Closest game of the day was at Belmont where CIYMS lost a last over thriller to Waringstown by one run.

CIYMS went into the last over needing 8 runs with three wickets in hand and after losing Jacob Mulder to a run out Allen Coulter got it down to 3 required off 3. Koekemoer bowled a wide to Mark Best then with his next two deliveries bowled Best and last man Angus Farrell.

It had looked like all the world a home win as Chris Dougherty made 107 from 115 balls (10 fours, 4 sixes), sharing a 4th wicket stand of 128 in 23 overs with Tyron Koen (63).

However from 201 for 3 in the 40th, CIYMS fell just one run short.

Earlier, Greg Thompson's hard hit 64 from 47 balls (5 fours, 4 sixes), and a James McCollum half century (53) laid the platform for their 249 for 8 - Tian Koekomoer (34) and Adam Dennison (23) also in the runs.

Instonians 'old boy' James Shannon returned to Shaw's Bridge in North Down colours and posted the top score of 86 for his new side, an innings that included 8 maximums.

Shannon shared a 5th wicket stand of 71 with Liam Hayman, as the hosts recovered from the loss of Ally Shields to the second ball of the day to post 196.

Ani Chore made 31 at the top, while there were three wickets for Jamie Magee and two apiece for Andy White and Rob McKinley.

South African paceman Kerwin Mungroo was brought in to take top-order wickets and he certainly delivered with a five wicket haul that had the defending champions all out for 115.

Ruhan Pretorius capped a prolific week with another half century as Woodvale beat Carrickfergus at Middle Road. He top-scored with 70 from 76 balls (7 fours, 1 six) shepherding the lower order from a precarious 103 for 6 to 219 - three wickets for Alex Armstrong (3-27) and Prince Sharma (3-31).

Sam Gordon's 44 had the hosts in the game at 65 for 2, but four wickets for Ludwig Kaestner and three for Ronan Restieaux saw Carrickfergus bowled out for 135.

Jason van der Merwe's return to Muckamore colours was a successful one as the former Irish youth international top-scored with 60.

He shared an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 104 in 22 overs with Jamie Magowan (38*) after the Moylena side had been wobbling at 39 for 3 chasing 164 against Cliftonville Academy at the Castle Grounds - the three wickets falling to Andrew Forbes.

In the CA innings, there were starts for Adam Kelso (29), Kian Hilton (28), and Matty McCord (20), while there were wickets for Sam Magee (3-24), Raj Biswa (2-25), and Sathish Suresh (2-32) in a morale boosting victory for Muckamore.

Only two double figures scores in the Lisburn innings but when one of them is 138* it hardly matters!

Faiz Fazal carrying his bat throughout 11x4, 4x6 in his marathon effort. He shared a second wicket stand of 119 with Nigel Jones, who hit 7 fours in his 59.

There were four wickets for Jordan Neill (4-44) as Lisburn ended on 238 for 8.

The CSNI reply never got going with new signing Ryan Macbeth dismissing Neill in the first over on his way to 4 for 24.

Josh Manley was also among the early wickets as they reduced the hosts to 17/5.

There was only one double figure score in the CSNI innings, Ireland U19 player Harry Dyer who finished unbeaten on 29 (5 fours) - Extras second with 18 on a day to forget for the hosts with a 158-run loss.