Getkate haunts former club
Ian Callender (Sunday Life)
SHANE Getkate returned to haunt his former club at Stormont as Instonians’ charge up the Premier League table continued.
In the only game anywhere in the NCU to beat the weather, Getkate finished 77 not out, hitting the first two balls of the last over for four, to move Instonians, who were pointless after three rounds, into a share of third place after nine.
Inevitably the game was interrupted, but not before Civil Service North had been bowled out for 221, an innings dominated by Stuart Thompson who was last man out, with eight balls unused, for 97.
Ben Rose took his wicket and was at the other end when Getkate hit the winning runs, his seventh four, to go with one six in his 74-ball innings.
When Instonians were 105 for five, chasing 185 in 40 overs, they were probably second favourites but not for the first time this season James Rose proved a stubborn obstacle with the bat at No 7 and stayed with Getkate while 66 runs were scored.
When he was dismissed by Thompson, after a second interruption, Instonians needed 15 off 14 balls and that proved no problem for the former CSN all-rounder.
The three Premier League games which failed to go straight to a T20 second and final attempt and are due to played by Thursday of this week, unless both teams agree to play next Sunday.
The clash between the league’s current top two, leaders Waringstown and North Down, who face CIYMS in the Challenge Cup final on Friday, was the only one confirmed last night. That will take place at The Lawn next Sunday.