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Richard White, PRO


4th Jul 2018

Northern Cricket Union Under 17 Girl's in T20 Action
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced an Under 17 Girl's Squad to play the North West Under 17 Girl's, on Thursday 5th July, at Stormont, in two Twenty20 fixtures (Noon Start).
NCU Under 17 Girl's Squad
Abbi Leckey (Captain) - CSNI
Nadia Bell - North Down
Katie Glass - Muckamore
Jennifer Hanna - Donaghcloney Mill
Rachel Hanna - Donaghcloney Mill
Amy Hunter - Instonians
Zoe Kilpatrick (Wicket Keeper) - Lurgan
Lois Lyttle - Donaghcloney Mill
Beth McCrea - Templepatrick
Emily Mathers - Donaghcloney Mill
Molly Mathers - Donaghcloney Mill
Sarah Sandford - Waringstown
Sam Todd - Lurgan
Coach Alex Haggan says, 'the NCU under 17 Girl's have trained hard over the winter and are looking forward to commencing their summer schedule. If last year is anything to go by, Thursday will be a tough and exciting day. The NCU will be captained by Abbi Leckey of CSNI, and we wish her and the side all the very best'.

C Boomer


2nd Jul 2018

Front page cricket grounds,

1 Dundrum
2 The lawn
3 Mallusk
4 Lurgan Park


Correct on Dundrum and Mallusk only. In fairness the other two are more more difficult.



1st Jul 2018

Can you name those NCU grounds in the Home page?

Billy adams


30th Jun 2018

Andy pleasure as always and bumper is 104


Can't be Billy? He must be older. LOL
Vintage Bumperdale!

Andy Kennedy

Costa. Buckna

29th Jun 2018

Great to enjoy the company of a few North Down ‘veterans’ at Ballymena on Thursday evening especially Bumperdale. Just proves that there still a bit of craic to be enjoyed in the local game.

Richard White, PTO


29th Jun 2018

The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced a PwC sponsored Under 14 squad to take part in the prestigious West Cricket Festival, at Kings College Taunton, England, from Sunday 22nd July to Friday 27th July.
NCU Under 14 Squad
* Mohammed Aahil
* Sam Allister
* Mathew Daly
* Harry Dyer
* Rory Ellerby
* Matthew Halliday
* David Kane
* Adam Kennedy
* Finn Lutton* Adam Ly (Wicket Keeper)
* Stuart McCollum
* Carson McCullough
* James Rose
* Sam Topping (Wicket Keeper)
NB: Captain is to be selected.
* Monday 23rd July, NCU Under 14's v Cornwall, 10:30am
* Tuesday 24th July, NCU Under 14's v Cheshire, 10:00am
* Wednesday 25th July, NCU Under 14's V Northamptonshire, 10:00am
* Thursday 26th July, Fixtures to be confirmed
* Friday 27th July, Fixtures to be confirmed
NCU Under 14 Head Coach Callum Atkinson commented, 'We are once again pleased to have been invited to play in the West Cricket Festival at Kings College, Taunton. Over the past couple of years both our Under 11 and Under 14 squads have benefited from playing against the English counties and minor counties, as well as teams from outside the UK such as Trinidad & Tobago. The NCU would like to express our congratulations to the boys who have been selected to travel to Taunton. We have selected an exciting squad of players who provide much needed
balance over five days of challenging cricket against strong opposition at Kings College. As always, our boys are eager to test themselves against some of the best cricketers in the UK and from further afield, in the Under 14 age group'.

Richard White, PRO


29th Jun 2018

The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has announced three squads, captained by James Shannon, for the upcoming Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial fixtures, at Stormont, Comber and Dublin, across all three formats of the game.
Sunday 1st July, Inter-Provincial 50 Series (IP50), Northern Knights v Leinster Lighting, at Stormont, Belfast, 11 am Start
* James Shannon (Captain)* Mark Adair
* Adam Dennison
* Marc Ellison
* Shane Getkate
* Gary Kidd* Graeme McCarter
* James McCollum
* Neil Rock (Wicket Keeper)
* Alistair Shields
* Harry Tector
* Greg Thompson
Robert McKinley, Nathan Smith, and Nikolai Smith were not considered due to injury.
Monday 2nd July to Wednesday 4th July, Inter-Provincial Championship (IPC), Northern Knights v North West Warriors, at North Down Cricket Club, Comber, 10:45 am Start
* James Shannon (Captain)
* Mark Adair
* James Cameron Dow
* Chris Dougherty
* Phil Eaglestone
* Marc Ellison
* Shane Getkate
* John Matchett
* Gary Kidd
* James McCollum
* Neil Rock (Wicket Keeper)
* Harry Tector
Adam Dennison, Graeme McCarter, Robert McKinley, Alistair Shields, Nathan Smith, Nikolai Smith, and Greg Thompson were not considered because of injury or availability.
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July, Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20), at Pembroke Cricket Club (Sydney Parade), Dublin
The concluding fixtures in the IP20 Series will be played at Pembroke Cricket Club over three days. The Northern Knights fixtures are:
Friday 6th: Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights (4 pm)
Saturday 7th: Munster Reds v Northern Knights (11 am)
Sunday 8th: North West Warriors v Northern Knights (11 am)
* James Shannon (Captain)
* Mark Adair
* Adam Dennison
* Marc Ellison
* Shane Getkate
* Nigel Jones
* Gary Kidd
* James McCollum
* Robert McKinley
* Jacob Mulder
* Neil Rock (Wicket Keeper)
* Harry Tector
* Greg Thompson
All requests for interviews should be made through the Angela Platt, NCU General Manager (028 90 522664 / 07713512315)

Clarence Hiles


28th Jun 2018

Congratulations Ulster Schools.
Terrific performance against Southern Schools at Osborne Park. Special mention for Jay Hunter century in the 1st innings and another rousing performance to reach the target. Also, great performance from the bowlers and the other batsmen especially Matthew Foster.


I should have been here rather than Malahide!

C Boomer


27th Jun 2018

Lovely to have the N.C.U. President join us on Monday evening down at Lurgan Park for our home game (Victoria) against Donaghadee.
And no drop in hello & goodbye visit, Mr Hiles stayed with us for the full 50 overs chatting cricket, meeting players, supporters and his welcome presence certainly brought us good luck, we won the match!!
Thank you Clarence, your visit, support and generosity was very much appreciated my all at our club, and of course you know there'll always be a cuppa for you anytime down at our pavillion!


A pleasure Caleb. Great bunch of members too.

Jeff Maguire, Dundrum CC


25th Jun 2018

We are trying raise £750 take MINIBUS and 12 boys and girls to Dumfries so anyone looking raffle tickets simply pm me or pay direct to J Maguire Ulster bank account number 20505280 sort code 98 04 20. And then I get writing your name on raffle tickets 4 super prizes .

Keith Montague

Clogherhead Co Louth

22nd Jun 2018

Robinson Services Premier League 23rd June
Armagh v CSNI. Away Win.
Carrickfergus v North Down. Home Win.
CIYMS v Muckamore. Home Win.
Robinson Services League Section 1 23rd June
Cregagh v Laurelvale. Home Win
Downpatrick v Derriaghy. Home Win
Holywood v Bangor. Away Win
Lurgan v Lisburn. Away Win
Woodvale v Donacloney Mill. Home Win
There is a thing on Cricket Leinster TV where they would have 2-3 cameras at a
match and call it 'Game of the Day' if the NCU did something the same I would suggest the Middle Road for Carrick v North Down would be the destination for such an event. Hope they do this for the T20 Final and Challenge Cup final borrow 2 cameras and place them at the pavillion and other end to show of the skill in the NCU
Also to the Carrickfergus club my sympathies on the passing of Gordon Browne another one of the good people on this earth to leave us. It was a shock when I heard the reports he had collapsed on the field v Muckamore so sad
Anyway to everyone playing water well and to spectators water well and have the factor 50 ready as it is supposed to be scorchio weather andd safe travels to all. Some 3 months of the 2018 season so far with single figure abandonments/washouts in the league proper

Jim Nelson

Middle Road Carrickfergus

21st Jun 2018

On behalf of Carrickfergus Cricket Club I would like to thank everyone for the messages of condolences and support we have received from the entire cricketing family after the death of our club President Gordon Browne.
We have received numerous calls and messages from individuals and representatives of clubs from all over the island and from as far away as India and Australia and I know the family are very grateful for all the kind messages.
We have been overwhelmed but not surprised by the warmth and compassion shown by everyone and a special thank you to all who attended the celebration of Gordy’s life.
It was a fitting tribute to a great man.

Keith Montague

Clogherhead Co Louth

20th Jun 2018

Thanks Ed yes 13 out of 20 is not a great return on my behalf. Well done to CSNI on their win over my team in the LCU area and Waringstown blitzed YMCA. Main surprise from the Northern teams was North Down folding easily v Pembroke and Insts being beaten but yes still a chance of an all NCU Final depending on the draw

In the National Cup Cregagh were unlucky not getting the last wicket in Limerick and Holywood a surprise loss v Galway, and Lisburn just could not get any one going unlike Rush's Conor Armstrong.

In the NCU Prem I think looking at it already Armagh look week and a top 3 with Waringstown Instonians and CIYMS but dont rule out North Down and Carrickfergus getting in there. Followed Waringstown v North Down and a good match it was both sides should be praised

Also Ed no sign of the Sunday Life being sold in the Louth area where I am from but will check online to see is there an online edition

Robin Walsh

Shawsbridge, Belfast

18th Jun 2018

2018 Senior Challenge Cup
There could be a repeat of last season’s final of the Northern
Cricket Union’s Gallagher Senior Challenge Cup.
Holders CIYMS and runners-up Instonians have avoided each other in
the semi-final draw: CIYMS will be at home to Waringstown with
Instonians hosting Civil Service North.
The two all Premiership games will be played on June 30 and the final
on July 27 at The Green, Comber.


UC Headquarters

18th Jun 2018

12 out of 19 with one result to follow. Mixed bag, but the NCU a big disappointment in the Irish Senior Cup. However, we might still have the winners?


Now 13 out of 20