Premier League cricket fixtures announced for 2016

Waringstown captain Lee Nelson with the Irish Senior Cup.
Waringstown captain Lee Nelson with the Irish Senior Cup.

NCU Premier League champions Waringstown will start their title defence away to Lisburn next April.

The villagers, who have signed South African Cobus Pienaar as their new overseas professional, will visit North Down in their second fixture on May 21.

New boys Derriaghy have been handed a daunting start with an opening-day trip to Challenge Cup holders CIYMS.

The other opening day fixtures see CSNI host Instonians and Carrickfergus travel to Ulster Cup holders North Down.

30 April

CIYMS v Derriaghy

CSNI v Instonians

Lisburn v Waringstown

North Down v Carrickfergus

21 May

CSNI v CIYMS

Derriaghy v Lisburn

Instonians v Carrickfergus

North Down v Waringstown

28 May

Carrickfergus v CIYMS

Lisburn v CSNI

North Down v Instonians

Waringstown v Derriaghy

4 June

CIYMS v Instonians

CSNI v Waringstown

Derriaghy v North Down

Lisburn v Carrickfergus

25 June

Derriaghy v CSNI

Instonians v Lisburn

North Down v CIYMS

Waringstown v Carrickfergus

2 July

Carrickfergus v Derriaghy

CSNI v North Down

Lisburn v CIYMS

Waringstown v Instonians

16 July

Carrickfergus v North Down

Derriaghy v CIYMS

Instonians v CSNI

Waringstown v Lisburn

23 July

CIYMS v Waringstown

CSNI v Carrickfergus

Derriaghy v Instonians

North Down v Lisburn

30 July

Carrickfergus v Instonians

CIYMS v CSNI

Lisburn v Derriaghy

Waringstown v North Down

6 August

CSNI v Lisburn

CIYMS v Carrickfergus

Derriaghy v Waringstown

Instonians v North Down

13 August

Carrickfergus v Lisburn

Instonians v CIYMS

North Down v Derriaghy

Waringstown v CSNI

20 August

Carrickfergus v Waringstown

CSNI v Derriaghy

CIYMS v North Down

Lisburn v Instonians

27 August

Derriaghy v Carrickfergus

Instonians v Waringstown

North Down v CSNI

28 August

CIYMS v Lisburn

3 September

Carrickfergus v CSNI

Instonians v Derriaghy

Lisburn v North Down

Waringstown v CIYMS