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Irish Senior Cup 2022
CIYMS beat Lisburn by 225 runs
Magheramason, 27 August.
 CIYMS 321/6 (50 overs; J Matchett 94, C Dougherty 93, J van der Merwe 49, R Adair 32; N Whitworth 2-63, M Berry 2-65)
 Lisburn 96 (26.2 overs; F Fazal 30, D Simpson 20; N Jones 3-15, J Mulder 2-8, G Kennedy 2-9)
Irish Senior Cup winners CIYMS (Pacemaker Press)
CIYMS made it an All-Ireland double after a resounding 225-run win over fellow NCU side Lisburn at Bready. Having been asked to bat, the Belmont side got a customary fast start from Ross Adair, who hit 4 fours and a six in his 32 from 30 balls. The game though was ultimately decided by a record-equalling second wicket stand of 174 between Man-of-the-Match John Matchett and Chris Dougherty. The pair matched each other blow for blow, scoring 12 boundaries apiece, with Matchett making 94 and Dougherty 93. The platform was perfect for CI, who added 101 in the last 10 overs – Jason van der Merwe bludgeoning five sixes and 2 fours in a brutal 49 from 23 balls to take them to a record final score of 321 for 6. Faiz Fazal (30) threw a few blows in the reply, but the chase never got going as Lisburn were skittled for 96. Skipper Nigel Jones took 3 for 15 including the prize scalp of Fazal, while there were two apiece for Jacob Mulder and Graham Kennedy in the one-sided win.
CIYMS captain Nigel Jones after winning the trophy
Phoenix lost to CIYMS by 6 wickets
Phoenix Park, 31 July.
 Phoenix 116/9 (25 overs; A Chester 29; J Matchett 3-19, A Coulter 2-20, K Dudgeon 2-32)
 CIYMS 117/4 (20.4 overs; J Matchett 55; D Ranolia 2-22)
John Matchett scored 55 (Rodney Smythe)
There will be a new name on the Bob Kerr trophy after CIYMS and Lisburn won their Irish Cup semi-finals. CIYMS ran out six wickets winners after restricting Phoenix to just 116 for 9 in a game reduced to 25 overs. Allen Coulter struck two early blows, including the free scoring Nic Pretorius. Man-of-the-Match John Matchett picked up three wickets, while overseas professional Keith Dudgeon claimed two in a highly disciplined bowling display. Adam Chester top-scored with 29 in what was in truth a poor batting effort. John Matchett got the chase off to a quick start, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 55 from 54 balls and from then the result was never in doubt. Nigel Jones (18*) and Jason van der Merwe (12*) sealed the win in the 21st over.
Nigel Jones
Lisburn beat Clontarf by 78 runs
Wallace Park, 31 July.
 Lisburn 231/8 (50 overs; F Fazal 51, D Simpson 45, N Whitworth 36, A Berry 24, D Miller 20; M Granger 3-30, L Thomson 2-39, R Cronje 2-47)
 Clontarf 153 (43.3 overs; J McNally 32, A McGeehan 24, E Delany 22; N Whitworth 3-36, M Humphreys 3-40, F Fazal 2-29)
Lisburn celebrate their Irish Cup win
Lisburn’s dream season continued as they pulled off something of a surprise to knock out highly fancied Clontarf with a 78-run win at Wallace Park. The win was set up by a real team effort with the bat as seven of the top eight reached double figures in their total of 231 for 8. Faiz Fazal hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in his 51, while there were runs too for David Simpson (45), Neil Whitworth (36) and breezy 20s from Adam Berry and David Miller 20. Mick Granger took 3 for 30, plus there were two wickets each for Luke Thomson and Ruan Cronje. Clontarf lost last week’s centurion David Vincent in the first over, and struggled against the talented home side attack. Neil Whitworth and Matthew Humphreys each collected three wickets as Clontarf were dismissed for 153, John McNally (32) and Aaron McGeehan (24) their main contributors in a disappointing chase.
Callum Atkinson
Round 3
Clontarf beat Leinster by 10 wickets.
Castle Avenue, 17 July.
 Leinster 88 (29.3 overs; Bilal Azhar 26; L Thomson 3-10, F hand 3-13, M Granger 2-30, D Delany 2-32)
 Clontarf 89/0 (22.2 overs; F Hand 58*, D Vincent 28*)
Fionn Hand scores a boundary (Lily Poynter/Deryck Vincent)
Clontarf reached the semi-final of the Irish Senior Cup with a dominant performance against Leinster at Castle Avenue. The 2013 champions set up the win with a powerful bowling display that saw Leinster’s promising early start disintegrate. Bilal Azhar (26) and Joe Carroll (19) had taken the Rathmines side to 47 for 1, before Mick Granger (2-30) broke the stand, having earlier removed overseas professional Ben Mitchell. That opened the door, and a flurry of wickets saw Leinster skittled for 88. Luke Thomson and Fionn Hand took three apiece, while David Delany and Granger claimed a brace. Clontarf had no trouble knocking off the runs, with Hand hitting 7 fours and a six in his unbeaten 58, and David Vincent 28 not out in an emphatic ten-wicket win.
Fionn Hand of Clontarf
Pembroke lost to CIYMS by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, 17 July.
 Pembroke 252/6 (50 overs; G Hoey 68, D Hogan 67, JJ Garth 32, T Lawson 32; J Matchett 2-28)
 CIYMS 256/5 (38.5 overs; J Matchett 102, J van der Merwe 47*, R Adair 47, G Kennedy 22; R Hopkins 3-52, P Sharma 2-46)
John Matchett scored a century as CIYMS chased 252 to beat holders Pembroke by 5 wickets at Sydney Parade. Missing their quartet of Irish internationals the hosts would have been relatively happy at the innings break with their total of 252 for 6 – half centuries for Danny Hogan and Gavin Hoey. The latter top-scored with 68 from just 44 balls, hitting 5 sixes and fours in an excellent knock. John Matchett is proving something of a golden arm, and he followed up his five wickets in the T20 on Saturday with another two here. It was with the bat however that he really came to the fore. After Ross Adair had given the innings a flying start with 47 from 18 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes), wickets for Ryan Hopkins and Piyush Sharma had the tie in the balance at 125 for 4. However, Matchett hit 14 fours and 3 sixes in an even time 102, adding 127 for the 5th wicket with Jason van der Merwe (47*) in a real statement win for a Belmont side chasing their first Irish Senior Cup.
Balbriggan lost to Phoenix by 5 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 17 July.
 Balbriggan 160 all out (36.3 overs; Abdul Samad 51, A Darroch 43, E Birch 22; O Hald 4-28, B White 3-46, T Kane 2-20)
 Phoenix 161/5 (40.4 overs; N Pretorius 91*, T Dempsey 21*)
Phoenix’s dream of reprising their 1986 triumph remains alive after they survived a Balbriggan fightback to win by five wickets at Jack Harper Park. Wickets for Oliver Hald (4-28), Tyrone Kane (2-20), and Ben White (3-46) had the home side in all sorts of trouble at 21 for 6. The tail wagged though due to fine innings from Abdul Samad (51), Andrew Darroch (43) and Eoin Birch (22) got them up to 160. Phoenix found the going tough initially too as they slipped to 22 for 3, but a Man-of-the-Match unbeaten 91 from Nic Pretorius saw them prevail. He hit 10 fours and a six in his 109-ball innings, sharing an unbroken stand of 77 in 14 overs with Theo Dempsey (21*) as they clinched the win in the 41st over.
Nic Pretorius who scored 91 not out for Phoenix
The Hills lost to Lisburn by 33 runs
Milverton, 17 July.
 Lisburn 248 (41 overs; D Miller 77, J Waite 45, F Fazal 39, M Berry 25* ; A Bain 2-34, L Shields 2-45, T Rooney-Murphy 2-45, J Tall 2-55)
 The Hills 215 (44.1 overs; M Commins 56, M Donegan 49, D Blignaut 31; J Manley 2-15, F Fazal 2-50, M Humphreys 2-51)
David Miller top scored for Lisburn with 77
Another side seeking a first Irish Cup success s Lisburn, who stunned two-times champions The Hills at Milverton. An aggressive batting display saw Lisburn race out of the blocks with an opening stand of 80 in 9 overs between Jonathan Waite, who made a run-a-ball 45 (5 fours, 2 sixes) and Faiz Fazal, who hit 7 fours and a six in his 39 from 27 balls. The Hills fought their way back, but David Miller’s counter-attacking 77 from 51 balls (9 fours, 4 sixes) got them up to 248. The Hills lost early wickets in the chase, but looked well placed at 145 for 3 in the 30th over, with Murray Commins (56) and Mark Donegan (49) well set. The turning point came with the run out of Donegan, which was quickly followed by the dismissals of Levon Shields and Commins. The hosts innings tailed away despite a defiant 31 from Dylan Blignaut, bowled out for 215 in the 45th over.
Callum Atkinson
Round 2
Lisburn beat Donemana by 84 runs.
Wallace Park, 19 June.
Lisburn 243 (50 overs; M Humphreys 58, N Whitworth 46, M Berry 39*, R Rankin 32; M Naveed 3-43, D Mehaffey 2-36, K Dougherty 2-47)
Donemana 159 (42.3 overs; W McClintock 59; C Atkinson 4-36, M Humphreys 3-27)
North West involvement in the competition ended as Donemana lost by 84 runs against Lisburn at Wallace Park. The home side lost professional Faiz Fazal in the first over, and looked in serious trouble at 79 for 6. However Matthew Humphreys (58) added 81 for the 7th wicket with Robert Rankin (32) and 75 for the 8th wicket with Mark Berry (39*) to get them to the dizzy heights of 243. Humphreys then took three wickets, and skipper Callum Atkinson 4-36 as Donemana were bowled out for 159 despite a battling half century from William McClintock.
YMCA lost to Pembroke on wickets lost.
Claremont Road, 19 June.
YMCA 189 (47.1 overs; C Campher 65, T Tector 35; B McCarthy 3-25, P Lawson 3-35, P Mehta 2-38)
Pembroke 189-9 (50 overs; B McCarthy 57, T Lawson 50; R Wilson 5-41, M O'Reilly 2-34)
Holders Pembroke are through by the skin of their teeth, by virtue of losing fewer wickets. YMCA rallied from 38 for 4 to post 189 thanks to a half century from Curtis Campher who added 68 for the fifth wicket with Tim Tector (35). Barry McCarthy took three wickets and was at the crease sooner than expected as Pembroke collapsed to27 for 4. He and skipper Theo Lawson both made half centuries in a stand of 99 to get the innings back on track. Ireland youth international Reuben Wilson took five wickets but it wasn't enough as Paul Lawson got the single needed to tie the scores from the penultimate ball of the match, and Piyush Sharma survived the final ball, denying YM the chance to force the super over in a game that was worthy of the final.
Theo Lawson on the thriller at Claremont Road
Leinster beat Waringstown by 88 runs.
Rathmines, 19 June.
Leinster 252 (50 overs; G Delaney 97, C Janik 41, B Mitchell 27, J Carroll 27, S Bahadur 27; J Gibson 4-24, R Allen 3-38, K McCallan 2-52)
Waringstown 164 (38.3 overs; J Gibson 53, J Mitchell 38*; B Mitchell 5-15)
Gareth Delany and Ben Mitchell were the stars of Leinster's victory over Waringstown
The competition's most successful side, Waringstown bowed out after being well beaten by Leinster at Rathmines. Gareth Delany hit 12 fours and a six in his top score of 97 in 93 balls, sharing stands of 76 with Saqib Bahadur (27) and 72 with Chris Janik (41) as they posted 252. Jamie Gibson (4-24) was the pick of the visitors' attack, while there were also wickets for Ross Allen (3-38) and Kyle McCallan (2-52). Waringstown captain Lee Nelson was scathing of Cricket Ireland's decision to arrange a Development XI friendly which robbed them of three high profile players for the game, and his mood wouldn't have improved when he fell to the first ball of the chase - one of five wickets for Ben Mitchell (5-15). Gibson hit a defiant half century, while James Mitchell hit few late blows in his unbeaten 38, but the result was a foregone conclusion - Waringstown losing by 88 runs.
Merrion lost to Clontarf by 46 runs.
Anglesea Road, 19 June.
Clontarf 226-9 (50 overs; E Delany 109*, J McNally 36, P Ryan 31; H Kennedy 3-32, M Sinan 3-49)
Merrion 180 (45.3 overs; F Marais 48, S Stanton 46; M Granger 3-18, R Cronje 3-32)
It looked as if it would be a one-sided contest at Anglesea Road after Clontarf slipped to 8 for 3 batting first against Merrion. However they rallied to make 226 thanks primarily to skipper Eoghan Delany who hit 11 boundaries in his unbeaten 109. He shared vital partnerships with John McNally (36), David Vincent (20) and Paul Ryan (31). Mick Granger (3-18) had the Merrion reply in trouble at 50 for 5, but they were given hope by a century stand between Franco Marais (48) and Sean Stanton (46). However once the partnership was broken by Ruan Cronje (3-32), Merrion were bowled out for 180.
CIYMS beat Newbuildings by 140 runs.
Belmont, 19 June.
CIYMS 326-8 (50 overs; R Adair 41, J Mulder 41, J Beattie 36, N Jones 32, C Dougherty 29; J Cameron-Dow 26*; R Dougherty 2-41, R Hunter 2-55, J Wilson 2-68, T McKeegan 2-73)
Newbuildings 186 (32.1 overs; J Wilson 124, G McKeegan 36; K Dudgeon 4-32, N Jones 2-1, J Mulder 2-44)
CIYMS are searching for their first win in the competition and were ruthlessly efficient in their 140-run demolition of Newbuildings. A solid batting effort saw double figures contributions from all ten batsmen, with Ross Adair and Jacob Mulder both making 41 in their total of 326 for 8. Newbuildings were without their talisman JT, and were soon in trouble as Keith Dudgeon took 4 for 32 including Ryan Hunter first ball. Skipper Jared Wilson added respectability with a brilliant 124 that included 12 sixes and 9 fours, but that and Gareth McKeegan (36) were all of note as they were bowled out for 186.
Nigel Jones speaking after his side's win
The Hills beat Cork County by 205 runs.
The Vineyard, 19 June.
The Hills 293-6 (50 overs; M Donegan 127*, C McLoughlin-Gavin 68; B McDonough 2-60, D Carey 2-60)
Cork County 88 (26.5 overs; A Farooqi 5-16)
Five wickets for Athar Farooqi
The Hills' quest for a third title is very much alive after a comprehensive 205-run win at home to Cork County. Mark Donegan hit 12 fours and 4 sixes in a hard hit 127 not out from just 91 balls as the Milverton side scored 293 for 6 - Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin also getting 68. Cork could only manage 88 in the chase, with five wickets for Athar Farooqi, and a first senior scalp for his younger brother Ashad, on a day when everything went right for The Hills.
Balbriggan beat Instonians by 26 runs.
Jack Harper Ground, 19 June.
Balbriggan 157 (48.4 overs; C De Freitas 74; D Rose 4-22, A White 2-19, J Magee 2-30, S Getkate 2-30)
Instonians 131 (35.4 overs; S Getkate 57; R Hadley 3-25, F Nasr 2-16, D Lewis 2-28)
Balbriggan showed their battling qualities as they fought back twice to oust 2011 finalists Instonians at Jack Harper Park. Chris De Freitas hit 11 fours in his 74 as they recovered from 75 for 6 to make 157. Overseas professional Daniel Rose took four wickets, while there were two apiece for Andrew White, James Magee, and Shane Getkate. The Shaws Bridge side looked well set at 95 for 3 in the chase, with Getkate scoring a powerful 57. However, they collapsed under the pressure, with Ryan Hadley taking three wickets, and Farooq Nasr and Lewis two apiece in a famous win which was well received by the sizeable home support.
Phoenix beat North Down by 202 runs.
Phoenix Park, 19 June.
Phoenix 355-6 (50 overs; G Dockrell 91, T Dempsey 69, N Pretorius 59, A Chester 53*, T Kane 26; A Shields 2-53)
North Down 153 (30.4 overs; T Mayes 60, N Brand 27; T Dempsey 3-31, O Haid 2-26, T Kane 2-29, B White 2-37)
Phoenix accounted for North Down in brutal fashion as they thumped the Comber side by 202 runs in another one-sided game. Their total of 355 for 6 was led by George Dockrell's 91 (6 fours, 4 sixes), with further half centuries from Theo Dempsey (9 fours, 4 sixes), Nic Pretorius and Adam Chester. North Down in reply could only manage 153, with Tom Mayes top-scoring with 60. Theo Dempsey took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Oliver Hald, Ben White and Tyrone Kane.
Round 1

Byes: Pembroke, Waringstown, Phoenix, CIYMS

Lisburn beat Malahide by 4 wickets.
Wallace Park, 21 May.
Malahide 180-8 (50 overs; F McAllister 46, M Frost 33, C Riches 32; C Atkinson 2-24, N Whitworth 2-28, F Fazal 2-30)
Lisburn 181-6 (47.2 overs; F Fazal 48, N Whitworth 27; R Kumar 2-27, C Shoebridge 2-41)
Lisburn produced a solid performance to oust Malahide by four wickets at Wallace Park. Former Irish international Fintan McAllister top scored with 46 as the village side posted 180 for 8, with contributions too from Mike Frost (33) and Callum Riches (32). Lisburn's attack stuck to their guns well, with two wickets apiece for Neil Whitworth, skipper Callum Atkinson and overseas professional Faiz Fazal. Fazal top scored with 48, as he and Jonathan Waite (24) broke the back of the chase with an opening stand of 75. Malahide battled gamely with two wickets apiece for Ravi Kumar and Cameron Shoebridge, but with the top six all reaching double figures, Lisburn clinched the win in the 48th over.
North Down beat Brigade by 10 wickets.
Comber, 21 May.
Brigade 174 (47.2 overs; K Magee 55, D Barr 49; A Shields 5-30, T Mayes 3-41)
North Down 175-0 (28.5 overs; A Shields 77*, A Chore 77*)
Brigade's poor form continued as they were on the end of a ten-wicket mauling by North Down at Comber. Batting first the Beechgrove side scored 174 all out with home skipper Ally Shields having a five wicket haul as he ripped out the middle order, and was well supported by Tom Mayes who took 3 for 41. Kyle Magee hit five fours and a six in a top score of 55, adding 67 for the third wicket with David Barr, who made 49. From 107 for 2, the innings petered out and a final total of 174 always looked woefully inadequate. Shields and Ani Chore ensured a nerveless chase as they shared an opening stand of 175 to ease to a ten wickets win in the 29th over. Both made 77 not out, with Shields hitting 9 fours and a six, while the ever consistent Chore struck six boundaries and cleared the ropes once in a very one-sided contest.
Newbuildings beat Carrickfergus by 99 runs (DLS).
Foyleview, 21 May.
Newbuildings 312-5 (50 overs; R Hunter 115, J Thompson 66*, G McKeegan 47, J Wilson 37; C Averill 2-40, A Shetty 2-62)
Carrickfergus 201 (39.2 overs; G Snyman 90, C van der Walt 42; R Hunter 3-55, G Mitchell 2-3, J Dunn 2-26, J Wilson 2-38)
Target 301 in 47 overs.
Ryan Hunter scored a century for Newbuildings
Ryan struck his second century in a week for Newbuildings to end Carrickfergus's hopes of reaching the second round of the Irish Cup at the Foyleview Arena. Hunter made a classy 115 from 148 balls, including three sixes and 12 fours, and with Johnny Thompson weighing in with 66 not out from 38 balls at the death the home side posted a mighty 312-5 from their 50 overs. Jacques Snyman proved the most economical of the Carrick bowlers, taking 1-38 from 10 overs while Ashwin Shetty and Craig Averill shared the other four wickets. The visitors reply got off to a rapid start despite grim conditions and the loss of Jeremy Lawlor for a duck but the end of Snyman for superb 90 saw the chase stall. The South African had stroked 14 fours and two maximums and taken the visitors to 133-2 before he was removed by Ross Hunter at the end of the 24th over. CJ van der Walt offered some hope in the gloom with 42 but Hunter took 3-55 and there were two wickets each for Jared Wilson, Jason Dunn and Gary Mitchell as Carrick were bowled out for 201 in the 40th over.
Centurion Ryan Hunter speaks to CricketEurope
Ardmore lost to Instonians by 22 runs (DLS).
Bleachgreen, 21 May.
Instonians 197-8 (42.5 overs; C Carmichael 45, S Getkate 33, J Shannon 28, J Metcalfe 28; D Singh 2-27, T Koen 2-36, R Gaur 2-46)
Ardmore 163-8 (36 overs; C Curley 54*, H Zimmerman 38; A White 3-26, J Rose 2-42)
Target 186 in 36 overs
The winning Instonians side
Andrew White sent Instonians into the second round of the Irish Cup with a canny spell of 3-26 from eight overs that helped his side to a 22-run DLS victory over Ardmore in a rain-affected match at the Bleachgreen. Cade Carmichael top scored with 45 and Shane Getkate, returning from injury, made 33 as Instonians battled their way to 197-8 in 42.5 overs before a weather break ended the innings. Ardmore were initially set 202 to win from 42 overs when play resumed but another stoppage after seven overs of the reply saw the target revised to 186 off 36 overs. Harry Zimmermann built a platform for the home side with 38 from 66 balls but the 100 did not come up until the 29th over and Ardmore had left themselves too much to do despite the best efforts of all-rounder Ciaran Curley. The hard-hitting No 7 cleared the boundary four times and hit three fours as he raced to 54 not out from 38 balls. Curley shared an eighth-wicket partnership of 58 with Mark Chambers (10) but the 42 needed from the final two overs proved beyond Ardmore.
Woodvale lost to Balbriggan by 3 wickets.
Ballygomartin Road, 21 May.
Woodvale 172-9 (50 overs; M Warke 33, R Restieaux 32, C Robinson 30; C de Freitas 3-14, D Lues 3-29, F Nasr 2-24)
Balbriggan 175-7 (46 overs; G Dara 48, C Fletcher 41, C de Freitas 28; C Robinson 4-31)
Woodvale's Michael Warke hits out against Balbriggan
Balbriggan are safely through after winning a hard-fought encounter at Ballygomartin Road against Woodvale in tough conditions, The hosts 172 for 9 was built around 30s from Michael Warke, Ronan Restieaux (32) and Carl Robinson (30). The North Dublin side's attack was well led by Chris De Freitas (3-14) and Dylan Lues (3-29), with two wickets for Farooq Nasr taking a brace. Ghanim Dara (48), Conor Fletcher (41) and Chris De Freitas (28) were all in the runs as they reached 138 for 2 in the chase, but fibut four wickets for leg-spinner Robinson (4-31) saw a late wobble before they clinched the win with four overs to spare.
Merrion beat Coleraine by 112 runs.
Anglesea Road, 21 May.
Merrion 341-5 (50 overs; J Anderson 101, S Doheny 86, S Modgill 69, J Carty 47; R Knox 4-77)
Coleraine 129-9 (30 overs; V Chopra 30, B Johnston 30*, R Karunaratne 28; A Sidhu 5-12, T Stanton 2-36)
John Anderson scored his seventh Irish Cup century to set Merrion on course for a convincing 212-run victory over Coleraine at Anglesey Road. The former Ireland international struck 10 fours and two sixes in his 101 from 77 balls, adding momentum to the home side's innings after openers Jack Carty (47) and Stephen Doheny (86) had added 105 in 22.4 overs. Anderson shared a third wicket stand worth 114 with Swapnil Modgill (69) before falling to Rory Knox in the final over as Merrion piled on 341-5. Knox was the most successful of the visitors' bowlers with 4-77 from 10 overs. Coleraine were unable to mount a challenge to the mammoth total and were dismissed for 129 in 30.3 overs, with left-arm spinner Anish Sidhu taking an impressive 5-12 from only 5.3 overs. Only Ravindra Karunaratne (28), Varun Chopra (30) and Ben Johnston (30) reached double figures for the north-west side who were well beaten long before their final wicket fell.
Clontarf beat CSNI by 6 wickets.
Castle Avenue, 21 May.
CSNI 196 (48.3 overs; T Johnson 58, C McMorran 32, L Georgeson 27; D Delany 4-33, F Hand 2-25)
Clontarf 179-3 (35 overs; D Delany 70, E Delany 67*, P Moor 29; F Lutton 2-23)
David Delany took four wickets and followed up with a top score of 70 as Clontarf saw off the challenge of Civil Service North by six wickets at Castle Avenue to reach the second round of the Irish Senior Cup. Paceman Delany bowled Paddy Beverland during his opening spell and after Troy Johnson had made 58 for the visitors he ripped through the lower middle order to finish with 4-33 from 10 overs. CSNI slipped from 143-3 immediately before New Zealand professional Johnson was caught and bowled by Paul Ryan to 196 all out in the 49th over. PJ Moor got the home side's chase off to a rapid start with 29 from 26 balls before a fourth-wicket partnership of 124 between Delany and his brother Eoghan put the win beyond doubt. Delany's 70 came from 68 balls, with three sixes and eight fours, while skipper Eoghan was unbeaten on 67 from 101 balls when Clontarf won with a full 12 overs to spare.
Donemana beat Harlequins by 98 runs.
The Holm, 21 May.
Donemana 174 (34.1 overs; G McClintock 61, B Dougherty 37; B Kruger 4-18. K O'Reilly 3-76, A Hickey 2-37)
Cork Harlequins 76 (33.5 overs; D Mehaffey 4-36, J McGonigle 3-5, W McBrine 2-21)
Gary McClintock set the Holm side on their way with a typically belligerent 61 (5 fours, 5 sixes) but it was far from plain sailing here either. It needed a lower order cameo from Billy Dougherty, who hit 5 sixes and a four in his 37, as the last two wickets added a very valuable 47 runs that allowed Donemana to set a target of 174. Brandon Kruger bowled well for the Munster side to claim 4-18 with skipper O'Reilly chipping in with 3-76. 'Quins never really threatened in reply; O'Reilly with an unbeaten 16 and Barend Vosloo (15) the best of their 76 all out. Dean Mehaffey (4-36) and a super 8-over spell from Jordan McGonigle (3-5 from 8 overs) kept the visitors at arm's length.
YMCA beat Bready by 4 wickets.
Claremont Road, 21 May.
Bready 131 (44.2 overs; I Samarasooyira 37; C Campher 5-27, R Anders 2-21)
YMCA 132-6 (24 overs; J Tector 38, T Tector 35; G McFaul 2-20, D Scanlon 2-26)
The Magheramason side posted 136 as they batted first at Claremont Road with Irosh Samarasooriya top scoring on 37. Ian Young (20) and Davy Scanlon (15) chipped in with cameos while Curtis Campher (5-27) dominated with the ball for YMCA. The hosts wobbled a bit in their reply despite Jack and Tim Tector getting them on their way with 38 and 35 respectively. It took an unbeaten 7th wicket partnership between Tom (22*) and Rory Anders (16*) to finish the job and send their side into Round 2. Gregory McFaul (2-20) and skipper Scanlon (2-26) did their best to keep the North West side in the hunt.
Fox Lodge lost to The Hills by 9 wickets.
Ballymagorry, 21 May.
Fox Lodge 29 (15 overs; D Blignaut 7-12, T Rooney Murphy 2-12)
The Hills 30-1 (4.2 overs)
German international Dylan Blignaut was the destroyer of Fox Lodge
Fox Lodge had a very chastening experience at home to The Hills as they lost by 9 wickets. No-one in the home ranks managed to get to double figures as Dylan Blignaut tore through the Foxies' order to finish with figures of 7-12. Tomas Rooney-Murphy added 2-12 as the Ballymagorry side were bowled out for just 29. Levon Shields made a quick 23 before he was dismissed by Adam Walker as Jeremy Bray's charges sailed into the next round.
The Hills captain Tomas Rooney-Murphy speaking after the match
Leinster beat Eglinton by 7 wickets.
Rathmines, 21 May.
Eglinton 89 (30 overs; T Orr 36; S Bahadur 4-12, G Delaney 3-26)
Leinster 92-3 (12.5 overs; M Mills 3-54)
Eglinton travelled a bit light and found things no easier at Rathmines as they lost to Leinster by 7 wickets. Tommy Orr's 36 was much the best of the villagers' 89 all out- only Mattie Mills (14) contributing anything of note elsewhere in the order. Saquib Bahadur (4-12) and Gareth Delany (3-26) did the bulk of the damage for the hosts and the same two players topped the batting returns as well. Delany made 19* and Bahadur 18* with Ben Mitchell chipping in with 17 in a cosy success.
Cork County walkover v North Kildare
The Mardyke, 21 May.
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