NCU League 1 2023
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Cregagh lost to Laurelvale by 1 run
Cregagh Memorial, 10 September.
Laurelvale 147/8 (20 overs: Adnan Malik 53, Adam Speers 33; Bob Moore 3-33, Danny Cooper 2-20)
Cregagh 146/7 (20 overs: Jonny Moore 55, Adam McCormick 34; Muhammad Ajmal 3-21, Khurshid Subhani 2-22)
Cregagh lost by the narrowest of margins in a nail-biter. The home side needed 13 off the final over and had scored just 3 singles off the first four deliveries before Bob Moore's maximum left them needing 4 from the final ball from Adam Speers. More drama however as it was a no-ball from which they scrambled a bye. Two required, but the final delivery saw Speers run out Craig Boultwood as he attempted the run that would have tied the game.
Saintfield lost to Ballymena by 164 runs
The Demesne, 2 September.
Ballymena 255/6 (35 overs: Michael Glass 97, John Glass 87, Glen Adams 50; Adam Sofley 2-28, Glen Gordon 2-41 )
Saintfield 91 (25 overs: Ryan McKenna 3-7, John Glass 3-17, Michael Glass 2-23)
Ballymena ensured second place in the table with a crushing 164-run win over basement side Saintfield in a game reduced to 35 overs at The Demesne. Glen Adams got the innings off to a quick start as he made 50 from 42 balls (3 fours, 4 sixes) out of an opening stand of 56. The real fireworks though came in a fourth wicket stand of 145 in 17 overs between Michael and John Glass, Michael top-scored with 97 from 78 balls (7 fours, 7 sixes), while skipper John's 87 from only 53 deliveries saw him clear the ropes 9 times as well as 3 fours. A total of 255 for 6 was always way beyond Saintfield's abilities - skittled for 91 with three wicket apiece for Ryan McKenna and John Glass, while Michael Glass took 2 for 23 to complete fine all-round games for the pair.
Dundrum lost to Belfast by 6 wickets
The Meadow, 2 September.
Dundrum 102 (20 overs: Gavin McNerlin 36, Stiaan Swanepol 20; Aneeb Shah 4-26, Ferhan Saeed 3-12)
Belfast 105/4 (13.3 overs: Ferhan Saeed 52*; Scott Symington 2-13, James Wright 2-45)
Ferhan Saeed ensured Belfast finished the season on a winning note as they beat already relegated Dundrum by 6 wickets at The Meadow. Gvain McNerlin hit 36 as the home side were bowled out for 102 in the 20 overs match. Aneeb Shah took 4 for 26, while Saeed claimed 3 for 12. He then hit 4 maximums and 3 fours in his unbeaten 52 from 40 ballss as Belfast clinched victory in the 14th over despite two wickets apiece for Scott Symington and James Wright.
Laurelvale lost to Muckamore by 7 wickets
Laurelvale, 2 September.
Laurelvale 141 (50 overs: Michael Burns 34, Muhammad Ajmal 32, Adnan Malik 23; Trevor Britton 3-22, Shane Henderson 3-34, Neil Gill 2-25)
Muckamore 144/3 (32.2 overs: Luke Allen 69*, Ben Calitz 23*; Khurshid Subhani 2-39)
Muckamore made it 18 wins from 18 to complete a remarkable 100% league campaign as they brushed aside all their opponents on a return to the top flight. Michael Burns (34), Muhammad Ajmal (32), and Adnan Malik (23) were best with the bat for Laurelvale in their 141. Ted Britton and Shane Henderson each took three wickets, while skipper Neil Gill took two. Luke Allen's unbeaten 69 - three fours, 3 sixes - saw them cruise home as he shared half century stands with Vinoth Srinivasan (16) and Ben Calitz (23*) as the 7 wicket win was sealed in the 33rd over.
Armagh lost to Donacloney Mill by 148 runs
The Mall, 2 September.
Donacloney Mill 246 (48.4 overs: Ryan Matthews 97, Aaron Kennedy 44, Philip Derby 31, Peet Pienaar 24; Matthew Wright 3-36, Matthew Steenson 2-32, Alan Whitcroft 2-40))
Armagh 98 (24 overs: Jamie Rogers 30, Michael Hoey 26; Timmy McClure 5-16, Matthew Lyttle 3-43)
Donacloney MIll powered to an emphatic 148-run win over Armagh at The Mall to move up to sixth position in the table. Ryan Matthews clubbed 9 four and 8 sixes in his 97 from only 64 deliveries, as he and Aaron Kennedy (44) added 113 in 14 overs for the 4th wicket on their way to a total of 246. Jamie Rogers made 30 at the top of the order, while skipper Michael Hoey made 26, but there was little else as the home side were bundled out for 98 - five wickets for Tim McClure and three for Matthew Lyttle in a fine all-round display to round off their season.
Cregagh beat Templepatrick by 5 wickets
Cregagh Memorial, 2 September.
Templepatrick 107 (30 overs: Robert Smith 61; Alastair Watt 3-31, Bob Moore 2-41)
Cregagh 108/5 (21.1 overs: Matthew Simpson 41; John Busby 2-11)
Cregagh ran out 5 wicket winners over Templepatrick to give themselves a chance of a third place finish if they can win their final match of the season against Laurelvale. Robert Smith ploughed a lonely furrow in the visitors innings - making 61 (7 fours, 1 six) out of their 107. Matthew Simpson's run-a-ball 41 (6 fours, 1 six) saw the home side seal the points in the 22nd over, despite a fine spell by John Busby (2-11).
Saintfield v Cregagh - Match off - now void
The Demesne, 1 September.
Cregagh lost to Muckamore by 89 runs
Cregagh Memorial, 30 August.
Muckamore 198/1 (20 overs: Sathish Suresh 71*, Ben Calitz 56, Kyllin Vardhan 51*)
Cregagh 109/9 (20 overs: Aaron Johnston 32; Trevor Britton 2-17, Pavan Karthik 2-20, Shane Henderson 2-26, Neil Gill 2-30)
Armagh beat Templepatrick by 8 wickets
The Mall, 29 August.
Templepatrick 130/7 (20 overs: Robert Smith 86; Aaron Wright 3-9, Ben Mackey 2-9)
Armagh 136/2 (16.3 overs: Matthew Stenson 62*, Brynn Cleaver 34*)
Robert Smith's 53 ball innings of 86 included 8x4 and 7x6.
Laurelvale beat Dundrum by 57 runs
Laurelvale, 29 August.
Laurelvale 147/6 (20 overs: Adnan Malik 74, David Sinton 30; Rodney Hassard 3-37, David Glover 2-33)
Dundrum 90/9 (20 overs: Stiaan Swanepol 39; Abdullah Aryan 3-13, Daryl Henry 2-17)
Adnan Malik's 45 ball innings of 74 included 8x4 and 4x6.
Ballymena lost to Belfast by 7 wickets
Eaton Park, 28 August.
Ballymena 74 (19 overs: Anthony Frazer 23; Ferhan Saeed 3-9, Aneeb Shah 3-11, Sameer Mohd 2-16, Naveed Ahmad 2-17)
Belfast 79/3 (17 overs: Nicolaas Serdyn 26*)
Belfast proved too strong for Ballymena, beating them by 7 wickets in their T20 clash at Eaton Park. The home side were skittled for just 74, in difficult conditions. Anthony Frazer made 23, while there were three wickets apiece for Ferhan Saeed and Aneeb Shah. The chase was a routine one as Nicolaas Serdyn cleared the ropes three times in an unbeaten 26 to seal victory with three overs left.
Cregagh v Laurelvale - abandoned
Cregagh Memorial, 26 August.
Laurelvale 172 (50 overs: Abdullah Aryan 37, Michael Burns 35*; Danny Cooper 3-30, Bob Moore 3-32, Graeme Hassard 2-26)
Belfast lost to Armagh by 58 runs
The Mall, 26 August.
Armagh 183/9 (Aaron Wright 42, Brynn Cleaver 41; Aneeb Shah 3-15)
Belfast 125 ( Krishna Pandey 21; Ben Mackey 4-20, Brynn Cleaver 2-13, Harry Doyle 2-21)
Ballymena beat Donacloney Mill by 7 wickets (DLS)
Eaton Park, 26 August.
Donacloney Mill 135 (46.3 overs: Colin Russell 48, Neil Kilpatrick 27; John Glass 6-18)
Ballymena 131/3 (23.5 overs: Glenn Adams 38, Stephen Colgan 35, James Kennedy ret.hurt 21*; Timmy McClure 2-35) (Rain affected - Ballymena target 131 in 47 overs.)
Templepatrick beat Dundrum by 7 wickets (DLS)
The Cloghan, 26 August.
Dundrum 165 (40.3 overs: Stiaan Swanepol 39, Terry Hutley 37; Robert Smith 3-31, Bryn McCallan 3-41)
Templepatrick 134/3 (19.3 overs: Ross Bryans 78*, Robert Smith 27) (Rain affected - Templepatrick target 131 off 32 overs)
Muckamore beat Saintfield by 9 wickets
Moylena, 26 August.
Saintfield 63 (28.5 overs: TJ McCavera 22; Sathish Suresh 6-12, Trevor Britton 2-17)
Muckamore 64/1 (7.3 overs: Ewan Wilson 25, Shane Henderson 23*)
Muckamore beat Cregagh by 5 wickets
Moylena, 25 August.
Cregagh 86/8 (19 overs: Jonny Moore 29, Aaron Johnston 21: Pavan Karthik 3-10, Trevor Britton 2-17)
Muckamore 87/5 (14.3 overs: Satish Suresh 22; Max Shannon 3-28) (Rain affected, reduced to 19 overs.)
Section One Champions Muckamore (Dave Pettard)
Section One Champions Muckamore made heavy weather of chasing down Cregagh’s modest total of 86 on the night they received the League trophy. Tough gong for the visitors against the spin of Trevor Britton and the pace of Pavan Karthik who wrapped things up coming on late in the innings. Muckamore's reply went in fits and starts - a brief burst from Ewan Wilson book-ended by the loss of both Vardhan and Ben Calitz and Satish Suresh's 22 off 13 balls meant that Muckamore's skipper Neil Gill and Vinoth Srinivasan had the luxury of just picking up the singles required for victory. An unbeaten season so far for Muckamore who wrapped up the title emphatically with four games still to play.
Saintfield lost to Armagh by 8 wickets
The Demesne, 20 August.
Saintfield 98/6 (20 overs: Gareth Harrison 38; Brynn Cleaver 3-9, Alan Whitcroft 2-19)
Armagh 99/2 (17.1 overs: Aaron Wright 36*, Brynn Cleaver 30*, Sam Wilson 22)
Templepatrick lost to Belfast by 6 wickets
The Cloghan, 20 August.
Templepatrick 102/6 (20 overs, Robert Smith 34, Ricky Greer 26, Ferhan Saeed 3-26, Nicolaas Serdyn 2-10)
Belfast 103/4 (15.1 overs: Sunny Stephenson 34, Usman Ayub 30, Ferhan Saeed 20; Bradley Munro 2-17)
Muckamore beat Ballymena by 8 wickets (DLS)
Moylena, 19 August.
Ballymena 173/6 (41 overs: G Adams 48, M Glass 36, J Kennedy 31, M Caithness 26; T Britton 2-26)
Muckamore 177/2 (36 overs: E Wilson 87, B Calitz 59*; M Glass 2-43) (Target 177 in 41 overs)
Section One Champions Muckamore (Dave Pettard)
Muckamore clinched the Senior One title with a convincing 8-wicket win over nearest challengers Ballymena in a game reduced to 41 overs. The Eaton Park side posted 173 for 6, with professional Glen Adams top-scoring with 48 and runs too for Michael Glass (36) and James Kennedy (31). The chase proved to be uneventful as Ewan Wilson made 87 (5 fours, 2 sixes) shared a second wicket partnership of 116 in 19 overs with Ben Calitz, whose even time unbeaten 59 included 6 boundaries.
Donacloney Mill beat Belfast by 71 runs (DLS)
Factory Ground, 19 August.
Donacloney Mill 203-8 (46 overs, S Waren 53, M Lyttle 46, N Kirkpatrick 33; N Serdyn 3-50, N Ahmad 2-42)
Belfast 133 (29.3 overs, N Serdyn 42, S Mohid 24, T McClure 4-44, M Campbell 3-23, H Lockhart 2-18) (Rain affected: Belfast target 205 in 46 overs )
Donacloney Mill beat Belfast in the only other game to defy the elements, winning by 71 runs (DLS) at the Factory Ground. They lost professional Peet Pienaar first ball, but Shane Warren's half century, plus 46 from Matthew Lyttle, and 33 from Neil Kirkatrick helped the home side to 203 for 8. Tim McClure then took four wickets, Mark Campbell three, and Harry Lockhart two as Belfast were bowled out for 133, despite a 24-ball 42 from Nicolas Serdyn.
Muckamore beat Laurelvale by 63 runs
Moylena, 17 August.
Muckamore 156/5 (20 overs: Jude Keates 52*, Kyllin Vardhan 38)
Laurelvale 93/9 (20 overs: Adnan Malik 23; Arnold Oduvelil 3-11, Ben Calitz 2-14, Sathish Suresh 2-16)
Muckamore are one win away from the Section One title after a 63-run win over Laurelvale - their 13th straight win in the division that has seen them sweep all challengers aside. Jude Keates unbeaten 52 from 37 balls (4 fours, 2 sixes) helped the Moylena side to 156 for 5 - runs too for opener Kylinn Vardhan (38). The visitors chase never got out of first gear - three wickets for Arnold Oduvelil and two apiece for Ben Calitz and Sathish Suresh keeping them tto 93 for 9.
Cregagh tied with Ballymena
Cregagh Memorial, 17 August.
Cregagh 132/7 (20 overs: Danny Cooper 35, Craig Boultwood 20; Sam Glass 2-15, Ryan McKenna 2-27)
Ballymena 132/6 (20 overs: James Kennedy 67, Michael Glass 23; Danny Cooper 2-16, Ross Boultwood 2-17, Bob Moore 2-26)
Cregagh and Ballymena played out a dramatic tie, with Anthony Frazer only able to get one of the two needed from the last ball of the game bowled by Graeme Hassard. James Kennedy had looked like bringing Ballymena to victory as he hit 6 sixes in a top score of 67 from 45 balls, but his dismissal with 7 needed off 7 balls would prove vital. Ballymena then needed 7 off the last over but could only get 6. Danny Cooper got the crucial wicket of Kennedy, and he had earlier made 35 in the home side's 132 for 7. The Eaton Park side stay second in the table after sharing the points.
Ballymena v Templepatrick - postponed, now void
Eaton Park, 13 August.
Dundrum beat Saintfield by 162 runs
The Meadow, 12 August.
Dundrum 258- 6 (49.2 overs Stian Swanepoel 93, Gavin McNerlin 44, S Symington 37, Rodney Hassard 24, Gareth Harison 4-50, Mark Yeates 3-36)
Saintfield 84 (25.1 overs, Andrew McCavera 26*, Stiaan Swanepoel 4-23, Gavin McNerlin 3-26)
Laurelvale lost to Armagh by 47 runs (DLS)
Laurelvale, 12 August.
Armagh 152 (B Cleaver 44; K Subhani 5 wkts)
Laurelvale 106 (M Burns 55*; B Mackey 6-20, M Wright 3-21) (Target 154 in 47 overs )
Muckamore beat Donacloney Mill by 5 wickets (DLS)
Moylena, 11 August.
Donacloney Mill 39 (11.1 overs: Sathish Suresh 4-2, Neil Gill 2-16, Shane Henderson 2-16)
Muckamore 42/5 (6.5 overs, Robin Sinton 3-20, Aaron Kennedy 2-22)
Muckamore secured their 12th win of the league campaign to move 12 points clear at the top of Section One after a bizarre win at home to Donacloney Mill. Batting first DM were skittled for just 39, losing 8 wickets for 17 runs having been 22 for 2 at one stage. Sathish Suresh took 4 for 2, while there were two wickets apiece for Shane Henderson and skipper Neil Gill - including the big one of overseas player Peet Pienaar. When the home side reply reached 22 for 0, it seemed a straightforward task, but three wickets for Robin Sinton and two for Aaron Kennedy saw them spluttering at 31 for 5, before sanity resumed, eventually sealing the 5-wicket win in the 7th over.
Templepatrick v Laurelvale - abandoned and void.
The Cloghan, 6 August.
Laurelvale 8/0 (1 over)
Muckamore v Cregagh - no play and void.
Moylena, 6 August.
Saintfield lost to Belfast by 21 runs
The Demesne, 6 August.
Belfast 142 (20 overs: Ferhan Saeed 35, Sunny Stephenson 29; Adam Sofley 3-30, Ethan Hanna 2-19, Patrick Telford 2-23, Gareth Harrison 2-31)
Saintfield 121/7 (20 overs: Adam Reid 38, Gareth Harrison 25; Sameer Mohd 2-11)
Donacloney Mill beat Laurelvale by 28 runs
Factory Ground, 5 August.
Donacloney Mill 292/4 (47/47 overs; Peet Pienaar 152*, Ryan Matthews 76;
Laurelvale 264 (45.1 overs; David Sinton 48, John Livingstone 43, Michael Burns 39, Muhammad Amjal 35, Adnan Malik 27; Aaron Kennedy 3-44, Harry Lockhart 2-32, Timothy McClure 2-54)
Ryan Matthews and Peet Pienaar were in the runs as Donacloney Mill beat Laurelvale (CricketEurope)
A fourth wicket stand of 180 between South African overseas player Peet Pienaar and Ryan Matthews took Donacloney Mill to a 28-run win over Laurelvale in a high-scoring match at the Factory Ground. Pienaar hit 16 boundaries and 5 sixes in his unbeaten 152, while Matthews hit 10 fours in a wonderful 76 to help the home side to 292 for 4 in the 47-over match. Laurelvale looked down and out at 100 for 5 and 180 for 8, but kept plugging away before eventually being 264 all out. Skipper David Sinton made 48, while there were runs too for John Livingstone (43), Michael Burns (39), Muhammad Amjal (35), and Adnan Malik (27). Aaron Kennedy took the final wicket to end with 3 for 44, while there were two apiece for Harry Lockhart and Timothy McClure.
Muckamore beat Dundrum by 61 runs
Moylena, 5 August.
Muckamore 149 (34.2/35 overs; Ted Britton 23; Gavin McNerlin 4-32, Brijesh Krishali 2-17, James Martin 2-25)
Dundrum 88 (31.3 overs; Gavin McNerlin 28; Neil Gill 3-14, Pavan Karthik 2-9, Arnold Oduvelil 2-17, Satish Suresh 2-20)
Muckamore moved a step closer to the Section One title and promotion after a hard fought 61-run win over Dundrum in a game reduced to 35 overs. In tough conditions, the hosts posted 149 with Ted Britton's 23 the top score. Gavin McNerlin took four wickets and his 28 was the best of the Dundrum reply of 88. Muckamore captain Neil Gill (3-14) made the early breakthrough, and two wickets apiece for Pavan Karthik, Arnold Oduvelil and Satish Suresh sealed what was a comfortable win in the end.
Cregagh beat Armagh by 19 runs
Cregagh Memorial, 3 August.
Cregagh 113/9 (20 overs: Mark Johnston 33, Aaron Johnston 26; Matthew Wright 3-17, Ben Mackey 2-14)
Armagh 94/9 (20 overs: Matthew Steenson 37, Michael Hoey 34*; Alistair Watt 3-19, Danny Cooper 2-8)
Cregagh got the better of Armagh with a 19-run win in their T20 contest. Mark (33) and Aaron Johnston (26) helped the home side to 113 for 9 - three wickets for Matthew Wright and two for Ben Mackey. The Cregagh bowlers made early inroads with Alistair Watt (3-19) and skipper Danny Cooper (2-8) helping reduce Armagh to 20 for 5. Matthew Steenson hit 4 sixes in a defiant 37, adding 52 for the 6th wicket with Michael Hoey (34*). However the stand was broken with 42 needed from the last five overs, and Armagh ended on 94 for 9.
Dundrum lost to Ballymena by 33 runs
The Meadow, 3 August.
Ballymena 131/8 (20 overs: Glen Adams 46, Stephen Bristow 23, John Glass 21; Stiaan Swanepoel 4-18, Gavin McNerlin 2-23)
Dundrum 98 (19.2 overs: James Martin 33; Glen Adams 3-18, Moin Ahmed 2-3, Anthony Frazer 2-16, John Glass 2-16)
Ballymena stay in Muckamore's slipstream in second place after they beat Dundrum by 33 runs at The Meadow. Glen Adams cleared the ropes four times in a hard hit 46 as the Eaton Park side made 131 for 8. There were runs too for Stephen Bristow (23) and John Glass (21), while Stiaan Swanepoel took four wickets. James Martin top-scored with 33, while Adams completed a fine all-round game taking 3 for 18, while there two wickets apiece for Moin Ahmed, Anthony Frazer, and John Glass.
Muckamore beat Belfast by 61 runs (DLS)
Moylena, 3 August.
Muckamore 241/2 (19 overs: Ben Calitz 136, Kyllin Vardhan 74*)
Belfast 149/8 (16 overs: Usman Ayub 46, Sunson Stephenson 29, Nicolaas Serdyn 27; Sathish Suresh 4-28) (Match reduced to 16 overs - Target 211.)
Ben Calitz scored 136 (Dave Pettard)
Muckamore's relentless march towards promotion continued unabated as they beat Belfast by 61 runs (DLS) in their rearranged Section One game at Moylena. An incredible opening partnership of 198 between Ben Calitz and Kyllin Vardhan set up the win, with Caltiz hitting 14 fours and 8 sixes in his 136, while Vardhan's unbeaten 74 came from 52 deliveries (8 fours, 2 sixes). A total of 241 in 19 overs was adjusted due to a shower to a target of 211 in 16. Usman Ayub thumped 4 sixes and 3 fours in a 16-ball 46, but four wickets for Sathish Suresh (4-28) ensured a dominant victory.
Templepatrick beat Saintfield by 195 runs
The Cloghan, 30 July.
Templepatrick 267/3 (20 overs: Bradley Munro 116, Robert Smith 72, Ross Bryans 43*; Alex Carville 2-52)
Saintfield 72/6 (20 overs: Gareth Harrison 29; John Busby 2-2)
Bradley Munro's century came off 39 balls and included 9x4 & 7x6.
Ballymena v Templepatrick - abandoned
Eaton Park, 29 July.
Ballymena 175/9 (43 overs: John Glass 60, Stephen Colgan 27, Sam Glass 20; Nick Kane 5-35, Bradley Munro 2-21)
Ballymena were frustrated in their attempt to keep pace with leaders Muckamore after their home clash with Templepatrick was abandoned. John Glass hit 60 in their 175 for 9 in the 43rd over before play was halted. Nick Kane's five wickets the highlight for the visitors.
Dundrum v Cregagh - abandoned
The Meadow, 29 July.
Cregagh 135/2 (30 overs: Danny Cooper 48, Paul Douglas 37*, Jonny Moore 26)
Dundrum 68/5 (10 overs) (Match reduced to 20 overs - Target 159.)
Cregagh were another side left rueing the elements after their game was abandoned with them well on top of Dundrum. Skipper Danny Cooper (48) and Paul Douglas (37*) both in the runs as they made 135 for 2 in 30 overs. That meant the home side required 159 in 20 overs, but were struggling on 68 for 5 after 10 when the weather intervened yet again much to the chagrin of the Belfast side.
Saintfield beat Donacloney Mill by 1 wicket
The Demesne, 29 July.
Donacloney Mill 203/7 (48 overs: Mark Campbell 55*, Aaron Kennedy 29, Andrew Fisher 28; TJ McCavera 2-41, Ethan Hanna 2-49)
Saintfield 202/9 (40.5 overs: Gareth Harrison 50, A Graham 50, Adam Reid 22, Calvin Yeates 21; A Kennedy 3-17, T McClure 3-31, M Campbell 2-41) (Match reduced to 41 overs - Target 200.)
There was a real thriller at the Demense where with Saintfield needing six off two balls with the last pair at the wicket, Ethan Hanna cleared the ropes to beat Donacloney Mill. Chasing 202 (DLS), skipper Gareth Harrison and Graham both scored 50 in a fourth wicket stand of 93 in 12 overs. From 162 for 3 though nerves set in, losing 6 wickets for 28 to leave 12 required with Hanna and Mark Yeates last men standing - thankfully they proved equal to the task. DM's 203 for 7 owed much to an 8th wicket stand of 73 - Mark Campbell hitting 5 sixes in a run-a-ball 55.
Armagh lost to Muckamore by 172 runs (DLS)
The Mall, 29 July.
Muckamore 199/4 (45 overs: Vinoth Srinivasan 46, Ben Calitz 42, Kyllin Vardhan 31, Les Allen 27*, Ewan Wilson 21)
Armagh 42 (17.2 overs: Satish Suresh 3-0, Neill Gill 3-25, Shane Henderson 3-21) (Match reduced to 45 overs - Target 215)
Muckamore remain on course to lift the Section One title after they crushed Armagh by 172-runs (DLS) at the Mall. A solid batting effort saw runs for all the top order with Kyllin Vardhan (31) and Ewan Wilson (21) laying the foundations in an opening stand of 45. Vinoth Srinivasan (46) and Ben Calitz (42) built on that adding 58 for the third wicket, while the Canadian youth international also added a half century stand with Les Allen (27*) in their total of 199 for 4. DLS revised that upwards to 215, but the home side were blown away, bowled out for just 42 - three wickets apiece for Neil Gill, Satish Suresh and Shane Henderson.
Laurelvale beat Belfast by 20 runs
Laurelvale, 29 July.
Laurelvale 211/7 (49 overs: Khurshid Subhani 74*; Ferhan Saeed 4-29, Sameer Mohd 2-15)
Belfast 191 (41.4 overs: Usman Ayub 89, Krishna Pandey 25; Michael Burns 4-39, Daryl Henry 2-7, Jack Burns 2-19, Adam Speers 2-36)
Laurelvale had a welcome 20-run win over Belfast in a game not short on incident. The home side were struggling on 85 for 7 before Khurshid Subhani hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his 74 not out - adding 126 for the 8th wicket with Michael Burns (10*). The total of 211 for 7 was boosted by the imposition of 42 penalty runs by the umpires for time wasting and a slow over rate. That was to prove crucial as Belfast recovered from 38 for 5 to get to 191 - thanks primarily to Usman Ayub's run-a-ball 89 (10 fours, 1 six). Michael Burns took four wickets for Laurelvale, while there were two apiece for Daryl Henry, Jack Burns and Adam Speers.
Muckamore v Donacloney Mill: abandoned
Moylena, 22 July.
Donacloney Mill 12/0 (3/25 overs)
Muckamore v Laurelvale - match abandoned .
Moylena, 16 July.
Muckamore 32/4 (9.2 overs: Kurshid Subhani 2-8, Michael Burns 2-22)
Armagh v Dundrum. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
The Mall, 15 July.
Ballymena v Laurelvale. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
Eaton Park, 15 July.
Belfast v Muckamore. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
Mallusk, 15 July.
Donacloney Mill v Cregagh. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
Factory Ground, 15 July.
Donacloney Mill
Templepatrick v Saintfield. Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
The Cloghan, 15 July.
Ballymena beat Armagh by 114 runs.
Eaton Park, 8 July.
Ballymena 242-7 (50 overs; John Glass 56, Jonathan Browne 55, Glen Adams 34, James Kennedy 22; Michael Hoey 2-24, Harry Doyle 2-45)
Armagh 128 (44.4 overs; Michael Hoey 34; Glen Adams 5-23, Moin Ahmed 2-14, Sam Glass 2-24)
Ballymena moved into second place in the table as they beat Armagh by 114-runs at Eaton Park. John Glass (56) and Jonathan Browne (55) both made half centuries as they shared a 5th wicket stand of 104 to get them to 242 for 7. Last week's century makers James Kennedy (22) and Glen Adams (34) had to settle for more modest contributions with the bat, but Adams did pick up five wickets with the ball as Armagh were bowled out for 128 - Michael Hoey's 34 the best of their effort.
Belfast beat Cregagh by 4 wickets.
Mallusk, 8 July.
Cregagh 186 (36.5 overs; Danny Cooper 56, Paul Douglas 36, Ross Boultwood 26; Sameer Mohd 6-37, Usman Ayub 2-30)
Belfast 189-6 (35.2 overs; Nicholas Serdyn 108*, Nikhikesh Ravikrishnan 27; Ross Boultwood 4-38)
Another week, another Nicholas Serdyn century as Belfast beat Cregagh yet again. The keeper was once again the hero, hitting 12 fours and 6 sixes in an unbeaten 108 to lead his team to a four-wickets victory chasing 186. Ross Boultwood's four wickets for Cregagh were in vain, whose 186 was down mainly to a half century from captain Danny Cooper (56) and 36 from Paul Douglas. Sameer Mohn's 6 for 37 was also an important part of their superb victory.
Dundrum beat Donacloney Mill by 6 wickets.
The Meadow, 8 July.
Donacloney Mill 206 (50 overs; Peet Pienaar 80, Colin Russell 32; Stiaan Swanepoel 3-27, Liam Kearsley 3-32, Rodney Hassard 3-48)
Dundrum 207-4 (46 overs; Stiaan Swanepoel 57*, Rodney Hassard 50*, Conor Moag 37; Tim McClure 2-36)
Fine all-round displays by professional Stiaan Swanepoel and Rodney Hassard saw Dundrum earn the points at home to Donacloney Mill. Peet Pienaar was in the runs again as DM posted 206. There were three wickets apiece for Liam Kearsley, Swanepoel and Hassard, with the latter two then combining for an unbroken 5th wicket stand of 115 in 23 overs, both making half centuries.
Laurelvale lost to Saintfield by 59 runs.
Laurelvale, 8 July.
Saintfield 157 (36.5 overs; Gareth Harrison 69; Adam Speers 6-25, Michael Burns 3-39)
Laurelvale 98 (33.4 overs; Ethan Hanna 5-20, Mark Yeates 3-29)
Saintfield got their first points of the campaign as they beat Laurelvale by 59 runs. Gareth Harrison hit 7 fours and 3 maximums in his top-score of 69, but there was little support for the skipper in their 157. Adam Speers did the bulk of the damage taking 6 for 25, while there was three wickets for Michael Burns. Saints' Ethan Hanna then took a five-wicket hail of his own, supported by Mark Yeates as the hosts were dismissed for 98.
Templepatrick lost to Muckamore by 39 runs.
The Cloghan, 8 July.
Muckamore 198 (49.5 overs; Luke Allen 73, Sathish Suresh 43, N Gill 36; Ross Bryans 3-47, Brad Munro 2-19, John Busby 2-42)
Templepatrick 159 (46.2 overs; Matthew Palmer 57; Pavan Karthik 4-21, Sathish Suresh 3-32, Arnold Oduvelil 3-33)
Muckamore won the top of the table clash as they beat rivals Templepatrick at The Cloghan. The Moylena side were in early trouble at 35 for 4, but were rescued by a 5th wicket stand of 105 between top-scorer Luke Allen (73) and Sathish Suresh (43), while skipper Neil Gill's run-a-ball 36 got then to 198. Matthew Palmer's 57 had the hosts in a strong position as they reached 91 for 1 in the rely, but they faded away to 159 all out - four wickets for Pavan Karthik, and three apiece for Sathish Suresh and Arnold Oduvelil.
Armagh lost to Ballymena by 163 runs
The Mall, 1 July.
Ballymena 302/9 (50 overs; James Kennedy 201*, Owen Dick 31; William Mann 2-18, Michael Hoey 2-36, Matthew Wright 2-88)
Armagh 139 (33.4 overs; Stuart Lester 41; Michael Glass 5-31, John Glass 2-17, Glenn Adams 2-33)
James Kennedy scored 201 not out for Ballymena (CricketEurope)
James Kennedy, take a bow! The affable opener put on an incredible show, making a double hundred as Ballymena powered to a 163-run win over Armagh. His unbeaten 201 came from 161 balls and included 13 fours and 4 sixes, totally dominating the Eaton Park's 302 for 9, in which Owen Dick's 31 was next best. The 201 is the highest individual score in the club’s history. The Armagh reply was scuppered by five wickets for Michael Glass, as The Mall side were bowled out for 139 - Stuart Lester's 41 their best effort.
Cregagh lost to Belfast by 3 wickets
Cregagh Memorial, 1 July.
Cregagh 296/5 (50 overs; Paul Douglas 100*, Matthew Simpson 50, Danny Cooper 35, Adam McCormick 31*, Mark Johnston 28, Adam Johnson 21; Ferhan Saeed 2-45)
Belfast 301/7 (47.2 overs: Nicolaas Serdyn 134*, Nikhilish Ravikrishnan 44, Ferhan Saeed 35, Hamza Hussain 30; Craig Boultwood 2-39)
Paul Douglas made an unbeaten century for Cregagh (Danny Cooper)
An incredible game saw almost 600 runs scored, with Belfast chasing 297 to beat Cregagh at the Memorial Ground. Paul Douglas unbeaten 100 from just 85 balls (11 fours,1 six), had propelled the hosts to what looked a winning total, with runs too for Matthew Simpson (50), Danny Cooper (35), and Adam McCormick (31*). They were undone though by an incredible boundary blitz by wicket-keeper Nicolaas Serdyn, who hit 13 sixes and 5 fours in an unbeaten 134 from 86 balls that got the three-wickets win in the 48th over. He added 111 for the 8th wicket with Shoaib Malik (16*) in a game that will live long in the memory.
Donacloney Mill lost to Dundrum by 145 runs (DLS)
Factory Ground, 1 July.
Dundrum 309/6 (47 overs innings closed: James Martin 66*, Terry Huttley 65, Stiaan Swanepoel 50, Rodney Hassard 50, Stuart Campbell 40
Donacloney Mill 184 (33.3 overs: Peet Pienaar 77, Aaron Kennedy 42; Rodney Hassard 3-40, Scott Symington 2-18, Brijesh Krishali 2-23, Stiaan Swanepol 2-30) (Match reduced to 47 overs after 1st innings. Target 330.)
Peet Pienaar and James Martin both made half centuries (CricketEurope)
Dundrum were in the runs, racking up 309 for 6 in 47 against Donacloney Mill. There were half centuries for skipper James Martin (66*) and his deputy Terry Huttley, as well as Stian Swanepoel and Rodney Hassard, while Stuart Campbell made 40. DM's reply saw Peet Pienaar hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in a top-score of 77, adding 112 for the third wicket with Aaron Kennedy (42). Their chase though petered out with three wickets for Rodney Hassard, and two apiece for Scott Symington, Brijesh Krishali and Stiaan Swanepol sealing the 145-run win.
Muckamore beat Templepatrick by 6 wickets
Moylena, 1 July.
Templepatrick 100 (37 overs; Bradley Munro 50; Ted Britton 4-9, Pavan Karthik 3-15, Sathish Suresh 2-27)
Muckamore 101/4 (29 overs; Kyllin Vardhan 45*, Vinoth Srinivasan 28; John Busby 3-14)
Trevor Britton bowling (Dave Pettard)
Muckamore continue to set the pace as they beat Templepatrick by 6 wickets at Moylena. The visitors were bowled out for 100 with Bradley Munro making half of those - his 37-ball half century included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Ted Britton claimed four wickets, while there was success too for Pavan Karthik (3-15) and two for Sathish Suresh (2-27). John Busby (3-14) kept the chase interesting early on, but Kyllin Vardhan's unbeaten 45, allied with 28 from Vinoth Srinivasan sealed victory.
Saintfield lost to Laurelvale by 3 wickets
The Demesne, 1 July.
Saintfield 241/8 (50 overs; Gareth Harrison 59, Andrew McCavera 54, Adam Reid 36, Alistair Graham 29, David Sinton 4-28, Khurshid Subhari 2-56)
Laurelvale 244/7 (49 overs: David Sinton 85*, Robert Hall 37; Ethan Hanna 2-26, Adam Sofley 2-28)
David Sinton starred for Laurelvale (CricketEurope)
David Sinton led Laurelvale to a three-wickets win at Saintfield as they chased 242. The skipper made an unbeaten 85 (6 fours, 2 sixes) adding a crucial 80 for the 6th wicket with Robert Hall (37). He had earlier taken four wickets as the home side posted 241 for 8 - half centuries for Gareth Harrison, who hit 9 fours and a six in a top-score of 63, and Andrew McGavera (54).
Belfast v Dundrum - postponed
Mallusk, 24 June.
Ballymena beat Saintfield by 9 wickets
Eaton Park, 24 June.
Saintfield 93 (26.5 overs: Adam Sofley 33; Glen Adams 6-7)
Ballymena 97/1 (14.4 overs: John Glass 35, Stephen Colgan 27*, Glen Adams 26*)
Donacloney Mill lost to Armagh by 7 wickets
Factory Ground, 24 June.
Donacloney Mill 219/8 (50 overs: Colin Russell 73, Peet Pienaar 62, Neil Kilpatrick 27, Craig Kennedy 22; Stuart Lester 3-28, Michael Hoey 3-42)
Armagh 224/3 (46.1 overs: Jamie Rogers 100*, Brynn Cleaver 61; Timmy McClure 2-31)
Templepatrick beat Cregagh by 21 runs
The Cloghan, 24 June.
Templepatrick 123 (40.2 overs: Bradley Munro 66; Charlie Shannon 3-16, Adam McCormick 2-30)
Cregagh 102 (35.5 overs: Danny Cooper 30, Adam McCormick 24*; Robert Smith 4-25, Bradley Munro 3-18, John Busby 3-26)
Ballymena lost to Muckamore by 110 runs (DLS)
Eaton Park, 17 June.
Muckamore 267 (49.5 overs: Ewan Wilson 122, Kyllin Vardhan 74; Jamie Watt 4-34, John Glass 4-37 )
Ballymena 129 (27.4 overs: Jonathan Browne 33, Glen Adams 27: Satish Suresh 5-14, Shane Henderson 2-38) (Match reduced to 37 overs - Target 240)
A second wicket stand of 196 in 36 overs between Ewan Wilson and Kyllin Vardhan helped Muckamore beat Ballymena by 110 runs. Wilson hit 12 fours and 4 sixes in a top score of 122, while Vardhan made 74 (6 fours). The wheels though came off as six wickets fell for just 5 runs as the Moylena side ended on 267 - four wickets apiece for Jamie Watt (4-34) and John Glass (4-37). Ballymena never looked like threatening the chase, as they were bowled out for 129, with Jonathan Browne (33) and Glen Adams (27) their top scorers. The destroyer-in-chief was Sathish Suresh (5-14), while Shane Henderson also picked up 2 for 38.
Belfast lost to Donacloney Mill by 90 runs (DLS)
The Factory Ground, 17 June.
Donacloney Mill 177/9 (40 overs: Colin Russell 58, Ryan McCart 37; Sameer Mohd 3-31, Usman Ayub 3-35)
Belfast 82 (22.3 overs: Nikhilish Ravikrishnan 25, Nicolaas Serdyn 22; Peet Pienaar 3-8, Stuart McCart 3-29, Aaron Kennedy 2-22, Timmy McClure 2-23) (Match reduced to 40 overs - Target 173)
Donaghcloney Mill produced a fine bowling display to beat Belfast by 90 runs. Defending 172 (DLS), three wickets each for Peet Pienaar (3-8) and Stuart McCart (3-29), plus two apiece for Aaron Kennedy (2-22) and Timothy McClure (2-23) saw Belfast skittled for just 82. DM's Colin Russell (58) and Ryan McCart's (37) sixth wicket stand of 52 had earlier helped them recover from a sluggish start to post 177.
Dundrum lost to Laurelvale by 5 wickets
The Meadow, 17 June.
Dundrum 133 (34.3 overs: Terry Hutley 39, Gavin McNerlin 23; Mohammad Ajmal 4-32, Khurshid Subhani 2-18, Abdullah Aryan 2-30)
Laurelvale 136/5 (36.2 overs: David Sinton 22, Adam Speers 21; James Martin 2-29)
Laurelvale beat Dundrum by five wickets as they chased 133 in a relatively low scoring contest. David Sinton and Adam Speers made 20s, and their cause was helped by 35 extras - including 32 wides as the Dundrum bowling radar malfunctioned. Terry Hutley's 39 (7 fours) was the best of the hosts 133 - four wickets for Mohammed Amjal and two apiece for Abdullah Aryan and Khurshid Subhani.
Templepatrick beat Armagh by 3 wickets
The Cloghan, 17 June.
Armagh 134 (40.2 overs: Jamie Rogers 60, Sam Wilson 31; Robert Smith 4-15, Bradley Munro 3-21, John Busby 2-26)
Templepatrick 137/7 (34.5 overs: Stephen Fawcett 43, Michael Stewart 30*, Robert Smith 22; Ben Mackey 3-35, Alan Whitcroft 2-32)
Templepatrick got the better of Armagh in a hard-fought encounter, chasing 134 to win by 3 wickets. Jamie Rogers (60) and Sam Wilson (31) got the Mall side off to a fine start adding 63 in 13 overs for the first wicket, but they imploded to be all out for 134. Robert Smith (4-15), Bradley Munro (3-21) and John Busby (2-26) doing the damage. Ben Mackey (3-35) and Alan Whitcroft (2-32) made early inroads and reduced the Cloughan side to 35 for 5 and 56 for 6. However, a 7th wicket stand of 59 between Michael Stewart and Stephen Fawcett ensured the win. They employed contrasting styles as Stewart's unbeaten 30 came from 94 balls (2 fours), while Fawcett thumped 5 sixes and 2 fours in his 43 from only 26 balls. Both equally effective as the points were secured.
Cregagh beat Saintfield by 176 runs
Cregagh Memorial, 17 June.
Cregagh 301/6 (50 overs: Craig Boultwood 87*, Jay Hunter 56, Danny Cooper 35, Aaron Johnston 31, Ross Boultwood 27, Paul Douglas 25; Mark Yeates 2-37, Adam Sofley 2-62)
Saintfield 125/9 innings closed (30.1 overs: Adam Sofley 39; Adam McCormick 4-22, Ross Boultwood 2-23)
Cregagh's promotion ambitions remain firmly on track as they brushed aside Saintfield with a 176-run win. Jay Hunter hit 12 fours in his 56 as he shared an opening stand of 93 in 16 overs with Danny Cooper (35) to lay the perfect platform. The runs kept flowing with Craig Boultwood top-scoring with 87 from 84 balls (9 fours, 1 six) sharing half century stands with Paul Douglas (25) and Ross Boultwood (27), while Aaron Johnston (31) also chipped in to their total of 301 for 6. Saintfield only managed 125 in reply, with Adam Sofley hitting 39. Adam McCormick picked up 4 for 22, while Ross Boultwood took 2 for 23 in a day where everything went right for Cregagh.
Armagh beat Saintfield by 9 wickets
The Mall, 10 June.
Saintfield 126 (Gareth Harrison 41, Calvin Yeates 31; Alan Whitcroft 3-39, Stuart Lester 3-40, Harry Doyle 2-20, Ben Mackey 2-27)
Armagh 127/1 (Jamie Rogers 52*, Matthew Steenson 33*)
It was a case of home comforts for Armagh who had little trouble accounting for Saintfield by 9 wickets at The Mall. Gareth Harrison's 41 was the best of the Saints 126 - three wickets for Alan Whitcroft and Stuart Lester. Jamie Rogers (52*) and Matthew Steenson (33*) then combined to ensure the easiest of chases.
Ballymena beat Cregagh by 8 wickets
Eaton Park, 10 June.
Cregagh 133 (36.4 overs: Paul Douglas 44; Glen Adams 4-31, John Glass 3-26, Owen Dick 2-24)
Ballymena 134/2 (29.3 overs: John Glass 62*, James Kennedy 40*)
A run-a ball innings from Ballymena skipper John Glass in an unbeaten 97 run partnership with James Kennedy sealed the points for the home side in a comfortable eight wicket win. For Cregagh only Paul Douglas with 44 managed to get to twenty in what was a disappointing showing with the bat as Glen Adams claimed four wickets and Owen Dick and Glass himself a pair each.
Dundrum lost to Muckamore by 10 wickets
The Meadow, 10 June.
Dundrum 99 (35.1 overs: Terry Hutley 28; Satish Suresh 6-26, Pavan Karthil 3-9)
Muckamore 100/0 (17.3 overs: Kyllin Verdhan 51*, Vinoth Srinivasan 30*)
A six wicket burst by Muckamore's Satish Suresh left the Dundrum innings in tatters, leaving Pavan Karthik to clean up the tail with 3 for only 9 runs. No problems in chasing that down without losing a wicket for the Table-toppers who remain unbeaten.
Laurelvale lost to Donacloney Mill by 4 wickets
Laurelvale, 10 June.
Laurelvale 182 (49.2 overs: Mark Thornberry 50, David Sinton 32, Khurshid Subhani 31; Robin Sinton 3-23, Peet Pienaar 2-17, Aaron Kennedy 2-42)
Donacloney Mill 183/6 (34 overs: Peet Pienaar 54, Ryan Matthews 40*, Shane Warren 29; Khurshid Subhani 2-29)
Peet Pienaar's half century saw Donacloney Mill beat Laurelvale by four wickets. The South African had good support in the chase from Ryan Matthews (40*) and Shane Warren (29). Mark Thornberry's 50 was best for Laurelvale, while DM's Robin Sinton claimed three wickets, and Pienaar and Kennedy two apiece in a fine win.
Templepatrick beat Belfast by 71 runs
The Cloghan, 10 June.
Templepatrick 279/7 (50 overs: Stephen Fawcett 69*, Robert Smith 56, Mark Thompson 52, Nik Kane 43*; Usman Ayub 2-34, Sameer Mohd 2-37)
Belfast 208 (37.4 overs: Nicolaas Serdyn 48, Haider Haider 26, Hamza Hussain 25, Sameer Modh 24, Usman Ayub 22*; Alex Davis 2-36, John Busby 2-38)
Runs all down the order for Templepatrick as Stephen Fawcett, Robert Smith and Mark Thompson all posted half-centuries in a total that was well out of reach for visitors Belfast. Lots of twenties in the Belfast reply but no one could play the major innings that was required as all six Templepatrick bowlers claimed at least one wicket.
Muckamore v Cregagh - postponed due to National Cup travel
Moylena, 3 June.
Armagh beat Laurelvale by 3 wickets
The Mall, 3 June.
Laurelvale 186 (40.5 overs: Adnan Malik 42, David Sinton 42; Harry Doyle 4-32, Brynn Cleaver 2-37)
Armagh 187/7 (41.5 overs: Sam Wilson 84, Brynn Cleaver 50*, Alan Whitcroft 23*; Abdullah Aryan 4-32, Khurshid Subhani 2-33)
Belfast lost to Ballymena by 19 runs
Eaton Park, 3 June.
Ballymena 280/8 (50 overs: James Kennedy 107, John Glass 50, Glen Adams 35, Stephen Colgan 30; N Ravikrishnan 6-38)
Belfast 261 (Aneeb Shah 57, Ferhan Saeed 41, S Mohd 28, Usman Ayubn25; Glen Adams 3-54, John Glass 3-58, Michael Glass 3-58)
Donacloney Mill lost to Templepatrick by 7 wickets
Factory Ground, 3 June.
Donacloney Mill 215/9 (50 overs: Peet Pienaar 114, Neil Kilpatrick 44; Jacob Scarlett 4-44, Robert Smith 2-39)
Templepatrick 216/3 (39.1 overs: Robert Smith 91, Bradley Munro 87*; Mark Campbell 2-34)
Saintfield lost to Dundrum by 8 wickets
The Demesne, 3 June.
Saintfield 171 (49.3 overs: Alistair Graham 53, Ross Murray 37, Patrick Telford 28; Ged Donnell 4-35, Brijesh Krishali 2-24)
Dundrum 172/2 (40.1 overs: Stuart Campbell 59*, Gavin McNerlin 54*)
Saintfield lost to Templepatrick by 64 runs
The Demesne, 25 May.
Templepatrick 196/6 (20 overs: Mark Thompson 61, Bradley Munro 54, Robert Smith 38; Calvin Yeates 3-29)
Saintfield 132/8 (20 overs: Gareth Harrison 57, Adam Sofley 27; John Busby 3-11, Robert Smith 3-25)
A 95 run opening partnership in 10 overs between Mark Thompson and Robert Smith Bradley set Templepatrick on their way to an almost 200 total with Bradley Munro's 54 coming off 29 balls with 3x4s & 4x6s. It proved to be too big an ask for the as yet winless home side, Gareth Harrison with a spectacular 6 maximums in his 57 and Adam Sofley the only players to reach double figures. Three wickets each for John Busby and Robert Smith as Templepatrick completed a comfortable win.
Cregagh beat Armagh by 56 runs
Cregagh Memorial, 24 May.
Cregagh 160/6 (20 overs: Aaron Johnston 58, Danny Cooper 37, Ross Boultwood 21; Harry Doyle 3-22)
Armagh 104/8 (20 overs: Charlie Shannon 4-7, Graeme Hassard 2-17)
A 56 run win for Cregagh saw them join Muckamore at the top of the Section One table, each having four wins in the four games played to date. It was Charlie Shannon with a remarkable 4-0 in his first 12 deliveries, and conceding only 7 in his four overs, that snuffed out any hopes that Armagh might have harboured of chasing down the 160 posted by the home side, for whom Aaron Johnston top-scored, his 58 runs including 5x4 & 4x6.
Donacloney Mill lost to Muckamore by 8 wickets
Factory Ground, 18 May.
Donacloney Mill 115/8 (20 overs: Peet Pienaar 43, Mark Campbell 36; Satish Suresh 4-20, Pavan Karthik 2-22)
Muckamore 117/2 (14.4 overs: Kyllin Vardhan 64*, Ewan Wilson 26*, Ben Calitz 20)
Belfast beat Saintfield by 7 wickets
Banford Green, 17 May.
Saintfield 146/6 (20 overs: Ross Murray 46, Jonathan Viner 44, Gareth Harrison 36; Krishna Pandey 2-7, Sameer 2-22),
Belfast 148/3 (15.1 overs: Nicolaas Serdyn 53*, Ferhan Saeed 32)
Belfast lost to Laurelvale by 9 wickets
Mallusk, 13 May.
Belfast 153 (30.1 overs: Ferhan Saeed 31, S Mohd 23; David Sinton 4-10, Mohammad Ajmal 3-45, Jack Burns 2-13)
Laurelvale 156/1 (24.1 overs: Adnan Malik 86*, Mark Thornbury 52)
Cregagh beat Dundrum by 68 runs
Cregagh Memorial, 13 May.
Cregagh 271 (48.1 overs: Jay Hunter 59, Charlie Shannon 50*, Danny Cooper 33, Ross Boultwood 26, Paul Douglas 26; Stuart Campbell 2-46)
Dundrum 203 (40.3 overs: Stiann Swanwpoel 47, Brijesh Krishali 36, James Martin 33; Charlie Shannon 6-38, Bob Moore 2-3)
Donacloney Mill beat Saintfield by 9 wickets
Factory Ground, 13 May.
Saintfield 137 (39.1 overs: Adam Sofley 51, Jonathan Viner 24; Mark Campbell 3-8, Tim McClure 3-31, Matthew Lyttle 2-17)
Donacloney Mill 139/1 (22.2 overs: Peet Pienaar 70*, Shane Warren 31*)
Muckamore beat Armagh by 65 runs
Moylena, 13 May.
Muckamore 177 (46.4 overs: Kyilln Vardhan 45, Neil Gill 39; Brynn Cleaver 2-31, Ben Mackey 2-31, Harry Doyle 2-39, Callum Gibson 2-44)
Armagh 112 (37 overs: Samuel Wilson 31, Brynn Cleaver 29; Trevor Britton 3-17, Pavan Karthik 3-18, Neil Gill 2-15)
Templepatrick beat Ballymena by 8 wickets
The Cloghan, 13 May.
Ballymena 161 (49.1 overs: Glen Adams 91; John Busby 4-19, David Kane 3-15, Bradley Munro 2-41)
Templepatrick 165/2 (27.5 overs: Chris Taylor 73*, Bradley Munro 49)
Dundrum v Armagh - no play, match void
The Meadow, 11 May.
Donacloney Mill lost to Cregagh by 1 wicket
Factory Ground, 9 May.
Donacloney Mill 127/9 (20 overs: Mark Canpbell 36, Aaron Kennedy 32, Peet Pienaar 26; Max Shannon 3-30, Charlie Shannon 2-12, Ross Boultwood 2-27)
Cregagh 128/9 (19.4 overs: Craig Boultwood 43*, Danny Cooper 32; Matthew Lyttle 3-13, Aaron Kennedy 2-14, Robin Sinton 2-27,)
Cregagh claimed the win by the narrowest of margins with two balls to spare. They fought back from 44/5 with partnerships of 33 and 34 for the 6th and 7th wickets, Craig Boultwood first with Danny Cooper and then brother Ross. They needed 7 off the final over and ended a string of 10 consecutive 'dots' when Boultwood hit a 6 off the third delivery. The game ended with a bit of an anticlimax when the next ball was called Wide!
Muckamore beat Saintfield by 56 runs
Moylena, 5 May.
Muckamore 117/2 (10 overs: Ben Calitz 61*, Ewan Wilson 25; Mark Yeates 2-31)
Saintfield 61/1 (10 overs: TJ McCavera 29*) (Delayed start - Match reduced to 10 overs)
Ben Calitz, who guested for CIYMS in their Euro T10 campaign put that experience to good use as he blasted his way to an unbeaten 61 off just 28 balls (4x4, 5x6). His opening partnership with Ewan Wilson was worth 84 and set up a challenging target for Saintfield to chase in the shortened 10 over game. Richard Keates opens the Muckamore attack with a 12 ball over - could be dark by the finish at this rate! Slow going with the bat as well as Saintfield showed little or no intent of chasing their target.
Donacloney Mill lost to Ballymena by 8 wickets
Factory Ground, 5 May.
Donacloney Mill 134/2 (20 overs: Peet Pienaar 60*, Shane Warren 23, Craig Kennedy 21)
Ballymena 136/2 (16.5 overs: James Kennedy 74*, Glen Adams 33, John Glass 20*)
An opening partnership of exactly 50 between Craig Kennedy and Peet Pienaar before Kennedy was lbw to Glen Adams in the tenth over. Owen Dick with the second wicket when Shane Warren was caught by Sam Glass but Pienaar batted through to the end at exactly a run-a-ball. More runs for James Kennedy at the top of the Ballymena order as he and Glen Adams added 85 for the second wicket with Kennedy's half century coming in only 37 balls. He was joined by John Glass at the fall of Adams' wicket and the pair added the 50 required for victory with just over three overs to spare.
Dundrum lost to Templepatrick by 18 runs (DLS)
The Meadow, 4 May.
Templepatrick 122/6 (20 overs: Mark Thompson 37, Bradley Munro 37; Stiann Swanepol 2-16)
Dundrum 90/7 (18 overs: Darren McCann 21; John Busby 3-19) (Target 109 at 18 overs.)
Templepatrick got their campaign up and running as Dundrum struggled to threaten what was a modest 122 total by the visitors and when an end was called after 18 overs were 18 runs short of their DLS Target.
Armagh beat Belfast by 8 wickets
The Mall, 3 May.
Belfast 56 (16.2 overs: Alan Whitcroft 4-12, Harry Doyle 2-13, Brynn Cleaver 2-15,
Armagh 57/2 (11.5 overs: Jamie Rogers 24, Samuel Wilson 24)
An emphatic win for the hosts at The Mall as they consigned newly promoted Belfast to their second defeat in as many games. Alan Whitcroft with four wickets, Harry Doyle with two and two also for this season's overseas professional, New Zealander Brynn Cleaver. as the visitors were skittled for only 56. With the Armagh openers, Jamie Rogers (24) and Samuel Wilson (24) adding 46 for the first wicket, the 8 wicket win was never in doubt, achieved with seven overs to spare. The two sides meet again on Saturday as they have been drawn against each other in the first round of the Challenge Cup, this time home advantage is with Belfast.
Armagh v Cregagh - Postponed
The Mall, 1 May.
Belfast v Saintfield - Postponed
Mallusk, 1 May.
Donacloney Mill v Muckamore - Postponed
Factory Ground, 1 May.
Donacloney Mill
Laurelvale beat Templepatrick by 3 wickets
Laurelvale, 1 May.
Templepatrick 126 (47.1 overs: Vishad Viyas 26, Chris Taylor 20; Adam Speers 3-28, Mohammad Amjal 2-15, Jack Burns 2-23)
Laurelvale 127/7 (42 overs: Daryl Henry 32*, Mark Thornbury 27, David Sinton 22; Bradley Munro 3-11, Ross Bryans 2-31)
Laurelvale made it two from two with a tight win over Templepatrick. After a poor start to their innings that saw half the side out for only 54, it took a 49 run partnership between Vishad Vyas and David Kane for the 9th wicket to get the visitors to a total that they had a possibility to defend. Three wickets (all lbw!) from Bradley Munro gave them a glimmer of hope early on but Laurelvale batted steadily and although Ross Bryans claimed a couple of late wickets Daryl Henry guided the 'Vale to the top of the league table with an unbeaten 32.
Ballymena beat Dundrum by 110 runs
Eaton Park, 1 May.
Ballymena 222 (50 overs: Stephen Colgan 45, James Kennedy 40, Glen Adams 34; Stian Swanepol 3-31, James Wright 3-43)
Dundrum 112 (29.4 overs: James Martin 29; John Glass 3-32, Mark Stinson 3-42, Stephen Bristow 2-4)
Ballymena bounced back from yesterday's defeat to register a comprehensive victory over Dundrum. Runs at the top of the order for Stephen Colgan and James Kennedy who added 67 for the first wicket before overseas professional Glen Adams joined Colgan in adding a further 49 for the second. Their 222 was way too many for Dundrum who were rocked by three early wickets from former Derriaghy stalwart Mark Stinson and with John Glass claiming another three there was just time for Stephen Bristow to pick up two in ten deliveries.
Donacloney Mill v Cregagh - Postponed
Factory Ground, 29 April.
Donacloney Mill
Dundrum v Armagh - Postponed
The Meadow, 29 April.
Saintfield v Templepatrick - Postponed
The Demesne, 29 April.
Laurelvale beat Ballymena by 36 runs (DLS)
Laurelvale, 29 April.
Laurelvale 208/6 (48 overs: Mark Thornbury 54, John Speers 39, David Sinton 34; John Glass 4-45)
Ballymena 149 (30.3 overs: James Kennedy 44, Glen Adams 37; Abdullah Aryan 5-38, Mohammad Ajmal 3-19) (1st innings reduced to 48 overs, further reduction to 36 overs with a Target score of 186.)
Muckamore beat Belfast by 80 runs
Moylena, 29 April.
Muckamore 257/6 (50 overs: Luke Allen 72, Kyllin Vardhan 67, Neil Gill 59; Naveed Ahmad 4-35, Hamza Hussain 2-59)
Belfast 177 (39.2 overs: Nicolaas Serdyn 72; Pavan Karthik 5-43, Trevor Britton 2-22)
Laurelvale v Cregagh. Match off.
Laurelvale, 22 April.
Dundrum v Templepatrick. Match off.
The Meadow, 22 April.
Armagh v Belfast. Match off.
The Mall, 22 April.
Donacloney Mill v Ballymena. Match off.
Factory Ground, 22 April.
Donacloney Mill
Muckamore v Saintfield. Match off.
Moylena, 22 April.
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