Club History

C.I.Y.M.S (Church of Ireland Young Men’s Society) Cricket Club is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The C.I.Y.M.S was initially established for young men belonging to the Church of Ireland, but now, is open to men and women of all religions and denominations.

The club consists of 5 senior teams as well as Under 15, Under 13, Under 11 and Kwik Cricket squads.

CIYMS Cricket Club (CIYMS CC) is a leading cricket club in the province. Our First XI play in the NCU Premier League and were crowned winners in 2012 and most recently in 2018. Our Second XI are mainstays in the NCU Junior League 1 and our Third XI gained promotion from NCU Junior League 4 last season. CIYMS Fourth and Fifth XI play in leagues 5 and 6 respectively. See below some of the honours achieved by CIYMS Cricket Club in the past.



NCU Senior League: 2

  • 2012, 2018

NCU Challenge Cup: 2

  • 2015, 2017

NCU Junior Cup: 2

  • 1968, 1991



CIYMS Cricket has a vibrant youth program with over 100 members. We have squads ranging from the Under 11 up to the Under 15 level. Last season, our Under 13 squad managed to secure the elusive John Memorial Trophy the first time in the club’s history, beating out CSNI in the final. You can see how each of our Youth Cricket squads faired in the 2018 season below.


Kwik Cricket

CIYMS Cricket club run a ten week Kwik Cricket programme on Friday evenings during the school summer term. Primary school kids are coached in the basics skills of the game in a fun and safe environment using plastic bats and balls on enclosed hockey pitches. Most of the coaching is in game format ensuring participation for all.

Complimenting this, years 6 & 7 pupils are also invited to traditional cricket training on Wednesday evenings (mid-April – mid-August) and are frequently selected to represent CIYMS Cricket Club in our Under 11 squad.

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