John Matchett took three wickets and scored an unbeaten half century as CIYMS thumped Lisburn by eight wickets in their T20 Cup clash at Wallace Park on Friday night.

Among his victims were Lisburn skipper Adam Berry, who top-scored with a hard-hit 64 from 52 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes), and Chris Burns (32), the duo shared a fourth wicket stand of 70.

Lisburn had been rocked by early wickets, with Indian professional Faiz Fazal dismissed by converted left-arm spinner Graham Kennedy (2-25).

A home side total of 131 for 8 was always unlikely to challenge the Belmont side, especially without frontline bowlers Boyd Rankin and Josh Manley.

Matchett went on the attack from the outset, hitting 8 fours and a six in an unbeaten 54 frim just 33 balls in the most routine of chases.

He shared an opening stand of 57 with Chris Dougherty (25), while Mark Adair (17) came and went in an entertaining nine-ball cameo that included two sixes.

Jason van der Merwe hit four boundaries in an undefeated 26, as he and Matchett shared an unbroken 56-run partnership that sealed an eight-wicket win with 5.1 overs remaining.

CIYMS are back in action today (SAT) as they entertain North Down at Belmont, while Lisburn are away at Instonians.

In the other T20 Cup matches, Carrick take on leaders CSNI at Middle Road, while at the bottom Woodvale and Waringstown will both be looking for their first win of the campaign.