A miserable Sunday in the Irish competitions for North West sides was completed when Glendermott travelled to Athlone as favourites, but were well beaten by the Midlanders.

Rectory skipper Ben Mills rescued his side from a precarious 47 for 5 to 190.

Mills hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in a tops score of 70, while teenager Jake Montgomery made 44.

Awais Khalily (4-46), Nikhil Matta (3-33) and Vivek Kashyap (2-34) were best with the ball for the Athlone.

Curtis Ross (3-48) struck early blows, but an unbeaten century from Naveenrohith Nijayan whose unbeaten 116 from 96 balls included  12 fours and 7 sixes meant Athlone were always in control.

He shared in stands of 96 for the third wicket with Himanshu Pardeshi (28) and 60 in just four overs for the 6th with Khalily (33*)  - the latter's unbeaten 33 coming in just 11 balls.