Luke Georgeson's unbeaten 75 propelled CSNI to victory over CIYMS in their LVS T20 clash at Stormont.

Georgeson, a New Zealand born Irish passport holder, showed his class with a fluent 75 not out from 64 balls, which included seven fours and two sixes.

Luke Georgeson

He shared an opening stand of 62 in 32 balls with Ross Adair, who clubbed 31 from 15 balls (4 fours, 2 sixes) which set the tone for the innings.

Although Saturday's hero Stuart Thompson (9) fell cheaply, there was little respite for the beleaguered Belmont attack, missing the potency of Irish international Mark Adair, playing as a batsman only.

Georgeson shared further stand of 55 and an unbroken 49 with Marc Ellison (28) and skipper Gary Wilson (27*) both of whom hit three fours and a six.

Georgeson acknowledges applause for his half century

A total of 189 for 3 was an imposing one, but given CIYMS' strength and firepower, the Stormont side knew they couldn't relax.

Georgeson and Thompson removed openers John Matchett and Chris Dougherty, while Matthew Foster accounted for the dangerous Adair to put their side in the ascendancy.

Jason van der Merwe, playing against his old team mates, counter-attacked, but after clearing the ropes three times in a hard-hit 48, before becoming the first of three wickets for Ben Mackey (3-19).

Ben Mackey

Ben Adair took 2 for 18, including debutant Graham Kennedy, who had a debut to forget, conceding 44 rusn in his four-overs spell,  and scoring just five - there will be better days ahead no doubt.

Skipper Nigel Jones (33*) brought the score to within 19 runs, but in truth the contest was all but over well before the end.

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