The Vault

A database of the people past & present behind North Down Cricket Club.
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  • 1st XI Captain (24)
  • Administrator (53)
  • Chairman (8)
  • Groundsman (4)
  • Inter-Provincial (47)
  • International (19)
  • Ladies Player (4)
  • Overseas (8)
  • Patron (5)
  • Player (189)
  • President (9)
  • Supporter (38)
  • Trustee (11)

Great North Down acquisition in 2024, Mohammed Aahil (Mo) is an excellent young all rounder with great promise.

Billy ‘hit the ground running’ at North Down 1n 1989 when he took 3 wickets for 34, including prolific run maker Decker Curry, at Rathmines in the victorious Irish Cup... read more

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Allen, Billy

Billy was a very popular member and wicketkeeper of the sucessful 4th XI and with son David made many contributions to the 4th XI in particular.


Local businessman, based where Hardy’s currently stands, who played as a 1st XI opening batsman both pre and post  1st World War.

Albert made his Senior Challenge Cup debut in... read more

Very capable high order right hand batsman and capable wicket keeper for the 2nd XI. Like a number of successful North Down cricketers, his early cricket was at the neighbouring... read more

James Andrews was born in 1877 and after attending “Inst” he was accepted at Trinity College Dublin in 1896 to study law. He was an outstanding legal student who rose... read more

One of the children of Thomas Andrews Snr, John Miller was particularly close to his brother Thomas. Both young men played their cricket mostly on the 2nd XI and for... read more

RMS Titanic was the second of a trio of luxury superliners designed to provide an express transatlantic service for the White Star Line. She was built at Harland and Wolff... read more

The journalist for ‘The Irish Athletic and Cycling Record’, known as ‘busy bee’, had a difficult task in finding an opportune time to interview John for the article on ‘Leaders... read more

Willie Andrews was president of the Irish Cricket Union in 1948 and 1952, chairman of the Northern Cricket Union from 1948 to 1966, captain of North Down 1st XI from... read more

Thomas James Andrews was born in 1847, son of Isaac Andrews of Flour milling fame and was to become the owner of the ground in 1895. With his brother... read more

Born in 1876, Oscar Andrews was educated at Rossall School in Lancashire, married Amy Lyttle in1904 and had two daughters. His career followed the path of his grandfather Isaac in... read more

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Arthur, Iain

Iain has represented the club for many years and at the tender age of 14 played for the Lords Taverners  and followed this achievement by being selected for the NCU... read more

Billy was a long serving member during the late 50s through to the 70s and was involved in many aspects of the club. In 1957 under the 2nd XI captaincy... read more

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Artt, Denis

With brothers Billy and Peter firmly entrenched at The Green it was always the hope that Denis, a top class wicketkeeper, would join them. He had been a fierce opponent... read more

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Artt, Peter

The late Peter Artt was a swashbuckling batsman who usually played in the 3rds and 4ths captaining the latter to Division 4 Section 2 League success in 1983

He had... read more

Fitting into the 4th XI nicely, Thomas is a bowling all-rounder, already taking wickets and also is a handy batsman. He is a well respected member of the young 4th... read more

Thomas Bailie has played right through the youth and this season, has made a senior debut for the 4th XI. He is an aspiring off spinner that has a lot... read more

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Barry, Jim

Born before the Great War, Jim Barry’s life spanned over 90 years during which he served North Down manfully for over... read more

Stephen was a medium pace bowler who played mainly for the 2nd XI.