A 9 wicket win at the home of holders and favourites Waringstown. Waringstown won the toss and elected to bat on what has to be one of the best grounds in Ireland 'The Lawn'. The home side were well placed at 60 for 0 after 10 overs and ready to launch an assault. But the Cregagh lads had other ideas; Andrew Welsh produced a stunning catch on the boundary to remove the dangerous Ross Waite.
The final 10 overs were dominated by the Cregagh lads and in particular the fielders. Waringstown finished their 20 overs 113 for 7 with Stuart Nelson and skipper Mark Johnston taking 2 and 1 wicket respectively.
The Cregagh openers Mark Johnston and Stuart Nelson strode to the crease knowing that a run a ball would see their team home. The boys play with a maturity beyond their years and took us to 40 off 7 overs before Mark fell to a great catch at backward point. Our other NCU representative, James Hume then joined Stuart and the pair knocked off the remaining runs for a 9 wicket win.
Stuart finished 62 not out and James 30 not out
Normally with 62 runs and 2 wickets Stuarty Nelson would get MOM most weeks. But for his stunning catch which totally turned the game on its head Andrew Welsh was the unanimous choice for Man of the Match.
Well done to skipper Mark Johnston and his troops, onward and upwards. Ballymena in the next round at home 31st May.