Waringstown beat Cregagh by 32 runs
Waringstown 161-1 (20 overs)
J Waite 76no, M McClean 53no, M Topping 24,
Johnston 29, S Nelson 44
On Saturday, Waringstown 1st XI play Merrion in the All Ireland Cup Final.
This will be a unique situation because the final was already pre scheduled to take place at The Lawn.
Please come along and support the team.
This is a Cricket Ireland Fixture so entrance charges do apply.
Students and OAP’s £6
Under 16’s Free
Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Waringstown beat CIYMS by 2 wickets
CIYMS 68 (21.5 overs)
N Burns 16, P Eaglestone 4-26, G Kidd 3-7, K MCCallan 3-6
Waringstown 69-8 (27.2 overs)
R Pretorius 28, J Thompson 3-18, N Jones 2-26, T Britton 3-13
Waringstown II beat CIYMS II by 8 wickets
A Harrison 5-12, S Kidd 3-17
M Hingston 28no, J Waite 24
Brigade II beat Waringstown II by 5 wickets
Waringstown II 170-7
A Waite 57no, M Hingston 53, J Mitchell 20, M Simpson 3-25, N Donnell 2-24
Brigade II 171-5
D Murdock 75no, M Gillespie 30, T Wray 22
Waringstown III beat Templepatrick II and are Junior League 3 Champions
Waringstown have signed a replacement overseas professional for Ruhan Pretorius who returns home after Saturday’s crunch NCU Premier League match against CIYMS.
The villagers are bringing in Juan De Villiers, a 26-year-old who plays for the Titans and Northerns in South Africa’s domestic competitions.
De Villiers will play in next week’s Irish Cup final against Merrion in The Lawn and is expected to make his debut in next Wednesday’s rescheduled match against Lisburn.
A fast-medium bowler, De Villiers has played 89 first-class matches and taken five five-wicket hauls.
He has a first-class batting average of 22 with three half-centuries and one hundred.
Le Nelson, the Waringstown captain, said: “I’m obviously delighted we have been able to bring in someone of JP’s calibre at this stage of the season, he has performed exceptionally well in both franchise cricket for the Titans and in the Lancashire League in England. Having played against him myself in South Africa a few years ago I’m well aware of the qualities that he will bring to Waringstown and hopefully match the recent achievements of Ruhan who has done exceptionally well.”
The title race remains intriguingly poised. Waringstown are level on points with North Down, but head the table courtesy of a far superior run-rate. For the first time, run-rate will be used to determine the champions if two teams are level on points.
Waringstown will be favourites on Saturday if the game survives the miserable weather, with most grounds in the NCU under water after a horrific week. Rassie van der Dussen has gone home, but CI have brought in Tom Smith, a batting all-rounder contracted to Gloucestershire and a former MCC Young Cricketer.
We will be taking a bus to the Ulster Plate Final on Sunday. Our 2nd XI are playing Brigade II at Bready CC.
Leaving The Lawn at 09.00 Sharp
The game starts at 12.00
Anyone wishing to travel should contact Alan Waite on 07977 119849