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Instonians finish on a high Instonians finish on a high ZZZZ10:17 amZZZZ
Instonians completed the Robinson Services Premier League season yesterday with a fourth victory in five unbeaten games, condemning Waringstown to a seventh defeat of the season.
Downpatrick win sees Bangor down Downpatrick win sees Bangor down ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Downpatrick claimed their seat in the lifeboat with a comfortable last chance win at Donacloney Mill which sends Bangor into Section Two alongside neighbours Holywood.
Downpatrick bidding for survival Downpatrick bidding for survival ZZZZ1:34 pmZZZZ
The big game of the day takes place two miles down at the road at Donaghcloney where Downpatrick must win their final game to prevent the famous club dropping into the third tier.
The agony and the ectasy The agony and the ectasy ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
After Lisburn lost their final Robinson Services Premier League match of the season at CIYMS, they could only watch on as Muckamore and Instonians tried to secure their top-flight status for 2020 and relegate the Wallace Park outfit in the process.
CIYMS champions again CIYMS champions again ZZZZ9:52 amZZZZ
CIYMS retained the Robinson Services Premier League title last night when their second match of the day, against Instonians at Shaw’s Bridge, ended in a tie.
A weekend of heartbreak for Muckamore A weekend of heartbreak for Muckamore ZZZZ3:59 amZZZZ
After Saturday’s disappointment again Waringstown they had two more chances to climb to safety with games on Sunday morning against Instonians and on Sunday afternoon away to Carrickfergus but a loss against Instonians and a 'wash-out' at Carrick ended their hopes of survival.
CIYMS claim title in last over dramas CIYMS claim title in last over dramas ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
CIYMS claimed the Premier League crown in dramatic fashion last night tieing with Instonians to follow up their final win against rivals North Down earlier in the day.
CIYMS on brink of title despite loss CIYMS on brink of title despite loss ZZZZ1:33 pmZZZZ
CIYMS lost their second match of the Robinson Services Premier League season yesterday but can still retain their title today.
Muckamore a yard short! Muckamore a yard short! ZZZZ9:37 amZZZZ
Muckamore spurned the lifeline Waringstown threw them as they came up a yard short going for the tieing single that would have ensured their Premier League survival.
Meanwhile over in East Belfast... Meanwhile over in East Belfast... ZZZZ2:45 pmZZZZ
While Muckamore were losing to Waringstown over in Belmont League leaders CIYMS were going down at the hands of an Instonians side who now join Lisburn and Muckamore on twelve points.
No slip-up from CIYMS No slip-up from CIYMS ZZZZ11:39 amZZZZ
Lisburn lost their final match of the season to CIYMS on Friday night at Belmont. The home side made light of their missing regulars with a 9 wicket win in the 14th over.
Premier League heading for exciting finale Premier League heading for exciting finale ZZZZ10:23 amZZZZ
THE Robinson Services Premier League is set to career towards a finale this weekend with eight matches being played and the title and relegation still to be decided.
Hold on to your hats! Hold on to your hats! ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
After what has been a pedestrian season, this weekend sees a whirlwind of activity as contenders and strugglers rush to complete their League programmes.
Muckamore give Gill perfect birthday present Muckamore give Gill perfect birthday present ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
Muckamore captain Neil Gill celebrated his 33rd birthday in style after helping his side to a vital six-wicket victory over Lisburn at Moylena on Sunday.
Muckamore beat Lisburn in crunch clash Muckamore beat Lisburn in crunch clash ZZZZ9:22 amZZZZ
MUCKAMORE moved off the bottom of the Robinson Services Premier League table and put Lisburn under pressure to preserve their top flight status.
Woodvale going up in style Woodvale going up in style ZZZZ10:00 amZZZZ
Woodvale sealed the Section One title in style with a 150 run victory over their only rivals Cregagh at Ballygomartin Road.
North Down keep the pressure on North Down keep the pressure on ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
North Down keep the pressure on, Woodvale still waiting as Cliftonville Academy are promoted to Section One.
Ian Callender's Saturday Roundup Ian Callender's Saturday Roundup ZZZZ11:29 amZZZZ
Lisburn's fate is no longer in their own hands after they lost the only Robinson Services Premier League game of the day to North Down by 97 runs.
The Wallace Park side remain four points above Instonians and Muckamore at the bottom of the table but now have only two games left, while Instonians have six and Muckamore four, the first of those today against Lisburn.
Who can stop CIYMS surge? Who can stop CIYMS surge? ZZZZ9:34 amZZZZ
IT’S a date at The Lawn on Saturday for CIYMS as the Robinson Services Premier League champions continue what appears to be a relentless surge towards a second successive title.
CIYMS on target to defend crown CIYMS on target to defend crown ZZZZ8:04 amZZZZ
CIYMS are hot favourites to retain the Premiership as they moved clear at the top of the table despite being set a victory target of 247 by Civil Service North.
NCU Senior League roundup NCU Senior League roundup ZZZZ11:12 pmZZZZ
CIYMS still head the pack after chasing down CSNI's 246 at Belmont as North Down sit out the action due to the Irish Cup Final. While Woodvale are back to winning ways with a home victory over Derriaghy.
Lisburn turn to familiar face for salvation Lisburn turn to familiar face for salvation ZZZZ11:57 amZZZZ
LISBURN have failed in their bid to get a replacement professional for their two league games this weekend but could have a former favourite on board.
Armagh dent Woodvale title bid Armagh dent Woodvale title bid ZZZZ7:15 amZZZZ
Woodvale may still need to win three of their last four games to win promotion back to the Robinson Services Premier League after losing their rearranged game against Armagh yesterday by three runs.
Woodvale in the home straight Woodvale in the home straight ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
It would take something dramatic to happen if Woodvale are not to make it back to the ‘big time’ after Saturday’s win at Armagh. They currently stand ten points clear of nearest rivals Donacloney Mill but a single win in any of their last fives games will see off that challenge.
CIYMS keen to get back to winning ways CIYMS keen to get back to winning ways ZZZZ6:38 amZZZZ
A CIYMS victory against second place North Down, in Comber, tomorrow should turn their last five matches into a procession to the title.
North Down miss chance to go top North Down miss chance to go top ZZZZ12:45 amZZZZ
North Down missed out on the chance to go top of the Robinson's Premier League yesterday, slipping to a three wicket defeat at the hands of CSNI, while Carrickfergus made it a weekend to forget for Instonians with a win over the beaten Cup finalists by 171 runs.
Waringstown lose for fifth time Waringstown lose for fifth time ZZZZ9:22 pmZZZZ
THERE could hardly be a greater contrast between CIYMS and Waringstown going into the Irish Cup semi-final Belmont
Woodvale homing in on promotion Woodvale homing in on promotion ZZZZ3:44 amZZZZ
It may be just a little premature to say that Woodvale are set for a long awaited return to the top flight but it would take a serious dip on form if that was not to happen.
Saturday's Premier roundup Saturday's Premier roundup ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
North Down take the opportunity to join CI at the head of the table with a battling win at Muckamore while Carrickfergus will carry a winning streak against Waringstown into a third season.
Keeping it in the family Keeping it in the family ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
It was a remarkable day for the McCormick family on Saturday as they collected a 'Nine-For' - Adam with 6 and Dad David with 3!
Carrick end CIYMS unbeaten run Carrick end CIYMS unbeaten run ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
CIYMS’ unbeaten run in the Robinson Services Premier League is over – after 20 matches. Carrickfergus had the honour of being the first team to beat Nigel Jones’ side since the opening game of last season, winning by 29 runs at Middle Road.
Saturday's Premier roundup Saturday's Premier roundup ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
CIYMS slump to first league defeat of the season as bottom clubs Instonians and Muckamore both win.
Woodvale stay on course Woodvale stay on course ZZZZ1:26 amZZZZ
A round up of the NCU Senior League results as Woodvale maintain their lead in Section 1
Instonians ease relegation fears Instonians ease relegation fears ZZZZ4:27 pmZZZZ
A second wicket stand of 125 between Nikolai Smith and Murray Commins was the platform for Instonians’ 242-7 and when they bowled out the visitors for 71, the week after posting the lowest Premier League total of the season they had – by a distance – the biggest margin of victory (in runs).
Table topping CIYMS spinning along Table topping CIYMS spinning along ZZZZ3:20 pmZZZZ
CIYMS maintain their unbeaten record, Waringstown slip up again and Instonians break their duck against fellow strugglers Muckamore.
CIYMS march on but Instonians facing crunch battle CIYMS march on but Instonians facing crunch battle ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
WHILE CIYMS go marching on at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League table, at the other end Instonians have a week to prepare for one of the most important games in their recent history.
Saturday's NCU League action Saturday's NCU League action ZZZZ12:13 amZZZZ
Waringstown slip up as the other top sides all win and Lisburn blow away Instonians in a game that the Belfast side were surely targeting as a chance to get their first points of the season.
Simpson Stunner Simpson Stunner ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
Ian Callender's take on Saturday's action in the Premier League.
Ian Callender's NCU weekend review Ian Callender's NCU weekend review ZZZZ6:25 amZZZZ
Ian looks at the League and Cup action over the weekend - two defeats for Waringstown and two wins for CIYMS.
Sunday's Premier action Sunday's Premier action ZZZZ11:08 pmZZZZ
CIYMS go clear at the top with a win over Waringstown as Instonians stay rooted to the bottom after defeat by CSNI and a win for Muckamore over Carrickfergus.
Roundup of Saturday's Senior League action Roundup of Saturday's Senior League action ZZZZ10:00 pmZZZZ
NCU Senior League Saturday roundup of a reduced programme with weather and Cup commitments having an impact.
Derriaghy have chance to atone for poor weekend Derriaghy have chance to atone for poor weekend ZZZZ7:31 amZZZZ
Having lost the top of the table clash with Woodvale, they surprisingly lost to Bangor on Sunday – only the Seasiders’ second win of the season - to stay four points behind Woodvale after seven games.
NCU Saturday League and Cup action NCU Saturday League and Cup action ZZZZ3:17 amZZZZ
Roundup of the action in the Robinson Services Senior league and the GMcG Junior Cup where the semi-finalists are now known.
Waringstown and Woodvale both slip up in league bids. Waringstown and Woodvale both slip up in league bids. ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
Waringstown crash to the spin of Eagleson and Snyman at Carrick while in Section 1 Woodvale lose to Ballymena and are joined at the top by Derriaghy who demolish Templepatrick.
Waringstown join CIYMS at top Waringstown join CIYMS at top ZZZZ7:46 amZZZZ
Waringstown joined champions CIYMS at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League when they beat Lisburn by 10 runs at Wallace Park.
Waringstown edge out Lisburn Waringstown edge out Lisburn ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Adam Dennison's 87 proved crucial as Waringstown survived a real scare to beat Lisburn by just 10 runs in their rearranged Robinson Services Premier League game at Wallace Park.
Woodvale go top after beating Downpatrick Woodvale go top after beating Downpatrick ZZZZ10:36 pmZZZZ
Woodvale are clear at the top of Robinson Services Section One after Ferhan Saeed's five wicket haul saw them beat Dowpatrick by eight wickets.
North Down deny Carrick in last over thriller North Down deny Carrick in last over thriller ZZZZ7:09 pmZZZZ
North Down thwarted Carrickfergus's hopes of a weekend double when they won the postponed Robinson Services Premier League game yesterday by two wickets.
Saturday's League roundup Saturday's League roundup ZZZZ7:02 amZZZZ
CIYMS take a three-week break from Robinson Services Premier League action with their position at the top of the table secure after easing past Carrickfergus in one of only two top flight games to beat the weather on Saturday.
Beyond the Premier World Beyond the Premier World ZZZZ10:16 pmZZZZ
Woodvale beat Donaghcloney Mill, while Ballymena tie with Downpatrick.
CIYMS make it four from four CIYMS make it four from four ZZZZ8:15 pmZZZZ
Defending champions CIYMS went clear at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League with a five-wicket win at home to Carrick, while CSNI won at Muckamore in the two games to survive the weather.
CIYMS maintain 100% record CIYMS maintain 100% record ZZZZ8:09 pmZZZZ
Even the rain couldn’t stop CIYMS yesterday as the defending Robinson Services Premier League Champions maintained their 100 per cent start.
Thompson hits another ton as Waringstown win again Thompson hits another ton as Waringstown win again ZZZZ7:32 pmZZZZ
When you're hot, you're hot. Greg Thompson and James McCollum hit hundreds as Waringstown beat CSNI in high scoring affair. Good weekend too for CIYMS and Lisburn who registered back-to-back victories.
NCU Weekend Round-up NCU Weekend Round-up ZZZZ4:42 amZZZZ
James McCollum returned to club duty with Waringstown yesterday and batting at No 3, plundered the Civil Service North attack for 140 as the Villagers made it back to back Robinson Services Premier League wins with a 50 runs success at Stormont.
Familiar look at top of the table Familiar look at top of the table ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
JUST two games into the Robinson Services Premier League season and it’s a familiar looking league table with CIYMS and Waringstown the only teams to have won their opening games.
CIYMS, Waringstown, CSNI and Lisburn win CIYMS, Waringstown, CSNI and Lisburn win ZZZZ10:02 pmZZZZ
Greg Thompson and Faiz Fazal take the batting honours on an other exciting day in the Robinson Services Premier League.
Beyond the Premier world Beyond the Premier world ZZZZ5:39 amZZZZ
A look at the action in the NCU in the lower leagues as Craig Lewis took six wickets to bowl Derriaghy to victory against Holywood, while Stephen Bunting also took six for Woodvale.
Kennedy blows away Armagh Kennedy blows away Armagh ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
David Kennedy's career best figures helped Holywood to the top of the table with an emphatic win over Armagh, while a fine batting display saw Woodvale win easily at Bangor.
Weekend round-up Weekend round-up ZZZZ7:20 amZZZZ
It didn’t take long for the overseas professionals to make an impression in the Robinson Services Premier League, with three of them scoring centuries on the opening day of the delayed start to the season.
Section One round-up Section One round-up ZZZZ10:18 pmZZZZ
It was a good weekend for the Adair family with Mark making his Ireland debut and Ross inspiring Holywood to victory against Woodvale in the East Belfast derby.
Waringstown, CIYMS, North Down and Carrick start with wins Waringstown, CIYMS, North Down and Carrick start with wins ZZZZ8:38 pmZZZZ
The Robinson Services Premier League started with victories for Waringstown, CIYMS, North Down and Carrickfergus.
CIYMS forced to shuffle pack CIYMS forced to shuffle pack ZZZZ3:08 pmZZZZ
Mark Adair's elevation to the international side means he will miss CI's upcoming matches against Lisburn.
NCU Premier League programme gets underway NCU Premier League programme gets underway ZZZZ10:31 amZZZZ
A repeat of last year’s Challenge Cup final is the stand-out match on the opening day of the new Robinson Services Premier League season.
Plenty of quality on display in Premier League Plenty of quality on display in Premier League ZZZZ3:21 amZZZZ
THERE will be four current Ireland players in the Robinson Services Premier League for the first time since 2010 and with a former India international one of five new overseas players involved, expectations have rarely been higher going into the new season.
NCU change Premier League dates NCU change Premier League dates ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
The NCU have switched the Premier League fixtures due to be played on June 22/23rd and 17th August.
Opening Premier League fixtures. Opening Premier League fixtures. ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
Premier League champions CIYMS will begin their defence at Muckamore when the NCU season gets under way on April 27.
NCU publish Premier League fixtures NCU publish Premier League fixtures ZZZZ5:05 pmZZZZ
The NCU have become the first of the major Unions to publish their league fixtures for the 2019 season.