CRICKET: Ulster Cup semi-finals are washed out

The scene at The Green.Comber on Sunday
The scene at The Green.Comber on Sunday

The semi-finals of the Ulster Cup will be replayed after both ties not surprisingly fell victim to the weather on Sunday.

Eglinton’s tie with Instonians was the first to bite the dust with Waringstown’s visit to North Down following shortly afterwards.

With no Sunday alternative available, North Down and Waringstown have agreed to play a Twenty20 replay on Friday, August 7 at The Green.

The Eglinton versus Instonians rearrangement will take place on Sunday, August 16. It will be a full 40-overs per side game at the village venue.

The rearranged NCU Premier League match between Civil Service North and Lisburn was also washed out, along with the vital North West Premiership game between second-placed Brigade and the leaders Coleraine.

There was also disappointment in the NCU’s Junior Cup semi-finals.

Armagh and Laurelvale were washed out for the second time.

Waringstown and Civil Service North, due to meet in the other semi-final, were also left frustrated, but they do have another chance to replay the ties.

Like the NCU Challenge cup, there is now a facility to reduce the Junior Cup to 20-overs per side, thus avoiding any need for the lottery of a bowl-out.