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Top 6
PWTNRLPts NRR
Lisburn1411012441.11
CSNI149005361.11
Waringstown149005360.82
CIYMS149014360.63
North Down147007280.01
Carrickfergus146008240.13

North Down (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 7 wickets.
Comber, 27 August.
 Carrickfergus 120 (34.5 overs, A Haggan 48* , P Eakin 5 -26, D Parketr 2-14)
 North Down 124-3 (26.2 overs , A Chore 57*, P Eakin 27*)
Ani Chore's 57* saw off the challenge of Carrickfergus at The Green.
Peter Eakin took five wickets as North Down made short work of Carrickfergus in another game which had an end of season feel. Alex Haggan (48*) and Ben Cave (20) were top scorers in Carrick’s 120 all out. Eakin’s 5 for 26 was the stand-out bowling effort, while Drew Parker took 2 for 14. Ani Chore hit an unbeaten 57 (9 fours, 1 six) in the chase, sharing an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 77 with Eakin (27*).
Waringstown (4) beat CSNI (0) by 29 runs.
The Lawn, 27 August.
 Waringstown 155-6 (20 overs, J Gibson 53, R Bessell 25*, M Waite 25, F Lutton 2-26, J West 2-40)
 CSNI 126-6 (20 overs, J West 40, A Leckey 29, R Allen 3-19)
Jamie Gibson opened the batting for Waringstown and top scored with 53.
Jamie Gibson’s half century was the catalyst for Waringstown’s 29-run win over CSNI in a match played as a T20. Gibson’s 53 came off 35 balls, and included 6 fours and 2 sixes. Michael Waite and Rory Bessell both made 25, while there were also runs for Lee Nelson (18) and Graham Hume (16) in their 155 for 6 – two wickets for youngsters Finn Lutton and James West. Youth was very much to the fore in the CSNI innings with teenager West hitting six boundaries in his 40, while Adam Leckey made 29 as they ended on 126 for 6 – three wickets for left-arm spinner Ross Allen.
Lisburn (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 30 runs.
Wallace Park, 20 August.
 CSNI 186-4 (25 overs, T Johnson 102. L Georgeson 28)
 Lisburn 138-4 (20 overs, D Miller 32, N Whitworth 27, A Berry 25*) (DLS par score 168 in 20 overs.)
Marc Ellison goes down the pitch once too often
CSNI spoiled Lisburn's celebration party, but in truth it mattered little as the title had already been secured last week. Troy Johnson's century propelled CSNI to 186 for 4 in a rain affected contest, and further rain saw Lisburn's 138 for 4, 30 adrift of the 20-overs par score of 168. The Wallace Park side have a chance next week to make real history as they face CIYMS in the Irish Cup final.
Waringstown beat North Down by 8 wickets
The Lawn, 20 August.
 North Down 89/8 (18.1 overs; A Chore 32; J Gibson 3-28; J Mitchell 2-15)
 Waringstown 92/2 (11.3 overs; M Topping 42) (Target 92 off 18 overs)
Morgan Topping whose 42 saw Waringstown to victory over North Down
Another game that had an end of season feel to it saw Waringstown dominate North Down. The weather again had a major role to play as North Down posted 89 for 8, with Ani Chore making 32. Jamie Gibson (3-28) and James Mitchell (2-15) the best of the bowlers. Morgan Topping's excellent 42 ensured a routine win for the Lawn side.
CIYMS beat Carrickfergus by 8 wickets. (T20 match reduced to 17 overs)
Belmont, 18 August.
 Carrickfergus 85/8 (17 overs; J Snyman 61*; K Dudgeon 2-9, J Matchett 2-9, J Mulder 2-15)
 CIYMS 86/2 (11.4 overs; R Adair 42)
Ross Adair whose 42 off 19 balls included 5 sixes and 1 four.
CIYMS completed the demolition of Carrickfergus in double quick time chasing down the 86 required inside 12 overs. With 6 Carrick batsmen failing to score, only Jacques Snyman (61*) and Alex Haggan (17) managed double figures, 4 extras the third highest scorer, on a night to forget for the visitors. A typical Ross Adair blitz ensured an early finish that will see CIYMS heading to the All-Ireland T20 in Cork this weekend in confident mood.
North Down lost to Lisburn by 123 runs
Comber, 13 August.
 Lisburn 253/8 (50 overs; Faiz Fazal 101, N Whitworth 52, D Simpson 31*, J Waite 25; N Brand 3-36, P Eakin 2-51)
 North Down 130 (33.1 overs; N Brand 32, P Eakin 31; M Humphreys 3-25, M Berry 2-2)
LIsburn celebrate the Premier League Title after defeating North Down
Lisburn were crowned Premier champions for the first time since 1996 after a professional 123-run demolition of North Down at Comber. It has been a successful formula for Callum Atkinson’s men to bat first, then have the bowlers squeeze the life out of the chase. It worked again here with Faiz Fazal’s 101 the bedrock of their 253 for 8. He hit 13 boundaries in his 121-ball hundred, sharing stands of 56 for the first wicket with Jonathan Waite (25), and 129 for the second with Neil Whitworth (52). Neil Brand (3-36) the best with the ball for the hosts. Ali Shields and Ani Chore fell for ducks in the first two overs of the chase, but Neil Brand (32) and Peter Eakin (31) added 66 in ten overs for the third wicket. Matthew Humphreys (3-25) dismissed both, and from then it was only a matter of time before the champagne corks were popped – North Down 130 all out.
Lisburn captain Callum Atkinson on clinchng the Premier League title.
CIYMS lost to CSNI by 7 wickets
Belmont, 13 August.
 CIYMS 124 (30.4 overs; J van der Merwe 29, C McCullough 23*; M Foster 4-31, B Adair 3-31, L Georgeson 2-30)
 CSNI 126/3 (19.2 overs; R Hunter 57, L Georgeson 26, M Ellison 21*; K Dudgeon 2-48)
Matty Foster took four wickets to deal a severe blow to CIYMS and their title hoeps
CSNI delivered a potentially fatal blow to CIYMS’ title ambitions as they romped home inside 20 overs to win by seven wickets at Belmont. It all went wrong from the first ball of the game as Ross Adair was cleaned up by Luke Georgeson (2-20). They never really recovered from that. Slumping to 124 all out, with Matty Foster taking four wickets and Ben Adair three – Van der Merwe 29, and number ten Carson McCullough (23*) offering the only resistance. The chase was routine as Georgeson raced out of the traps hitting 26 from just 15 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes), while teenage opener Ryan Hunter hit 11 boundaries in his top-score of 57 from just 56 balls. Keith Dudgeon took two wickets, but it was only delaying the inevitable as Marc Ellison (21*) steered the Stormont side to victory before the 20th over was done and dusted.
Carrickfergus lost to Waringstown by 7 wickets
Middle Road, 13 August.
 Carrickfergus 314/6 (50 overs; CJ van der Walt 124, C Averill 68, M Gilmour 66*, J Snyman 31, J Mitchell 3-57)
 Waringstown 315/3 (48.5 overs; M Topping 147, R Allen 112)
Morgan Topping and Ross Allen produced the second highest partnership in Waringstown history (Bettered only by Obus Pienaar/Lee Nelson) to lead them to a seven wicket win chasing 315 against Carrickfergus. They added 267 for the second wicket, coming together after the early dismissal of Adam Dennison (7). Topping hit 14 fours and 4 sixes in his 147 from 135 balls, while Allen’s 112 from 128 deliveries included 13 fours and 2 sixes. The pair fell with the finishing line in sight, but Lee Nelson and Greg Thompson gave the last rites to the beleaguered Carrick attack. Earlier CJ van der Walt hit 19 fours and 2 sixes in 99-ball 124, while there were half centuries for Michael Gilmour (66*) and Craig Averill (68) on a day when all the bowlers suffered.
CSNI (4) beat Carrickfergus (0) by 2 wickets.
Stormont, 30 July.
 Carrickfergus 262-6 (50 overs, J Snyman 87, CJ van der Walt 50*, J Lawlor 38, B Adair 2-47, L Georgeson 2-53)
 CSNI 222-8 (36.3 overs, S Thompson 52, M Ellison 39, L Georgeson 33, A Haggan 3-42, C Averill 2-33) (DLS par score 220 in 37 overs.)
CSNI captain Stuart Thompson scored a half century
Closest game of the day was at Stormont where CSNI edged out Carrickfergus by two wickets in a rain-affected match. Carrick posted 262 for 6, with Jacques Snyman sharing a century stand with Jeremy Lawlor (38). Snyman hit 9 fours and 4 sixes in a top-score of 87 from just 69 balls. CJ van der Walt followed on with a half century, while Alex Haggan hit two sixes in his 26. The hosts reply was interrupted by rain which meant a revised target of 221 in 37 overs. They got there with three balls to spare thanks to a fine display by the top six, with Stuart Thompson making 52, Marc Ellison 39, Luke Georgeson 33, and 20 apiece from Ryan Hunter and Chris McMorran.
CIYMS beat North Down by 6 wickets (DLS)
Belmont, 30 July.
 North Down 139 (41.1 overs, P Eakin 72 ,S Nelson 26, N Jones 6-28, J Matchett 2-28)
 CIYMS 138-4 ( 27.5 overs, C Dougherty 37, N Jones 35*) (DLS par score 137 in 48 overs)
CIYMS skipper Nigel Jones took six wickets (CIYMS CC)
Nigel Jones took six wickets to inspire his CIYMS team to a facile win over North Down at Belmont. Jones claimed 6 for 28 as the Comber side slipped to 69 for 8. They rallied thanks to a battling 72 in 82 balls from Peter Eakin (10 fours, 2 sixes), but a final total of 139 was still well below challenging. Chris Dougherty was his usual dependable safe with a top-score of 37 in the chase, sharing a half-century fourth wicket stand with Jones, who completed a superb all-round display with an unbeaten 35 as they completed the six-wicket win in the 28th over.
Lisburn (4) beat Waringstown (0) by 75 runs.
Wallace Park, 30 July.
 Lisburn 177 (48.3 overs, D Miller 60, N Whitworth 44, Faiz Fazal 28, G Thompson 3-43, B Snell 2-20, R Bessell 2-25)
 Waringstown 102 (31,1 overs, M Humphreys3-28, N Whitworth 3-37, Faiz Fazal 2-2)
A fourth wicket stand of 91 between David Miller and Neil Whitworth guided Lisburn to a 75-run win over defending champions Waringstown at Wallace Park. Miller top-scored with 60 from 71 balls (5 fours, 3 sixes) while Whitworth made a determined 44. Lisburn lost their last seven wickets for 37 runs and will have been slightly concerned at their total of 177. Three wickets for Greg Thompson against his former club, plus two apiece for Rory Bessell and Ben Snell. The Waringstown started in solid fashion with 21 apiece for openers Adam Dennison and Morgan Topping, before imploding. There were three wickets apiece for Matthew Humphreys and Neil Whitworth, plus two for Faiz Fazal to seal an emphatic 75-run win.
Carrickfergus (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 10 wickets (DLS).
Middle Road, 23 July.
 Carrickfergus 68-5 (26.4 overs, J Lawlor 23*)
 Lisburn 69-0 (6.3 overs, F Fazal 52*) (DLS par score 67 in 20 overs.)
Faiz Fazal batting
Lisburn had little trouble dispensing with Carrickfergus as they coasted to a bloodless ten wicket win at Middle Road to keep their Premiership title hopes very much on track. Batting first, Carrick were in trouble at 68 for 5 in the 27th over when the rain arrived in force. Each of the bowlers had a wicket apiece, with Matthew Humphreys claiming the prized on of Jacques Snyman for 9. Jeremy Lawlor (23*) was attempting to salvage the wreck when the innings ended. Set 68 to win in 20 overs, Faiz Fazal got Lisburn home in the 7th as he hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in an unbeaten 52 from 29 balls, sharing a stand of 69 with Jonathan Waite (10*) in the easiest of wins. There will be sterner tests ahead as the coveted title beckons.
CSNI (4) beat North Down (0) by 46 runs (DLS).
Stormont, 23 July.
 CSNI 112-0 (30.1 overs, L Georgeson 63*, R Hunter 43*)
 North Down 131 (26.3 overs, N Brand 36, T Johnson 3-28, L Georgeson 2-17, F Lutton 2-22) (DLS par score 177 in 30 overs.)
Luke Georgeson
North Down lost to CSNI in yet another rain truncated match, despite being strengthened by Irish internationals for the match. Luke Georgeson was back on home soil after his short-term transfer to Phoenix, and the Kiwi and Ryan Hunter put on 112 in 30.1 overs to frustrate the seven bowlers North Down used. Georgeson made 62 (7 fours, 1 six), while teenager Hunter contributed 43. DLS upped the target to 177 and Georgeson (2-17) struck an early blow with the wicket of Stirling for just 9. Neil Brand made 36, but three wickets for Troy Johnson and two for Finn Lutton saw North Down all out for 131.
Waringstown (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 124 runs.
The Lawn, 23 July.
 CIYMS 206-8 (25 overs; R Adair 66, M Adair 35, G Kennedy 52; G Hume 2-4, J Mitchell 2-40, R Allen 2-34)
 Waringstown 82 (16.1 overs; G Kennedy 3-7, C McCullough 2-11, J Mulder 2-16)
Graham Kennedy scored a half century and took three wickets.
Waringstown’s reign as champions is effectively over after they slumped to a whopping 124-run reverse against CIYMS at The Lawn in a match reduced to 25 overs per side. Batting first CIYMS was in some trouble at 14 for 2 in the fifth over, but ten overs later they were flying as the Adair brothers added 95. Ross top-scored with 66 from 47 balls (6 fours, 4 sixes), while Mark made 35 from 28 balls. Graham Kennedy weighed in with a rapid 52 from 25 balls (5 fours, 4 sixes) down at number 8, showing the incredible strength in depth by CI. 206 for 8 was a tough ask, which the home side never got a sniff of. Kennedy took 3 for 7 as Waringstown were skittled for juts 82.
Bottom 6
PWTNRLPts NRR
Woodvale159006360.70
Instonians158006320.88
Cliftonville Academy153001212-1.71
Cregagh15000150-3.32

Cliftonville Academy (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 8 wickets.
Castle Grounds, 27 August.
 Cliftonville Academy 88 (34 overs; M Burton 22, M McCord 22; C Robertson 4-19, A White 3-21)
 Instonians 98/2 (17.3 overs; J Dickson 26*, D Rose 26; M Burton 2-50)
Cian Robertson took 4-19 in the match
Cian Robertson and Andrew White spun Instonians to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Cliftonville Academy at the Castle Grounds. Max Burton and Matty McCord both made 22 in their side’s 88 all out – both dismissed by Robertson (4-19), while White claimed 3 for 21. Ollie Metcalfe (2) went early – one of two wickets for Burton – but 26 apiece from Daniel Rose and Jack Dickson, plus an unbeaten 22 from Robertson settled the one-sided match which had very much an end of term feel to it.
Woodvale beat Cregagh by 6 wickets.
Ballygomartin Road, 27 August.
 Cregagh 133 (36.4 overs; D Cooper 31, N Kelly 27, N Ravihrishnan 23, R Pretorius 2-15, J Hall 2-19, R Restieaux 2-28, A Adey 2-42)
 Woodvale 135/4 (24 overs; R Pretorius 58*, J Burton 33*; M Shannon 3-41)
Ruhan Pretorius proved to be a matchwinner taking 2-15 and scoring 58*
An unbroken fifth wicket stand of 67 between Ruhan Pretorius and Jack Burton propelled Woodvale to a six wicket win over Cregagh. Chasing 134, three wickets for Max Shannon had the Ballygomartin side stuttering slightly at 68 for 4. Pretorius though hit 7 fours and a six in a fluent unbeaten 58, while Burton’s 33 not out had four boundaries and one maximum. Cregagh’s 133 saw runs for Danny Cooper (31), and Noah Kelly (27). Woodvale’s attack shared the wickets, with two apiece for Ruhan Pretorius, James Hall, Aditya Adey and Ronan Restieaux.
Cliftonville Academy (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 4 wickets.
Castle Grounds, 24 August.
 Cliftonville Academy 142/7 (19 overs; M Burton 45, M McCord 24; C Robinson 3-29, A Adey 2-29)
 Woodvale 146/6 (18.4 overs; C Robinson 51, S Bunting 36*; R Hood 2-30)
Carl Robinson scored 51 for Woodvale to help his side to a 4 wickets win.
Woodvale left it late to chase down Cliftonville Academy's 142, getting home by 4 wickets with two balls to spare. Carl Robinson kept the visitors' hopes alive with 51 but needing eight from the final over it was skipper Bunting who hit a six and four to seal the victory. For Cliftonville Academy Max Burton top scored with 45 in an innings that saw two retirements through injuries while running between the wickets. The two substitue fielders were Max's father Alastair and his younger brother Charlie meaning that when Jack came in to bat for Woodvale the whole Burton family were on the pitch together.
Cregagh (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 102 runs.
Cregagh Memorial, 20 August.
 Instonians 259-4 (30 overs; Nikolai Smith 78, J Hunter 52, C Carmichael 48, S Getkate 40*, G Hassard 2-39)
 Cregagh 157 (26.3 overs; A Johnston 51, J Moore 47, A White 3-15, B Rose 3-25)
Nikolai Smith who top scored for Instonians with 78.
Instonians ran out comfortable 102-run winners over Cregagh in a game reduced to 30 overs per side. Nikolai Smith (78) and James Hunter (52) both scored half centuries in a second wicket stand of 93, while Cade Carmichael (48) and Shane Getkate (40) were also in the runs as they racked up a formidable 259 for 4. Skipper Aaron Johnston hit 4 sixes in quickfire 51 (3 fours, 4 sixes), while Jonny Moore's 47 from just 33 balls included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Three wickets apiece for Andy White and Ben Rose ended the fun as they were bowled out for 157.
Cregagh lost to Cliftonville Academy by 216 runs
Memorial Ground, Cregagh, 13 August.
 Cliftonville Academy 319/5 (50 overs; D Hendricks 165*, M McCord 36, R Moffett 35, A Kelso 23*)
 Cregagh 103 (26.2 overs; C Shannon 29, M McCord 5-21, B Kane 2-13, R Hood 2-38)
Dominick Hendricks smashes the first of 23 boundaries in his 165 not out.
Dom Hendricks brilliant unbeaten 165 ensured Cliftobville Academy racked up an imposing 319 for 5 on their way to a whopping 216-run victory over Cregagh. The South African international hit 23 fours and 3 sixes in his knock, where he was given good support by Matty McCord (36), Robbie Moffett (35), and Adam Kelso (23*). McCord then claimed 5 for 21 as the hosts were bowled out for 103 – Charlie Shannon’s 29 the best they could muster on a day to forget.
Instonians lost to Woodvale by 7 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 13 August.
 Instonians 250/7 (50 overs; R McKinley 104, C Robertson 55, O Metcalfe 27, J Hunter 23; R Restieaux 3-52, J Hall 2-35)
 Woodvale 251/3 (45.5 overs; R Pretorius 81*, J Hall 79, R Restieaux 38*, A Adey 29)
The ‘Big Two’ of Ruhan Pretorius and James Hall scored half centuries as Woodvale chased 250 to beat Instonians by seven wickets at Shaw’s Bridge. The pair shared a century stand for the second wicket, with Pretorius hitting 8 fours and a six in his unbeaten 81, while Hall’s 79 from just 64 deliveries included 14 fours and a six. There were run too for Ronan Restieaux (38*) and Aditya Adey (29) as victory was sealed in the 46th over. Instonians 250 for 7 was dominated by Robert McKinley, who hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his 104, sharing a sixth wicket stand of 132 with Cian Robertson (55) – all to no avail.
Instonians beat Cliftonville Academy by 10 wickets
Shaws Bridge, 6 August.
 Cliftonville Academy 79 (31.1 overs; R Moffett 29; S Getkate 4-24, D Rose 3-11, C Robertson 2-7)
 Instonians 80/0 (15 overs; J Dickson 40*, R McKinley 32*)
Jack Dickson 40* & Robert McKinley 32* saw Inst to a 10 wicket win
All too easy for Instonians who wrapped up a 10 wicket win chasing down Cliftonville Academy's 79 in just 15 overs. Cliftonville Academy were in trouble from the outset as Daniel Rose removed their top three, Neil Cahill, Dominick Hendricks and Max Burton in his opening burst. Shane Getkate tore out the middle order with his 4 wickets before skipper Andy White ended Robbie Moffett's resistance to wrap up the innings. Seamer Robert McKinley has turned into a batting all-rounder of late and with Ireland U19 player Jack Dickson took no time to seal the points for the home side.
Cregagh lost to Woodvale by 8 wickets
Memorial Ground, Cregagh, 6 August.
 Cregagh 185 (46.5 overs; R Boultwood 34, N Ravihrishnan 29; P Robinson 3-10, K Walsh 2-18, R Pretorius 2-40
 Woodvale 186/2 (24 overs; J Hall 78, R Pretorius 76*)
Max Shannon loses his off stump to Woodvale's Kyle Walsh
The 48 extras including 41 wides that Woodvale conceded will cost them dearly on another day, but with James Hall setting about the home attack from the start of the chase and Ruhan Pretorius finishing off the job it was another winless afternoon at the Memorial Ground. Ross Boultwood and Nikhilesh Ravihrishnan added 54 for the 9th wicket and Boultwood and Graeme Hassard another 25 for the 10th, dragging them from 106/8 to their final 185. That was never going to be enough on a day when Hall and Pretorius both struck form and the defeat leaves Cregagh rooted to the foot of the table and relegation favourites.
Woodvale lost to Instonians by 9 runs
Ballygomartin Road, 31 July.
 Instonians 169/9 (20 overs; N Smith 71*, J Dickson 22; C Robinson 2-22, R Pretorius 2-24, R Restieaux 2-36)
 Woodvale 160/6 (20 overs; R Pretorius 39, W Horwood 38, R Restieaux 28, J Hall 21; S Getkate 2-20, B Rose 2-38)
Nikolai Smith’s hard-hit unbeaten 71 led Instonians to a narrow 9-run win against Woodvale. He hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 40-ball innings which took the Shaw’s Bridge side to 169 for 8 in their 20 overs rearranged match. There were two wickets each Ruhan Pretorius, Carl Robiinson, and Ronan Restieaux. Wayne Horwood almost took Woodvale to the win as he hit 5 sixes in his 38 from 16 balls, but they fell short. There were runs too for Pretorius (39), Restieaux (28), and James Hall (21). Daniel Rose got the crucial wicket of Horwood, while Shane Getkate and Ben Rose picked up two wickets.
Instonians (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 9 wickets.
Shaw's Bridge, 30 July.
 Cregagh 146 (28 overs, J Hunter 59, A White 5-35, J Magee 2-24, C Robertson 2-25)
 Instonians 147-1 (25.2 overs, J Dickson 77*, R McKinley 53)
Andrew White took five wickets
Five wickets for Andrew White, plus half centuries for Robert McKinley and Jack Dickson saw Instonians to a bloodless nine-wicket win over Cregagh at Shaw’s Bridge. Jay Hunter hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in a quickfire 59 from only 50 balls, and at 68 for 2, looked to have given his side a solid platform. However White claimed a five-wicket haul, while there were two apiece for Cian Robertson and James Magee as they were dismissed for 146. Irish U19 international Jack Dickson top-scored with 77 not out from 79 balls (8 fours, 2 sixes) as he and Robert McKinley (53) shared an opening stand of 134, clinching the win just past the half-way stage.
Woodvale (4) beat Cliftonville Academy (0) by 7 wickets.
Ballygomartin Road, 30 July.
 Cliftonville Academy 93 (27.3, J Burnside 3-18, R Pretorius 3-24, A Adey 2-11)
 Woodvale 97-3 (14.3, A Adey 25, R Pretorius 24)
Ruhan Pretorius enjoyed a fine all-round game for Woodvale
Woodvale were comfortable seven-wicket winners over a poor Cliftonville Academy at Ballygomartin Road, Only two CA players managed double figures – Robbie Moffett (15) and Andrew Forbes (12) – in their total of 93. Indeed, extras with 31 was the main contributor to that meagre score. There were three wickets apiece for Ruhan Pretorius and Jonathan Burnside, while Aditya Adey claimed two. Harry Warke and James Hall went cheaply, but Aditya Adey (25*), Pretorius (24) and Ronan Restieaux (19*) sealed the seven wicket win in just the 15th over.
Cliftonville Academy (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 78 runs.
Castle Grounds, 23 July.
 Cliftonville Academy 134 (31.2 overs; D Hendricks 50, J Terrett 35; G Hassard 2-28, D Cooper 3-27, C Shannon 4-28)
 Cregagh 79 (27.2 overs; A Forbes 4-11, B Kane 4-20)
Ben Kane took four wickets for Cliftonville Academy
Cliftonville Academy got the better of Cregagh in the battle of the promoted sides at the Castle Grounds. Dom Hendricks made 50 (5 fours, 1 six), sharing a second wicket stand of 56 with Jonny Terrett (35) as the made a modest 131 – bowled out with 10 balls of their 33 overs unused. Charlie Shannon (4-28), Danny Cooper (3-27), and Graeme Hassard (2-28) doing the damage. Cregagh’s chase never got out of first gear as they were skittled for 79, with four wickets apiece for Ben Kane and Andrew Forbes.
Woodvale v Instonians - no result.
Ballygomartin Road, 23 July.
 Woodvale 20-3 (11 overs, J Magee 2-10)
 Instonians
Just one match fell victim to the weather in the top two divisions of the NCU and that was at Ballygomartin Road where just 11 overs were possible. Two wickets for Instonian James Magee (2-10), including Ruhan Pretrius first ball had Woodvale in some trouble as they were struggling on 20 for 3 when play was halted. The match will be replayed as a T20.
First Phase
PWTNRLPts NRR
Lisburn10900136
CIYMS10700328
Carrickfergus10600424
Waringstown10600424
North Down10600424
CSNI10600424
Woodvale10401516
Instonians10301612
Cliftonville Academy1020088
Cregagh10000100

Waringstown (4) beat Cliftonville Academy (0) by 143 runs.
The Lawn, 2 July.
 Waringstown 240-5 (42 overs, J Gibson 96, M Topping 66, G Hume 36, M McCord 3-44, A Forbes 2-41)
 Cliftonville Academy 97 (28.2 overs, M McCord 42, R Allen 6 -29, G Hume 2-2)
Waringstown's Jamie Gibson batting against Cliftonville Academy (Photo: Paul Irwin)
Defending champions Waringstown are in the middle of the chasing pack after a 143-run thumping of Cliftonville Academy at The Lawn. Jamie Gibson top-scored with 96 (10 fours, 3 sixes) as he shared stands of 102 for the third wicket with Morgan Topping (66) and 95 for the fourth with Graham Hume (36) as The Lawn side posted 240 for 5 in 42 overs. Matty McCord (3-44) was the pick of the CA attack, and he was also the best of their batters, in a poor reply. He hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 42 out of a total of just 97. Left-arm spinner Ross Allen took six wickets, while Hume claimed 2 for 2 in a parsimonious six-over spell.
Lisburn (4) beat Instonians (0) by 60 runs.
Wallace Park, 2 July.
 Lisburn 154 (46.4 overs F Fazal 54, J Manley 30, D Rose 5-22, B Rose 4-35)
 Instonians 94 ((36 overs, R McKinley 25, F Fazal 3-13, M Humphreys 3-25)
Faiz Fazal
Lisburn are eight points clear at the top of the Premier table after a hard-fought, but ultimately comfortable 60-run win over Instonians at Wallace Park. Faiz Fazal scored a gritty half century as Lisburn struggled against the bowling of Dan Rose (5-22) and Ben Rose (4-35). There were vital late runs for Josh Manley who hit 30 from just 17 balls (2 fours, 3 sixes) to get Lisburn up to 154. Manley then bowled Nikolai Smith in the first over of the reply, but Robert McKinley (25) and James Hunter (23) steadied the ship at 40 for 1. The home side though spun their way through the Inst batting to dismiss them for 94, with three wickets apiece for Fazal (3-13) and Matthew Humphreys (3-25).
Cregagh (0) lost to CSNI (4) by 9 wickets.
Cregagh Memorial, 2 July.
 Cregagh 55 (22.3 overs, L Georgeson 3-8, A Leckey 2-9, T Johnson 2-14)
 CSNI 58-1 (9.1 overs, T Johnson 28*)
Adam Beattie bowling for Cregagh
Cregagh stayed rooted to the bottom of the table after another tough day at the office at home to CSNI. They were skittled for just 55 with only two players managing to reach double figures. Luke Georgeson (3-8) did the early damage, and that was followed by two wickets apiece for Matthew Foster, Troy Johnson, and Adam Leckey, with Harry Dyer claiming the final one. Georgeson went cheaply in the chase, but Troy Johnson hit three sixes in an unbeaten 28, despite batting with a damaged thumb. Seb Yeates also impressed on senior debut, making 18 not out (3 fours) as he and Johnson shared an unbroken stand of 48 as the Stormont side romped home to win by 8 wickets in the tenth over.
Seb Yeates made his senior debut the day after winning the Graham Cup
Carrickfergus (4) beat CIYMS (0) by 14 runs.
Middle Road, 2 July.
 Carrickfergus 250-3 (42 overs, J Lawlor 83*, J Snyman 78, CJ van der Walt 33*, I Parkhill 25)
 CIYMS 190-9 (28 overs, R Adair 54, C Dougherty 35, R Haggan 2-20, J Snyman 2-35, J Lawlor 2-46) (DLS par score 204 in 28 overs.)
Carrickfergus put a serious dent in the title ambitions of CIYMS with a 14-run (DLS) win at Middle Road. Jacques Snyman hit 8 fours and 4 sixes in his 78 from 64 balls, sharing a second wicket stand of 102 with Iain Parkhill (25). When that pair went, Jeremy Lawlor took up the mantle, as he clubbed 6 sixes and 5 fours in a rapid unbeaten 83 from 62 balls, adding 111 for the fourth wicket with CJ van der Walt (33*), as Carrick made 250 for 3 in 42 overs. More rain saw a tough target of 205 in 28 overs, and despite a better than even time half century from Ross Adair (54) they were always struggling to keep up. Keith Dudgeon hit two sixes in a brief cameo, but his run out was decisive. There were two wickets apiece for Alex Haggan, Jacques Snyman and Jeremy Lawlor as CIYMS ended on 190 for 9.
North Down (4) beat Woodvale (0) by 96 runs (DLS)
Comber, 2 July.
 North Down 271-6 (50 overs; A Shields 91, A Chore 91, N Brand 38; R Pretorius 3-40)
 Woodvale 161(41.4 overs; R Pretorius 68; A Shields 5-23, T Mayes 2-15)
Solid North Down defence at Comber (Kirth Ferris/PAcemaker)
An opening stand of 188 between North Down captain Ali Shields and Ani Chore powered the Comber side to a 96-run win (DLS) over Woodvale at The Green. Both openers scored 91 with Shields hitting 8 fours and a six in his 118 balls, while Chore was slightly slower, hitting one boundary less in his 132–ball stay. Neil Brand (38) and Tom Mayes (18) added late runs as they ended on 271 for 6. Ruhan Pretorius finished the innings on a high, taking a hat-trick from the last three balls, dismissing Tom Mayes, Ryan Haire, and Craig Young. Pretorius was best with the bat as they chased a revised 258 in 45 overs, top-scoring with 68, before he fell to Ali Shields, who completed a fine all-round day by taking 5 for 23 in the comprehensive win.
Cliftonville Academy lost to Carrickfergus by 9 wickets.
Castle Grounds, 25 June.
Cliftonville Academy 133 (45 overs; D Hendricks 39; C van der Walt 4-21, A Haggan 3-13)
Carrickfergus 134-1 (19.5 overs; J Snyman 79*)
Cliftonville Academy's only success as Richard Hood bowls Michael Gilmour
Carrickfergus had little trouble accounting for Cliftonville Academy as they won by 9 wickets chasing a modest 134 target. Batting first, CA reached 60 for 1 thanks to Dom Hendricks (39) and Johnny Terrett (23). However the wheels came off with four wickets for CJ van der Walt (4/21) and three for Alex Haggan 3/13) as they slumped to 133 all out. Michael Gilmour (4) went cheaply in the reply, but Jacques Snyman hit an unbeaten 79 from just 64 balls (10 fours, 4 sixes) as he added 129 for the second wicket with Iain Parkhill (24*) as the comprehensive win was sealed in the 20th over.
CSNI beat Waringstown by 9 runs.
Stormont, 25 June.
CSNI 195-7 (32 overs, L Georgeson 85, S Thompson 27; J Gibson 2-36, K McCallan 2-29, G Thompson 2-36)
Waringstown 186-9 (32 overs, J McCollum 51, G Hume 46; B Adair 3-43, M Foster 2-48)
Luke Georgeson put a serious dent in Waringstown's hopes of defending their title as CSNI edged out the Lawn side by 9 runs at Stormont. Georgeson top-scored with 85 from 89 balls (6 fours,1 six) as the home side posted 195 for 7 in a contest reduced to 32 overs per side. There were two wickets apiece for Greg Thompson, Kyle McCallan and Jamie Gibson. James McCollum's half century and 46 from Graham Hume seemed to be winning the game, but three wickets for Ben Adair stalled the chase and CSNI held their nerve to clinch the nine-run win.
Woodvale lost to CIYMS by 48 runs.
Ballygomartin Road, 25 June.
CIYMS 247-9 (50 overs; J Beattie 70, J Matchett 46, K Dudgeon 36, N Jones 25; R Pretorius 3-30, K Walsh 2-42)
Woodvale 199 (42.1 overs; R Pretorius 96, A Adey 49; J Matchett 2-13, J Mulder 2-22, A Coulter 2-35, N Jones 2-39)
John Matchett gets an unplayable delivery from Paul Robinson
Jack Beattie was the surprise hero for CIYMS who kept their title ambitions very much alive with a 48-run win over Woodvale, Beattie top-scored with 70 at better than a run-a-ball (10 fours, 1 six) as the Belmont side posted 247 for 9. While Ross Adair fell for just 4, the depth, quality and solidity of the batting was evident with runs for John Matchett (46), Keith Dudgeon (36) and skipper Nigel Jones (23). Ruhan Pretorius took 3 for 20, and he was to the fore with the bat too, as he hit 14 fours and 2 sixes in his 96 from 87 balls. At 143 for 2 Woodvale looked on course for a shock, but once Pretorius went, they faltered to 199 all out - Aditya Adey the last wicket to fall for 49.
North Down lost to Lisburn by 93 runs.
Comber, 25 June.
Lisburn 238-9 (50 overs; J Waite 62, G Halliday 46, M Humphreys 45, A Berry 29; T Mayes 4-31, P Eakin 2-30)
North Down 145 (37.1 overs; N Brand 86; D Simpson 2-18, F Fazal 2-19, N Whitworth 2-26, M Berry 2-28)
Lisburn stay top of the table after they once again won a tough looking fixture away at North Down. They won in some style too after an impressive batting effort saw them post 238 for 9, despite losing Faiz Fazal for 0 - one of four wickets for Tom Mayes (4/31). Johnny Waite top scored with 62, while there were excellent contributions too for Glenn Halliday (46) and Matthew Humphreys (45), The North Down chase never got going in spite of a valiant effort by Neil Brand, with the South African making 86 (11 fours, 2 sixes) out of their 145 - two wickets apiece for Fazal, David Simpson, Neil Whitworth and Mark Berry in a comprehensive 93-run win.
Instonians beat Cregagh by 251 runs.
Shaw's Bridge, 25 June.
Instonians 345-4 (50 overs, R McKinley 164, C Carmichael 115*; M Shannon 3-54)
Cregagh 94 (22 overs: C Robertson 5-29, J Magee 3-28)
Robert McKinley and Cade Carmichael shared an Instonians record stand of 257 (Photo: Instonians CC)
Instonians were the biggest winners of the day as they beat Cregagh by a whopping 254 runs. Instonians total of 345 for 4 was based around a second wicket stand of 257 between Robert McKinley and Cade Carmichael. McKinley top-scored with 164 for 147 deliveries, hitting 18 fours and 6 sixes in his wonderful knock. Carmichael's even time 115 included 15 fours. In reply Cregagh were bundled out for 94 on a tough day at the office. Left-arm spinner Cian Roberston had a five-wicket haul, while James Magee took 3 for 28.
Lisburn beat Woodvale by 90 runs (DLS).
Wallace Park, 11 June.
Lisburn 174-9 (45 overs; D Miller 48, D Simpson 36; P Robinson 3-17, S Bunting 3-35)
Woodvale 78 (31.2 overs; C Robinson 36; M Berry 4-12, C Atkinson 2-18)
Lisburn stayed top of the Premier League as they beat both Woodvale and the elements at a blustery Wallace Park. It didn't look as if that would be the case as they lost openers Faiz Fazal and Jonathan Waite without scoring to set the hearts fluttering. Lisburn though have depth, quality and resilience in spades this year and once again they found a way to win. David Miller (48) and Neil Whitworth (22) both played vital knocks, but with three wickets apiece for Stephen Bunting and Paul Robinson, they were still in the mire at 118 for 8. However a 9th wicket stand of 46 between David Simpson (36) and Mark Berry (18*) enabled them to finish on 174 for 9 in 45 overs. Mark Berry (4-12) then blew away the Woodvale top order and from 14 for 4, with Ruhan Pretorius absent on Knights duty there was no way back. Carl Robinson (36) delayed the inevitable but they eventually were dismissed for just 78 - Lisburn 90-runs winners on DLS.
Carrickfergus beat CSNI by 12 runs (DLS).
Middle Road, 11 June.
Carrickfergus 279-7 (50 overs; J Snyman 113, C Averill 44, J Lawlor 36, C van der Walt 26; A Cowden 3-29, L Georgeson 2-67)
CSNI 210 (34.4 overs; T Johnson 103, L Georgeson 37, S Thompson 25; J Snyman 3-35, D Kearsley 2-41) DLS Target: 223 in 35 overs.
A reverse sweep brings four runs for Craig Averill of Carrickfergus (Photo: CricketEurope)
Jacques Snyman's century kept Carrickfergus very much in the hunt for the top half finish as they edged out CSNI by 12 runs (DLS) at Middle Road. Snyman hit 9 fours and 8 sixes as he hit a typically belligerent 113 from just 61 balls, powering Carrick to 279 for 7. There was excellent support throughout the innings as he shared stands of 78 with Jeremy Lawlor (36) and 91 with Craig Averill (44). Andrew Cowden with three wickets and Luke Georgeson two were the most successful of the CSNI attack. Rain reduced the target to 223 in 35 overs and the Stormont side gave it a real go, and almost won thanks to a century from Troy Johnson. He smashed 8 fours and 4 sixes in his 103 from 74 balls, before being run out in the final over. Luke Georgeson (37) and Stuart Thompson (25) were also in the runs in an entertaining match. Snyman picked up three wickets, while there were two for Dan Kearsley in the hard-fought win.
CIYMS beat Cliftonville Academy by 121 runs (DLS).
Belmont, 11 June.
CIYMS 316-6 (49 overs; K Dudgeon 124*, C Dougherty 104; M McCord 2-45, J Terrett 2-51)
Cliftonville Academy 155 (38.1 overs; D Hendricks 74; K Dudgeon 3-21, A Coulter 3-31, A Farrell 2-19) DLS target: 277 in 40 overs.
Centuries from Chris Dougherty and overseas professional Keith Dudgeon propelled CIYMS to a comprehensive 121-run (DLS) win against Cliftonville Academy at Belmont. Batting first the hosts piled up 315 for 6, with opener Dougherty doing what he does best, anchoring the innings, providing the powerful middle-order with the perfect platform for a late surge. He and Jack Beattie (24) shared an opening stand of 50, while he also shared a fourth wicket stand of 89 with Dudgeon. 'Doc' hit 10 fours and a six in his 104 from 117 balls, before being dismissed in the 40th over. Dudgeon then took centre stage as 101 came in the last ten overs, dominating stands of 60 in six overs with Jason van der Merwe (10) and 41 in four overs with Allan Coulter (17*). Dudgeon's unbeaten 124 occupied just 62 deliveries and contained 13 fours and 5 sixes as the beleaguered CA attack wilted in the tough conditions. The revised chase of 277 in 40 overs never got going as CA managed just 155, and that was primarily due to the efforts of South African pro Dom Hendricks, who top scored with 74 (10 fours). Only Richard Hood (20) and Johnny Terrett (15) also made double figures in the one-sided contest. Coulter and Dudgeon each took three wickets, while Angus Farrell took two scalps in the 121-run verdict.
Waringstown beat Instonians by 6 wickets (DLS).
The Lawn, 11 June.
Instonians 87-3 (22 overs; J Hunter 46*, J Metcalfe 28)
Waringstown 118-4 (20.1 overs; J Gibson 54*, G Thompson 25; J Magee 2-19) DLS target 118 in 22 overs
Defending champions Waringstown showed their strength in depth as they shrugged off the absence of a host of first team regulars to beat admittedly an also understrength Instonians by eight wickets in another match badly hampered by the elements. Making first use of The Lawn track, Inst were rocked by two early blows with Jack Dickson and Nikolai Smith departing with just nine on the board. They set about repairing the damage as James Hunter (46no) and James Mecalfe (28) shared a third wicket stand of 76 before yet again their weather intervened. Their total of 87 for 3 in 22 overs was revised upwards to give the home side a target of 118 in 22 overs. James Magee (2-19) and James Hunter (1-14) again struck early, and at 40 for 3 the visitors would have been hopeful. However their aspirations were extinguished in a fourth wicket stand of 64 in 69 balls between Jamie Gibson and Greg Thompson. Gibson hit seven fours in his undefeated 54 from just 50 balls, receiving excellent support from Greg Thompson (25) as Waringstown won with 11 balls to spare to keep in Lisburn's slipstream.
Cregagh lost to North Down by 7 wickets (DLS).
Cregagh Memorial, 11 June.
Cregagh 196-8 (43 overs; C Boultwood 52*, J Moore 40, A McCormick 25, T Mayes 4-24)
North Down 165-3 (27.2 overs; N Brand 75, A Chore 53; A McCormick 2-36) DLS target: 164 from 32 overs
North Down eased to a seven wickets win at Cregagh as they had little difficulty chasing a revised target of 165 in 32 overs. The victory was set up by a second wicket stand of 126 in 20 overs between Neil Brand and Ani Chore, who both made half centuries. Brand top scored with 74 from just 63 balls (9 fours, 2 sixes), while Chore's 53 included 4 fours and a six, as the victory was achieved in the 28th over. Earlier four wickets for Tom Mayes (4-24) had Cregagh in trouble at 68 for 5, but they rallied thanks to 52 not out from Craig Boultwood (5 fours), who shared a sixth wicket stand of 59 in ten overs with Joe Moore who hit 4 fours and two sixes in a run-a-ball 40. Adam McCormick (25) added late runs to bring Cregagh up to 196 for 9 in 43 overs, but it was never likely to be enough against a powerful Comber batting line-up.
North Down lost to Waringstown by 10 runs.
Comber, 5 June.
Waringstown 211 (49.3 overs; M Topping 68, J McCollum 66; A Shields 3-49, R Haire 2-34, P Eakin 2-37)
North Down 201 (48.5 overs; P Eakin 65, A Shields 55; J Gibson 4-56, R Allen 3-40, K McCallan 2-34)
Kyle McCallan is bowled in the final over of the Waringstown innings at The Green
It's shaping up to be one of the most competitive Premier League title races in years, after defending champions Waringstown edged out North Down by ten runs at Comber. The win takes The Lawn side into a four-way tie for second place, one win behind early pace setters Lisburn. Batting first, Waringstown looked to be building towards a total of 300 as second wicket stand of 131 in 28 overs between Morgan Topping and James McCollum took them to 148 for 1 in the 33rd over. Topping hit five boundaries as he top scored with 68, while McCollum made 66. However, the innings was derailed in the search for quick runs as they slumped to 211 all out - three wickets for skipper Ally Shields and two apiece for Peter Eakin and Ryan Haire. The chase saw the North Down innings following a similar pattern, with Shields (55) and Peter Eakin (65) scoring half centuries in a stand of 72 as the home side reached 136 for 2 in the 38th over. However, left-arm spinner Ross Allen (3-40), who had earlier dismissed Neil Brand (19) accounted for both and that opened the door. Jamie Gibson followed up his wicket of opener Ani Chore (19) with three more, including number 11 Drew Parker with North Down ten runs short. Kyle McCallan (2-34) also got in on the act in a win which could prove decisive come the end of the campaign.
A good weekend for Morgan Topping
Instonians lost to Carrickfergus by 3 wickets.
Shaw's Bridge, 28 May.
Instonians 199 (49.3 overs, C Carmichael 72, J Rose 32, J Metcalfe 26, C Averill 4-37, A Shetty 3-28)
Carrickfergus 205-7 (48.0 overs, J Snyman 69, C van der Walt 67, M Gilmour 34, J Magee 4-26)
Carrickfergus won the closest NCU game of the day as they chased 200 to beat Instonians by three wickets at Shaw's Bridge. Inst' were indebted to the in-form Cade Carmichael as he top scored with 72 from 87 balls (5 fours, 1 six) in their total of 199. James Rose (32), James Metcalfe (26) and Cian Robertson (20*) - making a welcome return after a dislocated shoulder - all chipped in to get them close to the 200. Leg-spinner Craig Averill took 4 for 37, while Ashwin Shetty (3-28) was again in the wickets. Jacques Snyman as usual got the Carrick reply off to a fast start as he struck 10 fours and a six in a run-a-ball 69, but his dismissal at 110 for 4 would have caused a few jitters in the Carrick ranks. These were soon eased as CJ van der Walt (67) and skipper Michael Gilmour (34) shared a fifth wicket stand of 75 to put them very much in the ascendancy. James Magee (4-26) took four wickets as the visitors wobbled as the finishing line came into sight, and it took a few lusty blows from Ben Cave (14*) to clinch the three wickets win in the 48th over.
CSNI beat CIYMS by 113 runs.
Belmont, 28 May.
CSNI 305-6 (50 overs; M Ellison 97, T Johnson 74, P Beverland 49, S Thompson 41; K Dudgeon 4-42)
CIYMS 192-9 (43.4 overs; J Cameron-Dow 55, C Dougherty 52; T Johnson 3-27, F Lutton 2-32, B Adair 2-50)
Marc Ellison starred with the bat as CSNI put a serious dent in the title ambitions of CIYMS with a 113-run win at Belmont. A second wicket stand of 115 in 25 overs between Troy Johnson (74) and Paddy Beverland (49) gave the Stormont side the perfect platform. Ellison, the former Under 19 New Zealand international, took full advantage as he hit 7 fours and cleared the ropes six times in a powerful knock, just missing out on a deserved century. He fell for 97 from only 60 deliveries - one of four wickets for Keith Dudgeon (4-42). Skipper Stuart Thompson was also to the fore in a hard-hit 41 as CSNO posted an imposing 305 for 6. A CIYMS side missing the two Adairs, Graham Kennedy and Nigel Jones was always going to find such a chase daunting, and so it proved. Chris Dougherty and James Cameron-Dow did both score 50s in a third wicket century stand, but scoreboard pressure told as they were bowled out for 192. Overseas professional Troy Johnson picked up 3 for 27, while there were two wickets apiece for Finn Lutton and Ben Adair in the comprehensive win.
CSNI's Marc Ellison spoke to CricketEurope after the match
Lisburn beat Cregagh by 7 wickets.
Wallace Park, 28 May.
Cregagh 60 (26 overs; N Whitworth 3-8, M Berry 3-12, F Fazal 2-15)
Lisburn 63-3 (13.4 overs; J Waite 21)
Lisburn's excellent season continued as they demolished Cregagh to go top of the Premier League. The Belfast side has struggled in the top flight and that continued at Wallace Park as they were dismissed for just 60 by the relentless Wallace Park attack. Only Craig Boultwood and Satish Suresh managed double figures, as they scored 12 apiece in a hard day at the office. Neil Whitworth and Mark Berry claimed three wickets apiece, while there was a brace for Faiz Fazal. Fazal had a rare failure with the bat, dismissed for just four, but given the modest target there were no nerves as Jonathan Waite struck five boundaries in a rapid 21, as they coasted to a seven wickets win in the 14th over.
Woodvale beat Cliftonville Academy by 7 wickets.
Ballygomartin Road, 28 May.
Cliftonville Academy 198 (D Hendricks 75, N Cahill 35; C Robinson 6-34)
Woodvale 201-3 (R Restieaux 60*, W Horwood 37, J Hall 33, S Bunting 32*)
Six wickets for Woodvale's Carl Robinson
Woodvale gained their fourth league win of the campaign as they made light of a potentially tricky target to chase 198 and win by seven wickets. South African professional Dom Hendricks top-scored with 75 and Neil Cahill chipped in with 35 as CA posted 198. Leg-spinner Carl Robinson was to the fore as he unveiled his full repertoire of wiles to claim a six wickets haul. Any nerves that Woodvale had were quickly soothed as they made light of their target despite the absence of the talismanic Ruhan Pretorius, who was on Warriors duty. James Hall (33) and Wayne Horwood (37) both scored freely, and the comfortable win was ensured with an unbroken fourth wicket stand between Ronan Restieaux (60*) and skipper Stephen Bunting (32*).
Lisburn beat Carrickfergus by 4 runs.
Wallace Park, 22 May.
Lisburn 183-9 (50 overs; J Waite 57, G Halliday 30, D Simpson 30*; A Haggan 2-18, J Snyman 2-21, CJ van der Walt 2-41, C Averill 2-48)
Carrickfergus 179-8 (50 overs; J Synman 81, C Averill 31, M Berry 2-3, J Manley 2-45)
CIYMS beat Instonians by 152 runs.
Belmont, 14 May.
CIYMS 315-9 (50.0 overs, M Adair 107, R Adair 101, G Kennedy 31, J Magee 3-52, J Rose 2-46)
Instonians 163 (39.2 overs, C Carmichael 41, N Smith 26, A White 26, J Mulder 5-21, M Adair 2-29, K Dudgeon 2-43)
Mark and Ross Adair shared a third wicket stand of 151 in 148 balls as CIYMS ran up the highest total of the day - 315/9 against a beleaguered Instonians. Mark hit 12 fours and 2 sixes in his 107 from 89 balls, while Ross was a little more sedate, his 101 taking 111 deliveries, also hitting 12 fours, and clearing the ropes three times. Graham Kennedy hit 31, while there were 20 apiece from Nigel Jones and Chris Dougherty. Inst in reply were never in contention as Jacob Mulder claimed five wickets as they were bowled out for 163. Cade Carmichael top scored with 41, while Nikolai Smith, Andy White and James Shannon all made 26.
Ross Adair on centuries for him and brother Mark
Carrickfergus lost to North Down by 4 wickets.
Middle Road, Carrickfergus, 14 May.
Carrickfergus 146 (46.5 overs, CJ van der Walt 40*, A Haggan 38 , T Mayes 3-22, P Stirling 3-30, N Brand 2-31)
North Down 148-6 (44.0 overs, N Brand 80*, S Nelson 26 *, M Armstrong 4-33 )
Jacques Snyman edges a catch to North Down keeper Chore
North Down went top thanks to a hard fought four wicket win at Carrickfergus. Three wickets apiece for Tom Mayes - including Jacques Snyman for 0 - and Paul Stirling, plus two for Neil Brand saw Carrick dismissed for 146. Four wickets for Michael Armstrong saw North Down in all sorts of strife at 53 for 6, but Neil Brand top scored with 80 not out, sharing an unbroken seventh wicket stand of 95 with Stuart Nelson (26*) to seal the win on a track where batting was a challenge.
Waringstown beat Lisburn by 141 runs.
The Lawn, 14 May.
Waringstown 202-6 (50.0 overs, J Gibson 43, G Hume 34, G Thompson 32*, N Whitworth 2-29, J Manley 2-38)
Lisburn 61 (32.2 overs, J Gibson 4-17, R Allen 2-14)
Champions Waringstown showed they aren't going to relinquish their crown easily with a 141-run demolition of high flying Lisburn. A solid batting effort saw contributions from Jamie Gibson (43), Graham Hume (34), Greg Thompson (32*), James McCollum (29) and Ross Allen (28*) in their 202 for 6. Hume claimed the prize scalp of Faiz Fazal for just 2, and the Lisburn heads dropped - 61 all out, with four wickets for Gibson and two for Allen.
Woodvale beat Cregagh by 97 runs.
Cregagh Memorial Recreational Ground, 14 May.
Woodvale 277 (49.5 overs, R Pretorius 80, J Hall 66, H Warke 30, C Shannon 4-49, D Cooper 3-32)
Cregagh 180 (41.5 overs, C Boultwood 46*, A Johnston 37, J Hunter 29, A Adey 4-18, F Saeed 3-32)
Ruhan Pretorius (80) and James Hall (66) both hit half centuries as Woodvale beat Cregagh by 97 runs. Hall shared stands of 76 with Harry Warke (30) and 85 with Pretorius as Woodvale made 277 - four wickets for Charlie Shannon and three for Danny Cooper. Craig Boultwood's 46 was the best of the Cregagh reply as they were 180 all out - four wickets for Aditya Adey (4-18) and three for Ferhan Saeed (3-32).
Cliftonville Academy lost to CSNI by 192 runs.
Castle Grounds, 14 May.
CSNI 273-5 (50.0 overs, PO Beverland 71, T Johnston 67, S Thompson 64, R Hood 2-62)
Cliftonville Academy 81 (35.4 overs, D Hendricks 26, T Johnston 7-13, B Adair 2-16)
Biggest winners of the day were CSNI as overseas professional Troy Johnson made quite an impact on debut. He hit 67 as he and Paddy Beverland (71) added 132 in 29 overs for the second wicket against Cliftonville Academy. That gave the perfect platform for skipper Stuart Thompson (64) and Marc Ellison (30) who both hit three sixes as they added 61 in six overs to take CSNI to 273 for 5. Johnson then took 7 for 13 as CA went from 46 for 1 to 81 all out - CSNI winning by 192 runs.
Scorecard Waringstown (0) lost to Carrickfergus (4) by 1 wicket, 8 May.
Scorecard Cregagh (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 10 wickets, 7 May.
Scorecard Woodvale (4) beat CSNI () by 81 runs, 7 May.
Scorecard North Down (0) lost to CIYMS(4) by 6 wickets, 7 May.
Scorecard Instonians(4 ) beat Cliftonville Academy (0) by 87 wickets, 7 May.
Scorecard Lisburn (4 ) beat Cliftonville Academy (0) by 10 wickets (DLS), 6 May.
Scorecard Cregagh (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 5 wickets, 5 May.
Scorecard North Down (4 ) beat CSNI (0) by 4 wickets, 5 May.
Scorecard Woodvale (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 3 wickets, 4 May.
Scorecard CSNI (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 6 wickets, 2 May.
Scorecard Cliftonville Academy (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 74 runs, 2 May.
Scorecard CIYMS (4) beat Waringstown (0)) by 5 wickets, 2 May.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 22 runs, 2 May.
Scorecard Instonians (0) lost to North Down (4) by 8 wickets, 2 May.
Scorecard Waringstown v Carrickfergus, 1 May.
Scorecard Cliftonville Academy (0) lost to North Down (4) by 10 wickets, 23 April.
Scorecard CSNI (4) beat Instonians (0) by 8 runs, 23 April.
Scorecard Carrickfergus (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 7 wickets, 23 April.
Scorecard Waringstown (4) beat Woodvale (0) by 5 wickets, 23 April.
Scorecard CIYMS (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 9 wickets, 23 April.
NCU Premier League
Waringstown (0) lost to Carrickfergus (4) by 5 wickets
The Lawn, 8 May.
Waringstown 142-6 (20.0 overs, M Topping 51, G Thompson 34, L Nelson 29, M Armstrong 2-19, A Shetty 2-24)
Carrickfergus 143-5 (20.0 overs, J Snyman 54, J Lawlor 52*, G Thompson 2-23)
NCU Premier League
Cregagh (0) lost to Waringstown (4) by 10 wickets
Cregagh Memorial Recreational Ground , 7 May.
Cregagh 60 (26.0 overs, B Snell 4-12, R Allen 2-7, J Gibson 2-13)
Waringstown 63-0 (12.1 overs, L Nelson 39*)
NCU Premier League
Woodvale (4) beat CSNI (0) by 81 runs
Ballygomartin Road, 7 May.
Woodvale 209-9 (50.0 overs, R Pretorius 97, P Robinson 29, L Georgeson 3-41, B Mackey 2-14)
CSNI 128 (40.5 overs, C Goodall 38, L Georgeson 28, K Walsh 3-3, P Robinson 3-20, A Adey 2-7)
NCU Premier League
North Down (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 6 wickets
The Green, 7 May.
North Down 242-8 (50.0 overs, N Bran 110*, T Mayes 36, A Shields 27, G Kennedy 3-36, J Mulder 2-26, KI Dudgeom 2-46)
CIYMS 246-4 (43.0 overs, R Adair 96, C Dougherty 89*, J Beattie 28, Husnain Maroof 2-33)
NCU Premier League
Instonians (4) beat Cliftonville Academy (3) by 7 wickets
Shaw's Beidge, 7 May.
Cliftonville Academy 194-8 (50.0 overs, M Burton 40, M McCord 38, A White 3-31, J Rose 2-39)
Instonians 195-3 (38.1 overs, A Ly 69, J Metcalfe 53, C Carmichael 36 )
NCU Premier League
Lisburn (4) beat Cliftonville Academy (0) by 10 wickets (DLS)
Wallace Park, 6 May.
Cliftonville Academy 94-8 (10.0 overs, M Burton 29 ,N Whitworth 2-13, M Berry 2-16, J Manley 2-17)
Lisburn 74-0 (10.3 overs, Faiz Fazal 50*)
DLS Method: par score 72 in 14 overs.
NCU Premier League
North Down (4) beat CSNI (0) by 4 wickets
The Green, 5 May.
CSNI 138-7 (20.0 overs, P Beverland 44*, L Georgeson 35, S Thompson 27, P Eakin 2-23, P Davison 2-40)
North Down 139-6 (19.2 overs, A Shields 51, P Eakin 25, L Georgeson 2-19)
NCU Premier League
Cregagh (0) lost to CIYMS (4) by 5 wickets
Cregagh Memorial Recreational Ground, 5 May.
Cregagh 93-6 (20.0 overs, S Suresh 35, J Mulder 3-12)
CIYMS 94-5 (18.0 overs, C Shannon 2-12)
NCU Premier League
Woodvale (0) lost to Instonians (4) by 3 wickets
Ballygomartin Road , 4 May.
Woodvale 97 (20.0 overs, A Adey 26, B Rose 3-14, A White 3 -21, J Magee 2-17)
Instonians 98-7 (20.0 overs, C Carmichael 31, J Hall 2-12, R Pretorius 2-21)
NCU Premier League
CSNI (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 6 wickets
Stormont, 2 May.
CSNI 171 (50.0 overs, L Georgeson 54, M Berry 5-27, D Simpson 2-30, J Manley 2-44)
Lisburn 174-4 (45.0 overs, F Fazal 95*, G Halliday 46*)
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Cliftonville Academy (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 74 runs
Castle Grounds, 2 May.
Cliftonville Academy 238-6 (50.0 overs, M Burton 68, D Reid 46, M McCord 35, d Cooper 4-45)
Cregagh 164 (45.1 overs, D Cooper 40, C Boultwood 25, M McCord 3-34, N Hornbuckle 2-23, B Kane 2-40)
NCU Premier League
CIYMS (4) beat Waringstown (0) by 5 wickets
Belmont, 2 May.
Waringstown 229-7 (50.0 overs, M Topping 58, J Gibson 48, G Hume 27, N Jones 3-20, M Adair 2-53)
CIYMS 231-5 (47.1 overs, J Matchett 46, R Adair 41, N Jones 34*, R Allen 4-40)
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Carrickfergus (0) lost to Woodvale (4) by 22 runs
Middle Road, 2 May.
Woodvale 288-7 (50.0 overs, A Adey 94, J Hall 34, R Pretorius 32, J Snyman 2-47, A Adey 3-70)
Carrickfergus 266-8 (50.0 overs, J Snyman 85, J Lawlor 52, I Parkhill 30, K Walsh 3-36)
NCU Premier League
Instonians (0) lost to North Down (4) by 8 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 2 May.
Instonians 236-8 (50.0 overs, Nic Smith 72, R McKinley 61*, J Metcalfe 32, P Stirling 2-34, N Brand 2-48)
North Down 237-2 (36.2 overs, P Stirling 109, A Chore 90, J Ro0se 2-69)
NCU Premier League
Carrickfergus (4) beat Cregagh (0) by 7 wickets
Middle Road, 23 April.
Cregagh 91 (31.4 overs, R Boultwood 27, D Kearsley 3-25, CJ van der Walt 2-12, J Lawlor 2-15)
Carrickfergus 95-3 (19.0 overs, J Lawlor 41*, CJ van der Walt 39*, R Boultwood 2-26)
NCU Premier League
Cliftonville Academy (0) lost to North Down (4) by 10 wickets
Castle Grounds, 23 April.
Cliftonville Academy 177 (45.2 overs, S Muthusamy 48, S O'Leary 41, T Mayes 4-24, N Brand 3-23, P Stirling 2-12)
North Down 178-0 (25.2 overs, P Stirling 113*, A Chore 53*)
NCU Premier League
CSNI (4) beat Instonians (0) by 8 runs
Stormont, 23 April.
CSNI 200-7 (50.0 overs, L Georgeson 106, A Cowden 34, S Thompson 30, J Hunter 5-30)
Instonians 192 (49.0 overs, J Hunter 64*, A White 34, J Metcalfe 31, L Georgeson 3-43, S Thomspon 2-20, A Cowden 2-34)
NCU Premier League
CIYMS (0) lost to Lisburn (4) by 9 wickets
Belmont, 23 April.
CIYMS 217-7 (50.0 overs, M Adair 55, C Dougherty 41, M Berry 3-21, D Simpson 3-37)
Lisburn 218-1 (F Fazal 109*, J Waite 79)
NCU Premier League
Waringstown (4) beat Woodvale (0) by 5 wickets
The Lawn, 23 April.
Woodvale 177 (R Restieaux 42, P Robinson 27, R Pertorius 25, J Gibson 6-23, J Mitchell 2-58)
Waringstown 181-5 (J McCollum 43, J Gibson 39, A Dennison 32)