It was CI’s spin twins James Cameron-Dow and Trevor Britton with four wickets each that laid the foundation for another win that sees the Belmont side maintain their lead in the table.

North Down stay hard on their heels with a six wicket win over Waringstown who slip twelve points behind the leaders while having played a game more.

Carrickfergus join Lisburn on twelve points after beating them today while in the basement match there was much relief for Instonians who simply could not afford to lose an eight-pointer against Muckamore.

At Stormont the home side could only muster 85 as James Cameron-Dow (4-10) and Trevor Britton (4-18) wreaked havoc and with Chris Dougherty (31*) and Jason vd Merwe (31) leading the chase it was all over in the 21st over.

Adam Dennison (88) seems to enjoy playing at Comber and with James Hall (44) seemed to have set Waringstown on the way to reasonable total but with Hall gone there were no further partnerships and the innings fell away as batsmen came and went with little effect on the total.
It was Ruhan Pretorius and Peter Eakin with 3-25 and 2-33 respectively who took the wickets for the home side.
And it was the same duo who led the chase as well Eakin with 82, Pretorius with 55 while Ally Shields scored 44 in the six wicket victory, achieved with six overs to spare.

Lisburn came up under par at Middle Road where they were bowled out for only 140, Richard Hood (3-18) and Ashwin Shetty (3-32) doing the damage.
In the Carrickfergus reply Jamie Holmes (53) ensured that the loss of Jacques Snyman lbw first ball didn’t stop the home side winning by 4 wickets and easing themselves eight points clear of the bottom two.

It was a must win game for Instonians against visitors Muckamore and just as they did against Waringstown in the Cup Murray Commins (91) and Nikolai Smith (55) scored the runs that meant it was always going to be a tough chase for the visitors.

In the event Muckamore offered little resistance collapsing to 71-9 Khartik Rajevula who injured his hand in the field opting not to bat making it a 171 run win for the home side.


Carrickfergus beat Lisburn by 4 wickets, Middle Road, 13 July.
Lisburn 140 (46.0 overs: Faiz Fazal 28, R Hood 3-18, A Shetty 3-32)
Carrickfergus 144-6 (39.3 overs: J Holmes 53, I Parkhill 25; C Atkinson 2-17, D Simpson 2-27)

CSNI (0) lost to CIYMS by 7 wickets, Stormont, 13 July.
CSNI 85 (34.5 overs: J Cameron-Dow 4-10, T Britton 4-18 )
CIYMS 89-3 (20.2 overs: C Dougherty 31*, J vd Merwe 31)

North Down beat Waringstown by 6 wickets, The Green, 13 July.
Waringstown 206-9 (50.0 overs: A Dennison 88, J Hall 44, R Pretorius 3-25, P Eakin 2-33)
North Down 207-4 (44.0 overs: P Eakin 82, R Pretorius 55, A Shields 44)

Instonians beat Muckamore by 171 runs, Shaw’s Bridge, 13 July.
Instonians 242-7 (50.0 overs: M Commins 91, Nikolai Smith 83, O Metcalfe 31, K Rajevelu 4-34)
Muckamore 71-9 (30.4 overs: B Rose 2-6, R McKinley 2-16, J Manley 2-19)