North Down Cricket Club


North Down Cricket Club
North Down
Founded: 1857
Home ground: The Green

North Down Cricket Club is an Irish cricket club based in Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland, playing in the NCU Premier League. It was founded in 1857. Currently the Club fields four Saturday/Sunday XIs, Colts XI and under-11, under-13 and under-15 sides.[1]

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Honours

  • Irish Senior Cup: 3
    • 1989, 1993, 1995
  • NCU Senior League: 23 (1 shared)
    • 1897, 1898, 1906, 1910, 1919, 1921, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 (shared), 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • NCU Challenge Cup: 32 (1 shared)
    • 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1898, 1908, 1913, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1981, 1991, 1994 (shared), 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
  • Ulster Cup: 2
    • 2002, 2006
  • NCU Junior Cup: †8
    • †1894, †1897, †1902, †1904, †1926, †1981, †1986, †2006

† Won by 2nd XI

Achievements

North Down have won the Senior League 22 times, sharing it with Waringstown Cricket Club in 2005 and with Cliftonville Cricket Club in 1896, the latter a fact strangely omitted from the NCU records; the Senior Challenge Cup 31 times, including an historic tied match against Lisburn Cricket Club in 1994. The Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup has been won 3 times and the Ulster Cup twice. Since 1999, 6 Senior League wins (one shared), 6 Senior Challenge Cup wins and an Ulster Cup victory have made it one of the most successful periods in the club's history.[1]

In 2007, ONE SHOT MORE... FOR THE HONOUR OF DOWN, a history of North Down Cricket Club at the end its 150th anniversary, written by Ian Shields, was published. It was particularly appropriate that the Senior League and Cup double were won in this anniversary year.[2]

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