Waringstown join CIYMS at top
Ian Callender (Belfast Telegraph)
Waringstown joined champions CIYMS at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League yesterday when they beat Lisburn by 10 runs at Wallace Park.
Adam Dennison dominated the Waringstown innings, dismissed in the 42nd over for 87, but it led to a dramatic collapse by the visitors, the last five wickets going down for just 12 runs.
They needed them all as Lisburn, led by a first half century from Reinhardt Strydom and late resistance from Michael Glass reduced the target to 15 off the last over. They had only one wicket left, however, and Glass was stumped off Gary Kidd’s second ball.
Instonians captain Andrew White was man of the match in their Gallagher’s Challenge Cup victory against North Down, taking four wickets as the home side were skittled for 85 and the former Ireland international was there at the finish, seeing his side to a comfortable eight wickets victory.
CIYMS won the other all-Premiership tie, as Lisburn came out on the wrong side of another fighting display.
Defending just 158, they reduced the league champions to 106-6 but Chris Dougherty, who batted through the 40-over innings for 54, and Jacob Mulder (29) saw them home without further loss.