1st XI into T20 Semi Final after CSNI Victory


Following a terrific win for the firsts against CSNI last night the side will have a home semi final at Wallace Park on the 9 July.
The plan is to make this a carnival fun day. The T20 semi final takes centre stage and we will have PA system, music, BBQ and bar. Following the game it will be over to our kids as minis convenor Andrew Brown has matches lined up for the young ‘uns who can also enjoy the atmosphere.
Depending on the result of the semi lots of us might decamp to the Lawn for the final, but otherwise the action will continue in the evening with the annual Jatko v Catko match, one not to miss.
The day will be rounded off with Willie Redpath and his band in the pavilion where the party will continue to late, late licence and drinks promotions. All welcome to come for the whole day. Let’s get behind the firsts, the kids and Jatko (sorry Callum) and make it a day to remember at the Burn

Youths make up for poor weekend from senior sides

After a disappointing weekend that saw little to cheer the hearts of the Lisburn faithful, with defeats for 1sts, 2nds and 3rds, two great wins for youth sides will have helped the supporters this evening.
First of all the under 15s recorded an excellent win in the Graham Cup semi final over rivals Instonians. Batting first the team scored a very competitive 137/2 in their 20 overs, built around a super 63* from Nathan Doak. If Nathan can’t make the NCU under 15 side, they must be extremely useful. He was given support from Michael Glass with 29 and Joel Dundas with 18*
Inst were never in the hunt from the very first over and the bowlers all did their job with discipline and skill to restrict Instonians to just 68 in reply. A most impressive win against the tournament favourites and setting up a local derby against Derriaghy in the showpiece under 15 tournament on Friday 24th. The good news didn’t end there as we won the toss for the right to host the final so all roads lead to Wallace Park this Friday for a 3pm start. All support welcome.
Across in Lurgan there was more success for our youth teams as the u11s recorded a comfortable 34 run win. Ben Gray starred with the bat with 26 helped by Neel Reddy, Josh Kamalarajam and Ben Armstrong who all got into double figures as they recorded a useful 102/7 in their 20 overs. The match was over as a contest after Dan Hearne’s opening burst of 3 wickets and virtually all the kids got a bowl, and bowled well, in restricting their opponents to 68/5 in 20. A great effort from all the team, well done on a first win.
Wednesday sees the under 11 B side in action against Inst, and the u13s are also in action against CIYMS in the cup on Thursday. Good luck to all

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