Weekend wins for Thirds and Fourths as Seconds lose

On Saturday the main action for Waringstown was in Junior One with the seconds losing away at CSNI 2ís by 50 runs.
Batting first CSNI scored 222-8 in 40 overs with Seb Best picking up 3-32, James Mitchell 2-18 and Ross Waite 2-44.
In reply after a slow start the seconds were behind the eight ball with only Marcus McLean with 49 and Ryan Dennison with 24 showing any resistance as the visitors came up well short.
Meanwhile at the Lawn on Saturday the thirds hosted a strong Instonians seconds. Winning the toss home captain Mark Fitzpatrick elected to bat first and scored 169 all out.
This may have been much less but for a last wicket stand of 35 between Alex Hewitt 25 and Greg Harrison 17 not out. Stuart Harrison top scored with 35 and Rory Carson with 27 were the main contributors to the total along with 26 extras.
The thirds took to the field looking for early wickets and opening bowlers Greg Harrison 2-18 and Michael Waite 2-42 did just that reducing Inst to 46 for 4.
The spin of Paddy Allen saw the big lad pick up 3 for 31 in his eight overs and put the home side in with a great shout.
At 129 for 7 after 27 overs the game was in the balance and at 147 for 7 four overs later Inst looked strong favourites.
With the thirds missing 7 players for one reason or another and bowling options light skipper Fitzpatrick threw the ball to Matthew Hurst for the 32nd over.
Just five balls later the match was over as Hurst 3-3 picked up the last three Inst wickets to leave Waringstown victors by 19 runs and remain in top spot in Junior One. Special mention must also go to wicket-keeper Rory Carson who took four catches behind the stumps in a fine display.

Fourths back to winning ways

On Sunday the 4th XI hosted Carrick thirds in Junior 6 at the Lawn. Winning the toss skipper Alan Waite chose to bat first.
The fourths totalled 158 for 8 from 30 overs with David McCollum top scoring with 43. Alan Waite (18) and Rory Carson (17) kept things ticking over in the middle order and a few late blows by Paddy Allen (19) and Simon Stokes (13 not out) got Waringstown to a competitive total.
After the tea break Carrick got off to a solid start before Paddy Allen 2-18 picked up a wicket in his first over in a tight six over spell.
His spin twin Seb Best 2-23 bowled a fantastic spell from the opposite end and was unlucky not to pick up more wickets.
Naomi Matthews 2-37 also bagged a couple of wickets in a fine six over spell as the match headed for a tight and exciting finish.
Charlie Williamson (3-21) who replaced Best held his nerve to pick up three wickets with two of them coming in the last over of the match after Carrick required 11 runs for victory. But Williamson did the business to give his side a six run win and their third victory from seven outings in Junior Six.