Twenty20 Cup hopes still alive after win

JAMES Hall smashed an unbeaten 83 from 63 balls as Waringstown beat Lisburn by 34 runs to revive their Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup hopes at The Lawn last Wednesday night.

The villagers, who lost their opening group match to Carrickfergus in a bowl-out lottery, are back in contention after piling up 181-2 batting first.

Hall, who struck eight fours and three sixes, received great support from professional Glen Adicott, who smashed an unbeaten 42 from only 17 balls, including four fours and three sixes.

Greg Thompson gave Lisburn a flier in reply with 41 from 28 balls, including nine fours, and although Darry Brown hit 38 and captain David Simpson 35 not out, there was too much to do as they finished on 147 for five.

Keith Morrison was the pick of the home attack with three for eight.

Waringstown 181-2 (J Hall 83 n/o, G Addicott 44 n/o, S Harrison 25); Lisburn 147-5 (G Thompson 41, D Brown 37, D Simpson 35 n/o, K Morrison 3-8). Waringstown won by 34 runs.