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.

Jack Glenn playing for Creevedonnell in 2014

Memorial game planned for tragic cricketer Jack Glenn

The cricket community in the North West is considering a memorial event to mark the life of Jack Glenn, the young cricketer whose remains were found in the River Foyle on Monday.

Jay Hunter will replace the injured Peter Shields behind the stumps

Cricket: Double boost for North Down ahead of new season

North Down have confirmed the appointment of 28 year-old South African Craig Yelverton as head coach for the 2017 season, and the signing of wicket-keeper batsman Jay Hunter from Templepatrick.

Shane Getkate

CRICKET: CSNI determined to keep Shane Getkate despite Instonians approach

Civil Service North say they expect Shane Getkate to honour his three-year contract despite an approach from NCU Premier League rivals Instonians.

Kevin O'Brien

CRICKET: Kevin O’Brien shines as Ireland beat Afghanistan

Kevin O’Brien’s superb all-round display guided Ireland to a series-levelling three wickets win against Afghanistan in Greater Noida.

Paul Stirling's superb display was not enough to clinch victory for Ireland.


Paul Stirling's brilliant all-round display wasn't enough to lead Ireland to victory in the second ODI against Afghanistan in Delhi.

Irelands William Porterfield

CRICKET: Ireland lose to Afghanistan in Delhi

Ireland slid to a 30-run loss to Afghanistan in their 1st ODI in Delhi despite the best efforts of skipper William Porterfield.

Keegan Petersen

Cricket: Instonians start new search for overseas professional

Ulster Bank NCU Premier League champions Instonians have been forced to start a fresh search for an overseas professional with the new season just weeks away.

Ireland's Paul Stirling

CRICKET: Ireland lose to Afghanistan in Delhi

Ireland slipped to a 17-run loss (DLS) in a rain affected T20 International against Afghanistan in Delhi on Friday.

William Porterfield

CRICKET: Ireland lose T20 opener to Afghanistan

Stuart Thompson’s first T20 international half century proved in vain as Ireland slipped to a six-wicket loss in the first match of their T20 series against Afghanistan in India.

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.

Ireland's William Porterfield.

William Porterfield leads Ireland to ODI victory over UAE

William Porterfield’s eighth ODI century helped Ireland to a convincing 85-run win against the UAE in Dubai.

Armagh want to bring Indrajeet Kamtekar back to the Mall this summer

Cricket: NCU uncertainty remains as seven clubs commit to no pros

Seven NCU Section One clubs have given a firm commitment not to bring in an overseas professional for the 2017 cricket season - but the intentions of three other clubs remain uncertain.

Lurgan's Niranjan Godbole has been coming to Pollock Park for the last 15 years

CRICKET: NCU Section One clubs to hold crisis talks over professionals

NCU Section One clubs are to hold a summit on Wednesday night to discuss whether it is feasible for them to employ overseas professionals this summer.

Ireland's William Porterfield

CRICKET: Ireland to play first Test in 2018

Ireland are set to play their first Test in 2018, according to Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom.

Ireland's Isobel Joyce

CRICKET: Ireland Women’s hopes of qualification ended by Pakistan

Ireland Women’s hopes of World Cup qualification were ended by Pakistan after they slid to an 86-run loss in their Super Six clash in Colombo.

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