Vital time for local cricket clubs


Lisburn Cricket Club moved up to midway in the Premier League table last weekend, when they secured their third Premier League win on the trot on Saturday.

In spite of defeat at the hands of CIYMS in the Park on Sunday, Lisburn have eased their relegation woes somewhat.

Victory over CSNI pushed Lisburn well up the Premier table with 16 points leaving Derriaghy, CIYMS and North Down below them.

Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the team move to Carrickfergus to try to complete a ‘double‘ over their opponents having beaten them in the Park earlier in the season.

Elsewhere, Derriaghy travel to North Down for a must win game.

The Comber men have just three wins to date, one more than their visitors, but if the Queensway men could pick up four points here then they will feel more confident of another victory when the go to CIYMS on Sunday.

CI have two games in hand and would appear to have gained momentum following wins over Carrick and Lisburn. Both games start at 11am.

The main focus for the club on Saturday will be at home where the Seconds host Woodvale Seconds in the final of the NCU Intermediate cup, with play due to get underway at 12 noon.

Woodvale currently sit mid table in the league above the Queensway men and will probably start slight favourites, but having gone 11 league and 3 cup games undefeated this season Derriaghy will be confident of picking up this trophy again.