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Armagh aren't finished yet after a title hat-trick

By Staff Reporter

Published 12/08/2015

Harry Doyle with captain Matthew Steenson
Harry Doyle with captain Matthew Steenson

The title pressure is on the Armagh 2nd and 3rd XIs, after the Firsts completed a hat-trick of cup successes for the club in just four days with victory in the Junior Cup final on Saturday.

Following the Midweeks' triumph on Wednesday and the 1st XI winning the Twenty20 Shield final the following night, the teams did not even have to go out again after a rain interruption on Saturday, so far ahead were Armagh in their showdown with Civil Service North II.

When the rain stopped the umpires ruled there was time for 10 more overs but with Armagh on 156 for two, and a DLS target score of 154, Armagh had already done enough to win the game; the official result a 54-runs win as the par score after 34 overs was 102.

CSN scored 197 for nine in their 50 overs but an opening stand of 108 between man of the match Harry Doyle and Jamie Rodgers made inroads and although both were dismissed before the rain at Moylena, Steenson, with 29 not out, had put them in control and was given the cup by NCU president Billy Boyd.

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