There were wins in the NCU Premiership on Sunday for Carrickfergus over Miuckamore, while Instonians edged out CSNI at Stormont.

Carrickfergus beat Muckamore by 35 runs
Carrickfergus 188/7 (40 overs: Alex Haggan 39, Ashwin Shetty 31, Michael Gilmour 31, Sam Gordon 22; Pavan Karthik 2-22, Jason vd Merwe 2-22)
Muckamore 153 (36.2 overs: Neil Gill 42, Ben Calitz 35; Ashwin Shetty 3-30, Ruan Haansbroek 3-31, CJ van der Walt 2-34)

After being put in to bat by Muckamore it took a 56 run partnership for the sixth wicket between Alex Haggan (39) and Ashwin Shetty (31) to lift Carrick to a respectable 188 in their reduced 40 overs - runs too for Michael Gilmour (31) and Sam Gordon (22).

Three wickets for Ashwin Shetty stalled the Muckamore chase including that of in-form Jason van der Merwe for only 2. A lot depended on Ben Calitz with 100 required off the second twenty overs and the required rate climbing. 

Calitz was bowled by young Alex Armstrong in his first over and it seemed only a matter of time before the Cowboys registered their first win of the campaign. 

But Neil Gill didn't make it easy for them with 5 fours and a six in a counter-attacking 42 against his former club. But it couldn't last and when he became Haasbroek's third victim all that was left was for skipper CJ van der Walt to take the final two wickets to seal a 35-run win.

CSNI lost to Instonians by 3 wickets
CSNI 146 (40.5 overs: Stuart Thompson 35, Harry Dyer 23; Ben Rose 4-24, Cian Robertson 3-32)
Instonians 147/7 (42.5 overs: Andrew White 63*, Cade Carmichael 26; James West 3-21, Colin Archibald 2-24, Matthew Foster 2-38) (Delayed start - Match reduced to 45 overs)

CSNI made little headway after being asked to bat first struggling to 87/4 at the half way stage with the top four all back in the pavilion. 

Cian Robertson with three wickets and Ben Rose four ensured that there would be no late heroics from the tail although there was a last wicket partnership of 27 between youngsters Luka and Marko Bates broken by Ben Walsh in his first and only over. 

Two early wickets for Matthew Foster when Instonians started their reply included skipper Nikolai Smith first ball. 

Andrew White and Cade Carmichael rebuilt with a partnership of 60, before Carmichael went for 26. 

White found a willing partner in young Adam Ly who played a vital role here with 14 off 49 balls in what looks like a match winning half century partnership. 

There was almost a twist in the tail as James West took two in an over ending Adam Ly's resistance and then having Sully Gould lbw second ball. There was a third wicket for West having Ben Rose caught first ball of his next but in the end Andrew White got his side across the line in the company of Cian Robertson. 

Adam Ly as much the hero as White in Inst's win as no doubt Whitey would acknowledge.