Champions Waringstown stay top of the table after a relatively straightforward six-wicket win at home to CSNI, who are still seeking their first league win of the season.

Chasing a DLS target of 170 in 43 overs, the villagers strolled home after openers Adam Dennison (60) and James Hall (53) both scored half centuries in an opening stand of 98.

Andre Malan and Ben Adair each took two wickets but it was too little, too late.

Earlier, CSNI were indebted to a 7th wicket stand of 78 between Corin Goodall (42*) and Graeme McCarter (32) as they posted 168 for 7 – Marc Ellison cipping in with 33.

Gary Kidd, Phil Eaglestone and overseas professional Sher Khan all taking a brace.

At Middle Road, Carrick had an excellent win over Armagh in an entertaining match which ebbed and flowed throughout.

Carrick, missing Pat Botha with a broken thumb and Ryan Eagleson on holiday, were in trouble at 116 for 6 just past the half-way stage.

However, Matty McCord (57) joined Jack Burton (83) and the pair both made half centuries as they pushed things along, adding 85 for the 7th wicket.

Max Burton gave the innings further momentum as he scored 35* in just 15 balls clubbing 3 sixes and 3 fours as Carrick posted 268 for 9.

In the reply, Jamie Rogers top scored with 67 and with Shadley van Schalkwyk hitting powerfully and riding his luck Armagh looked well on course.

However, once they were gone it was all Carrick, as the screw tightened and wickets tumbled as the asking rate climbed.

McCord completed an excellent all-round game taking four wickets, while Haggan’s brace included the crucial wicket of Van Schalkwyk in the 33-run win.

Carrick, seeking to register a 'replacement' overseas player during Botha's injury have been told that the rule was only intended for 'season ending' injuries, they have subsequently upped their initial enquiry to an 'official request.'

What had been billed as the game of the day at Belmont proved to be a non-event as the home side demolished a desperately disappointing Instonians to win by eight wickets.

Allen Coulter blew away the top order, dismissing Oliver Metcalfe, James Shannon and Andrew White, and there was no way back from there.

Ben Rose made an unbeaten 32 to get the Shaw’s Bridge side to 116 but it was all about respectability rather than a target of any sort.

John Matchett (54) dominated an opening stand of 73 with Chris Dougherty (29*) and although James Shannon took two wickets, the rout was completed in just 21.5 overs.

At Comber, half centuries from Danny Graham and Ryan Haire set the home side up for a battling 38 run win over Muckamore.

Graham top scored with 95, as he and former Irish international Ryan Haire (51) added 82 for the 4th wicket to take North Down to 245 for 9.

An opening stand of 104 by Adita Adey (54) and Sam Gordon (36) looked to have put the Moylena side on course for the win before the intervention of Marty Moreland.

He put Muckamore in a spin taking four wickets, while Peter Eakin claimed three as Muckamore’s chase petered out, finishing on 207 for 8.