In the NCU Challenge Cup, the Premier League sides made short work of their Section One opponents.

Donacloney Mill were rushed out for 47 by Lisburn with Mark Campbell (18) the only one to reach double figures.

Josh Manley was the destroyer in chief taking 6-29 and there were each a couple for David Simpson and Matthew Humphreys on a day when Boyd Rankin was not asked to turn his arm over.

Faiz Fazal (18) and Stuart Lightbody (21 not out) took only 8 overs to knock off the runs, Lisburn winning by 9 wickets.
Armagh fared little better at the hands of CSNI managing only 94, the innings lasting a mere 26 overs.
Ben Adair and Harry Dyer each with 3 wickets and Luke Georgeson with 2 for the Belfast side.

It was done and dusted by CSNI in double quick time - 11 overs was all it took, with Ross Adair hammering 53 in 23 balls with 8x4 and 2x6 as CSNI recorded an 8 wicket win.

The fans of Section One leaders Derriaghy were royally entertained as their talisman Craig Lewis flayed the Waringstown attack scoring 123 in just 88 balls - 8x4 and 13x6 in that effort.
His partnership with Chris Dempsey, who scored 46 added 124 for the third wicket and ensured that Waringstown would have to work for the win.

Graham Hume took 6-36 for the villagers amidst that Lewis carnage and it would be Hume again with 66 not out that would see the visitors home after a sparkling 92 off 65 balls from James McCollum had blunted the Derriaghy threat.

Waringstown, 6 wicket winners, getting home in only the 27th over.

At the Castle Grounds, North Down won the Toss and bowled out hosts Cliftonville Academy for 101.

With openers Neil Cahill and Max Burton gone with only 6 on the board it was left to Matty McCord (25) and David Reid (23) to try to ensure that there would be some sort of total to defend.
But there was no let up by the North Down seamers, Craig Young, Tom Mayes, Pater Davison, and Peter Eakin each taking 2 wickets.

Man of the Match Aniruddha Chore with 49 not out ensured that North Down eased home by 5 wickets.

At Belmont the only all Premier match up was a repeat of last week’s league meeting of CIYMS and Carrickfergus.
And the result was again, a win for hosts CIYMS.

CI were in all sorts of trouble at 64/5 but recovered to post 248/8 - Thanks to 72 from Graham Kennedy, and 55 from Jacob Mulder, the pair adding 131 for the 7th wicket.

So the momentum was with CI at the interval, and immediately afterwards skipper Nigel Jones rocked the visitors in his first over, taking the wickets of Parkhill and then Jacques Snyman, 1st ball, caught at slip by Mark Adair.
Adair bowled Jeremy Lawlor in the following over and at 7/3, with the two big guns gone the Cowboys were drinking in the last chance saloon.

Graeme McCarter’s 45 added a bit of respectability but the 122 run margin was still an emphatic one, as CI claimed the honours for the second week in a row.

At Moylena it was an all Section One clash, where League challengers Cregagh were the visitors.

Muckamore posted 226/6 thanks to 51 not out from Luke Allen and 44 from Jamie Magowan.
Adam McCormick and Charlie Shannon each picking up two wickets for Cregagh.

Unbeaten half centuries by Aaron Johnston (52) and Jonathan Moore (58) ensured the six wicket win for the visitors.

Instonians may be winless in the Premier League, but had no trouble in seeing off Ballymena by 8 wickets at Eaton Park.
Off spinner Ben Rose took 4-16 and slow left armer Cian Robertson 3-26 as Ballymena were bowled out for 91.

An Ollie Metcalfe blitz sealed the win inside 15 overs, as he finished the game 62 not out, with John Glass (2-28) taking the only Instonian wickets to fall.

Templepatrick must have been regretting their decision to bat at Ballygomartin Road as Woodvale quickly reduced them to 47/7.

However the home side took their foot off the pedal, forsook the pace attack that had brought them success, and inexplicably turned to spin.

Ross Bryans and Templepatrick skipper John Busby were then able to settle in and exploit the loose deliveries that came their way.
Bryans scored 50 and Busby 31, the pair adding 75 for the 8th wicket.
Between them they scored 81 of the 94 runs off the bat in the Templepatrick total of 128.
Woodvale conceding an unacceptable 34 extras that on another day would cost them dear.

No such extravagance for Aditya Adey whose 7 wickets for only 14 runs would rightfully earn him the Man of the Match Award.

No problems for the Woodvale openers as Harry Warke with 73 not out, and James Hall with an unbeaten 43, saw Woodvale into the next round draw with a maximum 10 wicket win.

CHALLENGE CUP - FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Lisburn beat Donacloney Mill by 9 wickets
Wallace Park, 3 July.
Donacloney Mill 47 (16.5 overs, J Manley 6-29, M Humphreys 2-7, D Simpson 2-9)
Lisburn 51-1 (7.5 overs)

Armagh lost to CSNI by 8 wickets
The Mall, 3 July.
Armagh 94 (26.0 overs, B Adair 3-17, H Dyer 3-25, L Georgeson 2-9)
CSNI 95-2 (11.0 overs, R Adair 53)

Derriaghy lost to Waringstown by 6 wickets
Queensway, 3 July.
Derriaghy 231 (39.1 overs, C Lewis 122, C Dempsey 46, G Hume 6-36)
Waringstown 233-4 (26.3 overs, J McCollum 92, G Hume 66*)

Ballymena lost to Instonians by 8 wickets
Eaton Park, 3 July.
Ballymena 91 (46.3 overs, B Rose 4-16, C Robertson 3-26)
Instonians 92-2 (14.2 overs, O Metcalfe 62*, J Glass 2-28)

CIYMS beat Carrickfergus by 122 runs
Belmont, 3 July.
CIYMS 248-8 (50.0 overs, G Kennedy 72, J Mulder 55, N Jones 36, J Snyman 2-42, G McCarter 2-49, NGill 2-54)
Carrickfergus 126 (G McCarter 45, N Jones 3-28, G Kennedy 2-24, J Mulder 2-31)

Cliftonville Academy lost to North Down by 5 wickets
Castle Grounds, 3 July.
Cliftonville Academy 101 (36.4 overs, M McCord 25, P Eakin 2-1, P Davison 2-24, C Young 2-25)
North Down 103-5 (26.5 overs, A Chore 49*, M Burton 2-26)

Woodvale beat Templepatrick by 10 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 3 July.
Templepatrick 128 (31.3 overs, R Bryans 50, J Busby 31*, A Adey 7-14, K Walsh 3-29)
Woodvale 130-0 (15.0 overs, H Warke 73*, J Hall 43*)

Muckamore lost to Cregagh by 6 wickets
Moylena, 3 July.
Muckamore 226-6 (50.0 overs, Luke Allen 51, J Magowan 44, J McClean 31, A McCormick 2-33, C Shannon 2-38)
Cregagh 228-4 (46.1 overs, A Johnston 55*, J Moore 58*, J Hunter 40, S Gordon 2-48)