When you're hot, you're hot. Greg Thompson and James McCollum (pictured right) hit hundreds as Waringstown beat CSNI in high scoring affair. It was a good weekend too for CIYMS and Lisburn who registered back-to-back victories.

Thompson followed up his century on Saturday with 153, sharing a fourth wicket partnership of 255 with James McCollum.

McCollum had been granted permission to play by Irish Head Coach Graham Ford and he and Thompson piled on the agony for CSNI in a super batting display.

Coming together at 25 for 3 at the end of the 10th over, they completely transformed the complexion of the match.

Thompson hit 16 fours and 6 sixes in his 153 from 118 balls, while McCollum's 140 from 08 deliveries also included 6 sixes as well as 13 fours.

Their fourth wicket stand of 255 isn't a record for the Premiership though - that honour still belongs to Obus Pienaar and Lee Nelson, who added 303 against CIYMS back in 2011.

A final total of 347 for 7 was a daunting prospect to chase, but credit to CSNI they gave it a go, as Andre Malan made 136 and Graeme McCarter 54 in their total of 297 - three wickets each for Haseeb Azam and James Mitchell.

Lisburn won at Instonians, chasing 213 with 14 balls and four wickets to spare.

Richard Simpson (63) shared stands of 52 and 70 for the first and second wickets with Jonathan Waite (31) and Faiz Fazal (37) to get the chase up and running.

There was a slight wobble, but 27 from Reinhardt Strydom and an unbeaten 29 from David Simpson clinched the points.

Shane Getkate (61) had led an Instonians fightback after they had slipped to 76 for 5, adding 73 for the sixth wicket with Robert McKinley (30) to make it a contest - Mark Berry taking four wickets.

Defending champions CIYMS romped to an 8-wicket win over Muckamore.

Half centuries from Obus Pienaar (65*) and opener John Matchett (53) saw them reach their 171 target with more than 20 overs to spare.

They and Waringstown top the table with three wins from three, while Instonians and Muckamore are both searching for their first points.

SCORECARDS, PHOTOS AND TABLE

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