The bat dominated the ball in the penultimate round of NCU Premier matches with wins for Waringstown, North Down, Lisburn and Woodvale.

Waringstown were presented with the league trophy before their game at Carrick, and it looked as if they already had their minds on the beach as they allowed the home side to pile on the runs.

The former Glamorgan pair of Jeremy Lawlor and Connor Brown shared a second wicket stand of 180 as Carrick scored 269 for 8.

Lawlor hit 11 fours and 8 sixes in a brilliant 142, while Brown, a stand-in for Jacques Snyman, hit 8 fours and cleared the ropes twice in his 79.

James Mitchell (4-38) and Graham Hume (2-46) were the pick of the Lawn attack.

In the chase, skipper Lee Nelson picked up where he left off at Belmont last week as he plundered the home side's bowling.

'Nelly' hit 17 fours and 4 sixes in a superb 135, adding 125 for the third wicket with Morgan Topping (62) after he had earlier laid a solid foundation at 115 for 2 with runs for Adam Dennison (32) and Marcus McClean (23).

The six-wicket win was achieved in the 45th over.

Faiz Fazal took his season tally to 1000 runs as he hit an unbeaten 158 as Lisburn thumped Instonians.

The Indian international stroked 14 fours and hit 7 sixes in his 143-ball knock, sharing an opening stand of 130 with Jonathan Waite (67) as the Wallace Park side posted 316 for 5.

The Inst reply saw them slump from 41 for 0 to 95 all out - four wickets for Josh Manley, and two apiece for Boyd Rankin, Mark Berry and Matthew Humphreys in the 221-run win.

No doubt about the Man-of-the-Match in the clash between Woodvale and CSNI.

Ruhan Pretorius hit 162 and took five wickets as they won by 84 runs.

Pretorius hit 10 sixes and 5 fours in his 135-ball knock, sharing  second wicket partnership of 168 with Harry Warke (81), and adding a further 98 for the third wicket Aditya Adey (45) in a Woodvale total of 323 for 6.

CSNI made a fist of the chase, but batsmen got in and out when set - Ross Adair (41), Luke Georgeson and Corin Goodall 35 apiece, while teenagers Ryan Hunter (34) and Harry Dyer (24) impressed as the Stormont side made 239.

Pretorius (5-22) and James Hall (3-47) were the pick of the attack.

North Down beat CIYMS to ensure second place in the table.

Chris Dougherty (92) and Jason van der Merwe (52) both made half centuries as CIYMS scored 251 - four wickets for Tom Mayes (4-41).

North Down though took advantage of the fast outfield and good track to win by four wickers.

Ani Chore (83) passed the 1000 run season milestone too, as he and Peter Eakin (71) shared a stand of 141 for the third wicket in the relatively easy win - runs too for Gayan Maneeshan (42).