NCU Premier League 2024
Top 6
Bottom 4
First Phase
PWTNRLPts NRR
Woodvale54001160.52
Lisburn53011120.45
Cliftonville Academy43001120.21
Waringstown5300212-0.37
North Down4200280.88
Muckamore5200380.01
CSNI520038-0.22
Instonians420028-0.47
CIYMS510044-0.19
Carrickfergus510144-0.62

22 June Muckamore v CIYMS (Moylena)
22 June Lisburn v Cliftonville Academy (Wallace Park)
22 June North Down v CSNI (Comber)
22 June Waringstown v Carrickfergus (The Lawn)
22 June Woodvale v Instonians (Ballygomartin Road)
29 June Carrickfergus v North Down (Middle Road)
29 June CIYMS v Instonians (Belmont)
29 June Cliftonville Academy v CSNI (Castle Grounds)
29 June Muckamore v Woodvale (Moylena)
29 June Waringstown v Lisburn (The Lawn)
6 July CSNI v CIYMS (Stormont)
6 July Instonians v Carrickfergus (Shaw's Bridge)
6 July Lisburn v Muckamore (Wallace Park)
6 July North Down v Waringstown (Comber)
6 July Woodvale v Cliftonville Academy (Ballygomartin Road)
20 July Carrickfergus v CIYMS (Middle Road)
20 July Lisburn v Instonians (Wallace Park)
20 July Muckamore v CSNI (Moylena)
20 July North Down v Woodvale (Comber)
20 July Waringstown v Cliftonville Academy (The Lawn)
Muckamore beat North Down by 3 wickets
Moylena, 8 June.
North Down 188/9 (50 overs: Stephen Saul 50, Kerwin Mungroo 22, Ryan Haire 21; Curtis Moorhead 2-33, Neil Gill 2-35)
Muckamore 189/7 (45,3 overs: Mark Gleghorne 59, Luke Allen 42, Neil Gill 24*; Kerwin Mungroo 2-24, Josh Corbett 2-30)
Muckamore skipper Neil Gill and Luke Allen were the match winners for the Moylena side as they chased 189 to beat North Down. It was another 7th wicket partnership that proved decisive as Allen hit 42 and Gill 24 not out as they took their side from a precarious 115 for 6 to the brink of victory with a stand of 70, eventually sealing a 3-wicket win in the 46th over. Earlier, Stephen Saul's half century was the best of the Comber side's 188 for 9, with two wickets apiece for Neil Gill and Curtis Moorhead in a disciplined bowling effort that ultimately laid the foundations for the win.
Carrickfergus lost to CSNI by 4 wickets
Middle Road, 8 June.
Carrickfergus 235 (49.4 overs: CJ van der Walt 67, Sam Gordon 46, Alex Haggan 32, Michael Gilmour 21; Colin Archibald 4-49, Adam Leckey 3-47, Matthew Foster 2-26)
CSNI 238/6 (47 overs: Marc Ellison 70, Adam Leckey 58*, James Kennedy 48*; Alex Haggan 3-42, Prince Sharma 2-52
Marko Bates took five catches for CSNI (CricketEurope)
CSNI were another side who chased to win - all five sides did so in the Premiership. Carrickfergus made 235 thanks to a fine half century from skipper CJ van der Walt, and runs from Sam Gordon (46) and Alex Haggan (32). Colin Archibald picke dup four wickets, with three for teenager Adam Leckey, and two for Ireland-contracted Matthew Foster. A feature of the game was five catches for young wicket-keeper Marko Bates. Marc Ellison (70) held together the CSNI chase in the early stages, but Alex Haggan (3-42) and Prince Sharma (2-52) looked to be winning the game for the Middle Road side as the Stormont side slipped to 132 for 6 in the 33rd over. But, yet again it was a lower order stand that won the day, with Adam Leckey and the experienced James Kennedy adding a match winning 101 for the 7th wicket, Leckey collecting a half century before a Kennedy boundary sealed a four wicket win with three overs remaining.
Lisburn beat Woodvale by 3 wickets
Wallace Park, 8 June.
Woodvale 284/4 (50 overs: Ludwig Kaestner 134*, Ronan Restieaux 57, Ruhan Pretorius 30, James Rose 29*; Faiz Fazal 2-46)
Lisburn 285/7 (49.4 overs: Nigel Jones 88, James Hunter 79*, Josh Manley 29, David Miller 22*; Ronan Restieaux 4-70, Carl Robinson 2-36)
Lisburn batting heroes Nigel Jones and James Hunter (CricketEurope)
Woodvale lost for the first time in the Premiership, missing out on the chance to extend their lead at the top away at Lisburn, who moved into second place thanks to a superb chase of a tough 285-run target. Ludwig Kaestner's brilliant 134 not out from 130 balls (12 fours, 4 sixes) led the Ballygomartin side to 284 for 4, sharing stands of 98 in 18 overs with Ronan Restieaux (57), and a further 95 in the last ten with James Rose who scored a run-a-ball 29. The home side looked in a little trouble at 204 for 6 in the 41st over, despite a fine 88 from Nigel Jones (8 fours, 1 six). However, James Hunter was the hero of the hour, a she thumped 6 sixes and 4 fours in a superb undefeated 79 from just 58 balls, adding 76 in 46 balls for the 7th wicket with Josh Manley (29) to get the Wallace Park side almost to the finishing line - Ryan Macbeth applying the coup de grace with two balls left. A game you feel that Woodvale will reflect back on and Lisburn will use as a launching pad even at this early stage of the season.
CIYMS lost to Cliftonville Academy by 6 wickets
Belmont, 8 June.
CIYMS 211/9 (50 overs: Max Burton 51, Allen Coulter 43, Chris Dougherty 41, Bamanye Xenxe 34*, Adam Heasley 23; Jared Wilson 2-34, Matty McCord 2-41, Ben Kane 2-49)
Cliftonville Academy 212/4 (45.3 overs: Kian Hilton 67, Abhishek Raut 55*, Varun Chopra 35*, Jared Wilson 21; Tyron Koen 2-16, Carson McCullough 2-43)
CIYMS.find themselves in the unusual position at the foot of the table after a six wicket loss at home to CIYMS. Max Burton top-scored with 51 against his old club, while there were runs too for Allen Coulter (43), Chris Dougherty and Bamanye Xenxe (34*). Irish U19 international Kian Hilton raced out of the traps with a blsitering 54-ball 67 (11 fours, 2 sixes) and the win was sealed by an unbroken 5th wicket partnership of 98 between professional Abhishek Raut (55*) and Varun Chopra (35*), clinching a comfortable six-wicket win in the 46th over.
Waringstown beat Instonians by 8 wickets
The Lawn, 8 June.
Instonians 278/5 (50 overs: Cade Carmichael 100, Rob McKinley 85, Andrew White 27*, Ollie Metcalfe 22; Greg Thompson 2-43, Josh Froggatt 2-52)
Waringstown 280/2 (44 overs: Adam Dennison 150*, Morgan Topping 63*, Sam Topping 32, James McCollum 22; Andrew White 2-33)
Adam Dennison scored 150 sharing a 3rd wicket stand of 156 with Morgan Topping (CricketEurope)
Adam Dennison scored a magnificent unbeaten 150 as Waringstown made light work of what looked a challenging target of 279 set by Instonians. The 27 year-old hit 20 boundaries in his superb knock, laying the platform with an opening stand of 96 in 16 overs with Sam Topping (32). James McCollum made 22, before a match winning winning partnership of 156 for the third wicket between Dennison and Morgan Topping, whose unbeaten 63 included 7 fours and a six. Earlier Cade Carmichael had made exactly 100 (7 fours, 2 sixes), reaching the landmark in the final over before being run out. He added 104 for the third wicket with Robert McKinley, who stroked seven boundaries in his 85 as the Shaw's Bridge side posted 278 for 5 - it wasn't enough as Waringstown romped home with six overs to spare.
CIYMS lost to Lisburn by 24 runs
Belmont, 2 June.
Lisburn 252/8 (50 overs: Jonathan Waite 67, Neil Whitworth 62, Nigel Jones 35, David Miller 27; Mark Best 3-45)
CIYMS 228 (48.1 overs: Tyron Koen 55, Jacob Mulder 37, John Matchett 29, Carson McCullough 25; Josh Manley 5-27, Adam Kennedy 3-50)
Josh Manley took five wickets (CricketEurope)
CIYMS's woes continue as they lost to Lisburn in an entertaining game at Belmont. Jonathan Waite hit an enterprising 67 (8 fours, 2 sixes), while skipper Neil Whitworth also got a half century, hitting six boundaries in his 62. Nigel Jones (35) and David Miller (27) chipped in as Lisburn posted 252 for 8. Tyron Koen hit 7 fours in a 53-ball top score of 55, but Josh Manley's five-wicket haul ensured the second Premiership win of the campaign for the Wallace Park side.
Waringstown lost to Woodvale by 6 wickets
The Lawn, 2 June.
Waringstown 230 (49.4 overs: James McCollum 68, Greg Thompson 48, Lee Nelson 25, Bilawal Bhatti 25; Ruhan Pretorius 3-33, Ronan Restieaux 2-31, Aditya Adey 2-39, Ludwig Kaestner 2-49)
Woodvale 233/6 (48.2 overs: Ludwig Kaestner 102*, Aditya Adey 48, Harry Warke 30; Seby Best 3-32, Tom Mayes 2-55)
Ludwig Kaestner scored an unbeaten 102 in Woodvale's win (CricketEurope)
Woodvale continue to set the pace and are the surprise leaders in the NCU Premiership making it four wins from four thanks to a six-wicket win at Waringstown. Batting first James McCollum hit 9 fours in his 68, while there were runs too for skipper Greg Thompson (48), Bilawal Bhatti and Lee Nelson - playing his 400th game - who both made 25 in a total of 230. Ruhan Pretorius picked up three wickets, while there were two apiece for Ronan Restieaux, Aditya Adey and Ludwig Kaestner. Adey (48) and Harry Warke (30) got the chase off to a good start with an opening stand of 61. Kaestner then controlled the pace of the target hitting a brilliant unbeaten 102 (9 fours) as the four-wicket win was sealed with ten balls to spare despite the best efforts of Seby Best (3-32).
CSNI lost to Instonians by 3 wickets
Stormont, 26 May.
CSNI 146 (40.5 overs: Stuart Thompson 35, Harry Dyer 23; Ben Rose 4-24, Cian Robertson 3-32)
Instonians 147/7 (42.5 overs: Andrew White 63*, Cade Carmichael 26; James West 3-21, Colin Archibald 2-24, Matthew Foster 2-38) (Delayed start - Match reduced to 45 overs)
Andrew White and Ben Rose were the Instonians heroes (CricketEurope)
CSNI made little headway after being asked to bat first struggling to 87/4 at the half way stage with the top four all back in the pavilion. Cian Robertson with three wickets and Ben Rose four ensuring that there would be no late heroics from the tail although there was a last wicket partnership of 27 between youngsters Luka and Marko Bates broken by Ben Walsh in his first and only over. Two early wickets for Matthew Foster when Instonians started their reply including skipper Nikolai Smith first ball, Andrew White and Cade Carmichael rebuilding with a partnership of 60. Carmichael gone and it is now all on Andrew White it seems. White may be scoring the runs but Adam Ly is playing a vital roll here with 14 off 49 balls in what looks like a match winning half century partnership. Twist in the tail? James West has two in the over ending Adam Ly's resistance and then having Sully Gould lbw second ball. A third wicket for West having Ben Rose caught first ball of his next but in the end Andrew White got his side across the line in the company of Cian Robertson. Adam Ly as much the hero as White in Inst's win as no doubt Whitey would acknowledge.
Carrickfergus beat Muckamore by 35 runs
Middle Road, 26 May.
Carrickfergus 188/7 (40 overs: Alex Haggan 39, Ashwin Shetty 31, Michael Gilmour 31, Sam Gordon 22; Pavan Karthik 2-22, Jason vd Merwe 2-22)
Muckamore 153 (36.2 overs: Neil Gill 42, Ben Calitz 35; Ashwin Shetty 3-30, Ruan Haansbroek 3-31, CJ van der Walt 2-34)
Ashwin Shetty starred with bat and ball for Carrickfergus (CricketEurope)
Delayed start - Match reduced to 40 overs. After being put in to bat by Muckamore it took a 56 run partnership for the sixth wicket between Alex Haggan and Ashwin Shetty to lift winless Carrick to a respectable188 in their reduced 40 overs. Three wickets for Ashwin Shetty has stalled the Muckamore chase including that of inform Jason vd Merwe for only 2. A lot depending on Ben Calitz with100 required off the second twenty overs and the rquired rate climbing. Calitz bowled by young Alex Armstrong in his first over and it's surely only a matter of time before the Cowboys register their first win of the campaign. But Neil Gill isn't making it easy for them 5x4 and 1x6 in his 40 not out as he goes on the attack. But it couldn't last and when he became Haasbroek's third victim all that was left was for Cowboy's skipper CJ van der Walt to take the final two to claim his sides first league points.
Cliftonville Academy beat Carrickfergus by 51 runs
Castle Grounds, 25 May.
Cliftonville Academy 211 (48.5 overs: Abhishek Raut 80, Kian Hilton 51; Jake Egan 4-48, Ashwin Shetty 2-28, Ruan Haasbroek 2-29)
Carrickfergus 160 (47.1 overs: Ruan Haasbroek 45, Jake Egan 35, CJ van der Walt 25; Ben Kane 4-44, Andrew Forbes 2-26)
A second wicket partnership of exctly 50 between Kian Hilton and Johnny Terrett set Cliftonville Academy on their way before Abhishek Raut took advantage of a lacklustre Carrick attack rattling up 80 off 61 balls, 9x4 3x6. He dominated the later stages of the innings adding 42 for the 9th wicket with Andrew Forbes whose contribution to the partnership was 2 singles. Wiith Alex Haggan still recovering from a knee injury and unable to bowl it was Carrick's seventh bowler Jake Egan who returned the best figures of the day claiming 4-48. Carrick only managed three scores in double figures from Jake Egan, Ruan Haasbroek and skipper CJ van der Walt as spinner Ben Kane claimed 4 wickets as Carrick never challenged the home total.
CSNI beat Waringstown by 121 runs
Stormont, 25 May.
CSNI 271/9 (50 overs: Ryan Hunter 57, Marc Ellison 47, Colin Archibald 39, Stuart Thompson 22, Paddy Beverland 20; Bilawal Bhatti 3-36, Tom Mayes 3-55)
Waringstown 150 (33.4 overs: Adam Dennison 50, Morgan Topping 32; Jordan Neill 3-38, Matthew Foster 2-17, Adam Leckey 2-28)
A bad day at the office for the visitors who saw CSNI plunder runs all down the order at Stormont. Ireland U19 keeper Ryan Hunter and former NZ U19 captain Marc Ellison added 80 together or the second wicket after the loss of Jordan Neill. Three wickets each for Bilawal Bhatti and Tom Mayes for Waringstown but CSNI content with their total at the change of innings. Matthew Forster straight into the action for CSNI removing both Sam Topping for just a single and James McCollum without scoring. Adam Leckey had Adam Dennison caught behind to make it 68/3, Dennison with 50 of those. With 6 wickets down before the hundred was reached it was always going to be a home win, Jordan Neill making up for a lack of runs today by claiming the best bowling figures, 3-38 in his allocation of 10.
Woodvale beat CIYMS by 3 runs
Ballygomartin Road, 25 May.
Woodvale 191 (46.1 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 100, James Rose 22; Carson McCullough 3-67, Allen Coulter 2-7)
CIYMS 188 (42.2 overs: Tyron Koen 36, John Matchett 35, Adam Heasley 32, Jack Beattie 24*; Aditya Adey 4-56, Paul Robinson 2-28, Ruhan Pretorius 2-48)
Ruhan Pretorius celebrates his century (CricketEurope)
It was slow going early on for Woodvale having been asked to bat by CIYMS, as they were reduced to 30/4 with Warke, Adey, Kaestner and Restieaux all back in the paviliion. But James Rose joined the inform Ruhan Pretorius at the crease and together they added 55 before Rose was bowled by Carson McCullough. A further partnership of 39 with Carl Robinson was steering Woodvale towards respectability if not a winning position before Pretorious monopolised a stand with Jamie Gibson scoring 40 to Gibson's 1 as he moved to his century. The visitors batted steadily in the chase and had reached 139/4 before four wickets fell for just 11 runs, 42 required with only 2 wickets left. Four boundaries in a better than a run-a-ball 26 from Jack Beattie looked like getting CI home but one shot away from the win, Allen Coulter swept at Ludwig Kaestner, missed, and Woodvale were victorious.
Instonians beat Muckamore by 53 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 25 May.
Instonians 236/6 (50 overs: Ollie Metcalfe 86, Ben Rose 35, Cade Carmichael 28, Jack Dickson 25, Adam Ly 25; Jason van der Merwe 2-24)
Muckamore 183 (38.5 overs: Jason van der Merwe 72*, Kyllin Vardhan 42, Ben Calitz 21; Cian Robertson 4-41, Ben Walsh 3-30)
Instonians carried their Friday night T20 form into the Premier League rattling up 236 for the loss of only 5 wickets at Shaw's Bridge. Ollie Metcalfe top-scored for the hosts with 86 sharing two half century partnerships with Cade Carmichael and Adam Ly, while for Muckamore Jason van der Merwe was the only bowler to take more than one wicket. Van der Merwe has been in good form with the bat since his return from CIYMS and it was him again who provided some resistance to the Instonians attack, losing eight partners as wickets tumbled and finishing 72 not out. Cian Robertson continues his good form since returning from a shoulder injury claiming four wickets, while teenage off-spinner Ben Walsh picked up three.
North Down beat Lisburn by 94 runs
Comber, 25 May.
North Down 255 (50 overs: Liam Hayman 90, Mohamad Aahil 76, Alistair Shields 27*; Matthew Humphreys 3-41)
Lisburn 161 (39.5 overs: Neil Whitworth 42, James Hunter 39, Adam Berry 25; Kerwin Mungroo 4-39, Liam Hayman 3-36, Mohamed Aahil 2-26)
All-round performance by Liam Hayman who added 90 runs to his 3-36 (Don Shields)
North Down chose to bat and piled on the runs despite the early loss of Ani Chore for only 2, run out by Matthew Humphreys. His opening partner Mohamed Aahil added 132 for the third wicket with Liam Hayman (90 off 102, 6x4, 2x6) before he fell to Ryan Macbeth, Humphreys claiming the other 3 wickets to fall. The Lisburn chase never got going with Kerwin Mungroo removing both openers, Faiz Fazal and David Miller before Hayman and Aahil added wickets to the runs they scored earlier in excellent all-round performances.
Instonians lost to Cliftonville Academy by 52 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 16 May.
Cliftonville Academy 190/8 (20 overs: Francis Collins 83; Varun Chopra 46*; Andrew White 2-15, Ben Rose 2-25, James Magee 2-36)
Instonians 138 (18.2 overs: Cian Robertson 22, Adam Ly 22, Nikolai Smith 21; Abhishek Raut 4-20, Rory Bessell 3-32, Matty McCord 2-32)
Francis Collins hit 4x4 and 8x6 in his 46 ball innings scoring 83 (CricketEurope)
Cliftonville Academy were in Six-hitting mood at Shaw's Bridge as Francis Collins blasted all comers for 83 off 46 balls, an innings that contained 4x4 and 8x6. Varun Chopra entered the fray and he too wasted no time in his unbeaten 46 off 26, clearing the ropes five times. Two wickets each for Andrew White, Ben Rose and James Magee but no luck for Cian Robertson, working his way back from injury whose four overs cost 56.
Muckamore lost to Waringstown by 6 wickets
Moylena, 16 May.
Muckamore 114/5 (20 overs: Kyllin Vardhan 51, Jamie Magowan 22; Graham Hume 2-17)
Waringstown 118/4 (17 overs: James McCollum 44; Jason vd Merwe 2-25)
Woodvale beat CSNI by 8 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 16 May.
CSNI 127/8 (20 overs: Marc Ellison 34, Ryan Hunter 23, Stuart Thompson 20; Paul Robinson 2-19, Ruhan Pretorius 2-22)
Woodvale 129/2 (16.3 overs: Aditya Adey 52*, Ruhan Pretorius 44*)
Aditya Adey with a quickfire half century off 29 balls (3x4, 5x6) (CricketEurope)
Lisburn v Carrickfergus - no play, match void
Wallace Park, 13 May.
Lisburn
Carrickfergus
North Down lost to CIYMS by 8 runs
Comber, 12 May.
CIYMS 137/9 (20 overs: Chris Dougherty 45, Allen Coulter 21; Peter Davison 3-39, Liam Hayman 2-22)
North Down 129/7 (20 overs: Ani Chore 83*, Liam Hayman 21; Bamanye Xenxe 2-26)
Chris Dougherty again leading the way for CIYMS hoping to bounce back after yesterday's 1 run defeat to Waringstown but it took a few blows down the order from Allen Coulter to take them to what they hope is a defendable total. Bamanye Xenxe into the action straight away with the wicket of Ally Shields for just 6 and that of Stevie Saul without scoring. Ani Chore holding firm on 33* at the half way stage but 84 still needed in the second half for a home win. All on Chore now with 39 required off 4 overs. Tyron Koen bowls the 17th over for just 3 with Nelson struggling to get Chore back on strike and a single off the final ball means that Chore is off strike for the 18th. Nelson runs past the first ball from Mulder and is stumped for 3 off 9. Just 2 runs off the 18th but at least Chore is on strike - he's faced only 2 of the last 12 deliveries. 34 off 12 the target! And now 22 of the final over to be bowled by Xenxe - 6 is a good start! Dot, 6, Dot - that makes it 10 off 2. DOT! 1. And CIYMS are winners by 8 runs. Valiant effort from Chore whose 83* came off 58 balls (6x4, 3x6) but he was starved of the strike in the final few overs and that in the end proved decisive.
Carrickfergus lost to Woodvale by 84 runs
Middle Road, 11 May.
Woodvale 219 (49.1 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 70, Aditya Adey 35, Stephen Bunting 26; Alex Armstrong 3-27, Prince Sharma 3-31, CJ van der Walt 2-52)
Carrickfergus 135 (32.5 overs: Sam Gordon 44, Iain Parkhill 20; Ludwig Kaestner 4-40, Ronan Restieaux 3-44,
Aditya Adey scored 35 (CricketEurope)
Ruhan Pretorius capped a prolific week with another half century as Woodvale beat Carrickfergus at Middle Road. He top-scored with 70 from 76 balls (7 fours, 1 six) shepherding the lower order from a precarious 103 for 6 to 219 - three wickets for Alex Armstrong (3-27) and Prince Sharma (3-31). Sam Gordon's 44 had the hosts in the game at 65 for 2, but four wickets for Ludwig Kaestner and three for Ronan Restieaux saw Carrickfergus bowled out for 135.
Instonians lost to North Down by 81 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 11 May.
North Down 196 (46.4 overs: James Shannon 86, Ani Chore 31, Liam Hayman 23; James Magee 3-21, Andrew White 2-31, Rob McKinley 2-39)
Instonians 115 (28.5 overs: Ollie Metcalfe 31; Kerwin Mungroo 5-30, Ally Shields 2-32)
Instonians 'old boy' James Shannon returned to Shaw's Bridge in North Down colours and posted the top score of 86 for his new side, an innings that included 8 maximums. Shannon shared a 5th wicket stand of 71 with Liam Hayman, as the hosts recovered from the loss of Ally Shields to the second ball of the day to post 196. Ani Chore made 31 at the top, while there were three wickets for Jamie Magee and two apiece for Andy White and Rob McKinley. South African paceman Kerwin Mungroo was brought in to take top-order wickets and he certainly delivered with a five wicket haul that had the defending champions all out for 115.
Cliftonville Academy lost to Muckamore by 7 wickets
Castle Grounds, 11 May.
Cliftonville Academy 142 (48 overs: Adam Kelso 29, Kian Hilton 28, Matty McCord 20; Sam Magee 3-24, Raj Biswa 2-25, Sathish Suresh 2-32)
Muckamore 143/3 (29.5 overs: Jason van der Merwe 60*, Jamie Magowan 38*; Andrew Forbes 3-18)
Sathish Suresh bowling (CricketEurope)
Jason van der Merwe's return to Muckamore colours was a successful one as the former Irish youth international top-scored with 60. He shared an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 104 in 22 overs with Jamie Magowan (38*) after the Moylena side had been wobbling at 39 for 4 chasing 164 against Cliftonville Academy at the Castle Grounds - the three wickets falling to Andrew Forbes. In the CA innings, there were starts for Adam Kelso (29), Kian Hilton (28), and Matty McCord (20), while there were wickets for Sam Magee (3-24), Raj Biswa (2-25), and Sathish Suresh (2-32) in a morale boosting victory for Muckamore.
CIYMS lost to Waringstown by 1 run
Belmont, 11 May.
Waringstown 249/8 (50 overs: Greg Thompson 64, James McCollum 53, Tian Koekemoer 34, Adam Dennison 23; Bamanye Xenxe 3-52, Jacob Mulder 2-42, Carson McCullough 2-65)
CIYMS 248 (49.5 overs: Chris Dougherty 107, Tyron Koen 63, John Matchett 27; Tian Koekemoer 4-47, Greg Thompson 2-60)
Closest game of the day was at Belmont where CIYMS lost a last over thriller to Waringstown by one run. CIYMS went into the last over needing 8 runs with three wickets in hand and after losing Jacob Mulder to a run out Allen Coulter got it down to 3 required off 3. Koekemoer bowled a wide to Mark Best then with his next two deliveries bowled Best and last man Angus Farrell. It had looked like all the world a home win as Chris Dougherty made 107 from 115 balls (10 fours, 4 sixes), sharing a 4th wicket stand of 128 in 23 overs with Tyron Koen (63). However from 201 for 3 in the 40th, CIYMS fell just one run short. Earlier, Greg Thompson's hard hit 64 from 47 balls (5 fours, 4 sixes), and a James McCollum half century (53) laid the platform for their 249 for 8 - Tian Koekomoer (34) and Adam Dennison (23) also in the runs.
CSNI lost to Lisburn by 158 runs
Stormont, 11 May.
Lisburn 238/8 (50 overs: Faiz Fazal 138*, Nigel Jones 59; Jordan Neill 4-44, Adam Leckey 2-39)
CSNI 80 (21.4 overs: Harry Dyer 29*; Ryan Macbeth 4-24, Neil Whitworth 2-6, Josh Manley 2-21)
Only two double figures scores in the Lisburn innings but when one of them is 138* it hardly matters! Faiz Fazal carrying his bat throughout 11x4, 4x6 in his marathon effort. He shared a second wicket stand of 119 with Nigel Jones, who hit 7 fours in his 59. There were four wickets for Jordan Neill (4-44) as Lisburn ended on 238 for 8. The CSNI reply never got going with new signing Ryan Macbeth dismissing Neill in the first over on his way to 4 for 24. Josh Manley was also among the early wickets as they reduced the hosts to 17/5. There was only one double figure score in the CSNI innings, Ireland U19 player Harry Dyer who finished unbeaten on 29 (5 fours) - Extras second with 18 on a day to forget for the hosts with a 158-run loss.
Woodvale v CSNI - postponed
Ballygomartin Road, 4 May.
Instonians v Cliftonville Academy - postponed
Shaw's Bridge, 4 May.
Lisburn v Carrickfergus - postponed
Wallace Park, 4 May.
Muckamore v Waringstown - postponed
Moylena, 4 May.
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