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Reports, photos, reaction and lots more as we round up the action from a busy weekend of provincial league and cup cricket.
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A view from the boundary - 5. A view from the boundary - 5. ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
New ground for me today, and what a surprise !
North Down top of the pile North Down top of the pile ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
What a difference a year makes; North Down firmly laid down their title credentials at Comber with a convincing 6 wicket victory over Instonians.
Instonians bounce back Instonians bounce back ZZZZ1:21 pmZZZZ
Instonians bounced back from their defeat to Gardiner Bros Premier League leaders North Down on Saturday to beat Carrickfergus by three wickets in yesterday’s only game.
Hundred for Hall as Waringstown win Hundred for Hall as Waringstown win ZZZZ1:07 pmZZZZ
As far as weekend batting exploits go, James Hall of Waringstown might have thought he had stolen the headlines with his exquisite century at Carrickfergus.
Friendly fixture for NCU Women at Carrickfergus Friendly fixture for NCU Women at Carrickfergus ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
Hannah Grieve will Captain the team to play against a Carrickfergus Select XI.
NCU U17 squad selected for England tour NCU U17 squad selected for England tour ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
U17s will play four Twenty20 matches in the prestigious St. Albans Cricket Festival.
Veteran Coetzee returns for one last hurrah with CSNI Veteran Coetzee returns for one last hurrah with CSNI ZZZZ4:25 amZZZZ
They say you should never come back – or it was much better in our days – but a quartet of former Ireland internationals proved otherwise last weekend.
NCU Youth teams hit the road NCU Youth teams hit the road ZZZZ1:16 amZZZZ
Uel Graham is in charge of the NCU’s Youth Cricket Operations and talks to CricketEurope about the forthcoming trips scheduled for the Union’s various underage sides.
T20 Trophy semi-final slot up for grabs T20 Trophy semi-final slot up for grabs ZZZZ9:24 amZZZZ
THE last semi-finalist in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Trophy will be decided when Armagh host Cliftonville, the holders of the Twenty20 Shield. The winners will be at home to Bangor.
Cup semi-finalists decided Cup semi-finalists decided ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
Quarter-final matches reviewed and draw for the semi-finals made as the sun shines at last.
Muckamore reach semi-finals Muckamore reach semi-finals ZZZZ10:31 pmZZZZ
Muckamore are the first side through to the semi-finals of the LVS T20 Cup after completing an 8-wicket win against CSNI.
Junior Cup resumes Junior Cup resumes ZZZZ7:28 amZZZZ
It is Junior Cup second round day on Saturday but it goes ahead without holders Lisburn II who were knocked out at the first hurdle by Laurelvale.
Muckamore on course for T20 semi-final Muckamore on course for T20 semi-final ZZZZ7:38 pmZZZZ
Muckamore will become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup on Friday if they maintain their 100 per cent record against Civil Service North at Stormont.
Muckamore march to T20 Trophy triumph Muckamore march to T20 Trophy triumph ZZZZ2:04 pmZZZZ
Half centuries from Craig Drummond and Ryan Haire led Muckamore to victory in the T20 Trophy final carried over from last season.
Ryan Eagleson passed 10,000 career runs for Carrick against Instonians on Sunday.
Ryan Eagleson passed 10,000 career runs for Carrick against Instonians on Sunday. ©David Holmes
Schools Cricket
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Cups galore! Cups galore! ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
A round-up of the latest news from all the various schools' competitions.
Well done Inst … and why I wasn't there Well done Inst … and why I wasn't there ZZZZ2:34 amZZZZ
Chris Harte reflects on the Schools Cup and a special reunion on the day of the Final.
Ulster Schools draw with MCC Ulster Schools draw with MCC ZZZZ8:40 amZZZZ
Solid display by Ulster Schools forces draw with MCC.
Perfect 10 for RBAI Perfect 10 for RBAI ZZZZ4:45 amZZZZ
RBAI made up for last year’s disappointment in the Ulster Bank Schools Cup final with one of the quickest and most emphatic victories ever in the annual showpiece.
Robinson brothers on fire as Inst lift trophy Robinson brothers on fire as Inst lift trophy ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
David and Chris Robinson combined to bowl favourites RBAI to a comprehensive 9-wicket win against Wallace HS in the final of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup at Moylena.
RBAI, winners in the final against Wallace HS
RBAI, winners in the final against Wallace HS ©CricketEurope

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Wallace HS v RBAI
Challenge Cup
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Battlers Instonians progress Battlers Instonians progress ZZZZ12:50 amZZZZ
Instonians reach the semi-final with tense win over North Down while CIYMS prove too strong for CSNI.
Muckamore and Lisburn stroll into semi finals Muckamore and Lisburn stroll into semi finals ZZZZ5:23 amZZZZ
In both other ties, it went pretty much according to the form book with premier league sides, minus their professionals, maintaining their status with wins over Section One rivals.
Holders knocked out Holders knocked out ZZZZ3:15 pmZZZZ
There will be a new name on the AJG Challenge Cup this year after holders Civil Service North made a tame surrender in their quarter-final at Belmont, CIYMS winning by 5 wickets with more than 20 overs to spare.
Sun shines on the Semi-finalists Sun shines on the Semi-finalists ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
The Challenge Cup finally got the weather it deserved as the semi-final slots were decided.
McCarter and Thompson upbeat ahead of cup clashes McCarter and Thompson upbeat ahead of cup clashes ZZZZ10:46 pmZZZZ
CSNI’s new skipper Graeme McCarter was upbeat ahead of the Arthur J Gallagher Challenge Cup clash with CIYMS at Belmont.
Alistair Shields batting for North Down in their quarter-final defeat at Instonians.
Alistair Shields batting for North Down in their quarter-final defeat at Instonians. ©CricketEurope

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Northern Knights
Chase burst ends Knights' hopes Chase burst ends Knights' hopes ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
Peter Chase took four wickets to deny Northern Knights what looked certain victory in their IPT20 clash with Leinster Lightning.
Berry to skipper Emerging Knights against MCC Berry to skipper Emerging Knights against MCC ZZZZ12:38 amZZZZ
The Emerging Knights have named their squad to play the MCC.
Knights name T20 squad for Lightning clash Knights name T20 squad for Lightning clash ZZZZ9:03 amZZZZ
The Northern Knights squad for the IP20 fixture against Leinster Lightning, at Shaws Bridge on Friday has been announced.
Knights beaten by Warriors Knights beaten by Warriors ZZZZ4:50 amZZZZ
NORTH WEST Warriors won their first match of the season, against Northern Knights in a low-scoring game at Strabane by three wickets.
Knights make two changes for Warriors trip Knights make two changes for Warriors trip ZZZZ10:37 pmZZZZ
THE Northern Knights have made two changes to their squad.
Squad announced for T20 at Strabane Squad announced for T20 at Strabane ZZZZ2:02 pmZZZZ
Morgan Topping makes his first IP20 squad appearance of the series for the Northern Knights.
Women's Cricket
Grieve captains NCU Women Grieve captains NCU Women ZZZZ8:33 amZZZZ
The NCU has named a strong Women’s team to play against North West Warriors Women at Fox Lodge on Sunday June 11th.
North Down begin bid to retain Ladies Cup North Down begin bid to retain Ladies Cup ZZZZ5:54 pmZZZZ
A look at this week's fixtures in the Ladies Cup as North Down start their title defence.
NCU announce Senior Women's squad for 2017 season NCU announce Senior Women's squad for 2017 season ZZZZ1:59 pmZZZZ
Player coach Sandi Harrison from North Down named in 22 strong Women's squad.
Women U15 & U17 - second phase squads Women U15 & U17 - second phase squads ZZZZ1:59 pmZZZZ
The Northern Cricket Union are delighted with the continued progress that is being made by the Under 15 and Under 17 Girls Squads.
Ladies Premier League Champions 2016
Ladies Premier League Champions 2016 ©WCC

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