Northern Cricket Union 2022
Death of Dixon Rose MBE ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
There was sadness in the local cricket community with the news of the death of Dixon Rose MBE.
Wins in T20 Cups for Inst and CSNI ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
There were contrasting victories for Instonians and CSNI over Cliftonville Academy and Lisburn in the T20 Cup on Thursday night.
Armagh break records and Muckamore hearts ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Armagh chased a club record target of 263 to beat Muckamore in a thrilling NCU Section One contest at The Mall.
Derriaghy stay top despite Ballymena defeat ZZZZ4:43 amZZZZ
Derriaghy remain top of NCU Section One despite a narrow two wicket loss against Ballymena. Wins too for Dundrum, Lurgan, Templepatrick and Muckamore.
Lisburn down to earth with a bump ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
Lisburn's unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a shattering halt at The Lawn as defending champions Waringstown romped to an emphatic 141-run victory.
Adair at the double as CIYMS join North Down at top ZZZZ2:33 pmZZZZ
Mark and Ross Adair both scored centuries as CIYMS thumped Instonians. There were also wins for Waringstown, Woodvale, CSNI and North Down.
Fazal factor keeps Lisburn in the mix ZZZZ5:27 amZZZZ
It’s a three-way tie at the top of the Premier League with North Down and CIYMS predictably in the mix — but completing the trio is the only team with a 100 per cent record, surprise package Lisburn.
NCU title race shaping up to be closest ever ZZZZ3:26 amZZZZ
CIYMS made it a three-way tie at the top of the Premier League and ended North Down’s winning start with a six wickets victory at The Green.
Carrick beat Waringstown in last ball thriller ZZZZ11:36 amZZZZ
Jeremy Lawlor and Jacques Snyman both scored half centuries as Carrickfergus chased 143 to beat defending champions Warngstown in their rearranged match at The Lawn.
Joy of six for Dundrum's Swanepol ZZZZ11:07 amZZZZ
Stian Swanepol took six wickets as Dundrum beat Lurgan, while there were also first round Challenge Cup wins for Ballymena, Bangor and Muckamore.
Adair fires CIYMS to victory ZZZZ2:46 pmZZZZ
Ross Adair smashed 7 sixes to help CIYMS beat table toppers North Down. Wins too for Waringstown, Woodvale and Instonians.
Lisburn join North Down at top of Premiership ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
A half century from Faiz Fazal propelled Lisburn to an emphatic ten wicket (DLS) win over Cliftonville Academy, as they joined North Down at the top of the Premier League.
Cregagh home debut ends in defeat ZZZZ6:20 amZZZZ
It was supposed to be a super Saturday start for Cregagh’s first ever home match in the Premier League but rain dashed their hopes of marking the big day in style.
Three out of three for North Down ZZZZ5:21 amZZZZ
North Down go clear at the top of the table with a four-wicket win over CSNI, while CIYMS beat Cregagh in low scoring contest.
Inst come up smelling of Roses ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
A fine all-round display by Ben Rose saw Instonians win a last-ball thriller against Woodvale in their rearranged T20 Premier League match at Ballygomartin Road.
Beyond the Premier World (2) ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
News from NCU Section One where there were wins for Armagh, Ballymena, Dundrum, Derriaghy and Templepatrick.
Stirling ton takes North Down top ZZZZ6:19 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling scored his second century in two innings for North Down yesterday as the Comber side laid down their credentials for the new Premier League season.
Adey stars as Woodvale beat Carrickfergus ZZZZ2:36 pmZZZZ
Aditya Adey starred as Woodvale beat Carrickfergus by 22 runs in a high scoring contest at Middle Road.
Stirling powers North Down to top of Premier table ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling scored his second century of the season to take North Down to the top of the table after an eight-wicket win away at Instonians.
CIYMS bounce back with impressive win over Waringstown ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
CIYMS bounced back from their opening day defeat with an impressive five wickets win against defending champions Waringstown at Belmont.
Porterfield makes surprise appearance for CSNI ZZZZ1:04 pmZZZZ
Former Ireland captain William Porterfield was a surprise inclusion in the CSNI ranks for their home clash with Lisburn, but he couldn't prevent the Wallace Park side clinching a six-wicket win.
Busy weekend in store with NCU double headers ZZZZ5:30 amZZZZ
NCU players have two matches over the weekend, with CIYMS, including new Knights captain Mark Adair, against Waringstown the stand-out game on Holiday Monday.
Robertson blow for Instonians ZZZZ7:08 amZZZZ
Instonians will be without Cian Robertson for the immediate future after he dislocated his shoulder when playing for Northern Knights in Monday’s inter-provincial friendly against North West Warriors.
Weekend News Roundup ZZZZ2:30 pmZZZZ
Saturday's summary and news of the NW Warriors squad for warm-up versus the Northern Knights.
Beyond the Premier World ZZZZ5:02 amZZZZ
Wins in NCU Section One for Muckamore, Derriaghy, Dundrum and Donacloney Mill.
Stirling soars as North Down beat Cliftonville Academy ZZZZ11:04 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling scored an unbeaten century as North Down beat Cliftonville Academy, while Faiz Fazal and Luke Georgeson also made hundreds in wins for Lisburn and CSNI. Jamie Gibson took six wickets on debut for Waringstown as they beat Woodvale.
Tough baptism for Cregagh ZZZZ7:02 amZZZZ
Cregagh were given an early indication of what they can expect from Premier League life after they were beaten by seven wickets against Carrickfergus at Middle Road.
Cliftonville Academy sign short-term professional deal ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
Cliftonville Academy have signed Senuran Muthusamy as their overseas professional on a short-term deal as cover for Dominic Hendricks whose arrival has been delayed.
NCU Preview 14: Dundrum ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
James Martin is skipper at Dundrum who have continued to improve and develop over the years.
NCU Preview 13: Muckamore ZZZZ5:12 amZZZZ
Muckamore look to have assembled a strong squad as they attempt to return to the top flight of NCU cricket.
NCU Preview 12: Ballymena ZZZZ4:26 pmZZZZ
After the cup winning drama of 2021, Ballymena go into the new campaign full of optimism for another successful season.
NCU Preview 11: Armagh ZZZZ2:34 amZZZZ
Armagh should have plenty to look forward to in the 2022 season with a full return to 50 over league cricket and a hope to build on a decent campaign the year before where they came fourth in the section one table.
NCU Preview 10: CIYMS ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
The Belmont club have been predominant in the silverware stakes over the past decade and there's no reason to suspect it will be any different in 2022.
NCU Preview 9: Woodvale ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
There is no shortage of quality at Ballygomartin Road as Woodvale look forward to another season of Premier League cricket.
NCU Preview 8: Cliftonville Academy ZZZZ2:16 amZZZZ
Adam Kelso will captain Cliftonville Academy who are back in the top flight of NCU cricket after clinching the Section One title in 2021.
NCU Preview 7: CSNI ZZZZ3:29 amZZZZ
The Stormont side have quality in abundance but fell short in 2021 when it came to capturing silverware in an incredibly competitive top flight.
NCU Preview 6: Cregagh ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
It's an exciting time for Cregagh who are back in the Premier League for 2022. The Belfast club have gone from strength to strength in recent times and are embracing this new challenge.
NCU Preview 5: Instonians ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
It's been a turbulent few seasons at Instonians as the Shaws Bridge club have invested in youth as the way forward.
NCU Preview 4: Lisburn ZZZZ4:55 amZZZZ
Lisburn have Faiz Fazal back as their overseas professional, while Callum Atkinson will have the captaincy reins for the season ahead.
NCU Preview 3: Carrickfergus ZZZZ1:45 amZZZZ
Carrickfergus enjoyed trophy success in 2021 and are keen to add more cups to the cabinet in 2022.
NCU Preview 2: North Down ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
It was a case of so near, but yet so far for North Down in 2021. Can they capture some silverware this campaign?
NCU Preview 1: Waringstown ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
There is a new professional at The Lawn with New Zealander Jamie Gibson arriving, while Ross Allen has joined from the North West.
Whitcroft returns to Armagh ZZZZ8:24 amZZZZ
Armagh have confirmed the return of Alan Whitcroft to the club after two seasons at Coleraine.
Cregagh history project comes to fruition ZZZZ10:46 pmZZZZ
Cregagh have just completed a database archive which will preserve the statistical history of the famous Belfast club.
And the Dragons make three ZZZZ10:47 amZZZZ
The Super Series women’s interprovincials return to a three-team format this year and for the first time there will be a largely Northern Ireland squad.
All change in the NCU ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
It's all change in the Northern Cricket Union this year with not only a return to a 10-team Premier League but also a split after each side has played each other once.
NCU Premier fixtures unveiled ZZZZ2:37 amZZZZ
Champions Waringstown will start the defence of their Premier League title with a home clash against Woodvale on April 23rd.
North Down and Lisburn to the double at Irish awards ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
There was double cause for celebration for North Down and Lisburn at the Irish Cricket Awards on Friday night.
Ulster Plate Draw made ZZZZ8:47 amZZZZ
Holders Eglinton have been handed a home draw against CSNI in the first round of the Ulster Plate.
Carrick confirm Averill signing ZZZZ5:22 amZZZZ
Carrickfergus have confirmed that all-rounder Craig Averill will be joining them for the 2022 season.
Waringstown boosted by Allen arrival ZZZZ10:39 pmZZZZ
Reigning NCU Premier League cricket champions Waringstown have confirmed the signing of Ross Allen from North West club Brigade.
Schools Cup Draw ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the 2022 Schools Cup with holders RBAI facing Friends' School Lisburn or Bangor Grammar School in the second round.
Instonians sign Daniel Rose ZZZZ6:09 amZZZZ
Instonians have signed Irish passport holder Daniel Rose for the 2022 season.
Adair named Knghts captain ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
Mark Adair has been named captain of Northern Knights this year in succession to Harry Tector who will join his club team-mates at Leinster Lightning.
NCU Junior Cup draw ZZZZ9:44 amZZZZ
Holders Laurelvale will begin their Junior Cup defence with a home tie against Drumaness Superkings.
Tough task for Cliftonville Academy ZZZZ7:33 amZZZZ
Cliftonville Academy may have been promoted to the NCU Premier League but they will still be massive underdogs when they play their first match in the Challenge Cup this year.
Woodvale sign Kiwi quick ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Woodvale have strengthened their squad ahead of the new campaign with the signing of New Zealander Ronan Restieaux.
Draws for NCU Challenge Cups ZZZZ11:41 amZZZZ
CIYMS will begin their defence of the NCU men's Challenge Cup away to the newly promoted Premiership side Cliftonville Academy.
Butler joins CIYMS ZZZZ7:09 amZZZZ
Former New Zealand international Ian Butler is moving to CIYMS, where he has accepted a role as the Director of Cricket.