NWCU Youth Cricket 2023
CL U23 Districts League
T20: South Dublin & Midlands lost to Fingal by 70 runs
College Park, 17 May.
Fingal 173/7 (20 overs; Sebastian De Oliveria 50, Brandon Kruger 27, Chris De Freitas 26, Dylan Lues 26; Abidullah Taniwal 3-31)
South Dublin & Midlands 103/7 (20 overs; Alan Mathew 29, Mark Tonge 23, Dylan Lues 3/9, Nasir Totakhil 2-26)
Sebastian De Oliveria's half century led Fingal to a comprehensive 70-run win over South Dublin & the Midlands in their T20 clash at College parl. The Balbriggan player hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 30-ball knock, adding 73 in 7 overs with Dylan Lues (26). Skipper Brandon Kruger (27) and Chris De Freitas (26) also chipped in with runs as they posted 173 for 7. The chase never got going as Lues took 3 for 9 and Nasir Totakhil 2 for 26 to restrict their opponents to 103 for 7 - Alan Mathew top scoring with 29 and Mark Tonge making 23.
CL U23 Districts League
T20: Dublin University v Dublin City
College Park, 17 May.
Dublin University 107/7 (20 overs; David Vincent 51, Mikey O'Reilly 25; Swapnil Modgill 2-8, Cillian McDonnell 2-20)
Dublin City 108/4 (16.3 overs; Hedayat Ullah 41, Swapnil Modgill 23; Jamie Forbes 2-23)
Dublin City eased to a six-wicket win over the students at College Park. David Vincent's 51 held Trinity together as they posted 107 for 7, adding 58 for the 5th wicket with Mikey O'Reilly (25). The City side were always in control of the chase, with Hedayat Ullah (41) and Swapnil Modgill (23) in the runs as they passed their modest target in the 17th over.
NCU T20 Cup
Group B: Waringstown beat CSNI by 5 wickets
The Lawn, 17 May.
CSNI 133/8 (20 overs: Ryan Hunter 65, Seby Best 3-18, Bilawal Bhatti 3-26)
Waringstown 134/5 (15 overs: Morgan Topping 45, James McCollum 32*, Adam Dennison 28; Harry Dyer 3-20)
Morgan Topping top scored for Waringstownwith 45 (CricketEurope)
Waringstown chased 133 to win by five wickets with five overs to spare over CSNI. The Stormont side’s total of 133 for 8 owed much to Ryan Hunter, who top scored with 65 from 53 balls (8 fours, 1 six) adding 51 in six overs for the fourth wicket with skipper Stuart Thompson (22). Seby Best (3-18) and Bilawal Bhatti (3-26) each claimed three wickets while Graham Hume – unable to tour The Netherlands with Ireland due to visa issues – and Tom Mayes both kept it tight. The reply raced out of the traps as Morgan Topping hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in a 19-ball 45, adding 77 inside the powerplay with Adam Dennison (28). James McCollum (32*) shared a fourth wicket partnership of 51 with Matthew Halliday (20) to take Waringstown to the brink, although they did lose another two wickets to give the scoreline a closer look than it was in reality – Harry Dyer taking 3 for 20.
NCU T20 Cup
Group A: Lisburn beat North Down by 69 runs
Wallace Park, 17 May.
Lisburn 156/5 (20overs: Nigel Jones 68, Neil Whitworth 53*; Alistair Shields 3-22)
North Down 87 (17.3 overs: James Shannon 25; Adam Kennedy 3-31, Ryan Macbeth 2-9, Matthew Humphreys 2-10)
Lisburn proved too strong for North Down as they closed out an emphatic 69-run win in Group A. Nigel Jones was the star of the show as he hit 5 sixes and 4 fours in a top score of 68 from 44 balls as the Wallace Park side racked up 156 for 5. He shared a third wicket stand of 66 in eight overs with skipper Neil Whitworth, whose unbeaten 53 from 39 balls included 2 fours and 3 sixes. Ally Shields (3-22) was the pick of the Comber side attack. The chase went downhill after James Shannon (25) and Steven Saul (16) took them to 42 for 2 – the last eight wickets only adding a further 45 as North Down slumped to 87 all out. Adam Kennedy claimed 3 for 31, while there were two apiece for Ryan Macbeth (2-9) and Matthew Humphreys (2-10).
NCU Premier League
Woodvale beat CSNI by 8 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 16 May.
CSNI 127/8 (20 overs: Marc Ellison 34, Ryan Hunter 23, Stuart Thompson 20; Paul Robinson 2-19, Ruhan Pretorius 2-22)
Woodvale 129/2 (16.3 overs: Aditya Adey 52*, Ruhan Pretorius 44*)
Aditya Adey with a quickfire half century off 29 balls (3x4, 5x6) (CricketEurope)
NCU Premier League
Muckamore lost to Waringstown by 6 wickets
Moylena, 16 May.
Muckamore 114/5 (20 overs: Kyllin Vardhan 51, Jamie Magowan 22; Graham Hume 2-17)
Waringstown 118/4 (17 overs: James McCollum 44; Jason vd Merwe 2-25)
NCU Premier League
Instonians lost to Cliftonville Academy by 52 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 16 May.
Cliftonville Academy 190/8 (20 overs: Francis Collins 83; Varun Chopra 46*; Andrew White 2-15, Ben Rose 2-25, James Magee 2-36)
Instonians 138 (18.2 overs: Cian Robertson 22, Adam Ly 22, Nikolai Smith 21; Abhishek Raut 4-20, Rory Bessell 3-32, Matty McCord 2-32)
Francis Collins hit 4x4 and 8x6 in his 46 ball innings scoring 83 (CricketEurope)
Cliftonville Academy were in Six-hitting mood at Shaw's Bridge as Francis Collins blasted all comers for 83 off 46 balls, an innings that contained 4x4 and 8x6. Varun Chopra entered the fray and he too wasted no time in his unbeaten 46 off 26, clearing the ropes five times. Two wickets each for Andrew White, Ben Rose and James Magee but no luck for Cian Robertson, working his way back from injury whose four overs cost 56.
NCU T20 Cup
Group B: CIYMS beat Carrickfergus by 78 runs
Belmont, 16 May.
CIYMS 165/7 (20 overs: Chris Dougherty 70, Max Burton 28, John Matchett 28; Alex Armstrong 2-20, Ruan Haasbroek 2-28)
Carrickfergus 87/9 (20 overs: Jake Egan 34; John Matchett 3-9, Jacob Mulder 3-17)
Interpro T20
Leinster Lightning beat Munster Reds by 6 wickets
Pembroke, 16 May.
Munster Reds 159/8 (20 overs: Ben Calitz 54*, Jordan Neill 33, Nicolaj Damgaard 27; Dylan Lues 3-24, Sam Harbinson 2-11)
Leinster Lightning 164/4 (18.3 overs: Tim Tector 65, Chris De Freitas 31*; Josh Manley 3-34)
Tim Tector was named Man of the Match (CricketEurope)
Leinster Lightning extended their lead at the top of the T20 table with a 6-wicket win over Munster. The Reds had been reduced to 45 for 4 batting first with wickets for Dylan Lues (3-24) and Sam Harbinson (2-11). They recovered thanks to Jordan Neill's 33 and an unbeaten 54 from 41 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes) to post 159 for 8. It wasn't enough as Tim Tector made a Man of the Match 65 (7 fours, 2 sixes) adding 65 for the second wicket with Chris De Freitas (31). Josh Manley (3-34) took two wickets in two balls to give Lightning a slight wobble with 26 needed off 21 balls. Seamus Lynch hit the hat-trick ball for 6 - one of four times the wicketkeeper cleared the ropes in a 9-ball 28 not out as they clinched victory with nine balls left. Lightning are back in action next week when they travel to Tyrone to take on the Warriors in back-to-back games.
Interpro 50 Overs
Leinster Lightning lost to Munster Reds by 4 wickets
Pembroke, 15 May.
Leinster Lightning 173 (41.2 overs; David Delany 44, Tim Tector 30, Gavin Hoey 25; Josh Manley 4-57, Liam McCarthy 2-40, Mike Frost 1-8, Jordan Neill 1-13, Brandon Kruger 1-15, Zubair Khan 1-26)
Munster Reds 176/6 (31 overs; Ollie Metcafe 49, Liam McCarthy 39*, Brandon Kruger 31; Gavin Hoey 3-49, Amish Sidhu 2-31)
Josh Manley (CricketEurope)
Josh Manley's four-wicket burst, aided by a fine all-round effort from Liam McCarthy and a hard-hit 49 by Ollie Metcalfe led Munster Reds to a 4-wickets win over Leinster Lightning at Sydney Parade. The two sides had unfamiliar looks to them with the absence of the international players giving the line-ups a Future Series feel. Lightning recovered from the loss of Swapnil Modgill in the first over to reach 50 for 1 - Tim Tector racing to 30. The wheels then came off as Manley and McCarthy ripped through the top-order as the hosts slumped to 81 for 7. Gavin Hoey (25) started a fightback, with David Delany (44) shepherding the tail as the last two wickets added 62 - Lightning 173 all out. Jordan Neill went in the second over, but Ollie Metcalfe hit 8 fours and a six in a fluent 49, adding 75 with Brandon Kruger (31). Gavin Hoey's three wickets gave Leinster an opening but the door was quickly slammed shut by a powerful unbeaten 39 from McCarthy (4 fours, 2 sixes) as Munster sealed a bonus point win in the 31st over.
Munster Reds Head Coach Jeremy Bray
3rd T20I: Ireland lost to Pakistan by 6 wickets
Clontarf, 14 May.
Ireland 178/7 (20 overs: Lorcan Tucker 73, Andrew Balbirnie 35, Harry Tector 30*; Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-14, Abbas Afridi 2-43)
Pakistan 181/4 (17 overs: Babar Azam 75, Mohammed Rizwan 56; Mark Adair 3-28, Craig Young 1-49)
Winners Pakistan (Sportsfile)
Stand-in skipper Lorcan Tucker made it back-to-back half centuries as he top-scored with 73 as Ireland posted 178 for 7 against Pakistan in the deciding match of their T20I series at Clontarf. Ross Adair opened in place of the rested Paul Stirling, but went for 7 in the 3rd over. Tucker then hit 13 fours and a six in his 41-ball knock, adding 85 in 8.1 overs with Andrew Balbirnie, whose 35 from 26 balls included 2 fours and 3 maximums. Shaheen Shah Afridi (3-14) stymied Ireland’s progress, and it took an unbeaten 30 from Harry Tector to get the hosts up to what they hope will be a defendable total. It wasn’t on Sunday – can they take their chances this time and clinch a memorable series win? At the halfway point of the chase, Pakistan in control having lost just one wicket - that of Sayub Ayam caught off a leading edge by George Dockrell from Mark Adair. Since then Mohammed Rizwan has reached 50 from 30 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes), having added 76 and counting with Babar Azam. Pakistan win at a canter with three overs to spare against an Irish attack that looked very pedestrian for the most part - not helped by an at times ragged fielding display. Babar Azam top-scored with 75 from 42 balls, including 5 sixes - four of them in a savage attack on a Ben White over. His stand with Rizwan was ended at 139 in 12.2 overs but by then the game was well and truly up. Mark Adair had his figures dented by a few lusty late blows from Azam Khan but still can be proud of his 3 for 28. Ireland now head to The Netherlands for a tri-series with the hosts and Scotland, while Pakistan are off to England.
NCU Premier League
Lisburn v Carrickfergus - No play - Match void
Wallace Park, 13 May.
NWCU Women
Fox Lodge v Strabane. Match abandoned.
Ballymagorry, 13 May.
Fox Lodge
NWCU Women
Newbuildings v Eglinton. Match abandoned.
Foyleview Arena, 13 May.
NWCU Women
Bonds Glen v Coleraine. Match abandoned.
Bonds Glen, 13 May.
Bonds Glen
2nd T20I: Ireland lost to Pakistan by 7 wickets
Clontarf, 12 May.
Ireland 193/7 (20 overs; Lorcan Tucker 51, Harry Tector 32, Gareth Delany 28*, Curtis Campher 22; Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-49, Abbas Afridi 2-33)
Pakistan 195/3 (16.5 overs; Fakhar Zaman 78, Mohammad Rizwan 75*, Azam Khan 30*)
Lorcan Tucker scored 51 (Sportsfile)
Ireland were left to rue missed opportunities as they dropped chances to dismiss both Fakhar Zaman and Rizwan in the relatively early stages of a match defining stand of 140 in 13 overs. Chasing 194, Pakistan lost wickets in the first overs of the reply, but won comfortably in the end. Fakhar Zaman top scored with 78 from 40 balls, while Rizwan's unbeaten 75 from 46 balls also had 6 boundaries and 4 maximums. By the time Ben White broke the stand, the finishing line was in sight, and Azam Khan cleared the ropes four times in a 10-ball 30 not out to speed them to victory. Earlier Lorcan Tucker scored a typically impish half century, adding 62 for the third wicket with Harry Tector (32). There were breezy cameos from all the middle order, with two sixes each for Gareth Delany (28*) and Curtis Campher (22). A total of 193 for 7 would have given optimism at the halfway stage, but you need to take your chances at this level. All is set up for a series decider on Tuesday at the same venue.
NCU Premier League
North Down lost to CIYMS by 8 runs
Comber, 12 May.
CIYMS 137/9 (20 overs: Chris Dougherty 45, Allen Coulter 21; Peter Davison 3-39, Liam Hayman 2-22)
North Down 129/7 (20 overs: Ani Chore 83*, Liam Hayman 21; Bamanye Xenxe 2-26)
Chris Dougherty again leading the way for CIYMS hoping to bounce back after yesterday's 1 run defeat to Waringstown but it took a few blows down the order from Allen Coulter to take them to what they hope is a defendable total. Bamanye Xenxe into the action straight away with the wicket of Ally Shields for just 6 and that of Stevie Saul without scoring. Ani Chore holding firm on 33* at the half way stage but 84 still needed in the second half for a home win. All on Chore now with 39 required off 4 overs. Tyron Koen bowls the 17th over for just 3 with Nelson struggling to get Chore back on strike and a single off the final ball means that Chore is off strike for the 18th. Nelson runs past the first ball from Mulder and is stumped for 3 off 9. Just 2 runs off the 18th but at least Chore is on strike - he's faced only 2 of the last 12 deliveries. 34 off 12 the target! And now 22 of the final over to be bowled by Xenxe - 6 is a good start! Dot, 6, Dot - that makes it 10 off 2. DOT! 1. And CIYMS are winners by 8 runs. Valiant effort from Chore whose 83* came off 58 balls (6x4, 3x6) but he was starved of the strike in the final few overs and that in the end proved decisive.
NCU Challenge Cup
Templepatrick lost to Laurelvale by 5 wickets
The Cloghan, 12 May.
Templepatrick 166 (40.1 overs: Ross Bryans 50, Ben Cave 27; David Sinton 3-9, Michael Burns 3-31, Kurshid Subhani 3-42)
Laurelvale 167/5 (36.3 overs: Adnan Malik 46, Babar Khan 30, Mark Thornbury 25)
A captain's innings of 50 from Ross Bryans and 27 from Carrickfergus recruit Ben Cave were the only substantial contributions in the home sides batting effort that fell away with the regular loss of wickets. In reply Mark Thornbury and Adnan Malik set Laurelvale on their way, their opening partnership worth 82 before a flurry of runs from Babar Khan (30 off 16, 2x4, 2x6) carried them close to the win. Overs not a problem but there could be twist in the tail yet as another wicket falls. In the end Kurshid Subhani (18*) and Philip Weir (8*) got the visitors home their prize a trip to Ballygomartin Road to face Woodvale in the next round.
NCU Challenge Cup
Armagh lost to Cregagh by 4 wickets (DLS)
The Mall, 12 May.
Armagh 131 (32.5 overs: Brayden Laing 31, Adam Woods 23, William Dougan 23; Danny Cooper 3-26, Nikhilesh Ravikrishnan 2-5)
Cregagh 131/6 (28.2 overs: Aaron Johnston 29, Danny Cooper 20; Matthew Wilson 3-25, Adam Woods 2-46) (Rain reduced to 48 overs. Cregagh target 129)
Three wickets from Cregagh skipper Danny Cooper helped reduce Armagh to 76/6 before a 45 run eighth wicket partnership between the rugby club's Kiwi out half Brayden Laing and Adam Woods saved their blushes, before the innings folded ten runs later. There were six overs of the Cregagh reply before 'tea' when a rain shower reduced the game to 48 overs. A confident chase by Cregagh with Cooper scoring 20 at the top of the order and Aaron Johnston with 29 through the middle. The sixth wicket falls with half a dozen required but Cregagh go through with a home tie next against North Down. Simply not enough runs in that Armagh batting effort to mount a challenge.
NCU Challenge Cup
Belfast lost to Donacloney Mill by 6 wickets
Banford Green, 12 May.
Belfast 155 (33.5 overs: Jaydee Oliver 45*, Mohammad Chaudrhary 36, Hasan Sabir 29; Andrew Bingham 5-59, Ryan Matthews 3-33)
Donacloney Mill 159/4 (21.1 overs: Atish Varape 78*, Craig Kennedy 30*; Veerendra Nagari 2-10)
A late five wicket haul by Andrew Bingham stopped the visitors in their tracks as they crumbled from 132/4 to 155 all out - 6 wickets falling for just 23 runs, after Ryan Matthews took the first three wickets in his opening burst. Belfast used nine bowlers in an attempt to shift Atish Varape who steered the home side to a comfortable six wicket win. His unbeaten 78 came off 48 balls and included 16 boundaries and earned his side a trip to face Instonians in the next round.
NW Premiership
Donemana v Bready. Match abandoned.
The Holm, 12 May.
Donemana 185/2 (26.2 overs; Rumesh Buddhika 119, Raymond Curry 38*)
Rumesh Buddhika (Gary McClintock)
Donemana were well on top in their home clash with Bready when play was halted. A century for Sri Lankan professional Rumesh Buddhika had them on course for a total well in excess of 300 at 185 for 2 in the 27th over. Buddhika hit 14 fours and 8 sixes in his 119, sharing a second wicket stand of 153 in 21 overs with Raymond Curry (38*).
NW Premiership
Coleraine lost to Newbuildings by 15 runs (DLS)
Sandel Lodge, 12 May.
Newbuildings 269/7 (40 overs; Ryan Hunter 93, Gareth McKeegan 58, Samarth Seth 57; Matthew Smyth 4-56, Lee Ritchie 2-29)
Coleraine 187/6 (29.5 overs; Garnett Tarr 116*; Ross Hunter 3-18) (202 in 29.5 overs)
Replacement pro Garnett Tarr scored 116 not out in a losing cause (Matthew Hutchinson)
The only senior game to beat the weather was at Sandel Lodge where Newbuildings just about weathered another storm to clinch a 15-run (DLS) win over Coleraine. batting first Newbuildings piled up an imposing 269 for 7 in their 40 overs with Ryan Hunter top-scoring with a fluent even time 93 (8 fours, 2 sixes). Hunter shared a second wicket stand of 103 in 19 overs with Gareth McKeegan - the skipper rejuvenated at the top of the order as he hit 4 fours and cleared the ropes three times in his 58. Samarth Seth added a further 73 in 9 overs with Hunter, as he hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 57 from just 38 balls as the runs came fast at the end. The home side chase looked a forlorn one as Ross Hunter claimed 3 for 18, with the Bannsiders reeling at 85 for 5 at the 20 overs mark. Garnett Tear - a South African brought in for the game as a sub pro - went on the attack and in the course of the next 45 minutes brought an entire new complexion to the contest. he found a willing ally in Lee Ritchie with the pair adding 65 for the 6th wicket as Tear thumped 7 sixes and 7 fours in a quite destructive 116 not out from just 74 balls. It was looking like it could go all the way, but with 83 needed from 61 balls the rains arrived and Tear's efforts were in vain - Newbuildings winning by 15. It wasn't all bad news for the Bannsiders though as with the washouts elsewhere the 4 bonus points ensured they went top of the table for a few weeks at least.
NW Premiership
Eglinton v Killyclooney. Match abandoned.
Eglinton, 12 May.
Killyclooney 58/5 (16.4 overs; Timmy Dougherty 21*; Jamie Millar 4-33)
Eglinton were well on top of their clash with Killyclooney when the game was called off. Home skipper Jamie Millar had claimed four wickets for 33 as the visitors slumped to 58 for 5 with only his opposite number Timmy Dougherty holding firm on 21 not out.
NW Premiership
Brigade v Ardmore. Match abandoned.
Beechgrove, 12 May.
Brigade 133/1 (19.4 overs; David Barr 62*, Iftikhar Hussain 45, Adam McDaid 25*)
Brigade's batsmen had gotten themselves in a great position before the deluge and will be bitterly disappointed that the game didn't go the distance. Ifty Hussain (45) raced out of the blocks hitting 6 fours and a six in his 31-ball stay, sharing a stand of 78 with DD Barr in the powerplay. Barr had reached a fluent 62 from 59 balls (8 fours, 1 six), adding an unbroken 55 in 9 overs with Adam McDaid (25*). The Bleachgreen side had flown in a sub pro from England for the game - former Pakistan Test played Abid Ali, but he didn't get an opportunity to either bat or bowl.
NW Championship
The Nedd v Burndennett. Match abandoned.
The Nedd, 12 May.
The Nedd 184 (36.5 overs; Stevie Moore 33, Gareth Martin 26, Jamie Mills 25, Johny Young 20; Mark Pollock 4-52, Derek Curry 2-24, Mark Doherty 2-28)
Burndennett 46/2 (9 overs; Mark Pollock 20; Richard Stewart 2-19)
Stevie Moore top-scored with 33, (CricketEurope)
The game at Ballykelly was one over away from a result with Burndennett on 46 for 2 chasing 185 at The Nedd. The home side had produced a solid batting effort in their innings with Stevie Moore (33), skipper Gareth Martin (26), Jamie Mills (25), and Johnny Young (20) all passing 20. Mark Pollock claimed four scalps, while there were two apiece for Derek Curry and Mark Doherty. Richard Stewart had struck twice in the Burndennett reply including the wicket of Mark Pollock (20) before the weather had the final say.
NW Championship
Glendermott v Bonds Glen. Match abandoned.
The Rectory, 12 May.
Glendermott 106/2 (19.4 overs; Ben Mills 69*, Leyland McElwee 25)
Bonds Glen
Ben Mills was once again left cursing the rain Gods as for the second week running he was on course for a century when the heavens opened. Mills was unbeaten on 69 from 55 balls (8 fours, 3 sixes), having dominated an opening stand of 93 with Leland McElwee (25).
NW Championship
Fox Lodge v Strabane. Match abandoned.
Ballymagorry, 12 May.
Fox Lodge 114/3 (24.3 overs; Gayan Maneeshan 51*)
The Tyrone derby was finely poised with Fox Lodge on 114 for 3 in the 25th over when the rains intervened, Gayan Maneeshan had just reached his half century from 67 balls (5 fours, 1 six), while there were double figure contributions from Jason Milligan (19) and Charlie Simpson (18). The Strabane wicket takers were Usman Azhar, John Mooney and Ryan Gallagher.
NWCU Women
Strabane beat Coleraine by 9 runs
Strabane Park, 12 May.
Strabane 100/8 (30 overs; Aimee-Lee Finlay 22; Kia McCartney 3-12, Hannah Skinner 3-13)
Newbuildings 91 (16 overs; Kia McCartney 19, Amy Guy 19; Emma Doherty 5-18, Nicola Mullen 3-22)
Nicola Mullen and Emma Doherty took a combined 8 wickets as Strabane beat Coleraine by 9 runs in the Women's Cup (Lawrence Moore)
Emma Doherty and Nicola Mullen bowled Strabane to a 9-run win over Coleraine at the Park in the Women's Senior Cup. Defending 100, Coleraine looked favourites to progress before the pair inspired a comeback with Doherty taking 5 for 18 and Mullen 3 for 22. Earlier Kia McCartney and Hannah Skinner had each taken three wickets in a fine bowling display, with Aimee-Lee Finlay's 22 the highest score of the day.
NCU Premier League
CIYMS lost to Waringstown by 1 run
Belmont, 11 May.
Waringstown 249/8 (50 overs: Greg Thompson 64, James McCollum 53, Tian Koekemoer 34, Adam Dennison 23; Bamanye Xenxe 3-52, Jacob Mulder 2-42, Carson McCullough 2-65)
CIYMS 248 (49.5 overs: Chris Dougherty 107, Tyron Koen 63, John Matchett 27; Tian Koekemoer 4-47, Greg Thompson 2-60)
Closest game of the day was at Belmont where CIYMS lost a last over thriller to Waringstown by one run. CIYMS went into the last over needing 8 runs with three wickets in hand and after losing Jacob Mulder to a run out Allen Coulter got it down to 3 required off 3. Koekemoer bowled a wide to Mark Best then with his next two deliveries bowled Best and last man Angus Farrell. It had looked like all the world a home win as Chris Dougherty made 107 from 115 balls (10 fours, 4 sixes), sharing a 4th wicket stand of 128 in 23 overs with Tyron Koen (63). However from 201 for 3 in the 40th, CIYMS fell just one run short. Earlier, Greg Thompson's hard hit 64 from 47 balls (5 fours, 4 sixes), and a James McCollum half century (53) laid the platform for their 249 for 8 - Tian Koekomoer (34) and Adam Dennison (23) also in the runs.
NCU Premier League
Instonians lost to North Down by 81 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 11 May.
North Down 196 (46.4 overs: James Shannon 86, Ani Chore 31, Liam Hayman 23; James Magee 3-21, Andrew White 2-31, Rob McKinley 2-39)
Instonians 115 (28.5 overs: Ollie Metcalfe 31; Kerwin Mungroo 5-30, Ally Shields 2-32)
Instonians 'old boy' James Shannon returned to Shaw's Bridge in North Down colours and posted the top score of 86 for his new side, an innings that included 8 maximums. Shannon shared a 5th wicket stand of 71 with Liam Hayman, as the hosts recovered from the loss of Ally Shields to the second ball of the day to post 196. Ani Chore made 31 at the top, while there were three wickets for Jamie Magee and two apiece for Andy White and Rob McKinley. South African paceman Kerwin Mungroo was brought in to take top-order wickets and he certainly delivered with a five wicket haul that had the defending champions all out for 115.
NCU Premier League
Carrickfergus lost to Woodvale by 84 runs
Middle Road, 11 May.
Woodvale 219 (49.1 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 70, Aditya Adey 35, Stephen Bunting 26; Alex Armstrong 3-27, Prince Sharma 3-31, CJ van der Walt 2-52)
Carrickfergus 135 (32.5 overs: Sam Gordon 44, Iain Parkhill 20; Ludwig Kaestner 4-40, Ronan Restieaux 3-44,
Aditya Adey scored 35 (CricketEurope)
Ruhan Pretorius capped a prolific week with another half century as Woodvale beat Carrickfergus at Middle Road. He top-scored with 70 from 76 balls (7 fours, 1 six) shepherding the lower order from a precarious 103 for 6 to 219 - three wickets for Alex Armstrong (3-27) and Prince Sharma (3-31). Sam Gordon's 44 had the hosts in the game at 65 for 2, but four wickets for Ludwig Kaestner and three for Ronan Restieaux saw Carrickfergus bowled out for 135.
NCU Premier League
Cliftonville Academy lost to Muckamore by 7 wickets
Castle Grounds, 11 May.
Cliftonville Academy 142 (48 overs: Adam Kelso 29, Kian Hilton 28, Matty McCord 20; Sam Magee 3-24, Raj Biswa 2-25, Sathish Suresh 2-32)
Muckamore 143/3 (29.5 overs: Jason van der Merwe 60*, Jamie Magowan 38*; Andrew Forbes 3-18)
Sathish Suresh bowling (CricketEurope)
Jason van der Merwe's return to Muckamore colours was a successful one as the former Irish youth international top-scored with 60. He shared an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 104 in 22 overs with Jamie Magowan (38*) after the Moylena side had been wobbling at 39 for 4 chasing 164 against Cliftonville Academy at the Castle Grounds - the three wickets falling to Andrew Forbes. In the CA innings, there were starts for Adam Kelso (29), Kian Hilton (28), and Matty McCord (20), while there were wickets for Sam Magee (3-24), Raj Biswa (2-25), and Sathish Suresh (2-32) in a morale boosting victory for Muckamore.
NCU Premier League
CSNI lost to Lisburn by 158 runs
Stormont, 11 May.
Lisburn 238/8 (50 overs: Faiz Fazal 138*, Nigel Jones 59; Jordan Neill 4-44, Adam Leckey 2-39)
CSNI 80 (21.4 overs: Harry Dyer 29*; Ryan Macbeth 4-24, Neil Whitworth 2-6, Josh Manley 2-21)
Only two double figures scores in the Lisburn innings but when one of them is 138* it hardly matters! Faiz Fazal carrying his bat throughout 11x4, 4x6 in his marathon effort. He shared a second wicket stand of 119 with Nigel Jones, who hit 7 fours in his 59. There were four wickets for Jordan Neill (4-44) as Lisburn ended on 238 for 8. The CSNI reply never got going with new signing Ryan Macbeth dismissing Neill in the first over on his way to 4 for 24. Josh Manley was also among the early wickets as they reduced the hosts to 17/5. There was only one double figure score in the CSNI innings, Ireland U19 player Harry Dyer who finished unbeaten on 29 (5 fours) - Extras second with 18 on a day to forget for the hosts with a 158-run loss.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: Bready beat Bonds Glen by 6 wickets
Magheramason, 11 May.
Bonds Glen 218 (50 overs; Divan Posthumus 54, Heinrich Roberts 40, David Cooke 38, Johnny Haslett 20; Parth Palway 4-43, Nathan McCombe 3-46)
Bready 220/4 (37.3 overs; Kyle Magee 107, Gavin Roulston 79; Sam Haslett 2-43)
Centurion Kyle Magee (CricketEurope)
Kyle Magee scored his maiden century for Bready as he and Gavin Roulston made light of a potentially tricky chase of 219 against Bonds Glen. The pair added 131 in 21 overs for the second wicket with Magee top scoring with 107 from 96 balls (12 fours, 2 sixes), while Roulston's 79 from 69 balls included 9 fours and 3 maximums. Sam Haslett took two consolation wicket but Bready were always in control of the chase. earlier Divan Posthumus hit 54 (9 fours), while there were runs too for Heinrich Roberts - a 27-ball 40 with 9 boundaries - and David Cooke (38). Parth Palawat's wicket laden start to the season continued as he claimed 4 for 43, while fellow spinner Nathan McCombe took 3 for 46.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: Ballyspallen lost to Eglinton by 24 runs
Ballyspallen, 11 May.
Eglinton 163 (31.4 overs; Andy Millar 46, Ross McLaughlin 33, Adam Lamberton 25; Stephen Kennedy 3-13, James Cusack 3-42, Promod Maduwantha 2-32)
Ballyspallen 139 (45.3 overs; Kyle Morrow 31, Promod Maduwantha 23; Josh Martin 5-12)
Josh Martin took 5 for 12 (David Coyle)
Ballyspallen lost a controversial tie against Eglinton with Josh Martin taking 5 wickets to spin the villagers to a 24-run win. Chasing 163, the home side were looking well at 63 for 2, when Promod Maduwantha was given out hit ball twice while defending his wicket. James Cusack was run out shortly after as 96 for 3 became 139 all out with Martin taking 5 for 12. Earlier Andy Millar had cleared the ropes four times in a 30-ball 46, but it was the runs down the order from Ross McLaughlin (33) and Adam Lamberton (25) that were to prove crucial in the final analysis.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: St Johnston lost to Brigade by 6 wickets
The Boathole, 11 May.
St Johnston 182 (45.5 overs; Graeme McCarter 47, Jack Macbeth 45, Subhan Shirzad 35; JP Millar 4-38, Scott Macbeth 3-42, Josh Wilson 2-28)
Brigade 186/4 (29.1 overs; Cameron Melly 76*, Scott Macbeth 58; Scott Devenney 2-23)
Cameron Melly and Scott Macbeth both scored 50s as they shared a century stand (Mervyn Robinson)
Brigade overcame a scare at St Johnston to record an ultimately comfortable six wickets win. Chasing 183, they were wobbling at 22 for 3 - two wickets for Scott Devenney (2-23). A fourth wicket stand of 134 in 100 balls between Cameron Melly and St Johnston old boy Scott Macbeth settled the Premiership side's nerves. Melly hit 10 fours and 3 sixes in a top score of 76 not out from 53 balls, while Macbeth's 58 from 61 balls included 4 fours and 3 sixes. Earlier St Johnston looked poised to post well over 200 as they reached 124 for 3 - runs for Graeme McCarter (47), Jack Macbeth (45) and Subhan Shirzad (35). They fell away though with JP Millar (4-38) , Scott Macbeth (3-42) and Josh Wilson (2-28) doing the damage.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: Newbuildings beat Strabane by 8 wickets
Foyleview Arena, 11 May.
Strabane 207/9 (50 overs; Rhys Logue 66*, Usman Azhar 38, Nasir Nawaz 32, Muddy Raijput 24; Trent McKeegan 4-47, Samarth Seth 2-18, Ross Douigherty 2-24)
Newbuildings 208/2 (26.3 overs; Jason Dunn 80, Samarth Seth 46*, Ryan Hunter 41*, Gareth McKeegan 37)
John Mooney is bowled (Lawrence Moore)
Newbuildings made light work of a potentially tricky tie at home to Strabane to ease into the last eight. Johnny Thompson's retirement lasted two weeks of the new season and he was in the action right away taking two catches including Aaron Gillespie. Rhys Logue top-scored with 66 not out, as he and Nasir Nawaz (32) added 69 for the third wicket. late runs from Usman Azhar (38) and Muddy Raijput (24) saw the Red Caps post 207 for 9 - four wickets for Trent McKeegan and two apiece for Samarth Seth and Ross Dougherty - who got John Mooney for 4. The reply raced out of the blocks with Jason Dunn hitting 7 fours and 7 sixes in a top score of 80 - sharing stands of 74 with Gareth McKeegan (37) and 56 in 5 overs with Ryan Hunter. Hunter (41*) and Samart Seth (46*) had little trouble getting the remaining runs with an unbroken third wicket stand of 78 as the win was achieved in the 27th over.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: Fox Lodge lost to Coleraine by 17 runs
Ballymagorry, 11 May.
Coleraine 117 (31.2 overs; Marcus Poskitt 43; Gayan Maneeshan 5-26, Aaron Heywood 3-20, Jamie McIntyre 2-19)
Fox Lodge 100 (31.1 overs; Charlie Simpson 19; Craig Averill 4-20, Stephen Hutchinson 3-39, Scott Campbell 2-18)
2022 Cup winners Fox Lodge bowed out in the first round as they were beaten by Coleraine in a low scoring game at Ballymagorry. Marcus Poskitt got the Bannsiders off to a decent enough start with a hard-hit 43 (5 fours, 2 sixes), but the Bannsiders slumped from 60 for 3 to 70 for 8 - wickets for Gayan Maneeshan (5-26) and Aaron Heywood (3-20). The tail wagged to add 47 crucial runs - James Bell (18) and Gareth Burns (17) and a final total of 117. The Foxies found the going equally tough and despite late runs too from their tail, they fell 17 short - four wickets for Craig Averill, 3 for Stephen Hutchinson and two for Scott Campbell.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: Ardmore beat Burndennett by 107 runs
The Bleachgreen, 11 May.
Ardmore 304/6 (50 overs; Harry Zimmermann 95, Rachit Gaur 71, Dharm Singh 48, Edrees Kharotai 26; Cody Mehaffey 2-33, Mark Pollock 2-52)
Burndennett 197/5 (50 overs; Mark Doherty 62, Galvin Pollock 36, Conan Pollock 36*)
Mark Doherty scored 62 for Burndennett (CricketEurope)
Ardmore ran out comfortable 107-run winners over Burndennett in a high scoring game at The Green. Harry Zimmermann hit 6 fours and 4 sixes ina top score of 95, adding 123 for the second wicket with skipper Rachit Gaur (71 - 10 fours) and 94 for the third with Dharm Singh (48 - 4 fours, 3 sixes). A late spurt by Edrees who cleared the ropes three times in his 26 got the total to 304 for 6. Burndennett were never in the hunt as the rate climbed and climbed, but they did manage to score 197 for 5, with Mark Doherty hitting 10 fours in a top score of 62, while Galvin and Conan Pollock each made 36.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: Killyclooney lost to Glendermott by 277 runs
Killyclooney, 11 May.
Glendermott 377/6 (50 overs; Malinga Amarasinghe 125, Ben Mills 105, Alan Johnson 87*; Andrew Neil 2-48)
Killyclooney 100 (20 overs; William Finlay 31, Matthew Campbell 27*; Trevor Britton 5-38, Ryan Nolan 2-8)
Centurion Ben Mills (Fred Simpson)
Highest scorers, biggest winners and the only non seeded team to advance to the last eight were Glendermott, who took merciless advantage of an understrength Killyclooney to rack up 377 for 6 and win by 277 runs. Professional Malinga Amarasinghe top scored with 125 from 89 balls (13 fours, 8 sixes) sharing stand of 125 for the 3rd wicket with Ben Mills and 129 for the 4th with skipper Alan Johnson. Mills missed out on a century last week when the rains left him stranded on 88, but he made no mistake this time as he hit 12 fours and 6 sixes in 105 from 83 balls. Johnson almost made it a trio of centurions but was 87 not out (9 fours, 4 sixes) when the overs ran out. The chase was soon in tatters and despite 31 from William Finlay and 27 from Matthew Campbell, they only managed 100 - five wickets for Ted Britton and two for Ryan Nolan.
NW Senior Cup
Round 1: The Nedd lost to Donemana by 6 wickets
The Nedd, 11 May.
The Nedd 100 (31.1 overs; Mark McCann 25; Rumesh Buddhika 4-22, Andy McBrine 3-24, William McBrine 2-10)
Donemana 101/4 (18.2 overs; Rumesh Buddhika 50; Jacob Logan Wilson 2-46)
Donemana eased into the second round with a six wickets win at The Nedd, who battled bravely in the Ballykelly sunshine. The home side will have been thankful to bat first, and managed to muster exactly 100 with McCann top-scoring with 25. Sri Lankan professional Rumesh Buddhika took 4 for 22, while Andy McBrine (3-24) and brother William (2-10) also were among the wickets. Buddhika made exactly 50 in the chase from 52 balls ( 4 fours, 2 sixes) but the home side did have four wickets to cheer about - two of which came from Jacob Logan Wilson.
Leinster Senior Cup
Round 1: Terenure beat Civil Service by 24 runs
Terenure, 11 May.
Terenure 236 (49.1 overs; Seamus Lynch 47, Raghav Grover 44, Darshit Shetty 33, Sidharth Nair 24, Donal Lynch 21; Naved Khan 2-35, Asadullah Ahmadzai 2-42)
Civil Service 212 (42.3 overs; Asadullah Ahmadzai 56, Digamber Mishra 38; Mark Thomas 3-33, Darshit Shetty 2-11, Kripesh Shetty 2-38)
Terenure beat Civil Service in an entertaining game by 24 runs. Seamus Lynch was a man in a hurry as he thumped 5 fours and 3 sixes in an entertaining 29-ball 47, while Raghav Grover (44) and Darshit Shetty (33) added 62 for the 4th wicket in a home side total of 236. The chase was always a little behind after Mark Thomas took 3 for 33, but a quickfire 56 from Asadullah Ahmadzai and 38 from Digamber Mishra kept CS in contention before being bowled out for 212 in the 43rd over.
Leinster Senior Cup
Round 1: Malahide beat North Kildare by 10 wickets
The Village, 11 May.
North Kildare 98 (28.2 overs; Mohit Sane 3-9, Jeremy Martins 3-18, Andrew Sheridan 2-19)
Malahide 102-0 (14.2 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 80*, Cormac Mcloughlin-Gavin 21*)
Malahide strolled into the next round with a 10-wicket demolition of North Kildare at The Village. The visitors were bowled out for just 98, with three wickets apiece for Mohit Sane and Jeremy Martins and two for Andrew Sheridan. Sometimes chasing a low target can be tricky, but not this one. Younas Ahmadzai clubbed 14 fours and 3 sixes in his unbeaten 80 from just 39 balls, sharing a century stand with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (21*) as they passed their target in the 15th over.
Leinster Senior Cup
Round 1: Phoenix beat Merrion by 12 runs
Phoenix Park, 11 May.
Phoenix 96 (17.5 overs; Adam Chester 52; Max Sorensen 5-44, Melvin Devaraj 2-8)
Merrion 84 (29.1 overs; Tyrone Kane 4-35, Amish Sidhu 3-18, Devender Ranolia 2-7)
There was a remarkable encounter at Phoenix Park where the home side recovered from 18 for 7 to beat Merrion by 12 runs. Max Sorensen's five wicket haul looked to be taking Merrion through before a counterattacking 52 from home skipper Adam Chester gave them home. Chester thumped 6 sixes and 3 fours in a whirlwind 52 from 32 balls, as he and Devender Ranolia (13*) added 73 for the 8th wicket. A total of 96 shouldn't have been enough but the dismissal of John Anderson sparked a dramatic collapse as Merrion slumped from 43 for 2 to 55 for 8 with four wickets for Tyrone Kane and three for Amish Sidhu. They eventually were bowled out for 84 in a game that will live long in the memory for the hosts - not so much for the visitors.
Adam Chester
Leinster Senior Cup
Round 1: Railway Union beat Clontarf by 4 wickets
Park Avenue, 11 May.
Clontarf 238 (48.3 overs; John McNally 73, Andrew Delany 34, Andrew Poynter 33; Sean O'Brien 3-37, Zaman Safi 2-35, Hamza Maan 2-57, Liam McCarthy 2-58)
Railway Union 242-6 (48.2 overs; Liam McCarthy 69, Zaman Safi 41*, Ashil Prakash 35, Hedayat Khogiani 35; John McNally 2-36, Paul Ryan 2-26)
Liam McCarthy starred for Railway Union (CricketEurope)
Holders Clontarf crashed out of the Senior Cup after a four wicket loss to Railway Union in the penultimate over. The Castle Avenue side had recovered from 69 for 5 to post 238 thanks primarily to a top score of 73 from Irish youth international John McNally (3 fours, 3 sixes). There were late runs too down the order from Andrew Delany (34) and Andrew Poynter (33). With the ball Sean O'Brien took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Zaman Safi, Hamza Maan, and Liam McCarthy. The target was a tough one for Park Avenue, but thanks to a fine 69 for Liam McCarthy (5 fours, 3 sixes), and a nerveless unbeaten 41 from Zaman Safi they prevailed to make it to the last eight.
Liam McCarthy
Leinster Senior Cup
Round 1: Pembroke beat Rush by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, 11 May.
Rush 140 (34.1 overs; Finn Mcgee 29, Nasir Totakhil 23; Nick Stapleton 3-18, Joe Prendergast 2-13, Paul Lawson 2-36, Olly Riley 2-38)
Pembroke 142-5 (33.4 overs; Nick Stapleton 47*, Joe Prendergast 21*, JJ Garth 20; Allan Eastwood 2-34)
An unbroken 6th wicket stand of 68 between Nick Stapleton (47*) and Joe Prendergast (21*) ensured Pembroke made it through after they would have been slightly worried at 74 for 5 chasing 140. The pair had earlier taken a combined five wickets as Rush were bowled out for 140 - two wickets apiece also for Paul Lawson and Olly Riley.
Leinster Senior Cup
Round 1: North County lost to Leinster by 3 wickets
Balrothery, 11 May.
North County 158 (31.4 overs; Suliman Safi 90; Joey Carroll 2-4, Jai Moondra 2-23, Mark Tonge 2-33, Luke Callanan 2-37)
Leinster 161-7 (25.4 overs; Monil Patel 96*, Bilal Azhar 37; Tanvir Hasan 3-36, Abdul Ghaffar 2-43)
It was a tale of two innings at Inch, where Leinster chased 158 to beat North County by three wickets at Inch. Suliman Safi's even time 90 (9 fours, 3 sixes) was the bedrock of the home side's 158 - two wickets apiece for Joey Carroll, Jai Moondra, Mark Tonge and Luke Callanan. A second wicket stand of 84 between Bilal Azhar (37) and Monil Patel looked to be ensuring a one-side win, but three wickets for Tanvir Hasan and two for Abdul Ghaffar had the Rathmines side a little worried at 113 for 6. Monil Patel though ensure progress to the quarter-finals with 96 not out from just 74 balls (14 fours, 2 sixes) as they passed their target in the 26th over.
Leinster Senior Cup
Round 1: Dublin University beat The Hills by 5 wickets
Milverton, 11 May.
The Hills 83 (32.2 overs; Matthew Humphreys 4-13, Gavin Hoey 3-13, David Vincent 2-16)
Dublin University 86-5 (15.4 overs; Gavin Hoey 25, Stephen Black 24, Matthew Weldon 3-33)
Matthew Humphreys took four wickets (Deryck Vincent)
Dublin University bundled The Hills out of the competition winning by five wickets in a match switched to Milverton. Matthew Humphreys and Gavin Hoey took a combined 7 for 26, with David Vincent and Yash Balasubramanium taking the other three scalps as the hosts were skittled for 83. The chase wasn't straightforward as the students wobbled at 48 for 4 with three wickets for Matthew Weldon. Gavin Hoey soothed any nerves with a quick 25 as Trinity passed their target in the 16th over.
Gavin Hoey of Trinity
Round 1: Lurgan beat Drumaness Superkings by 9 wickets
Pollock Park, 11 May.
Drumaness Superkings 199/8 (50 overs; N Gelson 69, S Ramamoorthy 34, A Pattnaik 28; J Guy 6-28)
Lurgan 203/1 (40.3 overs; J Hunter 100*, R Els 60*)
NCU Section 1
Ballymena lost to Templepatrick by 95 runs
Eaton Park, 11 May.
Templepatrick 263 (47.5 overs: Ross Bryans 75, Sam O'Mahony 72, Michael Stewart 29*, Ben Cave 28; Owen Dick 3-7, Anthony Frazer 3-52, John Glass 2-30)
Ballymena 168 (38.2 overs: Sam Glass 68; Sam O'Mahony 3-26, Michael Stewart 2-18, Robert Smith 2-22)
NCU Section 1
Donacloney Mill beat Cregagh by 1 wicket
Factory Ground, 11 May.
Cregagh 195 (49.2 overs: Aaron Johnston 50, Craig Boultwood 42, Adam McCormick 31*, Danny Cooper 20; Mark Hanna 5-39, Tim McClure2-27, Andrew Bingham 2-39)
Donacloney Mill 197/9 (46 overs: Shane Warren 60, Neil Kilpatrick 36, Mark Hanna 20; Adam McCormick 3-32, Alastair Watt 2-29, Charlie Shannon 2-44)
A nail-biting finish at the Factory Ground saw the home side creep across the line by the narrowest of margins. Cregagh's total of 195 featured a 66 run fourth wicket partnership of 66 between Craig Boultwood and Aaron Johnston. But as partnerships go it was surpassed by the tenth wicket unbroken 25 between Andrew Bingham (17) and Timmy McClure (6) that saw Donacloney Mill to the win.
NCU Section 1
Derriaghy lost to Laurelvale by 63 runs
Queensway, 11 May.
Laurelvale 264/8 (50 overs: Adnan Malik 54, David Sinton 53*, Mark Thornbury 31, Adam Speers 20; Wayne Hughes 2-36. Ross Bailey 2-39, Renco Adams 2-63)
Derriaghy 201 (36 overs: Craig Lewis 80, Ross Bailey 39; Adam Speers 3-25, Kurshid Subhani 3-26, Mohammad Ajmal 3-30)
NCU Section 1
Belfast lost to Armagh by 41 runs
Mallusk, 11 May.
Armagh 264/7 (50 overs: Michael Villiers 60, Samuel Wilson 46, Stuart McCall 38, Harry Doyle 30, Michael Hoey 21*; N Ahmed 3-40, S Maqsood 2-40, Ferhan Saeed 2-65)
Belfast 223 (46.1 overs: S Maqsood 66, Ferhan Saeed 43, H Hussain 27, A Murtaza 23; Samuel McCall 5-46, Harry Doyle 3-33, Ben Mackey 2-40)
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