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Waringstown breeze into final as Coleraine batsmen fail to impress


By Ian Callender

Waringstown set up a repeat of last year's Irish Cup final at the quarter-final stage on July 9, when they ended North West interest in this year's competition with a emphatic eight wickets victory over Coleraine at The Lawn.

Last year's beaten finalists needed only 25 overs to pass the Bannsiders' disappointing 167-7 as James Hall and James McCollum put on 131 for the second wicket from 120 balls. McCollum was out for 51, just nine short of victory, but Hall finished the game in style, with his fourth six, to go with 12 fours, his 91 coming off just 72 balls.

Not for the first time, Coleraine captain David Cooke defied opposition, he finished 71 not out from 130 balls but received little help from team-mates. Hall was also the most economical bowler, with 1-17 from his 10 overs.

Waringstown now have home advantage and the chance of revenge against Merrion but North Down must head south to Pembroke after they hammered Bready by nine wickets yesterday. Ireland international Andrew Balbirnie and Nick Cutler were both undefeated after adding 199, following David Scanlon's early breakthrough.

There was also a heavy defeat for Donemana in their rearranged game at The Hills, bowled out for 143 and despite Junior McBrine, playing in place of the injured Dwyane McGerrigle, having figures of 10-5-15-0, the Leinster side won by six wickets. In the Gardiner Bros Premier League, CIYMS, set 227 to beat Carrickfergus,were 38-4 but Nigel Jones and Matt McGillivray saw them up to joint second without further loss, while in the T20 Cup, Civil Service North kept their hopes of a semi-final place alive with victory over Instonians.

•PAKISTAN won the Champions Trophy with a crushing 180 runs victory over rivals India.


The Lawn: Coleraine 167-7 (D Cooke 71 not out, M Poskett 25, S Campbell 21, S Lazars 20; K McCallan 2-22, M Topping 2-23) Waringstown 173-2 (25.2 overs, J Hall 91 not out, J McCollum 51). Waringstown won by 8 wkts.

Milverton: Donemana 143 (37.1 overs, W McClintock 38, R-L Dougherty 27; R Cartwright 2-20, Yaqoob Ali 2-28, N Shoukat 2-32) The Hills 144-4 (39 overs, M Baumgart 58, R Cartwright 29 not out; W McClintock 3-41). The Hills won by 6 wkts.

Sydney Parade: Bready 219-7 (50 overs, D Rankin 43, J Magee 41, C Young 37 not out, I Samarasooriya 30, A Austin 20; J Balbirnie 2-39, P Lawson 2-53) Pembroke 221-1 (39.4 overs, N Cutler 110 not out, A Balbirnie 90 not out). Pembroke won by 9 wickets.


Belmont: Carrickfergus 226 (50 overs, P Botha 63, J Holmes 54, I Parkhill 28; A Coulter 4-31, J van der Merwe 2-38) CIYMS 229-4 (45.2 overs, N Jones 112 not out, M McGillivray 83 not out; P Botha 2-23). CIYMS won by 6 wickets.


Stormont: Instonians 133-8 (R McKinley 41 not out, B Adair 2-32) Civil Service North 137-6 (19.5 overs, G McCarter 40, C McMorran 40, B Adair 21; Nik Smith 2-19, R McKinley 2-25). CSN won by 4 wickets

Moylena: Lisburn 82-8 (G Koopman 37 not out; A Adey 2-12) Muckamore 83-6 (18.5 overs, A Adey 19; Nat Doak 2-7, G Koopman 2-14). Muckamore won by 4 wickets.

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