Final issues decided in NCU
David Holmes (News Letter)
The final issues across the top sections of the NCU season were decided at the weekend.
On Saturday, in Section One, Woodvale’s seven-wicket defeat of Saintfield condemned the latter to relegation. Saintfield posted 99, with Saeed taking 5-16 for the visitors. In the Woodvale reply, David Connelly top-scored with 32.
Although already relegated from Section Two, Millpark managed to record a first win of the season by beating BISC. The McCarts - Paul and Ryan - helped Millpark reach 124 in the 18-run success.
Laurelvale met BISC aiming to overcome a 200-run deficit in search of promotion via net run-rate but were bowled out for 67 in an eight-wicket defeat.
Understrength CIYMS met CSNI at Belmont in the Premier League, with skipper Nigel Jones run out in the third over before John Matchett fell to a wonder catch by Paddy Park off Jason van der Merwe.
Chris Dougherty top-scored with 23 out of 84 and CSNI captain Andrew Cowden took 4-13. The visitors were then able to win in virtually cruise control to confirm fourth. Cowden posted 29 not out and Shane Getkate was 22 not out.