Wins for North Down, Carrick, Lisburn and CSNI
Half centuries from Brad Roberts - better known for exploits on the rugby field – CJ van der Walt and Aex Haggan helped Carrick post 313 for 7 at home to Woodvale.
That proved 124 too many for the Ballygomartin Road side as four wickets for Michael Armstrong, plus two apiece for Jacques Snyman and Van Der Walt bowled them out for 179 – James Hall making 37.
CSNI ran out comfortable six wickets winners against Instonians after restricting the Shaws Bridge side to 170 with Ollie Metcalfe top scoring with 36.
Three wickets for Matthew Foster plus two apiece for Ben Adair, Harry Dyer and Andrew Cowden.
The modest target proved little trouble for the Stormont side thanks to half centuries for Cowden and Paddy Beverland.
At Wallace Park a superb 110 from Indian professional Faiz Fazal helped Lisburn chase 256 to beat champions CIYMS by three wickets.
Jason van der Merwe made 74 and Chris Dougherty 49 for CIYMS, with three wickets for David Simpson and two for Callum Atkinson.
Fazal hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his 126 ball knock sharing stands of 77 with skipper Adam Berry who made 30 and 85 with Chris Burns, who hit 7 fours in a breezy 42.
Chris Robinson took five wickets to give the Belmont side hope but 20 apiece from David Simpson and Jonathan Waite edged Lisburn closer, and crucial boundaries for Robert and Boyd Rankin got them the win with six balls left.
North Down made light of the absence of Paul Stirling at the top of their order as skipper Ally Shields and Aniruddha Chore put on 264 for the first wicket.
Their partnership was broken when André Malan ran out Chore for 115 with a direct hit from extra cover - amazingly he repeated the feat off the very next delivery to remove Shields for 123!
The Waringstown cause was not helped by some uncharacteristic lapses in the field but they managed to hold North Down in check taking five further wickets for the addition of only 20 more runs, James Mitchell and Lee Nelson each picking up a couple of wickets to end the innings on 284/7.
Tom Mays struck in the first over of the Waringstown reply, bowling Adam Dennison without scoring.
André Malan and Nelson took the score to 46 but three wickets fell without addition to the total, Peter Davison bowling Nelson and having Morgan Topping lbw before Mays got past Malan’s defensive stroke and the innings was in disarray.
Greg Thompson with 23 and Kyle McCallan with 30 were batting in a lost cause, as once Thompson was out, Andy Haire’s 3-4 in two overs ended the visitor’s misery.
175 the margin of victory on a day when Waringstown won’t want to be reminded that they won the toss and put North Down in to bat.