CIYMS win to secure European League spot

CIYMS produced a remarkable bowling display to beat YMCA by 15 runs at Belmont on Sunday and seal their spot in the 2021 European Cricket League.
CIYMS celebrate their win over YMCACIYMS celebrate their win over YMCA
CIYMS celebrate their win over YMCA

After losing to Donemana by one run last weekend in the All-Ireland Twenty20 Cup semi-finals, the NCU champions got another chance to represent Ireland in the European competition in

La Manga next summer by virtue of winning the Irish tournament in 2019.

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They lost regular wickets throughout their innings but it was once again captain Nigel Jones, who also top-scored in the LVS T20 Cup final, that glued everything together for CIYMS as he hit 41 from 37 deliveries to push them up to 110/6.

Although not looking like a competitive total against a YMCA team that had won the All-Ireland Twenty20 Cup at the same venue 24 hours prior, Ireland international Mark Adair (2-16) picked up the wickets of Jack and Harry Tector in his first over to reduce the Dubliners to 3/2.

Jones (2-14) collected the crucial wicket of Curtis Campher (19) before James Cameron-Dow (4-10) produced a stunning spell, which included a final over hat-trick, to help his side book their tickets on the plane to Spain in May.


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