Jason van der Merwe starred as CIYMS won their group in the European Cricket league to qualify for Championship week.

The powerful opener had been in prolific form in Saturday's two wins over Cluj and Oslo, hitting a combined 23 sixes as he got out twice in the 90's in convincing victories.

The Belfast side beat Cluj again on Sunday morning to seal a final berth at the first attempt - runs for Allen Coulter (39) and Max Burton (35) in a 12-run win.

It was to be Cluj again who CIYMS would meet in the decider, and it was a case once again of Van being the Man, as the former Irish youth international hit seven sixes in his unbeaten 61 as they chased 121 to win by seven wickets with an over to spare.

CIYMS are one of seven teams that will participate in Championship week, alongside Brescia of Italy, Hornchurch of England, Jersey's Old Victorians, French outfit Dreux, Scottish team Forfarshire, and Pak-I-Care of Spain.