Leinster T20 Cup 2024
Group A
The Hills4200280.01
North County420028-0.61
Dublin University410034-0.20

Group B
Civil Service400040-2.99
North Kildare400040-3.12

Group C

Group D
Railway Union400040-2.82

Group A: North County lost to Balbriggan by 8 wickets
Balrothery, 15 June.
North County 137/7 (20 overs; Alan Mathew 38, John Devane 38; Sam Willemse 3-25, Dylan Lues 2-19)
Balbriggan 138/2 (18.1 overs; Ghanim Dara 68*, Cameron Rowe 30)
Balbriggan won the latest Fingal derby with an impressive chase to beat North County by 8 wickets at Inch. The home side lost their big hitter Suliman Safi second ball to Dylan Lues (2-19), and with Sam Willemse taking 3 for 25, it was down to 38 apiece from John Devane and Alan Mathew to get them up to 137 for 7 in a stand of 76 for the fourth wicket. The reply was all about the opening stand of 94 in just 9.4 overs that all but settled the ga,e. Cameron Rowe made a run-a-ball 30, but it was an unbeaten 68 from 59 deliveries (9 fours, 1 six) from Ghanim Dara that was the match winning knock.
North County lost to Balbriggan by 9 wickets
Balrothery, 15 June.
North County 79 (17.5 overs; Ashish Jain 31; Sebastian De Oliveria 5-16, Jordan Hollard 2-17, Dylan Lues 2-20)
Balbriggan 80/1 (10/3 overs; Ciaran Gray 37*, Cameron Rowe 27*)
Balbriggan earned the bragging rights with a 9 wicket thumping of North County at Balrothery. Sebastian De Oliveria claimed a five-wicket haul, and with Dylan Lues and Jordan Hollard each taking two scalps apiece, the home side were dismissed for just 79 - Ashish Jain making 39. The reply was a formality, as Ciaran Gray (37*) and Cameron Rowe (27*) shared a second wicket stand of 63 in a bloodless win.
Group D: Merrion beat Rush by 65 runs
Anglesea Road, 15 June.
Merrion 219/3 (20 overs; Stephen Doheny 108, Swapnil Modgill 47, Peter Francis 47*; Hashir Sultan 2-34)
Rush 154 (19.4 overs; Jarred Barnes 38, Josh Doyle 36, Nasir Totakhil 27; Max Sorensen 3-30, Tom Stanton 2-17, Sam Harbinson 2-29)
Centurion Stephen Doheny (CricketEurope)
Stephen Doheny was in the runs again as he hit 11 fours and 6 sixes in his 108 from just 52 balls to propel Merrion to an imposing 219 for 3 against Rush. He shared stands of 106 in 10 overs with Swapnil Modgill for the first wicket and 98 in 8 overs for the second with Peter Francis - both of whom made 47. By contrast, Rush lost two wickets in the first three balls of the reply to Tom Stanton (2-17), and although Josh Doyle (36) and Nasir Totakhil (27) added 65 for the third wicket, the result was never in doubt, only the margin. Jarred Barnes hit some lusty blows in a top score of 38, but the visitors were dismissed for 154 in the final over - three wickets for Max Sorensen and two for Sam Harbinson.
Group D: Merrion beat Rush by 4 wickets
Anglesea Road, 15 June.
Rush 135/9 (20 overs; Nasir Totakhil 32, Nathan McGuire 30, Asher Abbasi 23; Hugh Kennedy 3-20, Melvin Deveraj 2-26)
Merrion 136/6 (19.1 overs; Swapnil Modgill 26, Sam Harbinson 24, Stephen Doheny 23, Peter Francis 19*)
Merrion did the double over Rush as they chased 135 to win by four wickets in the final over. Nasir Totakhil (32) and Nathan McGuire (30) were the best of the Kenuire's side 135 for 9 - three wickets for Hugh Kennedy and two for Melvin Deveraj. A steady batting effort by the home side with 20's for Swapnil Modgill, Sam Harbinson, and Stephen Doheny kept the chase on track, with Peter Francis (19*) sealing the win with five balls to spare.
Group C: Adamstown lost to Leinster by 3 wickets
Corkagh Park, 15 June.
Adamstown 80 (15.4 overs; Jai Moondra 4-15, Joey Carroll 2-11, Bilal Azhar 2-14, Mark Tonge 2-33)
Leinster 82/7 (16.5 overs; Pomin Ponselvan 3-17; Mark Tonge 33*)
Mark Tonge scored a match winning 33 not out (CricketEurope)
Leinster survived a real scare before securing a three-wicket win over Adamstown in a low scoring encounter. Jai Moondra took 4 for 11, and with two wickets apiece for Joey Carroll, Bilal Azhar and Mark Tonge, a target of 81 seemed a formality. However, three wickets for Pomin Ponselvan helped reduce Leinster to 42 for 6 in the 10th over. They were rescued by Tonge who hit four boundaries in his unbeaten 33, sharing a match-defining 7th wicket stand of 32 with Joe O'Sullivan.
Group C: Adamstown lost to Leinster by 8 wickets
Corkagh Park, 15 June.
Adamstown 89/8 (20 overs; Sidharth Biju 39; Bilal Azhar 2-12, Tom Johnson 2-16)
Leinster 91/2 (13 overs; Peter Lynch 39, Bilal Azhar 30)
Leinster made it two wins from two, as they made lighter work of their pursuit of a modest target at Airlie Park against Adamstown. The home side posted 89 for 8 with Sidharth Biju making 39 - two wickets for Bilal Azhar and Tom Johnson. An opening stand of 74 between Peter Lynch (39) and Bilal Azhar (30) ensured the Rathmines side coasted home to win by eight wickets in 13 overs.
Group B: Civil Service lost to Clontarf by 7 wickets
Phoenix Park, 15 June.
Civil Service 71 (18.2 overs; Paul Ryan 3-10, Mitchell Thompson 3-21, Cillian McDonnell 2-12, Shariful Islam 2-21)
Clontarf 72/3 (14 overs; Eoghan Delany 38*; Aamir Bafanda 2-23)
Paul Ryan claimed three wickets for 10 runs (CricketEurope)
Clontarf were another emphatic winner as they had little trouble accounting for Civil Service. The home side were skittled for just 71, with Paul Ryan and Mitchell Thompson taking three wickets apiece, while Cillian McDonnell and Shariful Islam picked up a brace each. Skipper Eoghan Delany hit an unbeaten 38 from just 36 balls (4 fours, 1 six) to give his side the seven wicket win with six overs to spare - two wickets for Aamir Bafanda.
Group B: Civil Service lost to Clontarf by 39 runs
Phoenix Park, 15 June.
Clontarf 159/4 (20 overs; David Delany 46*, John McNally 40*, Rahul Dalal 23; Aamir Bafanda 2-20, Naveed Khan 2-28)
Civil Service 120/9 (20 overs; Mubasher Siddique 36, Dhiraj Shetty 30*; David Delany 3-9, Daire Vickers 3-20)
Daire Vickers took 3 wickets (CricketEurope)
Clontarf made the trip to the Park a happy one as a fine all-round effort by David Delany and a rapid cameo from John McNally saw the Castle Avenue side win by 39 runs. Delany hit 46 not out, while McNally clubbed four sixes in a 20-ball 40 that took Clontarf to 159 for 4 - two wickets apiece for Aamir Bafanda and Naveed Khan. Delany then took 3 for 9 in the reply, while Daire Vickers (3-20) also picked up three scalps. Mubasher Siddique hit four sixes in an entertaining cameo, while Dhiraj Shetty ended on 30 not out as Civil Service ended on 120 for 9.
Group A: Dublin University beat The Hills by 20 runs
College Park, 15 June.
Dublin University 116/7 (20 overs; Rory Betley 24, Jack Atkinson 22; Tomas Rooney-Murphy 2-16, Brandon Kruger 2-23)
The Hills 96 (19.3 overs' Brandon Kruger 24; Mikey O'Reilly 3-16, Yash Balasubramanium 2-20)
Hat-trick hero Mikey O'Reilly (CricketEurope)
Dublin University beat The Hills in one of the closer matches of the day. The students Rory Betley didn't use up much of his daily allocation of steps hitting six fours in a top-score of 24 as Trinity posted 116 for 7. There were late runs too for Jack Atkinson (22) who added 41 for the 7th wicket with David Vincent (17*), and those late runs were to prove vital. Brandon Kruger made 24 in the chase, but a hat-trick for MIkey O'Reilly finished off the game as scoreboard pressure told - they lost five wickets for just 9 runs at the back end. Yash Balasubramanium picked up two which helped restricted the visitors to just 96 and put a dent in their qualification hopes.
Dublin University lost to The Hills by 6 wickets
College Park, 15 June.
Dublin University 116/6 (20 overs; David Vincent 39; Brandon Kruger 2-26, Sean McNicholl 2-27)
The Hills 118/4 (18.4 overs; Andrew Kavanagh 43*, Brandon Kruger 28)
David Vincent appeals (Deryck Vincent)
The Hills gained revenge for their earlier defeat with a six wicket win over Dublin University. The students made the exact same total of 116 - David Vincent hitting three boundaries in a top score of 39. There were two wickets for Sean McNicholl and Brandon Kruger, and it was the South African who got the start off to a decent start with 28. Andrew Kavanagh ensured a happy trip back to Fingal with an unbeaten 43 to seal the points with eight balls to spare.
Group B: North Kildare lost to Malahide by 8 wickets
The Maws, 15 June.
North Kildare 61 (10.1 overs; Mohit Sane 2-9, Andrew Sheridan 2-10, Kelvin Donnelly 2-12, Jeremy Martins 2-13)
Malahide 62/2 (5.3 overs; Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 31*)
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and Jeremy Martins (CricketEurope)
Malahide raced to a thumping 8-wicket win over North Kildare after another fine bowling display. The Maws side were knocked over for just 61 - batting just 10.1 overs in a game reduced to 12 a side. There were two wickets apiece for Mohit Sane, Andrew Sheridan, Kelvin Donnell and Jeremy Martins. The chase took just 33 ball, with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin hitting seven boundaries in his unbeaten 31.
Group B: North Kildare lost to Malahide by 35 runs (DLS)
The Maws, 15 June.
Malahide 155/7 (20 overs; Adam Doyle 37*, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 30, James Newland 22*, Andrew Sheridan 21; Yashraj Mate 3-30, Husnain Maroof 2-26)
North Kildare 94/9 (16 overs; Josh Uddin 48*; Andrew Sheridan 3-10) (Target 129 in 16 overs)
Adam Doyle batting (Peter Langan)
Malahide made it two wins from two as they enjoyed their trip to North Kildare. A real team effort saw them post 155 for 7 with teenager Adam Doyle making an unbeaten 37, and runs too for Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (30), James Newland (22*) and Andrew Sheridan (21). Rain meant an adjusted target of 129 in 16 overs, but only Josh Uddin made a fist of it, hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 48 from 44 deliveries - three wickets for Andrew Sheridan (3-10) completing a fine victory.
Group D: Pembroke beat Railway Union by 8 wickets
Sydney Parade, 15 June.
Railway Union 126/7 (20 overs; Kenny Carroll 28; Paul Lawson 3-21, JJ Garth 2-21)
Pembroke 127/2 (10.4 overs; JJ Garth 57*, Diarmaid Tucker 33, Tim Tector 21)
JJ Garth enjoyed a fine all-round game (CricketEurope)
Pembroke were merciless in their destruction of Railway Union in the first game at Sydney Parade. Kenny Carroll's 28 was the best of the visitors 126 for 7 - three wickets for Paul Lawson and two for JJ Garth. Tim Tector hit 5 fours in a rapid 21 to start the chase, and a second wicket stand of 81 in 40 balls between Garth and Diarmaid Tucker (33) all but settled the contest. Garth cleared the wall six times in his unbeaten 57 from just 23 deliveries, as well as hitting 3 fours in a real Man of the Match performance.
Group D: Pembroke beat Railway Union by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, 15 June.
Railway Union 110/7 (20 overs; Ashil Prakash 31, Srihan Karpe 30; Paul Lawson 2-35)
Pembroke 113/5 (14.3 overs; Fiachra Tucker 42, Diarmaid Tucker 37*)
The Tucker brothers (CricketEurope)
A third wicket stand of 73 between the Tucker brothers helped Pembroke to their second win of the day over Railway Union. The Park Avenue side posted a modest 110 for 7 with runs for Ashil Prakash (31) and Srihan Karpe (30) - two wickets for Paul Lawson. The chase wasn't as emphatic as previous ones, but Fiachra Tucker hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 31-ball 42, who in conjunction with Diarmaid (37*) ensured the five wicket win in the 15th over.
Group C: Terenure lost to Phoenix by 8 wickets
Terenure, 15 June.
Terenure 71 (18.2 overs; Amish Sidhu 4-10, Devender Ranolia 2-14, Daniel Sugrue 2-18)
Phoenix 77/2 (5.5 overs; Shane Getkate 38*)
Amish Sidhu took 4 for 10. (CricketEurope)
Phoenix were the quickest of winners in their first clash at Terenure. The home side were bundled out for a pitiful 71. Amish Sidhu's left-arm spin picking up 4 for 10, while there were two wickets apiece for Devender Ranolia and Daniel Sugrue. Shane Getkate wasted no time in thumping 5 fours and 3 sixes as made 38 out of the first 41 with only 14 balls of the reply gone. The hosts did pick up two consolation wickets but the game was done and dusted before the end of the powerplay. About as emphatic as it gets.
Group C: Terenure beat Phoenix by 9 wickets
Terenure, 15 June.
Phoenix 72 (13.4 overs; Jinal Khatri 4-13, Ben Dillon 3-21, Gethan Kelleher 2-18)
Terenure 74/1 (6.1 overs; Seamus Lynch 58*)
Terenure bowling heroes Benjamin Dillon and Jinal Khatri (Terenure )
There was an amazing turnaround in the second game of the day as Terenure hammered Phoenix in equally emphatic fashion. The visitors batting failed to fire as they could only muster 72, with Ben Dillon (3-21) doing the early damage, followed up by four wickets for Jinal Khatri and two for Gethan Kelleher. Seamus Lynch does what he does best, and thumped 5 fours and sixes in a whirlwind unbeaten 58 from only 22 deliveries as the 9-wicket win was sealed in the 7th over. It's a funny old game...
Dublin University lost to North County by 16 runs
College Park, 8 June.
North County 166-4 (20 overs; Suliman Safi 116*; Yash Balasubramanium 2-28)
Dublin University 150-9 (20 overs; Mikey O'Reilly 88*; Alan Mathew 3-22, Abdul Ghaffar 3-30)
Suliman Safi scored 116 not out (CricketEurope)
Suliman Safi thumped 10 fours and 5 sixes in a brilliant unbeaten 63-ball 116 as North County posted 166 for 4 against DU at College Park. The students made a brave fist of the chase thanks to Mikey O'Reilly's 88 not out from 72 balls (9 fours, 1 six) but they left themselves just too much to do, ending on 150 for 9 - three wickets apiece for Alan Mathew and Abdul Ghaffar.
Group A: Dublin University lost to North County by 4 wickets
College Park, 8 June.
Dublin University 141 (20 overs; Mikey O'Reilly 49, Nic Pretorius 37, Jack Atkinson 26; Eddie Richardson 3-21, Tanvir Hasan 2-12, Sean Sludds 2-22)
North County 142-6 (19.1 overs; Eddie Richardson 38, Suliman Safi 31; Jamie Forbes 2-30)
North County won both their encounters with Dublin University at College Park, with Suliman Safi and Eddie Richardson to the fore. Mikey O'Reilly (49) and Nic Pretorius (37) made runs in the students 141. Eddie Richardson took 3 for 21, and then top-scored with 38 as they won by four wickets in the final over. Suliman Safi also made 31 in the tense chase.
Balbriggan beat The Hills by 1 wicket
Jack Harper Ground, 8 June.
The Hills 133-8 (20 overs; Edson Silva 34, Muzamil Sherzad 26; Sam Willemse 3-7, Jordan Hollard 2-19)
Balbriggan 137-9 (19.3 overs; Dylan Lues 41; Cian Nulty 4-31)
Balbriggan edged out the Hills by one wicket in a last over thriller at the Jack Harper Ground. Edson Silva's 34 and 26 from Muzamil Sherzad got The Hills to 133 for 8 - three wickets for Sam Willemse. Cian Nulty's four wickets had The Hills on top despite a hard-hit 41 from Dylan Lues (4 fours, 3 sixes). There was still 21 needed with the last pair of Bilal Iqbal and Kashif Ali in the middle, but they got over the finishing line with three balls left much to the delight of the home faithful.
Group A: Balbriggan lost to The Hills by 3 wickets
Jack Harper Ground, 8 June.
Balbriggan 143 (20 overs; Cameron Rowe 65, Sebastian de Oliveira 27; Febin Manoj 3-22, Cian Nulty 2-23, Tomas Rooney-Murphy 2-28)
The Hills 144-7 (18.5 overs; Brandon Kruger 37, Andrew Kavanagh 36, Edson Silva 29*; Farooq Nasr 3-19, Dylan Lues 2-14)
Edson Silva (CricketEurope)
In a day of primarily one-sided contests, Balbriggan and The Hills served up two close matches, ending up with one win apiece. Cameron Rowe hit a 50-ball 65 (9 fours, 2 sixes) as Balbriggan made 143 - three wickets for Febin Manoj. Brandon Kruger (37) and Andrew Kavanagh (36) got the chase off to a fine start, but three wickets for Farooq Nasr and two for Dylan Lues had them in a little trouble. Edson Silva's unbeaten 29 the vital knock as The Hills won by three wickets with seven balls left.
Group B: Malahide beat Civil Service by 10 wickets
The Village, 8 June.
Civil Service 70 (16.3 overs; Kelvin Donnelly 5-10, Mohit Sane 3-17)
Malahide 72-0 (8.2 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 40*, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 21*)
Kelvin Donnelly took 5 for 10 (Deryck Vincent)
Kelvin Donnelly took a five wicket haul as Civil Service were skittled for just 70 in the Village - three wickets also for Mohit Sane. The chase was over inside 9 overs as Younas Ahmadzai hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 40, with opening partner Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin making 21 not out.
Group B: Malahide beat Civil Service by 67 runs
The Village, 8 June.
Malahide 184-3 (20 overs; Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 67, Jeremy Martins 49*, Alistair Frost 34)
Civil Service 117-9 (20 overs; Aakash Kutty 27; Mohit Sane 2-11, Timcy Khanduja 2-15, Rohit Pahuja 2-20)
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (Deryck Vincent)
Cormac McLaughlin Gavin top-scored with 67 as Malahide made it two wins out of two against Civil Service. The opener hit 6 fours and a six in his 56-ball innings, sharing stands of 88 for the second wicket with Ali Frost (34), and a further 82 for the 3rd with Jeremy Martins (49*) in their total of 184 for 3. CS in reply were kept to 117 for 9, with two wickets apiece for Mohit Sane, Timcy Khanduja, and Rohit Pahuja.
Group B: Clontarf beat North Kildare by 79 runs
Castle Avenue, 8 June.
Clontarf 220-2 (20 overs; Mitchell Thompson 104*, Rahul Dalal 91; Imran Ul Haq 2-30)
North Kildare 141-9 (20 overs; Badeeu Zaman 56; Mitchell Thompson 3-26, Cillian McDonnell 2-22)
Centurion Mitchell Thompson (CricketEurope)
Mitchell Thompson's unbeaten 104 helped Clontarf to an emphatic 79-run win over North Kildare. he hit 11 fours and 3 sixes in his knock, adding 144 in just 14 overs for the first wicket with Rahul Dalal whose 44-ball 91 included 14 fours and 3 maximums. A total of 220 for 2 was always out of the visitors reach - Zaman's 50-ball 56 (8 fours) the best of their 141 for 9. Thompson followed up his hundred with three wickets, while there were two for left-arm spinner Cillian McDonnell.
Group B: Clontarf beat North Kildare by 48 runs
Castle Avenue, 8 June.
Clontarf 165-6 (20 overs; Eoghan Delany 68, Mitchell Thompson 35; Imran Ul Haq 3-22, Bakhytar Nabi 2-27)
North Kildare 117 (19 overs; Moize Haider 33, Imran Ul Haq 30; Paul Ryan 3-27, Mitchell Thompson 2-17, Cillian McDonnell 2-33)
Clontarf skipper Eoghan Delany hit 8 fours in a top score of 68 to set his team on their way to a 48-run win over North Kildare. he shared an opening stand of 84 with Mitchell Thompson (35) as they made 165 for 6. The visitors were kept to 117 with Paul Ryan's 3 for 27 the most successful of the Clontarf attack.
Group C: Leinster beat Terenure by 8 wickets
Rathmines, 8 June.
Terenure 63 (18.5 overs; Aviril Shukla 3-8, Bilal Azhar 2-3, Tristan de Beer 2-10)
Leinster 66-2 (6.5 overs; Monil Patel 31*; Nitish Narayanan 2-22)
Terenure's fragile batting was exposed against a potent Leinster attack that kept them to just 63 - three wickets for Shukla and two apiece for Azhar and De Beer. Monil Patel's unbeaten 31 sealing the easiest of bloodless wins in just the seventh over of the one-sided contest.
Group C: Leinster beat Terenure by 8 wickets
Rathmines, 8 June.
Terenure 147-9 (20 overs; Seamus Lynch 73; Aviril Shukla 3-27, Monil Patel 2-9, Bilal Azhar 2-29)
Leinster 151-2 (12.5 overs; Jai Moondra 83*, Patrick Lynch 34; Jinal Khatri 2-12)
Leinster made it back-to-back wins over Terenure with a second eight-wicket win at Rathmines. It had started brightly for the visitors as Seamus Lynch hit 8 fours and 5 sixes in a 35-ball 73 to take them to 89 for 1 approaching the midway point. His dismissal though saw the innings falter and stutter to 147 for 9. An opening stand of 134 inside ten overs between Jai Moondra and Patrick Lynch (34) made the outcome a formality. There was one remarkable over from Abdul Amiri that cost a barely believable 45 - boundaries and extras galore! Moondra ended on 83 not out from just 33 deliveries (8 fours, 6 sixes) with victory coming in the 13th over.
Group C: Phoenix beat Adamstown by 8 wickets
Phoenix Park, 8 June.
Adamstown 131 (19.4 overs; Kunal Nagare 34, Aditya Gupta 34; Devender Ranolia 4-14, Levon Shields 3-11)
Phoenix 135-2 (14.3 overs; Johit Munjal 71*, Tyrone Kane 27)
Phoenix had little trouble accounting for Adamstown as they chased 132 in the 15th over. Kunal Nagare and Aditya Gupta each scored 34 in a 51-run opening stand, but their were pegged back by four wickets from the impressive Devender Ranolia and three from Levon Shields. Johit Munjal then hit 8 fours and 3 sixes in a 42-ball 71 not out, with Tyrone Kane clearing the ropes twice in his 27 as Phoenix won by 8 wickets.
Group C: Phoenix beat Adamstown by 93 runs
Phoenix Park, 8 June.
Phoenix 206-5 (20 overs; Levon Shields 99, James Maginnis 29, Tyrone Kane 24*; Prabanshu Kamal 2-51)
Adamstown 113 (17.5 overs; Rohit Gulati 34, Aditya Gupta 25; Devender Ranolia 3-8, James Maginnis 3-17, Daniel Sugrue 3-22)
Levon Shields just missed out on a century as Phoenix once again beat Adamstown convincingly. Shields was bowled for 99 off 52-balls hitting 9 fours and 7 sixes, while there were enterprising cameos from James Maginnis (29) and Tyrone Kane (24*) in their 206 for 5. Three wickets apiece from Devender Ranolia, James Maginnis and Daniel Sugrue kept Adamstown to just 113.
Group D: Railway Union lost to Merrion by 8 wickets
Park Avenue, 8 June.
Railway Union 105-8 (20 overs; Kenny Carroll 31; Max Sorensen 3-20, Tom Stanton 2-14)
Merrion 106-2 (16.2 overs; Stephen Doheny 64*)
Stephen Doheny hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 53-ball 64 not out as Merrion eased to an eight-wicket win over Railway. The home side had struggled with the bat again in their 105 for 8, with Kenny Carroll scoring 31. Another former Irish international Max Sorensen (3-20), bowled well, as did Tom Stanton (2-14).
Group D: Railway Union lost to Merrion by 67 runs
Park Avenue, 8 June.
Merrion 164-6 (20 overs; Peter Francis 88*, Mick Lewis 29, Sam Harbinson 25; Zami Safi 2-30)
Railway Union 97 (17.1 overs; Daniel Forkin 4-6, Sam Harbinson 2-8)
Merrion had little trouble in their two games against Railway Union at Park Avenue. Overseas professional Peter Francis hit 9 fours and 3 sixes in a 57-ball 88 not out in the visitors 164 for 6 - Mick Lewis making 29, and Sam Harbinson 25. Railway in reply were bundled out for 97 - left-arm spinner Daniel Forkin claiming 4 for 6, while Harbinson took 2 for 8.
Group D: Rush lost to Pembroke by 9 wickets
Kenure, 8 June.
Rush 142 (19 overs; Brandon Morris 35, Nasir Totakhil 29, Nathan McGuire 28; Nick Stapleton 2-12, Ollie Riley 2-15, Byron McDonough 2-22)
Pembroke 143-1 (12.5 overs; Nick Stapleton 75*, JJ Garth 51*)
A 122-run stand for the second wicket saw Pembroke romp to a 9-wicket win in the first-game of their double-header with Rush. Tim Tector had gone cheaply as they chased 143, but Stapleton hit 6 sixes and 5 fours in a rapid 75 not out from 39 balls, with partner JJ Garth's 30-ball 51 not out having 6 fours and 2 maximums as they won in the 13th over. Brandon Morris top-scored with 35 in the Rush innings with two wickets apiece for Stapleton, Ollie Riley and Byron McDonough.
Group D: Rush lost to Pembroke by 8 wickets
Kenure, 8 June.
Rush 199-5 (20 overs; Josh Doyle 110, Nathan McGuire 36; Nick Stapleton 3-28)
Pembroke 204-2 (18.3 overs; Nick Stapleton 112*, Zach McCabe 73*)
Nick Stapleton was in the runs as Pembroke beat Rush twice. (CricketEurope)
Nick Stapleton was again the nemesis for Rush in their second meeting of the day, with the overseas players scoring an unbeaten 112 as Pembroke chased 200 to win by eight wickets with nine balls left. The Australian hit 13 fours and 5 sixes in his 59-ball 112 not out, sharing an unbroken stand of 192 in 99 balls with Zac McCabe, who made 73 not out (9 fours, 1 six). The result was tough on Rush's own professional Josh Doyle, whose 110 included 13 fours and 6 sixes - Stapleton's 3 for 28 the only bowler to escape severe punishment.
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