There were victories in the Leinster Premiership for YMCA, Merrion, Leinster and Balbriggan.

Merrion showed the value of experience as the battle hardened duo of John Anderson and Dom Joyce guided them to a four-wicket win at home to The Hills. Chasing 161, the hosts were struggling at 27 for 4, before Anderson (54) and Franco Marais (29) shared a 5th wicket stand of 72. When the pair went, 39 were still needed, but skipper Joyce (34*) ensured no late dramas, adding an unbroken 42 with Max Sorensen. The Hills' 160 saw Nicolaj Laegsgaard top score with a 23-ball 40 (4 fours, 3 sixes), but the bowlers were always in control, with three wickets for Muhammed Sinan, and two apiece for Tom Stanton, Sam Harbinson and Oisin Bhoja.

An unbroken 5th wicket stand of 112 between Greg Ford and Matt Pollard led Balbriggan to a six wickets win at Clontarf. Ford hit 8 fours and a six in his unbeaten 74, while Pollard finished unbeaten on 36 as they made light of a chase of 183. Clontarf professional Ruan Cronje - batting down the order at 7 - made an unbeaten 62, adding 57 for the 8th wicket with Luke Thomson (25*), while there were runs too for David Delany (35). Sam Willemse (3-23) was best with the ball for the defending champions.

Leinster's bowling unit came to the party as they skittled out Railway for just 71 at Rathmines. The quintet of Devender Ranolia (3-14), Bilal Azhar (2-8), Saqib Bahadur (2-10), Peter Francis (2-22) and Mark Tonge (1-0) were all on target in a ruthless display, Earlier half centuries from in-form Monil Patel (55) and Peter Francis (54) guided the hosts to 194 for 8 in a game reduced to 39 overs. It was more than enough.

Closest game of the day saw YMCA edge out Malahide by 8 runs in a rain-shortened 38-overs match. Henry Thompson top-scored for YM with 42, while there were 20s from skipper Tim Tector, Adam Rosslee and Mikey O'Reilly. Cameron Shoebridge took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Michael Frost, Peter Chase and James Newland. A fourth wicket stand of 85 in 17 overs between Matt Ford (51) and Ali Frost (36) looked to be guiding the hosts home but they collapsed, falling 8 runs short - a combined seven wickets for teenager Olly Riley (4-25) and Reuben Wilson (3-33), plus two for 20 year-old Mikey O'Reilly as youth had its day.