Northern Cricket Union 2021
No Chore for North Down as they beat Instonians to reach final No Chore for North Down as they beat Instonians to reach final ( ) ZZZZ11:36 amZZZZ
Anniruddah Chore continued on his run scoring spree as his unbeaten 85 eased North Down into a Challenge Cup final showdown with CIYMS, after they beat Instonians by seven wickets.
Revenge sweet for North Down and CIYMS Revenge sweet for North Down and CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ11:28 amZZZZ
IT has taken nine years but North Down finally gained revenge for their NCU Challenge Cup final defeat by Instonians, beating the Shaw’s Bridge side to reach this year’s showpiece on Friday week.
CIYMS outgun CSNI to reach Cup final CIYMS outgun CSNI to reach Cup final ( ) ZZZZ10:34 amZZZZ
There are few sides better than CIYMS in Ireland when at full strength and that was the case at Stormont as the Belmont side overpowered CSNI in the Challenge Cup semi-final at Stormont.
Waringstown lead the way from North Down Waringstown lead the way from North Down ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Andre Malan scores another ton as Waringstown win again, North Down brush aside Carrickfergus, Woodvale beat Lisburn, while brilliant hundred from Ross Adair sees CSNI beat CIYMS.
‘Trouble at T’Mill’ for leaders Derriaghy ‘Trouble at T’Mill’ for leaders Derriaghy ( ) ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
There was ‘Trouble at T’Mill’ for leaders Derriaghy, slumping to a 52 run defeat as chasers Cliftonville Academy and Cregagh both win convincingly.
Bragging rights for CSNI Bragging rights for CSNI ( ) ZZZZ11:25 amZZZZ
CIVIL Service North take the bragging rights into today’s Challenge Cup semi-final against CIYMS after winning the league game between the teams at Belmont.
Instonians win Quoile Cup Instonians win Quoile Cup ( ) ZZZZ9:46 pmZZZZ
Instonians won the Quoile Cup on Friday night beating Holywood by 38 runs at Derriaghy.
Mayes hoping to fire North Down into final Mayes hoping to fire North Down into final ( ) ZZZZ4:04 amZZZZ
Tom Mayes has hit the ground running since signing for North Down ahead of the 2021 season and he’s hoping to carry that form into tomorrow’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Instonians and beyond.
Young gun Robertson firing for Instonians Young gun Robertson firing for Instonians ( ) ZZZZ3:54 amZZZZ
Cian Robertson may still only be 18 but he has been putting in performances beyond his years throughout this season.
Derby rivals up for the battle Derby rivals up for the battle ( ) ZZZZ3:38 amZZZZ
BY Sunday night, CIYMS and Civil Service North will know each other very well but only one of them will be in the Challenge Cup final.
CSNI win Graham Cup CSNI win Graham Cup ( ) ZZZZ2:21 pmZZZZ
CSNI are the 2021 Graham Cup winners after an emphatic ten-wicket win against CIYMS in the decider at Stormont.
Chore proving signing of the season Chore proving signing of the season ( ) ZZZZ1:30 pmZZZZ
ANI Chore is proving to be the signing of the season, after he brought his runs tally in the last three innings to a remarkable 341 for once out and propelling North Down into second place in the Premier League.
Waringstown and North Down break clear of the pack Waringstown and North Down break clear of the pack ( ) ZZZZ2:00 pmZZZZ
WARINGSTOWN and North Down have stolen a march on the chasing pack in the League as it reached the halfway stage.
Waringstown, Instonians, North Down and CIYMS win Waringstown, Instonians, North Down and CIYMS win ( ) ZZZZ1:38 pmZZZZ
Another hundred for Chore as North Down win, while there are also victories for leaders Waringstown, Instonians and CIYMS.
CSN Women going for the double CSN Women going for the double ( ) ZZZZ11:03 amZZZZ
CIVIL SERVICE North begin their pursuit of the Women’s Challenge Cup on Sunday and they are just four games away from a league and cup double.
CIYMS and Instonians hopeful of 2019 repeat CIYMS and Instonians hopeful of 2019 repeat ( ) ZZZZ11:00 amZZZZ
HOLDERS CIYMS and Instonians were kept apart in yesterday’s semi-final draw for the Challenge Cup but both will have to win away to set up a repeat of the 2019 final.
NCU Challenge Cup draw made NCU Challenge Cup draw made ( ) ZZZZ11:34 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the semi-finals of the NCU Challenge Senior Cup and has thrown up two exciting contests.
No Surprises in Challenge Cup No Surprises in Challenge Cup ( ) ZZZZ1:03 amZZZZ
There were no surprise winners in the Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals as both Section One sides fell by the wayside - emphatic wins in all four fixtures.
Hot, hot, hot in the NCU Hot, hot, hot in the NCU ( ) ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
THE hottest day in Northern Ireland wasn’t the only record broken yesterday - Waringstown became the first team to post 400 in the NCU Premier League.
Waringstown put Carrick to the sword Waringstown put Carrick to the sword ( ) ZZZZ2:54 pmZZZZ
Waringstown score 420 to thump Carrick, while there are wins too for North Down, Instonians and CSNI.
Section One Roundup Section One Roundup ( ) ZZZZ2:42 pmZZZZ
Derriaghy come within eight runs of losing their unbeaten record at Armagh, as Ballymena move off the bottom.
Glass hits six sixes in final over to win T20 Trophy for Ballymena Glass hits six sixes in final over to win T20 Trophy for Ballymena ( ) ZZZZ2:28 pmZZZZ
John Glass channeled his inner Garfield Sobers to hit six sixes off the last over to win the NCU T20 Trophy for Ballymena against a shell-shocked Cregagh.
Ton up Greer a tonic for Templepatrick Ton up Greer a tonic for Templepatrick ( ) ZZZZ12:50 pmZZZZ
A century from Ricky Greer secured victory for Templepatrick at Armagh in Sunday's Section One fixture.
Snyman puts CSNI to the sword Snyman puts CSNI to the sword ( ) ZZZZ8:52 amZZZZ
As South Africa face Ireland, there was a tasty sample of what the international players can expect on show at Stormont.
Section One Roundup Section One Roundup ( ) ZZZZ1:28 amZZZZ
It’s as you were at the top of Section One, with Saintfield the only losers in the top six, Derriaghy, Cliftonville Academy and Cregagh hold station clear of the pack.
Carrick and Waringstown top the table Carrick and Waringstown top the table ( ) ZZZZ3:22 pmZZZZ
Three sides shared top spot in the table this morning, but tonight that’s down to two as North Down fell to a shock defeat at the hands of Woodvale while Carrick and Waringstown both won away to CSNI and Lisburn respectively.
Cregagh dreaming of cup glory Cregagh dreaming of cup glory ( ) ZZZZ11:56 amZZZZ
CREGAGH have been given the best chance of preventing a clean sweep of Premier League sides reaching the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup with a home draw in the last eight.
NCU Challenge Cup draw NCU Challenge Cup draw ( ) ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the quarter-finals of the NCU Challenge Cup with the ties set for the 18th of July.
Waringstown kicked out of Cup Waringstown kicked out of Cup ( ) ZZZZ11:51 amZZZZ
WARINGSTOWN have been kicked out of the NCU Challenge Cup for playing an ineligible player in their victory against Derriaghy on Saturday.
Waringstown dumped out of Challenge Cup Waringstown dumped out of Challenge Cup ( ) ZZZZ2:59 pmZZZZ
Waringstown have been thrown out of the NCU Challenge Cup after the governing body ruled that Jonathan Bushe was ineligible, having not been registered by the correct date.
Lewis pips Hume for MOM Award Lewis pips Hume for MOM Award ( ) ZZZZ2:37 pmZZZZ
IT’S not often that a player scores 66 not out and takes six wickets and doesn’t receive man of the match but in a ‘home town/underdog’ decision, Craig Lewis received the award in their Cup defeat by Waringstown.
Sunday's Premier League roundup Sunday's Premier League roundup ( ) ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
Instonians record their first win, Carrick bounce back after their Cup defeat, André Malan goes big against CIYMS and a wicketkeeping record for Chore?
Wilson century sets up Muckamore win Wilson century sets up Muckamore win ( ) ZZZZ8:07 pmZZZZ
A century by Ewan Wilson was the highlight of Muckamore's home win over fellow strugglers Bangor.
No shocks in NCU Senior Cup No shocks in NCU Senior Cup ( ) ZZZZ2:39 pmZZZZ
In the NCU Challenge Cup, the Premier League sides made short work of their Section One opponents.
Kerr leads Cooke Collegians to T20 Shield success Kerr leads Cooke Collegians to T20 Shield success ( ) ZZZZ1:10 amZZZZ
A fine all-round performance from Man of the Match Paul Kerr saw Cooke Collegians claim the NCU T20 Shield after they beat Lurgan by 15 runs in the decider at Pirrie Park.
McCallan still top dog McCallan still top dog ( ) ZZZZ11:47 pmZZZZ
KYLE McCallan may be approaching his 46th birthday but the former Ireland captain is still one of the first names on the Waringstown team-sheet.
RBAI make it a clean sweep RBAI make it a clean sweep ( ) ZZZZ9:46 amZZZZ
RBAI made it a clean sweep of the Schools Competitions with victory for the U15 XI in the Intermediate Cup
CIYMS remain the side to beat CIYMS remain the side to beat ( ) ZZZZ7:09 amZZZZ
AN undefeated century by Chris Dougherty ensured CIYMS remain very much in the mix to defend their Premier League title when their inter-provincial stars return next month.
NCU Premier League round-up NCU Premier League round-up ( ) ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Wins for Waringstown, CIYMS, North Down and CSNI as Carrickfergus lose their unbeaten record at Belmont.
A tale of two Insts A tale of two Insts ( ) ZZZZ9:41 amZZZZ
This was a Schools Cup Final like no other – and with no losers. RBAI’s name was on the cup as soon as the semi-finals had been decided.
Section One round-up Section One round-up ( ) ZZZZ9:00 pmZZZZ
Derriaghy are still the side to beat as they make it 9/9 with a win over Cliftonville Academy while Cregagh kept up the chase with a big win over Muckamore.
No surprises as Inst. wins the Cup No surprises as Inst. wins the Cup ( ) ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
There was to be no giant killing act today at Osborne Park as the Inst. First XI dominated the Final to claim the Ulster Senior Schools' Cup by 211 runs.
Peak performance by RBAI Peak performance by RBAI ( ) ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
AN historic Schools Cup final will take place at Osborne Park on Friday when RBAI meet RBAI 2nd XI after the senior side defeated Wallace High by 120 runs in yesterday’s second semi-final.
Inst. the Masters Inst. the Masters ( ) ZZZZ9:24 amZZZZ
Friday's Schools' Cup Final will be an all Inst. affair as the First XI brushed aside the challenge of Wallace High School in the second semi-final.
Carrick top NCU Premier League Carrick top NCU Premier League ( ) ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
CARRICKFERGUS are out on their own at the top of the Premier League, the only team to have won their first two games – and already they have shown their strength in depth.
It's as you were in NCU Section One It's as you were in NCU Section One ( ) ZZZZ9:30 pmZZZZ
No change at the top of the Section One table as the top four all win, Derriaghy extending their unbeaten run to eight with victory over Templepatrick.
Wins for North Down, Carrick, Lisburn and CSNI Wins for North Down, Carrick, Lisburn and CSNI ( ) ZZZZ1:35 pmZZZZ
Round-up of the Premier League where there were victories for Carrick, North Down, Lisburn and CSNI.
Second Team but not Second Best Second Team but not Second Best ( ) ZZZZ11:59 pmZZZZ
RBAI 2ndXI shocked Campbell College recording a 21 run win in today's Schools' Cup semi-final.
Ballymena reach T20 Trophy final Ballymena reach T20 Trophy final ( ) ZZZZ11:20 pmZZZZ
Ballymena will face Cregagh in the NCU T20 Trophy final after a thrilling four-run win against Muckamore at Moylena.
Campbell College reach Schools Cup semi-final Campbell College reach Schools Cup semi-final ( ) ZZZZ9:49 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Oliver Topping and Zac Solomon propelled Campbell College into the semi-finals of the Schools Cup after a convincing 118-run win over Methodist College Belfast.
Cregagh first to claim T20 Trophy Final place Cregagh first to claim T20 Trophy Final place ( ) ZZZZ11:44 pmZZZZ
Cregagh defeated Saintfield for the second time in four days as they followed up their league success on Saturday with a 40 run victory in the first of the T20 Trophy semi-finals.
Waite takes Wallace into semi-finals Waite takes Wallace into semi-finals ( ) ZZZZ9:55 pmZZZZ
Michael Waite's superb 169 ensured Wallace High School reached the semi-finals of this year's Schools Cup as they ran out 244 run winners against Friends' School.
Magnificent Seven for Derriaghy Magnificent Seven for Derriaghy ( ) ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
Jordan Wade's hard hitting 77 ensured another 250+ total for Derriaghy as they continued their unbeaten start to the Section One League campaign.
CIYMS start title defence with win CIYMS start title defence with win ( ) ZZZZ10:52 amZZZZ
CIYMS may have been forced to start the season without two of their Ireland squad members but they still made a winning opening defence to the Premier League.
Bangor gone for a Burton Bangor gone for a Burton ( ) ZZZZ9:10 pmZZZZ
Max Burton's brilliant century ensured Cliftonville Academy progressed in the NCU Senior Challenge Cup, while Jamie Rogers starred as Armagh edged out Saintfield in the other preliminary round game.
Lee Nelson hails impact of Andre Malan Lee Nelson hails impact of Andre Malan ( ) ZZZZ3:42 pmZZZZ
The NCU Premier League returned with a bang on Saturday as over 2,000 runs were scored across four matches and three players registered centuries.
Carrick fire warning shot in Premier League opener Carrick fire warning shot in Premier League opener ( ) ZZZZ10:08 amZZZZ
Carrickfergus have the first trophy of the season in their clubhouse and on the basis of yesterday’s opening game in the Premier League, they seem certain to be in contention over the longer format.
Derriaghy make it 6 out of 6 in Section One Derriaghy make it 6 out of 6 in Section One ( ) ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
Derriaghy won the top of the table clash with Cregagh and move 8 points clear of their nearest rivals.
Runs galore in NCU Premier League Runs galore in NCU Premier League ( ) ZZZZ1:25 pmZZZZ
Carrickfergus continued the form which saw the win the T20 Cup last week with a convincing eight-wicket win against North Down in the Premier League.
Premiership cricket returns in Northern Ireland Premiership cricket returns in Northern Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
The local season takes a huge step forward tomorrow with the return of the NCU Premier League and the North West Premiership.
MCC Northern Ireland week cancelled MCC Northern Ireland week cancelled ( ) ZZZZ6:41 amZZZZ
The annual MCC week in Northern Ireland due to start next Tuesday has been cancelled.
Derriaghy stay top of Section One Derriaghy stay top of Section One ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
Derriaghy continue to be the early pace setters in Section One as they beat the weather and challengers Saintfield by four runs.
Classy Carrick shine on big stage Classy Carrick shine on big stage ( ) ZZZZ10:58 amZZZZ
THE big players enjoy the big stage and one of the players of the season, Jacques Snyman ensured that Carrickfergus won the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup.
Carrick beat CSNI in T20 final Carrick beat CSNI in T20 final ( ) ZZZZ2:01 pmZZZZ
Like two heavyweight boxers, Carrick and CSNI fought it out for the right to be crowned Lagan Valley Steels T20 champions.
Wonderful Wilson Wonderful Wilson ( ) ZZZZ2:40 pmZZZZ
A MEMORABLE innings by Civil Service North captain Gary Wilson maintained his side’s unbeaten start to the season and sends them into the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup final at the Lawn as favourites.
CSNI and Carrick to meet in T20 final CSNI and Carrick to meet in T20 final ( ) ZZZZ2:15 amZZZZ
Civil Service North and Carrick will meet in the final of the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup after two pulsating semi-finals.
NCU T20 cup finals NCU T20 cup finals ( ) ZZZZ11:06 pmZZZZ
The first two trophies of the season will be handed out this weekend in the NCU with the big one on Sunday after the final of the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup at The Lawn.
T20 Trophy semi-finals taking shape T20 Trophy semi-finals taking shape ( ) ZZZZ1:59 amZZZZ
Three of the semi-finalists in the T20 Trophy have been decided as Cregagh, Saintfield and Muckamore record victories.
Berry praises Lisburn progress Berry praises Lisburn progress ( ) ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
After they followed their opening day victory against Waringstown by losing three consecutive matches, not many would have expected Lisburn to be finishing in the Twenty20 Cup top-four.
North Down and Waringstown miss out North Down and Waringstown miss out ( ) ZZZZ12:49 amZZZZ
FOR the first time since 2010, neither North Down nor Waringstown will be in the NCU T20 Cup final.
NCU T20 Cup semi finalists confirmed NCU T20 Cup semi finalists confirmed ( ) ZZZZ11:23 amZZZZ
Lisburn made the semi-finals as they edged out North Down in a low-scoring winner takes all match against North Down at Wallace Park.
Lisburn confirm T20 semi-final berth Lisburn confirm T20 semi-final berth ( ) ZZZZ2:09 pmZZZZ
LIisburn completed the semi-final line-up for the T20 Cup with a three wickets victory over North Down which was more comfortable than the margin would suggest.
Derriaghy move clear in Section One Derriaghy move clear in Section One ( ) ZZZZ1:16 amZZZZ
Derriaghy win the battle of the table-toppers leaving Donacloney Mill, Cregagh, Saintfield and Cliftonville Academy all sharing second spot.
Muckamore into T20 Trophy semi-final Muckamore into T20 Trophy semi-final ( ) ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
Muckamore are the first side into the semi-finals of the NCU T20 Trophy after a five wickets win against Cliftonville Academy at Moylena.
Carrick, Inst, Lisburn and CSNI win Carrick, Inst, Lisburn and CSNI win ( ) ZZZZ11:17 pmZZZZ
Jacques Snyman’s second century of the season ensures a T20 Cup semi-final berth for Carrickfergus after a five-run win over holders CIYMS at Belmont on Friday night.
Mulder back at CIYMS Mulder back at CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ10:57 amZZZZ
Jacob Mulder is back at CIYMS having reversed his decision to go back permanently to his native Australia.
Busy weekend ahead in NCU Busy weekend ahead in NCU ( ) ZZZZ9:00 amZZZZ
Ruhan Pretorius will be back in action in the first of all eight teams’ double-headers, tonight and tomorrow, to complete the group stages of the NCU T20 Cup.
Ian Callender on Saturday's NCU results Ian Callender on Saturday's NCU results ( ) ZZZZ6:11 amZZZZ
Civil Service North remain the team to beat as they added the scalp of previously unbeaten Carrickfergus in the top of the table clash at Middle Road.
NCU Section One Roundup NCU Section One Roundup ( ) ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
It’s a three-way tie at the top of the NCU Section One table after Derriaghy, Saintfeld, and Donacloney Mill all made it three wins from three.
Thrillers galore in NCU T20 Cup Thrillers galore in NCU T20 Cup ( ) ZZZZ2:24 pmZZZZ
Civil Service North top the table after their fourth win of the season. Wins too for CIYMS, Lisburn and Waringstown.
Matchett stars as CIYMS beat Lisburn Matchett stars as CIYMS beat Lisburn ( ) ZZZZ10:54 pmZZZZ
John Matchett took three wickets and scored an unbeaten half century as CIYMS thumped Lisburn by eight wickets in their T20 Cup clash at Wallace Park on Friday night.
Adam McDaid re-joins Muckamore Adam McDaid re-joins Muckamore ( ) ZZZZ2:45 amZZZZ
Muckamore have re-signed batsman Adam McDaid from Ballyspallen.
Instonians come up smelling of Roses Instonians come up smelling of Roses ( ) ZZZZ12:50 amZZZZ
Ben and James Rose helped Instonians to their first win of the season as they chased 127 to beat Woodvale by five wickets with nine balls to spare.
Rain affects T20 Cup in NCU Rain affects T20 Cup in NCU ( ) ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
CIVIL Service North and Carrickfergus missed the chance to extend their advantage at the top of the T20 Cup last night when both matches were called off after yesterday’s rain.
Saintfield go marching on Saintfield go marching on ( ) ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
Gareth Harrison slammed an unbeaten 72 to help Saintfield beat Cliftonville Academy by six wickets as they chased 134 to win with eight balls to spare.
Civil Service lead the way Civil Service lead the way ( ) ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
CIVIL SERVICE NORTH lead the way in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup, the only team to win their first three matches.
Saturday's NCU Section 1 Roundup Saturday's NCU Section 1 Roundup ( ) ZZZZ7:50 pmZZZZ
Donacloney Mill and Derriaghy both make it two out of two share top spot in Section One.
CSNI, Carrick, North Down and CIYMS win CSNI, Carrick, North Down and CIYMS win ( ) ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
There were wins on Saturday in the LVS T20 Cup for CSNI who top the table, North Down, Carrickfergus and CIYMS.
Carrick and North Down crush Lisburn and Woodvale Carrick and North Down crush Lisburn and Woodvale ( ) ZZZZ1:28 pmZZZZ
Jacques Snyman’s brilliant 121 was the catalyst for a resounding 116-run win for Carrickfergus against Lisburn, while North Down trounced Woodvale by ten wickets.
Pretorius and Adey face old club Pretorius and Adey face old club ( ) ZZZZ6:49 amZZZZ
THERE is more than a hint of irony that Woodvale’s first match of the season is at The Green in Comber tonight because lining up against North Down will be Ruhan Pretorius and Aditya Adey.
Cool Hand Luke fires CSNI to victory Cool Hand Luke fires CSNI to victory ( ) ZZZZ1:43 pmZZZZ
Luke Georgeson's unbeaten 75 propelled CSNI to victory over CIYMS in their LVS T20 clash at Stormont.
Five star Magee's efforts in vain Five star Magee's efforts in vain ( ) ZZZZ11:41 pmZZZZ
Instonians seamer James Magee's five wicket haul was in vain after torrential rain washed out their T20 clash with Waringstown between innings at The Lawn.
Mr Muckamore Mr Muckamore ( ) ZZZZ3:21 amZZZZ
Muckamore have rewarded the outstanding service and contribution of John McCormick by naming one end of their ground in his honour.
Commins blow for CIYMS Commins blow for CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ2:37 pmZZZZ
Murray Commins cannot play for CIYMS after the Home Office confirmed what the NCU suspected; the South African has arrived in Northern Ireland, as a professional cricketer, with the wrong visa to play sport.
Gallagher boost for Women's game Gallagher boost for Women's game ( ) ZZZZ5:18 amZZZZ
Men's and Women's Cup sponsor Gallagher have added their support to a new Women's Challenge Plate competition.
Visa troubles for Murray Commins Visa troubles for Murray Commins ( ) ZZZZ7:09 pmZZZZ
THERE are fears that CIYMS could be without their Irish-qualifying South African Murray Commins for the foreseeable future.
Tommo tanks Inst Tommo tanks Inst ( ) ZZZZ11:33 pmZZZZ
WHAT a start to the 2021 NCU season. Only two games in the Lagan Valley Steels Cup beat the weather but one produced a last ball finish and the other an outstanding innings.
Wins for Lisburn and CSNI Wins for Lisburn and CSNI ( ) ZZZZ5:19 pmZZZZ
Two matches managed to survive the weather in the NCU and it was Uptown Top Rankin for Lisburn who edged out Waringstown in a last ball thriller in the game of the day at The Lawn.
Muckamore and North Down win in Women's Premiership Muckamore and North Down win in Women's Premiership ( ) ZZZZ2:44 pmZZZZ
There was action in the NCU Women’s Premier League with two games getting played.
CIYMS waiting on green light for Commins CIYMS waiting on green light for Commins ( ) ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
MURRAY Commins was still waiting last night to be given the go-ahead to play for CIYMS, after arriving in the country with the wrong visa.
Commins in limbo Commins in limbo ( ) ZZZZ5:17 pmZZZZ
It was late last night before CIYMS found out if Murray Commins, their Irish qualifying South African could not play in today’s Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup match against Woodvale.
Rankin looking to fire on Warriors debut Rankin looking to fire on Warriors debut ( ) ZZZZ10:06 pmZZZZ
IT has been a strange winter for most people, sports people in particular, and for Boyd Rankin, the strangest ever.
NCU Preview 12: Bangor NCU Preview 12: Bangor ( ) ZZZZ9:43 amZZZZ
2020 was a successful season for Bangor who collected the Robinson Services Bowl, and skipper Adam McCusker is confident after being given a second chance in Section One.
NCU Preview 10: Ballymena NCU Preview 10: Ballymena ( ) ZZZZ10:39 pmZZZZ
Ballymena have been boosted by the return of the experienced James Kennedy, while having Michael Glass join from Lisburn will further boost their batting.
NCU Preview 11: Cliftonville Academy NCU Preview 11: Cliftonville Academy ( ) ZZZZ10:34 pmZZZZ
After a strong end to the season in 2020, Cliftonville Academy go into the new campaign with genuine hopes of a promotion challenge.
Steenson steps down from Armagh captaincy Steenson steps down from Armagh captaincy ( ) ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
After leading Armagh’s first team for six seasons and guiding them to two promotions, Matthew Steenson has announced he will step down as captain ahead of the 2021 campaign.
NCU Preview 9: Derriaghy NCU Preview 9: Derriaghy ( ) ZZZZ9:01 pmZZZZ
Derriaghy are expected to be among the major contenders for the Section One title and have added to their squad this season with Jordan Wade coming from Downpatrick.
NCU Preview 8: Instonians NCU Preview 8: Instonians ( ) ZZZZ11:19 pmZZZZ
Instonians have a settled look about them, and the club will use the 2021 season to bring more of their much vaunted young players into the senior set-up.
NCU Preview 7: CSNI NCU Preview 7: CSNI ( ) ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
Four new faces arrive at Stormont, but that is offset by the loss of the experienced duo of James Kennedy and Graeme McCarter.
CIYMS again the team to beat CIYMS again the team to beat ( ) ZZZZ2:48 pmZZZZ
NCU Challenge Cup holders CIYMS will host Carrickfergus in the first round of the Gallagher Challenge Cup, which is due to return after a break of 22 months.
NCU Preview 6: Lisburn NCU Preview 6: Lisburn ( ) ZZZZ10:03 pmZZZZ
Adam Berry will once again be at the helm for the Wallace Park side, and he will be hoping that Boyd Rankin will finally get the opportunity to make his debut.
CIYMS to begin Challenge Cup defence against Carrick CIYMS to begin Challenge Cup defence against Carrick ( ) ZZZZ4:13 amZZZZ
The draw for the NCU Challenge Cup, which will again be sponsored by Gallagher, has been released.
NCU Preview 5: Carrickfergus NCU Preview 5: Carrickfergus ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
After a disappointing 2020, Carrickfergus have strengthened considerably with four quality additions to their squad for the current season.
NCU Preview 4: CIYMS NCU Preview 4: CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ11:08 pmZZZZ
The Belmont side have been the dominant force in NCU cricket in recent years and there's no doubt they will once again be the side to beat in 2021.
Pedal for Patto - 20 years ago Pedal for Patto - 20 years ago ( ) ZZZZ8:45 amZZZZ
On the day that the Pedal4Patto cyclists are making their way around the cricket clubs of the NCU, it's a remarkable coincidence that almost 20 years ago to the day Andy Patterson and Kyle McCallan were doing battle on the cricket field.
Sponsorship boost for NCU Sponsorship boost for NCU ( ) ZZZZ8:32 amZZZZ
On the day that the NCU confirmed they hope to start the 50-over season on June 12, Robinson Services have extended their sponsorship of the Premier League for another three years.
Rock boost for Carrick? Rock boost for Carrick? ( ) ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
Neil Rock is believed to be considering a loan move to NCU side Carrickfergus ahead of the new season.
Tector to start season in NCU? Tector to start season in NCU? ( ) ZZZZ1:23 amZZZZ
Northern Knights captain Harry Tector is believed to be considering starting the domestic season in the NCU.
NCU Preview 3: North Down NCU Preview 3: North Down ( ) ZZZZ11:32 pmZZZZ
It's been a busy close season at Comber, with major signings and also high profile departures.
T20 to get NCU up and running T20 to get NCU up and running ( ) ZZZZ5:44 pmZZZZ
The NCU season will get under way on May 8th with Lagan Valley Steels T20 action across the board.
NCU plans falling into place NCU plans falling into place ( ) ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
NCU Premier League fixtures have been revealed as Robinson Services renew their sponsorship.
NCU Preview 2: Waringstown NCU Preview 2: Waringstown ( ) ZZZZ11:52 pmZZZZ
Waringstown will have to cope without the services of their all-time leading run scorer James Hall for the 2021 season, but they have two top quality signings that will be boost their all-round strength and depth.
NCU Preview 1: Woodvale NCU Preview 1: Woodvale ( ) ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
We start our preview of the NCU clubs with a look at Woodvale, who have been busy as the new season approaches.
No spectators allowed for cricket restart No spectators allowed for cricket restart ( ) ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
The Northern Cricket Union and North West have both confirmed their seasons will start two weeks today, on Saturday May 8, with their Twenty20 competitions.
Season to start on May 8th Season to start on May 8th ( ) ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
The local season is expected to get under way in both the NCU and NW on Saturday May 8th.
Foster impresses against Derbyshire Foster impresses against Derbyshire ( ) ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
CSNI seamer Matthew Foster turned in an impressive display for Cardiff UCCE against Derbyshire in their drawn three-day match.
Bob Matier remembered Bob Matier remembered ( ) ZZZZ10:38 amZZZZ
Following the death of former Woodvale and Irish international Bob Matier earlier this week, we publish an interview he did with David Scott.
Jeff's Ashes: 50 not out Jeff's Ashes: 50 not out ( ) ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
50 years' service to his beloved Dundrum in the NCU. Jeff Maguire is bowing out with the club never in a better position.
Cameron-Dow takes coaching role at Instonians Cameron-Dow takes coaching role at Instonians ( ) ZZZZ6:46 amZZZZ
James Cameron-Dow has been appointed Director of Youth cricket at Instonians.
No Más Para CIYMS No Más Para CIYMS ( ) ZZZZ8:26 amZZZZ
Lo siento mucho, no cricket trip to Spain for CIYMS this June.
Surrey Loam situation resolved Surrey Loam situation resolved ( ) ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
A potential problem for Northern Ireland clubs regarding the importation of Surrey Loam from GB has been resolved.
Houston named Official of the Year Houston named Official of the Year ( ) ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
The ever popular Ian Houston's contribution to cricket was recognised as he picked up the Official of the Year Award.
North Down and Newbuildings up for team award North Down and Newbuildings up for team award ( ) ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
NORTH Down and Newbuildings have been nominated by their provincial unions for the Cricket Ireland Club of the Year, which will be announced on Friday night at the annual awards ceremony.
Donating blood for the cause Donating blood for the cause ( ) ZZZZ6:38 amZZZZ
Back in 20008, the NCU Senior Challenge Cup final was a tough battle, with CSNI wicket-keeper Rob Arthur giving his all in a tense, low scoring affair.
Death of Andrew Steven Death of Andrew Steven ( ) ZZZZ8:00 amZZZZ
One of the most recognizable faces of NCU cricket, Andrew Steven died recently.
Johnston gets ECB Level Four Coaching Award Johnston gets ECB Level Four Coaching Award ( ) ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
Northern Knights Head Coach Simon Johnston has been awarded his Level Four Coaching Certificate by the ECB.
NCU plans await Executive roadmap NCU plans await Executive roadmap ( ) ZZZZ2:37 pmZZZZ
The Northern Cricket Union are planning for a full season this summer but are waiting for a roadmap out of the lockdown before confirming the schedule.
Saintfield at the double Saintfield at the double ( ) ZZZZ6:40 amZZZZ
Saintfield have announced the return of Ryan Smyth and Mark Yeates to the club for the 2021 season.
CIYMS confirm Kennedy capture CIYMS confirm Kennedy capture ( ) ZZZZ5:36 amZZZZ
CIYMS have confirmed the signing of Ballyspallen all-rounder Graham Kennedy.