Laurelvale claimed the Junior Cup with a seven wicket victory over Lisburn II at Wallace Park in a game held over after being washed-out last weekend

A good toss to win for the 'Vale and skipper David Sinton saw his decision to ask Lisburn to bat quickly pay dividends as they slumped to 39/5 and then 78/8.

Left arm seamer Mark Burns claimed the wickets of Richard Simpson and Stuart Lightbody after Adnan Malik had removed Michael Turkington in his first over.

Adam Speers bowled his ten overs straight through, his away swing earning him three wickets in a tidy spell that cost only 28 runs.

When the ninth Lisburn wicket fell in the 34th over with the score only 93 it was the signal for an amazing rearguard action from Callum Atkinson.

Callum Atkinson scored 46

In partnership with Eddie Kyle he added 46 for the tenth wicket - Kyle's contribution was a priceless 0 not out, with every ball he survived greeted with loud cheers from the Lisburn fans.

When Atkinson finally skied a catch to keeper Philip Weir off David Sinton their partnership had lasted into the 49th over and gave Lisburn a chance for victory that had looked impossible fifteen overs earlier.

Cameron Doak finished yesterday's league game against Carrickfergus with the remarkable figures of 9-13 including 5 wickets with his last 5 deliveries.

No surprise then that after Richard McConkey had bowled the first over in the Laurelvale innings it was Doak who took the ball for the second.

His golden arm was still evident as Adnan Malik pulled the first ball of his second over straight to Stuart Lightbody at mid wicket - cue huge Lisburn celebrations as a bemused Malik stood at the crease hands on hips in disbelief.

Man of the Match Daryl Henry

Doak took a further two wickets, bowling left hander Mark Thornbury, who offered no shot, and Phil Weir, beaten by the spin and having his off-stump clipped, in a 10 over spell that gave him figures of 3-32.

So Laurelvale reduced to 36/3 but that was as good as it got for Lisburn.

Laurelvale skipper David Sinton and Daryl Henry settled in, saw Doak off, and then compiled a unbeaten partnership of 106, Man of the Match Henry sealing the win with a boundary to the cover fence and with it bring up his half-century.

Winners Laurelvale


Wallace Park, Lisburn, 29 August.

Laurelvale beat Lisburn II by 7 wickets.

Lisburn II 139 (48.2 overs: C Atkinson 46; A Speers 3-28, A Malik 2-15, M Burns 2-31)

Laurelvale 142/3 (37.5 overs: D Henry 52*, D Sinton 36*; C Doak 3-32)