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Premier League  #ncupl
19th August
CIYMS beat Lisburn by 103 runs
CSNI beat Muckamore by 6 wickets
Waringstown beat Carrickfergus by 53 runs
Instonians v North Down - OFF

20th August
CIYMS beat North Down by 8 wickets
Instonians beat CSNI by 4 wickets

League Section 1  #ncus1
19th August
Armagh beat Donacloney Mill by 4 wickets
Bangor beat Holywood by 5 wickets
Downpatrick beat Woodvale by 5 runs
Lurgan beat Cliftonville by 7 wickets
Academy v Derriaghy - OFF

League Section 2  #ncus2
19th August
Cregagh beat Cooke Collegians by 34 runs
BISC v Larne - Abandoned
Donaghadee v Saintfield - OFF
Dundrum v Ballymena - OFF
Templepatrick v Laurelvale - OFF

20th August
Cregagh beat Saintfield by 6 wickets

League Section 3  #ncus3
19th August
Dunmurry beat Ards by 28 runs
Newforge beat Drumaness by 54 runs
Monaghan v Dungannon - OFF

Junior League 1  #ncuj1
18th August
Muckamore II v Waringstown II - OFF

19th August
Waringstown III beat Ballymena II by 7 wickets
Muckamore II beat CSNI II by 24 runs
Lisburn II v CIYMS II - OFF
Junior League 2  #ncuj2
19th August
Academy II beat Derriaghy II by 5 wickets
North Down II beat Bangor II by 65 runs

20th August
North Down II beat Academy II by 7 wickets
Woodvale II beat Downpatrick II by 2 wickets

Junior League 3  #ncuj3
19th August
Muckamore III walkover v CIYMS III
Donacloney Mill II beat Armagh II by 3 wickets
Saintfield II beat Templepatrick II by 59 runs

Junior League 4  #ncuj4
19th August
Instonians IV v Cregagh II - OFF

20th August
Cliftonville II beat Lisburn III by 4 wickets

Junior League 5  #ncuj5
19th August
Ballymena III beat North Down III by 51 runs
Carrickfergus III beat Academy III

20th August
Cooke Collegians II beat Carrickfergus III by 8 wickets

Junior League 6  #ncuj6
19th August
CSNI IV beat Victoria II by 126 runs

20th August
Newforge II beat Waringstown IV by 6 wickets
All Ireland T20 Cup
20th August
Semi Finals
at The Lawn, Waringstown CC
Waringstown beat Bready by 67 runs

at Wallace Park, Lisburn CC
Clontarf beat Cork County v by 47 runs

at The Lawn, Waringstown CC
Clontarf beat Waringstown by 10 runs

Minor (Lindsay) Cup Final  #ncumlc
19th August at Ballygomartin Road, Woodvale CC
Muckamore IV v Laurelvale II - OFF

Minor Qualifying Cup Final  #ncumqc
19th August at Laurelvale CC
Donacloney Mill III beat Laurelvale III by 7 wickets

Junior League 7  #ncuj7
19th August
BISC II v Larne II - OFF

20th August
CIYMS IV beat Ards II by 4 wickets

Junior League 8  #ncuj8
19th August
Donacloney Mill IV v CSNI VI - OFF

20th August
Cregagh III beat CSNI VI by 88 runs
Derriaghy IV beat Templepatrick IV by 9 wickets
CIYMS V v Muckamore VI - OFF
Instonians VI v Cliftonville III - OFF

Womens Premier League  #ncuwpl
20th August
Lurgan beat CSNI by 1 wicket
North Down beat Waringstown by 7 wickets
Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
28th August - NCU Board Meeting
6th September - NCU Competitions Committee

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
West Indies To Bring The Colour To Belfast
Colour descended on Belfast City Hall this week as players and supporters on both sides gathered to officially launch next month's one-day international between Ireland and the West Indies.

NCU Girls Under 17's Squad announced to play Leinster Girl's Under 17's
The NCU has named two Girls Under 17 squads (sponsored by PwC) to play against Leinster Under 17's, (Noon Start), in two Inter-Provincial fixtures (30 Overs), on Monday 21st (Rush Cricket Club) and Tuesday 22nd (Venue TBC).

NCU Under 14 Squad at The West Cricket Festival in Taunton
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Under 14 squad (sponsored by PwC) recently travelled to England for The West Cricket Festival at King's College, Taunton, under the leadership of Uel Graham, Callum Atkinson and Wayne Hughes.

NCU Women v a Leinster Division 1 Club Side at Bamford Green, on Friday 18th and 25th August
The NCU has named two Women's squads captained by Hannah Grieve to play against a Leinster Division 1 Club Side (club to be confirmed), at Bamford Green (6pm Start), in two T20 fixtures, on Friday 18th and 25th of August.

2017 Minor Qualifying Cup Final
The NCU Minor Qualifying Cup Final takes place between Donacloney Mill Thirds and Laurelvale Thirds, at Laurelvale Cricket Club, on Saturday 19th August (12 noon start).

2017 Minor (Lindsay) Cup Final
The NCU Minor (Lindsay) Cup Final, sponsored by Cleaver Black, takes place between Muckamore Fourths and Laurelvale Seconds, at Ballygomartin Road, Belfast, Woodvale Cricket Club, on Saturday 19th August (12 noon start).

Waringstown Crowned Ulster Cup Champions
Waringstown clinched their first Ulster Cup triumph in the 19 year history of the competition, played for the first time this season in T20 format.

Strabane Win Ulster Shield In Dramatic Super-Over
Strabane are the Ulster Shield winners for 2017 after Tommy Barr's side beat St Johnston in a nerve-jangling "super over" after the two sides had tied the 20-over decider. 

Edinburgh retain Charlie Beverland Memorial Cup
Northern Knights' Under 14's, representing Belfast, finished in second place in this year's Triangular Tournament at Prestwick CC, narrowly losing out on Net Run Rate to holders Edinburgh after all three competing teams won a game each.

Northern Cricket Union - Ulster Cup Finals Day
The Ulster Cup Finals Day takes place in The Northern Cricket Union, on Sunday 13th August. This competition is between the finalists of the Twenty20 competitions contested by Top Tier cricket clubs in the Northern Cricket Union and North West Cricket Union.

Northern Cricket Union 2017 Intermediate Cup Final
The NCU Intermediate Cup Final takes place between Donacloney Mill Seconds and Carrickfergus Seconds, at The Meadow, Downpatrick Cricket Club, on Saturday 12th August (12 noon start).

Northern Knights IP20 Squad announced to play North West Warriors at Belmont
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad, captained by James Shannon, for the final fixture of the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial (IP) Twenty20 Series against North West Warriors, at Belmont, Belfast (CIYMS CC), on Friday 11th August.

NCU President’s Message Summer 2017
Northern Cricket Union President Peter McMorran with his latest thoughts on the NCU summer so far.

All-Ireland T20 Draw Completed
The draw has been made for the All Ireland T20 finals day later this month. In the semi-finals, Waringstown meet Bready while in the other tie, Clontarf take on Cork County.

Ulster Shield Finals Day
The Ulster Shield Finals Day takes place in The North West Cricket Union, on Sunday 13th August.

NCU Girls Select XI to play Leinster Girls Under 13
The NCU has named a Girls Select XI (sponsored by PwC), captained by Abbi Leckey, to play against Leinster Girls Under 13's at Pembroke Cricket Club, (Noon Start), in a friendly fixture (30 Overs), on Monday August 14th.

NCU Quoile Cup Final 2017 Details
The final of this season's Quoile cup (Under 11) will take place on Wednesday 9th August at Queensway, Derriaghy starting at 6pm.

Northern Knights squad announced to play North West Warriors (August 6th)
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad, captained by James Shannon, for the List A 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial (IP) One Day (50 overs) fixture against North West Warriors, at The Lawn, Waringstown (Waringstown CC), on Sunday 6th August.

NCU GMcG Junior Cup Final Preview
Instonians Seconds and CSNI Seconds will seek to put club records back on track when they meet in the GMcG Junior Cup final at Muckamore on Saturday (start time is 11am).

Advertising opportunities at the Ireland versus West Indies match at Stormont on 13th September
Cricket Ireland is hosting a One Day International Match vs The West Indies on Wednesday 13th September at Stormont Estate. A number of perimeter advertising opportunities are available for this match

The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) announces partnership with PwC
The Northern Cricket Union is delighted to announce that professional advisory firm PwC will sponsor its boys' and girls' youth squads as part of a 3-year sponsorship deal.

NCU Girls Under 17's in tense one wicket victory against North West Girls Under 17's at Burndennett
The NCU Under 17 Girls (sponsored by PwC) travelled to Burndennett Cricket Club on Wednesday 26th of July to take on their North-West counterparts. Earlier in the month the NCU had defeated the North-West by only eight runs in a low scoring thriller at Stormont.

Belfast Under 14 squad named
The Northern Knights Under 14 squad that will represent Belfast in this year's Triangular Cricket Tournament between Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow, to be held at Prestwick CC in Ayrshire on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August, has been named.

Northern Knights to play North West Warriors (August 1st-3rd) IP Championship
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad, captained by James Shannon, for the First Class 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship fixture against North West Warriors.

Ireland Name U13 Player Development Group For Camp
The 2017 Cricket Ireland Under 13 Player Development Programme concludes in the summer with a three-day camp at Bready from the 7-9 August. 9 NCU players named in the squad of players.

Ulster Cup and Shield - Semi Final and Final Arrangements
Match details regarding both the Ulster Cup and Shield competitions for this season.

NCU 11's Final Taunton Fixture
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Under 11 squad (sponsored by PwC) have completed a tour to Taunton (King's College), England, to compete in the Under 11 Cricket Festival.

Presentation Photos Of The New Gardiner Brothers NCU Awards
Presentation photos of the new Gardiner Brothers NCU awards for Premier and Senior League players who score a century, take at least six wickets or perform a hat trick. The awards were presented by Michael Warke of Gardiner Brothers and Peter McMorran, president of the NCU.

Ireland Begin Search For Head Coach
Cricket Ireland have started their search for John Bracewell's successor as Head Coach..

NCU Under 11's in Second Taunton Victory
The NCU Under 11's had to show great determination to claim a superb win in Taunton on Monday, against Cambridgeshire U-11's.

NCU Gardiner Awards - Award For Record Breaker
It was the first game of the season and Downpatrick were in deep trouble when young Ryan Smyth came to the middle.

Ulster Schools' Tour to Glasgow - Match Results
Match results from the recent Ulster Schools' Tour to Glasgow.

NCU Under 11 Squad in Taunton Opening Game Thriller
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Under 11 squad (sponsored by PwC) are currently undertaking a tour to Taunton (King's College), England, to compete in the Under 11 Cricket Festival.

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.

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)

Child Safeguarding Manual
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual

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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