Lisburn ease to routine win against slow-starting Lurgan

Saintfield's Paddy Telford is congratulated after bowling out CSNI's Dillon Agnew
Saintfield's Paddy Telford is congratulated after bowling out CSNI's Dillon Agnew

At Pollock Park home side Lurgan were soon in a sorry state against Lisburn at 29-6 thanks to an opening salvo of 5-18 from Mark Berry.

Ahmad Baig (31) added respectability getting the total up to 83.

Lisburn were back in the changing rooms with an eight-wicket victory in little more than eight overs.

Meanwhile, at Waringstown Ballymena had already been dismissed for 111, appropriately Lee Nelson finished them off with 4-26, two wickets each for James Hall and Kyle McCallan.

Again, few alarms for the home side losing only one wicket, James Hall to a superb caught and bowled from Michael Glass.

Man of the match adjudicator Alan Nelson certainly did not let family nepotism get the better of him giving the award to James McCollum for his unbeaten 38.

There was no no shock at Donaghcloney but a competitive fixture at least. Rahul Desai top scored with 46 for the home side as they posted 154 with Derriaghy’s Robert Cummins taking 4-37.

Bruce Topping certainly did his best to keep it interesting taking 4-51 and at 115-5 perhaps there was a sniff of a chance but Kaushik Aphale held it together with 35 not out to see the visitors home.

CIYMS finally got a win under the belt, dismissing Woodvale for 63, Johnny Thompson taking 4-17 and a couple of wickets each for Allen Coulter, Nigel Jones and Justin Kemp, eight wickets the final victory margin here.

Carrickfergus had a nine-wicket win over Bangor, Andrew Nixon top scored with 45 out of 147, Ashwin Shetty took 3-31.

In the Carrickfergus reply Iain Parkhill made 51 not out Michael Gilmour 43 and Jamie Holmes unbeaten again on 34.

In the final game Saintfield would have been reasonably happy to restrict CSNI to 184, (Shane Getkate 48, Ramanayake 4-30) but it still resulted in a 91 run defeat as Mansoor Amjad picked up 5-34.