IT’S a date at The Lawn on Saturday for CIYMS as the Robinson Services Premier League champions continue what appears to be a relentless surge towards a second successive title.

They may yet need to win four of their remaining five games depending on how closest pursuers North Down get on in the next couple of weekends but apart from the visit to Comber for a 20-over Match 2 on Sunday week, tomorrow’s game against Waringstown would appear to be their toughest.

Waringstown captain Greg Thompson insisted last week, after the disappointment of the Irish Cup final defeat to Pembroke, that he was keen to finish the league season on a high, but whether it will be good enough to stop an increasingly confident and commanding CI side which has already won at The Lawn in the NCU T20 final, must be doubtful.

The battle to stay in the Premier League is set to go to the wire with just four points between Muckamore (on eight points with four games to play), Instonians (8 and six) and Lisburn (12 and three) with the latter two meeting in a crunch 20-over game at Moylena on Sunday.