A third wicket stand of 139 in 26 overs between Hunter Kindley and Alistair Frost saw Malahide romp to a surprisingly easy 8-wicket win at home to The Hills. Kindley hit 11 fours in his unbeaten 74, while Frost made 58 not out (7 fours, 2 sixes) as they passed their modest target of 154 in the 32nd over.

The visitors batting imploded as after a good start from the top four of Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (39), Athar Farooqi (37), Tomas Rooney-Murphy (33) and Mark Donegan (20) took them to 120 for 2. They lost 8 wickets for 33, with Mike Frost (4-21), Peter Chase (3-21) and Hunter Kindley (3-25) doing the damage.

Merrion survived a first innings batting collapse to inflict a 41-run loss on Leinster, putting a dent in the Rathmines sides title ambitions. Swapnil Modgill's 73 (8 fours, 1 six) plus a rattling 51 from Stephen Doheny (5 fours, 1 six) took them to 150 for 1, before they imploded, losing 9 wickets for 41 runs. Peter Francis (4-20), Joey Carroll (3-28), and Saqib Bahadur (2-24) doing the damage.

The chase started poorly for the hosts, with Sam Harbinson striking three early blows, and when Hugh Kennedy also grabbed a trio of scalps, the writing was on the wall. Patrick Lynch hit 7 fours in a defiant 54 not out, but three wickets for Niranjan Shankar sealed the win.

Railway Union delivered another blow to Balbriggan in their title defence as they earned welcome points in a successful pursuit of 231. Batting first, the prolific Chris De Freitas was in the runs again with an unbeaten 109 as he and Connor Fletcher (57) helped them recover from 9 for 3. Greg Ford and Eoin Birch both made 21 in their 230 for 9. Leg-spinner Hamza Maan enhanced his burgeoning reputation with four wickets.

Kenny Carroll (32) shared an opening stand of 71 with Ashil Prakash (55), who also added 90 with Riley Mudford - the latter clattering 6 fours and 5 sixes in a 44-ball 71. From then the result was never in any doubt, as they eased to a four-wickets win.

A solid chase which saw six of the top seven make double figures helped Clontarf to a 5-wickets win at home to YMCA chasing 187. John McNally top-scored with 42, while Ireland Academy's Ryan Karunakaran made 36 not out - Irish international Fionn Hand earlier having made 35.

YM's innings had seen an early burst from David Delany (4-38) and Ruan Cronje (3-30) reduce them to 87 for 7 and 116 for 8 despite 43 from Adam Rosslee, before a late rally by Tom Anders (47) and Olly Riley (29) saw them post 186 - better, but not enough.