Donaghcloney Mill: We’re gutted for Carrick but have to accept trophy

The captain of the cricket team awarded a trophy on Saturday just hours after they had lost a cup final says they will be accepting the cup.

Carrickfergus seconds with the Intermediate Cup at Downpatrick on Saturday

Carrickfergus CC: We made genuine error and forfeit our cup victory

Carrickergus Cricket Club have issued a statement after they were stripped of the Intermediate Cup within hours of beating Donaghcloney Mill in Saturday’s final.

Waringstown celebrate winning the Ulster Cup

Cricket: Waringstown crowned Ulster T20 champions

Waringstown clinched their first Ulster Cup triumph in the 19-year history of the competition, played for the first time this season in T20 format.

Flashback to the 2014 season and Niranjan Godbole pictured with all the NCU awards he had received during his time with Lurgan

After 24 centuries and around 10,000 runs, Niranjan hasn’t given up hope of NCU return

After 14 years as a distinguished overseas cricket professional in the NCU game, you would have thought Niranjan Godbole’s planned return to Lurgan this summer would have gone smoothly.

Waringstown's Adam Dennison celebrates with team mates after catching out Fakra Tucker

CRICKET: Waringstown to face The Hills in Irish Cup Final

Waringstown will meet The Hills in the final of the Irish Senior Cup after both recorded convincing wins in the semi-finals over Pembroke and Instonians.

Waringstown's James Mitchell is congratulated after dismissing Nick Cutler.
  Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Cricket: Nelson fires Waringstown into third Irish Cup final in row

Waringstown cruised into their third Irish Cup final in three years on Saturday after Dubliners Pembroke were swatted aside in a one-sided semi-final at The Lawn.

William Porterfield

CRICKET: Porterfield back as Warriors take on Knights

The North West Warriors have landed something of a coup by including Ireland skipper William Porterfield in their squad for Sunday's Interprovincial Cup game against the Northern Knights at Waringstown.

Waringstown will be hoping to add the Premier League crown to their trophy haul this season. Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye

CRICKET: Waringstown on a title surge

Whilst it may be a little premature to be calling the Gardiner Brothers Premier League title as good as over, now it’s very much in Waringstown hands as we enter the final month.

Instonians' Nikolai Smith is relishing their clash with Waringstown. Rowland White / PressEye

NCU CRICKET: Crunch time in Premier League

As we enter the second half of July, games start to take on more significance in the Gardiner Brothers Premier League.

Greg Thompson of Waringstown. Rowland White / PressEye

T20 FINALS DAY: Thompson expecting another tight encounter

On Sunday, the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Finals Day takes place at The Lawn.

Waringstown celebrate their win over Merrion in the Irish Cup quarter-finals

CRICKET: Ulster clubs avoid each other in Irish Senior Cup semi-finals

The semi-final draws have been made for the Irish Senior and National Cups.

Waringstown cricketers handed long suspensions

Waringstown cricketers handed long suspensions

The careers of two veteran Waringstown cricketers could be over after a Northern Cricket Union (NCU) disciplinary panel handed them long suspensions from the game.

The incident happened at The Lawn

Waringstown suspend two players after altercation

Waringstown Cricket Club last night confirmed it had suspended two of its players following an on-field altercation during a junior league match on Saturday.

Ireland captain William Porterfield

CRICKET: Ireland to play waiting game on first Test

Ireland may have to wait beyond 2018 to make their Test debut, chief executive Warren Deutrom has warned.

Johnny Robinson hit three sixes in a defiant unbeaten 38 from 37 balls for North West Warriors but it too little, too late against Leinster Lightning.

CRICKET: Lightning and Knights win in T20 openers

Leinster Lightning started the defence of their Hanley Energy T20 Trophy with a comprehensive 56-run bonus point win at Bready against the North West Warriors

Indrajeet Kamtektar and Niranjan Godbole

Cricket: Why it’s unfair to blame the NCU for farce over overseas professionals

For many players and officials, the beginning of the new NCU Section One season today will come as a blessed relief from the administrative headaches that have dogged recent months.

Alan Johnston

Cricket: Lurgan seam-bowling great Alan Johnston passes away

Alan Johnston, one of the finest seam bowlers in NCU cricket history, has passed away at the age of just 63.

Shaheen Khan in action for Waringstown in the 2014 season

Cricket: Shaheen Khan back for unfinished business at Waringstown

South African all-rounder Shaheen Khan says he has unfinished business in the NCU after signing to rejoin Waringstown for the 2017 season.

The Ulster Bank Schools Cup draw was made by Sean Murphy
of Ulster Bank (left) and Peter McMorran, President of the Northern Cricket Union.


Belfast Royal Academy have received a tough draw in their bid for a hat-trick of titles in the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup.

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Cricket: Victoria members reject merger with Lurgan

Cricket: Victoria members reject merger with Lurgan

Plans for a proposed merger between Lurgan and Victoria cricket clubs have been narrowly rejected.

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