Northern Knights (cricket team)
Northern Knights is a first-class provincial cricket team in Ireland. Along with the North West Warriors and Leinster Lightning it makes up the Inter-Provincial Championship, and with those teams and Munster Reds makes up the Interprovincial One-Day Trophy & Interprovincial Twenty20 Cup.
|Owner||Northern Cricket Union of Ireland|
|Home ground||Stormont Cricket Ground, Belfast|
|Inter-Provincial Championship wins||0|
|Interprovincial One-Day Trophy wins||1|
|Interprovincial Twenty20 Cup wins||0|
In 2013, Cricket Ireland formed a three-day Interprovincial Championship, featuring teams from Leinster, NCU and the North West. The NCU team is known as the Northern Knights. On 8 April, they announced Eugene Moleon as their coach and Gavin Rogers as his assistant coach.
Up to and including the 2016 Inter-Provincial Championship, the matches were not given first-class status. However, at an International Cricket Council meeting in October 2016, first-class status was awarded to all future matches.
- denotes players with international caps.
|Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Club||Notes|
|Adam Dennison||Ireland||3 May 1997||Right-handed||—||Waringstown|
|Jamie Holmes||Ireland||13 October 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Carrickfergus|
|James Shannon||Ireland||12 February 1990||Right-handed||Right arm off break||Instonians|
|Greg Thompson||Ireland||17 September 1987||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||Waringstown|
|Stephen Bunting||Ireland||27 December 1984||—||—||Instonians|
|Shane Getkate||Ireland||2 October 1991||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast||Instonians|
|Craig Lewis||Ireland||28 October 1986||—||—||Derriaghy|
|James McCollum||Ireland||1 August 1995||Right-handed||Right arm medium||Waringstown|
|Lee Nelson||Ireland||5 December 1990||Right-handed||Right arm off break||Waringstown|
|Nikolai Smith||Ireland||5 January 1993||—||—||Instonians|
|Christopher Dougherty||Ireland||16 January 1988||Left-handed||—||C.I.Y.M.S.|
|Michael Gilmour||Ireland||15 August 1988||Right-handed||—||Carrickfergus|
|Jamie Magowan||Ireland||26 September 1995||Right-handed||—||Muckamore|
|Gary Wilson||Ireland||5 February 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||-||Captain|
|Gary Kidd||Ireland||18 September 1985||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Waringstown|
|Graeme McCarter||Ireland||10 October 1992||Right-handed||Right arm medium||Civil Service North|
|Robert McKinley||Ireland||3 November 1993||Right-handed||Right arm medium||Instonians|
|Jacob Mulder||Ireland||11 August 1995||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||North Down|
|Nathan Smith||Ireland||9 July 1995||—||—||Instonians|
- "New faces for Northern Knights as they seek to seal Twenty20 playoff spot". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
- "NCU General Rules" (PDF). northerncricketunion.org. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
- Ireland, Cricket. "Coaches announced for Inter-Provincial Series - Cricket Ireland". www.cricketireland.ie. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
- "Ireland domestic competition awarded first-class status". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
- "Ireland's Inter-Provincial Championship awarded first-class status". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
- Ireland, Cricket. "Interview with New Northern Knights Coach Simon Johnston - Cricket Ireland". www.cricketireland.ie. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
- "Mulder given green light for return". CricketEurope. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.