Dublin University were the shock winners on the opening day of the Leinster season, beating highly fancied Phoenix by 50 runs.

Head Coach Nigel Jones top scored with 52 from 39 balls, hitting 3 fours and 2 sixes, sharing a third wicket stand of 83 in 14 overs with skipper Sanil Gupta, who made 26.

Gavin Hoey hit two sixes in a breezy 23 as they finished on 137 for 4.

Max Neville then struck three early blows, including debutant Tyrone Kane, and Phoenix never recovered, ending on 87 for 8 - Aaron Cawley making 28.

The Hoeys, Streeks and Atkinsons at Trinity

Closest game of the day was at Balbriggan who will be left wondering quite how they managed to lose to Merrion.

Jack Carty top scored for the visitors, hitting 6 fours and a six in his 54 from 39 balls as Merrion made 126 for 7 - three wickets for debutant Chris De Freitas.

Balbriggan openers Connor Fletcher with 38 and Farooq Nasr 35, shared an opening stand of 71 in ten overs, and it looked a routine win was on the cards.

However, three wickets for James Hitchcock unsettled Balbriggan, who needing 16 off the last two overs lost four wickets in the space of seven deliveries to lose by five runs.

Two wickets apiece for Man of the Match Carty and Merrion captain Tom Stanton.

YMCA are up and running as they produced a fine all-round display to beat Terenure by 50 runs.

Jack Tector top scored with 43, while Bobby Gamble hit 36, and Tom Anders a breezy 32 as they made 152 for 6 - two wickets for Zubair Khan and Aidan Doyle.

The YMCA bowling unit kept a tight grip on the chase, with left-arm spinner Cillian McDonnell taking two wickets as the hosts made 102 for 6 - Mick Cotter hitting 32.

The Hills earned the bragging rights in the Fingal derby as they beat North County by seven wickets.

John Mooney top scored with 31, while there were 20s for John Devane, Jonathan Andrews and Sean Sludds in their total of 137 for 8 - skipper Tomas Rooney Murphy taking 3 for 19, while there were two wickets apiece for Levon Shields and Killian Everard.

Owen Graham struck twice to dismiss Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and debutant Murray Commins without a run on the board, but a third wicket stand of 92 in 10 overs settled the home side nerves.

Mark Donegan hit 47, while Levon Shields made 46 not and Dylan Blignaut an undefeated 27 in a fine win.

Nathan McGuire was in the runs as Rush beat Premier side Leinster at Kenure.

The Ireland Under 19 international hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in his 52 from 31 balls, while Asher Abbasi hit a 21-ball 47 with 7 fours and a six in their total of 179 for 8 - three wickets for Finn Conaty.

Saqib Bahadur with 43 and Aviral Shukla 32 got the reply off to a decent start, but four wickets for Daniel Coffey and two for Abbassi ensured a 31-run win.

Elsewhere, Cameron Shoebridge took four wickets as Malahide won by eight wickets at Railway Union, runs for Alan Reynolds 37, and Matt Ford 30.

Clontarf's trip to The Mardyke was a successful one as they beat Cork County by 84 runs.

Robert Forrest with 41 and PJ Moor (39) shared an opening stand of 58, and with Eoghan Delany scoring 35, a total of 170 for 5 was always going to be challenging.

And so it proved as four wickets for Fionn Hand on his Clontarf debut and three wickets for the returning Mick Granger saw the hosts finish well adrift on 86 for 8.

The Lawson brothers rescued Pembroke from a precarious 52 for 5 at North Kildare.

They added 89 in ten overs with Theo top scoring with an unbeaten 71 from 57 balls which included 7 fours and 2 sixes, while Paul made 22 not out.

Scott Ruttle claimed four for 25, while skipper Fiachra Tucker took  2 for 11 in the 23-run win.

League Cup A
Rush beat Leinster by 31 runs.
7 June, Kenure.
Rush 179-8 (20 overs) Asher Abbasi 57, N McGuire 52, J Barnes 31; F Conaty 3-16
Leinster 148-7 (20 overs) Saqib Bahadur 43, Aviral Shukla 32; D Coffey 4-23
League Cup A
Terenure lost to YMCA by 50 runs.
7 June, Terenure.
YMCA 152-6 (20 overs) J Tector 43, B Gamble 36, T Anders 32*
Terenure 120-6 (20 overs) M Cotter 32
League Cup B
Cork County lost to Clontarf by 84 runs.
7 June, The Mardyke.
Clontarf 170-5 (20 overs) R Forrest 41, PJ Moor 39, E Delany 35
Cork County 86-8 (20 overs) F Hand 4-12, M Granger 3-22
League Cup B
Railway Union lost to Malahide by 8 wickets.
7 June, Park Avenue.
Railway Union 107-9 (20 overs) Hashir Sultan 27; C Shoebridge 4-26, K Reynolds 3-8
Malahide 109-2 (15.5 overs) A Reynolds 37, M Ford 30*
League Cup C
Balbriggan lost to Merrion by 5 runs.
7 June, Balbriggan.
Merrion 126-7 (20 overs) J Carty 54: C De Freitas 3-25
Balbriggan 121-8 (20 overs) C Fletcher 38, F Nasr 35; J Hitchcock 3-20
League Cup C
North Kildare lost to Pembroke by 23 runs.
7 June, The Maws.
Pembroke 141-5 (20 overs) T Lawson 71*
North Kildare 118 (20 overs) Husnain Maroof 30; S Ruttle 4-25
League Cup D
Dublin University beat Phoenix by 50 runs
7 June, College Park.
Dublin University 137-4 (20 overs) N Jones 52, S Gupta 26*
Phoenix 87-8 (20 overs) A Cawley 28; M Neville 3-11
League Cup D
The Hills beat North County by 7 wickets.
7 June, Milverton.
North County 137-8 (20 overs) J Mooney 31, J Devane 29; T Rooney-Murphy 3-19
The Hills 139-3 (16.2 overs) M Donegan 47, L Shields 46*, D Blignaut 27*