NCU Premier League 2023
Top 6
North Down14600824-0.53

CSN lost to Waringstown by 10 runs
Stormont, 8 September.
Waringstown 115/6 (20 overs: James McCollum 32, Rory Bessell 24; Ollie Dyer 3-15)
CSN 105/5 (20 overs: Ryan Hunter 25, Matthew Foster 23, Adam Leckey 22; Rory Bessell 2-18, Greg Thompson 2-22)
CIYMS beat Waringstown by 8 wickets
Belmont, 3 September.
Waringstown 154/7 (20 overs: Morgan Topping 55, Greg Thompson 39, Graeme Hume 21; Allen Coulter 2-14, Theo van Woerkom 2-22, Ross Adair 2-29)
CIYMS 155/2 (12.4 overs: Ross Adair 60*, Jason vd Merwe 57*, Chris Dougherty 20)
CIYMS once again showed their T20 prowess as they powered to a thumping 8 wicket win at home to Waringstown. Morgan Topping top-scored with 55 (4 fours, 3 sixes) as he and Greg Thompson (39) shared a third wicket stand of 66 in 6 overs as they posted what appeared a competitive 154 for 7 - two wickets apiece for Allen Coulter, Theo van Woerkom and Ross Adair. That total was blew out of the water by Adair who hit 7 of his side's 15 sixes on his way to a 31-ball unbeaten 60, sharing an unbroken third wicket stand of 106 in 46 deliveries with Jason van der Merwe - who hit 57 not out from 27 balls (4 fours, 5 sixes). The pairs boundary blitz saw the win achieved in just the 13th over.
Waringstown beat North Down by 7 wickets
The Lawn, 2 September.
North Down 134/4 (20 overs: Ani Chore 35, Peter Davison 33*, Tom Mayes 26*; Rory Bessell 2-37)
Waringstown 136/3 (15.4 overs: James McCollum 58*, Graeme Hume 39*; Jacob Mulder 2-14)
Waringstown had little trouble accounting for North Down in a 20 over game at The Lawn. The Comber side posted 134 for 4 with runs for Ani Chore (35), skipper Peter Davison (33*) and Tom Mayes (26*) - the latter pair sharing a 5th wicket stand of 57. Skipper Greg Thompson (18) passed the magical 1000-run marker for the season, but it was James McCollum - back from his game with Gloucester Seconds - and Graeme Hume who ensured the win. McCollum top-scored with 58 not out from 42 balls (6 fours, 1 six) as he and Hume (39* - 5 fours) added 90 in 11 overs for the fourth wicket to seal the 7 wicket win.
Instonians beat CSNI by 8 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 2 September.
CSNI 225 (48.4 overs: Stuart Thompson 69, Marc Ellison 68, James West 23; Andrew White 4-22, Daniel Rose 2-45)
Instonians 226/2 (30.4 overs: Jack Dickson 101*, Shane Getkate 79*; James West 2-88)
Premier League champions Instonians (CricketEurope)
Champions Instonians signed off their season in style with an 8-wicket win over CSNI at Shaw's Bridge. The visitors innings was going along sedately before Stuart Thompson took it from first to fifth gear with a top-score of 69 in 36 balls (3 fours, 7 sixes) as he and Marc Ellison (68) added 75 in 40 balls for the 6th wicket. Andrew White (4-22) increased his lead at the top of the wicket taking charts as CSNI finished on 225. James West dismissed Rob McKinley (15) and Cade Carmichael (19) but there was never any danger of them upsetting the party mood. Jack Dickson hit an unbeaten 101 from 84 balls (6 fours, 7 sixes) as he and Shane Getkate - whose unbeaten 79 from 56 balls included 4 fours and 5 sixes - shared an unbroken third wicket stand of 158 in 18 overs as the win was secured in the 31sst over. Congratulations to Instonians - thoroughly deserved Premiership winners.
Lisburn lost to CIYMS by 75 runs
Wallace Park, 2 September.
CIYMS 276/7 (45 overs: Mark Adair 104, Jason vd Merwe 70, John Matchett 44, Chris Dougherty 38; Josh Manley 2-21, Faiz Fazal 2-42, Matthew Humphreys 2-46)
Lisburn 201 (40.4 overs: Faiz Fazal 94, Nigel Jones 26, David Miller 24*; Tyron Koen 4-47, Theo van Woerkom 3-25, Carson McCullough 2-24)
Mark Adair's powerful century was the catalyst for CIYMS's emphatic 75-run over Lisburn at Wallace Park. The Belmont side recovered from the loss of Ross Adair to the first ball of the match to power to 276 for 7 in a game reduced to 45 overs. 'Sparky' cleared the ropes 9 times in his 104 from just 55 balls - CIYMS hitting 21 sixes and 15 fours in their innings. Jason van der Merwe hit 6 sixes in his 70, and skipper John Matchett 4 more in his 44. LIsburn's Faiz Fazal top-scored with 94 (6 fours, 5 sixes) in the chase, but didn't get the support needed to threaten the total. Tyron Koen claimed 4 for 47, while there were three wickets for Theo van Woerkom and two for Carson McCullough in a convincing victory.
Waringstown beat Lisburn by 61 runs
The Lawn, 28 August.
Waringstown 134/5 (20 overs: Graeme Hume 49*, Morgan Topping 26; David Simpson 2-27)
Lisburn 73 (15.1 overs: Adam Berry 20; James Mitchell 2-13, Greg Thompson 2-10, Ben Snell 2-17)
Lisburn's loss meant that Instonians are Premier League champions. Batting first, Waringstown posted 134 for 5 in tough conditions, with Graeme Hume making an unbeaten 49 from 47 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes). Morgan Topping chipped in with 26, while Adam Dennison made 19. David Simpson took 2 for 27, while there was one wicket apiece for Matthew Humphreys, Neil Whitworth and Callum Atkinson. The chase never got going with Faiz Fazal dismissed in the first over by Ben Snell (2-17). There were two wickets also for James Mitchell - including Nigel Jones. Adam Berry made 20, but wickets kept falling with skipper Greg Thompson also picking up a brace as Lisburn were bowled out for just 73.
CSN v Waringstown - Abandoned
Stormont, 27 August.
CSN 22/2 (7 overs)
CSNI lost to CIYMS by 21 runs (DLS)
Stormont, 26 August.
CIYMS 207/9 (46 overs: Ross Adair 41, Chris Dougherty 41, Jason vd Merwe 30, Chris Robinson 20*; Connor de Wet 3-42, Marc Ellison 2-21, James West 2-58)
CSNI 107 (20 overs: Harry Dyer 25; John Matchett 4-23, Theo van Woerkom 3-16, Allen Coulter 2-23) (Rain affected - CSNI target 129 in 20 overs.)
CIYMS warmed up for their All-Ireland final with a 21-run DLS win over CSNI at Stormont. Ross Adair hit 7 boundaries in a joint-top score of 41 with Chris Dougherty as the pair added 76 for the first wicket. They lost their way after that, including Mark Adair for a first ball duck - one of three wickets fr Connor De Wet. Still, Jason van der Merwe (30) and Chris Robinson (20*) steered them to 207 for 9. The hosts were set 129 in 20 overs, but managed only 107 with Ireland U19 international Harry Dyer (25) managing to make it up the motorway from Dublin Airport in time, Skipper John Matchett took the bowling honours with four wickets, while Theo van Woerkom took three and Allen Coulter two.
Waringstown lost to Instonians by 7 wickets (DLS)
The Lawn, 26 August.
Waringstown 92/6 (32.4 overs: Shane Dadswell 3-22, Cade Carmichael 2-17)
Instonians 77/3 (9.4 overs: Cade Carmichael 39*, Shane Getkate 29) (Rain affected - Instonians target 77 off 20 overs.)
Instonians are Premiership champions in all but name after another win in a rain-affected game. Waringstown were kept to to 92 for 6 in their reduced overs innings with Shane Dadswell and Cade Carmichael doing the bulk of the damage. Carmichael has been a pivotal figure in their relentless march to the crown and he was in the runs again as they raced to their 20 overs target of 77 in less than 10. Carmichael was unbeaten on 39, adding 58 in 6 overs with Shane Getkate (29).
North Down lost to Lisburn by 7 wickets
Comber, 26 August.
North Down 116 (36.3 overs: Ani Chore 49, Tom Mayes 24; Callum Atkinson 3-7, David Simpson 3-20, Matthew Humphreys 2-31, Josh Manley 2-37)
Lisburn 120/3 (15 overs: Faiz Fazal 66)
Jacob Mulder pops up a return catch to David Simpson. (CricketEurope)
Lisburn ensured the Premiership race went to the final match of the season with an easy 7 wickets win over North Down. Ani Chore's 49 was the best of the home side's 116 all out - Tom Mayes making 24 too. There were three wickets apiece for the old firm of skipper Callum Atkinson and David Simpson, while Josh Manley and Matthew Humphreys picked up a brace each. The chase was all about Faiz Fazal who hit 8 fours and 3 sixes in his 66 from only 50 balls, sharing a third wicket stand of 61 for the third wicket with Neil Whitworth (16*), while Adam Berry hit a few lusty blows in his 19 not out - the win done and dusted in 15 overs before the rains fell.
CIYMS lost to Instonians by 8 wickets (DLS)
Belmont, 24 August.
CIYMS 145/8 (20 overs: Allen Coulter 34, Theo van Woerkom 23*, Ross Adair 22; Cade Carmichael 3-32, Ben Rose 2-24, Daniel Rose 2-37)
Instonians 95/2 (8.1 overs: Cade Carmichael 56*, Shane Getkate 21) (Target 92 off 11 overs.)
14 year-old Ben Walsh receives his debut cap from Andrew White (Instonians CC)
Instonians moved a step closer to the Premier League title with an 8 wickets DLS win over CIYMS at Belmont. The home side were kept to 145 for 8 in their 20 overs - 44 of which came from the last three overs, courtesy of Allen Coulter's 18-ball 34 that included four sixes. A heavy shower meant an 11 over target of 92, which proved little trouble for the visitors. Cade Carmichael had taken three wickets, and he was the match winner with the bat, making 56 not out from 27 balls (7 fours, 3 sixes). Shane Getkate's 21 from 7 balls (2 fours, 2 sixes) also ensured the result was never in doubt. Instonians play Waringstown at The Lawn on Saturday, followed by a home clash with CSNI - one win may be enough to lift the crown.
North Down lost to CSN by 9 wickets (DLS)
Comber, 13 August.
North Down 72/6 (8 overs; R Haire 43*; C De Wet 4-8)
CSN 73-1 (7.1 overs, R Harrison 27*, R Hunter 23*) (Target 73 in 8 overs)
Connor de Wet took four wickets (CricketEurope)
CSNI got the better of North Down in a game that was shortened to just 8 overs. Connor de Wet took 4 for 8 to leave the home side reeling on 17 for 5, but Ryan Haire cleared the ropes four times in a 16-ball unbeaten 43 to get them up to 72 for 6. What could have been a tough chase turned into a calm one as Ryan Harrison (27*) and Ryan Hunter (23*) timed it to perfection, easing to a 9-wicket win with five balls remaining.
Lisburn beat CSNI by 2 wickets (DLS)
Wallace Park, 12 August.
CSNI 211/8 (32 overs: Ryan Harrison 115, Sturat Thompson 31, Harry Dyer 31; Josh Manley 2-23, Callum Atkinson 2-35)
Lisburn 208/8 (31.4 overs: Nigel Jones 53, Adam Berry 38, Matthew Humphreys 33; Connor de Wet 2-20, Ryan Harrison 2-52) (Lisburn target 208 in 32 overs.)
Matthew Humphreys hit 4 sixes in a rapid 33 (Dean Simpson)
Defending champions Lisburn stay second after a nervy two-wicket win over CSNI at Wallace Park. The Stormont side made a challenging 211 for 8 in a game gradually reduced to 32 overs. New Zealander Ryan Harrison hit 115 in 95 balls (9 fours, 4 sixes), sharing stands of 109 in 13 overs with Stuart Thompson (31), and 58 in 6 with Harry Dyer (19). The chase ebbed and flowed with Nigel Jones' 53 from 51 balls (5 fours, 1 six), and an even time 38 from Adam Berry keeping Lisburn in the hunt. The decisive intervention though came from Matthew Humphreys who clubbed four sixes in a match winning 33 from 19 balls, before being dismissed for obstructing the field! That could have proved a turning point, but Mark Berry struck a crucial last over boundary, while David Simpson got the winning two from the fourth ball of Ryan Harrison's over to seal victory to the unbridled joy of the home support.
Instonians beat North Down by 9 wickets (DLS)
Shaw's Bridge, 12 August.
North Down 166/9 (31 overs: Ryan Haire 48, Jacob Mulder 27; Andrew White 4-36, Daniel Rose 2-35, Cade Carmichael 2-42)
Instonians 173/1 (24.5 overs: Shane Dadswell 113*, Jack Dickson 59*) (Instonians target 173 in 31 overs)
Instonians moved a step closer to the Premier League title with a thumping 9-wickets win over a North Down side that included Irish internationals Paul Stirling and Craig Young. Cade Carmichael (2-42) git the big scalp of Stirling for just 7, and it took a hard-hit 48 from just 29 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes) by Ryan Haire and 27 from Jacob Mulder to get the Comber side to 166 for 9 in a game reduced by rain to 31 overs. Andrew White was best with the ball taking 4 for 36, while there was two wickets also for Daniel Rose. Tom Mayes bowled Robert McKinley first ball of the reply, but after that it was one-way traffic. Shane Dadswell hit 8 fours and thumped 7 sixes in an unbeaten 113 from only 78 deliveries. He shared an unbroken ssecond wicket stand of 173 with Jack Dickson, whose 59 not out included 4 fours and 2 sixes.
North Down v CSN - abandoned.
Comber, 6 August.
CSN 148/4 (36 overs, Paddy Beverland 41, Ryan Hunter 35, Marc Ellison 31)
North Down
Lisburn lost to Instonians by 7 wickets (DLS)
Wallace Park, 29 July.
Lisburn 120 (38.2 overs, Jonny Waite 30, Josh Manley 24, Daniel Rose 4-22, Andy White 2-21, Cian Robertson 2-26, Shane Dadswell 2-42)
Instonians 113-3 (25 overs, Cade Carmichael 60*; Josh Manley 2-28) (Rain affected - Instonians target 111 in 41 overs)
Instonians won the top of the table clash as they easily overcame defending champions Lisburn by 7 wickets at Wallace Park. The home side never really recovered from the loss of Faiz Fazal in the first over - the first of four wickets for Daniel Rose (4-22) who blew away the top order. Jonny Waite made 30 and Josh Manley a dogged 24 down the order, but a total of 130 was never likely to challenge. So it proved, with Cade Carmichael's unbeaten 60 from 65 balls (6 four, 2 sixes) ensuring the win - adding an unbroken 70 for the fourth wicket with Shane Getkate (17*).
North Down beat CIYMS by 33 runs (DLS)
Comber, 29 July.
North Down 176/6 (36 overs; Peter Eakin 41, Tom Mayes 31*, Nathan Burns 31 , Ani Chore 25; Tyron Koen 3-23, Theo van Woerkom 2-57)
CIYMS 173 (33.3 overs; Jason vd Merwe 50, Theo van Woerkom 43, Chris Dougherty 25; Peter Eakin 4-45, Peter Davison 3-25, Tom Mayes 2-19) (Rain affected. CIYMS target 207 in 36 overs. )
Peter Eakin may be Australia bound but CIYMS will wish he had gone a few weeks earlier after his all-round display put a serious dent in their title aspirations. Eakin top-scored with 41 as North Down posted 176 for 6, with runs too for Tom Mayes and Nathan Burns - both scoring 31 - and Ani Chore (25). DLS adjusted the CIYMS target to 207 in 36, and they were given a brisk start by Theo van Woerkom (43) and Chris Dougherty (25). Jason van der Merwe then clubbed a 36-ball half century before becoming one of Peter Eakin's four wickets. Skipper Peter Davison (3-25) and Tom Mayes (2-19) also in the wickets as the Comber side closed out a 33-run win.
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Cliftonville Academy157008280.05

Carrickfergus beat Cliftonville Academy by 7 wickets
Middle Road, 10 September.
Cliftonville Academy 162/5 (20 overs: Varun Chopra 58*, Max Burton 52, Ben Kane 22; Michael Armstrong 2-35)
Carrickfergus 167/3 (17.1 overs: Craig Averill 45, CJ van der Walt 33*, Jake Egan 27, Ben Cave 25; Andrew Forbes 3-42)
Woodvale v Derriaghy - void
Ballygomartin Road, 7 September.
No play possible.
Carrickfergus lost to Cliftonville Academy by 22 runs
Middle Road, 3 September.
Cliftonville Academy 121/6 (13 overs: Abhishek Raut 66, Max Burton 24*; Jake Egan 3-20, CJ van der Walt 2-11)
Carrickfergus 99/7 (13 overs: Alex Haggan 26, Craig Averill 25; David Reid 2-5, Matty McCord 2-18, Jared Wilson 2-22)
Abhishek Raut scored a match winning 66 off just 33 deliveries. (CricketEurope)
Cliftonville Academy finished their campaign on a winning note as they beat Carrickfergus by 22-runs in a shortened 13-over bash at Middle Road. Abhishek Raut hit 4 fours and 4 sixes in a top-score of 66 from only 33 balls, adding 62 in 6 overs with Jared Wilson (14). Skipper Max Burton cleared the ropes three times in a 9-ball unbeaten 24 as CA posted 121/6 - three wickets for Jake Egan and two for CJ van der Walt. Craig Averill (25) and a feisty 26 from Alex Haggan (3 sixes) were the best efforts in the home side's 99 for 7 - two wickets for Matty McCord, Wilson and David Reid.
Carrickfergus v Cliftonville Academy - Match off
Middle Road, 2 September.
Cliftonville Academy
Derriaghy lost to Woodvale by 106 runs
Queensway, 2 September.
Woodvale 295/5 (45 overs: James Hall 122, Ruhan Pretorius 62, Stephen Bunting 57; Craig Lewis 3-37)
Derriaghy 189 (34.5 overs: Craig Lewis 58, Matthew Halliday 33, Jamie Magowan 28, Rudi Second 23; James Rose 3-17, Lewis Adair 3-21, Aditya Adey 3-46)
A dominant display with the bat from Woodvale ensured their place in the top flight next season as they ran out winners by 106 runs. There were half centuries from Stephen Bunting and Ruhan Pretorius, but it was James Hall's day, as he scored 122 (5x4 & 9x6) in a daunting Woodvale total of 295. Craig Lewis had been the leading bowler for the home side, and as so often before, weighed in with quick runs as well, threatening an unlikey chase. But when he was fifth out out with the score 157, a collapse against the spin of Lewis Adair and James Rose, saw 5 wickets fall for the addition of just 22 runs.
Woodvale v Carrickfergus - Match off - now void
Ballygomartin Road, 31 August.
Derriaghy lost to Cliftonville Academy by 3 wickets (DLS)
Queensway, 29 August.
Derriaghy 133/5 (19 overs: Matthew Halliday 38, Rudi Second 29, Craig Lewis 25*; Jared Wilson 2-19)
Cliftonville Academy 140/7 (18.4 overs: Abhishek Raut 72*, Matty McCord 24; Ivan Sinovich 3-35, Criag Lewis 2-19) (Rain affected - target 137 off 19 overs.)
Abhishek Raut's unbeaten 72 came off 45 deliveries and included 3x4 and 7x6.
Cliftonville Academy v Carrickfergus - abandoned
Middle Road, 26 August.
Cliftonville Academy 181 (49.3 overs: Jared Wilson 78*, Max Burton 25, Abhishek Raut 23, Varun Chopra 20; Michael Rippon 4-51, Ashwin Shetty 2-19, Craig Averill 2-26)
Carrickfergus 12/0 (4 overs)
Max Burton lofts a chance to long-off. (CricketEurope)
The clash between Cliftonville Academy and Carrickfergus was another game to fall victim to the weather, making it just past half-way. Head Coach Jared Wilson held the CA innings together with 78 not out from their 181. Max Burton, Abhishek Raut and Varun Chopra all got 20s but didn't kick on. Michael Rippon has been in prolific form recently and it was with the ball this time as he took four wickets, while there was two apiece for Ashwin Shetty and Craig Averill. Carrick had reached 12 without loss when the heavens opened.
Woodvale v Derriaghy - abandoned
Ballygomartin Road, 26 August.
Derriaghy 221/6 (50 overs: Rudi Second 64, Sam Gordon 59*, Ross Bailey 48; Ruhan Pretorius 2-19, Stephen Bunting 2-57)
Woodvale 0/0 (0 overs)
Rudi Second top-scored for Derriaghy with 64. (CricketEurope)
Woodvale's clash with Derriaghy was abandoned at the halfway stage after the Queensway side had posted a competitive 221 for 6. Replacement professional Rudi Second 64) shared stands of 66 for the second wicket with Ross Bailey (48) and 76 for the third with Sam Gordon - who hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in a breezy unbeaten 59. Ruhan Pretorius and left-armer Stephen Bunting each took two wickets for the hosts.
Carrickfergus lost to Woodvale by 9 runs
Middle Road, 25 August.
Woodvale 146/6 (20 overs: L Kaestner 59, Wayne Horwood 22*; Alex Armstrong 3-13)
Carrickfergus 137/5 (20 overs: Michael Rippon 79, CJ van der Walt 21; Aditya Adey 2-17, Carl Robinson 2-29)
Woodvale seemed well placed to post a sizeable total at 96/2 after 11 overs with Ludwig Kaestner unbeaten on 50. But the next six overs saw them lose 4 wickets while adding only 21 runs. Carrick keeper Michael Gilmour added two more to his stumping tally for the week, claiming James Hall and Aditya Adey off left-arm spinner Alex Armstrong and it took a few blows from veteran Wayne Horwood in the final overs to get the visitors to their final total of 146. With Aditya Adey removing Jake Egan and then Michael Gilmour first ball things were looking good for Woodvale, with Carrick struggling to 38/3 after 8 overs. But as has often been the case this year, it was Michael Rippon to the rescue. With CJ van der Walt he added 78 for the fourth wicket, before van der Walt became Carl Robinson’s second victim. With Robinson’s 18th over only conceding 5 runs and Pretorius’ 19th only 6, it was Rippon who faced the last over needing 20 for an unlikely win, and when he holed out to Harry Warke at long on off the first ball the game was Woodvale’s.
Woodvale beat Cliftonville Academy by 9 wickets (DLS)
Ballygomartin Road, 24 August.
Cliftonville Academy 114/3 (18 overs: Abhishek Raut 77*, Varun Chopra 22*; Ruhan Pretorius 2-24)
Woodvale 58/1 (4.5 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 33, Ludwig Kaestner 22*) (Rain affected - Target 56 off 7 overs.)
Cliftonville Academy got the worst possible start to their innings losing Francis Collins and Jared Wilson in Ruhan Pretorius’ opening over and with Max Burton falling for only 8 the visitors found themselves 12 for the loss of 3 wickets. An unbroken partnership of 102 between Abhishek Raut (77* off 54 with 4x4, 6x6) and Varun Chopra (22*) was ended by rain which curtailed the innings to 18 overs. Set a target of 56 of 7 overs it was Pretorius who led the way with 33 off just 14 deliveries (1x4, 4x6). Raut’s single over went for 20 runs, Pretorius hitting 3 consecutive sixes before offering a return catch off the next, His opening partner Ludwig Kaestner batted through the shortened case and finished the game inside 5 overs with his fourth boundary. A precious four points for Woodvale in the first of a three match weekend.
Carrickfergus beat Derriaghy by 5 wickets (DLS)
Middle Road, 22 August.
Derriaghy 122/6 (16 overs: Matthew Halliday 49, Sam Gordon 41, Rudi Second 16; Craig Averill 3-4)
Carrickfergus 131/5 (15.5 overs: Michael Rippon 64*, CJ van der Walt 26, Craig Averill 25) (Carrickfergus target 131 off 16 overs.)
Matthew Halliday top-scored for Derriaghy with 49. (CricketEurope)
A delayed start meant this was a 19 overs match with a rain interruption causing a further reduction down to 16 overs. For the visitors Matthew Halliday and Sam Gordon added 87 for the second wicket after the loss of Pat Kruger’s replacement Rudi Second, before a bizarre final over of the innings in which Derriaghy lost 5 wickets, 3 to stumpings and 2 to run outs, with only a single by Ross Bailey off the final delivery, to show for it! But seemingly that run was missed, by both the umpires and scorers, who at the change of innings signed off on 122 as the total, and 131 as the Carrickfergus DLS Target. Derriaghy looked favourites for a large part of the chase but in the end Michael Rippon saw the Cowboys home with an unbeaten 64 and even had a delivery to spare!
Cliftonville Academy beat Derriaghy by 45 runs
Castle Grounds, 17 August.
Cliftonville Academy 169/4 (20 overs: Abhishek Raut 78, Jared Wilson 64; Craig Lewis 2-42)
Derriaghy 124 (18.4 overs: Curtis Moorhead 32*, Craig Lewis 30; Matty McCord 5-27, Richard Hood 2-20)
Cliftonville Academy gained revenge for their National Cup loss with a 45-run win over Derriaghy at the Castle Grounds. Abhishek Raut and Jared Wilson both cleared the ropes five times in a third wicket stand of 126 in 13 overs, with Raut's 78 coming from 47 balls - also hitting 8 fours - while Wilson also hit 3 fours in hiss 64 from 42 deliveries. A total of 169 for 4 was always going to be tough, and a fired up Matty McCord took five wickets to derail any chance the Queensway side had. Curtis Moorhead (32*) and Craig Lewis (30) tried their best but came up well short. The loss increases the pressure on Derriaghy who stay bottom of the Premiership table with games running out.
Cliftonville Academy beat Woodvale by 6 wickets
Castle Grounds, 4 August.
Woodvale 156/5 (20 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 39, Carl Robinson 29, Ludwig Kaestner 25, Harry Warke 23; Jared Wilson 2-28, Matty McCord 2-33)
Cliftonville Academy 157/4 (20 overs: Max Burton 53, Jared Wilson 34, Abhishek Raut 25, Varun Chopra 25*)
Cliftonville Academy v Woodvale - match postponed
Castle Grounds, 29 July.
Cliftonville Academy
No play was possible at the Castle Grounds between Cliftonville Academy and Woodvale and it will be replayed at a later date.
Derriaghy lost to Carrickfergus by 15 runs (DLS)
Queensway, 29 July.
Carrickfergus 133/3 (32 overs, Michael Rippon 45*, CJ van der Walt 39*, Craig Averill 28; Chris Lewis 2-19)
Derriaghy 171 (30.1 overs: Pat Kruger 48, Ross Bailey 36, Sam Gordon 21; Michael Rippon 4-40, Alex Haggan 2-15) (Rain affected ; Derriaghy target 187 in 32 overs )
Carrick managed to beat Derriaghy by 15 runs in another game badly affected by the showers sweeping across Ireland. A fourth wicket stand of 78 between Michael Rippon (45*) and skipper CJ van der Walt (39*) had Carrick well placed at 133 for 3 in 32 overs when their innings was brought to a premature conclusion. Derriaghy required 187 in 32 overs and looked odds on to achieve the win as Pat Kruger (48) and Ross Bailey (36) took them to 144 for 2. Rippon however took three wickets in an over, including Kruger and the Queensway side lost 8 wickets for 27 to be bowled out for 171.
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Cliftonville Academy157008280.00
North Down14600824-0.53

Derriaghy lost to Cliftonville Academy by 24 runs
Queensway, 8 July.
Cliftonville Academy 217 (49.5 overs; Abhishek Raut 122, Francis Collins 20; Curtis Moorhead 5-26, Patrick Kruger 2-19, Craig Lewis 2-33)
Derriaghy 193 (45.3 overs; Jordan Wade 45, Sam Gordon 29, Ross Bailey 22; Craig Lewis 22, Jared Wilson 6-40, Ben Kane 2-29)
Two incredible individual performances helped Cliftonville Academy beat Derriaghy in the relegation battle. Curtis Moorehead's five wickets looked to have CA in all sorts of trouble at 88 for 8, but Abhishek Raut cleared the ropes 9 times and hit 7 fours on his way to 122 from 114 balls - dominatinga 9th wicket stand of 119 with Andrew Forbes (15). A total of 217 gave the visitors bowlers something to aim at and Jared Wilson's six wickets haul ensured a vital 24-run win despite a breezy 45 from Jordan Wade.
Lisburn beat CSN by 8 wickets
Wallace Park, 8 July.
CSN 158 (44.5 overs; Stuart Thompson 59, Ryan Hunter 27, Ryan Harrison 22; David Simpson 3-20, Matthew Humphreys 3-35, Neil Whitworth 3-43)
Lisburn 161/2 (34.4 overs; Faiz Fazal 70*, Neil Whitworth 56*; Connor De Wet 2-31)
Half centuries from Faiz Fazal and Neil Whitworth helped Lisburn to a comfortable win (Dean Simpson)
Defending champions Lisburn made short work of CSN at Wallace Park, thanks to a very impressive all-round display. The Stormont side were restricted to 158, with only skipper Stuart Thompson's 59 (7 fours, 1 six) really concerning them. There were three wickets apiece for the ever-reliable David Simpson, Neil Whitworth and Matthew Humphreys. Connor de Wet struck twice early in the chase, but a third wicket stand of 118 in 25 overs between Faiz Fazal and Whitworth ensured a routine win. Fazal top scored with an unbeaten 70, while Whitworth made 56 not out - both hitting 6 fours and a maximum.
North Down lost to Instonians by 168 runs
Comber, 8 July.
Instonians 381/5 (50 overs; Shane Dadswell 157, Robert McKinley 70, Cade Carmichael 61, Shane Getkate 54, Jack Dickson 20)
North Down 213 (44.4 overs; Peter Eakin 76, Peter Davison 36, Ally Shields 27, Jacob Mulder 22; Ben Rose 3-47, Cian Robertson 2-22, Danny Rose 2-30, Andrew White 2-38)
Shane Dadswell 157 12 x 4 , 12 x 6 (CricketEurope)
Leaders Instonians piled on the runs at Comber as they beat North Down by a whopping 168-run margin. The result was never in doubt after a boundary barrage from Shane Dadswell who hit 12 sixes and fours in a brutal 157 from just 77 balls, sharing a second wicket stand of 203 with Robert McKinley (70). There were also half centuries for Cade Carmichael (61) and Shane Getkate (54) as the Shaw's Bridge side piled up 381 for 5. The hosts never threatened, with Peter Eakin's 76 (5 fours, 3 sixes) the best of their 213 - three wickets for Ben Rose, and two apiece for Cian Robertson, Danny Rose, and Andrew White.
Waringstown beat CIYMS by 6 wickets
The Lawn, 8 July.
CIYMS 183 (46.3 overs; Theo van Woerkom 54*, Mark Adair 28, Chris Dougherty 21; Greg Thompson 2-22, Ben Snell 2-27, Pat Botha 2-27)
Waringstown 184-4 (30.3 overs; Greg Thompson 71*, Pat Botha 64*, Morgan Topping 32, John Matchett 2-43)
Match winning stand between Greg Thompson and Pat Botha (Alan Waite)
A fifth wicket stand of 99 in just 13 overs between Greg Thompson and Pat Botha powered Waringstown to a six-wicket win over CIYMS that sees then join the Belmont side on 24pts, four behind leaders Instonians and Lisburn. Thompson's form has been red-hot of late, and the skipper thumped 10 fours and 3 sixes in a whirlwind unbeaten 71 from only 48 deliveries. Botha was no slouch either, with his 64 not out containing 7 fours and 1 six. Morgan Topping made 32 too, as the hosts recovered from the loss of both openers for 0 to win at a canter. CIYMS had been in trouble batting as early wickets - including Ross Adair first ball - meant they were always playing catch-uo. Theo van Woerkom's unbeaten 54 and 28 from Mark Adair got them to 183 - it didn't look and wasn't enough.
Woodvale lost to Carrickfergus by 8 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 8 July.
Woodvale 295/5 (50 overs; Ludwig Kaestner 120*, Ruhan Pretorius 69, Aditya Adet 25, Harry Warke 24; Ashwin Shetty 2-60)
Carrickfergus 297/2 47.2 overs; Michael Rippon 121*, Craig Averill 88*, Michael Gilmour 36, 51 extras)
An unbroken third wicket stand of 229 between Michael Rippon and Craig Averill led Carrick to an ultimately straightforward chase of 296 at Woodvale. Dual New Zealand/Dutch international Rippon hit 16 fours and 2 sixes in an unbeaten 121 from 107 balls, while Averill proved the perfect foil, making an unbeaten 88 (10 fours, 1 six). Woodvale's 295 for 5 was dominated by a second wicket stand of 153 in 27 overs between Ludwig Kaestner, who made an unbeaten 120 (10 fours, 3 sixes), and Ruhan Pretorius (69), on a day when the bowlers on both sides toiled.
Cliftonville Academy lost to CIYMS by 114 runs (DLS)
Castle Grounds, 1 July.
CIYMS 285/8 (49 overs; Jason van der Merwe 84, Tyron Koen 45, Chris Dougherty 42, John Matchett 33, Ross Adair 32; Jared Wilson 3-44, Ben Kane 2-69)
Cliftonville Academy 172 (44.2 overs: Jared Wilson 67, Francis Collins 26, Jonnathan Terrett 22: C McCullough 5-31, Theo van Woerkom 3-13) (Clitonville Academy target 287 in 49 overs)
Carson McCullough took five wickets (John Matchett)
A fourth wicket stand of 110 in 80 balls between Jason van der Merwe and Tyron Koen helped CIYMS to a comprehensive 114-run win over Cliftonville Academy. Van Der Merwe thumped 7 fours and 5 sixes in a top-score of 84 in only 73 balls, while Koen made 45. There were runs too from Chris Dougherty (42), skipper John Matchett (33), and Ross Adair (32) in their 285 for 8. Jared Wilson took three wickets and was the best with the bat, making 67 (8 fours, 1 six), in a chase that never threatened. Carson McCullough's five wickets ensuring a routine win that keeps the Belmont side at the top of the table.
CSN beat Carrickfergus by 6 wickets
Stormont, 1 July.
Carrickfergus 242/4 (50 overs; Michael Rippon 107*, CJ van der Walt 58*, Jake Egan 20; Matty Foster 2-43)
CSN 243-4 (41.5 overs; Ryan Hunter 91, Marc Ellison 75*, Paddy Beverland 23)
Ryan Hunter scored 91 for Civil Service (CricketEurope)
Ryan Hunter and Marc Ellison ensured CSN made the top half of the cut-off and condemned Carrickfergus to the relegation struggle. Michael Rippon hit an unbeaten 107 from 115 balls (10 fours, 2 sixes), sharing an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 156 with skipper CJ van der Walt (58*) in Carrick's 242 for 4. Teenage prodigy Hunter dominated an opening stand of 88 in 15 overs with Paddy Beverland (23), and a further 81 with Ellison. Hunter probably deserved a century, but had to settle for 91 (10 fours, 1 six). The form of Ellison too is a boost for the Stormont side as the former New Zealand U19 international hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 75 from 70 balls, sealing the six-wickets win in the 42nd over.
Instonians beat Waringstown by 45 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 1 July.
Instonians 246/7 (50 overs; Shane Dadswell 53, Andy White 44, Nikolai Smith 41*, Daniel Rose 39, Shane Getkate 25; Ben Snell 2-32, Greg Thompson 2-47, James Cameron-Dow 2-50)
Waringstown 201 (42 overs; Pat Botha 78, Greg Thompson 61; Ben Rose 3-39, Shane Dadswell 2-29, Cian Robertson 2-43, Andy White 2-47)
Shane Dadswell top scored for Instonians with 53 runs. (Pacemaker Press)
Instonians delivered a blow to Waringstown's title hopes and reignited their own hopes of the crown with a 45-run win at Shaw's Bridge. Shane Dadswell top-scored with 53, sharing a furth wicket stand of 70 with Shane Getkate (25) after they had been 47 for 3. Andy White made 44, adding what turned out to be a decisive 6th wicket stand of 58 with Nikolai Smith - who his 4 sixes in his 21-ball 41 not out - in just 38 balls, having also shared a partnership of 56 with Daniel Rose (39). Waringstown looked favourites after a 5th wicket stand of 101 in 16 overs between Pat Botha - who top-scored with 78 (8 fours, 3 sixes) - and in-form skipper Greg Thompson, who made 61 (5 fours, 3 sixes). However, once it was broken, Inst' chipped away to get the win with Ben Rose taking three wickets and two each for Shane Dadswell, Andy White, and Cian Robertson.
North Down beat Derriaghy by 9 wickets
Comber, 1 July.
Derriaghy 121 (37.2 overs: David Scott 32, Patrick Kruger 26, Jamie Magowan 25; Dale Phillips 3-15, Jacob Mulder 3-33, Tom Mayes 2-18)
North Down 122-1 (22 overs; Ally Shields 62*, Ani Chore 32, Dale Phillips 27*)
Dale Phillips enjoyed a fine all-round display for North Down (CricketEurope)
North Down romped to an emphatic 9-wickets win over Derriaghy at Comber. Tom Mayes (2-18) struck two early blows, while Dale Phillips and Jacob Mulder then took three wickets apiece as the visitors were dismissed for just 121. David Scott top-scored with 32, while there were contributions from Patrick Kruger (26) and Jamie Magowan (25). The modest target was quickly knocked off with Ally Shields hitting 9 fours in an unbeaten 62, sharing an opening stand of 54 with Ani Chore (32) and an unbroken 68 for the second with Dale Phillips (27*).
Woodvale lost to Lisburn by 28 runs (DLS)
Ballygomartin Road, 1 July.
Lisburn 246 (48.3 overs; Nigel Jones 61, Adam Berry 51, David Miller 30, Faiz Fazal 26, Matthew Humphreys 25; Kyle Walsh 3-25, Ruhan Pretorius 3-27)
Woodvale 221 (47.4 overs; Ludwig Kaestner 71, Ruhan Pretorius 40, James Rose 36, Harry Warke 33; Mark Berry 4-36, Matthew Humphreys 3-33) (Match reduced to 49 overs during Lisburn innings - Target 250 off 49 overs)
Kyle Walsh took 3-25 in today's game. (CricketEurope)
Lisburn won the closest match of the day with a 28-run DLS victory over Woodvale at Ballygomartin Road. Nigel Jones hit 5 fours and cleared the ropes four times in a top-score of 61 at better than even time, while Adam Berry made a run-a-ball 51 (3 fours, 1 six). There were also runs for David Miller (30), Faiz Fazal (26) and Matthew Humphreys (25) in a total of 246 - 3 wickets apiece for Kyle Walsh and Ruhan Pretorius. Woodvale threatened the chase at times, with Ludwig Kaestner hitting 6 fours and 4 sixes in his 71 - sharing a partnership of 78 for the second wicket with Ruhan Pretorius. James Rose (36) and Harry Warke (33) looked to be wrestling control back with a 5th wicket stand of 63, but from 189 for 4, Lisburn got the vital breakthrough, going on to win by 28 runs - four wickets for Mark Berry and three for Matthew Humphreys.
CIYMS beat Woodvale by 8 wickets
Belmont, 17 June.
Woodvale 118 (32.4 overs: Paul Robinson 35*, Ludwig Kaestner 25; Tyron Koen 3-17, Theo van Woerkom 2-20, Allen Coulter 2-27)
CIYMS 123/2 (14 overs: Ross Adair 54, John Matchett 53*)
CIYMS had little trouble accounting for Woodvale, as the Ballygomartin side were dismissed for just 118 - Paul Robinson top-scoring with 35 not out down the order. Tyron Koen picked up two wickets, while there were two apiece for Theo van Woerkom and Allen Coulter. Chris Dougherty went early in the reply, but a second wicket stand of 84 in 9 overs between Ross Adair and John Matchett sped the Belmont side to an 8-wicket win. Adair hit 5 sixes and 4 fours in his 54 from 33 balls, while skipper Matchett was also in a hurry, hitting 6 fours and 2 sixes in an undefeated 53 from only 37 deliveries.
Derriaghy lost to Instonians by 126 runs (DLS)
Queensway, 17 June.
Instonians 319 (47.1 overs; Shane Dadswell 96, Shane Getkate 77, Jack Dickson 60*; Curtis Moorhead 3-55, Ivan Sinovich 3-84, Ross Bailey 2-45)
Derriaghy 172 (38.3 overs: Jamie Magowan 35, Jordan Wade 33, Matthew Halliday 29; Andrew White 4-39, Cade Carmichael 2-22, Cian Robertson 2-32) (Match reduced to 44 overs - Target 299)
Curtis Moorhead to Shane Getkate
Instonians outgunned Derriaghy to record a 126-run verdict at Queensway. Shane Dadswell cleared the ropes 10 times in a top-score of 96, adding 154 for the 4th wicket with Shane Getkate, who made 77 (9 fours, 3 sixes). If the hosts thought the worst was over with their dismissals, they were wrong as former Ireland U19 opener Jack Dickson unleashed further carnage. He hit 7 sixes and 4 fours in a 19-ball unbeaten 60 - 48 of which came from him alone in the 46th and 47th over. A final total of 319 was always out of sight for Derriaghy, with Jamie Magowan (35) and Jordan Wade (33) the best of their 172. Andy White picked up four wickets to keep their title ambitions firmly on course.
Lisburn beat North Down by 166 runs (DLS)
Wallace Park, 17 June.
Lisburn 317 (49.3 overs; Nigel Jones 82, Faiz Fazal 78, Chris Burns 51, James Hunter 47; Peter Eakin 5-62, Peter Davison 2-81)
North Down 131 (36.3 overs: Alistair Shields 38, Jacob Mulder 21; Nigel Jones 2-11, David Simpson 2-18, Mark Berry 2-50) (Match reduced to 45 overs - Target 298)
Defending champions Lisburn delivered a statement 166-run win over North Down with their powerful batting line-up firing them to 317. They never looked backed after an opening stand of 107 between Faiz Fazal (78) and new partner Chris Burns (51) - rewarded with a call-up after his double-hundred and century for the seconds last week. Nigel Jones hit 6 sixes in his 82 from 75 balls, adding 85 in 8 overs with James Hunter, whose 47 from only 28 deliveries included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Peter Eakin claimed five wickets but by then the damage was done. North Down's chase never got going, with Ally Shieldss (38) their top scorer in 131 all out. Jones completed a fine day with two wickets, while there were also a brace for David Simpson and Mark Berry on a day when everything went right for the Wallace Park side.
Carrickfergus beat Cliftonville Academy by 11 runs (DLS)
Middle Road, 17 June.
Carrickfergus 208 (46.3 overs; Jake Egan 104, Iain Parkhill 36, Alex Haggan 21; Matthew McCord 4-34, Jared Wilson 3-51, Abhishek Raut 2-61)
Cliftonville Academy 201 (46.2 overs: Jared Wilson 94, Francis Collins 27, Matty McCord 22; Alex Haggan 5-32, Michael Rippon 2-53) (Match reduced to 47 overs - Target 213)
Jake Egan on his way to a century today. (CricketEurope)
Jake Egan's century and a five-wicket haul for Alex Haggan helped Carrick to a crucial win over Cliftonville Academy. Egan hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his 104 - half of the home side's 208. He added 70 for the second wicket with Iain Parkhill (36), before CA hit back. Matty McCord took four wickets - finishing the innings with a hat-trick, while Jared Wilson also picked up three scalps. The pair then looked to steering CA to victory as they added 78 for the 6th wicket, but Haggan's heroics stalled the chase. The wicket of Wilson was the decisive one - out for 94 from 81 balls (10 fours, 4 sixes) - as his side fell 11 runs short.
Waringstown beat CSN by 1 wicket (DLS)
The Lawn, 17 June.
CSN 223/5 (40 overs; Stuart Thompson 60*, Ryan Harrison 56, Paddy Beverland 43, Marc Ellison 37*)
Waringstown 242/9 (40 overs: Pat Botha 80, Morgan Topping 41, James Cameron-Dow 32*, Adam Dennison 27, Greg Thompson 23; Matthew Foster 4-46, James West 3-42) (Match reduced to 40 overs - Target 238)
Marc Ellison batting for CSNI against Waringstown (Pacemaker Press)
James Cameron-Dow was the Waringstown hero as he sealed a last ball one-wicket win against CSNI. In a game that ebbed and flowed throughout, two were needed for victory with the last pair at the wicket, and having missed the chance with the previous three balls, JCD held his nerve to dispatch Finn Lutton over the ropes. Chasing a DLS 238 in 40 overs, Pat Botha's 80 from 64 balls (8 fours, 3 sixes) put the hosts on track as he and Morgan Topping (41) added 93 in 14 overs for the third wicket. Four wickets then fell for just 12 runs with James West (3-42) getting the Stormont side back into contention. Cameron-Dow then added 33 for the 8th wicket with Ben Snell before Matty Foster (4-46) struck twice in the penultimate over to set up the thrilling finale. Earlier, half centuries from skipper Stuart Thompson (60*) and Ryan Harrison (56) saw the pair add 114 in 15 overs, while there were runs too for Paddy Beverland (43) and Marc Ellison (37) in a game that will live long in the memory.
Carrickfergus beat Lisburn by 6 wickets
Middle Road, 10 June.
Lisburn 294/6 (50 overs: Neil Whitworth 114*, Faiz Fazal 92, Matthew Humphreys 57; CJ van der Walt 2-55)
Carrickfergus 296/4 (48.5 overs: Michael Rippon 112*, CJ van der Walt 71*, Craig Averill 58)
Carrick appeal successfully (Pacemaker Press)
Lisburn may have been thinking they were on safe ground after posting 294 at Middle Road but an often asked question is - 'Just what is a safe score at Carrickfergus?' Not 294 today as Michael Rippon and Carrick skipper CJ van der Walt added an unbeaten 137 for the fifth wicket to see the Cowboys home with seven balls to spare.
CIYMS beat North Down by 6 wickets
Belmont, 10 June.
North Down 253 (49.1 overs: Ani Chore 104, Peter Davison 46*, Jacob Mulder 38; Ed Nuttall 3-30, John Matchett 2-45)
CIYMS 259/4 (33.1 overs: Jason vd Merwe 104, Tyron Koen 54*, Chris Dougherty 37, Ross Adair 28; Peter Eakin 2-42, Peter Davison 2-58)
Century for Aniruddha Chore not enough at Belmont (CricketEurope)
Another century for Ani Chore and runs at the tail end of the innings from Peter Davison meant that North Down posted a challenging 253 at Belmont. CIYMS might light of the chase winning inside 34 overs - Jason vd Merwe racing to a century off just 64 deliveries in his innings of 104 that contained 9x4s & 8x6s.
Cliftonville Academy beat Instonians by 56 runs
Castle Grounds, 10 June.
Cliftonville Academy 280/8 (50 overs: Abhishek Raut 121, Jared Wilson 95; Shane Dadswell 4-60, Andrew White 3-51)
Instonians 224 (37 overs: Daniel Rose 56, Shane Dadswell 37, Nikolai Smith 35, Cade Carmichael 20; Ben Kane 4-57, Abhishek Raut 3-37, Jared Wilson 3-45)
Shane Dadwell added another four wickets to his tally today (CricketEurope)
Cliftonville Academy were without their captain Max Burton who picked up a hand injury last week and quickly found themselves two wickets down in the first two overs. Abhishek Raut and Jared Wilson to the rescue adding 198 for the fourth wicket. That proved to be the difference in the two sides as left arm spinner Ben Kane knocked the heart out of the reply having Cade Carmichael stumped and bowling Shane Getkate next ball. Shane Dadswell was going well but when he became Kane's third victim two overs later Instonians had a mountain to climb.
Stand-in captain Richard Hood after an impressive win for Cliftonville Academy
CSN beat Woodvale by 1 wicket
Stormont, 10 June.
Woodvale 323/6 (50 overs: Ludwig Kaestner 101, James Hall 94, Ruhan Pretorius 66, Aditya Adey 20; Ryan Harrison 3-69, Matthew Foster 2-63)
CSN 324/9 (49.5 overs: Ryan Harrison 101, Stuart Thompson 35, Paddy Beverland 34, James West 33*, Adam Lecky 27; Ruhan Pretorius 3-52, Paul Robinson 2-44, Aditya Adey 2-58)
A 180 run opening partnership between Ludwig Kaestner and James Hall set Woodvale on their way to another big total this week. Another century for Kaestner, and James Hall falling within one hit of one also. It was 240 before the second wicket fell with CSNI pulling things back somewhat in the closing overs, with Harrison and Foster picking up wickets when the slog was on. Ryan Harrison led the way as he blasted a century in the reply, his 101 containing 9x4s & 4x6s dominating a 72 run seventh wicket partnership with Adam Leckey whose contribution was 18. But it was the youthful pairing of James West and Finn Lutton, who added an unbeaten 43 for the tenth wicket that broke Woodvale hearts, as they crossed the line with a ball to spare. Thirty nine extras in that Woodvale bowling effort, including 29 wides is surely something that they should be taking a long hard look at?
Waringstown lost to Derriaghy by 57 runs
The Lawn, 10 June.
Derriaghy 289 (49.2 overs: Patrick Kruger 90, Sam Gordon 43, Matthew Halliday 38, Curtis Moorhead 30, Ross Bailey 22; Seby Best 2-24, Phil Eaglestone 2-51)
Waringstown 232 (45.5 overs: Jack Snell 69, Greg Thompson 69, Morgan Topping 43; Craig Lewis 3-26, Curtis Moorhead 3-46, Wayne Hughes 3-53)
Patrick Kruger's brutal assault on the Waringstown attack led Derriaghy to a famous win at The Lawn. The South African top-scored with 90 from just 55 balls (12 fours, 4 sixes) as the Queensway side racked up 289 - runs too for Sam Gordon (43), Matthew Halliday (38) and Curtis Moorhead - who hit five boundaries in a late flurry with a vital 30. The hosts lost early wickets but rallied strongly with Greg Thompson looking as if he was going to deny the visitors for the second time in two days. Thompson raced to 69 in 40 balls (11 fours, 1 six) adding 92 with Jack Snell who also made 69. With 72 needed from 9 overs it was game on, but Thompson's dismissal sparked a collapse, with six wickets tumbling for 15 runs - for once their availability and injury issues couldn't be hidden as Derriaghy celebrated a deserved win in some style - three wickets apiece for the old firm of Craig Lewis, Wayne Hughes and Curtis Moorhead.
CSN beat Cliftonville Academy by 15 runs
Stormont, 3 June.
CSN 275/5 (50 overs: Marc Ellison 91*, Harry Dyer 66*, Ryan Hunter 46, Stuart Thompson 21; Abhishek Raut 2-41, Max Burton 2-46)
Cliftonville Academy 260/9 (50 overs: Abhishek Raut 95, Francis Collins 66, Jared Wilson 44; Finn Lutton 3-46, Ryan Harrison 3-62, Connor De Wet 2-31)
Cliftonville Academy came up short again not able to maintain the early momentum from Francis Collins and Abhishek Raut. Needing just over a run-a-ball from the fianl six overs, the last five batters managed only 14 runs off 34 deliveries against tight bowling from Finn Lutton and Ryan Harrison.
Instonians beat CIYMS by 5 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 3 June.
CIYMS 263 (50 overs: Chris Dougherty 69, Tyron Koen 66, Jason vd Merwe 22; Ben Rose 2-51, Daniel Rose 2-52, Shane Dadswell 2-59)
Instonians 265/5 (47.5 overs: Robert McKinley 101*, Shane Dadswell 82, Daniel Rose 38*; John Matchett 3-40)
Lisburn beat Waringstown by 91 runs
Wallace Park, 3 June.
Lisburn 302/5 (50 overs: Faiz Fazal 147*, Adam Berry 58*, James Hunter 22; Pat Botha 2-56)
Waringstown 211/9 closed (38.2 overs: Greg Thompson 76, Patrick Botha 53, Adam Dennison 37; Matthew Humphreys 3-47, Neil Whitworth 2-25)
An unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 139 between Adam Berry and Faiz Fazal carried the hosts past 300 against previously unbeaten Waringstown. A shakey start to the reply from the Villagers saw them reduced to 40/4 before Greg Thompson added 76 with Pat Botha for the fifth, and 72 with Rory Bessell for the sixth wickets but Thompson's departure with just over 100 still required signalled the end of the challenge.
North Down beat Carrickfergus by 181 runs
Comber, 3 June.
North Down 280/5 (50 overs: Ani Chore 137, Alistair Shields 77, Peter Eakin 31)
Carrickfergus 99 (25.1 overs: Michael Rippon 39, CJ van der Walt 28; Ryan Haire 3-9, Tom Crothers 2-7, Jacob Mulder 2-8, Peter Davison 2-15)
Another impressive opening partnership from the League's most consistent pairing saw Ani Chore and Ally Shields add 172 to steer North Down back on track after last week's shock Cup exit. With Craig Averill out first ball of the reply, and his partner Michael Gilmour following quickly after, the contrast in the two innings could not have been starker. After those opening strikes by skipper Peter Davison it was left to the spin department to wrap things up, three wickets for Ryan Haire and two each for Tom Crothwrs and Jacob Mulder. The only hint of defiance from Carrick coming in a mid innings in the shape of a 48 run partnership between Michael Rippon and CJ van der Walt.
Woodvale beat Derriaghy by 27 runs
Ballygomartin Road, 3 June.
Woodvale 422/6 (50 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 230, Ludwig Kaestner 151; Chris Lewis 4-71, Curtis Moorhead 2-89)
Derriaghy 395/8 (50 overs: Patrick Kruger 114, Sam Gordon 94, Jamie Magowan 51, Ivan Sinovich 42*, Ross Bailey 31*, Matthew Halliday 22; Stephen Bunting 3-68, Carl Robonson 3-83)
Ruhan Pretorius (230) and Ludwig Kaestner (151) added 382 in their partnership (CricketEurope)
One for the record books as Woodvale posted a mammoth 422 and Derriaghy answering with 395. A 382 run second wicket partnership between Ruhan Pretorius and Ludwid Kaestner sent the statistcians scrambling through their record books. But Derriaghy produced some fireworks of their own in reply, Sam Gordon fell just short of becoming the third centurion of the day, an honour claimed in spectacular style by Patrick Kruger. No words for this runfest, the figures speak for themselves. Ruhan Pretorius 230 off 145 balls (28x4, 9x6), Ludwig Kaestner 151 off 133 balls (9x4, 8x6), Sam Gordon 94 off 83 balls (13x4, 2x6) and Patrick Kruger 114 off 46 balls (8x4, 11x6).
Woodvale lost to Waringstown by 7 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 1 June.
Woodvale 128/7 (20 overs: Carl Robinson 32, Ludwig Kaestner 22; Greg Thompson 3-23, James Mitchell 2-26)
Waringstown 129/3 (15 overs: Adam Dennison 44, Pat Botha 41*)
Greg Thompson took 3-23 in Waringstown's win. (CricketEurope)
Woodvale had fifty on the board by the time they lost their third wicket at the start of the seventh over but that was as good as it got as Greg Thompson and Pat Botha pulled back the scoring rate to leave the hosts with a below par 128 in their allotted overs. No problems for Waringstown in knocking off the 129 required with Adam Dennison and Pat Botha both posting forties to take the Villagers to the top of the Premier League table with four wins out of four.
Carrickfergus lost to Instonians by 238 runs
Middle Road, 13 May.
Instonians 316/8 (50 overs: Cade Carmichael 79, Shane Dadswell 65, Shane Getkate 51, Andrew White 29, Daniel Rose 24*; Craig Averill 3-66, Michael Rippon 2-39)
Carrickfergus 78 (25.3 overs: Alex Haggan 21; Andew White 3-5, Ben Rose 2-1, James Magee 2-19, Shane Dadswell 2-21)
One way traffic at Middle Road as Instonians topped 300 in their 50 overs. Cade Carmichael has been blasting away at the top of the order in the rearranged 20 over games and kept that form going today. There were Half centuries from Shane Dadswell (65) and Shane Getkate (51) as the visitors piled on the agony. A day with the bat that Carrick will want to forget as they capitulated first to seam and then to the spin pairing of Andrew White and Ben Rose whose combined figures were 5 wickets for only 6 runs.
CIYMS lost to CSN by 6 wickets
Belmont, 13 May.
CIYMS 278 (46.5 overs: Jason vd Merwe 129, John Matchett 59, Allen Coulter 30*; Matthew Foster 2-36, Ryan Harrison 2-46, Harry Dyer 2-69)
CSN 280/4 (47.1 overs: Ryan Harrison 89, Stuart Thompson 68*, Marc Ellison 47, Paddy Beverland 44)
Ryan Harrison who scored 89 in the win over CIYMS. (CricketEurope)
A century from Jason vd Merwe (96b 17x4, 5x6) was the highlight of an imposing CIYMS total that got off to a faltering start with Ross Adair and Chris Dougherty both out without scoring within the first two overs. But it was to be in a losing cause as Ryan Harrison and Stuart Thompson added 141 for the fourth CSNI wicket to carry the visitors home with almost 3 overs to spare.
Cliftonville Academy beat Woodvale by 88 runs
Castle Grounds, 13 May.
Cliftonville Academy 261/5 (50 overs: Abhishek Raut 67, Francis Collins 56, Max Burton 44, Jared Wilson 37; Aditya Adey 2-30)
Woodvale 173 (34.5 overs: Ludwig Kaestner 85; Ben Kane 4-43, Richard Hood 2-25, Jared Wilson 2-29, Matty McCord 2-41)
Francis Collins hits one out of the Castle Grounds (CricketEurope)
The signs were ominous for Woodvale right from the off as Max Burton and Francis Collins added 90 in an opening partnership. Their good work was carried on by Jared Wilson and Abhishek Raut who pushed the total out of reach of a struggling Woodvale side. Ludwig Kaestner in the runs again but the visitors were never in the hunt spun out by Ben Kane who claimed four wickets.
Derriaghy lost to Lisburn by 69 runs
Queensway, 13 May.
Lisburn 233 (48.2 overs: David Miller 85, Josh Manley 35, Neil Whitworth 26; Patrick Kruger 3-25, Ross Bailey 3-39, Craig Lewis 2-40, Wayne Hughes 2-59)
Derriaghy 164 (34.5 overs: Matthew Halliday 27; Neil Whitworth 4-48, Nigel Jones 2-22, Josh Manley 2-25)
David Miller top scored with 85 against Derriaghy (CricketEurope)
Lisburn recovered from a poor start that saw Derriaghy professional Pat Kruger remove the Lisburn top three, Fazal, Waite and Hunter in a blast that left the visitors 26/3 in the sixth over. David Miller set about the rebuilding and with runs late on from Josh Manley pushed the total past 200 and relative safety. The Derriaghy chase never really got going as Lisburn chipped away taking wickets at regular intervals to claim the points in the local 'derby'.
Waringstown beat North Down by 34 runs
The Lawn, 13 May.
Waringstown 273/7 (50 overs: James McCollum 87, Greg Thompson 42, Adam Dennison 33, Morgan Topping 31; Jacob Mulder 3-53, Naushad Shaikh 2-36, )
North Down 239 (49.2 overs: Ally Shields 55, Ani Chore 55, Peter Davison 26*, Tom Mayes 23; Adam Dennison 4-31, Pat Botha 2-37, Rory Bessell 2-37, Greg Thompson 2-46)
Waringstown celebrated the re-opening of the Roy Harrison pavilion with a 34 run win over North Down. Runs again for James McCollum and partnerships a plenty as Waringstown racked up 273. A century partnership between North Down openers Ally Shields and Ani Chore was ended by Greg Thompson who claimed them both before an unlikely appearance with the ball from Adam Dennison removed the middle order in a 4 wicket burst. More comfortable in the end that that 34 run margin might suggest.
Cliftonville Academy lost to Lisburn by 5 wickets
Castle Grounds, 14 May.
Cliftonville Academy 127/6 (18 overs: Jared Wilson 31, Matty McCord 23, Francis Collins 22, Max Burton 21; Neil Whitworth 4-15 )
Lisburn 131/5 (17.4 overs: Faiz Fazal 80*, Neil Whitworth 23; Ben Kane 2-35) (Delayed start - Match reduced to 18 overs.)
The Run Out of Nigel Jones led to a tense finish in the match. (CricketEurope)
It took a Faiz Fazal 'special' to secure the win for last year's champions as they chased down the Cliftonville Academy total with just two balls to spare. Lots of starts in the home side's total but no one went on as Neil Whitworth added another 4 wickets to the 4 he took yesterday. In the reply Fazal lost Jonathan Waite and James Hunter inside four overs, left-arm spinner Ben Kane bowling both as they gave him the charge. It took a 64 run partnership between Fazal and Whitworth to get Lisburn back within striking distance. NIgel Jones came to the crease when Whitworth clipped Max Burton to Raut at midwicket, but he was run out before David Miller gloved a reverse sweep to Richard Hood at backward point. Seven required from the last over but a Fazal 6 onto the top of the bank saw Lisburn squeeze home with two balls to spare in a game that Cliftonville Academy felt they had opportunities to win.
Instonians beat Woodvale by 8 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 11 May.
Woodvale 57/5 (7 overs: Ludwig Kaestner 18, James Rose 14, Ruhan Pretorius 13; Cian Robertson 3-8, James Magee 1-23)
Instonians 62/2 (4.5 overs: Cade Carmichael 50*) (Match reduced to 7 overs pre-start.)
A 17 ball half-century from Cade Carmichael ensured that Instonians emerged victorious in a much reduced game at Shaw's Bridge. Only a seven overs per side match was possible when the umpires deemed conditions were finally fit for play. Woodvale openers Ludwig Kaestner and Ruhan Pretorius added 31 in 3 overs but both fell in consecutive deliveries, Pretorius bowled by James Magee off the final ball of the third over, and Kaestner the first of Cian Robertson's three wickets, off the first ball of the next, and adding a second, Aditya Adey in the same over. Woodvale managed only two more boundaries after Adey's wicket and the innings petered out for a disappointing 57. With a spectacular display of hitting, Instonians chased it down in just 29 balls, Cade Carmichael hitting 3x4s and 5x6s in his short stay - to put his innings in context, the other 3 batters who got to the crease faced a total of 12 balls off which they scored 7 runs!
Carrickfergus lost to Waringstown by 7 wickets
Middle Road, 9 May.
Carrickfergus 94 (20 overs: Alex Haggan 26*; Rory Bessell 3-18, Ben Snell 2-17, Greg Thompson 2-17)
Waringstown 98/3 (14.3 overs: James McCollum 34*, Morgan Topping 29)
CJ vd Walt hits a catch to former Carrick professional Pat Botha at long-on (CricketEurope)
Slow going on a slow pitch for Carrick who could muster only 94 with Alex Haggan again the top scorer, again not out. Five wickets for the seamers Bessell and Snell with Greg Thomson claiming two and Lee Nelson one. With Lee Nelson out in the first over of the chase it was James McCollum and Morgan Topping who added 50 for the second wicket, McCollum going on to an unbeaten 34 as Waringstown won with over five overs to spare.
CSN lost to North Down by 64 runs
Stormont, 9 May.
North Down 170/3 (20 overs: Aniruddha Chore 58, Ally Shields 56, Peter Eakin 27; Ryan Harrison 2-32)
CSN 106/7 (20 overs: Andrew Cowden 27*; Naushad Shaikh 3-13, Peter Eakin 2-8, Peter Davison 2-23)
Naushad Shaikh added another three wickets to his tally tonight. (CricketEurope)
An opening partnership of 108 between Ani Chore and Ally Shields who both posted half-centuries ensured that North Down would have plenty to spare in a one-sided contest at Stormont. Only three wickets fell in their 170 with New Zealander Ryan Harrison claiming two, and Adam Leckey the other. After the two Peters, Davison and Eakin had knocked over the first four in the CSNI order it was the spin of Shaikh who added another three to the five-for he took yesterday. Andrew Cowden and Finn Lutton (19) batted out the overs in an unbroken eighth wicket partnership that took the home side past 100.
Cliftonville Academy lost to Waringstown by 9 wickets
Castle Grounds, 7 May.
Cliftonville Academy 107 (20 overs: Max Burton 52, Varun Chopra 22; Pat Botha 4-21, Lee Nelson 2-19)
Waringstown 108/1 (14.3 overs: James McCollum 57*, Morgan Topping 39*)
James McCollum who scored an unbeaten 57 at the Castle Grounds (CricketEurope)
A first run out of the season for both these sides, and if Cliftonville Academy looked a little rusty, the same could not be said for Waringstown, who wrapped up the win in emphatic style. For the hosts only Max Burton and Varun Chopra, fresh in from Coleraine, reached double figures, Burton in particular making use of the shorter boundaries to register 5 Max-imums in his 38 ball innings. Chopra scored his runs at end of the innings ensuring that the home side at least got past the 100 mark. The early loss of Lee Nelson, chopping on to Richard Hood, proved to be a false dawn for the hosts as McCollum and Topping picked of the bowling at will, in an unbroken second wicket partnership of 80, that saw Waringstown over the line in the fifteenth over.
Woodvale v Waringstown - POSTPONED
Ballygomartin Road, 6 May.
Derriaghy lost to Carrickfergus by 3 wickets
Queensway, 6 May.
Derriaghy 213 (43.5 overs: Sam Gordon 76, Jamie Magowan 41, Jordan Wade 31; Michael Armstrong 3-58, Alex Haggan 2-21, Michael Rippon 2-37)
Carrickfergus 216/7 (45.4 overs: Alex Haggan 55*, Michael Rippon 38, CJ vd Walt 36, Craig Averill 20; Wayne Hughes 3-36, Callum Weir 2-50)
Not for the first time it was Alex Haggan who saved the day for Carrickfergus. As they faltered in the chase at 116/5, he added 48 vital runs with Michael Rippon before completing an unbeaten half century that was a match winning one. Earlier for Derriaghy Sam Gordon and Jamie Magowan had added 58 for the sixth wicket before the fall of Magowan's wicket precipitated a collapse that meant Derriaghy came up a lot shorter than looked likely while the pair were together. Derriaghy pushed Carrick all the way but that first innings falling away cost them dearly today.
Lisburn lost to CIYMS by 6 wickets
Wallace Park, 6 May.
Lisburn 180 (48.5 overs: Faiz Fazal 101; John Matchett 3-26, Theo van Woekrom 3-32, Adam Kennedy 2-36)
CIYMS 181/4 (Overs 24: Ross Adair 60, Jason van der Merwe 48, John Matchett 34, Nigel Jones 2-19)
Faiz Fazal's century was in a losing cause today. (CricketEurope)
A Faiz Fazal century was not enough for champions Lisburn as CIYMS made it three out of three at Wallace Park, Ross Adair replying with a typical high speed half century, his 60 coming off only 47 balls, containing 6x4s & 5x6s. That set things up for in form Jason van der Merwe and John Matchett to carry CI to the line in only 24 overs. Earlier there were three wickets each for Matchett and Theo van Wokrom in an Lisburn innings where the next highest score to Fazal's century was 14 from Neil Whitworth.
Instonians beat Civil Service North by 139 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 6 May.
Instonians 218 (49.3 overs: Cade Carmichael 49, Adam Ly 45, Shane Dadswell 39, Andrew White 23; Finn Lutton 2-33, Adam Leckey 2-37, Ryan Harrison 2-46)
Civil Service North 79 (25.5 overs: Chris McMorran 23, Harry Dyer 20; Shane Dadswell 4-12, Cian Robertson 3-33, Daniel Rose 2-15)
CSNI could only muster 79 as they were blown away by Inst's overseas professional Shane Dadswell going down to a 139 run defeat inside 26 overs. Earlier Inst's top scorer was Cade Carmichael who added 81 with Adam Ly to carry the home side's total past 200. Early wickets for James Magee and Daniel Rose in the CSNI chase but it was Dadswell who settled the issue with a four wicket burst that removed the middle order. With Cian Robertson mopping up the tail it was all over before the Drinks break, a massive 139 run margin on a day to forget for CSNI.
North Down beat Cliftonville Academy by 29 runs
Comber, 8 May.
North Down 171 (40.2 overs: Aniruddha Chore 35, Naushad Shaikh 26, Stuart Nelson 27, Ally Shields 24; Ben Kane 3-26, Abhishek Raut 3-41, Jared Wilson 2-32)
Cliftonville Academy 142 (39.3 overs: Francis Collins 34, Max Burton 33, Abhishek Raut 29; Naushad Shaikh 5-16, Ally Shields 2-37) (Match reduced to 41 overs pre-start.)
Naushad Shaikh match winning 5 for 16 (CricketEurope)
Cliftonville Academy were strangled by spin, as overseas professional Naushad Shaikh and Jacob Mulder bowled their 16.3 overs for a mere 35 runs. The chase had started brightly for the visitors with Francis Collins and Max Burton posting 47 for the first wicket, and the 100 was raised for the loss of only three. However the introduction of Mulder and Shaikh brought their progress to a dramatic halt and they lost their next seven wickets for a mere 30 runs. In the North Down innings there were lots who got 'starts' without anyone going on to play the 'big' innings. After a steady opening that saw Ally Shields and Ani Chore add 63 for the first wicket, it was the spin of Ben Kane and Abhishek Raut that broke the back of the batting, with only a late order 27 from Stuart Nelson enabling the hosts to post a vulnerable looking 171, but which, in the end, proved to be more than enough.
CIYMS beat Carrickfergus by 8 wickets
Belmont, 4 May.
Carrickfergus 130/9 (20 overs: Michael Gilmour 40, Jake Egan 37; John Matchett 3-20, Ed Nuttall 2-37)
CIYMS 131/2 (13.5 overs; Ross Adair 85*, J Matchett 26)
Ross Adair scored an unbeaten 85 (CricketEurope)
Carrick lost CJ van der Walt bowled by Ed Nuttall first ball of the night but Michael Gilmour and Jake Egan added 73 before both fell in the tenth over. A struggle for Carrick from then on with CI skipper John Matchett taking three wickets and Ed Nuttall two. Ross Adair in a hurry as he and CIYMS race out of the blocks, although the stand is broken on 53 with Michael Rippon striking in his first over as he bowls Chris Dougherty for 17. The Dutch/NZ international runs into the Ross Adair show in his next over as he is thumped over the ropes twice. Adair then repeats the trick in the next over against Van Der Walt to go to 60. CIYMS romped to victory with Ross Adair hitting 7 sixes and 7 fours in a brilliant unbeaten 85 from just 42 balls, He added 77 in 9 overs with skipper John Matchett who fell for 26 with the scores level. Two wins out of two for the Belmont sde who look a real force again this season despite the personnel changes.
CIYMS opener Ross Adair who scored unbeaten 85 as they beat Carrick by 8 wickets
North Down beat Woodvale by 4 runs
Comber, 4 May.
North Down 172/3 (20 overs: Ani Chore 86*, Ally Shields 50 ; Paul Robinson 2-28)
Woodvale 168/2 (20 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 80*, Ludwig Kaestner 75)
A 140 run partnership between Woodvale's overseas professional Ludwig Kaestner and Ruhan Pretorius was not enough to chase down the home side's 172 as North Down squeezed home by 4 runs in a thriller. Earlier Ally Shields and Ani Chore had posted 87 for the first wicket before Chore powered on to finish unbeaten with 87 off just 57 balls. A blistering start to the chase with Kaestner and Pretorius finding and clearing the boundary but the key to the North Down win was Jacob Mulder's mid-innings spell of 3 overs which yielded only 8 runs and saw him concede only 13 in total.
North Down captain Peter Davison after 4-run win over Woodvale
Instonians lost to Lisburn by 29 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 4 May.
Lisburn 149/7 (20 overs: Faiz Fazal 44, James Hunter 29, Jonathan Waite 23, Josh Manley 22*; Andrew White 2-17)
Instonians 120 all out (18 overs; Shane Getkate 35, Ben Rose 25*, Neil Whitworth 4-15, Faiz Fazal 2-15, James Hunter 2-20)
Neil Whitworth took a hat-trick as Lisburn beat Instonians by 29 runs (CricketEurope)
The champions post 144 with Faiz Fazal top scoring with 44, and 20s from debutant James Hunter, Jonathan Waite and Josh Manley. Andrew White (2-17) the pick of the bowlers. The hosts reply off to a dreadful start with overseas professional dismissed for 0 in the first over by David Simpson. White follows to Whitworth, and a wicket for Nigel Jones in his first over for Lisburn, getting revenge on Nikolai Smith who hit him for six the ball before. Shane Getkate then takes a shine to Jones depositing him for successive sixes as 16 comes off the 8th over. Could get interesting if Getkate hangs around. Two wickets for Fazal in the 11th over - Ly and Robertson swings momentum back towards the champions. James Hunter then bowls Getkate for 35, and follows up with the wicket of Daniel Rose. Ben Rose chipped in with 25 before becoming the second wicket for Neil Whitworth, who finishes the game in style by claiming a hat-trick as James Magee and Matthew Peak go first ball. The holders get their Premier League defence off to a winning start.
Lisburn captain Callum Atkinson after they opened their title defence wiith win over Instonians
CSN beat Derriaghy by 6 wickets
Stormont, 2 May.
Derriaghy 157/6 (20 overs: Jordan Wade 45, Patrick Kruger 36, Craig Lewis 28; Harry Dyer 4-25, Finn Lutton 2-29)
CSN 158/4 (17.1 overs: Stuart Thompson 80*, Ryan Harrison 32; Craig Lewis 2-29)
A captain's innings from Stuart Thompson grabbed the points for CSNI as they chased down Derriaghy's 156 with nearly three overs to spare. Jordan Wade had got Derriaghy off to a flyer adding 46 for the first wicket with Matthew Halliday, before overseas professional Patrick Kruger and Craig Lewis chipped in mid innings to carry the visitors to their 156 total. For CSNI the youthful pairing of off-spinner Harry Dyer and seamer Finn Lutton claimed all six wickets to fall, after Matthew Foster pulled up injured after only the second delivery of the night. When CSNI batted there was an early wicket for Patrick Kruger who had Marc Ellison caught off the second ball of the chase but Stuart Thompson and Ryan Harrison traded in 4s and 6s to ensure the chase was never under any pressure, Thompson's 80* including 4x4s and 5x6s, with Harrison finding the boundary 4 times and clearing the ropes twice in his 12 ball 32.
Carrickfergus v Waringstown - Postponed
Middle Road, 29 April.
Cliftonville Academy v Lisburn - Postponed
Castle Grounds, 29 April.
Cliftonville Academy
CSN v North Down - Abandoned
Stormont, 29 April.
North Down 86/4 (25 overs: Ally Shields 30, Jacob Mulder 24*)
Matthew Foster bowled Peter Eakin not playing a shot. (CricketEurope)
Wickets shared with one each for Ryan Harrison, Matthew Foster, Adam Leckey and Finn Lutton in a youthful CSNI side before the rain that arrived at the drinks break prevented a resumption.
Instonians v Woodvale - Abandoned.
Shaw's Bridge, 29 April.
Woodvale 57/5 (18.4 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 36; Shane Getkate 2-7, Daniel Rose 2-17)
Danny Rose who claimed both Woodvale openers' wickets. (CricketEurope)
Woodvale lost overseas professional Ludwig Kaestner to the first ball of the game. Danny Rose also picked up the wicket of James Hall before Shane Getkate chipped in with two. Woodvale struggling to get into the game when rain brought an end to proceedings.
CIYMS beat Derriaghy by 163 runs (DLS)
Belmont, 29 April.
CIYMS 276/6 (35 overs: Jason vd Merwe 99*, Ross Adair 50, Chris Dougherty 45, Theo van Woerkrom 45; Patrick Kruger 2-47, Curtis Moorhead 2-51)
Derriaghy 100 (23.3 overs: Sam Gordon 32; Theo van Woerkrom 5-20) (Target 264 in 35 overs)
Jason van der Merwe who scored 99 not out in the game today. (CricketEurope)
Jason vd Merwe carried his Euro T10 form into the only Premier game that reached a conclusion today blasting 99 not out off newly promoted Derriaghy. This after a Ross Adair/Chris Dougherty opening partnership of 85, followed by a better than a run-a-ball 45 from Theo van Woerkrom who took 5-20 in an impressive all-round performance.
CIYMS v Carrickfergus. Match off.
Belmont, 22 April.
North Down v Woodvale. Match off.
The Green, Comber, 22 April.
North Down
Cliftonville Academy v Waringstown. Match off.
Castle Grounds, 22 April.
Cliftonville Academy
CSN v Derriaghy . Match off
Stormont, 22 April.
Instonians v Lisburn Match off
Shaw's Bridge, 22 April.
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