Half centuries from Adam Ly and James Rose lead Instonians to a third successive Banogue cup triumph as they beat Waringstown by 9 wickets at Shaw's Bridge.

The pair shared a second wicket stand of 112, coming together at 18 for 1 as they chased a Waringstown total of 129 for 9.

The pair were initially watchful against a disciplined Waringstown attack, reaching 55 at the half-way stage.

However, they then pressed the accelerator adding 75 in just 34 balls to speed to victory.

Ly hit 10 fours and one maximum in his 63 not out, while Rose cleared the ropes four times as well as 7 fours in his undefeated 61. 

Batting first, Waringstown were quick out of the blocks racing to 55 for 1 in the first 5 overs. However the unlucky dismissal of Sam Topping - run out after the bowler deflected the ball onto the stumps - stalled their charge.

Matthew Daly top scored with 47, while Sebi Best chipped in with 31 as they finished on 129 for 9 - a disappointing second half to their innings after they were well positioned at 80 for 2 at the half-way point.

That was due in no small part to super spells from Rory Ellerby and Rory McConnell, who both claimed three wickets apiece.

The cup was presented to Instonians by NCU General Manager Angela Platt who paid tribute to both teams for a splendid contest, played in front of a large crowd.

Banogue U13 Cup Final

At Shaw’s Bridge Instonians beat Waringstown by 9 wickets.

Waringstown 129/9 (20 overs; Matthew Daly 47, Sebi Best 31, Rory Ellerby 3-17 , Rory McConnell 3-6 )

Instonians 130/1 (15.4 overs: Adam Ly 63*, James Rose 61*)