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Junior Warriors Program Announced

Junior Warriors Program

In light of the announcement of Irelands elevation to full member status, that will undoubtedly bring increased professionalism and opportunities for young and aspiring cricketers across Ireland. The North West is pleased to announce; following on from a review of youth cricket and the Youth Forum in September, the establishment of two new programmes aimed at developing talented young cricketers in the region. The Junior Warriors and The Future Warriors.Junior WarriorsThe first of the new programs to be launched is the Juniors Warriors Programme. This innovative program aims to develop players from the ages 9-13 and is designed to offer considerably more playing and coaching opportunities to players. It will focus on players learning fundamental skills and allow for consistent cricket specific coaching.


NW Vs NCU Under 11 Blitz 2017

The programme will split into two sections; Winter and Summer. Winter ProgramThe first part starting in January will offer fortnightly regionally based sessions throughout the winter and spring, to allow more players the opportunity to attend training close to where they live. The North West will split into 3 zones or regions of Causeway, L’Derry and Tyrone plus a shorter schedule in Fermanagh. At the end of the winter section, there will be a blitz for each age group, as we ran last year with the under 11s, in Meadowbank Arena, Magherafelt. This blitz will involve teams from all of the Zones playing against each other.Summer ProgramThe second section of the new Junior Warriors Program starting in April/May will offer further regionally based outdoor training sessions for each of the regions running through the summer months. The summer program will be by a concluded with a festival week in late July and early August. The festival week will bring together the regions to play a series of 6-8 matches against each other and specialist coaching on the off days. The games will be all be played in coloured clothing and played with the pink ball. The North West see this as a positive move towards developing more young cricketers for both clubs, The Union and Ireland.

North West Cricket Under 11s 2017

North West Cricket Under 11s 2017

Age GroupsThe under 11 winter program is currently open to those players in year 6 & 7 (NI) and 5 & 6 (ROI). However, if your club has players that you feel are in lower years but can compete at this level, please see the contact details below.The U13 winter program is open to 1st & 2nd year for those in secondary educationPriceThrough grant funding and sponsorship, the NWCU can offer the full winter and summer programme including the blitz days and summer camp at a reduced price of £90 per child. With over 40 hours of cricket, this works out at only £2.25 per hour for the full programme with all players receiving a free training top and playing shirtPrice per childFull Coaching Programme including blitz days and summer camp  £90Winter Coaching and Blitz Day only  £45Summer Coaching and Blitz Day only  £45Summer Camp only  £40

The winter sessions will run on the following dates:Causeway – Roe Valley Leisure CentreU11 – Mondays – 6 to 7:30pm15/01/18 to 26/03/18 U13 – Mondays – 6 to 7:30pm22/01/18 to 19/03/18 L’Derry – Glenaden ArenaU11 – Fridays – 6 to 7:30pm12/01/18 to 27/03/18 U13 – Fridays – 6 to 7:30pm26/01/18 to 23/03/18 Tyrone – Artigravan HallU11 – Tuesdays – 6 to 7:3016/01/18 to 27/03/18 U13 – Tuesdays – 6 to 7:30pm23/01/18 to 20/03/18 The Future Warriors Program will be announced later today.

North West Under 11 Bowlers

North West Under 11

North West Women record Another Win Over Dublin Side

The NW Women recorded another win against Leinster CC in their T20 encounter at Burndennett.

Jemma Rankin’s fluent unbeaten 41 helped the NW post 111 for 4. Rankin’s powerful hitting included 6 boundaries and reinforced her reputation as a powerful all-rounder worthy of higher recognition.

Hazel Magee (25), Julie Logue (15*), and Sarah Black (11) all reached double figures, while Nulty (2-29), McLoughlin (1-6), and Livingstone (1-13) were the successful bowlers for Leinster.

In reply, Leinster never threatened to chase down the target, being dismissed for 59.

That was due to an excellent bowling display, backed up by an energetic and athletic display in the field.

Bready’s Vanessa Buchanan and Eglinton’s Zara Craig picked up four wickets apiece in a superb display as the NW sealed an emphatic 52 runs win.

Coach Martin Deans reflected on an excellent pre-season work out for his side saying, “On behalf of the North West Ladies I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Leinster Cricket Club and coach Rob O’Connor for providing excellent opposition over the past two days.

“We wish them all the best for the coming season. Also many thanks to Declan McGettigan and Burndennett Cricket Club for their hospitality over the two days. To the ground staff, Jackie Brown and Gerry Pollock for all their hard work over the past week in testing weather conditions, and to umpires Davy Caldwell, Alan Dunn and Robert Donnell. Finally to the tea ladies who did an excellent job looking after both teams and all the travelling supporters.”

NW Women v Leinster CC Women,

At Burndennett, NW beat Leinster by 52 runs

NW Ladies

111 for 4 (20 overs; Jemma Rankin 41*, Hazel Magee 25, Julie Logue 15*, Sarah Black 11 ,S Nulty 3-0-29-2, A Livingstone 2-0-13-1, M.K. Mcloughlin 2-0-6-1)

Leinster Ladies

59 all out (18.4 overs; G Ridgeway 10, R Rolfe 8, Vanessa Buchanan 3-1-6-4, Zara Craig 4-0-14-4)

North West Womens Indoor Cricket

North West Womens Indoor Training Starts

Indoor Training Starts for Women

North West Womens Indoor CricketThe North West Cricket Union are pleased to have the Ladies league pre-season training underway early with a welcome to indoor cricket sessions at Artigarvan Hall.

There are two sessions that take place every Monday evening, the first session is from 6pm to 7pm and will only be for those under 17 and will be a mixture of fun games and drills.

These sessions will run until easter as we will be going into schools to do girls only cricket from now until easter. The second slot is open for all players of any age, although we mainly see this for those that play senior cricket in the coming season.

This will take place straight after from 7-9pm. The sessions will feature different just games, one to one training and mini tournament. For each evening there is a small cost of £1.

Cricket Ireland/North West Coaches, Brian Allen, Gary McDaid and Colin Manson take the sessions. The purpose of the sessions is to help ladies develop more skills and technique before the ladies league gets underway in April.

One of the Coaches, Gary McDaid said,

“It is brilliant to see such a high interest in winter training as before ladies would tend to lose interest after their last game of the season. I look forward to helping develop the techniques of the ladies to ensure we have more of a competitive league and so we can compete with the standard of ladies in the NCU and Leinster.

Myself, Brian and Colin are delighted to be able to support these sessions and have the backing of the NWCU and also all the ladies involved. The effort that goes into all involved is outstanding. I look forward to see what the 2017 season has install for the ladies of the North West.’’

For more information regarding the session please contact

Colin Manson –

Gary McDaid –

Brian Allen –

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