Irish Senior Cup 2023
30 June Round 3: Phoenix v (Phoenix Park)
30 June Round 3: Merrion v Waringstown (Anglesea Road)
30 June Round 3: CIYMS v Leinster (Belmont)
30 June Round 3: Malahide v Instonians (The Village)
NCU Premier League
Woodvale beat Instonians by 3 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 22 June.
Instonians 282 (48.5 overs: Neil Rock 108, Nikolai Smith 67*, Ollie Metcalfe 20; Aditya Adey 5-69, Ludwig Kaestner 2-61)
Woodvale 285/7 (49.1 overs: Ruhan Pretorius 167*, James Rose 44, Ronan Restieaux 24; Cian Robertson 4-25)
Ruhan Pretorius, all smiles, wouldn't you be? - 167 not out (Robert Wills)
The Ruhan Pretorius show rolled on as he almost single-handedly beat Instonians with another incredible innings that keeps Woodvale top of the table. Neil Rock had crunched 13 fours and 5 sixes in his 72-ball 108, adding 140 in 22 overs for the fourth wicket with skipper Nikolai Smith (67*) but from 212 for 3 in the 36th over, Inst lost their way with Aditya Adey's five wickets keeping them to 282. It still looked more than enough as the home side slumped to 26 for 3 in the chase, but Pretorius produced another innings for the ages as he hit 14 fours and 10 sixes in his unbeaten 167 from 134 balls - the crucial stand 119 for the 5th wicket with James Rose (44). Too early or can Woodvale dare to dream?
NCU Premier League
Lisburn beat Cliftonville Academy by 54 runs
Wallace Park, 22 June.
Lisburn 258 (49.2 overs: Faiz Fazal 84, Nigel Jones 32, Mark Adair 30, James Hunter 33; Rory Bessell 3-64, Abhishek Raut 2-41, Matty McCord 2-46)
Cliftonville Academy 204 (48.1 overs: Abhishek Raut 60, Rory Bessell 34; Ryan Macbeth 3-23, Neil Whitworth 3-50, Faiz Fazal 2-15)
Thumbs up from Faiz Fazal (Dean Simpson)
Lisburn are in second place after a 54-run win over Cliftonville Academy at Wallace Park. Faiz Fazal hit 13 fours and a six in a top score of 84, while, there were 30's for Nigel Jones, Mark Adair (3 sixes), and James Hunter in their 258. Abhishek Raut made 60 in the chase, but they were always well off the pace - three wickets for Ryan Macbeth and Neil Whitworth.
NCU Premier League
Muckamore beat CIYMS by 1 wicket
Moylena, 22 June.
CIYMS 148 (48.4 overs: Tyron Koen 39, Bamanye Xenxe 24, Adam Heasley 20; Pavan Karthik 3-25, Jason vd Mewe 3-26, Sathish Suresh 3-41)
Muckamore 152/9 (47.3 overs: Shane Henderson 24, Curtis Moorhead 22*, Pavan Karthik 20*, Kyllin Vardhan 21; Jacob Mulder 3-15, Bamanye Xenxe 2-34, John Matchett 2-36)
Muckamore pulled off a thrilling 1-wicket win at home to CIYMS in the game of the day. Chasing 149, they looked dead and buried at 85 for 8 and 112 for 9, but firstly Shane Henderson (24) gave them hope, followed by a last wicket stand of 40 between Curtis Moorehead (22*) and Pavan Karthik (20*) that clinched an amazing win.
NCU Premier League
North Down beat CSNI by 6 wickets
Comber, 22 June.
CSNI 179 (36.2 overs: Colin Archibald 45, Harry Dyer 44, Adam Leckey 37; Peter Davison 4-41, Kerwin Mungroo 4-41)
North Down 184/4 (38.4 overs: Ani Chore 70*, Stephen Saul 57*, James Shannon 22; James West 3-31)
North Down were convincing six-wicket winners against CSNI thanks to a fine all-round display at Comber. Kerwin Mungroo and Peter Davison had identical figures of 4-41 as CSNI were in early trouble at 51 for 5, but they rallied thanks to a 69-run stand between Harry Dyer (44) and Adam leckey (37). Colin Archibald thumped four sixes in a top score of 45, but 179 looked very light. James West took three wickets as the visitors battled, but an unbroken 5th wicket stand of 91 in just 13 overs saw North Down race to the win in the 39th over - half centuries for Ani Chore (70*) and Stephen Saul (57*).
NCU Premier League
Waringstown beat Carrickfergus by 9 wickets
The Lawn, 22 June.
Carrickfergus 229/9 (50 overs: Ruan Haasbroek 71, Sam Gordon 52, Michael Gilmour 43; Josh Froggett 4-25, Adam Dennison 2-27, Graham Hume 2-30)
Waringstown 232/1 (40.4 overs: Adam Dennison 105*, Sam Topping 57, James McCollum 50*)
Adam Dennison scored another century as Waringstown made light work of a 230-run target to reignite their title challenge. Dennison hit 12 fours in his unbeaten 105, sharing stands of 120 for the first and 112 for the second wickets with Sam Topping (57) and James McCollum (50*) - both hitting seven boundaries in their half centuries. Carrick's innings also featured a century stand, with Ruan Hassbroek adding 104 for the third wicket with Sam Gordon (52). While the home side had a Test new-ball pairing in Bilawal Bhatti and Graham Hume, it was Josh Froggatt (4-25) who took the bowling honours.
NW Premiership
Eglinton beat Ardmore by 8 wickets
Eglinton, 22 June.
Ardmore 117 (35.5 overs; Haydn Melly 34; Andy Millar 3-15, Liam Doherty 3-21, Lahiru Dilshan 2-28)
Eglinton 119/2 (17.2 overs; Adam Lamberton 56*, Andy Millar 31, Lahiru Dilshan 26*; Harry Zimmermann 2-45)
Successful appeal by Andy Millar (CricketEurope)
Eglinton ran out deserved and emphatic 8 wicket winners at home to an out of sorts Ardmore. The Bleachgreen side batted first, but were soon in trouble with a succession of their batters playing some very loose shots. Haydn Melly's patient 34 the best of their disappointing effort of 117. There were three wickets apiece for Andy Millar (3-15) and Liam Doherty (3-21), with two for Lahiru Dilshn (2-28). Liam Doherty went to the first ball of the reply, but that was a false dawn for the visitors, as the impressive Adam Lamberton hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 56, sharing stands of 61 for the second wicket with Andy Millar (31), and an unbroken 58 for the second with Lahiru Dilshan (26*).
NW Premiership
Donemana beat Brigade by 8 wickets
The Holm, 22 June.
Brigade 137 (31.5 overs; Adam McDaid 38, Andy Britton 35; Andy McBrine 3-36, William McBrine 2-24)
Donemana 141/2 (25.2 overs; Gary McClintock 58, Rumesh Buddhika 54; Cameron Nawn 2-20)
Leaders Donemana widened the gap between them and the chasing pack with an emphatic 8-wicket win over rivals Brigade in a game reduced to 33 overs by overnight rain at The Holm. The Beechgrove side were looking to Scott Macbeth to hit them out of early trouble, but his wicket at 48 for 2 saw a mini-collapse as they slumped to 48 for 5. Adam McDaid hit 4 sixes in a top-score of 38 as he and Andy Britton (35) doubled the score. Three wickets for Andy McBrine and two for William saw Brigade 137 all out. Such totals rarely win matches at the venue, and this was again the case as Donemana's opening pair of Gary McClintock and Rumesh Buddhika both made half centuries in an opening stand of 99 that all but settled the contest. Buddhika hit 5 sixes and 5 fours in his 48-ball 54, while McClintock's 58 included 6 fours and 3 sixes, falling just before the end - Cameron Nawn with the two consolation wickets. A real statement win for the Tyrone side that gives them breathing space approaching the midway point next week.
NW Premiership
Newbuildings beat Killyclooney by 9 wickets
Foyleview Arena, 22 June.
Killyclooney 107 (22.2 overs; Jamal Anwar 50, Kenzie Hall 21; Jason Dunn 4-12, Ross Hunter 3-24, Trent McKeegan 2-30)
Newbuildings 108/1 (15.2 overs; Gareth McKeegan 76*, Jason Dunn 23)
Jason Dunn celebrates his four wickets (CricketEurope)
Newbuildings moved into joint-second place in the table after they recorded an emphatic 9-wicket win at home to Killyclooney. A half century from Jamal Anwar and 21 from Kenzie Hall saw 'Clooney reach 88-2 before the wheels came off in sensational style and the last 8 wickets added just another 19 runs. Jason Dunn (4-12) and Ross Hunter (3-24) did the bulk of the damage after Trent McKeegan's early 2-30 and chasing just 108 to win, the hosts made no mistake from there. Skipper Gareth McKeegan warmed up for Sunday's senior cup semi-final duel against Brigade hitting 9 fours and 5 sixes in an unbeaten 76 and with Dunn chipping in with 23, Newbuildings posted a bloodless victory.
NW Premiership
Bready beat Coleraine by 104 runs
Magheramason, 22 June.
Bready 284/3 (40 overs; David Rankin 106*, Kyle Magee 76, Gavin Roulston 50, Ryan Clarke 22)
Coleraine 180 (34.5 overs; Marcus Poskitt 69, Craig Averill 35; Nathan McCombe 3-17, David Rankin 3-25, Jamie Mutch 2-11)
David Rankin celebrates his century (CricketEurope)
A 164-run stand between David Rankin and Kyle Magee helped Bready see off the challenge of Coleraine at Magheramason by 104 runs. Gavin Roulston's half century and 22 from Ryan Clarke got the hosts off to a solid start, before Rankin and Magee lit the touch paper in the second half of the innings. Magee hit an even-time 76 while Rankin remained unbeaten on 106; moving through the gears late on to reach his 'ton' heading into the final over. The former Warriors man smashed 7 fours and 7 sixes- 46 runs coming off the last 15 balls he received as Bready set a mammoth target of 284-3. To be fair, Coleraine went toe-to-toe early on with Marcus Poskitt making 69 and Craig Averill 35 in a century stand for the first wicket. After that however, Gareth Burns with 16* at Number 11 was best of the rest as the Bannsiders were bowled out for 180; Nathan McCombe (3-17), Rankin (3-25) and Jamie Mutch (2-11) the best of the nine bowlers used as Bready picket up full points.
NW Championship
St Johnston beat The Nedd by 9 wickets
The Boathole, 22 June.
The Nedd 50 (16.5 overs; Scott Devenney 3-15, Ryan McAuley 2-3, Subhan Shirzad 2-6, David Anthony 2-14)
St Johnston 52/1 (8.1 overs; Jack Macbeth 21*, Michael Rankin 16*)
A tough season so far for The Nedd shows little sign of getting any better as they lost by 9 wickets at the Boathole. Scott Devenney (3-15), Ryan McAuley (2-3), Subhan Sherzad (2-6) and David Anthony (2-14) combined to see the Ballykelly side dismissed for just 50 in this one- Jamie Mills' 15 the best of that before Jack Macbeth 21*, and Michael Rankin 16* rattled off the required runs in 8 overs to ensure a maximum points win that keeps them very much in control of their own promotion destiny.
NW Championship
Fox Lodge beat Glendermott by 6 wickets
Ballymagorry, 22 June.
Glendermott 221/7 (40 overs; Ben Mills 79, Malinga Amarasinghe 57*, Leyland McElwee 26; Aaron Heywood 3-23, Adam Walker 2-34)
Fox Lodge 222/4 (38.3 overs; Gayan Maneeshan 100*, Craig Doherty 64, Brian Allen 40*; Todd Killen 2-42)
Half century for Craig Doherty (CricketEurope)
Gayan Maneeshan's unbeaten century helped Fox Lodge chase down Glendermott's 221 to win by six wickets with nine balls to spare. The Foxies had been in real strife at 7 for 3 - two wickets for Todd Killen and a run out - but the Sri Lankan and Craig Doherty totally transformed the innings with a fourth wicket stand of 154 in 25 overs. Doherty hit seven sixes in a fine knock of 64 before being caught at long-on off a full toss. Brain Allen (40*) though was on the mark right from the outset taking any pressure off Maneeshan, who scored exactly 100 not out that included 7 fours and 6 sixes. Earlier, Ben Mills again top-scored for The Rectory side making a quickfire 79 from 65 deliveries that included 8 fours and 5 sixes, with Malinga Amarasinghe also clearing the ropes five times in his 57 not out. Aaron Heywood (3-23) bowled well, while there were two wickets for Adam Walker (2-34) in a win that keeps Fox Lodge promotion hopes alive.
NW Championship
Strabane beat Burndennett by 7 wickets
Strabane Park, 22 June.
Burndennett 113 (37.2 overs; Derek Curry 20; Rhys Logue 2-11, John Mooney 2-14, Ryan Gallagher 2-18, Usman Azhar 2-19)
Strabane 119/3 (20.5 overs; Nasir Nawaz 54*, Kevin Gallagher 33*; Mark Pollock 3-43)
Nasir Nawaz scored an unbeaten 54 (CricketEurope)
Strabane moved to second in the table with a convincing 7-wickets win over Burndennett in the all-Tyrone clash at the Park. The visitors never got any momentum batting first, with tail-ender Derek Curry's 20 the best of a disappointing 113 all out. The Red Caps bowling unit were all on the money with two wickets apiece for Rhys Logue, John Mooney, Ryan Gallagher and Usman Azhar. Mark Pollock too three wickets in the reply, and at 49 for 3 the door was slightly ajar. However, Nasir Nawaz and Kevin Gallagher settled any home side jitters with an unbroken 4th wicket partnership of 70 in 9 overs. Nawaz top scored with an unbeaten 54 from 52 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes), while skipper Gallagher cleared the ropes twice as well as hitting twp fours in his 30-ball 33 not out.
NW Championship
Bonds Glen lost to Ballyspallen by 6 wickets
Bonds Glen, 22 June.
Bonds Glen 147 (33.5 overs; Sam Kincaid 28*, Pushpender Singh 27, David Cooke 25; Stephen Kennedy 4-15, Graham Kennedy 3-17, Stuart Kennedy 2-45)
Ballyspallen 149/4 (28.4 overs; Graham Kennedy 92*, James Cusack 28; Kyle Moore 3-27)
Ballyspallen are very much on the move in Section 2 and the Roe Valley side stunned Bonds Glen as they recorded a 6-wicket win at Kildoag. Sam Kincaid (28*), Puspender Singh (27) and David Cooke (25) fared best with the bat for the home side as they were all out for 147 and again it was the Kennedy boys who caused all the trouble with the ball. Stephen helped himself to 4-15, Graham 3-17 and Stuart 2-45 and a sparkling innings by Graham ensured the visitors went home with the points. With a return to Australia now imminent, 'GK' thumped 9 sixes and 7 fours in an unbeaten 92 and with James Cusack adding 28, the win turned out to be comfortable despite Kyle Moore's battling 3-27 for the Bee Gees.
NCU Section 1
Donacloney Mill beat Laurelvale by 12 runs
Factory Ground, 22 June.
Donacloney Mill 247/5 (50 overs: Matthew Lyttle 75*, Mark Campbell 51*,Shane Warren 39, Ryan McCart 23*, Atish Varape 23; Michael Burns 2-26)
Laurelvale 235 (46.2 overs: John Livingstone 61, Daryl Henry 48, Adnan Malik 34, Babar Khan 33, Mark Thornberry 21; Mark Campbell 4-45, Andrew Bingham 3-34, Timmy McClure 2-38)
NCU Section 1
Drumaness Superkings lost to Armagh by 116 runs
Village Ground, 22 June.
Armagh 285 (49.4 overs: Jamie Rogers 52, Quintin Dreyer 48, Michael Villiers 47, Michael Hoey 42, Sam Wilson 38; Neil Walsh 5-61, Darren Oldroyd 2-42)
Drumaness Superkings 169 (36.2 overs: James Cunningham 53, Neil Gelston 24, Neil Walsh 23*; Michael Hoey 5-32, Matthew Wright 3-44)
NCU Section 1
Ballymena beat Cregagh by 48 runs
Eaton Park, 22 June.
Ballymena 156 (41.5 overs: John Glass 59, Jonathan Browne 31, Adam McCormick 6-10)
Cregagh 108 (39.5 overs: Nikhilesh Ravikrishnan 35, Craig Boultwood 21; Glenn Adams 3-18, Anthony Frazer 2-16, Samuel Glass 2-23, Michael Glass 2-31)
NCU Section 1
Derriaghy lost to Lurgan by 8 wickets
Queensway, 22 June.
Derriaghy 154 (42.4 overs: Ross Bailey 43, Craig Lewis 23; Reghard Els 3-14, Paul Stafford 3-48)
Lurgan 157/2 (30.4 overs: Johnny Hunter 52*, Reghard Els 33, Stephen Johnston 26, Stephen Chambers 24*)
NCU Section 1
Templepatrick beat Belfast by 8 wickets
The Cloghan, 22 June.
Templepatrick
Belfast
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Rush lost to Railway Union by 18 runs
Kenure, 22 June.
Railway Union 187-5 (20 overs; Ashil Prakash 68, Fakhar Zaman 58; Asher Abbassi 2-10)
Rush 169-7 (20 overs; Finn McGee 51, Jarred Barnes 50; Zaman Safi 3-20, Mark Canniffe 2-29, Sankeerth Karpe 2-46)
An opening stand of 138 between Ashil Prakash and Fakhar Zaman was the catalyst for Railway Union's 18-run victory in the afternoon clash. A target of 188 looked tough and even more so as Zaman Safi's three wickets saw the hosts in trouble at 60 for 5. Jarred Barnes hit 5 sixes in a quickfire 50, adding 95 with Finn McGee, who top-scored with 51. Despite their efforts, Rush fell short.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Rush beat Railway Union by 8 wickets
Kenure, 22 June.
Railway Union 135-9 (20 overs; Philippe le Roux 42, Srihan Karpe 32, Fakhar Zaman 31; Alex Neary 3-24, Jared Barnes 2-27, Josh Doyle 2-27)
Rush 139-2 (12.5 overs; Nathan McGuire 62*, Josh Doyle 37)
There was little at stake at Kenure, but Rush gave the home support some cheer as they chased 135 to beat Railway Union by 8 wickets. Nathan McGuire's 33-ball unbeaten 62 (7 fours, 4 sixes) clinching the in in the 13th over.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Pembroke beat Merrion by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, 22 June.
Merrion 171-5 (20 overs; Swapnil Modgill 32, John Anderson 27; JJ Garth 2-20)
Pembroke 175-5 (19.5 overs; JJ Garth 53, Tim Tector 35; Melvin Devaraj 3-27)
Another thriller followed a similar pattern to the first match, but this time Pembroke prevailed to clinch a semi-final berth. Merrion's top 7 got runs with Swapnil Modgill's 32 and John Anderson's 27 the main contributions. A half century from JJ Garth and 35 from Tim Tector kept Pembroke ticking over, but with 18 needed from 7 balls their efforts looked in vain. Greg Hollins hit the last ball of the penultimate over for 6 to leave 12 needed from the last. Harbinson again took responsibility, but this time Jack Tector was the home hero, hitting the first ball for six, and the fifth for four to spark major celebrations at Sydney Parade.
CL T20 Cup
Group D: Pembroke lost to Merrion by 4 runs
Sydney Parade, 22 June.
Merrion 164-8 (20 overs; Adam Rosslee 29, Mick Lewis 27, Stephen Doheny 25; Byron McDonough 3-46, JJ Garth 2-23)
Pembroke 160 (19.5 overs; Nick Stapleton 46, Jack Tector 27; Melvin Devaraj 3-33, Sam Harbinson 2-26)
Merrion won a thriller to keep their qualification hopes alive and set up a winner-takes-all clash in the second match of the day. The Merrion top seven all got double figures with Adam Rosslee's 29 the best in their 164 for 8. Nick Stapleton's 46 kept Pembroke on track, but scoreboard pressure told, with Sam Harbinson's two wickets in the final over sealing an edgy victory.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Terenure beat Adamstown by 5 wickets
Terenure, 22 June.
Adamstown 119-6 (20 overs; Prabanshu Kamal 48; Dylan Cleary 2-14, Nawaz Khan 2-20)
Terenure 120-5 (19.3 overs; Devansh Singh 45, Donal Lynch 30; Nithin Padmaprabhu 2-17, Prabanshu Kamal 2-22)
Terenure were made to battle all the way as they claimed a final over five-wicket win over Adamstown. Prabanshu Kamal's 48 was the best of the visitors modest 119 for 6. Devansh Singh's sedate 45 anchored the reply, while Donal Lynch's hard-hit 30 (5 fours, 1 six) got them back on track - victory sealed with three balls to spare.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Terenure lost to Adamstown by 5 wickets
Terenure, 22 June.
Terenure 130-8 (20 overs; Sidharth Nair 57, Sadiq Safi 27; Nithin Padmaprabhu 4-23, Prabanshu Kamal 2-20)
Adamstown 133-5 (18 overs; Dinesh David 35*, Prabanshu Kamal 34, Suhas Yellur 30*)
Adamstown gained a morale boosting first win in the tournament as they chased 130 to beat Terenure by five wickets. Sid Nair hit 11 fours in his 57 as the hosts posted 130 for 8 - four wickets for Padmaprabhu. Dinesh David made a run-a-ball 35, while there were vital runs too for Kamal (34) and Yellur (30*).
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Leinster beat Phoenix by 7 wickets
Rathmines, 22 June.
Phoenix 121-8 (20 overs; Johit Munjal 27, Amish Sidhu 26; Jai Moondra 3-22)
Leinster 124-3 (17.3 overs; Bilal Azhar 64, Monit Patel 40; L Shields 2-23)
Leinster won the first game of the day that ensured their semi-final berth. Jai Moondra struck three early blows to put Shane Getkate, Jack Lalor and Tyrone Kane back in the hutch. Phoenix staged a mini-revival but 121 looked very light. Bilal Azhar hit 8 fours and 2 sixes in a 52-ball 64, adding 89 for the second wicket with Monil Patel (40) that made victory a formality.
CL T20 Cup
Group C: Leinster v Phoenix. Not played
Rathmines, 22 June.
Leinster
Phoenix
The game was not played with Leinster already assured of a semi-final place.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Civil Service lost to North Kildare by 4 wickets
Phoenix Park, 22 June.
Civil Service 106 (18 overs; Asadullah Ahmadzai 31; Husnain Maroof 3-17, Bakhtyar Nabi 3-29)
North Kildare 109-6 (17.4 overs; Abidullah Taniwal 27*, Husnain Maroof 25; Aamir Bafanda 3-10, Vivek Srinivasan 2-33)
Abidullah Taniwal hit 3 sixes in an unbeaten 27 as North Kildare chased 106 to win by four wickets. Three wickets apiece for Maroof and Nabi kept the hosts to the modest target, and despite wickets for Bafanda (3-10) and Srinivasan (2-33) they weren't able to deny the visitors this time.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Civil Service beat North Kildare by 4 runs
Phoenix Park, 22 June.
Civil Service 111 (19.1 overs; Mubasher Siddique 33; Kiran Patil 3-18, Bakhytar Nabi 2-17, Husnain Maroof 3-20)
North Kildare 107 (14.4 overs; Imran ul Haq 30, Yashraj Mate 25; Vivekanandan Srinivasan 7-22, Naveed Khan 2-19)
One of the games of the day saw an incredible bowling feat by Vivekanandan Srinivasan, who claimed seven wickets to help Civil Service defend 111, beating North Kildare by four runs.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Malahide beat Clontarf by 33 runs
The Village, 22 June.
Malahide 160-7 (20 overs; Ali Frost 41, Jeremy Martins 37, Younas Ahmadzai 36; David Delany 2-10)
Clontarf 127-9 (20 overs; Mitchell Thompson 26; Mike Frost 2-17, Mohit Sane 2-20, Andrew Sheridan 2-26)
Malahide made it two from two thanks to another fine all-round display. Younas Ahmadzai (36) and Ali Frost (41) added 70 in 7 overs and with Jeremy Martins hitting 3 sixes in a rapid 37, a total of 160 looked challenging. Clontarf could only muster 127 in reply, with two wickets apiece for Mike Frost, Mohit Sane, and Andrew Sheridan.
CL T20 Cup
Group B: Malahide beat Clontarf by 8 wickets
The Village, 22 June.
Clontarf 135-7 (20 overs; David Delany 46, Robert Forrest 25; Andrew Sheridan 2-27, Timcy Khanduja 2-27)
Malahide 137-2 (14 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 69, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 56*)
Half centuries for Younas Ahmadzai and Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin saw Malahide win the first of their two clashes with Clontarf and a place in the last four. David Delany's 46 was the best of a modest Clontarf effort of 135 for 7, and a barrage of boundaries by the Malahide openers made it look even more modest. Ahmadzai hit 6 sixes and 3 fours in his 34-ball 69, as he and McLoughlin-Gavin (56*) added 109 in under 11 overs to all but seal the win.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: The Hills beat North County by 48 runs
The Vineyard, 22 June.
The Hills 159-8 (20 overs; Brandon Kruger 51, Yaseen Sherzad 48; Alan Mathew 2-20, Eddie Richardson 2-27, Abdul Ghaffar 2-28)
North County 111 (18.5 overs; Ash Jain 32*; Brandon Kruger 4-7, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2-19, Cian Nulty 2-24)
Brandon Kruger's fine all-round efforts ensured the bragging rights were shared after the hosts fought back to make it one-all on the day. Kruger top-scored with 51, sharing a second wicket stand of 86 with Yaseen Sherzad (48) as The Hills made 159 for 8. Kruger then took 4 for 7 in a superb effort as County were bowled out for 111.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: The Hills lost to North County by 10 runs
The Vineyard, 22 June.
North County 132-4 (20 overs; Shreehari Madyalkar 43*, Sulieman Safi 42; Cian Nulty 2-18)
The Hills 122 (19.4 overs; Brandon Kruger 30; Eddie Richardson 3-13, Abdul Sattar 2-30)
North County edged out The Hills by just 10 runs in a tense encounter. Shreehari Madyalkar (43*) and Sulieman Safi (42) got County to what looked a modest 132, but fine bowling by Eddie Richardson (3-13) and Abdul Sattar (2-30) ensured a narrow win.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: Balbriggan beat Dublin University by 4 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 22 June.
Dublin University 179-8 (20 overs; Gavin Hoey 63, David Vincent 47, Jamie Forbes 33; Sebastian de Oliveira 3-22)
Balbriggan 181-6 (19.3 overs; Jordan Hollard 53*, Sebastian de Oliveira 51, Ghanim Dara 28, Cameron Rowe 23; Gavin Hoey 2-22, Theo Dempsey 2-36)
Half centuries from Jordan Hollard and Sebastian de Oliveria guided Balbriggan to a four-wicket last over win. Gavin Hoey thumped 7 sixes in a 29-ball 63, after an earlier stand of 63 for the second wicket between David Vincent (47) and Jamie Forbes (33). A target of 180 looked tough, but the hosts prevailed, just.
CL T20 Cup
Group A: Balbriggan beat Dublin University by 4 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 22 June.
Dublin University 177-4 (20 overs; Jamie Forbes 77, Gavin Hoey 58; Sebastian de Oliveira 3-20)
Balbriggan 178-6 (19.3 overs; Cameron Rowe 63, Ghanim Dara 43; Jack Atkinson 3-33)
Balbriggan made it through from Group A thanks to two wins against Dublin University. In the first game, a third wicket stand of 134 in 14 overs between Jamie Forbes and Gavin Hoey set the students up for a total of 177/4. Forbes 77 came from 55 balls and included 8 fours and 4 sixes, while Hoey's 58 saw him clear the ropes five times. An opening stand of 87 in 8.4 overs between Cameron Rowe (63 - 8 fours, 3 sixes) and Ghanim Dara (43) set Balbriggan on their way and although there were a few nerves as Jack Atkinson claimed three wickets, the Fingal side claimed the vital win that keeps them on course to defend their crown.
T20 World Cup
Group 1: Bangladesh lost to India by 50 runs
Antigua, 22 June.
India 196/5 (20 overs: Hardik Pandya 50*, Virat Kohli 37, Rishabh Pant 36, Shivam Dube 34; Tanzin Hasan 2-32, Rishad Hossain 2-43)
Bangladesh 146/8 (20 overs: Najmul Hossain 40, Tanzid Hasan 29, Rishad Hossain 24; Kuldeep Yadav 3-19, Jasprit Bumrah 2-13, Ashdeep Singh 2-30)
Runs for India's top three for the first time in the tournament but it required a late blitz from Hardik Pandya with 50* off 27 balls, (4x4, 3x6) to push them towards 200. India then restricted Bangladesh to 42 in the powerplay and to 67 at the half-way stage meaning that their opponents needed an unlikely 130 in their second ten. While Kuldeep Yadav had three wickets with his lift-arm wrist spin to set up that position it was Ashdeep and Bumrah who returned to apply the finishing touches to a comfortable win for the group leaders.
T20 World Cup
Group 2: West Indies beat USA by 9 wickets
Bridgetown, 21 June.
USA 128 (19.5 overs: Andries Gous 29, Nitish Kumar 20; Roston Chase 3-19, Andre Russell 3-31, Alzarri Joseph 2-31)
West Indies 130/1 (10.5 overs: Shai Hope 82*, Nicholas Pooran 27*)
After the early loss of Steven Taylor, Andries Gous and Nitish Kumar gave the USA hope of a substantial total with a partnership that saw them reach 48 at the end of the powerplay. But from there it was all a struggle as wickets fell steadily, and the final total provided no challenge to a West Indies side that raced to the win. In a display of power hitting Shai Hope cleared the ropes 8 times in his 39 ball innings with Pooran adding 3 of his own, to seal the win, just five balls after the drinks break. In a group where NRR will likely decide the second semi-final place, the Windies were hoping for a boost to their NRR, and that is exactly what they got, so much so that a win against South Africa overnight on Mon/Tue will see them into the semi-finals.
Round 2: Instonians beat CSNI by 65 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 16 June.
Instonians 269/9 (50 overs; Cade Carmichael 74, Nikolai Smith 61, Cian Robertson 33, Adam Ly 29, Andrew White 26; Colin Archibald 2-43, Finn Lutton 2-49, Adam Leckey 2-57)
CSNI 204/9 (50 overs; Stuart Thompson 51, Andew Cowden 32*, Harry Dyer 32, Ryan Hunter 25; James Lambert 2-15, Cade Carmichael 2-32, Cian Robertson 2-43)
Instonians won the other all-NCU clash, beating CSNI by 65 runs. A solid batting effort saw Cade Carmichael (74) and Nikolai Smith (61) both score half centuries, while there were contributions too from Cian Robertson (33), Adam Ly (29), and Andrew White (26). There was some resistance from Stuart Thompson (50), who added 80 for the 5th wicket with Harry Dyer (32). CSNI though never really threatened the target to keep the Shaw's Bridge side's hopes of a first Irish Senior Cup alive as they now face Malahide in two weeks' time.
Round 2: Leinster beat Brigade by 5 wickets
Rathmines, 16 June.
Brigade 179 (43.3 overs; Ryan Barr 69*, Marcello Piedt 41, JP Millar 21; Mark Tonge 4-21, Jai Moondra 4-24)
Leinster 181/5 (45.3 overs; Monil Patel 41, Mark Tonge 37*, Tom Johnson 28*, N Waghmare 27; Marcello Piedt 3-31)
Holders Leinster are into the last eight, ending North West interest in the process with a five-wicket win at home against Brigade. The visitors were soon in trouble and an early finish looked on the cards at 41 for 6 - wickets for Jai Moondra (4-24) and Mark Tonge (4-21). Ryan Barr hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in an unbeaten 69, as he and professional Marcello Piedt (41) shared a 7th wicket stand of 81 in 15 overs. Jamie Millar chipped in with 21, but while a total of 179 looked light, it did give something to defend. Piedt then grabbed three early wickets and at 101 for 5, the contest was very much in the balance. A sixth wicket stand of 80 between Mark Tonge (37*) and Tom Johnson (28*) soothed the Rathmines nerves, sealing the win in the 46th over.
Round 2: Pembroke lost to Waringstown by 25 runs
Sydney Parade, 16 June.
Waringstown 265/6 (20 overs; Greg Thompson 63, Morgan Topping 60, James Cameron-Dow 42*, Adam Dennison 41, Matthew Halliday 23; Gavin Hoey 2-35, Byron McDonough 2-38)
Pembroke 240 (47 overs: Nick Stapleton 63, Tim Tector 58, Danny Hogan 33; Josh Froggatt 3-32, James Cameron-Dow 3-49)
Action from Sydney Parade (Deryck Vincent)
Six times winners Waringstown are through after ousting Pembroke at Sydney Parade in a tight affair. Batting first the NCU side were looking comfortable at 64 for 0 thanks to runs for Adam Dennison (41) and Matthew Halliday (23). However, two wickets apiece for Gavin Hoey and Byron McDonough saw them stutter at 71 for 4. A fifth wicket partnership of 124 in 25 over between skipper Greg Thompson - who top-scored with 63 (8 fours, 1 six) - an in-form Ireland A player Morgan Topping (60) helped them recover to 265 for 6 - late runs for James Cameron-Dow (42*). The home side battled and were well in the game thanks to 50's from Nick Stapleton and Tim Tector. Danny Hogan (33) looked to be steering his side close to a famous win but Josh Froggatt was the late hero with a double-wicket maiden that sealed the two wicket win and set up the clash of the round at Merrion.
Round 2: CIYMS beat Muckamore by 8 wickets (DLS)
Belmont, 16 June.
Muckamore 208/5 (37 overs: Jason van der Merwe 59, Ben Calitz 57*, Kyllin Vardhan 40; Tyron Koen 2-33, Bamanye Xenxe 2-37)
CIYMS 221/2 (32.3 overs; John Matchett 106*, Chris Dougherty 73, Max Burton 26) (Rain interrupted. Reduced to 46 overs, further reduced to 37 overs. CIYMS target 219 off 37 overs.)
Centurion John Matchett (CricketEurope)
2022 winners CIYMS are safely through after John Matchett marshalled a successful chase of 219 in 37 overs. The skipper scored an unbeaten 106 from 98 balls (12 fours, 3 sixes) sharing an opening stand of 164 with Chris Dougherty (73). Max Burton then clubbed a rapid 26 to ensure no late drama, with the Belmont side easing to the 8-wicket win in the 33rd over. Earlier, half centuries from former CIYMS player Jason van der Merwe (59) and Ben Calitz (57*) had given Muckamore hoping of double cup success over the weekend, but it wasn't to be.
Round 2: Brigade v Leinster. Match abandoned.
Beechgrove, 9 June.
Brigade
Leinster
The holders had a wasted journey to take on Brigade with the weather never relenting, meaning the game will now be played at Rathmines on Sunday June 16th.
Round 2: CSNI v Instonians. Match abandoned.
Stormont, 9 June.
CSNI
Instonians
No play was possible at Stormont with a steady drizzle followed by heavier rain meant a frustrating day for all. At least the teams had a short trip and the match will now go ahead on Sunday at Shaw's Bridge.
Round 2: Waringstown v Pembroke. Match abandoned.
The Lawn, 9 June.
Waringstown 6/0 (1.2 overs)
Pembroke
Just eight balls were possible at The Lawn as Waringstown met Pembroke in a repeat of their 2019 final. The teams will now meet again at Sydney Parade on Sunday with Waringstown hoping that their Emerging Ireland trio of Tom Mayes, James McCollum and Morgan Topping will be allowed to play as they are scheduled to face West Indies U23 Academy in a four-day game starting next week.
Round 2: CIYMS v Muckamore. Match abandoned.
Belmont, 9 June.
CIYMS 77/2 (14.2 overs; John Matchett 46; Sathish Suresh 2-15)
Muckamore
It will be a trip to Moylena next Sunday for both sides after the game at Belmont was abandoned in the 15th over. Home skipper John Matchett had made 46 in CIYMS's 77 for 2 when play was stopped, never to resume - both wickets going to Satish Suresh.
Round 2: Balbriggan v North Down. Match abandoned.
Jack Harper Ground, 9 June.
Balbriggan 219/2 (30 overs; Chris De Freitas 107*, Cameron Rowe 82*)
North Down 23/2 (3 overs) (Target 127 off 11 overs)
It was a frustrating afternoon for Balbriggan who were well on top throughout their clash with North Down at Jack Harper Park only to be denied by the elements. The home side made 219 for 2 in a rain interrupted 30 overs with Chris De Freitas returning to form with an unbeaten hundred, sharing a century stand with opener Cameron Rowe (82*). More rain meant North Down were facing a near impossible 127 in 11 overs, and that got worse as they lost two early wickets. However, more showers meant an abandonment with the replay now at Comber next Sunday.
Round 2: Phoenix beat Railway Union by 180 runs (DLS)
Phoenix Park, 9 June.
Phoenix 385/9 (50 overs; Levon Shields 143, Tyrone Kane 76, Nic Pretorius 32, Shane Getkate 31, Johit Munjal 22; Piyush Sharma 3-88, Liam McCarthy 2-71, Sean O'Brien 2-78)
Railway Union 195/9 (40.1 overs; Kenny Carroll 41, Zaman Safi 41, Aakhil Prakash 30, Hamza Maan 27, Liam McCarthy 21; Amish Sidhu 3-34, Jack Lalor 2-34, Devender Ranolia 2-38)
Centurion Levon Shields (CricketEurope)
A third wicket partnership of 156 between Levon Shields and Tyrone Kane propelled Phoenix to an imposing 385 for 9 at home to Railway Union. Levon Shields - dismissed for 99 on Saturday - didn't miss out this time on the three figures landmark as he clubbed 15 fours and 4 sixes in 143 from 138 balls, sharing that stand with former Irish international Tyrone Kane whose 51-ball 76 included 8 fours and 4 sixes. Shane Getkate cleared the ropes four times in a 10-ball 31 as the home side plundered runs at will. Kenny Carroll and Zaman Safi both made 41 in the reply, but the Park Avenue side finished well short on 195 for 9, losing by 180 (DLS).
Round 2: Malahide beat Clontarf by 24 runs (DLS)
The Village, 9 June.
Clontarf 175/9 (50 overs; Reuben Wilson 43, Andrew Delany 23; Mike Frost 3-32, James Newland 2-33, Kelvin Donnelly 2-33)
Malahide 68/2 (11.3 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 33*; David Delany 2-37)
Action from Malahide (Deryck Vincent)
Malahide beat Clontarf and the weather to make it to the last eight in a 24-run (DLS) win at The Village. Reuben Wilson's 43 was the best of the Castle Avenue side's 175 for 9, with three wickets for Mike Frost and two apiece for James Newland and Kelvin Donnelly. Opener Younas Ahmadzai's unbeaten 33 ensured the home side were on the right side of the DLS calculations when rain forced the players off in the 12th over with Malahide on 68 for 2 - both wickets going to David Delany.
Round 2: Merrion beat The Hills by 231 runs
Anglesea Road, 9 June.
Merrion 419/6 (50 overs; John Anderson 178, Swapnil Modgill 115, Adam Rosslee 43, Stephen Doheny 32; Brandon Kruger 3-56)
The Hills 188 (32.5 overs; Muzamil Sherzad 72, Yaseen Sherzad 36, Brandon Kruger 35, Nicloaj Laegsgaard 21; Max Sorensen 3-45, M Deveraj 2-26)
Swapnil Modgill and John Anderson shared a second wicket stand of 284 (CricketEurope)
Two-times winners Merrion made an Irish Cup record score as they thumped The Hills by 231-runs at Anglesea Road. John Anderson made his 8th Irish Cup century - second only to Decker Curry's ten - hitting 22 fours and 8 sixes in a brilliant 178 off 134 deliveries in their 419 for 6. He shared a second wicket stand of 284, the second highest in the 42-year history of the competition, with opener Swapnil Modgill, whose 115 from119 balls included 12 fours and one maximum. Adam Rosslee cleared the ropes four times in a 22-ball 43 as Merrion piled on the misery. The Hills never threatened the huge target, but Mazamil Sherzad's 72 at least ensured some respectability as they scored 188.
Round 1: Cork County lost to Balbriggan 1-0 in a remote bowl-out
Mardyke, 26 May.
Cork County
Balbriggan
Balbriggan hero Cameron Rowe was successful in the bowl-out (Balbriggan CC)
No play was possible on the second and final attempt of the scheduled first-round replay at The Mardyke. A remote bowl-out was needed to decide who would progress with the Munster side missing all five attempts. Cameron Rowe was the Balbriggan hero as he hit on the second attempt to book their place in the last 16. There they will have a home tie against North Down at Jack Harper Park on Sunday June 9th.
Round 1: Cork County v Balbriggan - postponed.
Mardyke, 18 May.
Cork County
Balbriggan
The game at the Mardyke was called off after an early morning inspection which meant that Balbriggan were saved a wasted journey. The game will be replayed at Jack Harper Park in a few weeks.
Round 1: Brigade beat Woodvale by 119 runs
Beechgrove, 18 May.
Brigade 314/8 (50 overs; Scott Macbeth 123, Adam McDaid 61, Iftikhar Hussain 39, Aditya Adey 4-69, Ruhan Pretorius 2-45)
Woodvale 195 (40.1 overs; Ruhan Pretorius 103, Andy Britton 4-25)
Centurion Scott Macbeth (CricketEurope)
It was a tale of two centuries at Beechgrove with two of the country's in-form players going head-to head. Brigade batted first and plundered 314 for 8 with Macbeth hitting 12 sixes - one of which cleared the clubhouse - on his way to 123 off 87 balls. He added 136 for the 3rd wicket in 20 overs with Adam McDaid, who hit 7 fours in his 61. Woodvale's chase was all about Pretorius who also reached three figures - hitting 10 fours and 5 sixes in his 103 from 90 balls. He received little help and with home skipper Andy Britton taking four wickets, Woodvale were 195 all out - losing by 119 runs. Brigade therefore the only NW side in the last 16 draw.
Round 1: Bready lost to Phoenix by 258 runs
Magheramason, 18 May.
Phoenix 374/5 (50 overs; Jack Lalor 201*, Shane Getkate 77, Tyrone Kane 44; Pearce Ryan 2-63)
Bready 116 (26 overs; Gavin Roulston 45, Kyle Magee 28; Theo Dempsey 2-7, Tyrone Kane 2-23, Ash Bain 2-48)
Jack Lalor scored 201 (CricketEurope)
Jack Lalor's 201 not out propelled Phoenix to an emphatic 258-run win over Bready at Magheramason. The Australian hit 20 fours and 7 sixes in his brilliant knock, adding 90 for the 4th wicket with Tyrone Kane (44) and 169 for the 5th with Shane Getkate - who hit 6 sixes in his 77 from 45 balls. A final total of 374 for 5 was always going to be daunting, and the hosts never really got going despite Gavin Roulston's 45 and 28 from Kyle Magee. To add to Bready's woes Davy Scanlon suffered a stress fracture of his arm and was unable to bat - their innings closing on 116. A day to remember then for Lalor who has previously been in the Melbourne Renegades Big Bash squad, but never played.
Round 1: Killyclooney lost to Clontarf by 10 wickets
Killyclooney, 18 May.
Killyclooney 171 (31.1 overs: Mark Gordon 61, Kenzie Hall 45; David Vincent 4-36, David Delany 3-52)
Clontarf 176/0 (19.4 overs: Eoghan Delany 76*, David Vincent 73*)
David Vincent and Eoghan Delany shared an unbroken stand of 176 (CricketEurope)
An unbroken first wicket stand of 176 in under 20 overs between skipper Eoghan Delany and David Vincent hurried Clontarf to a 10-wicket win at Killyclooney. Delany's 76 came from just 50 balls and included 11 fours and 3 sixes, while Vincent's 73 from 69 deliveries saw hit stroke 10 fours and clear the ropes twice. The home side's 171 owed much to Mark Gordon with the left-hander hitting 6 sixes and 5 fours in a powerful 61 from 49 balls, while Kenzie Hall clubbed four sixes in his 45. David Vincent's four wickets would have meant he was a shoo-in for the Man of the Match if there was one, while David Delany took 3 for 52.
Clontarf Head Coach Andrew Poynter
Round 1: Instonians beat Eglinton by 142 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 18 May.
Instonians 307/5 (50 overs: Robert McKinley 107, Nikolai Smith 89, Ollie Metcalfe 64; Mark Averill 2-71)
Eglinton 165 (33.2 overs: Andy Millar 55, Ross McLaughlin 39; Cian Robertson 4-21, Ben Rose 4-52)
A century opening partnership between Ollie Metcalfe and Rob McKinley set Instonians on their way to 300+ total at Shaw's Bridge. After the departure of Metcalfe Instonians skipper Nikolai Smith and McKinley added a further 165 for the second, with McKinley finally falling for 107. The total was just short of 300 when Smith was out for 89 (9x4,3x6) no doubt satisfied that his side were well on their way to a win. Andy Millar had other ideas and the big left-handed opener raced to 55 off 40 balls (4x4, 5x6) before Ben Rose struck a massive blow for the home side in the space of two balls. The penultimate ball of the powerplay saw him bowl Miller and next ball a catch by Adam Ly saw professional Lahiru Dilshan depart without scoring, 72/0 had suddenly become 72/2 with both of the big threats gone. Rose made it a family affair as he claimed the wickets of the other two Miller brothers, both to Metcalfe catches. Cian Robertson was back to his parsimonious best, claiming 4-21 in his allotted ten overs as he and Andy White polished off what remained of the Eglinton lineup with only Ross McLaughlin providing any resistance.
Round 1: Carrickfergus lost to The Hills by 4 wickets
Middle Road, 18 May.
Carrickfergus 217 (49.1 overs; Michael Gilmour 72, Jake Egan 55, Ruan Haasbroek 36; Febin Manoj 3-22, Matthew Weldon 3-60)
The Hills 218-6 (46.5 overs; Andrew Kavanagh 61, Tomas Rooney Murphy 61, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 29; Prince Sharma 4-49)
Febin Manoj took 3 wickets on his senior debut (CricketEurope)
The Hills travelled to Carrickfergus and safely progressed to the last 16 with a hard fought four-wicket win. Contrasting half centuries from Michael Gilmour and Jake Egan helped the hosts post 217. Gilmour top-scored with 72 (6 fours, 4 sixes), while Egan's 55 included 4 fours and a six. Teenagers Febin Manoj (3-22) and Matthew Weldon (3-60) took three wickets apiece. Andrew Kavanagh and Tomas Rooney-Murphy each made 61 in a second wicket stand of 93, and at 189 for 2, the result looked a foregone conclusion. However, four wickets for Prince Sharma (4-49) saw the innings stutter before they clinched victory in the 47th over.
Round 1: CSNI beat Newbuildings by 76 runs
Stormont, 18 May.
CSNI 252-4 (50 overs: Stuart Thompson 87*, Jordan Neill 73, Paddy Beverland 36*; Ross Hunter 2-46)
Newbuildings 176 (40.3 overs; Gareth McKeegan 65, Ryan Hunter 38, Ross Dougherty 34; Adam Leckey 3-28, Jordan Neill 2-30, Matthew Foster 2-33)
Jordan Neill (CricketEurope)
CSNI skipper Stuart Thompson's unbeaten 87 from 71 balls (11 fours, 1 six) helped his side to a 76-run win over Newbuildings. Thompson shared an unbroken 5th wicket stand of 128 in 19 overs with Paddy Beverland (36*). Earlier, Jordan Neill also made a half century, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 73 as the Stormont side posted 252 for 4. Gareth McKeegan and Ryan Hunter - who hit 7 fours in his 38 - had the NW side in a good position at 90 for 1. McKeegan top scored with 65 (7 fours, 3 sixes), but his demise at 139 for 3 sparked a collapse as they lost 7 wickets for just 37 runs to be 176 all out - three wickets for Adam Leckey and two apiece for Jordan Neill and Matthew Foster.
Round 1: Ardmore lost to North Down by 14 runs
The Bleachgreen, 18 May.
North Down 185 (48 overs; Ani Chore 79, Mohammed Aahil 24; Harry Zimmermann 3-40, Rachit Gaur 3-42, Conor Brolly 2-12, Dharm Singh 2-42)
Ardmore 171 (39.1 overs; Ciaran Roundtree 87, Rachit Gaur 27; Liam Hayman 3-27, Kerwin Mungroo 3-28, Mohammed Aahil 2-32, Peter Davison 2-21
North Down side that beat Ardmore by 14 runs (CricketEurope)
North Down got the better of Ardmore in a close contest at The Bleachgreen with the Comber side winning by 14 runs. Ani Chore hit 6 fours in his 79 as the visitors posted 185 - three wickets for Harry Zimmermann and skipper Rachit Gaur, while Conor Brolly bowled an excellent ten-over spell to claim 2 for 12. Kerwin Mungroo (3-28) made early inroads in the chase,and at 87 for 5, Ardmore looked beaten. However, Ciaran Roundtree counterattacked as he added 64 for the 6th wicket with Mark Chambers. Liam Hayman (3-27) however got three wickets and despite Roundtree's 87 from 78 balls (8 fours, 4 sixes), Ardmore were 171 all out in the 40th over.
Round 1: Malahide beat Lisburn by 2 wickets
The Village, 18 May.
Lisburn 229 (49.4 overs; Faiz Fazal 81, Neil Whitworth 72; James Newland 3-45, Jeremy Martins 3-34, K Donnelly 2-39, Mike Frost 2-39)
Malahide 231/8 (49.2 overs; Jeremy Martins 73, Mohit Sane 43, Andrew Sheridan 33*, M Ford 26; Faiz Fazal 3-30, Neil Whitworth 2-47)
Malahide edged out Lisburn in a last over thriller in probably the game of the day. The Wallace Park side will rue throwing away a great position as a third wicket stand of 145 between Faiz Fazal and Neil Whitworth took them to 190 for 2 in the 40th over. However, from there they only added 39 to be 229 all out - three wickets apiece for James Newland and Jeremy Martins. The home side were in difficulty in the chase at 62 for 4, but Martins top-scored with an even time 73 (7 fours, 1 six), adding 112 for the 5th wicket with Mohit Sane (43). The game was still in the balance at 197 for 8, but Andrew Sheridan's unbeaten 33 got Malahide over the line with two balls to spare.
Round 1: Railway Union beat Cliftonville Academy by 74 runs
Park Avenue, 18 May.
Railway Union 224 (49.1 overs; Hedayat Ullah Khogiana 103, Liam McCarthy 22; Andrew Forbes 2-16, Matty McCord 2-43, Abhishek Raut 2-49)
Cliftonville Academy 150 (41.2 overs; Tommy Orr 33, Varun Chopra 27, Rory Bessell 25*; Srihan Karpe 3-32, Sean O'Brien 3-33, Liam McCarthy 2-13)
Hedayat scored a hundred (CricketEurope)
A superb century from young Afghanistan batsman Hedayat Ullah Khogiani was the catalyst for Railway Union's 74-run win over Cliftonville Academy at Park Avenue. He held the innings together with 103 (8 fours, 1 six) after they were struggling at 24 for 3. He added 55 for the 5th wicket with skipper Liam McCarthy (22) as they finished on 224. Tommy Orr top-scored with 33 in the reply, but three wickets for Sean O'Brien and Srihan Karpe, plus two for McCarthy closed out the win and ensured progress to the last 16.
Round 1: Pembroke beat Coleraine by 284 runs
Sydney Parade, 18 May.
Pembroke 394-7 (50 overs: Nick Stapleton 144, Tim Tector 124, Gavin Hoey 35, Danny Hogan 31, Jack Tector 28; Lee Ritchie 2-56)
Coleraine 110 (25 overs: Scott Campbell 36; Paul Lawson 4-34, Gavin Hoey 3-17)
Centurions Tim Tector and Nick Stapleton (CricketEurope)
2019 winners Pembroke brushed aside Coleraine, encountering little trouble as they won by a whopping 284 runs at Sydney Parade. Nick Stapleton and Tim Tector both made hundreds as they added 184 in 30 overs as the hosts plundered 394 for 7. Stapleton top-scored with 144 from 121 balls, hitting 9 fours and 8 sixes, while Tector's 124 from 100 deliveries included 13 fours and 3 sixes. Gavin Hoey hit four sixes in a quickfire 35, while Danny Hogan cleared the ropes twice in a hard-hit 31. The visitors never laid a glove in the reply as Scott Campbell's 36 was the best of their 110 - four wickets for Paul Lawson and three for Gavin Hoey.
Round 1: Merrion beat Donemana by 10 wickets
Anglesea Road, 18 May.
Merrion 190 (40.4 overs, Raymond Curry 78, Gary McClintock 25, Levi Dougherty 23, Rumesh Buddhika 21, Melvin Devaraj 5-35)
Donemana 191-0 (27.2 overs, Stephen Doheny 106*, Swapnil Modgill 72*)
Centurion Stephen Doheny (CricketEurope)
Two times Merrion had little trouble accounting for Donemana as they chased 190 to win by 10 wickets in the 28th over. Irish international Stephen Doheny hit an unbeaten 106 from just 81 balls that included 14 fours and 2 sixes. He found a willing ally in fellow opener Swapnil Modgill who made an unbeaten 72 in their stand of 191. Earlier Raymond Curry stroked 13 boundaries in his stylish 78, but from looking well placed at 80 for 0 and 147 for 4, the Tyrone side faltered to be dismissed for 190 - five wickets for Melvin Devaraj.
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