Rush thumped Strabane, while there are also wins for Muckamore, Civil Service, Killyclooney, Burndennett, Cregagh, Cliftonville Academy, Derriaghy, Knockharley, and North Kildare. 

Neil Rock's brutal assault on the Strabane attack saw the three-times winners progress after a comprehensive 271-run win. He hit 16 sixes and 7 fours in his 142 from just 53 deliveries. He shared an opening stand of 231 in 15 overs with New Zealand professional Llew Johnson who also peppered the boundary in his 106 from 52 balls (8 fours, 9 sixes). Nathan McGuire (57), Jared Barnes (35) and Brandon Morris (29) took the total to a whopping 415 for 9. Barnes then removed Nasir Nawas and Aaron Gillespie cheaply as the Tyrone side were dismissed for 144 - the Gallagher brothers their top scorers. On this form, who would bet against a fourth triumph for the Kenure side?

Gihan Cloete scored another century but it was all in vain as the weather intervened in Glendermott's clash with Athlone at The Rectory. The South African overseas professional hit 150 in 113 balls (19 fours, 6 sixes) sharing a century stand with Jason Lynch (24) as they reached 244 for 5 in the 34th over before play was abandoned.

Half centuries from Rahul Jadhav (66), and Nilesh Joshi (50*) ensured Civil Service beat Mifleton by 120 runs, while North Kildare chased 141 to beat Bonds Glen despite the best efforts of Stephen Dunn and Raymond Curry who shared a combined seven wickets. Former Irish international David Cooke hit 7 fours in their total of 140 - four wickets for Dar and three for Sharma.

Mark Pollock's second century of the season helped Burndennett to a narrow 13-run (DLS) at home to Laois. He reached the landmark just before the rain arrived in their innings - hitting 15 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 105 from 99 balls. Auret's hard-hit half century from just 36 balls ( 4 fours, 4 sixes) had the game in the balance, but Corey Roulston's third wicket from what turned out to be the last ball of the day ensured the win.

Ballymena's bowlers handed Knockharley victory conceding 51 extras including 44 wides and 2 no-balls as the Leinster side chased 185 to seal a three-wicket win in the penultimate over. James Kennedy hit 12 fours in his 59 as the Eaton Park side made 184/8 which looked a challenge until their hospitality to the visitors ensured a happy return journey.

Inaugural winners back in 2012, Muckamore, edged competition debutants Wexford Wanderers as they passed their 145 target with three wickets and nine balls to spare. Khalid Shirzada (50), and James Harmse (33) were among the runs as the hosts made 144/6 - three wickets for Pavan Karthik, who also made a valuable 33, while Kyllin Vardhan top-scored with 37.

Derriaghy wasted little time in making the second round as they raced to their 132 target in the 12th over, Sam Gordon hit 8 fours and 2 sixes in his 48 not out from just 18 balls, while there were quick runs too for Matthew Halliday (36) and Jordan Wade (30). n total the Queensway side clubbed 19 fours and 5 sixes in a powerful display of hitting. Earlier Wayne Hughes took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Curtis Moorehead and Ross Glover as Ballyhaunis were bowled out for a modest 131 - Asa Abbas (42) and Kamran Afzal (29) their main contributors in the heavy loss.

Cregagh kept the NCU flag going in the National Cup as they put in a good all-round display to beat Letterkenny by 5 wickets. Ramees Machingal top scored with 30, while Aswin Sreedharan, Vamsi Dasari, and Rammohan Goud all got 20s in their total of 128. There were 3 wickets for Charlie Shannon plus two for Adam McCormick. Wasiq Riaz (2-9) struck early blows, but home nerves were eased as Aaron Johnston (49) and Paul Douglas (34*) got them over the line to seal the five-wickets win in the 28th over.

Cliftonville Academy can make an early start to their journey home from Cork after they wrapped up an 8 wicket win over UCC in quick time. Skipper Max Burton hit 10 boundaries in his 55 not out from just 31 balls, sharing a third wicket stand of 73 in 9 overs with Abhishek Raut (28) as they passed their 108 target in the 14th over. Navam Gupta (36) and Albert Lorance (33) were best with the bat for the Munster side. The win was set up by a superb bowling effort with Richard Hood (3-26), Abhishek Raut (2-3), Jared Wilson (2-24), and Andrew Forbes (2-27) best with the ball.

Blayde Capell's boundary blitz powered Killyclooney into the last 16 of the National Cup as they won a rain-affected match against Templepatrick. The South African professional hit 14 fours and 3 sixes in his unbeaten 93 from just 49 balls as the home side raced to their DLS target of 142 in 29 overs in less than half the allotted overs. He dominated an opening stand of 76 in 6 overs with William Finlay (5), while also adding 46 with Timmy Dougherty (24). Ross Bryans 47 was the best of Templepatrick's 147 - three wickets for left-arm seamer Mark Gordon and off-spinner Kenzie Hall (3-44).

North County, Terenure and Ballyspallen all received byes, while St Johnston were given a walkover against County Kerry.