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Eugene Moleon agrees to rescue Instonians

By Ian Callender

Eugene Moleon comes out of retirement today to play his first game of the season for Instonians in their Ulster Bank Challenge Cup game at Holywood.

The captain of last year's joint Premier League champions and beaten cup finalists had so far resisted overtures to play on, but has agreed to come in for the unavailable Andrew Forbes as the Instonians pace bowling is under pressure. Forbes plays for BRA in today's Ulster Bank Schools Cup second round game, ironically against RBAI at Osborne Park.

Gary Kidd plays for holders Waringstown, at Derriaghy, just 36 hours after the rare feat of taking four wickets in four balls, in the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup match against Lisburn.

After bowling Craig Ervine, he won two lbw appeals to complete his hat-trick and next ball got a hat-trick of leg befores to reduce Lisburn to 50 for eight. In response to Waringstown's 167-4, Lisburn were bowled out for 76.

Earlier, Civil Service North beat Muckamore 3-2 in a bowl-out.

In yesterday's National Cup matches, there were wins for Bangor by four wickets against Drummond (144-9), Laois (222) by 107 runs over Sion Mills and Creevedonnell (199-5) defeated Derriaghy by 85, with Leighton McGarrigle hitting seven sixes and five fours in his 82 not out from 45 balls for the 'Donnell.

Ballyspallen knocked out holders Malahide thanks to a bowl-out in Dublin, 3-0.

In the Ulster Bank Schools Cup, Campbell College bowled out Wallace High for 55 and won by eight wickets while Strabane Academy defeated Ballyclare High (101) by nine wickets.

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