It was a tough day for the NCU who lost to a very strong Leinster in the first of their four-match series this week in the game at RingCommins.

Knockharley's Lorcan Craik hit 107 from 47 balls as the hosts posted 302 for 7.

 

There were runs too for Jan Dijkstra (40) and Peter Le Roux (37), while Carrickfergus bowler Reuben McIlwrath took 2 for 34.

Chasing the daunting total the NCU were all out for 44, with three wickets for Gethin Kelleher (3-8).