Double joy for Villagers
Waringstown continued their fine recent form with another two wins at the weekend.
Firstly on Saturday and after a much delayed start at home to North Down a 25 over match was started just after 4:30pm.
Visitors North Down batted first and totaled 207-3 with Phil Eaglestone 1-30, Gary Kidd 1-41 and Kyle McCallan 1-37 the Waringstown wicket takers.
In reply Waringstown openers Adam Dennison and James Hall set up a great platform by punishing the visitors bowling to all parts of The Lawn in an opening stand of 120.
Hall departed for an excellent 75 and Dennison soon after one shy of his 50. The home side lost Greg Thompson (11) and Shaheen Khan (16) but former captain Lee Nelson’s 27 not out in the gloomy evening saw his side home to victory with 4 balls to spare with Marcus McClean 9 not out as Waringstown remain top of the Premier League.
On Sunday Dublin YMCA were the visitors to The Lawn for the second round of the Irish Cup.
YMCA batted first and were bundled out for just 80 and the Waringstown opening seam pair of Phil Eaglestone (3-16) on his 36th Birthday and Shaheen Khan (3-21) ripped through there top order.
While Gary Kidd picked up one wicket while conceding just 12 runs from his 10 overs.
In reply Waringstown lost Hall for no score, Dennison (19) and Nelson (9) but James McCollum saw his side home with 38 not out.
In Monday evenings Challenge Cup semi final draw Waringstown have been drawn away to CIYMS on Sat 30th June.
Thirds back on Junior One summit
Waringstown’s 3rd XI picked up their third victory from five outings to move back to the top of Junior One after a 4 wicket victory over CIYMS seconds.
The thirds bowled CI out for 146 with Ben McKnight 3-20, Shane Burke 3-23 and Matthew Allen 2-18 doing the damage for Mark Fitzpatrick’s side.
In reply Ian Morrison with 43 not out saw his side over the line on his return while Andrew Beattie (28) and Matthew Daly (20) contributed well to the successful run chase.
Fourths suffer two defeats
Waringstown’s youthful 4th XI slipped down the Junior 6 table over the weekend after two defeats.
On Saturday away to Donacloney Mill 3’s they could only manage 83-9 from 25 overs and this proved comfortable for the experienced home side to chase down to win by 7 wickets.
While on Sunday the 4’s made the trip to Dundrum 2’s for a 10am start.
Batting first Waringstown scored 149-5 from 25 overs. Alan Waite top scored with 44 retired and Seb Best played well for 27.
In the homesides reply they got off to a flying start against a young opening Waringstown attack. After 10 overs Dundrum had 100 on the board. The visitors fought hard especially bowling for the entire innings in the falling rain and with a wet ball. Paddy Allen (2-33) picked up a couple of wickets and some good bowling from young Charlie Williamson slowed the Dundrum run chase. The home side reached their target in the 22nd over for a five wicket victory.