NCU Senior League roundup
With North Down sitting out the weekend due to Waringstown's involvement in the Irish Senior Cup Final, CIYMS took the chance to move clear at the top of the table.
While at the bottom the basement battle between Instonians and Muckamore was postponed due to a wet square.
The Muckamore Instonians clash may have been the most anticipated fixture of the weekend but in the end it turned out to be a damp squib.
Play was ruled out due to a 'damp square' and with the suggestion of moving straight to a Match 2 scenario on the 'mat' being declined by the hosts the 'eight pointer' will be decided another day.
Struggling Lisburn were hoping that this weekend's double header would see them put a little daylight between them and the bottom two but it was not to be.
On Friday CSNI totalled 195-7 in a 35 over game with Marc Ellison (75*) and André Malan (58) providing the runs while Michael Glass with 4-27 was best for the bowling side.
Malan then rocked the visitors with a 4-32 burst and Lisburn finished 84 runs short, bowed out for 111 in the 28th over.
No better luck at home for Lisburn on Saturday as they went down to Carrickfergus by 7 wickets.
Only Reinhardt Strydom with 50 offered any resistance to the spin of Eagleson (4-15) and van der Walt (2-32).
Lisburn couldn't cash in on the early wickets of Gilmour, Parkhill and Snyman as CJ van der Walt (65*) and Jamie Holmes (61*) added an unbeaten 128 to see the Cowboys home by 7 wickets in the 32nd over.
A Malan century and 93 from Gary Wilson was not enough to hold back the CIYMS tide as firstly opener John Matchett rattled up 85 and Obus Pienaar weighed in with exactly 100 in partnerships of 108 with Matchett and then of 83 with Mark Adair who scored a run-a-ball 32*.
CI across the line by 7 wickets and eight overs to spare a result that sees them move four points clear of North Down who sat out the weekend.
One win clear and with a game in hand CI remain strong favourites to claim the title which will surely be decided before the top two's scheduled 'match 2' clash on September 8th.
Bangor's win in the North Down Derby relegates Holywood while Woodvale's win at home to Derriaghy means that only Cregagh can now catch them at the top.
Woodvale struggled against the spin of Wayne Hughes (3-15), Curtis Moorhead (3-24) and Ross Bailey (2-20) battling to a very modest 105 at Ballygomartin Road however with the pace and movement of left-arm seamer Stephen Bunting (6-25) they managed an at times unlikely 27 run victory. Curtis Moorhead with 42 the only batsman to show any resistance as 6 collected 'ducks' and a seventh just a single.
Bangor's 130 was 52 too many for Holywood for whom defeat means relegation to Section 2 for next season.
Andy Haire (35*) with almost half their total as Andrew Nixon with 5-18 ensured the win.
Bangor now face an uncomfortable wait until the weekend of the 7/8 September to play their final two games - while in the interim Downpatrick will have the chance to pass the Bangor points total and climb out of the second relegation place.
A Dandekar century was required for Donacloney Mill to lower the Cregagh colours as 'Cloney Mill chased down their 185, Jay Hunter top scoring with 55. For 'Cloney Mill Tim McClure taking 4-36 and Jonathan Stevenson 3-16.
Downpatrick's win over Templepatrick was a do-or-die affair. Defeat would have seen them relegated but their 6 wicket win means that they are still hanging in there with two wins needed to overtake Bangor who would then need to win one of their final two games to survive and send the Down men down.
ROBINSON SERVICES PREMIER LEAGUE:
CIYMS beat CSNI by 7 wickets, Belmont, 24 August.
CSNI 246-5 (50.0 overs, A Malan 106 , G Wilson 93, J Cameron-Dow 3-28)
CIYMS 248-3 (42.0 overs, O Pienaar 100, J Matchett 85, A Cowden 2-54)
Lisburn lost to Carrickfergus by 7 wickets, Wallace Park, 24 August.
Lisburn 165 (50.0 overs, R Strydom 50, M Berry 26 , R Eagleson 4-15 , CJ van der Walt 2-32, A Haggan 2-34)
Carrickfergus 167-3 (31.5 overs, J Holmes 61*, CJ van der Walt 65*, D Simpson 2-37)
CSNI beat Lisburn by 84 runs, Stormont, 23 August.
CSNI 195-7 (35.0 overs, M Ellison 75*, A Malan 58, M Glass 4-27)
Lisburn 111 (27.5 overs, R Simpson 26, A Malan 4-32, B Adair 2-15, J Kennedy 2-9)
Downpatrick v Templepatrick
Templepatrick 98 (M Gartland 4-6, R Boultwood 3-23, R Smyth 2-14)
Downpatrick 99-4 (J Wade 47; D McFadden 2-9)
Downpatrick won by 6 wickets
Woodvale v Derriaghy
Woodvale 105 (W Horwood 23, D Boyce 21; W Hughes 3-15, C Moorhead 3-24, R Bailey 2-20)
Derriaghy 78 (C Moorhead 42; S Bunting 6-25, F Saeed 3-25)
Woodvale won by 27 runs
Donaghcloney Mill v Cregagh
Cregagh 185 (J Hunter 55, M Johnston 23; T McCLure 4-36, J Stevenson 3-16)
Donaghcloney Mill 190-3 (A Dandekar 101 not out, S Warren 49)
Donaghcloney Mill won by 7 wickets
Holywood v Bangor
Bangor 130 (C Burns 36, J Patterson 23; A Haire 3-18, J Chrishop 2-13, R Adair 2-35)
Holywood 78 (A Haire 35 not out; A Nixon 5-18, J Patterson 2-13)
Bangor won by 52 runs.
Ballymena v Armagh
Armagh 164-7 (N Gelston 39, R Karanjkar 34, U Azhar 32; J Glass 2-20, M Glass 2-30)
Ballymena 88 (J Glass 46; N Gelston 3-15, R Karanjkar 3-29, H Doyle 2-11, A Smyth 2-15)
Armagh won by 76 runs