrick
Jude Wilson – Templepatrick
Lucas McKeown – Holywood
Luka Bates – CSNI
Luke Fisher – CSNI
Marco Bates – CSNI
Matthew Kennedy – CSNI
Matthew Mooney – CSNI
Myles McNaught – Bangor
Oliver Hull – North Down
Reuben Edmondson – Instonians
Robbie McCollam – Waringstown
Seb Yeates – CSNI
Zac Parker – North Down
Zayan Malik – Waringstown

Under 17 Players
Adam Heasley – CIYMS
Adam Leckey – CSNI
Alex Armstrong – Carrickfergus
Alex Carville – Saintfield
Alastair Watt – Cregagh
Andrew Campbell – Dundrum
Angus Farrell – CIYMS
Finn Lutton – CSNI
Harry Dyer – CSNI
Jack Snell – Waringstown
James West – CSNI
James Wright – Dundrum
John Speers – Laurelvale
Josh Corbett – North Down
Jude Keates – Muckamore
Levi Cave – Carrickfergus
Mark Hanna – Donacloney Mill
Neil Reddy – Lisburn
Noah Stafford – Dundrum
Ollie Dyer – CSNI
Ryan Hunter – CSNI
Sam Magee – Muckamore
Sam McMillan – Bangor
Scott Mitchell – CSNI
Seb Yeates – CSNI
Tom Martin – CIYMS