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News #1
Ireland Men's squad call-up for Ross Adair
Hard-hitting opening batter Ross Adair will be on the plane to Zimbabwe in a few weeks.

NCU Women's Performance Cricket Groups for the 2023 season
The Northern Cricket Union is delighted to announce their Women's Performance Groups for the 2023 season.

2022 NCU Annual General Meeting - Report
The Northern Cricket Union held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 7th December 2022 in the Pavilion at Stormont. A large crowd gathered to celebrate another successful year in the NCU.

Sales of Historical Cricket Book Raise £3,500 for Local Children's Charity
£3,500 has been raised for local children's charity, The NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust, thanks to the sales of a new cricketing book by historian of the sport, Clarence Hiles.

Bryan Milford to retire as NCU General Secretary
Bryan Milford will retire as General Secretary of the Northern Cricket Union at the end of November 2022, after a tenure spanning almost 15 years.

NCU Men's Performance Cricket Groups for the 2023 season
The Northern Cricket Union is happy to announce their Men's Performance Groups for the 2023 season.

Cricket Connects Programme – Winter 2022/23
Upcoming events for the NCU Cricket Connects.
Cricket Connects will provide learning insight opportunities delivered by professionals and specialists to all of the cricketing community in the union from players and coaches to club members wishing to gain further knowledge and understanding of the day to day running of a cricket clubs.

Update to NCU Access NI Applications
As of Monday 21st November 2022 all Access NI applications for the NCU will require an new updated PIN

NCU Club Info Bulletin - Issue 06
The fifth issue of our regular series of Information Bulletins to clubs has been posted.

Robinson Services Senior League Awards - End of June to September 2022
The latest Robinson Services Awards for end of June, July, August and September 2022 took place recently. The Robinson Services awards go to players in the senior leagues who score a century, take at least six wickets (five wickets in Section 2) or perform a hat trick.

NCU Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation 2022
An entertaining evening to celebrate success and achievements at the NCU Dinner and Awards as it returned after a 2-year hiatus. On Saturday 8th October, the dinner and awards went ahead at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast, with a capacity attendance and plenty of trophies and other awards to match.

NCU Winter Development Camps
The NCU is excited to release our Winter Development Camps. The NCU Development Camps will focus on skill development and consist of fun and challenging sessions throughout the winter.

Miscellaneous #1
NV Play - Useful Links
Cricket Ireland / NV Play have provided some useful links and details re: NV Play that might be handy to have. The info includes the following:
   Links to all match centres
   Links to downloads
   Links to knowledge base (very useful on match days!)
   Links to registration forms
   Details on Streaming info etc.

Northern Cricket Union unveils its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan
The Northern Cricket Union is delighted to unveil its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, outlining our plans to build a more sustainable future for cricket in the region.

NCU Annual Report 2021
NCU Results & Achievements Records 2021
NCU Signed Accounts 31.03.21

Result Forms / Competition Rules
Result forms should now be submitted by the winning team.

NCU Social Media Policy
The NCU Board has recently adopted a Social Media Policy.

NCU & Cricket Ireland Announce Tildenet Club Affinity Scheme
The Northern Cricket Union and Cricket Ireland in association with Tildenet – Official Nets and Covers Supplier to Cricket Ireland – have arranged an offer for all clubs

GDPR Guidance for Clubs
A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in place from May 2018.

NCU Social Media Policy 2021

Clarification on a couple of the NCU's Bye-Laws
The Domestic Cricket Directorate have provided the following clarification on two of the bye-laws.

Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.

Miscellaneous #2
Child Safeguarding Manual
Download a copy of the Cricket Ireland Child Safeguarding Manual.
View Child Safeguarding Manual

NCU Bye-Laws 2022
The NCU Bye Laws for 2022
View NCU Bye-Laws 2022

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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NCU Transfers 2022
NCU Grounds Report 2021
NCU Annual Report 2021
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual
View Child Safeguarding Manual
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