Only one senior game beat the weather in the NCU, Instonians claiming the points with a close four wicket DLS win over CSNI at Stormont.

There was immediate success for Instonians who has asked the home side to bat first, as Ross Adair went without scoring in the second over, Ryan Hunter following in the third again without troubling the scorers.

Luke Georgeson with 50 held things together as he added 89 with Stuart Thompson. Thompson would go on to score 97 (9x4, 2x6), the last CSNI wicket to fall with the total on 221.

Ben Rose, not for the first time this season the most successful Instonian bowler, his three wickets costing 49 runs, while there were two wickets each for Cade Carmichael and James Magee.

A rain interruption reduced the Instonian reply to forty overs with a DLS target of 186 for the victory. Ollie Metcalfe started brightly as ever, but it took an unbeaten 77 from Shane Getkate to get Instonians across the line with four balls and four wickets to spare.

Instonians move to 16 points and join the ‘3-Cs’ in mid table.

A herculean effort by the Bangor ground staff ensured that conditions were near perfect for the Intermediate Cup Final clash between Woodvale II and CIYMS III.

Woodvale captain Lee Boobyer gets cup from Peter McMorran

Bangor’s efforts were rewarded with an uninterrupted match that saw Woodvale lift the Cup, hurrying to an emphatic six wicket win.

CIYMS opener Alan McGonigle scored 38 but it was former Ireland International Neil Carson who showed that he still had a taste for runs as he scored an unbeaten 66 as CIYMS totalled 174/8 in their allotted 40 overs.

Woodvale bowlers, Johnny Burnside, Ricky McBride and Philip Stewart each claiming two wickets.

Man of the Match Zarar Khan

The Woodvale openers Zarar Khan (66) and Wayne Horwood (29) rattled up a century for the first wicket but both were out with the score at 101.

New batsman Michael Warke (50) took over and along with skipper Lee Boobyer added 73 to tie the scores at 174.

Woodvale then lost a further two wickets without addition, Boobyer was run out and Warke skied a catch in search of the winning run before the win was achieved and the celebrations could begin.

Intermediate Cup winners Woodvale II's

PREMIER LEAGUE

CSNI lost to Instonians by 4 wickets Stormont, 7 August.

CSNI 221 (48.4 overs: S Thompson 97, L Georgeson 50; B Rose 3-49, C Carmichael 2-24, J Magee 2-47)

Instonians 186-6 (39.2 overs: S Getkate 77*, O Metcalfe 31; M Foster 2-32, B White 2-46) DLS Method: par score 185 in 40 overs.

INTERMEDIATE CUP FINAL

Woodvale II beat CIYMS III by 6 wickets Bangor, 7 August

CIYMS III 174-8 (40 overs: A McGonigle 38, N Carson 66*; R McBride 2-31, J Burnside 2-24, P Stewart 2-45)

Woodvale II 175-4 (22.3 overs: Z Khan 66, M Warke 50, W Horwood 29; T Adams 3-48)