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Fixtures: 17th - 18th August NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Robinson Services League Section 1  #ncus1
17th August
Ballymena beat Holywood by 5 wickets
Bangor beat Downpatrick by 5 wickets
Donacloney Mill beat Derriaghy by 3 runs
Woodvale beat Armagh by 17 runs
Templepatrick v Cregagh Abandoned

18th August
Armagh beat Woodvale by 3 runs
Cregagh beat Downpatrick by 6 wickets

Robinson Services League Section 2  #ncus2
17th August
Lurgan beat Laurelvale by 36 runs
BISC v Cliftonville Academy Abandoned
Cooke Collegians v Belfast Superkings OFF
Monaghan v Saintfield Abandoned

18th August
BISC beat Monaghan by 2 wickets
Saintfield beat Cooke Collegians by 9 wickets

Robinson Services League Section 3  #ncus3
17th August
Dunmurry beat Dundrum by 5 wickets
Drumaness v Larne OFF
Victoria v Donaghadee OFF

18th August
Drumaness beat Ards by 41 runs

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
17th August
CIYMS II beat Waringstown II by 5 wickets
Instonians II v CSNI II OFF
Muckamore II v Carrickfergus II Abandoned

18th August
Instonians II v Waringstown II (M2) OFF
Waringstown II Instonians II (M2) OFF
North Down II beat Muckamore II by 17 runs
Junior League 2  #ncuj2
17th August
Downpatrick II v Bangor II OFF
Woodvale II beat Armagh II

18th August
Cliftonville Academy II beat Derriaghy II by 4 runs
Armagh II v Woodvale II (M2)

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
17th August
Cregagh II v Templepatrick II OFF

18th August
Ballymena II beat Laurelvale II by 7 wickets
Holywood II beat Muckamore III by 7 wickets
Templepatrick II v CSNI III OFF

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
17th August
North Down III beat Cliftonville Academy III by 44 runs
Woodvale IV beat Instonians III by 5 wickets

18th August
Instonians III beat Cooke Collegians II by 8 wickets

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
17th August
CSNI IV beat Lurgan II by 49 runs
Instonians IV beat Lisburn III by 1 wicket
Muckamore IV beat BISC II by 3 wickets

18th August
CSNI IV beat Bangor III by 58 runs
Intermediate Cup  #ncuic
17th August
Ballymena II beat Donacloney Mill II by 7 wickets

Gardiner Brothers Women's Premier League  #ncuwpl
18th August
CSNI beat Waringstown by 2 wickets

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
17th August
Ballymena III beat Waringstown IV by 2 wickets
Carrickfergus IV v Armagh III OFF

18th August
Carrickfergus III beat Waringstown IV by 5 wickets
Donaghadee II v Templepatrick III OFF

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
17th August
CIYMS IV beat Muckamore V by 111 runs
Dundrum II beat Donacloney Mill IV by 5 wickets

18th August
CIYMS IV beat Dundrum II by 25 runs
Larne II beat Muckamore V by 6 wickets

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
17th August
Muckamore VI v Belfast Superkings II OFF

18th August
Belfast Superkings II beat CIYMS V by 6 wickets

Junior League 9  #ncuj9
18th August
Cliftonville Academy IV walkover v North Down IV
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
 

General Information
 
News #1
 
NCU Girls U17 match reports from North West games
After a trip to Foyle College to play the North West, the NCU u17 girls (Sponsored by PwC) hosted the North West u17 girls in a two day camp at Campbell College, Belfast.
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Match reports from NCU U11 series with Leinster
The NCU Under 11 squad (sponsored by PWC) have now played their fixtures against their Leinster counterparts.
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MTB Northern Knights Squad announcement for IP50 v Leinster Lightning
The NCU have announced the MTB Northern Knights squad for tomorrow's (20th August) IP50 match vs Leinster Lightning at Stormont.
Update: 19/08 22.50 - Graeme McCarter is now not available - James McCollum and David Delany are having fitness tests in the morning. Josh Manley has been brought in as cover.
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CIYMS to face North West opposition in Sunday Independent All-Ireland T20 Cup semi-finals
The draw for the semi-finals of the Sunday Independent All-Ireland T20 Cup has been completed, with opponents and venues determined for the matches on Sunday 25th August 2019.
Update: CIYMS will play Donemana
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Local Cricketers Organise Cancer Charity Match
Local cricketers Trevor Britton (CIYMS) and Ryan Haire (North Down CC) are hosting a 10 over Charity Cricket match at North Down Cricket Club (Castle Lane Comber) on Friday the 16th August and would like everyone to get involved.
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NCU Under 16 Cricket Festival 2019 (sponsored by Agile Communications)
This coming week sees the Northern Cricket Union host the Agile Communications Under-16 Festival. Teams from Cornwall, Yorkshire and Munster are making the trip to Belfast to compete in the three-day competition.
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Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup final - Match Report - CSNI v Muckamore
A Player of the Match performance from Abbi Leckey inspired CSNI to a two-run victory in a thrilling Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup final at Stormont.
Ollie Thorpe reports.
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MTB Northern Knights Squad announcement for IP20 Festival
The NCU have announced the MTB Northern Knights squad for the upcoming Test Triangle IP20 Festival
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Goldblatt McGuigan logoJunior Cup Final 2019 Match Report
Ollie Thorpe reports on a North Down II defeat of Muckamore II by 9 wickets to win the 2019 GMcG Junior Cup at Wallace Park, Lisburn CC.
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Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup Final date change
Cricket Ireland has today confirmed a change of date for the Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup Final between Waringstown and Pembroke – the new date will be Saturday 24th August 2019.
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NCU Performance Girls U17 squad match reports from North West games
The NCU girl's performance u17 squad (sponsored by PWC) made the trip to Foyle College to play their North West counterparts in a number of matches over 6th/7th August. NCU Coaches Staci Maxwell, Becky Hall and Sandi Harrison managed the mini tour.
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Junior Cup Final 2019 Preview - Muckamore II v North Down II
Saturday will see the 2019 GMcG Junior Cup final take place as Muckamore II take on North Down II at Lisburn Cricket Club (11am). North Down will be looking to clinch their 10th title since the competition began back in 1891. Meanwhile, Muckamore will be looking to win their eighth title and their seventh outright. Ollie Thorpe reports.
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NCU Under 16 Cricket Festival 2019 (sponsored by Agile Communications)
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) are delighted to announce that they will again host a four team Under 16 festival, based at Campbell College from 11th to 14th August 2019.
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Gallagher Challenge Cup Final 2019 - Match Report
Ollie Thorpe with his match report from this years Gallagher Challenge Cup Final.
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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.
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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.
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NCU Domestic Youth Guidance
The NCU Domestic Directorate have created guidance and information for Under 11 / 13 / 15 domestic cricket for the 2019 season.
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Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.
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NCU 2018 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.
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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
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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 www.nidirect.gov.uk/sports-volunteering.

 
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NCU Transfers 2019
 
 
NCU Grounds Report 2018
 
 
NCU Annual Report 2018
 
 
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Email: wayne.hughes@ncucricket.org

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