CIYMS secured a fourth NCU Challenge Cup in six years after a relatively comfortable 127-run win against North Down at The Green.

The Belmont side have a simple but effective game plan which has served them well throughout their success over the past decade.

This was very much in evidence yet again as they quietly and efficiently extinguished the home side's hopes of capturing the crown.

Nigel Jones receives the MOM award from Shane Matthews of Gallagher

Batting first, a solid platform by the top order, quietly slip through the gears as the overs reach half-way, before a powerful finish while batting.

Runs on the board, followed by quiet suffocation by their potent, varied and experienced attack, with no respite for opposition batsmen.

It was almost textbook CIYMS, aside from one brief moment as North Down threatened on 81 for 1 chasing 270, before a mini collapse sealed their fate.

Chris Dougherty (20) and James Cameron-Dow (43) set the foundations, while Man-of-the- Match Nigel Jones (51), Jacob Mulder (28*) and Jason van der Merwe (22) piled on the runs, as they finished on 257 for 8, which increased by 12 runs after slow over-rate penalties were added.

Winners CIYMS

Craig Young (3-41) was the pick of the Comber attack.

Jones is the fulcrum of the CIYMS attack, 'Mr Consistent' with his idiosyncratic but highly effective action, and yet again he proved just why he is the man for the big moments as he captured the vital wickets of overseas professional Gayan Maneeshan and the dangerous Peter Eakin in consecutive deliveries.

Indian born Aniruddah Chore has been the form batsman in the Union this year, and his eighth half century of the season offered the hosts brief hope, but once he was dismissed by Jacob Mulder, the game was effectively up.

Another man for the big occasion Mark Adair (4-33), hastened their demise as North Down were all out for 142 in the 36th over.

The three amigos: Allen Coulter, Jason van der Merwe and Mark Adair

Jones not surprisingly was named Man of the Match for his all-round efforts.

Gallagher NCU Challenge Cup Final

At Comber, CIYMS beat North Down by 127 runs

CIYMS 269-8 (50 overs; Nigel Jones 51, James Cameron-Dow 43, Jacob Mulder 28*, Jason van der Merwe 22, Chris Dougherty 20; Craig Young 3-41)

North Down 142 (35.1 overs; Aniruddah Chore 54; Mark Adair 4-33, Graham Kennedy 2-17, Nigel Jones 2-40).