Villagers see off Inst at The Lawn

Waringstown got back to winning ways with a four wicket victory over Instonians at The Lawn on Saturday. The visitors batted first and were bowled out for 208 in the 46th over.
Gary Kidd was the pick of the bowlers with 3-40 while Shaheen Khan picked up 2-45. There were wickets apiece for Phil Eaglestone 1-38 and James Mitchell 1-38 with Kyle McCallan also picking up a wicket and conceding just 20 runs from his 10 overs.
After a rain delay Waringstown were given a target of 173 from 35 overs and just got over the line with 7 balls to spare.
James Hall (39) and Adam Dennison (27) put on 77 for the first wicket. Kyle McCallan fell for 13 while Greg Thompson (17) and Shaheen Khan (17) both fell towards the end along with Ryan Dennison (1) in a late innings wobble but Stuart Kidd was there at the end on 2 not out along with Lee Nelson who held the middle of the innings together with 28 not out from 45 balls with three boundaries as he home side got over the line and now look forward to their Irish Cup semi final at Strabane on Sunday.


Waite family star in seconds victory

Waringstown’s second string kept up the pressure on CSNI 2’s at the top of Junior One after chasing down Instonians 2’s 262 in the last over at Shaw’s Bridge.
Matthew Daly was the most successful bowler for Waringstown with 3-36 in the first innings but it was to be the seconds biggest chase of the season that got them the four points.
Ross Waite made 44 early in the innings but he was upstaged by his younger brother Michael (67*) who along with his Dad Alan (30*) saw their side to victory in the last over by four wickets.


Thirds put up a fight against leaders

Waringstown’s 3rd XI travelled to Stormont to take on Junior One leaders CSNI 2’s.
Batting first the thirds got off to a solid start with David McCollum (49), Mark Fitzpatrick (30) and Stuart Harrison (19) scoring the bulk of the runs in a total of 130 all out.
It was a poor batting display by the depleted thirds side and a few indifferent umpiring decisions didn’t help their cause.
In the field the youthful side were fantastic and really took it to the league leaders. Alex Hewitt picked up three early wickets in his first six overs with 3-38 and Paddy Allen took 2-29 in his eight overs as the home side were reduced to 69-5.
Matthew Hurst picked up 2-31 in his five overs before CSNI got over the line with plenty of overs left.
It was a great fielding performance from the young thirds side and with a few more runs who knows what may of happened.
Next Saturday the thirds travel to Lisburn seconds and a win will see them keep their place in Junior One for another season.
By Paddy Allen