CIYMS sit alone at the top of the Premier League table following their 87 win demolition of struggling Carrickfergus.

It was a dominant display from CIYMS who rattled up the highest score in the league to date with 166 against Carrick who now share bottom spot with Lisburn both winless after three games.

Sixty six of their runs came in sixes as first Jacob Mulder (3x6, 1x4) in his 30 and late on David Miller (3x6, 1x4) in his 11 ball 30 run blitz took the game away from the home side.

When Allen Coulter induced George Munsey to edge to Nigel Jones at slip off the third ball of the Carrick reply one sensed that the game was already in the bag. A typical aggressive 32 in only 14 balls (3x6, 3x4) from skipper Gilmour was as good as it got for the home side with only Michael Armstrong down the order chipping in with 22.

Trevor Britton with a miserly 3-6 and John Matchett with 2-2 from his 4 deliveries cleaned up the tail but it was Allen Coulter who was the cutting edge of the attack his 3 wickets, Munsey, Gilmour and Haggan sealing Carrick’s fate.

In Comber the home side still awaiting the return of Craig Young and Paul Stirling from the Irish squad in Southampton blew away visitors Instonians by 6 wickets.

Ryan Haire took four wickets with Ruhan Pretorius and Peter Davison claiming two each in the Instonians total of 77.

Ally Shields led the way to victory with an unbeaten 31 for the win with three overs to spare.

At Stormont Ross Adair’s run-fest came to an end but his opening partner Marc Ellison with an unbeaten 79 that ensured CSNI set a formidable total for strugglers Lisburn.
Skipper James Kennedy scored 40 in the 154/4 total and had an easy ride as McCarter, Foster and Adair with two wickets apiece ensured that the Lisburn challenge never materialised despite the best efforts of Robert Rankin (43) and young newcomer Matthew Humphreys (24), the visitors finishing 54 runs short when their overs ran out.

The headline earlier in the week might have been “Woodvale flying high’ but it was back to earth with a bump as they ran came up against a ruthless Waringstown side determined to put that first week loss to Instonians behind them.

Only a late surge in a battling innings of 32 not out from Paul Robinson saw Woodvale reach 69/8 having elected to bat first on winning the toss.
The pace of James Mitchell claimed 4-15 and with Gary Kidd taking 2-12 the shackles were on Woodvale right from the start.
The only Waringstown wicket to fall was that of Adam Dennison run out by a deflected drive by opening partner James Hall.
That brought the returning Morgan Topping to the crease and in partnership with James Hall ended the game in the thirteenth over. A nine wicket margin for the visitors with Hall finishing 26 not out and Topping 24 not out.

PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS:

At Middle Road Carrickfergus lost to CIYMS by 87 runs
CIYMS 166-8: 20 overs (C Dougherty 32, D Miller 30, J vd Merwe 29, J Mulder 28; R Eagleson 4-20, L Johnston 2-17)
Carrickfergus 79: 14.4 overs (M Gilmour 32, M Armstrong 22; T Britton 3-6, A Coulter 3-29, J Matchett 2-2)

At Stormont CSNI beat Lisburn by 54 runs
CSNI 154-4 (M Ellison 79*, J Kennedy 40; S Lightbody 2-19)
Lisburn 100-9 (R Rankin 43, M Humphreys 24; M Foster 2-19, G McCarter 2-20, R Adair 2-26)

At The Green North Down beat Instonians by 6 wickets
Instonians 77: 17.2 overs (R Haire 4-20, R Pretorius 2-10, P Davison 2-16)
North Down 80-4: 16.5 overs (A Shields 31*; S Getkate 2-15)

At Ballygomartin Road Woodvale lost to Waringstown by 9 wickets Woodvale 69-8: (P Robinson 32*; J Mitchell 4-15, G Kidd 2-12)
Waringstown 72-1: 12.1 overs (J Hall 26*, M Topping 24*)