North Down just gr-eight
North Down are the Ulster Bank Premier League champions for the eighth time in 12 years after Peter Shields’ side completed a thoroughly convincing victory over CIYMS at Belmont.
With Waringstown beating Civil Service North by 134 runs, North Down knew that only victory in their final game would suffice, but from the moment that Neil Russell and Andrew Sutherland put on 80 for the first wicket, the Comber side were in control.
Even a rain break failed to interrupt North Down’s progress as they moved from 107 for one at the interruption in the 22nd over to finish with 233 for five in their 38 overs with Taimur Khan completing his seventh half century of the season.
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