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Graham Cup Final 2018
The Graham Cup Final will take place tomorrow, Friday 22nd June, between Instonians Under 15's and CIYMS Under 15's, at Osborne Park, Belfast (Malone Road). Play is due to start at 5pm, and is a thirty overs per innings contest.

Fixtures: 23rd / 24th June NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Robinson Services
Premier League
23rd June
Armagh v CSNI
Carrickfergus v North Down
CIYMS v Muckamore (12noon)

Robinson Services
League Section 1
23rd June
Cregagh v Laurelvale
Downpatrick v Derriaghy
Holywood v Bangor
Lurgan v Lisburn
Woodvale v Donacloney Mill

Robinson Services
League Section 2
23rd June
Belfast SuperKings v Victoria
Cliftonville Academy v Saintfield
Cooke Collegians v Ballymena (12noon)
Donaghadee v Dunmurry
Drumaness v Templepatrick
Dundrum v Larne
Monaghan v Ards (at Ards 12noon)
Junior League 1  #ncuj1
23rd June
CSNI II v Waringstown II
Muckamore II v CIYMS II
Waringstown III v Instonians II

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
23rd June
CSNI III v Armagh II

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
23rd June
Saintfield II v Holywood II

24th June
Muckamore III v Instonians III

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
23rd June
Instonians IV v Derriaghy III
North Down III v Cliftonville Academy III

24th June
Cooke Collegians II v Cliftonville Academy III
Junior League 5  #ncuj5
23rd June
Armagh III v Woodvale III
Ballymena III v Lisburn III
Bangor III v Woodvale IV

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
23rd June
Carrickfergus III v CSNI V
Donacloney Mill III v Donaghadee II

24th June
Dundrum II v Donaghadee II
Waringstown IV v Carrickfergus III

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
23rd June
Larne II v Victoria II
Muckamore V v Saintfield III
Templepatrick III v Laurelvale III

24th June
Muckamore VI v CIYMS IV

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
24th June
CIYMS V v Monaghan II
Derriaghy IV v Cliftonville Academy IV
Instonians V v Templepatrick IV
Junior Cup  #ncujc
24th June
Dundrum v Lisburn II
Carrickfergus II v Instonians II

Intermediate Cup  #ncuic
23rd June
Muckamore III v Laurelvale II
Instonians III v Donacloney Mill II
Derriaghy II v North Down II
Cliftonville Academy II v Downpatrick II

LVS T20 Cup  #ncut20c
22nd June
Group A
CSNI v Waringstown
Instonians v Armagh

Group B
Carrickfergus v North Down

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
23rd June
Muckamore v North Down (2pm)
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
25th June - Robinson Services Awards (6.30pm)
26th June - Competitions Committee (7.30pm)
30th June - Gallagher Challenge Cup Semi Finals
2nd July - NCU Board Meeting (7pm)

General Information
News #1
NCU Disciplinary Cases 2018
Taimur Khan (Bangor) and Matt McGillivray (CIYMS) have been reprimanded and warned as to their future conduct by the chairman of the Union's Disciplinary Committee. Each of them were reported by umpires for Level 1 offences under the Union's Disciplinary Bye-Laws.
Jamie Holmes (Carrickfergus) has been suspended for two matches by a disciplinary panel. He was reported by umpires for two Level 1 offences which were deemed to be a Level 2 offence.

NCU Robinson Services Leagues - Weekend League News (16th/17th June)
Waringstown maintained their lead at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League with a 5 wicket win over North Down. Bangor, Holywood and Lisburn all won to remain tied on points at the top of Section 2. In Section 2 Cliftonville Academy maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 7 wicket win at Donaghadee.

NCU Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup Semis' Draw
There could be a repeat of last season's final of the Northern Cricket Union's Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.

Cricket Ireland recruiting for a Chief Financial Officer
Cricket Ireland is recruiting for the post of Chief Financial Officer.

Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter Final Roundup plus Man of the Match Photos
Roundup and Man of the Match photos from the Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter Finals.

Robinson Services Premier and Senior League Awards
Robinson Services Premier and Senior League Awards - Malone Golf Club - Monday, 25th June 2018; 6 for 6.30pm. The first of the season's awards cover the period from the start of the season up to and including Saturday, 9th June 2018.

NCU Under 17 Squad for Inter-Provincial Series Announced
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a squad of thirteen players, sponsored by PwC, for the upcoming Under 17 Inter-Provincial Series to be held within the NCU, from the 2nd to 6th July 2018.

Templepatrick Cricket Club President to receive Royal honour for services to cricket
The long-serving president of Templepatrick Cricket Club has been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Mallusk man Arthur Bowron is to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to cricket in Co Antrim.

League and Cup Article Archive
News Archive
NCU Regulations for 2018
Playing regulations for all NCU, Ulster and Irish competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
NCU Promo Video
NCU promotional video produced on behalf of the NCU by Harry Cook TV. Available to view below.

NCU Promo from imagemediafilms.

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.

Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.

NCU 2017 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.

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.
Read more and to download a copy...

Miscellaneous #2
Player Clothing 2018
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 2017 (pdf)

Child Safeguarding Manual
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual

NCU Bye-Laws 2018
The NCU Bye Laws for 2018
View NCU Bye-Laws 2018

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 2018
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
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