Lisburn's unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a shattering halt at The Lawn as defending champions Waringstown romped to an emphatic 141-run victory.

The morning joint leaders reduced the Villagers to 64 for four in the 22nd over but that was as good as it got for Lisburn — and, indeed, incredibly they already had enough runs on the board because only one visiting batsman reached double figures as they were bowled out for 61.

Professional Faiz Fazal had carried his bat, scoring 234 runs in Lisburn’s first three matches, and the big question was would anyone else be able to step up to the plate if he failed. The answer was a resounding no after Graham Hume claimed the prize wicket in the third over, for just two.

Only Glenn Halliday, who faced 73 balls, held up Waringstown’s victory procession with runs virtually impossible to come by as well in their innings which lasted into the 33rd over.

Home professional Jamie Gibson enjoyed a fine all-round display, top scoring with 43 and then taking four wickets, while Ross Allen had figures of two for 14 in his 10 overs.

North Down and CIYMS are the new joint leaders, after recording contrasting victories yesterday.

CI piled up the highest total, 315 for six, with centuries for brothers Ross and Mark Adair, with the Northern Knights skipper, who missed Thursday’s victory over North West Warriors with Covid, showing no ill-effects to outscore his younger sibling in both runs and speed.

While Ross scored 101 off 111 balls, with 12 fours and three sixes, Mark needed only 89 balls to hit 107, with one fewer maximum hit. Their third-wicket stand was 151 in 24 overs and there was time for CI to add 91 from the last 13 overs.

Mark then followed up with two wickets in his first over and Jacob Mulder picked up five to wrap up a 152-run win.

By contrast, North Down looked down and out at 53 for six chasing Carrickfergus’ 146 but professional Neil Brand finished 80 not out and Stuart Nelson, although scoring only 26, faced just as many balls as the South African (104) in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 95 to win the game with 33 balls to spare.

Elsewhere, new Civil Service North professional Troy Johnson announced his arrival in style with 67 runs and seven wickets for 13 as Cliftonville Academy were beaten by 192 runs, and there was more pain for Cregagh as they lost by 97 runs against Woodvale.

Also deserving of a mention is Downpatrick professional Estiaan Schoenfeldt who hit 222 not out with his second century coming in 32 balls and his fourth 50 from 11, in their Section Two game against Dunmurry.