Final Score
Ireland Other
 England U19 v Ireland Academy
Loughborough, 16 August.
 Ireland 136/1 (36 overs; C Carmichael 43*, A Frost 40, T Tector 20*, J McCollum 20 ret)
 England U19
Ireland Under 17
 2nd T20: Ireland U17 lost to Scotland U17 by 6 runs.
Upritchard Park, Bangor, 16 August.
 Scotland 159/7 (20 overs; U Ahmad 56, J Dunk 41; L Thomson 3-39)
 Ireland 153/7 (20 overs; R Hunter 43, G Roulston 29, A Doyle 22; L Briggs 2-25, J Hobman 2-27)
The Ireland U17 Squad
Revenge for the Scots who defended 159 to claim a 6 run victory in the second T20 of the day. Jamie Dunk in the runs again for Scotland as he added 74 with Uzair Ahmad for the second wicket. Luke Thomson the most successful of the Irish bowlers claiming three wickets while there was one each for Carson McCullough, Eoin Birch and Daniel Forkin. The Irish reply got off to a solid start, Ryan Hunter and Gavin Roulston added 48 and when Roulston fell Aaron Doyle and Hunter took the score to 91 in the twelfth over, ahead of the Scots at the same point. A flurry of wickets knocked the Irish back and only some late hitting from Eoin Birch (16*) and Luke Thomson (15) took the home side to within one hit of a second win on the day but it was not to be.
Ireland Under 17
 1st T20: Ireland U17 beat Scotland U17 by 8 wickets
Upritchard Park, Bangor, 16 August.
 Scotland 149/6 (20 overs; J Dunk 53, B Esakhiel 44; C McCullough 3-17, D Forkin 2-24)
 Ireland 153/2 (17.3 overs; R Hunter 69*, A Doyle 52; L Briggs 2-23)
Aaron Doyle and Ryan Hunter both scored half-centuries in the 8 wicket win
A century stand between Ryan Hunter and Aaron Doyle inspired Ireland U17s to an impressive eight-wicket win chasing 150 against Scotland in the first T20 of the day at Upritchard Park. Hunter top-scored with an unbeaten 69 from 55 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes), while Doyle muscled 4 sixes and 3 fours in a hard-hit 52 in just 34 balls. The Irish were able to coast to the win with 15 balls to spare despite two wickets for Logan Briggs. Scottish opener Jamie Dunk impressed with 53 (4 fours, 3 sixes), while Bahadar Esakhiel hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 44 as 53 runs came in the last four overs to propel them to 149 for 6. Carson McCullough took 3 for 17, while Merrion’s Daniel Forkin (2-24) was again in the wickets, as Jeremy Bray and Andre Botha’s squad took a 2-0 series lead.
Coaches Jeremy Bray and Andre Botha
Ireland Under 19
 Ireland U19 Girls lost to Middlesex Schools by 33 runs
Oak Hill, 16 August.
 Middlesex 139/6 (20 overs; A Khera 41, R Chohan 26, A Vedhara 20; F Sargent 1-23)
 Ireland U19G 106/9 (20 overs; E McGee 29, G Dempsey 18; K Guna 3-21, D Ganesan 2-21, D Ganesan 2-21)
Ireland Under 19 girls lost the opening match of their tri-series, going down by 33 runs to Middlesex Schools at Oak Hill. The Londoners racked up 139 for 6 in their 20 overs, with Freya Sargent the best of the Irish teenagers. In reply Ireland managed 106 for 9, with Ellie McGee of Rush top-scoring with 29, and skipper Georgina Dempsey making 18. Ireland are back in action in the afternoon game when they face Ireland U13s.
T20I
 Ireland lost to Afghanistan by 27 runs (11 over match)
Stormont, 15 August.
 Afghanistan 132/6 (11 overs; N Zadran 50, R Khan 31*; G Delany 3-33)
 Ireland 105 (11 overs; G Dockrell 41*; F Ahmad 3-14, R Khan 2-21)
George Dockrell top scored with 41 not out (Sportsfile)
The final margin 27 runs and the series level at 2-2 going into the decider on Wednesday. Afghanistan scored at twelve runs an over with 53 coming off the last three. For Ireland Dockrell's phenomenal series goes on and on. That's now 134 runs in the series without being out but no real support after an opening stand of 28. Crucially the wickets kept falling throughout the 11 overs. The big blow for Ireland, apart from Stirling hitting a long hop straight to long leg was the wickets of Adair and Hand off successive balls in the eighth over. All to play for on Wednesday.
Ireland's top scorer George Dockrell after the match
Ireland Under 17
 Ireland U17 beat Scotland U17 by 109 runs (DLS)
Upritchard Park, Bangor, 15 August.
 Ireland 252/6 (47 overs; G Roulston 92*, R Hunter 37, A McGeehan 29, H Dyer 29, E Birch 19*; A Hegde 3-28)
 Scotland 150 (35 overs; J Dunk 31, R McIntyre 20; C McCullough 3-19, D Forkin 3-28)
Gavin Roulston scored 92 not out for Ireland (Johnny Parker)
A big win for Ireland who were asked to bat first by the Scots. Gavin Roulston likely denied a century by the overs reduction due to a rain interruption. Slow Left Armer Daniel Forkin's three wickets stifled the Scottish reply and Carson McCullough's introduction late in the game produced another three. More action from the two sides at the same venue tomorrow when there are two T20s scheduled, the first starting at 10.30.
Other Match
 Ireland Cubs beat Middlesex Schools Cricket Association by 9 runs
Oak Hill, 15 August.
 Ireland Cubs 94/4 (16 overs; L Craik 25)
 Middlesex 85/8 (16 overs; O Gibson 25; A Wankhede 2-27)
Ireland U13s got the tri-series off to a winning start as they beat Middlesex Schools by 9 runs in a game reduced by rain to 16 overs. Knockharley's Lorcan Craik top-scored in the Irish total of 94 for 4. It proved just enough as a disciplined bowling display saw the Londoners restricted to 85 for 8. There are two games at the same venue until Thursday. Ireland U19 girls are the other side in the series.
Other Match
 Bready Women beat Eglinton Women by 9 wickets
Magheramason, 15 August.
 Eglinton 56/3 (10 overs; R Moore 27)
 Bready 57/1 (5.4 overs, A Dalzell 37*)
Premier League champions Bready
Premier champions Bready ensured they completed their league campaign unbeaten as they beat Eglinton by 9 wickets at home in a match reduced to ten overs per side. Rea Moore top-scored with 27 for the visitors in their 56 for 3. Home skipper Alana Dalzell ensured the comprehensive win, as she hit three sixes and two fours in a quickfire unbeaten 37, clinching the nine-wicket win in the 6th over.
Other Match
 Strabane Women lost to Fox Lodge Women by 5 wickets
Strabane Park, 15 August.
 Strabane 75/5 (16 overs; H Britton 27, L McGranaghan 18, L Neely 2-21)
 Fox Lodge 76/5 (12.5 overs; H McLaughlin 25, S Black 18; Chloe Deans 2-16, E Doherty 2-19)
National T20 Cup
 CIYMS beat Newbuildings by 111 runs
Belmont, 14 August.
 CIYMS 213/4 (20 overs; C Dougherty 66, J Matchett 61, R Adair 32,J vd Merwe 26*; G Mitchell 2-22)
 Newbuildings 102/8 (20 overs; J Matchett 3-8, C McCullough 2-16)
Ross Dougherty is run out by the return from Jason vd Merwe
2019 winners CIYMS are into the final of the All-Ireland T20 Cup after an 111-run demolition of Newbuildings. The Belmont side were given a flying start by Ross Adair, who hit seven boundaries in a 16-ball 32 sharing a 51-run stand with Chris Dougherty. Johnny Thompson accounted for Adair, but Dougherty and John Matchett then added 108 in just over ten overs to take the match away from the NW side. ‘Doc’ hit 8 fours in a top-score of 66 from 48 balls, while Matchett smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 61 from 38 deliveries. Jason van der Merwe hit 3 sixes in his 26 from 7 balls as the home side finished on 213 for 4. The chase never got going as they limped to 102 for 8 – Matchett completing a fine all-round day with 3 for 8. Carson McCullough also took two wickets in a bloodless victory - the North West sides have endured a truly miserable time in Irish competitions this year.
John Matchett after CIYMS' victory that takes them to the Final
National T20 Cup
 The Hills lost to Cork Harlequins by 4 wickets
The Vineyard, Milverton, 14 August.
 The Hills 175/6 (20 overs; C McLoughlin-Gavin 82, L Shields 39, M Commins 25; R Joyce 3-22, M Brewster 2-39)
 Cork Harlequins 178/6 (19.5 overs; B Kruger 68, S Kislay 39*, S Jones 23; J Tall 2-10, T Rooney-Murphy 2-36)
Cork Harlequins celebrate their four-wicket win (John Buss)
It was a case of lightning striking twice as 2021 beaten finalists Cork Harlequins once again reached the decider after stunning favourites The Hills at Milverton. Chasing a tough 175, it came down to the final over, and with six needed from three balls, Shivam Kislay (39*) was the hero for the Munster men as he struck consecutive boundaries to clinch the four-wicket win. Brandon Kruger’s wonder season continued as he hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in a top-score of 68 from 43 balls, while Sean Jones made a vital 23 (3 fours, 1 six) at a crucial stage of the chase. The Hills’ 175 for 6 was dominated by Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin’s 82 from 49 balls (9 fours, 3 sixes), with support from Levon Shields (39) and Murray Commins (25). Ryan Joyce (3-22), Matthew Brewster (2-39) and Adam Hickey (1-17) were the wicket takers for Quins, who now face CIYMS in the decider in Cork this Sunday.
Cork Harlequins captain Matthew Brewster
National T20 Cup
 Fox Lodge Women lost to CSNI Women by 8 wickets
Ballymagorry, 14 August.
 Fox Lodge 96/7 (20 overs; S Black 45; L McNaught 2-17, J Gillian 2-26)
 CSNI 97/2 (12.4 overs; A Cowan 30*, R Thomas 25, L McNaught 22*)
The CSNI side that beat Fox Lodge by 8 wickets (Lawrence Moore)
CSNI will meet Merrion in the final of the All-Ireland T20 Women’s competition after the Stormont side ran out eight wicket winners against Fox Lodge at Ballymagorry. Batting first the Foxies were indebted to Sarah Black’s hard-hit 45 from only 33 balls, which included five of the seven boundaries they hit against a well drilled CSNI bowling unit. Jenny Dallas (10) was the only other play to reach double figures in their total of 96 for 7. Lucie McNaught (2-17) and Jemma Gillan (2-26) each took two wickets, while Jess Mayes (1-10) and Leah Beattie (1-12) bowled frugally. The home side were given a real boost with the run out of Aoife Fisher by Sarah Black for 6, but thereafter it was the story of missed chances – four catches being dropped off the bowling of skipper Mollie Devine (1-9). Rachael Thomas was eventually dismissed for 25 (4 fours), but Alison Cowan (30*) and McNaught (22*) got CSNI home in quick time with an unbroken third wicket stand of 47 in just 32 balls to seal the victory in the 13th over.
NW T20 Eric Cooke
 Bready beat Burndennett by 85 runs
The Boathole, 14 August.
 Bready 231/6 (20 overs; I Young 75*, I Samarasooriya 54, G Roulston 34, D Scanlon 30; M Snodgrass 3-55, M Pollock 2-36)
 Burndennett 146/9 (20 overs; M Piedt 42, A Logue 39, M Pollock 27; G McFaul 5-25, D Scanlon 2-14)
Winners Bready (Lawrence Moore)
Ian Young and Gregory McFaul were the stars of the show as Bready convincingly beat Burndennett by 85 runs in the final of the Eric Cooke Cup at St Johnston. Irosh Samarasooriya hit 54 from 30 balls (4 fours, 4 sixes) as he and teenager Gavin Roulston (34) shared a second wicket stand of 83 after the early wicket of James McKillop. The partnership was broken when Roulston was dismissed by his father, Mark! Two further wickets from Mark Pollock (2-36) saw Bready on 117 for 4 in the 13th over. The game was then taken away from them by Ian Young and skipper David Scanlon who put on 103 in 38 balls. Young hit 7 sixes and 6 fours in his unbeaten 75 from 28 balls, while Scanlon cleared the ropes three times in his 30. Burndennett were never in the hunt, despite 42 from Marcello Piedt and Aiden Logue’s 39. They ended on 146 for 9 with Gregory McFaul taking 5 for 25.
NW Premiership
 Brigade beat Donemana by 1 run
Beechgrove, 14 August.
 Brigade 175/8 (35 overs; D Barr 55, J Millar 23*, A McDaid 22; J McGonigle 3-29, G McClintock 2-26)
 Donemana 174 (35 overs; J Robinson 60, G McClintock 36, L Dougherty 30; R Barr 3-21, R Macbeth 3-37)
David and Ryan Barr were to the fore as Brigade edged out Donemana by 1 run
Brigade ended what has been a disappointing season by their high standards on a winning note as they edged out Donemana by one run in a last ball thriller at Beechgrove. Jordan McGonigle was run out from the final ball going for the single that would have tied the game. Ryan Barr was the hero as he took three wickets, including two in the final over to deny The Holm side as they chased 175. Joe Robinson (60), Gary McClintock (36) and Levi Dougherty (30) were all in the runs before they collapsed – three wickets too for Ryan Macbeth. David Barr had scored 55 for the home side as they posted 175 for 8 in a game reduced at the start to 35 overs because of thunder/rain.
NCU Premier League
 North Down lost to Lisburn by 123 runs
Comber, 13 August.
 Lisburn 253/8 (50 overs; Faiz Fazal 101, N Whitworth 52, D Simpson 31*, J Waite 25; N Brand 3-36, P Eakin 2-51)
 North Down 130 (33.1 overs; N Brand 32, P Eakin 31; M Humphreys 3-25, M Berry 2-2)
LIsburn celebrate the Premier League Title after defeating North Down
Lisburn were crowned Premier champions for the first time since 1996 after a professional 123-run demolition of North Down at Comber. It has been a successful formula for Callum Atkinson’s men to bat first, then have the bowlers squeeze the life out of the chase. It worked again here with Faiz Fazal’s 101 the bedrock of their 253 for 8. He hit 13 boundaries in his 121-ball hundred, sharing stands of 56 for the first wicket with Jonathan Waite (25), and 129 for the second with Neil Whitworth (52). Neil Brand (3-36) the best with the ball for the hosts. Ali Shields and Ani Chore fell for ducks in the first two overs of the chase, but Neil Brand (32) and Peter Eakin (31) added 66 in ten overs for the third wicket. Matthew Humphreys (3-25) dismissed both, and from then it was only a matter of time before the champagne corks were popped – North Down 130 all out.
Lisburn captain Callum Atkinson on clinchng the Premier League title.
LCU Premier League
 Pembroke lost to Balbriggan by 1 wicket
Sydney Parade, 13 August.
 Pembroke 200/9 (50 overs; D Tucker 55, T Lawson 36, G Hoey 22, P Lawson 21; R Hadley 3-26, M McGregor 2-22)
 Balbriggan 203/9 (45.5 overs; F Nasr 62, G Dara 41, C Fletcher 29; G Hoey 4-33, D Tucker 3-32, P Lawson 2-40)
Farooq Nasr scored 62 for Balbriggan
Balbriggan have stayed ahead of the chasing pack after they held their nerves to secure what could be a priceless one-wicket win at Pembroke. The Sydney Parade side posted 200, with Diarmaid Tucker top-scoring with a patient 55, adding 81 for the second wicket with skipper Theo Lawson (36). Gavin Hoey hit two sixes in a breezy 22, while Paul Lawson made 21. Ryan Hadley (3-26) and Mally McGregor (2-22) were the pick of the Balbriggan attack. An opening stand of 72 in 13 overs between Ghanim Dara (41) and Connor Fletcher (29) looked as if the chase would be a stroll in the afternoon sunshine. However, the innings faltered as the spinning triumvirate of Hoey (4-33), Donncha Tucker (3-32), and Paul Lawson (2-40) sparked a collapse. Farooq Nasr’s 62 took them to the brink of victory, but when he fell, six were needed with the last pair at the crease. No getting them in singles though, as Kashif Ali deposited Tucker over the ropes amidst great celebration from the Fingal faithful.
LCU Premier League
 Phoenix beat Clontarf by 93 runs
Phoenix Park, 13 August.
 Phoenix 252 (50 overs; T Kane 57, A Rana 52, W Bennett 51, S Black 41; J McNally 3-39, D Delany 2-21)
 Clontarf 159 (39.1 overs; PJ Moor 46, J McNally 33, D Delany 29; T Kane 3-18, W Bennett 2-26, Devender Ranolia 2-39, B White 2-54)
David Delany
Phoenix won a crucial basement battle as they beat Clontarf convincingly by 93 runs. A century stand for the second wicket between Anish Rana (52) and Stephen Black (41) set them on their way, and further half centuries for skipper Tyrone Kane and William Bennett (51) continued the momentum as they added 94 in 15 overs. Kane cleared the ropes 3 times and hit 6 fours in his rapid 57 from 41 balls to get Phoenix to 252 – three wickets for John McNally and two from David Delany (2-21). PJ Moor clubbed 4 sixes in a rapid 46, but Kane’s all-round exploits continued as he took 3 for 18, and coupled with two apiece for Bennett, Ben White and Devender Ranolia saw the Castle Avenue side dismissed for 159.
LCU Premier League
 Malahide beat YMCA by 13 runs
The Village, 13 August.
 Malahide 251/1 (50 overs; R Hackney 131*, H Kindley 109*)
 YMCA 238/7 (50 overs; J Tector 96, J Forbes 45, A Rosslee 38, T Tector 23; J Newland 3--39)
Ryan Hackney and Hunter Kindley shared a stand of 247 (Malahide CC)
A club record partnership of 247 between Ryan Hackney and Hunter Kindley led Malahide to a 13-run win over YMCA. The pair came together at the start of the third over, and produced a fine exhibition of strokeplay over the next 48 overs. Hackney top-scored with an unbeaten 131 from 157 balls (10 fours), while Kindley’s 109 from 142 balls included 13 boundaries. Jack Tector’s 96 ensured YM were always in contention, ably supported by James Forbes (45), Adam Rosslee (38), and Tim Tector (23). However, scoreboard pressure told as they fell 13-runs adrift, with home skipper James Newland’s 3-39 instrumental in clinching victory.
LCU Premier League
 The Hills beat Merrion by 55 runs
The Vineyard, Milverton, 13 August.
 The Hills 221/8 (50 overs; M Donegan 88*, M Commins 42, C McLaughlin-Gavin 35, D Blignaut 22; M Sinan 2-32, J Carty 2-39)
 Merrion 166 (46.5 overs; J Carty 33, M Lewis 21; J Tall 3-26, Athar Farooqi 2-15)
Mark Donegan top-scored for The Hills
The Hills beat Merrion to stay second after a 55-run win at The Vineyard to send them into Sunday’s All-Ireland T20 semi-final in good spirits. They were in early trouble at 3 for 2 in the 5th over, but were steadied by a third wicket stand of 70 between Murray Commins (42) and Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (35). Mark Donegan then batted superbly in making an undefeated 88 from 99 balls (9 fours, 3 sixes) to help the hosts to 221 for 8. Merrion’s reply never really got going despite Jack Carty’s 33 at the top of the order. He was one of three wickets for Jonathan Tall, who also accounted for Hills old-boy Max Sorensen. Athar Farooqi (2-15) also bowled well in a display that will give the home faithful hope of a Fingal shoot-out for the title as it enters the home straight.
NCU Premier League
 CIYMS lost to CSNI by 7 wickets
Belmont, 13 August.
 CIYMS 124 (30.4 overs; J van der Merwe 29, C McCullough 23*; M Foster 4-31, B Adair 3-31, L Georgeson 2-30)
 CSNI 126/3 (19.2 overs; R Hunter 57, L Georgeson 26, M Ellison 21*; K Dudgeon 2-48)
Matty Foster took four wickets to deal a severe blow to CIYMS and their title hoeps
CSNI delivered a potentially fatal blow to CIYMS’ title ambitions as they romped home inside 20 overs to win by seven wickets at Belmont. It all went wrong from the first ball of the game as Ross Adair was cleaned up by Luke Georgeson (2-20). They never really recovered from that. Slumping to 124 all out, with Matty Foster taking four wickets and Ben Adair three – Van der Merwe 29, and number ten Carson McCullough (23*) offering the only resistance. The chase was routine as Georgeson raced out of the traps hitting 26 from just 15 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes), while teenage opener Ryan Hunter hit 11 boundaries in his top-score of 57 from just 56 balls. Keith Dudgeon took two wickets, but it was only delaying the inevitable as Marc Ellison (21*) steered the Stormont side to victory before the 20th over was done and dusted.
NCU Premier League
 Cregagh lost to Cliftonville Academy by 216 runs
Memorial Ground, Cregagh, 13 August.
 Cliftonville Academy 319/5 (50 overs; D Hendricks 165*, M McCord 36, R Moffett 35, A Kelso 23*)
 Cregagh 103 (26.2 overs; C Shannon 29, M McCord 5-21, B Kane 2-13, R Hood 2-38)
Dominick Hendricks smashes the first of 23 boundaries in his 165 not out.
Dom Hendricks brilliant unbeaten 165 ensured Cliftobville Academy racked up an imposing 319 for 5 on their way to a whopping 216-run victory over Cregagh. The South African international hit 23 fours and 3 sixes in his knock, where he was given good support by Matty McCord (36), Robbie Moffett (35), and Adam Kelso (23*). McCord then claimed 5 for 21 as the hosts were bowled out for 103 – Charlie Shannon’s 29 the best they could muster on a day to forget.
NCU Premier League
 Carrickfergus lost to Waringstown by 7 wickets
Middle Road, 13 August.
 Carrickfergus 314/6 (50 overs; CJ van der Walt 124, C Averill 68, M Gilmour 66*, J Snyman 31, J Mitchell 3-57)
 Waringstown 315/3 (48.5 overs; M Topping 147, R Allen 112)
Morgan Topping scored a century for Waringstown
Morgan Topping and Ross Allen produced the second highest partnership in Waringstown history (Bettered only by Obus Pienaar/Lee Nelson) to lead them to a seven wicket win chasing 315 against Carrickfergus. They added 267 for the second wicket, coming together after the early dismissal of Adam Dennison (7). Topping hit 14 fours and 4 sixes in his 147 from 135 balls, while Allen’s 112 from 128 deliveries included 13 fours and 2 sixes. The pair fell with the finishing line in sight, but Lee Nelson and Greg Thompson gave the last rites to the beleaguered Carrick attack. Earlier CJ van der Walt hit 19 fours and 2 sixes in 99-ball 124, while there were half centuries for Michael Gilmour (66*) and Craig Averill (68) on a day when all the bowlers suffered.
NCU Premier League
 Instonians lost to Woodvale by 7 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 13 August.
 Instonians 250/7 (50 overs; R McKinley 104, C Robertson 55, O metcalfe 27, J Hunter 23; R Restieaux 3-52, J Hall 2-35)
 Woodvale 251/3 (45.5 overs; R Pretorius 81*, J Hall 79, R Restieaux 38*, A Adey 29)
The ‘Big Two’ of Ruhan Pretorius and James Hall scored half centuries as Woodvale chased 250 to beat Instonians by seven wickets at Shaw’s Bridge. The pair shared a century stand for the second wicket, with Pretorius hitting 8 fours and a six in his unbeaten 81, while Hall’s 79 from just 64 deliveries included 14 fours and a six. There were run too for Ronan Restieaux (38*) and Aditya Adey (29) as victory was sealed in the 46th over. Instonians 250 for 7 was dominated by Robert McKinley, who hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his 104, sharing a sixth wicket stand of 132 with Cian Robertson (55) – all to no avail.
Other Match
 Junior Cup Final, CSNI II beat Lisburn II by 64 runs
Laurelvale, 13 August.
 CSNI 188/8 (40 overs; R West 62*, J West 49, A Leckey 37; E Kyle 3-31, R McConkey 2-27, R Booth 2-55)
 Lisburn 124 30.5 overs; R McConkey 30, S Lightbody 22; H Dyer 4-14, J West 3-34, C De Wet 2-18)
Quite a moment for the West family Regan and James - father Captain and son MOM. (pic. Paul Irwin)
CSNI won the Junior Cup with a convincing 64-run win over Lisburn at Laurelvale. It was a real family affair for the Stormont side as father and son Regan and James West top scored with an unbeaten 62 and 49 in their total of 188 for 8. Both hit eight boundaries, while Regan also cleared the ropes in his 49-ball innings. Adam Leckey also chipped in with 37. For Lisburn, Edward Kyle took three wickets, while Richard Booth and McConkey claimed two apiece. McConkey top-scored with 30 in their reply, but teenagers Harry Dyer (4-14) and James West (3-34) spun their side to an emphatic win.
NW Premiership
 Bready beat Eglinton by 1 wicket
Magheramason, 13 August.
 Eglinton 247/2 (40 overs; T Orr 130*, A Millar 56, R Millar 22)
 Bready 250/9 (40 overs; I Young 62*, G Roulston 43, J McKillop 34, R Spence 31, J Magee 25, D Scanlon 23; R Millar 2-40, M Averill 2-66)
Tommy Orr scored a century for Eglinton (Lawrence Moore)
Ian Young struck a last-ball boundary to seal a one-wicket win for Bready against a make-shift Eglinton side, but the destiny of their title is out of their hands after failing to gain any bonus points. The composition of the villagers side, containing two ladies players and thirds players was a major factor in Davy Scanlon inserting them – a decision that was to backfire. Tommy Orr hit 11 fours and 4 sixes in an unbeaten even time 130, sharing an opening stand of 131 with Andy Millar (56) as they posted an impressive 247 for 2. Gavin Roulston (43) and Jamie Magee (25) got the chase off to a solid start, but the run out of Irosh – one of four in the innings – dented their hopes of bonus points. Ian Young’s run-a-ball 62 (7 fours) ensured the win, with excellent support given by James McKillop (34), Robert Spence (31), and skipper Scanlon (23). Will it be enough? We will know next Saturday.
David Scanlon after a one wicket win over Eglinton
NW Premiership
 Fox Lodge lost to Newbuildings by 63 runs
Ballymagorry, 13 August.
 Newbuildings 282/6 (40 overs; Ryan Hunter 69, J Wilson 59*, G McKeegan 52, L McKeegan 40; A Doherty 2-45)
 Fox Lodge 219 (36.1 overs; B Allen 82, J Robinson 29; J Dunn 3-33, G Mitchell 3-39, J Wilson 2-23)
Ryan Hunter top-scored for Newbuildings
Newbuildings bounced back from their cup final disappointment to beat Fox Lodge by 63 runs and in the process give themselves a great opportunity of securing the Premiership title. They piled up 282 for 6 at Ballymagorry, with half centuries for Ryan Hunter (69), skipper Jared Wilson (59*), and Gareth McKeegan (52). Hunter shared a second wicket stand of 78 with opener Leroy McKeegan (40), while Wilson and McKeegan hit a combined 11 sixes in their punishing 5th wicket stand of 75 in seven overs. Fox Lodge made a fist of the chase initially, and with Brian Allen hitting 12 fours in a top-score of 82, there was a bit of deja-vu around. However, Newbuildings gradually took full control with three wickets for Jason Dunn and Gary Mitchell, plus two for Wilson in a win that sees them have one hand on the Premiership trophy.
Jared Wilson after his side beat Fox Lodge
NW Premiership
 Coleraine lost to Ardmore by 2 runs
Sandel Lodge, 13 August.
 Ardmore 183/6 (40 overs; H Zimmermann 66, T Koen 50, R Gaur 24; S Hutchinson 3-32, R Karunaratne 2-32)
 Coleraine 181/8 (40 overs; V Chopra 52, R Knox 38; T Koen 5-34, H Zimmermann 2-30)
Tyron Koen took 5 for 34
Ardmore travelled to Coleraine and the return journey will have been a pleasurable one as they edged out the Bannsiders by two runs in a thriller at Sandel Lodge. Stephen Hutchinson (3-32) had the Bleachgreen side in early trouble, but a century stand between Harry Zimmermann (66) and Man-of-the-Match Tyron Koen (50) put them back on track. RachIT Gaur chipped in with 24 and Mark Chambers a run-a-ball 13 in their 183 for 6. Koen then took four quick wickets to leave the hosts on 39 for 4. Varun Chopra (52) and Rory Knox (38) shared a fifth wicket stand of 89 to leave the game in the balance. Caolan Young then broke the stand, Harry Zimmermann (2-30) kept it tight along with Dharm Singh, while Koen claimed his fifth as Ardmore held their nerve in a nail-biter.
NW Championship
 St Johnston beat Killyclooney by 145 runs
The Boathole, 13 August.
 St Johnston 287/6 (40 overs; M Rankin 101, J Maroske 50, I Macbeth 39, S Devenney 28, D Lapsley 21, D Reddy 20*; Z Taggart 3-15)
 Killyclooney 142 (26.5 overs; J Nelson 31, R McMorris 29, D Moan 29, M Gordon 21; N Cole 3-18, I Macbeth 2-2, R McAuley 2-9, S Babu 2-19)
MIchael Rankin scored a century (CricketEurope)
St Johnston were left reflecting on what might have been as they finished their league season with an emphatic 145-run win over Killyclooney to finish second in the table, one point behind winners Bonds Glen. In MacBeth (39) and Scott Devenney (28) gave the Saints a solid start which was continued by Michael Rankin and Jacob Maroske (50). They added 117 for the third wicket, with Rankin making 101 from only 84 balls (7 fours, 6 sixes) in their 287 for 6 – quick runs too for David Lapsley (21) and Deepak Reddy (20*). Jordan Nelson made 31 in the reply, while Darren Moan and Richard McMorris each hit 29, but Killyclooney fell well short on 142. Nathan Cole took three wickets, while there were two each for Ryan McAuley, Sabin Babu and Ian Macbeth.
NW Championship
 Strabane beat Burndennett by 8 wickets
Strabane Park, 13 August.
 Burndennett 163 (31 overs; M Pollock 59, A Logue 57; E Musuku 3-23, Tanvir Hassan 3-32, A Gillespie 2-24)
 Strabane 164/2 (30.1 overs; C Graham 57*, E Musuku 51*, A Gillespie 32)
Ernest Musuku
Strabane ended their Championship campaign on a high with an eight-wicket win at home to Burndennett. Chasing 163, half centuries from Conor Graham and Ernest Musuku powered them an easy win. Graham top-scored with 57 (8 fours), while Musuku was a man in a hurry, hitting 5 fours and 4 sixes his his unbeaten 51 from only 29 balls. Skipper Aaron Gillespie also chipped in with 32. Earlier, Musuku had taken three quick wickets as the visitors slumped to 23 for 4, before half centuries for Mark Pollock (59) and Aiden Logue (57) steadied the ship with a fifth wicket stand of 120. However, there was another collapse as six wickets fell for just 20 – three of them to Tanvir Hasan. Burndennett will be hoping for better fortunes as they take on Bready in Sunday’s Eric Cooke final.
LCU Championship
 Leinster lost to Railway Union by 37 runs
Rathmines, 13 August.
 Railway Union 187 (46.1 overs; K Carroll 73, A Prakash 62; B Mitchell 3-32, Saqib Bahadur 3-33)
 Leinster 150 (40.1 overs; Bilal Azhar 74, B Mitchell 21; L McCarthy 5-32, Hamza Maan 2-27, A Matthew 2-36)
Liam McCarthy took five wickets as Railway kept their promotion hopes on track.
The ‘old firm’ of Kenny Carroll and Liam McCarthy inspired Railway Union to a vital 37-run win in their promotion battle with fellow title hopefuls Leinster at Rathmines. Kenny shared a second wicket stand of 153 with Ashil Prakash (62) as Railway looked set for a total well in excess of 200. However, three wickets apiece for Ben Mitchell and Saqib Bahadur saw 155 for 1 become 187 all out. Bilal Azhar (74), Ben Mitchell (21) and Joey Carroll (19) gave the home side a strong start at 73 for 1, but they too slumped when well set. Liam McCarthy took a five wicket haul, while Alan Mathew and Hamza Maan each claimed a brace as Leinster were 150 all out.
Liam McCarthy after Railway beat Leinster
LCU Championship
 Cork County beat Terenure by 135 runs
The Marydyke, 13 August.
 Cork County 315/8 (50 overs; B McDonough 98, R Durity 60, S Singh 37, C Hassett 34, J Pienaar 26, A Ghaffar 20; M Thomas 2-30, Z Khan 2-30, L Harris 2-58)
 Terenure 180 (40.1 overs; D Lynch 52, R Grover 46, H Dall 27; Sukphal Singh 4-41, Abubakar Saddique 3-29)
Byron McDonough scored 98 off 61 balls
Byron McDonough’s brutal assault on the Terenure attack inspired Cork County to a 135-run win at The Mardyke. He clubbed 8 sixes and 6 fours in whirlwind 98 from just 61 balls as the Munster side piled up 315 for 8. There was a half century too for skipper Ross Durity (60), while Sukphal Singh (37) and Cormac Hassett (34) also contributed. Donal Lynch 952) and Raghav Grover (46) offered some resistance, but four wickets for Singh, and three for Abu Saddique ensured the comfortable win.
LCU Championship
 North County beat Cork Harlequins by 119 runs
Inch, 13 August.
 North County 253/9 (50 overs; J Andrews 64, M Nofal 55, L Whelan 23, A Sheridan 22, J Devane 20; B Kruger 3-22, E Ibrahami 3-52)
 Cork Harlequins 134 (27.3 overs; R Joyce 52, M Brewster 30; A Ghaffar 4-20, M Nofal 3-26, S Sludds 2-7)
Jonathan Andrews top-scored for North County
Half centuries for Jonathan Andrews and Malcolm Nofal led North County to a 119-run win over Cork Harlequins. Andrews top-scored with 64 (3 fours, 3 sixes), while Nofal made 55 in County’s 253 for 9. Brandon Kruger (3-22) and Esmat Ibrahami (3-52) each took three wickets for the Munster side. Abdul Ghaffar took four wickets as Quins slid to 44 for 5, but a 6th wicket stand of 66 between Ryan Joyce – whose 52 from 43 balls contained 6 fours and 3 sixes- and Matt Brewster (30) offered the visitors hope. However, once Nofal (3-26) broke the stand, the game petered out as Harlequins were bowled out for 134.
LCU Championship
 Rush lost to North Kildare by 6 wickets
Kenure, 13 August.
 Rush 175 (43.3 overs; A Abbasi 55, A Eastwood 26*, D Carthy 24; A Sharma 3-19, Devansh Bhansali 2-33, M Singh 2-40, A Sattar 2-42)
 North Kildare 176/4 (35 overs; Kaustubh Pawar 44, Khwaja Murtaza Sidiqi 41*, Manjeet Singh 40*, Waqar Azmat 27)
A poor batting display by Rush saw them overpowered by North Kildare at Kenure. The home side were in trouble from the off, losing Llew Johnson second ball, slumping to 21 for 5. That they recovered to 175 was down to the late order, with Asher Abbasi hitting 55 (7 fours, 2 sixes), Allan Eastwood (26*) and David Carthy (24). A solid chase saw overseas professional Kaustubh Pawar (44), Khawaja Murtaza Sidiqi (41*) and Manjeet Singh (40*) all in the runs – the latter pair adding an unbroken 70 for a convincing win.
NCU Section 1
 Armagh beat Bangor by 5 wickets
The Mall, 13 August.
 Bangor 207 (K.Samunderu 74, A.McCusker 33; M.Wright 4-16, A.Wright 3-39, A.Whitcroft 2-42)
 Armagh 208-5 (S.Wilson 90, J.Rogers 49. K.Samunderu 2-40)
NCU Section 1
 Donacloney Mill lost to Ballymena by 93 runs
The Factory Ground, 13 August.
 Ballymena 218 (47.5 overs; J Glass 87, S Bristow 44, P Bristow 20; A Kennedy 3-36, R Matthews 2-30, A Bingham 2-33)
 Donacloney Mill 125 (26.4 overs; A Kenendy 29, C Kennedy 26, R Matthews 22; L Peters 6-20, S Glass 2-26, J Glass 2-27)
NCU Section 1
 Dundrum lost to Derriaghy by 49 runs
The Meadow, 13 August.
 Derriaghy 140 (45.1 overs; R Bailey 22, C Dempsey 22; G McNerlin 3-21, S Swanepoel 3-21, R Hassard 2-26)
 Dundrum 91 (29.2 overs; Stian Swanepoel 32; W Hughes 3-16, S Gordon 3-17, C Moorehead 2-21)
NCU Section 1
 Lurgan beat Templepatrick by 89 runs
Pollock Park, 13 August.
 Lurgan 213 (46.4 overs; C Grieve 60, J Maxwell 41, P Maxwell 22; C Taylor 6-39, D Kane 2-44)
 Templepatrick 124 (32.1 overs; C Taylor 57, R Bryans 20; P Stafford 3-31, P Maxwell 2-21, C Grieve 2-22, A Johnson 2-24)
Chris Taylor took six wickets for Templepatrick
NCU Section 1
 Saintfield lost to Muckamore by 1 wicket
The Desmense, 13 August.
 Saintfield 204 (44.4 overs; K Alleyne 53, A McCavera 33*, P Telford 27; P Karthik 2-32, N Gill 2041)
 Muckamore 205/9 (49.4 overs; K Vardhan 75, P Karthik 28*, E Wilson 26; P Telford 3-28, K Alleyne 2-45, A Sofley 2-57)
Under 11 Interpro
 NCU U11 lost to Leinster U11 by 54 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 13 August.
 Leinster 188 (30 overs; Eli Clarke 64, Shravon Biju 30*, Sam Pepper 27, Sai Darsham 3-22)
 NCU 134 (29.2 overs; Elliot Parkhill 40, Callum Wilson 28, Gautam Rana 5-13, Daire Beacroft 1-20)
A half century from Eli Clarke and five wickets from Gautam Rana helped Leinster Under 11s to a series-levelling win at Shaw's Bridge. Clarke top-scored with 64 as Leinster made 188 in their 30 overs, with runs too for Shravon Biju (30*) and Sam Pepper (27). Sai Darsham (3-22) was the pick of the hosts attack. Elliott Parkhill (40) and Callum Wilson (28) made runs in the chase, but Rana claimed 5 for 13 to ensure the 54-run win and ensured the series ended two matches apiece.
T20I
 Ireland lost to Afghanistan by 22 runs
Stormont, 12 August.
 Afghanistan 189/5 (20 overs; Rahmanullah Gurbaz 53, Najibullah Zadran 42, Hazratullah Zazai 39, Ibrahim Zadran 36; J Little 2-29)
 Ireland 167/9 (20 overs; G Dockrell 58*, F Hand 36, L Tucker 31; Naveen 3-38, Farooqui 2-11, Mujeeb 2-28)
George Dockrell top-scored for Ireland (Sportsfile)
Afghanistan powered their way back into the five-match T20I series with a 22-run win over Ireland at Stormont. The victory was set up by their top order with Man-of-the-Match Gurbaz (53) and the recalled Zazai (39) laying the perfect platform with an opening stand of 90 in 11.2 overs before being dismissed by Josh Little (2-29) and debutant Fionn Hand. Ibrahim (36) kept the momentum going, but the real damage was inflicted by Najibullah who hit five sixes in his 42 as the visitors ended on an imposing 189 for 5. The chase started poorly with Stirling going in the first over, Balbirnie in the third, and Tector the fourth. Soon, the Irish were in disarray at 85 for 7, despite a feisty 3 from Lorcan Tucker. An Irish record 8th wicket stand of 74 in 38 balls between George Dockrell, who made an unbeaten 58 from 38 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes) and Fionn Hand, whose 18-ball 36 included 4 fours and 2 sixes put a gloss on the card, but in truth the result was never in any doubt.
Debutant Fionn Hand
Ireland Under 15
 Ireland U15 beat Kent Western Rhinos by 3 wickets
Barnard Castle, 12 August.
 Kent Western Rhinos 275 (45.5 overs; T Paice 100*, F Glass 63, Z Webb 41; E Marshall 3-39. A Leckey 2-24, S Dijkstra 2-50)
 Ireland 277/7 (45.5 overs; J West 84*, B Dunphy 60, R O'Brien 41, R Wilson 25, O Riley 22; K Smith 4-36)
Winners Ireland (Johnny Parker)
Ireland U15s ended their tour on a winning note by chasing 275 to beat Kent Western Rhinos by three wickets. Balbriggan’s Brian Dunphy hit a rapid 60 from only 37 balls (9 fours, 2 sixes) as he and the ever-consistent Rob O’Brien (41) shared a second wicket stand of 107. However a flurry of wickets had the Irish reeling on 127 for 5. However, they rallied thanks to James West’s unbeaten 84 (13 fours, 1 six) as he shared stands of 66 for the 6th wicket with skipper Ollie Riley (22) and 74 for the 7th with Reuben Wilson (25). Earlier, Ethan Marshall (3-39), Adam Leckey (2-24), and Seb Dijkstra (2-50) had been best with the ball in the Western Rhinos 275.
T20I
 Ireland beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets
Stormont, 11 August.
 Afghanistan 122-8 (20 overs; H Shahidi 36; M Adair 2-12, C Campher 2-13, J Little 2-18, G Delany 2-19)
 Ireland 125-5 (19 overs; A Balbirnie 46, L Tucker 27, G Dockrell 25*; M Nabi 2-15)
Man of the Match Josh Little (Sportsfile)
Ireland have gone two-nil up in their five-match series after comfortably beating Afghanistan by 5 wickets in Belfast. A fine bowling display saw Man-of-the-Match Josh Little, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair and Gareth Delany each take two wickets to restrict the Afghans to a modest 122 for 8 in their 20 overs. In reply, skipper Andy Balbirnie top-scored with 46 adding 65 for the second wicket in 9 overs with Lorcan Tucker, who made 27. There was a little mid-innings wobble, but George Dockrell's unbeaten 25 sealed the win with an over to spare. The teams meet again on Friday with the action at Stormont getting under way at 3.30pm.
Ireland Under 15
 Ireland U15 beat Northants U15 by 3 wickets
Barnard Castle, 11 August.
 Northants 213 (45.5 overs; S Patel 49, K Ranina 29, J Bates 28; S Dijkstra 4-45, J West 4-50)
 Ireland 217/7 (41.4 overs; A Leckey 57*, R O'Brien 50, R Wilson 37, O Riley 27; T Marshall 2-47, S Patel 2-47)
Seb Dijkstra and James West each took four wickets (Johnny Parker)
Ireland U15s reached the final of the Durham Festival with an impressive three wickets win against Northants. Seb Dijkstra and James West each took four wickets as the county side were bowled out for 213. Half centuries for Adam Leckey and Rob O'Brien then ensured the win, with vital runs down the order too from he YMCA duo of Reuben Wilson and Ollie Riley.
Other Match
 Ulster Schools beat Western Warriors U17s by 14 runs
Shawholm, Glasgow, 11 August.
 Ulster Schools 199/9 (35 overs, H Dyer 46, R Hunter 39, M Aahil 24, S Macbeth 21, J Hobman 3/44)
 Western Warriors 185/8 (35 overs, L Fischer-Keogh 63, B Esakhiel 24, B Willmott 22, S Macbeth 3/44, H Dyer 2/32)
Ulster Schools ended their Scottish tour on a winning note with a 14-run victory over Western Warriors U17s at Shaholm. CSNI's Harry Dyer (46) and Ryan Hunter (39) were in the runs as they posted 199 for 9 in their 35 overs, with Mohammed Aahil (24) and Scott Macbeth (21) chipping in. Macbeth (3-44) and Dyer (2-32) then were among the wickets as their hosts were kept to 185 for 8, despite Fischer-Keogh's 63.
Other Match
 Match 2: Ulster Schools lost to Overseas Amateur XI by 35 runs
Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, 10 August.
 Overseas Amateur XI 154/8 (20 overs, N Austin 33, J Colgan 26, L Lubbe 22, S Lombard 20, S Macbeth 2/13, H Dyer 2/23, C McCullough 2/24)
 Ulster Schools 119/9 (R Hunter 29, S Macbeth 24, T Colman 4/4, N Austin 4/14)
The second T20 of the day was a much more competitive game with Ulster Schools restricting the Overseas XI to 154 for 8, with two wickets apiece for Scott Macbeth, Harry Dyer, and Carson McCullough. Ryan Hunter (29) and Scott Macbeth (24) gave the students a bright start, but four wickets apiece for Coleman and Austin saw Ulster Schools finish 35 runs short on 119 for 9.
Other Match
 Match 1: Ulster Schools lost to Overseas Amateur XI by ten wickets
Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, 10 August.
 Ulster Schools 146/3 (20 overs, A Ly 48, M Halliday 37, S Macbeth 25)
 Overseas Amateur XI 147/0 (10.3 overs, D du Randt 78 no, S Ali 58 no)
Ulster Schools lost the first match of their double header against a strong Overseas Amateur XI by ten wickets at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow. Runs for Adam Ly (48), Matthew Halliday (37) and Scott Macbeth (25) saw Ulster Schools post 146 for 3 in their 20 overs. That proved to be way short of challenging as the Overseas openers Du Randt (78*) and Ali (58*) raced to the target in just 10.3 overs..
Ireland Under 15
 Ireland U15 beat Netherlands U15 by 105 runs
Barnard Castle, 10 August.
 Ireland 316/6 (50 overs; R O'Brien 73, S Yeates 51, A Leckey 44, E Marshall 41*, B Dunphy 31; R Harangi 2-59, A Jain 2-69)
 Netherlands 211/9 (50 overs; M Wolfe 53*, S Butt 29; O Riley 2-16, A Leckey 2-26, A Safi 2-36)
Robert O'Brien and Seb Yeates both scored 50s
Ireland U15s made it three wins from three with a comfortable 105-run win over the Netherlands. Once again Rob O'Brien was in the runs, top-scoring with 73 as the Irish posted an impressive 316 for 6. There were runs too for Seb Yeates (51), Ethan Marshall (41*), and Brian Dunphy (31). Netherlands were in early trouble with wickets for Adam Leckey (2-26), Arshad Safi (2-36), and Ollie Riley (2-16), but rallied to end on 211 for 9. One concern for the Irish coaches will be the number of bowling extras they conceded which was over 50.
Women's Super 3s
 Typhoons beat Dragons by 28 runs
Castle Avenue, 10 August.
 Typhoons 308-3 (50 overs; R Searle 143*, S Strickland 73; A Caulfield 1-24)
 Dragons 280-9 (50 overs; A Kelly 87, C Murray 75; G Dempsey 3-41)
Robyn Searle (John Crothers)
Robyn Searle hit the highest score in Super Series history to lead the Typhoons to a 28-run win over the Dragons at Castle Avenue. The South-African hit 16 boundaries in her unbeaten 143 from 140 balls, sharing century stands with Celeste Raack (38) and Sophie Strickland (73) to lead her side to 308 for 3 – the highest total in the 2022 competition. Wickets for Georgina Dempsey (3-41), Celeste Raack (3-42), and Jess Mayes (2-39) had the Dragons in early trouble at 53 for 5. However, a sixth wicket stand of 147 in 20 overs between Arlene Kelly (87) and Cara Murray (75) put a much healthier look to the scoreboard. Kate McEvoy chipped with an unbeaten 45 as the Dragons ended on 280 for 8 in the final match of this year’s series.
T20I
 Ireland beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets.
Stormont, 9 August.
 168-7 (20 overs; U Ghani 59, I Zadran 29*, R Gurbaz ; B McCarthy 3-24, G Dockrell 2-7)
 171-3 (19.5 overs; A Balbirnie 51, L Tucker 50, P Stirling 31, H Tector 25*;
Andrew Balbirnie scored a Man-of-the-Match half century (Sportsfile)
Ireland survived a late wobble to record their first win under new Head Coach Henrich Malan, beating Afghanistan to take a 1-0 lead in the five –match series at Stormont. Chasing 169, Paul Stirling (31) and skipper Andy Balbirnie gave their side a perfect platform with an opening stand of 61. The Irish captain showed a timely return to form after his barren run, making a Man-of-the-Match 51 from 38 balls (5 fours, 1 six). Lorcan Tucker scored his second 50 in three games, hitting 6 fours and a six in his 50 from 32 balls. However, 23 were still needed from the last two overs, and 13 from the last, making Afghanistan slight favourites. However Harry Tector (25*) and George Dockell both found the boundaries needed to seal a welcome win. Barry McCarthy (3-34) and Dockrell (2-7) were best with the ball. The teams meet again on Thursday and Friday.
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie after his MOM display
LCU T20 Cup
 Final: The Hills beat Clontarf by 5 wickets
Milverton, 9 August.
 Clontarf 135/7 (20 overs; PJ Moor 36, D Delany 31, E Delany 31*; L Shields 3-19, Ash Bain 2-19)
 The Hills 136/5 (19 overs; D Blignaut 42*, L Shields 31, M Commins 21)
JIm Bennett presents the cup to Andrew Kavanagh (Cricket Leinster)
Dylan Blignaut’s unbeaten 42 steered The Hills to a five-wicket win against Clontarf in the Alan Murray Cup final at Milverton. Chasing 135, the game was in the balance at 90 for 5, despite breezy cameos from Levon Shields who hit 6 fours in his 31 and Murray Commins (21 from 10 balls; 3 fours, 1 six). Blignaut and skipper Tomas Rooney-Murphy (17*) added 47 in six overs to seal victory with 11 balls to spare. The German international’s 42 came from only 24 deliveries and included three fours and three sixes. Earlier, PJ Moor (36) and David Delany (31) had shared an opening stand of 50 in 5 overs, but were pegged back by wickets for Shields (3-19) and Ash Bain (2-19). Eoghan Delany’s steady unbeaten 31 took Clontarf to 135 for 7, but it proved not to be enough. The Hills will now host Cork Harlequins in the All-Ireland T20 semi-final on Sunday.
Andrew Kavanagh and Tomas Rooney-Murphy
Ireland Under 15
 Ireland U15 beat Cleveland U15 by 7 wickets
Barnard Castle, 9 August.
 Cleveland 239 (44.5 overs; W Hampson 101, J Johnson 52; J West 6-45, A Leckey 2-39)
 Ireland 240/3 (35.4 overs; B Dunphy 82, R O'Brien 54, A Leckey 41*, S Yeates 24)
Robert O'Brien and Brian Dunphy both scored 50s (Johnny Parker)
Half centuries from Brian Dunphy and Robert O’Brien ensured Ireland U15’s made it two wins from two at the Durham Festival as they beat Cleveland by 7 wickets. Dunphy top-scored with 82 from 66 balls (12 fours, 1 six) in an impressive chase, while O’Brien hit 7 boundaries in his unbeaten 54 as Ireland reached their 240 target in the 36th over. There were runs too for Adam Leckey (41*) and Seb Yeates (24). James West mad e17, but he had already done more than enough with the ball, claiming 6 for 45 to spark a Cleveland collapse, as they went from 202 for 2 to 239 all out. The Irish are back in action on Wednesday when they take on The Netherlands.
Other Match
 Ulster Schools lost to Overseas Amateurs XI by 144 runs
Shawholm, 9 August.
 Overseas Amateur XI 266/8 (40 overs; J Colgan 89, M van Dyk 77, F Lutton 4/58, M Halliday 2/33)
 Ulster Schools 122 (34.2 overs, S Macbeth 26, M Waite 24, D du Randt 2/6, D Grobler 2/10, N Austin 2/18, L J Lubbe 2/24, A R Hanif 2/35)
Ulster Schools lost the second game of their short tour of Scotland going down by 144 runs against the Overseas Amateur XI. The hosts posted 266/8 in their 40 overs thanks to a fourth wicket stand of 154 between Colgan 89, and Van Dyk 77. Finn Lutton with 4/58 and Matthew Halliday 2/33 were best with the ball for the Irish teenagers. Scott Macbeth (26) and Michael Waite (24) were the only Ulster Schools batters to get starts as they were dismissed for 122 against the strong attack.
Under 11 Interpro
 NCU U11 beat Leinster U11 by 36 runs
Shaw's Bridge, 9 August.
 NCU 209-8 (30 overs; David Agnew 115*, Felix McMillan 35; Dhruv Komati 2-18, Gautam Rana 2-20)
 LCU 163 (27.2 overs; Gareth O'Neill 46, Ruvin Loka 26, Fintan McCarthy 4-11)
David Agnew scored a century for the NCU (John McMillan)
David Agnew scored a century as the NCU beat Leinster in their Under 11 match at Shaw’s Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Agnew’s unbeaten 115 together with 35 from Felix McMillan saw the hosts post 209 for 8 in their 30 overs – two wickets each for Dhruv Komati 2-18, and Gautam Rana 2-20. Fintan McCarthy then took four wickets for 11 runs as Leinster were bowled out for 163. Best with the bat for the visitors were Gareth O’Neill (46) and Ruvin Loka (26).
Other Match
 Coleraine Women lost to Bready Women by 63 runs
Sandel Lodge, 8 August.
 Bready 118/3 (20 overs; A Dalzell 56*)
 Coleraine 55 (14. 4 overs; C Wallace 3-1, V Buchanan 2-17)
Coleraine squad
Champions Bready are one win away from going through the campaign undefeated after they beat third-placed Coleraine by 63 runs at Sandel Lodge. Irish international Alana Dalzell top-scored with an unbeaten 56 (7 fours) as the Magheramason side posted 118 for 3. Coleraine’s reply never got going as they were skittled for 55, with Cody Wallace taking 3 for 1, and Vanessa Buchanan 2 for 17.
Ireland Under 15
 Ireland U15s beat Cambridgeshire by 132 runs
Barnard Castle, 8 August.
 Ireland 299/7 (50 overs; O Riley 79*, B Dunphy 43, R Wilson 35, R O'Brien 31, A Leckey 21; Z Wynne-Jones 2-46, H Winn 2-54)
 Cambridgeshire 167/8 (50 overs; S Harrison 71*, H Winn 27*: S Dijkstra 4-19, TJ Boyd 2-48)
Ollie Riley again top-scored (Johnny Parker)
Ireland Under 15s bounced back from their disappointing 3-1 series loss to Scotland to record a comprehensive 132-run win over Cambridgeshire on the opening day of the Barnard Castle Festival. Yet again Irish skipper Ollie Riley was their star, top-scoring with an unbeaten 79 (7 fours, 1 six). He shared stands of 65 with Brian Dunphy (43 from 25 balls), and 72 with Reuben Wilson (35) as Ireland recovered from 115 for 5 to post 299 for 7. There were runs earlier for Robert O’Brien (31), and Adam Leckey (21). In the chase, four wickets for Seb Djikstra (4-19) and two for TJ Boyd saw their opponents’ slump to 95 for 8. However, they did salvage some losing points thanks to an unbroken ninth wicket stand of 72 between Seb Harrison, who hit ten boundaries in his unbeaten 71, and Harry Winn (27*) as they ended on 167 for 8.
Other Match
 Munster Senior Cup Final: Cork Harlequins beat Co. Galway by 8 wickets
The Marydyke, 7 August.
 County Galway 160 (39.4 overs; Muhammad Sinan 46; M Brewster 4-21, B Kruger 3-24, A Hickey 3-36)
 Cork Harlequins 162/2 (20.5 overs; B Kruger 61*, Mubeen Ali 47, R Joyce 31*)
Winners Cork Harlequins
Cork Harlequins won the Chris Fellowes Munster Senior Cup for the fifth time with a dominant eight-wicket win over County Galway at The Mardyke. Galway had made a solid start with an opening stand of 41 in 10 overs before the Quins bowlers really got to work. Medium pacer Matt Brewster took 4 for 21, while spin twins Brandon Kruger (3-24) and Adam Hickey (3-36) each claimed three scalps. It took a valiant 46 from Muhammed Sinan (7 fours, 1 six) to get Galway up to 161. Mubeen Ali raced out of the traps with a belligerent 47 from only 33 balls (6 fours, 3 sixes) to get Quins halfway to their target before the 10th over. Brandon Kruger and Ryan Joyce (31*) then added 84 in under 12 overs as they raced to victory. Kruger’s 61 not out from 51 balls (7 fours, 2 sixes) saw him collect a deserved Man-of-the-Match award. Harlequins now shift their attention to the All-Ireland T20 semi-final this weekend when they travel to the winners of The Hills/Clontarf Leinster T20 final which takes place on Tuesday.
Cork Harlequins captain Kieran O'Reilly
Other Match
 Cregagh II beat Cooke Collegians II by 230 runs
Memorial Ground, Cregagh, 7 August.
 Cregagh II 245-4 (S Smyth 92*, M Simpson 50, G Watt 33, R Moore 21, C Cahoon 20, S Pallav 2-30)
 Cooke Collegians II 30 (12.4 overs, A Beattie 10-15)
Adam Beattie took 10 wickets for 15 runs (PaceMaker Press)
Cregagh seamer Adam Beattie entered the record books as he produced a superb bowling display to capture all ten Cooke Collegians wickets. Beattie’s haul included a hat-trick as Cregagh skittled their opponents for 30 to secure a whopping 215-run and clinch promotion in the process. The 28 year-old’s figures were 6.4-1-15-10. Earlier Stuart Smyth made an unbeaten 92 as the home side posted 245-4 in a dominant all-round display.
Adam Beattie after his ten wicket haul for Cregagh
Women's Super 3s
 Dragons (0) lost to Scorchers (4) by 7 wickets.
Pollock Park, Lurgan, 7 August.
 Dragons 222/9 (50 overs; A Kelly 72, C Murray 27, L Paul 22; B Devchand 4-44)
 Scorchers 223/3 (31.1 overs; B Devchand 112, S Kavanagh 30*, R Delaney 26, R Thomas 23*; C Murray 2-42)
Bev Devchand took four wickets and scored 112 as the Scorchers beat the Dragons by 7 wickets (Oliver McVeigh)
NCU Section 1
 Derriaghy lost to Armagh by 107 runs
Queensway, 7 August.
 Armagh 301/7 (50 overs; S Wilson 151, JJ Strydom 67, H Doyle 32; C Lewis 2-39, W Hughes 2-42)
 Derriaghy (36.5 overs; M Venter 56, C Lewis 49; S Freshwater 3-45, A Wright 2-37)
Armagh's Sam Wilson who scored 151 versus Derriaghy
Derriaghy's hopes of pulling clear of Templepatrick at the top of Section 1 took a blow when Sam Wilson scored a better than a run-a -ball 151 in a 200 run partnership with JJ Strydom propelling Armagh to a commanding 301. The Derriaghy reply never got going, with only Morne Venter (56) and Craig Lewis (49) making any significant contributions as the challenge petered out inside 37 overs. So Derriaghy and Templepatrick still share top spot but Derriaghy's NRR took a significant hit with today's 107 run defeat.
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