CIYMS edge out Instonians but North West final abandoned

Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen's superb 117 for CIYMS proved crucial in the NCU Challenge Cup final

CIYMS beat Instonians by 50 runs to win the NCU Senior Challenge Cup final for the first time at Comber on Saturday.

CIYMS made 259-7, with man-of-the-match Rassie van der Dussen top-scoring with 117, while Instonians were 195 all out.

Their target had been adjusted to 245 from 46 overs under the Duckworth Lewis requirement after rain stopped play.

The North West Cup final between Eglinton and Donemana has been rescheduled for next weekend after being abandoned on Saturday after rain.

Donemana were struggling at 112-6 when the match was halted, Richard Kee having scored 30 and Ireland bowler Stuart Thompson having taken 3-19.

The sides are trying to resolve the final at the second attempt after Friday's action was abandoned because of rain.

CIYMS were frustrated on Friday after an unbeaten 134 from van der Dussen counted for nothing, but the same player stepped up to the mark again with his innings on Saturday.

Van der Dussen's knock helped CIYMS post 237-3 from 41 overs in the initial encounter.

That left Instonians chasing 167 from 21 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis format before play was brought to a close.

Ulster Bank Challenge Cup final

CIYMS v Instonians at Comber

CIYMS 259-7 (50 overs) R van der Dussen 117, J Thompson 68

Instonians 195 J Shannon 61, N Russell 49, J Cameron-Dow 5-17

CIYMS won the trophy for the first time with a 50 run victory (DLS)

Rassie van der Dussen was named man-of-the-match

Danske Bank NW Senior Cup final (two innings)

Eglinton v Donemana

Donemana 112-6 after 37 overs

Match abandoned - will be replayed next Saturday and Sunday - August 8 and 9

Ulster Bank Premier League

Lisburn v Ballymena

Lisburn 164-9 (43 overs)

Under D/Lewis Ballymena required 162 from 43 overs

Ballymena 63 all out

Lisburn won by 98 runs

Carrickfergus v CSNI - postponed