ADAM DENNISON scored a magnificent unbeaten 150 as Waringstown made light work of chasing what looked a challenging 278 by Instonians. The 27-year-old struck 20 boundaries in his match-winning innings, his eighth senior hundred for the club.

He and Sam Topping laid the platform with an opening stand of 96 in 16 overs, before the teenager - who is on the books of English county Sussex – fell to Andy White for 32. James McCollum made a breezy 22, but the home side were always in control of the chase with Dennison imperious. He and Morgan Topping – who hit seven fours and a six in his unbeaten 63 - delighted the home support with an unbroken third wicket partnership of 156, as they cantered to the eight wickets win with six overs to spare.

Earlier, Cade Carmichael had top-scored with exactly a hundred for the Shaw’s Bridge side, adding 104 with Robert McKinley for the third wicket.

Woodvale missed out on a glorious chance to open up a wide gap at the top when they were beaten in a high scoring game at Lisburn. Ludwig Kaestner hit 12 fours and four sixes in an unbeaten 134, sharing partnerships of 98 in 18 overs with Ronan Restieaux, who hit 57, and 95 in the last ten overs with James Rose, who made a run-a-ball 29 in their total of 284 for 4.

Lisburn looked in trouble at 204 for 6 in the 41st over of the reply despite 88 from Nigel Jones, but they were rescued by a remarkable innings from James Hunter, who cleared the ropes six times in his 58-ball unbeaten 79, sharing a match winning seventh wicket stand of 76 in 46 balls with Josh Manley. Although Manley fell with the finishing line in sight, Ryan Macbeth struck the winning run with two balls left.

CSNI pulled off another remarkable chase as half centuries from Adam Leckey and James Kennedy saw them recover from 132 for 6 to chase 235 and defeat Carrickfergus, while Luke Allen and Neil Gill’s seventh wicket heroics helped Muckamore overcome North Down. CIYMS are in trouble at the foot of the table after they lost to Cliftonville Academy thanks to half centuries from Kian Hilton and Abhishek Raut.

Meanwhile in the North West, there was no shortage of drama either with Donemana gaining the outright lead in the Premiership thanks to last over heroics from Irish international Andy McBrine. Needing 13, McBrine struck the first and fifth balls over the ropes to seal a two-wicket win over Ardmore.

Bready needed 16 from the last two overs with four wickets left in their home clash with Eglinton, but were left to rue the sight of Mark Averill who took three wickets and a run out as they fell short by 14 runs, while Brigade lost to Newbuildings by 42 runs, with Ross Dougherty hitting 87, and a combined seven wickets for Ross Hunter and Lewis Campbell. Stephen Hutchinson’s 72 helped Coleraine to a vital win at Killyclooney.