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21st April
Bangor beat Donacloney Mill by 49 runs
Lisburn beat Cregagh by 57 runs
Derriaghy v Holywood - OFF
Downpatrick v Woodvale - OFF
Lurgan v Laurelvale - OFF
Junior League 2  #ncuj2
21st April
Bangor II v Donacloney Mill II - OFF

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
21st April
Holywood II beat Derriaghy II by 6 wickets

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News #1
 
Top Pair Climb Ladder of Success
The country's biggest cricket league is to be sponsored by one of the country's biggest employers. The Robinson Services company has announced it is lending its name to the Northern Cricket Union's Premier and Senior Leagues in a sponsorship deal over the next three years.
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CIYMS Cricket Club Clubmark NI Accreditation Renewed
CIYMS Cricket Club has been rewarded for their on-going hard work, particularly in regard to their youth development, by having their Cricket Ireland Clubmark NI Accreditation Scheme renewed until 2021 (first accredited in 2013).
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Cup Boost for Northern Cricket Union
Local cricket has secured a second major sponsorship in as many months.
Gallagher Insurance have announced a two-year extension as the title sponsor of the Northern Cricket Union Senior Challenge Cup which will take the partnership to the end of the 2020 season. The extension also includes the women's challenge cup.
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Last day of the NCU Development Tour in Cape Town
The last day of the NCU Development Tour in Cape Town was probably one on the most humbling and rewarding. The entire tour party travelled to the township of Khayelitsha to coach at the Chris Hani school and the Siphamandla school which have been working with the Gary Kirsten Cricket Foundation to promote cricket opportunities to young township people.
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Ian Johnston in conversation with NCU Chairman Alan Waite about the NCU Youth Squads trip to South Africa.

Tough going in the heat today for the NCU Junior Development Squad
It was hard going for the Junior squad today against a talented Boland XI who scored freely on a fast outfield with smallish boundaries.
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Andrew White NCU Academy Suffer First Defeat by Boland Invitation XI
It may have been so different! If only the off-bail had decided to fall rather than balance on top of the stump from that first delivery of the match by Matthew Foster, who knows what might have happened.
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Senior team wins again but Juniors suffer defeat against District North
A captain's innings from Alex Haggan and another spell of magic with the ball from Aaron Wright was enough to see the Andrew White NCU Academy side to victory on the hottest day of the tour to date.
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Derriaghy Cricket Club Clubmark NI Accreditation Renewed
Derriaghy Cricket Club has been rewarded for their on-going hard work, particularly in regard to their youth development, by having their Cricket Ireland Clubmark NI Accreditation Scheme renewed until 2021.
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Eight Wicket haul by Aaron Wright bowls out the Gary Kirsten Foundation
Both the NCU Under 15's and Andrew White NCU Academy matches today were scheduled to be played against XI's representing the Gary Kirsten Foundation, in the townships of Langa and Khayelitsha.
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Back to cricket for the NCU Youth squads in Cape Town
Today, while the Senior squad trained under Table Mountain at Western Province Cricket Club, the Junior team travelled to the very hospitable and friendly St Augustine's Cricket Club.
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NCU Cricketers' Attend the Gary Kirstens Cricket Academy
It was another excellent day of cricket in Cape Town for the Northern Cricket Union (NCU) touring squads, in what has been the warmest day so far. The venue was the superb setting of Claremont Cricket Club and the players got to work with world renowned coaches from the Gary Kirsten Academy.
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Cricket Ireland advertising for a Accounting Technician post
The Accounting Technician role is key in assisting the finance department to deliver timely management information.
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Cricket Ireland - More opportunities for more kids - €30K injection in junior and youth cricket
More opportunities for more kids to get involved - €30K injection in junior and youth cricket.
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Resounding Victory for Andrew White NCU Academy over Wynberg High
The Andrew White NCU Academy gained revenge for their 2015 defeat by Wynberg Boys' High School with a comprehensive 174 run victory in Sunday's encounter at the Vineyard Oval, Newlands.
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Convincing Victory for NCU Under 15's over Wynberg High
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) squad arrived at Cape Town CC to be greeted by a covered pitch which had been affected by the overnight rain, welcome for the local residents, but not for the touring party.
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One Wicket Victory in Tour Opener for NCU Under 15's
The first game of the NCU Under 15's trip to South Africa started in relatively cool overcast conditions at WPCC on Saturday morning. Mathew Humphreys lost the toss and Newlands Boys High school decided to bat first.
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Dunmurry Cricket Initiative Gets Boost with Alpha
Dunmurry Sports Association Cricket Club at Fullerton Park was recently successful within the Alpha Programme Small Grants Scheme, which offers up to £10k support for projects.
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Photo Gallery from Robinson Services Sponsor's Launch
The Robinson Services company has announced it is lending its name to the Northern Cricket Union's Premier and Senior Leagues in a sponsorship deal over the next three years. Here are some photos from the launch evening.
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Ulster Bank Schools Cup First and Second Round Draws
Ulster Bank has announced a two year extension to its sponsorship of the Ulster Schools Cricket Cup at the draw for the opening rounds of next summer's competition.
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NCU Update
Details on Challenge Cup round dates/reserve dates, Cup Final venues for 2018 and updating club contact information.
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2018 NCU Gallagher Insurance Challenge Cup Draw
The preliminary and first rounds of both the mens and womens 2018 NCU Gallagher Insurance Challenge Cups were drawn this evening (Wednesday 6th December) at Malone Golf Club.
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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.

NEWS ARCHIVE
Miscellaneous #1
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 2017 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.
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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 www.nidirect.gov.uk/sports-volunteering.

 
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Child Safeguarding Manual 2017
 
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
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Nigel Jones
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Tel: 028 9076 5619
Mob: 07585 400121
Email: nigel.jones@cricketireland.ie
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Belfast
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Mob: 07969 722264
Email: Simon.Johnston@cricketireland.ie
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Callum Atkinson
Cricket Development Officer

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Belfast
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Mob: 07568 181863
Email: callum.atkinson@ncucricket.org
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