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Fixtures: 27th / 28th June NIACUS Umpire Appointments
Challenge Cup  #ncucc
27th June
CIYMS beat Waringstown by 3 wickets
Instonians beat CSNI by 23 runs

Premier League  #ncupl
28th June
Instonians beat Carrickfergus by 4 wickets

League Section 1  #ncus1
27th June
Bangor beat Woodvale by 12 runs
Derriaghy beat Templepatrick by 7 wickets
Downpatrick beat Cliftonville by 8 wickets
Lurgan beat Donaghcloney by 8 wickets

28th June
Templepatrick beat Academy by 7 wickets
Woodvale beat Muckamore by 72 runs
Cliftonville v Bangor - OFF

League Section 2  #ncus2
27th June
Armagh walkover v Larne
Cregagh beat Victoria by 1 wicket
Drumaness beat Holywood by 5 wickets
Laurelvale beat BISC by 36 runs
Saintfield beat Dundrum by 6 wickets

28th June
Drumaness beat Armagh by 43 runs
Cregagh v Dundrum - OFF

League Section 3  #ncus3
27th June
Cooke Collegians beat Monaghan by 46 runs
Donaghadee beat Ards by 94 runs
Millpark beat Dunmurry by 3 wickets
Newforge beat Dungannon by 6 wickets
Minor (Lindsay) Cup  #ncumlc
27th June
Academy III beat Ballymena IV by 5 wickets
Armagh II beat Woodvale III by 19 runs
Bangor III beat Waringstown IV by 6 wickets
Muckamore III beat North Down III by 48 runs

Minor Qualifying Cup  #ncumqc
27th June
Armagh III beat Instonians V
CSNI V beat Muckamore IV by 2 wickets
Cliftonville III beat North Down IV by 2 wickets

28th June
CIYMS IV beat CIYMS V by 44 runs

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
27th June
Instonians II beat Bangor II by 143 runs
CSNI II beat Lisburn II by 4 wickets
Muckamore II beat CIYMS II by 9 wickets
North Down II beat Waringstown II by 2 runs

28th June
North Down II beat CIYMS II by 28 runs

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
27th June
Ballymena II beat Derriaghy II by 3 wickets
Carrickfergus II beat Woodvale II by 39 runs
Donaghcloney II beat Lurgan II by 6 wickets

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
27th June
CSNI III beat Cregagh II by 9 wickets
Templepatrick II beat Holywood II by 2 wickets
Waringstown III beat Laurelvale II by 4 wickets

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
27th June
Ballymena III beat Cliftonville II by 18 runs

28th June
Saintfield II beat Bangor III by 44 runs
Irish Senior Cup  #isc
28th June
CSNI beat Leinster by 4 wickets
Merrion beat North County by 132 runs
Pembroke beat Malahide by 56 runs
Waringstown beat Clontarf by 6 runs

Irish National Cup  #inc
28th June
Drummond beat Laois
Dundrum (LCU) beat Ballaghaderreen by 82 runs
Greystones beat Newbuildings by 90 runs
Rush beat Derriaghy by 6 wickets

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
27th June
Instonians IV beat Dundrum II by 20 runs

28th June
Donaghadee II beat Lisburn III by 60 runs
Waringstown IV beat Armagh II by 3 runs

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
27th June
CSNI IV beat Victoria II by 68 runs

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
27th June
Downpatrick III beat Donaghcloney III by 60 runs

28th June
Carrickfergus IV beat CSNI VI by 89 runs
Larne II beat Bangor IV
Downpatrick III beat Templepatrick III

Junior League 9  #ncuj9
27th June
Muckamore V beat Derriaghy IV by 2 wickets

28th June
Derriaghy IV v Cliftonville III - OFF

Ulster Plate  #ucoup
28th June
Bready II beat Lisburn II by 3 wickets
News #1
NCU Disciplinary Reprimands
List of players who have received reprimands and warned as to their future conduct.

NCU Under 15s beat North West Under 15s on Day One of the Inter Provincial Series
Summary scorecard of the NCU under 15s win over NWCU under 15s on the first day of the Inter Provincial Series.

NCU Under 11s Win Their First Inter-Pro Match Of The Season
In the first official under 11 Inter Pro of the season,  the NCU travelled to Ardmore CC to play the NWCU under 11s.

No Shortage Of Drama In Irish Senior Cup Quarter Finals - Both NCU teams progess to Semi Finals
Ruhan Pretorius created Irish Senior Cup history by clubbing 6 sixes in an over as Waringstown beat 2013 winners Clontarf in a thrilling encounter at Castle Avenue. CSNI made it an NCU double with a four wicket win at Rathmines against Leinster. Derriaghy exit National Cup in a high scoring affair.

Top Coaches Launch Sport NI's Coaching Awards
Three of NI's top coaches have joined forces today to launch Sport Northern Ireland's prestigious 2015 Coaching Awards.

Graham Cup Final (Sponsored By Dale Farm)
CSNI under 15s beat Ballymena under 15s by 6 wickets.
Graham Cup...

Southern Schools' v Ulster Schools' - Schools' Interprovincial at Rathmines, Dublin
Day 1 and 2 scores from the Schools' Interprovincial at Rathmines, Dublin.
Southern Schools' beat Northern Schools' by 7 wickets.

Lurgan XI v NCU Presidents XI
Lurgan Cricket Club were delighted to welcome the NCU President's XI to Pollock Park on Friday night to play a Twenty20 game against a Lurgan XI.

Ulster Schools Team Selected For Match Against Southern Schools
The team has been selected to represent the Ulster Schools against the Southern Schools in the annual Schools' Interprovincial at Rathmines, Dublin on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June

BRA win Ulster Bank Schools Cup
Belfast Royal Academy have won the Ulster Bank Ulster Schools Cup for the first time in their history.
They beat Campbell College at Osborne Park by three wickets in a thrilling final this evening (Friday) thanks to a brilliant knock by opener Francis Collins who carried his bat to an unbeaten 73 in a total of 147 for 7.

Ulster Bank Challenge Cup Semi-Final Draw - Schools Cup Final Venue Switch
The draw has been made for the semi-finals of the Ulster Bank NCU Senior Challenge Cup to be played on Saturday 27th June and the venue changed for the Schools Cup final.

Fixtures For Under 13 Inter Provincials
The fixtures and grounds to be used for the Under 13 Inter Provincial Tournament, which is taking place in the NCU area, have been announced.

Young Under 13 Instonians cricketer takes 9 wickets in a game
In a recent under 13 league game for Instonians Seahorses Adam Wylie took 9 wickets for 12 runs in 4 overs.

Warriors Edge Out Knights In T20 Thriller
The NW Warriors kept alive their hopes of retaining the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy with a thrilling 13 runs win over the Northern Knights in front of a large crowd at Belmont.

Two of the NCU's under age squads have been announced for the interpros
The NCU has announced their under 11 and under 15 squads for the upcoming inter regional series.
The under 11 squad
The under 13 squad
The under 15 squad

Revised Regulations for Irish Senior & National Cups and all the Ulster Competitions
The Regulations page has been updated to include the 2015 revised regulations for the Irish Senior and National Cups plus all of the Ulster Competitions.

NCU Show - First Episode

The @NCU_News Show is LIVE!
Joining host Neil Russell is co-host Alistair Bushe, Peter Shields, Robin Haire and NCU Chairman Andy Clement.
The panel discuss the season ahead, the NCU youth tour to SA and who's tipping who for trophies.

NCU Fantasy League 2015
After the very successful NCU Fantasy Cricket competition in 2014, it returns agains this year and now includes players from the North West Cricket Union's Premiership and some tweaks to the rules.
Competition Rules
Interactive Player Info/Ratings
Ulster Bank Challenge Cup - First & Second Round Man of the Match Winners
Avdhoot Dandekar (Muckamore) Peter Davison (North Down) James Hall (Waringstown)
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Alex Haggan (Carrick)
Ryan Nurse (Instonians) Michael Stewart (Templepatrick) Johnny Terrett (Cliftonville) Regan West (CSNI)
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Many thanks to all the clubs/players/CricketEurope who supplied the photos.
NCU Cup Final Venues 2015
Challenge Cup
Junior Cup
Intermediate Cup
Minor (Lindsay) Cup
Minor Qualifying Cup
The Green, Comber
Moylena, Muckamore
Ballygomartin Road, Woodvale
Eaton Park, Ballymena
The Mall, Armagh
  Twenty20 Cup
Twenty20 Trophy
Twenty20 Shield
The Lawn, Waringstown
Middle Road, Carrickfergus
The Mall, Armagh

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 #2
NIACUS - Captain's Umpire Report 2015
The Irish Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (IACUS) in conjunction with Cricket Ireland are introducing a new all Ireland Umpire Grading Structure across the various Inter-provincial Unions. This will ultimately ensure one accepted Grading system against which all umpires will be assessed.
From the start of this season, NCU Club Captains will be able to 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 2015
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 2015 (pdf)

NCU Bye-Laws 2015
The revised NCU Bye Laws for 2015
View NCU Bye-Laws 2015

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
NCU Transfers 2015
NCU News / League Competitions
Cup Competitions
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Recommended list of hashtags to use for NCU Competitions
NCU Development Tour 2015
Club Files 2015
NCU Annual Report 2014
NCU Development Plan 2014-18
Ireland v Australia 2015
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Forms sent to all NCU Clubs
Copies of the various Word and Excel files that have already been sent to club secretaries and which the clubs/teams will use during the season can be found here:
Club Files 2014
If clubs or individuals have any articles / results / scorecards they would like published on the NCU site then send them to Wylie McKinty
If you would like to become involved with the NCU, in any capacity, then get in contact with the Union's General Secretary, Bryan Milford on or alternatively contact any NCU Board Member.
Stephen Moreton
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Cricket Ireland
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