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Premier League
                        P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
CIYMS                  14   13    0    0    1   52    2.324
Waringstown            14    8    0    1    5   32    0.318
Carrickfergus          14    7    0    1    6   28    0.218
Instonians             14    7    0    0    7   28   -0.069
CSNI                   14    6    0    1    7   24    0.405
North Down             14    5    0    3    6   20   -0.056
Muckamore              14    5    0    1    8   20   -0.861
Armagh                 14    1    0    1   12    4   -2.481
  • Premier League
    Armagh v North Down - no result and now void.
    The Mall, 9 September.
  • Premier League
    Waringstown v CSNI - no result and now void.
    The Lawn, 9 September.
  • Premier League
    Waringstown (0) lost to Muckamore (4) by 7 wickets. Match 1
    Moylena, 8 September.
    Waringstown 112-8 (20.0 overs, S Khan 35, L Nelson 30, D Steen 3-18, P Katthik 2-19)
    Muckamore 113-3 (17.1 overs, D Miller 59)
  • Premier League
    Muckamore (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 10 wickets. Match 2
    Moylena, 8 September.
    Muckamore 51 (10.5 overs, G Kidd 5-14, L Nelson 2-12, G Thompson 2-17)
    Waringstown 52-0 (6.2 overs, A Dennison 34*)
  • Premier League
    CSNI (4) beat Armagh (0) by 82 runs.
    Stormont, 2 September.
    CSNI 180-4 (20.0 overs, C McMorran 56, M Ellison 44, M Topping 35)
    Armagh 98-4 (20.0 overs, C Russell 40*, M Foster 2-16)
  • Premier League
    CIYMS (4) beat Armagh (0) by 107 runs.
    Belmont, 2 September.
    CIYMS 204-2 (20.0 overs, M McGillivray 98*, N Jones 72)
    Armagh 97-6 (20.0 overs)
  • Premier League
    Instonians (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 4 wickets.
    Shaw's Bridge, 1 September.
    Instonians 104 (17.0 overs, A White 37, S Getkate 27, M McGillivray 3-12, J van der Merwe 3-13, J Cameron-Dow 2-17)
    CIYMS 107-6 (15.3 overs, M McGillivray 28*, R McKinley 3-23)
  • Premier League
    CIYMS (4) beat CSNI (0) by 42 runs.
    Belmont, 30 August.
    CIYMS 117-7 (20.0 overs, J van der Merwe 45, M Foster 2-17, M Topping 2-31)
    CSNI 75 (19.5 overs, A Coulter 4-13, J Cameron-Dow 2-12)
  • Premier League
    Instonians (4) beat Armagh (0) by 5 wickets.
    Shaw's Bridge, 25 August.
    Armagh 109-8 (31.0 overs, J Rogers 46, A White 3 -19, S Getkate 2-7, B Rose 2-9)
    Instonians 110-5 (20.5 overs, S Getkate 35*, N Gelston 2-23, M Hoey 2 -35 )
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 3 wickets.
    Middle Road, 25 August.
    Muckamore 158-8 (34.0 overs, Luke Allen 56, A Adey 32, D Poulton 4-23)
    Carrickfergus 164-7 (30.3 overs, J Holmes 52 , P Botha 37, C Drummond 2-28, A Shetty 2-32, F Iqbal 2-47)
  • Premier League
    North Down (4) beat CSNI (0) by 58 runs.
    The Green, 25 August.
    North Down 181 (41.5 overs, R Pretorius 56, P Eakin 30, S Nelson 28, A Cowden 2 -22, S Ross 2-32, M Topping 2-37 )
    CSNI 123 (33.0 overs, C Goodall 37, M Ellison 30, R Pretorius 4-47, C Robinson 3-36, M Moreland 2-0)
  • Premier League
    Waringstown (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 7 wickets.
    The Lawn, 25 August.
    Waringstown 194-6 (42.0 overs, G Thompson 71*, K McCallan 46*, A Coulter 3 -53, M McGillivray 2 -18)
    CIYMS 193-3 (35.3 overs, R Hunter 77*, J van der Merwe 79*)
    DLS par score 191 in 42 overs
  • Premier League
    North Down v Carrickfergus - no result and now void.
    The Green, 24 August.
  • Premier League
    CSNI v Waringstown - no result - pitch unplayable after water penetrated under covers.
    Stormont, 19 August.
  • Premier League
    Armagh (0) lost to Carrickfergus (4) by 171 runs.
    The Mall, 19 August.
    Carrickfergus 276-2 (20.0 overs, M Gilmour 135* (10x4,13x6) , M Burton 103 (4x4, 11x6 )
    Armagh 105-8 (20.0 overs, (S Lester 32, M McCord 3-17, R Hood 2-11)
  • Premier League
    CSNI (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 4 wickets.
    Stormont, 18 August.
    CSNI 195-6 (50.0 overs, A Wright 44, C Goodall 29, M McGillivray 3-35, J Cameron-Dow 2-33)
    CIYMS 199-6 (45.2 overs, M McGillivray 64*, J Mulder 38, C Dougherty 34, A Malan 4-44)
  • Premier League
    Instonians (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 91 runs.
    Shaw's B ridge, 18 August.
    Instonians 282-6 (50.0 overs, S Getgate 76, R McKinley 67, A White 37, M McCord 5 - 36)
    Carrickfergus 191 (42.5 overs, M Gilmour 50, D Poulton 49, A White 3- 27, B Rose 3-30, J Magee 2-32)
  • Premier League
    Muckamore v North Down - no result - now void.
    Moylena, 17 August.
  • Premier League
    CSNI (4) beat North Down (0) by 6 wickets.
    Stormont, 12 August.
    North Down 239-3 (38.0 overs, R Pretorius 124 , A Shields 39, Ryan Haire 34*)
    CSNI 280-4 (37.2 overs, M Ellison 131, M Topping 56*, A Wright 46)
    DLS Method: par score 276 in 38 overs.
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus (4) beat Instonians (0) by 4 runs.
    Middle Road, 12 August.
    Carrickfergus 171-9 (40.0 overs, A Haggan 47, M McCord 39, S Getkate 3-30, B Rose 2-23)
    Instonians 167 (39.3 overs, S Getkate 79, J McClurkin 36, S Bunting 25, R Hood 3-37, A Haggan 3-38, P Botha 2-20)
  • Premier League
    North Down v Carrickfergus - no result.
    The Green, 11 August.
    Carrickfergus 340-7 (50.0 overs, J Holmes 102*, P Botha 93, M Gilmour 49, C Robinson 2-44)
    North Down 16-0 (2.3 overs) Abandoned due to rain
  • Premier League
    CSNI v Armagh - no result.
    Stormont, 11 August.
    Armagh 158 (48.4 overs, C Russell 40, S Lester 27, M Foster 3-25, A Malan 3-37, A Cowden 2-11)
    CSNI - did not bat due to rain
  • Premier League
    Waringstown (4) beat Instonians (0) by 4 wickets.
    The Lawn, 11 August.
    Instonians 208 (45.2 overs, A White 58 , J Metcalfe 39, J McClurkin 38, G Kidd 3-40, S Khan 2-45)
    Waringstown 173-6 (33.5 overs, J Hall 39, L Nelson 28*, A Dennison 27)
    DLS Method: par score 172 in 35 overs.
  • Premier League
    Muckamore (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 174 runs.
    Moylena, 11 August.
    CIYMS 314-6 (50.0 overs, J van der Merwe 82*, J Matchett 58, N Jones 47, A Shetty 2-93)
    Muckamore 140 (42.5 overs, C Drummond 34, A McDaid 25, N Jones 2-14 , J Matchett 2-18, T Britton 2-30)
  • Premier League
    CIYMS (4) beat Waringstown (0) by 136 runs.
    Belmont, 5 August.
    CIYMS 263-7 (50.0 overs, J Matchett 73, M McGillvray 51*, C Dougherty 46, S Khan 3-35, P Eaglestone 3-65 )
    Waringstown 127-9 (40.1 overs, J Hall 39, L Nelson 28, J van der Merwe 4-21, T Britton 2-24 , A Coulter 2-25)
  • Premier League
    North Down (4) beat Armagh (0) by 140 runs.
    The Green, 5 August.
    North Down 328-8 (50.0 overs, R Pretorius 188, Ryan Haire 33, H Boyd 2-38, B Mackey 2-55, M Hoey 2 -56)
    Armagh 188 (42.4 overs, C Russell 49, M Hoey 34, A Shields 3-32, P Davison 3-48, S Nelson 2-23)
  • Premier League
    CSNI (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 4 wickets.
    Stormont, 4 August.
    Carrickfergus 226 (48.0 overs, M Gilmour 68, P Botha 35, M Topping 3-44, A Blain 2-28)
    CSNI 227-6 (39.5 overs, A Malan 104, M Topping 47, A Martin 2-33, A Haggan 2-40)
  • Premier League
    North Down (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 87 runs.
    The Green, 4 August.
    Waringstown 337-6 (50.0 overs, A Dennison 147, J Hall 80, K McCallan 38, P Davison 2-61, P Eakin 2-28)
    North Down 250-9 (50.0 overs, R Pretorius 82, C Robinson 38, M Grossett 31*, K McCallan 4-34, G Kidd 3-28)
  • Premier League
    Instonians (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 3 wickets.
    Shaw's Bridge, 4 August.
    Muckamore 232 (48.4 overs, Fahad Iqbal 52, C Drummond 52, A White 5-28, J Hunter 2-43)
    Instonians 233-7 (49.3 overs, A White 77, R McKinley 65, M Humphreys 31*, C Drummond 2-45, Fahad Iqbal 2-54)
  • Premier League
    Armagh (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 142 runs.
    The Mall, 22 July.
    Instonians 281 (48.2 overs, J McClurkin 109, A White 57, J Metcalfe 52, M Hoey 3-45, N Gelston 2-55, H Doyle 2-5 6)
    Armagh 139 (32.2 overs, S van Shalkwyck 81, S Getkate 3-28, J Magee 3-39, A White 2-19)
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus (4) beat Waringstown (0) by 63 runs.
    Middle Road, 21 July.
    Carrickfergus 218-9 (50.0 overs, J Holmes 75, J Burton 55, I Parkhill 42, P Eaglestone 3-47, J McCollum 2-34, K McCallan 2-47)
    Waringstown 155 (46.2 overs, K McCallan 38, J Hall 27, A Haggan 4-30, P Botha 3-31, M McCord 2-20)
  • Premier League
    CIYMS (4) beat North Down (0) by 10 wickets.
    Belmont, 21 July.
    North Down 155 (47.1 overs, A Shields 56, J Mulder 4-20 (inc. a hat trick), J Cameron-Dow 3-32, M McGillvray 2-20)
    CIYMS 156-0 (26.4 overs, C Dougherty 77*, J Matchett 70*)
  • Premier League
    Instonians (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 131 runs.
    Shaw's Bridge, 21 July.
    CSNI 284-5 (50.0 overs, A Malan 130*, A Johnston 56, A Wright 30, S Getkate 2-44 )
    Instonians 153 (42.2 overs, A White 37, M Humphreys 33, J Metcalfe 26, M Foster 3-26, A Wright 2-4, B Adair 2-28)
  • Premier League
    Armagh (0) lost to Muckamore (4) by 55 runs.
    The Mall, 21 July.
    Muckamore 308-7 (50.0 overs, Fahad Iqbal 77, J Magowan 72*, Aditya Adey 72, M Wright 2-30, H Doyle 2-68)
    Armagh 253 (S van Schalkwyk 142, J Rogers 25 Fahad Iqbal 3-35, N Gill 3-35, A Adey 2-51 )
  • Premier League
    Waringstown (4) beat Armagh (0) by 6 wickets.
    The Lawn, 14 July.
    Armagh 235-9 (50.0 overs, J Rogers 76, S van Shalkwyck 43, N Gelston 35, L Nelson 3-21, S Khan 3-41)
    Waringstown 236-4 (40.0 overs, J Hall 61, L Nelson 54*, G Thompson 51*, N Gelston 2-25 )
  • Premier League
    North Down (4) beat Instonians (0) by 155 runs.
    The Green, 14 July.
    North Down 352-2 (50.0 overs, D Graham 126*, R Pretorius 124, A Shields 75)
    Instonians 197 (34.1 overs, J McClurkin 55, S Getkate 37, O Metcalfe 34, R Haire 3-10, M Gr ossett 2-28)
  • Premier League
    CSNI (0) lost to Muckamore (4) by 6 wickets.
    Stormont, 14 July.
    CSNI 217 (50.0 overs, C McMoran 65, M Topping 56, M Ellison 33, P Karthik 4-39, F Iqbal 2-37, A Adey 2-45)
    Muckamore 221-4 (46.5 overs, A Adey 67, A McDaid 61, F Iqbal 50*, A Cowden 2-33, A Malan 2-34)
  • Premier League
    CIYMS (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 7 wickets.
    Belmont, 14 July.
    Carrickfergus 222 (49.4 overs, P Botha 68, J Holmes 43, A Haggan 34, A Coulter 4-37, J Cameron-Dow 3-30, M McGillivray 2-39)
    CIYMS 226-3 (46.3 overs, C Dougherty 94, N Jones 86*, D Poulton 2-49)
  • Premier League
    Muckamore (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 3 wickets.
    Moylena, 30 June.
    Carrickfergus 198-7 (50.0 overs, I Parkhill 50, J Burton 30, J Holmes 30, P Karthik 2-23, A Shetty 2-37)
    Muckamore 200-7 (48.5 overs, F Iqbal 80*, A Adey 31, D Cooper 3-36, R Eagleson 2-25, D Poulton 2-45)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus (4) beat North Down (0) by 6 wickets.
    Middle Road, 23 June.
    North Down 188 (50.0 overs, R Pretorius 97, S Nelson 48, A Martin 4-30, D Poulton 3-20)
    Carrickfergus 192-4 (28.5 overs, N Hornbuckle 99, M Gilmour 76*)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    CIYMS (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 200 runs.
    Belmont, 23 June.
    CIYMS 283-9 (50.0 overs, R Hunter 67, J van der Merwe 57, M McGillvray 43, N Gill 3-45, R Keates 2-55)
    Muckamore 83 (33.3 overs, R Keates 27, J Mulder 4-37, A Coulter 3-18, N Jones 2-12)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Premier League
    Armagh (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 132 runs.
    The Mall, 23 June.
    CSNI 220-9 (50.0 overs, J Kennedy 75*, A Wright 45, A Malan 31, S van Shalkwyck 5-41, M Hoey 2-34)
    Armagh 88 (30.0 overs, G McCarter 4-12, B Adair 2-8, A Cowden 2-25)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    Waringstown (4) beat North Down (0) by 5 wickets.
    The Lawn, 16 June.
    North Down 207-2 (25.0 overs, A Shields 83*, Ryan Haire 59, R Pretorius 41*)
    Waringstown 208-5 (24.2 overs, J Hall 75, A Dennison 49, L Nelson 27*, R Pretorius 3 -29)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    Muckamore (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 5 wickets.
    Moylena, 16 June.
    Muckamore 178 (44.5 overs, F Iqbal 79, C Drummond 26, E Moleon 3-15, S Bunting 3-29, Nikolia Smith 2-13)
    Instonians 179-5 (41.4 overs, Nikolia Smith 82, J McClurkin 37, F Iqbal 2-45, A Adey 2 -50)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 4 wickets.
    Middle Road, 16 June.
    Carrickfergus 258-9 (47.0 overs, N Hornbuckle 61, I Parkhill 51, A Haggan 36 , B Adair 4-52, A Blain 3-41)
    CSNI 262-6 (45.0 overs, A Malan 107, M Ellison 98, C McMoran 31*, R Eagleson 2 -36)
    DLS Method: par score 261 in 47 overs.
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    Armagh (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 7 wickets.
    The Mall, 16 June.
    Armagh 100 (35.0 overs, N Jones 4-17, J Cameron-Dow 3-24, T Britton 21-2)
    CIYMS 102-3 (14.2 overs, N Jones 38, S van Shalkwyck 2-22)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    North Down (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 38 runs.
    The Green, 2 June.
    North Down 245-9 (50.0 overs, D Graham 96, R Haire 51, F Iqbal 2-40, P Khartik 2-42, N Gill 2-52)
    Muckamore 207-8 (50.0 overs, A Adey 54 , S Gordon 36, F Iqbal 30, M Moreland 4 -38, P Davison 2-22, P Eakin 2-44)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus (4) beat Armagh (0) by 33 runs.
    Middle Road, 2 June.
    Carrickfergus 268-9 (50.0 overs, J Burton 83, M Burton 35*, S van Shalkwyk 3-409, H Doyle 2-36)
    Armagh 235 (48.5 overs, J Rogers 67, S van Shalkwyck 41, S Wilson 35, M McCord 4-40, A Haggan 2-51)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Premier League
    Waringstown (4) beat CSNI (0) by 6 wickets.
    The Lawn, 2 June.
    CSNI 168-7 (43.0 overs, C Goodall 42*, M Ellison 33, G McCarter 32, G Kidd 2-18, S Khan 2-25, P Eagleson 2-25)
    Waringstown 170-4 (40.0 overs, A Dennison 60, J Hall 53, B Adair 2-33, A Malan 2-35)
    DLS result Par score 169 in 43 overs
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    CIYMS (4) beat Instonians (0) by 8 wickets.
    Belmont, 2 June.
    Instonians 116 (43.4 overs, B Rose 32*, A Coulter 3-20, J Mulder 2-8, M McGillivray 2-24)
    CIYMS 119-2 (21.5 overs, J Matchett 54, C Dougherty 29*, J Shannon 2-30)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    Armagh (4) lost to Waringstown (0) by 10 wickets.
    The Mall, 20 May.
    Armagh 69 (27.5 overs, C Russell 31, G Kidd 4-14, P Eaglestone 3-19, J Mitchell 2-13)
    Waringstown 71-0 (13.1 overs, J Hall 34*, A Dennison 33*)
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus lost to CIYMS by 114 runs.
    Middle Raod, 20 May.
    CIYMS 269-4 (50.0 overs, J MNulder 66, R Hunter 63*, J van der Merwe 51*, P Botha 2-20)
    Carrickfergus 124-9 (32.5 overs, A Haggan 49, H Warke 29*, A Coulter 2-12, T Britton 2-9, M McGillvray 2-17 )
    DLS Method: par score 238 in 37 overs.
  • Premier League
    Muckamore (4) beat CSNI (0) by 8 runs.
    Moylena, 20 May.
    Muckamore 181-9 (50.0 overs, C Drummond 57 , N Gill 36, A Adey 35 , G McCarter 3-16, A Malan 2-39)
    CSNI 173-9 (50.0 overs, A Malan 54, M Ellison 40, A Shetty 5 -22, Fahad Iqbal 2-23)
  • Premier League
    Instonians (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 28 runs.
    Shaw's Bridge, 19 May.
    Waringstown 307-8 (50.0 overs, A Dennison 116, S Khan 58, G Thompson 35 , Nikolai Smith 3-49, J Hunter 2-32, A White 2-34)
    Instonians 279 (48.2 overs, A White 71, O Metcalfe 35, G Thompson 4-46 , K McCallan 3-40)
  • Premier League
    North Down (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 5 wickets.
    The Green, 5 May.
    North Down 109 (30.3 overs, Extras 31, Nikolai Smith 4-35, Nathan Snith 2-12, J Magee 2-33)
    Instonians 110-5 (28.2 overs, S Getkate 34, Nikolai Smith 25, P Davison 3-22)
  • Premier League
    Armagh v Waringstown - match postponed.
    The Mall, 5 May.
  • Premier League
    Carrickfergus v CIYMS - match postponed.
    Carrickfergus, 5 May.
  • Premier League
    Muckamore v CSNI - match postponed.
    Moylena, 5 May.
  • Premier League
    Muckamore (0) lost to Armagh (4) by 70 runs.
    Moylena, 28 April.
    Armagh 171-8 (S van Schalkwyk 56, G Nichol 3-21)
    Muckamore 101 (J Magowan 32, N Gelson 3-21, S Wilson 2-11, S van Schalkwyk 2-15, B Mackey 2-22)
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    Waringstown (0) lost to Carrickfergus (4) by 15 runs.
    The Lawn, 28 April.
    Carrickfergus 209-5 (50.0 overs, M Gilmour 67, J Burton 47)
    Waringstown 184-9 (46.0 overs, G Thompson 63, S Khan 53, M McCord 3-26, R Eagleson 3-31)
    DLS Method: par score 199 in 46 overs.
    Scorecard
  • Premier League
    CSNI (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 17 runs.
    Stormont, 28 April.
    Instonians 249-5 (J Shannon 75, Ni Smith 53, A White 51, G McCarter 2-21)
    CSNI 232-5 (A Malan 91, A Wright 43, A Cowden 31, S Getkate 2-44)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Premier League
    North Down (4) beat CIYMS (0) by 3 runs.
    The Green, 28 April.
    North Down 169 (49.1 overs, P Eakin 52, J Hunter 34, A Coulter 4-41, N Jones 3-13, M McGillvray 2-18)
    CIYMS 166 (49.3 overs, N Jones 53, J Mulder 25 , R Pretorius 5-27)
    Scorecard Photos
Section 1
                        P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
Lisburn                18   15    0    0    3   60     1.03
Holywood               18   14    0    0    4   56     0.98
Bangor                 18   12    0    1    5   48     0.30
Downpatrick            18   10    0    0    8   40     0.72
Woodvale               18    9    0    1    8   36     0.16
Derriaghy              18    8    0    1    9   32    -0.50
Cregagh                18    6    0    0   12   24    -0.40
Donacloney Mill        18    5    0    0   13   20    -0.16
Lurgan                 18    5    0    1   12   20    -1.27
Laurelvale             18    4    0    0   14   16    -1.38
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 63 runs.
    Queensway, 8 September.
    Woodvale 240-9 (J Strydom 74, D Connolly 53, W Horwood 29, M Stinson 3-47, T Moorehead 3-21, R Bailey 2-42)
    Derriaghy 177 (A Jamison 36, S Hughes 27, J Strydom 4-53, T Browne 3-42, W Horwood 2-27)
  • Section 1
    Downpatrick (4) beat Laurelvale (0) by 8 wickets.
    The Meadow, 8 September.
    Laurelvale 44
    Downpatrick 45-2
  • Section 1
    Holywood (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 15 runs.
    Seapark, 8 September.
    Holywood 151 (P Beverland 36, A Haire 28, A Beattie 4-16, C Irvine 3-27)
    Cregagh 136 (M Johnston 38, J Moore 30, W Hurn 5-32, M Adair 3-28, A Haire 2-2)
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) beat Donacloney Mill (0) by 137 runs.
    Wallace Park, 8 September.
    Lisburn 220-8 (D Simpson 64, A Berry 50, M Berry 25, C Woods 4 -59, S Hanna 2-59)
    Donacloney Mill 83 (R Booth 3-15 , D Simpson 3-20, M Berry 2-28)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Bangor (4) by 3 wickets.
    Pollock Park, 8 September.
    Lurgan 208-8 (S Johnston 59, C Gibson 27, T Khan 3-26 , J Patterson 2-28)
    Bangor 213-7 (J Bates 46*, C Burns 45, A Nixon 33, P Stafford 5-33)
  • Section 1
    Bangor (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 94 runs.
    Upritchard Park, 1 September.
    Lisburn 284-8 (50 overs, D Simpson 61, R Rankin 42 , R McLarnon 2-14, C Burns 2-24, J Bates 2-37 )
    Bangor 190 (A Nixon 67, C Burns 47, C Atkinson 4-25, M Glass 2-40, D Simpson 2-50)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (0) lost to Holywood (4) by 16 runs.
    1 September.
    Holywood 187 (R Adair 67, P Beverland 46, S Hanna 6-31, S Leckey 2-29)
    Donacloney Mill 171 (D Dawson 39, M Adair 6-20)
  • Section 1
    Downpatrick (0) lost to Lurgan (4) by 15 runs.
    The Meadow, 1 September.
    Lurgan 168 (R Karanjkar 37, S Johnston 33, P Maxwell 25, M Gartland 2-13 , R Smith 2-32)
    Downpatrick 153 (R Boultwood 50, C Boultwood 33, P Maxwell 3-27, A Bingham 2-13, O McCollum 2-16)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (0) lost to Derriaghy (4) by 32 runs.
    Laurelvale, 1 September.
    Derriaghy 168 (C Lewis 101, M Amjal 4-20, M Burns 3-38)
    Laurelvale 136 (P Weir 33, C Moorehead 3 -9, R Bailey 3-28, W Hughes 2-18)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 175 runs.
    Ballygomartin Road, 1 September.
    Woodvale 255-8 (J Strydom 109, W Horwood 36, P Robinson 34, L Moore 3-60, C Irvine 2-8)
    Cregagh 80 (P Robinson 5-20, J Strydom 2-10, T Browne 2-16 )
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (4) beat Downpatrick (0) by 38 runs.
    31 August.
    Donacloney Mill 111-6 (M Lyttle 28, D Dawson 28*, M Acocks 2-13, R Smyth 2-16)
    Downpatrick 42-5 (S Leckey 2-6)
    DLS Method: par score 80.
  • Section 1
    Bangor (0) lost to Holywood (4) by 45 runs.
    Upritchard Park, 25 August.
    Holywood 236 (J Wilson 81, W Hurn 41, J Patterson 3-23, A Nixon 3-48, G Prince 2-47 )
    Bangor 191 (T Khan 47, A Nixon 38, N McCollum 30, M Adair 3-22, J Wilson 2-46 )
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy (4) beat Downpatrick (0) by 56 runs.
    Queensway, 25 August.
    Derriaghy 176 (C Moorhead 61, C Lewis 37, C Boultwood 3-13, R Smyth 3-44, M Acocks 2-23)
    Downpatrick 121 (R Boultwood 35, J Wade 26, W Hughes 5-25, P Bell 3 -32)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (4) beat Woodvale (0) by 67 runs.
    Donaghcloney, 25 August.
    Donacloney Mill 158-9 (S McCart 40*, S Hanna 33, S Fleming 3-28, R McBride 2-14, J Strydon 2-27)
    Woodvale 91 (T McClure 4-15, S Hanna 4-34)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 7 wickets.
    Laurelvale, 25 August.
    Cregagh 104 (C Irvine 44*, D Henry 3-15, M Burns 3-26, L Edgar 3-33)
    Laurelvale 106-3 (M Thornbury 38)
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) beat Lurgan (0) by 87 runs.
    Wallace Park, 25 August.
    Lisburn 224-5 (50.0 overs, A Berry 86, D Simpson 43)
    Lurgan 137 (S Johnston 39, C Atkinson 6-23, R McConkey 2-20)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 19 runs.
    21 August.
    Lurgan 112-7 (R Moore 2-10, H Hassard 2-12)
    Cregagh 93 (D Heasely 3-14, A Bingham 2-10, R Karanjkar 2-15)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (0) lost to Bangor (4) by 7 wickets.
    Ballygomartin Raod, 18 August.
    Woodvale 172 (F Saeed 86 , J Steward 3-33, T Khan 2-12, T Onyekwe 2- 40)
    Bangor 174-3 (T Khan 102*, A McCusker 35*, JJ Strydom 2-33)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (4) beat Derriaghy (0) by 61 runs.
    Pollock Park, 18 August.
    Lurgan 213 (R Karanjkar 110, D Heasley 55, C Lewis 4 -25 , R Malone 2-3 1)
    Derriaghy 152 (A Kenny 42, R Karanjkar 4-35 , D Heasley 2-6 , P Maxwell 2-28)
  • Section 1
    Holywood (4) beat Lisburn (0) by 165 runs.
    Seapark, 18 August.
    Holywood 245-9 (N Burns 97, P Beverland 39, A Haire 29, C Atkinson 2-31, P Ferguson 2-39, DS Simpson 2-41)
    Lisburn 80 (A Berry 34, W Hurn 6-27, M Adair 2-21)
  • Section 1
    Cregagh (0) lost to Downpatrick (4) by 133 runs.
    Gibson Park, 18 August.
    Downpatrick 228 (R Smyth 90, G Hassard 2-32, A Beattie 2 -37, A Skelton 3 -39)
    Cregagh 95 (M Johnston 40, R Smyth 4-16 , T Magowan 3-23)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (4) beat Laurelvale (0) by 148 runs.
    Donaghcloney, 18 August.
    Donacloney Mill 260-5 (D Dawson 63 , B Topping 56*, A Harland 37, M Burns 2-47)
    Laurelvale 112 (C Irwin 42, S Hanna 3-18, S Leckey 3-16)
  • Section 1
    Cregagh beat Donacloney Mill by 8 wickets.
    17 August.
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy v Bangor - no result - and now void.
    17 August.
  • Section 1
    Woodvale v Lurgan - no result - and now void.
    17 August.
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy (0) lost to Cregagh (4) by 6 wickets.
    Queensway, 11 August.
    Derriaghy 87 (G Hassard 3-18, C Shannon 3-19, L Moore 2-23)
    Cregagh 91-4 (R Moore 43 *, C Lewis 2-23)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (0) lost to Bangor (4) by 8 wickets.
    Laurelvale, 11 August.
    Laurelvale 111 (D Sinton 36, J Stewart 3-22, A Nixon 3-26)
    Bangor 113-2 (A Nixon 53*, T Khan 37*, M Burns 2-33)
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) beat Woodvale (0) by 8 wickets.
    Wallace Park, 11 August.
    Woodvale 232-7 (W Horwood 56, J Strydom 37, Michael Irwin 33*, C Atkinson 3-24)
    Lisburn 187-2 (26.3 overs, R Rankin 82, A Berry 41*, J Waite 25)
    DLS Method: par score 185 in 32 overs.
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Holywood (4) by 6 wickets.
    Pollock Park, 11 August.
    Lurgan 236-7 (S Johnston 77, R Karanjkar 60, S Chambers 32, A Haire 2-52, K Walsh 2-57)
    Holywood 250-4 (25.4 overs, M Adair 50, N Burns 45, A Haire 33*, J Maxwell 2-59, P Maxwell 2-66)
    DLS Method: par score 247 in 48 overs.
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) beat Downpatrick (0) by 5 runs.
    Wallace Park, 5 August.
    Lisburn 182-9 (N Kilpatrick 41, R Simpson 30, M Yeates 3-19, T Magowan 2-16, T Pilon 2-23)
    Downpatrick 177 (R Smyth 46, M Berry 3-32, R McConkey 3-33, C Atkinson 2-28)
  • Section 1
    Bangor (4) beat Downpatrick (0) by 5 wickets.
    Upritchard Park, 4 August.
    Downpatrick 144 (R Boultwood 36, R Miller 3-18, T Onyelmemu 2-24, A Nixon 2-31)
    Bangor 146-5 (N McCollum 37, T Khan 36, A Nixon 25 , T Magowan 3-40)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (0) lost to Derriaghy (4) by 25 runs.
    Donaghcloney, 4 August.
    Derriaghy 199 (C Lewis 95, A Kenny 59)
    Donacloney Mill 174 (M Campbell 60)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 65 runs.
    Laurelvale, 4 August.
    Lisburn 192-9 (M Berry 75, G Halliday 38, M Burns 2-11, D Henry 2-29, S Hughes 2-41)
    Laurelvale 127 (M Thornbury 63, M Glass 3-30, M Simpson 3 -43, R McConkey 2-7)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (0) lost to Holywood (4) by 80 runs.
    Ballygomartin Road, 4 August.
    Holywood 245-7 (M Adair 65, A Haire 35, N Burns 29, M Irwin 3-49, JJ Strydom 2-49)
    Woodvale 165 (M Best 3-33, J Wilson 2-15, A Haire 2-21)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (0) lost to Holywood (4) by 58 runs.
    Laurelvale, 19 July.
    Holywood 158-6 (R Adair 64, J Wilson 47, B Khan 2-25)
    Laurelvale 100 (M Amjal 37, J Wilson 3-21, R Adair 2-9, A Haire 2-19)
  • Section 1
    Downpatrick (4) beat Holywood (0) by 52 runs.
    The Meadow, 21 July.
    Downpatrick 170 (R Boultwood 80, M Acocks 42, M Adair 5-32, K Walsh 3-30, T Andreson 2-25 )
    Holywood 118 (A Haire 49, M Acocks 6-37, T Magowan 2-36 )
  • Section 1
    Cregagh (0) lost to Bangor (4) by 4 wickets.
    21 July.
    Cregagh 163 (A Skelton 30, A McCormick 26, A Nixon 6-25, C Burns 2-7)
    Bangor 164-6 (N McCollum 46, A McCusker 45, A McCormick 3-34, H Hassard 2-19)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 2 runs.
    21 July.
    Woodvale 257-8 (Mark Irwin 108, F Saeed 62, S Fleming 32, J Haire 2-45)
    Laurelvale 255 (D Sinton 91, C Irwin 54, R McBride 3-27, Mark Irwin 2-27, J Strydom 2-33)
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) beat Derriaghy (0) by 59 runs.
    Wallace Park, 21 July.
    Lisburn 187-9 (R Rankin 63, G Halliday 33, P Ferguson 25, W Hughes 2-30, C Lewis 2-34, M Stinson 2-41)
    Derriaghy 128 (38.4 overs, C Moorhead 38, M Jennings 34, R Malone 26, M Glass 3-26, M Bery 2-21, C Atkinson 2-21)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (4) beat Donacloney Mill (0) by 47 runs.
    Pollock Park, 21 July.
    Lurgan 301-8 (R Karanjkar 88, S Chambe rs 72, C Grieve 28, S Hanna 3-48, S McCart 2-46 , M Lyttle 2-77)
    Donacloney Mill 254 (M Lyttle 100, D Dawson 45, M Lyttle 35, O McCollum 3-45, P Maxwell 3-57 )
  • Section 1
    Bangor (4) beat Donacloney Mill (0) by 5 runs.
    Upritchard Park, 14 July.
    Bangor 242-9 (T Khan 76, T Kwelu 38, A Nixon 33, L Allison 3-57, A Hanna 3-29)
    Donacloney Mill 237 (D Dawsonn 61, M Lyttle 55, P Derby 55*, A Nixon 4-35, J Patterson 2-36, J Bates 2-49)
  • Section 1
    Cregagh (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 2 wickets.
    14 July.
    Cregagh 181 (A Johnston 43, R Simpson 3-36, M Bery 2-18, M Glass 2-37)
    Lisburn 182-8 (C Atkinson 37*, R Rankin 28, G Hassard 3-34, C Irvine 2-20, A Skelton 2-31)
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy (0) lost to Holywood (4) by 154 runs.
    Queenway, 14 July.
    Holywood 290 (M Adair 64, J Wilson 40, P Beverland 45, M Stinson 3-68, W Hughes 2-44, R Bailey 2-44)
    Derriaghy 136 (M Jennings 42, P Bell 26, M Adair 7-31)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (0) lost to Lurgan (4) by 73 runs.
    14 July.
    Lurgan 280-9 (R Karanjkar 81, S Johnston 82, S Hughes 4-61, D Henry 2-35 )
    Laurelvale 183 (P Weir 41, J McClelland 33, C Irwin 33, D Heasley 3-47, O McCollum 2-27, R Krankjar 2-42)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (4) beat Downpatrick (0) by 5 wickets.
    Ballygomartin Road, 14 July.
    Downpatrick 126 (C Boultwood 41, JJ Strydom 2-24, P Robinson 2-25, R McBride 2-25)
    Woodvale 129-5 (P Robinson 29*, M Yeates 2-20, M Acocks 2-28)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Bangor (4) by 8 wickets.
    7 July.
    Lurgan 250-9 (50.0 overs, R Karanjkar 148, A Nixon 3-27, T Khan 2-31, G Prince 2-39)
    Bangor 253-2 (C Burns 133, A Nixon 65*, N McCollum 33)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (0) lost to Derriaghy (4) by 4 wickets.
    7 July.
    Woodvale 225-9 (M McKeown 48*, Mark Irwin 41, M Stinson 3-33, R Malone 2-29)
    Derriaghy 227-4 (R Bailey 104*, M Stinson 30*)
  • Section 1
    Laurelvale (0) lost to Downpatrick (4) by 7 wickets.
    7 July.
    Laurelvale 139 (M Burns 35, D Henry 27, R Boultwood 4-16, T Magowan 4-31)
    Downpatrick 140-3 (R Boultwood 47, D Mullan 45, B Khan 2-25)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (0) lost to Lisburn by 3 wickets.
    7 July.
    Donacloney Mill 254 (D Dawson 77, Mark Lyttle 49*, P Derby 33, G Browne 2-37)
    Lisburn 255-7 (A Berry 86, R Simpson 51, R Rankin 31, C Woods 2-20, Mark Lyttle 2-59)
  • Section 1
    Holywood (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 114 runs.
    7 July.
    Holywood 299-5 (N Burns 71, A Haire 51*, P Beverland 40, L Moore 2-60)
    Cregagh 185 (L Moore 52, R Moore 34, T Anderson 3-26, K Walsh 2-34, J Wilson 2-40)
  • Section 1
    Bangor (0) lost to Downpatrick (4) by 6 wickets.
    1 July.
    Bangor 167 (A Nixon 35, N McCollum 27, D Mullan 3-33, R Smyth 2-17, M Yeates 2-36 )
    Downpatrick 170-4 (R Smyth 70*, C Boultwood 41*, M Acocks 26, T Khan 3-25 )
  • Section 1
    Holywood (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 7 wickets.
    1 July.
    Holywood 230-5 (P Beverland 120*, N Burns 32, A Haire 31, F Saeed 2-35, P Robinson 2-38)
    Woodvale 234-3 (JJ Strydom 114*, F Saeed 43*, A Haire 2-38)
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) beat Bangor (0) by 170 runs.
    Wallace Park, 30 June.
    Lisburn 270-7 (D Simpson 126, G Halliday 56*, M Berry 33, T Khan 3-54)
    Bangor 100 (A Wood 33*, C Burns 26, D Simpson 6-42, M Berry 3-41)
  • Section 1
    Holywood (4) beat Donacloney Mill (0) by 34 runs.
    Seapark, 30 June.
    Holywood 131 (M Adair 44, L Allison 3-39, M Campbell 2-18, S McCart 2-23)
    Donacloney Mill 97 (A Haire 3-12, M Adair 3-30, W Hurn 2-21)
  • Section 1
    Cregagh (4) beat Woodvale (0) by 25 runs.
    Gibson Park Avenue, 30 June.
    Cregagh 190 (A Johnston 45, A McCormick 45, F Saeed 4-38, T Browne 2-25, E Scott 2-45)
    Woodvale 165 (J Gibson 40, JJ Strydom 38, L Moore 3-31, A Beattie 3-39, G Hassard 2-2v3)
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy (4) beat Laurelvale (0) by 3 wickets.
    Queensway, 30 June.
    Laurelvale 215-7 (D Sinton 61, D McAlinden 52, B Khan 47 )
    Derriaghy 216-7 (R Bailey 86, A Jamison 26, J Haire 2-48)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Downpatrick (4) by 161 runs.
    Pollock Park, 30 June.
    Downpatrick 282-7 (R Smyth 115, C Martin 43, A Bingham 2-44)
    Lurgan 121 (M Yeates 3-25, M Acocks 3-29)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 8 wickets.
    Pollock Park, 23 June.
    Lurgan 84 (D Simpson 5-22, M Berry 2-22)
    Lisburn 87-2 (14.0 overs, P Ferguson 49*, A Berry 26*, O McCollum) 2-11)
  • Section 1
    Downpatrick (4) beat Derriaghy (0) by 8 wickets.
    The Meadow, 23 June.
    Derriaghy 95 (R Bailey 37, T Pilon 3-3, T Magowan 3-9, M Yeates 2-17 )
    Downpatrick 97-2 (J Wade 54)
  • Section 1
    Cregagh (0) lost to Laurelvale (4) by 3 wickets.
    Gibson Park, 23 June.
    Cregagh 194 (A Johnston 64, M Simpson 26, C Irvine 26, A Speers 4-42, M Amjal 2-30, M Burns 2-38)
    Laurelvale 196-7 (50.0 overs, D Sinton 72*, L Edgar 51, G Hassard 2-26)
  • Section 1
    Holywood (0) lost to Bangor (4) by 57 runs.
    Seapark, 23 June.
    Bangor 229-7 (A Nixon 75, T Khan 52, C Burns 43, A Haire 3-46, J Wilson 2-26, T Anderson 2-56)
    Holywood 172 (M Adair 41, A Haire 35, J Patterson 4-27, T Kwelu 2-24, A Nixon 2-38)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (4) beat Donacloney Mill (0) by 8 wickets.
    Ballygomartin Road, 23 June.
    Donacloney Mill 257-6 (S Warren 79, B Topping 45*, F Saeed 2-48)
    Woodvale 261-2 (Mark Irwin 100*, J Strydom 75*, S Fleming 32)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (0) lost to Derriaghy (4) by 4 wickets.
    19 June.
    Donacloney Mill 123 (P Derby 55, P Bell 3-18, W Hughes 3-16, C Moorhead 2-8)
    Derriaghy 124-6 (C Moorhead 36, A Kenny 30, T McClure 3-10)
  • Section 1
    Bangor (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 7 wickets.
    Upritchard Park, 16 June.
    Cregagh 165-7 (M Johnston 56 , M Simpson 31, T Kwelu 3-31, R Miller 3 -20, T Khan 2-19)
    Bangor 169-3 (C Burns 70, A McCusker 32*, A Nixon 26*, A McCormick 2-28)
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 6 wickets.
    Queensway, 16 June.
    Derriaghy 187-9 (A Kenny 91, M Jennings 37, P Ferguson 3-3 4, D Simpson 2-19)
    Lisburn 189-4 (J Waite 55, A Berry 37, D Simpson 33*)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (4) beat Lurgan (0) by 146 runs.
    Donacloney, 16 June.
    Donacloney Mill 209-5 (S Leckey 45, A Harland 42)
    Lurgan 75 (S Hanna 3-11, S McCart 3-28)
    DLS Method: par score 221 in 40 overs.
  • Section 1
    Holywood (4) beat Downpatrick (0) by 18 runs.
    Seapark, 16 June.
    Holywood 238-4 (P Beverland 88, J Wilson 59, N Burns 29*, D Mullan 3-34)
    Downpatrick 220-8 (M Acocks 116*, R Smyth 26, J Wilson 3-58, K Walsh 2-24, M Adair 2-43)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (4) beat Laurelvale (0) by 2 wickets.
    Ballygomartin Road, 16 June.
    Laurelvale 176-8 (44.0 overs, D Sinton 67, D Henry 29*, D McAlinden 28, L Adair 2-40, JJ Strydom 2-47)
    Woodvale 182-8 (D Connolly 47, JJ Strydom 40, F Saeed 40, L Edgar 3-20)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Cregagh (4) by 2 wickets.
    Pollock Park, 9 June.
    Lurgan 140 (S Johnston 40, C Gibson 43, C Irvine 3-14, A Skelton 2-47, G Hassard 2-24)
    Cregagh 141-8 (A Johnston 38, M Johnston 34, R Karanjkar 3-38, P Maxwell 2-38)
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) lost to Laurelvale (0) by 9 wickets.
    Wallace Park, 9 June.
    Laurelvale 61 (D Simpson 6-17, M Berry 2-38)
    Lisburn 62-1 (R Rankin 25*)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Laurelvale (4) by 5 wickets.
    5 June.
    Lurgan 77
    Laurelvale 78-5 (17.4 overs)
  • Section 1
    Bangor (4) beat Laurelvale (0) by 6 wickets.
    Upitchard Park, 2 June.
    Laurelvale 134 (P Weir 50*, N McCollum 6-17, C Burns 2-37)
    Bangor 135-4 (A Nixon 35, C Burns 27, A McCusker 25*, L Edgar 3-24)
  • Section 1
    Holywood (4) beat Lurgan (0) by 7 wickets.
    Seapark, 2 June.
    Lurgan 220-8 (R Karankkar 107, S Chambers 27, J Wilson 3-33, M Best 2-25, R Defreitas 2-64)
    Holywood 221-3 (J Wilson 66, N Burns 50*, C Beverland 47, R Karanjkar 2-39)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 4 wickets.
    Ballygomartin Road, 2 June.
    Woodvale 238-6 (J Strydom 61, Mark Irwin 48, S Fleming 45*, A Berry 3-43 )
    Lisburn 241-6 (A Berry 125*, D Simpson 27, M Berry 27, L Adair 2-31, F Saeed 2-45)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (4) beat Downpatrick (0) by 76 runs.
    2 June.
    Donacloney Mill 255-6 (A Harland 69, D Dawson 51*)
    Downpatrick 179 (C Boultwood 67)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (0) lost to Cregagh (4) by 8 wickets.
    29 May.
    Donacloney Mill 119 ( overs, M Little 29, G Hassard 3-19, A Skelton 2-14, L Moore 2-15)
    Cregagh 120-2 (20.5 overs, A Johnston 59*, L Allison 2-42)
  • Section 1
    Bangor (4) beat Derriaghy (0) by 60 runs.
    Upritchard Park, 27 May.
    Bangor 303-6 (50.0 overs, C Burns 111, A Nixon 94, N McCollum 27, C Moorehead 2-41, R Bailey 2-60)
    Derriaghy 243 (A Jamison 54 , S Hughes 48, C Lewis 35, A Nixon 4 -32, G Prince 4 -51)
  • Section 1
    Downpatrick (4) beat Lisburn by 7 wickets.
    The Meadow, 27 May.
    Lisburn 159 (J Waite 62, M Gartland 4-29, D Mullan 2 -17)
    Downpatrick 162-3 (M Acocks 53*, J Wade 39, R Smith 28)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 10 wickets.
    22 May.
    Lurgan 119-7 (O McCollum 40, JJ Strydom 4 -17)
    Woodvale 123-0 (JJ Strydom 94*, D Connolly 28*)
  • Section 1
    Bangor (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 7 wickets.
    Upritchard Park, 20 May.
    Bangor 211-7 (T Khan 55, N McCollum 31, A Nixon 25, F Saaed 2-22, J Strydom 2-36, T Browne 2-38)
    Woodvale 214-3 (D Connolly 79*, F Saaed 73, G Prince 2-45)
  • Section 1
    Downpatrick (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 6 wickets.
    The Meadow, 20 May.
    Cregagh 95 (D McCormick 25 *, N Yeates 5-21, R Boultwood 3-30)
    Downpatrick 99-4 (R Smyth 39, D Mullan 27 , C Rae 2-20)
  • Section 1
    Lurgan (0) lost to Derriaghy (4) by 8 wickets.
    16 May.
    Lurgan 56 (W Hughes 3-5, C Lewis 3-22)
    Derriaghy 60-2
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (0) lost to Laurelvale (4) by 7 wickets.
    15 May.
    Donacloney Mill 50 (M Bur ns 4-3, J Haire 4-17)
    Laurelvale 51-3 (T McClure 2-17)
  • Section 1
    Derriaghy (4) beat Holywood (0) by 8 runs.
    13 May.
    Derriaghy 121 (P McCormick 5-11, A Haire 2-24)
    Holywood 113 (W Hughes 4-13, C Moorehead 2-3 4)
  • Section 1
    Woodvale (0) lost to Downpatrick (43) by 4 wickets.
    13 May.
    Woodvale 136-8 (D Connelly 53, M Gartland 3-15, M Yeates 3-21)
    Downpatrick 139-6 (M Acocks 43, D Mullan 31, R Smyth 25, P Robinson 3-20)
  • Section 1
    Holywood (4) beat Laurelvale (0) by 130 runs.
    Seapark, 5 May.
    Holywood 170 (P Beverland 55, N Burns 43, A Haire 26*, M Burns 5-31, B Khan 2-2 6)
    Laurelvale 40 (R DeFreitas 6-12)
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (0) lost to Holywood (4) by 5 wickets.
    Wallace Park, 28 April.
    Lisburn 137 (M Berry 42, D Simpson 39)
    Holywood 138-5 (P Beverland 54*, A Haire 39*, D Simpson 3-8)
  • Section 1
    Donacloney Mill (0) lost to Bangor (4) by 49 runs.
    Factory Ground, 21 April.
    Bangor 240-5 (T Khan 91, A McCusker 62, C Burns 27)
    Donacloney Mill 191 (A Harland 43, D Dawson 35, P Derby 32; T Khan 3-22, C Burns 2-43)
    Report
  • Section 1
    Lisburn (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 57 runs.
    Wallace Park, 21 April.
    Lisburn 165-6 (M Berry 65, D Simpson 54, A Beattie 2-25, L Moore 2-25)
    Cregagh 108 (G Browne 4-28, D Simpson 3-23, M Berry 2-16)
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Premier League Scorecards
Scorecard Waringstown (0) lost to Muckamore (4) by 7 wickets - Match 1, 8 September.
Scorecard Muckamore (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 10 wickets - Match 2, 8 September.
Scorecard CSNI (4) beat Armagh (0) by 82 runs, 2 September.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat Armagh (0) by 107 runs, 2 September.
Scorecard Instonians (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 4 wickets, 1 September.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat CSNI (0) by 42 runs, 30 August.
Scorecard North Down (4) beat CSNI (0) by 58 runs, 25 August.
Scorecard Waringstown (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 7 wickets, 25 August.
Scorecard Instonians (4 ) beat Armagh (0) by 5 wickets, 25 August.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 3 wickets, 25 August.
Scorecard Armagh (0) lost to Carrickfergus (4) by 171 runs, 19 August.
Scorecard CSNI (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 4 wickets, 18 August.
Scorecard Instonians (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 91 runs, 18 August.
Scorecard CSNI (4) beat North Down (0) by 6 wickets (DLS), 12 August.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat Instonians (0) by 4 runs, 12 August.
Scorecard Waringstown (4) beat Instonians (0) by 4 wickets, 11 August.
Scorecard Muckamore (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 174 runs, 11 August.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat Waringstown (0) by 136 runs, 5 August.
Scorecard North Down (4) beat Armagh (0) by 140 runs , 5 August.
Scorecard CSNI (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 4 wickets, 4 August.
Scorecard North Down (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 87 runs, 4 August.
Scorecard Instonians (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 3 wickets, 4 August.
Scorecard Armagh (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 142 runs, 22 July.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat Waringstown (0) by 63 runs, 21 July.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat North Down (0) by 10 wickets, 21 July.
Scorecard Instonians (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 131 runs, 21 July.
Scorecard Armagh (0) lost to Muckamore by (4) by 55 runs, 21 July.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 7 wickets, 14 July.
Scorecard CSNI (0) lost to Muckamore (4) by 6 wickets , 14 July.
Scorecard North Down (4) beat Instonians 90) by 155 runs, 14 July.
Scorecard Waringstown (4) beat Armagh (0) by 6 wickets, 14 July.
Scorecard Muckamore (4) beat Carrickfergus by 3 wickets, 30 June.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat North Down (0) by 6 wickets, 23 June.
Scorecard Armagh (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 132 runs, 23 June.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 200 runs, 23 June.
Scorecard Armagh (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 7 wickets , 16 June.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 4 wickets, 16 June.
Scorecard Muckamore (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 5 wickets , 16 June.
Scorecard Waringstown (4) beat North Down (0) by 5 wickets, 16 June.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat Armagh (0) by 33 runs, 2 June.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat Instonians (0) by 8 wickets, 2 June.
Scorecard North Down (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 38 runs, 2 June.
Scorecard Waringstown (4) beat CSNI (0) by 6 wickets (DLS), 2 June.
Scorecard Armagh (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 10 wickets, 20 May.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 114 runs (DLS), 20 May.
Scorecard Muckamore (4) beat CSNI (0) by 8 runs, 20 May.
Scorecard Instonians (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 28 runs, 19 May.
Scorecard North Down (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 5 wickets, 5 May.
Scorecard Waringstown (0) lost to Carrickfergus (4) by 15 runs (DLS), 28 April.
Scorecard CSNI (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 17 runs, 28 April.
Scorecard North Down (4) beat CIYMS (0) by 3 runs, 28 April.
Scorecard Muckamore (0) lost to Armagh (4) by 70 runs, 28 April.
League Reports & Articles
NCU prunes the Senior Leagues
Union acts as merger and drop outs cut club numbers.
And then there were three
The Northern Cricket Union’s (NCU) management board has voted to cut the number of its senior leagues from four to three.
For One Year Only
Clubs express desire to return to a four league structure for Senior cricket for the 2019 season.
 
Section 1 starts the season
Only two games were played in Section 1 with Donaghcloney Mill losing at home to Bangor and newly promoted Cregagh coming unstuck at relegated Lisburn.
Three-horse race for Premier title
The 2018 NCU Premier League season gets under way and you can make a sustained case for three teams to get their hands on the trophy come September.
Dramatic day in Premier League
On a stunning day of upsets in the first round of games in the Premier League, last year’s champions and runners-up both lost and Armagh won their first game on their return to the top flight after 60 years.
Thrills and Spills in Premier League
Close finishes and and surprises were the order of the day on the opening Saturday of the Premier League.
Armagh grab the headlines
Armagh deserved all the headlines on the opening day of the Premier League season with victory in their first top flight match for 60 years but they had to share them with the shock defeats of Waringstown and CIYMS.
CIYMS blow it
It was at The Green in Comber last August that CIYMS’ NCU Premier League title hopes ultimately floundered on the back of a batting collapse during which they snatched defeat from the very jaws of victory.
Instonians go top with 2 out of 2
Instonians cruised to a five wicket victory over hosts North Down in the only Premier League game played on Saturday.
Instonians take on Waringstown in league clash
WHILE the Irish Cup takes centre stage on Saturday, there is a huge match in the Premier League as defending champions Waringstown visit league leaders Instonians.
Pretorius pulverises CIYMS
Ruhan Pretorius launched a savage assault on the CIYMS attack to lead North Down to a 40-run win at Belmont. Carrickfergus edge thriller against Muckamore by two runs.
Sunday's Premier League Round up.
Muckamore and CIYMS get off the mark while Waringstown demolish newcomers Armagh to join Instonians in top spot.
Tough school for Armagh
Less than 24 hours after being knocked out of the Irish Senior Cup, they were reduced to 0-2 and 3-5 by defending champions Waringstown in their first Premier League game at The Mall for 61 years.
NCU Saturday preview.
Ian Callender looks ahead to Saturday's NCU league action.
CIYMS and Instonians clash at Belmont
CIYMS and Instonians will square off for the first time since last season’s Challenge Cup final in a Premier League fixture at Belmont.
Kennedy expecting tough test at Waringstown
CSNI will be looking to register their first win of the Premier League season when they travel to Waringstown.
Waringstown, North Down, Carrick and CIYMS win
Champions Waringstown stay top of the table after a relatively straightforward six-wicket win at home to CSNI, who are still seeking their first league win of the season.
Section One roundup
A look back at Saturday's games in Section 1 where there were wins for Holywood, Donaghacloney Mill, Lisburn and Bangor.
Waringstown stay clear at top
Waringstown, the Premier League champions, are out on their own at the top of the table after four games.
CIYMS lay down title marker
CIYMS laid down their title-challenging credentials with a dominant eight wicket win over Instonians at Belmont.
Waringstown show title credentials
WARINGSTOWN showed off their champions’ credentials with an impressive victory over North Down in a game which was reduced to half distance by the morning rain.
Premier round up
Roundup of Saturday's fixtures which saw the top 3 in successful run chases and winless CSNI record a victory away to Carrickfergus thanks to a Malan century.
CIYMS defeat Armagh
CIYMS stayed within touching distance of Premier League leaders Waringstown with a dominant seven-wicket win over Armagh at The Mall.
Holywood face Bangor in derby joust
A top of the table clash usually means that the game is important enough, but when it is a local derby, it adds that bit more to it.
CSNI face Armagh in important battle
Fresh from winning their first Premier League game against Carrickfergus last weekend, CSNI will travel to The Mall to take on Armagh in an important league clash.
Saturday's NCU roundup
A look back over Saturday's Premier and Section One matches where Neil Hornbuckle scored 99 in Carrick's win over North Down and CIYMS join Waringstown at the top of the table.
Carrick on the rise but North Down in freefall
Carrickfergus maintained their Premier League title challenge with a third win from five games but North Down’s season is in freefall.
CIYMS go joint top
A week before the teams meet in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup, CIYMS have joined Waringstown at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League.
Roundup of Saturday's NCU Cup and League action
It was a busy day in the NCU as CSNI defeated Instonians and Waringstown won a thriller at Belmont to claim the two Challenge Cup Final spots plus league action in the Premier and Section One.
Downpatrick defeat Laurelvale
Downpatrick kept the pressure on Lisburn at the top of the Section One table with a convincing seven wicket win at Laurelvale.
Holywood beat Cregagh to close gap at top
Holywood moved within four points of title rivals Lisburn as they secured a comprehensive 114-run victory over Cregagh.
Carrick out to topple CIYMS
The standout match in the Premier League this weekend sees third-placed Carrickfergus travel to league leaders CIYMS.
Waringstown and CIYMS stay top
Wins on Saturday for North Down, CIYMS, Muckamore and Waringstown.
Top two pull clear as Instonians lose
DEFENDING champions CIYMS and Waringstown extended their lead in the Robinson Services Premier League as nearest challengers Instonians lost.
Armagh and Muckamore meet in crucial clash
The importance of the Premier League clash between Armagh and Muckamore on The Mall is recognised by both teams.
North Down on the up
North Down travel to Premier League leaders CIYMS on the back of hitting 352 against Instonians last weekend - the highest score involving an NCU team this season.
CIYMS clear at the top
CIYMS are clear at the top of the Premier League after an emphatic 10-wicket win over North Down.
Muckamore avenge opening day loss
MUCKAMORE avenged their opening day defeat and could have condemned Armagh to an immediate return to Section One of the Robinson Services League.
McClurkin hundred leads Instonians to win over Armagh
Jordan McClurkin hit a blistering century to ease the pressure on injury ravaged Instonians and increase Armagh's isolation at the foot of the Premier table.
Armagh fate all but sealed
Armagh’s fate in the Premier League is all but sealed after they lost their seventh match out of eight to leave them eight points adrift at the bottom of the table.
Top two meet in crunch clash
The highlight of the weekend’s action in the NCU is on Sunday when the top two, CIYMS and Waringstown, clash for the first time in the Robinson Services Premier League.
Dennison continues Comber love affair
Waringstown warmed up for their showdown against CIYMS with an 87-run victory over North Down as Adam Dennison continued his love affair with Comber.
Malan fires CSNI to win over Carrick
Andre Malan’s fourth century of the season helped CSNI bounce back from the disappointment of their Challenge Cup final loss with a four wicket Premier League win over Carrickfergus at Stormont.
CIYMS one hand on title after beating Waringstown
THERE are still six games left in the Robinson Services Premier League but CIYMS already have one hand on the trophy after easing past nearest challengers Waringstown at Belmont.
Lisburn in pole position for Premiership return
LISBURN are in pole position for an immediate return to the Premier League. After losing two of their first three Robinson Services Section One games they have won 10 in a row to open up an eight points lead.
CIYMS keen to close out title
CIYMS will want to prove that the race for the Robinson Services Premier League title is all over bar the shouting tomorrow when they travel to Moylena to face Muckamore.
Gill looking for strong finish from Muckamore
The Moylena side won three games on the trot against CSNI, Carrickfergus and Armagh before last weekend’s three-wicket loss to Instonians - and with only four points separating third and seventh, Gill is looking to achieve something from which to build beyond the current campaign.
Premier round up as rain returns
Only the top two, CIYMS and Waringstown managed to complete their games on Saturday and with both recording wins the league table remains unchanged.
Ellison leads CSNI to win over North Down
Two weeks after his century in a losing cause in the Challenge Cup final, Marc Ellison hit another 130 to help Civil Service North to a thrilling six wickets victory in yesterday’s Robinson Services Premier League game against North Down
Tough weekend ahead for CSNI
Weekends don’t come much tougher than facing CIYMS and Waringstown in the space of two days - but CSNI captain James Kennedy is up for the challenge.
CIYMS closing in on title
CIYMS did what they had to do against CSNI and opened up an eight point gap at the top of the table.
Gilmour and Burton put Armagh to the sword
Exceptional centuries from Michael Gilmour and Max Burton helped Carrickfergus to 276-2 from 20 overs and a 171 run win in a rearranged game on The Mall against Armagh.
Templepatrick on course for title
TEMPLEPATRICK are on course to win the NCU Section Two title after a four wickets victory over Academy in their top of the table clash on Sunday.
Champagne on ice for CIYMS
THE champagne could be cracked open at Belmont this weekend if CIYMS defeat defending Robinson Services Premier League champions Waringstown at The Lawn tomorrow.
CIYMS hoping for no slip ups
CIYMS know that two wins this weekend would seal their first Premier League title since 2012, and they are going to have to do it the hard way as they travel to Waringstown before hosting CSNI on Sunday.
Smith chomping at the bit for Inst return
After three months out with a side strain injury, Instonians and Ireland fast bowler Nathan Smith will make his long-awaited return to action against Armagh in the Premier League.
Trophy and Title leaving The Lawn
The Premier League trophy left The Lawn in two senses yesterday - before the game it departed in the boot of a car on its way back to the Union's keeping and by the end of the day the title of Champions had surely passed to visitors CIYMS.
CIYMS on verge of title triumph
CIYMS have eight fingers on the Robinson Services Premier League trophy after beating defending champions Waringstown by seven wickets.
Celebrations on hold for CIYMS
CIYMS’ Premier League title celebrations were put on hold when their game against Civil Service was washed out, but they are just one match away from confirming only their second ever top flight success.
Lisburn in pole position for promotion
LISBURN remain in pole position to regain their Robinson Services Premier League status at the first attempt with two Section One games remaining.
CIYMS crowned champions
Allen Coulter's four-wicket haul and a vital 45 from Jason van der Merwe ensured CIYMS clinched the Premier title with a 42-run win at home to CSNI.
Jones ends title drought
Nigel Jones has played in the NCU for over a decade without winning a League title - but that all changed when he led his side to a 42-run win over CSNI and with it the club’s first championship crown since 2012.
Jones delight as CIYMS clinch title
CIYMS were crowned Robinson Services Premier League champions last night, a 11th consecutive win completed in the same grand manner of the previous 10, a 42-runs success over Civil Service North at Belmont.
Premiership sorted as Section 1 comes to the boil.
As the 2018 season draws to a close a quick look back at the weekend and at what's been decided and what hasn't in Senior cricket.
Holywood keep pressure on Lisburn
HOLYWOOD ensured the race for promotion to the Robinson Services Premier League goes to the final day of the season but Lisburn are still in pole position.
Lisburn on cusp of Premiership return
Lisburn are on the verge of bouncing right back into the Premier League after being relegated from the top flight in 2017, and know a win against Donacloney Mill will be enough to seal their return.
Promotion battle to be decided
The eighth team in next year's Robinson Services Premier League will be decided, a straight fight between Lisburn and Holywood to replace relegated Armagh.
Senior Challenge Cup
Final
Scorecard CSN lost to Waringstown by 6 wickets, 28 July.
  • Challenge Cup
    CSN lost to Waringstown by 6 wickets.
    The Green, 27 July.
    CSN 285-4 (50.0 overs, M Ellison 139*, A Malan 52, J Kennedy 37 , L Nelson 3 -43)
    Waringstown 289-4 (45.3 overs, A Dennison 145*, J McCollum 73, G Thompson 28*, B Adair 2-61)
Semi-Finals
  • Challenge Cup
    CIYMS lost to Waringstown by 1 wicket.
    Belmont , 30 June.
    CIYMS 290-5 (50.0 overs, C Dougherty 78, M McGillvray 73, R Hunter 48*, P Eaglestone 2-61)
    Waringstown 291-9 (50.0 overs, S Khan 129, A Dennison 45, M McClean 42 , A Coulter 2-41, M McGillvray 2-52)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Challenge Cup
    Instonians lost to CSN by 72 runs.
    Shaw's Bridge, 30 June.
    CSN 278-9 (50.0 overs, A Wright 47 , J Kennedy 41, A Malan 37, J Magee 4-51, S Getkate 2-48)
    Instonians 206 (44.3 overs, A White 59, R McKinley 35 , S Bunting 35, M Topping 3-21, A Malan 3-39, G McCarter 2-29)
    Scorecard Photos Audio
Round 2
  • Challenge Cup
    Holywood lost to Instonians by 43 runs.
    Seapark , 9 June.
    Instonians 242-8 (50.0 overs, R McKinley 58, J Shannon 44, R De Freitas 3-30, M Adair 2-45)
    Holywood 199 (44.5 overs, M Adair 52, N Burns 37, P Beverland 36, S Getkate 3-30, J Shannon 2-3, J Hnuter 2-34)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    Downpatrick lost to CIYMS by 251 runs.
    The Meadow, 9 June.
    CIYMS 297-7 (50.0 overs, C Dougherty 72, R Hunter 57, M McGillivary 48 , J van Der Merwe 44, D Mullan 4-51, T Magowan 2-49)
    Downpatrick 46 (20.0 overs, A Coulter 6-6 , M McGillivary 2 -16)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Challenge Cup
    Derriaghy lost to Waringstown by 238 runs.
    Queensway, 9 June.
    Waringstown 329-6 (50.0 overs, G Thompson 93, M McClean 54*, A Dennison 52, P Bell 3-42)
    Derriaghy 91 (27.2 overs, R Bailey 37, G Kidd 4-19, P Eaglestone 3-18, K McCallan 3-21)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    CSN beat North Down by 153 runs.
    Stormont, 9 June.
    CSN 278 (49.5 overs, A Malan 140, G Wilson 28, R Pretorius 5-35, S Nelson 2-39)
    North Down 125 (32.5 overs, C Robinson 44, M Topping 4 -28, A Malan 4-34)
    Scorecard
Round 1
  • Challenge Cup
    CIYMS beat Armagh by 7 wickets.
    Belmont, 26 May.
    Armagh 102 (30.2 overs, J Mulder 5-22, M McGillvray 2-19, A Coulter 2-32)
    CIYMS 103-3 (24.1 overs, R Hunter 43*, N Jones 33*)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    CSN beat Carrickfergus by 5 wickets.
    Stormont, 26 May.
    Carrickfergus 140 (30.0 overs, B Adair 4 -2 5, A Malan 3-15, M Foster 2 - 28)
    CSN 142-5 (M Ellison 55, R Eagleson 2 - 27)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    Derriaghy beat Lisburn by 2 wickets.
    Queensway, 26 May.
    Lisburn 171 (46.1 overs, D Simpson 59, P Ferguson 38, C Lewis 4-15, C Moorehead 3-21, M Stinson 2-50)
    Derriaghy 172-8 (43.0 overs, R Malone 46 , R Balley 45, M Berry 4-33 , R McConkey 3-29)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    Waringstown beat Woodvale by 245 runs.
    The Lawn, 26 May.
    Waringstown 326-6 (50.0 overs, J Hall 109, A Dennison 75, J McCollum 76, Ferhan Saaed 3 -59)
    Woodvale 81 (G Kidd 4-12, G Thompson 3-6)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Challenge Cup
    Holywood beat Muckamore by 12 runs.
    Seapark, 26 May.
    Holywood 252-9 (50.0 overs, M Adair 88, A Haire 37, M Best 34, A Adey 3-43 , N Gill 3-48)
    Muckamore 240 (49.1 overs, J Magowan 57, S Gordon 50, A Gardner 3-47, A Haire 3-72, J Wilson 2 -35)
    Scorecard Photos
  • Challenge Cup
    Bangor lost to Downpatrick by 3 wickets.
    Upritchard Park, 26 May.
    Bangor 235-8 (50.0 overs, C Burns 58, N McCollum 40, R McLarnon 41, C Gilmore 3-30, R Boultwood 2-48, M Yeates 2-64)
    Downpatrick 238-7 (R Boultwood 87, C Martin 41, T Khan 4-23)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    Instonians beat Cregagh by 9 wickets.
    Shaw's Bridge, 26 May.
    Cregagh 119 (36.3 overs, A McCormick 36, B Rose 4-23, A White 4-27)
    Instonians 122-1 (18 overs, Nikolai Smith 55*, J McClurkin 55*)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    North Down beat Donacloney Mill by 215 runs.
    The Green, 26 May.
    North Down 315-6 (50.0 overs, D Graham 109, R Haire 49*, A Shields 42)
    Donacloney Mill 100 (37.4 overs, P Eakin 4-14, M Moreland 3-27, A McCrory 2-9)
    Scorecard
Preliminary Round
  • Challenge Cup
    Lurgan lost to Cregagh by 8 wickets.
    Pollock Park, 7 May.
    Lurgan 76 (36.0 overs, L Moore 4-18, D McCormick 3-15)
    Cregagh 78-2 (12.5 overs, J Moore 34, A Bingham 2-18)
    Scorecard
  • Challenge Cup
    Bangor beat Laurelvale by 100 runs.
    Upritchard Park, 7 May.
    Bangor 213-9 (50.0 overs, A McCusker 48, R Mclarnon 41, Q Zaman 39*, M Amjal 3-39)
    Laurelvale 113 (Q Zaman 4-9, T Khan 3-9)
Senior Challenge Cup Reports & Articles
Cregagh and Bangor win in Senior Cup
Cregagh blew away Lurgan in their preliminary round clash of the Senior Challenge Cup with a thoroughly emphatic 8-wicket at Pollock Park.
Big guns all through in Challenge Cup
Holywood surprise Muckamore but other ties go to form as the sun shines on Cup Saturday.
Cup weekend round up
Ian Callender looks back at the weekend action in the Challenge Cup.
Quarter final draw in the Challenge Cup
CSNI will host North Down at Stormont.
Home comforts for Moreland
North Down captain Marty Moreland says the Challenge Cup has an added aspect of importance with the final being played at their home ground.
Goliaths 3, Davids 0 in Challenge Cup
There were to be no fairy tale endings in the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup as Premier side sides dominated their Section 1 opposition while a Malan inspired CSN triumphed over North Down.
NCU Challenge Cup roundup
Ian Callender looks back at Saturday's Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
NCU Cup semi-final draw
If holders CIYMS are to reach their fourth successive final then they will have to do it the hard way as they have been drawn at home to Waringstown in Monday night's semi-final draw.
Matchett ton secures CIYMS semi-final berth
John Matchett's brilliant 118 secured a Lagan Valley Steels semi-final berth for CIYMS with a 57-run win against Muckamore at Belmont.
More injury woes for Instonians
Instonians have been dealt another injury blow ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-final at Shaw’s Bridge against CSNI - with Nikolai Smith ruled out for at least eight weeks with a knee injury.
Giants clash in cup semi final
When defending Challenge Cup champions CIYMS were drawn at home in the semi-final to reigning Premier League winners Waringstown, it was immediately the most anticipated match of the season to date.
Clash of the titans
It's the clash that everyone in the NCU has been waiting for all season as CIYMS and Waringstown will square up in the semi-final of the Gallagher Challenge Cup.
Waringstown and CSNI reach final
Waringstown will meet Civil Service North in the Gallagher Challenge Cup Final at the end of the month after two superb Semi-Finals.
Commanding CSNI see off Instonians
CSNI set up a thrilling Challenge Cup final with Waringstown after a dominant 72-run win over last year’s runners-up, Instonians, at Shaw’s Bridge.
Revenge in the air for Waringstown against CSNI
WHEN Greg Thompson joined Waringstown in 2013 and won the Challenge Cup in his first season, the Ireland international probably thought it would be the first of many.
The Challenge Cup gospel according to Haire
There aren’t many people more qualified to speak about the Challenge Cup and the pressures a final brings than Robin Haire.
Blair feels hand of history on his shoulder
Gary Blair expects to make history on Friday when he umpires the Gallagher Challenge Cup final between Waringstown and Civil Service North.
Meet the teams
A look at the players from CSNI and Waringstown who will take the field in the NCU cup final.
Records tumble as Waringstown claim Cup
On a record-breaking day in Comber, Waringstown won the Gallagher Challenge Cup for the 26th time, avenging their defeat by Civil Service North at the same venue four years ago.
Trophies keep coming for Waringstown
WARINGSTOWN added a fifth trophy to last season’s impressive haul and captain Greg Thompson claims it was the momentum of 2017 that took his side to their record-breaking victory in the Gallagher Challenge Cup final
Thompson hungry for more success
THE overnight rain persuaded Greg Thompson to bowl first in the Challenge Cup final and, by accident, went a long way to putting a fifth trophy in the Waringstown pavilion.
Twenty20 Cup
Final
Scorecard Waringstown beat North Down by 7 wickets, 29 July.
  • Twenty20 Finals
    Waringstown beat North Down by 7 wickets.
    The Lawn, 29 July.
    North Down 143-7 (20.0 overs, R Pretorius 38, R Haire 37, L Nelson 4-18)
    Waringstown 145-3 (17.2 overs, J Hall 91*, A Dennison 31, R Haire 3-26)
Semi-Finals
Scorecard North Down beat CSNI by 51 runs, 13 July.
Scorecard Waringstown beat CIYMS by 67 runs, 13 July.
  • Twenty20 Finals
    Waringstown beat CIYMS by 67 runs.
    The Lawn, 13 July.
    Waringstown 169-5 (20.0 overs, J Hall 52, A Dennison 40)
    CIYMS 102 (R Hunter 30, J McCollum 3-28, L Nelson 2-13, S Khan 2-16)
  • Twenty20 Finals
    North Down beat CSNI by 51 runs.
    The Green, 13 July.
    North Down 175-8 (20.0 overs, P Eakin 57, Ryan Haire 54 , R Pretorius 29, B Adair 3 -20, M Foster 2-22, A Malan 2-42)
    CSNI 124-8 (20.0 overs, C Goodall 47*, R Pretorius 3-19, P Davison 2-19)
Group A
                        P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
Waringstown             6    4    0    0    2   16    0.962
CSNI                    6    3    0    2    1   16   -0.151
Instonians              6    3    0    1    2   14    0.470
Armagh                  6    0    0    1    5    2   -1.416
Scorecard CSNI (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 82 runs, 22 June.
Scorecard Instonians (4) beat Armagh (0) by 7 runs, 22 June.
Scorecard Armagh lost to Waringstown by 9 wickets, 12 June.
Scorecard Instonians (4) lost to Waringstown (4) by 4 wickets, 1 June.
Scorecard Waringstown (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 7 wickets, 27 May.
Scorecard Armagh (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 4 wickets, 27 May.
Scorecard CSNI (4) beat Instonians (0) by 8 wickets, 16 May.
Scorecard Waringstown (4) beat Armagh by 43 runs, 16 May.
Scorecard Waringstown (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 7 wickets, 7 May.
Scorecard CSNI (4) beat Armagh (0) by 9 wickets, 7 May.
  • Twenty20 A
    CSNI (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 82 runs.
    Stormont, 22 June.
    Waringstown 229-3 (20.0 overs, S Khan 103*, G Thompson 78*)
    CSNI 147 (19.2 overs, A Wright 39, A Malan 33, M Ellison 32, G Kidd 3-25, J Mitchell 2-25, J McCollum 2-36)
  • Twenty20 A
    Instonians (4) beat Armagh (0) by 7 runs.
    Shaw's Bridge, 22 June.
    Instonians 155-6 (20.0 overs, S Getkate 43, S Bunting 31, A White 25, H Doyle 2-28)
    Armagh 148-7 (20.0 overs, S van Shalkwyck 111, R McKinley 2-15 , S Bunting 2-37)
  • Twenty20 A
    Instonians (2) v CSNI (2) - no result.
    Shaw's Bridge, 13 June.
  • Twenty20 A
    Armagh (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 9 wickets.
    The Mall, 12 June.
    Armagh 122-7 (20.0 overs, A Hoey 46, J Hall 5-20)
    Waringstown 125-1 (15.1 overs, J Hall 62*, L Nelson 54*)
  • Twenty20 A
    Armagh (2) v CSNI (2) - no result.
    The Mall, 1 June.
  • Twenty20 A
    Instonians (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 4 wickets.
    Shaw's Bridge, 1 June.
    Instonians 167-5 (20.0 overs, J Shannon 79, J McClur kin 26*, P Eaglestone 2-14, L Nelson 2-23)
    Waringstown 168-6 (18.5 overs, G Thompson 80*, A Dennison 29, J Shannon 2-2 5)
  • Twenty20 A
    Waringstown (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 7 wickets.
    The Lawn, 27 May.
    Waringstown 199-7 (20.0 overs, G Thompson 66, J Hall 36, J McCollum 32, B Adair 2 -23, M Topping 2-26 , A Malan 2-48)
    CSNI 200-3 (19.0 overs, M Ellison 97, A Malan 42)
  • Twenty20 A
    Armagh (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 4 wickets.
    The Mall, 27 May.
    Armagh 121-9 (20.0 overs, S Wilson 39*, J Rogers 35, A Hoey 25 , A White 3 -22, S Bunting 2-21)
    Instonians 122-6 (19.0 overs, O Metcalfe 73, H Doyle 2-11, N Gelston 2-15)
  • Twenty20 A
    CSNI (4) beat Instonians (0) by 8 wickets.
    Stormont, 16 May.
    Instonians 100 (19.4 overs, S Getkate 32, B Adair 2-12, A Wright 2-22, A Malan 2-23)
    CSNI 101-2 (18.2 overs, M Ellison 44*, M Topping 35*)
  • Twenty20 A
    Waringstown (4) beat Armagh (0) by 43 runs.
    The Lawn, 16 May.
    Waringstown 143-3 (20.0 overs, L Nelson 40, J McCollum 35, A Dennison 31, A Whitc roft 2-21)
    Armagh 100-8 (20.0 overs, S van Schalkwyck 61, L Nelson 3-8, P Eaglestone 2-25)
  • Twenty20 A
    CSNI (4) beat Armagh (0) by 9 wickets.
    Stormont, 7 May.
    Armagh 81-9 (20.0 overs, A Malan 3-1, A Wright 3-21)
    CSNI 83-1 (13.5 overs, J Kennedy 46*, M Ellison 35*)
  • Twenty20 A
    Waringstown (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 7 wickets.
    The Lawn, 7 May.
    Waringstown 103 (19.4 overs, A Dennison 35, J Shannon 4-14, Nikolai Smith 2-23)
    Instonians 105-3 (12.5 overs, S Getkate 45*)
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Group B
                        P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
North Down              6    4    0    2    0   20    3.271
CIYMS                   6    2    0    2    2   12    0.290
Carrickfergus           6    2    0    1    3   10   -1.380
Muckamore               6    1    0    1    4    6   -1.470
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 57 runs, 27 June.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (0) lost to North Down (4) by 8 wickets, 22 June.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 11 runs, 8 June.
Scorecard North Down beat Muckamore by 82 runs, 1 June.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 6 wicketsd (DLS), 1 June.
Scorecard North Down (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 66 runs, 27 May.
Scorecard Muckamore (4) beat CIYMS (0) by 5 runs, 24 May.
Scorecard CIYMS (0 lost to North Down (4) by 40 runs, 17 May.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 2 runs, 17 May.
  • Twenty20 B
    CIYMS (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 57 runs.
    Belmont, 27 June.
    CIYMS 186-4 (20.0 overs, J Matchett 118, C Dougherty 29, A Adey 2-42)
    Muckamore 129-7 (20.0 overs, F Iqbal 43 , A Coulter 2-11, J Cameron-Dow 2-27)
  • Twenty20 B
    Carrickfergus (0) lost to North Down (4) by 8 wickets.
    Middle Road, 22 June.
    Carrickfergus 109-6 (20.0 overs, D Poulton 33 , P Davison 2-17, R Pretorius 2-24)
    North Down 112-2 (12.4 overs, A Shields 65*)
  • Twenty20 B
    North Down (2) v CIYMS (2) - no result.
    The Green, 13 June.
  • Twenty20 B
    Carrickfergus (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 11 runs.
    Middle Road, 8 June.
    Carrickfergus 179-7 (20.0 overs, D Poulton 58, J Holmes 45, S Henderson 3- 36)
    Muckamore 168 (A Adey 65, F Iqbal 26, D Poulton 4-38, J Holmes 3-19)
  • Twenty20 B
    North Down (4) beat Muckamore (0) by 82 runs.
    The Green, 1 June.
    North Down 192-3 (20.0 overs, P Eakin 56*, R Pretorius 50, D Graham 30, A Adey 2-26 )
    Muckamore 110 (18.1 overs, S Gordon 27, S Nelson 3-18, P Eakin 2-7, M Grossett 2-13)
  • Twenty20 B
    Carrickfergus (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 6 wickets.
    Middle Road, 1 June.
    Carrickfergus 138-6 (20.0 overs, A Coulter 2-15)
    CIYMS 118-4 (14.4 overs, J van der Merwe 40, R Hunter 35, M McCord 2-25)
    DLS Method: par score 117 in 16 overs.
  • Twenty20 B
    North Down (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 66 runs.
    The Green, 27 May.
    North Down 174-5 (20.0 overs, P Eakin 55, Ryan Haire 34*, A Shields 29)
    Carrickfergus 108-9 (P Eakin 3-16, S Nelson 2-13)
  • Twenty20 B
    Muckamore (4) beat CIYMS (0) by 5 runs.
    Moylena, 24 May.
    Muckamore 130-5 (20.0 overs, S Gordon 35)
    CIYMS 125 (20.0 overs)
  • Twenty20 B
    CIYMS (0) lost to North Down (4) by 40 runs.
    Belmont , 17 May.
    North Down 173-3 (20.0 overs, R Pretorius 87*)
    CIYMS 133 (19.2 overs, C Dougherty 36, M McGillvray 28, J van der Merwe 27, C Robinson 3-18, R Pretorius 2-15, P Eakin 2-31)
  • Twenty20 B
    Muckamore (0) lost to Carrickfergus (4) by 2 runs.
    Moylena, 16 May.
    Carrickfergus 145-6 (20.0 overs, A Haqgan 34*, F Iqbal 3-25)
    Muckamore 143-5 (20.0 overs, C Drummond 33, F Iqbal 35, D Miller 35)
  • Twenty20 B
    Carrickfergus v CIYMS - No result.
    Middle Road, 7 May.
  • Twenty20 B
    Muckamore v North Down - no result.
    Moylena, 7 May.
Twenty20 Cup Reports & Articles
NCU T20 gets under way
THE club Twenty20 action continues when, after a weekend of games in the North West, the NCU’s T20 Cup gets under way.
Big wins in T20 cup for Instonians and CSNI
The T20 competition got under way on Monday with two unexpectedly one-sided contests, as Instonians and CSNI ran out comfortable winners.
Wins for CSNI and Waringstown in T20 competitions
CSNI ran out comfortable winners against Instonians while defending champions Waringstown got their competition back on track with a 43-run win against Armagh.
Sunday's T20 Cup review
Ian Callender with news of Sunday's T20 games.
T20 Cup reaches half-way stage
Wins for CSNI at The Lawn and for Instonians at The Mall while North Down register a home win over Carrick. CSNI out front in Group A with North Down topping Group B.
Thompson keeps Waringstown defence alive
Waringstown captain Greg Thompson kept his side's T20 defence alive with a stunning unbeaten 80 to beat Instonians.
Hall stars as Waringstown beat Armagh
James Hall takes five wickets and scores unbeaten 62 as Waringstown romp past Armagh.
Instonians still hampered by injuries as T20 action becomes decisive.
Murray Commins was the surprise name on the Instonians team-sheet in last Sunday’s Irish Cup tie but he is not expected to return any time soon.
T20 Cup line-up almost complete
Waringstown defeat CSNI, but both claim semi-final spots, North Down win at Carrick as van Shalkwyk almost sees Armagh home at Instonians.
Holders through in T20 cup
WARINGSTOWN, the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup holders, confirmed their place in this year’s semi-finals with a crushing 82 runs victory over Civil Service North at Stormont.
Waringstown and North Down to meet in T20 final
The final of the 2018 Lagan Valley Steels competition will be a repeat of the 2017 decider after defending champions Waringstown and North Down recorded comfortable wins over CIYMS and CSNI.
NCU T20 set to be rescheduled
THE NCU’s Twenty20 finals day next Sunday is set to be put back a week after all of yesterday’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-fiinals were abandoned without a ball bowled.
The Invincibles claim T20 hat-trick
Waringstown completed a hat-trick of Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup triumphs with a clinical seven wickets victory over North Down in yesterday's final at The Lawn.
Twenty20 Cup Audio
Waringstown v North Down, T20 Cup final
Schools Reports & Articles
Schools Cup draw
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.
Schools Cup reaches quarter-finals stage
THE first two quarter-finals in the Schools Cup will be played on Friday with holders RBAI hosting Coleraine Grammar and last year’s beaten finalists Wallace High at home to Belfast Royal Academy.
Kennedy hundred as Limavady beat Foyle in thriller
Limavady Grammar Schools are through to the semi-finals of the Schools Cup, but only just, after edging out local rivals Foyle on fewer wickets lost in a pulsating quarter-final clash.
Methody beat BRA to reach Schools Cup final
Methodist College Belfast (MCB) will play in their first Schools' Cup Final after defeating Belfast Royal Academy (BRA) by 17 runs.
Metcalfe and Waite lead RBAI to Schools Cup final
Half centuries from James Metcalfe and Johnny Waite led holders RBAI to a comprehensive 138-run win over Limavady to reach the Schools’ Cup final.
Ben Rose to captain Ulster Schools' against the MCC
The Ulster Schools' squad to face the MCC at Campbell College on Tuesday 19th June has been named.
RBAI meet MCB in Schools' Cup Final
RBAI and Methodist College are familiar adversaries in Schools Cup rugby but rarely in Schools Cup cricket.
Methody triumph in Schools' Cup final
Methodist College secured their first Ulster Bank Schools Cup with a nine-run victory against holders RBAI in a rain-affected contest at Moylena.
Methodist College stun RBAI
METHODIST College caused one of the biggest shocks in a Schools Cup final when, with a little help from the rain, they defeated holders RBAI at Moylena.
Vincent century puts Southern Schools in charge
A brilliant century from Andrew Vincent has put Southern Schools in charge against Ulster Schools in their two-day game at Osborne Park.
Hunter hundred gives Ulster remarkable comeback win
James Hunter scored an unbeaten century and half century as Ulster Schools completed a remarkable comeback victory against Southern Schools in one of the most dramatic contests in the rich fixture history between the teams.
Ulster Schools squad named for Scottish tour
The Ulster Schools selectors have named a squad of 15 for their tour of Scotland next week.
Miscellaneous Reports & Articles
Top 10 NCU innnings of 2018
I was lucky enough to witness some brilliant innings during the glorious Irish summer of 2018. Here’s my recollection of them, starting with number 10.
NCU Fundamental Movement Workshop
Regional and club coaches attended a three hour workshop on Fundamental Movement.
Holders Waringstown given bye in Irish Cup
Waringstown are one of five sides given automatic entry into the second round of the Irish Cup.
Carrickfergus seek Director of Coaching
An exciting opportunity exists with one of the NCU’s established Premier League Clubs for the 2019 season.
Tim Simmonite appointed Northern Knights lead coach for their Women’s Senior Squad
Tim Simmonite to coach NCU Women squad in 2019.
2019 Andrew White Academy
The NCU Representative Directorate has agreed that the 2018-19 Academy intake will focus on players within the 17-23 age who have the potential to gain future Senior Interprovincial and/or International representation.
North Down and Instonians clash in Senior Cup
WARINGSTOWN will start their defence of the Gallagher Challenge Cup next year at Holywood, after the holders were last out of the hat in the first round draw.
Waringstown sign South African
Corné Dry is the all-rounder chosen to replace Shaheen Khan for the Irish Senior Cup holders.
Senior Cup draws
Holders Waringstown will be away to Holywood in the first round of next season’s Gallagher Challenge Cup.
The holders of the women’s trophy Lurgan will also be on their travels.

Instonians recruit Commins as overseas professional
Instonians have recruited South African Murray Commins as their overseas professional for the 2019 season.
Cregagh sign Cooper
Cregagh CC have confirmed the signing of Danny Cooper from Carrickfergus.
Free Coaching workshops
Fundamental movement workshop and wicket keeping masterclass available for coaches.
Adair confirms CIYMS switch
Mark Adair has confirmed he's opted to join CIYMS for the 2019 season.
James McCall obituary
James “Jimmy” McCall sadly retired with his Bat on the morning of 19 November.
CIYMS swoop for Obus Pienaar
CIYMS have unveiled South African all-rounder Obus Pienaar as their overseas professional for the 2019 season.
WW1 Centenary Woods planting event at Cregagh
On Friday 9th November 2018 between 1.30 – 2.00pm a tree planting event will take place at Cregagh Cricket Club, Gibson Park Avenue, Belfast BT6 9GL to mark the Centenary of the WW1 armistice.
Mulder planning NI return
Jacob Mulder has confirmed his intention to return to Northern Ireland next summer after being released early from his Cricket Ireland contract.
Carrick sign Jacques Snyman as overseas professional
Carrickfergus Cricket Club have revealed the signing of South African all-rounder Jacques Snyman as their overseas professional/coach for the 2019 NCU Premier League season.
André Malan back at CSNI
CSNI have confirmed the re-signing of South African professional André Malan for the 2019 season.
Muckamore return for Fahad Iqbal
Iqbal (32) excelled as a late replacement professional for Muckamore last summer scoring 631 runs at 45.07 alongside 28 wickets at 21.25.
Opportunities for school leavers at Ulster University
Ulster University offers students and aspiring cricketers the opportunity to enhance their cricket while studying at Ulster University.
Lisburn unveil Faiz Fazal as their overseas professional
Newly promoted Lisburn have moved quickly to secure the services of Indian international all-rounder Faiz Fazal for the 2019 campaign.
NCU Review 11; Lisburn
It was very much a case of mission accomplished for Lisburn as they won Section One and ensured an immediate return to Premiership cricket for 2019.
Shannon on the move to Leinster?
James Shannon yesterday described any possible move as “just a lot of speculation at the moment”.
Shannon not joining Malahide
James Shannon will not be leaving Instonians for Malahide.
NCU Review 10: Armagh
Armagh's return to Premier cricket was short lived as after winning the first game of the season, they failed to win another and were relegated by some considerable distance.
NCU Review 9: Waringstown
They may not have captured the league title, but two All-Ireland titles, plus the Senior and T20 cups mean it was another incredible success story for Waringstown.
Section 1 stays at 10 teams - for the moment.
The NCU’s annual general meeting saw several key proposals passed and rejected, and offered hints at where the Northern Cricket Union sees the future of the club game.
Great success for Instonians at youth level
The club won each of the three Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Youth Cup competitions this summer, as well as the Division 1: Under 11 and Under 15 Leagues, and importantly both the All-Ireland Under 11 and 13 Cups.
NCU Review 8: CIYMS
A triumphant league campaign for the Belmont side broke the trophy monopoly of Waringstown, as they were deservedly crowned Premier League champions.
Adair confirms Holywood departure
Mark Adair has confirmed he's leaving Holywood in search of Premiership cricket.
NCU Review 7: Laurelvale
It was a disappointing season for Laurelvale as they finished bottom of Section One.
Double glory for Dennison at NCU awards
Waringstown’s Adam Dennison is the Cartwright Sports Premier League Player of the Year.
Extensive Regional Development sessions planned
This week 350 junior cricketers from more than 28 clubs and schools will receive invitations to attend regional coaching sessions, to be undertaken by over 20 Northern Cricket Union coaches.
Gary Wilson re-joins CSNICC
Gary Wilson has left Derbyshire CCC by mutual consent and will re-join Civil Service North of Ireland Cricket Club (CSNI).
NCU Review 6: Holywood
After a long season Holywood Cricket Club can reflect on what was an overwhelmingly positive period for the club.
Little to talk about at the AGM
While the first Annual Meeting of the newly incorporated Union may be a momentous day in the history of the Union it will not it seems be one where momentous decisions are made.
NCU Review 5: North Down
The Comber-based club finished sixth after picking up 20 points from 14 games (5 wins, 6 losses, 3 no results), and reached the final of the Twenty20 Cup before a seven wicket loss to Waringstown.
NIACUS retain the White Stick
“Usor e de castigat, greu e de pastrat” is an old Romanian proverb which translated equates to “Keeping is harder than winning”. But NIACUS debunked that theory as, for the first time in 17 years, they retained the White Stick trophy.
Ervine open to NCU return
Having played in 15 Tests, 80 One Day Internationals and 16 Twenty20’s for Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine goes down as one of the most high profile players to have competed in the NCU in recent times.
NCU Review 4: Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus again finished inside the top four in the Premier League in 2018, ending the season behind CIYMS and Waringstown in third.
NCU Team of the Year
I ran a series of polls to determine a NCU Team of the Year, so I thought it was time I picked my own. Finding the right balance can be a tough task considering there are a lot of all-rounders towards the top of both the batting and bowling charts.
NCU Review 3: Instonians
Instonians suffered from a plethora of injuries during the 2018, with many key personnel missing at different points throughout the campaign, but they still finished fourth in the Premier League.
NCU Review 2: Muckamore
Muckamore secured their place in the Premier League for another season this year, finishing seventh having collected 20 points from 14 games (5 wins, 8 losses, 1 no result).
Up close with Adam Dennison
Waringstown opening batsman Adam Dennison was the standout performer this year, hitting a NCU-high 1335 runs at an average of 51.35.
Up close with Kyle McCallan
Kyle McCallan is one of the best players Ireland has ever produced, and he again played a major role in helping Waringstown pick up four trophies in 2018.
NCU Review 1: CSNI
The Stormont-based side reached the Challenge Cup final and Twenty20 Cup semi-final, but lost out on both occasions to Waringstown and North Down respectively.
JM Sport end of season awards
2018 was another fantastic cricket season in the NCU, and it’s now time to hand out some awards.
Magowan set for North Down switch
In one of the first transfers ahead of the 2019 season, wicketkeeper-batsman Jamie Magowan is on the verge of completing a move to North Down from Muckamore.
Up close with Jacob Mulder
Jacob Mulder played a big part in helping CIYMS win their first Premier League title since 2012 this season.
NCU top performers 2018
Leading averages for batting , bowling, all rounders and wicket keepers in Premier League and the Challenge Cup.
Moreland stepping down from first team duty
After 23 seasons playing first XI cricket, North Down captain Marty Moreland has decided to step down from top flight action.
Wright off Down Under
Even though the NCU season is done and dusted for 2018, CSNI batsman Aaron Wright won’t be getting much of a break as he is preparing to spend the winter with Merbein South Cricket Club in Australia.
Malan open to CSNI return
South African professional Andre Malan was one of the standout performers in the NCU last season, scoring 940 runs (four centuries and four fifties) and taking 43 wickets.
McGillivray hard act to follow
The all-rounder won’t be returning to the NCU in 2019, and signed off with 98* in his final game against Armagh.
Weekend roundup
Ian Callender's take on the results from a weekend that saw promotion and relegation issues decided.
'Prom in the Park'
Lisburn claim the Section 1 title and with it promotion back to the Premiership at the first time of asking as a win for Bangor at Lurgan ensures Donacloney Mill retain their place in Section 1.
Khan says his goodbyes to Waringstown
Back in 2014, Waringstown brought in overseas professional Shaheen Khan, and the South African got off to a flying start in the NCU, hitting 53 in his maiden game against Muckamore and took 2-42 from his 10 overs.
Bryans revels in dream season for Templepatrick
To say that the 2018 season has been a dream campaign for Templepatrick Cricket Club would probably be an understatement.
Bat continues to dominate ball in Dublin
THE batsmen continue to dominate the bowlers on a flat Sydney Parade pitch which seems set to host its second draw of the season.
Starring irregularities sees Instonians punished
THREE Instonians teams in the Junior League are set to be relegated following starring irregularities.
Two NCU players in MCC squad for Lord's
TWO NCU players have been named in the MCC Ireland side which will take part in the MCC T20 Finals day at Lord’s on Thursday and every member of the side will be playing their first game at Cricket’s HQ.
McCollum keen to impress Irish selectors
McCollum would appear to be the next cab off the rank for promotion and having already scored two 80s in the first match between the teams at Comber he followed up with 116 against the Warriors and was top scorer in the second innings at Bready.
NCU Women to play tri-series
The Northern Cricket Union has announced a Women's Squad to participate in a Twenty 20 tri-series, involving the NCU, North West Cricket Union, and a Leinster XI, on Friday 31st August, at Leinster Cricket Club, Dublin.
History makers Waringstown
WARINGSTOWN can rightly call themselves history-makers after winning the All-Ireland Twenty20 Cup with a revenge win over Clontarf at a wet Bready.
NCU Youth XI beat St Joseph's
Reece Malone's powerful half century propelled the NCU to a comfortable five-wicket win against St Joseph's at Woodvale.
Remaining NCU finals to be decided
THE remaining two NCU cup finals take place with Civil Service North IV facing Muckamore IV in the Minor (Lindsay) Cup at Laurevale and Larne II meeting Templepatrick III in the Minor final at Sandy Bay.
Let's do it again!
The success of the Festival has guaranteed that plans are already in hand for a repeat next year.
NCU edge home against Yorkshire and claim the title
In a thrilling climax to the Festival, Yorkshire came within one hit of spoiling the home sides party. While in the other fixture a couple of runs was all that came between St Josephs and the title.
Cornwall stun St Joseph's to deny them title
An emphatic 87-run victory for the Cornwall Cricket Board denied St Joseph's the inaugural Belfast Festival title, as the heavy defeat saw their NRR slip below hosts the NCU.
Cornwall edge out Yorkshire in rain affected encounter
Aidan Carter's half century and a fine bowling display saw Cornwall edge out Yorkshire by 10 runs (DLS) in a rain affected encounter at Stormont.
Marston steers St Joseph's home
St Joseph's won with four wickets to spare against the NCU in a rain-interrupted match at Belmont.
Winning start for St Joseph's
Ipswich school begins with a 100 run victory over Yorkshire Schools.
Hosts defeat Cornwall at Stormont
Michael Glass starred for the NCU as they overcame a young Cornwall side by 68 runs.
Dennison in form of his life
The 21-year-old has scored three centuries in his last four 50-over innings to bring his tally for the season to 1,133 runs - and he is on track to amount more than any player in the NCU in over a decade.
Instonians clinch Banogue Cup
Rory Ellerby hits 48 as Instonians beat CIYMS to lift the Banogue Cup at Belmont.
Moleon returns to South Africa
Former Northern Knights coach Eugene Moleon has been appointed 1st Team Head Coach at the University of Cape Town for the upcoming season.
Templepatrick clinch Junior Cup
An unbeaten half-century from Michael Stewart helped Templepatrick beat Cliftonville Academy by 46 runs in the GMcG Junior Cup final at Muckamore.
Instonians beat Lisburn to win Quoile Cup
Instonians clinched the Quoile Cup with a nine-wicket win against Lisburn at Derriaghy.
Leckey to skipper NCU U17 girls
The Northern Cricket Union has selected an Under 17's squad, captained by Abbi Leckey, to play the North West Under 17's, on Tuesday 7th August, at Coleraine.
Welcome to the Festival
The four teams are being hosted by Campbell College and the matches will take place at the Stormont and Belmont grounds in Belfast.
Cliftonville Academy to face Templepatrick in Junior final
It’s been quite a first year for Cliftonville Academy who meet Templepatrick in the GMcG Junior Cup final at Moylena on Saturday.
Death of Jackie Gaw
ON the day that an NCU Legends side played a touring equivalent from Australia, the Sydney Classics, at Ballygomartin Road, Jackie Gaw, a Woodvale legend, passed away after a long illness.
Downpatrick win T20 trophy for third time
T20 specialists Downpatrick claimed the LVS T20 trophy for the third time in seven years after a superb bowling display set up a five-wicket win over Holywood.
NCU running summer camps
THE NCU are staging two summer camps next week for Under 11 and Under 15s at the Ulster University Sport Centre in Jordanstown and places are still available.
NCU Under 16 beat Jersey in tour opener
The NCU Under 16's beat the touring Jersey side by 17 runs in a tightly fought contest at Belmont.
NCU U11 well beaten by San Francisco team
In a repeat of last years scenario the final match proved a bridge too far for the NCU boys as Zeal Academy won the game comfortably by a 180 run margin.
NCU U11 beat Cambridge in thriller
On a slightly cooler day the NCU u11s took on Cambridgeshire u11s in what proved to be not only a fantastic game but a tremendous exhibition of cricketing skills by both sides.
Waringstown host legends evening at The Lawn
WARINGSTOWN hosted a Legends night at The Lawn, a celebration of the club’s phenomenal success since the first of their 30 Challenge Cup victories since 1965.
Busy weekend ahead for CSNI
CSNI are preparing for a packed weekend of cricket with three matches in as many days.
NCU Women's squad to play NW
The NCU has named their squad for Sunday's interpro match against the NW.
Lisburn hoping for swift return to top flight
Lisburn were an ever-present in the Premier League, but were relegated last season having won only two of their 14 fixtures.
Dundrum invest in youth
Dundrum Cricket Club will again run a youth tour this month when a group of 13 under-16 players enjoy a two-night trip to Dumfries.
Khan do attitude sends Waringstown through
As he played one of the great cup semi-final innings on Saturday against the same opposition at the same venue, Khan righted the wrongs of 2014 and inspired a thrilling semi-final triumph.
Tough tests ahead for CSNI
CIVIL Service North remain unbeaten in 50 overs cup cricket this season but this month they will face their two biggest tests.
Junior Cup reaches semi-final stage
John Busby of Templepatrick has returned the best bowling figures of the season so far, 6-11 and along with team-mate Phil Kernaghan, who took one of the two hat-tricks, they will be hoping to take the Ballyclare-based club to the final of the GMcC Junior Cup this weekend.
NCU Under 14 squad revealed
The NCU has announced their Under 14 squad to take part in the prestigious West Cricket Festival, at Kings College Taunton, England, from Sunday 22nd July to Friday 27th July.
NCU awards distributed
It was fitting that Clarence Hiles helped preside over the 25th anniversary of the Northern Cricket Union’s prestigious league awards.
Emerging Knights draw with MCC
The Emerging Knights came within 6 runs of a win against MCC in the 2-day fixture at Carrickfergus.
MCC week has a damp start.
Ulster Schools' fixture versus MCC was washed out early in the second innings.
Junior Cup ties held up by rain
Rain washed out two of the quarter-final ties last Saturday while in the others Templepatrick and Cliftonville Academy booked their places in emphatic style
Group gains the motivation for Jones
Nigel Jones has just taken four wickets, two catches and smashed 38 from 27 balls for good measure in a win over Armagh, yet again proving that he remains one of the very best players in the Premier League, even at 36.
Only two NCU sides survive in Irish Cup
IRISH Senior Cup holders Waringstown and Civil Service North will be the only two NCU teams in the quarter-finals after the union saw five teams bite the dust in the second round.
Tribute to Gordon Browne
Carrickfergus pay tribute to their President and former player Gordon Browne who has died at the age of 42.
Future bright at Carrick
As Carrickfergus approach an important double header this weekend, it is clear that their future is very bright.
No pressure on Waringstown ahead of crucial weekend
Waringstown captain Greg Thompson says his side feel no pressure as they prepare for Sunday’s Irish Senior Cup clash at The Lawn against YMCA.
Emerging Knights to face MCC named
Matthew McCord named as captain of the Emerging Knights squad to face the MCC in a 2-day match.
Templepatrick president to receive Royal honour for services to cricket
Mallusk man Arthur Bowron is to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to cricket in Co Antrim.
Holywood have grounds for concern
Holywood are preparing for a big Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against Instonians - along with facing some off-field issues regarding the maintenance of their Seapark ground.
Instonians impress in Junior Cup defence
INSTONIANS II have begun their defence of the Junior Cup with an impressive batting performance to ease into this year’s quarter-finals.
Smith keen to get back on track
The pain shot through his body and he knew that his childhood dream of playing Test cricket would have to be put on hold.
CIYMS chucked out of Junior Cup
CIYMS II completed the first round of action in this year’s Junior Cup with victory over Monaghan on Sunday but they have been kicked out of the competition.
Gibson and Kerr star in Junior Cup
THE second round line-up for the Junior Cup will be completed on Sunday when CIYMS II host Monaghan, with the winners at home to Ballymena on Saturday week.
Dennison dilemma for Knights
There was plenty of food for thought for the Northern Knights selectors at the weekend, not least at Shaw’s Bridge where Adam Dennison played one of the innings of the season so far.
Tector and Rock debut for Knights in T20
The Northern Knights will open their T20 campaign against the North West Warriors, at Stormont on Friday.
Armagh living the dream
Armagh’s cricketers have long been regular spectators at the The Lawn. Captain Matthew Steenson reminisces how on vacant days, his players enjoyed afternoons watching last year’s Premier League champions in action.
Armagh relishing being back in the big time
THEY may be top of the table only on alphabetical order but Armagh after one match on their return to the big time can look down on the rest of the teams in the Premier League.
McKinley injury blow
Instonians and Northern Knights paceman Robert McKinley is set to miss a sizeable portion of the cricket season because of a knee injury.
Thompson hungry for more success
Waringstown captain Greg Thompson insists his players will be hungry for silverware again this summer, despite last season’s recording-breaking exploits.
Waringstown keen to raise bar
They say the only thing harder than winning a league title is retaining it, but Greg Thompson is determined to disprove that theory and believes he has a squad capable of keeping the Premier League trophy at The Lawn.
NCU Preview 18: Woodvale
There has been a lot of work going on at Ballygomartin Road and this could well be the year they gain promotion back to the Premier League.
NCU Preview 17: Donaghcloney Mill
It couldn't have gone much better for the merged Donaghcloney Mill squad in 2017 and it promises to be yet another exciting season for them.
Change of professional for Muckamore
A cruciate ligament injury for original choice Shoaib Khan has meant the club has opted for all-rounder Fahad Iqbal.
NCU Preview 16: Derriaghy
Derriaghy are expected to be among the favourites for promotion from Section One when the season gets under way at the weekend.
NCU Preview 15: Armagh
Newly promoted Armagh are back in the top flight of NCU cricket after a superb promotion campaign in 2017.
Van Schalkwyk signs for Armagh
Armagh have unveiled Shadley van Schalkwyk as their overseas professional for their return to the top flight of NCU cricket.
NCU Preview 14: Lurgan
Stability the word for Lurgan as they embark on another season in Section One.
NCU Preview 13: Laurelvale
Laurelvale gained promotion to Section One last season and their prime objective is to avoid making an instant return.
NCU Preview 12: Lisburn
After a disappointing 2017 campaign Lisburn are looking forward to 2018 and the challenges of Section One.
NCU Preview 11: Bangor
It's very much a case of as you were for Bangor in Section One for their forthcoming campaign.
McCarter moves to Scotland
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.
NCU Preview 10: Cregagh
The Belfast club enjoyed a tremendous season last year gaining deserved promotion from Section Two.
NCU Preview 9: Holywood
Holywood approach the 2018 Season with renewed optimism about the playing strength of the Club and about the foundations that are being laid with Schools and the Community for many years to come.
NCU Preview 8: North Down
North Down will ultimately look back at the 2017 season with mixed emotions. It was certainly a much improved effort from the disappointments of the year before but the players and coaches will be looking to push on and claim some silverware in 2018.
NCU Preview 7: Downpatrick
Last year Downpatrick had a strong start to the season but yet again their performances dipped to the latter stages of the campaign.
NCU Preview 6: Instonians
It's very much a case of as you were at Shaws Bridge as Instonians keep the faith with a settled squad which will see the familiar faces augmented by their impressive youngsters who are now one year older and wiser.
NCU Preview 5: CSNI
The Stormont club didn't have the greatest of seasons last time out but have high hopes for the season ahead.
NCU Preview 4: Carrickfergus
After a mid-table finish last year, Carrickfergus will be looking to add more consistency to their performances this season.
NCU Preview 3: Muckamore
It's not been a great close season for Muckamore who have been hit with two high profile departures in Ryan Haire and Ifty Hussain.
Coaching day in Khayelitsha for NCU boys
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
A chastening day in Stellenbosch for the NCU Youth sides as both go down to strong Boland opposition.
NCU Preview 2: CIYMS
CIYMS captured the senior cup last year and narrowly missed out on the league title as well. They have a relatively settled squad and the return of James Cameron-Dow will be a huge boost.
NCU Preview 1 Waringstown
2017 was a superb season for Waringstown. Can they emulate it in the forthcoming campaign?
Seniors continue their winning ways
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
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
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
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.
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
The NCU U15 Squad started with a win against Newlands Boys High School at West Province Cricket Club.
NCU youth tour South Africa
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.
Dawson confirms Donaghcloney Mill switch
Waringstown batsman David Dawson says he has made an “emotional “decision” to leave his boyhood club.
Muckamore sign Shoaib Khan
Muckamore have signed experienced Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Khan for the forthcoming season.
CSNI confirm Topping switch
Civil Service North of Ireland (CSNI) have signed Morgan Topping from Waringstown.
Cameron-Dow returning to CIYMS
James Cameron-Dow is returning to Belmont for the 2018 season after two years back in his native South Africa.
Courses available for clubs
Ahead of the start of the NCU campaign, there are three courses available to all clubs.
Ellison keen to make strong impression with Knights
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
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?
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
South African Andre Malan has signed for CSNI as their overseas professional for the 2018 season replacing Mansoor Amjad.
Murray makes Ireland debut
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.
Mulder misses out but Shannon in
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
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
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?
Waringstown's biggest challenge in 2018 may be an internal one.
David Holmes tribute
Ian Callender pays tribute to Davy Holmes following his sudden death at the weekend.
Haire confirms Muckamore departure
Former Irish international Ryan Haire has confirmed his departure from Muckamore.
NCU Youth Tour party complete with naming of Academy Squad
13 players have been named by the NCU in their squad to tour South Africa from 21st March until 5th April this year.
Miscellaneous Photographs
NCU Dinner (9 October)
Gardiner Brothers Women's Awards (8 October)
White Stick Trophy, Leinster v NCU (23 September)
NCU Awards (19 September)
Jackie Gaw Memorial - Woodvale 1998 v NCU Chairman's XI (14 September)
Waringstown v Clontarf, final plus presentation pics (18 August)
Lindsay Minor Cup Final - CSNI IV v Muckamore IV (18 August)
Northern Knights v Yorkshire Schools CA (15 August)
Cornwall CB v St Joseph's (15 August)
Cornwall CB v Yorkshire Schools CA (2) (14 August)
Cornwall CB v Yorkshire Schools CA (1) (14 August)
Northern Knights v St Joseph's College (14 August)
Northern Knights v Cornwall CB (13 August)
St Joseph's College v Yorkshire Schools CA (13 August)
Yorkshire Schools CA Squad H/S (13 August)
NCU U16 Festival Opening Ceremony (12 August)
Cornwall Cricket Board Squad H/S (12 August)
St Joseph's College Squad H/S (12 August)
NCU Squad H/S (10 August)
Banoge Cup Final - CIYMS U13 v Instonians U13 (9 August)
North Down v Armagh (5 August)
Gallagher Women's Cup Final (5 August)
Junior Cup Final - Cliftonville Academy v Templepatrick (4 August)
Festival match venues (3 August)
Quoile Cup Final - Lisburn v Instonians (3 August)
'NCU Legends' v 'Sydney Classics' (31 July)
Holywood Head and Shoulders (31 July)
NW Women v NCU Women, interpro at Bready (28 July)
Downpatrick v Holywood, T20 Trophy final (29 July)
Northern Knights U16 v Jersey U15s (24 July)
NCU Awards (27 June)
Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning T20 (25 May)
Carrickfergus v Coleraine ISC (19 May)
Bready v CSNI (20 May)
Fox Lodge v North Down (20 May)
CSNI (19 May)
Civil Service North v Instonians (28 April)
Coaching in the townships (3 April)
South Africa Youth Development Tour - Match Day 6 (2 April)
South Africa Youth Development tour - Match Day 5 (31 March)
South Africa Youth Development Tour - Match Day 4 (29 March)
South Africa Youth Development Tour - Match Day 3 (28 March)
South Africa Youth Development Tour - Match Day 2 (25 March)
South Africa Youth Development Tour - Match Day 1 (24 March)
Ulster Grasshoppers Dinner 2018 (20 January)