CSNI pile on misery fo Instonians

Muckamore's Barry Scott in action

Muckamore's Barry Scott in action

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The Ulster Bank NCU Premier League season may be just a day old, but reigning joint champions Instonians must already be sick of the sight of Civil Service North.

As if it wasn’t enough for the Stormont men to inflict two key defeats at the back end of last season, CSNI also ensured Inst’s title defence and Neil Russell’s reign as captain got off to a losing start on Saturday.

This match wasn’t as entertaining as the run feast a couple of miles away at Belmont, but it was just as tense as the momentum swung one way and then the other as Inst tried to chase down a target of 168 and came up five runs short off the final ball.


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