Final Score
T20 World Cup
Group B: Australia beat Scotland by 5 wickets
Saint Lucia, 15 June.
Scotland 180/5 (20 overs: Brandon McMullan 60, Richie Berrington 42*, George Munsey 35; Glenn Maxwell 2-44)
Australia 186/5 (19.4 overs: Travis Head 68, Marcus Stoinis 59, Tim David 24*; Mark Watt 2-34, Safyaan Sharif 2-42)
Scotland fought for their World Cup lives, taking the game into the final over before Australia finally triumphed with two balls to spare. After losing Michael Jones in the first over of the match, George Munsey and Brandon McMullen added 89 in 9 overs to set a solid platform for those that followed. Munsey's 35 came off 23 balls (2x4, 3x6) while McMullen cleared the ropes 6 times in his 34 ball innings of 60. With skipper Richie Berrington batting through the second ten overs for a better than a run-a-ball 42 Scotland would have been more than happy with their efforts with the bat. Brad Wheal claimed David Warner's wicket in the second over of the chase before Marsh and Maxwell fell to Sharif and Watt, leaving Australia 60/3 in the ninth over. With Australia needing 89 from the final 7 overs it took the combined efforts of Head and Stoinis who added 80 for the 5th wicket, to keep Australia in the hunt. Five were needed off the final over and after two singles, David was dropped by Chris Sole at deep midwicket and the scores tied with the resulting two runs. It only took one of the remaining three balls as David slammed Wheal over the midwicket rope and Australia over the line. Heartbreak for Scotland and relief for England who take the second Super Eight place from Group B.
T20 World Cup
Group B: England beat Namibia by 41 runs (DLS)
Antigua, 15 June.
England 122/5 (9 overs: Harry Brook 47*, David Bairstow 31; Ruben Trumpleman 2-31)
Namibia 84/3 (10 overs: David Wiese 27, Michael van Lingen 33) (Delayed start - match reduced to 11 overs per side. Further reduced to 10 overs. Namibia's target 127 in 10 overs.)
So after hours of sitting watching the rain fall and after a few false starts the game finally got under was as an 11 over per side affair. With Buttler and Salt both out in the first two overs it was Bairstow who set England on their way with a swing at everything 31. Harry Brook finished with 47* off 20 balls playing what might be called 'proper' shots while Liam Livingstone's 4 ball innings included two sixes as the tenth and final over went for 21 runs. No contest after three overs of the 'chase', the only boundaries, a four and a 6, coming off involuntary top edges by van Lingen as Archer's short pitched deliveries unsettled him. Curran bowls the fourth and concedes another edged four, we've still to see a convincing shot from this pair. Half the overs gone and so far bat and ball have rarely been in the same place at the same time! Rashid goes for 10 with the ball turning square and Davin retires on 18!! David Wiese comes to the crease with 83 required off 4 overs - Thanks Nikolaas. Wiese goes 2,6,6,4 off Rashid and keeps the strike. 24 off 8 so far. Van Lingen holes out at long on in the ninth to give Jordan wicket he departs looking very disappointed - no 'red ink' tonight for him. David Wiese picks out deep mid wicket in the final over, 27 off 12 deliveries, and his walk-off has the look of someone who is doing so for the final time as England players shake hands with him. He salutes the supporters and gets a standing ovation from his teammates as he reaches the dugout. Now that Davin retirement makes some sense. Namibia simply never got going in their innings and England had the luxury knowing their win was never in doubt.
T20 World Cup
Group A: Canada v India - no result
Lauderhill, 15 June.
No play possible for the second day in a row in sunny Florida - tomorrow's game here is Ireland versus Pakistan, maybe!
NCU Challenge Cup
Round 3: Lisburn beat Derriaghy by 8 wickets
Wallace Park, 15 June.
Derriaghy 126 (44.5 overs: Craig Lewis 45*; Ryan MacBeth 3-11, Adam Kennedy 3-16, Neil Whitworth 2-33, Matthew Humphreys 2-35)
Lisburn 127/2 (15.5 overs: Nigel Jones 61*; Renco Adams 2-39)
Lisburn bowling heroes Ryan Macbeth and Adam Kennedy (CricketEurope)
It's a more recent vintage for Lisburn's last success in the Challenge Cup, sharing the trophy in 1994. They had little trouble in beating Section One Derriaghy at Wallace Park. A fine bowling effort ensured the Queensway side never got going with their talisman Craig Lewis (45*) the only batsman to really raise his bat in anger as they were dismissed for just 126 - three wickets apiece for Ryan Macbeth and Adam Kennedy, plus two each for Neil Whitworth and Matthew Humphreys. Sometimes, chasing a low total in a cup game can be a nervous, nail-biting creep to the finishing line. This wasn't. Nigel Jones hit 5 fours and 4 sixes in an unbeaten 38-ball 61 as the eight wicket win was sealed in just the 16th over.
NCU Challenge Cup
Round 3: North Down lost to Instonians by 49 runs
Comber, 15 June.
Instonians 231/7 (34 overs: Jack Dickson 66, Nikolai Smith 40, Ben Rose 31*, Cade Carmichael 23, Cian Robertson 21*, Adam Ly 20; Tom Crothers 2-33, Alastair Shields 2-65))
North Down 182 (28.5 overs: James Shannon 52, Alastair Shields 34, Peter Davison 28, Ani Chore 22; Andrew White 7-38, James Magee 2-32)
Andrew White won the Man of the Match for his seven wickets (Brian Walsh)
NCU Challenge Cup
Round 3: Muckamore beat CSNI by 8 runs
Moylena, 15 June.
Muckamore 185/6 (31 overs: Sathish Suresh 39, Mark Gleghorne 37, Jason van der Merwe 31, Ben Calitz 25; Finn Lutton 2-16, Harry Dyer 2-44)
CSNI 177 (30.4 overs: Jordan Neill 50, James West 35, Marc Ellison 28; Satish Suresh 3-34, Jason van der Merwe 3-38, Pavan Karthik 2-32)
Man of the Match Sathish Suresh (Muckamore CC)
Muckamore are another side who could believe the omens are with them in the cup. You have to go back to 1963 when The Searchers with Sweets for my sweet' replaced Elvis Presley's "You're the devil in disguise" at the top of the charts for the last time Muckamore drank from the Challenge Cup. It's their 150th anniversary year, and what better way than by lifting it again. The game at Moylena was delayed, reduced to 31 overs per side, A solid batting effort by the hosts saw the top six all get to double figures, with Satish Suresh, Mark Cleghorne and Jason van der Merwe all passing 30 and each clearing the ropes twice. A total of 185 for 6 would be a challenging one for CSNI, and even more so with the early wickets of professional Colin Archibald and Ryan Hunter - both falling to Man of the Match Sathish Suresh. Jordan Neill thumped five sixes in a run-a-ball 50, but the hosts kept taking wickets at crucial times. It was still in the balance though as James West (35) launched a late attack to leave 11 needed off 7 balls. Muckamore held their nerve with Pavan Karthik dismissing Andrew Cowden, then Suresh - who else - had the final say as he accounted for West to seal the win that takes them into the last four.
NCU Challenge Cup
Round 3: Woodvale beat Waringstown by 5 runs (DLS)
Ballygomartin Road, 15 June.
Woodvale 217/9 (47 overs: Carl Robinson 56, Harry Warke 37, Ronan Restieaux 28, Stephen Bunting 23; Jack Snell 2-26, Greg Thompson 2-33, James Cameron-Dow 2-42)
Waringstown 212/9 (47 overs: James Cameron-Dow 63*, Greg Thompson 45, James McCollum 30; Ruhan Pretorius 3-31, Aditya Adey 3-48, Ronan Restieaux 2-33)
Holders Waringstown crashed out as they lost a thriller by just five runs at Woodvale. The hosts recovered from 81 for 5 and 128 for 6 to post 217 for 9 in an innings reduced to 47 overs. Carl Robinson's hard-hit 56 (3 fours, 4 sixes) was the match defining innings, adding what was to be a vital 71 in 10 overs for the 7th wicket with Stephen Bunting (23). The chase was soon in deep trouble at 21 for 4, with three wickets for Ruhan Pretorius including Bilawal Bhatti first ball, but Greg Thompson (45) and James McCollum (30) repaired some of the damage. Aditya Adey (3-48) removed both to restore Woodvale's advantage, but James Cameron-Dow kept swinging - and connecting - to give his side hope. 29 off two overs became 11 off the last, but Cameron-Dow couldn't get the connection he wanted as Pretorius closed out the five-run win in a game that will live long in the memory at Ballygomartin Road. It's 1998 since they got their hands on the trophy - could this be their year?
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Terenure beat Phoenix by 9 wickets
Terenure, 15 June.
Phoenix 72 (13.4 overs; Jinal Khatri 4-13, Ben Dillon 3-21, Gethan Kelleher 2-18)
Terenure 74/1 (6.1 overs; Seamus Lynch 58*)
Terenure bowling heroes Benjamin Dillon and Jinal Khatri (Terenure )
There was an amazing turnaround in the second game of the day as Terenure hammered Phoenix in equally emphatic fashion. The visitors batting failed to fire as they could only muster 72, with Ben Dillon (3-21) doing the early damage, followed up by four wickets for Jinal Khatri and two for Gethan Kelleher. Seamus Lynch does what he does best, and thumped 5 fours and sixes in a whirlwind unbeaten 58 from only 22 deliveries as the 9-wicket win was sealed in the 7th over. It's a funny old game...
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Terenure lost to Phoenix by 8 wickets
Terenure, 15 June.
Terenure 71 (18.2 overs; Amish Sidhu 4-10, Devender Ranolia 2-14, Daniel Sugrue 2-18)
Phoenix 77/2 (5.5 overs; Shane Getkate 38*)
Amish Sidhu took 4 for 10. (CricketEurope)
Phoenix were the quickest of winners in their first clash at Terenure. The home side were bundled out for a pitiful 71. Amish Sidhu's left-arm spin picking up 4 for 10, while there were two wickets apiece for Devender Ranolia and Daniel Sugrue. Shane Getkate wasted no time in thumping 5 fours and 3 sixes as made 38 out of the first 41 with only 14 balls of the reply gone. The hosts did pick up two consolation wickets but the game was done and dusted before the end of the powerplay. About as emphatic as it gets.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Pembroke beat Railway Union by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, 15 June.
Railway Union 110/7 (20 overs; Ashil Prakash 31, Srihan Karpe 30; Paul Lawson 2-35)
Pembroke 113/5 (14.3 overs; Fiachra Tucker 42, Diarmaid Tucker 37*)
The Tucker brothers (CricketEurope)
A third wicket stand of 73 between the Tucker brothers helped Pembroke to their second win of the day over Railway Union. The Park Avenue side posted a modest 110 for 7 with runs for Ashil Prakash (31) and Srihan Karpe (30) - two wickets for Paul Lawson. The chase wasn't as emphatic as previous ones, but Fiachra Tucker hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 31-ball 42, who in conjunction with Diarmaid (37*) ensured the five wicket win in the 15th over.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Pembroke beat Railway Union by 8 wickets
Sydney Parade, 15 June.
Railway Union 126/7 (20 overs; Kenny Carroll 28; Paul Lawson 3-21, JJ Garth 2-21)
Pembroke 127/2 (10.4 overs; JJ Garth 57*, Diarmaid Tucker 33, Tim Tector 21)
JJ Garth enjoyed a fine all-round game (CricketEurope)
Pembroke were merciless in their destruction of Railway Union in the first game at Sydney Parade. Kenny Carroll's 28 was the best of the visitors 126 for 7 - three wickets for Paul Lawson and two for JJ Garth. Tim Tector hit 5 fours in a rapid 21 to start the chase, and a second wicket stand of 81 in 40 balls between Garth and Diarmaid Tucker (33) all but settled the contest. Garth cleared the wall six times in his unbeaten 57 from just 23 deliveries, as well as hitting 3 fours in a real Man of the Match performance.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: North Kildare lost to Malahide by 35 runs (DLS)
The Maws, 15 June.
Malahide 155/7 (20 overs; Adam Doyle 37*, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 30, James Newland 22*, Andrew Sheridan 21; Yashraj Mate 3-30, Husnain Maroof 2-26)
North Kildare 94/9 (16 overs; Josh Uddin 48*; Andrew Sheridan 3-10) (Target 129 in 16 overs)
Adam Doyle batting (Peter Langan)
Malahide made it two wins from two as they enjoyed their trip to North Kildare. A real team effort saw them post 155 for 7 with teenager Adam Doyle making an unbeaten 37, and runs too for Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (30), James Newland (22*) and Andrew Sheridan (21). Rain meant an adjusted target of 129 in 16 overs, but only Josh Uddin made a fist of it, hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 48 from 44 deliveries - three wickets for Andrew Sheridan (3-10) completing a fine victory.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: North Kildare lost to Malahide by 8 wickets
The Maws, 15 June.
North Kildare 61 (10.1 overs; Mohit Sane 2-9, Andrew Sheridan 2-10, Kelvin Donnelly 2-12, Jeremy Martins 2-13)
Malahide 62/2 (5.3 overs; Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 31*)
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and Jeremy Martins (CricketEurope)
Malahide raced to a thumping 8-wicket win over North Kildare after another fine bowling display. The Maws side were knocked over for just 61 - batting just 10.1 overs in a game reduced to 12 a side. There were two wickets apiece for Mohit Sane, Andrew Sheridan, Kelvin Donnell and Jeremy Martins. The chase took just 33 ball, with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin hitting seven boundaries in his unbeaten 31.
CL T20 Cup
Dublin University lost to The Hills by 6 wickets
College Park, 15 June.
Dublin University 116/6 (20 overs; David Vincent 39; Brandon Kruger 2-26, Sean McNicholl 2-27)
The Hills 118/4 (18.4 overs; Andrew Kavanagh 43*, Brandon Kruger 28)
David Vincent appeals (Deryck Vincent)
The Hills gained revenge for their earlier defeat with a six wicket win over Dublin University. The students made the exact same total of 116 - David Vincent hitting three boundaries in a top score of 39. There were two wickets for Sean McNicholl and Brandon Kruger, and it was the South African who got the start off to a decent start with 28. Andrew Kavanagh ensured a happy trip back to Fingal with an unbeaten 43 to seal the points with eight balls to spare.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: Dublin University beat The Hills by 20 runs
College Park, 15 June.
Dublin University 116/7 (20 overs; Rory Betley 24, Jack Atkinson 22; Tomas Rooney-Murphy 2-16, Brandon Kruger 2-23)
The Hills 96 (19.3 overs' Brandon Kruger 24; Mikey O'Reilly 3-16, Yash Balasubramanium 2-20)
Hat-trick hero Mikey O'Reilly (CricketEurope)
Dublin University beat The Hills in one of the closer matches of the day. The students Rory Betley didn't use up much of his daily allocation of steps hitting six fours in a top-score of 24 as Trinity posted 116 for 7. There were late runs too for Jack Atkinson (22) who added 41 for the 7th wicket with David Vincent (17*), and those late runs were to prove vital. Brandon Kruger made 24 in the chase, but a hat-trick for MIkey O'Reilly finished off the game as scoreboard pressure told - they lost five wickets for just 9 runs at the back end. Yash Balasubramanium picked up two which helped restricted the visitors to just 96 and put a dent in their qualification hopes.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Civil Service lost to Clontarf by 39 runs
Phoenix Park, 15 June.
Clontarf 159/4 (20 overs; David Delany 46*, John McNally 40*, Rahul Dalal 23; Aamir Bafanda 2-20, Naveed Khan 2-28)
Civil Service 120/9 (20 overs; Mubasher Siddique 36, Dhiraj Shetty 30*; David Delany 3-9, Daire Vickers 3-20)
Daire Vickers took 3 wickets (CricketEurope)
Clontarf made the trip to the Park a happy one as a fine all-round effort by David Delany and a rapid cameo from John McNally saw the Castle Avenue side win by 39 runs. Delany hit 46 not out, while McNally clubbed four sixes in a 20-ball 40 that took Clontarf to 159 for 4 - two wickets apiece for Aamir Bafanda and Naveed Khan. Delany then took 3 for 9 in the reply, while Daire Vickers (3-20) also picked up three scalps. Mubasher Siddique hit four sixes in an entertaining cameo, while Dhiraj Shetty ended on 30 not out as Civil Service ended on 120 for 9.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Civil Service lost to Clontarf by 7 wickets
Phoenix Park, 15 June.
Civil Service 71 (18.2 overs; Paul Ryan 3-10, Mitchell Thompson 3-21, Cillian McDonnell 2-12, Shariful Islam 2-21)
Clontarf 72/3 (14 overs; Eoghan Delany 38*; Aamir Bafanda 2-23)
Paul Ryan claimed three wickets for 10 runs (CricketEurope)
Clontarf were another emphatic winner as they had little trouble accounting for Civil Service. The home side were skittled for just 71, with Paul Ryan and Mitchell Thompson taking three wickets apiece, while Cillian McDonnell and Shariful Islam picked up a brace each. Skipper Eoghan Delany hit an unbeaten 38 from just 36 balls (4 fours, 1 six) to give his side the seven wicket win with six overs to spare - two wickets for Aamir Bafanda.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Adamstown lost to Leinster by 8 wickets
Corkagh Park, 15 June.
Adamstown 89/8 (20 overs; Sidharth Biju 39; Bilal Azhar 2-12, Tom Johnson 2-16)
Leinster 91/2 (13 overs; Peter Lynch 39, Bilal Azhar 30)
Leinster made it two wins from two, as they made lighter work of their pursuit of a modest target at Airlie Park against Adamstown. The home side posted 89 for 8 with Sidharth Biju making 39 - two wickets for Bilal Azhar and Tom Johnson. An opening stand of 74 between Peter Lynch (39) and Bilal Azhar (30) ensured the Rathmines side coasted home to win by eight wickets in 13 overs.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Adamstown lost to Leinster by 3 wickets
Corkagh Park, 15 June.
Adamstown 80 (15.4 overs; Jai Moondra 4-15, Joey Carroll 2-11, Bilal Azhar 2-14, Mark Tonge 2-33)
Leinster 82/7 (16.5 overs; Pomin Ponselvan 3-17; Mark Tonge 33*)
Mark Tonge scored a match winning 33 not out (CricketEurope)
Leinster survived a real scare before securing a three-wicket win over Adamstown in a low scoring encounter. Jai Moondra took 4 for 11, and with two wickets apiece for Joey Carroll, Bilal Azhar and Mark Tonge, a target of 81 seemed a formality. However, three wickets for Pomin Ponselvan helped reduce Leinster to 42 for 6 in the 10th over. They were rescued by Tonge who hit four boundaries in his unbeaten 33, sharing a match-defining 7th wicket stand of 32 with Joe O'Sullivan.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Merrion beat Rush by 4 wickets
Anglesea Road, 15 June.
Rush 135/9 (20 overs; Nasir Totakhil 32, Nathan McGuire 30, Asher Abbasi 23; Hugh Kennedy 3-20, Melvin Deveraj 2-26)
Merrion 136/6 (19.1 overs; Swapnil Modgill 26, Sam Harbinson 24, Stephen Doheny 23, Peter Francis 19*)
Merrion did the double over Rush as they chased 135 to win by four wickets in the final over. Nasir Totakhil (32) and Nathan McGuire (30) were the best of the Kenuire's side 135 for 9 - three wickets for Hugh Kennedy and two for Melvin Deveraj. A steady batting effort by the home side with 20's for Swapnil Modgill, Sam Harbinson, and Stephen Doheny kept the chase on track, with Peter Francis (19*) sealing the win with five balls to spare.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Merrion beat Rush by 65 runs
Anglesea Road, 15 June.
Merrion 219/3 (20 overs; Stephen Doheny 108, Swapnil Modgill 47, Peter Francis 47*; Hashir Sultan 2-34)
Rush 154 (19.4 overs; Jarred Barnes 38, Josh Doyle 36, Nasir Totakhil 27; Max Sorensen 3-30, Tom Stanton 2-17, Sam Harbinson 2-29)
Centurion Stephen Doheny (CricketEurope)
Stephen Doheny was in the runs again as he hit 11 fours and 6 sixes in his 108 from just 52 balls to propel Merrion to an imposing 219 for 3 against Rush. He shared stands of 106 in 10 overs with Swapnil Modgill for the first wicket and 98 in 8 overs for the second with Peter Francis - both of whom made 47. By contrast, Rush lost two wickets in the first three balls of the reply to Tom Stanton (2-17), and although Josh Doyle (36) and Nasir Totakhil (27) added 65 for the third wicket, the result was never in doubt, only the margin. Jarred Barnes hit some lusty blows in a top score of 38, but the visitors were dismissed for 154 in the final over - three wickets for Max Sorensen and two for Sam Harbinson.
CL T20 Cup
North County lost to Balbriggan by 9 wickets
Balrothery, 15 June.
North County 79 (17.5 overs; Ashish Jain 31; Sebastian De Oliveria 5-16, Jordan Hollard 2-17, Dylan Lues 2-20)
Balbriggan 80/1 (10/3 overs; Ciaran Gray 37*, Cameron Rowe 27*)
Balbriggan earned the bragging rights with a 9 wicket thumping of North County at Balrothery. Sebastian De Oliveria claimed a five-wicket haul, and with Dylan Lues and Jordan Hollard each taking two scalps apiece, the home side were dismissed for just 79 - Ashish Jain making 39. The reply was a formality, as Ciaran Gray (37*) and Cameron Rowe (27*) shared a second wicket stand of 63 in a bloodless win.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: North County lost to Balbriggan by 8 wickets
Balrothery, 15 June.
North County 137/7 (20 overs; Alan Mathew 38, John Devane 38; Sam Willemse 3-25, Dylan Lues 2-19)
Balbriggan 138/2 (18.1 overs; Ghanim Dara 68*, Cameron Rowe 30)
Balbriggan won the latest Fingal derby with an impressive chase to beat North County by 8 wickets at Inch. The home side lost their big hitter Suliman Safi second ball to Dylan Lues (2-19), and with Sam Willemse taking 3 for 25, it was down to 38 apiece from John Devane and Alan Mathew to get them up to 137 for 7 in a stand of 76 for the fourth wicket. The reply was all about the opening stand of 94 in just 9.4 overs that all but settled the ga,e. Cameron Rowe made a run-a-ball 30, but it was an unbeaten 68 from 59 deliveries (9 fours, 1 six) from Ghanim Dara that was the match winning knock.
NW Premiership
Coleraine lost to Donemana by 6 wickets
Sandel Lodge, 15 June.
Coleraine 186/9 (40 overs; Cephas Zhuwao 47, Scott Campbell 33, Craig Averill 29, Marcus Poskitt 20; Ray Curry 3-41, David O'Sullivan 2-28)
Donemana 188/4 (37.2 overs; Andy McBrine 83*, Raymond Curry 59, Rumesh Buddhika 32; Cephas Zhuwao 2-35)
Donemana celebrate a wicket (Lawrence Moore)
Andy McBrine is another player at the top of his game, and the Irish international was to the fore as Donemana stayed top of the Premiership with a very good win away at Coleraine. The Bannsiders scored 186 for 9, with Zimbabwean Cephas Zhuwao clubbing four sixes in his 32-ball 47, before McBrine took a fine catch to end the fun. Scott Campbell made 33, while there were cameos too for Craig Averill (29) and Marcus Poskitt (20). Raymond Curry grabbed three wickets and David O'Sullivan two. Rumesh Buddhika made 32 at the start of the reply, and when Zhuwao (2-35) took another wicket the door was slightly open at 70 for 3. It was firmly shut though as McBrine hit 5 sixes and fours in his 83 not out from 64 balls, adding a match defining 105 in 17 overs for the fourth wicket with Raymond Curry who made 59 (7 fours, 1 six).
NW Premiership
Eglinton beat Newbuildings by 3 wickets
Eglinton, 15 June.
Newbuildings 197/7 (40 overs; Samarth Seth 68, Ryan Hunter 44, Jack McIvor 30*, Jason Dunn 25; Andy Millar 3-21)
Eglinton 198/7 (37.5 overs; Lahiru Dilshan 104*, Mark Averill 30*; Ryan Hunter 2-16, Jack McIvor 2-28, Ross Hunter 2-35)
Lahiru Dilshan scored a match winning unbeaten century (Louise Lamberton)
Eglinton showed their fighting qualities as they dug deep to clinch a vital home win over Newbuildings. They looked in real trouble as wickets for the Hunter brothers and Jack McIvor had them 103 for 7 chasing 198. But Sri Lankan professional Lahiru Dilshan was still there and he found the perfect ally in Mark Averill, who once again showed his value to the village side, but this time with the bat. 'Dilly' made a brilliant unbeaten 103 from 89 balls (7 fours, 6 sixes) as he and Averill (31*) delighted the home support in the early evening sunshine to clinch the three-wicket win with 13 balls to spare. Samarth Seth had made 68 (5 fours, 4 sixes) in the visitors total of 198 for 7, with runs too for Ryan Hunter (44), Jack McIvor (30*, and Jason Dunn (25). A brave effort by Newbuildings missing many of their regular line-up, but a win for Eglinton that will put them in good heart ahead of their quest to reach the cup final when they travel to Donemana next week.
NW Premiership
Brigade beat Killyclooney by 78 runs
Beechgrove, 15 June.
Brigade 282/7 (27 overs; Scott Macbeth 156*, David Barr 24; Jordan Connor 3-55)
Killyclooney 204/9 (27 overs; Timmy Dougherty 62, Jamal Anwar 55, Kenzie Hall 43; Scott Macbeth 3-33, Ifty Hussain 2-29, David Barr 2-46)
Scott Macbeth comes off after making unbeaten 156 (Mervyn Robinson)
Scott Macbeth has really taken his game to a different level this year, and the highest compliment I can pay the 19 year-old is that his efforts are 'Decker Curryesque'. The match at Beechgrove was reduced to just 27 overs, but that still gave enough time for the teenager to bludgeon 12 sixes and 12 fours in a brutally destructive 156 not out from only 69 balls. His first 50 came from 26 balls, and then went to the century in just another 14 - 34 of them coming from one Jordan Connor over that included a no-ball (4 sixes, 2 fours and a 2). Connor despite that destructive over was still the best of the visitors attack, taking 3 for 55. The reply was a brave one without ever threatening to get any points. Kenzie Hall hit 5 sixes in a rapid 43, adding 76 in 8 overs with Jamal Anwar (55). Skipper Timmy Dougherty also had some fun, hitting 5 sixes - three in one Andy Britton over that cost 27 - on his way to a top-score of 62, but three wickets for Macbeth, and two apiece for Ifty Hussain and DD Barr sealed the 78-run win that keeps Brigade in the slipstream of leaders Donemana.
NW Premiership
Ardmore v Bready. Match abandoned
The Bleachgreen, 15 June.
Overnight rain put paid to any chance of play at the Bleachgreen, despite the mopping up operation. The umpires pulled the plug after a second inspection at 1pm. The match will now be replayed in the coming weeks.
NW Championship
Burndennett lost to St Johnston by 89 runs
Burndennett, 15 June.
St Johnston 246/6 (30 overs; Graeme McCarter 75*, Jack Macbeth 69, David Anthony 52; Niall McDonnell 2-39, Ross McCay 2-39, Mark Doherty 2-46)
Burndennett 157/8 (30 overs; Mark Doherty 40, Ben Logue 34, Graeme McCarter 3-14, David Barnard 2-28)
Three St Johnston half centurions (CricketEurope)
The Saints went marching on at Burndennett and stay top of the Championship tree after an emphatic 89-run win in a match reduced to 30 overs. The Donegal side posted an impressive 246 for 6, thanks to two major partnerships, both involving Graeme McCarter. The former Irish international top scored with an unbeaten 75 from 60 deliveries (9 fours, 2 sixes), putting on 109 in 14 overs for the fourth wicket with opener Jack Macbeth, whose 59-ball 69 included 6 fours and 5 sixes. The fireworks really started then with the arrival of skipper David Anthony to the middle as a firther 71 came in the last 34 balls of the innings - Anthony's 21-ball 52 seeing him five over the wall into the fields of Tyrone, as well as three fours. Those late runs took the total out of the home side's reaches, especially with Mark Pollock absent, and Niall McDonnell going early. Mark Doherty (40) and Ben Logue (34) both hit five boundaries in entertaining cameos, but the result was never in doubt. McCarter (3-14) completed a fine all-round effort, while there was two wickets also for David Barnard in a win that confirms their title ambitions.
NW Championship
Glendermott lost to Ballyspallen by 6 wickets
The Rectory, 15 June.
Glendermott 199/6 (40 overs; Trevor Britton 61*, Ryan Nolan 37*, Ben Mills 27, Alan Johnson 25; Graham Kennedy 2-7, Stuart Kennedy 2-37)
Ballyspallen 203/4 (35.5 overs; Graham Kennedy 71*, Tevyn Walcott 66, Stuart Kennedy 35*; Ben Mills 2-46)
Stuart and Graham Kennedy with Tevyn Walcott (CricketEurope)
The return on holiday from Australia of Graham Kennedy has galvanised Ballyspallen, and they produced a fine display to put a severe spoke in the wheels of Glendermott's promotion hopes. The Rectory side posted 199 for 6 batting first, when Ted Britton showed he's no one trick pony with a fine innings, hitting four sixes in his unbeaten 61, adding 88 in 13 overs for the seventh wicket with Ryan Nolan (37*) - earlier runs for Ben Mills (27) and skipper Alan Johnson (25). Graham Kennedy had remarkable figures of 2-7 in his 8 overs spell, while brother Stuart also picked up a brace. Graham then showed his all-round qualities by making an unbeaten 71 from 63 balls, hitting 6 fours and 5 sixes - three of which came in the space of four balls to bring the chase to a hasty and successful conclusion. Kennedy shared stands of 55 with West Indian professional Tevyn Walcott who made 66 from 56 deliveries (6 fours, 4 sixes), and an unbroken 84 in 12 overs for the 5th with Stuart (35*).
NW Championship
The Nedd lost to Strabane by 9 wickets
The Nedd, 15 June.
The Nedd 45 (18.2 overs; Jacob Logan-Wilson 18; Nasir Nawaz 6-22, John Mooney 2-6, Usman Azhar 2-16
Strabane 48/1 (4.3 overs; Nasir Nawaz 30*)
Nasir Nawaz took six wickets (Michael Gillespie)
Strabane made short work of The Nedd to give their promotion aspirations a boost with a rapid 9 wickets win. The home side were skittled for just 45 in 18.2 overs with only Jacob Logan-Wilson (18) reaching double figures. There were two wickets apiece for John Mooney and Usman Azhar, but the bowling honours went to Pakistan professional Nasir Nawaz who had the superb analysis of 6 for 22. The chase took just 27 deliveries with Nawaz again to the fore, hitting 5 fours and one six in an unbeaten 30.
NW Championship
Fox Lodge lost to Bonds Glen by 4 wickets
Ballymagorry, 15 June.
Fox Lodge 132/4 (22 overs; Jason Milligan 40, Gayan Maneeshan 30, Jonny Robinson 26*)
Bonds Glen 133/6 (21 overs; Stephen McGowan 48, Simon Killen 32; Jason Milligan 3-13)
Stephen McGowan scored 48 (CricketEurope)
Bonds Glen travelled to Fox Lodge and showed their Sammy Jeffrey win there earlier in the month was no fluke. In a 22-overs game, the home side posted 132 for 4, with runs for Jason Milligan (40) and Gayan Maneeshan (30), who shared a third wicket stand of 72, while Jonny Robinson made 26. The chase looked like being a routine one thanks to a second wicket stand of 77 in 10 overs between Stephen McGowan - who cleared the ropes four times as well as hitting 3 fours in a top score of 48 from 36 balls - and Simon Killen, who hit five boundaries in his 32. However, with the finishing line in sight Jason Milligan (3-13) caused some late nerves, before the Bee Gees 'stayed alive' to seal a four-wicket win with an over to spare - crucial runs at the end for Sam Haslett, Kincaid and Kyle Moore.
NCU Section 1
Lurgan beat Ballymena by 4 wickets
Pollock Park, 15 June.
Ballymena 163/9 (50 overs: Michael Caithness 37, Glen Adams 27, Anthony Frazer 27*; Darwish Nazari 3-18, Jack Maxwell 2-21, Peter Maxwell 2-23, Paul Stafford 2-29)
Lurgan 167/6 (35.2 overs: Reghard Els 66, Stephen Chambers 50; John Glass 3-28)
NCU Section 1
Laurelvale lost to Cregagh by 46 runs
Laurelvale, 15 June.
Cregagh 247 (49.2 overs: Adam McCormick 60, Adam Beattie 50, Nikhilish Ravikrishnan 41, Noah Kelly 31; Michael Burns 3-37, David Sinton 2-38, Jack Burns 2-40)
Laurelvale 101 (28.2 overs: Daryl Henry 28, Adam Speers 24; Graeme Hassard 4-22, Daniel Henry 3-7)
NCU Section 1
Armagh lost to Donacloney Mill by 88 runs (DLS)
The Mall, 15 June.
Donacloney Mill 200 (47.5 overs: Atish Varape 58, Shane Warren 44, Aaron Kennedy 24, Neil Kilpatrick 22; William Mann 5-35, Brydon Laing 2-15, Harry Doyle 2-38)
Armagh 106/9 (34 overs: Atish Varape 4-15, Andrew Bingham 4-18)
Match terminated after 34 overs of Armagh's innings - Target score at 34 overs was 195.
NCU Section 1
Drumaness Superkings v Templepatrick - postponed
Village Ground, 15 June.
Drumaness Superkings
T20 World Cup
Group D: South Africa beat Nepal by 1 run
Saint Vincent, 14 June.
South Africa 115/7 (20 overs: Reeza Hendricks 43, Tristan Stubbs 27*; Kushal Bhurtel 4-19, Dipendra Singh Airee 3-21)
Nepal 114/7 (20 overs: Aasif Sheikh 42, Anil Sah 27; Tabraiz Shamsi 4-19)
South Africa struggled against the Nepali spinners having been put in to bat with Reeza Hendricks battling through until the fifteeth over before a flurry from Tristan Stubbs in the final overs 27* off 18 (2x4, 1x6) that gave them what turned out to be a defendable score by the narrowest of margins. Nepal went into the final Baartman over needing 8 runs to claim an historic victory with no clue yet as to how dramatic and bizarre the ending would be. Two dots followed by a boundary and a two left Gulsan Jha needing just 1 for a Super Over and 2 for the win. Short from Baartman and Jha misses with the 'ramp', going for the win rather than the Tie! The final delivery, again short from Baartman, passed Jha's attempted uppercut and was in danger of being given as high Wide. It reached de Kock whose throw back to the bowler stuck Jha on the back as he ran. With South Africa appealing for obstruction the ball deflected to Klassen who underhanded it onto the stumps before Jha reached safety. No attempt at a dive from Jha when one would have easily seen him home, indeed he even slowed down towards the end of his run, finishing just 12 inches short. Heartbreak for Nepal and relief for South Africa who somehow remain unbeaten.
T20 World Cup
Group C: New Zealand beat Uganda by 9 wickets
San Fernando, 14 June.
Uganda 40 (18.4 overs: Kenneth Waiswa 11; Tim Southee 3-4, Trent Boult 2-7, Mitchell Santner 2-8, Rachin Ravindra 2-9)
New Zealand 41/1 (5.2 overs: Devon Conway 22*)
With their World Cup challenge already over New Zealand took advantage of the conditions at the Brian Lara Academy ground to demolish debutants Uganda for just 40. Kenneth Waiswa the only batter to reach double figures as the swing of Boult and Southee ripped through the Ugandan lineup. With Boult claiming two wickets in the first over and Southee his first in the fourth, Uganda were 3/3 and already batting for survival. There was to be no comeback from that start for them and they join the list of lowest team totals that unfortunately has been shown regularly this tournament. No problem for New Zealand chasing down the win inside six overs for the loss of Finn Allen who unsuccessfully reviewed his out caught decision.
T20 World Cup
Group A: USA v Ireland - no result
Lauderhill, 14 June.
After 3 hours of delay and multiple inspections he game has finally been called off. Ireland and Pakistan are eliminated and The USA joins India as the Group A qualifiers for the Super Eights. I imagine in any other situation the game would have been called off earlier than it was, but with qualification and elimination riding on the result, the officials gave it every chance. The final inspection came an hour before the cut-off time for a 5 over match, but before the result of it could be announced, thunder was heard and a lightning warning issued. Everyone left the field, the covers came on, and after a morning without any rain it finally started to fall. You won't have to look far to read the various takes on the day's events, or lack of them, but in the final analysis only one thing matters, and that is the result, even though today there wasn't one.
Ireland Academy
3rd ODM: Emerging Ireland beat West Indies Academy by 4 wickets
Bready, 14 June.
West Indies Academy 236 (43 overs; Acheem Auguste 81, Teddy Bishop 46; Gavin Hoey 4-45 (inc a hat trick), Ollie Riley 3-38).
Emerging Ireland 238/6 (39 overs; Morgan Topping 46, Seamus Lynch 45*, Chris De Freitas 38, Scott Macbeth 36, Liam McCarthy 20*; Nyeem Young 3-49)
Hat-trick hero Gavin Hoey (Lawrence Moore)
While Ireland's T20 World Cup campaign was ending in a sodden mess in Florida, the sun was shining on the Academy at Bready as they completed a 3-0 series clean sweep over their West Indian counterparts. The young Irish squad have been a breath of fresh air, displaying a positive, fearless brand of cricket that might - indeed should - give the senior selectors and coaches food for thought. Gavin Hoey took the bowling honours here with the Pembroke all-rounder hastening a West Indies collapse, taking a hat-trick on his way to 4-46, the visitors 236 all out with seven overs unused, having been 150-3 and 191-4 at stages. Teenage speedster Olly Riley claimed 3-38 too, while Liam McCarthy's two catches were quite exceptional. Chris De Freitas (38) got the chase off to a steady start alongside new opener Kian Hilton - Jake Egan joining Reuben Wilson on the injured list. Morgan Topping was again in the runs, top-scoring with 46 (3 fours, 2 sixes), adding 64 for the 5th wicket with Scott Macbeth, whose fluent 36 included six boundaries. There was a slight wobble at 185 for 6, but there was no limping to the line as Terenure's Seamus Lynch hit six fours and cleared the ropes twice in a rapid unbeaten 45 from just 28 balls, adding an unbroken 53 in five overs with Liam McCarthy to seal the four-wicket win in 39 overs. The teams now switch to red-ball cricket, with the first of two four-days matches starting on Tuesday at North Down.
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