NCU T20 Cup 2024
Group A
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Group B

Group A: Cliftonville Academy v Woodvale - no result
Castle Grounds, 13 June.
Cliftonville Academy
Woodvale qualify for Semi-Finals Day - 23rd June at Belmont. The other Group A qualifier will be decided tomorrow (Friday) night when the winner of Instonians v Lisburn will join Cliftonville Academy on 10 points - with NRR deciding who makes it to Semi-Finals Day.
Group B: CIYMS v Waringstown - no result
Belmont, 13 June.
Both Waringstown and CIYMS qualify for Semi-finals Day - 23rd June at Belmont. Waringstown will play the Group A Runner Up (11.00 am) while CIYMS will play the Group A Winner (3.00 pm).
Group A: Instonians lost to Lisburn by 9 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 14 June.
Instonians 91 (15.5 overs: Jack Dickson 23; Josh Manley 2-7, Adam Kennedy 2-13, Ryan MacBeth 2-17, Neil Whitworth 2-17, Matthew Humphreys 2-36)
Lisburn 95/1 (13.4 overs: Neil Whitworth 46*, Faiz Fazal 24*)
Jack Dickson the only Instonians player to pass twenty as they lost their last four wickets for just 5 runs, while all five of Lisburn's bowlers claimed two wickets each. No problems for the visitors who chased the runs down in less than 14 overs, skipper Neil Whitworth with a better than a run-a-ball 46 while a more sedate Faiz Fazal sealed the win with just his second boundary. Lisburn finish top of Group A and join Woodvale in Semi-Finals Day 23rd June. Those fixtures now confirmed as Waringstown v Woodvale (11.00) and Lisburn v CIYMS (3.00).
Group B: Carrickfergus v Muckamore
Middle Road, 20 June.
Group A: Instonians lost to Cliftonville Academy by 38 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 7 June.
Cliftonville Academy 180/7 (20 overs: Francis Collins 81, Abhishek Raut 35, Kian Hilton 26; Ben Rose 2-33, James Lambert 2-34, James Magee 2-35)
Instonians 142/7 (20 overs: Cade Carmichael 40, Nikolai Smith 21, Adam Ly 21*; Matthew McCord 3-21, Rory Bessell 2-27)
Group B: CSNI beat Muckamore by 9 wickets
Moylena, 30 May.
Muckamore 133/8 (20 overs: Luke Allen 32, Mark Gleghorne 22, Ewan Wilson 22; Harry Dyer 4-15, Adam Leckey 2-29)
CSNI 137/1 (16.2 overs: Jordan Neill 71*, Marc Ellison 34*, Colin Archbald 30)
Put in to bat and reduced to 65/5 at the halfway stage it took a 48 run sixth wicket partnership between Luke Allen and Mark Gleghorne to push Muckamore to what they hoped was a defendable total. The prize wicket of Jason van der Merwe (15) went Jordan Neill with his Irish U19 teammates Adam Leckey claiming two and Harry Dyer four with the best figures of the night. An second over opening blitz by Colin Archibald who hit Ewan Wilson's first four deliveries over the ropes set the visitors on their way before Jordan Neill and Marc Ellison added an unbroken 106 to seal the win with nearly four overs to spare.
Group B: Waringstown beat Carrickfergus by 9 wickets
The Lawn, 30 May.
Carrickfergus 139/6 (20 overs: Alex Haggan 74, Ruan Haasbroek 21; Bilawal Bhatti 2-15, James Cameron-Dow 2-24)
Waringstown 140/1 (14.4 overs: James McCollum 75*, Sam Topping 46)
Alex Haggan continued his good run of form following his return from injury, his 74 coming off 63 balls (6x4, 4x6) adding 48 with overseas pro Ruan Haasbroek but a total of 139 looked to be below par at the change of innings. With Waringstown's openers Sam Topping and James McCollum rattling up a century partnership if was only a matter of when, not if, the win would be achieved, McCollum finishing with an unbeaten 75 off 46 (10x4,1x6).
Group A: Lisburn beat Cliftonville Academy by 36 runs
Wallace Park, 31 May.
Lisburn 159/6 (20 overs: Faiz Fazal 64, Jonathan Waite 42)
Cliftonville Academy 123/8 (20 overs: Jared Wilson 39; Matthew Humphreys 4-13, Adam Kennedy 3-18)
Adam Kennedy and Matthew Humphreys (CricketEurope)
Toss: Lisburn. Jonathan Waite got the home side off to a flying start with 42 off only 21 deliveries (4x4, 3x6) before Faiz Fazal settled into a more sedate run-a-ball 64. Only Ben Kane wicketless as the five other Cliftonville bowlers each claimed a single wicket. Cliftonville's reply knocked back with Matthew Humphrey's three quick wickets, accounting first for Hilton, then Raut and McCord in the same over. Three wickets for Adam Kennedy in an economical four overs, wickets falling regularly and the Cliftonville challenge never materialising.
Group A: North Down lost to Woodvale by 7 runs
Comber, 31 May.
Woodvale 167/5 (20 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 98, Ludwig Kaestner 28, Stuart Nelson 2-23, Josh Corbett 2-28)
North Down 160/7 (20 overs: Ani Chore 50, Stephen Saul 30, Alistair Shields 25; Aditya Adey 5-25)
Aditya Adey (CricketEurope)
Toss: Woodvale. More runs for Ruhan Pretorius who perished, caught on the long on boundary. for 98 off the penultimate ball of the innings. His 60 ball stay included 6x4 & 7x6 and featured a 38 run partnership for the fifth wicket with Zarar Khan whose contribution was zero! Two wickets each for Stuart Nelson and Josh Corbett with Kerwin Mungroo bowling his four overs for only 18 while Liam Hayman’s three went for 50. Great start to the chase from Chore and Saul setting a platform reaching 75 without loss at the half way stage. Adidya Adey claimed both openers with catches to Harry Warke, and went on to make it a five-for with wickets off the final two deliveries of the innings with North Down requiring 15 off his final over.
Group A: North Down lost to Cliftonville Academy by 8 wickets
The Green, 23 May.
North Down 113/6 (20 overs: Ani Chore 43; Rory Bessell 4-18)
Cliftonville Academy 119/2 (12.5 overs: Jared Wilson 42*, Kian Hilton 36, Francis Collins 28)
Cliftonville Academy had little trouble accounting for North Down at The Green romping to an 8 wicket win after the home side's disappointing 113 for 6 - Ani Chore hitting 3 fours in an even time 43. Rory Bessell was the pick of the CA attack taking 4 for 15. The chase was a routine one with Francis Collins hitting 5 fours in a run-a-ball 28, sharing an opening stand of 61 with Kian Hilton (36), while Jared Wilson saw them home with a 19-ball unbeaten 42 (5 fours, 2 sixes).
Group B: Carrickfergus lost to CSNI by 5 wickets
Middle Road, 23 May.
Carrickfergus 157/7 (20 overs: Alex Haggan 37, CJ van der Walt 32; Harry Dyer 2-28, James West 2-18)
CSNI 158/5 (18.4 overs: Jordan Neill 84*; Ruan Haasbroek 2-20)
Jordan Neill's unbeaten 84 from 48 balls (7 fours, 5 sixes) steered CSNI to a 5 wicket win as they chased Carrick's 157 for 7 to win with eight balls to spare. Alex Haggan's 37 was the best of the home side's 37, while skipper CJ van der Walt made 32. Teenage spinners James West and Harry Dyer each bowled well to pick up two wickets for the Stormont side.
Group B: Muckamore beat CIYMS by 7 wickets
Moylena, 23 May.
CIYMS 162/4 (20 overs: Tyron Koen 47*, Max Burton 46, John Matchett 33; Sam Magee 2-24)
Muckamore 166/3 (18.3 overs: Jason van der Merwe 94, Ben Calitz 26*, Ewan Wilson 23; John Matchett 2-20)
Jason van der Merwe scored 94 (Muckamore CC)
Jason van der Merwe's brilliant 94 from 59 balls (9 fours, 6 sixes) guided Muckamore to a 7 wicket win at home against his former club CIYMS. He shared a third wicket stand of 106 with Ben Calitz (26*) as the Moylena sided won with 9 balls to spare. Earlier there were runs for Tyron Koen (47*), Max Burton (46) and John Matchett (33) in the Belmont side's 162 for 4 - Sam Magee taking 2 for 24.
Group A: Woodvale lost to Instonians by 32 runs
Ballygomartin Road, 24 May.
Instonians 218/6 (20 overs: Jack Dickson 95, Cade Carmichael 82; Ruhan Pretorius 3-23)
Woodvale 186/5 (20 overs: Ludwig Kaestner 73, Aditya Adey 45, Ruhan Pretorius 22: Andrew White 3-30)
Toss: Instonians. After losing Ollie Metcalfe to the third ball of the night Jack Dickson and Cade Carmichael added 165 in just 13 overs with Paul Robinson’s final over going for 30 - 666444! Dickson was finally out for a 37 ball 95 that included 6x4s and10x6s while Carmichael continued to punish everything that was thrown at him before he fell to Ruhan Pretorius in the seventeenth over for 82 (50 balls, 7x4s, 4x6s). Two more wickets for Pretorius in the closing overs as the visitors passed 200 - a big ask for the Woodvale batters. Too much of an ask in the end although 186 will win more matches than it loses, tonight it was 32 runs short. Ludwig Kaestner with a 50 ball 73 gave the home side hope and a quickfire 45 from Aditya Adey (29 balls, 5x4, 2x6) pushed the score along Woodvale were always on the wrong side of the run rate equation.
Group B: CIYMS beat Carrickfergus by 78 runs
Belmont, 16 May.
CIYMS 165/7 (20 overs: Chris Dougherty 70, Max Burton 28, John Matchett 28; Alex Armstrong 2-20, Ruan Haasbroek 2-28)
Carrickfergus 87/9 (20 overs: Jake Egan 34; John Matchett 3-9, Jacob Mulder 3-17)
Group A: Lisburn beat North Down by 69 runs
Wallace Park, 17 May.
Lisburn 156/5 (20overs: Nigel Jones 68, Neil Whitworth 53*; Alistair Shields 3-22)
North Down 87 (17.3 overs: James Shannon 25; Adam Kennedy 3-31, Ryan Macbeth 2-9, Matthew Humphreys 2-10)
Lisburn proved too strong for North Down as they closed out an emphatic 69-run win in Group A. Nigel Jones was the star of the show as he hit 5 sixes and 4 fours in a top score of 68 from 44 balls as the Wallace Park side racked up 156 for 5. He shared a third wicket stand of 66 in eight overs with skipper Neil Whitworth, whose unbeaten 53 from 39 balls included 2 fours and 3 sixes. Ally Shields (3-22) was the pick of the Comber side attack. The chase went downhill after James Shannon (25) and Steven Saul (16) took them to 42 for 2 – the last eight wickets only adding a further 45 as North Down slumped to 87 all out. Adam Kennedy claimed 3 for 31, while there were two apiece for Ryan Macbeth (2-9) and Matthew Humphreys (2-10).
Group B: Waringstown beat CSNI by 5 wickets
The Lawn, 17 May.
CSNI 133/8 (20 overs: Ryan Hunter 65, Seby Best 3-18, Bilawal Bhatti 3-26)
Waringstown 134/5 (15 overs: Morgan Topping 45, James McCollum 32*, Adam Dennison 28; Harry Dyer 3-20)
Morgan Topping top scored for Waringstownwith 45 (CricketEurope)
Waringstown chased 133 to win by five wickets with five overs to spare over CSNI. The Stormont side’s total of 133 for 8 owed much to Ryan Hunter, who top scored with 65 from 53 balls (8 fours, 1 six) adding 51 in six overs for the fourth wicket with skipper Stuart Thompson (22). Seby Best (3-18) and Bilawal Bhatti (3-26) each claimed three wickets while Graham Hume – unable to tour The Netherlands with Ireland due to visa issues – and Tom Mayes both kept it tight. The reply raced out of the traps as Morgan Topping hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in a 19-ball 45, adding 77 inside the powerplay with Adam Dennison (28). James McCollum (32*) shared a fourth wicket partnership of 51 with Matthew Halliday (20) to take Waringstown to the brink, although they did lose another two wickets to give the scoreline a closer look than it was in reality – Harry Dyer taking 3 for 20.
Group A: North Down lost to Instonians by 9 wickets
Comber, 10 May.
North Down 156/6 (20 overs: Ani Chore 38, Stevie Saul 33, Liam Hayman 32*; James Magee 3-31, Cade Carmichael 2-20)
Instonians 158/1 (18 overs: Nikolai Smith 92*, Ollie Metcalfe 49*)
Ani Chore top scoring for North Down is nothing new but there were runs for two of the new faces in the side tonight, Stevie Saul, a Zimbabwean student at UU and Liam Hayman, an Irish passport holding Kiwi. Good partnership building for Instonians between Metcalfe and Smith after the early loss of Cade Carmichael, 90 and counting - 54 required off 8 overs. Partnership now worth 134 and 13 required off three overs and it's the Instonians skipper himself who powered his side to the win, finishing unbeaten on 92 off 54 balls (8x4, 5x6).
Group A: Woodvale beat Lisburn by 119 runs
Ballygomartin Road, 10 May.
Woodvale 193/4 (20 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 114*, Aditya Adey 42; Matthew Humphreys 2-31)
Lisburn 74 (14.1 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 4-6, Aditya Adey 2-16)
Ruhan Pretorius - A century and Hat-trick in the game (CricketEurope)
Ruhan Pretorius continued his fine run of form for the Northern Knights this week posting the first T20 century of the season off just 54 balls (7x4, 8x6) before adding another maximum to finish unbeaten on 114. He added 95 for the third wicket with Aditya Adey whose 42 came off just 29 balls, 4x4, 2x6. Lisburn in trouble straight away Faiz Fazal gone second ball and things go from bad to worse - a Hat-trick for Pretorius with David Miller caught behind and Adam Berry and Matthew Humphreys both bowled. A big win for Woodvale with Pretorius the big winner on the night.
Group B: Muckamore lost to Waringstown by 8 wickets
Moylena, 10 May.
Muckamore 113/8 (20 overs: Jamie Magowan 38, Jason van der Merwe 31; Tom Mayes 3-21, James Cameron-Dow 2-19, Tian Koekemoer 2-26)
Waringstown 114/2 (16 overs: Adam Dennison 64, James McCollum 34; Raj Biswa 2-27)
Tom Mayes announced his arrival as a Waringstown player with a three wicket opening blitz that reduced Muckamore to 17/3 inside the first five overs. With only Jason van der Merwe, back at his home club weathering the storm to post 31 and it took late runs from Jamie Magowan to get the home side past 100. It doesn't look that that will trouble the visitors as Dennison and McCollum add 79 before McCollum is caught and bowled by Raj Biswa. Winter signing from Derriaghy Matthew Halliday comes to the crease to join Dennison no pressure on him whatsoever with Dennison in full control. No sooner said than Dennison looks to win it in a single blow and is stumped by Ben Calitz to give Biswa a second wicket. Waringstown skipper Greg Thompson takes only one ball to score the two required for the win.
Group B: CSNI lost to CIYMS by 46 runs
Stormont, 9 May.
CIYMS 123/7 (20 overs: Chris Dougherty 38, John Matchett 31; Jordan Neill 2-15, Luke Georgeson 2-21, Adam Leckey 2-22)
CSNI 77/9 (20 overs: Jordan Neill 28; Allen Coulter 2-4, Carson McCullough 2-7, Bamanye Xenxe 2-18)
A fifty three run second wicket partnership between Chris Dougherty and John Matchett was the foundation on which CIYMS started their title defence as they posted 123/7, two wickets each for Luke Georgeson, Adam Leckey and Jordan Neill. And it was Neill who stood alone in the CSNI reply as overseas professional Bamanye Xenxe removed Adam Leckey and then CSNI captain Stuart Thompson first ball. CSNI 39/4 after 10 overs, Jordan Neill with 27 of those. Only two other double figure scores in the CSNI reply, Paddy Beverland with 19 and James Kennedy 17*, CIYMS running out comfortable winners by 46 runs.
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