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News #1
Billy Boyd
Billy Boyd whose death was announced today gave a lifetime of service to local cricket.
A lifelong member of Lurgan Rugby Football and Cricket Club which he served as President and of which, at the time of his passing was Club Chairman.

Holywood Cricket Club – Assistant Director of Development
Following significant growth in 2018 Holywood Cricket Club would like to appoint someone to assist the Director of Development in a part-time capacity.

NCU League Secretaries Wanted
The NCU's Competitions Committee has had a number of retirements since last season and urgently needs a number of people to act as League Secretaries for the 2019 season.

Save The Date - NCU Club Life Development Weekend - 6th & 7th April 2019
The Northern Cricket Union, with support from Sport NI and Ulster University, are pleased to announce that they will be delivering a Club Life Development weekend on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April, with a series of club and coach development workshops on offer.

NCU confirm dates for Coach Education Courses
Cricket Ireland recently announced two new coaching courses designed to encourage people interested in getting into cricket coaching or looking to improve their skills and knowledge.

Mark Hawthorne Selected for West Indies Exchange
Umpire Mark Hawthorne has departed Ireland today for a temporary move to the Caribbean as part of an Umpire Exchange Programme agreement between Cricket Ireland and Cricket West Indies.

Re-Advertisement - NCU Club & Partnership Development Officer
The Northern Cricket Union wishes to recruit a full time Club and Partnership Development Officer to deliver key areas of the Union's Strategic Plan and Cricket Ireland's Strategic Plan in relation to Club and Partnership (Coaches, Officials and Volunteers) Development.

City Auction Group NCU Corporate Golf Day
The NCU unveils its corporate golf day to be held at Royal Belfast Golf Club on Thursday 11th April 2019. .

Expressions of Interest Sought to Host NCU Fixtures
As a result of further expansion of NCU programmes we are seeking expressions of interest from any clubs wishing to host fixtures across all representative age grades, both boys and girls, for the extended summer 2019 programme.

Wayne Hughes Appointed NCU School and Club Engagement Officer
The Northern Cricket Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Hughes to the newly created role of School and Club Engagement Officer.

NCU commits to the expansion of the Northern Knights Head Coach role
In addition to the recruitment of two full-time Development roles within the Northern Cricket Union, the Union is now able to announce another major step forward in the ongoing expansion of its cricket development team.

Stormont to Host Zimbabwe in Women's T20 International
Ireland Women’s Cricket Team will face West Indies, Zimbabwe and Scotland in a busy year for the national side, ahead of a T20 World Cup Qualifier campaign in late summer – and fans will be able to enjoy three T20 International double-headers with the Ireland Men’s team in July.

Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy Representatives Travel to La Manga Training Camp
Seven players from the Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy Squad will travel to La Manga, Spain, from Friday 15th to Monday 18th February 2019.

North Down Cricket Club – Clubmark
North Down Cricket Club has been rewarded for their on-going hard work, particularly in regard to their club development, by having their Cricket Ireland Clubmark NI Accreditation Scheme renewed until 2022.

Stirling fires Ireland to T20 International win over Oman
Captain Paul Stirling led from the front as Ireland claimed a 15-run win over Oman in their first match of the T20I Quadrangular Tournament at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman.

Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup Draw
Methodist College will begin their defence of the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup with an away game against Belfast rivals Campbell College or Down High School.

Lisburn Cricket Club – Cricket Development Officer
Lisburn Cricket Club is seeking to appoint a Cricket Development Officer for 2019.

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NCU Regulations for 2018
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.

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 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

The Northern Cricket Union of Ireland is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Northern Ireland (Company Number NI 649724) and a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (Charity Number NIC 106791) having its registered office at The Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA.
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Uel Graham
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Upper Newtownards Road
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Callum Atkinson
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If clubs or individuals have any articles / results / scorecards they would like published on the NCU site then send them to Wylie McKinty
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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.