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NCU Schools Cricket 1992
Ulster Schools XI 1992

Ulster Schools at Northern Counties Festival, Yorkshire (July 20-24)
  • Yorkshire v Ulster - match abandoned
    Yorkshire 185-6 (G Cooke 4-48)
  • Wirral beat Ulster by 128 runs
    Wirral 238-5
    Ulster 110
  • Nottinghamshire beat Ulster by 7 wickets
    Ulster 154
    Nottinghamshire 156-3
  • Derbyshire beat Ulster by 75 runs
    Derbyshire 237-5
    Ulster 162 (A Agnew 102*)
  • Cheshire beat Ulster by 6 wickets
    Ulster 180-9 (R Eagleson 45)
    Cheshire 181-4
Unfortunately the Northern Counties Schools Festival in Yorkshire in July coincided with the Ireland Under 19 game against ESCA and this denied the Ulster Schools the services of their five top players. The Ulster team struggled throughout the tournament, losing all four games that they completed. The outstanding individual performances came from RBAI batsman Alastair Agnew, who scored an unbeaten century out of a total of 162 against Derbyshire, and Gordon Cooke, who took four Yorkshire wickets before the rains came.