CSNI U11s retain the Quoile Cup
A powerful batting display which saw them rack up 91 for the loss of only 4 wickets was the key to the CSNI victory. Runs from Harry Dyer (26), Ryan Hunter (18) and Adam Leckey (13) put the Stormont boys in a strong position at the break.
Things continued to go their way as they claimed a wicket with the first delivery of the Muckamore reply and worked their way through the rest of the batting with accurate bowling.
Harry Dyer and Adam Leckey added wickets to their runs in two impressive all-round displays, Dyer taking 3-4 and Leckey 2-4 with only Jude Bates (13) managing to reach double figures.
As ever at this level there was a large crowd of parents, grand-parents, brothers and sisters as well as the expected club dignitaries.
Competition organiser David Skelton of the Derriaghy club had organised refreshments for all as a fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care and in his end of match remarks thanked all present for their support and generosity in the 'bucket' collection round the ground.
In presenting the Cup NCU president Peter McMorran remarked on Ireland's recent elevation to Full-Member status of the ICC and said that the opportunity for some playing tonight would be to play Test cricket for Ireland.
Quoile (U11) Cup at Queensway 9 August
CSNI beat Muckamore by 56 runs.
CSNI 91/4 (20 overs; H Dyer 26, R Hunter 18, A Leckey 13)
Muckamore 35 (11.2 overs; J Keates 13, H Dyer 3-4, A Leckey 2-4)