Lisburn CC 4th XI easily beat Monaghan 2nds by 130 runs at Wallace Park on Sunday.
Lisburn won the toss and batted first. Michael and Ben Glass had an excellent half-century opening partnership before Ben was LBW for 28.
Michael, particularly strong off the front foot, hit an outstanding 76, and with support from Gordon McCandless (25) and Nathan Doak (15no),
Lisburn set a daunting 188 for 5 in their 30 overs. Monaghan were under pressure immediately with opening bowlers Jude Postlethwaite (2 for 7) and Thomas Jeevan (1 for 8) bowling quickly and accurately. Nathan Doak (3 for 14) and Matthew Prentice (3 for 9) cleaned up the middle order as Monaghan struggled to 58 all out. The win maintains the 4ths unbeaten start to their league campaign.
Lisburn U13s lose
thriller against Inst As
Lisburn U13s fell heartbreakingly 1 run short against a very strong Inst A team.
Lisburn won the toss and chose to field first. Opening bowlers Jude Postlethwaite (0 for 14) and Nathan Doak (2 for 15) bowled extremely well and Inst As were in trouble at 9 for 2.
James Hunter then blasted a quick 41 which included four big sizes before he was retired. Inst managed to get to 115 for 5 which was a challenging target on a big pitch.
When Lisburn batted Michael Glass took the team immediately on the attack. He hit one 6 and seven 4s in an outstanding 44 before he was retired.
Nathan Doak held the team’s middle order together with a stylish 32. Matt Thornton followed his incredible catch earlier in the match with an equally amazing straight 6 to suddenly put Lisburn back on track for a famous victory.
However, he was run out next ball and ultimately the team fell just one short on 114 for 6.
It was one of the best all-round performances by the Lisburn U13s for many years, and sets the team up very well for their big cup match on Friday against Derriaghy and the rest of the league season.