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Well done the Leinster umpires.
The white stick trophy heads south again, but what a brilliant day out at Saintfield.
Just read the email team and got a good laugh but a bit disappointed there's no room for a Dubliner!
Well done NDCC Under 13 XI.
A great credit to northern cricket and maybe the tide will turn when these youngsters come through.
Also congrats to the Leinster Umpires.
I couldn't make either game as I had the flu.
With most of the cricket over and the highlight of the season looming (NCU AGM) are any of the website experts going to stand for office? Seems to me they are the answer to the NCU woes and I can't beleive they aren't close enough to the action to get nominated.
Come on guys get behind the wheel and not in front of it!
We haven't met but I was at the Rush game last year so I feel I know you a little. I didn't castigate North Down earlier in the season, you guys did it yourselves as Phoenix isn't the best team in Dublin yet you made so many excuses after getting beaten. Despite being also-rans in the Irish Senior Cup for some time I accept you are still the best team in the NCU so please come to the table as we want better competition. I'm up fpr a pint with you as it's only a game.
So are there signs for Saintfield from Newry?
to paul hatton saintfield is 8 miles from comber where north down play their cricket. i distinctly remember you castigating our team earlier in the season. half a dozen of us are looking forward to having a pint or 2 with you on saturday. the late news is that i have been brought in to umpire the match can i have a bet on john andrews and mick dwyer not scoring 10 between them for the southern team.
While I think on the whole the NCU Development plan has a lot of merit I think the one club one vote is flawed.I think the present one team, one vote reflects the wider cricketing family. Not everyone involved in or playing cricket gets there kicks from Senior cricket. For those playing Junior or social cricket it is important they are heard.
Read some of the stuff Billy Henderson wrote on the other site and have to confess I haven't a clue what he's on about. Thankfully some of his neighbours pointed out the reason why Lurgan and Downpatrick got relegated was because they didn't win enough matches even with their pros. As for grounds being up to standard and all that what is Billy raving on about?
Lurgan will bounce back as their under 11 team look like world-beaters according to their chairman. Is he for real?
Hi Happy North-Wester although there aren't many like you if the websites are a fair reflection! Yes, we've turned into whingers as well but this is the mad season when the cricket is all but over and the website pundits who made all their great predictions that didn't come true now try to stir the pot. September blues for a lot of people and the only thing you guys have left to win is the White Stick trophy. By the way where is Saintfield?
Interesting to note that the North-Westers are discussing the standard/size of their grounds and pitches. These guys normally stick together on this issue but to be honest, it was only a matter of time before it came to the fore… You have to have decent pitches to help the development of the game, especially in an All-Ireland context.
The boys in Leinster must have been listening to the NCU guys for too long – I see they have turned into a bunch of whingers as well! Grounds, weather, points, appeals, committee decisions… maybe Mr Hatton has a comment to make on this one?!
I’m not so sure that any of the ‘transfer’ rumours noted on the site have any validity. Why would the top clubs want to change their personnel? They need major changes to challenge in the ISC and don’t need any to continue to be at the top in the NCU!
I think the idea in the NCU Development Plan of 1 vote per club at the AGM makes a lot of sense. The Union should be totally democratic and just because a club enters a lot of teams, it shouldn’t entitle them to more votes when the decision making comes around.
But would they pay him?
a white to waringstown, as he has just bought a house in maralin which is 5 mins from the lawn and is best mates with kyle.