Northern Cricket Union Under 15 and Under 17 Update
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) is delighted with the increasing participation in and improving standard of youth cricket. The importance of offering high quality coaching and opportunities for today's young cricketers is recognised so that children are inspired to play cricket. Read more...
NCU Indoor Winter League 2016-17
Due to a lack of numbers registering for the U25 Indoor Winter League, the NCU have decided to lift the age criteria on this competition – registration will now be open to all adult senior/junior league cricketers from within the NCU. Read more...
Northern Knights announce their Winter Training Squad
The Northern Knights have announced their Winter Training Squad in preparation for the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship. The International Cricket Council has awarded first class status to domestic cricket in Ireland as the associate member moves closer to Test status. Read more...
Winter 2016 RDS Programme
Further to this week's AGM, the Regional Development Sessions from Under 9 to Under 17, involving over 200 boys and girls, from 28 clubs and schools begin this Sunday 16th October at Ulster University, Jordanstown. (Timetable Updated on 31st October) Read more...
NCU Youth Directorate Report Summer 2016
NCU President, Peter McMorran, in his Autumn message referred to successes at youth Interprovincial level in the summer. As he begins his term as NCU Chairman, Alan Waite takes the opportunity to give a little more detail regarding the summer program that took place in 2016. Read more...
The Northern Cricket Union's four Ulster Bank Senior League winners line-up with former South Africa Test player Jonty Rhodes. Holding their trophies are (from left) Nikolai Smith of Premiership winners Instonians, Richard Keates of Muckamore (Section 1), Matty McCord of Cliftonville (Section 2) and Larne's Gareth Gaw (Section 3). Also pictured is Chris Yeates of Ulster Bank. (photo courtesy Rowland White / PressEye)
NIACUS - Captain's Umpire Report 2016
The Irish Association of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (IACUS) in conjunction with Cricket Ireland introduced a new all Ireland Umpire Grading Structure in 2014 across the various Inter-provincial Unions. This ultimately ensures one accepted Grading system against which all umpires will be assessed. NCU Club Captains can electronically access the new umpire assessment form, which will be received automatically by the NIACUS Grading contact. Read more...
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. Read more...
Player Clothing 2016 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 2016 (pdf)
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:
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.
If clubs or individuals have any articles / results / scorecards they would like published
on the NCU site then send them to Wylie
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 NCU.firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact any
NCU Board Member.