Unfortunately the Northern Ireland weather had the last say in this year's Festival which was sponsored by Agile Communications as it washed out the 'Final' showdown between the two unbeaten sides Yorkshire and Cornwall.

Yorkshire were declared the winners by virtue of their superior Nett Run Rate and in accepting the trophy Coach Bob Wincer paid tribute to the NCU organisers and to Agile Communications for their sponsorship of the event.

He reminded all the players present that it is only through the generosity of sponsors that they are able to avail of the opportunities such events provide.

Captain of the winning team Werner Beukes thanked Campbell College where the teams were based and played and the groundstaff at Woodvale CC the other club were fixtures were played for their hard work in ensuring that games were possible.

John Buss manager of the Southern Kings said that the late withdrawal of St Joseph's had meant some sleepless nights as he tried to put together his side at the last minute but said that the side had acquitted themselves well and hoped that they could participate again in the future.

Andrew Jones from the Somerset CA said that while it was disappointing that the deciding game was lost to the weather the experience of such festivals by the young players is vital in their cricketing development and hoped that it could be continued.

Uel Graham thanked all for their participation, Agile Communications for their sponsorship of the event, all the staff at the school and venues and the umpires and scorers at the games.

Wishing all a safe journey home he said he hoped to see everyone back in 2020.