A second wicket stand of 85 in 15 overs ensured Phoenix coasted to a comprehensive 8 wickets win in Cork. Levon Shields hit 9 fours in unbeaten 65, and found a willing partner in Jed Wiggins (31). Wiggins, Amish Sidhu and Theo Dempsey all took three wickets as the Munster men struggled to 141 all out, which proved little trouble to a rampant Phoenix.

North County held their nerve to edge out Civil Service by 7 runs at Phoenix Park Niall McGovern made 60 ass the Balrothery side scored 197 for 9 - four wickets for Naveed Khan. rain reduced the target to 163 in 35, but four wickets for skipper Sean Sludds and three for Eddie Richardson (pictured) sealed the seven-run win in a real tussle that ebbed and flowed throughout.

Pembroke had little trouble accounting for Terenure, with four wickets for Gavin Hoey and three for Nick Stapleton having the hosts dismissed for 154. That was in spite of the best efforts of Seamus Lynch whose 73-ball 77 included 6 fours and 5 sixes. The chase was a routine one with Diarmaid Tucker hitting 9 fours in his 41, while skipper Theo Lawson (28*) and Macdara Cosgrave guided them comfortably home.

Rush completed an emphatic 81-run win at Kildare, but it needed their batting depth to come to their rescue having been 88 for 7 at one stage. Runs from Andrew Doheny (34) and Brandon Morris (32) saw them rally to 177. That proved more than enough as Cian Egerton took five wickets to seal the victory.