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Young Cricketers and Youth Competitions - Changes To Regulations


The NCU Management Board has agreed a number of changes to the regulations regarding young cricketers and youth competitions for 2017.

Young Cricketers
It has  been agreed that for young cricketers to play adult cricket they must be in second year of secondary education. The only exception would be that they are in the Union's reduced U13 inter-provincial squad. They must be in the named squad at the end of the RDS sessions in the spring leading into the summer. They must also be in secondary school education.

If any young cricketer in first year of secondary education is selected to play in adult cricket the club must obtain Union approval by writing to the General Secretary identifying the circumstances. The club must also ensure that all aspects of the Safeguarding Children guidelines are adhered to.

This ruling also applies to girls playing in adult cricket (including woman's cricket).

Youth Competitions
It has been agreed that the age limits for the Quoile, Banoge and Graham Cups and the U11, U13 and the U15 Leagues will be extended by two years in respect of girls.