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.

CSNI delivered a 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.

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.

Dom Hendricks brilliant unbeaten 165 ensured Cliftonville 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.

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.