NCU News 2016
Drumaness to return to NCU cricket in 2017 Drumaness to return to NCU cricket in 2017 ( ) ZZZZ5:46 amZZZZ
Drumaness CC are excited to announce that the club will be returning to the NCU for competitive cricket for the 2017 season.
NCU Review 1: Carrickfergus NCU Review 1: Carrickfergus ( ) ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
It was a year to remember for Carrickfergus even though there was no silverware at Middle Road.
Final issues decided in NCU Final issues decided in NCU ( ) ZZZZ11:56 amZZZZ
The final issues across the top sections of the NCU season were decided at the weekend.
NCU Women's 2016 season review NCU Women's 2016 season review ( ) ZZZZ9:46 pmZZZZ
Season 2016 saw the inaugural Ladies Challenge Cup , a competitive Premier League and a Division One.
Mulder rejoins CIYMS Mulder rejoins CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ11:38 pmZZZZ
Newly-capped Ireland international Jacob Mulder has rejoined CIYMS from North Down.
End of season feel in the NCU End of season feel in the NCU ( ) ZZZZ11:37 pmZZZZ
With only a few matches remaining and the main issues all but decided there is very much an end-of-term feel to the cricket season, but has anyone told the weather?
Final NCU averages for 2016 season Final NCU averages for 2016 season ( ) ZZZZ4:07 pmZZZZ
With the last Premier League match completed today CricketEurope list the top stats for the 2016 season. These stats are for the performances of the leading players playing in the Premier League and the Challenge Cup only.
Ballymena slide further down the leagues Ballymena slide further down the leagues ( ) ZZZZ10:13 amZZZZ
Just two seasons after playing in the Premier League, Ballymena will be in Section Two next year after being relegated for the second successive time.
Greg Thompson: The Big Read Greg Thompson: The Big Read ( ) ZZZZ5:19 pmZZZZ
It will be eight years and 27 days since Thompson last pulled on the Irish sweater but his outstanding club form for Waringstown this summer could not be ignored by the international selectors and, 12 days shy of his 29th birthday, a second career could be just beginning.
Imad Wasim feature Imad Wasim feature ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Neil Russell will probably never forget the day he first met Imad Wasim two years ago at Belfast City Airport.
Lee Nelson steps down as skipper Lee Nelson steps down as skipper ( ) ZZZZ6:17 pmZZZZ
Waringstown captain Lee Nelson has stepped down after Saturday’s defeat to CSNI. It was a sad end to a season that had promised so much but only delivered the Lagan Valley Steels T20 trophy in the cabinet.
Winners and losers in the NCU Winners and losers in the NCU ( ) ZZZZ6:13 pmZZZZ
The 2016 Ulster Bank Premier League season might not be officially over yet, but all the big issues have been decided.
NCUCA Coaches’ Survey 2016 NCUCA Coaches’ Survey 2016 ( ) ZZZZ8:30 pmZZZZ
Preparation for 2016/2017 Coach Education and Development Programme.
NCU leading players 2016 - amended NCU leading players 2016 - amended ( ) ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
As the 2016 season draws to a close we identify the top performances of the leading players playing in the Premier League and the Challenge Cup only. Matches up to 1 September only.
Instonians crowned champions Instonians crowned champions ( ) ZZZZ8:08 pmZZZZ
Teenager James Hunter had the honour of sealing the Ulster Bank Premier League title for Instonians at Shaw’s Bridge last night.
Instonians clinch title Instonians clinch title ( ) ZZZZ8:04 pmZZZZ
Right to the end, Instonians won the games that mattered and last night skipper Nikolai Smith lifted the Ulster Bank Premier League trophy.
Colts Cup glory for Carrick Colts Cup glory for Carrick ( ) ZZZZ8:28 amZZZZ
A 'MOM' performance of 42 runs and 4 for 15 from Harry Warke sees Carrick overcome Waringstown.
Derriaghy suffer dreaded drop Derriaghy suffer dreaded drop ( ) ZZZZ9:10 pmZZZZ
LESS than a year after gaining promotion to the Premier League, Derriaghy have been relegated following their comprehensive 10 wickets defeat at Stormont.
Nelson admits Waringstown second best Nelson admits Waringstown second best ( ) ZZZZ9:04 pmZZZZ
WARINGSTOWN captain Lee Nelson says tomorrow evening’s Premier League clash with Instonians is perfectly timed for his team, after the disappointment of surrendering their Irish Cup crown on Saturday.
Derriaghy down Derriaghy down ( ) ZZZZ8:29 pmZZZZ
Yesterday’s 10-wicket thumping at Stormont confirmed that Derriaghy’s stay in the Ulster Bank Premier League was a brief single-season affair.
Waringstown fail at the final hurdle Waringstown fail at the final hurdle ( ) ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
WARINGSTOWN failed in their attempt to retain the Irish Senior Cup as Merrion gained revenge for last year’s final defeat with a comfortable 56 runs victory at Clontarf.
Instonians looking to steal a march Instonians looking to steal a march ( ) ZZZZ4:43 pmZZZZ
INSTONIANS have moved quickly to ensure they do not have an idle Saturday while defending Premier League champions Waringstown are playing in the Irish Cup final.
McCormick has touch of magic McCormick has touch of magic ( ) ZZZZ8:16 pmZZZZ
Ireland return to Stormont next week for the first multi-day match there for two years, the Intercontinental Cup fixture against Hong Kong, starting on Tuesday.
Greg Thompson back for Ireland Greg Thompson back for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
There are only five survivors from the World Twenty20 squad for Ireland's return to the shortest format when they face Hong Kong at Bready next month.
Justin Kemp interview Justin Kemp interview ( ) ZZZZ8:16 pmZZZZ
The reaction was predictably cynical in many corners of the NCU when Justin Kemp was announced as CIYMS’ new overseas professional last autumn.
Last over drama sees Instonians go clear at top Last over drama sees Instonians go clear at top ( ) ZZZZ10:06 pmZZZZ
Two Ulster Bank Premier League games were completed and it left Instonians clear at the top of the table after two dramatic finishes literally within a minute of each other.
Knights lose their jousts with Munster Reds Knights lose their jousts with Munster Reds ( ) ZZZZ5:13 pmZZZZ
The Northern Knights Development XI suffered two defeats in their games with Munster Reds at Terenure CC on Friday 19th.
Knights XI to play T20s v Munster Knights XI to play T20s v Munster ( ) ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
'As part of the Union’s continuing development programme, an NCU XI will play two T20 games against Munster on Friday 19th August in Dublin.'
Colts Cup - Holders Waringstown too strong for CSNI in the semi final Colts Cup - Holders Waringstown too strong for CSNI in the semi final ( ) ZZZZ7:48 pmZZZZ
Century for Jonathan Waite in Waringstown's 70 run win at The Lawn.
Robin Haire interview Robin Haire interview ( ) ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
To many observers, one man above any other epitomised the great North Down team who dominated NCU cricket for more than a decade.
CIYMS complete another double CIYMS complete another double ( ) ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
CIYMS completed another double at the weekend.
Colts Cup action all the way Colts Cup action all the way ( ) ZZZZ9:18 pmZZZZ
It’s Colts Cup action all this week as the competition heads towards its Final this coming Friday.
CIYMS shut trap door CIYMS shut trap door ( ) ZZZZ9:05 pmZZZZ
CIYMS completed back-to-back weekend doubles by beating Civil Service North and Derriaghy in the Ulster Bank Premier League to make it four victories in nine days and dismiss any relegation threat.
Holders go to Town and book place in final Holders go to Town and book place in final ( ) ZZZZ9:02 pmZZZZ
Holders Waringstown impressively secured a third Irish Cup final appearance in six seasons as Greg Thompson put Instonians to the sword.
Premier league roundup Premier league roundup ( ) ZZZZ10:52 amZZZZ
Bottom three all lose as this weekend's victors ease their relegation worries.
Section 1 remains tight at the top Section 1 remains tight at the top ( ) ZZZZ10:10 amZZZZ
Ulster Bank Section 1 is all tied up at the top while Ballymena find themselves alone at the bottom.
Stunning Thompson leads Waringstown to cup glory Stunning Thompson leads Waringstown to cup glory ( ) ZZZZ8:58 pmZZZZ
Sometimes in life you just have to acknowledge brilliance and Greg Thompson's innings on Friday night certainly fitted into that category.
Brilliant Beattie wins Banoge Cup for Instonians Brilliant Beattie wins Banoge Cup for Instonians ( ) ZZZZ6:07 pmZZZZ
Cometh the hour, cometh the man and Ben Beattie proved he is one to watch for the future with a brilliant unbeaten 49 to steer Instonians to victory over fierce rivals Waringstown in the final of the Banoge Cup.
Topping stars as Junior Knights win title Topping stars as Junior Knights win title ( ) ZZZZ10:31 pmZZZZ
The NCU Junior Knights clinched the Under 11 InterProvincial crown with a thrilling 38 runs win over Leinster in a thrilling contest at Balbriggan.
Colts Cup nears the semi final stage Colts Cup nears the semi final stage ( ) ZZZZ10:49 pmZZZZ
Holders Waringstown yet to play a match but are in the last eight.
Huge weekend in NCU Huge weekend in NCU ( ) ZZZZ11:48 pmZZZZ
THERE will be no fewer than four debutants in the Northern Knights team for tonght’s Twenty20 inter-provincial against the North West Warriors at Strabane, including two from Derriaghy.
CSN win the Quoile Cup beating Instonians by 8 wickets. CSN win the Quoile Cup beating Instonians by 8 wickets. ( ) ZZZZ11:20 pmZZZZ
Ryan Hunter scores 68 not out as CSN cruise to victory in the Under 11 Cup.
Doak delivers as NCU shock Essex Doak delivers as NCU shock Essex ( ) ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
THE NCU Under 14 side pulled off a famous win over English county side Essex at the Taunton Festival.
McMorran living the dream McMorran living the dream ( ) ZZZZ9:50 pmZZZZ
ONE Civil Service North player who could not take part in last week’s AJG Challenge Cup final win was Christopher McMorran – but there was a very good reason.
Minor Cup finals Minor Cup finals ( ) ZZZZ12:13 amZZZZ
THE final of the Minor (Lindsay) Cup on August 20 will be between Academy III and Woodvale III after convincing semi-final victories.
NCU U14s prepare for Taunton NCU U14s prepare for Taunton ( ) ZZZZ1:46 pmZZZZ
Five 50-over matches in 5 days will be a stern test for the U14s at the Taunton cricket festival.
Pivotal week for Carrick Pivotal week for Carrick ( ) ZZZZ6:20 pmZZZZ
It may be only the middle of July but this could be a season-defining weekend for Carrickfergus.
Tough tour for U15s to Denmark Tough tour for U15s to Denmark ( ) ZZZZ8:30 pmZZZZ
Great experience for the squad of 13 playing the Danish U17s in two 50 over and one T20 match.
NCU U15s off to Denmark NCU U15s off to Denmark ( ) ZZZZ11:19 amZZZZ
The team will play two 50 over matches and one T20 game at Svanholm Cricket Club against representative opposition.
NCU Development on the rise NCU Development on the rise ( ) ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
A flurry of emails landed in my inbox last week from Alan Waite, vice-chairman of the Northern Cricket Union. They were the squads for four different NCU teams who are all in action over the next week.
Progress at Dunmurry Cricket Club Progress at Dunmurry Cricket Club ( ) ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
Outdoor coaching programme is supporting the winter Active Clubs initiative.
Record breaker Godbole Record breaker Godbole ( ) ZZZZ5:14 pmZZZZ
Lurgan’s Niranjan Godbole’s record breaking haul of prestigious Northern Cricket Union ‘s Ulster Bank League awards keeps growing.
Berry looking for Lisburn to get back on track Berry looking for Lisburn to get back on track ( ) ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
Adam Berry the Lisburn captain missed out on selection for the Northern Knights emerging players fixture this week due to work commitments, but again it highlights the difficult work life balance faced by many of the better players.
In form Thompson the player to fear In form Thompson the player to fear ( ) ZZZZ6:18 pmZZZZ
GREG Thompson remains the batsman that all teams currently fear and Carrickfergus and Strabane will provide the next bowlers into the firing line.
Waite and Delany impress as NCU XI take on MCC Waite and Delany impress as NCU XI take on MCC ( ) ZZZZ4:11 pmZZZZ
On the first day of the MCC’s tour game against an NCU Development XI at Carrickfergus, Instonians pace bowler James Magee impressed, taking two wickets in 11 overs with the new ball.
Browne collapse leads to abandonment Browne collapse leads to abandonment ( ) ZZZZ4:47 pmZZZZ
CARRICKFERGUS wicket-keeper Gordon Browne was last night in Antrim Hospital after collapsing during his side’s Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup game at Moylena
NCU U17 English Tour squad selected NCU U17 English Tour squad selected ( ) ZZZZ3:40 pmZZZZ
Morgan Topping to Captain the NCU team on their English tour at the end of June.
Two day match for NCU XI v MCC Two day match for NCU XI v MCC ( ) ZZZZ3:23 pmZZZZ
Jonny Terrett of Cliftonville will Captain NCU XI at Middle Road Carrick on 22 and 23 June.
Cowden backing CSNI to make a mark Cowden backing CSNI to make a mark ( ) ZZZZ5:37 pmZZZZ
Once upon a time in a bygone era, before we had sponsors, professionals, coloured clothing, black sight screens and white balls there was a team called North of Ireland Cricket Club and they ruled the NCU.
Hall in a better place Hall in a better place ( ) ZZZZ9:01 pmZZZZ
James Hall has come a long way since a summer’s day in 1999 when his late father Steve walked him through the gates of The Lawn for the first time as a young boy.
The finisher The finisher ( ) ZZZZ8:25 pmZZZZ
To watch Greg Thompson flail Graeme McCarter to all parts of Stormont on Saturday was to wonder why the Waringstown all-rounder hasn’t been given an opportunity in Ireland’s limited-overs side.
Timely return for Shannon Timely return for Shannon ( ) ZZZZ5:52 pmZZZZ
JAMES Shannon made his return to cricket at the weekend for Instonians and will take his place in the Ireland A team for the three-day game against their Scottish counterparts at Ayr.
NCU making great strides NCU making great strides ( ) ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
The allegations posted on a cricket website forum this week alleging biased selections in NCU under-age cricket are plain ridiculous.
Trevor Henry Bursary Trevor Henry Bursary ( ) ZZZZ5:57 pmZZZZ
IT is not just the Ireland international players who get the chance to rub shoulders with the big names of the game as umpire Michael Foster proved last week.
John Caldwell tribute John Caldwell tribute ( ) ZZZZ3:25 pmZZZZ
JOHN Caldwell, who died when on holiday in Grenada last Friday, was one of the most influential administrators in both the Northern Cricket Union and Cricket Ireland.
Shannon blow for Instonians Shannon blow for Instonians ( ) ZZZZ8:25 amZZZZ
JAMES Shannon is almost certainly out of Instonians’ big double header against North Down and, in the Irish Cup, against Pembroke due to the after-effects of the injury he suffered in the Ireland A game against MCC.
Trevor Henry Bursary 2016 - Old Trafford Trevor Henry Bursary 2016 - Old Trafford ( ) ZZZZ10:41 amZZZZ
NIACUS umpire Michael Foster honoured as he reflects on his exceptional experience at Old Trafford over four days.
Moreland optimistic despite North Down struggles Moreland optimistic despite North Down struggles ( ) ZZZZ9:57 amZZZZ
Saturday is just the fourth scheduled Saturday of the cricket season, but already North Down, for so long the kingpins of the NCU, are out of the two most prestigious cup competitions, and have lost their only league game.
‘Tonto’s last pitch’ a dual success for Cowboys ‘Tonto’s last pitch’ a dual success for Cowboys ( ) ZZZZ2:38 pmZZZZ
Carrickfergus ‘Cowboys’ completed a double at the weekend with wins against Derriaghy and Bangor on ‘Tonto’s last pitch’
Smith at the double Smith at the double ( ) ZZZZ9:02 pmZZZZ
INSTONIANS captain Nikolai Smith has hailed the instant impression made by his namesake Nathan ahead of Saturday's AJG Challenge Cup first round clash at Muckamore.
Campbell schoolboy takes 8 for 0 Campbell schoolboy takes 8 for 0 ( ) ZZZZ1:48 pmZZZZ
A unlikely to be repeated feat for Campbell schoolboy Rahul Gondhia in Under 14 match.
Ulster University team to face NCU XI named Ulster University team to face NCU XI named ( ) ZZZZ4:20 pmZZZZ
Ulster University have named a team that could provide a stiff test for the NCU XI
NCU XI to play Ulster University this weekend NCU XI to play Ulster University this weekend ( ) ZZZZ4:30 pmZZZZ
A chance for both Ulster University and NCU players to build on their winter programmes.
Armagh won't be one season wonders Armagh won't be one season wonders ( ) ZZZZ9:52 pmZZZZ
Last season Armagh struck a rich vein of form and completed an unprecedented treble of the Ulster Bank Section Two title, Goldblatt McGuigan Junior Cup and Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Shield.
Brian Walsh named President Elect of Cricket Ireland Brian Walsh named President Elect of Cricket Ireland ( ) ZZZZ4:07 pmZZZZ
Brian Walsh, the former NCU Chairman and manager of the Ireland Under-19 side which qualified for four successive World Cups will succeed Henry Tighe as President of Cricket Ireland in 2017.
NCU Preview (15) Academy NCU Preview (15) Academy ( ) ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
Matthew Palmer will skipper Academy who have opted to have no overseas professional and have lost the highly rated New Zealand pair of Mitchell Atkins and Andre Halbert.
NCU Preview (14) Derriaghy NCU Preview (14) Derriaghy ( ) ZZZZ8:47 amZZZZ
The success of last season was built on a tremendous team spirit and togetherness. This will be needed more than ever this season, but there may well be a few teams that have their pride dented by the boys from Queensway.
NCU Preview (13) Saintfield NCU Preview (13) Saintfield ( ) ZZZZ8:45 amZZZZ
Having gained promotion from Section Two in 2015, Saintfield are well aware of the strength of opposition they will encounter this season.
NCU Preview (12) Woodvale NCU Preview (12) Woodvale ( ) ZZZZ4:33 pmZZZZ
The Ballygomartin side go into the new season full of confidence for a successful campaign.
Cricket Development Officer Cricket Development Officer ( ) ZZZZ11:19 amZZZZ
The NCU are recruiting a temporary full-time Cricket Development Officer for May to August 2016.
NCU Preview (11) Donaghcloney NCU Preview (11) Donaghcloney ( ) ZZZZ7:51 amZZZZ
There's a solid look to Donaghcloney who despite winning seven games last year just escaped relegation.
Drumaness withdraw from NCU Drumaness withdraw from NCU ( ) ZZZZ10:34 amZZZZ
A blow for NCU cricket as another senior club calls time on participation.
NCU Preview (10) Muckamore NCU Preview (10) Muckamore ( ) ZZZZ8:57 amZZZZ
Muckamore started 2015 as favourites for promotion and despite beating eventual champions Derriaghy twice and knocking NW Champions Coleraine out of the Irish Senior Cup crucial defeats at the wrong time means they again play in Section One .
Blow for CIYMS as young stars leave Blow for CIYMS as young stars leave ( ) ZZZZ8:54 amZZZZ
Aaron Johnston, the outstanding young batsman, and seam bowler Adam Beattie have had their transfer forms signed by CI. The pair are set to move to Section Two club Cregagh.
Nigel Jones assumes captaincy at CIYMS Nigel Jones assumes captaincy at CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ8:50 amZZZZ
Nigel Jones has taken over as captain of CIYMS with the new Premier League season just over two weeks’ away.
NCU Preview (9) Instonians NCU Preview (9) Instonians ( ) ZZZZ2:15 pmZZZZ
Instonians are expected to be amongst the race for honours again in 2016 with a number of exciting new signings.
Instonians land Aussie pace ace Instonians land Aussie pace ace ( ) ZZZZ2:10 pmZZZZ
Irish passport holder Nathan Smith, who plays for Central Districts in Sydney, arrives in Belfast next week and will be Instonians’ second non-resident player alongside South African all-rounder Juan Theron.
NCU Preview (8) Armagh NCU Preview (8) Armagh ( ) ZZZZ8:32 amZZZZ
A successful treble winning 2015 sees Armagh playing their cricket in Section One this time around.
Charity the winner at CSNI fundraiser Charity the winner at CSNI fundraiser ( ) ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club (CSNI) recently held their annual fundraiser at Drumbo Park, Lisburn, where they held 'A night at the Dogs'.
NCU Preview (7) Ballymena NCU Preview (7) Ballymena ( ) ZZZZ9:41 amZZZZ
Ballymena's seven-year stay in the Premier League came to an end in 2015 as retirements, injuries, and unavailability took their toll on a squad that, despite losing none of its spirit or camaraderie, no longer had the quality to survive in the top flight.
NCU Preview (6) North Down NCU Preview (6) North Down ( ) ZZZZ12:44 amZZZZ
The Ulster Cup holders are expected to be right in the mix again when the trophies are dished out at the end of the season.
Chambers joins CIYMS from Lurgan Chambers joins CIYMS from Lurgan ( ) ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
CIYMS have added depth to their batting with the signing of Stephen Chambers from Lurgan.
NCU Preview (5) CSNI NCU Preview (5) CSNI ( ) ZZZZ8:37 amZZZZ
CSNI have enjoyed cup success in recent times and are hopeful of gaining silverware in 2016.
NCU Preview (4) Carrickfergus NCU Preview (4) Carrickfergus ( ) ZZZZ7:52 amZZZZ
It was a case of survival for Carrickfergus in top flight cricket in 2015 after their all conquering campaign of 2014.
NCU Preview (3) Downpatrick NCU Preview (3) Downpatrick ( ) ZZZZ8:12 amZZZZ
It's very much a case of as you were for the Strangford Road club.
Russell confirms Instonians return Russell confirms Instonians return ( ) ZZZZ8:04 amZZZZ
Neil Russell has put paid to speculation about a possible return to North Down by confirming he will be playing his cricket for Instonians this summer.
NCU Preview (2) Lisburn NCU Preview (2) Lisburn ( ) ZZZZ8:34 amZZZZ
It was a difficult 2015 for Lisburn but the new season brings refreshed optimism.
Burns leaves CIYMS for North Down Burns leaves CIYMS for North Down ( ) ZZZZ8:33 amZZZZ
North Down have strengthened their squad ahead of the NCU Premier League season with the surprise signing of CIYMS batsman Nathan Burns.
NCU Preview (1) Waringstown NCU Preview (1) Waringstown ( ) ZZZZ9:43 amZZZZ
It's the Irish and NCU champions Waringstown who start our previews of the top flights in NCU cricket.
Lisburn win race to sign Lazars Lisburn win race to sign Lazars ( ) ZZZZ10:17 amZZZZ
Lisburn have won the race to sign talented all-rounder Steve Lazars.
Britton leaves CIYMS Britton leaves CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ10:11 amZZZZ
Trevor Britton is leaving CIYMS and returning to play his cricket in the North West this summer. The off-spinner, who has been at Belmont for the last three seasons, is joining Bonds Glen as player-coach.
CSNICC announce two new signings for 2016 CSNICC announce two new signings for 2016 ( ) ZZZZ4:28 pmZZZZ
Alan Blain is joining from Cliftonville and 19 year old Dylan Agnew from Durban will be making his playing and coaching debut in Ireland.
It’s not ‘Just Cricket’ It’s not ‘Just Cricket’ ( ) ZZZZ5:36 pmZZZZ
As the season approaches an update on the activities of the Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy
CSNICC collect a hat trick of trophies at Belfast City Council Sports Awards CSNICC collect a hat trick of trophies at Belfast City Council Sports Awards ( ) ZZZZ1:00 pmZZZZ
Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club (CSNICC) are celebrating after winning three awards at the recent Belfast City Council Sports Awards.
Carrick plan Cup campaigns ‘In The Pink’ Carrick plan Cup campaigns ‘In The Pink’ ( ) ZZZZ9:05 amZZZZ
In what is believed to be a first for the local game, Carrickfergus Cricket Club have announced a partnership with local cancer charity Pretty ’n’ Pink for the coming season.
Double success for Gary Wilson and CSNI Double success for Gary Wilson and CSNI ( ) ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
There was double success for cricket at the Belfast Sports Awards.
Robert McKinley joins Instonians Robert McKinley joins Instonians ( ) ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
Instonians have announced that Robert McKinley has joined the club from Ballymena Cricket Club.
NCU Youth programme - ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ NCU Youth programme - ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ ( ) ZZZZ10:11 pmZZZZ
This Summer will see the young players of the NCU play more matches than ever before.
Lisburn sign Cody Chetty Lisburn sign Cody Chetty ( ) ZZZZ9:26 amZZZZ
The 24-year-old batsman, who represents the Sunfoil Dolphins in the South African franchise competition, is a replacement for his compatriot Heinrich Klaasen, who pulled out of a switch to Wallace Park because of injury.
Lisburn seek new professional Lisburn seek new professional ( ) ZZZZ7:57 amZZZZ
Lisburn have been dealt a blow ahead of the new cricket season after South African professional Heinrich Klaasen pulled out of his move to Wallace Park.
Nigade signs for Templepatrick Nigade signs for Templepatrick ( ) ZZZZ11:32 amZZZZ
Templepatrick Cricket Club have confirmed the signing of Indian all-rounder Mansingh Nigade as their overseas player/coach for the coming season.
Hall rejects CIYMS approach Hall rejects CIYMS approach ( ) ZZZZ4:03 amZZZZ
The 27-year-old prolific opening batsman, who topped the NCU’s run-scoring charts last season, has long been a target for the Belmont club.
Coulter joins CIYMS Coulter joins CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ2:53 amZZZZ
Civil Service North fast bowler Allen Coulter has made the switch to the club’s deadly rivals and neighbours CIYMS.
Campbell selected for high level coaching course Campbell selected for high level coaching course ( ) ZZZZ10:56 amZZZZ
Templepatrick Cricket Club (TCC) coach Artie Campbell has been selected by Cricket Ireland to embark on his ECB Level 3 coaching qualification.
Still One of the Family Still One of the Family ( ) ZZZZ9:04 pmZZZZ
We catch up with Mark Patterson, who though exiled in England is able to help this year's NCU youth development programme.
Rushe joins CIYMS Rushe joins CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ4:59 pmZZZZ
The Instonians bowler has moved across Belfast to Belmont to fill the gap left by South African James Cameron-Dow.
'Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer' Workshop 'Designated Safeguarding Children’s Officer' Workshop ( ) ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
A 'no-cost' opportunity for Clubs to meet Club Accreditation expectations
It's not 'what you know' it's 'who … It's not 'what you know' it's 'who … ( ) ZZZZ6:18 pmZZZZ
NCU beef up their Youth Interprovincial preparations with trips outside the province at three different age-levels.
Spring Coaching Programme expanded. Spring Coaching Programme expanded. ( ) ZZZZ4:38 pmZZZZ
The NCU has increased the amount and breadth of its youth coaching programme
Taimur Khan joins Bangor Taimur Khan joins Bangor ( ) ZZZZ1:39 pmZZZZ
Taimur Khan has left North Down to become the new player-coach at Section One Bangor.