Not an awful lot of runs around at the weekend in Section One, most notably at Lurgan the where thirteenth game of the season proved to be unlucky for Dundrum.
Unfortunately it was also their 13th loss, all out for 46 with veteran spinner Paul Stafford taking 5-13.
With other results not going in their favour it also condemned them to relegation to Section Two. Who will join them is still anyone’s guess as six sides are effectively second bottom with 24 points each.
At the top Downpatrick had a straightforward win over Holywood with professional Amit Patil starring with both bat and ball, taking three wickets and making 46. Carrickfergus had a struggle against neighbours Templepatrick and reached the 109 required with three wickets in hand.
I suppose it summed up Derriaghy’s season that Woodvale’s 97 almost became a mountain too high as Johnny Burnside took 5-22 as they hung on for a two wicket win. In what was practically a run fest by comparison Bangor had a five wicket win over Cliftonville in the final game.
All the big scores were in Section Two, with Armagh’s Matthew Steenson racking up another century in the 155 run win over Cooke Collegians.
Stevie Hanna did it again with 6-28 as Donaghcloney had an eight wicket win over BISC with Mansing Nigade chipping in with 85.
Laurelvale finally got it together with the bat, Mark Thornberry top scoring with 62no in a 32 run win against neighbours Victoria.
Over at Saintfield it was the McCann show with Darren scoring 53 and taking 6-22, Derrick chipped in with 44 in a 166 run win over Drumaness. Academy still remains top with games in hand.