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North Down swoop for Craig Young North Down swoop for Craig Young ZZZZ7:24 pmZZZZ
North Down have pulled off a coup by swooping for Irish international Craig Young to spearhead their 2019 campaign.
Tributes paid to Billy Boyd Tributes paid to Billy Boyd ZZZZ9:17 pmZZZZ
Tributes have poured in from across the Irish cricketing spectrum following the death of former NCU President and Chairman Billy Boyd.
The passing of Billy Boyd The passing of Billy Boyd ZZZZ6:37 amZZZZ
The funeral arrangements of Lurgan and NCU stalwart Billy Boyd have been announced.
NCU appeal for more umpires NCU appeal for more umpires ZZZZ8:38 pmZZZZ
THE NCU are appealing for more umpires ahead of the new season which is now only less than two months away.
Waringstown forced into change of professional Waringstown forced into change of professional ZZZZ5:44 pmZZZZ
Seven weeks before the start of the season, Waringstown have changed their professional after availability concerns over first choice Corne Dry.
Smith blow for Instonians Smith blow for Instonians ZZZZ5:04 pmZZZZ
Instonians preparations for the forthcoming season have received a further set-back with the news that Nathan Smith has opted to remain in his native Australia rather than pursuing his international ambitions with Ireland.
NCU change Premier League dates NCU change Premier League dates ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
The NCU have switched the Premier League fixtures due to be played on June 22/23rd and 17th August.
Expanded role for Knights coach Simon Johnston Expanded role for Knights coach Simon Johnston ZZZZ10:29 amZZZZ
Northern Knights coach Simon Johnston's role has been expanded to include all areas of the NCU performance pathway.
NCU School and Club Engagement Officer appointed NCU School and Club Engagement Officer appointed ZZZZ10:20 amZZZZ
The NCU has appointed Wayne Hughes to the newly created role of School and Club Engagement Officer.
Y Viva Espana Y Viva Espana ZZZZ2:07 amZZZZ
Seven Young Knight hopefuls will be working on their games in Sunny Spain this weekend as the NCU Academy de-camps to La Manga.
T20 Trophy and Shield draws completed T20 Trophy and Shield draws completed ZZZZ7:55 pmZZZZ
T20 Trophy holders Downpatrick will start the defence of their cup with a home tie against Templepatrick, who won the T20 Shield in 2018.
Return to sender Return to sender ZZZZ7:36 pmZZZZ
The latest list of confirmed transfers published by the NCU feature a number of players returning to previous clubs after deciding that the grass isn't greener on the other side.
Bunting returns to Woodvale Bunting returns to Woodvale ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
Stephen Bunting is returning to his boyhood club Woodvale after five seasons with Instonians.
Treble boost for Instonians Treble boost for Instonians ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
After the blow suffered by the loss of James Shannon, Instonians have some good news to report with Shane Getkate electing to stay, the arrival of Matthew Tryell from England and the return of Aaron Kernohan.
Two NCU players included in Irish girls youth squads Two NCU players included in Irish girls youth squads ZZZZ11:08 pmZZZZ
Two players from the NCU region have been included in the Irish girls' squads announced this week.
Uncapped Knights quartet set for international stage Uncapped Knights quartet set for international stage ZZZZ11:35 pmZZZZ
James McCollum and James Cameron-Dow named in ODI and Test squads, while Harry Tector and Shane Getkate have made the T20 squads.
Lisburn seeking Cricket Development Officer Lisburn seeking Cricket Development Officer ZZZZ10:55 pmZZZZ
With a growing youth section Lisburn Cricket Club is seeking a Cricket Development Officer for the 2019 season.
Instonians resigned to losing Getkate? Instonians resigned to losing Getkate? ZZZZ9:45 pmZZZZ
Shane Getkate looks likely to be the next high profile departure from Shaw's Bridge during the close season, with the all-rounder contemplating a return to Leinster cricket.
Methody face away day trip in Schools Cup Methody face away day trip in Schools Cup ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
Methodist College will begin their defence of the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup with an away game against Belfast rivals Campbell College or Down High School.
Shannon to stay a Knight Shannon to stay a Knight ZZZZ9:42 amZZZZ
James Shannon on his move to Phoenix and a report on the second Wolves ODI versus Sri Lanka A
Shannon blow for Instonians Shannon blow for Instonians ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Instonians have been dealt a blow with the news that James Shannon has opted to move to Dublin to play for Phoenix.
Graham Cup Draw Graham Cup Draw ZZZZ11:07 pmZZZZ
Holders Instonians will face Lisburn in the 2019 Graham Cup.
Derriaghy sign Daniel Poulton Derriaghy sign Daniel Poulton ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
Daniel Poulton is moving to Derriaghy having spent two seasons at Carrickfergus.
Ballymena return for Aphale Ballymena return for Aphale ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Ballymena have announced the return of all-rounder Kaushik Aphale for the 2019 season.
Thompson delight as Waringstown crowned Team of the Year Thompson delight as Waringstown crowned Team of the Year ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
Waringstown have beaten off stiff competition to collect the prestigious Belfast Telegraph Team of the Year accolade.
Shetty return boosts Carrick Shetty return boosts Carrick ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
Ashwin Shetty is returning to Carrickfergus after spending a season at Muckamore.
Opening Premier League fixtures. Opening Premier League fixtures. ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
Premier League champions CIYMS will begin their defence at Muckamore when the NCU season gets under way on April 27.
Muckamore appoint Rao as coach Muckamore appoint Rao as coach ZZZZ8:52 pmZZZZ
NCU Premier League club Muckamore have appointed former Ireland and North West Warriors coach Bobby Rao as first team coach for the 2019 season.
NCU publish Premier League fixtures NCU publish Premier League fixtures ZZZZ5:05 pmZZZZ
The NCU have become the first of the major Unions to publish their league fixtures for the 2019 season.
Downpatrick sign overseas player Downpatrick sign overseas player ZZZZ4:41 pmZZZZ
Downpatrick have become the latest club to unveil their overseas player plans for the forthcoming season.
NCU Independent Director Appointments announced NCU Independent Director Appointments announced ZZZZ1:55 amZZZZ
The Northern Cricket Union has announced the appointment of three Independent Directors to its Board, following a recent recruitment process.
Carrick confirm Van Der Walt signing Carrick confirm Van Der Walt signing ZZZZ6:03 amZZZZ
Carrickfergus have strengthened their squad with the signing of 21 year-old South African all-rounder CJ van der Walt.