There will be even more motivation for players competing in both the Robinson Services Cup and Trophy in the upcoming 2020 season with the news that Robinson Services and D&P Cricket have joined forces to introduce a ‘Player of the Week’ award.
The two competitions are set to be played in the Twenty20 format and the single best performer across both the Cup and Trophy every week will be rewarded with a £50 voucher to spend on D&P Cricket equipment.
After being delayed by just under three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NCU season will get underway again on Saturday with a full programme of fixtures.
I will be helping to pick the player each week and the weekly winner will be announced on this website.
This season will mark the third that Robinson Services have been title sponsors of league cricket in the NCU, with CIYMS winning the Robinson Services Premier League in both 2018 and 2019.
Gavin Rogers runs D&P Cricket in Ireland alongside Eugene Moleon and they supply gear to Irish internationals such as James McCollum and Tyrone Kane.
Robinson Services Cup fixtures (Saturday July 18): CIYMS vs CSNI, Waringstown vs Instonians, Lisburn vs Woodvale, North Down vs Carrickfergus
Robinson Services Trophy fixtures: Armagh vs Derriaghy, Ballymena vs Saintfield, Cregagh vs Cliftonville Academy, Donacloney Mill vs Downpatrick, Muckamore vs Templepatrick