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Alfie Linehan
The NCU is saddened to learn of the death of former President and Chairman Alfie Linehan.
More details to follow...
Fixtures: 22nd - 23rd June NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Junior Cup  #ncujc
22nd June
CIYMS II beat BISC by 5 wickets
Cooke Collegians beat Victoria by 225 runs
Muckamore II beat Instonians II by 71 runs
North Down II beat Lurgan by 184 runs

Intermediate Cup  #ncuic
22nd June
Ballymena II beat CIYMS III by 102 runs
Donacloney Mill II beat Derriaghy II
Lisburn II walkover v Downpatrick II
Woodvale II beat Laurelvale II by 63 runs

Robinson Services League Section 1  #ncus1
22nd June
Armagh beat Ballymena 113 runs
Donacloney Mill beat Cregagh 5 runs
Holywood beat Bangor by 5 wickets
Templepatrick beat Downpatrick by 8 wickets
Woodvale beat Derriaghy by 104 runs

23rd June
Bangor beat Derriaghy by 23 runs
Cregagh beat Holywood by 269 runs

Robinson Services League Section 2  #ncus2
22nd June
Saintfield beat Monaghan by 4 wickets

23rd June
Belfast Superkings beat Cooke Collegians by 39 runs

Robinson Services League Section 3  #ncus3
22nd June
Dundrum beat Dunmurry by 8 wickets
Larne beat Drumaness by 8 wickets
Junior League 1  #ncuj1
22nd June
Carrickfergus II beat CSNI II by 31 runs

23rd June
Instonians II beat North Down II by 13 runs
Muckamore II beat Waringstown III by 54 runs

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
22nd June
Cliftonville Academy II beat Bangor II by 8 wickets

23rd June
Lisburn II beat Cliftonville Academy II by 68 runs

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
22nd June
Cregagh II beat Muckamore III by 24 runs
CSNI III beat Holywood II by 10 wickets

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
22nd June
Cooke Collegians II beat North Down III by 8 wickets
Instonians III beat Cliftonville Academy III by 5 wickets
Woodvale III beat Derriaghy III by 9 wickets

23rd June
Saintfield II beat Woodvale IV by 10 runs

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
22nd June
Donacloney Mill III beat Instonians IV by 4 wickets
Lurgan II v Muckamore IV - OFF

23rd June
BISC II beat Bangor III by 7 wickets
Instonians IV beat CSNI IV by 17 runs
Junior League 6  #ncuj6
22nd June
Carrickfergus III beat Laurelvale III by 8 wickets
Waringstown IV beat Ballymena III by 10 wickets

23rd June
Carrickfergus IV tied with Donaghadee II
Templepatrick III beat Waringstown IV by 4 wickets

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
22nd June
BISC III beat Dundrum II by 116 runs
CSNI V beat Larne II by 28 runs

23rd June
BISC III beat CSNI V by 3 wickets
Larne II beat Muckamore V by 112 runs

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
22nd June
CIYMS V beat Donacloney Mill V by 55 runs

23rd June
Cregagh III walkover v Ballymena IV
Monaghan II beat Belfast Superkings II by 7 wickets

Junior League 9  #ncuj9
23rd June
Cooke Collegians III beat Ards II by 30 runs

Gardiner Brothers Women's Premier League  #ncuwpl
23rd June
CSNI beat North Down by 9 wickets
Muckamore beat Waringstown by 67 runs
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates

General Information
News #1
White impressed by emerging talent at T20 Festival
Cricket Ireland's Chair of National Men's Selectors, Andrew White, has been impressed with what he has seen at the Test Triangle Inter-Provincial T20 Festival over the weekend.

Women's League and Cup review (21st June 2019)
Staci Maxwell is back again and reviews the latest Women's League and Cup matches.

Ulster Schools' team for Dublin Interprovincial announced
The team has been selected to represent the Ulster Schools in the annual Interprovincial match against the Southern Schools at Rathmines, Dublin
Update (24/06) - Due to injuries Josh Cowan and Daniel Humphreys replace Gregory McFaul and Max Burton respectively.

MTB Northern Knights Announce Pembroke T20 Festival Squad
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) have announced the following MTB Northern Knights squad, for upcoming Test Triangle IP20 Festival to be held in Pembroke CC (22nd – 24th June).

NCU Women's Squad for North West Fixtures
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has selected their first Women's squad for the summer programme, which includes four matches against North West Women and a three match tour to Cornwall, England, in August.

Non-Turf Pitches
Can be used in Section 3 and Junior Leagues 1 & 2 now.

Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Rearrangement Details
Following the postponement of the four Gallagher Challenge Cup ties on Saturday the Domestic Cricket Directorate has considered dates for the playing of the ties.

NCU Summer Camps 2019
The NCU are delivering 5 days of summer camps in August. Camps for Under 11, 13 & 15's.

NCU name their Under 15 squad for the Inter-Provincial Series
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced their Under 15 squad, sponsored by PwC, for the Inter-Provincial Series (50 over and 20 over), and a 30 over game fixture against a touring South African Academy.

NCU name their Under 14 squad for Cricket Festival at Taunton
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a squad, sponsored by PwC, for the Under 14 Cricket Festival at Kings College, Taunton.

Robinson Services Senior League Awards - April and May 2019
The latest Robinson Services Awards for April and May 2019 took place recently. The Robinson Services awards go to players in the senior leagues who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick.

NCU name their Under 13 Regional Development Squad
The Northern Cricket Union have named their Under 13 Regional Development Squad (sponsored by PwC), for eight fixtures throughout July and August. The unprecedented number of games will be against the North West and Leinster Cricket Unions, and a tour to Ayr, Scotland.

League and Cup Article Archive
News Archive
NCU Videos
NCU Regulations for 2019
Playing regulations for all NCU, Ulster and Irish competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
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.

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.

NCU Domestic Youth Guidance
The NCU Domestic Directorate have created guidance and information for Under 11 / 13 / 15 domestic cricket for the 2019 season.

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

NCU 2018 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 2019
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 2019 (pdf)

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

NCU Bye-Laws 2019
The NCU Bye Laws for 2019
View NCU Bye-Laws 2019

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 2019
NCU Grounds Report 2018
NCU Annual Report 2018
League and Cup Article Archive
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
NCU Cricket Office
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Cricket Operations and Administration Manager

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School and Club Engagement Officer

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