Barry Chambers (CricketEurope)
CIYMS got their first win of the season with an emphatic 102-run win against Instonians.
John Matchett top scored with an unbeaten 82 from just 54 balls, which included 6 fours and 5 sixes as they piled on the runs – making 212 for 2 in their 20 overs.
There was great support from Irish international Mark Adair who clubbed 66 off 37 balls – 6 sixes and 5 fours, while Jason van der Merwe chipped in with 40 not out off 23 balls, 4 fours and 2 sixes.
That always looked way beyond the reach of Instonians, and so it proved as they were bowled out for 110 in the 18th over. Andrew White top scoring with 25. The wickets were shared with two each for Trevor Britton, James Cameron Dow, David Robinson and Graham Kennedy.
North Down skipper Ally Shields top scored with 86 as they beat Waringstown by 33 runs at Comber. Shields dominated an opening stand with Paul Stirling – you won’t see many doing that to the free scoring Irish international.
The pair put on 96 of which Stirling made 37. Sri Lankan professional Gayan Maneeshan became Lee Nelson’s second victim three balls later, but Shields and Peter Eakin added 79 as North Down ended on 175 for 3 – Eakin making 44.
Waringstown in reply could only manage 142 for 7 – James McCollum top scoring with 44 and Graham Hume making 32. Two wickets apiece for Craig Young, Carl Robinson and Peter Davison.
CSNI top the table after they beat Lisburn by 35 runs in a ten-over game. Luke Georgeson with 60 and Ross Adair 47 as the pair both hit 3 sixes in an opening stand of 105.
The Stormont side’s 124 for 3 was beyond Lisburn who ended on 89 for 5. Two wickets each for Ben White and Ben Adair.
It was a good 24 hours for Carrick and their overseas professional Jacques Snyman. He followed up Friday night’s century against Lisburn with 63 from just 21 balls as Carrickfergus posted 147 for 5 in a 12 over game at Woodvale.
Snyman cleared the ropes 7 times in a remarkable knock, and was given good support by Jeremy Lawlor who made 31 not out. Ruhan Pretorius and Paul Robinson two wickets each.
Woodvale’s reply never got going as they fell 68 runs adrift – two wickets apiece for Neil Gill and Alex Haggan. Quite a weekend then for Jacques Snyman.