3 semi-final places have been booked with 1 place remaining as Instonians v Lisburn was called off due to Friday’s overnight rain.
Waringstown v Muckamore- Waringstown posted 271-9 off 47 overs with Greg Thompson and Pat Botha doing the damage with 98 and 91 runs respectively, both agonisingly close to reaching 3 figures. Muckamore were set a DLS par score of 270 from 47 overs but fell short by 112 runs with the pick of their batsmen being Ben Calitz who hit 68. An exit for Section 1 club Muckamore with it being their first defeat of the season after 15 games. Greg Thompson won the Player of the Match Award from Gallagher for his 98 runs and 2-21 with the ball.
CSNI v Derriaghy- Derriaghy were 123 all out after 39.3 overs with Craig Lewis top scoring with 29. Matthew Foster led the CSNI bowling and finished with figures of 5-19 winning him the Player of the Match Award from Gallagher. A comfortable 9-wicket win for CSNI.
Carrickfergus v CIYMS- An exit for last season’s competition winners CIYMS with the result being their first cup game loss in 2 years. Carrickfergus posted 168 from 49.2 overs, Van Der Walt top-scored with 41 and CIYMS’ Tyron Koen was the pick of the bowlers with 3-30. CIYMS fell short by just 7 runs with Ross Adair top scoring with 40 and Shetty and Snyman taking 3 wickets each for Carrickfergus. CJ Van Der Walt picked up the Player of the Match Award from Gallagher for his 41 runs and bowling figures of 2-18.
Instonians v Lisburn will be played on Sunday 9th July.
Both Gallagher Women’s Challenge Cup games on Sunday were postponed due to the wet weather.
Thank you to Gallagher Representatives Gary Elliott, Shane Matthews and William Sproule for being at the games and presenting the POTM awards.