A heroic combined batting effort from Ireland, headlined by half-centuries from Andy Balbirnie and Kevin O’Brien, ensured they set Afghanistan a tricky target of 147 to chase for victory at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in India.
Ireland Wolves have drawn a two-day warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI at the Katunayake Cricket Ground on Wednesday morning, with Head Coach Pete Johnston commending his squad during its first encounter with subcontinent conditions.
It started with January laps around a school sports hall and ended with a 137-run win over Donacloney Mill eight months later, but it was all worth it for Lisburn who can call themselves a Premier League club once again.
Back in 2014, Waringstown brought in overseas professional Shaheen Khan, and the South African got off to a flying start in the NCU, hitting 53 in his maiden game against Muckamore and took 2-42 from his 10 overs.
Templepatrick sealed a dream season when they were crowned Section Two champions on Saturday, bringing their trophy tally for 2018 to three after Twenty20 Shield and Junior Cup success earlier in the campaign.