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Fixtures: 26th / 27th / 28th / 29th August NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Irish Senior Cup Final  #bkisc
27th August at Clontarf
Merrion v Waringstown

Premier League  #ncupl
27th August
Derriaghy v Carrickfergus
Instonians v CIYMS
North Down v CSNI

28th August
CIYMS v Lisburn
CSNI v Derriaghy (M2)

League Section 1  #ncus1
27th August
Bangor v Donaghcloney
Downpatrick v Saintfield
Lurgan v Academy
Muckamore v Ballymena

29th August
Donaghcloney v Academy

League Section 2  #ncus2
27th August
Cregagh v Laurelvale
Millpark v Cliftonville
Templepatrick v Dundrum

28th August
BISC v Cooke Collegians (at Shaw's Bridge)

League Section 3  #ncus3
27th August
Newforge walkover v Monaghan

28th August
Donaghadee v Ards (M2)

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
28th August
North Down walkover v Armagh (2pm)
Minor (Lindsay) Cup  #ncumlc
27th August
Academy III v Woodvale III

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
26th August
Waringstown II beat Instonians II by 153 runs

27th August
Ballymena II v Muckamore II
CSNI II v North Down II

28th August
Muckamore II v CIYMS II (M2)

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
26th August
Academy II beat Donaghcloney II by 17 runs

27th August
Carrickfergus II v CIYMS III
Donaghcloney II v Bangor II
Woodvale II v Waringstown III

28th August
Woodvale II v Bangor II

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
27th August
Holywood II v Muckamore III
Instonians III v Lurgan II
North Down III v CSNI II

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
27th August
Instonians IV v Ballymena III
Laurelvale II v Cregagh II

29th August
Woodvale III v Instonians IV
National Cup Final  #NationalCup
28th August at Clontarf
Laois v Rush

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
27th August
Cooke Collegians II v Lisburn III

28th August
Bangor III v Dundrum II
Derriaghy III v Academy III (M2)
Waringstown IV v Carrickfergus III

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
26th August
Armagh III beat Victoria II by 7 wickets

27th August
Ards II v Academy IV
Muckamore IV v CSNI IV
Victoria II v Donaghadee II

28th August

29th August
Ballymena IV v Muckamore IV

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
27th August
Carrickfergus IV v Templepatrick III
CIYMS IV v Laurelvale III
Saintfield III v Donaghcloney III

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
28th August
BISC II v Cregagh III (at Cregagh)

Junior League 9  #ncuj9
27th August
Instonians VI walkover v Victoria III

28th August
Lisburn IV v Instonians V
News #1
Minor Qualifying Cup Winners 2016 - Lisburn IV
NCU Regional Development Squads 2016 / 2017
The Northern Cricket Union are now gathering nominations for this winter's regional development program

NCU Youth Winter Program - Coaches Expression on Interest
As we begin to plan for the 2016 / 2017 winter schedule, the NCU would like to gather expressions of interest from coaches who would like to be considered for involvement with the Union's youth development program.

Donaghadee CC and Belfast Telegraph hit £10K Charity Total
Donaghadee CC and The Belfast Telegraph recently passed a landmark figure from their annual charity cricket game.

Rain Ruins Final Day Of Championship Clash
Persistent drizzle at Comber meant no play was possible on the third and final day of the Hanley Energy InterProvincial Championship clash at Comber. Umpires Martin Block and David Bradley called off proceedings shortly before 4pm.

Edinburgh retain Charles Beverland Cup
Holders Edinburgh won the Triangular Tournament at Prestwick CC on Monday and Tuesday with comfortable wins over  both Belfast and Glasgow Under 14's.

Austin and McBrine lead Warriors fightback but Knights still in control
Andrew Austin and Andrew McBrine led a Warriors fightback but their wickets late in the day ensured the Northern Knights stayed on course for victory on the second day of their Hanley Energy InterProvincial Championship clash at Comber.

Dennison Double Hundred Puts Knights In Control
Adam Dennison scored a record-breaking double hundred as the Northern Knights assumed total control on the first day of their Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship clash with the NW Warriors at Comber.

Dennison And Thompson Star As Knights Down Warriors
Adam Dennison produced an innings of real quality as the Northern Knights won the penultimate Hanley Energy Interprovincial Cup game of the season against the North West Warriors at Waringstown on Sunday.

Net Run Rate and Forfeited Matches
The Management Board has noted that a number of Senior League matches have not taken place this season because clubs have been unable to fulfil the fixture.

Designated Officer Workshop - Tuesday 30th August 2016 - House of Sport
SportNI have received a number of queries regarding Designated Safeguarding Children's Officer training and with no workshops in place over the next few months, Sport NI have organised a Designated Officer Workshop. 

NCU President's Message - Summer 2016
"Despite the weather of the last few months a considerable amount of cricket has been played." NCU President, Peter McMorran, reports on his summer so far.

Cricket Ireland Club Facility Grant Fund
Cricket Ireland has announced a Club Facility Grant Fund.
Clubs that meet the eligibility criteria should apply in writing to Bryan Milford in the first instance (full details of the eligibility criteria will be made available on request).

NCU Annual Dinner 2016 - Guest Speaker Announced
Former South African Test and ODI player Jonty Rhodes to be guest speaker at this year's NCU Annual Dinner.

CIYMS 243-7 (N Jones 51, J Kemp 68, S Chambers 42, J Thompson 37,
Z Rushe 22no, J Costain 2-27, A Blain 2-73)

CSNI 244-5 (A Cowden 22, S Getkate 64, J van der Merwe 98no,
G McCarter 25no, J Kemp 2-39)

CSNI beat CIYMS by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Jason van der Merwe (CSNI)
  CSNI - Challenge Cup Winners 2016

Cliftonville 120 (D Munn 53no, B Kelso 20, G Browne 3-15, N Doak 2-16)

Lisburn II 121-3 (M Turkington 40no, G Halliday 21, N Doak 20no)

Lisburn II beat Cliftonville by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Graeme Browne (Lisburn)

  Junior Cup Winners 2016 - Lisburn II

Derriaghy II 202 (M Ballantyne 83, T Moorhead 31, A Kinnin 21, P Stewart 3-34, J McComb 2-31)

Woodvale II 133 (S Donnelly 28, L Irwin 23, S Hughes 4-17, S Gilmore 2-28)

Derriaghy II beat Woodvale II by 69 runs

Man of the Match: Scott Hughes (Derriaghy)

  Intermediate Cup Winners 2016 - Derriaghy II

BISC II 155 (Rakesh 41, Partik 30, Manish 25, M Glass 3-26, A Glass 2-22)

Lisburn IV 156-9 (M Glass 35, A Glass 23, N Doak 22, E Kyle 19, Partik 3-18,
Prashant 2-28)

Lisburn IV beat BISC II by 1 wicket

Man of the Match - Michael Glass (Lisburn)

  Minor Minor Qualifying Cup Winners 2016 - Lisburn IV
The Slog Sweep, Ireland's Weekly Cricket Show - Episode Sixty Four
News #2
Andrew White Appointed National Selector - NCU
Cricket Ireland have appointed former Ireland international and one time record cap holder Andrew White as a National Selector with a focus on the NCU region.

Junior Cricketers playing in Adult Matches
From time to time clubs approach the Union regarding the playing of Junior Cricketers in Adult Matches. It has been the Union practice to follow the ECB guidance on this matter which is set out in the Fixtures and Rules Book each year.

NCU's Pre-Season Circular And Forms To All Clubs
The NCU's General Secretary Bryan Milford details the steps that clubs need to take with regards to registrations, transfers, starrings, etc.

NCU Promo Video
NCU promotional video produced on behalf of the NCU by Harry Cook TV. Available to view below.

NCU Promo from imagemediafilms.

News #3
NIACUS - Captain's Umpire Report 2016
The Irish Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (IACUS) in conjunction with Cricket Ireland introduced a new all Ireland Umpire Grading Structure in 2014 across the various Inter-provincial Unions. This ultimately ensures one accepted Grading system against which all umpires will be assessed.
NCU Club Captains can electronically access the new umpire assessment form, which will be received automatically by the NIACUS Grading contact.

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 do download a copy...

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) launches positive parental behaviour in sport toolkit
Parents often play a vital part in supporting their children to take part in sport.
They play many positive roles and are often the backbone of sports activities at a local level.
However many sports organisations and clubs have struggled to address the problem of poor parental/spectator behaviour in junior sport.

Junior Cricketers playing in Adult Matches
The NCU Development Directorate wish to remind clubs of the ECB guidance covering the participation of young cricketers in adult matches.
This guidance has been adopted by the Union.
Under 13 cricketers - Explicit written consent from a parent or guardian is required before participating in an adult match.
Under 11 cricketers - Explicit prior approval must be sought through me before the player can play.

Player Clothing 2016
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 2016 (pdf)

NCU Bye-Laws 2016
The revised NCU Bye Laws for 2016
View NCU Bye-Laws 2016

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
Callum Atkinson
Northern Cricket Union
Cricket Development Officer (temporary)
M: 07568181863

NCU Transfers 2016
NCU Annual Report 2015
NCU 2015 Grounds Report
Dates For The Diary
NCU Annual Dinner - Sat 8th October
NCU AGM - Mon 10th October
NCU News / League Competitions
Cup Competitions
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Cricket Ireland
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Regional Performance Analyst &
Coach Education Co-Ordinator (North)

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