Northern Cricket Union of Ireland
The Northern Cricket Union of Ireland, more usually referred to as the N.C.U., is one of five provincial governing bodies in Ireland. Along with the Connacht, Leinster, Munster and North West unions, it makes up the Irish Cricket Union (now known as Cricket Ireland), the supreme governing body of Irish cricket.
The object of the NCU is "to promote and improve cricket generally in the North of Ireland among men and women, the able-bodied and the disabled".
The Union was founded in 1884 and is the oldest of the four provincial unions. It has organised the NCU Challenge Cup since 1887 and the NCU Senior League since 1897. In 2005, there were 50 clubs fielding 137 teams affiliated to the union.
- NCU General Rules
- Gerard Siggins (2005), Green Days:Cricket in Ireland 1792-2005. Nonsuch Publishing Ltd., p.39
- Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Introduction to the NCU papers
- Gerard Siggins (2005), Green Days:Cricket in Ireland 1792-2005. Nonsuch Publishing Ltd., pp.126-127
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