Waringstown beat Lurgan by 24 runs on DL.
Waringstown 125-0 off 13 overs. Thompson 41 and Hall 79.
Lurgan 31 off 5 overs chasing 55 to win.
Midweek team beat Portadown by 5 wickets
Portadown 134 -7
Hanna 33 ret, Allen 18no, Lyons 15
WARINGSTOWN fourths beat their clubmates in the third eleven by three runs in a thrilling finish at The Lawn on Monday.
Marcus McClean top scored with 58 and rising young star Jack Carson added 28 as the fourths totalled an impressive 160 batting first.
Thirds captain Andrew Beattie hit a half-century in reply and Robyn McClimond added 24, but the thirds were dismissed for 157 with just two balls remaining.
On Saturday the thirds were beaten by 32 runs at North Down. The home side totalled 143 for eight with Callum Adamson taking 3-26, McClimond 2-15 and Paddy Allen 2-30.
A slow start with the bat proved Waringstown’s undoing and although McClimond stroked five of the first six deliveries he faced to the boundary in glorious fashion he was left high and dry on 34 not out.
Waringstown seconds fell to a 27-run defeat to Instonians. A superb century from first eleven regular Robbie Kirk helped Inst to 211 batting first, with Alan Harrison claiming three wickets.
Despite 47 from Sam Wilson and a solid contribution from captain Alan Waite, the villagers were all out for 184.
1st XI lost by 5 wickets to Instonians
Waringstown 187-9 (50 overs, James Hall 59, K McCallan 36, J Bushe 38no, J Shannon 2-41)
Instonians 188-5 (46.4 overs, J Stevenson 45, A White 55, James Hall 2-24)
2nd XI lost by 27 runs to Instonians
Instonians II 211 (R Kirk 107, R White 34)
Waringstown II 184 (S Wilson 47, Acharya 4-30)
3rd XI lost by 30 runs to North Down
North Down III 143-8
Callum Adamson 3-26, R McClimond 2-15, P Allen 2-30.
Waringstown III 113
Monday nights – Mini Cricket Programme from P2 to 2nd Year Boys and Girls – starts on Monday 13th May 6.45 – 8.15pm.
Monday nights – Under 11 and Under 13 squads practice 6.30 – 8.30pm.
Tuesday and Thursday nights – 1st and 2nd team squad practice 6.30 – 8.30pm.
Wednesday nights - Under 15′s 6.30 – 8.30pm.
Wednesday nights - Ladies squad practice 6.30 – 8.30pm.
Wednesday nights – 3rds, 4ths and Midweek team practice – 6.30 – 8.30pm
WARINGSTOWN captain Kyle McCallan has played down his team’s status as pre-season title favourites.
The villagers are strongly fancied after adding Obus Pienaar, Greg Thompson and Phil Eaglestone to their squad over the winter.
Waringstown begin their campaign on Saturday against Civil Service North at Stormont and it promises to be a tough start. Wicketkeeper Jonathan Bushe is serving the second game of a two-match ban while Greg Thompson still has to finish his hockey commitments with Lisnagarvey. David Dawson is injured.
McCallan said: “The squad is shaping up very well and the only thing I’m concerned about is that while the squad looks very strong on paper, you don’t win anything on paper.
“Greg, Phil and Obus will bring a lot of quality of experience to be the squad and I’m very excited about the prospect. Obus was such a huge factor here two years ago, it’s no coincidence that although he went home early at the end of July we still went on to win the All-Ireland without him. The club was on fire with him here.”
McCallan expects the eight-team league to be just as unpredictable as it was a year ago.
“It’s a tough league, you used to have two or three givens but now there are no easy games,” he added. “A great frustration a few years ago was when we played North Down the winner of those games won the league. We beat North Down but then they didn’t end up losing another game the rest of the season. We lost two games and we finished runners-up, and I think that’s a poor indictment of the league. That’s not the case now, you need to play good cricket to win the league.”
McCallan identified plenty of other challengers. He added: “You can’t look past North Down, they are perennial challengers in all competitions, and they have been the best side in the NCU for the last number of years and CI have had another turnover in players. You don’t know what that will produce. Instonians and Lisburn look very strong. We will look after our ship and if we play good cricket then we will be hard to beat.”
Waringstown Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Ladies practice begins on Wednesday 1st May from 6.30 – 8.30pm at the Lawn and every Wednesday evening thereafter.
Our Coaches in charge of the Ladies Squad are Phil Eaglestone our Cricket Development Officer and Obus Pienaar our South African Overseas Professional. Both are ECB Level 2 Approved Cricket Coaches. All ladies/girls welcome from 13 years of age and over.
As we now have 4 girls in the NCU U17 squad the Club have an exciting Summer planned ahead for our Ladies Team.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Lawn for a fantastic Summer of fun.