Seconds ensure at least a share of Junior 1 title
Firsts secure second place
Following on from their Sixth Irish Cup victory the previous week GREG Thompson’s Waringstown 1st XI secured second place in the Premier League on Saturday after winning the second of the two T20 games against Muckamore at Moylena.
The first game saw Waringstown lose by 7 wickets after only scoring 112.
Even though these matches were effectively dead rubbers the first defeat gave them a kick up the backside as they bowled the home side out for 51 with Gary Kidd taking 5-14 and then Adam Dennison 34* and James Hall 17* rushed their side to a 10 wicket win.
The 1st XI final game of the season v CSNI was called off on Sunday due to the weather.
Seconds ensure at least a share
Waringstown’s second string travelled to Belmont to take on CIYMS’s seconds in their final Junior One game of the season.
Batting first the visitors racked up 156-6 from 20 overs with Ross Waite 43 and Ben McKnight 39 the main contributors for the total.
In reply the bowling of James Mitchell 2-19, Matthew Purce 2-13 and Captain Stuart Kidd 1-9 put the game out of reach for the home side. Paddy Allen chipped in with 3-16 from his four overs and Shane Burke 1-19 finished off the innings as the seconds ran out 66 run winners.
This win leaves the seconds top of Junior One and only Muckamore seconds can draw level with them.
The final game in Junior One takes place this Sunday when Waringstown’s 3rd XI can do the clubs seconds a favour when they travel to play Muckamore at 1pm.
Fourths secure Junior Six status
Waringstown’s 4th XI kept their place in Junior Six for another season with victory over CSNI 5’s in Saturday at the Lawn.
The visitors scored 120-6 in 25 overs and the 4th XI reached the target with a few balls to spare with experienced trio of Alan Waite 40, Alan Hamilton 37 and 20 not out from Alan Nelson seeing their side home.
By Paddy Allen