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Final: Waringstown II beat Bready II by 61 runs
The Lawn, 28 August.
 Waringstown II - 216/9 (40 overs; S Burke 64, S Kidd 59, M Daly 30; J Magee 3-31, M Collum 3-39)
 Bready II - 155 (39.1 overs; G Roulston 47, M Olphert 21; S Best 3-19, J Froggatt 2-23, R Bessell 2-24)
Waringstown II - Winners of the Ulster Plate 2022
Victory on home soil for Waringstown Seconds as they saw off the challenge of Bready by 61 runs. It was Stuart Kidd that propelled Waringstown to their 216 total - his rapid 59 including 4x6 and 5x4 and which earned him the MOM award ahead of Shane Burke's 64. Jamie Magee took 3 wickets early on with Matthew Collum picking up his 3 in the final overs when the slog was on. Gavin Roulston top scored in the Bready chase with 47 but was hampered by a leg injury and required the services of a runner for most of his innings. Bready were always behind the required rate and wickets tumbled as they tried to push on. A comfortable margin for the home side as they claimed the Ulster Plate crown.
Semi-Final: Bready II beat CIYMS II by 46 runs
Magheramason, 31 July.
 Bready II 221 (40 overs; G Roulston 60, D McCloskey 37, J McKillop 29, R Clarke 24; A Maitland 3-39, P Dorian 3-47)
 CIYMS II 175 (36.4 overs; N Burns 51, J Dornan 40; M Fleming 3-25, M Collum 2-9)
Gavin Roulston was Man of the Match with 60
Bready overcame the challenge of CIYMS at Magheramason with teenage opener Gavin Roulston top-scoring with 60 (7 fours) in their total of 221. There were runs too for Dean McCloskey (37), James McKillop (29), and Ryan Clarke (24). Best with the ball for the Belmont side were Adam Maitland and Patrick Dorian, who each claimed three wickets. CIYMS got off to a strong start with Nathan Burns hitting 6 fours and 2 sixes in his 51, while Jed Dornan made 40 as the game was very much in the balance. However, they tailed away badly, with three wickets for Marc Fleming and two for Matthew Collum sealing the 46-run win. The final is scheduled to be held in the NCU region on Sunday August 28th.
Semi-Final: Waringstown II beat Donemana II by 9 wickets
The Lawn, 31 July.
 Donemana II 176 (39 overs; G Boyd 48, J Robiinson 42, DJ Dougherty 22; R Bessell 6-23, J Froggatt 2-22)
 Waringstown II 177/1 (32.4 overs; L Nelson 79*, S Burke 60*)
Rory Bessell starred for Waringstown in their win over Donemana
At The Lawn, batting first Donemana made a strong start with Graeme Boyd top-scoring with 48, sharing half century stands for the third and fourth wicket with Joe Robinson (42) and DJ Dougherty (22). However, they lost their last five wickets for just 11 runs to be bowled out for 176. Rory Bessell had the excellent analysis of 6 for 23, while there were two wickets for Josh Frogatt (2-22). Bessell (18) then shared an opening stand of 47 with Shane Burke to get the chase off to a steady start, before being dismissed by Dougherty. That was to be the end of the success for the North West side as Lee Nelson joined Burke to take the match away from them. The pair shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 130 as they passed their target in the 33rd over. Nelson hit 8 fours and 3 sixes as he top-scored with 79, while Burke hit five fours in his unbeaten 60.