Cliftonville Academy are through to the National Cup final after a three-wickets win over Muckamore in the all-NCU clash at Moylena.

Jared Wilson was the star of the show for CA, taking 3 for 11 in an excellent eight-overs spell, and making an unbeaten half century in a nervy chase.

Canadian U19 international Ben Calitz made 39 and Luke Allen 20 in the hosts modest 126 for 9.

Three wickets for Sathish Suresh reduced CA to 105 for 7, but the cool head of Wilson steered them home, with an unbeaten 67 (5 fours, 2 sixes) to clinch the win and set up a final clash with Derriaghy at The Lawn on Sunday August 13th.

Derriaghy stunned three-times winners Rush with a 15-run victory in a low-scoring tussle at Queensway. Ross Bailey's 28 was the best of the NCU's disappointing total of 119 - three wickets apiece for skipper Nathan McGuire and Jarred Barnes.

It shouldn't have been neary enough, but displaying all their tigerish qualities, cheered on by a sizeable home support, they pulled off the unlikely. Veteran Craig Lewis and Curtis Moorhead set the tone with early wickets and despite a battling 30 from Andrew Doheny, the NCU prevailed in dramatic fashion.