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Fixtures: 21st / 22nd / 23rd July NIACUS Umpire Appointments
LVS T20 Cup Final  #ncut20c
23rd July
4pm at The Lawn, Waringstown

Waringstown beat North Down by 26 runs

Premier League  #ncupl
22nd July
Carrickfergus beat Lisburn by 42 runs
Muckamore beat CIYMS by 62 runs
North Down beat CSNI by 4 wickets
Waringstown beat Instonians by 4 wickets

23rd July
Muckamore beat Instonians by 97 runs

League Section 1  #ncus1
22nd July
Armagh beat Academy by 108 runs
Derriaghy beat Woodvale by 29 runs
Donaghcloney Mill beat Bangor by 89 runs
Lurgan beat Downpatrick by 36 runs
Cliftonville v Holywood OFF

League Section 2  #ncus2
21st July
Ballymena beat Dundrum by 8 wickets

22nd July
Ballymena beat Donaghadee by 7 wickets
Cregagh beat BISC by 3 wickets
Larne beat Saintfield by 88 runs
Laurelvale beat Dundrum by 7 wickets
Templepatrick beat Cooke Collegians by 9 wickets

23rd July
Laurelvale beat Saintfield by 10 wickets
LVS T20 Trophy Final  #ncut20t
23rd July
11.30am at The Lawn, Waringstown
Armagh beat Woodvale by 5 wickets

League Section 3  #ncus3
22nd July
Drumaness beat Dunmurry by 6 wickets
Newforge beat Dungannon by 218 runs
Victoria beat Ards by 42 runs

23rd July
Ards beat Dungannon by 5 wickets

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
22nd July
CSNI II v Ballymena II - match abandoned
CIYMS II beat Muckamore II by 3 wickets
Waringstown II beat Instonians II by 28 runs

Junior League 2  #ncuj2
22nd July
CSNI III beat North Down II by 4 wickets
Derriaghy II beat Woodvale II by 1 run

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
22nd July
Armagh II beat Muckamore III by 5 wickets
Holywood II beat CIYMS III by 160 runs

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
22nd July
Instonians IV beat Lurgan II by 6 wickets
Laurelvale II beat Cliftonville II by 44 runs
Woodvale III v Derriaghy III OFF

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
23rd July
Waringstown v North Down (11am)
Intermediate Cup  #ncuic
22nd July
Academy II v Donaghcloney Mill II OFF
Carrickfergus II beat Instonians III by 1 wicket

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
22nd July
Academy III beat North Down III by 5 wickets
Ballymena III walkover v Armagh III

23rd July
Bangor III beat Carrickfergus III by 5 wickets

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
22nd July
Carrickfergus IV v Newforge II OFF
Victoria II v CSNI V OFF

23rd July
CSNI V beat CSNI IV by 2 wickets
Donaghadee II v Waringstown IV
Newforge II beat Dundrum II by 40 runs

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
22nd July
BISC II v Laurelvale III OFF
Larne II walkover v Ards II
Templepatrick III v Donaghcloney Mill III - match abandoned

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
22nd July
Muckamore V beat CIYMS V by 9 wickets

23rd July
Cliftonville III v Templepatrick IV
Muckamore V beat CSNI VI by 7 wickets
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
7th October - Annual Dinner
9th October - Annual General Meeting

General Information
A Short report detailing some of the business discussed by the NCU Management Board on 23rd May 2017.
Management Board Report (23rd May 2017) (PDF)

The first list of the NCU registered club transfers for 2017
NCU Transfers 2017 (17.07.2017)

News #1
Review of NCU Girls Under 17's victory against North West Girl's Under 17's at Stormont, on July 5th
The NCU Under 17 Girls (sponsored by PWC) were asked to bat first by their North-West counterparts, in the Inter-Provincial challenge at Stormont.

NCU Girls Under 17's Squad announced to play North West Girl's Under 17's
The NCU has named a Girls Under 17 squad (sponsored by PwC) to play against North West Girls Under 17's at Burndennett Cricket Club, (Noon Start), in an Interprovincial fixture (30 Overs), on Wednesday July 26th.

Arthur J Gallagher Senior Cup Final – Change of Date
Due to players from both CIYMS and Instonians being involved with either Ireland Wolves or the under 19 World Cup Qualifying Tournament it has been agreed to move the Arthur J Gallagher Senior Cup Final at Comber to Saturday 29th July.

NCU Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Finals Day
The NCU Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Finals Day takes place at The Lawn, Waringstown Cricket Club, on Sunday 23rd July.

Northern Knights squad announced to play Munster Reds (Friday 21st July - IP20)
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad for the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20) fixture against Munster Reds, at Middle Road, Carrickfergus (Carrickfergus CC), on Friday 21st July starting at 5pm.

Game On for Ireland and West Indies
The West Indies return to face Ireland on Irish soil in September for the first time since a washed-out match in Clontarf on July 14th 2007. The sides will meet at Stormont, scene of a remarkable victory in 2004.

Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup, Trophy and Shield Final Details
Both the Twenty20 Trophy and Cup Finals will take place this coming Sunday 23rd July at The Lawn, Waringstown CC with the Twenty20 Shield Final taking place the following Wednesday 26th July 2017 commencing at 6pm at Saintfield CC.

Ireland name Under 15 and 17 Girls Squads
Ireland have named both their Under 15 and 17 girls squads who will taking part in the Malvern Festival and Celtic Cup respectively. Cara Murray from Saintfield is in the under 17 squad, while Amy Hunter from Instonians makes the under 15 squad.

Ireland name Under 15 touring squad
Ireland have named their Under 15 squad which will play seven matches in ten days on a tour of Scotland and England next month. 6 players in the squad are from the NCU area.

Ulster Schools' Tour to Glasgow
The squad has been selected to represent the Ulster Schools in next week's tour to Glasgow.

Young Talent in the Northern Cricket Union - Amy Hunter
Never before has female sport at elite level had more exposure, and in so doing providing role models for young females to follow.

Holders Knocked Out of Irish Senior and National Cups
James McCollum's brilliant unbeaten century helped Waringstown knock out holders Merrion to reach the semi-finals of the Irish Senior Cup at The Lawn.

Northern Cricket Union Disciplinary Hearing
A Northern Cricket Union (NCU) disciplinary panel has suspended Ian Morrison until 15th June 2018 and Alan Harrison until 15th May 2018 from all cricket organised by the Northern Cricket Union.

NCU Women win in the North West
The Northern Cricket Union Women's team travelled to Fox Lodge Cricket Club, on Sunday July 1st, to play their North-West counterparts.

Letter from the NCU Management Board Regarding Standards of Behaviour
The NCU Management Board at a recent meeting was concerned to learn about what might be regarded as falling standards of behaviour both on and off the field this season.

Gardiner Brothers named as Senior League Award Sponsors for 2017
The prestigious Northern Cricket Union awards for outstanding individual performances are to continue thanks to a new sponsor, Gardiner Brothers the Belfast jewellers. The Premier and 3 Senior Leagues will also carry the company's name in recognition of the sponsorship.

NCU Under 15's and 17's to Tour South Africa in 2018
The Northern Cricket Union has confirmed that it will repeat its 2015 tour and take two teams (Under 15 and Under 17) to South Africa from Tuesday 21th March to Thursday 5th April, 2018.

NCU Regulations for 2017
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.

Northern Cricket Union 2017 - BBC Radio Ulster Interview
On Saturday May 28th Uel Graham and Stephen Bunting from the Northern Cricket Union featured on BBC Radio Ulster's Summer Club.

A Special Edition of the Slog Sweep - an NCU Special
A special edition of The Slog Sweep, focusing entirely on the NCU. Included:
   • CIYMS v YMCA – The Battle of Belmont
   • Preview of Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup Quarter-final ties plus Waringstown v Coleraine in Irish Senior Cup
   • New sponsorship deal with Gardiner Brothers
   • Northern Knights
   • Ulster Bank Schools Cup Final - Wallace High School v RBAI
Miscellaneous #1
Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.

NCU 2016 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 do download a copy...

Miscellaneous #2
Player Clothing 2017
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)

NCU Bye-Laws 2017
The revised NCU Bye Laws for 2017
View NCU Bye-Laws 2017

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
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