NCU News 2018
McCarter moves to Scotland McCarter moves to Scotland ( ) ZZZZ5:34 amZZZZ
Civil Service North are hoping that Graeme McCarter will still be available for much of the new cricket season, despite the Ireland international’s move to Scotland to start a new job.
Coaching day in Khayelitsha for NCU boys Coaching day in Khayelitsha for NCU boys ( ) ZZZZ11:50 pmZZZZ
Andy McCrea reports on a day helping the Gary Kirsten Foundation provide opportunities for kids in the townships.
NCU Sides feel the heat in South Africa NCU Sides feel the heat in South Africa ( ) ZZZZ11:31 amZZZZ
A chastening day in Stellenbosch for the NCU Youth sides as both go down to strong Boland opposition.
Seniors continue their winning ways Seniors continue their winning ways ( ) ZZZZ11:21 pmZZZZ
The hottest day of the tour so far saw a comprehensive win for the Seniors and a second defeat for the Juniors in matches versus District North at Durbanville.
Mixed fortunes for NCU youngsters in Cape Town Mixed fortunes for NCU youngsters in Cape Town ( ) ZZZZ9:08 amZZZZ
It was two wins for the Seniors today with an extra T20 fixture added to the programme while the Juniors fell to their first defeat of the trip.
Three out of three for the Junior Squad in Cape Town Three out of three for the Junior Squad in Cape Town ( ) ZZZZ11:16 amZZZZ
A 184 run victory over Basil D'Olivera's old club St. Augustine's means that the Junior squad retain their unbeaten record going into the second week of the tour.
Senior Academy makes it a double success day Senior Academy makes it a double success day ( ) ZZZZ11:34 amZZZZ
The first match in the Senior Academy programme ended in victory as they piled on the runs in Cape Town.
Juniors make it two out of two. Juniors make it two out of two. ( ) ZZZZ10:17 amZZZZ
The NCU Junior Development Squad followed up yesterday's success with a 86 run victory over Wynberg Boys High School at Cape Town CC.
NCU Juniors start tour with a win in Cape Town NCU Juniors start tour with a win in Cape Town ( ) ZZZZ1:09 pmZZZZ
The NCU U15 Squad started with a win against Newlands Boys High School at West Province Cricket Club.
NCU youth tour South Africa NCU youth tour South Africa ( ) ZZZZ9:13 amZZZZ
Two NCU Youth Squads have departed on a two week tour to the South African City of Cape Town, to combine competitive fixtures and a high performance camp, that will draw on local expertise, notably from the Gary Kirsten Academy.
Muckamore sign Shoaib Khan Muckamore sign Shoaib Khan ( ) ZZZZ6:50 amZZZZ
Muckamore have signed experienced Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Khan for the forthcoming season.
CSNI confirm Topping switch CSNI confirm Topping switch ( ) ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
Civil Service North of Ireland (CSNI) have signed Morgan Topping from Waringstown.
Cameron-Dow returning to CIYMS Cameron-Dow returning to CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
James Cameron-Dow is returning to Belmont for the 2018 season after two years back in his native South Africa.
Courses available for clubs Courses available for clubs ( ) ZZZZ11:07 pmZZZZ
Ahead of the start of the NCU campaign, there are three courses available to all clubs.
Ellison keen to make strong impression with Knights Ellison keen to make strong impression with Knights ( ) ZZZZ4:59 amZZZZ
A former New Zealand Under 19 World Cup captain is back on these shores and hoping to play a pivotal role as the Northern Knights aim for interprovincial silverware.
Knights out to end Lightning domination Knights out to end Lightning domination ( ) ZZZZ5:07 amZZZZ
The 2018 interpro schedule for the Northern Knights has finally been released, with the NCU looking to end Lightning's hold on the competition.
Time to be more Open? Time to be more Open? ( ) ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
The NCU decision to collapse the Senior League into only 3 sections, will by its own admission necessitate discussion as to future league structures. Has the time come for a more radical change and a move to a completely Open League structure.
Malan joins CSNI Malan joins CSNI ( ) ZZZZ3:55 amZZZZ
South African Andre Malan has signed for CSNI as their overseas professional for the 2018 season replacing Mansoor Amjad.
Murray makes Ireland debut Murray makes Ireland debut ( ) ZZZZ9:25 amZZZZ
Waringstown teenager Cara Murray’s senior international debut ended on a losing note as Ireland Women lost their tour opener to Zimbabwe in a rain affected contest in Harare.
Schools Cup draw Schools Cup draw ( ) ZZZZ2:26 amZZZZ
Eight schools have receive a bye into the second round with holders Royal Belfast Academical Institution enjoying a home tie against either Bangor Grammar School or Lurgan College.
Mulder misses out but Shannon in Mulder misses out but Shannon in ( ) ZZZZ5:39 amZZZZ
James Shannon is the surprise name in Ireland’s squad of 15 for the World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe, named yesterday on the day that the new Test match shirt was unveiled.
Burns joins Holywood Burns joins Holywood ( ) ZZZZ6:34 amZZZZ
Batsman Nathan Burns firmly believes his new club Holywood will be pushing for promotion to the NCU Premier League this summer.
White suffers double fracture of cheekbone White suffers double fracture of cheekbone ( ) ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland’s national chairman of selectors Andrew White has suffered a double fracture of his cheekbone after a freak accident at indoor nets on Sunday.
Whither Waringstown - Stick or Twist? Whither Waringstown - Stick or Twist? ( ) ZZZZ3:16 amZZZZ
Waringstown's biggest challenge in 2018 may be an internal one.
David Holmes tribute David Holmes tribute ( ) ZZZZ5:06 amZZZZ
Ian Callender pays tribute to Davy Holmes following his sudden death at the weekend.
Haire confirms Muckamore departure Haire confirms Muckamore departure ( ) ZZZZ8:30 amZZZZ
Former Irish international Ryan Haire has confirmed his departure from Muckamore.
NCU Youth Tour party complete with naming of Academy Squad NCU Youth Tour party complete with naming of Academy Squad ( ) ZZZZ6:55 amZZZZ
13 players have been named by the NCU in their squad to tour South Africa from 21st March until 5th April this year.