Waringstown win battle of the villages
Malahide had first use of the pitch.Malahide batted slowly and made it 39 for 1 after 17 overs.Simon Harrison then picked up 2 wickets in two ball to reduce Malahide to 39 for 3 straight after the first drinks break.
Jim Govan dropped anchor and made a patient (24) departing in the 41st over. John Pryor took a different route and made a combative breezy high risk (27).
Ryan Sheedy made (23) in good style and Malahide stalwart Peter Saville made a aggressive (24) the partnership was worth 43 valuable runs to Malahide.
Malahide's innings closed at 156 for 9 off their 50 overs - about 60 runs below par.. Their cause was aided by some very poor fielding by Waringstown who dropped 3 very straight forward catches.
Pick of the bowlers was James hall with 4 for 22 and Simon Harrison who bowled his 10 overs straight through to end with a excellent 2 for 17. Gary Kidd also bowled a fine spell with little luck.
Waringstown set off in good style as the old firm of Kyle McCallan and James Hall putting on 51 for the first wicket. After drinks they found Malahide's Stephen Smith in determined mood. Smith removed McCallan and James Hall (36) in quick succession to put Waringstown at 68 for 2.
Smith whose blood was up now then removed Nelson stumped although it was fortunate as the ball struck keeper McAllister and cannoned back on to Nelsons stumps.
Andrew Cousins then set about the Malahide bowlers and made a quick fire (39),Cousins was removed by the returning Glenn Kirwan .
Kirwan picked up another 2 quick wickets and Govan also picked up 1. Waringstown were rocking at 152 for 7 but got home in 45.3 overs. Pick of the Malahide bowlers where Smith with 3 for 33 and Glenn Kirwan with 3 for 25.
Waringstown won by 3 wickets and will make the trip to the Hills in the next round.