There were Premiership wins for Waringstown, Lisburn, CSNI, Muckamore and Cliftonville Academy.

Waringstown beat Instonians by 8 wickets
Instonians 278/5 (50 overs: Cade Carmichael 100, Rob McKinley 85, Andrew White 27*, Ollie Metcalfe 22; Greg Thompson 2-43, Josh Froggatt 2-52)
Waringstown 280/2 (44 overs: Adam Dennison 150*, Morgan Topping 63*, Sam Topping 32, James McCollum 22; Andrew White 2-33)

Adam Dennison scored 150 sharing a 3rd wicket stand of 156 with Morgan Topping (CricketEurope)
Adam Dennison scored a magnificent unbeaten 150 as Waringstown made light work of what looked a challenging target of 279 set by Instonians. The 27 year-old hit 20 boundaries in his superb knock, laying the platform with an opening stand of 96 in 16 overs with Sam Topping (32). James McCollum made 22, before a match winning winning partnership of 156 for the third wicket between Dennison and Morgan Topping, whose unbeaten 63 included 7 fours and a six. Earlier Cade Carmichael had made exactly 100 (7 fours, 2 sixes), reaching the landmark in the final over before being run out. He added 104 for the third wicket with Robert McKinley, who stroked seven boundaries in his 85 as the Shaw's Bridge side posted 278 for 5 - it wasn't enough as Waringstown romped home with six overs to spare.

CIYMS lost to Cliftonville Academy by 6 wickets
CIYMS 211/9 (50 overs: Max Burton 51, Allen Coulter 43, Chris Dougherty 41, Bamanye Xenxe 34*, Adam Heasley 23; Jared Wilson 2-34, Matty McCord 2-41, Ben Kane 2-49)
Cliftonville Academy 212/4 (45.3 overs: Kian Hilton 67, Abhishek Raut 55*, Varun Chopra 35*, Jared Wilson 21; Tyron Koen 2-16, Carson McCullough 2-43)

CIYMS.find themselves in the unusual position at the foot of the table after a six wicket loss at home to CIYMS. Max Burton top-scored with 51 against his old club, while there were runs too for Allen Coulter (43), Chris Dougherty and Bamanye Xenxe (34*). Irish U19 international Kian Hilton raced out of the traps with a blsitering 54-ball 67 (11 fours, 2 sixes) and the win was sealed by an unbroken 5th wicket partnership of 98 between professional Abhishek Raut (55*) and Varun Chopra (35*), clinching a comfortable six-wicket win in the 46th over.

Lisburn beat Woodvale by 3 wickets
Woodvale 284/4 (50 overs: Ludwig Kaestner 134*, Ronan Restieaux 57, Ruhan Pretorius 30, James Rose 29*; Faiz Fazal 2-46)
Lisburn 285/7 (49.4 overs: Nigel Jones 88, James Hunter 79*, Josh Manley 29, David Miller 22*; Ronan Restieaux 4-70, Carl Robinson 2-36)

Woodvale lost for the first time in the Premiership, missing out on the chance to extend their lead at the top away at Lisburn, who moved into second place thanks to a superb chase of a tough 285-run target. Ludwig Kaestner's brilliant 134 not out from 130 balls (12 fours, 4 sixes) led the Ballygomartin side to 284 for 4, sharing stands of 98 in 18 overs with Ronan Restieaux (57), and a further 95 in the last ten with James Rose who scored a run-a-ball 29. The home side looked in a little trouble at 204 for 6 in the 41st over, despite a fine 88 from Nigel Jones (8 fours, 1 six). However, James Hunter was the hero of the hour, a she thumped 6 sixes and 4 fours in a superb undefeated 79 from just 58 balls, adding 76 in 46 balls for the 7th wicket with Josh Manley (29) to get the Wallace Park side almost to the finishing line - Ryan Macbeth applying the coup de grace with two balls left. A game you feel that Woodvale will reflect back on and Lisburn will use as a launching pad even at this early stage of the season.

Carrickfergus lost to CSNI by 4 wickets
Carrickfergus 235 (49.4 overs: CJ van der Walt 67, Sam Gordon 46, Alex Haggan 32, Michael Gilmour 21; Colin Archibald 4-49, Adam Leckey 3-47, Matthew Foster 2-26)
CSNI 238/6 (47 overs: Marc Ellison 70, Adam Leckey 58*, James Kennedy 48*; Alex Haggan 3-42, Prince Sharma 2-52)

CSNI were another side who chased to win - all five sides did so in the Premiership. Carrickfergus made 235 thanks to a fine half century from skipper CJ van der Walt, and runs from Sam Gordon (46) and Alex Haggan (32). Colin Archibald picke dup four wickets, with three for teenager Adam Leckey, and two for Ireland-contracted Matthew Foster. A feature of the game was five catches for young wicket-keeper Marko Bates. Marc Ellison (70) held together the CSNI chase in the early stages, but Alex Haggan (3-42) and Prince Sharma (2-52) looked to be winning the game for the Middle Road side as the Stormont side slipped to 132 for 6 in the 33rd over. But, yet again it was a lower order stand that won the day, with Adam Leckey and the experienced James Kennedy adding a match winning 101 for the 7th wicket, Leckey collecting a half century before a Kennedy boundary sealed a four wicket win with three overs remaining.

Muckamore beat North Down by 3 wickets
North Down 188/9 (50 overs: Stephen Saul 50, Kerwin Mungroo 22, Ryan Haire 21; Curtis Moorhead 2-33, Neil Gill 2-35)
Muckamore 189/7 (45,3 overs: Mark Gleghorne 59, Luke Allen 42, Neil Gill 24*; Kerwin Mungroo 2-24, Josh Corbett 2-30)

Muckamore skipper Neil Gill and Luke Allen were the match winners for the Moylena side as they chased 189 to beat North Down. It was another 7th wicket partnership that proved decisive as Allen hit 42 and Gill 24 not out as they took their side from a precarious 115 for 6 to the brink of victory with a stand of 70, eventually sealing a 3-wicket win in the 46th over. Earlier, Stephen Saul's half century was the best of the Comber side's 188 for 9, with two wickets apiece for Neil Gill and Curtis Moorhead in a disciplined bowling effort that ultimately laid the foundations for the win.