Ireland Under 19s continued their winning run with a 33-run win over Jersey in a game reduced to 25 overs.

That any play was possible was thanks to a Herculean effort by Dean Simpson and the Wallace Park ground staff following the relentless weather of recent weeks.

The hosts posted 170 for 5, with Hayden Melly making a steady 46, before late fireworks from Macdara Cosgrave and Carson McCullough.

They added 60 in just five overs, hitting a combined 5 sixes.

Louis Kelly (3-30) was the pick of the Channel Islanders bowling. It was a case of 'spin to win' for Pete Johnston's side with James West - one of four CSNI players in the squad - taking 3 for 17, and Merrion's Daniel Forkin again in the wickets, claiming 2 for 18.

Jack Stevens (40) and Charlie Brennan (21) did well for Jersey as they ended on 137.

The teams will meet again on Thursday at the same venue in a 50-overs contest.