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NCU Junior Cricket 2022
Junior Cup Final: CSNI II beat Lisburn II by 64 runs
Laurelvale, 13 August.
 CSNI 188/8 (40 overs; R West 62*, J West 49, A Leckey 37; E Kyle 3-31, R McConkey 2-27, R Booth 2-55)
 Lisburn 124 30.5 overs; R McConkey 30, S Lightbody 22; H Dyer 4-14, J West 3-34, C De Wet 2-18)
Quite a moment for the West family Regan and James - father Captain and son MOM. (pic. Paul Irwin)
CSNI won the Junior Cup with a convincing 64-run win over Lisburn at Laurelvale. It was a real family affair for the Stormont side as father and son Regan and James West top scored with an unbeaten 62 and 49 in their total of 188 for 8. Both hit eight boundaries, while Regan also cleared the ropes in his 49-ball innings. Adam Leckey also chipped in with 37. For Lisburn, Edward Kyle took three wickets, while Richard Booth and McConkey claimed two apiece. McConkey top-scored with 30 in their reply, but teenagers Harry Dyer (4-14) and James West (3-34) spun their side to an emphatic win.
Intermediate Cup Final: Cliftonville Academy II beat Derriaghy II by 5 wickets
The Castle Grounds, 21 August.
 Derriaghy 95 (36.4 overs; C Keys 24, N Greenlees 3-11, A Montgomery 3-17, J Roe 2-12)
 Cliftonville Academy 96/5 (30.3 overs; J Terrett 22, A Beard 21*; I Sinovich 2-16, S McAllister 2-34)
Cliftonville Academy NCU Intermediate Cup Winners
Tough going for Derriaghy at The Castle Grounds as battled their way to a modest 95. Niall Greenlees (3-11) had the best of the bowling figures earning him the MOM award. Early wickets for Stuart McAllister and Ivan Sinovich gave Derrighy hope and when Jonny Terrett was dismissed at 37/4 things were in the balance. But a stand of 30 for the fifth and finally 28 unbroken between Adam Beard (21*) and skipper Christian O'Connor (16*) saw Cliftonville Academy lift the trophy.
Minor Cup Final: Instonians III beat Lisburn III by 4 runs
Drumaness, 28 August.
 Instonians III 194 (34.4 overs, R Craigan 32, T Campbell 31, J Welshman 31, T Crothers 27, J Martelli 3-27, S Caddell 3-45)
 Lisburn III 190-9 (35 overs, J Martelli 43, R Choudhury 28, T Campbell 3-39, X McIlwaine 2-24, R Craigan 2-27)
Winners Instonians
Instonians clinched the Minor Lindsay Cup with a dramatic four-run win over Lisburn at Drumaness. The Shaw's Bridge side scored 194 with Robert Craigan top-scoring with 32, plus runs too for Tom Campbell and James Welshman who made 31apiece, while Tom Crothers made 27. Campbell shared a last wicket stand of 45 with 13 year-old Ben Walsh, and this stand was to be a defining one of the tense contest.Simon Cadell (3-45) and Jack Martelli (3-27) each took three wickets for Lisburn, and it was Martelli who led the reply with a well-made 43. Rasif Choudhury (28) was also in the runs, but three wickets for Man of the Match Campbell, plus two apiece for McIlwaine and Craigan sealed the exciting win.
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