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Robinson Services Premier League #ncupl
20th August
Cliftonville Academy v Woodvale (11am)
Cregagh v Instonians (11am)
Lisburn v CSNI (11am)
Waringstown v North Down

Robinson Services League 1 #ncus1
20th August
Ballymena v Armagh
Bangor v Saintfield
Derriaghy v Templepatrick (11am)
Dundrum v Donacloney Mill
Muckamore v Lurgan

Robinson Services League 2 #ncus2
20th August
BISC v Holywood
Drumaness Superkings v Cooke Collegians
Larne v Dunmurry (12noon)
Laurelvale v Belfast
Victoria v Downpatrick
(at the Meadow, Downpatrick)

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
20th August
CIYMS II v Instonians II (at Shaw's Bridge)
CSNI II v Waringstown II
Donacloney Mill II v North Down II

21st August
Waringstown II v Muckamore II

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
20th August
Woodvale II v Carrickfergus II

21st August
Carrickfergus II v Armagh II
Woodvale III v CIYMS III

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
20th August
BISC II v Waringstown III
CSNI III v Muckamore III
Templepatrick II v Ballymena II

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
20th August
North Down III v Laurelvale II

21st August
Bangor III v Instonians III
Cliftonville Academy III v Woodvale IV
Lisburn III v Laurelvale II

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
20th August
Instonians IV v Donacloney Mill III
Lurgan II v Drumaness Superkings II

21st August
CSNI IV v Muckamore IV

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
20th August
Ards & Donaghadee II v Carrickfergus III

21st August
Ards & Donaghadee II v Laurelvale III
CSNI V v Carrickfergus III
Intermediate Cup Final
Castle Grounds, BRA - 12 noon
21st August
Cliftonville Academy II v Derriaghy II

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
20th August
Ards & Donaghadee III v Ballymena III
Victoria II v CIYMS V

21st August
Cregagh III v Muckamore V

Junior League 8A  #ncuj8a
21st August
Dundrum III v Bangor IV (M2)
Waringstown IV v North Down IV

Junior League 8B  #ncuj8b
20th August
Cliftonville Academy IV v Templepatrick IV
Cooke Collegians IV v Cooke Collegians III

21st August
Templepatrick IV v Templepatrick V

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or below for the main NV Play Page
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News #1
Templepatrick Player Pathways Interview with Andy McCreaTemplepatrick Player Pathways Interview with Andy McCrea
Growing cricket and developing player pathways is one of the most fundamentally important aspects of clubs and coaches in the NCU. Templepatrick CC has long been at the forefront in leading the way when it comes to producing young talent. This is largely due to the selfless services of volunteers, most notably ECB Level 3 Coach and their Cricket Development Officer, Andy McCrea.

Lisburn Crowned Robinson Services Premier League Champions
The ultimate NCU underdog story was completed on Saturday as Lisburn were crowned Robinson Services Premier League champions for the first time since 1996.

NCU Club Info Bulletin - Issue 05
The fifth issue of our regular series of Information Bulletins to clubs has been posted.

The Slip Cordon Issue 7 / July 2022
Link to The Slip Cordon Issue 7 / July 2022, the Northern Cricket Union's monthly newsletter.

In this month's issue we have an Interview with Lisburn Club Captain, Callum Atkinson ahead of their Irish Cup game against Clontarf, an update from the inaugral Future Series and an article on the NCU Gallagher Challenge Cup Finals. Among many other articles.

NV Play - Useful Links
Cricket Ireland / NV Play have provided some useful links and details re: NV Play that might be handy to have. The info includes the following:
   Links to all match centres
   Links to downloads
   Links to knowledge base (very useful on match days!)
   Links to registration forms
   Details on Streaming info etc.

Miscellaneous #1
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.

NCU Annual Report 2021
NCU Results & Achievements Records 2021
NCU Signed Accounts 31.03.21

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

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 2022
The NCU Bye Laws for 2022
View NCU Bye-Laws 2022

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 Transfers 2022
NCU Grounds Report 2021
NCU Annual Report 2021
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