- WARINGSTOWN beat SION MILLS by 49 runs
Rathmines, 5th September
Waringstown 171-5 B Sturgeon 41
Sion Mills 122 B Sturgeon 3-24
Man of the Match: B Sturgeon (Waringstown)
WARINGSTOWN S Harrison c Moan b Scott 16 Bowling: SION MILLS B Sturgeon run out 41 O'Doherty 10 0 35 1 A Waite c Moan b Rao 21 McGonagle 10 1 36 0 +G Harrison lbw b O'Doherty 20 Scott 10 3 23 1 A Spence lbw b E McCrea 35 Rao 10 1 24 1 P McCrum not out 13 E McCrea 10 0 42 1 A Nelson not out 12 N Nelson N Carson B Harrison FOW *S O'Neill 40, 73, 81, 139, 145 Extras 13 Total (5 wickets, 50 overs) 171 SION MILLS *J Browne lbw b A Nelson 34 Bowling: WARINGSTOWN +R Moan c Carson b Sturgeon 34 McCrum 10 0 34 2 J McCrea c S Harrison b McCrum 5 Spence 8 2 19 1 B Rao lbw b Sturgeon 0 G Harrison 10 2 22 1 R Long b Sturgeon 4 A Nelson 7.2 1 13 2 K King b G Harrison 12 Sturgeon 10 2 24 3 R Quinn b McCrum 10 F O'Doherty run out 2 I Scott b A Nelson 4 E McCrea b Spence 0 FOW L McGonagle not out 0 65, 84, 85, 85, 98, Extras 17 108, 116, 119, 122, 122 Total (45.2 overs) 122 Umpires: R McClancy & P O'Hara
- Donemana 180 lost to Sion Mills 184-9 (B Rao 86, R Kerr 4-21) by 1 wicket
- YMCA 85 (P McCrum 4-17, A Nelson 3-16) lost to Waringstown 86-2 by 8 wickets
- Donemana 317-8 (A McBrine 85, D Curry 70, J McBrine 48, R McBrine 42) beat St Johnston 134 (M Porter 49, A McBrine 4-38) by 183 runs
- Dublin YMCA 255-3 (A Dunlop 120, M Nulty 108) beat Woodvale 239-6 (S Warke 86, D Houston 65, A Lewis 3-57) by 16 runs
- The Hills 77 (B Rao 4-14, I Scott 3-25) lost to Sion Mills 78-4 by 6 wickets
- Waringstown 177-7 (A Waite 61, S Harrison 41) beat Brigade 85 (G Harrison 3-5) by 92 runs
- Ardmore lost to Waringstown by 7 wickets.
- Bangor lost to The Hills by 63 runs.
- Brigade beat NICC by 3 wickets.
- Bready lost to Sion Mills by 8 wickets.
- Donemana beat Pembroke by 224 runs.
- Limavady lost to Dublin YMCA on fewer wickets lost rule.
- St Johnston beat Carlisle by 97 runs.
- Woodvale walked over Downpatrick (Downpatrick withdrew).
- Ardmore beat Waterford by 41 runs.
- Bangor beat Cork County by 7 wickets.
- Bready beat Leinster by 2 wickets.
- Brigade beat Clontarf by 105 runs.
- Carlisle beat Strabane by 28 runs.
- CYM lost to NICC by 4 wickets.
- Downpatrick beat Phoenix by 7 wickets.
- Holywood lost to St Johnston by 5 wickets.
- Limavady beat Lisburn by 4 wickets.
- Malahide lost to Donemana by 58 runs.
- North County lost to Woodvale by 31 runs.
- Pembroke beat Eglinton by 16 runs.
- Sion Mills beat North Down by 13 runs.
- The Hills beat Ballymena by 16 runs.
- Waringstown beat Railway Union by 142 runs.
- Dublin YMCA beat Fox Lodge by 9 wickets.
- Clontarf beat Lurgan by 18 runs.
- Donemana beat Merrion by 7 wickets.
- Old Belvedere lost to St Johnston by 5 wickets.
- Woodvale beat Limerick by 8 wickets.
Waringstown complete a unique treble (by Tom Devlin)
While Waringstown duly put their name on the Schweppes Cup for the second time they had a harder time than many expected in seeing off the challenge from Sion Mills. The losers, after sustaining their hopes for a long time during an enthralling encounter, eventually went down by 49 runs at Rathmines.
Sion's performance in restricting Waringstown, who won the toss and batted first, to 171 for five was a commendable effort highlighted by tight bowling and well-motivated and athletic fielding. However, batting let them down after openers Browne and Moan had given them a good launching pad with 64 runs for the first wicket in 23 overs.
When Waringstown made the first breakthrough the Sion effort began to crumble. New batsman McCrea never looked comfortable and soon departed to a fine diving catch at cover by Shane Harrison. They needed a big contribution from Rao but it was not to be as he fell leg before to the first ball he received and the door was well and truly open for Waringstown. They immediately grabbed the initiative and wickets fell at regular intervals with the innings eventually folding for a very disappointing 122. Their last nine wickets had fallen for just 38 runs in 15.2 overs.
Even when they were under pressure during their innings Waringstown played with fine composure and a high level of commitment. Their experience stood them well and Brian Sturgeon was very much the start of their performance. He deservedly won the Man of the Match award, top scoring with 41 and then capturing the vital wickets of Rao and Moan as he conceded just 24 runs in his ten overs. He also featured in a run out.