Pembroke kept their promotion ambitions firmly on track with an emphatic 9-wickets win over Phoenix in the Park. The hosts early order was again in diffs as they slumped to 29 for 5, and although there was a recovery as at County last week, no victory to accompany it. Tyrone Kane did his best as he hit 5 sixes in a 59-ball 66, with runs too as in that aforementioned win from Oliver Hald (26) and Adam Chester (25). There were three wickets apiece for Gavin Hoey and Nic Stapleton.

The chase began with an opening stand of 61 between Diarmaid Tucker (23) and JJ Garth, who would go on to hit 67 not out (6 fours, 2 sixes) as he shared a second wicket partnership of 123 in 22 overs with Stapleton, whose rich vein of form continued as he made an unbeaten 70 (9 fours, 2 sixes) in the most comfortable of wins.

Closest game of the day saw Terenure edge out North County by 1 wicket in a real thriller. A third wicket stand of 115 between Niall McGovern - who top-scored with 73 (10 fours) - and Eddie Richardson (57) helped County to 246 for 6.

Henry Dall hit 11 fours in a well-made 90, with 27 apiece for Seamus Lynch and Liam Harris. The last pair were at the wicket with 14 still needed, but Bhavic Tukrel ensured the honours went to the home side, as his run-a-ball 30 sealed the win with two balls to spare.

There was no doubt about the Man-of-the-Match as North Kildare beat Cork County at The Maws. His six wickets for 12 runs saw the Munster side bowled out for 109 - Stefano Di Bartolomeo's 24 the best of the batting.

The hosts found batting equally challenging and at 50 for 5 with the Italian qualified professional taking 3 wickets. Enter stage left, Nabi, who made an unbeaten 37 (4 fours, 1 six) to clinch the win.

Rush reignited their promotion push with a 30-run win over Civil Service at Kenure. Skipper Nathan McGuire hit 12 fours and cleared the ropes twice in a run-a-ball 72, while there was also a half century for Jarred Barnes (66) in their 282 for 9.

They needed them as Civil Service's Simranjeet Singh hit 13 fours and 4 sixes in an unbeaten 102, while there was a half century too for Srikanth Boddu 957). Three wickets apiece for Muhammed Waseem, Brandon Morris and Jarred Barnes ensuring the win.